Clothesgate! More Proof That Republicans Will Find Any Reason To Bash President Obama

obama-in-jeans-calling-putinBy now most people are well aware of the situation that’s going on in Ukraine concerning the unrest among its own people, which was followed by Russia sending troops into the nation.

Well, since Russia sent its military into Ukraine, there’s been no shortage of Republican attacks against President Obama because one of his goals was to try to improve relations with Russia after years of tension between the two nations.

And while I’ve dismissed such criticism as not only ridiculous but hypocritical as well, it wasn’t anything that I didn’t expect.  It’s essentially been the Republican political strategy since Obama took office.

When something major happens, especially if it’s negative, blame it on Obama.

Ron Christie, a former Bush/Cheney adviser, took bashing President Obama to a whole new level of absolute, comical ridiculousness.  He seems rather offended by what President Obama decided to wear during his 90 minute phone call with Vladimir Putin.

Oh, by the way, other presidents have been photographed handling important business in casual attire.  This isn’t anything “groundbreaking.”

Christie said, “Talking with the President of Russia about an invasion in a button-down shirt and jeans is not up to the task.”  He also added that it “irks” him that casual attire has become commonplace at the White House over the weekends.

So, this guy is apparently appalled because of what President Obama had on while talking on the phone?  Give me a break.

Besides, this guy was an adviser to the Bush/Cheney administration.  Bush spent a ridiculous amount of days on his ranch, often photographed in some old shirt and jeans.  You mean to tell me he never conducted important business at his ranch while in casual clothes?  After all, isn’t that the Republican defense of Bush taking so many vacation days?  That even while he was on his ranch, he was still “working.”

Or does this guy think that Bush, after posing for a few photo-ops chopping wood (very Putin-esque by the way), refused to conduct business until he was dressed in something more appropriate?

And here I thought “Umbrellagate,” “Deskgate” and “the horrific Gettysburg snub” were as asinine as Republicans could get.

But I guess they just had to top themselves.  This just goes to show you that no matter what President Obama does, even if it’s just wearing a button-down shirt and jeans during a 90 minute phone call, Republicans will find some way to bash him for doing it.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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