Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on June 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Looks like we’re going to have to make this Sports Week at OOTD Central — and we have to start with the most breaking news. Barack Obama, whose basketball acumen has already come under close scrutiny, offered his congratulations to the winner of the NBA Finals … all of them, apparently:

It seems that the President touted by the media as a sports genius and basketball phenom doesn’t know the name of the most famous team in the NBA. After years of liberal fawning over the President’s supposed basketball expertise we now find out that he doesn’t even know the name of the Miami Heat? Seriously?

Who’s his favorite player? Kevin Durants?

Hopefully he gave a shout out to LeBronze Jame.

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He can’t even get THAT right? I’ve heard the only thing he pays attention to is ESPN Sportscenter…

What an idiot. I’ll say it: Barack Hussein Obama is the least intelligent man within the ENTIRE machinery of government.

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I’m Ron Burgundy?

revolutionismyname on June 27, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Well at least he didn’t call them the Miami Lebron’s…………;-)

angrymike on June 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Bammy was clearly distracted by his work on re-framing his 2012 campaign as a fight for “justice” against the racist right-wing Supreme Court that is about to dismantle his “signature legislation.”

AZCoyote on June 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM

TFGRP also likes to watch a good hard game of football between the Steeler and the Cowboy.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Miami Heats?!?!

This would not be an OOTD, just a minor slip-of-the-tongue, except for the fact that barack is a self-annointed expert in Basketball.

He self-annoints a lot.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

You expected more from mom jeans?

VibrioCocci on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

He said “Heats.”

He’s just got to get that annoying “sssss” in every sentence, doesn’t he?

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

TFGRP

What does this mean?

esr1951 on June 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM

When was the NBA championship game played?

locomotivebreath1901 on June 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM

*Heats*

Well,I guess when your hot your hot,not in this case,Hopey is not!!

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Did he give a shoutout to the Oklahoma City Thunders?

50sGuy on June 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Obama/Heats 2012

cmsinaz on June 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM

LeBronze Jame… Thats freaking hilarious!!

MrStabone on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Heh… maybe we can follow them on the internets.

princetrumpet on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

“I Wons”

Rovin on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Come on,he couldn’t remember the soldiers name on his bracelet,
back when,and…….

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

You forget Obama is from Chicago, home of his favorite basketball team, the Chicago Steers.

pilamaye on June 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM

C’mon guys, he clearly transposed the S from the Mavericks. /MSM

I hope tomorrow’s Sports idiocy is Obama getting roundly booed in Boston after thanking us for sending Kevin Youkilis to his favorite team, the Cubs White Sox.

BKennedy on June 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

And yet he thinks he can fill out brackets for March Madness.

Anyone ever check back and see how he fared? Or were we just shown him filling it out? You know, typical “Here is what I think, I must be right. Never check to see if I was wrong” approach of Libbies.

ProfShadow on June 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

“I Wons”

Rovin on June 27, 2012 at 8:14 AM

winner!

cmsinaz on June 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

At least he didn’t say aks,yet.

docflash on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

He said “Heats.”

Hey, it’s consistent with saying “corpse-man.”

bgoldman on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

What does this mean?

esr1951 on June 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM

The First Gun Running President.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

You forget Obama is from Chicago, home of his favorite basketball team, the Chicago Steers.

pilamaye on June 27, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Actually, it’s the Chicago Bull, which is exactly what he’s been spewing for the past five years.

Ed Morrissey on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Oh, and by the way Mr. President[s], the “Heats” will be in your kitchen tomorrow when that right-wing radical court cooks your healthcare goose.

Rovin on June 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM

At least he didn’t say aks,yet.

docflash on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

As they say in France, au convair mon frycook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aogWFrW1PyU

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

This is a nit-pick. This is like when Bush choked on the pretzel, or said “mis-under-estimated” – funny, but not really important to the big picture. I’m sure Obama will do something stupid that has national implications and will a top candidate in the OOTW – particularly Thursday evening. He’s going to have a _really_ bad day on Thursday.

What about him getting all snotty after the SB1070 ruling and ordering ICE to not field calls from Arizona? That has “God King” written all over it.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

So,essentially,Obama really isn’t all that smart after all,
without cue cards,or a file to read,hes as clueless as reading
teleprompter!

It really must be an ackward situation without Obama’s aides
around him,steering Changey around all these potential landmine
verbal faux pas thingys!

