This story shows how well-respected and beloved Former President Barack Obama remains among people who believe Colin Kaepernick kneeling is worse than COVID-19. It is proof that a large swath of America can all come together for one uniform goal:
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Making Donald Trump mad, err, the children happy.
Oh, right. This is probably about the children.
A social media user whose Twitter name is sadly not Babe-raham Lincoln is attempting to interrupt former President Barack Obama’s vigorous schedule of wearing less and going out more and wearing less by soliciting the greatest president of my lifetime to perform a national commencement address for the seniors who—because of the coronavirus— will probably have to resort to attending a graduation ceremony in their respective living rooms. (And if you reject my “best president” declaration, I only remember Carter, Reagan, Crack-in-the-Desk-Drawer Bush, Cigar-In-the-Desk Drawer-Clinton, Two Wars Bush, Obama and Trump. Who’s better?)
“Like most high school/college seniors, I’m saddened by the loss of milestone events, prom & graduation,” read the initial tweet from the guy not named Lincoln NevaHater. “In an unprecedented time, it would give us great comfort to hear your voice. We ask you to consider giving a national commencement speech to the class of 2020.”
Hi @BarackObama! Like most high school/college seniors, I’m saddened by the loss of milestone events, prom & graduation. In an unprecedented time, it would give us great comfort to hear your voice. We ask you to consider giving a national commencement speech to the class of 2020.
— Lincoln (@lincolnjackd) April 15, 2020
Soon, the hashtag #ObamaCommencement2020 was trending, begging for the pre-apocalypse president to give graduates something that could possibly inspire them during the impending coronavirus zombie war that will only be stopped when President Mad Max and Vice President Stacey Abrams are elected in the 2024 election.
I love the idea of an #ObamaCommencement2020 Speech. Honestly, I just want him to do a weekly address. I know that’s not your job anymore but could you come check on us. We miss you. https://t.co/1dlyo6yB43
— Kenya Bradshaw (@KenyaBradshaw) April 15, 2020
#ObamaCommencement2020 Let’s say this were to happen. I want to see Michelle Obama too. I love Michelle! pic.twitter.com/8wTZkRbl6l
— kaVonna (@vonna_ka) April 15, 2020
That is a brilliant idea ! In a complete absence of leadership, his voice and wisdom can inspire our future generation of leaders. His would be one of the most reassuring voices in a time that desperately calls for a steady hand at the wheel. #Obamacommencement2020
— Threat Level Midnight Shyamalan (@abhi23391) April 15, 2020
But while most people thought the idea was nice, others (mostly people who think Tiger King is a documentary) didn’t like the idea of Obama doing some stuff that he was probably going to do anyway because…Well, you know how “those people” are.
Deputy Managing Editor Genetta Adams: Michael, you know Tiger King is a documentary, right?
Yeah right. Nice try. I mean…I know white people can be crazy, but not that crazy. I’m sure Tyler Perry is probably using that mullet in the upcoming production of Madea vs. Florida Man.
Anyway, if Obama’s graduation speech had a bigger audience than Trump’s inauguration, you know Donald would be more angry than the actor who played Joe Exotic at a birthday party for the lady who portrayed Carole Baskin. Some people already are:
Absolutely LOVE the #ObamaCommencement2020 hashtag.
In the midst of a pandemic and some of the most deadliest numbers in the country – #ObamaCommencement2020 is trending.
Performative nonsense which does NOTHING but make PMC liberals feel empowered by THEIR oligarchs pic.twitter.com/fE3gepwCYd
— Bernie/AOC 2020 (@virtualcompute) April 15, 2020
#ObamaCommencement2020 will take place in pic.twitter.com/fyE51Ehoj9
— Tom Scott (@Mietopol) April 15, 2020
For all you #ObamaCommencement2020 lovers.
Not thanks, Not again, 8 years were enough
Thread on Obama https://t.co/2evDhq0ywu
— 𝘞𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭 🦺 (@Wade_Turnbull) April 15, 2020
Even though some people are resisting the idea, I am wholeheartedly behind Obama Skyping a graduation speech to the nation’s seniors.
How else will future generations remember that presidents can speak in complete sentences and form logical thought if Obama doesn’t do this? It would be the first time many of these young people heard a president go more than 24.9 seconds without saying something that wasn’t racist, stupid, sexist or an outright lie.
Plus, he could bring Sasha and Malia so we could see how children turned out who weren’t raised on a healthy diet of privilege and safari hunting. Not to mention that some people long for a first lady who can conjugate verbs. I don’t know what “be best” means, but I’m pretty sure it’s Melania’s subconscious response to the fact that she knows Michelle Obama is a better human being than anyone with the last name “Trump” will ever be.
But one tweet clearly explained why so many people are behind the proposal for Obama to give the Class of 2020 one last wish before Trump’s ineptitude destroys the planet:
Love this idea! Plus 45 would lose his mind over it. #ObamaCommencement2020 #COVID19 https://t.co/x5HPKWndKn
— Kristopher 🏳️🌈🌊♂️♀️ (@krisekidd) April 15, 2020
Come on, Obama.
If a few thousand tweets aren’t enough to convince you, you should be moved by the great American trait that we all have in common:
Shouldn’t that be enough?