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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Start a thread: Who would kick some real hard ass?

(1) Patton would kick Obama’s cherry ass.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:39 PM

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

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Yes, the Empath

macblanegirl on June 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM

The first rule of the Ass Kickers Club is that you don’t talk about the Ass Kickers Club. I guess he’s got to kick his own ass now, which means finding someone else’s ass to kick…right under a bus.

kagai on June 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Perfect. Hot Air is running a banner ad for “Kick-Ass/The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”.

Buy Danish on June 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM

(2) MacArthur would also kick Obama’s ass for betraying his country.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:43 PM

(3) Also, I think Lincoln and Plato are standing in line, ready to kick Obama’s ass.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:44 PM

When did Red Foreman get voted in as President?

On second thought, maybe Red would do a better job.

HAnthonyWayne on June 7, 2010 at 10:44 PM

(4) You know who would kick Obama’s ass? Daniel Boone.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:44 PM

(5) Also Jimmy Thach and Butch O’Hare would be willing to kick Obama’s ass. I think that’s safe to say,

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Trying to be Christie.

txmomof6 on June 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

(6) I would venture to say that even Ghandi and MLK would be willing to kick Obama’s ass. Because pacifism, at some level, takes courage. But this guy is just a craven politician, and he deserves it!

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Loser.

If you were kickin’ ass, you wouldn’t have to go on morning news shows sayin’ you were!!!

ladyingray on June 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

(7) Also, the secretary from Ghostbusters. She definitely wants to kick Obama’s ass.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:49 PM

(8) Do you think Rahm Emmannuel wants to kick Obama’s ass? I bet there are some mornings when he’s like, “Jesus Christ, now I have to deal with this asshat?!”

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:50 PM

President Barack “Kick Ass and Plug Holes” Obama….wear it …champ. You earned it!

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Methinks he’s more of a Kick Holes and Plug Ass kinda guy.

ray on June 7, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Allahpundit,

Can you PLEASE put up a countdown clock to election day 2012?

It doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. Just put it off in the weeds somewhere. Please.

Thanks,
Oink

Oink on June 7, 2010 at 10:58 PM

(8) Francis Marion would kick Obama’s ass, Swamp Fox style.

MechEng5by5 on June 7, 2010 at 10:58 PM

(8) I will take even odds on Helen Thomas kicking Obama’s ass. She has a wild I’m-too-crazy-to-care look in her eyes and if she went palestinian-crazy on his ass I think she could do it!

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Loser.

If you were kickin’ ass, you wouldn’t have to go on morning news shows sayin’ you were!!!

ladyingray on June 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Precisely. If he were, there would be no doubt.

I think he’s taking a page out of the James Carville/Spike Lee handbook. Ooohhh!!! I’m impressed. /sarc

Oink on June 7, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Cowboy Obama!!

Dollayo on June 7, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Can you kick ass wearing granny boots?

Dhuka on June 7, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Perhaps Obama missed the “Kick Me” sign pasted to his back … just wait till he sees it … he will kick his own ass … as soon as he catches himself

Would President Biden be equally stupid ?

J_Crater on June 7, 2010 at 11:04 PM

ROFL ROFLMAO LOL HEHE Obama couldn’t kiss As* if his life depended on it. ROFL….

unseen on June 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Oil wells are racist!

This is all about changing the subject from the spill itself to Obama’s engagement with it, and for low-informationignorant voters, it’ll do nicely.

FIFY

Oh, thanks again to all of you stupid assed GOP’ers who stayed home to protest vote McShamnesty.

Hope you’re happy.

BacaDog on June 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Full POTUS quote: “I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying payin’ attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting meetin’ with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking talkin’ about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking talkin’ 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.”

The fool fakes it, but forgets to fake his talkin’ all the way.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

The only thing this guy can do is to fight himself into a wet paper bag and then get lost on the way out.

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

I done been goin’ down there and squattin’ and all and I still don’t be gettin’ no respect.

Dhuka on June 7, 2010 at 11:09 PM

(3) Also, I think Lincoln and Plato are standing in line, ready to kick Obama’s ass.

GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:44 PM

General Eisenhower would kick Obama’s ass.

And the U.S. Army, Marines and some of the Navy would kick Obama’s ass (leaving Mullen out intentionally).

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Stay classy, Barry.

Pathetic.

RedNewEnglander on June 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Can you kick ass wearing granny boots?

Dhuka on June 7, 2010 at 11:03 PM

or mom jeans?

maybe mom jeans are good for kicking ass, no wedgies I think….I got my ass kicked a lot when I was a kid by my mom, and she wore jeans too…and these weren’t just like those college seminar ass kickin’s, these were real ass kickin’s and believe me, she didn’t have to look too hard to find someone’s ass to kick./

ted c on June 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM

John Wayne would kick some Obama ass…and take names too.

starman on June 7, 2010 at 11:14 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

Obama probably listens to the song SHAFT covered by the Ukulele Orchestra!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfK-UzQ48JE

centre on June 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Class, modesty and shame are all indignant.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Barack Petroleum

winfield on June 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM

THE OBAMA CLOCK

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:16 PM

(8) Francis Marion would kick Obama’s ass, Swamp Fox style.

MechEng5by5 on June 7, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I am SURE that George Washington would kick Obama’s ass. Very, very sure.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Oh …and the whole Lee Marvin’s Dirty Dozen crew would kick some major Obama ass.

starman on June 7, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Barney Fife could kick his ass.

As would have Wally Cox.

Dhuka on June 7, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Oh …and the whole Lee Marvin’s Dirty Dozen crew would kick some major Obama ass.

starman

…As would Dirty Harry….

starman on June 7, 2010 at 11:20 PM

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

SlaveDog on June 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Oh, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…

Uhh, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaa…

So right, it’s makin’ me cry.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Lt. Warf and Bill Grossman would kick Obama’s ass. First Warf, then Grossman.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Barney Fife could kick his ass.

..and don’t forget Gomer Pyle…he would throwdown on some Obama asskickin’

starman on June 7, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Lt. Warf and Bill Grossman would kick Obama’s ass. First Warf, then Grossman.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Course, Grossman would likely spank that ass first, then he’d kick it.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Helen Thomas could kick Obama’s ass!

centre on June 7, 2010 at 11:25 PM

And TROPIC THUNDER *HAS* kicked Obama’s ass.

Lourdes on June 7, 2010 at 11:27 PM

And TROPIC THUNDER *HAS* kicked Obama’s ass.

Robert Downey Jr was awesome in that…and…speaking of which….Ironman would totally own Obama’s ass.

starman on June 7, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Obama is “gonna kick ass” now; last week he did not even know if Elizabeth Birnbaum (head of MMS) was fired or resigned. LOL!

Oh, and Ass Kicker in Chief ain’t tough enough to allow an investigation into meddling in the Sestak & Romanoff job offers? Or allow C-Span cameras (as promised).

TN Mom on June 7, 2010 at 11:34 PM

God help this nation survive the Destroyer in the Oval office.

God help THE WORLD survive the Destroyer in the Oval office.

PappyD61 on June 7, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Oink on June 7, 2010 at 10:58 PM

It would just depress us, Oink.

In other news: Miss Piggy wishes to kick Obama’s ass.

Rosmerta on June 7, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I would love to see a cage match with Lil’ Barry, Chesty Puller, Patton and Greg “Pappy” Boyington.

Affirmative action wouldn’t save his ass then…chump!

Flyboy on June 7, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Kick some ass . Whose BP ? They might have more time to pug the damn hole if they were not being threatened with bravo sierra criminal charges .
stream keep saying things like get T. Boone Pickens. Why would anybody in their right mind want to be the patsy for his failures?

borntoraisehogs on June 7, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Malia probably wants to kick Obama’s ass.

“Why did you make me ask that stupid question, daddy ?”

viking01 on June 7, 2010 at 11:41 PM

What an absolute, unmitigated disgrace this a$$hole is.

Dopenstrange on June 7, 2010 at 11:42 PM

I know whose ass to kick.

His. Out of office.

capitalist piglet on June 7, 2010 at 11:44 PM

TOTUS casts a larger shadow

It’s the “forty something year od executive virgin”

it shows badly

could you imagine him running haliburton?

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 11:45 PM

I wonde how often the SS bust into the bedroom because Michelle is tossing him off the walls?

Sonosam on June 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM

Gary Coleman can still kick Obama’s ass. Obama’s white half is a bleeder.

bagoh20 on June 7, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Even if Bambi could kick anyone’s ass, he couldn’t find it with both hands unless it had an up-to-date union dues card sticking out of it.

All mouth and no cattle, this one.

Jorge Bonilla on June 7, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Really now….Sheriff Joe Biden could kick his ass.

ohiorebel on June 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Maggie Thatcher would hand-bag him!

OldEnglish on June 7, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Lil’ Barry, Chesty Puller, Patton and Greg “Pappy” Boyington! Now, THAT’s a cage match I would give up my government census bureau paycheck to see!

Flyboy on June 7, 2010 at 11:54 PM

This little puke is a loud mouth, egotistical jerk.

rplat on June 7, 2010 at 11:59 PM

And we have our Jimmy Carter moment.

motionview on June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The above video sounds like a movie trailer…

Produced by: NBC
Co-Starring: Chuck Todd
Directed by: Spike Lee

Obama the Ass-Kicker (snort!) gets tough on oil spill in Gulf after 45 days. See him squat and pinky-touch an oil tarball on the beach! Pure comedy spun for your entertainment.

TN Mom on June 8, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Obama the Ass-Kicker (snort!) gets tough on oil spill in Gulf after 45 days. See him squat and pinky-touch an oil tarball pee on the beach! Pure comedy spun for your entertainment.

TN Mom on June 8, 2010 at 12:01 AM

FIFY

Flyboy on June 8, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Geico’s gecko could kick his ass.

centre on June 8, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Loser.

If you were kickin’ ass, you wouldn’t have to go on morning news shows sayin’ you were!!!

ladyingray on June 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

BINGO!!!

ButterflyDragon on June 8, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Companies = kick ass
Terrorists = get lawyers

Are his priorities straight? The drone attacks have been good to his credit, but this rhetoric is laughable.

koolbrease on June 8, 2010 at 12:16 AM

So now he’s an ass kicker….sounds like he’s trying real hard to be like Bush. Oh yes, W could kick Obama’s ass.

starman on June 8, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Flyboy on June 8, 2010 at 12:04 AM

hehe!

TN Mom on June 8, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Of Course the Swamp Fox, Patton or Maggie Thatcher could kick O’s ass. Here are some others that could do it while they were eating a cookie: Adam Lambert, Georgia Engle, Billy Jo, Bobby Jo or Betty Jo Bradley, the bear in the fabric softener commercials, Arsenio Hall, Little Jimmy Dickens, Wally Cox, Daisy Buchanon, Rosemary Kennedy, Ross Lane (Patty Lane/Duke’s little brother) and the Lindberg baby. I could go on……

Rayhummel on June 8, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Empty Suit Syndrome

wonk-a-donk on June 8, 2010 at 12:27 AM

I seem to remember someone comparing the 0ne to “A Serious Bill Cosby” (or something akin to that)… Bill Cosby’s Show ‘Fat Albert’ had a saying, “That guys is N.C. … No Class!”

I guess Bill Cosby gets the cherished B+, but the 0ne is a solid F- with this kind of ghetto talk.

Few Things Considered on June 8, 2010 at 12:29 AM

I could go on……

Rayhummel on June 8, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Stephen Hawkings, Alfafa, Bozo the Clown, Mr.Rogers….

centre on June 8, 2010 at 12:30 AM

I think there was a Star Trek episode where this guy or girl were emulating like, love, or something…
GTR640 on June 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM

I’ll bet twenty quatloos that he can’t beat nobody

Sonosam on June 8, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Bunny Rabbit and Mr Moose could kick Obama’s ass.

starman on June 8, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Bush could kick his ass. Laura Bush.

faraway on June 8, 2010 at 12:58 AM

LMAO! The idea of this nancy boy president kicking anyone’s as is the funniest thing I’ve heard in awhile!

Hey, how come when Obama drops the “G”s off the ends of his words, he’s just commiseratin’ with the common man, but when Palin does it, it’s a sign of how illiterate she is?

NoLeftTurn on June 8, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Hmmm.

“Where can I get me a huntin’ license?” – Senator John Kerry.

memomachine on June 8, 2010 at 12:59 AM

2010 voters: “Kiss my ass”

faraway on June 8, 2010 at 1:01 AM

One president said “we’ll smoke ‘em out”; this one says “whose ass to kick”.

Which one is classier?

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Blowing smoke out his ass?

Obama was willing to have unconditional sit-down talks with Iran. BP isn’t even allowed to share the podium with Team Obama at press briefings…

TN Mom on June 8, 2010 at 1:16 AM

“talkin’ heads” ?

“standin’ in the rain” ?

“whose ass to kick” ?

She’s in his head. You betchya.

Saltysam on June 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM

The image of this girly man trying to “kick ass” is too funny. I can’t even think of anything to say other than BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

Okay, yes I can. “You and what gang of thugs you hired with our money?”

ace tomato on June 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Sarah Palin would kick Obama’s ass.

lavell12 on June 8, 2010 at 1:33 AM

I’m just about looking forward to the end of the world in 2012 at this point. Bring on the Apocalypse!!!

Yakko77 on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 AM

Gary Coleman can still kick Obama’s ass…

bagoh20 on June 7, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Well,
it appears that Gary’s got his hands full with St. Peter at the moment, so he sent Willis to take care of his light work!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 8, 2010 at 1:42 AM

hall & oats
could kick his ass with a guitar pick!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 8, 2010 at 1:49 AM

Sarah Palin would kick Obama’s ass.

Funny, we may witness that very thing in a couple of years.

starman on June 8, 2010 at 1:51 AM

And we have our Jimmy Carter moment.
- motionview on June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I’M not sure if a more appropriate comparison here wouldn’t be

Now the Democrats have their latest
Michael Dukakis in a Tank moment

see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Dukakis
and
http://darrengarnick.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/dukakis_tank.jpg

Lockstein13 on June 8, 2010 at 2:20 AM

BacaDog on June 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

McCain didn’t lose because of the people who stayed home, he lost because he really didn’t want to be the President. The stuff we know today about Obama was known during the campaign and McCain refused to use it against him.

chemman on June 8, 2010 at 2:47 AM

O/T

Per NBC and MSN at about 1:15 AM CT and also now being covered by CNN.

Joran van der Sloot (prime suspect also in the Holloway Aruban mystery) has confessed to the murder in Peru.

viking01 on June 8, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Nuking our Defense: America Exposed

While America is talking disarmament, Russia is developing ever more deadly nuclear weapons, and all in public view. What are we doing? Are we completely insane, or just suicidal? It cannot escape President Obama, with access to intricate defense data and top-notch advisors, that his proposed reductions will leave America helpless, the servant of those nations with bigger arsenals. Why then would he, with full knowledge of this reality, choose to weaken America so devastatingly? This question answers itself.

Tav on June 8, 2010 at 3:01 AM

Obama is pretty darned intimidatin’, all right [spits]. Once he knows WHOSE ass to kick, boy are THEY ever goin’ to get one sternly-worded letter!

Adjoran on June 8, 2010 at 3:47 AM

I bet all those “bad guys” are quaking in fear just thinking about having to meet Zero at high noon, especially if he chooses to wear his saddle golf shoes and shorts that accentuate his manly little bird legs. God help them if BO decides to accessorize his “ass kicking” ensemble with that goofy presidential bicycle helmet instead of his super fan Sox cap.

MayorDaley on June 8, 2010 at 4:11 AM

“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads….”

Everything with this guy revolves around him. Obviously the “talkin’ heads” are talkin’ s+++ ’bout my man, and some ass kicken’ be in order. There is no event or world situation that he cannot see independently of how it reflects on him.

Marcus on June 8, 2010 at 5:27 AM

President Obama kicking ass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1JiIG2PBGY

(apologies to anyone who posted in before, just saw it somewhere else and it is so perfect)

Marcus on June 8, 2010 at 5:35 AM

morning joe is shocked, shocked that more folks are upset over gov’t handling of the oil spill instead of katrina…

get a grip joe! bush was ready, but blanco and nagin were in the way and he couldn’t do anything without their call first…dear leader could have had folks working on clean up at the top much earlier while BP is trying to plug the hole down below…just send the bill to BP, they said they would pay for the clean up…

cmsinaz on June 8, 2010 at 6:16 AM

morning joe is shocked, shocked that more folks are upset over gov’t handling of the oil spill instead of katrina…

morning joe also said that he was personally down there ten days after Katrina struck and “no FIMA, no Governor, no Feds, no nothing”. Oh, really? Ten days. Wow, I remember differently. morning joe is full of himself, and the looks on the faces of his fellow panelists while he is blabbering on lead me to believe they’re all thinking that.

Marcus on June 8, 2010 at 6:41 AM

morning joe also said that he was personally down there ten days after Katrina struck and “no FIMA, no Governor, no Feds, no nothing”. Oh, really? Ten days. Wow, I remember differently. morning joe is full of himself, and the looks on the faces of his fellow panelists while he is blabbering on lead me to believe they’re all thinking that.

Marcus on June 8, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Morning Joe was also at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing ten days after it happened. Morning Joe was in San Francisco ten days after the quake. Morning Joe was in Pompeii ten days after the Vesuvius blew its top. Morning Joe was at the site of the Crucifixion ten days after Christ was hoisted upon the cross. I’m pretty sure Morning Joe was there ten days after The Big Bang.

Morning Joe has been everywhere!

/s

TwinkietheKid on June 8, 2010 at 6:52 AM

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