Obama: You know who’s a pretty good president? Me

posted at 5:00 pm on October 21, 2010 by Allahpundit

What better way to celebrate a new low in his quarterly approval rating than with a little self-congratulation?

Obama gave the upbeat assessment of his own performance during a stem-winding speech to an overflow crowd at a rally for Washington state senator Patty Murray, part of a four-day mid-term election campaign swing…

“For all the problems we’re going through right now, we still have the best workers on earth, the finest universities on earth, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth,” he said.

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth” and Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

So good is he, my friends, that he’s capable of magically transforming jobs that already existed into jobs “created” by the stimulus. Just like next month he’s going to magically transform a giant Democratic majority into a giant Republican one. He could have answered this question self-deprecatingly, or at least nodded to political reality by stressing that, while some people are down on him now, he’s still fighting hard to improve the lives of hard-working Americans etc etc etc. But no: “Pretty good” it is. Reminds me of what Kaus said the other day about the man in the bubble: “Clinton reacted to his 1994 midterm loss by acknowledging his opponents’ strongest arguments and pursuing a balanced budget and welfare reform. Obama seems more inclined to just tough it out until the economy recovers and the scared, confused voters become unscared and see the light. Meanwhile, he’ll spend his time in a protective cocoon.”

For your viewing pleasure, a midterm verdict on the Obama presidency from a guy you may have heard of. Note how he limits his criticism to tone and partisanship instead of hammering the particulars of The One’s leftist agenda; that’s life for a Republican governor in a blue state, I guess.


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Just like next month he’s going to magically transform a giant Democratic majority into a giant Republican one

thems some skills

ted c on October 21, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Yes Barry and the Titanic was a pretty good ship.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

The Hindenburg was a pretty good zeppelin too.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Pretty good trail the Donner Party took.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Magic Johnson used to be pretty good too.

moonbatkiller on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Tomorrow’s Obamateurism!

Brat on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth”

Sit down Michelle!

mizflame98 on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

He STILL thinks he has not explained his health care initiatives enough.

I hate how he whistles his “s”s – does that annoy anyone else?

Queen0fCups on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

The Narcissist in Chief.

csdeven on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Christie 2012. No one in the Republican field could have said that better and more naturally.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Obama: “If no one else is pronouncing it anymore, I’ll just declare the obvious myself.”

Demosthenes on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM

He STILL thinks he has not explained his health care initiatives enough.

I hate how he whistles his “s”s – does that annoy anyone else?

Queen0fCups on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Snakes hiss.

justltl on October 21, 2010 at 5:07 PM

More stories like this and I will start losing weight. It takes my appetite away.

bopbottle on October 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth” and Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

Any decent, sane, classy person would have said, with modesty, “Well, thanks. Still so much more to do”.

Though with this goof, it’s better the lesser he gets to do.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

“Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

This is the kind of stuff kids say when they’re about 10 years old.

You’re right. A mature adult would have turned the fan comment around with some humor or praising the US citizens or something similar.

The saga of the Journey-of-Personal-Discovery President continues…

INC on October 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

So after all this time he has gone from B+ to A- …not bad…

percysunshine on October 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Never diverge from the TOTUS!

calbear on October 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth” and Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

Can’t. Take. It. Anymore.

GrannyDee on October 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Obama: You know who’s a pretty good president? Me
=====================================================

Is that,
Hopey,
Changey,
Barack,
Barry,
Obama,
Soetoro………………………………?

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Yeah, and Nick Saban was ‘pretty good’ at Miami…oh wait.

AubieJon on October 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

It’s also pretty bad grammar for a Columbia/Harvard grad.

INC on October 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

For all the problems we’re going through right now In spite of my best efforts, we still have the best workers on earth, the finest universities on earth, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth.”

forest on October 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM

“For all the problems we’re going through right now, we still have the best workers on earth, the finest universities on earth, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth,” he said.

None of that is even remotely true, thanks to the filthy progs in this country.
Bust it up, before these clueless, fascist clowns take us all down with them.

Rae on October 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Scene: Right before the Battle of Little Bighorn

“You know who’s a pretty good General? Me!” – General George Armstrong Custer

Good Solid B-Plus on October 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM

God forbid this megatool should just say “Thank you, that’s very kind” and move on.
You can buy everything but class.

jjshaka on October 21, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I hate how he whistles his “s”s – does that annoy anyone else?

Queen0fCups on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Yeah, a sibilant s. Very annoying vocal quirk.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Tomorrow’s Obamateurism!

Brat on October 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

This weeks!

