A Photographer Deleted This Picture of Obama From Her Instagram After it Went Viral
Photographs of Obama dancing at a party while the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri raged on hit the internet and quickly went viral, resulting in the photographer quietly deleting them, ostensibly in an attempt to mitigate the political damage.
Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press.
The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club.
The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton.
The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday morning by Republican National Committee War Room staffer Elliott Schwartz, who posted it on Twitter.
After the pictures were picked up by news organizations and they went viral with a hit from the Drudge Report, they mysteriously disappeared. But not before some disappointed with the failure in optics could respond:
DEEP… But REAL! RT @PhillyTheBoss: Bush flew over New Orleans post-Katrina… Obama dancing through Ferguson.
— ® (@RyanRstar) August 14, 2014
Hold up, @BarackObama is at Martha's Vineyard drinking & dancing at a bday party while this is happening? http://t.co/tcpa2tFHhW #ferguson
— Trap Phone Ibz (@StrictlyBizz) August 14, 2014
Nero? RT @NeedlesOnNews: Obama is going to take all sorts of heat for doing dancing during the #Ferguson mess. It's a Bush-like moment
— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) August 14, 2014
While a black community was under militarized siege last night, Obama was dancing around at Farm Neck Golf Club. #Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 14, 2014
#DF so #Obama is at a bday party.. In church shoes dancing the night away??? This can't be life man. #Ferguson #STL
— Shan (@olivia_p0pe__) August 14, 2014
The police looking like the the military in Ferguson and Obama is out dancing….so disappointed right now
— #TheCurlPatternGawd (@TheSwaggDaddy_) August 14, 2014
Obama dancing at a country club while Ferguson falls under police occupation deserves one big explanation. Radio silence.
— Tom Kinslow (@TomKinslow) August 14, 2014
While President Obama is dancing tonight the people of Ferguson,Mo constitutional rights are being violated.#WhiteHouse#MikeBrown
— Laveda Glover (@AlligatorPurse) August 14, 2014
Obama is literally dancing the night away while #Ferguson citizens get tear-gassed https://t.co/AjKyaF3Wuy
— sep (@EmpressMarket) August 14, 2014
I think the truth about Obama’s arrogance and incompetence is beginning to dawn on a lot of people after years of conservatives being derided for pointing it out.