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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Leading from… the past

faraway on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 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

I know. But he wasn’t. Ward heelers don’t do this.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

If Biden had done the fast blinking that everyone else around him was doing, he might have stayed awake.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Leading from… the past behind

faraway on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

fify, gratis

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

And yet, some people still argue that his IQ is above 100.

Vashta.Nerada on May 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM

But he reads a teleprompter with a clipped baritone voice therefore he is smart……wingnuts!

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 24, 2011 at 3:18 PM

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

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

OMGWTFBBQ! He did, didn’t he. He used the European format. *Shakes head* Probably copying from someone elses on another page because he wasn’t sure and the Brits won’t wait eight months for his candy ass to make a decision on how to write today’s date.

BrideOfRove on May 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM

More evidence that Obama is still in campaign mode and hasn’t started acting like a President.

hepcat on May 24, 2011 at 3:20 PM

This gaff really explains the constant use of teleprompters…

Seven Percent Solution on May 24, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Four More Years!

If you think getting the date wrong, check the punctuation before and, is that good sentence structure?

Kini on May 24, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Is that a crosshairs drawing?

Lily on May 24, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I suppose this also means the Queen’s getting another iPod with all of Obama’s campaign speeches on it.

jon1979 on May 24, 2011 at 3:21 PM

His pen acted stupidly.

JavelinaBomb on May 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM

There were 57 states in 2008, if my history is right…..

search4truth on May 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Too bad we can’t go back to 2008 spending levels…

fossten on May 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Apparently he can see 2008 from his house.

JonPrichard on May 24, 2011 at 3:23 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

So, he proved to be a stupid, but sophisticated, U.S. American?

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Mine would have taken up the whole page.

MadisonConservative on May 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

But you would have gotten the date right.

DrAllecon on May 24, 2011 at 3:24 PM

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

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I do. It’s how I’ve done it for 20+ years. Learned to do it that way in the Navy

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Which design company did he buy that signature from?

rogerb on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Re brain damage, we still don’t know what caused that horrific scar on little Bammie’s skull:

Obama Scar

It also shows up in this recent story:

Obama Watched Bin Laden Die

Wonder if anything from up there ended up on the cutting-room floor.

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

A comma after May? Wrong!

andy85719 on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Why the surprise?
Obama demagogues like it’s 2006

Chip on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

…and a stupid ecclectic to boot.

“Trailer trash goes to London”…movie at 11:00.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Also , let’s not forget another sterling moment last week from the ‘smartest president evah’ ,which the media (including Hot Air) buried:
“Internationally, we’ve gone through a Teutonic shift in the Middle East that could have enormous ramifications for years to come”.
The correct word , of course, is ‘tectonic’.
Leading one to believe that Rommel and his Afrika Korps had sneaked back in.
Someone ought to start a blog : “What if Bush Had Done This”.
There’d be never ending material.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

On a busy news day, I wouldn’t so much as blink at this.

Yeah, you and the rest of the MFM!There is no plausible explanation for this… it’s a sickness the man has. When is the last time YOU wrote ’08 on a check???

winston on May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I do. It’s how I’ve done it for 20+ years. Learned to do it that way in the Navy

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Good on you. He’s not of the Navy. Thank you for keeping dummies like him free, and free to be stupid.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Perhaps he did the translation from the muslim calendar year and just flubbed the arithmetic? We know he’s a total loss in that department…

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

When is the last time YOU wrote ’08 on a check???

winston on May 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM

probably 02 JAN ….2009

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Maybe he fancied himself in Berlin, again.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM

he likes 2008 better than 2011….there are two big fat ZEROes in the middle of it….

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I know. But he wasn’t. Ward heelers don’t do this.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Computer nerd told me they do it this way: 110524. So I date all my file versions like this. Works well as it will keep everything in numerical order till the year 3000.

Rod on May 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Computer nerd told me they do it this way: 110524. So I date all my file versions like this. Works well as it will keep everything in numerical order till the year 3000.

Rod on May 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Next, the WH and the media will tell us that he used a derivative of hexadecimal, octal, binary…he is so smart that he came up with one of his own.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

So that’s why he’s still talking about the “failed policies of the last eight years”…

The Mega Independent on May 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Or maybe this is what was meant by “leading from behind”?

-Jake Tapper

This must be it!

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Now that Barry O’Bama found his Irish roots he’s writing the date the British way 24th May instead of the American way May 24,
:)

philly_PA on May 24, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Rod on May 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM

I am a computer nerd. I don’t sign the date using the european format ever. I also never name a file using the date as the prefix because the content of the file would no longer be a grouping column that’s sortable and that’s how humans access files, by a human naming system.

Photo-5.24.2011
CV-Lastname.Firstname-5.24.2011

The date is irrelevant usually unless you are an accountant.

BrideOfRove on May 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM

He’s not military. He’s not a computer nerd. He’s just a poseur trying to fit in with the cool people and pretend he’s not American. He’s also dumber than a barrel of hair. Where was the Blackberry? Most people check the phone for the date these days.

BrideOfRove on May 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM

The US military use DD MMM YYYY for dates in normal daily business. I think he’s dyslexic, could explain why he’s hiding his grades.

TulsAmerican on May 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I think he’s dyslexic, could explain why he’s hiding his grades.

TulsAmerican on May 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM

He’s just dumb. Leave it at that.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:39 PM

I wish it were May 2008 and we could have a do over.

Yeah, I noticed the date as well. That’s Euro. American just isn’t good enough for him.

INC on May 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM

So that’s why he’s still talking about the “failed policies of the last eight years”…
The Mega Independent on May 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

LOL. You may be on to something. As long as it’s 2008 he can still try to blame everything on Bush.

tommyboy on May 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM

I do. It’s how I’ve done it for 20+ years. Learned to do it that way in the Navy

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Me too. Learned to do it that way as an S-1 clerk-typist in the Army in the 70′s. All correspondence was dated that way. Still do it…but I usually get the year right.

SKYFOX on May 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Imagine if bush did it?

tx2654 on May 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM

It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice. Oceania has always been a friend of Eurasia.
Barack Obama
24 May 2008

/!

atxcowgirl on May 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Obama is a lawyah. Math is hard.

He’s also from Chicago. Does anyone really know what time it is?

Steve Z on May 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Wow! Just wow! There is more wrong with this guy than we know…

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I think he’s dyslexic, could explain why he’s hiding his grades.

TulsAmerican on May 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM

He’s just dumb. Leave it at that.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Occum’s Razor FTW.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM

I wish it were May 2008 and we could have a do over.

INC on May 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I’d register as a Democrat and vote for Hillary.

Steve Z on May 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

+Wow! Just wow! There is more wrong with this guy than we know…

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Or will ever be allowed to know. His secrets will be kept well beyond his death.

SKYFOX on May 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Subconscious slip that exposes that, emotionally, he’s still stuck back in 2008- back when he was making god-like speeches, making women faint and “feeling the love”. Governing is hard. People can criticize you when you can’t vote “present”. Poor baby.

parteagirl on May 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Occum’s Razor FTW.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Dyslexics are not at all dumb. Also, they don’t do this.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:46 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

It went from bad to worse. Check out what she wore to visit with the Queen and the newlyweds (scroll down). Then there’s the Marilyn moment outside:

http://www.michellesmirror.com/

Oy!

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

“Profits and earnings ratios”
“Corspe-man”
“57 states”
“2008″
etc. etc.

And yet we’re supposed to assume that everytime he makes a blunder, so immensely stupid that none of us would have done it even when in a drunken stupor (even when I am drunk I know the correct number of states), it is because he is “tired”, etc.

Please. Since he won’t release his college transcripts, I am starting to believe he really is extremely dumb, or at very least extremely clumsy. Tge Affirmative Action POTUS.

Norwegian on May 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

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

Lanceman on May 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM

There is such a thing as an Oxford comma, but I thought it was the optional comma used before an “and” in a list of three or more items. As in, “I ate an apple, a banana, and a sandwich for lunch today.” The Oxford comma is the one after “banana” in the list.

I didn’t think you were supposed to use it in a “list” with only two items, though…

JediArashi on May 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Oh my, Cody. You ruined my eyes and my day. What a shame!

She looks like Grace Jones, in the top picture, and like a disturbed barbie in the queen-visit pics. Penny for the queen’s husband’s thoughts.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Occum’s Razor FTW.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Dyslexics are not at all dumb. Also, they don’t do this.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:46 PM

It’s Occam’s Razor. Also, dyslexics, as Schadenfreude points out don’t get things inherently wrong…they mix up the order. A dyslexic might have put 1102 or 2101 or some variation, but they wouldn’t add an 8 where there is no reason to put an 8.

Pattosensei on May 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Obama thinks it’s still 2008?

The average Dem thinks it’s still 1938 …

/s

RedPepper on May 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

The stupid and oh-so-chic Europeans think her to be elegant and classy?

Cody, that site is a ‘bad’ one for the eyes.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Oh my, Cody. You ruined my eyes and my day. What a shame!

She looks like Grace Jones, in the top picture, and like a disturbed barbie in the queen-visit pics. Penny for the queen’s husband’s thoughts.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Get some Maalox or Pepto, and look at this:

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01903/michelle-obama-win_1903888c.jpg

There’s no excuse for this type of stupidity. No one her age or size should be wearing silly, cupcake tea party dresses. Good grief….

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Smaht power! Give him a Peace Prize!

Alden Pyle on May 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

OT: I hope BHO doesn’t high five the Queen when she finishes her statement at the State Dinner…

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

The date is irrelevant usually unless you are an accountant.

BrideOfRove on May 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Don’t put the date first. In any case, I’m sure it depend’s on your preferences. I’m not an accountant but I’ve found this format works well for me as I produce a lot of weekly media stuff that’s uploaded then archived for years and lots of versions of scripts, pdf’s, videos, and other stuff. So:

project_a_audio_110524.wav
project_a_script_draft_110524.fdx
project_b_video_110524.flv
project_b_video_110624.flv
project_b_video_110724.flv

Files are always grouped, easy to sort, and it’s easy to find the latest version.

Rod on May 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM

There’s no excuse for this type of stupidity. No one her age or size should be wearing silly, cupcake tea party dresses. Good grief….

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

She has still not outgrown the suicide-belt fettish either. What a disgrace!

This alone is telling how ‘blind’ Europeans are. They can keep her.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM

It’s probably wishful thinking on his part. He wishes he had 4 more years to finish destroying this country.

Besides, his teleprompter guy was in the bathroom and couldn’t hold up the calendar for him.

SgtRed on May 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Jaqueline Kennedy weeps from the grave.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 4:02 PM

If it is, it certainly boosts his reelection prospects.

unclesmrgol on May 24, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Next, the WH and the media will tell us that he used a derivative of hexadecimal, octal, binary…he is so smart that he came up with one of his own.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Yep… base zero. In base zero, if I’m not mistaken, all numbers would be equal to zero.
/not a math geek, tho…

OT: I hope BHO doesn’t high five flip off the Queen when she finishes her statement at the State Dinner…

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM

FIFY.

Mary in LA on May 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Class versus who knows what?

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Thanks for the linkies cody

Kate looks way better

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM

She has still not outgrown the suicide-belt fettish either. What a disgrace!

This alone is telling how ‘blind’ Europeans are. They can keep her.

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 4:01 PM

These sort of blunders are so easy to avoid. That’s what is so disturbing. But she just lets it all hang out. No class, no pride.

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 4:07 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

I said this earlier, I was listening to Rush and he said something like if it was Palin, Katie Couric would have burst into the CBS news room and taken over the anchor desk. :)

ThePrez on May 24, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Thanks for the linkies cody

Kate looks way better

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Notice the contrast between the two? Kate is young, petite, has a lovely figure yet dresses in a classic, subdued manner. MO could learn much from her. Instead she dresses is this bizarre way that makes one want to scream and run away. She could be striking and elegant, however most of the time she looks like she’s leaving her single-wide to go get a six pack.

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 4:13 PM

But remember folks, G. Dubya Bush was the idiot!!
/media
//elites
///

carbon_footprint on May 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM

No argument here cody

Classic vs classless

And oh how the fashion world loves mo
Bleh

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM

And oh how the fashion world loves mo
Bleh

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Yeah. The same ones that were calling SP ‘trailer trash,’ ‘chillbilly Barbie,’ etc. They know MO is an embarrassment, but they’re covering up for her. Well, they’re trying to.

Cody1991 on May 24, 2011 at 4:20 PM

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

Schadenfreude on May 24, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I do. It’s how I’ve done it for 20+ years. Learned to do it that way in the Navy

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I do it like this: 201105241621

All the cool computer nerds do it.

Jon Fezzik on May 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Indeed

Heh

cmsinaz on May 24, 2011 at 4:22 PM

From another earlier thread in headlines, related to legal matters. Just change the last word to “wrote” for this occasion and you’re off to the (NASCAR) races!

Who cares what Obama said?

crr6 on May 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 24, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Okay… can we stop with the smartest guy in the room thing?

Lefties… when he pauses before he speaks, he isn’t thinking and forming a response… he is daydreaming.

petunia on May 24, 2011 at 4:31 PM

That guestbook was obviously racist.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM

The smartest President ever just doesn’t seem very good with numbers of any kind.

JavelinaBomb on May 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM

“The first time I had Guinness,” Obama said, “is when I came to the Shannon airport. We were flying into Afghanistan and so stopped in Shannon. It was the middle of the night. And I tried one of these and I realized it tastes so much better here than it does in the States.”

Odumba$$ can’t even get his lies straight anymore. How the he!! can you drink it the FIRST time and then say it tastes better here than it does in the States? ROFL…..WOW……still a lieing moron……ROFL…..

sicoit on May 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM

I do. It’s how I’ve done it for 20+ years. Learned to do it that way in the Navy

ted c on May 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I do to. I learned it that way in the Air Force however I don’t miss by 3 years on the correct year. Early in a new year I might regress and give the previous year’s date. 3 years is a big stretch. This guy doesn’t think before he acts and it has nothing to do with Jet Lag.

chemman on May 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Someone needs to do an analysis of his signature. From what I can tell, it displays monumental ego, but then, we knew that about him already.

NNtrancer on May 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

LOL! From comments..”Signature looks like he’s giving people the bird!”

Caper29 on May 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM

must be a NO news day, not a slow news day.

we’ve all signed the wrong date before…

Or is it an indication that Obama has created an actual time machine that he plans to use to go back and kill Ronald Reagan in order turn America into the great communist empire we all know he secretly wants to do?

Where’s “Time Cop” Jean Claude Van Damme when you really need him?

Opinionnation on May 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM

I think our President is stoned most of the time.

CliffHanger on May 24, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Sniff.

hillbillyjim on May 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM

He can see 2008 from his window. We can see 2012 from ours.

scrubjay on May 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I just felt a pang of sympathy for The One. During his toast to Queen Elizabeth the orchestra started playing “God Save the Queen”. He kept right on giving his toast, which is probably wrong but he kept right on talking. Uncomfortable.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Look at the bright side: we get to kill Bin Laden again in 3 years.

Erich66 on May 24, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I just felt a pang of sympathy for The One. During his toast to Queen Elizabeth the orchestra started playing “God Save the Queen”. He kept right on giving his toast, which is probably wrong but he kept right on talking. Uncomfortable.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Cindy, you must realize that when Teh Won is indahouse, it’s ALL.ABOUT.HIM.! Why should he show any respect for a mere Queen? Pffffttttttt. She too is nothing but a peasant to Teh Won….

sicoit on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

sicoit on May 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM

I bet the conductor gets a strongly worded letter. in fairness, I don’t know what I would have done but then I don’t pass myself off as the smartest person in the world, ever. I don’t think I would have talked through their national anthem though.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

In 2008 Obama has a certain promise but no real accomplishments. Today, Obama has no real accomplishments. It is 2008.

Johnny 100 Pesos on May 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I am embarrassed for us…

d1carter on May 24, 2011 at 5:07 PM

I bet the conductor gets a strongly worded letter. in fairness, I don’t know what I would have done but then I don’t pass myself off as the smartest person in the world, ever. I don’t think I would have talked through their national anthem though.

Cindy Munford on May 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Heh…strongly worded letter indeed. You, me and quite a few people that I know who were raised to show R.E.S.P.E.C.T. would not have even thought to do that, but then, himself was most definitely NOT raised that way…..need I say more? Pffffttttt, IPOD loaded with HIS speeches.

sicoit on May 24, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Who signs their name like that in the USA? insecure teenagers, not adult profesionals. What a child.

I am not a racist on May 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM

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