Video: First-term metaphor of the day

posted at 5:35 pm on April 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

A palate-cleansing reminder via Politico that when The One famously said, “I’m LeBron, baby,” he was speaking purely metaphorically. First comes the stimulus, then ObamaCare, then he puts Sotomayor and Kagan on the Court, and then the midterms. Finally, on the fifth shot: Bin Laden.

You know what you do when you’re this bad on the perimeter? You pass the ball to a teammate who knows how to shoot.


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Racist video?

SirGawain on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It’s gonna have to be Bill — if Hil won’t even come to the convention….

cynccook on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

You pass the ball to a teammate who knows how to shoot.

Who knew?

I thought Carey and Daniels were doing the remake of “Dumb and Dumber”?

Marcus Traianus on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Cuda knows how to shoot, too. In more ways than one.

John the Libertarian on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Media: one for one, baby!

GOPRanknFile on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What does it matter when the basketball you’re throwing has your own face embossed on it, a faceball:

http://news.daylife.com/photo/09il2MDgcQ0c1?__site=daylife&q=barack+obama

No Niks on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

He manages to make the jumpshot look totally gay.

Way to go Barry.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

One…. For Americans Money
Two…. For the SCOTUS Role
Three.. To be POTUS again
Four… For the Road

Five… I can’t shoot worth a crap, but I Won!

upinak on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

NBC edited this tape so that every shot went in…they have initiated an internal investigation…

d1carter on April 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Loser!

HotAirian on April 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

He manages to make the jumpshot look totally gay.

Way to go Barry.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Tsk tsk. Have you not seen that wonderfully effective Grant Hill commercial?

GOPRanknFile on April 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

He’s a regular guy who shoots hoops and slaps hands and smiles. Reminds me of how a father shouldn’t be his kid’s friend, he should be a parent. Obama’s our buddy. He’s not much of a President.

Paul-Cincy on April 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Does bho do this bad at golf? Too bad bho had press there to show what a little ‘I think I am someone’ to show he is not?
L

letget on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Amazingly similar to his baseball pitch.

rogerb on April 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

He can’t play golf, he obviously sucks at basketball…But, he’s been able to destroy the Greatest country in the world in three years. Who says the Obumbler doesn’t have skills? Alinsky is smiling in Hell. Come on Brokered Convention!!!!!!

Tbone McGraw on April 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Juvenile JugEars, shoots with his left hand!
Who would have guessed?
(It’s the only thing I have in common with him)

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

No Niks on April 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

What an arrogant SBO! Next we’ll be treated to these-

“A Roundball in Every Hoop”

“Fly Slammy Bammy”

“Dunkin for Dollars”

OkieDoc on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

What a brick.

Did I spell that right?

HumpBot Salvation on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

“I’ll be back shoot a basketball faster than you can say ‘furious’”.

:)

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 9, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Didn’t Baraka’s coach from that private school he attended in Oahu say that Barry was always whining to get more time in the game?

We now know why the coach didn’t want to give it to him. He sucks. No wonder he went into politics. Just think, if Baraka had actually had any b-ball talent, the country might have been spared these past four years of misery (and 6 trillion more in debt).

AZCoyote on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

The new Gallup poll just hit the wire; “Obumbler makes five shots in a row…50% of the witness present say so”.

Tbone McGraw on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Ohhhh. . . so close!

RedNewEnglander on April 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

First comes the stimulus, then ObamaCare, then he puts Sotomayor and Kagan on the Court, and then the midterms. Finally, on the fifth shot: Bin Laden.

Wait a sec — how were the midterms a plus?

cynccook on April 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Hey, he hit the rim on every miss — that’s pretty good for a left-handed bureaucrat.

KS Rex on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

L4L got the axe? Awesome.

CW on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Wait a sec — how were the midterms a plus?
cynccook on April 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I think AP is saying the first items were bad shots until he finally swished it with Bin Laden.

KS Rex on April 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo close…..

and yet……………sooooooooooo far aaaaaaway!!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

HA

Basset buh need go tru da hole homey! :)

BigSven on April 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

SO math and econ are not the only things he sucks at.

