Tragedy at the White House: TOTUS destroyed; Update: Video added

posted at 6:18 pm on July 13, 2009 by Allahpundit

Tapper saw it happen live and somehow pulled himself together to file a report. Tragic mishap? Or further harrowing evidence of The One’s penchant for playing hardball with his enemies, especially those who have betrayed him time and again?

There are no accidents in Chicago, my friends.

Midway through his speech on urban and metropolitan policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building this afternoon, one of his two small glass prompters came crashing down, hitting the wood floor and crashing in many pieces. It made quite a ruckus.

“Oh, goodness,” a startled President Obama said. “Sorry about that, guys.”

He then proceeded on with his remarks, “To pull our economy back from the brink, including the largest and most sweeping economic recovery plan in our nation’s history…”

For the rest of the speech the president relied on the one remaining teleprompter, to his right, and notes on his podium to finish his speech.

Shards of glass remained near the president’s feet for the duration of his speech.

Graphic photos of the remains are already on the wires. Exit question: Who’s going to take the fall for this? If only there were a simpleton in The One’s inner circle, one sufficiently childlike as not to resist being made a scapegoat, perhaps with a history of antipathy to TOTUS and who heyyyyyyyyy!

Update: Here, for posterity — the TOTUS Zapruder film.


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Obama immediately accused Cheney of developing a secret CIA mission that executes teleprompters…

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cnredd on July 14, 2009 at 4:17 AM

“Oh goodness”

He ain’t black.

LtE126 on July 14, 2009 at 7:09 AM

Obama gave it the evil eye.

albill on July 14, 2009 at 7:18 AM

When the second TOTUS goes on disability, the community organizer won’t be able to find his glass with two hands,

jbinnout on July 14, 2009 at 2:19 AM

he may file an EO complaint on you about that one.

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 7:21 AM

ted c on July 13, 2009 at 9:12 PM

This poster was on fire.

IlikedAUH2O on July 14, 2009 at 7:23 AM

Don’t worry. We’ll buy him another one, guys.

mimi1220 on July 14, 2009 at 7:44 AM

didn’t TOTUS have a golden parachute??

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 7:47 AM

I prefer to remember TOTUS in happier times than to focus on yesterday’s tragedy. Has the White House indicated where we should send flowers?

highhopes on July 14, 2009 at 7:53 AM

He will be missed for all times. A hero whose name will reverberate in the Halls of Big Gubment for etenity. Remember the name TOTUS.

5u93rm4n on July 14, 2009 at 7:58 AM

It was a super secret Bush / Cheney plan to execute the leader of the free world. TOTUS must answer for crimes against the American people.

generouse on July 14, 2009 at 8:17 AM

had TOTUS seen the news about his 401k earlier in the day?

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 8:26 AM

this gives the term “cracks in the facade” a whole new meaning….

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM

The Totus Zapruder film! HA! OMG, I needed that laugh!

I think the TOTUS had enough and just fell to its death. He just couldn’t take it anymore.

Oink on July 14, 2009 at 8:38 AM

I prefer to remember TOTUS in happier times than to focus on yesterday’s tragedy. Has the White House indicated where we should send flowers?

highhopes on July 14, 2009 at 7:53 AM

Have you forgotten they haven’t yet staffed their protocol office?

Oink on July 14, 2009 at 8:39 AM

TOTUS are created with termination chips. Bladerunner TOTUS warranty expires after so many words, just words.

Shards of glass remained near the president’s feet for the duration of his speech.

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain; time to die.

maverick muse on July 14, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Autopsy please! Toxicology report! Drug abuse? Needle marks on the neck? And the memorial…will it be of epic MJ proportions?

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Next they’ll be telling us it was a lone gunman.

Jeff from WI on July 14, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Obama: This is proof that we need a second Stimulus package to improve my brain’s our country’s infrastructure.

Steve Z on July 14, 2009 at 9:43 AM

The TOTUS committed suicide. It couldn’t keep spelling out lie after Marxist lie…RIP…

adamsmith on July 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM

For the rest of the speech the president relied on the one remaining teleprompter, to his right, and notes on his podium to finish his speech.

The left side crumbled. Barry was forced to turn to the right.
A good omen?

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Any news on when the E! channel will be running the hour-long special retrospective on TOTUS’s career?

highhopes on July 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM

The left side crumbled. Barry was forced to turn to the right.
A good omen?

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 9:52 AM

He didn’t turn to the right, he swiveled all the around from the left to get there! ;-0

highhopes on July 14, 2009 at 9:56 AM

highhopes on July 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM

And where are the shards? Is there video of them being swept up and discarded?

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Smoking Gun? Time Will Tell!

AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the
presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s
college transcripts from Occidental College .

Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received
financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school.

The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court
order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California ..

The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded
a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem
to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.

Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for
US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim.

The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama’s
legitimacy and qualification to serve as president.

When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue.

Britain’s Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, “Obama Eligibility Questioned,”
leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first
official visit to the U.K.

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced
that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility
to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey .

This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.

Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s
citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation
of Obama’s campaign spending.

This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with
eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.

Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. .
attorney general, Eric Holder.

Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.

LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW THIS NEWS THAT THE MEDIA WON’T REPORT!

WHY, YOU ASK, WONT THEY REPORT IT?

BECAUSE IT WOULD IMPLICATE THEM IN THE GREATEST VOTER FRAUD IN HISTORY

THE NEWS MEDIA HAS KNOWN THIS FACT AND A GREAT DEAL MORE FROM THE BEGINNING
OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN

THAT IS THE WAY SOCIALISM OPERATES. THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS

bill30097 on July 14, 2009 at 10:07 AM

The shards will be conveniently misplaced like JFK’s brain.

cyclown on July 14, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Farewell TOTUS.

moonsbreath on July 14, 2009 at 10:20 AM

So, I presume, instead of the normal tennis match look, he spent the rest of the speech lurching to the left.

Count to 10 on July 14, 2009 at 10:36 AM

TOTUS, poor soul.

You were just
too high-strung.

I’m afraid the strain
was more than he could bear.

Jeff from WI on July 14, 2009 at 10:47 AM

I would love to hear what our magnificent speaker of a prez would have had to say if BOTH of them had broken. You can see him in the clip stammer a bit and look back at the remaining TOTUS for the rest of his talk.

commenter on July 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Don’t panic! If you examine the video you can see a well-qualified Vice-TOTUS was poised and ready to take over all the functions and responsibilitis of TOTUS in the event of an emergency, and was positioned immediately to Obama’s right (which isn’t really saying much, is it?).

Blacklake on July 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Sounds biblical in its implications.

Jewel on July 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Whenever I see stuff like this, I’m reminded of the sorry state of comedy writing in this country. Where’s SNL, et al? Rhetorical, don’t answer that, I know they’re in the bag for BO. But c’mon! This is begging for a sketch on SNL. TOTUS in the hospital on life support with duct tape, Obama wailing at his side. I’d still like to see a telepromter strapped to a roomba with Obama trying to keep up to it!

This is so easy…I guess that’s why they haven’t been relevant in a long while.

NickelAndDime on July 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Jewel on July 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM

poltergeist

maverick muse on July 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM

It was a sign. Notice it was the one on the left that fell. It is the beginning of the end for Obewon. This is crazy, why are we able to have so much fun with someone who’s trying to put us in the poor house? Oh, those zany conservatives, always able to laugh at life.

Kissmygrits on July 14, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Did they already swear-in the new TOTUS?

wildweasel on July 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Congress to form the Pelosi Commission to investigate this senseless murder…

Wyznowski on July 14, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Rush is really going on this one right now.

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 12:14 PM

That’s a great picture.

drjohn on July 14, 2009 at 12:23 PM

For the rest of the speech the president relied on the one remaining teleprompter, to his right, and notes on his podium to finish his speech.
The left side crumbled. Barry was forced to turn to the right.A good omen?

Brat on July 14, 2009 at 9:52 AM

funny! good one

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM

I don’t believe in coincidences.

dogsoldier on July 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

So begins the first of many suicides in the Obama Administration. The deception and hijacking of America is becoming to great.

Black Adam on July 14, 2009 at 3:03 PM

*too

Black Adam on July 14, 2009 at 3:04 PM

To Lefty TOTUS: I have the perfect Righty TOTUS girlfriend, you should hook up with. Too soon?

luvstotango on July 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced
that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility
to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey .

can anyone verify this to be true?

ted c on July 14, 2009 at 5:08 PM

you can only feed a certain amount of bullshit and empty paragraphs in a teleprompter.We HE have has acheived this and exceeded it, causing the TOTUS to fail.

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on July 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

This TOTUS couldn’t stand the lies anymore and started running the truth on the screen. He was given the Vince Foster treatment.

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 5:28 AM

Watching him fake it and turn in the direction of the missing TOTUS was classic. I’m starting to see this guy sweat. The pressure is starting to show on his face. The Mr cool thing is evaporating as his support diminishes.

marklmail on July 15, 2009 at 8:54 AM

When is the burial? Will it be with the commoners in a public landfill, or in Arlington?

If it is not buried, but cremated will it be made into a living memento to be worn around Michelle’s neck forever.

MSGTAS on July 16, 2009 at 10:28 AM

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