Sad video confirmation: Obama’s speechwriters just phoning it in now

posted at 5:45 pm on April 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Paul Ryan told ABC yesterday when they asked him about O’s latest smear job that he’s “become accustomed to this kind of rhetoric from the president,” but wait until you see this. He didn’t know the half of it. Look at it this way, though: There are only so many ways to accuse House Republicans of hating sick people and disabled kids. If you’ve got a paragraph on point, why not just copy/paste that sucker in there and check the “Paul Ryan wants to kill grandma” box? Obama himself has obviously stopped paying attention to his own demagoguery or else he would have caught this recycling in draft and demanded a rewrite. The media apparently isn’t paying much attention either because this clip from the RNC oppo team is the first we’ve heard of O’s repetition.

Maybe he’s been giving the same three speeches since 2009 and nobody’s noticed because we’ve all tuned him out. Time to start running the transcripts through one of those draft-comparison software programs. Just from memory, I recall roughly eight thousand separate iterations of “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Which, as it turns out, you can’t.


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The “Copy/Paste Presidency.”

Zombie on April 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Almost as bad as his “punching above their weight” compliment that he uniquely gave to every single nation on Earth.

Zombie on April 4, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Help. I’m caught in the liberal echo chamber.

Wigglesworth on April 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hahah, I just watched that a while ago. It was pathetic and sad.

scalleywag on April 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Maybe he’s been giving the same three speeches since 2009 and nobody’s noticed because we’ve all tuned him out.

I bet we could hack TOTUS and upload The Communist Manifesto mid-speech and no one would notice, including Obama.

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

He stumbled on the word “disabilities” in both speeches.

Mark1971 on April 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Well, I can honestly say, the 2012 speech was every bit as good as the 2011 speech.

JusDreamin on April 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM

We’re going to find out soon that the “Obamabot” label…was a little too accurate.

The question is, what company manufactured him?

HOW much did General Motors get?

MadisonConservative on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Precedent O’blahblah.

HumpBot Salvation on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Every president has his oft-repeated catchphrases:

Nixon: “My fellow Americans…”
Ford: “Fore!”
Clinton: “Swallow, or you’ll get it on the carpet.”
Obama: “The Rethuglicans want to kill granny!”

Zombie on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Hasn’t had an original thought since 2009.

hip shot on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

President Simon: beep boop beep boop beep beep beep…beep boop beep boop beep beep beep

Weight of Glory on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

There’s a clip from The Critic where Jay Sherman says almost the same exact thing three years in a row, finishing the quote with something like ‘I just made that up!’

I’m having deja-vu to a shortlived cartoon… Obama is truly a joke at this point.

Ukiah on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

HOW much did General Motors get?

MadisonConservative on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Heh.

Weight of Glory on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

This is why is it always said the only thing he can do well is read a speech, read a speech, read a speech.

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

He even stuttered the word disabilities in both years.

joeswampy on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Virtually identical speeches. He is so used to reading the prompter he doesn’t even pay attention to what is on it. Maybe somebody could get a hold of it and have it read: F*** this. I quit.

Southernblogger on April 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Is this “freezing the target” or just brain freeze?

trubble on April 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Zombie on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If you could include nonsense sounds like “uh” then you’ve got 90% of his unscripted quotes right there.

Ukiah on April 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The Groundhog Day President

hip shot on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

How creepy is it that the tone, inflection, and pace is exactly the same as well? He even stumbles in the same place!

Weight of Glory on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

‘Cause the man from mars is through with cars and through with bars and now he only eats guitars.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Well maybe they should say more things like.

Vaginal/Visigoths
Uterus/usurper
Hyman/Hitlers

Dems have lost there minds, there are only a few good ones left.

boogaleesnots on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Mark1971 on April 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM
I type slow

joeswampy on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

This would mean his speechwriters had a response to Ryan’s 2012 budget plan already written in 2011! Good illustration of how phony he is. Keep it up, GOP!

Rational Thought on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this to all of us dunderheads?

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Sad video confirmation: Obama’s speechwriters just phoning it in now

They have seven months to work on his concession speech.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Garbage in garbage out

Roy Rogers on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The media apparently isn’t paying much attention either

Oh, they are. They are more than aware. They just have to keep the illusion of clothes being worn.

kim roy on April 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this to all of us dunderheads?

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I doubt we’ll be able to get l4l of all people to see a problem with repeating the same tired talking points ad nauseum.

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The whistler in chief is a lying, demagogic, marxist, narcissistic, pre-programmed SCOAMF!

Whew, I feel a little better now.

ABO, 2012.

FLconservative on April 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Brilliant!

Meople on April 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Biden must be writing the speeches now.

He even stuttered the word disabilities in both years.

joeswampy on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Too many “I”s in it that aren’t a reference to him.

Sorta like Fonzi trying to say the word “wrong”.

BobMbx on April 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

HOW much did General Motors Auto VAZ get?

MadisonConservative on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

FIFY

antipc on April 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Stunning how he trips up on the word “disabilities” in both speeches.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Unedited tape:

Some of the people have children with autism or Down Syndrome and frankly, I hate them just as much as I hate Sarah Palin. But I can’t come out and say that, can I, heh heh, because I have to get reelected in order to finish destroying this country.

vityas on April 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Where is Liberal4Life to explain this to all of us dunderheads?

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

busy writing a speech?

JusDreamin on April 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Sad video confirmation: Obama’s speechwriters just phoning it in now

They have seven months to work on his concession speech.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Maybe, though… I suspect we might see greek columns during that one.

Ukiah on April 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

2012: Etch-a-Sketch vs. The Farmer Says

Bruce MacMahon on April 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The media apparently isn’t paying much attention either

Of course they are, it saves on hiring Copywriters

antipc on April 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The “Copy/Paste Presidency.”

Zombie on April 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Time to Ctrl-Alt-Del and Reboot.

kevinkristy on April 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Do his writers actually put in the “ummhs”,”errrs”, and various stutters to fluff their page count?

SMACKRUNNER on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Good thing he’s running against the Bishop!

KeninCT on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

As a conservative with Muscular Dystrophy I’m glad that Obama could inform me that I hate handicapped people.

MFn G I M P on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

This is why is it always said the only thing he can do well is read a speech, read a speech, read a speech.

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Stunning how he trips up on the word “disabilities” in both speeches.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

…can a telepromter turn yellow…like old speeches on paper?

KOOLAID2 on April 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Wow talk about noticing a difference. These troll free threads are a much more enjoyable read.

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

As a conservative with Muscular Dystrophy I’m glad that Obama could inform me that I hate handicapped people.

MFn G I M P on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

My daughter with cerebral palsy agrees with you.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

More that!

ronsfi on April 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Good thing he’s running against the Bishop!

KeninCT on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Wow! Bishop is running? Thanks for the info. He has my vote!

FLconservative on April 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything. I guess I jinxed it.

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hasn’t had an original thought since 2009 1999 (or before).

hip shot on April 4, 2012 at 5:53 PM

FIFY.

Moose Drool on April 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

The Groundhog Day President

hip shot on April 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

…good one!…and true…he’ll be on TV saying something he’s said countless times before, as if he is revealing something…and I’m looking for a previous date in the trailers below…instead…it’s from today!

KOOLAID2 on April 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM

When will this divisive executive in the oval office start telling the truth for once? Want to cut an inefficient, ineffective program? You hate children. Fix a program that is on the path to fiscal oblivion? You hate the elderly. Fix a broken, abused program that creates lifelong dependency? You hate minorities. This guy can’t run on the merits of his own ideology or record, so he has to resort to muddying the waters with distasteful rhetoric. What a joke that he ever got elected in the first place.

blatantblue on April 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM

They have seven months to work on his concession speech.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

No, they are working on his martial law speech, to be given in October when all the race riots are scheduled.

Harbingeing on April 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

BHO: It is Totus’s fault, I just read what he puts in front of me.

d1carter on April 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

…and yet, he still needs a teleprompter?

BlueCollarAstronaut on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Hysterical, not only is it the same speech, but he makes the same mistakes (hesitations, pauses, tripping over words) at the exact same points in both cases…Why not just put a tape recorder on the podium and spare us the personal appearance?

Erich66 on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Just goes to prove the the teleprompter is running the country.
Whatever it says Obama reads it.

albill on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

The fact that he still needs a teleprompter to repeat this drivel over and over is pathetic.

Naturally Curly on April 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

They have seven months to work on his concession speech.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I don’t think he’ll give one if he loses. If he does, it will be an epic meltdown like we have never seen before.

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

You can say that again!

tommer74 on April 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

…and yet, he still needs a teleprompter?

BlueCollarAstronaut on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

ROFLMAO!

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

As a conservative with Muscular Dystrophy I’m glad that Obama could inform me that I hate handicapped people.

MFn G I M P on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

My daughter with cerebral palsy agrees with you.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

My daughter with neurological damage says “Ditto.”

HeatSeeker2011 on April 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I’m Ron Burgundy?

WitchDoctor on April 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Just goes to prove the the teleprompter is running the country.
Whatever it says Obama reads it.

albill on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Hmmm one little hack inserting the Phrase: I will resign the office of the presidency.. and our long national nightmare would be over..

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty – Ronald Reagan

Chip on April 4, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Nobody with any intelligence is listening to Barry any longer. Same old tripe, different day. Different villain. Someone else’s fault.

GarandFan on April 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I bet we could hack TOTUS and upload The Communist Manifesto mid-speech and no one would notice, including Obama.

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Yeah, but he’d probably notice if it was something he disagreed with.

kjl291 on April 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

He even stumbles in the same locations.

The Rogue Tomato on April 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

KeninCT on April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

You just got a psych-tech in trouble for letting you get on a computer. Have you no shame?

chemman on April 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Must be a glitch in the matrix

The Ugly American on April 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Obama hates truth and justice and America. The evidence has accumulated to overwhelming. The only people who can still support the little psycho fuhrer in the White House are the leches, the ignorant and the psychopaths. What a coalition.

VorDaj on April 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Erich66 on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

How sure are we that it isn’t a video-tape of a video-tape so he could get some more links time in.

chemman on April 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

THIS…! THIS…!! THIS…!!!

… MORE! … MORE!! …MORE!!!

There is soooooooooooooooooooooooo much material out there that the press has been covering for…

… Can you imagine it coming at Obowma from all sides?

We would turn him into one of those “Hitler in the bunker” parodies…

… before he turned into a pile of goo.

It’s the first time in his life that he is going to be called out…

… and I think we are in for a treat from the petulant child.

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Wow! I just had a revelation.
Anyone else notice how OBozo raises his tone a little at the end of particular sentences?

It’s an inflection that happens subconsciously when someone knows they’re lying.

Now I realize that OBozo does this a lot because he’s read the same old bullshit over and over.

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Barack Obama, The Man of a Thousand Excuses, and just as many lies.

VorDaj on April 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

The Rogue Tomato on April 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

I noticed that too. Its amazing that people said he could deliver a wonderful speech, but really he just plain sucks at it.

tommer74 on April 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Must be a glitch in the matrix…

The Ugly American on April 4, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Good one!

Erich66 on April 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

yawn, nothing to see here
-lsm

kudos to the rnc, cut it down to 30 second ads and take them to the alphabet networks…please!!!!

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM

It would have been great if someone had fainted at the same time during the speeches.

“Cue the fainter”

tommer74 on April 4, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Yeah, but he’d probably notice if it was something he disagreed with.

kjl291 on April 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

That’s my point ;)

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Look, Barry is in the throes of an existential dilemma. He probably deep down hates being President except for the last minute tee times and jet rides. Never before has he had to be responsible for anything. He’s probably never been hassled like this before. Hassling someone else is a community organizer’s job and, well, you can take the boy out of Chicago but you can’t take Chicago out of the boy. It’s also clear that he is intellectually lazy being quite comfortable replaying the same meme over and over again in his speeches. He would probably chuck it all but there is this outsized monster called his ego that cannot allow him to look like a failure. He knows that as things stand now he is destined go down in history as one if not the worst Presidents this country has had. Msybe he even knows his liberal ideology is failing him and he cannot process that. He should just pack it in, take a break, cool off and apply for a UN job. Governing a free country is not his strong suit. There is no way Obama taught a course on the Constitution that was worth sitting through.

DaveDief on April 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

He certainly had a more difficult time re-reading it for the 2012 presentation. Almost like in the back of his head he’s thinking “Dayum – I know I’ve seen this before!”

Hill60 on April 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Here you go Allah: Turnitin : Leading Plagiarism Checker.

Lance Murdock on April 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

“This is not conjecture. I am not exaggerating,” President Obama declared in a speech to the American Society of News Editors Tuesday afternoon. “These are facts.”

…says the sausage made of: Muenchhausen, Machiavelly, Orwell and Pinocchio.

“You lie” was the truest thing ever told about this Oz-like fella.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Machiavelli

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I never tell the truth. I’m lying.

BHO to his base.

Molonlabe2004 on April 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Obama’s speechwriters just phoning it in now

Disgraceful.

This is the 21st century, why is TOTUS operating on dialup? Has no one in the White House heard of wi fi?

malclave on April 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You peeps are racist.

Can’t you respect a half white man who stutters? I know he’s like a time warp but still. Racist.

/

Key West Reader on April 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Machiavelli

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

With a double portion of alinsky on the side

tom daschle concerned on April 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Hysterical, not only is it the same speech, but he makes the same mistakes (hesitations, pauses, tripping over words) at the exact same points in both cases…Why not just put a tape recorder on the podium and spare us the personal appearance?

Erich66 on April 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Given the amount of actual governing he’s doing, why not just replace him with a tape recorder. Taxpayers would save a lot on secret service expenses, vacation expenses, campaigning expenses, etc.

Slightly OT-Does anyone remember the film Speechless about two political speechwriters during a campaign? There’s a scene where somebody hacks the teleprompter and the candidate continues reading the speech as it transitions into I’ve been working on the Railroad. “Rise up, early in the morn!” He doesn’t realize it until he gets to the words “Dinah, blow your horn.” It would be awesome if someone could do that to Obama.

talkingpoints on April 4, 2012 at 6:57 PM

It’s the first time in his life that he is going to be called out…

… and I think we are in for a treat from the petulant child.

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

i sure hope so

cmsinaz on April 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Think how easy it would be to load some of this
bs onto a “higher electronic device” (as you know
it) and play it a parties, movie theaters and
restaurants.

Sure you’d piss a bunch of people off, but in the end a few cuts and bruises would be worth it, heh?

It’s not like there’s a paucity of material out there to draw from.

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Recycling. Ain’t it awesome.

CW on April 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Wow! I just had a revelation.
Anyone else notice how OBozo raises his tone a little at the end of particular sentences?

It’s an inflection that happens subconsciously when someone knows they’re lying.

Now I realize that OBozo does this a lot because he’s read the same old bullshit over and over.

OkieDoc on April 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I’ve noticed lately that as he gets more desperate his voice gets higher in entire phrases, -maybe the same thing you are hearing.

By election day I expect he will be in a falsetto like the singers in some of the black groups like the Stylistics.

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM

More ads like this, please. Glad to know they are spending my money wisely.

teri_b on April 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

It sounds memorized. I’m wondering if he went out there on his own.

budfox on April 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM

They have seven months to work on his concession speech.

aunursa on April 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM

No, they are working on his martial law speech, to be given in October when all the race riots are scheduled.

Harbingeing on April 4, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I expect an Al-Gorish set of legal challenges in some key states where the democratics realize too late that they haven’t stolen enough votes.

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Compare and contrast. He looks stressed this time around. Almost like someone told him his **** may not smell like a rose.

The Mega Independent on April 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

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