Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:00 am on May 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It’s impossible to ignore that it’s time once again to select the Obamateurism of the Week, so don’t take today off, with or without pay.  Feel free to vote for whichever option captures the imagination, even if we haven’t included everything we could include.  If you’re not sure how to vote, it’s easy — just plug the damn hole.

Previous 2010 “winners”:

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Obama – There’s your “lounge lizard at war”. (Maj. Frank Burns)

50sGuy on May 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM

You’d think, at some point, that he’s been incompetent enough.

+1 for restating the obvious. Just plug the damn hole.

etch that little baby in stone because the POTUS needs to take a few golf balls and stuff them in his own pie hole, then sit down and start figuring out some real world problems that can’t be solved with platitudes, finger pointing, and hyperbole.

ted c on May 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Where’s “Obama doesn’t know whether his MMS secretary was fired or resigned after claiming to be on top of the situation”?

PackerBronco on May 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM

“Daddy, did they plug the hole yet?”

Puke.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

You know ‘Top Kill’ would make an excellent title for a book about Obama’s failed presidency.

meci on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

There’s something very odd about Obama’s statement about “the loss” of Daniel Pearl last week, the fact that he has just signed a nuclear nonproliferation document that singles out Israel, and the fact that his chief of staff is currently in Israel celebrating his son’s bar mitzvah at the Kotel (which of course, is on the Jordanian side of the ‘Green Line’, and which was closed to Jews under Jordanian rule). Obama is so completely out of his depth that he doesn’t realize how badly his staff screwed up when they wrote those idiotic words for him.

ProfessorMiao on May 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM

PackerBronco on May 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Yup, that’s a ‘good’ one too.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Plug the damn hole came a week after the spill? I thought it was a month after the spill.

ramrants on May 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Daddy, did they plug the hole yet?”

Puke.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Indeed. So fake

blatantblue on May 30, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Maybe this clown is not incompetent…maybe he actually doesn’t give a darn. Furthermore maybe all the policies he has put into place are achieving exactly what they are supposed to achieve…

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 9:13 AM

the Pearl comment was disgusting.

rob verdi on May 30, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Obama = Man Made Disaster

Mojave Mark on May 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

“Everything is being done that can be done”…TRUE, if you’re figuring out ways to harm our country. Tell me, again, what you would do differently if you were actually setting out to destroy our country?

texabama on May 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Plug the Damn Hole is unfairly underrated because it was NOT 1 week after the spill but 1 month after the spill when Obama finally noticed it wasn’t going to go away.

Yes, the Daniel Pearl thing was ODD – Odoriferous, Demented, Disgusting.

katablog.com on May 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

As usual, most of his weekly gaffes are due to his “brilliance” when speaking… the most egregious was the Daniel Pearl statement.

I had to go with his visit to the “green energy” factory resulting in forcing the employees to stay home without pay.

His loyal followers no less: union workers.

tru2tx on May 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM

<Plug the damn hole came a week after the spill? I thought it was a month after the spill.

ramrants on May 30, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Yeah…..I thought this came out just last week.

Bosox04 on May 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Obama’s vacation: Day 3

Oil leak: Day 40

artist on May 30, 2010 at 9:28 AM

His reference to the vicious, brutal beheading of Daniel Pearl as “captur(ing)the world’s imagination” is one of the most despicable phrases every uttered by ANY human being.

To have those words so easily flow from the lips of the president of the world’s last best hope for mankind, is unthinkable. In fact, it’s unbearable.

IrishEi on May 30, 2010 at 9:29 AM

The BP guy just said on Fox that it will still leak after it is plugged because of the pressure, but they could just as easily put a pipe in it instead of a plug and convert that pressure to flow and collect it on the surface instead of all the pressure pushing on the plug. But now they have to plug it instead of collect it, by Obama’s order, and that means that they will let the oil leak into the gulf unnecessarily.

Buddahpundit on May 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Every week there are so many good one! It gets harder and harder to choose.

bitsy on May 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM

IrishEi on May 30, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Perfect. My thoughts exactly. In fact if I had to choose today, this one is the worst of them all. The tragic thing is that there could be something worse in the year to come which is frightening beyond belief.

BetseyRoss on May 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM

President D#@!hole.

