New RNC ad: How many rounds did you golf while the oil was leaking, champ?

posted at 6:21 pm on June 16, 2010 by Allahpundit

A snappy montage illustrating Obama’s “bloodless quality” and “emotional detachment” from the spill, as rabidly right-wing NYT columnist Maureen Dowd put it this morning. Sad to say, I don’t think this meme’s going to gain traction, not because The One’s not guilty of callousness but because media-fueled public perceptions about how much Democrats care will immunize him somewhat. Bush’s golfing was Big News because it fit the “out of touch” icy-hearted Republican stereotype; Obama, by contrast, gets to sway along to the end of “Hey Jude” with nary a peep uttered in the press because they know that, between those “na na na nas,” he’s aching for the gulf’s shrimping industry. Ah well.

The more trenchant RNC attack on The One today comes via Byron York, who spotlights this clever cause-and-effect list of Obama appearing to blindly follow whatever dopey conventional wisdom about the spill has captured the media’s imagination from day to day. It’s too good to excerpt; read it all and wonder no longer where that supposedly spontaneous “whose ass to kick” comment came from. For a guy who’s forever whining about the 24-hour news cycle, he sure seems to pay a lot of attention to it. In fact, I wonder if the predictability of his spin is contributing to his eroding support among the left, culminating in the widespread backlash to last night’s “respect my authori-tah” Oval Office address. Just have a look at Jon Stewart laying him out in the second clip below, all but accusing him of out-Bushing Bush. The less Change-y he seems, the more trouble he’s in, and needless to say, slow federal responses to catastrophes off the coast of New Orleans are pretty much the antithesis of Change.


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The ending is the best!!!

LurkerDood on June 16, 2010 at 6:26 PM

What an ASS

MCW on June 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Thats an insult to Asses

MCW on June 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Awesome! Buy some airtime already!

RarestRX on June 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM

still can’t stand jon stewart

jp on June 16, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The more trenchant RNC attack on The One today comes via Byron York, who spotlights this clever cause-and-effect list of Obama appearing to blindly follow whatever dopey conventional wisdom about the spill has captured the media’s imagination from day to day.

The mark of a true leader.
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Vashta.Nerada on June 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Dowd is ‘right wing’?

GarandFan on June 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM

“Oh my god your Frodo”

No he’s not he’s Sauron trying to get his ring, mojo, back.

chemman on June 16, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Barack

Whose Ass

Obama. What a pear shaped loser and sadly the joke is on us.

skanter on June 16, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Now that’s good!

Use it … the time is now, on the heels of all the criticism from the MSM.

ORrighty on June 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Obama, by contrast, gets to sway along to the end of “Hey Jude” with nary a peep uttered in the press because they know that, between those “na na na nas,” he’s aching for the gulf’s shrimping industry. Ah well.

Thank you! Had Bush done that during a crisis like this the whole world would have been outraged. Hell, his own wife and daughters would have been outraged.

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Stewart’s jokes about President Obama still seems very forced. That clip is a nice example, since there are jokes about both Bush and Palin in there where he looks much more comfortable.

The RNC ad is nice, and I disagree that the golfing meme won’t stick. It will just take longer because he has a fan boy media willing to do whatever it takes to protect him.

BadgerHawk on June 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Good, but I hate it when Stewart pretends to not know why people outside of audience hate this poser.

abobo on June 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Obama the Squatter.
He wants all the perks of the job but none of the responsibilities. Fail!

Electrongod on June 16, 2010 at 6:51 PM

“…culminating in the widespread backlash to last night’s “respect my authori-tah” Oval Office address.”

The hits just keep on coming…

Seven Percent Solution on June 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM

greatness

trailortrash on June 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Palin/Gollum 2012!

VidOmnia on June 16, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Narcissistic personality disorder…

d1carter on June 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM

The man is mentally unstable. It is becoming more apparent every day. He is a walking contradiction.

lilium on June 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM

I find the ad too flashy, fast-paced and subjective. It could have said anything. Just tell the facts in a serious, believable way, and you’ll be believed.

paul1149 on June 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Dowd is ‘right wing’?

GarandFan on June 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM

LOL! Some folks just need a 2×4 upside the head I suppose to recognize sarcasm when they see it.

MJBrutus on June 16, 2010 at 7:10 PM

The problem I have with the GOP ad campaign is I only see them on conservative web sites, preaching to the chior basically. If we are to win the votes required to take back either of the houses and the White House these ads have to reach the general public.

You’d think that simple concepts such as this would occur to the ninnies running the RNC, but you’d be wrong. To slightly paraphrase Pink Floyd, “I have 113 channels of sh!t to choose from..” and have yet to even one these on the boob tube, not one! What in h*ll is wrong with these idiots, have they any idea of the stakes involved?

If web campaigns are the best the RNC can muster, we are f**ked!

Archimedes on June 16, 2010 at 7:10 PM

If web campaigns are the best the RNC can muster, we are f**ked!

Archimedes on June 16, 2010 at 7:10 PM

I never see them where I live either. You wonder why they bother if no one sees them.

scalleywag on June 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM

The last 5 seconds — incredible.

Daggett on June 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Zzzzzz…. Sleep Obama Zombies…. Sleep…. Your country is being destroyed from within while you wait for another ‘awesome speech’. His words will come to you as crack applied directly to your tingly legs so sleep….

RalphyBoy on June 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM

The golf thing worked against Bush because rightly or wrongly (make that, rightly and wrongly), Bush sent troops off to war.

Personally, I would rather that the President have time to relax, but the golf thing hurt W. because Americans were dying overseas.

Also, “now watch this drive” didn’t help.

YYZ on June 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

frodo….heh

cmsinaz on June 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM

I don’t care if the President goes golfing. What I do care about is the double standard. When Bush went golfing, the media hammered him for it. You don’t hear the media complaining about Obama golfing.

SoulGlo on June 16, 2010 at 7:41 PM

…but the golf thing hurt W. because Americans were dying overseas.

YYZ on June 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

And they’re not now?

Rebar on June 16, 2010 at 7:44 PM

How many rounds did you golf …

.
C’mon, ease up on Big 0.
.
Don’t you know this is The Summer of The Days of Golf and Evenings of Dinners and Parties?
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History, man.

Arbalest on June 16, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Why is he marching like the North Korean army on day 26 ?

macncheez on June 16, 2010 at 7:51 PM

The golf thing worked against Bush because rightly or wrongly (make that, rightly and wrongly), Bush sent troops off to war.

Personally, I would rather that the President have time to relax, but the golf thing hurt W. because Americans were dying overseas.

Also, “now watch this drive” didn’t help.

YYZ on June 16, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Obama has sent troops off to war also.
Last I saw…Americans have still been dying overseas on the battlefield.

….the glaring difference is that news cycles,pundits,and entertainers used a 24/7 cycle to ridicule Bush while they give Obama a huge pass on this.

The “now watch this drive” was part of Micheal Moore’s editing and yet another example of how hollywood went full bore after Bush,cutting and pasting everything he did to discredit him and destroy his standing with Americans.

Obama’s domestic and international failures combined with idiotic gaffes on a daily basis far exceed Bush’s missteps.

The difference is simply that Obama is given a pass by the MSM/Hollywood crowd the same way the anti-war crowd and environmentalist have given him a pass.

Baxter Greene on June 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Next ads: how many parties, how many concerts, how many awards …?

bbh on June 16, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Baby steps, Daily Show. Baby steps. We cannot be mocking the People’s President without OOT swipes at Bush and Palin, now can we?

lansing quaker on June 16, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Oh, the joys of remembering. I will be reposting this over and over and over before November.

madmonkphotog on June 16, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Aw, cute. A final dig on Palin. Nice turd at the bottom of the sundae, John.

MadisonConservative on June 16, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Meh. Stewart is still tedious. But welcome to the party, I guess.

azkag on June 16, 2010 at 8:35 PM

The “now watch this drive” was part of Micheal Moore’s editing and yet another example of how hollywood went full bore after Bush,cutting and pasting everything he did to discredit him and destroy his standing with Americans.

Michael Moore may have popularized that soundbite, but he didn’t take it use it out of context. Which is odd, you know, because it’s Michael Moore.

YYZ on June 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Come on, you crazy MadCon. As someone who loves Palin as much as me, it was damn funny! She’d have laughed as well.

Lanceman on June 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Fifth Beatle

OxyCon on June 16, 2010 at 9:11 PM

“I’m Sergeant Pepper’s lonely hearts club man. I hope I will enjoy my show…”

Lanceman on June 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Michael Moore may have popularized that soundbite, but he didn’t take it use it out of context. Which is odd, you know, because it’s Michael Moore.

YYZ on June 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

..actually he did misrepresent what Bush saying….

……as usual with liberals….it was okay for a democrat but not for a Republican:

http://www.davekopel.com/Terror/Fiftysix-Deceits-in-Fahrenheit-911.htm


By the way, the clip of Bush making a comment about terrorism, and then hitting a golf ball, is also taken out of context, at least partially:

Tuesday night on FNC’s Special Report with Brit Hume, Brian Wilson noted how “the viewer is left with the misleading impression Mr. Bush is talking about al-Qaeda terrorists.” But Wilson disclosed that “a check of the raw tape reveals the President is talking about an attack against Israel, carried out by a Palestinian suicide bomber.”
“Cyberalert,” Media Research Center, July 1, 2004, item. 3.

 

Interestingly, as detailed in Bill Clinton’s autobiography My Life, in November 1995. when President Clinton learned that Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had been shot, Clinton went out to the White House lawn and hit golf balls while he waited to learn if Rabin would live. That Clinton played golf after learning of a terrible crime in Israel obviously does not mean that he did not care about the crime. If a television station had recorded some footage of Clinton hitting golf balls that awful night, it would have easy for a hyper-partisan film-maker to use the footage against Clinton unfairly.

…and

http://fahrenheit_fact.blogspot.com/


Fahrenheit Fact no. 29: Watch this drive, Yassir!
Here’s another one of Moore’s myriad misrepresentations, this time involving one of the most quoted scenes in F-9/11. The Media Research Center had this to say:

The TV ads for Michael Moore’s “documentary” Fahrenheit 9/11 feature a mocking clip of President Bush on a golf course. Bush declares, “I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorists killers,” and then Moore jumps to Bush adding, as he prepares to swing at a golf ball, “now watch this drive.” Tuesday night on FNC’s Special Report with Brit Hume, Brian Wilson noted how “the viewer is left with the misleading impression Mr. Bush is talking about al-Qaeda terrorists.” But Wilson disclosed that “a check of the raw tape reveals the President is talking about an attack against Israel, carried out by a Palestinian suicide bomber.”

Moore cut and pasted the scene to mis-represent how and what Bush was saying.
…you don’t have to edit the truth.

….funny how Moore never got around to making a movie about Clinton and his lies,corruption,unilateral war,and appeasement of terrorist.

Baxter Greene on June 16, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Lance Murdock on June 16, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Chappelle is teh awesome.

justltl on June 16, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Believe it or not I found the end shot to be funny…. and I like Sarah Palin. Could it be that Stewart sees her as a real threat to Obot? Or is it more likely that he agrees with those of us who see that Sarah Palin lives in Obot’s head?

maggieo on June 17, 2010 at 6:38 AM

I still can’t stand Stewart. (Fake name) You guys who are excited the libs are busting on Barry, listen to them again. They hate Bush. They might be disappointed Barry isn’t marching down that Leftist path but they still hate Bush and hate us and want us weak while we give undeserved rights to those who would kill us.

hawkdriver on June 17, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Great GOP ad. Are the GOP men growing some testicockles finally?

hawkdriver on June 17, 2010 at 8:28 AM

I keep hoping to wake up one morning and hear that Mr. President has had enough, that he realizes he’s not up to the task and has done a miserable job and has no idea how to take charge of anything, that he’s put our country at risk, that he’s responsible for putting us trillions of dollars in debt with no end in sight, that he has no clue how to secure our borders, that he has no idea how to stop the carnage and the ruin of our Gulf except to throw BPs money at it, and announces his resignation. Seriously, how much worse could Biden be?

scalleywag on June 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM

The President wanted to Golf in Mexico. So the staff felt the situation in Mexico unsafe. So they created an oil spill in Golf (Gulf) of Mexico (close enough for government work).

The Staff realized there were over 50 great courses in the Gulf Region, so one round a day will be mean the spill should be wrapped up soon.

MSGTAS on June 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM