Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on April 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama went to the FBI’s offices to deliver a speech on national security and American values, but on the 99th day of his presidency, Obama clearly had other things on his mind. Here’s a clip near the end of the speech, in which Obama confuses the FBI’s 100 years (closer to 101 now) with his own experience as an executive:

Each of you has made the decision to serve your country, and you are dong so at a critical time. And you know, none of us can know with certain [sic] what the future will hold. But I do know that the FBI can and will continue to adapt to new dangers, that you will be critical in leading the way in keeping this country safe. And we are counting on you.

There’s much to celebrate from the FBI’s first 100 days [sic].

But not too much to celebrate from his own. And it looks like TOTUS threw a couple of shoes in these remarks.

Give Political.news some credit. Unlike some of the national media, they didn’t airbrush the errors in Obama’s speech. Thanks to Hot Air reader Anna S for the find.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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Just more evidence that it is Year Zero.

myrenovations on April 30, 2009 at 8:08 AM

The FBI is an amazing, dare I say, enchanting organization.

fluffy on April 30, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Self-reverential would be more like it.

BigD on April 30, 2009 at 8:11 AM

wait, he practically emasculates the CIA & now he is insulting the FBI?

he will need his ACORN brownshirts more than ever now. but what will they do to prevent the war on “tara” (I so miss bush).

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Here’s a clip near the end of the speech, in which Obama confuses the FBI’s 100 years (closer to 101 now) with his own experience as an executive

Don’t you history restarted 1-20-09?

loudmouth883 on April 30, 2009 at 8:13 AM

56 countries? 57 states? 100 days?

Our President sucks at math.

Nethicus on April 30, 2009 at 8:14 AM

I forget, is this year one or year zero of After Soros?

rbj on April 30, 2009 at 8:15 AM

So focused on his own 100 day extravaganza that he couldn’t stay focused on the subject at hand.

I think therefore I’m grand.

Limerick on April 30, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Congrats for being mentioned on Bill O last night.

Maybe The One thinks that the US is only 100 days old. You know he’s not good on history so he is just going to start over.

Brat4life on April 30, 2009 at 8:16 AM

on a serious note, how do muslims view the calendar? is it 2009 A.D. to them? how do they deal with the Christ birth/death in our calendar? and what about obama? and his muslim upbringing?

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Don’t see this as a flub. The FBI didn’t properly exist before the Age of Obama. Nothing existed in pure form until the One was elected. Time has been divided BO (Before Obama) and AO (After Obama). Hence, the FBI really exists as it was meant to exist only since the One’s Inauguration. TOTUS was right.

eaglewingz08 on April 30, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Someone is toying with the teleprompter.

It’s a conspiracy!

Shy Guy on April 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Come on Ed, it’s obvious that Obama was referring to the fact that the old FBI is gone and the new Gestapo FBI is only 100 days old.

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM

The Boy Prez is in WAY over his depth, like a high school 3rd stringer thrown into the NFL playoffs.

rockbend on April 30, 2009 at 8:18 AM

His ego is massive. It’s obvious why with a fawning media!

SouthernGent on April 30, 2009 at 8:19 AM

It’s all about the 0.

All the time.

Narcissist-in-Chief.

AZCoyote on April 30, 2009 at 8:22 AM

OT: Anyone know what’s going on in the Netherlands. A car crashed into a parade almost hitting a open topped bus carrying Queen Beatrix and the Dutch royal family. The car plowed through the crowd to get to the bus. The royal family is unharmed, but there are injuries and possible deaths.

BohicaTwentyTwo on April 30, 2009 at 8:23 AM

USURPER

what an asshat

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:25 AM

did bush screw up so much? i just can’t remember. and the media would remind us of it.

he had alot of bushisms, but many of those were before he was elected.

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Here’s a BBC link. HT to… 4chan. Maybe Moot does deserve to be most influential person in the world.

BohicaTwentyTwo on April 30, 2009 at 8:27 AM

Strategery. Bush is obviously an idiot.

Ochanta? He’s a honey-tongued wordsmith with an intellect the size of Chicago and who is the possessor of a very special gift.

Bishop on April 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM

USURPER

Unable to measure up on his own, Obama attempts to malleate with coercive powers to usurp for his own agenda.

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Speaking of Year Zero, not a bad book given the current events. Also a decent vision of how society could break down in a number of events.

bikermailman on April 30, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Ochanta? He’s a honey-tongued wordsmith with an intellect the size of Chicago and who is the possessor of a very special gift.

