Crisis in Dublin: Presidential limo felled by speed bump

posted at 4:12 pm on May 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

If you haven’t already watched the clip on every other righty blog in America, behold the “clang” heard ’round the world. (O wasn’t in the stuck car, apparently, but the one right behind it.) What you’re seeing here is eight tons of fine GM craftsmanship slam instantly to a halt — on the grounds of the U.S. embassy, no less. Damn DrewM for beating me to the punch on the obligatory “metaphor of the day” gag.

The crowds over there seem to love him, but between this and having to leave early to stay ahead of the ash cloud drifting over from Iceland, he’s had a rough day so far. No wonder he ended up hitting the pub; that’s your second clip below. Exit quotation: “Is feidir linn.”


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O’bama

keep the change on May 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Speed Bump = Stimulus Package

mankai on May 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I thought I felt a tremor in the Irish Force…

catmman on May 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

He dont even need a ditch to get stuck.

the_nile on May 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Hmmmm….who did they find in Ireland to throw under the bus — er limo already???

cynccook on May 23, 2011 at 4:19 PM

I thought all the “brothers” had this.

right2bright on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Stuck on stupid.

eyesky on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Wouldn’t it be something if Obama and O’Reilly turned out to be second cousins.

TampaBayBull on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

The UK. Called the UK occupiers.

andy85719 on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

As bad and loud as that thump was, I bet some lumps in the throat and cursing under their breath were heard inside the motorcade.

fourdeucer on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

How much did he pay for the Guinness? 5 Billion USD? That would make sense in his world.

Cinematicfilm on May 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Comedy Pot o’ Gold!

Christien on May 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

I watched that earlier. I can’t say I didn’t find it funny! The reaction from the crowd was hysterical.

sandee on May 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Doesn’t look like he’s too sure about that pint.

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Is Obama drinking with Grace Jones?

portlandon on May 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Okay… first they say he was in that car… then they say he wasn’t, only “staffers.” Why would staffers be riding in the armored car with the fancy flags and the president not be? Just asking.

itsacookbook on May 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Well, if he’s driving a big car like that, only getting 8 miles to a gallon, he might want to think about trading that thing in for something better.

Rambotito on May 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Get a load of those fake eyelashes MO is wearing. They look like hairy spiders glued on her.

Cody1991 on May 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Does dark beer make my butt look big?

MNHawk on May 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Also, way too many beer summits. It’s starting to show.

Rambotito on May 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Okay… first they say he was in that car… then they say he wasn’t, only “staffers.” Why would staffers be riding in the armored car with the fancy flags and the president not be? Just asking.

itsacookbook on May 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

The limo driver getting out of the car looks like David Axelrod. Doesn’t he?

portlandon on May 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Exit quotation: “Is feidir linn.”

Were his Irish ancestors named O’Blarney?

Buy Danish on May 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Sheesh. Is Moochelle perpetually angry? I don’t know if I have ever seen her look happy. I’d love to be in an Irish pub right now…Maybe with a nice redhead Irish lass for a server…

Battlecruiser-operational on May 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Bet Obama binges and purges. His body is emaciated.

andy85719 on May 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM

The sleeping policeman acted stupidly.

Christien on May 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM

How much did he we pay for the Guinness? 5 Billion USD? That would make sense in his world.

Cinematicfilm on May 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Fixed.

JannyMae on May 23, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Were his Irish ancestors named O’Blarney?

Buy Danish on May 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM

From County Coke.

profitsbeard on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Is anyone else as sick of this man as I am?

Can not go a day without him campaigning/speaking.

The only silver lining is that this Tool in Chief will be too busy campaigning for the next 18 months to screw our country over more than he already has.

carbon_footprint on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

How embarrassing. You can hear Obama crying in the background.

Fallon on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Out: Slurpees

In: Guinness

pain train on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

“I’m sorry Mrs Obama, we’re going o have to ask you to step out of the vehicle.”

Alden Pyle on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

When you carry 8000 lbs of arugula in the trunk, of course you will bottom out. Those springs can only handle half that amount.

keep the change on May 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Did Obama just say ” By the way the president pays his bar tab even among friends”? Whose wallet is he picking for this family reunion anyhow?

fourdeucer on May 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

This limo was loaded with Obama’s golf clubs and boxes of tamales.

faraway on May 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Why would staffers be riding in the armored car with the fancy flags and the president not be? Just asking.

itsacookbook on May 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

‘Cause BHO rode into town on his unicorn.

OTH, Moochelle rode in on her broomstick.

GrannyDee on May 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Kinda OT: My wife and I were watching the news this morning before work, and they mentioned Obama being in Ireland, and she said: “I thought they chased all the snakes out of Ireland? Now they are importing them?”

I died laughing.

portlandon on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Is Obama drinking with Grace Jones?

portlandon on May 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM

No. It’s Cruella DeVil. Quick! Hide the puppies!

JannyMae on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Ah, and he had to get his ash out of there because of the big, bad (republican) volcano.

carbon_footprint on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

There was a pint wasted. why didn’t they give him some watered-down piss beer and save the Guinness for someone who would appreciate it . . . like me.

tpitman on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Heh…I love the guys in the background saying “Nice bitta drivin” and “Need a push”? Man, does this fool EVER do anything thing that doesn’t embarass this country??????? I know, stupid question.

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

no drinking on the job there bub

cmsinaz on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

The crowds over there seem to love him

Then they can have him. We don’t need him.

Redneck Woman on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

The press is acting like this is the first US president with some Irish blood in him.

MayBee on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Out: Slurpees

In: Guinness

pain train on May 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

If they could make a Guinness Slurpee, I’d die happy!

:)

catmman on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

‘smart alec’ in the pub over
-secret service

cmsinaz on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

no drinking on the job there bub

cmsinaz on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

You are making the big assumption that this man has class.
No, but Booosh was the big embarrassment!!111

carbon_footprint on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

If they could make a Guinness Slurpee, I’d die happy!

:)

catmman on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

i’m thirsty

cmsinaz on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

portlandon- I, too, thought it was Axelrod driving the limo that bottomed out. Let’s say it was.

MayBee on May 23, 2011 at 4:37 PM

carbon_footprint on May 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM

stand corrected…

cmsinaz on May 23, 2011 at 4:37 PM

‘Cause BHO rode into town on his unicorn.

OTH, Moochelle rode in on her broomstick.

GrannyDee on May 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

OMG! Now That There Is Fuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyy…and probably true! ;-)

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:37 PM

The crowds over there seem to love him
Then they can have him. We don’t need him.

Redneck Woman on May 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I’m unfamiliar with Irish politics.
Are they socialist lovers?
As the descendant of an Ulster-Scot, I say keep him Limeys!

Badger40 on May 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

To the mum who pinched her baby and made him cry in that first video: +1. Strong work, lass!

/

Christien on May 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Get a load of those fake eyelashes MO is wearing. They look like hairy spiders glued on her.

Cody1991 on May 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM

She looks ridiculous.
And what the heck is Obama doing in Ireland anyway? He doesn’t appear to have any real business over there except kissing up to the queen. Why is he wasting taxpayer money on a social trip like this, when many of his own citizens at home don’t even have jobs, much less the money to take any kind of vacation themselves.

Susanboo on May 23, 2011 at 4:39 PM

SOMEONE didn’t check out the parade route very well. Was that Obama crying?

GarandFan on May 23, 2011 at 4:39 PM

I HATE it when guys who’d never be caught dead in a pub pretend they’re all into it and take a big drink for a photo op. Bush, in my mind, tended to look natural out with the people..Obama never does. Look at how he’s holding the glass with his pinky stuck in the air. Awkward.

TheBlueSite on May 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM

SOT: How come no one’s having a Category 5 hissy fit over the carbon credits the volcano is spewing into the atmosphere?

Oh, right.

CurtZHP on May 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Ahhh the taste of the guiness stout slurpee, while smacking the bump of ireland’s roads in low-rider 1, and making a fool of “Won’s” self.

Priceless!

upinak on May 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

That speed bump’s racist !!!

viking01 on May 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

That must of been one nervous moment for the USSS.

Ambush setup..etc…

USSS gig is hours of the mundane and bordom mixed with seconds of white knuckle moments.

rickyricardo on May 23, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I thought bho only wore the purple tie when he was dealing with the seiu? They must be in europe also.
L

letget on May 23, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I blame it on Michelle’s big butt! I am sure that is why she always wears a scowl on her face.

bopbottle on May 23, 2011 at 4:43 PM

There was a pint wasted. why didn’t they give him some watered-down piss beer and save the Guinness for someone who would appreciate it . . . like me.

tpitman on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Like many leftist elites, Obama is a foodie and likes anything that’s trendy or is perceived as expensive. My guess is he probably did enjoy the beer. I just wish he’d focus on solving our nation’s problems instead of stupid photo-ops at some little bar in Ireland that nobody cares about.

Outlander on May 23, 2011 at 4:43 PM

BREAKING: Palestinian Prime Minister suffers heart attack. http://t.co/6m9ZmuX

andy85719 on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Yeah, right. It wasn’t MO who sank the limo….. they’re covering up for her:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_DawJTCHuL3c/TdpLFLKqEfI/AAAAAAAANPA/m4myJES9zH8/going%20going_thumb%5B6%5D.jpg?imgmax=800

Cody1991 on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

As the Queen’s eyes turned skyward in prayer: “Thank God they weren’t at the Royal Wedding.”

viking01 on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

OT: Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad suffered a heart attack and is in the hospital in TEXAS! He went to see his son’s graduation….in TEXAS!

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Too much junk in the boot?

/

Christien on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Fayyad, a heavy smoker, underwent tests showing a blockage in a coronary artery, Zakout said. Fayyad suffered a heart attack while at the Seton Medical Center in Austin, the spokesman said.

andy85719 on May 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM

MadisonConservative on May 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

If he doesn’t want it, I certainly do.

Bee on May 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM

When a Navy ship runs aground, the Skipper gets canned. Well, teh Won is CIC.

Caststeel on May 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM

The crowds over there seem to love him.

Well then they can have him. :(

tencole on May 23, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I HATE it when guys who’d never be caught dead in a pub pretend they’re all into it and take a big drink for a photo op. Bush, in my mind, tended to look natural out with the people..Obama never does. Look at how he’s holding the glass with his pinky stuck in the air. Awkward.

TheBlueSite on May 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM

It is rather hilarious.

I can see the Jugeared One now… striding confidently into the local watering hole and ordering up a cold one… chalking up his cue stick… putting a quarter in the juke box and a dollar on the table…

— snort —

Yeah, that’ll happen.

hillbillyjim on May 23, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Oops. Is a Limey an Englishman?
Bah-who cares.
They’re all kinds of effed up over there ,too.
I say don’t let him come back.

Badger40 on May 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Fayyad, a heavy smoker, underwent tests showing a blockage in a coronary artery, Zakout said. Fayyad suffered a heart attack while at the Seton Medical Center in Austin, the spokesman said.

andy85719 on May 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Pffffttttt, Austin, the lib capital of TX….I shoulda known. The boy must have attended UT. My brother, the only lib in the family also went to UT.

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM

upinak on May 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Someone actually made a Guinness Slurpee? Just goes to show that nothing is stranger than reality.

catmman on May 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

He went to see his son’s graduation….in TEXAS!

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:44 PM

They are everywhere in America’s universities.
Then when their visas expire, they ‘disappear’.

Badger40 on May 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

I’m sure the tornado victims are glad to see Obowma having a good time…

… as well as all of the flood victims, too.

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM

They are everywhere in America’s universities.
Then when their visas expire, they ‘disappear’.

Badger40 on May 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Yeah, they “disappear” into one of the many cells here in the states to become a “martyr”….jeeezzzzzz

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:53 PM

If he was in the second car why did they pull that big van infront blocking the view when someone got out of the back?

milwife88 on May 23, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Wow, in that beer screen cap, he looks crazed and she just looks like a sourpuss.

Key West Reader on May 23, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Picture of Obama holding a Guinness:

One is dark, with a thick, foamy head.

The other is a beer.

Fallen Sparrow on May 23, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I’m sure the tornado victims are glad to see Obowma having a good time…

… as well as all of the flood victims, too.

/

Seven Percent Solution on May 23, 2011 at 4:51 PM

SPS, On 6/13, I’m driving from WNY back to Houston, TX and this CRAZY weather has me worried. I just purchased a new Garmin GPS to help plan the trip but I’m not sure where/how to get info on “avoiding” the flooded/tornadoed (is that a word?) areas to get back. Dang, if I didn’t have bad luck I’d have none at all. Just kidding….I have total faith that the Most High will be with me on the trip.

sicoit on May 23, 2011 at 4:58 PM

O’bama

keep the change on May 23, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Hey, that’s my trademark! I’ve been calling him that since before he was nominated.

But my reference to him as O’bama is not Irish-related. I put the Hawaiian glottal stop after the first letter of his last name to honor his “Hawaiian Heritage” but also to warn people to stop and consider what they were getting into by voting for him.

Sadly not enough people took my advice.

Del Dolemonte on May 23, 2011 at 4:59 PM

One question that missing:

How did the beast get into the compound in the first place?

BobMbx on May 23, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Picture of Obama holding a Guinness:

Michelle to innkeeper: “Ever hear of Mickeys? Or maybe Schlitz Malt Liquor? By the way…my beer is warm..can I get a cold one?”

BobMbx on May 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

One question that missing:

How did the beast get into the compound in the first place?

BobMbx on May 23, 2011 at 5:02 PM

It was probably missing our national food police czarina.

hillbillyjim on May 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

In Obama’s “Car Metaphors,” speed bump=mountain of debt.

p40tiger on May 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM

This would have never happened if Obama would just properly inflate his tires.

hit and run on May 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Was there any republicans in the back seat of that thing? I mean, the Democrats do have the keys yaknow…

ted c on May 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Saying “Cheers” in an Irish Pub? This should be an Obamateurism of the Day.

Should have said, Sláinte

Mike Morrissey on May 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM

he was drinking a helluva good beer I might add…

ted c on May 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM

he went to an Irish pub just to pi$$ off Sean Hannity…

ted c on May 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Saying “Cheers” in an Irish Pub? This should be an Obamateurism of the Day.

Should have said, Sláinte

Mike Morrissey on May 23, 2011 at 5:19 PM

he was drinking a helluva good beer I might add…

ted c on May 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Distasteful in light of Americans in the Heartland losing everything including their lives.

Optics, O’Bama… Optics.

Key West Reader on May 23, 2011 at 5:21 PM

The screencap look on FLOTUS’s face seems to say:
“Yeech, this crap is definitely not Cristal !

eeyore on May 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM

The vacation lives on… What a life.

kevinkristy on May 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM

That’s the sound the economy will make when Obamacare goes into full force.

pedestrian on May 23, 2011 at 5:40 PM

If only this speed bump would have been higher. / Krugman

tetriskid on May 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM

why didn’t they give him some watered-down piss beer and save the Guinness for someone who would appreciate it . . . like me.

tpitman on May 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM

As a matter of fact, Guinness IS a watered-down piss beer in the overall scheme of things.

BierManVA on May 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM

No Air-Lifts? My dad had a ’56 dodge wagon with Air-Lifts…push a button and the car’s ass end raised about a foot. For hauling heavy loads (like B. Hussein & ‘chelle + 20 cases of Irish whiskey) or trailer towing.

joe btfsplk on May 23, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I bet there were lots of Secret Service agents in a panic. What good is a tank of a car if a bump can render it a sitting target?

albill on May 23, 2011 at 5:45 PM

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