Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:00 am on October 24, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Don’t be scared — it’s just time to make the single best decision you’ll make today and cast your vote for the Obamateurism of the Week!  Unlike with the Democratic agenda, the only way you’ll get the blame is if you choose to stay on the sidelines.  If you do, we won’t provide any cover for you, especially if you’ve made a habit of it.

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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Leaves “endowed by their Creator” out of Declaration of Independence quote again

Because this again, is at the heart of who Obama is.

katablog.com on October 24, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Dr.O’s scare talk was really enlightening.

JimK on October 24, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Once again, an “all of the above” option would be nice. Mein Gott im himmel, when will this national nightmare end?

Extrafishy on October 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM

I think Obama’s biggest Obamateurism lately has been his college town tour. I guess big college towns are the only places he can raise large enthusiastic crowds, but really, college town tours are for C-list rock bands.

forest on October 24, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Leaves “endowed by their Creator” out of Declaration of Independence quote again
Because this again, is at the heart of who Obama is.
katablog.com on October 24, 2010 at 9:03 AM

I was going to choose this one, but he ended up using ‘Creator’ in a speech either yesterday or the day before. I went with the India flap.

joejm65 on October 24, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Although I think that “Obama complains that GOP won’t share blame for failure” is a good choice in the long run (come the day historians do a full analysis about what didn’t work for Obama’s term in office), the “voters are scared” misstep is more likely to cost him personally in the immediate future.

apostic on October 24, 2010 at 9:11 AM

chose last option, this theme will continue towards his reelection campaign…

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM

with this many gaffes by dear leader per week and the msm complained about W….

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I chose the scare-mongering because it was part of their incoherent closing message. Vote for us because the US Chamber of Commerce is going to steal your purse in the parking garage. WTH??

Ted Torgerson on October 24, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Leaving out their Creator. If it was up to the Progressives, we would not say the Pledge of Allegiance.

kingsjester on October 24, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Leaves “endowed by their Creator” out of Declaration of Independence quote again

This gets to the core assumptions that drive the day-to-day detail.
We don’t have economic problems in America. We have cultural and political problems that show up in the numbers. Economics plays itself out against the background of the culture that drives it. Budgets deficits are only the visible symptom of a far more dangerous disease under the surface.

Lew on October 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

is anyone else watching the fl senate debate on cnn?

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

His biggest gaffe was dismissing the voters as “scared…and they should be.” Damn right. Sort of fits it with his backyard moment of honesty: “They keep sayin’, keep sayin’ ‘Taxes are going to go up in January! For everybody!’ And they are! Substantially!”

Two moments when he isn’t lying though his teeth and is well off teleprompter.

Marcus on October 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM

I chose the “blame” one. Just as we said when they wrote and passed the Health Care mess….YOU OWN IT!!!

4Freedom on October 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM

IT’S EVERYBODY’S FAULT, BUT MINE!

xler8bmw on October 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM

IT’S EVERYBODY’S FAULT, BUT MINE!

xler8bmw on October 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM

this will replace ‘yes, we can’ in 2012

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM

IT’S EVERYBODY’S FAULT, BUT MINE!

xler8bmw on October 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM

this will replace ‘yes, we can’ in 2012

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM

I thought that “Well, maybe” would replace “yes, we can”, but I like yours better.

Extrafishy on October 24, 2010 at 9:32 AM

I went with the “Fearmongering President claims that voters prefer GOP because they’re “scared”.

Anyone who can read the seething anger, present within the majority of the American public, as “fear” is too delusional to be allowed to remain in office.

Yoop on October 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM

When was the last time you heard a totally skunked football team blaming the other team for their loss? Face it, Mr. President, you’ve been outplayed!

texabama on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

The week after he loses the House, the “Obamateurism of the Week” will be that he throws a chair out of the Oval Office window.

Second runner up will be that he’s totally clueless as to why the Donks lost the House.

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Dang it! No one should be forced to make choices like this! It’s cruel and unusual usual (when you’re talking about The Won).

Oldnuke on October 24, 2010 at 9:39 AM

I’m not sure why the Joe Biden statement makes this list. It may actually be true, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

MikeA on October 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM

The President has had an opinion in public on about just about everything, where’s his public opinion about the volcanic double standard of firing Juan Williams while not even warning other NPR much worse opinioneering journalists?

