Obama's 'summer playlist' backfires

July 24, 2023
Robert Ayers

It is summer, and as he did in previous summers, former President Barrack Obama has released another "summer playlist" - only this year's playlist did not go as planned. 

Obama released his "summer playlist" on his Twitter account on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

"Like I do every year, here are some songs I’ve been listening to this summer — a mix of old and new. Look forward to hearing what I’ve missed," the former president wrote.

He didn't expect this

Among those songs on Obama's playlist is the song Not So Strong by an all-female, American Indie rock band called Boygenius. The members of the band are Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus--all members of the LGBT community.

In response to Obama's summer playlist, Dacus retweeted Obama's tweet, and she included the caption - "war criminal" - with a sad face emoji.

In other words, it appears that Dacus was not happy with Obama's decision to include her band on his "summer playlist." And, it appears that the reason she is not happy is that she believes that Obama is a "war criminal."

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Dacus did not explain why it is that she believes that Obama is a war criminal. And so, we are left in the dark about what specifically Obama did, as president, that Dacus disagrees with.

At the same time, it would be a mistake to believe that because Dacus does not agree with something that Obama did Dacus is any form of Republican or conservative. She is not.

In fact, on the contrary, it appears that Dacus aligns to the far left - even to the left of Obama.

TMZ reports:

For what it's worth, Lucy's been pretty outspoken when it comes to politics over the years -- she's shown support for [U.S. Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-VT] in the past, called [former President] Donald Trump an "evil, bigoted man," and Boygenius did a Nashville show in drag, protesting anti-drag bills.

This helps to explain where Dacus aligns politically, although it does not really explain why it is that Dacus believes that Obama is a war criminal. It would be interesting for Dacus to explain this part, but, for now, we are left in the dark.

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