Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on October 27, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama gets more desperate by the hour as voters prepare to deliver a historic rebuke to the Democrats and their radical agenda.  As Obama increases the hostility of his messaging, it has begun to provide moments of delicious irony, as Jammie Wearing Fool discovered.  On one hand, the President wants to push hard to tell schoolkids to stop being bullies:

“We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage, or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not,” President Obama said in a written statement. “We have an obligation to ensure that our schools are safe for all of our kids. Every single young person deserves the opportunity to learn and grow and achieve their potential, without having to worry about the constant threat of harassment.”

Maybe it’s not an inevitable part of growing up, but it sounds like an inevitable part of Obama’s politics:

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”

Enemies? Maybe Obama needs to grow up, too.  You know what this needs?  Greg Hengler’s “Two Faces” treatment:

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me atobamaisms@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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I always thought “enemies” refered to threats outside our country. Oh, how things have changed.

loudmouth883 on October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Waitaminute. Maybe there really are two of them…

…nah. I don’t even know why there’s one of them.

(Coming soon: The Three Faces of Barack)

apostic on October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

BOTUS (Bully of the United States)?

PappyD61 on October 27, 2010 at 8:10 AM

I bet he was bullied as a goofy, big-eared kid.

James on October 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM

2008: Is there anything Barack Obama can’t do?

2010: Is there anything Barack Obama can do?

NoDonkey on October 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM

He won’t even call the terrorists our enemies but he considers Republicans that.

mizflame98 on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Enemies? Now, we’re enemies?

I think what he meant to say was, “Enemas.” ‘Cause we’re gonna flush out the crap and restore some semblance of common sense to this idiot’s idea of a socialist paradise. We ARE taking back America and it starts in 6 days.

Crusader Rabbit on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

James on October 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Not nearly enough, he still has way too much self-esteem.

NoDonkey on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

we have a sixth grader running this country…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

BOTUS (Bully of the United States)?

PappyD61 on October 27, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Bully: A stinking coward who surrounds himself with thugs to do the dirty work. Check.

Extrafishy on October 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM

He won’t even call the terrorists our enemies but he considers Republicans that.

mizflame98 on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

scary huh?

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM

If this behavior is any indication, he’s going to lose it next Wednesday. Do they have straitjackets on AF1?

sherry on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

He won’t even call the terrorists our enemies but he considers Republicans that.

mizflame98 on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

That’s nothing unique, every single Democrat is like that.

The Islamists want the caliphate, leftists want the comintern international.

NoDonkey on October 27, 2010 at 8:20 AM

2008: Is there anything Barak Obama can’t do?

2010: Is there anything Barack Obama can won’t do?


___________________________

FIFY

alwyr on October 27, 2010 at 8:20 AM

sherry on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Yes, but Biden checked it out and hasn’t returned it.

NoDonkey on October 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM

It’s not just that he’s using words like “enemies”; he’s using “enemies” when he speaks about Latinos and the American people. Why would we be an inclusive and accepting society to our “enemies”? Seems to me Latinos should be very upset with this statement. He has basically said they are enemies of the American people.

texabama on October 27, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Hey Ed…

… If you look on Drudge, it appears that the Democrats are just about to start a shooting war here.

Some people just don’t like this level of corruption…

Seven Percent Solution on October 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM

After all, conservatives are the equivalent of the Taliban.

This is yet another example of his off-teleprompter speak: the truth comes out.

tru2tx on October 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM

we have a sixth grader running this country…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Apologize to sixth graders, pronto!

Schadenfreude on October 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM

If this behavior is any indication, he’s going to lose it next Wednesday. Do they have straitjackets on AF1?

sherry on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Must be time to look for that old copy of Night of Camp David.

apostic on October 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Schadenfreude on October 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM

yes sir!

