“President Obama wanted to applaud Senator Marcos on doing a bang-up job enticing voters to vote for him in the recently concluded elections,” the White House said in a statement.
The White House added that Obama wanted to know how the son of a former dictator was able to erase 9 years of atrocities under his father’s regime from the minds of Filipinos voters, noting that massive corruption and human rights violations are memories that should be pretty hard to temporarily forget, let alone permanently.
“Who knew that infrastructures such as the Cultural Center Philippines, Manila Film Center and the Folk Arts Theater were enough to make up for the billions their family has amassed while in power,” the White House said, adding that Bongbong’s failure to acknowledge or denounce his father’s crimes should’ve been the final nail in the coffin for his vice presidential dreams, but here they are offering their praise.
“Sure he is in second place right now, but damn those memes and revisionism sure worked wonders for those thirteen million plus voters, huh?” Obama was quoted as saying after hanging up the phone, adding that people who believed that Bongbong was an innocent child during the martial law years were definitely hilarious if not depressing.
“A simple Google image search of ‘Bongbong martial law’ would debunk that misconception right away,” he said. “I mean, come on! This is the same ‘innocent kid’ who was pushing his father to bomb the living shit out of Camp Crame during their final days in Malacañang.”
He added, “Filipinos should not take everything they read on the Internet as gospel truth because as easy as it is to read and believe a meme, the easier it is for them to check its accuracy.”
Although nobody has been proclaimed vice president yet, Obama wanted to personally congratulate Bongbong Marcos for showing the world that there are still thirteen million plus voters who would rather bring the scion of a family responsible for one of the Philippines’ darker years, a heartbeat away from being the most powerful person in the country.