Obama on BP: I want to know “whose ass to kick”

posted at 8:09 pm on June 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

I thought nothing would top “plug the damn hole” as a feeble show of command in the teeth of pure federal impotence, but never underestimate The One.

Full POTUS quote: “I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”

Nice use of apostrophes by Chuck Todd to show O strainin’ to connect to the common man. His approval rating hasn’t deterioriated over the spill yet, but ABC’s out with a poll today showing that 69 percent rate the feds’ response to the disaster negatively. By comparison, that number was only 62 percent after Katrina. So here’s his attempt at damage control with another two months of this nightmare (at least) still to go, imitating the same sort of bravado that the left used to detest in Bush in hopes that it’ll stop their caterwauling about his dispassion and give them a happy new meme to push. “See? He’s mad. He cares.” It’s completely out of character with his Cool Hand Luke persona and roughly six weeks too late, which means it’s as phony as a three-dollar bill, but so what? This is all about changing the subject from the spill itself to Obama’s engagement with it, and for low-information voters, it’ll do nicely. Three cheers for the cynical scripted soundbite!

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I bet he fights like Jim carreys alter ego in ” me, myself and Irene”

Barry, put your thumbs outside the fist

ok

now throw a jab

oooooh

how bout checkers?

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I would like the President to start kicking A$$. I have no problem with a good A$$ Kicking. He can start with the people at BP. The Onion Reports: Massive Flow Of Bullsh1t Continues To Gush From BP Headquarters

Dr Evil on June 7, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Dr.Evil Too funny,thanks for the link!!

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The Loss of SSV Deepwater Horizon

http://www.cargolaw.com/2010nightmare_deep_horizon.html
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They also have Daily Piracy Reports and Daily Ship
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Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Obama on BP: I want to know “whose ass to kick”

What a child we have. Such a poseur.

petefrt on June 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM

POTASS

faraway on June 7, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Bill Maher has turned out to be a major influence on this work in progress.

Sowell Disciple on June 7, 2010 at 9:10 PM

President Erkel.

SlaveDog on June 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Well, it’s interesting that a man who is built like a toothpick—with a set of saggy moobs—thinks he’s capable of kicking any ass.

Christina_M on June 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Abandoned as a boy….three times
Failed as a student….
Failed as a lawyer..
Failed as a lecturer….
Failed as a president.
Failed as a tough guy…

B+ on consistency

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Remember this was all before the letters BP stood for Huge Mess. Even before the Obama administration gave BP a safety award.

Keemo on June 7, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Keemo: Good catch,it never ends!!!:)

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Puh-lease. He gave a soundbite. When’s the next party?

Golfing?! Oh, even better…

And the rain was in Illinois, nimrod.

UnderstandingisPower on June 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM

President Erkel.

SlaveDog on June 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM

I truly wish

neuquenguy on June 7, 2010 at 9:14 PM

If he’s looking for an a$$ to kick, here’s a classic.

Scott P on June 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Scott P: Classic it is,yup!!

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:15 PM

One and done…. 2012 can’t get here soon enough

TonyR on June 7, 2010 at 9:15 PM

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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I thought you of all people would appreciate that one. heh.

alohapundit on June 7, 2010 at 9:03 PM

alohapundit: Yes,and I like that crazy British humour to
boot,as well!!:)

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

How long will the press be able to still look themselves in the mirror?

neuquenguy on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Chuck Norris knew whose ass to kick

faraway on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

I want to know who’s ass to kick.”

LOOK IN THE MIRROR!!!

GarandFan on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

No man wearing size 29-waist pants makes threats about kicking a$$. It’s a joke. And even the lefty wimpish metrosexual men know it.

W., I miss you.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 7, 2010 at 8:40 PM

he’s a size 29 pantywaste….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Excellent!!!

theaddora on June 7, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Chuck Norris knew whose ass to kick

faraway on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

ohhhh…you had to go there di’nt ya…? you had to bring him up…. it’s all over now…

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Someone posted this humor awhile back…

Sign above one of those hand dryers in the men’s room…

‘Press button for a message from your president..there is nothing like hot air and the smell of fresh crap to get that true obama essence.

lukespapa on June 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Chuck Norris knew whose ass to kick

faraway on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Barry O is so tough, just the mention of his name causes Chuck Norris to weep like a girl.