Speakup on October 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Dang it! No one should be forced to make choices like this! It’s cruel and unusual usual (when you’re talking about The Won).

Oldnuke on October 24, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Agreed…was looking for the ‘all of the above’ option. That would be the clear winner.

lukespapa on October 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Extrafishy on October 24, 2010 at 9:32 AM

:)

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Why is the “picking Joe” quote in there?

Sadly, that may be, in fact, the single best decision he’s made.

And it really sucked. (Although it’s probably better for America than having Hillary as Veep.)

notropis on October 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

“Fearmongering President claims that voters prefer GOP because they’re “scared”.

This is his fallback “Obamaimmaturism” that will follow him into retirement.

Voters are scared dummies but he’s above reproach. Such a whiney child.

tru2tx on October 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

After shutting out Republicans in drafting legislation, Obama complains that GOP won’t share blame for failure.

The establishment in the Republican Party can tell which way the wind is blowing, they know better than to give The One, any cover especially running up to the Mid Term Elections.

Obama isn’t just out of touch with the country, he’s out of touch with what’s happening to both major political parties.

I can see November from my house – the President can’t see what’s in front of his face.

Dr Evil on October 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Sadly, that may be, in fact, the single best decision he’s made.

notropis on October 24, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Picking him was not the Obamateurism, voicing it in public was. Illustrates how bad his other decisions were.

Oldnuke on October 24, 2010 at 9:49 AM

I can see November from my house – the President can’t see what’s in front of his face.

Dr Evil on October 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

That’s because there is no light in his colon.

Oldnuke on October 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM

I think another good one that should be included is how he is no longer putting the presidential seal on the podiums when he’s out stumping. Ever since it committed suicide, it hasn’t been seen on the road.

He is paranoid!

This week I’m going with “Creator”. India is a close second. And third is the shutting out of the GOP. Hard choice, though!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on October 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Isn’t it amazing that a simple list can be highly entertaining…

Too bad they’re all TRUE!

All the above this time for me.

golfmann on October 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM

I need an all of the above this week!

stvnscott on October 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM

The week after he loses the House, the “Obamateurism of the Week” will be that he throws a chair out of the Oval Office window.

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

Tee-hee. That would be a video I would pay to watch over and over again.

I maintain that the ugliest moment will be the evil scornful look on the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Obama when they leave the WH for the last time in Jan. 2013. Small children will have to look away.

sherry on October 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Don’t be scared
======================

Or Afraid either!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3QqO8EXd-II/TKGhg4JcpqI/AAAAAAAA4TI/4Yl3tVVF9ag/s1600/imagesstop-being-afraid.jpg

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Had to go with picking plugs, Obama was too much of an amateur to be able to pick someone himself and had to rely on everyone telling him of Plug’s “gravitas”. When you are a rookie you rely on your posse to tell you what’s cool and will work. This guy was a rookie, is a rookie and will remain a rookie. He is also too arrogant to admit he screwed the pooch by picking plugs.

hip shot on October 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

He won’t be here. He is skipping town!

ctmom on October 24, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Blaming the shut out team has to be it…

ladyingray on October 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM

The week after he loses the House, the “Obamateurism of the Week” will be that he throws a chair out of the Oval Office window.

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

hawkdriver:Maybe Michelle OMama Obama will hurl a ashtray
at Hopey,like HilRod did to Bill,haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM

And thank the tea party for keeping the GOPs shoes out of the Obama mud.

tarpon on October 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM
He won’t be here. He is skipping town!

ctmom on October 24, 2010 at 10:02 AM

ctmom: Its India baby,oh,heard this,Hopey is skipping out on
a India Landmark,cause,he is afraid to wear headgear
and that RightWing Operatives might click a picture
of him!!
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To Avoid Wearing Scarf, Obama Cancels Amritsar Visit
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:39:12 PM (IST)
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New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS): With both Amritsar and Agra off his itinerary, US President Barack Obama’s four-day visit to India will only be to Mumbai and New Delhi with “business-like” meetings that will underscore the importance of the “growing ties” and a “strategic partnership”.

Obama begins his visit to India from Mumbai on the evening of Nov 6. Earlier, there was a plan for Obama to fly to Amritsar from Mumbai next day, but the trip has been nixed due to “logistic” issues and reasons of perception, well informed sources said.

The sources said the White House security team, which visited India last month, was not in favor of Obama wearing the traditional scarf to cover his head during his visit to the Golden Temple.

The scarf, they felt, may convey an image of him appearing to be a Muslim, an impression the Obama team would like to avoid in view of past experiences.

Right-wing critics in the US were quick to seize on pictures of Obama dressed as a Somali elder on a visit to Africa in 2006 and tried to portray Obama, a Christian by faith but whose grandfather was Muslim, to be a closet Muslim who was under attack by conservative America.

After Amritsar dropped off the schedule, there was a possibility of the Obamas going to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal and a favourite destination of visiting dignitaries. But the Obamas were not very keen, specially as their daughters Malia and Sasha won’t be coming to India with them, to visit the Taj Mahal by themselves.

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=87901&n_tit=To+Avoid+Wearing+Scarf%2C+Obama+Cancels+Amritsar+Visit

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Thought dropping the creator is a window into the real anti Constitutional Obama but went with the GOP blame game. Obama never accepts responsibility for anything, a non stick POTUS. Obama is the sort of person who has seen many accidents, never been in one , but caused all of them !

Sandybourne on October 24, 2010 at 10:15 AM

This may turn out to be the closest OotW ever.
But I went with the blame game, classic liberalism.

Gwillie on October 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM

After shutting out Republicans in drafting legislation, Obama complains that GOP won’t share blame for failure
=======================================================
Oh the Left will use Fauilure alright!!

This is going to be a MSM Orgasmicgorical 1994
Liberal Revisionist History Redo and Remake,and
a NeverEnding PSMNBC,CNN Shutt’n Down The Gov
ernment Propaghanda Spinning Talk’n Points
ClusterFark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Ed, is the Chamber of Commerce / “foreign money” attack going into next week’s Obamateurisms? It’s a real contender, given the hypocrisy since his 2008 campaign accepted anonymous donations, and given the huge potential backlash from such an attack. Also, though not directly attributable to Obama, Axelrod’s response to Schieffer’s questioning about it was remarkable: “Can you prove that it isn’t true?”

Sowell Disciple on October 24, 2010 at 10:23 AM

OT: Hilarious. Manchin’s on Fox News Sunday complaining that his opponent is trying to smear him by guilt by association…with Obama. WTF? He’s getting smeared by association with the head of his own party.

I get it. WV should vote for another Dem in Senate.

Wallace is crucifying him on backing Obamacare and cap-and-trade in the past.

I think this will help Raese (sp?).

BuckeyeSam on October 24, 2010 at 10:24 AM

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

yepper!

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Sorry, but the voting GOP be people a scared and picking Joe B as V.P., are not amateur. Both are simply the truth in a way. The former being the honest truth of the voters and the latter being the truth according to the Sun King. Which shows how stupid the Sun King really is.

EliTheBean on October 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I chose the Creator though I agonized a bit over which one.

To me, the leaving out “by their Creator” was deliberate.

Obama honestly thought that the American people are too ignorant to know that those words were ignored by him and thought he could get away with it 4 times.

The fact that he is now including them after being called on it proves also that he does not believe them.

Jvette on October 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM

To Avoid Wearing Scarf, Obama Cancels Amritsar Visit

Point One: And he claims we live in fear.

Point Two: Clear indicator of the difference between a leader and a non-leader.

scituate_tgr on October 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I chose the “Creator” omission. I have always believed BHO is an atheist with Marxist/Muslim sympathies. Belonging to that crazy Wright’s church was a political move.

50sGuy on October 24, 2010 at 10:33 AM

To me, the leaving out “by their Creator” was deliberate.
Jvette on October 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Twisting words or leaving out content is standard procedure for our Harvard educated constitutional professor. Did a similar thing on Ohio regarding the words from Lincoln.

Link.

scituate_tgr on October 24, 2010 at 10:37 AM

We’re about to find out how a narscassistic sociopath handles defeat. Good times.

txag92 on October 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM

scituate_tgr on October 24, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Ah, I missed that. God Bless anyone who can stand to listen to him for more than a few seconds. Even reading the transcript of his speeches is painful.

Jvette on October 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Another great field of dubious achievements on behalf of our Incompetent-in-Chief. I chose his comment about the GOP not sharing responsibility for failure after literally locking them out of attempts to draft or comment on legislation. Obamadinejad thinks we don’t know about it. Shhhh. He thinks we forgot that the Dems literally changed the locks on one chamber to keep the GOP from getting in during the proceedings. The arrogant fool believes we are too stupid to know what happened. We know what happened, which is why disaster looms on Nov. 2 and beyond for the Dems.

Philly on October 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Obama complains that GOP won’t share blame for failure

OWN it Mr. President, every last dishonest overbearing underhanded deceitful marxist molecule.

NY Conservative on October 24, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Have my first GOP 2012 Presidentual nominee poll up take a vote !

http://tinyurl.com/24kvj67

William Amos on October 24, 2010 at 11:14 AM

We’re about to find out how a narscassistic sociopath handles defeat. Good times.

txag92 on October 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM

txag92: You are correct,we will see,brand new facial
expressions from Hopey,

speaking of good times,now we dance,hehe!:)
============================================================

The Cars – Good Times Roll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QeJDiDvTEE

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 11:16 AM

This is one of those “All of the above” weeks

JustJP on October 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Picking Joe Biden as running mate “single best decision I have made”

That in itself says so much about Obama’s decision making. (my vote)

Leaves “endowed by their Creator” out of Declaration of Independence quote again

Is anyone surprised, this is a continuing activity to remove any reference to God

After shutting out Republicans in drafting legislation, Obama complains that GOP won’t share blame for failure

Expected comment by the great divider

WhoU4 on October 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Obama is one big steaming pile of fail. I feel like Sponge Bob is running the country.

Mojave Mark on October 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I voted for #1 we are scared though #5 GOP avoiding the blame was a close second. The funny thing about #5 is it’s so much “psychological projection” by Obama. The narcissist hates to take blame for his mistakes. So he projects that feeling onto the GOP. It’s about his most obvious example of projection ever. I’m going to review the posts and will be disappointed if someone didn’t mention “projection” on #5. :)

Paul-Cincy on October 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Budgets deficits are only the visible symptom of a far more dangerous disease under the surface.

Lew on October 24, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Indeed.

davidk on October 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I sometimes dislike these Obamateurism of the Week polls. Sometimes (often?) two or three of the choices are huge mistakes and you can only pick one.

LordDaMan on October 24, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Ah, I missed that. God Bless anyone who can stand to listen to him for more than a few seconds.
Jvette on October 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM

LOL. Can’t take credit for listening…no way I click any play button to hear that poser rattle on about his – take your pick – failures. Transcripts are my only default!

scituate_tgr on October 24, 2010 at 11:50 AM

scituate_tgr on October 24, 2010 at 11:50 AM

I can hardly read through those either. His infantile philosophy and wretched self promotion are torture even in the written version.

Jvette on October 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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yepper!

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 12:02 PM

It is a tough decision this week. I may have to vote early and often on this OOTW.
I love the picture of “I’m Clueless” Obama.

HellCat on October 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM

For someone who’s been blistered for religious gaffs, and being inconsistent with the USA, it seems he should get a pass for not wearing a kerchief on his head.

Rode Werk on October 24, 2010 at 12:13 PM

To list the selection of VP Bite Me as his best decision,
speaks volumes to the depth and quality of analysis that this tin horn community agitator generates.

I cannot listen to any more of his angry screeds which demean both the office and the country.

That fact that he thinks that “GOP car in the ditch” foolishness bears repeating shows how brain dead this shmuck and his speech writers are.

Out on the stump he is truly Running On Empty.

ontherocks on October 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I went with fearmongering. Reasons follow:

It would be too damaging not to be loyal to his VP, and he has the Delaware Senate seat to consider.

I think a majority of his 2008 supporters either do not know ‘Creator’ is in the Declaration of Independence or are embarrassed by it if they do. So that was just safe pandering.

Bill Clinton did not go to the Sikh temple either, and neither have most presidents who visited India, so that’s out. And the requirements for the head covering include tying it on. I can’t see many presidents going in for it.