The Narcissist in Chief.

csdeven on October 21, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Unreal

Chip on October 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

INC on October 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

I think it’s pretty evident from all the Ivy League grads in charge at the White House, that no one learns a whole lot of anything useful at Harvard or Yale.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

“Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

What you mean “we,” Kemosabe?

Cicero43 on October 21, 2010 at 5:15 PM

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

++++++++

INC on October 21, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Need a kiss him(Obama) good bye theme!
========================================

Steam – na na hey hey kiss him goodbye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaG2Acg8n60

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 5:15 PM

You all can make Barry cry by supporting Dino Rossi and booting out rock-like senator Patty Murray.

fiatboomer on October 21, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Obama seems more inclined to just tough it out

Exactly! That’s all he knows. We’re not talking about someone with a whole lot of knowledge and experience. Especially when you limit yourself to the socialist playbook.

GarandFan on October 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM

A majority of the nation begs to differ Mr. Asshat.

jawkneemusic on October 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Hubris man is hubristic.

I think I see nemesis around the corner.

JeffWeimer on October 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

You know who had some really good pilots in the 40′s? The Japanese.

hoosiermama on October 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

“For all the problems we’re going through right now, we still have the best workers on earth, the finest universities on earth, we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth,” he said.

And all this time I thought Barry was AGAINST American exceptionalism.

GarandFan on October 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Good job leftists. You picked a winnar!

Inanemergencydial on October 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

I think it’s pretty evident from all the Ivy League grads in charge at the White House, that no one learns a whole lot of anything useful at Harvard or Yale.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:13 PM

The Astounding Failure of the US Educational System

If there is a provable relationship between formal education and intelligence, it is probably an inverse one. The more letters you have behind your name (MBA, PhD, JD, MFA, CPA) the greater level of stupidity one likely possesses, as the attainment of a higher level of education means that one has been exposed for a far longer time period than the average citizen to the indoctrination process.

Rae on October 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Pretty Good, Solid B+

Christien on October 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM

The saga of the Journey-of-Personal-Discovery President continues…

INC on October 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Palin speaks Parseltongue, it turns out. ;)

Missy on October 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Obama is quickly becoming the guy with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

peski on October 21, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Meanwhile, he’ll spend his time in a protective cocoon.”

A buffoon
In the cocoon
The WH resident
Current president
Get rid of him, soon

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

The Romans had a pretty good showing at the Battle of Cannae.

Yoko Ono is a pretty good musician.

Jar Jar Binks was a pretty good addition to the Star Wars franchise.

malclave on October 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Yes Barry and the Titanic was a pretty good ship.

Actually it was. We can’t be certain 100% but trying to slow the ship to a stop while manoeuvring, an innocent mistake regarding how to steer the ship, continuing to steam after being hit, increased sulphur in the metal, excess speed or a combination of all these factors contributed to her sinking. She actually had more lifeboats on board than she was required to by law.

The Hindenburg was a pretty good zeppelin too.

It wasn’t bad. =) The problem was that during that time Germany couldn’t acquire helium for their airships because of trade restrictions and of course, hydrogen is highly inflammable.

linlithgow on October 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Classic textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder.

Seriously.

UltimateBob on October 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Will the real Hopey please stand up!!
======================================

Same Show, Different Host: “To Tell the Truth” with Garry Moore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxnxzY8kXnA&feature=related

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Pretty Good! Here’s three Chinese cheers for Obama- Phooeey, phooeey phooey

fourdeucer on October 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer are pretty nice ladies.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM

And Jimmah Carter was the most superior president of the last century.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

The “man” will go down in history…NEVER will he be forgotten. My prediction: the biggest mistake America evah made!

winston on October 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

What comes after Z-?

docflash on October 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Coming Soon………………………………

Bunker Mentality 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!!

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Unreal.

Connie on October 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Vanilla Ice is a pretty good musician.

The Detroit Lions are a pretty good football franchise.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM

What comes after Z-?

docflash on October 21, 2010 at 5:24 PM

A+, of course.

percysunshine on October 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Obama needs to keep his high self-opinion between himself and his psychiatrist or publicist. Heh.

I like Chris Christie, but the former prosecutor reminds me more and more of Rudy Giuliani. In the context of a blue state, their accomplishments seem especially impressive, but red state voters will always support more conservative national candidates.

Terrie on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

You wouldn’t expect anything less from the first and only guy in history to establish the absurd “Office of the President Elect”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

pretty good?

Yeah. Measuring by the Alinsky scale.

kingsjester on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

One female supporter then yelled out “the best president on earth”

This could have been my mom, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, female friends, or mother-in-law. Obama Zombies™, one and all.

Feel my pain.

visions on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

Pretty, not good.

He also said that the difference between 1994 and this year is we’ve got HIM. Democrats probably wish they still had Slick Willy right now!

WE the PEOPLE will tell him whether he’s a pretty good president. A week from Tuesday, dude!

Steve Z on October 21, 2010 at 5:28 PM

HA HA HA HAH AHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. That was a joke right? Oh… it wasn’t… ssssss oooooo sorry.

The Expert Knows
http://theexpertsblog.blogspot.com

HotAirExpert on October 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

visions on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Oh, man. I am so sorry to hear that. You must feel like the black sheep of the family.

How did you become a conservative in that atmosphere? Besides the fact that you’re obviously able to think for yourself…..

I hope you at least marry a conservative so you have someone to talk to at family dinners. :-)

UltimateBob on October 21, 2010 at 5:30 PM

… we’ve got the best entrepreneurs on earth, we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth …

… and before I’m done, I’m crippling both of them to the point of non-viability

ya2daup on October 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Jackass.

slickwillie2001 on October 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM

we’ve got the freest, most vibrant economy on earth,” he said.

It was a lot freer and more vibrant BEFORE the “pretty good president” took over.

To paraphrase a VERY good President: “Are you better off now than you were two years ago?”

Steve Z on October 21, 2010 at 5:33 PM

inlithgow on October 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Yes, but the bottom line is that one sank to the bottom of the ocean and the other burst into flames.

I can’t decide which disaster most resembles Obama.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer are pretty nice ladies.

..er..Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer are pretty nice ladies.

..er..Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer are pretty nice ladies.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM

..FIFY..er..fergit it!

The War Planner on October 21, 2010 at 5:33 PM

visions on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM

At least you didn’t marry one I hope.

Never marry or seriously date a liberal chick, they will make you yearn for the grave.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:34 PM

God forbid this megatool should just say “Thank you, that’s very kind” and move on.
You can buy everything but class.

jjshaka on October 21, 2010 at 5:12 PM

+10

unclesmrgol on October 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM

“New Coke” was a good idea at first. That also turned out to be an EPIC FAILURE!
Keep f^%*ing that chicken Barry.

milwife88 on October 21, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Simple – O’Bummer can only relate to southside Chicago politics. Passing out Thanksgiving turkeys won’t work in this county now. As an example, just recently Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (who calls himself “The Hog with the Big Nuts) says he’s not concerned that the feds have subpoenaed expense account reports that outline how he spent a monthly stipend earmarked for out-of-pocket business expenses. Pres. O. just does not understand how the real world spins instead of being a failed community organizer. The U.S. ain’t no Chicago Combine no more, dummy.

MayorDaley on October 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM

HotAirExpert on October 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Please. The blog-flogging is tedious and annoying. A HA Expert would know that…

hoosiermama on October 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Spam is a pretty good thing to offer vegans.

Sugar Land on October 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Obama replied, “Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

A dead horse is still a pretty tasty cut of meat after the carcass has sat out in the sun rotting for 3 days or so.

UltimateBob on October 21, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Even Rod Serling would be impressed with this science fiction.

diogenes on October 21, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Tofu is a pretty good substitute for bacon.

malclave on October 21, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Oh, man. I am so sorry to hear that. You must feel like the black sheep of the family.

How did you become a conservative in that atmosphere? Besides the fact that you’re obviously able to think for yourself…..

I hope you at least marry a conservative so you have someone to talk to at family dinners. :-)

UltimateBob on October 21, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Heh, my wife and I are thankfully like-minded.

visions on October 21, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Obama seems more inclined to just tough it out until the economy recovers

Which won’t happen until sometime in 2013, after Barry has had his incompetent Marxist butt booted from office.

Enjoy your one term while you “got” it, loser.

AZCoyote on October 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Delusional and narcissistic.

And those are the nicest descriptions I can muster for this idiot and his ego.

How I’d love to be a fly on the wall (or even buzzing around his face – ick!)in the White House come the evening of Nov 2.

Marybeth on October 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Revolution:c (1) : a progressive motion of a body around an axis so that any line of the body parallel to the axis returns to its initial position while remaining parallel to the axis in transit and usually at a constant distance from it (2) : motion of any figure about a center or axis (3) : ROTATION 1b

Middle English revolucioun, from Middle French revolution, from Late Latin revolution-, revolutio, from Latin revolvere to revolve

Power is like a wheel with spokes. When your spoke is up, someone else’s spoke is down.

