Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on October 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

William Amos finds Barack Obama offering the people of Virginia some, well, strange advice at a campaign stop for the plummeting Creigh Deeds — considering the source:

Obama made passing reference to the Republican front-runner, Bob McDonnell.

“We don’t need people who are slick, who say one thing and do another and go back to the policies of yesteryear,” he said. “They got us in trouble in the first place.”

Obama continued, “we’ve got enough of those politicians — we have a whole bunch in Washington D.C.”

We’ve got one in the White House, too. Remember when Obama promised to fight the war in Afghanistan with more commitment than the Bush administration? Well, he hasn’t totally reversed himself yet on that, but he has on these positions from his campaign:

And that’s in just nine months!  Obama doesn’t need another politician like that in Washington DC.  It would just horn in on his territory.

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Pot. Kettle.

publiuspen on October 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM

It would just horn in on his territory.

ya got that right!

cmsinaz on October 28, 2009 at 8:10 AM

i guess what really bugs me is his audacity of saying such things…

worst president evah!!

cmsinaz on October 28, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Obama is right at the very top of the list of people I talk about in my blog post “Those who (Heart) Mao” for exactly this reason. You should be afraid of Obama, you should be very afraid…

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM

geez..he was describing himself! lol

becki51758 on October 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Heh! That was good for a laugh! Are any of the dems out there paying attention to any of this? I wonder…

4shoes on October 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM

truly frightening.

ctmom on October 28, 2009 at 8:15 AM

The American people are beginning to see Hope and Change for what it is. This stuff will not work in Virginia and may indicate big trouble ahead for the Dems. Both parties are so bad, though…

IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Will McDonnell’s win in Virginia, Christie’s win or tremendous showing in NJ or Hoffman’s win or tremendous showing in NY-23 open the eyes of anyone in DC?

everybody in Washington needs to come home. they don’t get it.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Arrogant frauds never see their own flaws, that’s what makes them arrogant.

This guy truly believes he’s the bestest who ever lived.

His hippie mom was really into the self-esteem thing, apparently.

NoDonkey on October 28, 2009 at 8:21 AM

everybody in Washington needs to come home. they don’t get it.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Amen Kelley, amen to that…

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:22 AM

What a arrogant jackass. He truly believes that people have not caught on to him yet.

kingsjester on October 28, 2009 at 8:22 AM

This whole thing is just making me think about how wonderful it will be to throw Barry’s ass out the door after one term.

He is such a smug, self-righteous blowhard, I don’t think he can take it.

That’s why I think he’ll resign once he sees how far down in the polls he is and he will be by 2012.

To see this man humbled to the core will truly be a glorious thing to see.

NoDonkey on October 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM

NoDonkey: Bambi will never resign because he (& especially his wife) think they are who we having been waiting for! really.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Obama doesn’t need another politician like that in Washington DC. It would just horn in on his territory.

I thought he was for choice and competition.

Apparently not.

Monopolies.

ted c on October 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

What a arrogant jackass. He truly believes that people have not caught on to him yet.

kingsjester on October 28, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Well to be fair, it was at a rally for Creigh Deeds so it isn’t like anybody heard it. :-0

Seriously though, he’s still operating in Chicago street thug mode. He and his corrupt administration doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that people in DC keep track of this stuff.

highhopes on October 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

To see this man humbled to the core will truly be a glorious thing to see.

NoDonkey on October 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM

He would have to have a core before he could be humbled to the core… Polls wont change his mind, since he thinks the American people are actually too stupid to make their own decisions or know what is good for them.

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:26 AM

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

daesleeper on October 28, 2009 at 8:29 AM

You didn’t mention some of the obvious…meetings on C-span, 5 days of bill analysis, all bills on the internet…it goes on and on…

right2bright on October 28, 2009 at 8:29 AM

so dorian, you essentially answered my question of the Hoffman post. Bambi won’t see any groundswell coming from next weeks election, no matter who the winners are (McD will win, Christie will finish close & Hoffman may actually win). Bambi thinks we are just too dumb to know what is good for us.

but my other question is a corollary. Will anyone in DC see this groundswell?

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:30 AM

we’ve got enough of those politicians — we have a whole bunch in Washington D.C.

Errr, don’t the Dims control both houses and the Pres? Is that the whole bunch He is talking about?

Dingbat63 on October 28, 2009 at 8:33 AM

but my other question is a corollary. Will anyone in DC see this groundswell?

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Not until the door hits them where the good lord split them… Oh and I think Christe has a very good chance of upsetting Corizine.

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:34 AM

If he EVER gets his foot out of his mouth, and his head out of his a$$, at the same time, (Pending: Nobel prize for BEST CONTORTIONIST, EVAH!) somebody may, someday, understand what he is saying. Maybe.

Yoop on October 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

I never thought I would hate a politician as much as this (Obama). I didn’t even hate Clinton, as disgusting as he was. I don’t like to hate. What can I do? Anybody?

solidaction on October 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

I never thought I would hate a politician as much as this (Obama). I didn’t even hate Clinton, as disgusting as he was. I don’t like to hate. What can I do? Anybody?

solidaction on October 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Vote like a democrat… Early and many times…

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:39 AM

thanks for the update Dorian. My husband told me last night that he saw a NJ poll showing Corzine up by 7 points (in one day!).

I would say that one thing is for sure: anyone who describes themself as a member of the “conservative” party in NY-23 will vote, come hell, high water or some of that bad NY-23 weather.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Pot. Kettle.

publiuspen on October 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM

What? Do you fear being called a racist for using the color word that goes with that phrase?

jbh45 on October 28, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Christie leads by eight points among those who are certain they will show up and vote. A week ago, he was up by five among that group. Christie’s supporters are also less likely to say they might consider voting for someone else.

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

I think reality might be setting in with the supporters of the third candidate that if they vote for that guy they could well end up re-electing Corzine.

highhopes on October 28, 2009 at 8:41 AM

These lies do not count.
We all knew he was lying,
So no deception.

With the Democrats,
We admire the strategy
And forgive the lie.

You lean back and say,
“That was a masterful lie!”
A compliment, right?

Haiku Guy on October 28, 2009 at 8:41 AM

If Christie wins, stand back people.
I want Hoffman to win because our gal had the guts to endorse him, but NJ?? The Mack truck is aimed right at Obama with THAT win.

btw, the sun will explode before Obama resigns.

B Man on October 28, 2009 at 8:44 AM

“We don’t need people who are slick, who say one thing and do another and go back to the policies of yesteryear,” he said. “They got us in trouble in the first place.”
Obama continued, “we’ve got enough of those politicians — we have a whole bunch in Washington D.C.”

You li, er, oh, you told the truth that time.

Gotta give credit where credit is due.

MNHawk on October 28, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Chris Christie will win.
The Daggett dodge will not work.
Corzine’s goin’ DOWN!

Haiku Guy on October 28, 2009 at 8:46 AM

I would say that one thing is for sure: anyone who describes themself as a member of the “conservative” party in NY-23 will vote, come hell, high water or some of that bad NY-23 weather.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Doug Hoffman slammed a Liberty Bell with a ten pound sledgehammer with his… I’m not a professional Politician” Statement and people are responding with great enthusiasm.

All across this great Republic the general population, regardless of their political affiliations are genuinely fed up with professional politics as usual.

Americans are conservative by a significant margin, whether they regard themselves as Republican, Democrat, or Independent. And they are getting damned tired of a thin minority of far left liberal/socialist/communist/Marxists making decisions that they do not agree with on their behalf’s.

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Errr, don’t the Dims control both houses and the Pres? Is that the whole bunch He is talking about?

Dingbat63 on October 28, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Well, since Washington is up to its armpits in crappy politiicans like Barack Obama, what Barry is saying here is that the sewer is full.

NoDonkey on October 28, 2009 at 8:50 AM

go dorian.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM

He stole McCains speech!

Cybergeezer on October 28, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Hasn’t anybody shared the results of the election last year, with him?

Star20 on October 28, 2009 at 9:03 AM

go dorian.

kelley in virginia on October 28, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Me, not so much, go American people, now that’s the ticket…

doriangrey on October 28, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Pot. Kettle.

publiuspen on October 28, 2009 at 8:08 AM

Racist!

sorry, just had to say it.

Ed, Dear Liar is a transcendent figure and thus should not be held to the same standard as us mere mortals.

rbj on October 28, 2009 at 9:05 AM

To see this man humbled to the core will truly be a glorious thing to see.

NoDonkey on October 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Narcissists are never humbled–never! He will always make his successes all about himself and his failures about someone else.

labwriter on October 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM

The “buy American” clause was quietly put back in the porkulus debacle. I do building design work with HUD housing authorities. Every project with stimulus money must meet the “buy American” restriction. It is proving to be very difficult and extremely costly.

Awilson on October 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM

PROJECTION

nolapol on October 28, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Liar!

hawkman on October 28, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Chris Christie will win.
The Daggett dodge will not work.
Corzine’s goin’ DOWN!

