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Alright I have been pretty mum on Obama since he was inaugurated. I would say I was still bitter about Hillary but as I learned when I went to Denver…I am not bitter, I am just better. The thing is that he won and obviously I want the best for him and my country. We are a year and a half in and Hillary’s approval ratings now trump his. Now I hold back an “I told you so” grin from my liberal friend that the hope did not pan out for.
I have had a season pass (on Tivo) to The View since Lisa Ling’s first day and rarely miss an episode. Baba Wawa always reminds me of my grandma and feels like family. I have met her in real life and she is quite possibly the most soft spoken person I have ever met. I have missed her so much since her surgery and today is the day of her return.
Oh and to tie it together it is the first time a sitting President is on a daytime talk show….so here it goes. Let’s see if he can win over the ladies on the couch with him and at home.
10:01 They just announced the “Red, White, and View.” Gag.
10:04 Barbara promised that she will show us her scar in September. *fingers crossed*
Super short intro and straight to commercial, Obama when they return.
10:08 Barbara’s boobs look huge. Sherri just squealed, “Hi, Mr. President.” Barbara just started by mentioning his recent beatings: oil, racism and that he is on a talk show. He chuckled and said, “I wanted to pick a show Michelle actually watched.” I get it, he is being light and friendly. I find it condescending to women, stating that she thinks news shows are kind of boring.
10:13 Obama: It hasn’t been tough on me. It is hard on the American people. I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about me. I worry about them. *Clapped in my head*
10:14 Joy, we get it. We know you are on his side. In fact, you want to be on your back for him.
10:15 Obama: Politics isn’t a bean bag, it is a contact sport. *rolled eyes* Really, Obama, a bad sports analogy on The View.
10:17 Elisabeth is trying to act official. Bringing it back to the country. We haven’t forgot that you used to design shoes and then you were a Survivor contestant. Fox News may have embraced you but no serious journalist ever would.
10:19 WTF Obama?!!? Why can’t you PERSONALLY apologize to Sherry Sherrod. Don’t say some people in your administration jumped to conclusions…apologize.
10:21 Obama: There is still a reptilian part of our brain.
10:22 Barbara: Why don’t you say you are a biracial President?
For the last few answers Obama has gone all kumbaya-y
10:28 Obama just wanted to state that he had less grey hair in the clip then he has now. BFD Presidency ages everyone.
10:29 Poor Rhode Island, not only does the state have 12% unemployment, they also have Elisabeth stating that it is her home state.
10:30 Obama is a hero. He saved jobs. McCain’s people even said so. The election is over, Obama, there is no need to drop in McCain’s name.
10:33 Obama has gambling advice. Don’t bet against America. We will get our “mojo” back
10:34 Obama: war is tough. He just gave Wiki leak a plug. Ha, that’s punny. And, Obama once again over-pronounced Pak-ee-st-ahn
10:42 Obama know Lindsay is in jail. Won’t answer whether Mel Gibson needs anger management but said he hasn’t seen a Mel Gibson movie in years. Well duh, he hasn’t made a movie in years. He claims he doesn’t know who Snookie is….LIAR! GTL!
10:44 He doesn’t tweet. Has a Blackberry, hasn’t made an iPhone switch. He says he has a pod (iPod) with Jay Z, Frank Sinatra, but no Bieber.
10:45 He wasn’t invited to Chelsea’s wedding…ha ha. Oh Payback, he said we probably won’t be invited to Sasha and Milia’s wedding.
This was by far the best segment.
10:50 Whoopi has announced that Obama has yet to walk on water. Although the way Joy is clapping makes me think that she doesn’t know that.
10:53 Barbara: Does it bother you that your ratings are so low? Obama: I can show that I had higher ratings than Reagen and Clinton at this period in time. *eye roll*
Obama gave Barbara a 2 handed handshake and Joy got a 1 handed handshake and a pat on the shoulder.
Interview is over. Beginning was boring. This is a talk show so the only thing people will talk about are his answers to the pop culture questions. Makes sense, when it comes to real issues he talks in cliches and circles…like almost every other politician. He is still smug as hell, which is why I can’t stand him, but I am sure he just won over some mamas.