Barack Obama just won’t go away.
The former president continues to insert himself into the public conversation.
Now Obama released a “Best of” list that has people rolling their eyes.
In the past, former presidents typically tried to avoid the public eye after leaving office.
They may collect money from speaking engagements, but they don’t attack the policy positions of the president in power.
But Barack Obama refuses to do that.
He’s not only directly and indirectly working to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency, but he’s also fought to stay culturally relevant.
And Obama just released a list of his favorite film and television shows, and one of his selections revealed one of his true weaknesses.
President Obama tweeted on Sunday afternoon a list of 18 movies that he described as his favorite of the year, plus three TV series that he considered as “powerful” as movies.
His list features five Netflix titles. Barack and Michelle Obama signed a lucrative production deal with Netflix in 2018 that will allow the former first couple to partner with the streaming entertainment company on scripted content and documentaries.
Among the feature titles on Barack Obama’s list was the documentary American Factory, which was backed by the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company and released by Netflix. The documentary tells the story of a former General Motors plant in Ohio that is re-opened by a Chinese billionaire.
Obama placing his own film on the list shows just how vain he truly is.
Obama proved to be a petty and thin-skinned president.
He sicced law enforcement on conservative pundit and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza because he made a highly critical Obama film where he interviewed his Kenyan brother.
Obama also used the National Endowment of the Arts to give grant money to artists who would make pro-Obama artwork.
Hyping up his own documentary is just the latest self-aggrandizing move from Obama.
The Obamas refuse to relinquish the spotlight, and Leftists in media are all too eager to oblige them.
For a president who was so critical of billionaires and wealth creators, the Obamas sure are busy raking in the dough with book deals, speeches to big banks, and film and television deals.
These actions wouldn’t be an issue if they weren’t so boldly hypocritical.
Do you think it was vain of Obama to recommend his own film?
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