Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on June 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Remember that scene in the Rose Garden earlier this month, when The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro interrupted Barack Obama to ask a question about his new immigration policy?  Obama upbraided Munro for his lack of manners, provided a non-responsive answer, finished his statement … and stomped off in a huff without taking questions from the press. Given that, can Obama really set himself up as the arbiter of press transparency?  Yes, he can!

President Barack Obama’s campaign issued an attack video Friday ripping Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for evading the media’s immigration-related questions.

The video was released even though immigration activists are still seeking answers about the president’s June 15 proclamation in the White House’s Rose Garden, where the president pointedly declined to answer The Daily Caller’s questions about how the policy impacts American workers.

“On Friday, the president announced a change to U.S. immigration policy. Ever since, Mitt Romney has been dodging questions about repealing the order,” said the attack video, released by the “Obama Biden Truth Team.”

The video is titled “Mitt Romney on U.S. immigration policy; Why won’t he give a straight answer?”

The DC reminds everyone of the laughable hypocrisy:

Obama declined to take questions in the Rose Garden. Earlier that day, spokesman Jay Carney and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano had also declined to answer questions.

Since then, the administration has said little about the policy, although Obama’s campaign has prominently posted an edited video of Obama’s Rose Garden speech on the Latino sections of the campaign website.

The administration’s silence was maintained even though GOP legislators said his policy violates the law, disadvantages immigrants waiting in the formal entry process, and also would boost unemployment.

On June 21, for example, Carney fended off questions at the daily White House press conference about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s alternative immigration policy, but did not address the impact of Obama’s policy on unemployed Americans.

The. Most. Transparent. Administration. Evah.

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Obooba smokes bath salts and eats Biden’s face.

The press asks, “Why is America so racist?”

Akzed on June 26, 2012 at 8:03 AM

This administration is whiter than white.

Uh, let me be clear, uh, YKWIKM.

CorporatePiggy on June 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hypocrisy, thy name is Obama

cmsinaz on June 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

The Costanza Presidency. He really should think about what he wants to do and then do the opposite. How would things have turned out?

CitizenEgg on June 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”

HA HA HA HA HA HA (gasp) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (wheeze) HA HA HA HA HA HA (oh my aching side) HA HA HA HA HA HA

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

There hasn’t been much spin on this one.

TimBuk3 on June 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

“The Obama Biden Truth Team” is what exactly? Is it a group of people tasked with reporting the first time either one of them actually tells the truth?

I’m ready for the Upside Down USA to be right side up this November.

VibrioCocci on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”

That may be the funniest phrase ever.

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”

That may be the funniest phrase ever.

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

HA HA HA HA HA HA (gasp) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (wheeze) HA HA HA HA HA HA (oh my aching side) HA HA HA HA HA HA

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM | Delete

Case in point.

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:11 AM

That may be the funniest phrase ever.

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

Can I delete and ban myself?

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Evading immigration issues? Obama should know since he didn’t touch when he had massive majorities in both houses and could have passed just about anything.

forest on June 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM

They don’t want to answer questions about immigration until all Hispanics’ knives & forks have been confiscated.

itsnotaboutme on June 26, 2012 at 8:16 AM

This has to be the funniest OOTD we’ve had in a while.

Obama Biden Truth Team – that’s a years worth of material right there.

gophergirl on June 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Shallowest sound-bite preezy ever. And yet, the groups he panders to eat it up like cheesecake (even tho the MSM says there is “concern” among them over his policies). Take the recent poll of overwhelming Hispanic support. Pathetic blind obedience..

KS Rex on June 26, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Does Zero really think he is going to win this election by cozying up to the illegals? Is that the only constituency he has left? This might well be an epic blowout!

stvnscott on June 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Duhhhhh. God speaks when he chooses.

When Obama the magnificent bestows his wisdom……it is as he chooses.

Obama be willing.

All hail our forever President, who makes the law. For in his glory…..he IS the law.

PappyD61 on June 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Brat is as brat does.

petefrt on June 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

As a sample of the worship we (and that infidel Munro) must give……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-auZ4DGMspo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY84fF2hzhY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Time magazine cover in 5…….4……. “Our first God in the White House”.

