Tan Suits and Obama Derangement Syndrome

You can tell when people are suffering from a derangement syndrome about a specific person. When you hear them constantly making idiotic arguments that they would never make about people on their own side of the fence, you know that’s what you’re dealing with. A perfect example: People freaking out about Obama wearing a tan suit at a press conference.

Rep. Peter King made a ridiculous statement about it and Bryan Fischer went off on it on his radio show, along with an old lie about Reagan supposedly being so respectful that he refused to even take off his suit coat in the oval office.

Bryan Fischer was very disappointed in President Obama choice of attire during yesterday’s press conference, saying that his suit demonstrated that Obama simply “does not take the responsibilities of the office of the presidency seriously.”

“This is not presidential dress. It’s not professional,” Fischer declared, asserting that President Ronald Reagan had so much respect for the office that he would not even take off his suit coat while he was in the Oval Office.

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And I’m absolutely positive that Fischer said the same thing when Reagan and both Bushes wore tan suits:

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To be fair, though, those presidents were white.

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  • tubi

    To be fair, though, those presidents were white.

    They only noticed this time because the tan offsets his skin so much.

    Or they’re racist assholes.

  • Chiroptera

    Laugh now, atheists. Today it’s tan suits. Tomorrow, government employees will all have to start wearing Mao jackets.

  • Leo T.

    As Irin Carmon pointed out, I’m just glad to see the media obsessing over the fashion choices of a male politician.

  • colnago80

    I can remember that there was a bit of a brouhaha about Reagan wearing brown suits. Brown, how gauche.

  • D. C. Sessions

    “Male politician?” I thought we’d already established that “he” is really a woman, and that “Michelle” is really a man?

  • Abby Normal

    Doesn’t Obama know that sweatpants are the preferred presidential attire?

  • newfie

    Dog forbid they find out about his favourite breakfast cereal. That’ll be two whole weeks of coverage on Fox and Friends.

  • lldayo

    I think he should just come out in a sweat suit, air jordans and lots gold chains around his neck. That’s what they’re all expecting him to wear anyway. Hell, he could throw in some gold teeth while he’s at it.

  • sundoga

    Have to admit, I found it somewhat ugly. But the same was true of every other tan suit I’ve seen.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Fischer and his family must laugh and laugh as the donations roll in.

  • scienceavenger

    @8 …and rap his next speech.

  • http://ahcuah.wordpress.com/ ahcuah

    Great cartoon illustrating the real problem here.

  • doublereed

    Who even thinks to criticize the color of the suit? Whose mind goes there?

    We might do that for women because for some reason it’s acceptable to criticize everything women wear. But I’ve never heard of people doing that to men. What is going on???

  • magistramarla

    I went shopping at the mall with the hubby yesterday and we noticed that the exact tan suit that the president had worn was prominently displayed and on sale at Macy’s. We both chuckled and said that now we know that Michelle shops at Macy’s.

    This is all silliness. It’s summer. It’s hot. It makes sense that anyone would choose to wear light colored clothing in the summer.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Reagan wasn’t white. He was orange. Hair and skin.

    He was the king of the Oompah Loompahs.

  • matty1

    What is Fischer wearing? I see no tie, no jacket and where pray is his hat? This gentleman is not fit for 1870, or whichever year it is when these things matter to anyone with a brain.

  • busterggi

    If Obama was a real progressive he’d have gone commando under that tan suit.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Who even thinks to criticize the color of the suit? Whose mind goes there?

    A mind with nothing else to criticize the president for. Any of the things that you and I and the other readers here might think are legitimate criticisms are things that the wingnuts want, so they’re not going to call him out on it. Loss of civil liberties? Yay! So when you have nothing substantial, you fall back on trivialities.

    It doesn’t help that their audience is focused on trivialities. We’re talking about the lowest common denominator, so civil liberties are a mystery, but “disrespecting the office” is something they can (sort-of) understand. It also plays to the tribal partisanship.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597316935 ashleybell

    “Bryan Fischer was very disappointed in President Obama choice of attire during yesterday’s press conference, saying that his suit demonstrated that Obama simply “does not take the responsibilities of the office of the presidency seriously.”

    What kind and color of suit praytell would Mr. Fischer have found appropriate

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Yes, other presidents wore also wore tan suits. But Obama wore it wrong.

     

    ashleybell ” What kind and color of suit praytell would Mr. Fischer have found appropriate”

    White with black vertical stripes.

  • vmanis1

    I think that Mr Fischer would look much better with a galvanized iron bucket over his head.

  • D. C. Sessions

    <blockquote.What kind and color of suit praytell would Mr. Fischer have found appropriate</blockquote.

    One that matches his complexion. And, frankly, with a complexion like Obama's …

  • Electric Shaman

    Dog forbid they find out about his favourite breakfast cereal. That’ll be two whole weeks of coverage on Fox and Friends.

    The babies of True Americans?

  • jws1

    Modus: that’s white with horizontal black stripes. And anyway, orange is the new black. Or so I’ve heard.

  • busterggi

    If orange is the new black does that make Boehner he next Obama?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    jws1 “Modus: that’s white with horizontal black stripes.”

    Hey, you’re the expert.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R2XG9CnOj8 Olav

    Abby Normal #6:

    Doesn’t Obama know that sweatpants are the preferred presidential attire?

    I despised Ronald Reagan as much as (or perhaps even more than) most people here, but I think that is actually an endearing picture of him. Made me smile (involuntarily).

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Obama shoulda worn a pink suit and really stuffed their averages.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @busterggi : “If Obama was a real progressive he’d have gone commando under that tan suit.”

    How do ya know he didn’t / wasn’t?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @25. busterggi : “If orange is the new black does that make Boehner he next Obama?”

    Only in his dreams.

  • robnyny

    #15:

    Ronald Reagan’s hair was famously purple. The one known joke Gerald Ford ever enunciated was in response to a question about Ronald Reagan dying his hair: “No, it’s just gone prematurly purple.”

    I met Reagan once, and his hair was purple, he was wearing a green plaid suit, and he was wearing full theatrical makeup.

  • jws1

    Modus: Takin’ off here, boss. Wipin’ my brow here, boss. Gettin’ a drink here, boss.