Obama promotes latest infrastructure stimulus proposal by offering up plenty of bricks at Easter Egg Roll shootaround
**Written by Doug Powers
We’re often told that President Obama is a good basketball player, so that must mean this performance was instead designed to promote the administration’s $21 billion stimulus proposal for infrastructure. After all, when you’re trying to get everybody on board your latest plan re-build America from the ground up, get their minds on bricks:
And then it began. A series of painful misses and air balls.
After six more failed free throws, Obama traded balls. After 10 misses, he moved in closer. After 11, he tried a few layups.
After the president missed 13 shots in a row from various distances, 10-year old Kahron Campbell stepped in to help.
Campbell made the layup on his first try.
Then, finally, on his 18th attempt of the morning, the president made his layup.
“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” Campbell later told pool reporters (off-camera).
Obama tried several more outside shots, finally hitting from the baseline on his 22nd total attempt, before leaving the court.
Obama’s nine percent shooting performance explained:
“The president doesn’t get to practice probably as much as he’d like to,” Carney said.
If somebody would put in a basketball court on the golf course maybe we could solve this problem. But I’m surprised and a little disappointed that Carney didn’t think of the “brick/infrastructure” excuse.
Roll tape on the Brick-O-Tron:
Layup GIF by way of Weasel Zippers and sponsored by Solyndra and the Affordable Care Act:
The White House later had Reggie Love’s replacement as Obama’s right hand man, Billy Hoyle, check the hoop specs and it turned out the problem wasn’t with the president’s shot — there were issues with the basket (language warning).
Related: Not One More Peep About Those Missed Shots
**Written by Doug Powers
Twitter @ThePowersThatBeblog comments powered by Disqus
Necessary reminder for MSM: ‘Death to America’ chants in Iran started WAY before Trump became president
February 10, 2017 01:16 PM by Doug Powers
Now that Obama’s gone it’s safe for the MSM to notice Iran’s ‘more powerful’ than they’ve been in decades
February 6, 2017 08:16 PM by Doug Powers
Fifty Shades of Grey Lady: NY Times Mag troubled by ‘uncomfortable love affair’ on Super Sunday (open thread)
February 5, 2017 09:45 AM by Doug Powers
January 30, 2017 07:13 PM by Doug Powers
Perfect: Richard Branson sends private jet for Obamas so they can discuss how everybody’s going to die from fossil fuel emissions
January 24, 2017 09:21 AM by Doug Powers