December 4, 2013

JAMES TARANTO: White House Furor: The Rosa Parks and #WHYouth kerfuffles.

Barack Obama probably should have known better than to honor the Parks anniversary by tweeting a photo of himself on an empty bus. At least the GOP tweet depicted Parks herself.

Which brings us to the furor we mentioned at the outset. It seems the White House held a “hangout on young people & ObamaCare” yesterday, which some aide had the bright idea of promoting with the Twitter hashtag #WHYouth. Hilarity ensued, as Twitchy demonstrates with its roundup of tweets (including one from yours truly, noting that the big loser is the Westney Heights Baptist Church in Ajax, Ontario, whose own youth program had the top spot in a Google search for “whyouth” until yesterday).

Evidently nobody at the White House anticipated the inevitable “Hitler Youth” jokes. That suggests not just political incompetence but a gross ignorance of history.

It’s clown shows all the way down.