Happy birthday, Mr. President! 10 best ‘unbothered’ Barack Obama quotes

Official White House press photo (WhiteHouse.gov)
Official White House press photo (WhiteHouse.gov)

This is the next to last year President Barack Obama will celebrate his birthday in office. Born on Aug. 4, 1961, President Barack Hussein Obama is 54 years old today. Rolling out wanted to take this time to wish our 44th POTUS a happy birthday. He’s had a great seven years – with a lot of ups and downs – and we’re proud of his accomplishments. He’s taken down Osama Bin Laden, slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon, reformed health care, made appearances on numerous talk shows, sat down with YouTube stars, publicly sang Amazing Grace, commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent drug felons and even threw a private party at the White House and invited quite a few celebs to be serenaded by Stevie Wonder and Prince.

Here are 10 of his best “unbothered” quotes.

“Six years into my presidency some people still say I’m arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb.”  — 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Now I even let down my key core constituency: movie stars. Just the other day, Matt Damon — I love Matt Damon, love the guy — Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well Matt, I just saw the Adjustment Bureau so right back at you buddy.” — 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Dick Cheney says I’m the worst president of his lifetime. Which is interesting, because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime. What a coincidence.” — 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left. After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me ‘Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?’ I said, ‘Well, I have something rhymes with bucket list.’ Take executive action on immigration? Bucket. New climate regulations? Bucket.” — 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Just this week, Michele Bachmann predicted I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now that’s a legacy. That’s big. I mean, Lincoln, Washington, they didn’t do that.” — 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Donald Trump is here. Still.” — 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Recently, [Romney’s] campaign criticized me for slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon. In fact, I understand Governor Romney was so incensed he asked his staff if he could get some equal time on ‘The Merv Griffin Show.'” — 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”— 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”— 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

“Who is Barack Obama? Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for ‘That One.’ And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn’t think I’d ever run for president. If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.”— Al Smith Dinner

Yvette Caslin
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