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Video Of President Obama’s Phone Call To The Giants Sure To Delight (Or Enrage) You

From vlogger DoinTooMuch415:

United States President Barack Obama calls the Major League Baseball 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, November 2nd 2010 and talks to Giants President Bill Neukom.

As mentioned above, this video has the ability to either delight or enrage, depending on one’s political leanings, which sadly can prevent a person from looking at a seemingly innocuous event without co-opting it to illustrate the rightness one’s inherent biases. To wit:

Stereotypical Tea Partier: “There’s Obama, slacking off at the job again. What’s his deal with sports anyway. Every time I turn around, he’s calling some team to congratulate them or inviting them to the White House for a photo op and to perpetuate the lie that he’s just like us, instead of a socialist bringing our country to brink of disaster and despair. You know what? I bet he smoked a big fat doobie after the Giants won just like all those burnout, communist hippie liberals living in San Francisco.”

Stereotypical Bleeding Heart Liberal: “There’s Obama, once again showing the world that he is a man of the people, for the people. I think it’s great that he takes the time to congratulate teams on their successes. It shows how he understands the manner in which sports are so inextricably woven into the cultural fabric of this great country, not like those horrible, horrible Tea Partiers who probably hate sports because of their ability to be a uniting, not divisive, force. ”

Hey, don’t blame me…I voted for Kodos.