The Obamagateway Drug

“And as much as I’m sure you love your parents, I’ll bet that being stuck at home with them and playing board games or watching Tiger King on TV is not exactly how you envisioned the last few months of your senior year.” President Obama, and a cast of thousands, sent off the Class of 2020 in a virtual graduation. It really was a nice and moving broadcast, with some green screen mastery that put my Zoom game to shame. Nearly every headline focused on the fact that Obama “attacked” the current administration. That was hardly the focus of his speech or the special. The fact is that, at this point, having a sane, honest, soft-spoken, normal leader address anyone about anything that doesn’t include gargling Lysol or shining a UV light on your loins implicates the current president. And seeing such a speaker is like an Obamagateway drug. You get a little, and need more.

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