From President Barack Obama’s spot on Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful People of 2013 to being named one of GQ magazine’s least influential in less than a month, oh how the mighty have fallen.
With a stagnant economy, a plethora of scandals and a failed healthcare law topping his resume, President Obama ranked number 17 on GQ’s list of the 25 least influential people of 2013. Citing Obama’s constant blame game, the President has failed to do the job he set out to while campaigning, and the country is beginning to take notice.
“He can blame Republicans in Congress all he likes and get away with it because congressional Republicans are the worst,” reporter Drew Magary writes. “But the fact remains that I have spent the majority of this man’s presidency watching bad things happen, then hearing a thoughtful speech about how we gotta make sure the bad things never happen again, and then watching as nothing gets done.
Next time there’s an election, I want Nate Silver to analyze the data and tell me who to vote for so that I don’t end up casting my ballot for a very eloquent hat stand.”
President Obama, who received the highest negative leadership rating in three years , isn’t exactly in the best company, either. Others on the list include Miley Cyrus, murderess Jodi Arias, scorned former New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and Lennay Kekua, the fake girlfriend of former Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden also made the list for triggering “a Carmen Sandiego-style manhunt so that dumb-s**t cable-news anchors would have something to breathlessly follow while completely ignoring his core motivations.”
Check out the full list here.