President Obama’s White House guest list is beginning to sound like a joke punchline. Instead of inviting CEO’s or experts who know a thing or two about jobs creation, Obama invited NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson to the White House to brainstorm about creating jobs.
As Twitchy.com points out, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which is now disbanded, didn’t get the job done. So why not invite a sports star who is the face of a multimillion dollar corporation run by silent partners?
Johnson, 54, couldn’t contain his excitement when he took to his Twitter account to boast about his biggest achievement — no, not his 5 NBA championship rings; and not the birth of his son. Something bigger.
“Working side by side with the President on getting America back working is bigger and better than the 5 NBA Championships I won!”
Magic also stroked Obama’s massive ego by calling him the “smartest and most powerful leader in the world.”
“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be in a working meeting with the smartest and most powerful leader in the world, Pres. Obama!” he tweeted.
Johnson, who is rumored to be bisexual, didn’t tweet anything about working with Obama to teach kids about HIV/AIDS, which continues to run rampant through the gay community. But he did tweet: “Don’t forget that Obamacare officially starts on October 1st.” Which is the real reason Johnson was invited to the White House — to help push ObamaCare.
The readership over at Twtichy.com weren’t too kind to Magic or Obama.
One raeader wrote: “Is this a joke? Sharpton, Jackson, Jay-Z, now Johnson. The barrel O’s scraping appears to be bottomless.”
Another reader joked:
Uh, Magic, your son EJ is still crying out for your attention.