You’re upset Obama saluted a soldier while holding a cup?

You might have heard by now that the Republicans are beside themselves that President Obama recently saluted while holding a coffee cup.

You then might have heard that Democrats found lots of photos of President George W. Bush online, showing him making a goofy half-salute while holding his dog.

Well, my friend John Hlinko came up with the best response I’ve seen yet.

First, here’s the White House video off CoffeeGate, posted on their official Instagram account:

And here’s John’s wonderful response.

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Enough said.

Also check out Dylan Byers’ brilliant piece looking at the history of the salute, and also the larger question of wtf cares.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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