Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:01 am on June 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Time once again to cast a vote in this thingamajig to pick the Whathisnameateurism of the Week!  It was a bad week for solidarity in Wisconsin, and for Solidarity in Poland, too.  In fact, we’re not seeing two different models of presidenting, but the same, consistent, amateurish operation.

Note: Friday’s press conference came too late to make it onto this week’s OOTW list, which comprises all of the OOTD entries from the past week.  I can assure you that we will catch up to those comments next week.

Previous weekly “winners” in 2012:

Previous Obamateurisms of the Year:

  • Giving 2 minutes of “shout-outs” before getting to the Fort Hood shooting (2009)
  • Obama leaves Clinton at press conference podium on tax deal to attend Christmas party (2010)
  • “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president— with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.” (2011)

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at [email protected] with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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That’s for next week.

Cindy Munford on June 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Obama . . . not so much on all counts. He will go down in history in the same vein as Carter . . . one of the worse Presidents. Nothing more except that he is the first “black President”. Not exactly how a President wants to be known.

Voter from WA State on June 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Yeah. Obama will go all the way down . . .

BigAlSouth on June 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Seems Lech Welesa is a consensus. This is a particularly fitting incident because Welesa’s real crime wasn’t “politics,” but that he brought down a communist regime loyal to Moscow.

Adjoran on June 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Why does Obama hate Polish people?

bitsy on June 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Ironically, Lech Walesa shares a distinction with Obama: They both won Nobel Peace Prizes. Walesa earned his in 1983 after years of fighting for peace and freedom, and being monitored, harassed, and jailed for it. Obama received his award in 2009. Some may think that this would be enough of a bond for President Obama to set aside political differences for the greater good. But instead, Obama treated Walesa the same way he treated the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who was ushered out the White House kitchen past piles of garbage in 2010.

The likelihood is that Obama didn’t want Walesa in the White House because Walesa has made critical remarks toward the president’s policies and in 2010 warned that the United States was slipping toward socialism. But rather than taking the mature and diplomatic path and respecting Walesa’s right to have a differing perspective, Obama chose to shun his lifetime of achievements.

Little barry gets smaller every day.

The preezy of the United Steezy is making me queasy.


Come on November – VD Day – victory over the Democrat marxist machine….

148 days
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Green eyed Lady on June 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Glad to see a consensus behind the unfortunate decision to not honor Walesa.

One nation’s tyranny is another man’s warm embrace.

R Square on June 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I think the treatment of Walesa is more an outrage than an Obamateurism, but it gets my vote.

Maybe we need an Obamarage of the Week.

WannabeAnglican on June 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

What, Obama honor a man who fought and risked his life for freedom not only for himself but for his country PLEASE, Obama is a busy man he has fellow socialist, communist and other far leftist honor. Ok November can not get here fast enough, I don’t think this country can survive another four years of this Ass Clown as president.

Beastdogs on June 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

So, unless he says or does something really, really, incredibly stupid, we’ve got next week taken care also.

yongoro on June 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

What is it that put George Romney, Gov’s father, on the list? He was a great man who came up through the ranks and taught his children well.

Bambi on June 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The private sector is doing fine?

Ronnie on June 11, 2012 at 12:25 AM

What is it that put George Romney, Gov’s father, on the list? He was a great man who came up through the ranks and taught his children well.

Bambi on June 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM

It’s not about George.
If you click on the “Whatsisname” link at the top of the post, it leads to the story where Dear Leader called Mitt “George Romney” in a campaign speech. No big deal really in and of itself, but of course, “What if Bush had done it?”

VelvetElvis on June 11, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Declares Lech Walesa “too political” to accept award, gives another to Dolores Huerta, chair of Democratic Socialists of America

Your friends and enemies say about everything I need to know about who you are. Those aren’t the friends and enemies of a traditional America, thereby those aren’t my friends and enemies.

MNHawk on June 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM

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