Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the week?

posted at 9:00 am on August 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Get the non-reptilian side of your brains in gear — it’s time to pick the Obamateurism of the Week.  We shouldn’t campaign all of the time to pick these, but then again, it seems like amateurish fumbles are all Obama knows to do.   After all, it’s no coincidence that the least-qualified President can’t avoid them, and I’ll bet a whole lot of voters now understand that they got, er, snookered.

Previous 2010 “winners”:

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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This time I really couldn’t decide, Obamateurisming is hard

Gwillie on August 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Celebrity President Obama All VEIW ALL THE TIME.

He is the worst informercial ever.

William Amos on August 8, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Lecturing anyone about campaigning? What crust!

50sGuy on August 8, 2010 at 9:08 AM

The View….

ladyingray on August 8, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Rasmussen Today:

48% Approval.

I guess 200K jobs lost last month is a political winner these days.

angryed on August 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Appearing on the Shrew View alone was enough; anything he said there sans TOTUS was bound to result in an Obamateurism or 50.

GnuBreed on August 8, 2010 at 9:12 AM

I guess 200K jobs lost last month is a political winner these days.

angryed on August 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM

In democratic speak that is almost 400,000 jobs he saved that would have been lost.

You have to use backwards logic to understand a liberal. Everything that works or is right is wrong in the left’s eyes.

William Amos on August 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Campaigning…as it turns out it’s about the only thing he’s good at. I’d love to know how much his campaigning has cost the taxpayers since he’s been in office. It’s probably enough to create or save 3 million jobs.

scalleywag on August 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I went for getting his message across because …um …. no, he didn’t – he forced it.

OldEnglish on August 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Tell me this, does the big V on the View really stand for vagina?

scalleywag on August 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Despite the fact that the “reptilian side of the human brain” theory is amply supported by the evidence (you need only look at Osama Obama his own self), gotta go with Mr Campaigner’s anti-campaigning comment.

Even if it is just another hypocritical statement among way too many to come out of his perpetually-running mouth.

MrScribbler on August 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM

I’m wondering, did the View ask Mr. President to come on the show or did they get the call he wanted to be on?

scalleywag on August 8, 2010 at 9:17 AM

In democratic speak that is almost 400,000 jobs he saved that would have been lost.

You have to use backwards logic to understand a liberal. Everything that works or is right is wrong in the left’s eyes.

William Amos on August 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM

And sadly the 53% of brain dead imbeciles who voted for Obama believe that -200K = +400K.

Our only hope is that these people stay home in November.

angryed on August 8, 2010 at 9:17 AM

“This is all I know how to do”; IAW, run at the mouth.

ya2daup on August 8, 2010 at 9:17 AM

We have a SHAMWOW in chief!

scalleywag on August 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Obama seemed to feel it was more important to engage in a snugglefest with Baba WahWah, Joy Blowhard, and Whoopee Cushion on The Spew than it was to make an appearance before the Boy Scouts at their 100th Anniversary Jamboree.

But then again, in the past, when a Scout made it all the way to Eagle Scout, he received a letter of congratulations signed by the President.

Since he has been in office, Obama has refused to sign any of these letters! Not one!

Oh, on Drudge right now, there is this rather wonderful video of what happened when the recorded message Obama sent to the Scout Jamboree was run at the event. I suggest you watch it to see the Scouts general reaction to it.

It’s a wonder they didn’t rush the stage to tear the screen itself down with their bare hands.

pilamaye on August 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM

He doesn’t know who Snooki is and he doesn’t know Jack S#*t either.

cartooner on August 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM

He doesn’t know who Snooki is and he doesn’t know Jack S#*t either.

cartooner on August 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Actually, he does know Jack S#*t.

Problem is, Jack left town.

pilamaye on August 8, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Things are getting messy and the Obama’s either don’t notice or do and don’t care. Do you think that they don’t understand that they are role models , sounding boards in a sense, for the problems of the country? I simply don’t grasp these people and they don’t get us. For the thousandth time..what’s wrong with the Obama’s? Are they just insensitive, come from a different cultural milieu, think we don’t notice, don’t give a damn if we do notice, think this is the way leaders should behave? What????

jeanie on August 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Can’t fault Obama for not know of Snooki. I had no idea either.

djj on August 8, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Obama on campaigning: “This I know how to do.”

God knows, he sure as hell doesn’t know how to lead.

So O is using and will use how many of our tax dollars to fly around the country campaigning and pushing the Democrat message. Meh.

labwriter on August 8, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I had to go with the promise of more campaigning. I try really hard to be an adult but I am so sick of this man in my face all the time. I just don’t remember a president getting so much television coverage. Everyday he is in some place giving a speech.

Cindy Munford on August 8, 2010 at 9:48 AM

“Lady Michelle, the peasants have no jobs!”
“Let them be interns.”

itsnotaboutme on August 8, 2010 at 9:48 AM

These choices suck. Must have been a slow week.

SoulGlo on August 8, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Campaigning is just doublespeak for promising what can’t be delivered…and he can definitely do that.

texabama on August 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM

#3 and #5 are 2 sides of the same coin.

Guardian on August 8, 2010 at 9:53 AM

State Dept removes racism charge against Spanish police as First Lady flies to vacation there

It’s necessary to boycott fellow Americans over false accusations of racism, but don’t boycott Europeans over real racism! Because Europe is better than US.

itsnotaboutme on August 8, 2010 at 9:54 AM

These choices suck. Must have been a slow week.

SoulGlo on August 8, 2010 at 9:50 AM

You must be having a slow week. Four out of the five could be winners.

itsnotaboutme on August 8, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Who is Snooki ? … and why should I care ?

J_Crater on August 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM

No more campaigning while on the View.

I actually found this week to be an easy choice. Four out five resulted from being on that hagfest.

tru2tx on August 8, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Does anyone remember Sanjaya Malakar from American Idol? Yeah, me either.

I’m starting to think that we elected our own Sanjaya to be POTUS

I think Obama will go the way of Sanjaya. Can’t come soon enough.

Key West Reader on August 8, 2010 at 9:59 AM

That Boy Scout story is just another Anti-American example of the Hope and Change we got in Nov 2008.

I’ll never forget the story that the DOTUS-elect met with Bush after the election and basically read Bush the riot act…..and Obamas handlers did not deny I.

Class Barry!!

PappyD61 on August 8, 2010 at 9:59 AM

OT: Ted Olson on FNS–”Same-sex marriage is the same as interracial marriage.”

Great. Race = behavior.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Henceforth we may need two columns of Obamateurism of the Week choices. One for Zero and another for Marie Antoinette.

Although Zero’s statement about the reptilian brain and the one about mongrels are base enough just showing his Mussolini mug on The View ranks high in his degradation of the office of the presidency. More details…. on the next Jerry Springer.

viking01 on August 8, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Who is Snooki ? … and why should I care ?

J_Crater on August 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Frankly, the only time I have seen this Jersey Shore bunch of losers is in that new Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull music video they have been running on VH1 lately.

Other than that, I have no clue who these clowns are, especially that “The Situation” goof!

pilamaye on August 8, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Can’t fault Obama for not know of Snooki. I had no idea either.

djj on August 8, 2010 at 9:38 AM

The thing is that earlier he made jokes about her..

the_nile on August 8, 2010 at 10:20 AM

Øbummer left the White House for The View and, briefly, raised the Intelligence Quotient at both places.
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Appearing on The View (is that the same thing as The Situation?) is a very comfortable environment for Teh Won – he gets unlimited love followed by unlimited offers of “cougar encounters.”
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Campaigning on The View: Most Amateur Event of the Week.

ExpressoBold on August 8, 2010 at 10:24 AM

angryed on August 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Just remember that even with perfect polling, about one in twenty results will fall outside the margin of error.

notropis on August 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Only if it’s a gay interracial marriage, Ted.

notropis on August 8, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Obama is a walking,talking,true life contradiction.

portlandon on August 8, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Sun up to sun down, every day of the week = Obamateurism.

GrannyDee on August 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM

I thought the ‘reptilian’ wasn’t a ‘side’ but was the primitive brain stem; the eat or be eaten instinct. How many ‘sides’ does the human brain have since we already know about left and right?

Skandia Recluse on August 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Omg he’s everywhere. I just had to put him on mute for another infomercial.

catwrangler on August 8, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Mr. Well Educated President putting forward the old brain view… so much for that vaunted Ivy League education.

It was a very tough week to choose, yet again, and the inanity is getting worse, not better over time.

ajacksonian on August 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM

I got a kick out of Obama speaking before the folks at Ford Motors last week. Immediately after he proudly stated that Ford got by without any bailout funds, the crowd loudly applauded in unison.

Obama, narcissistic idiot that he is, thought they were applauding him. He was so full of himself he never realized they were applauding themselves, a hard working group of people who didn’t need any “help from the government” to turn a profit.

Our man-child, community organizing president doesn’t have a clue and wouldn’t know where to find one.

fogw on August 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Obama got it wrong about reptilian brain. Obama has a squirrel brain which obviously is mammalian.

viking01 on August 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

Awesome, I picked the winner. I’m back on my game.
By the way, he knows who Snooki is, he’s just upset with her because she called him out on his tanning booth tax.

azkag on August 8, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Obama seemed to feel it was more important to engage in a snugglefest with Baba WahWah, Joy Blowhard, and Whoopee Cushion on The Spew than it was to make an appearance before the Boy Scouts at their 100th Anniversary Jamboree.

pilamaye on August 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM

That’s OK, there should be another 100th Anniversary coming up in…oh.

James on August 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

But then again, in the past, when a Scout made it all the way to Eagle Scout, he received a letter of congratulations signed by the President.

Since he has been in office, Obama has refused to sign any of these letters! Not one!

Another American symbol—tossed aside.

I think that the most dangerous side of this many-faceted, flawed mess of a man is his jealousy/envy streak. He seems to be impulsive and reactionary. He really can’t deal with counter-arguments, opposite opinions, values, etc. But especially, runs from (think Netenrahu’s 2nd visit) more intelligent entities. Ill-equipped to spar with Netenrahu and lacking any diplomatic skills, what does he do, he bolts out of the meeting to “have dinner with his family”.
That’s the only trick in his bag—rudeness. Childish, rough, and unrefined, rudeness.

betsyz on August 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Obama got it wrong about reptilian brain. Obama has a squirrel brain which obviously is mammalian.

viking01 on August 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM

His brain is a peanut, which is legume-like.

UltimateBob on August 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

The Prezuhhhdent says things all of the time that would get him hooted off the stage were he any other than Obama the Deified. His constant harping that “Americans just don’t understand because I haven’t explained it well enough” proves that he is 100% clueless, as are most of the media who follow him adoringly, batting their eyes and saying “*Sigh*, isn’t he wonnnnnnnderful?”

TeeDee on August 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Obama to McCain during the health care summit: “we’re not campaigning anymore. The election’s over.”

Mr_Magoo on August 8, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I guess comparing Obamarrhoid’s brain to that of any non-human creature is simply unfair because, if you look around, you will not find any creature other than a human that would behave in manner so as to jeopardize or threaten the survival of it’s own kind. They don’t “act stupidly” although they’re bound to a make a mistake now and then. Only humans can’t act properly in their own interest and this fool is the the prime example. It’s astonishing that someone so intelligent could perpetrate so many idiotic acts and say so many things that simply defy explanation. Crocodiles are predictable but Obamachump’s brain isn’t.

LarryG on August 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I didn’t vote, because you left off the biggest one of the week:

Obama and Crew let Michelle Antoinette take fabulous overseas vacation for herself, child, and forty of her closest friends during recession.

Alana on August 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

I didn’t vote, because you left off the biggest one of the week:

Obama and Crew let Michelle Antoinette take fabulous overseas vacation for herself, child, and forty of her closest friends during recession.

Alana on August 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

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I voted anyway (The Obama View Show of Deceit and Lies), though I do agree with your assessment that the Spain trip should top the list. It shows the totality of the deafness they have for Americans during the Summer of No Recovery…
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And they are not merely tone deaf, rather a they are totally un-hearing, un-caring and un-ashamed in their abuse of the American Presidency and it’s perks… all while so many are suffering hard times.
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What a load of scum inhabit the WH at this moment.

RalphyBoy on August 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I voted with the majority. I don’t know if that’s a feature or a bug.

Extrafishy on August 8, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Obama and Crew let Michelle Antoinette take fabulous overseas vacation for herself, child, and forty of her closest friends during recession.

Alana on August 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

i kinda’ doubt that obizzle tells michelle squat

if i had to take a guess–i’d say she has the bigger set of…deciders of the family

not unlike the charming and talented mrs. dasa

heh

devadevadasa on August 8, 2010 at 4:34 PM

” … This IS ALL I know how to do.”

Corrected.

Maquis on August 8, 2010 at 4:47 PM

I thought the ‘reptilian’ wasn’t a ’side’ but was the primitive brain stem; the eat or be eaten instinct. How many ’sides’ does the human brain have since we already know about left and right?

Skandia Recluse on August 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

There’s evidently in addition to left and right, a higher and lower. I do know that the Amygdala, the primitive fear centers, are at the base of the brain, and the higher emotional centers, the part excised in many lobotomies, is all the way up and forward.

Zero is as primitive, and base, as it gets.

Maquis on August 8, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Obama..reptilian brain. Well, that helps explain why he speaks with a forked tongue.

ZeeMI on August 8, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Things are getting messy and the Obama’s either don’t notice or do and don’t care. Do you think that they don’t understand that they are role models , sounding boards in a sense, for the problems of the country? I simply don’t grasp these people and they don’t get us. For the thousandth time..what’s wrong with the Obama’s? Are they just insensitive, come from a different cultural milieu, think we don’t notice, don’t give a damn if we do notice, think this is the way leaders should behave? What????

jeanie on August 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Good question. We know that Barry isn’t culturally an American, being raised in an Indonesian Muslim school, but what is M. Antoinette’s excuse? Wasn’t she raised here in the U.S.?

Who is John Galt on August 8, 2010 at 6:06 PM

jeanie on August 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Nah, they’re just flaunting it, and don’t care what the country thinks. They have an evil plan that they expect will take us out of the loop, so they don’t fear any consequences.

They’re wrong.

Who is John Galt on August 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

How about the first lady going to Spain after Obama tells us we can’t go to Vegas on the taxpayers dime?

jdawg on August 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM