Video: Obama’s day of not resting

posted at 3:00 pm on July 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

A palate cleanser of sorts from The Right Scoop and Mark Levin, who put together this video just in time for our day of rest — but not Barack Obama’s. Why, this administration will not rest until … until … well, let’s just say that it won’t rest until it, er, does. This was also a part of this week’s Obamateurisms, but it’s enough fun to listen to the audio montage of Barack Obama beating a well-worn cliche to death eternal rest.

Say, anyone want to bet that President Obama is out on the golf course today for a little not-rest? Would that be the ninth or tenth day of golf-course not-rest since the Gulf oil spill? It’s difficult to keep count.


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“Not rest” means “not rest from rhetorically beating this here damn dead horse until you pass what I want”…….meanings.

ted c on July 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Golf is hard work, Ed. In the heat, and all. What Obama meant was that he would not sleep until the spill was cleaned up. He hasn’t slept in 83 days. Isn’t that apparent by his confused thinking and poor judgment?

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

This was good, but it could have been better. It hasn’t just been golf, it’s been vacations, White House concerts, sporting events, ESPN appearances, etc.

JohnInCA on July 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Like I said in Headlines:

We misunderstood what he said initially.
.
He didn’t say ” I will not rest until the Gulf crises is solved”.
He said … ” I will not rest until my golf crises is solved”
.
That’s the reason for all the vacation time: he’s got to work out that slice!

WisRich on July 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM

I don’t think that means what he thinks it means.

carbon_footprint on July 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM

I will not rest unil the United States is ruined..

reshas1 on July 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM

We aren’t his audience. Idiot liberals and communists listen to this, nod their heads, and go back to crying about how evil the Bushitler was.

Also, doesn’t some guy named Jim G. say that everything that passes through O’s lips come with an expiration date? These “will not rest” quotes just have an expiration date of a few hours.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Note to Gov. Bobby:

Every time the Zero hits the links, haul those rocks and build those barriers.

Every time he finishes Hole 18 – stop.

Start again every time he tees off on Hole 1

Just like the scroolyard game of “Red Light, Green Light.”

Move when he moves – stop when he stops.

It will drive the Zero ABSO_F***INGLUTELY NUTS!

And it would protect the coast faster than what is currently being done.

cane_loader on July 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I think he is doing less damage out on the course.

rob verdi on July 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I’m glad I’m helping to pay this clown $400K to work on his golf game.

Obama is evil.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Golfing like it’s 1999!

Tav on July 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Still maintain there is a giant donk pool on which politician can say the most outrageous lie and get away with it. Started with bill Jeff and the “I did not inhale” meme.

jukin on July 11, 2010 at 3:12 PM

He’s picking up the search for the real killer where O.J. left off.

Cicero43 on July 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM

He can say anything and act in total contrast to his words because he looks out in front of him and sees a veritable carpet of compliant media, knee pads in place, ready to serve him to the end.
Until they grow backbones and decide to report the truth Obama has nothing to fear from them.

Extrafishy on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Remember when Michael Moore mocked Bush in his movie by editing that clip where Bush says, “Now watch this drive” to show how uninterested and detached the elitist Republican was from the job of Commander-in-Chief?

Where is Michael Moore now? (I don’t mean now, right this minute, he’s eating now, of course. The rhetorical now.)

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Golf is work. ( At least it is for me.)

LASue on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Mr. Oil Slick never hangs around
When he hears this mighty sound……..
Here I come to save the day!!!
That means that Mighty Captain Kickass is on his way
Yessir if there is a Tar Ball anywhere in sight
Mighty Captain Kickass will command it away by golfing by day and partying at night!

Cheshire Cat on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

….and on the seventh day he rested got in 18.

jukin on July 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Come on, golf involves a lot of walking. It’s not like he said he wouldn’t rest and then went to lay down in a hammock.

myrenovations on July 11, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Where is Michael Moore now?

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Most likely at the buffet.

Lawrence Talbot on July 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Slick Barry strikes again.

Mojave Mark on July 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Is AllahPundit on vacation too?

pearson on July 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

The most idiotic piece of film I’ve seen was this idiot bobbing his head up and down and singing “nah nah nah nah-nah-nah-nah-ah nah nah, Hey Jude” and if that was a Republican President you would have seen it daily. President Bush strumming on a guitar during Katrina was just a photo – this was live footage.

Marcus on July 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM

..you folks ought to cut this pile of crap some breaks. After all, he has got a helluva week comping up.

The War Planner on July 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Sort of symbolic of his presidency, no? Starring the little round white ball as his approval rating and the hole, well, as a hole. When his approval craters more than it already has. Short tap in for the community organizer. Who can’t organize crap.

sgtstogie on July 11, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Is the oil spill over? I haven’t heard him mention it in quite some time. Oh wait, it’s day 83 and IT’S GUSHING WORSE THAN EVER? They’re hoping to fix it in a couple days. Is the Whale ship skimming oil? Haven’t seen anything about that in days, either. Is Kostner’s ship out there in the Gulf? I saw it was launched but haven’t seen anything since about whether it was working or not. Meanwhile, I hope Mr. President is playing golf today because who needs him anyway, he’s useless.

scalleywag on July 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM

So … is this the World Cup Final open thread?

YYZ on July 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Most likely at the buffet.

Lawrence Talbot on July 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Hahahahah +100. Seriously though, he’s been oddly quiet about the Gulf. He can’t be doing a mockumentary because no one is allowed near the place to film.

scalleywag on July 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Since this is, afterall, his first real job, the One thinks he needs a vacation every month.

pearson on July 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Where is the ABC video of George Will and the “snake oil”? Saving it for QOTD? Because it was. (you can see it at Newsbusters).

Marcus on July 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM

I’d like to take his putter, and shove it up….well, I won’t say. I am a lady. *sigh*

capejasmine on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Bill Clinton: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is‘ is.”

Barack Obama: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘rest‘ is.”

pilamaye on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Another what if Bush did it moment.

CWforFreedom on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Bentgrass greens hardest hit.

Bugler on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Give O’Bozo a break. He meant rest rest, not rest.

txag92 on July 11, 2010 at 3:36 PM

The President has picked one struggling industry out of many, that he’s pledging to keep alive, and it just happens to be the poor oppressed Country Club and golf course industry. He has to pick his battles in this war against recession, with all the demands on his time. What a generous guy….

RBMN on July 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Guess I didn’t realize he used that “won’t rest” baloney as often as he uses “let me be clear” or “I’ve always said”.

Video is horrifyingly funny.

tru2tx on July 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM

So … is this the World Cup Final open thread?

YYZ on July 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Yes, did you see the first half highlights? Two players in orange uniforms were passing the ball back and forth, Excitement like you couldn’t believe.

bw222 on July 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Just words

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Ah, yes… The Audacity to Golf.

Amazing how the man can’t rest for all that vacationing going on.

ajacksonian on July 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?

Vntnrse on July 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Watch a minute by minute play of the world cup final here.

They update every minute. Every minute someone has kicked the ball it appears.

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Since this is, afterall, his first real job, the One thinks he needs a vacation every month.

pearson on July 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Ouch!

ncborn on July 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM

bw222 on July 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM
keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM

ROTFLMAO!

txag92 on July 11, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Next weekend he’s off to Maine for a family vacation. It’s his third vacation since the Day One of his Gulf Oil Spill.

He won’t be resting in Maine, either. There’s 150 golf courses in Maine.

SlaveDog on July 11, 2010 at 4:01 PM

He’ll get plenty of rest in 2013.

griv on July 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM

He won’t be resting in Maine, either. There’s 150 golf courses in Maine.

SlaveDog on July 11, 2010 at 4:01 PM

When Bush went to Maine the press pitched a bitch but not with Bury Soetoro.

thomasaur on July 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM

So … is this the World Cup Final open thread?

YYZ on July 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Someone is not too happy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDHmzDR5_DM&feature=related

macncheez on July 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM

What’s this World Cup I keep hearing about?

