Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on April 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The White House puts out a weekly video report called “West Wing Week,” which provides all the highlights of Barack Obama’s events and accomplishments. Two weeks ago, the video included a shot of Obama sinking a three-pointer at the Easter Egg roll (1:50):

Zeke Miller of BuzzFeed notes that the White House managed to scrub what really happened:

At Easter Egg Roll event, the ball-player-in-chief missed four of five 3-pointers, but you’ll only see the one basket Obama made in the White House’s video recap of the week.

Must have been a slow week of accomplishments to highlight a 20% success rate on the basketball court. Then again, that might be their best winning percentage all term.

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“Blame the white half.”-Jay Carney

Yoop on April 23, 2012 at 8:07 AM

OK… it’s Bishop’s fault. Should have said that first.

Yoop on April 23, 2012 at 8:11 AM

He can pronounce big words and drain the trey ???

GREATEST PREZ EVA…………….

– MSM

DeweyWins on April 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM

The fact that he even publishes videos of his pathetic ‘accomplishments’ is damning.

CorporatePiggy on April 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Poseur in chief.

Now, if he was really Black, he have developed a “Basketball Jones” when he was but in diapers…

Must be that white half…everybody knows that white guys can’t shoot hoops.

coldwarrior on April 23, 2012 at 8:17 AM

It’s hard to make those shots when you’re guarded by a 5 year old.

docflash on April 23, 2012 at 8:18 AM

The basketball is RACIST!

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

“A 3 point shot! Is there nothing he can’t do?”- a fawning media

SMACKRUNNER on April 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Larry Bird is blacker than this guy.

teacherman on April 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM

a 20% success rate…

That’s a B+, right?

Fallon on April 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

It’s hard to make those shots when you’re guarded by a 5 year old.

docflash on April 23, 2012 at 8:18 AM

A five year old who wouldn’t eat a dog if you paid him.

Fallon on April 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM

My middle girl can sink a nice 3 pointer, I think she could take PBHO’s job.

Bishop’s Daughter 2012

Bishop on April 23, 2012 at 8:28 AM

This reminds me of those Putin propaganda pics/videos where he’s riding horseback with no shirt on, scuba diving, hunting bears, etc.

visions on April 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Will someone please, please setup a site that will hammer Obama for eating dog?

I see the kookfringe left is barking about Romney and the dog some more.

If they want to play that game……..hey, wait maybe, just maybe that makes them look…..desperate?

PappyD61 on April 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

If he could hit 20% in terms of his economic plans, job creation plans, unemployment plans, he would really be something. As it is, his 1 out of 5 bucket may be the high-point of his presidency.

DuctTapeMyBrain on April 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM

At Easter Egg Roll event, the ball-player-in-chief missed four of five 3-pointers,


maybe he lost his focus when he saw a meaty looking Weiner dog and thought…..”mmmm, if I only had a big bun”?

PappyD61 on April 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

hey, he knew Jeremy Lin before all the rest of you did…..and he’s like LeBron baby…./

ted c on April 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Missing out on the “brick” vote by leaving by deleting those.

qestout on April 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM

From November till January, these will be dangerous times for all of us.

I truly do not believe that Obama has ever had to confront defeat…directly…ever…so fawning and so obsequious as the media and all those around him have been his entire adult life.

Probably the same when he was younger, or in college, or starting his legal profession…if we only had that sort of information available to us, even at this late stage of the game.

Do-overs and free-throws…perfect metaphors for how Obama got to the top.

coldwarrior on April 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

He got his basketball skills from his white half it appears.

Spliff Menendez on April 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Someone fix that for me, I haven’t had enough coffee yet :)

qestout on April 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

My middle girl can sink a nice 3 pointer, I think she could take PBHO’s job.

Bishop’s Daughter 2012

Bishop on April 23, 2012 at 8:28 AM

It depends. How’s she feel about Justine Bieber and has she ever put a puppy in a wagon?

Lost in Jersey on April 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

That footage is something you’d see @ a sanity hearing proving delusion, denial & NPD.

