Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:00 am on December 5, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It’s time to play Let’s Make a Deal on the OOTW, otherwise known as How To Achieve Prominence Without Really Trying To Take Terrorists.  If you have trouble deciding, just remember that our President has the same problem.  If so, you know who to blame.

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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None of the above, the Obamateurism of the Day is … When he forgot to mention the COAST GUARD in Afghanistan!

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

None of the above, the Obamateurism of the Day is … When he forgot to mention the COAST GUARD in Afghanistan!

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Second that !!!

RealMc on December 5, 2010 at 9:11 AM

I thought traveling 7,000 miles to make a 15 min phone call should be in there

unseen on December 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Obama is more of a Lap Dog Democrat

SlaveDog on December 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Obama forgets the Coast Guard

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/1210/is_that_what_i_heard_60e2e663-3a68-4616-a7ee-2413fe2c3461.html

Well at least he didn’t say ”Marine Corpse” this time.

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM

We all know what he is and expect that bs.

The correct answer is 1

DarkCurrent on December 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Blue Dog Democrat? How about Fraud of the 21st Century?

50sGuy on December 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM

bark!

ted c on December 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM

“Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat” 48.28% (112 votes)

Hit the EZ button.

OmahaConservative on December 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM

The correct answer is 1 – Dark

Yeah that’s what I voted for too.

”All I ask is that you kneel before me.”

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Obama is the dog that barks at the front door after he pooped in the kitchen!

tim c on December 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM

ruff ruff! 57 faced idiot

screwauger on December 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM

“Israelis and Palestinians agree: Obama has botched the conflict”

When one can actually get the Israelis AND the Palestinians to agree on something, such as “you-are-a=dolt“, all other past Presidential achievements in the history of this country have been surpassed.

“Yes I can! Well, I did, didn’t I?”-BHO

Yoop on December 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Obama has never believed in American exceptionalism, or in divided power, and he proves it nearly everyday with his attitude. In fact, he doesn’t really consider Americans his boss. They’re just an other obstacle in his path.

RBMN on December 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Not on the list of Obamateurisms of the Week…but, did ya hear about the White House ordering federal employees not to read the Wikileaks cables unless they have the proper clearances?

Seriously…

coldwarrior on December 5, 2010 at 9:34 AM

US ally Slovenia told only way to meet with Obama was to take Gitmo terrorists

This idiot is still of the belief that there is a legit country out there that see’s him as important or something. This man is in total denial; the world see’s him as a total incompetent fool disguised as a leader. This man is the worst embarrassment our country has seen in my lifetime, taking the throne from Carter for sure.

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 9:34 AM

I voted for #1 — Obamateurisms should be about how much the one loves himself (even if his narcissism – NPD – has now been removed from the DSM as a mental illness). Thinking that a country should be so eager to meet with Obama that they would take a Gitmo gangster is delusional.

Greyledge Gal on December 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM

He’s a blue dog and I’m a 22 year old Dallas Cowboy cheerleader named Buffy.

kingsjester on December 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM

middle east is the most serious.

rob verdi on December 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Woof!

Key West Reader on December 5, 2010 at 9:40 AM

None of the above, the Obamateurism of the Day is … When he forgot to mention the COAST GUARD in Afghanistan!

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

What Tony said.

As a kid, I was once watching an episode of the classic Bob Clampett cartoon “Beany and Cecil”, and Beany and Captain Huffenpuff were watching some politician give a speech, and he started mentioning all of the service branches. When he stopped, I wondered out loud “What about the Coast Guard?”.

Right on cue, in the cartoon, Captain Huffenpuff said

“What about the Coast Guard?”

I nearly choked on my haggis.

Del Dolemonte on December 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I agree that the fact he forgot the Coast Guard should have been listed and been the Obamateurism of the week. It exemplifies his total disregard for the miltary and the people who serve. The things we found out from the Wikileaks were from some time ago. Bad as they were the Obamateurism of the week should be something he did or said this last week. JMO

Deanna on December 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Who let the dogs out? Blue Dog – Har! He’s a Red Dog.

Philly on December 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Obama the Big Red Dog.

Philly on December 5, 2010 at 9:44 AM

From the Politico story:

President Obama needed a little help from the troops in Afghanistan on Friday as he thanked the military branches for their work but forgot to mention the Coast Guard.

Technically he wasn’t wrong. They are DHS and would be law enforcement. There are other gubmint agencies over there doing “military” types ops, but they aren’t military.

That said, he’s still an embarrassment.

TugboatPhil on December 5, 2010 at 9:48 AM

This man is the worst embarrassment our country has seen in my lifetime, taking the throne from Carter for sure. – Keemo

Did you ever think you’d be saying those words? Ever?

When he stopped, I wondered out loud “What about the Coast Guard?” – Del

HAHA yeah I was watching him give the speech live and when he was naming off the branches I was saying out loud “Say Coast Guard … say Coast Guard.” And just like you said, right then somebody in the crowd yelled out ”COAST GUARD!” haha

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM

From this week’s picks it looks as though Obama has brought the world together–they all think he is incompetent.

BetseyRoss on December 5, 2010 at 9:50 AM

I voted for #4
I never thought anyone could F-up the Israeli-Palestinian conflict worse than Carter; I was wrong. Isn’t this the greatest of all of this week’s Obamateurisms? (scary that I need to use that qualifier)

“You can be silent and be thought a fool, or you can open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

mad scientist on December 5, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Woof!

Key West Reader on December 5, 2010 at 9:40 AM

He has a corner on Air Force One where he goes to lick his privates.

Yoop on December 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM

That the Isrealis and Palestinians agree on anything is significant, the fact that the subject is 0bama`s incompetence just makes it more significant.

NY Conservative on December 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Truth is, he’s a ☭ Dog Democrat.

TXUS on December 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM

“Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat” 41.83% (456 votes)

He’ll be calling himself a “Reagan Democrat” by September 2012..

Caper29 on December 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Getting the Israelis and Palestinians to agree on anything, I think you have to call this a WIN for Obama. At his own expense, but still a win.

Hopefully, the next administration efforts here will succeed. And, they just might out of fear of another OBama.

EliTheBean on December 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM

“…Blue Dog”…

He’s half right…

“COUNT IT!!”

Khun Joe on December 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM
No Tony, I never thought I’d see the day when a failure of the same class-magnitude of Carter would ever rule our country. I remember my adjustable mortgage going up to 18% just before I had to hand that condo back over to the lender as my payment almost doubled. Carter was a complete failure with his foreign policies as well as his domestic policies, but Obama has taken such failures to a new level with his governing against the will of the people tactics.

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM

He’ll be calling himself a “Reagan Democrat” by September 2012..

Caper29 on December 5, 2010 at 10:00 A

No body will be listening. The Democrats are in deep trouble with this man and they know it. As big a disaster as this man is to our country and the world, he is a bigger disaster to the Democrat Party. Every piece of their machinery went full in on this man; including their media whores.

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM

You silly, Obama, don’t you know that there is no longer such a thing as a Blue Dog Democrat?

mobydutch on December 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Technically he wasn’t wrong. They are DHS and would be law enforcement.

He was wrong. Period. The Coast Guard was established as a branch of the Armed Services in 1915. They report to the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and the DoD during wartime via the Navy. To say otherwise does them a disservice. So what if all of the other branches pick on them. It’s like picking on your brother. If you do it, it’s fine. If someone else does it, they are going to meet thunder and lightning. If “Dad” does it, the kids get together and badmouth him when he leaves the room.

nogooddeed on December 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

ABC news reports the arrival of President Obama thirty minutes before Air Force One lands in Kabul.

The fault might rest with defense officials and a misunderstanding. ABC says that an hour before the president’s arrival, it was informed of a military video feed of the upcoming presidential event in an aircraft hangar at Bagram and told there was no embargo.

which might explain the sudden change in weather that ground the Presidential helicopter, preventing a face to face meeting with Karzi.

Skandia Recluse on December 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

“Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat”

Right Barry, does this mean you’ll be essentially following the Blue Dogs into retirement? Don’t let that essential boot hit ya on the way out the door.

Rovin on December 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Remember being told that Obama and his team would show us how smart they would be with foreign policy? These people are idiots.

pearson on December 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

He’s a blue dog and I’m a 22 year old Dallas Cowboy cheerleader named Buffy.

kingsjester on December 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM

After getting the headache rebuff, and while attempting more esoteric pursuits, ya just had to go there didn’t ya Buffy!

Nice piece by the way, (alright ya know what I mean).

The Israel/Pali joint salutation hands down, and I mean that in the worst way.

ontherocks on December 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Every piece of their machinery went full in on this man; including their media whores.

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 10:05 AM

The machine is in a self-destruct mode with connecting rods and pistons flying in every direction. The owners are running for cover while blaming the contractor that built it. Darn union labor…

Yoop on December 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Yoop on December 5, 2010 at 10:28 AM

LOL :-)

Keemo on December 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM

“Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat”

Didnt he complain that some treat him like a dog ?

I voted for the Slovenia snubb. Asking our allied to take terrorist because he doesnt want to deal with them and making it a condition of a visit ? This is a guy who said he would meet with anyone. I guess Allies dont count.

William Amos on December 5, 2010 at 10:40 AM

US ally Slovenia told only way to meet with Obama was to take Gitmo terrorists 16.75% (321 votes)

If they take two will he say home?

Tommy_G on December 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM

What about Barkley’s opinion of his basketball prowess? Always goes left, ends up getting split lip.

Kissmygrits on December 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Always goes left, ends up getting split lip.

Well, going Left has been a lifelong affliction for The One….

coldwarrior on December 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Remember being told that Obama and his team would show us how smart they would be with foreign policy? These people are idiots.

pearson on December 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM

As a community agitator the only ‘foreign’ policy experience he had was probably protesting outside a Chinese Restaurant while trying to unionize the fry cooks.

Key West Reader on December 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM

The “I’m essentially a Blue Dog Democrat” was just so over the top, that it was Shark Jumping at its finest.

portlandon on December 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Blue Dog? It must be true that you can’t see yourself as others see you.

jeanie on December 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Door #3 Monty…most definitely…

cmsinaz on December 5, 2010 at 11:13 AM

I thought traveling 7,000 miles to make a 15 min phone call should be in there

unseen on December 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM

good one unseen…good one indeed…

cmsinaz on December 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Lying mutt for the win.

profitsbeard on December 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

this will be tomorrow’s OOTD

cmsinaz on December 5, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Maybe it’s time HA put up a list of Mr. President’s accomplishments. It would be a lot less work!

scalleywag on December 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM

I can’t believe so many are so touchy about the Coast Guard–sailors who can’t swim (they can wade ashore).

Obama is a yellow dog Democrat. Remember them? And next he’ll claim to be a Boll Weevil Dem!

cartooner on December 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM

This list of links could serve as a very nice outline for a best selling book. Think about it Ed.

FireBlogger on December 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM

This man is in total denial; the world see’s him as a total incompetent fool disguised as a leader.

Proving only that the world as a whole is pretty damn smart!

katablog.com on December 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Blue Dog?

Put it right next to Christian.

katablog.com on December 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Blue Dog???
Actually he’s that Yellow Dog I always heard about.

Pelayo on December 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Cartooner, I did not read any posts. Gee, Coincidence

Pelayo on December 5, 2010 at 11:35 AM

“Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat”

So, it was not just ” some powerful interests” who talked about Barry like a dog. He, himself , recognizes his own canine resemblance.

bayview on December 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I thought traveling 7,000 miles to make a 15 min phone call should be in there

unseen on December 5, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Yes.

Kenosha Kid on December 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM

He’s a blue dog and I’m a 22 year old Dallas Cowboy cheerleader named Buffy.

kingsjester on December 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM

[please God, let this be sarcasm. I had no idea]

BobMbx on December 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I thought traveling 7,000 miles to make a 15 min phone call should be in there

NOT a defender of “the won”, but I don’t think this should be an Obamateurism> There were reasons (dust storm) and he can also say he was there for the troops (which was nice for them).

katablog.com on December 5, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Obama the Big Red Dog.

Philly on December 5, 2010 at 9:44 AM

He did name his dog BO, for Barrack Obowma. Hmmm, no narcissism there.

dthorny on December 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM

He forgot to thank or even mention COAST GUARD dammit!

But I am sure he mentioned the fabulous job the

“CORPSE” MEN are doing.

kh6zv9 on December 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM

It’s a modern miracle – how did they ever manage to roll up that much ignorance and arrogance together without having it just go “POP!” all over the place?

That there is any statistical chance this buffoon might get reelected is a searing indictment of our public education system – unless the whole object of federal control was to “dumb down” the populace so this sort of electoral travesty is possible, in which case it’s been a resounding success.

Adjoran on December 5, 2010 at 12:10 PM

None of the above, the Obamateurism of the Day is … When he forgot to mention the COAST GUARD in Afghanistan!

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

The Coast Guard is in Afghanistan? What are they doing?

Count to 10 on December 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

If Obama is a Blue Dog Democrat, then he is one who has had his leg lifted and has been peeing on all of us for the last two years!

pilamaye on December 5, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Obama is more of a Lap Dog Sh!t Democrat

SlaveDog on December 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM

..FIFY

The War Planner on December 5, 2010 at 12:28 PM

“Israelis and Palestinians agree: Obama has botched the conflict”

When one can actually get the Israelis AND the Palestinians to agree on something, such as “you-are-a-dolt“, all other past Presidential achievements in the history of this country have been surpassed.

“Yes I can! Well, I did, didn’t I?”-BHO

Yoop on December 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM

So true. Had Bammie taken a completely ‘hands-off’ approach to the ‘palestinian’ problem, the problem would be in better shape than it is today. Much like our economy!

slickwillie2001 on December 5, 2010 at 12:51 PM

He’s a “blue dog Democrat” like I am a communist.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2010 at 1:06 PM

B. Hussein Ogabe united the Jews and Palis on something?

Good job fifty two percenters!

Inanemergencydial on December 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Blue Dog Democrat? How about Fraud of the 21st Century?

50sGuy on December 5, 2010 at 9:17 AM

How about fraud of the centuries?

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Technically he wasn’t wrong. They are DHS and would be law enforcement. There are other gubmint agencies over there doing “military” types ops, but they aren’t military.

That said, he’s still an embarrassment.

TugboatPhil on December 5, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Oh, please. The Coast Guard is part of the Navy during wartime, and they actually are serving in the Middle East. One was KIA in Iraq.

The Coast Guard is in Afghanistan? What are they doing?

Count to 10 on December 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

They have been helping the Army with sealift duties. They are especially expert at hazmat transport.

Del Dolemonte on December 5, 2010 at 3:17 PM

President Present-but-I-would-really-rather-be-golfing-or-playing-b-ball calling himself ‘essentially’ a blue dog dem ranks up at the top of things giving me my laugh of the year! Riiiiiiight.

TeeDee on December 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM

None of the above, the Obamateurism of the Day is … When he forgot to mention the COAST GUARD in Afghanistan!

Tony737 on December 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

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If that trip is on the ballot… can we vote ‘obviously using the solders in Afghanistan as props’?
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RalphyBoy on December 5, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Life is RUFF RUFF RUFF for Barry.

profitsbeard on December 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM

He’s a post-partisan moderate!
He’s a New Democrat!
He’s a Progressive!
He’s a Blue Dog!

He’ President Sybil!

Sorry couldn’t resist.

DSchoen on December 5, 2010 at 11:41 PM