Barack Obama thinks cable news is the devil, long live cable news

In case you were wondering, the opposition to Susan Rice for UN Ambassador (people, your alternative is John Kerry), is not the result of her incompetent explanation of how her talking points magically changed in the 12 hours before she was scheduled to defend the administration on Sunday news shows, but is rather entirely the fault of cable news, which not only does Obama not like, but he does not watch. Because only idiots watch cable news.

Which is, of course, why he’s calling in his cable news cavalry for an unscheduled secret White House meeting, in order convince them of the utility of frothing up the unintelligent masses in favor of his Fiscal Cliff negotiation strategy. Because only idiots watch cable news.

President Obama met with a litany of liberal media personalities on Tuesday to push his tax cut message.

Spotted filing into the West Wing were Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton.

The meeting was not on the president’s public schedule and White House officials initially declined to comment on the meeting. They later issued a statement to POLITICO:

“This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction,” spokesman Josh Earnest said.

The President of the 100% of America would please like the attention of the 10% of America who watch Rachel Maddow with some regularity. Because the country needs you to be really, really f***ing annoying. Which should work quite well, actually.

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