In yet another bizarre photo op, the White House published an image of President Obama standing at the end of a rainbow, as if he were a “pot of gold.”
The Obama White House, unlike past administrations, refuses to give photojournalists real access to the president, preferring instead to release staged photos, such as this one published Monday, taken by his own staff photographer which present Obama in a positive light.
“[The White House] is limiting press access in ways that past administrations wouldn’t have dared, and the president is answering to the public in more controlled settings than his predecessors,” the AP reported in 2013. “It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.”
So basically, the White House is fostering a “cult of personality” around Obama by tightly controlling the public image of the president, and combined with the fact that Obama routinely usurps Congress by writing his own “laws” through executive actions, the Obama administration behaves more like a dictatorship than an executive branch with limited powers as described by the Constitution.
An arbitrary government is forged through lies and President Obama’s staged photos exemplify this perfectly: