Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on May 26, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

When Barack Obama ran for President, his followers went into fits of ecstasy about electing a Harvard intellectual to the office.   Finally, they argued, we’ll have a real thinker in charge — as opposed, apparently, to his Yale- and Harvard-educated predecessor.  We’ll get real solutions to heretofore intractable problems. Obama’s complex intellect would outshine anything that preceded him in the Oval Office, and the oceans would recede and the Earth would cool, etc etc etc.

So what kind of insight and keen problem-solving do we get after one of the worst environmental emergencies in the US since the Exxon Valdez?  What brilliant, complex, and original solution has The Great Intellect delivered unto us?

This:

President Barack Obama has privately expressed his frustration to senior government officials that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has not been stopped and has made clear his feelings about it.

Plug the damn hole,” he has told them, according to aides.

Whoa.  Just imagine if we didn’t have Obama’s superior intellect to solve the big problems.  Who ever would have thought that the solution to a broken pipe pouring out thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico would be to plug it?

And just imagine –  his aides are so proud of it, they’re telling the press all about it five weeks after the blowout.  It’s the only answer Obama has supplied thus far, of course.  Thank goodness we have bona fide intellectuals running the show now.

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The argument from the left has been -
“All those things are Republican (usually less aceptible terms to describe the other camp) plants. Obama / Dems never said these things.”

Despite the recorded evidence.

However, it is universal proof that Palin is stooopid, because Tiny Fey’s portrait of her.

Sir Napsalot on May 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Tiny Tina Fey’s

/butterfingers

Sir Napsalot on May 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Key West Reader on May 26, 2010 at 10:18 AM

:D

ExpressoBold on May 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Key West Reader on May 26, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Ooops! I was trying to make that laughing emoticon thingy!
.
Thanks for the attaboy backpat!

ExpressoBold on May 26, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Just wait until the spill is stopped. The MFM will pour out hosannas to Barry’s “enlightened leadership” in this hour of “crisis”.

GarandFan on May 26, 2010 at 11:10 AM

I made a funny:
http://tinyurl.com/32wk6gp

OxyCon on May 26, 2010 at 11:39 AM

This is not only the dumbest president the U.S. ever had, but he makes dummies in general look good.

This year will be hell for him, and the arrogant narcissistic teenager deserves it all.

The emperor is truly naked.

Schadenfreude on May 26, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Just plug it!

James on May 26, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Well somebody better plug the hole PDQ, Shepard Smith has been coming really close to tears lately.

Cindy Munford on May 26, 2010 at 9:51 AM

To be fair to Shep – he used to live in the Destin Ft Walton area, knows it well and has family and friends here…

Odie1941 on May 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Gee, Super O, just go into a phone booth, change into a blue jumpsuit with a red O on your chest that shows off your man-boobs, take a deep breath, swim a mile straight down, stick your head in and plug the d@mn hole, and stop the seas from rising, while the celestial choirs sing.

Oh, and watch out for the Kryptonite in the oil.

And now, a word from our sponsor…Beyond Petroleum.

Steve Z on May 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM

This is not only the dumbest president the U.S. ever had, but he makes dummies in general look good.

Latest in the series: Drill Baby Drill for Dummies!

Steve Z on May 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM

To be fair to Shep – he used to live in the Destin Ft Walton area, knows it well and has family and friends here…

Odie1941 on May 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM

To be fair, I currently live in the Destin/Ft. Walton area, and all we’ve experienced is a couple of tar balls.

James on May 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM

As an ex-roughneck of 10 years and 34 years of oil field experience, Obowma says to “plug the damn hole”? What a genious.

dthorny on May 26, 2010 at 1:19 PM

My, my, my. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. Such profanity coming from the man who thinks he’s God. Tsk, tsk, tsk!!!

capejasmine on May 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM

What brilliant, complex, and original solution has The Great Intellect delivered unto us?

Obama to BP: Plug the damn hole

Obama to Air Force 1 Pilot: Fly the damn plane

Obama to National Guard: Go to the damn border

Obama to Congress: Pass the damn bill

Obama to Americans: Pay your damn taxes

Obama insolent SOB

BDU-33 on May 26, 2010 at 2:36 PM

“Plug the damn hole,” he has told them, according to aides.

Finally, dang Obama is slowwwwwwwww on the up take, but, it sounds like he’s learning.

The point of communication is to communicate.

“Plug the damn hole,”

No nuance,
Not malleable,
The intent is clear.

DSchoen on May 26, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Plug your pie hole, Dear Leader.

LarryG on May 26, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Speaking of holes…

Susanboo on May 26, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Yah know. . . as our President, ‘ole Barry coulda made a move early on in this thing. He coulda picked up the phone and called. . . . The Navy.

If you were to make a list of people who would be the most experienced at underwater operations-salvage. The oil companies and the Navy are probably tied for the number one slot.

To date, we don’t have the Navy on station. We aren’t using Navy personnel who train for just this sort of thing. Where’s the media on this one?

I’m not saying that the Navy will cruise in and save the day immediately, but they have unique resources and personnel that could have DRAMATICALLY altered the entire situation for the better. At the very least, the logistical and personnel support the Navy could have offered is immense. Instead, we spent weeks training novices.

As of yet. . . Obama has neglected to pick up the phone.

Ironically, if he had called the Navy on day one and screamed “Plug that damn hole!”. You can bet it’d be plugged by now.

Jason Coleman on May 26, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Let’s take Obowma at his word as ironic as that may be. He claimed about the gulf oil spill they “have been there since day one”.

Ok, stick with me now. Yesterday, OR 35 DAYS AFTER THE SPILL STARTED, he says “plug the damn hole”.

And they claim Biden is slow?

dthorny on May 26, 2010 at 4:53 PM

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