5u93rm4n on May 30, 2010 at 9:40 AM

I voted for “everything that can be done is being done”. According to others who have handled spills we know that this isn’t true. If this is Mr. Obama’s definition of “everything” then it will be interesting to see what our country looks like after four years of a mediocracy.

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Plug the Damn Hole is unfairly underrated because it was NOT 1 week after the spill but 1 month after the spill when Obama finally noticed it wasn’t going to go away.

katablog.com on May 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM

You have to go back to the OOTD to see the reporting. The White House leaked the quote a week ago, but they said Obama spoke it a week after the crisis began. The OOTD focused on both the vacuousness of the quote and the fact that four weeks later the WH was using it to sell the President’s engagement on the issue.

Ed Morrissey on May 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

You’re doin a heckuva job, Barackie!

Huckabye-Romney on May 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Wow. Just wow.

I missed the Daniel Pearl thing this week. In Obamaland the televised beheading of a human being ‘captures the world’s imagination’?

How come the faithful HA lefty trolls are never around when you need ‘em? Right now, I would really like to hear why I shouldn’t be worried about this.

bitsy on May 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

“Let me finish my Bean Pie!”

JohnBissell on May 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

…there could be something worse in the year to come which is frightening beyond belief.

BetseyRoss on May 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM

My greatest fear as well.

We are witnessing the perfect storm:

A malignant narcissist as POTUS
— with an un-American agenda
— who despises the country
A submissive partisan legislature
A capricious judiciary
A fawning media
A disengaged electorate

Someone suggested that we need an Outrage of the Day as well as an Obamateurism. I think so too.

IrishEi on May 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Unlike the Daniel Pearl travesty, God Rest His soul, I find the current regime`s callous incompetence “captures my imagination” (and disgust)

NY Conservative on May 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

I’d have to go with the statement about Pearl. It was so detached to the real situation I wonder if he even knew who he was talking about.

Also, the thing that’s so outrageous about the oil spill is not just that Obama hasn’t been engaged in the efforts as much as he should have, it’s that his WHOLE administration seems to be incompetent when it comes to being in charge of anything. There should be a whole team of people down there directing the efforts. There should be a coordinator bringing in help from other countries. There should be, like CHRIS MATTHEWS suggested, super tankers down there sucking up the oil. And where is Kevin Costner and his magic invention? This isn’t his Katrina, it’s far, far worse than that.

scalleywag on May 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

…there could be something worse in the year to come which is frightening beyond belief.
BetseyRoss on May 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM

My greatest fear as well.
IrishEi on May 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM

He will start a gigantic war. No ifs ands or buts about it.
Same as Lincoln and FDR
It’s his only out.

Beto Ochoa on May 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

The question you really have to ask yourself is who exactly are the people that think this administration isn’t totally incompetent and corrupt.

whbates on May 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM

The OOTD focused on both the vacuousness of the quote and the fact that four weeks later the WH was using it to sell the President’s engagement on the issue.

Ed Morrissey on May 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM

That’s certainly why I voted for it. It was a moderately dumb thing to say, but the fact that they played it up to make Obama look decisive and in control is priceless.

There Goes The Neighborhood on May 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM

“Daddy, did they plug the hole yet?”

Puke.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Did they? I thought it was you. Two possible answers here:

“Daddy, did you plug the hole?”

-Yes, I did.
-No, they didn’t.

Marcus on May 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM

The Daniel Pearl comment was definitely over the top.

Dire Straits on May 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM

I missed the Daniel Pearl thing this week. In Obamaland the televised beheading of a human being ‘captures the world’s imagination’?

How come the faithful HA lefty trolls are never around when you need ‘em? Right now, I would really like to hear why I shouldn’t be worried about this.

bitsy on May 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Oh c’mon, that little poetic tidbit was just another example of the kind of articulate brilliance that defines our cerebral, Ivy League-educated, president. If you don’t get it then you’re obviously just one of those knuckle-dragging, racist, bitter clingers who don’t have sufficient gray matter to appreciate the magnificence of our Affirmative Action president.

AZCoyote on May 30, 2010 at 10:16 AM

7,000 posters can’t be wrong. And MSNBC is spinning the administration’s spill fiasco to be poor “political management” since The One is so sound in “substantive management”.

How about a complete lack of management ability or knowledge?

I believe that an ignorance of operations research is one of the main culprits. They teach the subject at various business and management schools including the service schools.

Harvard Law School grads have a prolific exposure but the idea that The One actually learned to run anything is a leap of faith worthy of Martin Luther.

The B school has that infernal case method but W evinced some good decision theory in some of his guidance. If we exclude the Iraq end game, of course.

I adumbrated a managers approach to the oil spill for my friends yesterday which included the relevant PR elements. I got at least an “OK” from a round table of the most viscious round table of intellectual sharks this side of Beijing. The One could have done so much better.

Lucky He has the MSM to cover for his obvious ineptitude. Just as they ignored his resume.

If you don’t know PERT/CPM, it can bite you on the bum.

IlikedAUH2O on May 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM

How about this Obamateurism?

Obama Skips Arlington to Spend Memorial Day with Louis Farrakhan

selias on May 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM

How come the faithful HA lefty trolls are never around when you need ‘em? Right now, I would really like to hear why I shouldn’t be worried about this.

bitsy on May 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

They’ve had a bad week, wouldn’t you say?

Del Dolemonte on May 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

“Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl…”

No, the tragic loss of Mr. Pearl did not make me think, at any time, of a “free press.” Some statements sound stupid and amateur because they are.
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RIP, Daniel Pearl.

ExpressoBold on May 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM

[PackerBronco on May 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM]

We’d need a 28 day week to include everything from that uncontrollable gusher of idiocies.

Dusty on May 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Obama Skips Arlington to Spend Memorial Day with Louis Farrakhan

[selias on May 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM]

He’d sully the ceremony, so I’m glad he’s not going.

Dusty on May 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM

The question you really have to ask yourself is who exactly are the people that think this administration isn’t totally incompetent and corrupt.
whbates on May 30, 2010 at 10:07 AM

I do not think he is incompetent. I think he intends to say and do all that he has said and done. You may think he is accidently wrecking the economy but his history indicates to me that he has always hated this country and one of the brightest things about the United States was our free market…destroying this is his highest goal.

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 10:42 AM

The naked Emperor needs to find the Men’s Warehouse ASAP.

skanter on May 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Finally, McCain said something about magic zero that I totally agree with–”IN WAY OVER HIS HEAD”.

dragondrop on May 30, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Daniel Pearl, obviously. That statement was spoken like someone who had never seen the video. Because it was pretty clear why he was killed.

And it didn’t capture my imagination. It disgusted me beyond belief.

mjk on May 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Plug the damn hole!

Speaking of polls. FOX is getting hammered by SEIU, OfA and Moveon.org at this poll. “Should the flag be banned in schools”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/06/american-flag-banned-america/

katy on May 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM

There’s something very odd about Obama’s statement about “the loss” of Daniel Pearl last week, the fact that he has just signed a nuclear nonproliferation document that singles out Israel…

…Obama is so completely out of his depth that he doesn’t realize how badly his staff screwed up when they wrote those idiotic words for him.

ProfessorMiao on May 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I agree that Obama is “so completely out of his depth” but I disagree that Obama does not realize what he’s saying, that the words are “idiotic” to the ears of most in the U.S.A. (and in that case and many others like them, to those in and who believe in Israel).

Obama does know he’s being both inflammatory and disrespectful. He knows he is. Which is why he’s doing/saying what he’s doing/saying.

Lourdes on May 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Speaking of polls. FOX is getting hammered by SEIU, OfA and Moveon.org at this poll. “Should the flag be banned in schools”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/06/american-flag-banned-america/

katy on May 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM

And doesn’t that pitifully epitomize just who SEIU, OfA and Moveon are and what they’re about? They actually think banning the U.S. flag in public schools represents some keener “safety” rule for “students.”

What they mean by “safety” for “students” is preventing U.S. children/students from being exposed to patriotism and supporting it.

Lourdes on May 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Daniel Pearl, obviously. That statement was spoken like someone who had never seen the video. Because it was pretty clear why he was killed.

And it didn’t capture my imagination. It disgusted me beyond belief.

mjk on May 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM

I agree, BUT, to Obama and those who he identifies with, their “imaginations” were “captured” by Daniel Pearl’s slaughter. It incentivized them, in other words, inspired them.

It was Obama’s most deplorable statement next only to his reference to “corpses” as to our living military.

