The guy ran as, among other things, the first truly Tech Savvy President. He surrounded himself with Bright Young Things who knew how to exploit the web and do all the cyber razzle dazzle. And now… in addition to the massive clusterfrack that is the Obamacare website (favorite techie quote from a friend at Microsoft: “$900,000,000? Really? For this? When they could have just hired Amazon to knock something out over the weekend?”), there’s the stupidity of hijacking a meeting with a bunch of tech bigwigs and turning it into a health care website cheer rally (not leaving them very cheery) and, well, the sheer inepitude of this… thing:
As you might expect this is getting beaten up and it’s lunch money stolen all over cyberspace:
There’s lots more where that came from. It’s the kind of savage glee you only see in an an R rated version of Lord of the Flies directed by Quentin Tarantino–the sort of cruelty where the mob has thrown off restraint and lost its capacity to even feel regret for the frenzy of violence against the fat kid. The sort of savagery that no longer feels shame but a sort of orgasmic pleasure at the cries of the victim for pity and restraint. I feel genuine pity for whoever that guy is that they roped into this ad. He’s bidding fair to become the next poor Star Wars kid of internet memedom.
And, see, the point is: that’s not what you want when you are trying to win hearts and minds. So I gotta wonder who’s in charge at the White House these days that they haved declined from the cyber-savviness of their campaign days to such sheer boneheadedness that they could not foresee the Jar Jar Binks levels of ridicule this ad was obviously, painfully obviously, going to generate? How could they not know?