If one’s spoke is down he must wrench the wheel around to get his spoke back on top. There are two ways to deal with someone who is trying to wrench his spoke up to the top:

a) apply an equal force in the opposite direction (almost impossible when he has the full power of the media working for him), or;

b) get out of the way and let his own words and actions carry him over the top and back down (sort of like Lucy holding the ball for Charlie Brown to kick).

Right now, Obama and the Democratics’ spoke is at the very top of the wheel, but their words and actions are propelling them at breakneck speed.

Good luck, Charlie Brown!

jaime on October 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM

And there is Ed’s Obamateurism for tomorrow. Thanks, Barry for making Ed’s life sooooo easy. But O did say that the oceans would rise so here come’s THE BIG RED WAVE NOW…

tims472 on October 21, 2010 at 6:03 PM

“Well, I won’t say that, but we got a pretty good president.”

I think I’m going to vomit.

Eichendorff on October 21, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Proves anybody can become president! Even a community organizer who has never run a lemonade stand. Whatta country!!!

ultracon on October 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Since when does a 44.7% approval rating translate into anything remotely resembling “pretty good”? (Other than good for your adversaries?)

The moron just couldn’t resist another moment of self-congratulation, not even in the face of this new low. What a lunatic.

If I had a 44.7% approval rating in my job, I’d be kicked out to the curb in no time flat. Too bad we have to wait until 2013 with this buffoon.

OneVision on October 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Well, I won’t say that…

Neither will we…neither will we.

tims472 on October 21, 2010 at 6:10 PM

the seriously sad thing is that Murray will probably win

r keller on October 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Please. The blog-flogging is tedious and annoying. A HA Expert would know that…

hoosiermama on October 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

+1

I’ve been known to promote my own blog posts on occasion, and even quote from them, but HAE is over the top.

Anywho…

I would say that Obama is the best American President we have right now.

Of course, we only have the one…

Chris of Rights on October 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Like I keep saying, don’t delude yourself into thinking Obama is going to pivot to the center after Nov. 2. He’s simply not able toits all our fault, cause we’re too dumb to understand what’s good for us.

If anything he’ll throw a tantrum and double down or punish the public for its rejection of his “hope and change”. Unlike Clinton (Bill that is…) Barack Obama is a true believer in both the Leftist way and his own perfection.

Sharr on October 21, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I doubt this moron is good at anything.. Really, this man would probably screw up cooking a hot dog. The man is a moron.

Keemo on October 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Yes, his whistling “s”s are annoying as all getout, as are her “s”s that come out “sk…” – as in shkool, shkirt, etc. Both could benefit from speech therapy.

Petty complaint, I know; however, the position(s) demand better diction from both of them

GGMac on October 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Geeeeeeeze. Whatever floats your boat, Obutthead. If that’s what you need to tell yourself to get thru the day, then so be it. Idiot!

I read this, this morning, and thought…this is a dang good assessment of Obutthead. If nothing else, it’s an interesting read.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/a_soulless_white_house.html

capejasmine on October 21, 2010 at 6:41 PM

In todays speech he also mis-quoted from the Declaration of Independance again leaveing any reference to a “creater” out. This is 4 times in about 2 weeks he has done this. This is not a mistake but deliberate.

What message is he trying to send out there?

mechkiller_k on October 21, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Yes, his whistling “s”s are annoying as all getout, as are her “s”s that come out “sk…” – as in shkool, shkirt, etc. Both could benefit from speech therapy.

Petty complaint, I know; however, the position(s) demand better diction from both of them

GGMac on October 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM

This S stuff comes from hanging out with Voldermort and Snively or maybe it is timmy n rham?

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 21, 2010 at 6:50 PM

OBAMA: “A light will shine down from somewhere. It will alight upon you. You will experience an epiphany and you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack.” ——
What more needs to be said about this guy?

free on October 21, 2010 at 7:00 PM


Yes Barry and the Titanic was a pretty good ship.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

The Hindenburg was a pretty good zeppelin too.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Pretty good trail the Donner Party took.

NoDonkey on October 21, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Vanilla Ice is a pretty good musician.

The Detroit Lions are a pretty good football franchise.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM

And let’s not forget, the Chief Safety Compliance Officer at Chernobbyl was pretty darn good too.

leilani on October 21, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Why isn’t this man in a straight jacket yet?

MeAlice on October 21, 2010 at 7:40 PM

So Obama is a better President than Washington?

Tim Burton on October 21, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Look out Napoleon, your Waterloo is coming.

Jvette on October 21, 2010 at 7:47 PM

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