Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:00 am on June 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

It’s time to pick another Obamateurism of the Week, and believe me, this is no time to just disappear onto the links, even with your bestest buddy who can’t keep his governors straight.  Be sure not to open your Perrier out there on the course, lest you become one of the “polluters” letting CO2 into our air where it doesn’t belong.  Some of you may want to spend a nice Sunday afternoon doing some planting, but remember that questions bloom best when planted with lots of fertilizer.  If you like mystery, try looking for those two million Muslim Americans that disappeared between Cairo and Islamabad from Obama’s rhetoric.  They may find that the moral arc of the Obama universe is long, but it bends towards bad research.

Previous “winners”:

  • Change in Iran coming because “Obviously, after the speech I made in Cairo…”
  • Flashing his soles to the camera while talking to Netanyahu
  • “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
  • “We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits do not matter and waste is not our problem.”
  • Siccing Tim Geithner and Charlie Rangel on tax cheats
  • Phony Churchill quote on torture throws Grandpa under the bus
  • Torture probe flip-flop
  • Obama covers up IHS while quoting Jesus
  • Austrian is a language?
  • Obama bows to the Saudi king
  • 1908 Model T got better gas mileage than today’s SUVs

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at [email protected] 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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Seems to me the “carbon as a contaminant” was not so much a gaffe as a strategy, but it so reeks and has such large destructive impact on our country, that it gets my vote. We’ve got to put a stop to this madness! July 4 tea parties – my sign still reads,

Christian Conservative on June 28, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Planted question without a doubt. It’s not a simple goof by a filthy liar, it is a deliberate swipe at freedom of the press. It shows the real evil of this corrupt administration who seemingly cannot be stopped no matter how outrageous the attempt to destroy America. I mourn for this nation.

highhopes on June 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

it is a deliberate swipe at freedom of the press

Press? Huffington Post is press? Or are you saying that’s there’s no difference between the filthy lies and hate spewed by the HP and that of the MSM?

Anyhow, I agreed it was the most egregious perpetrated on the American people but his whole week on the Iranian crisis deserves a strong Obamateurism honorable mention.

katablog.com on June 28, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I’m thinking it would be interesting to see a countdown of the number of days without an Obamateurism. Might get to 2, now and then 3. Bet it would never make it to 5! And a Biden gaffe would automatically deduct 10 days, so Obama would normally cruise in the negatives…

Stella451 on June 28, 2009 at 9:36 PM