If you’ve forgotten how differently Obama’s progressive cultists see the world, here’s a reminder.
For starters, the Obamas were on David Geffen’s yacht near Tahiti at the start of Easter weekend, along with pals Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Whoop-de-do, right? Conservatives might wonder what that’s costing us in Secret Service protection, but progressive liberals just swoon over the glamour of it all.
No, really: they do. CNN has this to say:
The Obamas were vacationing with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey and spent two hours aboard music mogul David Geffen’s luxury yacht, the Rising Sun, before leaving Tahiti. They had been staying in French Polynesia for nearly a month.
So far, Obama’s post-presidency life has been more glamorous than you can imagine.
But the real story was (almost) Michelle Obama’s hair, which apparently she’s wearing au naturel now. Hey, more power to her. I’m sure it looks great. The point is that Michelle’s hair was the excuse for the Yahoo Beauty writer to weigh in:
The magic happened when Michelle and Barack hopped onto the deck to take pictures, because even the president had to capture the moment when they stepped onto a super-yacht. Michelle let her usually perfectly placed hair fall around her shoulders, all bouncy and beautiful. She wore a pair of white shorts and a flowy black tank top, and carried a brown leather bucket bag.
The couple posed for a photo, and then Barack, in an off-duty chic ensemble of a mint green shirt, white pants, and white sneakers, lovingly took photos of his gorgeous wife, and the crowd — and by that we mean social media — went wild.
And at this point, the cat is out of the bag. The real story is the picture Barack took of Michelle, which has the Obama groupies in a collective swoon. It’s not just the ensembles they’re in love with. It’s the photo-taking moment itself. Barack Obama has now been christened an “Instagram husband.”
Maggie Parker, at Yahoo Beauty, brings it home for us:
The Internet cannot get over how adoring and doting he is, and how normal they are for capturing these moments.
Barack Obama is an Instagram Husband pic.twitter.com/OouLr7bjT2
— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) April 16, 2017
Barack and Michelle Obama are your parents taking vacation photos https://t.co/vk186whEmi
— Carolina Gil (@orugil) April 17, 2017
— maddie (@offlinemoon) April 17, 2017
— Alyssa Onofreo ✨ (@omgchomp) April 17, 2017
The slurpage is audible from here. There’s something too worship-y about the prog-left’s attitude toward political leaders, at least for most conservatives’ taste. A lot of conservatives think highly of George and Laura Bush, but don’t mistake their fame and public polish for glamour. Have we really had a glamorous presidential couple since the Kennedys, and maybe the Reagans? And, seriously: who cares?
Not all the responses on Twitter were slurpy.
— DISABLED VETERANS (@DisabledVetsCPX) April 17, 2017
But we’ll give Jamie Feldman at Huffington Post the last word from the groupie side.
Barack Obama has been enjoying a relatively responsibility-free life since leaving the White House in January. But some commitments are forever, like always taking a photo of your wife on vacation.
The star-studded sail marks yet another envy-inducing aspect of Barack and Michelle Obama’s lives over the past month. Since January, they both hung out in Palm Springs and joined Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands; he then holed up in an exclusive private island once owned by Marlon Brando, and she eventually joined him for some tropical paddleboarding.
And all that cost the taxpayers how much in security protection, for an ex-president who’s now been vacationing with palm trees for three months?