Smart power: Obama using same dumb, patronizing lines with all foreign leaders

posted at 6:35 pm on March 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, a short but vivid look at what America’s Pericles cooks up for those special occasions when he’s welcoming world leaders to the Oval Office. He’s getting a bad rap on “one of our strongest allies” — it’s standard diplomatic boilerplate — but the backhanded compliment about “punching above their weight” is distinctly O in its well-meaning condescension. By the third iteration, I was laughing. See how long you last.


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I caught this on Liveleak,a few days ago!!

So much for the “Idoit Bush meme”,

Obama is a parrotting robot!!

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Lightweight in the WH, literally and figureatively, every day.

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Laugh? I had to fight a strong sense of nausea.

RebeccaH on March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Figuratively

Schadenfreude on March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ya know,this is the result,of KOOL_AID Addiction,
and the result,is plain to see!!!!!!

canopfor on March 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM

wasn’t this an OOTD?

cmsinaz on March 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Hey, diplomatically speaking, Obambi punches way above his weight…
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…for a girl.

M240H on March 23, 2012 at 6:43 PM

What can he do? Without TOTUS, he is lost for words. Geez, come on Hot Air. Give the man a break.

carbon_footprint on March 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

He’s getting a bad rap on “one of our strongest allies” — it’s standard diplomatic boilerplate —

Sorry, AP, obaka needs a new, creative writer. The idea might be boilerplate, but the words don’t have to be.

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Obama reeks of insincerity.

DrStock on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

or, he is at a LOSS for words…
220, 221…whatever it takes

carbon_footprint on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Does the man ever have an original idea of his own? He just mumbles through the same old routine over and over. The only thing that changes is the name of the country.

HotAirian on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Obviously being the President is above Obama’s pay grade.

Roy Rogers on March 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM

LMAO

Even the Danes use the jug-eared idiot as a comedic punching-bag.

It’s official – we’ve just Replaced Poland as the worlds biggest joke….”How many lib-tard Americans does it take to load the President’s teleprompter with the same two tired phrases?”

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

What a genius. Yay.

itsspideyman on March 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

President Flyweight.

Kissmygrits on March 23, 2012 at 6:49 PM

hi allahpundit!

all your traffic are belong to us!

the astute bloggers was the very first usa blog to post this video.

we have a scandi co-blogger who found it and we posted it on 3/12/12 – eleven days ago.

:)

reliapundit on March 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The smartest man in the room! A true legend in his own mind!!!!!

Lew in Colorado on March 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

“Punching above their weight”

Maybe, it is Austrian for:

“Man, I can’t wait for this presser to be over so that I can grab a smoke on the Truman balcony.”

Resist We Much on March 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

yes: the astute bloggers DOES punch above its weight!

reliapundit on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Wait, I thought the world loved, admired and fellatio’d us now.

John the Libertarian on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

#ILikeObamacareBecause

carbon_footprint on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

He’s getting a bad rap on “one of our strongest allies” — it’s standard diplomatic boilerplate —

Sorry, AP, obaka needs a new, creative writer. The idea might be boilerplate, but the words don’t have to be.

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

That right there was put as well as an Olympian’s shot, hitting the mark with a resounding thump.

M240H on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

That is one awesome mustache.

MidniteRambler on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Was he using his teleprompter? That might explain it. He’s a blubbering moron without it so those might be the only phrases he knows.

Also, I love how the American MSM missed this little gem.

joekenha on March 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Wait, I thought the world loved, admired and fellatio’d us now.

John the Libertarian on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Hey….don’t mock the messiah! He stopped the seas from rising and stuff.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Come on guys, he’s the smartest President in History according all leading historians. :-)

Hummer53 on March 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Not only an empty suit, but a strong vacuum between the ears.

mike0993 on March 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM

How soon we forget, thankfully youtube is still available if you are feeling nostalgic for ol bushie

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

That is one awesome mustache.

MidniteRambler on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Kind of reminds me of Kip.

portlandon on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

How soon we forget, thankfully youtube is still available if you are feeling nostalgic for ol bushie

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Could you please translate this into Austrian so the fallen corpse-man in all 57 states can have a sputmik moment?

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Not surprising at all. This idiot has been winging it since Day One.

Besides, if it’s not about Barry, it’s not really important.

GarandFan on March 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Obama, lunching above his plate.

Obama, scrunching along a grate.

Obama, hunching amidst a crate.

Obama, bunching among the late.

Obama, munching his neighbor’s pate.

Obama’s new speechwriter tries out his chops.

profitsbeard on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Interesting that our media didn’t catch on to this…

… Oh, wait!

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

stick to basketball champ. boxing aint your strong suit.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

profitsbeard on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I like it. Now just program TOTUS to pick a phrase randomly for visits from Heads of State.

Another problem solved by the good people at Hot Air.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Wait, I thought the world loved, admired and fellatio’d us now.

John the Libertarian on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

i’ve got albania under my desk right now, you?

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

“Let me be clear”.

Key West Reader on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

who cares about these minnow countries coming to the WH with their hat in hand for hand outs.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

For the millionth time, I am embarrassed to be an American. This idiot and his staff are a bunch of jack-offs.

retiredeagle on March 23, 2012 at 7:05 PM

i’ve got albania under my desk right now, you?

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Albania is such a slut.

(there go my wuss sponsers)

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

who cares about these minnow countries coming to the WH with their hat in hand for hand outs.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Aren’t you guys always saying that we can’t do jack without all of those minnow countries signing on?

If we do, remember, we are “going it alone.”

Make up your mind, already.

Resist We Much on March 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

who cares about these minnow countries coming to the WH with their hat in hand for hand outs.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Wipe your chin…

… you still have some of Obowma’s man goo on it.

Seven Percent Solution on March 23, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The teleprompter is stuck

Bevan on March 23, 2012 at 7:09 PM

And, didn’t we need to elect him b/c W had ruined America’s image abroad ??
Good Lord, even the Danes are laughing at us !!
Sigh.

pambi on March 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM

you don’t have to be a body language expert to notice the Filipina’s aversion to obama

renalin on March 23, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Every day, we who know, see it again;

The clothes have no emperor!(TM)

massrighty on March 23, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Sorry, just took a break from painting to find this .. LOL.
Can someone help me locate a link where the O stated W had damaged our image ?
MUST post this on FB, later !!!
Sorry… Have a 20-min window to finish painting !! Argggh. BIAFEW

pambi on March 23, 2012 at 7:15 PM

wasn’t this an OOTD?

cmsinaz on March 23, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Yup. March 14th.

Fallon on March 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

pResident Obeyme is still miffed about going all the way to Copenhagen and coming home without the Olympics.

innominatus on March 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM

So glad other countries are getting Obama as the empty suit he is. Fact-checking, that helps conservatives, and always will. Obama’s strength — Eloquence? Really?

Paul-Cincy on March 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM

How soon we forget, thankfully youtube is still available if you are feeling nostalgic for ol bushie

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Could you please translate this into Austrian so the fallen corpse-man in all 57 states can have a sputmik moment?

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

At Kominski park? … or at Honolulu in Asia?

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

oh and um, btw…..who really wants boxing analogies from a gangly wuss-looking dork who’d have to gain 20 pounds to make Flyweight?

It’s like kickboxing analogies from a parapalegic.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Stuck on yuck.

Pork-Chop on March 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Sorry, AP, obaka needs a new, creative writer. The idea might be boilerplate, but the words don’t have to be.

ladyingray on March 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

A man that has ‘written’ two bestselling books needs help with a few lousy lines?

slickwillie2001 on March 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

But, but, smart power!

Restoring America’s respect in the world!

/Nope, just ain’t happening, is it? Bow to our enemies and blow off our allies. Yep, real winning plan ya got there champ.

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

“We strongly punch our allies closely and below their waist.”

“Hey…can I get another one of those Nobel Prizes for Awesomeness?”

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

who cares about these minnow countries coming to the WH with their hat in hand for hand outs.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Don’t worry pissant. There is still plenty left for you—at least for awhile longer.

arnold ziffel on March 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

a short but vivid look at what America’s Pericles

Heh! He did build the Styrothenon on his electoral victory.

BL@KBIRD on March 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

“Present”

visions on March 23, 2012 at 7:28 PM

“We strongly punch our allies closely and below their waist.”

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Heh.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Heh! He did build the Styrothenon on his electoral victory.

BL@KBIRD on March 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Styrothenon – way cool!

I just made that word up, all by myself.

massrighty on March 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM

A man that has ‘written’ two bestselling books needs help with a few lousy lines?

slickwillie2001 on March 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I read a few pages at Costco from his little red book. Not much there. Boy was I sure surprised to find out there is still not much there.

arnold ziffel on March 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM

oh and um, btw…..who really wants boxing analogies from a gangly wuss-looking dork who’d have to gain 20 pounds to make Flyweight?

It’s like kickboxing analogies from a parapalegic.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

You don’t think he’s manly? Don’t you remember the starstruck press girls trying to get a beaver shot on his plane?

arnold ziffel on March 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

You don’t think he’s manly? Don’t you remember the starstruck press girls trying to get a beaver shot on his plane?

arnold ziffel on March 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Yeah….the physique of a pre-pubescent girl must be really in for hip metro-sexual males or something.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:36 PM

who cares about these minnow countries coming to the WH with their hat in hand for hand outs.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Rather apparently, the same a**wipe that wants to reduce our international stature to that of these “minnow countries”. You know, Commander Zero, your hero.

M240H on March 23, 2012 at 7:38 PM

obummer is one dumb SOB

ultracon on March 23, 2012 at 7:38 PM

obummer is one dumb SOB

ultracon on March 23, 2012 at 7:38 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

‘Bush was dumb’ is supposed to exonerate the muslim communist kenyan?

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Ok…we’ll meet you over on youtube.

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

lol…Way to drink the kool-aid young troll!

Always remember…..all of obumwad’s gaffes are Bush’s Fault!

Economy? Bush’s Fault

Unemployment? Bush’s Fault

Stupid, Mindless blather dropping out of your messiah’s very own pie-hole on video? Why, Bush’s fault of course!

Why are all of the new trolls such lightweights?

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

We know, but I’ve got a big stash of Obama quotes. Want me to bust them out?

Maybe he got into somebody’s stash when he could see those dead heroes in the audience on Memorial Day. Ya think?

Resist We Much on March 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM

This was classic. Too bad it took the foreign press to point it out. Eat your heart out Politico..

rgrovr on March 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM

The sad thing is that Obama obviously thinks that is a clever line.

OxyCon on March 23, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Why are all of the new trolls such lightweights?

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM

That’s a rhetorical question, right?

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Cross-legged summitt! Why does JugEars usually sit with his legs crossed? What’s he covering up?

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

ha… go to youtube and check out bush quotes.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM

‘Bush was dumb’ is supposed to exonerate the muslim communist kenyan?

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Look at this genius. Sheriff Apaio is that you? tom daschle the insult comic dog

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

How soon we forget, thankfully youtube is still available if you are feeling nostalgic for ol bushie

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

More now than ever the longer we’re exposed to Obama’s “leadership”.

Esthier on March 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

That’s a rhetorical question, right?

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 7:58 PM

C’mon now….we’ve had a few that almost thought for themselves…..strange that the names aren’t coming to me though.

Tim_CA on March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Cross-legged summitt! Why does JugEars usually sit with his legs crossed? What’s he covering up?

KOOLAID2 on March 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Ladies ain’t supposed to sit all splayed out.

arnold ziffel on March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Look at this genius. Sheriff Apaio is that you? tom daschle the insult comic dog

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Leave the concern to experts like me, Mr. Tom Daschle.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Sums it up, AP.

Punches above his weight.

Or in tennis terms, playing over his head.

petefrt on March 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM

0bamadumbassyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I thought you were going to lead us all over to youtube, or something?

St Gaudens on March 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM

How soon we forget, thankfully youtube is still available if you are feeling nostalgic for ol bushie

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yeah, let’s see, 4% unemployment, real GDP growth. Respect from world leaders and other countries (Libya gave up its WMD programs and invited inspectors in under Bush’s watch). Heck in 2004 we were being told how it was “the worst economy in 50 years [again]” when unemployment was 5%. During the Bush “recession” people were remodeling their kitchens instead of buying new homes. During Obama’s depression, people are losing their jobs and their homes.

Hmmm, let me think about that. OK, I’ll take Bush and the Republican congress before 2006 in a heartbeat.

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM

i’ve got albania under my desk right now, you?

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Thighland
:O

burrata on March 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Danes sound like drunk Germans trying to speak French.

Tc0061 on March 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM

By the third iteration, I was laughing. See how long you last.

He’s real fond of, “They’re just a little country,” too. Not at all condescending. The man has set the art of diplomacy back 4 centuries at least.

MJBrutus on March 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM

You know what?
He’s kind of a dick.

justltl on March 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

justltl on March 23, 2012 at 8:49 PM

… and looking at the expressions of those world leaders, you can tell that is what they are thinking of him when he makes those statements. Kind of an, “.. and you are the leader of the free world? What were those Americans thinking when they elected you to this position?” look

AZfederalist on March 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Until watching this, I hadn’t realized we had so many pugnacious allies.

jrgdds on March 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That video is absolutely damning.

tom daschle concerned on March 23, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Tak.

LASue on March 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM

for all the hate and disrespect taht was directed at Bush we still never saw this kind of mocking. obama really is the international joke that the left thought Bush was.

chasdal on March 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM

It’s that European cologne of his. “Promise them anything, but give them Insincerity”.

Finbar on March 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

What can he do? Without TOTUS, he is lost for words. Geez, come on Hot Air. Give the man a break.
carbon_footprint on March 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Actually, I’m pretty sure he WAS using a teleprompter. Either that or he was watching a tennis match no one else could see.

logis on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM

What I particularly… ah… like, is the… ah… way that Our Brilliant President… ah… pauses between key phrases to indicate that he… ah… is carefully… ah… choosing his words to get them exactly right.

I can only guess that POTUS is… ah… one of his closest and strongest allies in… ah… that regard.

JohnD13 on March 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I love how he had to struggle to remember he was speaking about the PM of Australia. She deserved it, too. Pretty much the down under version of Nancy Pelosi.

Nom de Boom on March 23, 2012 at 10:21 PM

By the third iteration, I was laughing. See how long you last.

I marvel at his transparent stupidity, so I watched the whole thing. It is a remarkable achievement for any politician to compete with Joe Biden for “biggest idiot in the room” honors, and O’Bozo has done it.

Credit where credit is due.

Jaibones on March 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

That power doesn’t appear very smart.

scotash on March 23, 2012 at 10:49 PM

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