Blaming Republicans is what Democrats do; it can’t be considered amateurism. It’s just another political head fake.

alice on October 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I think that these polls should ACTUALLY include an option for something that’s really just a gaffe.
Week after week, these things are merely reflections of his inner America / God / populace – hating heart.
Those are never just goofs, but sincere beliefs on his part.
Arrggh. What a maroon.

pambi on October 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM

The President has had an opinion in public on about just about everything, where’s his public opinion about the volcanic double standard of firing Juan Williams while not even warning other NPR much worse opinioneering journalists?

Speakup on October 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Teh One’s pre-digested and pre-determined opinion on the Juan Williams firing probably hasn’t yet been uploaded to TOTUS.

GrannyDee on October 24, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt with the Joe Biden remark. I’ll assume that was just a throw-away line in some speech.

Although, come to think of it, this may not technically be an Obamateurism. An argument could be made that, out of all the decisions the president has made, picking Joe for Veep really ends up being the best (or the least worse) of them.

azkag on October 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I had to pick the snub. All the others were simple dishonesty and thinking he’s fooling people, but skipping the Golden Temple to avoid wearing a headdress is really stupid. Definitely amateurish and the kind of empty-headed self-regard we have all come to know and love from ObaMEEEEE.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on October 24, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Sharing blame with GOP … ’cause he’s a giver, not a taker.

ya2daup on October 24, 2010 at 12:52 PM

BTW I don’t think anyone but a complete idiot could mistake a Sikh for a Muslim. Sikh turbans look really cool, Muslim turbans look like their spare underwear wrapped around their heads.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on October 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM

BTW I don’t think anyone but a complete idiot could mistake a Sikh for a Muslim. Sikh turbans look really cool, Muslim turbans look like their spare underwear wrapped around their heads.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on October 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Random Numbers (Brian Epps): I fully agree on the Sikh
turbans thingy!!

The Canadian RCMP,allowed them to wear their Turbans!

Baltej Singh Dhillon was the first Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to be allowed to wear a turban.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltej_Singh_Dhillon

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Picking Joe Biden was the best decision he ever made. The line of horrible decisions he made after gets longer and longer and longer and…

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

HotAirExpert on October 24, 2010 at 1:17 PM

The week after he loses the House, the “Obamateurism of the Week” will be that he throws a chair out of the Oval Office window.

Second runner up will be that he’s totally clueless as to why the Donks lost the House.

hawkdriver on October 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

hawkdriver,

Barack Hussein Obama (Peace be unto Him. Praise His His Holy Name. Let every head bow in reverent adoration. etc. etc. etc.), the skinny runt who could barely reach home plate from the pitcher’s mound, 60 feet, 6 inches, while throwing a baseball in “Granny Pants,” is too weak to even lift a chair off the ground, let alone have enough strength to generate the velocity and force needed to drive the chair through the window the white House. Then that is assuming that the widows are not specially designed to protect the president, which would make it even more difficult for a scrawny, weak, girlie boy like The One to be manly enough to toss anything through those windows.

I wonder which commands Mrs. President, Michelle Obama, has given Mister Hope and Change, Mister Blame George Bush, blame the stupid voters, President Obama.

Do you think she makes him scrub the floors?

William2006 on October 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Let them eat cake.

Barack and Michelle’s Mumbai darshan plans

To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.

The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. “There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels , patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance,” the officer said.

The President will be accompanied by his chefs, not because he would not like to savour Indian cuisine, but to ensure his food is not spiked.

Rae on October 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Tough choice this week.

Dodd on October 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Everyone knows that, had the Democrats allowed Republicans in on the legislative process, this would have all been different. Ironically, if they had, the legislation would have been different, but they’d probably still be in power.

To quote a very smart Repubican: “How’s that hopey, changey thing working for you.”

bflat879 on October 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Let them eat cake.

Rae on October 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Rae: Yup,at about $1,200.00 per room,at 570 rooms!

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Rae: Yup,at about $1,200.00 per room,at 570 rooms!

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM

And that’s only for starters!

Rae on October 24, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Obama is one big steaming pile of fail. I feel like Sponge Bob is running the country.

Mojave Mark on October 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM

And Patrick is his VP.

Extrafishy on October 24, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I seldom vote for OOTW, because there has never been an all of the above option.

BUT I can nominate this for next week from the NY TIMES article linked on the home page:

“Sometimes it can wear you down,” the president said Wednesday night, referring to what he called “big, messy democracy.”

He recalled a huge riverside rally in Portland in the spring of 2008, a raucous affair that many on the campaign pointed to as a defining event that would mark the future president as the leader of a sustained movement.

“All that hope that we felt when we had that 70,000-person rally in Portland on that beautiful day,” Mr. Obama said, pausing for applause. “Sometimes,” Mr. Obama said, “that fades.”

Emphasis mine.
Read the whole article. Very enlightening.
Tuesday next can’t come soon enough.

seesalrun on October 24, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I once visited Amritsar and all the visitor has to do is hold a handkerchief onto his head.

He is really a nancy boy, a poof, if that simple act undermines his dignity.

Dhuka on October 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Too many excellent choices!!

Khun Joe on October 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM

See… I went with the whole fear thing. The dems, his mega-Bast*rdness included have as long as I’ve be aware of poliyics used fear of the repubs to maintain as much of their base as poosible.
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On the other hand I’m still waiting for the Obamateurism of the Week that starts with him getting caught smoking crack with some young chippy… then moves on to him denying it, right before the film is leaked. Kinda the next level of Clinton the Sockpuppet Game.

RalphyBoy on October 24, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Rae: Yup,at about $1,200.00 per room,at 570 rooms!

canopfor on October 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM

And that’s only for starters!

Rae on October 24, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Not to mention the room service and hookers bill! I’m sure we’re paying for the hookers too…does the office of POTUS have a budget?
Or can he and MO just spend, spend, spend?

Who is John Galt on October 24, 2010 at 9:17 PM

IT’S EVERYBODY’S FAULT, BUT MINE!

xler8bmw on October 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM

this will replace ‘yes, we can’ in 2012

cmsinaz on October 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM
I thought that “Well, maybe” would replace “yes, we can”, but I like yours better.

Extrafishy on October 24, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Another rebrand for the Democrat chant for 2012?

“It’s not My fault”

As Sharron Angle says, “man up” Dems.

The Democrats ruined this economy with minimum wage increases, bailouts, GM and Chrysler illegal bond buyouts, AIG, Fannie and Freddie, corruption, stimulus party payoffs and kickbacks, TARP, a disaster Geitner as Treasury Sec, extreme spending: 4 trillion dollars in 2 years, fiscal policy that’s insane and a total lack of business sense by this admistration.

dthorny on October 24, 2010 at 10:06 PM

I once visited Amritsar and all the visitor has to do is hold a handkerchief onto his head.

He is really a nancy boy, a poof, if that simple act undermines his dignity.

Dhuka on October 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I intend to visit the Sikh Golden Temple in Amitsar.

Too bad I cannot go with the Obama taxpayer spending spree.

I like Indian cuisine, music, movies, architecture, history, language, etc. and I think many Indian women are beautiful as well, not just actresses and models, such as one of my favorite actresses – Kajol, and people like Ranee Mukarjee, Ashwarya Rae, and others.

Does it annoy you that our President favors Islam, praises Islam, waxes lovingly about how beautiful the most beautiful sound he has ever heard – the call to Muslim prayer is, etc., but he won’t enter the Sikh Temple, and he MUST denigrate Christians and Christianity at every turn?

Add to that his contentious stance against Israel.

Really. Israel has been giving away land and forcing her own people out of their homes, all for peace, and all while the Palestinian Arab Hamas, and the folks from Lebanon and elsewhere, Hizbollah, are attacking her, killing Israeli men, women, and children, virtually 24/7.

Land for peace NEVER resulted in Peace for Israel, especially when the people they are dealing with have swrong to make Israel theirs, driving out all Jews from the River (Jordan River) to the Sea.

Ahmedinejad is promising to see this comes to pass as well.

(sarcasm = on)

Obama.

I feel so much safer …

(sarcasm = /off)

William2006 on October 24, 2010 at 11:02 PM

It is characteristic of narcissists to believe they are never at fault; everyone else is.

Another characteristic is they never change; they hide behind a fortress.

An interesting two years are ahead of itl

Dhuka on October 24, 2010 at 11:03 PM