PappyD61 on June 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

This Truth Team reminds me of the saying, when you point a finger in blame at another person, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.

Fallon on June 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Does Zero really think he is going to win this election by cozying up to the illegals? Is that the only constituency he has left? This might well be an epic blowout!

stvnscott on June 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Kirsten Powers was on Twitter yesterday gloating that the AZ ruling was going to “solidify the Latino vote” for the boy king.

When I reminded her that most Hispanics still don’t know the facts about Fast and Furious and also directed her to this HA post, she suddenly got quiet.

Gallup: Economy, not immigration, key to Hispanic vote

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Brat is as brat does.
petefrt on June 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Actually, the correct quote from noted brainiac Forrest Gump was, “Stupid is as Stupid does. It’s fits the situation better as well.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

..threadjack alert..OT from Drudge:

Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention
Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/democrats-may-drop-speedway-event-at-charlotte-convention.html

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Team Obama will be deliberately stirring the pot and creating side issues all summer to keep the MSM from having to report on unimportant things like the economy, massive federal debt, huge deficits, high unemployment, and high gas prices.

Because they are desperate and almost never think these things through their rhetoric and actions will be filled with contradictions, hypocrisy, undesirable consequences, and, we now know, disregard for the rule of law. The MSM will try to ignore all of it while continually reporting on the evils of Bain and Anne Romney’s horses.

farsighted on June 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Heard that this morning. Still laughing. Although I have always wanted to see Greek columns at a speedway, it sounds so eclectic.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention
Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Interesting. Couldn’t Soros find $27 million in his sofa cushions?

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM

.threadjack alert..OT from Drudge:

Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention
Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/democrats-may-drop-speedway-event-at-charlotte-convention.html

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

***may the party of deficits, go bankrupt themselves.

PappyD61 on June 26, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Mayor Quimby even released Sideshow Bob — a man twice convicted of attempted murder. Can YOU trust a man like Mayor Quimby?

paid for by Sideshow Bob for Mayor

Spiders from Mars on June 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Interesting. Couldn’t Soros find $27 million in his sofa cushions?

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM

He could have one of the manservants check the washing machine to see what fell out of his pockets.

itsnotaboutme on June 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

i’m leaving if his
HIGHness wins re election

losarkos on June 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

threadjack alert..OT from Drudge:

Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention
Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/democrats-may-drop-speedway-event-at-charlotte-convention.html

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

I’ll bet the real reason is because most of the liberal elite are afraid a lingering stench from those icky ol’ NASCAR fans might permeate their nostrils. /

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM

What’s the point of this ad? It seems like Obama is just making ads to appeal to people who are already going to vote for him

LordDaMan on June 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM

..threadjack alert..OT from Drudge:

Democrats May Drop Speedway Event at Charlotte Convention

Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/democrats-may-drop-speedway-event-at-charlotte-convention.html

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Heartache!

NASCARinCT

Del Dolemonte on June 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team”?

;) (puking)

Who is John Galt on June 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-26/democrats-may-drop-speedway-event-at-charlotte-convention.html

The War Planner on June 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

They for damn sure ain’t gonna find any votes there, so they might as well save that $27m.

Oh wait! they’re Democrats, they’ll spend the $27m per vote, er, job, they get and call it “green”.

Who is John Galt on June 26, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Bitter Clinger on June 26, 2012 at 8:09 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

Hey, can someone answer this for me? How are some of you getting the Delete, Delete and Ban when you use quote?

(Not that I want to Delete and Ban good ol’ Bitter Clinger.)

Thx.

GrannyDee on June 26, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Hey, can someone answer this for me? How are some of you getting the Delete, Delete and Ban when you use quote?

(Not that I want to Delete and Ban good ol’ Bitter Clinger.)

Thx.

GrannyDee on June 26, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Some kind of glitch that’s been showing up for a couple of days. You only see | Delete | Delete and Ban when someone copies and pastes comments. Even more weird, it only shows up in some comments but not others.

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM

The whole “how rude of that reporter” talking point was laughable. Who in the general public was going to share that outrageously outrageous outrage? The fact that the state run media was trying to push it made them look even more pathetic to the real world. I hope they keep it up.

Heartache!

NASCARinCT

Del Dolemonte on June 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Good one. What happened to our resident online dating magnet? I don’t recall seeing a ban hammer dropped on him.

Lost in Jersey on June 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Thx, Hon.

Good morning to ya!

GrannyDee on June 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Obama declined to take questions in the Rose Garden. Earlier that day, spokesman Jay Carney and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano had also declined to answer questions.

Brought to you by the “Crickets in Our Pants” administration.

GrannyDee on June 26, 2012 at 9:50 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”
HA HA HA HA HA HA (gasp) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (wheeze) HA HA HA HA HA HA (oh my aching side) HA HA HA HA HA HA

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

…at least you didn’t piss your pants when laughing so hard…what do I put in the body of the post where you have Ha Ha’s?….PiS S S S S S ssssssss S S S S S sss?

KOOLAID2 on June 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM

What’s the point of this ad? It seems like Obama is just making ads to appeal to people who are already going to vote for him

LordDaMan on June 26, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I think they should just stay home and deem him “voted for”. Democrats are good at that.

SKYFOX on June 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

As I recall, Romney doesn’t dodge. He says he’d work on a legislative solution (a.k.a. “work with Congress”) – something Obama has proven time and again when Congress isn’t lead entirely by Democrats. Even when it was, he was pretty hands off. Leaving it to Pelosi and Reid, he got what he deserves and is the poster child of – MEDIOCRITY, AND INEPTITUDE.

kscheuller on June 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Obama has proven time and again is something he will not do, is what I meant to type. I gotta have some coffee.

kscheuller on June 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

The. Most. Transparent. Douchiest. Administration. Evah.

St Gaudens on June 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Sorry guys, you should know by now that this falls under executive privilege.

katablog.com on June 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Illegal immigrants can stay here, but their knives & forks will be confiscated.

itsnotaboutme on June 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”

I know I’m new here, but is this a joke? I’m having a hard time believing this is actually a real thing set up by them.

If it’s true, these OOTD really write themselves.

jeannec on June 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Obama needs a good enemam he is so full of it.

jqc1970 on June 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM

These impertinent thugs need to be thrown out and mocked thereafter, so as to never ever repeat. The land deserves more decency.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Fore!

Tim_CA on June 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:34 AM

It’s true.

I grew up in a heavily Hispanic area of Los Angeles and have lived and worked with Hispanics my entire life. I can say this: If Obama really thinks coddling illegals is the way to their heart, he is gravely mistaken. Three hundred Mexican deaths due to Fast & Furious and the insult to Mexican sovereignty in that operation will count for much more, as will the confiscation of forks at the dinner. Proud people do not suffer small insults gladly and there is only so much you can hope to apologize for successfully.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on June 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Hispanics had better be wary of believing anything Obama says. His promises come with expiration dates, and his bus has lots and lots of room under it.

RebeccaH on June 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

…the “Obama Biden Truth Team.”…

Guess we have to make an addition to the officially-mandated propaganda recitation:

WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, …and LIES ARE TRUTH

landlines on June 26, 2012 at 4:57 PM

The DC reminds everyone of the laughable hypocrisy:

There is no joy in Obamaville for me. I can’t laugh at the shenanigans anymore.

jazzuscounty on June 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM

44th White President!!

Nutstuyu on June 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM

“Obama Biden Truth Team.”
HA HA HA HA HA HA (gasp) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (wheeze) HA HA HA HA HA HA (oh my aching side) HA HA HA HA HA HA

Flora Duh on June 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM
…at least you didn’t piss your pants when laughing so hard…what do I put in the body of the post where you have Ha Ha’s?….PiS S S S S S ssssssss S S S S S sss?

KOOLAID2 on June 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Delete

Unless you happen to be Ghost Rider and it’s like a flame-thrower:

SXXCSXCSXCXSCSCSCHXCHSHXCHSCHSXCHSHCHXSCHXSHCH

Nutstuyu on June 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM