In her holiday video, First Lady Jill Biden, not a medical doctor, has chosen to emphasize the “derriere” in “elegance,” delivering a cringeworthy display of self-satisfaction that can only be described as a surreal experience.
As someone who earns an inflated salary, I subjected myself to the entire video, sparing you from the ordeal, and I can assure you that it doesn’t improve as it progresses. To sum it up, it’s as if someone spiked David Lynch’s Christmas punch with hallucinogens, confined him to the Overlook Hotel, and deprived him of his artistic talent.
Caution: This video never seems to end. Despite the timer displaying a mere 144 seconds, it is seemingly interminable. No matter how fervently you beseech it to conclude, it persists without mercy.
Reverend-Doctor Jill Biden, as she prefers to be addressed, introduces the video with these words: “A touch of enchantment, awe, and delight presented by the accomplished tap dancers of Dorrance Dance, offering their whimsical interpretation of The Nutcracker Suite. Enjoy!”
To this, Normal America responds, “Oh, dear God in the heavens, I yearn for those mean social media posts.”
Every facet of the video is unsettling, including the utilization of taxpayer funds. While there may be claims of a White House Holiday Fund for private contributors, it remains distasteful, especially the performances. The so-called dancers (a term used generously) are not commemorating the holiday season; they are commemorating themselves.
The smugness radiating from the faces of these moderately skilled dancers is palpable. They exude an aura of self-importance and satisfaction, rather than the humility in sharing the seasonal joy or their artistic talent, as exemplified by legendary dancers like Astaire, Kelly, or Bojangles. It all revolves around their complacent sense of superiority.
A bit of magic, wonder, and joy brought to you by the talented tappers of Dorrance Dance, performing their playful interpretation of The Nutcracker Suite.
Enjoy! ? pic.twitter.com/qXtCm4t37o
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) December 13, 2023
However, this should come as no surprise when considering what Dorrance Dance represents. Their website provides guidance on subjects like privilege, systemic discrimination, fragility, and anti-discrimination, indicating a greater interest in promoting a specific ideology rather than genuinely spreading holiday cheer.