“Thanks Obama!” has long been an internet meme mocking those who blame the president for things that he has little or no power over. At a Clinton rally on Tuesday, the president himself got in on the joke and now #ThanksObama is trending on Twitter. With that in mind, here are some of the best #ThanksObama tweets we could find.
Many Twitter users took it as an opportunity to express their gratitude and support of President Obama’s policy initiatives.
#ThanksObama for ending 2 pointless wars, legalizing gay marriage, adding hate crimes as a law, & having 20,000,000 people newly insured.
— Taz メラキ (@TazMeraki) September 13, 2016
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) September 13, 2016
This picture says so much about the kind of man he is. Definitely going to miss him. ???
— MJG ⛳️ (@MJGWrites) September 13, 2016
?? is better off #ThanksObama:
1.More Americans working ???
2.More Americans w/ Health Insurance ❤️??
3.Incomes rising?& poverty falling?
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) September 13, 2016
— Franny?#MuellerTime!!! (@PoliticalDoggy) September 13, 2016
— Mara McEwin (@maramcewin) September 13, 2016
— Anne Bolynn #BOYCOTTNRA? (@RedAnneBolynn) September 13, 2016
— Truthtalker (@Brotatopics) September 13, 2016
— Randy Haas (@Randy_Haas) September 3, 2016
#ThanksObama for being poised when you shouldn't be. Classy guy, the way you handle all the hate, and racist rhetoric pitched your way. ?✊
— Legit (@ProAfroAmerican) September 13, 2016
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) September 13, 2016
On the topic of those last two tweets, we did find plenty of vile racist comments on Twitter so let’s take a look at what some of Trump’s supporters really think.
#thanksobama for making so many Americans distrustful of government.
— Soxfan4life (@soxfanforevah) September 13, 2016
This one has us kind of confused. It was President Obama that made this guy distrustful of government? Really? It wasn’t George Bush lying his way into a war. It was a president with no major scandals or controversies aside from insane conspiracy theories? We don’t get it.
This person has clearly never read the “Communist Manifesto” because if he had then he would have realized that President Obama’s policies are nothing like what Karl Marx advocated. Then again, the Communist Manifesto has big words in so it was probably too challenging for this poster.
Enough with the depressing ignorance of the alt-right. Let’s end this story on a postie note with President Obama’s very own “Thanks, Obama” moment.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) September 13, 2016
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