Is is sailing or something?

SlaveDog on July 11, 2010 at 4:09 PM

He’s just unwinding a bit before he begins his stressful 3rd vacation since the oil spill started:

First Family To Vacation In Maine

AUINSC on July 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM

This was good, but it could have been better. It hasn’t just been golf, it’s been vacations, White House concerts, sporting events, ESPN appearances, etc.

JohnInCA on July 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

I agree – when I heard this the other night on Levin’s radio show, I imagined video of golf, date nights, singing with McCartney, fundraising with Boxer, etc. Overall, it’s a great technnique – he’s beaten the “I will not rest” meme to death and I’m glad somebody’s pulled the various audios together.

PatMac on July 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Remember he said he couldn’t do everything. Between fund raisers, concerts, golf, parties, photo ops, date nights, sporting events, fund raisers, golf, vacations, TV appearances, golf and photo ops there’s just not time for trivia like unemployment and the oil spill.

Can’t he just eat his waffle?

countrybumpkin on July 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Shhhhhhh, he’s looking for the real killers.

Free B.O.

NoDonkey on July 11, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Apparently it’s not enough for some people that Obama at least care’s!

heshtesh on July 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I get kinda neglectful, and unappreciative , so I’m going to mention it now. Thank you, Ed!!! You’ve been pulling double duty all week, and keeping the site fresh with an array of topics to comment on. I wished I had half your energy. You do a great job, and have done a spectacular job this week. Obama could take a lesson from you!!!

THANK YOU!!!

capejasmine on July 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM

This asshat has got to be kicked out of the White House, along with his sycophants in Congress.

GarandFan on July 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Apparently it’s not enough for some people that Obama at least care’s!

heshtesh on July 11, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Does he? I have yet to see evidence of that. I care. I sincerely do…but I’m not the president. I’m not in the position of exacting anything, that would do the will of the people, and do good by the people. He is. And as such, since he’s primarily going against the will of the people, that doesn’t sound like caring to me.

capejasmine on July 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM

What oil spill…?

Seven Percent Solution on July 11, 2010 at 4:31 PM

I like that. From now on, to me, he’s the PoSotus.

Squiggy on July 11, 2010 at 4:33 PM

As a resident of the Gulf Coast, I have to say that it appears blatantly obvious that this administration is willing to sacrifice the Gulf of Mexico for Cap and Trade legislation. Latest word is that BP will allow oil to gush at full speed for the next several days.

A friend was down at Lido Beach in Sarasota and there are… wait for it… snakes in the water. WTF.

Key West Reader on July 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Bentgrass greens hardest hit.

Bugler on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Which reminds me of stories told about Bill Clinton’s golf escapades after he left office by some of the course superintendents I ran into. It’s not that he is a bad guy to have around, per se, but it’s the hassle of having an ex-president playing that is unbearable. The Secret Service all but shuts down the course, no one is allowed near the guy as he plays, etc. The club members couldn’t stomach the baggage that having a person like that around and all it entails.

Can you imagine the pain in the a$$ that Barry causes every time he hits the links? Even at a place like Congressional, it has to be awful.

All the while, unemployment hovers around “10%”, as Barry says, “let them eat cake”.

I don’t think he will be able to be elected to the Student Council by 2012.

turfmann on July 11, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Here’s another good palette cleanser on this marxist piece of crap.

Parasite (code name: POTUS)

deedtrader on July 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM

capejasmine on July 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I was just joking, you are totally correct, i should have attached a sarc.

heshtesh on July 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM

A friend was down at Lido Beach in Sarasota and there are… wait for it… snakes in the water. WTF.

Key West Reader on July 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM

With obastalin successfully and unlawfully, but with a compliant leftist media, blacking out all truthful Gulf coverage (why hasn’t Jindal had daily press conferences which would tell the truth and nail obama to the impeachment wall? Don’t answer that. I know, Jindal has his hands full and he doesn’t have what it takes to bring obamarx down.)