John the Libertarian on June 7, 2010 at 9:20 PM

How ridiculous. Who started this meme that the only problem with Obama’s handling of the oil spill is his lack of emotion? Because I’m fairly certain most people are upset at the lack of competence, not the lack of emotion. Sure, he can’t personally plug the hole, but he could marshall the resources of our country and other countries to clean up the spill and minimize the damage, and he’s done precious little on that front. And he thinks his pathetic attempt at talking tough is going to take care of that? Who on earth ever thought this guy was smart?

mbs on June 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

There are 17 countries, and thousands of private entrepreneurs that can assist to clean up the oil and were available on “Day 1″…

… but Obowma would rather have thousands of bureaucrats shuffle papers, and make platitudes on TV instead.

Enjoy ObowmaCare everyone…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Embarrassing. The man is making Biden look presidential.

sulla on June 7, 2010 at 9:07 PM
That’s hilarious.

Scott P on June 7, 2010 at 9:08 PM

and sadly, spot on accurate

paragon27x on June 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Listening and responding to Spike Lee, what a great leader.

freemarketer on June 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

alohapundit: Yes,and I like that crazy British humour to
boot,as well!!:)

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

ahahaha

“British” Humor indeed.

alohapundit on June 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

I am amazed every time I see a car with an Obama bumper sticker still on it. I suppose there are still Chavez bumper stickers in Venezuela, but on the other hand, I give Hugo more cojones…

neuquenguy on June 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Barry just jumped the shark. Two-and-a-half more years. Unreal.

churchill995 on June 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Chuck Norris doesn’t look for someone’s ass to kick, asses come to him to get what’s coming to them.

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

“Daddy, have you figured out whose ass to kiss? Kick, I meant kick. Please don’t send me to bed without my waygu beef dinner.”

GnuBreed on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Kick your own ass, you pedantic moron

HBowmanMD on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

How long will the press be able to still look themselves in the mirror?

neuquenguy on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

According to the standard set by Helen Thomas…

… just shy of 90 years is the new bench mark.

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

LOL, how pathetically limp-wristedly wimpy.

Midas on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Daddy, Chuck Norris is here and he said he has the answer to your question….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

No choice now says rahm

you are going to have to divorce ch, Michelle, and be seen with Jim mcgreavey

the die is cast

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Maybe if he talked to the CEO more, he’d have his answer….and maybe he’d even be able to get involved in solving the problem.

What a piece of work.

TheBigOldDog on June 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM

I’m sure John Kerry is saying to himself, “DARN!!! That’s what I should have said–’Where can I get myself one of them ass-kickin’ licenses?’”

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM

When he breaks his foot he can claim

courageous restraint

an award himself a medal

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

ted…you on a roll tonight brother..keep it going!

lukespapa on June 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Does Maobama have to continue to coarsen the national dialogue by using language like this (after Biden’s “big fxxxing deal,” etc.)?

That being said, Comrade Urkel should kick his own butt!
Word is that if BP and the Coast Guard had been allowed to burn this spill off right after it blew, we wouldn’t be dealing with this spill at all.

Jenfidel on June 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM

the little wispy teenager moustache makes this like ten times funnier…..

wooooo!….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Daddy, Chuck Norris saw mama’s rear end and said he’d both plug the leak and answer your question with something called a “roundhouse-to-the-gulf” or something….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Chuck Norris doesn’t look for someone’s ass to kick, asses come to him to get what’s coming to them.

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM

EXCELLENT! I’ve been hearing a ton of those Chuck Norris quotes from my son, but yours beat them by a mile.

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Hannity has some good guests on right now…

… too bad Mr. Bad A%s doesn’t watch FOX News, or risk being exposed as the idiot he is.

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM

He’ll go kick some ass right after he enjoys his tasty arugula salad. Seriously.

Cicero43 on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Breaking
==========================

Chris “Tingles” Mathews had to be rushed to hospital
after his tingle streams connected,in hearing that he
was chosen,to personally kick Hopeys *ss!!

Details coming,on the 11:00 o’clock update!!(sarc).

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM

You want to know who’s ass to kick? Start with yours, you smarmy jackass. If you and your trashy pals hadn’t been so determined to keep America energy dependent on murderous foreigners, we wouldn’t have even NEEDED a foreign company like BP around, because we would’ve been able to drill our own oil, natural gas and coal.

Stupid.

If you ever get to wondering why an increasingly high percentage of the world population wants to put a boot in your ass, just look back on your pathetic career, your stupid statements and your dumb friends and family (like that wife of yours that didn’t like her country until people were stupid enough to nominate her asinine husband). Only a stupid, rabbit-eared jackass like Obama would think that by starving his own country of resources, he’d suddenly get them to pioneer “alternative” energy resources that they didn’t have the knowledge or technology to when they had free access to gasoline and diesel.

Dumbass.

And I’m sure even Obama’s wife knows how much of a sissy he obviously is; he couldn’t stand his ground against a brownie, much less a full-grown man.

You Jew-hating low-life.

Virus-X on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM

smellthecoffee on June 7, 2010 at 9:30 PM

ya gotsta take advantage of pure comedy gold when you get it….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Hannity has some good guests on right now…

… too bad Mr. Bad A%s doesn’t watch FOX News, or risk being exposed as the idiot he is.

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Seven Percent Solution: Sensory Overload!!:)

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Obama is a bed wetter for sure

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM

It would be hard to come off more effeminate talking about kicking asses…absolutely clueless, and a detriment to the USA.

churchill995 on June 7, 2010 at 9:34 PM

The intials BP stand for British Petroleum?
I thought BP stood for Barack’s Poop.
My mistake….maybe.

centre on June 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Mack daddy finds a worthy one.

justltl on June 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM

The Obama Trifecta:

First, you get the raised chin look….oooh menacing!

Next, you get the finger pointed at ya….

Then, when you least expect it….you get your ass kicked

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Is there anyone here that would bet on Barry in a cage match with Hillary?

churchill995 on June 7, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Chuck Norris knew whose ass to kick

faraway on June 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

ohhhh…you had to go there di’nt ya…? you had to bring him up…. it’s all over now…

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Hehehe…

The comparison brings tears to me eyes…

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 9:38 PM

I guess the “lust in his heart” moment is next.

Or maybe he’s just going to have a perpetual party in the Rose Garden until the hole is plugged.

SlaveDog on June 7, 2010 at 9:38 PM

“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be.”

Did Obama learn how to communicate with the ordinary American from John “can I get me a huntin’ license here?” Kerry?

Left Coast Right Mind on June 7, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Beta males don’t kick ass.

Chuck Norris doesn’t look for someone’s ass to kick, asses come to him to get what’s coming to them.

Awesome.

Kevin71 on June 7, 2010 at 9:40 PM

The intials BP stand for British Petroleum?
I thought BP stood for Barack’s Poop.
My mistake….maybe.

centre on June 7, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Uh-oh, idea time.

Someone please go register “BarackObamaFacts.com”…

Here’s one:

When Barack Obama hears the initials “BP” he thinks of _____________.”

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM

No one, I say again, no one, looks for ass to kick….unless it’s Chuck Norris. Ass is only in season for one hunter…and that’s Chuck….and it’s open season.

Any violators of Chuck’s Hunting Rules get well…..you just wait to see what you get….

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Everything this guy does is phoney and for effect.
Who does he think he is fooling?

RobCon on June 7, 2010 at 9:44 PM

So Obama wants to do some woop a$$?

wi farmgirl on June 7, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I’ve heard golf courses, Chicago vacations and DC parties are perfect places to find and kick the asses of those who are responsible for oil well explosions and the massive spills that occur as a result.

He’s on the right track, at least.

Intrepid on June 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Spike Lee and Bobby Jindal shamed him into the bogus tough guy posing.

RobCon on June 7, 2010 at 9:46 PM

What a pathetic little punk we have for a president.

This is embarrassing.

chalons on June 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM

I know whose ass I wanna kick: every single person who voted for this fool.

Rational Thought on June 7, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Seriously funny but true, me too.

wi farmgirl on June 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM

I am hoping that Sarah Palin does a facebook post about this idiot and his azz kicking meme

lukespapa on June 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Both he and OJ are looking for killers and people whose asses need kicking. The problem is, that they think they exist in 18 little holes in the middle of well mowed grass..

no wonder they ain’t be finding nothin

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:48 PM

heh, sarah palin says “reloading” and the left goes into a conniption thinking someone is going to get capped. The POTUS says he wants to kick someone’s ass and the left is like…..”yeah!”

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Manchild in the Promised Land Playground.

Buy Danish on June 7, 2010 at 9:52 PM

FIRST!

Bishop on June 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Obama is the proverbial one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

Left Coast Right Mind on June 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM

“Spock Goes Off” – A Spike Lee Joint.

OxyCon on June 7, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Oh. My. God. The president of the United States of America is taking advice from Spike Lee. Unbelievable. I know whose ass I wanna kick: every single person who voted for this fool.

Rational Thought on June 7, 2010 at 8:39 PM

I know, right? I always thought Soros was pulling his strings. Who knew it was Mars Blackmon?

I think Obama is living out his fantasy as a child of being the president. He is playing president. He is playing leader. He has no idea what a leader is. He is just emulating good qualities that he might have seen in previous presidents and adding his own coolness to it. This guy is so phony to watch it hurts. I cannot believe more people don’t see it. He has no idea what a leader is. He is not a leader. He is the Emulator in Chief. He’s like a newly promoted manager in a corporation that knows that they are a fraud and compensates by talking a good game.

cubbieblue25 on June 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I agree. I have thought that ever since he stood behind that ridiculous Office of the President Elect podium. When I saw that, the first thing I thought of was when my son was little and I bought him a desk for his room. He ran around collecting random sheets of paper, and when I asked him what he was doing, he said those were his important papers for his businessman desk. That is exactly what Obama reminds me of.

macblanegirl on June 7, 2010 at 9:55 PM

My guess is he’s already ordered the State Department to send BP a nasty note, telling them if they don’t absolve Obama and take responsibility for everything involving the oil spill and the clean-up, he’ll demand his iPod back from Queen Elizabeth.

jon1979 on June 7, 2010 at 9:55 PM

zero to open drilling

kicking some azz!

lukespapa on June 7, 2010 at 9:56 PM

I just really dislike this guy. Just finished reading The Big Short by Michal Lewis. Concerns the real estate crash in mortgage bonds. Shocking, the implications.

riverrat10k on June 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM

REAL professional, Mr. President.

tx2654 on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Ah, the angry CIC….
That’s sooo presidential. Bravo.
*slow, sarcastic applause*

stevezilla on June 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM

As Rush says…

living down to his resume every day.

lukespapa on June 7, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Interesting. “Seminar” and “ass-kicking” do not often appear in the same sentence. However, Barry, my suggestion is this: if you have to ask, it is your ass which will receive the ass-kicking.

Learn to identify enemies, like muslim terrorists. You assclown.

BrrrraaaACKLKL!!!

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:05 PM

canopfor on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 PM

You’re on a roll my friend; a good roll I might add. :-)

Keemo on June 7, 2010 at 10:06 PM

THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME:

He is playing leader. He has no idea what a leader is. He is just emulating good qualities that he might have seen in previous presidents and adding his own coolness to it. This guy is so phony to watch it hurts. I cannot believe more people don’t see it. He has no idea what a leader is. He is not a leader. He is the Emulator in Chief.
cubbieblue25 on June 7, 2010 at 8:46 PM

I think there was a Star Trek episode where this guy or girl were emulating like, love, or something…

…when my son was little and I bought him a desk for his room. He ran around collecting random sheets of paper, and when I asked him what he was doing, he said those were his important papers for his businessman desk. That is exactly what Obama reminds me of.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Kick your own ass, you pedantic moron

HBowmanMD on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Kick your own ass! You took the words right out of my mouth! Pedantic Moron! Ha ha ha !

MCGIRV on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Obama will play the White Album until the oil spill is stopped.

SlaveDog on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

My guess is he’s already ordered the State Department to send BP a nasty note

jon1979

More like sending out hundreds of SEIU goons to someone’s front door while their children are home alone.

OxyCon on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

ABC’s out with a poll today showing that 69 percent rate the feds’ response to the disaster negatively. By comparison, that number was only 62 percent after Katrina.

I guess polls are a nice superficial equalizer when you’re comparing apples to tarballs.

Constantine on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

our girly man CIC is trying to get all macho emotional 50 days into the situation, PA.THET.IC!

Willie on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

One other thing to add. Nothing reminds me so much of Obama and Alinsky and 1930′s style politic-o talk, as in L. Ron Hubbard. Just read some of that man’s genius screed and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Like, it’s all full of big gangsters and chinamen and tommyguns. Obama’s vocabulary, when he has to get into “ass-kicking mode” is pure L. Ron. Not that he’s a Scientologist. I respect the religious beliefs of Scientologists way more than the beliefs of Obama, which are essentially (1) Self; (2) Power; and (3) Corruption.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Who’s the cat who won’t cop out when there’s danger all about? SHAFT!

Sadly, it’s not John Shaft that comes to mind when we talk about our president. It’s Walter Mitty.

jdflorida on June 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Is this really happening?

visions on June 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I ask that every day.

JellyToast on June 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Here’s a video mashup comparing Obama’s comments to the famous comments of a 3 year-old girl: http://optoons.blogspot.com/2010/06/ass-comment-comparison_07.html

Mervis Winter on June 7, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Just resign.

publiuspen on June 7, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Who’s ass to kick? OK mom jeans, no one is shakin in their boots when Erkel threatens to bring the pain

Alden Pyle on June 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM

REAL professionalpresidential, Mr. President.

tx2654 on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM

FIFY

churchill995 on June 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Neither Reagan, nor Bush 43, would ever say something like that in front a microphone. Having to say it is a tacit admission of how weak the speaker is.

churchill995 on June 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM

His douchyness never ceases to amaze me.

cptthumper on June 7, 2010 at 10:37 PM

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