Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:00 am on September 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

It’s that time of the week again, where we stop taking profit off the top — of whatever — and spend time with the people who are so close to us that we can’t get their names straight.  Don’t forget any special anniversaries that may take place this weekend, although lately that’s been the perfect time to forget who your friends are.  In the long term, we could probably find four trillion Obamateurisms for this poll, while we pretend that it doesn’t change the poll.  Vote while you still can…

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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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Just prior to the start of WW2, NAZI Germany & the Soviet Union made a secret deal to devide [sic] Poland in half and each would take a half

And the Soviet half was retained by Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. Poland was partially compensated with the award of the German territories of Silesia, Pomerania, and the southern half of the interbellum East Prussia enclave, but ended WWII with slightly less territory than before.

It’s odd that the Germans were punished for their aggression by not only having to give up the territory they gained, but by losing even more, while the USSR was rewarded for its aggression, keeping everything it took from Poland, as well as gaining the northern half of East Prussia, now the Kalingrad Oblast of Russia.

The Monster on September 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM

In honour of Poland!!


So sorry you got thrown under the bus, stand strong!!

Onward Forward and Upward!!

RoxanneH on September 20, 2009 at 4:51 PM

I went with the Poland thing. Those people under the Solidarity Movement were an inspiration to myself and I’m sure every freedom-loving, Commie-despising person in the Free World.

Anyone who still thinks that the Soviets/Communists still do not run Russia and its environs can wise up any time now…

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 20, 2009 at 5:05 PM

what a nightmare!

MCGIRV on September 20, 2009 at 5:34 PM

This may finally wake up Polish-Americans who traditionally voted democrat, either because they work in factories or come from families of factory workers. While there is a big number of Poles in the US it seems like nobody wants to get their votes. Maybe they will wise up now. Maybe they will also throw this fool, Brzezinski, under the bus.

Obama didn’t just throw Poland under the bus. He also showed them the finger and they will remember that. Seeing what he is doing everywhere else, they expected “Shield” to be canceled but the way it was done shocked them.

Kris from PoloniaNews for Poles in US

ktrelski on September 20, 2009 at 7:27 PM

This particular president cares nothing for anyone to the right of Reverend Wright. Elect a marxist president and get a marxist president’s policies. The Pols shouldn’t be too upset with Obama. It’s the American media and voting Democrats who should be held responsible for putting the extremist freak into power. What will this week result in I wonder? A new monument for Chavez in Washington?

Griz on September 20, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Traitor: One who betrays his country,cause, friends etc. One guilty of treason.( Webster’s Dictionary)

Marco on September 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Traitor: One who betrays his country,cause, friends etc. One guilty of treason.( Webster’s Dictionary)

Marco on September 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM

That assumes he is a citizen.

darktood on September 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Obama’s popularity in these Eastern European countries is almost as in Britain and France. They don’t care about him selling them out. We do, but they don’t.

TwilightAuthor on September 20, 2009 at 10:50 PM


I had a really hard time of late making a call in this poll as the most amateurist does not really equate with most disasterous. I think it may be time to start running 2 seperate pols of the week. The regular “Amateurism Of The Week”, and another along the lines of “Worst play Of The Week”.

Archimedes on September 20, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I completely agree. Poland was not really an Obamateurism, except for the day he announced it. But it’s hard to pick any of the real gaffes when Obama does something like this.

Cutting off aid to Honduras wasn’t really an Obamateurism either, but it’s too significant an event to not highlight in some way.

“Worst of the Week” or something along those lines would be a suitable award.

tom on September 21, 2009 at 1:52 AM

The Poland spiking.

Somewhere, Vlad The Imperator is STILL laughing about that.

Mr. President, you’ve shamed our country and stabbed an ally in the back.

This whole job appears to be “Above your pay grade”…

SuperCool on September 21, 2009 at 5:34 AM

Anyone of those 5 could have won in most weeks.

MarkTheGreat on September 21, 2009 at 9:27 AM