Anyway, my question to Key West is: Please explain the significance of snakes in the water in that area. Where do they come from, and are they suppposed to be in any water anywhere? I hear they only are in swamps.

tigerlily on July 11, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Another what if Bush did it moment.

CWforFreedom on July 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM

true dat

cmsinaz on July 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Well, you know when the going gets tough

kingsjester on July 11, 2010 at 5:23 PM

And meanwhile back here at the ranch, we have folks not able to pay their mortgages, trying to support families on unemployment,wondering if they’ll ever get a decent job again, worried that their livlihood will be eaten away by the oil spill, wondering if the next Obama tax will put their small business under once and for all. Whilst Obama plays golf, Michelle wears $635 dollar shoes,and they take their third vacation in less than three months. Oh how they feel our pain!!

jeanie on July 11, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Fine with me if he rests. As my Russian bud says, “Managers must drink and drink hard, otherwise they might get an idea.”

Kenosha Kid on July 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM

I will not rest until this naked emperor and all his cronies are out of office.

Yakko77 on July 11, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I was just joking, you are totally correct, i should have attached a sarc.

heshtesh on July 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I figured you were hon. I just had to get my licks in on that. lol. :)

capejasmine on July 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Anyway, my question to Key West is: Please explain the significance of snakes in the water in that area. Where do they come from, and are they suppposed to be in any water anywhere? I hear they only are in swamps.

tigerlily on July 11, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Snakes are very common here in fresh and in brackish waters, but I have never, ever seen one in the gulf. I wasn’t an eye witness to what happened down at Lido Beach, but there’s no reason for this girl to make something like that up. It freaked her out so badly that she refused to get back in the water.

We are all becoming a bit more alarmed at what we’re seeing washing up and swimming around. Who knows? And as for the MSM and Obama? Who cares.

Depressing, indeed.

Key West Reader on July 11, 2010 at 5:49 PM

I wonder where Obama and family will buy their 11 million dollar mansion when this is all over and he is nothing but bitter history. Hawaii?

jeanie on July 11, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Gee, it’s nice how much time Barry spends with his daughters.

/s

Y-not on July 11, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I think the TARP money is going toward paying to fill up the divits he leaves behind….

jbh45 on July 11, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Frankly, I’d rather he be out golfing than not resting in the White House, which translates as: Shoving his Marxist/Progressive agenda down our throats until the 100 year dream has been finally realized, we the people be damned.

Buy Danish on July 11, 2010 at 6:09 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 10, AND SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010

The President has no public events scheduled this weekend.

Yep. More golf.

IrishEi on July 11, 2010 at 6:16 PM

He said he would “not rest or be satisfied”.

so when he is golfing, he is “not satisfied”.

He didn’t lie, he is just never satisfied.

Makes you feel better, I hope. Me, I don’t feel any better.

Harry Schell on July 11, 2010 at 6:20 PM

12 cameras and none of them pointed where I need to see if there’s still a gusher.

They have a new extension on the drill pipe since this morning. They were undoing the bolts on the old one last night.

Merovign on July 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Expiration dates coming rapid fire now…

Hog Wild on July 11, 2010 at 6:32 PM

You’ll notice that O is taking the family to a coast where there won’t be any tarballz to talk about?

I also believe that golfing gives him a chance to have fewer “Daddy, why haven’t you——?” conversations. Taking lots of vacations and giving your kids the best of everything–with the taxpayers picking up the tab–doesn’t mean you enjoy spending time with your kids.

rwenger43 on July 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I realize it’s already a word,
but shouldn’t “not rest” be “unrest”,
as in “unperson” and “ungood”?

“After all, what justification is there for a word which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take “good”, for instance. If you have a word like “good”, what need is there for a word like “bad”? “Ungood” will do just as well — better, because it’s an exact opposite, which the other is not.”

mrt721 on July 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM

As predicted by many here, Teh Won was out golfing again. Heh.

GnuBreed on July 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM

What I want to know, is how many people does he prevent from playing golf? So, 4.5 hours per round, plus I’m sure it has to be closed before he goes SS can do a sweep.

