Wingnut talk radio listeners are peeved because President Obama was seen drinking a beer at an NBA game “while the economy tumbles.”
One caller to WWL complained, “People are losing 5, 10, 20 thousand dollars a day in the stock market, and he’s sitting there drinking a beer!” She also said, “It’s insulting… there’s a lot of people suffering.” She insisted President Obama should not publicly have fun during a time of so much pain. [snip] [A]nother woman was upset about the courtside presidential beer. “The president is the president 24 hours a day. I don’t think he should drink on the job.”
Other callers supported Obama getting to relax, with one pointing out, “Well, we know he’s got a designated driver.” According to the host of the show, a president has never been filmed drinking at a sports event.