The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.
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The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

A tradition of democratic ass-hattery dating back to hecklers correcting Pericles in Athens.

So in case you have never been on the Internet and you just signed up for AOL five minutes ago, you know that President Obama made a diplomatic visit to the planet of Reddit today. All in all, it went pretty well, but that doesn't mean the Internet didn't rear it's ugly head — or that the rest of the Internet didn't reward that ridiculousness with upvotes and karma. Here are some of the most discouragingly honest moments from today's experiment in American democracy:

 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

This is just as accurate as Obama's 2008 poster at summing up the national mood.
 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

Don't mind the President, Internet. Just go about your normal business.

 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

He is the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Do you really think he doesn't already know?
 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

It had to happen sooner or later on the Internet. The constant Stephen Harper jokes, of course
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The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

You forgot the secret word: please. 
 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

If Obama can't keep a Honey Ale secret, it won't be long before he answers the Area 51 guy.
 

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The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

Sadly, this does count as raising our level of discussion.

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

The Internet, she has a beauty like a flowery plant with thorns that also likes to make fun of you.

 

 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

Ah yes, the famous first flights of US astronaut Yuri Gagarin. Also, Glenn came after Shepard.

 

The most awkwardly unfortunate moments from Obama's trip to Reddit.

180 points. When was the last time someone gave you 180 points for anything?

 

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