Then his staff needs to cover up any sand traps and bunkers, lest The One hit an errant shot. Then they need the “bumpers” for the green, and to change the tee color, so sissy-boy doesn’t realize he is actually using the ladies tee.

Must be a good 8 hours that the course is off limits? The course military guys use on their Sundays off. FU Barry.

reaganaut on July 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM

He’ll get plenty of rest in 2013.

griv on July 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM
But, he will live like a king.

mobydutch on July 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM

What I want to know, is how many people does he prevent from playing golf? So, 4.5 hours per round, plus I’m sure it has to be closed before he goes SS can do a sweep.

reaganaut on July 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Were these all paying golfers? If so, he is pre-empting their golf outing and harming the economy at the same time–since I’m sure the WH never comps any American business for their lost income when the O comes to close the business for a day.

If I’m wrong, someone please enlighten me; while I know more about business than this Zero does, I’ve never had the chance to refuse service to a public official before. With his approval ratings in the tank, any business that trades a free service to the WH for the publicity of serving The One may be losing on both ends of the deal.

rwenger43 on July 11, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Golf is hard work, Ed.

keep the change on July 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Especially the way this effing pansy plays it. What a dork. I must keep reminding you all that Bush would kick his skinny ass.

Jaibones on July 11, 2010 at 7:41 PM

We will not rest until we beat every one of these lying pond scum Socialists in this year’s election and the next and the next and the next…..

chickasaw42 on July 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM

If he’s on the golf course, at least he’s someplace where he can’t do any immediate harm to this country. I wish he’d stay there 24/7. Barring that, I don’t care what the guy does anymore. Just make him a lame duck in 2010 and get him out of there in 2012.

winfield on July 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Friggin’ birdlegs.

2ipa on July 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I’m sure glad the dam oil spill wasn’t takin place under the evil Bushs’ watch else no matter how fine a job he would be doing we would be bombarded with pictures of oily birds, whales, dolphins, kids, puppies, and tales of starving fisherman, tourists, sick people and disastrous seasons for cruise ships.
Since Pinnochio is in charge and destroying the whole southern border of the US and endangering countless species and ecosystems we get nice articles about golf and no ugly pictures of oily animals or ruined pristine vacation destinations!
See Hope and Change works!

dhunter on July 11, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Thanks for the info, Key West Reader. This whole Gulf debacle is going to be worse than anyone can imagine. Actually, with the marxist media complying with obapolpot’s Gulf coverage black-out, most of us won’t even remember to imagine. What spill? Even Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity are movin’ on.

And yet…in a sane nation, obastalin would be doing life, not playing golf.

tigerlily on July 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM

…. obastalin…..

tigerlily on July 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM

I love it!!! Mind if I steal it? :)

Vntnrse on July 12, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Do we have any evidence, a real candid photo that was not a photo op, a testimony of his sitting at his desk working, even a hint that he honestly does any work himself. He has administrators and czars to do the work for him and he takes credit if it seems to be a good thing to him and finds someone to dump it on if it lays an egg.

We hear him speak of basket ball in ways that only someone who watches the games and follows the playes would be able to do. Same with golf. We know likes the theater in the white house and uses it often. We know he likes to play pick up basket ball when he should be working. We know he plays golf often and we see that. We also see that he does not seem to have any role in handling a crises himself, giving him time to play golf or go over his social calender. We see him go into important meets just long enough to make the rounds of shaking hands and then he leaves to let them get to work. He used to make a show of attending his daughters games, at least until he got caught going to one that never existed, or was being played in the Kenyan embassy. He seems to think that photo ops are a show of his working. He likes to hear himself talk, and he likes to think he is the one doing the work with his “my”, meaning those he has doing his work and the “I” meaning he is taking credit for the “my’s” work.

We see him playing, partying, and pretending to be one of the elite rich, a superstar, or celeberity because otherwise he would be bored to death.

Franklyn on July 12, 2010 at 3:26 AM

While the ants were busy paying taxes the grasshopper played…
One hundred and sixteen days until Nov 5th.

Zorgon on July 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM