Twitter Reacts to President Obama Picking His Bracket

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Twitter Reacts to President Obama Picking His Bracket
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As he does every year, on Wednesday, President Obama took a few minutes out of his day to fill out a bracket for March Madness. And as they do every year, on Wednesday, everyone on Twitter took a few minutes out of their their day to react. 

Some folks were brimming with irrational outrage, others with lukewarm support, while some others were kind enough to offer helpful suggestions to the president about ways his time could be better spent. Surely, he appreciates the latter most of all. 

Let’s take a look at how Twitter reacted to this brief, and relatively mundane, annual event: 

Say what you will about Obamacare, just don’t say it took five minutes to create. I’m pretty sure the bill alone was like 900 pages; unless it was generated on SparkNotes, the timeline really doesn’t work.

Brian Holyfield67 (think he’s related to Evander?) would prefer President Obama spend the day focusing on the Ukraine crisis and “fixing” Obamacare. Something tells me he’s got far lower expectations for his own Wednesday accomplishments. 

— Ever the shrewd politician! 

Yeah, OBAMA! Go get us out of debt already. The last president who presided over a debt-free America was Andrew Jackson...so just go do exactly what he did. Well, maybe not exactly

Speaking of people getting pissed off...

Yes, he really did. He really does it every year. Maybe next year, the White House should consider having Joe Biden swear in as acting president while Obama fills out his bracket. 

At least the guy does something right!

Oh, spoke too soon. 

Wait! Maybe he does! 

Ugh. Never mind. 

Jim Geraghty of the National Review, obviously enamored of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent actions in Crimea, would rather President Obama focus his time on redrawing our nation’s borders and enforcing his whim with military action.  

Political reporters trying to make this a political story are really reaching. Also, it’s nice that Chris Christie took time out from his very busy bridge-closing schedule to fill out a bracket. Maybe Democrats and Republicans aren’t so different after all? Deep down, we all love nothing more than screwing around at work.  

As a longtime supporter of the sarcastic arts, this one really touches my heart.  

CounterMoonbat has a very good point here. The American Incoherent Jobs Act was a good first effort, but focusing on incoherency was a big miss.  

Join the club. President Obama’s bracket has a lot of people feeling a lot of ways. Most of them are some variation on crazy angry. 

To be fair, who doesn’t hate Iowa State. I kid. The Hawkeye State is one of our finest states that starts with the letter “I.” 

Is it just me, or is J-Nutt sending mixed signals? 

Looks like someone’s slacking more than Obama is on fixing various crap that he could fix if only he weren’t so busy slacking. 

Typical “gotcha” journalism. 

Exactly. We’ve still never seen a birth certificate. It’s about time someone got to the bottom of this. 

As someone who always picks Pitt to advance beyond the second round, I totally know where this guy is coming from. But in a much sadder way. 

That’s oddly measured and rational. So confused. That's just not what Twitter is all about. 

The most uncreative and recycled Obama bracket “joke” on Twitter. If you’re going to steal something, at least steal something that’s funny. 

Like this: 

I’m not gonna lie—this is one of the few tweets that actually made me laugh. And I read through thousands.

“Obama,” as if that’s only allegedly his name.

*You’re clueless. 

Hopefully Obama is getting a check for all the free PR Kenya’s received over the last eight years or so. All publicity is good publicity, right?

Politics aside, you have to appreciate the competitive spirit. 

Absolutely flawless logic. I suck at all math related things and that makes being a writer a math too I geuss. 

Because real presidents don’t fill out brackets. They redraw national borders indiscriminately, apparently. 

It’s only a matter of time. 

If only congress was so agreeable, amirite?!?

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