On Twitter, Austin says #ThanksObama

President Barack Obama is rolling into Austin on Friday for South by Southwest, and Twitter is all about low-hanging fruit in honor of the visit.

That’s right: The hashtag du jour is #ThanksObama.

President Barack Obama climb the stairs of Air Force One before his departure, Friday, March 11, 2016, from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Austin, Texas to speak at South by Southwest Festival and attend 2 Democratic National Committee fundraisers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
President Barack Obama climb the stairs of Air Force One before his departure, Friday, March 11, 2016, from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Austin, Texas to speak at South by Southwest Festival and attend 2 Democratic National Committee fundraisers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

We admit it’s pretty hard to pass up deploying this time-honored meme when the president actually directly affects your daily life. Like your commute, for example:

https://twitter.com/Macbeth210/status/708314056176705536

Some Austinites, however, are taking preventative measures:

And when the mayor of Austin tells you to stay home on a Friday, boy howdy, you do it:

https://twitter.com/elisedada/status/708299806720983044

And of course, there are some non-ironic uses of #ThanksObama. Perks of presidential visits!

https://twitter.com/crystalcheyenne/status/708322471288549376

Some people flew in the face of the hivemind and seemed to get to work with no trouble at all:

But everyone can agree that this man speaks for all of Austin:

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