'Obama on Fallon' Brings Out the Twitter Meanies (Shocker)

obama on fallonI'm, like, so mad I didn't invent Twitter. Not only is it a great way to get up-to-the-minute banal info on your friends and random people, it's a great way to connect with celebrities you'd otherwise have zero contact whatsoever with. Celebs like, you know, the President of the United States. Lemme explain. Tomorrow, Barack Obama will be appearing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and instead of racking his brain with a team of people to come up with questions, Fallon is asking we the people to come up with questions for the POTUS. Via Twitter of course. So far, the questions are ... ballsy as hell. Definitely nothing anyone would have the gall to ask Obama in person. Unless they wanted to get arrested. Check some of 'em out.

-Can you reference where your family was "entitled" to 17 taxpayer funded vacations in 3 years?

-Do you understand that when people compare your presidency to Jimmy Carter's it's not a compliment?

-Does the magic underwear match the drapes?

-Has President Barrack Obama ever seen the movie Fever Pitch? (Okay, funny)

-Will you let Columbia University release your undergraduate records? (Wha?)

-Why do young people still support you when it is them that you are hurting the most?

-Why are you a coward on glbt issues?

-Is your wife violating any child labor laws by employing your daughters as 'senior staffers'?

-What will people visit less: your presidential library, or a leper colony?

-How does it feel to be the worst president in American history? (Ummm ...)

Bold. But I'm kind of thinking most (read: all) of these questions would not be asked to the President's face -- which, once again, illustrates my point that, dang, people are mean on the Internet.

Here's a chance to ask Barack Obama a meaningful, insightful question -- whether you like him or not. And here everybody goes, getting rude, crude, and downright mean -- thanks to the anonymity of the ol' Internet. If you have a problem with the man, come up with a good question to ask him! Surely, he baffles you, right? What do you want an answer to? A real answer to? This is a once in a lifetime chance, people. Seems like such a waste to hide behind nasty Twitter jokes. (That said, though, I still am mad I didn't invent Twitter.)

What would you ask the President if you could?


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bills... billsfan1104

I would ask the president those questions to his face. They are not hateful. They are hinest questions that Americans have. You forget, he works for us. He deserves respect, but if he is not doing a good job, people have the right to question the job he us doing.

The question should be, wohld Fallon be brave enough to give those questions to the president. I bet the answer is no.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

I think those are valid points, for the most part. Too many people pussy-foot around with the president... he works FOR US. We have every right to ask him tough questions and expect SOLID answers.

He isn't used to real questions from real people... the media loves to cater towards his ego. I think they are scared of him! Sad.

nonmember avatar NY Mom

Why would anyone be arrested for asking these questions? Some are crass, yes, but most are legitimate. Just because the article attempts to devalue the questions by labelling them as "ballsy" and "inappropriate" doesn't make them so. This is how some of the country feels (including some democrats - gasp).


And I'm, like, not offended. If he's going to put himself out there, what's wrong with these questions? I also think you should rethink" rude, crude, and downright mean" because what have you done to the other side?

Todd Vrancic

The question about his wife and daughters is the only one that I would consider out of bounds.  Really?  Is it innapropriate for them to insist their kids do chores?

zandh... zandhmom2

Those questions are not rude nor should they land someone in jail. Why shouldn't the President by asked some of those questions and more? I would ask him "What have you done for the middle class?" The poor get all the entitlements and the rich get all the loop holes but us middle class get nothing! We're not getter bigger paychecks but we are getting higher prices at the gas pump and the grogery store. My family is certainly not better up than we were 3 years ago. I hate that the media loves this guy so much that they never ask him real questions.

chigi... chigirl1228

That's a valid question zandhmom. However, does the magic underwear match the drapes is not. I would ask him his views on socialized health care.

TeganB TeganB

Agree the most of the questions are not inappropriate, though I would word a few of them in a different way. He's the President of the United States, and he's going on Jimmy Fallon. It's Jimmy Fallon! It's not like it's a town hall debate or a press conference, although a few of those questions would also be appropriate for those as well. 

hotrd... hotrdumommy

I would ask name one conservative pundit that you would bitch slap Ari Gold style lmao. Let me get out of here before the conservatives come after me with their pitchforks and torches.

bills... billsfan1104

Hotrdumommy, I love how you would advocate for the president to be violent.  What happened to civility????

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