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Apr 26, 2011

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I don't know why but, I like this guy !

On April 20, Facebook held an online town hall meeting for President Barack Obama, personally hosted by billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. It was filled with magically shifting budget numbers and time frames, packaged in endless talking-point speeches that left the Facebook crowd silent (or asleep) in a way that home videos of dancing housecats can never do.

Zuckerberg kicked off the affair by saying he can’t wait to pay more in taxes, something he mysteriously fails to do voluntarily (Psst, Zuckerberg, here’s how you can make a donation to the United States Government). From there, attendees got to watch a President who gives nasty partisan campaign speeches instead of budget proposals call Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “radical, but not particularly courageous.” Epic fantasies of a slowly “recovering” economy were spun, causing many to forget all that unpleasant, unexpected news that keeps skittering across their newspapers. Billions in new spending were proposed with every passing moment.

The President graciously acknowledged that America is “still the most dynamic and entrepreneurial culture in the world, but I can’t do it all myself. People need to be engaged.” It was incredibly humble of Mr. Obama to concede that he can’t personally run the most dynamic culture in the world without a bit of help from his eager children in the American electorate.

Why shouldn’t Republican candidates be allowed to have this kind of fun with the Facebook crowd? After all, Facebook is the largest media company in the world, with half a billion members. Plenty of them are conservatives and Tea Party members.

— Jason Mattera

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