Celebs give Obama tearful sendoff in video

Who loves ya, baby? If you ask Barack Obama, the answer is “me, myself, and I,” but don’t forget to poll the inhabitants of Tinseltown, a numebr of whom appear in a video  titled “Yes We Can: Your Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency.”

What all have the Hollywood luminaries who star in this moist-eyed farewell have in common with Obama his dedication to socialism, which is easy to do when you have as much money as Leonardo DiCaprio ($245 million), Ellen DeGeneres ($345 million), Tom Hanks ($350 million), or Jerry Seinfeld (a whopping $820 million), all of whom appear in the film. Money is something they also have in common the outgoing president, whose net worth has risen 438% since he took office in 2008, though at $12.2 million he is a comparative piker. (Not to worry for him, though: He and his missus just inked a book deal that will net them $40 million.)

The video follows, but for those fearful of losing their breakfast, a couple of quotes from it will suffice:

“I never cried before, from an election result.” —John Legend

“When I was at the U.N. and I heard our president say that climate change is the most important issue facing, not only this generation but also future generations, it was inspiring.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

“The CVS experience with Michelle [Obama] was pretty cool and dancing with Barack at his birthday party. And he’s a good dancer. He should not get any flack for that — you’re a good dancer.” —Ellen DeGeneres

According to The Hill, the video was made by the White House, which if true should surprise no one. According to legend, as Henry VIII lay on his death bed, he had bells all over England ring non-stop to alert heaven of his imminent arrival. You’re free to guess what Obama will order.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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