Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on August 24, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Megyn Kelly brings us today’s Obamateurism, courtesy of Greg Hengler, on the ownership society. Barack Obama apparently doesn’t endorse it:

Thirteen months ago, Obama said to give him the economy. Now, suddenly, Obama wants a refund. Sorry, Mr. President, but all sales are final.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at [email protected] 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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There was a first time?

ahhh, Megyn in the morning. Thanks.

Canadian Infidel on August 24, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Bit off more than you could chew, eh champ?

Looks like ~52% are having buyer’s remorse over the rescuer-in-chief. He’s having the same over the job that he campaigned so diligently for during his entire term in the Senate.

ted c on August 24, 2010 at 8:11 AM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

F#*%ING LIAR.

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

The man said, “Give it to me.” Well, OK then — just as America responded when Nixon said, “Sock it to me.”

apostic on August 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM

He has rescued the economy one time already? I must have missed that part.

Johnnyreb on August 24, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Can I get a $400K+ a year job with bennies, spend my time playing golf, taking trips around the world, rubbing elbows with celebrities and doing nothing else but making a few tired predictable speeches?

And then when my bosses come to me and ask me why everything I’m responsible for is going to hell in a handbasket, I’ll just blame the guy who left 19 months ago.

Would that fly in the private sector, or would I look be in line behind the redhead with the cell phone?

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Loathsome, lying pr$ck.

We’re looking at another sell off today in the market.

Cody1991 on August 24, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Sorry, Mr. President, but all sales are final.

Heh.

Welcome back Ed.

And, this link should help.

Crimes against Liberty‘ indeed.

CPT. Charles on August 24, 2010 at 8:17 AM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

F#*%ING LIAR.

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

He constantly forgets that he sat in the senate from 2006 wrapping that deficit himself.

the_nile on August 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Hey Barry, you wanted the job. You spent millions trying to get the job. Now you got the job and I suggest that you butch up, put on your big boy pants and do the effing job.

Then again, if you can’t do the job, just let us know, we will gladly let you go!

milwife88 on August 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM

His Southside pimp/drug dealer voice really isn’t the way to start of my day.

darwin-t on August 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM

I missed the rescued economy when did that happen must have blinked.

Cookies Mom on August 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

He must have forgot (or assumes we all forget) that he helped pass both budgets in 2006 and 2007 that ended up giving him his little gift-wrapped deficit.

The man is completely shameless. Blaming Bush for a budget deficit that as a senator he had a hand in creating. Now they are not even passing a budget at all.

Mord on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Proof positive that the Peter Principle is true.

Beaglemom on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

When I arrived in the White House, I had a 1.3 Trillion dollar deficit that I voted for wrapped in a bow waiting for me.

Fixed.

Kafir on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

I must have slept through the first rescue. If I could only sleep until 2012… Ah, ’tis but a dream.

Sheesh… This guy is so disconnected it’s actually creepy.

Crusader Rabbit on August 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Proof positive that the Peter Principle is true.

Beaglemom on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

In this case , the Pol Pot Principle.

the_nile on August 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM

IT’S NOT MY FAULT – I”M A VICTIM!!!

Effing whiny incompetent ivory-tower elitist loser.

rockbend on August 24, 2010 at 8:25 AM

President Bush indeed overspent, but take note: he only spent half of the TARP money in 2008, and left the other half as a courtesy to President-elect Obama to let him decide for himself how to use it.

So Mr. President, if President Bush’s deficit was wrong, why did you spend half of it?

These are questions that civilized Americans ask themselves. Perhaps one day a democrat will ask such questions too.

jeff_from_mpls on August 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Absolute amateur hour. I would like to hear the reaction of an audience filled with average Americans when he says BS like this, not the reaction of a hall filled with hand picked union tools. The booing would be deafening!

DrStock on August 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

He must have forgot (or assumes we all forget) that he helped pass both budgets in 2006 and 2007 that ended up giving him his little gift-wrapped deficit.

The man is completely shameless. Blaming Bush for a budget deficit that as a senator he had a hand in creating. Now they are not even passing a budget at all.

Mord on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

He assumes we’re all as stupid and mindless as his typical supporters.

He’s just a low-down, race-baiting street hustler. If people didn’t comprehend the significance of his remark about ‘bitter clingers’, they should now. He has declared war on the American middle class.

Jobs are not being created. Full stop. There won’t be a recovery without them. The NFP numbers come out a week from tomorrow. We’ll see how they try to spin failure once again.

Cody1991 on August 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

When he arrived in the White house unemployment was 7.6% the price of oil was under $50 a barrel and the deficit was 3.18% of GDP. Today the unemployment rate is a fictions 9.5% the price of oil is over $70 a barrel and the deficit is 10.64% of GDP. Solid B+ there Barry.

Tommy_G on August 24, 2010 at 8:31 AM

When he says “people who got us into this mess”, is he talking about Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid? Nobody tell the media, but they have been leading Congressional majorities for almost 4 years.

forest on August 24, 2010 at 8:34 AM

IT’S NOT MY FAULT – I”M A VICTIM!!!

Effing whiny incompetent ivory-tower elitist loser.

rockbend on August 24, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Exactly – what else should we expect from a liberal?

They take no responsibility for anything but credit for everything.

From the moment he was born this guy was taught that because of the color of his skin, nothing will ever be his fault.

He went to a “church” for 20 years that preached that it’s all whitey’s fault.

He went to a “university” that promoted him to an exalted position in which he didn’t have to lift a finger.

Since then, he climbed up the ladder of success without once putting in an actual days work.

He’s never taken responsibility for anything in his charmed life and he’s not about to start now.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

I can’t express how much pleasure I will have when I “give it” to him in November.

golfmann on August 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Tommy_G on August 24, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Yep, and I think unemployment was under 5% when Nancy Pelosi first got her hands on that giant gavel 3.5 years ago. The annual deficit was a small fraction of what it it now too.

forest on August 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

When you were a US Senator you did a lot of carping, griping, and voting “Present” just as you accuse the opposing party of doing now. If it was so good for you, why is it so bad for them?

ExpressoBold on August 24, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I keep asking myself why the socialists appear unconcerned about the November election. They are too calm.

They have the resolve and satisfaction of a terrorist who is being arrested outside of a building. He’s smiling at the police even as he wishes them dead. Why is this terrorist so resigned about being arrested?

Answer: because he was just the watchman for the terrorists inside the building who have rigged it for demolition.

Even as they are led away in chains, the terrorists have an eerie calm. The world will shortly know why: Their mission was accomplished.

jeff_from_mpls on August 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM

I wish i could find the link, but there’s this amazingly apropos quote at the beginning of “Joe vs. The Volcano” where Dan Hedaya’s character, Mr. Waturi, is yelling into the phone in the death-colored office, “I know you can GET the job, but can you DO the job?”

WashingtonsWake on August 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Hey, Scooter, want a Kleenex?

kingsjester on August 24, 2010 at 8:43 AM

WTF is he talking about?

pain train on August 24, 2010 at 8:44 AM

WashingtonsWake on August 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM

What “job” has this guy ever done, ever been successful at, ever accomplished anything of note in?

Nothing.

Yet we were told by the media and by Democrats that it didn’t matter, that Obama is “brilliant” and he was above mere accomplishment.

Americans better learn to stop listening to “experts” and media pundits because they sold us an Edsel in this jackass.

And one President Edsel flames out, they’re going to gear up to sell us President Edsel with leather seats in Hillary, who’s every bit the unprepared idiot that Barry is.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

A few words come to mind…Punk. Hustler. Liar.

Buy Danish on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

He has rescued the economy one time already? I must have missed that part.

Johnnyreb on August 24, 2010 at 8:14 AM

No doubt.

Double digit unemployment


Record deficit

Record debt

Record foreclosures

Record number of people on food stamps

Record bankruptcies

GDP around 2%


Higher Taxes


Destruction of the Private Sector

Dreadful Housing and Retail Sales


CBO forecast high unemployment and low economic growth for years

Only a liberal would feel “rescued” right now.

Baxter Greene on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

Thirteen months ago, Obama said to give him the economy. Now, suddenly, Obama wants a refund. Sorry, Mr. President, but all sales are final.

Fortunately, we only got sold 4 years of Teh Won, and we’ll be able to return the Pelosi-Reid portion of the POR Economy in a couple months.

steveegg on August 24, 2010 at 8:46 AM

That applause was very subdued..Where were the plants?..:)

Dire Straits on August 24, 2010 at 8:46 AM

forest on August 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

If we want to go back to January 2007 (my God was it only 3.5 years ago) when Nancy got the gavel. The deficit was 1.14% of the GDP and unemployment was 4.6%. Boy the Dems sure screwed things up fast.

Tommy_G on August 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM

He really begs for our contempt, doesn’t he.

petefrt on August 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Buy Danish on August 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

“Mama’s boy” says it all.

You can tell this guy had a hippie mommy and no dad.

Little whining whelp needed a good kick in the pants but it’s too late now.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Even my 13-year-old, who was happy when our first Black president was sworn in, knows he has failed. We were just talking about this yesterday. She said, “why is he still blaming Bush? When will he start fixing things so people can get jobs?”

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM

He really begs for our contempt, doesn’t he.

petefrt on August 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Well, that’s all he has given us, so I say let’s return the favor!

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 8:54 AM

I wish i could find the link, but there’s this amazingly apropos quote at the beginning of “Joe vs. The Volcano” where Dan Hedaya’s character, Mr. Waturi, is yelling into the phone in the death-colored office, “I know [you] can GET the job, but can [you] DO the job?”

WashingtonsWake on August 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Here it is (you’re right, very apropos):


“I know he can GET the job, but can he DO the job?”

pain train on August 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM

OT:Someone is going to be in trouble..Cat Lady..

Dire Straits on August 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM

He really begs for our contempt, doesn’t he.

petefrt on August 24, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Doesn’t need to beg for mine. I gave it to him long ago.

Whiny loser.

AZCoyote on August 24, 2010 at 8:58 AM

It’s not your economy, Mr. President, it’s Our economy and we would thank you very much for staying the @#$% away from it.

Tuning Spork on August 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM

rockmom on August 24, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Right, he instinctively responds to dissension with contempt, which explains why he keeps sticking his thumb in our eye.

petefrt on August 24, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Tommy_G on August 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I’m a bit surprised that isn’t pointed out more often.

Cindy Munford on August 24, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Thanks for finding that Pain Train! (I’m at work, youtube is blocked here)

The more I am thinking about that movie, the more it seems like a metaphor for America today. Joe, the ailing hero suffering a crisis of confidence, whose heart is still good and when faced with the crisis finds his way back… ending in an impossible situation, but with an angel on his shoulder inspiring him with love and humor. It gives me hope that we can get through this … now, if only America can find a volcano to jump in.

WashingtonsWake on August 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

Questions for the WH:
What was the deficit when you arrived in the Senate and your party took control of Congress? What was the unemployment figure when you arrived in the Senate and your party took control of Congress? You think the electorate is too dumb to know when this mess all began?

jbh45 on August 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM

Barry’s idiot “advisors” (Rahm and Axelrod) lead him around by the nose and this is an obvious appeal to Barry’s lunatic, ignorant Democrat base.

No one else but those stooges buys any of this and in fact, Barry’s lack of taking responsiblity will turn off even more independents. Even Barry’s dumb as rocks braintrust understands this.

This is a signal that Democrats recognize they’re going to lose and lose big.

What a glorious thing.

NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Tommy_G on August 24, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I’m a bit surprised that isn’t pointed out more often.

Cindy Munford on August 24, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Republicans had better start doing it, because not only is the MFM not pointing it out, they keep repeating the Democrat canard of “8 years of Republicans in power” or some variation. I doubt more than 15% of the population even know Democrats have been controlling the Senate and the House (and spending along with it) for almost 4 years.

forest on August 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

just as America responded when Nixon said, “Sock it to me.”

apostic on August 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Video reference

Shy Guy on August 24, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Wasn’t there a lot of hubbub about Nixon going on “Laugh In” sort of like what happened with Obama and “The View?” I was too young to remember that, but I vaguely remembering hearing something about it.

WashingtonsWake on August 24, 2010 at 9:46 AM

forest on August 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I would be willing to bet there are all kinds of shiny new charts and diagrams that would be made up for the occasion. In my case, my job was in the student loan industry, when the Dems won, they started taking it over. They should have just stopped guaranteeing the loans but instead they became the banker, *poof* over two hundred people lose their jobs within three years at one location. There have to be plenty of these types of examples out there.

Cindy Munford on August 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM

From the moment he was born this guy was taught that because of the color of his skin, nothing will ever be his fault. NoDonkey on August 24, 2010 at 8:36 AM

He was raised by his grandparents, who pitied him precisely because of his skin color.