Haiku Guy on October 28, 2009 at 8:46 AM

The aftermath is going to be more interesting than the elections.

Everybody but Deeds seems to think that it’s all over but the crying in Virginia with the outcome a GOP sweep of the top positions and a good chance at control in the House of Delegates. The lesson here is that they ran a good targeted campaign and found solid candidates. Deeds on the other hand was stuck on personal attack ads concerning a 20-year-old thesis.

In New Jersey, the lesson is lower taxes and smaller government. The amount of fiscal mismanagement by Corzine is so evident that a Republican has a shot of winning a general election. Not unheard of but certainly not the norm.

In NY-23 the lesson is essentially that there is a battle for the soul of the GOP between the McCain Wing and real Republicans. If Hoffman holds on to beat the GOP annointed liberal watch out for 2010.

highhopes on October 28, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Narcissists are never humbled–never! He will always make his successes all about himself and his failures about someone else.

labwriter on October 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM

And as far as narcissism goes, the filthy lying coward in the White House is at the top of his game. It is going to be very ugly in the post-presidency years as the rat bastard traitor becomes less and less relevant. He will not have the good sense to gracefully retire from public life.

highhopes on October 28, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Well to be fair, it was at a rally for Creigh Deeds so it isn’t like anybody heard it. :-0

Seriously though, he’s still operating in Chicago street thug mode. He and his corrupt administration doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that people in DC keep track of this stuff.

highhopes on October 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

While Chicago may be a rough place, DC is just as rough, if not more so. I mean until Detroit took over this “esteemed” award, DC was the murder capital of the country for a while. I think Obama is finding it harder to thug his way through DC than he expected.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 28, 2009 at 9:36 AM

You forgot “lobbyists in his cabinet or with access to the WH”.

keving on October 28, 2009 at 9:43 AM

You left off: hiring lobbyists.

Abby Adams on October 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

keving on October 28, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Darn you, keving! :-)

Abby Adams on October 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

People don’t forget that whenever the ‘Won’ is speaking he IS actually telling the truth. You see he says McConnell and then talks about Deeds. That’s what all the libs do. They accuse us of doing exactly what they have already been doing.

Blacksmith8 on October 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

It’s called projection in the psych world. Damn near bordering on mental illness.

BetseyRoss on October 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

“We don’t need people who are slick, who say one thing and do another and go back to the policies of yesteryear,” he said

Oblivious.

jtownsley on October 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Projection!

‘Nuff said

tom on October 28, 2009 at 10:08 AM

POTUS is a POS.

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM

“We don’t need people who are slick, who say one thing and do another and go back to the policies of yesteryear,” he said. “They got us in trouble in the first place.”

I saw the clip last night and had such a good laugh at the sheer hypocrisy of this statement.

UltimateBob on October 28, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Darn you, keving! :-)

Abby Adams on October 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

To be fair, that list is going to be growing and growing for a long, long time.

UltimateBob on October 28, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Sorry, this one just irks the hell outta me since I have some very good friends who live in ColOmbia:

It’s not ColUmbia…it’s ColOmbia.

I see you got it right in the original post…must have just been a typo. I’m still posting the comment to educate those who don’t know.

JRWARHAWK on October 28, 2009 at 12:09 PM

What an incredibly stupid thing to say with the majority in Washington being Democrats…but I must say this time and only this time do I agree with the Big 0!

BTW… Isn’t it the Colombian Trade Agreement?

CCRWM on October 28, 2009 at 12:49 PM

To add to the point of this post, see the video link below:
Obama’s seven lies in under two minutes.

Christian Conservative on October 28, 2009 at 1:01 PM

What a jerk! He is as slick and slimy as a snake, so he’s one to talk about being slick.
Did you hear the audio of any of this speech? POTUS pulled out his “southern accent” to talk to all of the “hicks” in Virginia. (/sarc) If I was a Virginian, I would be insulted by this, I mean do they even have an accent?

Susanboo on October 28, 2009 at 3:11 PM

geez..he was describing himself! lol

becki51758 on October 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM

That’s called projection in psychological terms. A sign the O is not in control; his ego is pretending it is completely in control of everything…but..he..can’t..hold..on…much…longer….

DeoGratias on October 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Here is one Obama-promise he has kept “redistribute the wealth”:

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/EnrollmentPublic/Home.aspx

How does that cellphone work for the homeless again?

“WHAT. NO CAR CHARGER”.

dthorny on October 28, 2009 at 10:28 PM