President Obama symbolic visit last week to the "Door of No Return," through which African slaves are said to have passed as they boarded ships for the Americas, most likely was a rubbish chute on Senegal's Goree Island, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported.

President Obama symbolic visit last week to the “Door of No Return,” through which African slaves are said to have passed as they boarded ships for the Americas, most likely was a rubbish chute on Senegal’s Goree Island, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported.

 

The photo and caption above accompanied Joseph Curl of the Washington Times‘ insightful piece about President Obama standing at his own political “Door of No Return” in Senegal:

Now, President George W. Bush stood at the very same spot in 2003, but at a different place entirely — stunning party pickups in the 2002 midterms, majority in the House and Senate, headed to re-election, on the top of the world. It was a picture, nothing more.

Thursday, though, was some very bad “optics.” President Obama, standing alone, morose, looking down, sullen, mock contemplative, within the Door of No Return. Below him, rust-stained cinder blocks, craggy rocks of a shallow port, the Atlantic Ocean.

So now it’s time for Photo Caption Contest loyalists to write their own captions about whether this photo is a “ bad optic” of Obama’s presidency as Joseph Curl has opined.

Of course our captions must remain classy because the media is watching (even though we no longer care about them.)

But we do care about honoring the Office of the President no matter who occupies it as our nation celebrates independence from that unpopular tyrannical King who only cared about maintaining power and had grown distant from the needs of his subjects with his lavish lifestyle.

Here again are the winners of our last contest whose captions were classy even if the subject matter was not.

Have fun and help us celebrate Independence Day from that dastardly King with a caption fit for our president.