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:33 AM

He’s a politician who tries to pass himself off as a statesman. The mask is slipping.

backwoods conservative on October 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Yes, those evil American’s are our enemies….as are coal power plant operators, capitalists, the rich, the middle class, blacks (see their high unemployment figures), the bitter clinging, gun toting, bible carriers with antipathy towards those ain’t like them, wall street, Sarah Palin, fat cat bankers, car companies, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Gulf Coast during oil spills, Mississippi flood victims, constitutionalist judges, Tennessee flood victims, Oklahoma tornado victims, Texas border citizens, the state of Arizona, Arizona border towns and ranchers, the entire U.S. border patrol: no guns, only as spotters, the military disrepected, the military given no ballots, nuclear power plants, electric power plants, oil and gas companies, corporations excluding those who donated to Obowma, the chamber of commerce, flyover country of America, Dick Cheney, GW Bush, all republicans, Fox News, conservatives, talk radio, U. S. healthcare and medical facilities, the healthcare industry, ANYONE who disagrees with Obowma, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Barack the Malevolent

ted c on October 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM

If this behavior is any indication, he’s going to lose it next Wednesday.

sherry on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Yep, he’s self-righteous, petty and vindictive.

I’m watching for re-organization initiatives to further enhance executive branch powers, to enhance the regulatory authority to circumvent Congress. Batten down the hatches.

petefrt on October 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM

If this behavior is any indication, he’s going to lose it next Wednesday. Do they have straitjackets on AF1?

sherry on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM

25th Amendment, Section 4 — for when the President is unable to discharge the duties of office.

President Biden, with VP Hillary! and then she gets to run as the incumbent?

rbj on October 27, 2010 at 8:44 AM

more Obowma enemies:
Fort Hood survivors; “gotta give a shout out”, Israel, the UK, Russia, Georgian rebels, the poor for not helping them get off welfare, those making over 200k, taxpayers, New York City-see flyover, Chicago Pizza-see ST. Louis pizza man flown in, Sir Winston Churchill-bust returned to the UK, corpsemen, Austrian speaking people, Iranian street revolters, US business by not cutting corporate tax rates, the GM Hummer; given to China, US car companies: jobs shipped to Mexico and overseas, US industry, oil drilling comapanies, offshore drilling rigs shipped overseas, US shale oil projects, US offshore oil drilling, the midwest flood victims………

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I always thought “enemies” refered to threats outside our country. Oh, how things have changed.

loudmouth883 on October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Yep, and his comments were at least in part directed at people who aren’t even citizens whom he would like to see go vote and punish actual citizens he hates.

forest on October 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM

Hypocrite.

Fraud.

Loser.

AZCoyote on October 27, 2010 at 8:53 AM

more Obowma enemies:

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Somewhere in the afterlife, Richard Nixon looks on and says, “The kid’s been productive.”

apostic on October 27, 2010 at 8:54 AM

more Obowma enemies:
Fort Hood survivors; “gotta give a shout out”, Israel, the UK, Russia, Georgian rebels, the poor for not helping them get off welfare, those making over 200k, taxpayers, New York City-see flyover, Chicago Pizza-see ST. Louis pizza man flown in, Sir Winston Churchill-bust returned to the UK, corpsemen, Austrian speaking people, Iranian street revolters, US business by not cutting corporate tax rates, the GM Hummer; given to China, US car companies: jobs shipped to Mexico and overseas, US industry, oil drilling comapanies, offshore drilling rigs shipped overseas, US shale oil projects, US offshore oil drilling, the midwest flood victims………

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I hope no one forgets the debacle in Honduras. Obama showed his hand. Pathetic and disgraceful.

visions on October 27, 2010 at 8:55 AM

I always thought “enemies” refered to threats outside our country. Oh, how things have changed.

loudmouth883 on October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Things haven’t changed an we can’t even say we weren’t warned.

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

A.Lincoln Jan. 27. 1838

Oldnuke on October 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:36 AM

dthorny on October 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Thread winner !
Hammer, meet nail !
Good job.

pambi on October 27, 2010 at 8:57 AM

You know… Has anyone made the connection between kids being coddled (“everybody is a winner!”) and not being emotionally equipped to handel negativity, to the point of being so catatonic over bullying that they take their own lives? I’m not making light of this, and I hope that neither myself nor any of my friends never, ever experience something so horrible, but in the days before getting a ribbon for coming in 9th, this wasn’t happening (or if it was, it wasn’t so often). Has anyone come up with any reason besides “it’s Facebook’s fault”?

I really, truly, fear for this country when the “everybody is a winner!” generation gets into power.

crazy_legs on October 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Barack the Malevolent

ted c on October 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM

LOL – that screams for a “coat of arms”.

tru2tx on October 27, 2010 at 9:03 AM

This has been Obama’s problem from day one, his remarks are littered with him vs. them remarks, they are just becoming more crude with desperation. He’s not any different than he has ever been.

Cindy Munford on October 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM

All the dirty tricks and stupid rhetoric are getting the Dems nowhere.

kingsjester on October 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM

The ObaMao theme song: “Two Faces Have I”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jcvq1lXOw

onlineanalyst on October 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM

more Obowma enemies:

the unborn

Brick on October 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM

‘reward our friends’. Is he hinting that he will buy their votes next Tuesday? Sounds like it to me. I already knew we were his enemies cuz we never did bow down.

Kissmygrits on October 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Barack the Malevolent

ted c on October 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM

I prefer Darth Telepromptis.

James on October 27, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Alinsky’s Rules for Community Organizers 1.01: It is not enough for the organizer to be in solidarity with the people. He must also cultivate unity against a clearly identifiable enemy; he must specifically name this foe, and single out who is to blame for the particular evil that is the source of the people’s angst.

publiuspen on October 27, 2010 at 9:12 AM

I didn’t vote for Mr. President, does that make me someone’s enemy? I live in VA, (but I’m a displaced Texan). Does that make me part of the great unwashed? I’m confused. President Bush never thought of me as an enemy. He thought of terrorists as the enemy.

scalleywag on October 27, 2010 at 9:16 AM

As Obama increases the hostility of his messaging, it has begun to provide moments of delicious irony,

Like

Obama seeks votes among the unemployed

BDU-33 on October 27, 2010 at 9:17 AM

He’s a politician arrogant punk who tries to pass himself off as a statesman. The mask is slipping.

backwoods conservative on October 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

darwin-t on October 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Hey Champ, if you want to dispel a myth, how about the one that says it’s the business of the federal government to be involved in what goes on in a local public school?

Kafir on October 27, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I will repeat what I wrote in Doc Zero’s post in the Greenroom:

Make no mistake, this election cycle IS a referendum on the radical policies enacted by President Obama, facilitated by Nancy Pelosi, and rubber-stamped by Harry Reid. Almost every piece of legislation over the past two years that has passed or is still pending was rejected by a majority of the electorate.

“A socialist government becomes an arbiter of rights. The State decides whose rights must be discarded, so that others can be satisfied.”

Under this current “leadership”, the “State” (which Doc refers to as our central government), has injected itself as the sole arbiter of social and fiscal policy with little regard for federalism—in which sovereignty IS divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units (like states or provinces). This division MUST not only survive, it needs to be renewed and preserved for the protection of states from an over-zealous central government. Barack Obama has deliberately and arrogantly crossed the line undermining the concept of representative government. Sending Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, and hundreds of liberal Democrats into retirement will send the message to the federal government that the electorate intends to return the power back to the people. Barack Obama fails to understand this principle. We, (the people), have met the enemy Mr. Obama, and “we” mistakenly put him in the White House. In 2012, this too will be rectified.

Rovin on October 27, 2010 at 9:35 AM

I made a film noir on his two recent statements. He has been saying the back seat of the car quip all momth. Why did suddenly everyone seem to notice? I used the Rosa Park’s clip in this video on 10/9.

When I heard his punish your enemies I thought he was expressing his inner nazi so Hitler makes a brief appearance. I know, a no no, but I’m not going to be a PCer when faced with this evil man.

The Face You See is the Face of Evil

No Niks on October 27, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Isn’t he going on an overseas trip just after the election. Wow, if the election is as bad for him as predicted he will be diminished in the eyes of the world. That’s not going to be pretty.

Cindy Munford on October 27, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I bet he was bullied as a goofy, big-eared kid.

James on October 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM

This is my anger speaking. Normally, I would never think this way, but……

When Obama was a kid in Indonesia, he suposedly told the other Indonesian children, he was an African prince. Knowing his personality now, I’m sure he tried to be lord, and ruler of the play ground at this school. I hope those kids beat the snot out of him for it.

capejasmine on October 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM

we have a sixth grader running this country…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

You’ve seen his transcripts??? /

coldwarrior on October 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM

we have a sixth grader running this country…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Really? I was thinking third grader…

ladyingray on October 27, 2010 at 10:18 AM

I always thought “enemies” refered to threats outside our country. Oh, how things have changed.

loudmouth883 on October 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

An oath which politicians, on both sides of the aisle, willfully violate every day. AFAIC, a great many of them are the enemy.

Naturalized citizens take the Oath of Allegiance:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

I’m sure O Duce would prefer they swear allegiance to the great HIM and the Democrat party.

“The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.”
–Cicero

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
–Abraham Lincoln

Indeed.

Rae on October 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM

we have a sixth grader running this country…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM

You’ve seen his transcripts??? /

coldwarrior on October 27, 2010 at 10:15 AM

who needs evidence anymore? We can just make claims and state that they are true, just because….

ted c on October 27, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Ed, stop criticizing our Dear Leader, or you’ll have to go sit in the back seat!

KS Rex on October 27, 2010 at 10:29 AM

The Face You See is the Face of Evil

No Niks on October 27, 2010 at 10:02 AM

That was yet another excellent video from your talented efforts. It has already gone out to my email buddies. Thanks.

onlineanalyst on October 27, 2010 at 10:33 AM

I always thought “enemies” refered to threats outside our country. Oh, how things have changed.

Funny thing, years and years ago when I went to school I was taught the President of the USA was the President of the people – all people – not just the Democrats.

Is anyone else aghast at the number of times Barack Hussein Obama has attacked the very people he was elected to Serve?

katablog.com on October 27, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Is anyone else aghast at the number of times Barack Hussein Obama has attacked the very people he was elected to Serve?

katablog.com on October 27, 2010 at 10:47 AM

apparently quite a few, and more get added every day. Jimmy Carter wasn’t disliked by this many people until years after he’d left office. The Won is getting a big head start.

Oldnuke on October 27, 2010 at 10:52 AM

If Obama’s taking us for a ride, then “We are all Mary Jo Kopechne Now!”

ted c on October 27, 2010 at 11:02 AM

But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.

Johnstown, PA, March 29, 2008

So which is it? Are Latinos supposed to get a lot of Republicans pregnant? Or just give us all STDs?

ss396 on October 27, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I bet he was bullied as a goofy, big-eared kid.

Slightly OT…

Some years ago, a professor by the name of Morris Massey from, University of Colorado at Golden, CO, released a video entitled as I recall, “What You Are, Is Where You Were When”. (http://www.enterprisemedia.com/product/00127/original.html)
In the film, he set forth the premise that a child’s “world-view” is set when the child is between the ages of 5 and 10. The child’s world-view then determines the child’s point of view once they have grown to adulthood. Fascinating, when you consider that Barry Sotero was educated in Indonesia -percentage of population that are Muslim, 88.2% – between the ages of 6 and 10.

oldleprechaun on October 27, 2010 at 1:02 PM

“The Great Uniter” is a misspelling of the message.

The correct transcription is “The Great Untier”!!

landlines on October 27, 2010 at 2:09 PM

I guess when O heard that by being President he inherited the bully pulpit, he took it literally.

Beaglemom on October 27, 2010 at 2:10 PM