This photograph is an official White House photo, and I think you would agree it’s begging for a proper caption 🙂 I’m guessing this is how Obama would prefer everyone to greet him. But the photographer feels compelled to explain that they’re not bowing, they’re laughing, at obviously the funniest president in the history of the country. It is somewhat telling, however, that the photog does feel the need to explain things, because gosh, for some reason people might think staff is bowing to the jerk. Talk about the compulsion to confess…

(Pic HT to Weasel Zippers)

“This is one of those photographs that needs some explanation. The President had been meeting with Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, left, and Senior Communications Advisor Tara McGuinness, to prep for a radio interview. At one point, the President made a comment so humorous that Jenn and Tara bent over in laughter.”
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

You want more “White House” photos? Check out the “2014: A Year in Photos.” They’re all pretty much of Obama, of course, because it’s not really about the United States, it’s all about the Cult of Obama, and illustrated exactly why everything here and around the world is falling apart. Everyone wanted a fantasy president? Well, they got one.

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  1. Shifra says:

    In new WH edict, all staff must bow towards Obama, *not* towards Mecca, during afternoon prayers.

  2. MACVEL says:

    What? You merely bow before me? I demand that you KNEEL!

  3. NeverSurrender says:

    “Aargh! Head lice!”

  4. ancientwrrior says:

    Bow before your crapper, after all it does a thankless job for you removing unwanted waste. Unlike the preezy, who delights in giving you crap and spreading it all around.

  5. Shifra says:

    BREAKING: Two WH staffers become ill after consuming Mooch’s arugula mousse dessert.

    • WalkStar says:

      Recipe? Oh never mind …

    • Maynard says:

      As in vomit. Throw up. Spew. Emit. Hurl. Puke. Barf. Upchuck. Heave. Regurgitate. Woof. Brechen. Wet burp. Blow chunks. Toss cookies. Pray to the porcelain god. Technicolor yawn. Gargle gravy. Wax the floor. Brooklyn mating call. Core dump. Talk to the carpet. Solid scream. Whistle beef. Chowder chunder. Deliver the pavement pizza. Meal to go. Oral diarrhea. Lose weight. Revisit lunch. Make the chunky poodle. Insult your shoes. Gastric relief. Flash your hash. Chum the fish. Catch it on the rebound. Redecorate the bathroom. Sling beets. Drown the ants.

      You get the idea.

      • Teri says:

        My sentiments exactly. LOL. I have one to add. Reaction to viewing a photo of The Dumb Bastard or Mooch.

      • Cathode Rays says:

        A thesaurus for vomit! Well, too many years under the Obamasmog will do that to you. It’s hard on our bodies, the appliances, and our cars. Core dump, heh. 🙂

        • ancientwrrior says:

          One might even say ‘Ovomit’. 🙂

          • Cathode Rays says:

            Ovomit should be classified as new and dangerous!

            Ohh… ohh… I going to PrayToThePorcelaingod. Jeb Bush is leading in some poll… 23% say of Republicans say they want him… less than 1/4 and familiarity breeds contempt… Ovomit cancelled…

            Heard on TV: Jeb said he wasn’t good at banking–he must be using Common Core arithmetic.

  6. rickh says:

    “Uhhhh hey Reggie…Stop kicking these ladies from under the desk.”

  7. rickh says:

    “Uhhhh…Any luck finding my testicles under there? No? didn’t think so.”

  8. Alain41 says:

    I believe that the women are just laughing, but that doesn’t explain why the photographer snapped that particular picture. I think he saw the symbolism of the tableau not the reality and it’s the symbolism that the picture captures. (Observation; what is a photographer (anyone) doing behind the President in the Oval Office? That fact does suggest some kind of setup.)

    Anyway regarding the symbolism, taking a picture of a back of a head suggests the person is all seeing (ie, eyes in the back of their head). The all seeing is the Eye of Providence (God) (the eye on our money at the top of a pyramid with rays of light around it) which is the Eye of God overseeing man (divine providence). The women form the pyramid and symbolically are bowing before the Eye of God.

  9. strider says:

    Obama’s explaining how great everything is.

  10. midget says:

    Obama: “Remove your shoes before the great & powerful OZ.”
    Interviewers: “That must be why the rug smells like dirty feet.”

  11. WalkStar says:

    OK you’ve got TWO phones here but NO pen! How is a president s’posed to function??!

  12. Maynard says:

    And don’t forget to get the t-shirt.

  13. Dekamica says:

    “Yes, yes, Oh Stupid One.” “Of course we agree with everything that comes out of your sociopathic, narcissistic, habitually lying pie hole!”

  14. Gordon says:

    Someone lose a contact…

  15. Teri says:

    That photo is the epitome of an elitist, narcissist out of control ignorant dumb bastard.

  16. hbmuzik says:

    I could only make it through July in the pictorial ego-fest. Baby kissing and fly swatting are not exactly presidential high-points.

  17. Shifra says:

    Is it just me, or does the back of Obama’s head look like one of the aliens from MST3K ?

  18. Dave says:

    We praise you oh great celestial Un.

  19. careless says:

    Desperately searching for ANY non-muslim, non-dumb bastards in the room! Keep on searching, Honey!

  20. Jerthebear says:

    Barry, the world hates, laughs and thinks you are a fool because you are not bowing correctly. Let’s show him, Valerie.

  21. strider says:

    “No really, I’m the President”

  22. Maynard says:

    Hmmm. December 30th is International Bacon Day. Who knew?

  23. SwimnLA says:

    What would you dooooooo? For a Klondike Bar?

  24. Kitten says:

    I wanna know why there is NOTHING on his desk? Ok, so they gave him a piece of paper to hold for the pic. But other than a cup of tea, the leader of the free world has nothing going on? Proof of what we knew all along, he’s just winging it.

  25. AlThumbs says:

    A demonstration of appropriate obeisance in the presence of our Monarch..

  26. Pat_S says:

    According to the caption at the website, the women are bent over laughing. I believe that paper in his hands contains snippets from the Obama Inside Joke Book written by the President for staffers and friends only. Possibly the particular joke he’s reading ends like this:

    And then I said, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.”

    There’s probably a whole chapter titled “Things My Typical White Grandmother Said”.

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