Bishop on April 30, 2009 at 8:28 AM

Inquiring minds want to know… Who does that very special gift really belong to and how did BO come to be possessed by er, in possession of it.

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:32 AM

ochanta that’s a good one.

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:32 AM

“Our President sucks at math.”

Bambi probably agrees with Barbie: “Math is hard!”

KS Rex on April 30, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Wait a minute,I think Hopey is delusional,maybe
Obama is saying America is reborn in the Liberals
point of view,and its only 100 days old,

So,maybe Obama is saying,he’s been President for 100 days,
and in the Liberal America is reborn for 100 days,so
goes FBI’s 100 days!!(Snark).

NUTS!!

canopfor on April 30, 2009 at 8:33 AM

if bambi had been good at math, he would have gone to med school. and we all know what he has in store for the medical community. it all fits.

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:33 AM

What I want to know is what he told the leadership of the FBI and the CIA off camera in the past week. Are the tea party files secure from all those right-wing extremist exhausted of his run-away spending policies?

Rovin on April 30, 2009 at 8:34 AM

OT BohicaTwentyTwo on April 30, 2009 at 8:27 AM

Given the occupants of the SUV, the first official report is hush hush. Wish there were a translation of the video clip.

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:35 AM

o/t, but biden told matt lauer that he wouldn’t ride subway or fly in plane right now due to flu outbreak. is this just biden spouting off, or a concerned VP with inside knowledge.

wait, knowledge might be the wrong word.

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

No wonder he has to read …

tarpon on April 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Given the occupants of the SUV, the first official report is hush hush. Wish there were a translation of the video clip.

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:35 AM

I bet the driver has Mohammad in his name somewhere…

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Enchanting.

bluelightbrigade on April 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM

in which Obama confuses the FBI’s 100 years (closer to 101 now) with his own lack of experience as an executive:

FIFY

gatorboy on April 30, 2009 at 8:38 AM

o/t, but biden told matt lauer that he wouldn’t ride subway or fly in plane right now due to flu outbreak. is this just biden spouting off, or a concerned VP with inside knowledge.

wait, knowledge might be the wrong word.

kelley in virginia on April 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM

So, if Biden were still just a Senator, he wouldn’t get on the Amtrack every day for his commute?

myrenovations on April 30, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Umm,got to give Obama a bit of
credit,he really knows how to put
the ‘C’ into Consistency!(Sarc).

canopfor on April 30, 2009 at 8:40 AM

His ego is massive. It’s obvious why with a fawning media!

SouthernGent on April 30, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Ergo Obama infinitum: every gangster wants a piece of it.

To infinity, and beyond.

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:41 AM

O/T

Final 2 Ft. Dix defendants sentenced

By Troy Graham

Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Mohamad Shnewer – often described as the lead defendant in a terrorist plan to attack Fort Dix – to life plus 30 years in prison.

The judge then gave 33 years to codefendant Serdar Tatar, the only one of five men convicted in the plot who did not receive at least a life term.

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM

perhaps only in his NEW name given to conversion, traitor to his own

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Awww. C’Mon!

There’s must be racket going on between the Captain and TOTUS. The White House is making Ed’s job WAY too easy.

Ed, you clever devil.

Saltysam on April 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

I think he doesn’t think when he is speaking. He must just talk.

deidre on April 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Ed, you clever devil.

Saltysam on April 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Ed is clearly just a sock puppet of Karl Rove… Karl Rove Ed you magnificent bastard

doriangrey on April 30, 2009 at 8:47 AM

I hope Hopey’s not a clone!

canopfor on April 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM

O/T:

Wow! The BOSS (Michelle) just put out a big question to Eric Holder on where his interest are on Gitmo detainees on Fox n Friends…..Great job Malkin

Rovin on April 30, 2009 at 8:52 AM

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve noticed an eiry silence among people I know that support(ed?) this dipshit.

Its like they want to disappear into the background whenever a discussion comes up between folks that are criticizing the White House.

That’s my first clue that Spector will lose in 2010 if they run him.

Saltysam on April 30, 2009 at 8:52 AM

Earthling time units have no meaning to immortal transcendent beings such as Obama, so I can see why he got mixed up there.

