Samsung gets the best of Barack Kardashian

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Sweet.

It was brilliant. It was well thought out. It was simple. Then again taking advantage of narcissists is easy.

I am a Yankee fan, but I am now also a fan of David Ortiz. And Samsung.

The selfie from the South Lawn that Red Sox slugger David Ortiz shot with President Obama may have gone viral — but the White House isn’t happy about it.

Ortiz shot the picture as the 2013 World Series Champions appeared at the White House with Obama on Tuesday — but it quickly emerged that it wasn’t just artistic expression — but a publicity stunt for the electronics giant, Samsung.

But here’s the best part:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wouldn’t say if the administration had asked Samsung Corporation to stop tweeting the selfie.

But, he said, “as a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes, and we certainly object in this case.”

He wouldn‘t say if White House lawyers are involved, but did say “We have objected in the past. We object now, but I’m not going to get into the manner of objection.”

Barack Kardashian is famous for being famous more than anything else, as is his namesake Kim and both have reached about the same level of achievement. The image has gone viral. So while the White House “objects” Obama is not about to put a stop to anything that spreads his visage around like a virulent infection.

There are more selfies Obama would rather you didn’t see. Here’s one of them.

wish you didnt see

And here’s another

obama benghazi selfie

And another

There are more at the link.

As we have already seen, it’s not difficult to successfully appeal to Obama’s ego:

When everything on Earth is about you, it’s hard to be humble.

I guess.

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.

10 Responses to “Samsung gets the best of Barack Kardashian”

  1. 1

    Bill

    I bet if Obama got a cut of the proceedings, he’d be OK with it. Just like raffling tickets to stay in the White House. He’s just pissed he doesn’t get to wet his beak.

  2. 2

    ilovebeeswarzone

    it’s very telling to realize what he is looking for,
    not a PRESIDENTIAL IMAGE, BUT JUST WHAT THE PEOPLE PERCIEVE,
    THAT IS WHAT THEY COLLECT, AN EMPTY SUIT, OR A BARE ASSOL
    HOW MUCH MORE BUSY THE PEOPLE WILL BE AFTER HIS DEPARTURE, THE LOADED PICTURES FROM WE THE PEOPLE,
    WILL FILL BOOKS,DEPICTING HIM,
    AND MORE JOBS WILL BE CREATED THAN WHEN HE WAS IN OFFFICE,
    AMERICA WILL SHINE WITH CREATORS COMING BACK,
    WE HAVE MISSED THEM MORE THAN OBAMA,

  3. 3

    Nanny G

    I’m really surprised that Obama doesn’t confiscate all phones (most of which can record sound as well as snap photos) before all events involving himself.
    He already does this at Democrat fundraisers, lest we find out what he’s telling his rich supporters (as opposed to what he tells his low-info supporters).
    Maybe he’ll get there.
    There are still 3 years left of him doing PR and fundraising as president.

  4. 4

    John

    Nan remember what happened when Romney missed that one cell phone and the world heard about his 47% Americans taking from the government?

  5. 6

    Nathan Blue

    @John: Yeah. It was taken out of context and blasted 24/7, the meaning of his words conveniently skewed to get more useful idiots on the Divider-In-Chief’s side.

    Everything Romney said was true, and digging for any dirt they could use for a character assassination is the hallmark of the new dems and new left. Obama was caught saying things many, many times worse. But without the aid of a compliant media…he’s OK.

    Shame on you for propagating stupidity.

  6. 7

    Nanny G

    @John:
    Yeah.
    But I also remember when Obama wasn’t collecting cell phones at fundraisers and someone recorded his rant, “And it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” Obama said.

    Or when he was walking and a mike caught this: Obama was heard saying, “That’s the good thing about being president: I can do anything I want.”

    Or, when Obama said to President Medvedev: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space. This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

    At another fundraiser Obama: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” Ten persons lost their lives in the tornado that hit Kansas.
    And this from CBS Radio News White House correspondent Mark Knoller who heard Obama’s remarks, which the president perhaps did not realize were being relayed by the microphone he was using to the White House press room on an audio feed: “I said, ‘You want to repeal health care?’ Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid? Put it in a separate bill. We’ll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don’t try to sneak this through.”

    Another international gaffe Obama had when he said on an open mic: “I have to deal with him [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] every day!”

    So it’s come to this. Obama has banned cell phones at fundraisers. The measure, presumably, is being taken to avoid any gaffes.

    People who paid $35,800 to meet the President at the New York City home of Blackstone Group COO Hamilton “Tony” James on Monday were asked to drop their phones in a plastic bag at the door.
    “What is he hiding? Candidates should be for and against the same issue in private as they are in public,” Rob Johnson, a former campaign manager for Texas governor Rick Perry wondered.

    Romney, who had also had an open mic catch his note that 47% of Americans were either on the dole (as public employees and welfare) or doling out the dole, heard about this and refused to follow suit.

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