It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when the leader of the free world is considered one of the “least influential” people of the year along with the likes of U2, Donald Sterling and Shia LeBeouf.
GQ listed President Barack Obama as the second least influential person — they argue it is in no particular order — Monday morning. This is Obama’s second year in a row on this list.
“Why are you still on Martha’s Vineyard?! Missouri is BURNING. Putin is conquering Europe. The CDC is playing nude Twister with Ebola patients. U2 is forcing bad songs on everyone. The NSA won’t stop watching me masturbate. I need you ON THIS. Are you even president anymore? When Obama got blasted for golfing shortly after ISIS beheaded journalist James Foley, he said, ‘I should’ve anticipated the optics.’ How do you win the presidency without knowing that golfing makes you look rich and indifferent?”
The magazine probably should have added that Obama also didn’t seem to have any influence — or at least any positive influence — on the American voters. Democrats ran from him, people walked out on his campaign stops and the Republicans took over the Senate and gained one of the largest majorities ever in the House in the 2014 midterms.
Obama wasn’t the only elected official mentioned on the list.
Sen. John McCain made it for supporting military action and three governors joined him on the list, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
The Secret Service also was considered least influential and with its many slip-ups, we can’t say we’re surprised.
“”Welcome to the White House! Come right in! Would you care for a knife? Oh, you already have one! Marvelous. Private elevator rides with Obama are every hour on the hour, if you’re interested,” GQ wrote.
What a year!