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Normally I would say this isn’t a big deal but for a self-professed basketball “expert” let me just say – HA HA

gophergirl on June 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM

As they say in France, au convair mon frycook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aogWFrW1PyU

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Bishop:Very nice,one would think by now,that the DNC would of hired
a “Containment Crew”,to straighten out Obama’s screw-ups!:)

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM

He already had trouble from the night before over his Kevin Youkalis comment in Boston. No word on if the official White House transcript of the fundraiser managed to spell the two teams’ names as the Red Socks and the White Socks.

jon1979 on June 27, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Did he whistle when he said it?

CitizenEgg on June 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM

This is a nit-pick. This is like when Bush choked on the pretzel, or said “mis-under-estimated” – funny, but not really important to the big picture.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

You’re right. But you will recall the 2008 election when the Legacy Media and Obama Cultists (but I repeat myself) told us over and over and over and over again how brilliant and intelligent Obama is, how he is an incredible speaker, the brightest president ever, etc.

So, little things like this (and all the other gaffes) are funny. Nothing more, nothing less.

As for actual Obama policy, yeah, that’s serious business. An unmitigated disaster.

visions on June 27, 2012 at 8:26 AM

I’m sure that Obungler also is that very sort of life-long baseball fan who always is thrilled when his favorite “squad” wins by a few “points.”

viking01 on June 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

C’mon guys, he clearly transposed the S from the Mavericks. /MSM

I hope tomorrow’s Sports idiocy is Obama getting roundly booed in Boston after thanking us for sending Kevin Youkilis to his favorite team, the Cubs White Sox.

BKennedy on June 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

You mean the team that plays in ComiNskey Park?!

herm2416 on June 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

He self-annoints a lot.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

With all that self-annointing he’s been doing,I’m looking forward to watch him paw at his blinded eyes with his hairy palms as he’s led away from the Whitehouse in January 2013.

VelvetElvis on June 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM

The First Gun Running President.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Years from now people will ask, “Where were you on November 6 2008 when the gay dog-eating gun-runner was elected President?”

Very similar to, “Where were you on 9/11?”

CorporatePiggy on June 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Solid B+’s

WordsMatter on June 27, 2012 at 8:33 AM

When was the NBA championship game played?

locomotivebreath1901 on June 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Post of the day?

WordsMatter on June 27, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Everything is plural with this guy…
Because Won is a lonely number.

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

According to the MSM he’s the be all/end all. I don’t believe anyone is surprised that he’s a complete fraud.

TXMomof3 on June 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Smartest President ever!!!

Remember when the media told us what a dunce Palin was?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL

Good times folks, good times.

PappyD61 on June 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Actually, it’s the Chicago Bull, which is exactly what he’s been spewing for the past five years.

Ed Morrissey on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

You really can fool all of the people some of the time. I just had no idea “some of the time” would last so long.

SKYFOX on June 27, 2012 at 8:41 AM

He’s just got to get that annoying “sssss” in every sentence, doesn’t he?

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Hey,

Fish have got to swim. Birds have to fly. And SNAKES have to hiss.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

The First Leo Gorcey President.

The Rogue Tomato on June 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM

At least he didn’t call Wawa “Wawa’s”. Now that would be a serious gaffe.

forest on June 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM

He’s just got to get that annoying “sssss” in every sentence, doesn’t he?

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Hey,

Fish have got to swim. Birds have to fly. And SNAKES have to hiss.

Happy Nomad on June 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Didn’t J.K. Rowling call it “parseltongue” or something like that?

viking01 on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Can I please cross-post just this one time? From QOTD:

…Hillary (and) Barack, are both flesh-eating snakes.

Lourdes on June 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Fallon on June 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Smartest President ever!!!

Remember when the media told us what a dunce Palin was?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL

Good times folks, good times.

PappyD61 on June 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM

PappyD61:True Dat Pappy:)

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Pres Obama congrats Miami “for having the world champion Miami Heats here in town.” He said “Heats.”

You eeediot!

imasoulman on June 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Actually, it’s the Chicago Bull, which is exactly what he’s been spewing for the past five years.

Ed Morrissey on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Ed Morrissey:Haha,good one,

Hopeys Little Big Horn,coming up,in November:)
(sarc)

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

As a life-long New Yorker, I couldn’t give a crap about Boston or the Red Sox.

Why was the taking away of silverware at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials not the OOTD???

Maddie on June 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Maybe he thinks that when talking about the team, it’s Miami Heat, but when talking about the players, it’s Miami Heats.

Actually, it’s a mistake that is commonly made by FOREIGNERS.

