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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  • mavrick

    stupid republican Darth Vader ..

  • LEK56

    fuck all of them, the petty little pricks.

  • Veritas vos Liberabit

    “And who is this”?,,,,”ahhhh,,,,Jake from State Farm”….”And what are you wearing, Jake from State Farm”?…..ahhhh…..”khakis”? Any resemblance from this commercial to Conservative/Republican paranoia?

  • Jooce81

    To be honest, I’d rather the President wear jeans and a shirt like in the picture. That’s what I’d wear that’s what the majority of American’s wear. The only thing that would make that picture better and make conservatives heads explode at the sametime would be Obama taking the call on a speakerphone, feet up on the desk playing Call of Duty on his Xbox. Just Imagine Faux News

    • gmartini

      Funny you should mention that…Wingnut Times (Washington Times) ran that exact picture of O on their spin (article) about Putin/Ukraine/troops. My goodness! A few wingnuts commented on the situation, however, most focused on O’s feet on his desk. Yes, that appeared more of an issue to them vs. the fact we might have another Bay of Pigs on our hands. Wingnut world is such a bizarre place.

      • shutdafrtdoor

        …and a very large group of “wing-nuts” wouldn’t get caught dead in anything but camoflauge! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa! =D

  • Green_Devil

    I have it on good information that Christie was one-hand typing this article while gazing at the pic of a shirtless Putin on the horse on his second monitor.

  • Tim Krueger

    And Jefferson (a conservative hero) answered the door in his robe! As was said It just does not matter, some will find a way to harras instead of help.

    • Gary Smith

      Conservatives think Jefferson is a conservative hero because, like the Constitution, they’ve never actually read his writings.

  • suppasprnk60

    He could have been wearing a suit, or a tux, they (Republicans) still +would have nothing good to say, maybe he should have been in full fatigues strapped to the nines, would that have made them happy. No

    • Grace Kelly

      Like last year when Michelle Obama got all dressed up to give the best picture award. The RW got all upset about that. Asking if they paid for it all.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Imagine how furious they’d be if he joked about finding weapons of mass destruction under a chair.

  • Edward Krebbs

    I saw the picture a couple of days ago. It was accompanied by what I thought had to be ***mock*** outrage. So now it is actually gathering steam? Like the old joke goes, if Obama came out in support of oxygen…..

    • Anon

      They’d all suffocate. Oh be still my foolish heart. 🙂

  • Ram Garcia

    Christie’s mad because they don’t make them in his size….He has to go see Omar the tent maker for his clothes….He looks like a candy apply with legs….

    • Gary Smith

      Different Christie ….

  • Gurina Kaye Psait

    The President can rock a pair of jeans!!

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  • Sue Roediger

    OY- it is all about appearances with them…………….I doesn’t matter what a person wears– it is what they DO. These extreme right folks want to distract (like a stage magician) people from noticing the moral bankruptcy of their party.

  • Sideswiper

    How many of you talk on the phone from your at home office while wearing a suit?…………………………………………………Zero? – That’s what I thought…

  • All of us working people dress like that or worse. The people that steal from us wear suits.

    • shutdafrtdoor

      …see someone in a suit, hide your wallet!

  • CitizenKochkane

    How can Ron “New Minstrels” Christie claim to be a true conservative when only one of his eyes leans right ?

  • Koreen Eads

    I predict that at some point the Republicans are going to find out the Obamas use 2 ply toilet paper and all hell is going to break loose…

    • real_world_truth

      Amen, that second ply being so extravagantly expensive it has to have bumped the deficit up another half a billion at least, you betcha. *rolls eyes at Teapub morons of the country*

  • Kim Jones

    Democrats just need to focus on kicking the GOP OUT IN 2014 NOTHING ELSE. Register to vote, join your local Democratic office, get ID AND GET OUT AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER.

  • MBDElf

    2 points:
    1.) Ron Christie is a crosseyed wiener without a shred of sense or dignity, routinely doubles down on the stupidest points available. He makes me retch.
    2.)POTUS is THE BOSS, HE DECIDES the dress code — he can go to work in a jockstrap & light coat of oil if he so chooses, & only put on the suit for public appearances. Further, does getting dressed involve inserting brains and balls? Last I checked, I was just as intelligent in the shower as I am in a snowsuit.