IIRC, 0bama was the only black guy on his high school team and wasn’t first team.

jukin3 on April 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

He manages to make the jumpshot look totally gay.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Squishhhh!

Barnestormer on April 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Obama/BJ 2012! What could go wrong?

/please let it happen

Mord on April 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Things have changed a lot for LeBron since he said that, too. :-) Just ask anyone in Cleveland.

cynccook on April 9, 2012 at 5:55 PM

The basket hoop thingy represents a gapeing hole that
will be Hoopey/Changeys voter enthusiasm problem!!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I don’t remember ever bricking my first four jumpshots and hitting my fifth shot and then getting high fives from the guys.

Useful idiots abound.

CycloneCDB on April 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

You know what you do when you’re this bad on the perimeter? You pass the ball to a teammate who knows how to shoot.
==================================================

Obama is too busy,micro-managing everything he touchs!!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Brick

Heh.

Good Lt on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM

That POS would have stood there all day long trying to sink a ball just to hear that special olympics applause. What a loser.

Rational Thought on April 9, 2012 at 6:01 PM

The MSM bootlickers would love to report it as it would be in North Korea: “Dear Leader Obama sinks twenty 3-pointers in a row while his eyes are closed and throwing the ball backwards over his shoulder!”

Bishop on April 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

So the truth comes out.
Obama is a mason. A master brick layer.

Grunt on April 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Anybody wanna guess how NBC will edit that video?

AUINSC on April 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

3 strikes and you’re out.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Juvenile JugEars, shoots with his left hand!
Who would have guessed?
(It’s the only thing I have in common with him)

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I don’t shoot with my left hand, but my mother was a typical white woman. There’s that.

(although I did have to qualify, shooting both revolver and a .45 auto with my left hand, for my CCW):-)

Harbingeing on April 9, 2012 at 6:06 PM

L4L got the axe? Awesome.

CW on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Yep, Organizing for Obama will be pulling a backup account out of inventory right… about… Now.

trigon on April 9, 2012 at 6:08 PM

“Obama’ll make that shot next term. We promise!

Re-elect Barack Obama because… statistically speaking, he’s gotta do something right eventually, right?”

Ukiah on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

This video actually makes Obama look good. How, you ask?

Jake Tapper says that he actually missed seven, before sinking his first.

GOPRanknFile on April 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Obsession new fragrance from wing nuts. Reeks of desperation with a little part smell of elephant dung.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Oh hey, are those the balls with his own face on them? Just imagine that, on such a perfect sunny day with the Obama flag waving in the background… maybe even on the proposed Obama holiday, you can shoot all day with Obama’s own face on your ball!

Ukiah on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Using the Saint’s scandal as a Metaphor:

Using the scandal of the New Orleans Saints “paid head hunters”, the NFL, (the sole governing body of the league), has come down hard on this “nod and wink” policy of purposely attempting to injure a fellow competitor. The sanctions/penalties incurred by the Saints is a “correction of perception”, since the NFL has been trying to reduce career ending injuries, (especially concussions), thus the Saints debacle only added fuel to the fire. The resulting ramifications handed down by the NFL was not only necessary and justified, it illustrates that the governing body is still in charge when representing the self-control of the players in a sport that still requires bone-crushing hits and head-on collisions. Football will still remain a “contact sport”.

We have a similar “scandal” in the political field of play—a President with a legitimate liberal progressive ideology causing serious injury to the entire nation. By mandating policies, ruling by executive fiat, (and completely ignoring the legislative process), we have a President who’s directly responsible for a run-away national debt that is inflicting permanent injury to this nation’s solvency. The American Public is receiving blind-side hits and head-on collisions daily under the direct instructions and policies of “a player out-of-control” who is subverting the rules, (ignoring Constitutional boundaries), and playing with reckless abandonment. In this case, the recourse/corrective governing body must come from the voting public. It is up to all of us to say “NO” to the destructive hits, intentional inflictions, and a government that has lost control of its team.

~Rov

Rovin on April 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Obsession new fragrance from wing nuts. Reeks of desperation with a little part smell of elephant dung.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Dude looks gay on the jumpshot
Dude looks gay throwing pitch
Dude looks gay on a bike
Dude looks gay dancing
Dude looks gay deplaning AF1

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Obsession new fragrance from wing nuts. Reeks of desperation with a little part smell of elephant dung.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

True. Why don’t you just get over Bush choking on a pretzel?

GOPRanknFile on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Re-elect Barack Obama because… statistically speaking, he’s gotta do something right eventually, right?”

Ukiah on April 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM

LOL! But he already used that stat up getting bin laden. With his bare hands.

Harbingeing on April 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Obama’s face on balls. lol
Can we call basketballs Reggie Love now?

Grunt on April 9, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Dude looks gay on the jumpshot
Dude looks gay throwing pitch
Dude looks gay on a bike
Dude looks gay dancing
Dude looks gay deplaning AF1

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Here ya go: Obama Gay Pictures

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Here ya go: Obama Gay Pictures

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Granny Jan has some good videos highlighting the Poofter in Chief.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Obsession new fragrance from wing nuts. Reeks of desperation with a little part smell of elephant dung.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Omyarmpitssmelllikeelephantdunganditismypreferredsnack!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Dude looks gay on the jumpshot
Dude looks gay throwing pitch
Dude looks gay on a bike
Dude looks gay dancing
Dude looks gay deplaning AF1

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM

tom daschle:

And,the Mom Jeans,the girly bicycle.

Jus try’n to help!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Here ya go: Obama Gay Pictures

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

slickwillie2001:Very nice,and yet,distrubing at the same time!

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The MSM bootlickers would love to report it as it would be in North Korea: “Dear Leader Obama sinks twenty 3-pointers in a row while his eyes are closed and throwing the ball backwards over his shoulder!”

Bishop on April 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Bishop:The Propaghandist MSM,yup!:)

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Look on the bright-side,Hopey is awesome at bowling!
(sarc).

canopfor on April 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

He manages to make the jumpshot look totally gay.

Way to go Barry.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

And he’s admitted (on Letterman, I think) that his bowling looks like someone from the Special Olympics. He’s multi-faceted. Or two-faced, same thing.

iurockhead on April 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Dayum, those are bad.

If the two “daughters” in the house ever request a paternity test, I wonder who’ll show up as the sperm doner?

OkieDoc on April 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM

It’s gonna have to be Bill — if Hil won’t even come to the convention….

cynccook on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bill won’t be there either.

Is there anything Zero does well? Other than honk people off from coast to coast? His TOTUS skills aren’t that great either. If you recall, he’s read some pretty dopey stuff that got loaded up by accident.

dogsoldier on April 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

He was distracted by looking at his face on the ball…

albill on April 9, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Get that brick outta here!

VibrioCocci on April 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM

He just sets himself up for these kinds of things. He’s always got something to prove. I wish he’d spend more time trying to prove he was worthy of the office as he did trying to be a celebrity.

scalleywag on April 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM

It looks like he is a lefty in more ways than one.

The Rock on April 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 6:18 PM
slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Well, that might explain the dearth of former girlfriends…just sayin’.

IrishEi on April 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Well, that might explain the dearth of former girlfriends…just sayin’.

IrishEi on April 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM

And all the separate vacays.

tom daschle concerned on April 9, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I see his basketball skills are equal to his pitching skills. I guess he’s got nothing.

DDay on April 9, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Obsession new fragrance from wing nuts. Reeks of desperation with a little part smell of elephant dung.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on April 9, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Off Thread.

Bmore on April 9, 2012 at 7:40 PM

A failure in everything.

galtani on April 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM

He’s a regular guy who shoots hoops and slaps hands and smiles. Reminds me of how a father shouldn’t be his kid’s friend, he should be a parent. Obama’s our buddy. He’s not much of a President.

Paul-Cincy on April 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

He’s not MY buddy, he’s my ENEMY.

My family is going broke because of this turd.

fossten on April 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM

L4L got the axe? Awesome.

CW on April 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Rats, I missed it. Which unintelligent rant finally devolved enough to warrant a ban?

Midas on April 9, 2012 at 8:04 PM

You pass the ball to a teammate who knows how to shoot.

Yes, because there are still pockets of America not entirely drenched in Billy Jeff’s DNA.

CorporatePiggy on April 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM

This really does mirror his presidency…mess up and then act like you did something.

tomas on April 9, 2012 at 8:27 PM

His role in the bin Laden thing was nothing more than an assist

boardy9 on April 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM

What a surprise…he sucks at basketball, too. Did you see that lame-azz set shot? A 5’6″ player would block that all day. This guy is a total doofus.

Jaibones on April 9, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Brick.

His term has been an unprecedented full-court air ball.

That he hit the rim in this video is unexpected.

rukiddingme on April 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

This man is a buffoon, and history will mock us for taking him seriously,

vermin on April 9, 2012 at 9:27 PM

reminds me of Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire: “I work for you, I’m not going to sleep, eat, rest, sit down until you’re making the game winning shot, with a ball emblazoned with your name, on a court bearing your name, wearing shoes made for you, starring in a commercial featuring you, and gettin’ paid millions o’ dollars just to be you.”

satire of course.

ted c on April 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM

The tell-all book of the century will be from Bill Ayers, where he reveals the plan for engineering a president of the USA. Expect that a few years after little Bammie leaves office. The lack of recognition for his incredible accomplishment will gnaw at Ayers until he writes that book.

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2012 at 9:34 PM

This meme about ZerObama being a great athlete and basketball really pisses me off. As a former collegiate athlete and current coach – anyone can plainly see that this cat doesn’t have any athleticism in his body. The shot is terrible and who can forget the bounced first pitch that looked like it was twirled in there by my 6 year old daughter. Being unathletic is, in and of itself, no crime to be sure. However, when you pretend with the help of a compliant media that you are in the face of obvious evidence to the contrary – it really irks me to no end. Just another metaphor for pretty much everything this boob is: all sizzle, no steak.

Huckabye-Romney on April 9, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Yep, he is not a student of this game either. Terrible technique…….maybe golf, bad as he is, is not quite as embarrassing.

Starlink on April 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Au contraire, my friend. His golf swing fits into the lamentable category above. Is it any wonder he does not allow media or spectators to watch him hit the links? No doubt he sprays it all over the place and uses the old foot wedge liberally like Judge Smails.

Huckabye-Romney on April 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

But he plays basketball all the time doesn’t he? One would think that after three years of regular basketball games he’d have better than 20% at the 3 point line (wasn’t that where he was?)

Unless his opponents are purposefully handicapping themselves (don’t let him look bad).

I readily admit I’m not big on sports and not very athletic. If I know I’m not very good, I’m not going to make a point of making myself look bad unless there is a purpose behind it – such as to specifically point out that I’m horrible at something.

Presidents are human beings. They aren’t perfect, but evidently if you’re a Democrat/liberal you’re not supposed to admit that. Instead you show yourself as an arrogant narcissist.

I felt the exact same way about Bill during his eight years.

Logus on April 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

There is NO place in our society for our President to display such overt sexism.
President Obama, mocking girls by pretending to shoot like one is SEXISM, straight up!
Ask Janeane Garofolo…she’ll set you straight! (no pun intended)

Kenz on April 10, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Actually, it was the Republicans’ fault for shrinking the hole in the basket so that it wasn’t regulation.

What a bunch of racist sociopaths.

Good Lt on April 10, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Can’t roll a decent ball, can’t throw a decent pitch, can’t shoot a basketball.

Mom jeans.

FineasFinn on April 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

That’s funny,
The NBC version of this video was only 18 seconds long.

jaydee_007 on April 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I see his basketball skills are equal to his pitching skills. I guess he’s got nothing.

DDay on April 9, 2012 at 7:40 PM

He must be the catcher.

cptacek on April 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM