GQ Magazine has released their list of the least influential people of 2014, with President Obama coming in at number two.
Here’s how the magazine justified President Obama’s presence on the list:
Why are you still on Martha’s Vineyard?! Missouri is BURNING. Putin is conquering Europe. The CDC is playing nude Twister with Ebola patients. U2 is forcing bad songs on everyone. The NSA won’t stop watching me masturbate.
I need you ON THIS. Are you even president anymore? When Obama got blasted for golfing shortly after ISIS beheaded journalist James Foley, he said, “I should’ve anticipated the optics.” How do you win the presidency without knowing that golfing makes you look rich and indifferent?
The president finds himself in unfamiliar company, with a top ten list that includes Zach Braff, CNN, and Roger Goodell. Other notable entries include Woody Allen and Johnny Depp.
Politically speaking, conservatives still fared worse with Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, John McCain, and Dinesh D’Souza.
Bono and U2 took this year’s top spot, which isn’t surprising, as millions awoke in September to find the band’s latest album had been forced onto their phone’s music library.
Contrary to the uproar over U2’s assault on our iPods, it’s unusual to see a sitting American president so close to the top of the list, especially coming from a magazine not known for being fair to members of the GOP.
It is worth pointing out that GQ Magazine named President Barack Obama “Leader of the Year” for 2009.