In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. “This isn’t theater,” the President said, before going further and saying “I’m not interested in photo ops.”
“Not interested in photo ops.” Really, President Barack Obama said that. Needless to say, commentators noted the absolute absurdity of that statement – it would be hilarious if the crisis weren’t so serious.
Many of those photos are instantly recognizable for the craven politicking that President Obama has engaged in, time and again, with regard to “photo ops.”
The Obama White House, as has been noted, is absolutely obsessed with the management of its own image. They’ve gone to extraordinary lengths, including banning independent photographers from the White House, in order to control President Obama’s portrayal in the media.