Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on July 14, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

A human moment, of course; if I had a dime for every time I tripped through a doorway, I’d be rich enough to pay a health-care surtax. However, Gerald Ford’s critics skewered him for tripping and defined him as a clumsy oaf, even though Ford may have been one of the most athletic presidents in modern history. The Left still makes pretzel jokes about George Bush. So here’s Barack Obama, not gliding through a doorway in L’Aquila, Italy (via William Amos):


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After yesterday’s TOTUS crash, this might get Obama more sympathy than derision … which would be no surprise at all.

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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Try to relax.

Jim Treacher on July 14, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Sure. In return, why don’t you all try to not act like petulant adolescents?

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Because we enjoy watching you act like a schoolmarm.

Jim Treacher on July 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM

A perfect metaphor: With his head in the air in a haughty fashion, Obama trips over reality.

Mallard T. Drake on July 14, 2009 at 12:40 PM

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM

why don’t you all try to not act like petulant adolescents?

Well! SOMEbody woke up on the wrong side of the scoutmaster’s cot.

fronclynne on July 14, 2009 at 12:46 PM

<http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/occidental.asp
It is an urban myth.

conservativegrandma on July 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM

snopes no longer acceptable until they remove their heads from the Dear Leader’s rear end sorry

bill30097 on July 14, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Jim Treacher on July 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM

While you’re having fun, bear in mind that it’s not really my observations of your behavior that you need to be concerned with.

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 12:52 PM

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 12:52 PM

I’m not all that concerned with your observations of my behavior to begin with. But if you insist on throwing a fit, I’m happy to watch.

Jim Treacher on July 14, 2009 at 1:28 PM

You all make your own bed

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 1:47 PM

LimeyGeek on July 14, 2009 at 1:47 PM

And you throw yourself on it, kicking your feet and punching the pillow.

Jim Treacher on July 14, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Ed, I just don’t think this qualifies as an Obamateurism. While I wish he has stumbled into a pit of rabid cobras coated in habanero sauce, it was still just a stumble. Please don’t include this in the calendar.

SKYFOX on July 14, 2009 at 2:13 PM

has = had

SKYFOX on July 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Italy’s futile attempt to keep Obama out of their country.

ConservadorRebelde on July 14, 2009 at 5:25 PM

ChickaBOOMer — Media: It’s Hip to Trip
http://chickaboomer.blogspot.com/2009/07/media-its-hip-to-trip.html

StewartIII on July 14, 2009 at 6:54 PM

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