Obama Kicks a Door After Speech? Tonight Show Video Spoof Gone Viral (Video)

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The Tonight Show spoofed President Obama by showing him kick a door after his tax cut speech. And whether people took it seriously or not, that video went viral fast.

The “Obama Kicks a Door” Tonight Show video was done to parody Obama’s clear frustration with Republicans and others for having to trade renewing jobless benefits for a tax deal. Arguing with the Party of No must be like wrangling a room of toddlers on a sugar high.

And the Tonight Show seemed to get that. The “Obama Kicks a Door” video was the result. It’s short, to the point, and an excellent editing job at that.

“Obama Kicks a Door” video made by the Tonight Show

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President Obama agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, even the wealthiest, came with a renewal of jobless benefits and a payroll tax holiday as well as an increase in the estate tax, according to ABC. Call that the sugar coating on the bitter pill.

And the “Obama Kicks a Door” video could be taken by some as showing him throwing a tantrum. Certainly the left-wingers who he castigated in a press conference might say that.

But really, a video of Obama kicking a door depicts how most people on unemployment feel right now. Jobs are scarce, concern is scarcer, and Washington keeps arguing instead of acting.

So if the “Obama Kicks a Door” video leads to a moment of sympathy for a president who has accomplished a lot despite what others may say about him on all sides, it’s a public service, really.

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