Obama: Enough GOP Candidates For An ‘Actual Hunger Games’

Oh my, I love our president. He has such a great personality and a fabulous sense of humor.

During a speech in Wisconsin on Thursday, he shared with the audience his thoughts on the ever-growing list of Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls. He described them as a “bus full of people” and we know he’s talking about the “clown bus,” formerly known as the clown car. He added this:

“I’ve lost count of how many Republicans are running for this job. They’ve have enough for an actual Hunger Games,” Obama said. “That is an interesting bunch.”

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The Hunger Games are a series of books and movies. From Wikipedia:

The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in “Panem”, a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and twelve districts in varying states of poverty.

An apt analogy the president made, to be sure.

Pres. Obama brought up the’doomsday predictions that the Republicans predicted with his presidency — and he pointed out that “we’re still celebrating” Independence Day. He also reminded us that we can expect more nonsense from the GOP in the upcoming presidential election.

?They’re going to be making a whole bunch of stuff up, and when I say a lot of stuff, I mean a lot of stuff.?

Always gracious and classy, Pres. Obama said:

“I want to emphasize,?I know some of them well. They’re good people. It’s just that their ideas are bad.”

He compared the Republicans to everyone’s crazy “Uncle Harry” at Thanksgiving who always has something to say.

You say ‘Uncle Harry, that makes no sense at all.’ You still love him. He’s still a member of your family. But you’ve gotta correct him. You don’t want to put him in charge of stuff. That’s all I’m saying.”

Barack Obama is going to be a rocking cool former president.


The president visited Wisconsin to promote his executive action to raise overtime pay for millions of American workers and to continue to push to raise the minimum wage for everyone.

The?entire speech?is embedded below, and Pres. Obama’s comments about the GOP presidential hopefuls begin at 55:15 minutes.

Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and AmReading.com. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.