Or maybe the TOTUS was confused for similar reasons.

forest on April 30, 2009 at 8:58 AM

The Obamian Calendar shall be divided into BO and AO

BTW… Puppy!!!

gridlock2 on April 30, 2009 at 9:02 AM

I think he doesn’t think when he is speaking. He must just talk.

deidre on April 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Given his perpetual 5-second “uh-uh”s during his RE-CORONATION ceremony last night, he obviously suffers great difficulty thinking. Period. Thinking while talking is harder than walking while chewing gum.

morons, his basketball image NEVER went one-on-one with a real player.

maverick muse on April 30, 2009 at 9:04 AM

I think he doesn’t think when he is speaking reading. He must just talk.

deidre on April 30, 2009 at 8:46 AM

FIFY

misslizzi on April 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM

I can’t see the video (if there is one), but was this being read off the TOTUS?

If it was not, then I guess we should be impassed [sic] by the president’s sic(k) madlib [sic] abilities.

If it was written on TOTUS, then we should have gotten a better reader up there. Either that or TOTUS should really focus more attention on filling his editting staff.

BlueCollarAstronaut on April 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Just more evidence that it is Year Zero.
myrenovations on April 30, 2009 at 8:08 AM

Yes, unfortunately in more ways than ‘The One’

Southern by choice22 on April 30, 2009 at 9:11 AM

We don’t have a president, we have a wannabe….

ladyingray on April 30, 2009 at 9:16 AM

And it looks like TOTUS threw a couple of shoes in these remarks.

Sacré bleu.

Akzed on April 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM

It is the year 1 AD, Anno Dopeo.

Daggett on April 30, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Obama Teleprompter Guy

Shy Guy on April 30, 2009 at 9:26 AM

There’s much to celebrate from the FBI’s first 100 days [sic].

For Obama, there is the world pre-Obama, and the world post-Obama. He’s going to remake the country. He, and his actions, will make all the difference. What the U.S. was, is nothing, no, worse than nothing. It’s something to be ashamed of. He will transform it, create it anew.

So in a way, the FBI was nothing until Obama became President. The FBI is reborn. This is the Year Zero. All hail Dear Leader.

Paul-Cincy on April 30, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Now that I’ve read thru the other comments I see my comment 9:32am was already given nearly word for word earlier. And I thought I was being original. My bad.

Paul-Cincy on April 30, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Where’d this guy learn to speak English? I swear. My Illinois relatives don’t have such an annoyingly nasal voice.

amkun on April 30, 2009 at 9:53 AM

So in a way, the FBI was nothing until Obama became President. The FBI is reborn. This is the Year Zero. All hail Dear Leader.

Paul-Cincy on April 30, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Any chance pics of Obama dressed in drag will surface?

Any chance they’d cause a scandal if they did? Or would we learn how great Obama looks in a dress?

amkun on April 30, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I just know I’d feel so much better if he’d just stay out of the press entirely for one week.

JUST A ONE WEEK BREAK WOULD HELP ME SO MUCH!!!!!!

Moaneeca on April 30, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Ogabe can go full-retard all day, every day. As long as he has the fellating MSM, he is Mr. Perfect Holy One Lord High Obamessiah. All evidence to the contrary conveniently ignored.

SKYFOX on April 30, 2009 at 9:56 AM

That guy is full of himeself, isn’t he? He’s like the terrible actor who reads all about himself in the rags and believes the hype that he’s actually…good.

Bob's Kid on April 30, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Each of you has made the decision to serve your country, and you are dong so at a critical time.

i hope that’s a typo because if he actually said “dong” we’ll all have to wait and see if Anita Hill will come back to raise a stinck.

stormin1961 on April 30, 2009 at 10:07 AM

There’s much to celebrate from the FBI’s first 100 days [sic].

Maybe they’d better lay off that stupid “Reset Button”.

Logic on April 30, 2009 at 10:10 AM

O hai!

An u knoe dat none ov us knoe 4 certainty wut teh TOTUS holz.

An thars multch 2 celebrate frum mai furst 100 daze.

Rly!

Loxodonta on April 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Is he reading it wrong or is TOTUS the problem? At least Bush made an effort to speak better. Actually he did progress. He actually answered questions. The Won, not at all. I don’t see any effort to do better.

BetseyRoss on April 30, 2009 at 10:37 AM

56 countries? 57 states? 100 days?

Our President sucks at math EVERYTHING.

Nethicus on April 30, 2009 at 8:14 AM

txag92 on April 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

And we are counting on you.
There’s much to celebrate from the FBI’s first 100 days [sic].

Well, We the People of the United States are NOT counting on you, Barry, since you can’t count! We know that with certain, or for certainly, or whatever!

Steve Z on April 30, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Progressive!

kirkill on April 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM

100 Days of Solid “Dude.”

Christien on April 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM