Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on February 15, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Normally, when someone makes an important decision, thinking through the logistical issues is one of the most critical parts of the process. When thinking about the best way to adjudicate the case of the chief 9/11 plotter, one might have imagined that logistics would have been scrutinizedc closely all along. However, when Katie Couric asked Barack Obama about the reconsideration of the decision made by Eric Holder to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Obama made it sound like logistics is something they only considered in hindsight (via Quite Rightly):

I have not ruled it out, but I think it’s important for us to take into account the practical, logistical issues involved. I mean, if you’ve got a city that’s saying no, and a police department that’s saying no, and a mayor that’s saying no, that makes it difficult.

Aren’t these all issues that should have been addressed before saddling New York City with a trial that its city, mayor, and police department didn’t want?  And when Holder presented Obama with that decision — assuming that Holder made it on his own, as the White House now insists — didn’t it occur to Obama to ask about the logistics of the decision?

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Odamna’s 3-part plan: Say whatever you think will play with the commoners. Do whatever the heck you want. Tell the commoners you did what was best.

Crusader Rabbit on February 15, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Maybe it’s just me, but I think there’s usually a step between brainstorming and announcing a decision:

Step 1: Brainstorming
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit Announcing Your Decision

apostic on February 15, 2010 at 8:10 AM

I’m sure the president thought all this through before because he is the smartest president we’ve had since Madison.

myrenovations on February 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM

INCOMPETENCE thy name is Obama

cmsinaz on February 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM

assuming that Holder made it on his own, as the White House now insists — didn’t it occur to Obama to ask about the logistics of the decision?

only if dear leader had ANY experience outside of being a community organizer

cmsinaz on February 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM

So,Hopey doesn’t want to lose his last remaining ObamaVoterBot Extreme LeftWing Loony Anti-War Moon
Bat voters!!!!

Or,he’s the Manchurian Candidate,

or,He lies so much,even Obama himself is confused!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Clearly, new york is racist for wanting these trials to fail.

rightside on February 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Somebody has got to come up with a gizmo to
translate Liberal speak,maybe call it a,

De-SpeakLib-altor!!!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Oblahblah’s Game Plan
1) Say/do what you want
2) Put your finger in the wind
3) Deny #1
4) Blame others
5) Push ‘em under da bus
6) Remain perfect, omniscient, above the fray

rockbend on February 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Incompetent-in-Chief.

rbj on February 15, 2010 at 8:19 AM

This is what happens when somebody’s first ever executive experience is the Presidency of the United States. As pointed out during the primaries, the White House is no place for on-the-job training. Too bad 52% of the voters didn’t listen.

AZCoyote on February 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM

It reminds me of Carter and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Carter let’s the Shah of Iran implode and loses Iran for now 31 years. Then he is “surpised” by the Invasion of neighboring Afghanistan. With the Soviet leader flat out lying to Carter……and the Peanut man actually believing it.

Barack Is Carter all over again…..on steroids.

God help us.

PappyD61 on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

rockbend on February 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM

sounds about right…

cmsinaz on February 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM

didn’t it occur to Obama to ask about the logistics of the decision?

Logistics. Just a word, not a concept.

/s

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Inexperience in Mom Jeans!!

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Perhaps, given his year-long slide in the polls, someone has taken them away from him. And his belt and shoelaces…

apostic on February 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Off Topic –

Saw the new Percy Jackson movie over the weekend. In it they made insinuations that demigods (the illegitimate children of the ancient Greek gods) are in the white house. And since they also refer to the current recession, it is no mistake that they are implying the president is godlike. Remember the Greek columns of his acceptance speech.

That and the fact that the movie is very loosely based on the book turned me off of the film.

mechkiller_k on February 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM

“…didn’t it occur to Obama to ask about the logistics of the decision?”

Barry: “Logistics? We don’t need no stinkin’ logistics. I WON!”

Barb Dwyer on February 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

IrishEi:Don’t forget the flag pin,and oh ya,
the soldiers bracelet that Obama couldn’t
remember his name,jus try’n to help!!:)

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:31 AM

And the wheels of the bus go round and round….

mechkiller_k on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Because, he is.

Jeff2161 on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

But he looks so calm, cool, and collected when he leaves the tie off…
* eyeroll *

Yes, it makes him appear unprofessional. He might as well look the part, because he handles the job like a total amateur.

UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Credit where credit is due. He doesn’t just look unprofessional, he really is.

Oldnuke on February 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM

What incompetence. This is so frustrating. Essentially, Obama and his team do what they want to do without consulting anyone, acting like a king and his royal court. November 2010 can’t come soon enough. We’re voting them off the island.

conservative pilgrim on February 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM

didn’t it occur to Obama to ask about the logistics of the decision?

I think it’s safe to say…NO!

ladyingray on February 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

IrishEi: Somebody else doesn’t wear a tie either!

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/88739625/AFP

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Irish, this new fashion style is supposed to make him look like the kind of executive who rolls up his sleeve and “gets to work” right along with the rest of ‘em. . . except it ain’t workin’.

DrStock on February 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

The incompetence on B.O’s part is one thing, but to also see the underlying arrogance on top of the incomptence is something completely different. It is as if he feels it is his executive privelage and right to be a completely moronic boob on issues like this.

pilamaye on February 15, 2010 at 8:38 AM

And his belt and shoelaces…

apostic on February 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Ha! :-)

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Barack Is Carter all over again…..on steroids.

God help us.

PappyD61 on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Indeed, but without having experienced Carter, we wouldn’t have elected Reagan because he was “dumb,” “not qualified,” “just an actor,” “a warmonger,” etc.

Sound familiar?

ncborn on February 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Obowma is unserious and unprofessional………………or it’s GW Bush’s fault.

Obowma is the worst mistake ever as an American president. Shame on you fools for voting for this moron.

He was and is the most leftist candidate in America, he told you what he planned to do, he was buddies with racists, terrorists and Islamic terrorist supporters and YOU still voted for him? His AG was DEFENDING Gitmo terrorists and now is supposed to try them in court? He had NO accomplishments to speak of, no written papers from his school years, no business history, no career as a senator other than voting “present” 140 times, supported infanticide against surviving aborted children, abortion is above his paygrade and he signed into law for Americans to pay for the world’s abortions.

This guy is an absolute turd.

dthorny on February 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?

Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Because it’s what community organizers wear. I’m not picky on clothing choices, but I think as POTUS there are basic standards. Obama is taking Clinton’s policy of jeans in the West Wing/Oval Office to a whole new level.

Funny how Obama chooses below the bar and Michelle Obama’s attire is generally excessive and over the top.

conservative pilgrim on February 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

I have to disagree-pointing out that the logistics of it may cause the administration to reconsider is just a way to back out of a bad decision while trying to make it seem like you care about someone other than yourself. It’s pure politics…now Obama can say well, we wanted to have it there, but New York wouldn’t cooperate, so maybe we shouldn’t have it in civil court anyway.

CarolinaGirl6 on February 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Isn’t he supposed to be an academic? Didn’t he campaign on his good judgement overcoming his lack of experience?

Daveyardbird on February 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

IrishEi: Somebody else doesn’t wear a tie either!

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/88739625/AFP

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Not wearing a tie feeds the secret Muslim rumor. Many Muslims do not wear ties because a)they are a Western invention and b)they are often made of silk which isn’t halal.

Disturb the Universe on February 15, 2010 at 8:41 AM

The Devil Teleprompter made him do it.

William Amos on February 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM

IrishEi: Somebody else doesn’t wear a tie either!

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/88739625/AFP

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Not wearing a tie feeds the secret Muslim rumor. Many Muslims do not wear ties because a)they are a Western invention and b)they are often made of silk which isn’t halal.

Disturb the Universe on February 15, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Interesting observation. Something that Westerners don’t notice, but Muslims do. Anyway, better watch out or the powers that be will start banning people who talk about this possibility. The whole nutroots, insane, crazies talk . . . . . .

conservative pilgrim on February 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Irish, this new fashion style is supposed to make him look like the kind of executive who rolls up his sleeve and “gets to work” right along with the rest of ‘em. . . except it ain’t workin’.

DrStock on February 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

That look only works if you actually do roll your sleeves up and get something done. This clown had a supermajority in the Senate for a whole year and didn’t do diddly.

Except appear on TV some 400++ times.

UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM

How does a person manage to get dumber every day?I honestly can’t imagine anyone being as stupid as Bambi.He makes Greasy Joe look almost smart.

DDT on February 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Not wearing a tie feeds the secret Muslim rumor. Many Muslims do not wear ties because a)they are a Western invention and b)they are often made of silk which isn’t halal.

Disturb the Universe on February 15, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Interesting observation.

conservative pilgrim on February 15, 2010 at 8:43 AM

That is an interesting observation. I never thought about it before.

Ever see Ahmadinejad wearing a tie?

UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:31 AMJ
eff2161 on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM
UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM
Oldnuke on February 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM
DrStock on February 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Whew! Nice to see I’m not alone.

IrishEi: Somebody else doesn’t wear a tie either!

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/88739625/AFP

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Yeah. I’ve been thinking about that too. As I’m sure you know, there’s some feeling in the Islamic world that ties are haram because they represent a cross.

Everything–everything–about this president is unsettling, at best.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

It reminds me of Carter and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.. – PappyD61 on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?
Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. – IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Next thing you know he’ll dig out Jimmy Carter’s infamous cardigan sweater from the White House attic, the very one which no doubt helped contribute to Carter’s public image as an ineffectual incompetent out of his league.

Makes ya wonder: is it the current Prez’s intention to replicate all the Carter term PR blunders?

leilani on February 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

I have to disagree-pointing out that the logistics of it may cause the administration to reconsider is just a way to back out of a bad decision while trying to make it seem like you care about someone other than yourself. It’s pure politics…now Obama can say well, we wanted to have it there, but New York wouldn’t cooperate, so maybe we shouldn’t have it in civil court anyway.

CarolinaGirl6 on February 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

But who runs anything like this? Don’t consult with the people and entities with whom it effects and just do it. Who cares whether the people agree. Wait, I can think of some people and history remembers them as dictators, thugs, and despots.

conservative pilgrim on February 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM

canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

was thinking the same thing…he’s trying emulate dinner jacket

cmsinaz on February 15, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Funny how Obama endlessly debates on what to do with terrorists just after we lose John Murtha who had no problem covicting US Marines in the Media.

Have to keep in mind that for liberals Terrorists have more rights than US citizens.

William Amos on February 15, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Hey, I’m not defending him by any means, just saying that it has all the markings of politics, not inexperience. It’s not that his people don’t THINK to check how a decision will affect those involved, it’s that they don’t CARE. Wait for it — this could be the means to change their mind again and do what should have been done all along — handle terrorists in a military court.

CarolinaGirl6 on February 15, 2010 at 8:51 AM

I can’t believe I am going to say this but the plan to had been out in the public for a while before the powers that be in N.Y. said no. I think it is safe to say that they did a complete change of direction and I am so cynical that I believe that a price could not be agreed on.

Cindy Munford on February 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Where was this commercial filmed? Is he in the White House or a nice restaurant? I’m guessing White House since he’s not wearing a tie or jacket, but his feet aren’t propped up on anything so I can’t tell for sure. A little help?

rogerb on February 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

Obowma is the worst mistake ever as an American president. Shame on you fools for voting for this moron.

dthorny on February 15, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Fox & Friends, this morning, referred to a poll that says only 35% of the people polled now admit to voting for Obama.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?
Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.
IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

P-BHO wearing a suitcoat = “I am better than you.”

P-BHO not wearing a tie = “I am one of you.”

Trying to have it both ways, as usual!

rockbend on February 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM

So the Bush Administration convicted “190 folks” and those “folks are in maximum security prisons right now.” Pantywaist can’t even call a terrorist a terrorist. We are in the fight of our lives with “folks”.

maryo on February 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM

And does his annoying verbal tic “y’o” bother anyone else?

maryo on February 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Fox & Friends, this morning, referred to a poll that says only 35% of the people polled now admit to voting for Obama.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

The death rattle of white guilt?

Extrafishy on February 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM

The characterization of incompetence is taking hold.

Yesterday, on Fox News Sunday, Liz Cheney called the O’s administration “incompetent” at least twice. And you could tell that her emphasis really stung the two leftward-leaning members of the Fox News Panel–Juan Williams and some woman from the Washington Post.

Don’t sugarcoat, Liz!

BuckeyeSam on February 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM

And does his annoying verbal tic “y’o” bother anyone else?

maryo on February 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Yep. As well as, “The notion that somehow….” which is very condescending imo. Whenever he says it, I hear, “You stupid idiots think that…”

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Ed,

This is going to be a tough OOTD to beat………

RealMc on February 15, 2010 at 9:07 AM

I think it is safe to say that they did a complete change of direction and I am so cynical that I believe that a price could not be agreed on.

Cindy Munford on February 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

An astute observation. Knowing the politics of New York, I wonder who derailed the trial.

Mayor, senator, representative, councilmen, police, et al?

Where’s the money?

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM

I think it is safe to say that they did a complete change of direction and I am so cynical that I believe that a price could not be agreed on.

Cindy Munford on February 15, 2010 at 8:52 AM

An astute observation. Knowing the politics of New York, I wonder who derailed the trial.

Mayor, senator, representative, councilmen, police, et al?

Where’s the money?

donh525 on February 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Fox & Friends, this morning, referred to a poll that says only 35% of the people polled now admit to voting for Obama.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Yoop, you just made my day!

DrStock on February 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Ever notice how he refers to captured terrorists as “folks”? Go back and listen to this clip; see how many times he says “folks” instead of “terrorists”, “enemy combatants” or even “bad guys”.

“Folks” are regular people in general – our compatriots who live, work and respect the United States – not bloody terrorists, Muslim or otherwise, who disrespect the US at best and try to destroy it and us “folks” at worst.

Sloan Morganstern on February 15, 2010 at 9:12 AM

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/88739625/AFP
canopfor on February 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Must be somethin’ in their jeans genes.

yoda on February 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM

The Prom King in Chief didn’t bother to inform the British before he dumped Uighurs onto Bermuda either. He and his administration have no idea what they’re doing and worse, they don’t seem to care.

RobertE on February 15, 2010 at 9:16 AM

“Folks” are regular people in general – our compatriots who live, work and respect the United States – not bloody terrorists, Muslim or otherwise, who disrespect the US at best and try to destroy it and us “folks” at worst.

Sloan Morganstern on February 15, 2010 at 9:12 AM

When one spends much of one’s formative years in Indonesia, one tends to have a different idea of “folks.”

Disturb the Universe on February 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM

The 4 P’s of Obama decision making:

Punt It

Poll It

Pull It

Place Blame

David2.0 on February 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Holder’s always been a good little soldier. He follows orders even if it means walking a plank off the sinking ship.

Kissmygrits on February 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Like Rush always says, with liberals, it doesn’t matter about results, just that their intentions were good. Our intention was to have the trial in NYC because it would show the world yada, yada, yada…but the logisitics just aren’t working out. But we had good intentions!

PatMac on February 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Irish, this new fashion style is supposed to make him look like the kind of executive who rolls up his sleeve and “gets to work” right along with the rest of ‘em. . . except it ain’t workin’.

DrStock on February 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

No, it’s because the thermostat at the White House is set to 82 degrees, per Mr. Obama’s wishes. Mr. Obama likes the effects of AGW, but a tie is contraindicated.

You’ve got to know when to Holder,
Know when to fold’er….

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM

He and his administration have no idea what they’re doing and worse, they don’t seem to care.

RobertE on February 15, 2010 at 9:16 AM

People should take note that, to date, the Obama administration has attacked the American public more than those “folks” have.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Fox & Friends, this morning, referred to a poll that says only 35% of the people polled now admit to voting for Obama.

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

The poll is probably absolutely correct.

And, on the weather front, a blustery cold wind from Chicago has blanketed the Nation…

unclesmrgol on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

SMART Power!!!!!11111!!!!elelventy

I’m sure somehow, somewya that this is Bush’s fault.

jukin on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Are these the same kind of “folks” that cling to their guns and bibles and waste money in Vegas when they should be paying their mortgages? /

scalleywag on February 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Dope and Blame.

csdeven on February 15, 2010 at 9:40 AM

The thing I notice about all his statements regardless of the subject is they are always about “I”

JKotthoff on February 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Obamteurism should be narrowed down to “of the hour” , even “of the day” offers too many pickings.

bayview on February 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM

The way he conducts himself and dresses himself shows a lack of respect and willful ignorance of how to be the President of the United States of America.

kingsjester on February 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

As Ed loves the word “unexpectedly”, Obama and the Democrats will feel the impact of an unexpected tidal wave running over their agenda of distruction.

Rovin on February 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Why? This appears to be nothing more than a political move that will give someone in the shrinking circle of supporters a boost in their political career.

Also, you can hear that this man does not know a thing about what he speaks without the TOTUS in the area. Stutter, stammer, and trip over his dangling participles.

MSGTAS on February 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM

NYC is just being obstructionistic because it’s racist and all.

Akzed on February 15, 2010 at 9:57 AM

The Emperor President is naked a doofus!

Shy Guy on February 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Has someone stolen all his ties?
Seems as if he is appearing without them more and more. It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.
IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

I think it’s just because he’s a punk and knows that many conservatives find it appalling and unprofessional.

Must be an Alinsky rule in there somewhere.

tru2tx on February 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM

This is a guy who ‘allegedly’ thought there could be a Marxist/Leninist revolution to overthrow our capitalist system, and wouldn’t back down from that position when presented with historical evidence that it was nearly impossible. He’s such a Narcissistic, and so caught up in his ideological world view, he doesn’t think about logistics. I think he’s spent his life convinced the righteousness of his views combined with his super awesomeness will make things happen.

BTW, Rush cited that quote and noted that the American people are saying “NO!” to his agenda, but instead of listening, he’s just doubling down.

Buy Danish on February 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

It makes him look unserious and unprofessional. Just my opinion.

IrishEi on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Because, he is.

Jeff2161 on February 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Come on! He’s a professional – he’s getting paid by you to wreck your country.

ProfessorMiao on February 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Nothing more than a trick pony as many journalist articles are beginning to point out.

Now the world knows what the qualifications of a community organizer are….. and also what a weak and biased media
” is ” and does for the good of mankind

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Changie-Hopey from Dopey

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bluegrass on February 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Lack of a tie == professorial posing. You know the type: hip, with-it, down with the struggle; one yutes with skulls full of mush want to rap with about life and stuff.

ya2daup on February 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM

I mean, if you’ve got a city that’s saying no, and a police department that’s saying no, and a mayor that’s saying no, that makes it difficult.

“…but not impossible. As I’ve said before, we’ve got cities, states, in fact a majority of the American people who don’t want my heath care scam, but I plan on ramming it down their throats anyway. So I will do what I want to–after all, I won–and just let the city of New York pay for it. Oh, and as I’ve said before, I inherited this mess.”

BitterClinger on February 15, 2010 at 10:17 AM

He is quite literally a bystander in the office of the presidency.

Mojave Mark on February 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Fox & Friends, this morning, referred to a poll that says only 35% of the people polled now admit to voting for Obama.
Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Veddy interestink…

lovingmyUSA on February 15, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I mean, if you’ve got a city that’s saying no, and a police department that’s saying no, and a mayor that’s saying no, that makes it difficult.

Ya think?

Rightwingguy on February 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM

if you’ve got a city that’s saying no, and a police department that’s saying no, and a mayor that’s saying no, that makes it difficult

Doesn’t seem to slow him down any on trying to screw up healthcare. Entire cities, millions of police officers and thousands of mayors all screaming NO! at the top of their lungs and he’s poor ol’ hard of hearing Barry.

Too bad Lee Majors won’t send him a crate of those bionic ear thingies he’s pushing on commercials.

I think he’s more worried over 2012 since it would be a complete and utter embarrassment if New York and especially New York City rejected his bid for re-election. If he can’t keep those moronic liberals on his side he may have to go join Jimmy Carter at habitat for humanity. Assuming he can use a hammer better than he can bowl.

Hyunchback on February 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM

And they say this guy is very intelligent.
He can’t speak without a teleprompter.
He can’t pronounce military words correctly.
He can’t make decisions without deliberating for months.
He can’t remember peoples names.
He is a whiner and not responsible for anything that goes wrong.

He does know how to pose for pictures, fly around the world to give more speeches, fly around the country for dinner dates with his wife, throw weekly cocktail parties for his friends and appoint his friends to high government positions.

Is this really what this country wanted in their leader?

kaye on February 15, 2010 at 11:06 AM

…that makes it difficult.

I take that as a slap at the City of NYC, it’s people, it’s police and their mayor. These people have the nerve to disagree with The One.

I’m sure P.BO is thinking “how dare they go against my edicts”. So now he’s trying to show that he cares, that he can deign to mingle with the commoners.

Is it 2012 yet?

KrisinNE on February 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Completely, profoundly, incredibly, amazingly
CLUELESS

n0doz on February 15, 2010 at 11:57 AM

This decision was Obama’s from start to finish. Holder just got the honors of announcing it. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand this wasn’t about seeking justice. This was about sticking it to Bush, and Republicans. While assuming that Democrats would be all for it, and back him up.

There were no thought processes to logistics, or security, or anything else. This was just Obama and company eeking out vengeance against evil Bush.

Now..the dung has hit the fan, and he has no choice but to place it back in military hands.

A little advice to Obama. The road to hell is usually always paved with the best of intentions, and vengences. Moron!

capejasmine on February 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Ever see Ahmadinejad wearing a tie?

UltimateBob on February 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM

What do you wear with a Leisure Suit?

karl9000 on February 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

What do you wear with a Leisure Suit?

karl9000 on February 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

White socks?

Yoop on February 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM

What do you wear with a Leisure Suit?

karl9000 on February 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

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How about THESE?

mrt721 on February 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Reality once again kicks Barry the Dreamer in the balls.

GarandFan on February 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM