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by Michael Madshack, DP Assistant Editor
A “hot mic” has apparently picked up some very unflattering words from President Obama this Fourth of July, and may plunge him deeper into some very hot water.
“Hot” or “open
mics” frequently catch public figures unknowingly expressing their true feelings, usually with colorful language (prime
example: in 2000, then presidential candidate George W. Bush was caught complaining to vice-presidential candidate Dick Cheney
that a reporter covering their campaign was a “major league asshole”). However Obama’s “slip”
while exiting the balcony of the White House after his fifth Independence Day address may well exceed the average “hot
mic faux pas.”
The smaller of Obama's two microphones, which was clipped inches below Obama’s shirt
collar, was supposed to have been turned off immediately after his closing remarks to guests and reporters on the White House
lawn. But the microphone remained “hot,” catching the President muttering: “God, this holiday sucks!
All this national pride shit get’s on my nerves.”
Obama’s candid comments are sure to further drag
down his approval ratings, as recent scandals involving the IRS, the Benghazi terrorist attacks, and massive spying on average
citizens by the NSA have sunk Obama’s approval numbers below that of former president George W. Bush. It took
Obama thirty seconds before he completely exited the White House balcony and removed his microphone, during which it picked up more utterances by the Commander-in-Chief,
none of which pundits view will help his ratings any time soon.
“You’d think we’d stop celebrating the birth of the worst imperial power in
history –but nooooo…we have to do this flag-waving bullshit every year,” Obama muttered more as he made
his way from the podium. “I can’t believe I have to miss a good day of golf for this crap!”
presumably inaudible words were not heard nearly as loudly as his official Independence Day speech, a few reporters and attendees
close to the speakers beneath the White House balcony heard him distinctly. Obama tacked on a couple more self-pitying quips
before removing his clip-on mic, “...Could have been at Oakmont with Jay-Z now trying out that new Callaway set Alec (Baldwin) gave me last year! Damn this day sucks!”
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