Lourdes on May 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Lourdes on May 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Yes. And also the left love to use emotion words when pushing their agenda. “Safety” in conjunction with children is a poll tested winner. It’s BS. It’s not about safety but it’s a great diversion to garner support through propaganda.

katy on May 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM

“Daddy, did they plug the hole yet?”

Puke.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

“You still see your mother sitting over there, don’t you?”

PatMac on May 30, 2010 at 11:04 AM

“Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the Muslim world’s imagination

PatMac on May 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM

http://politipage.com/2010/05/28/obamas-days/

Interesting and revealing timeline of the blast and Obama’s day by day responses.

Key West Reader on May 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

If you missed Mark Steyn’s commentary about Obama’s statement on Daniel Pearl, it is definitely worth the read.

dont taze me bro on May 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Perhaps the Obamanation should plug his OWN damn hole!

… just sayin’

psrch on May 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM

“Obviously, the loss top kill of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is. Please, no questions at this time. I’m off to speak with Bob Bauer about plugging holes in my story about Joe Sestak, and then I’m off for vacation.”

Fixed it.

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Like most everybody else here so far, I went with his bizarre statement about Daniel Pearl because the rest of ‘em this week are just par for the course for a man who was always so preoccupied with trying to get his next job all of his adult life, he never allowed himself the opportunity to develop a half-way decent skill set for executive competency in any of the jobs he’s ever held while he held them.

But his deeply weird statement about a savagely sadistic beheading capturing people’s imaginations, uttered with Mr. Pearl’s widow & parents standing right next to him no less, is evocative of his strange detachment when his supposedly beloved white granny – the woman who raised him because his absent alcoholic father & flaky irresponsible mother weren’t capable of doing so – was dying.

At the time I speculated that maybe the real reason Obama didn’t want anybody to see his birth certificate was not that it would show us he was born somewhere else, but that it would reveal he was genetically half-reptile.

Now I’m starting to think he may have gotten his creepy cold-blooded detachment from both sides of the family. This dude cannot be even half human.

leilani on May 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Did they? I thought it was you.

Marcus on May 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM

You’re right. It was, “Daddy, did you plug the hole yet.”

Adds yet another layer of putridness, doesn’t it.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM

If you missed Mark Steyn’s commentary about Obama’s statement on Daniel Pearl, it is definitely worth the read.

dont taze me bro on May 30, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Absolutely on the money, thanks for the link. Steyn’s best line was his last:

For now, the jihadists seem to have ceased cutting our heads off. Listening to Obama and Eric Holder, perhaps they’ve figured out there’s nothing much up there anyway.

leilani on May 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Obama’s “winning” statement is horrifying, and was probably intended to sound good to jihadist ears. He should have included his middle-finger cheek scratch for American audiences.

Sowell Disciple on May 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Obama’s main problem is that he hasn’t yet learned to fake sincerity. His belief that if it’s not about him, how important can it possibly be, still comes through. Now Bill Clinton’ was a past master. There was someone who if you didn’t know better you would swear was interested in whatever he was talking about. Obama’s second problem is that when you are incompetent at a job every day is an adventure.

Fred 2 on May 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM

I voted for “everything that can be done is being done”. According to others who have handled spills we know that this isn’t true.
Cindy Munford on May 30, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Also, the thing that’s so outrageous about the oil spill is not just that Obama hasn’t been engaged in the efforts as much as he should have, it’s that his WHOLE administration seems to be incompetent when it comes to being in charge of anything. There should be a whole team of people down there directing the efforts. There should be a coordinator bringing in help from other countries. There should be, like CHRIS MATTHEWS suggested, super tankers down there sucking up the oil. And where is Kevin Costner and his magic invention? This isn’t his Katrina, it’s far, far worse than that.

scalleywag on May 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I’d like to see an investigation into how many possible solutions have been blocked or tied up by federal agencies.

We know Jindal is being delayed by the Amy Corps of Engineers. Is Kostner’s solution as well?

This is a perfect example of how big government can block solutions to preserve it’s control while ignoring or abandoning it’s obligation to citizens.

So I vote for the “everything that can be done is being done”, as not only the weekly winner, but also as most obvious lie of the month.

ontherocks on May 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Beto Ochoa on May 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Tin foil hat on: It makes you wonder what he offered N. Korea to begin the process.

chemman on May 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM

The Pearl thing was really bad, but in a week of gaffes and missteps, you have to go with the ‘everything that can be done’ one, particularly in light of the failure of the top kill thing.

Was that said at the fake workers photo op thing?

He has earned every bit of finger-pointing that is going to be headed this administration’s way for his conduct over the oil spill.

Y-not on May 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Daniel Pearl, God rest his soul. Bowbama’s comment should tell you all you need to know about this tone-deaf, brain-dead, polarizing, clueless, partisan empty suit in chief. I can see 2012 from my house.

Philly on May 30, 2010 at 12:24 PM

PackerBronco on May 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM

The entire “oil spill” of a press conference (to quote AllahP) gave me a case of the runs. He’s soooo on top of it since day one, but has no idea whether the head of MMS had resigned.

John the Libertarian on May 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM

“Capture the imagination” : cold, unthinking, uncaring and yes, amateurish. Most brilliant President ever – utter B.S.!

ya2daup on May 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Obama’s “winning” statement is horrifying, and was probably intended to sound good to jihadist ears. He should have included his middle-finger cheek scratch for American audiences.

Sowell Disciple on May 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Indeed. ‘Throwing Pearl before swine’. Just disgusting.

dont taze me bro on May 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Went with the Daniel Pearl comment. It is beyond my comprehension how this POTUS could have been so gauche to even consider saying “captured the world’s imagination,” all the while knowing that Mr. Pearl’s family was in attendance.

B-Hussein is a dangerous man, and I don’t think we’ve yet seen the limits of exactly how evil he truly is and the depths to which he will continue to destroy our country.

GrannyDee on May 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

There were so many good contenders this week–but, then, there always are.

“There will be an official response shortly on the Sestak matter.”–And it was shortly…of facts.

“I’m President of the United States; I don’t endorse boycotts or not endorse boycotts.”–The second half of that sentence contradicts the first half.

At West Point: “America’s Army represents the full breadth of America’s experience. You come from every corner of our country – from privilege and from poverty, from cities and small towns. You worship all of the great religions that enrich the life of our people. You include the vast diversity of race and ethnicity that is fundamental to our nation’s strength. There is, however, one thing that sets you apart…”–”The fact that I’m using you as props to help me repeal DADT tomorrow–without even discussing it with you!”

“And so that’s part of the reason you never heard me say, “Drill, baby, drill” — because we can’t drill our way out of the problem. It may be part of the mix as a bridge to a transition to new technologies and new energy sources, but we should be pretty modest in understanding that the easily accessible oil has already been sucked up out of the ground.”–Actually, it hasn’t. It’s off limits. Which is why we’re drilling in mile-deep water. But nice try on the attempted “Blame Palin!”-meme.

(That follows the failed “Blame Bush!”-meme of two weeks ago: “For too long, for a decade or more, there has been a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill.”)

“Now, with respect to Ms. Birnbaum, I found out about her resignation today.”–”…from my caddy.”

And probably the “winner”:

“And obviously the loss murder of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination disgust because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is Jews and infidels are targets, and it reminded us that there are those who would go to any length in order to silence journalists around the world themselves rather than speak the words “radical Islam”.”

FIFO.

Noel on May 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

If only Obooba had signed the “Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act” before Mr. Pearl was murdered, he would still be with us today and we could thank Obooba for it.

Akzed on May 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Maybe this clown is not incompetent…maybe he actually doesn’t give a darn. Furthermore maybe all the policies he has put into place are achieving exactly what they are supposed to achieve…

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 9:13 AM

I’m beginning to realize…no believe… that the US has been attacked from within.. I have never seen any admin so stubbornly march forward with policies that are so adamantly opposed by a majority of the population… And I believe who ever is behind this deliberately picked a balck man to do this so as to tie evrybody’s hands, initially, with the fear of being called racist…

CCRWM on May 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Obama says the failure of Top Kill to plug the hole is “enraging”. Does this strike anyone else as odd?

I can understand sad, saddening, disappointing, even frustrating. But what/who is he enraged at?

Was it a revealing slip of tongue, signifying that it enrages him to see the oil gusher taking his presidency down the tubes?

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 1:39 PM

CCRWM on May 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Heh, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger.

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM

“Daddy, did they plug the hole yet?”

petefrt on May 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

“Yes, I told your ma to keep the muzzle on; also, I’ll suck on my pacifier for a time” –President Obama

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM

I voted, but this was my fav… the money line comes at 2:28
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you can see these little balls… These are the tar balls that they’re talking about…</blockquote>
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A teachable moment.
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RalphyBoy on May 30, 2010 at 2:15 PM

I’m beginning to realize…no believe… that the US has been attacked from within.. I have never seen any admin so stubbornly march forward with policies that are so adamantly opposed by a majority of the population… And I believe who ever is behind this deliberately picked a balck man to do this so as to tie evrybody’s hands, initially, with the fear of being called racist…
CCRWM on May 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM

Which makes this sort of thread a little dissapointing since the premise of the thread is that Obama is an amateur. Let’s review what this “amateur” has accomplished so far.

1. Defeated the Clinton Machine
2. Destroyed the Republican candidate
3. Would have destroyed the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate except that she is stronger than he understood.
4. Convinced a lot of otherwise sensible people to vote for a guy who has associated with marxists/black liberation/muslim power brokers all of his life.
5. Got his Aid to TARP (Aid to SEIU,ACORN) passed which has been a huge funding program for all sorts of leftists.
6. Is filling all of our government with hardcore marxists
7. Crashing our economy
8. Ruining our relationships with allies
9. Opening us up for a devastating attack.
10. Socialize our auto industry (admittedly with the help of Bush)
11. Socialized Medicine

Not a bad record for an “Incompetent/amateur” President.

He is NOT incompetent…he is deadly competent and he is winning A LOT more than he is losing.

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

All of those items were the dreams of leftists all through the 60′s. This young man is accomplishing what no one else has been able to do…crush the United States. Incompetent indeed…thank god the Soviets were not this incompetent.

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

What’s up with that Islamic shower curtain in the background?

Kini on May 30, 2010 at 4:13 PM

All of those items were the dreams of leftists all through the 60’s. This young man is accomplishing what no one else has been able to do…crush the United States. Incompetent indeed…thank god the Soviets were not this incompetent.

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I don’t think most of us who post on hotair on a regular basis would argue that Obama isn’t dangerous and that he’s hasn’t made headway in implementing the leftist agenda. But that’s not the point of OOTD/OOTW.

WordsMatter on May 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

“Plug the damn hole” was a fit of impatience at something he finds inconvenient. What he said regarding Daniel Pearl is inexcusable. The man was killed by jihad-bent Islamofascists, and the leader of the free world uses the phrase “captured the world’s imagination”?! Really?!

Kelli_D on May 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Sad but true.
He is a virulent disease, terminally infecting the nation with socialism.

justltl on May 30, 2010 at 9:29 PM

PierreLegrand on May 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

You are absolutely right. He is doing all of this on purpose to destroy our country.

Mirimichi on May 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM

You are absolutely right. He is doing all of this on purpose to destroy our country.
Mirimichi on May 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Nah he is really a capitalist who has lost his way. Sorry if I mistook your comment as sarcasm and it wasn’t.

I don’t think most of us who post on hotair on a regular basis would argue that Obama isn’t dangerous and that he’s hasn’t made headway in implementing the leftist agenda. But that’s not the point of OOTD/OOTW.
WordsMatter on May 30, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Perhaps not but it is disconcerting to see repeated articles regarding his supposed amateurism when he is kicking our asses all over the room.

Do we really think we can be beat up like we have by a guy who is incompetent and an amateur?

PierreLegrand on May 31, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Obama is fubar. Beneath the Pale (No, not even beyond the Pale–too good for him nasty precsssssioussssssdent). He is driving me crazy. . . with no daisies. Pay twopence and you can see me in my new Obama-caused emotional state. Don`t forget to bring some sticks to poke me with. With which to poke me, I mean . . . .

Sherman1864 on May 31, 2010 at 5:16 AM

Water and oil don`t mix, but Obama mixes right in (with the oil not the water). He is a true oil man. Let there be blood twas the mooooovie?? For all that Obama has not lubricated our economy but he has sure bloodied it something fierce!

Sherman1864 on May 31, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Doing everything he can do? Bull!!!

The lies, upon lies, and yet….some out there still believe he is….the one. Unbelievable.

capejasmine on May 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM