The obligatory “Obama thinks it’s still 2008″ post

posted at 2:47 pm on May 24, 2011 by Allahpundit

On a busy news day, I wouldn’t so much as blink at this. On a slow news day, when we’re strapped for content? Mandatory post.

Old theory to explain his policy agenda: Obama’s a dangerously doctrinaire liberal aiming to expand an unsustainable welfare state and dressing it up as “pragmatism.” New theory: Obama has mild brain damage.

Now I feel kind of bad for dumping on him all these years. He’s trying his best, guys.

This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice.

Barack Obama

24 May 2008

Follow the link above for a photo — and no, in case you’re wondering, it’s not a photoshop. More details from the Telegraph:

Mr Obama dated his entry in the book May 24 2008, rather than the current year.

Apparently Mr Obama was heard to ask the dean what the day’s date was – but managed to get the year wrong.

A Westminster Abbey spokeswoman confirmed it was the president who had written the wrong date.

The White House is pleading jet lag, but c’mon. It’s only natural for a man to revert to thoughts of his glory days when everything around him is falling apart. That’s why I’ve been dating checks “1995″ for the past 15 years. Exit question: If The One is brain-damaged, is it time to consider removal proceedings? I’m thinking … no.


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New theory: Obama has mild brain damage>.

Mild?

This is what happens when you don’t let the Wook!e win.

teke184 on May 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Can we get our May 2008 POTUS back on the job stat?

/s

cs89 on May 24, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Good thing Michelle Obama caught it…wait.

Good thing she didn’t chicken scribble something today.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Obama’s brain was never intact. Not much to be damaged.

He’s just natural.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Starting to see that whole “57 states” thing in a different light…

Red Cloud on May 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM

How long until the pages are scrubbed and a replacement is made?

Do they make White-Out for stupid?

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Nice Freudian slip there, Obowma.

Maybe he’s wishing for a simpler time, back when the economy was good and the rest of the world actually respected us…?

Wanderlust on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Obama signed stupidly.

Good Lt on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

That’s why I’ve been dating checks “1995″

Is that when a girl accidentally brushed up against you in the grocery store? And now you tell your friends cat that’s the first time you scored..

lorien1973 on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

“Quit stealing my Obamateurisms, Allah!”
–Ed Morrisey

Abby Adams on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

“P-o-t-a-t-o-e.”

Akzed on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

And he’s in control of our Nuclear Arsenal. Yikes.

kingsjester on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

When dummies go to London…they arrived too late to Rio, the clowns. The carneval was already over.

Too bad the Europeans, who so ‘love’ them, will not keep them.

Name me a European country, I triple dare you, who’d vote for him.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

They do say lots of drug use can cause brain damage. . .

Exit question: If The One is brain-damaged, is it time to consider removal proceedings? I’m thinking … no.

But AP, think of all the comedy gold there.

rbj on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

You know the lsm would be crowing about this ad nausem if W did this….

What’s good for the goose etc

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

“Heh, heh, heh, and they thought I was a dummy” — GWB

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Do they make White-Out for stupid?

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Racist!

CurtZHP on May 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Smart power./.

lakeman on May 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

This is what happens when you don’t let the Wook!e win.

teke184 on May 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM

LOL!

Badger40 on May 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Is that when a girl accidentally brushed up against you in the grocery store? And now you tell your friends cat that’s the first time you scored..

lorien1973 on May 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

It was a magical moment.

Allahpundit on May 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Well he is almost A’s popular A’s he was in 2008. This will be forgiven A’s he is not Bush.

andy85719 on May 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

What if W did this??? It would be 24/7 on the MSM.

Dingbat63 on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Those morning bong hits really take their toll.

Hening on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

WTF? Its one thing to be a year off in January, but how does someone get it 3 years wrong? It must be a narcissistic tick, or we are all in a world of sh!t.

singlemalt 18 on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I meant as. Stupid iPad.

andy85719 on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

That’s why I’ve been dating checks “1995″ for the past 15 years.

You still write checks?

angryed on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

It’s only natural for a man to revert to thoughts of his glory days … I’ve been dating checks “1995″ for the past 15 years

The high school girls just did not understand me. College is going to be much much different. Can’t wait!!!

AllahPundit on May 24, 1995 at 4:50 PM

WashJeff on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Rush was talking about this and said something like “If it was Palin who did this, Kaite Couric would have burst into the CBS news room to take over the anchor desk!” :)

ThePrez on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

“It doesn’t matter what he wrote” –crr6

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

“It’s like the Special Olympics or something”

Well.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Imagine if others were three years off in signing an official guestbook… Palin? Bush? Reagan?

Fallon on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Old theory to explain his policy agenda: Obama’s a dangerously doctrinaire liberal aiming to expand an unsustainable welfare state and dressing it up as “pragmatism.” New theory: Obama has mild brain damage.

I don’t get it. What’s the difference?

Socratease on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

This sheds some light on his blunders.

El_Terrible on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Jet lag…is that his excuse for 9% unemployment? Record spending, record debt?

right2bright on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Yet Rasmussen has him at 51% approval.

What was the quote by Ben Kenobi? “Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?”

Doughboy on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

“Just words, just speeches” said Barack Obowma in 2007 1941 1492.

Glad to see that Harvard degree is paying dividends.

dthorny on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

a case of arrested development?

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Yesterday…all my troubles seemed so far away…

kingsjester on May 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

No, he’s not dain bramaged.

But he is clicking his ruby slippers and saying “There’s no place like 2008″

NoFanofLibs on May 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

WashJeff on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Hahaha. Brilliant.

Abby Adams on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Is this error indicative of the damage caused by his former(?) drug use?

Look at the ego behind the capital letters in BO’s signature. A handwriting analyst would have a heyday with this one.

onlineanalyst on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

I have seen some comments on other sites making the case that he did not put the date in (someone else did) because it is is day/month/year order, not the traditional month/day/year order we do here in the US. I found a website with a copy of a letter BO wrote that has the date done in the same order. See link: http://www.graphicinsight.co.za/obama.htm

Glad to see smart power in action!

ConservativeMom on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

If, it is 2008, then we can still vote for McCain/Palin this year. He would definitely be better than what we got stuck with

ConservativePartyNow on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Smart power alec./.

lakeman on May 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Shy Guy on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

The White House is pleading jet lag, but c’mon

dude, the difference between DC and the UK is wha? 5hrs? That’s nothing. For as much as that guy travels, dealing with jet lag is something that he ought to have down pat.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

ObaMao: “I can see 2008 from Westminster Abbey!”

onlineanalyst on May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

…57 states

…May 24, 2008

Numbers are hard. Maybe he does understand that a trillion is MORE than a billion.

WashJeff on May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Of course he’s stuck on 2008. It’s the one year in his life that he actually accomplished something.

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Possible theme songs:
Living in the past – Jethro Tull
If I could turn back time – Cher
Time passages – Al Stewart

Movie plot:
Back to the future – Marty McFly

RPL on May 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM

“I think Obama proved himself to be — I think he’s proven himself to be profoundly stupid,” Matthews said, crying…

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Seriously, DUDE?

nickj116 on May 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Shy Guy on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

heh.

Give the guy a break, he got the car stuck yesterday with the backseat full of republicans and a bunch more standing on the side of the road slipping slurpees and not offering to do a damn thing. Nowhere to be found was Teddy kennedy asking to drive his chick home…..ah well.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

“It doesn’t matter what he wrote” –crr6

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Lanceman on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

If, it is 2008, then we can still vote for McCain/Palin this year. He would definitely be better than what we got stuck with

ConservativePartyNow on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Can we really call for a do-over?

Fallon on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

He doesn’t even know what day it is, or where he is.

Remember “Hello Sunshine”?

He’d be a punchline for years over this if he were a Republican.

JammieWearingFool on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Dude needs to put down the crack pipe…

Seven Percent Solution on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

He’s so ashamed of his college grades he refuses to release his transcripts. He can’t pronounce “corps”. He doesn’t know what year it is. But the libs keep telling us this is the “intellectual” President.

tommyboy on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

What if Bush had done it, Part 1,000,243.

Lance Murdock on May 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM

See the huge, flourished initials?

Indicative of arrogance.

Mine would have taken up the whole page.

MadisonConservative on May 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

I’m thinking … no.

I had forgotten, Geithner gets in some long blinks there too. Looks like he’s losing a fight to stay awake.

LastRick on May 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

A loose comma, too.

AcidReflux on May 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM

and jet lag, c’mon. Back in the day, Phil Collins did two concerts in the same day, one in NYC or Philly, and the other in London.

13 July, 1985
Singer Phil Collins (left) uses Concorde so he can sing at the US and UK Live Aid charity concerts on the same day.

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Yesterday…all my troubles seemed so far away…

kingsjester on May 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

ucantbserious on May 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Mine would have taken up the whole page.

MadisonConservative on May 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Freakin’ A! :D

Lanceman on May 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Allah uses checks to buy things?

TheBlueSite on May 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM

And of course, if Sarah Palin had done it…(someone’s probably already said that, but it bears repeating)

changer1701 on May 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM

The White House is pleading jet lag, but c’mon

I flew from the US to Taiwan once, and it took 27 hours from my house to the hotel, and I was still able to write the correct date as well as went and worked for 10 hours after 4 hours of sleep. This guy is a dufus.

BTW, if it was jet lag, why did he put the date correctly in Ireland

ConservativePartyNow on May 24, 2011 at 3:04 PM

isn’t it a problem when our exalted leader
signs his name with a virtual — B O ?

just saying.

jimmer on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Starting to see that whole “57 states” thing in a different light…

Red Cloud on May 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Yep!

nukemhill on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

New theory: Obama has mild brain damage. Now I feel kind of bad for dumping on him all these years. He’s trying his best, guys.

Allah

This follows on my most magnanimous position toward O’Bozo: take it easy on him, this is his first full-time job.

OR

Maybe he was just really stoned?

Jaibones on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

You get, what, 600 points on your SAT for spelling your name right? Kinda makes me wonder…

Erich66 on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I found a website with a copy of a letter BO wrote that has the date done in the same order. See link: http://www.graphicinsight.co.za/obama.htm

Glad to see smart power in action!

ConservativeMom on May 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

The analysis of his handwriting is just about the biggest load of crap I’ve read. I’m thinking Chris Matthews must have done the analysis.

WordsMatter on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I’m cutting him some slack on this one. The First Lady’s fashion choices for travel on official WH business would throw anyone off his game a little.
I’m still a bit shell shocked from yesterday. He probably just needs some time away from her.

a capella on May 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM

A loose comma, too.

AcidReflux on May 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM

A commenter in the Hew Yorker called that an ‘oxford comma’ and of course it was perfectly acceptable.

I, uhhh I, aaaaaaaannnnnnnd, uhhhh….

Lanceman on May 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM

New Yorker.

Lanceman on May 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM

M-O-O-N, that spells date.

Machiavelli on May 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

And then there is the flip side of the brain damage/stoned argument, and that it:

If he’s so evidently stupid/stoned/braindead, how on earth does he read the teleprompter so smoothly that nearly normal people think he’s smart? He’s like an idiot savant, or something…

Jaibones on May 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Machiavelli on May 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I suspect someone has netflix.

TheBlueSite on May 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I’m at a loss for words ….. really, I can’t think of anything witty to say, this is just so messed up.

Let this jerk off play golf every day for the rest of his term, and I hope the people behind the scenes are taking care of real business and are somewhat capable of getting things done.

Jerome Horwitz on May 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Old theory to explain his policy agenda: Obama’s a dangerously doctrinaire liberal aiming to expand an unsustainable welfare state and dressing it up as “pragmatism.” New theory: Obama has mild brain damage.

of course, those theories are not inconsistent.

A correlative: barry is little more than a sockpuppet…gifted with a voice that he can use to speechify and a physique that many (including all press people) find thrilling and tingling.

r keller on May 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I wish it were 24 May 2008 I still had a job!

Mini-14 on May 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM

What jet lag? He sleeps better in that plane’s bed than in his house.

It’s Orwell Obama 2008, forever.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Judgment to Lead

Jon Fezzik on May 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Every relatively free people deserve their ‘leaders’.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM

He has Alzheimers while in office, we can’t entrust 4 more yrs to obama

jp on May 24, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Which other true U.S. American writes “24 May, xxxx”?

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Mild brain damage? Good thing federal employees aren’t subject to ObamaCare.

darwin on May 24, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Which other true U.S. American writes “24 May, xxxx”?

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Bill Ayers?

darwin on May 24, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Which other true U.S. American writes “24 May, xxxx”?

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Isn’t that how they write the date in Britain?

Doughboy on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

A tad to much partying down with the Irish?

capejasmine on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

If The One is brain-damaged, is it time to consider removal proceedings? I’m thinking … no.

At least Biden would be smart enough to ask someone for the website number to find out what year it is.

Jon Fezzik on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

I remember there were 57 states in 2008.

DuctTapeMyBrain on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Sounds like Al Gore was copying Obama’s test answers in his Harvard Natural Sciences 101 class.

tommyboy on May 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

My dad was an engineer for the government and they always date things like that…

ucantbserious on May 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM

“You’re all racists, for not seeing the intended 2011″ — Gregory, next Sunday

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM

He mortifies me and maybe that’s the plan. The ping pong bouncing around, beast getting stuck, wife’s bad hair and bad dress, strange and horrifying attempt at Irish brogue … it’s just stupid overload. Must be his new defense doctrine, look as dorky and addled as humanly possible to invite bullies to beat the hell out of us. Bang up job, BatshitForBrains Barry.

BrideOfRove on May 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Wishful thinking, chuckles ?

nimrod on May 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

At least Biden would be smart enough to ask someone for the website number to find out what year it is.

Jon Fezzik on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Hey, in Biden’s defense (stifles laugh), technically websites and their virtual locations are numbers.

/snark

Pattosensei on May 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

+1.machiavelli

:)

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

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