BHO Jonestown on April 23, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Did he find any eggs on his own or have to roll some kids just to make it fair?

Kissmygrits on April 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Do-overs and free-throws…perfect metaphors for how Obama got to the top.

coldwarrior on April 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Well he did tell us he was Irish. Maybe he got that trait from his ancestor, Barry O’Mulligan?

TugboatPhil on April 23, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Bammy ate a dog………

angrymike on April 23, 2012 at 8:47 AM

“Blame the white half.”-Jay Carney

Yoop on April 23, 2012 at 8:07 AM

:)

itsnotaboutme on April 23, 2012 at 8:56 AM

maybe he lost his focus when he saw a meaty looking Weiner dog and thought…..”mmmm, if I only had a big bun”?

PappyD61 on April 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

“You called.”-MO

Yoop on April 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM

It depends. How’s she feel about Justine Bieber and has she ever put a puppy in a wagon?

Lost in Jersey on April 23, 2012 at 8:39 AM

better a puppy in a wagon then a puppy in a soup pot ….

conservative tarheel on April 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM

maybe he lost his focus when he saw a meaty looking Weiner dog and thought…..”mmmm, if I only had a big bun”?

PappyD61 on April 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

You called.”-MO

Yoop on April 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM

omg I don’t believe you went there …. lol

conservative tarheel on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how much and who paid for the 30,000 people who attended?

Also, note this from WH.gov;

White House Keepsake Eggs
Keepsake wooden eggs first became part of the tradition in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. This year the official collection features a new addition: First Dog Bo! Learn more about the official White House keepsake eggs.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll

Scroll to the bottom. Red and black Easter Egg? What happened to pink or yellow?

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Those who can do.
Those who can’t lie.

Christian Conservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Meh…all I want to see is this guy on the DL in November.

lynncgb on April 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

If you think about it, if they are willing to cover up something so trivial, then what else? I know, it’s really a rhetorical question.

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:04 AM

a 20% success rate…
That’s a B+, right?

Fallon on April 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Only when you add the Aff*rmative Act*on points to the score.

AZCoyote on April 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Gee, I hope this doesn’t damage his self esteem!

Naturally Curly on April 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Bishop on April 23, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Would our nation survive with you as the First Father of the United States?

NotCoach on April 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Jay Carney…I know he hit three of those shots!

KOOLAID2 on April 23, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Scroll to the bottom. Red and black Easter Egg? What happened to pink or yellow?

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I couldn’t bear to look, do they have a hammer & sickle on them as well?

Tim Zank on April 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM

http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll

Scroll to the bottom. Red and black Easter Egg? What happened to pink or yellow?

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

The red eggs look Soviet.

Check out the Youtube picture at the top of the page. Bo is dressed out up as Fricasee.

TugboatPhil on April 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM

This reminds me of those Putin propaganda pics/videos where he’s riding horseback with no shirt on, scuba diving, hunting bears, etc.

visions on April 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Reminded me of North Korean golfing legend Kim Jong Il carding an 18-hole round of 34-under, including 11 holes-in-one, the first and only time he ever played golf. Isn’t Kim Barack amazing? There’s nothing he can’t do.

Trafalgar on April 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Scroll to the bottom. Red and black Easter Egg? What happened to pink or yellow?

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I couldn’t bear to look, do they have a hammer & sickle on them as well?

Tim Zank on April 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Close enough. The outline of the picture of Bo has a bunch of stars, they are to small to count but I bet there are 57 of them!/

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM

the first and only time he ever played golf. Isn’t Kim Barack amazing? There’s nothing he can’t do.

Trafalgar on April 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Baraka golfs so much because he LOVES the dog legs!

TugboatPhil on April 23, 2012 at 9:16 AM

The red eggs look Soviet.

Check out the Youtube picture at the top of the page. Bo is dressed out up as Fricasee.

TugboatPhil on April 23, 2012 at 9:11 AM

I didn’t even notice that! He looks terrified, especially at the end when he lays the communist looking egg!

By the way, Obama read the book “Where the Wild Things Are”. Interesting.

FLconservative on April 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM

White Men Can’t Jump
Inexperienced Black Men Can’t President.

Put ‘em together and we’ve got an economically illiterate mulatto who can’t sink jump shots.

Useless.

cane_loader on April 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

A five year old who wouldn’t eat a dog if you paid him.

Fallon on April 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Maybe Obozo was still digesting his “hot dog” breakfast….

chai on April 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Just think if Barry had gotten the other halves of his halves:

A Reaganite wizard president, kicking Kobe Bryant’s butt in a pickup game….

cane_loader on April 23, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Must have been a slow week of accomplishments to highlight a 20% success rate on the basketball court. Then again, that might be their best winning percentage all term.

They used editing to make a 20% success rate look like a 100% success rate.

Hide the Decline!

ITguy on April 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

If he could hit 20% in terms of his economic plans, job creation plans, unemployment plans, he would really be something. As it is, his 1 out of 5 bucket may be the high-point of his presidency.

DuctTapeMyBrain on April 23, 2012 at 8:32 AM

How about a 20% unemployment rate? Obama can certainly manage that. The only way for most Americans to get a job is if Obama loses his.

Move over BO. We are all Obama’s “livestock” now.

Gladtobehere on April 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Obowma was dog tired.

dthorny on April 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

History will show that the first 4 shots were practice. He intended for them to go in.
…and the LSM kindly obliges..
.
Censoring is hard…

askwhatif on April 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Are those children in the pic doing “sideways” twinkles?
What’s a sideways twinkle mean?!Oh, I’m so out of the loop.

askwhatif on April 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM

The White House had Obama try 5 times to sink a three-point shot, then he stopped shooting after he made one.

They will do the same thing with the election. Keep holding recounts until enough dead people’s ballots show up in car trunks in Florida or Ohio, and then declare “I won!”.

Steve Z on April 23, 2012 at 11:04 AM

It’s Bush’s fault!

dahni on April 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Slow OOTD week?

Tim_CA on April 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

The American taxpayer is who’s getting rolled by Obowma.

dthorny on April 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

This reminds me of those Putin propaganda pics/videos where he’s riding horseback with no shirt on, scuba diving, hunting bears, etc.

visions on April 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Now that’s a 3-pointer!

Sowell Disciple on April 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Based on this great athletic achievement, miraculously sinking the ball without hitting the rim, maybe his campaign will call him “President Swish”? No, better not . . . .

Sowell Disciple on April 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

This reminds me of those Putin propaganda pics/videos where he’s riding horseback with no shirt on, scuba diving, hunting bears, etc.

visions on April 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Now that’s a 3-pointer!

Sowell Disciple on April 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Obama throws like a girl and looks like a total wimp when he rides his bike. Compare that to Putin or even Bush. God save us!

Gladtobehere on April 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Bunnies are indignant.

Schadenfreude on April 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Obama throws like a girl and looks like a total wimp when he rides his bike. Compare that to Putin or even Bush. God save us!

Gladtobehere on April 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM

…OR BETTER YET…compare Obama to Sarah Palin!!!

(Bet she’d crush Obama at any sport!)

landlines on April 23, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Please don’t insult little girls by saying Obama throws like them.
Be more specific.
He throws like an uncoordinated little girl that has no athletic talent whatsoever. Or maybe a little girl that has never thrown a ball in her whole life.
There are plenty of athletic little girls that can throw better than Obama.

Obama’s athletic skills are another media-fabrication similar to the lapdog media trying to convince everyone he is a genius.

bailey24 on April 23, 2012 at 2:55 PM

the ball-player-in-chief

Hardly. At 1 for 5 unguarded, he’s the bench-warmer-in-chief.

EconomicNeocon on April 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Obowma misses 4 of 5 shots?

I got it, Obowma claims he’s saving the planet by shooting air balls………to compensate for his endless CO2 emissions.

dthorny on April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM