Poll: Obamateurism of the Year, Flight 4

posted at 8:05 am on December 20, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It doesn’t get much closer than it did in Flight 3.  Readers picked Barack Obama’s “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower” remark as the semifinalist by just 13 votes out of over 5300.  I understand that ACORN may have been responsible for busing voters across the border from Townhall in order to defeat the “3000%” entry, but since we have a vouching law, the only thing I can do is offer my sympathies — and no, there will not be a Minnesota-style recount, either.

Instead, we’ll turn our attention in the 2010 OOTY chase to Flight 4, where the choices just keep getting tougher:

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Flight 5!  Also, I’ll still be looking for fresh OOTD candidates, even though I’ll likely hold off publishing them until after the first of the year.

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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At some point I do think you’ve made enough mistakes…. to get voted out of office.

NeighborhoodCatLady on December 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM

dang…hard to choose from this group…but decided to go with option #3…

the arrogance this man shows is absolutely appalling…and the msm just think he’s the best thing since sliced bread

cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM

tough choices for today, Ed. I’m going to have to mull over these before I vote. I might use the reptilian side of my brain but I’ll see what I come up with.

ted c on December 20, 2010 at 8:13 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Between this and the timeless delusional Democrat diatribe that “You only THINK it is YOUR money!”, nothing exemplifies what this joke of a President is really all about than this potential soundbite for the Republican Party in 2012.

pilamaye on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

He also meant to say, at some point, I think you’ve had enough health care, enough food to eat and enough children to have.

Kissmygrits on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Says the multi-millionaire to the nation-of-the-unemployed.

Yoop on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

One through five,

all of the above!!!!!!!

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

At some point, you’ve made enough money; this gets my vote on this round. One of the greatest dynamics of being an American is the sky is the limit, and we all can pick our comfort zone in the work force.

Keemo on December 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM

once again, I’d vote for all. Too bad we only get one choice. OTOH, since everything he says and does is worthy of criticism, one choice is probably just as good as the next…

chai on December 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM

No:3. Rank amateur for giving the Left’s game away.

OldEnglish on December 20, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Obama election is judgement.

Inanemergencydial on December 20, 2010 at 8:19 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

This jack wagon has more chutzpah than anyone, evah!

OmahaConservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Option #3…once again, the mask slips.

Kevin71 on December 20, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Kissmygrits on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Don’t forget to lower your thermostat and freeze your ass off this winter.

OmahaConservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:21 AM

No. 3, when the leader of the country says “You’ve made enough money,” you know it’s way past time to grab your wallet, empty your bank accounts and head for Switzerland or Grand Cayman!

Jenfidel on December 20, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Spreading the wealth, it’s good for everyone and making too much money doesn’t seem to go together; in the long run.

Electrongod on December 20, 2010 at 8:25 AM

No. 3, when the leader of the country says “You’ve made enough money,” you know it’s way past time to grab your wallet, empty your bank accounts and head for Switzerland or Grand Cayman!

Jenfidel on December 20, 2010 at 8:22 AM

LOL; you’re so right!

Keemo on December 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Says the man who lives like a king while his people suffer.

Tommy_G on December 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM

He also meant to say, at some point, I think you’ve had enough health care, enough food to eat and enough children to have.

Kissmygrits on December 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM

And I will tell you what you need to know.

deptofredundancydept on December 20, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Darn! I chose #4 and I almost chose #2, because that is a matter that is not solved. *cough, birther, cough*.

The Secret Service is NOT the TSA.

ProudPalinFan on December 20, 2010 at 8:32 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Says the man who lives like a king while his people suffer.

Tommy_G on December 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM

For those that have not seen it and like cartoons, watch the Animaniacs movie “Wakko’s Wish.” Ben Stein is one of the voice-overs but the beginning of the movie is practically where we are right now.

The whole movie is broken in parts on YouTube.

ProudPalinFan on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM

O/T
===

Breaking…………….

“Positive Hit” for Possible Explosives Shuts Down Newark Terminal
Updated 8:15 AM EST, Mon, Dec 20, 2010
========================================

Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at Newark Liberty International Airport after TSA employees detected a “positive hit” for possible explosives in a bag in a bag room, NBCNewYork has learned.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Suspicious-Package-Shuts-Down-Newark-Terminal-112177984.html

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM

show me the money!!!11!111

NY Conservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM

What’s really amazing is seeing all these whoppers together in a short time; the impact is so much more powerful than the single amateurism a day at a time, or even the weekly compilation.

I sure hope would-be Republican nominees are paying attention, because I envision some amazing campaign ads using Obama’s own words.

ProfessorMiao on December 20, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Living in AZ, #2 & #5 caught my eye first, but the “too much money” quote has always been my definition of our empty suit in the Oval Office

Fynxbell on December 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Playing golf instead of paying respects to the late Polish president

The other Obamateurism’s might be jus as worthy, but this, in my opinion, was disrespecful.

I don’t think I’ll be saying “Sto lat” to this POS anytime soon …..

Jerome Horwitz on December 20, 2010 at 8:39 AM

All of the above? Sure.

But rather than voting present, I vote for (against?) income confiscation.

BuckeyeSam on December 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM

The Secret Service is NOT the TSA.

ProudPalinFan on December 20, 2010 at 8:32 AM

ProudPalinFan:Speaking of the TSA!
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Photo: I Feel Safer Already
—————————-

“Yes, that’s a burka, yes that’s a real TSA agent, (I saw her badge when I passed her and made a U-turn to snap a pic)… They’re not just stripping us of our freedoms, they’re rubbing our noses in it along the way.”

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/12/photo-i-feel-safer-already.html

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM

It’s those darn Christians again, isn’t it?///

kingsjester on December 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Tough choice this round.

Hog Wild on December 20, 2010 at 8:44 AM

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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It’s those darn Christians again, isn’t it?///

kingsjester on December 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM

kingsjester:Exactly,the Left and Jihadys have the same goal!
:)

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Not surprised KJ, sad though….just went to newsbusters, nina totenbergwas embarrased that she said she went to a Christmas party….the horror

cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 8:49 AM

The One will decide how much money you make, what information you have access to, and whether or not you will be required to identify yourself properly. And that’s just this week’s group.

forest on December 20, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Man, the semifinals are going to be tough. With the daily grind, I’d lost track of just how bad some of these were.

ElectricPhase on December 20, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Breaking…………….

“Positive Hit” for Possible Explosives Shuts Down Newark Terminal
Updated 8:15 AM EST, Mon, Dec 20, 2010
========================================

Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package at Newark Liberty International Airport after TSA employees detected a “positive hit” for possible explosives in a bag in a bag room, NBCNewYork has learned.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Suspicious-Package-Shuts-Down-Newark-Terminal-112177984.html

canopfor on December 20, 2010 at 8:34 AM

New TSA rule: Suitcases banned. no more luggage of any kind in the airport or on the planes. You’re going to have to FedEx your drawers to your destination.

mikefln on December 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM

President Obama is correct.

1) Let’s cap all Government Employee Union pay at 2 times average non-government pay ~ $85k.
2) Let’s cap all Government Employee (State and Federal) lifetime pay and benefits at $2M.
3) Let’s cap all Union pay and benefits at 2 times Government Pay.

You want to benefit from the Free Enterprise system, work in it.

barnone on December 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM

cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 8:49 AM

I have had it up to here with this tyranny of the minority.

kingsjester on December 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

#3, that, along with the rest, indicate the truth———-he’s an amateur AMERICAN!

FOWG1 on December 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

nina totenberg
cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Just. Cannot. Stand. That. Vile. Woman.

OmahaConservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM

“Made enough money” … easiest one yet

Tony737 on December 20, 2010 at 8:58 AM

kingsjester on December 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Great blog post this AM.

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Thanks for the defense of my coming Redeemer & Savior’s birth during this Adventide.

OmahaConservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Very tough choice. Went with “Information becomes a distraction” simply because it exposes the fascist, anti-democratic nature of Dear Liar’s political philosophy.

rbj on December 20, 2010 at 9:06 AM

His stupidity knows no bounds.

Jaibones on December 20, 2010 at 9:07 AM

This was the hardest to choose yet. I went with #3, though.
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letget on December 20, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Agree with ya OC & KJ….

cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM

2nd that OC @ 8:59

cmsinaz on December 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

I picked #3. It sounded familiar.

– Joe The Plumber

Pazman on December 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

It really wasn’t that difficult to choose this one, when you have a President of the United States proclaim the Marxist ideology of wealth distribution in the name of equality. The fact that any one entity should have the brazen audacity to set a “certain point” is only over-ridden by the arrogant ignorance of this presidency to imply there is one.

Rovin on December 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM

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VibrioCocci on December 20, 2010 at 9:22 AM

As repulsive as the “made enough money” quote is, I actually think the “information becomes a distraction” one is much more indicative of how much this POS admires totalitarian regimes.

Y-not on December 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM

I do think at some point you should stop questioning your politicians.

gleep on December 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I chose #3 after careful consideration.

The phrase is motivated by a heart filled with envy, greed, jealousy, spite and hatred.

ted c on December 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Who knew the American Dream had a height limit. Next thing you know someone is going to say there’s also a time limit.

katablog.com on December 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM

The phrase is motivated by a heart filled with envy, greed, jealousy, spite and hatred.

ted c on December 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM

And a healthy pinch of dumb.

Oldnuke on December 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM

This is a tough choice.
If we don’t do something about our borders…
It won’t matter how much money we make.

mnmom on December 20, 2010 at 10:15 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Dangerous clown poster boy for wealth redistribution.

Gang-of-One on December 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Went with number 4, just because he is that stupid to believe more information is a bad thing.

BTW, where’s the breaking post on the FCC actions today??

OkieDoc on December 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM

I had had enough of this share the wealth charlatan during his campaign. I really hope that we-the-people can beat they-the-machine in 2012.

Mojave Mark on December 20, 2010 at 10:52 AM

I thought about going with the “money quote.”

But am going with the AZ hypocrisy. It shows clearly that he doesn’t care about anything but power.

davidk on December 20, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Wait until all those people “who have made enough money” decide to go Galt.

JimK on December 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM

“I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

Had to go with that one because it reveals Obama’s core beliefs.

AZfederalist on December 20, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Easy one – goes straight to his core beliefs (for you of course….not for him or the rest of the Dem elites).

Tim_CA on December 20, 2010 at 12:41 PM

kingsjester on December 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM

Great blog post this AM.

Thanks for the defense of my coming Redeemer & Savior’s birth during this Adventide.

OmahaConservative on December 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Double Dittos to Kingsjester and OC.

The phrase is motivated by a heart filled with envy, greed, jealousy, spite and hatred.

ted c on December 20, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Truer words were never spoken, Ted. You’ve got my vote for thread winner.

GrannyDee on December 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

He should have told the CEOs last week that they made enough money “at some point”. They will, hopefully, not be fooled by him.

Schadenfreude on December 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

I went with golf just because it magnifies his inept approach to foreign policy.

RedNewEnglander on December 20, 2010 at 2:35 PM

NeighborhoodCatLady on December 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM

+1

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM

I literally felt sick to my stomach reading these and knowing I had to choose one. They are ALL atrocities and desereve to be OOTY.

#1 is an affront to one of our staunchest allies.
#2 Shows his hypocrisy
#3 Communism and the one I chose
#4 An attack on our 1st Amendment because he’s definitely saying communication is an evil instead of a protectant in a FREE society
#5 Again, hypocrisy as well attacking a FELLOW STATE!

My head is spinning. They are all doozies.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on December 20, 2010 at 4:21 PM

At some point, Republicans have made enough money, comrades.

Philly on December 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Not so sure I agree with closing the poll so early. Though I would have voted for the winner here, it seems a bit short. Is that the norm… If so I’ve never noticed before.

RalphyBoy on December 21, 2010 at 12:13 AM