In other words, they were typical liberal racists.

Akzed on August 24, 2010 at 10:33 AM

IT’S NOT MY FAULT – I”M A VICTIM!!!

Effing whiny incompetent ivory-tower elitist loser.

rockbend on August 24, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Your comment made my day!!! Thanks for the smile….

chai on August 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM

What I find most remarkable in all of this is…..the dimwit still believes people are looking to him, as if he’s a messiah. Hanging on his everyword, and actually believing his babble!

capejasmine on August 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM

OVacation:

Sorry, but you don’t get a sceptre and crown with the position. And it’s HARD WORK!!!

landlines on August 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

His lips were moving…….you know what that means.

GarandFan on August 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Forty-eight percent (48%) of U.S. voters now regard President Obama’s political views as extreme. Forty-two percent (42%) place his views in the mainstream, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

By comparison, 51% see the views of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as mainstream. Thirty-five percent (35%) think Clinton’s views are extreme. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

Schadenfreude on August 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

He assumes we’re all as stupid and mindless as his typical supporters.

He’s just a low-down, race-baiting street hustler. If people didn’t comprehend the significance of his remark about ‘bitter clingers’, they should now. He has declared war on the American middle class.

Jobs are not being created. Full stop. There won’t be a recovery without them. The NFP numbers come out a week from tomorrow. We’ll see how they try to spin failure once again.

Cody1991 on August 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Word.

GrannyDee on August 24, 2010 at 12:13 PM

When I arrived in the White House, I had a 1.3 Trillion dollar deficit that I voted [PRESENT] for wrapped in a bow waiting for me.

Fixed.

Kafir on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Just saying.

tom on August 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM

forest on August 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I would be willing to bet there are all kinds of shiny new charts and diagrams that would be made up for the occasion. In my case, my job was in the student loan industry, when the Dems won, they started taking it over. They should have just stopped guaranteeing the loans but instead they became the banker, *poof* over two hundred people lose their jobs within three years at one location. There have to be plenty of these types of examples out there.

Cindy Munford on August 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM

23,000 because of the drilling moratorium alone. Obamacare will cost a lot more jobs before it’s done, unless it gets repealed PDQ.

tom on August 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM

His record as a Senator and the fact that the Democrat led Congress has been running roughshod over our economy since the end of 2006 should be hammered home everyday. Is there anybody out there willing to ask the tough questions? Please?

The lies have to be exposed or we are going to accomplish absolutely nothing in November.

Ditkaca on August 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

F#*%ING LIAR.

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

That bears repeating. How does this moron get away with blatant falsehoods?

onlineanalyst on August 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM

He must have forgot (or assumes we all forget) that he helped pass both budgets in 2006 and 2007 that ended up giving him his little gift-wrapped deficit.

The man is completely shameless. Blaming Bush for a budget deficit that as a senator he had a hand in creating. Now they are not even passing a budget at all.

Mord on August 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

ObaMao also forgets that W gave the Dems a free hand in creating the 2009 budget since he was on the way out.

onlineanalyst on August 24, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Mr. President is insane, there can be no other explanation.

scalleywag on August 24, 2010 at 1:21 PM

tom on August 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM

That’s true about the jobs in the Gulf, I was hoping that would be temporary.

Cindy Munford on August 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Obama was in the Senate from Jan 2005 to Jan 2009.
Last time the Congress was under Repub control and Bush was Prez Dec. 2006 unemployment was 4.6% and the budget deficit was $85 Billion.

Remember “the worst economy since the great depression!”

DSchoen on August 24, 2010 at 4:08 PM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

F#*%ING LIAR.

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Now, now, he may not be lying.

We really have no idea how his comrades Pelosi and Reid presented their economic plans to him.

malclave on August 24, 2010 at 6:24 PM

He’s just an ignorant jerk.

Zorro on August 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Snookie loves Barry, so it can’t be all bad.

petefrt on August 24, 2010 at 8:07 PM

“When I arrived in the White House, I had a $1.3 trillion deficit, wrapped in a bow waiting for me…”

F#*%ING LIAR.

kiltedscotsman5 on August 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Wasn’t most of that TARP money much of which was paid back?

Paul-Cincy on August 29, 2010 at 10:13 AM