Could be a result of his early education in Indonesia.

Timothy S. Carlson on June 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

TFGRPs

What does this mean?

esr1951 on June 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM

The First Gun Running Presidents

pain train on June 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Shaquilles ONeals!

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM

The Chicago Bull and the White Sock!

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Years from now people will ask, “Where were you on November 6 2008 when the gay dog-eating gun-runner was elected President?”

Very similar to, “Where were you on 9/11?”

CorporatePiggy on June 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM | Delete

Actually, he was elected on November 4, 2008. I remember because it was my birthday. Not one of my better birthdays.

Bitter Clinger on June 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Everything is plural with this guy…
Because Won is a lonely number.

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

OUCH!!

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM

…you think he knew the correct name of the “ballpark” the Heats played in? (:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Why was the taking away of silverware at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials not the OOTD???

Maddie on June 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM

You must have missed Monday’s OOTD.

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

The Chicago Bull and the White Sock!

ted c on June 27, 2012 at 9:16 AM | Delete | Delete and Ban

… JugEars …without a teleprompter: The Chicago Sock and the White Bull!

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

…you think he knew the correct name of the “ballpark” the Heats played in? (:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Probably Left Field.

viking01 on June 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

He’s just got to get that annoying “sssss” in every sentence, doesn’t he?

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Parseltongue?

Archivarix on June 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

So… the man who touts himself as the LeBron of politics…

…can’t pronounce the name of LeBron’s team?

HE’S TEH GENIUS!!!

crazy_legs on June 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Nice to know that the Fraud has evolved enough to support a same sex marriage for “Coach” Sandusky!!Shows his activism in the sports world!!Ha!!

Marco on June 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Is Is Is Is Is wants to makes this perfectly clears. Is Is Is Is Is am nots a stuttering crooks.

MNHawk on June 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

You must have missed Monday’s OOTD.

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hot damn, I did. Thanks!

Maddie on June 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

He self-annoints a lot.

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Ok, I tried to resist, I really did, but I just couldn’t. So….

“He’s a legend in his own mind”.

Oldnuke on June 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Well at least he didn’t call them the Miami Lebron’s…………;-)

angrymike on June 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Give him time…

Khun Joe on June 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

DuctTapeMyBrain on June 27, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Get it right; slip of the tongues

chemman on June 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I’m Ron Burgundy?

revolutionismyname on June 27, 2012 at 8:05 AM

I’m late to the game, but I think this gets it right. Don’t blame POTUS, blame TOTUS!

sadarj on June 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I really want to know what kind of drugs he is on.

ORconservative on June 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Come on, Ed. Are you really going with a slip of the tongue over O’s decision to withdraw federal cooperation with Arizona on immigration? Personal foibles may be good sport, but he’s an amateur in office. That should be the focus.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on June 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Remember when super jock couldn’t name any of his favorite players from the Chicago White Sox.

After stuttering for five minutes Obama said well I I I I I I like the Chicago Cubs too.

Can’t even throw a baseball or dunk a basketball.
His intelligence and his athleticism is all one big media-fabrication.

bailey24 on June 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Our cool young President’s knowledge of professional basketball teams is only eclipsed by his knowledge of economics.

(yeah, we’re screwed.)

BigAlSouth on June 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM

This could be a result of his being a Chicago Bull fan.

bloggless on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM

community organizer, my aching a**! He is the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the Republic. Liberal can be soooo proud that he is destroying the country!

ultracon on June 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Heres the video!!

Obama Speaks in Miami Beach

President Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters in Miami Beach that 2012 is going to be a close election, but they can decide whether to keep intact changes he has put in place in healthcare and immigration.

4 hours ago
============

http://www.nbcmiami.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Obama-Speaks-in-Miami-Beach/160500685

canopfor on June 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Actually, it’s the Chicago Bull, which is exactly what he’s been spewing for the past five years.

Ed Morrissey on June 27, 2012 at 8:17 AM

He shoots! He scores!

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on June 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Actually the President follows all 57 NBA teams closely.

GreenBlade on June 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Pres Obama congrats Miami “for having the world champion Miami Heats here in town.” He said “Heats.”

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2012

I’ll give him a pass on this, it may be some variety of ghetto-talk that we are not privy to.

slickwillie2001 on June 27, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Is there anything about this d-bag that’s real?

Tim_CA on June 27, 2012 at 11:34 AM

How dare those of you who have made negative comments regarding our President, Barack Hussein Obama II – Barry Soetoro, our Second Black President (William Jefferson Clinton was declared our First Black President), for naming the NBA Basketball team, the Miami Heat “Miami Heats.”

President Barack Hussein Obama II is the smartest human being to ever walk the earth. He is the greatest Constitutional Scholar and Constitutional Lawyer, the greatest College-University Professor, the most Compassionate, Loving, Wise, caring, Holy, well educated, aware person to have ever lived.

He is the True Messiah, Savior of Mankind, Ocean of Mercy and Compassion, who Jesus the Christ look like a phony, dime store phony and a demon, makes Albert Einstein look like a total idiot, makes Mother Theresa look like the most selfish person on the planet. In fact Lord, Savior, and Messiah Barack Hussein Obama is the most wonderful person to ever live.

If President Obama, Peace be Unto Him, Praise His Holy Name, All Worship, Adoration, Submission, and Obedience be Unto Him, calls the Pope “Dude,” then the Pope is “Dude.” If President Obama calls the sky green, then the sky is green. If President Obama says that bad is good, and good is bad, then bad is good, and good is bad. If President Obama declares that we are a racist, evil, stupid nation of people who cling to their guns, their religion, their bibles, and the like, then we are a nation of racist, evil, stupid people who cling to their guns, their religion, their bibles, and the like. If President Obama decides to rename the Miami Heat “Miami Heats,” then the Miami Heat are not “Miami Heats,” and if you don’t like it, then YOU perform the miracles that our Messiah, Lord, and Savior, the One, Mister Hope and Change, the One we have been waiting for, has performed, such as calming the storm with his voice, stopping the war on terror, bringing about the “Arab Spring” and peace and democracy to the world, reducing the debt in the USA, improving our debt, and more.

Instead of finding fault with such a wonderful person as President Barack Hussein Obama, we should have altars in our homes and pray to Him several times a day. We should build Mosques and have calls to prayer in worship of our Messiah, Lord and Savior, President Barack Hussein Obama, five, or even ten times per day.

We are what we are, we have what we have thanks to our wonderful Leader, President Obama, and all who are ungrateful should stop being mean and start showing Love and Grattitude to our Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Divine wife, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama.

Now, you should all be ashamed of yourself, bow down, give thanks to President Barack Hussein Obama II – Barry Soetoro, ask for His forgiveness, declare Him as your Lord and Savior, and help Him with His good works, help Him with His Mission. Help Him for there are so many Freedoms and Liberties to crush, so many babies to slaughter via abortion, so many Muslim violent, miltant thugs to submit to, so many things to accomplish, so much of our economy yet to destroy, so much hatred, divisiveness, phony racism, so much class envy to promote. Our Master Barack Hussein Obama will, with our help, achieve those “lofty” goals, and other malevolent achievements, as well.

William2006 on June 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I knew this would make the OAOTD as soon as I heard it. Rush just said this was Obama’s way of flipping them the bird!!!

karenhasfreedom on June 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM

congrats to the world champion Miami Tweets. Hope rumor of your moving to Madison is only that, because it would pose “unfair” threat to Milwaukee….nah, that would’ve been Too easy.

Teddy on June 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I hope tomorrow’s Sports idiocy is Obama getting roundly booed in Boston after thanking us for sending Kevin Youkilis to his favorite team, the Cubs White Sox.

BKennedy on June 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Don’t you mean the White Soxes?

malclave on June 27, 2012 at 6:34 PM

The First Leo Gorcey President.

The Rogue Tomato on June 27, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Not everyone is familiar with the Dead End Kids or Bowery Boys. As for me, I grew up watching movies with those guys on weekends. For those not familar with Leo Gorcey, from Wikipedia: “Leo’s character “Slip” was famed for his malapropisms always delivered in a Brooklyn accent, such as “a clever seduction” for “a clever deduction,” “I depreciate it!” (“I appreciate it!”), “I regurgitate” (“I reiterate”), and “optical delusion” (“optical illusion”). In the movie Jungle Gents, in which the Bowery Boys went to Africa, Huntz Hall lost the map and substituted a newspaper ad for lingerie. When Slip saw it, he said, “This ain’t a map—it’s an ad for ladies’ griddles! [girdles]“

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

herm2416 on June 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM

You mean the team that plays in ComiNskey Park?!

Uh…I believe that’s ComiNskey Field. Obama would know. After all, he’s a White Sox fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPUhulaRzpU

And Costas for the save!

ynot4tony2 on June 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM