Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on June 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I had to laugh when I saw the clip of Barack Obama get booed by a crowd at a campaign stop in Boston after teasing them about a trade between the Red Sox and the White Sox involving third baseman Kevin Youkilis. We got a lot of e-mails over this, including several nominations for this clip to be added to the OOTD list, but I didn’t think it merited inclusion — as it’s clearly an intentional and good-natured needling of the crowd:

That is, I didn’t consider it an OOTD until I saw the reaction at the White House.  Clearly, the President didn’t check in with his staff, as Jay Carney spent the next day trying to convince everyone that Obama didn’t get booed — the crowd was saying Yoooooook!  As Allahpundit noted on Tuesday, that’s a rather difficult argument to make, since Obama acknowledges the boos in this clip as they rain down on him, and enjoys the moment.

Didn’t Obama bother to explain that to his staff in order to prepare them for the inevitable questions that would arise the next day? Now the White House press corps has another data point for the utter destruction of Jay Carney’s credibility with them, all over a dumb joke that Obama probably should have skipped in the first place.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com 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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Booo Hiss…

OmahaConservative on June 28, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Reminds me of when he tweaked Putin by reminding him that Russia sold Alaska for a song. I think relations started deteriorating right after that.

CitizenEgg on June 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Dear SCOTUS: Please strikedown obamacare.

Signed,

America

rightside on June 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I bet Obama would read anything you put on his teleprompter. ANYTHING.

wildcat72 on June 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Didn’t Obama bother to explain that to his staff in order to prepare them for the inevitable questions that would arise the next day?

pfft, i don’t need to explain anything

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

buh bye ol buddy ol pal of mine

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

who’s his favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

I kind of feel bad for Obama over this one. He has enough to criticize already, making an issue of some good natured ribbing just seemed unfair. However Carney just couldn’t lighten up for even a moment and here we are.

Skwor on June 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Now the White House press corps has another data point for the utter destruction of Jay Carney’s credibility with them, all over a dumb joke that Obama probably should have skipped in the first place.

What is this credibility you speak of? A tube sock has more credibility than Carney.

Happy Nomad on June 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

heh

cmsinaz on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Never misses an opportunity to to stick his thumb in in
someones eye . Nasty people can’t help themselves .

Lucano on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Well, when you consider the fact that Carney is a complete moron to begin with, it wouldn’t have made any difference if Obama had explained what happened in Boston to his staff or not!

pilamaye on June 28, 2012 at 8:08 AM

That is, I didn’t consider it an OOTD until I saw the reaction at the White House. Clearly, the President didn’t check in with his staff, as Jay Carney spent the next day trying to convince everyone that Obama didn’t get booed — the crowd was saying Yoooooook!

So Jay Carney is a liar? Huh. What else might he have lied about?

visions on June 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM

They weren’t saying Booooo. They were saying Boooooosh!!!!

dddave on June 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Carneys ain’t credible folk.

hillsoftx on June 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Carney’s go-to position is a lie. And you know what? That little lying weasel will be the host of a Sunday morning “news” show some day.

Rational Thought on June 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Isn’t Carney pretty much the OOTD every day?

50sGuy on June 28, 2012 at 8:17 AM

The crowd was just concerned about the Obama’s dog…and for good reason.

Electrongod on June 28, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Now the White House press corpse has another data point for the utter destruction of Jay Carney’s credibility

Ed, I FIFY. It’s spelled like it’s spoken (by the POTUS, at least).

DrStock on June 28, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Carney’s go-to position is a lie. And you know what? That little lying weasel will be the host of a Sunday morning “news” show some day.

Rational Thought on June 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Stephanopoulos & Carney speaking truthiness to power.

Gladtobehere on June 28, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Jay Carney’s going to receive a lot of attention today. We should try to show our conservative compassion and humility.

Yooooooooooooooooook and your President screwed up—again.

Rovin on June 28, 2012 at 8:21 AM

You gots to know your crowd………

Mans got to know his limitations(sarc)!

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:25 AM

This is not an Obamateurism.

Jay Carney was the amateur in this case.

Carnivalism of the day?

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

You know, I’ll bet he was swell kid with his little cap, Buster Brown shoes, matching socks and sweater and short pants with suspenders.

50sGuy on June 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM

The crowd was yelling UKE!!! in recognition of the musical instrument most famous for having signed Obungler’s embarrassingly fake official birth certificate.

viking01 on June 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I bet Obama would read anything you put on his teleprompter. ANYTHING.

wildcat72 on June 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Obama… lika… do… da cha cha

/obligatory

The Schaef on June 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Heads up,starts at 8:45AM!

http://scotusblog.wpengine.com/

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Carnivalism of the day?

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Carvivalism of the day is taking place either at the SCOTUS or on the floor of the House where a corrupt evil man is going to be held in contempt. Pick one or just enjoy the ride!

Happy Nomad on June 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM

who’s his favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Kaminskey

NoFanofLibs on June 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Carnivalism of the day?

itsnotaboutme on June 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

itsnotaboutme:

Carnaval Barkerism!!!!!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I bet Obama would read anything you put on his teleprompter. ANYTHING.

I said to Mrs. Crazy Legs this morning as we were talking about his “Miamah Heats” moment that our benevolent god-king would truly read anything that’s put on the teleprompter without thinking, and that I’m waiting for the day when he gives an address and in the middle of it says (in best Obama-drone) “I’m a little teapot… short and stout… here is my handle… here is… my spout.”

crazy_legs on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I always find it to be unnatural when he tries to be a good ole boy and talk about sports. They want to talk about Romney being out of touch? Obama is a limousine liberal who probably would shriek like a girl if he got a little dirt on his hands.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I bet Obama would read anything you put on his teleprompter. ANYTHING.

wildcat72 on June 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

A few years ago Zero did read the a visiting leader’s speech until he nearly thanked himself for being there.

viking01 on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

New campaign slogan: “We’re thin-skinned so you better be careful!”

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

who’s his [Zero's] favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Joe DiMaggio. Just ask him.

viking01 on June 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Ted c
His favorite Sox player ….it’s uh um uh…….I think he played second base in the 90′s……

angrymike on June 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

“…he nearly thanked himself for being there.

viking01 on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Good one! *LOL*

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I still like Carney better than Gibbs. His big sweating forehead kinda killed my appetite.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I always find it to be unnatural when he tries to be a good ole boy and talk about sports. They want to talk about Romney being out of touch? Obama is a limousine liberal who probably would shriek like a girl if he got a little dirt on his hands.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Yup, he’s not a White Sox fan. He couldn’t name one player, just a few years after they won the World Series. Axelrod made him into a baseball fan to sell him to Chicago and America. It’s all a ruse.

Fallon on June 28, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Heads up,starts at 8:45AM!

http://scotusblog.wpengine.com/

canopfor on June 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Thanks! I din’t save it the other day.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I understand Carney has a job to do, but honestly, some of the “material” they give him to push at the daily briefing is beyond the pale. Either that, or he’s a moron for thinking he can pass this crap off.

tpitman on June 28, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Sorry I’m a bit focused on whether Mammy and I and future generations will be facing Obamas Death panels.

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

New campaign slogan: “We’re thin-skinned so you better be careful!”

Liam on June 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Maybe that’s why they stiffed Boston for the cost of security for the trip.

Night Owl on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Gotta say, I saw Youkilis play on the Saturday game and when he came up, I thought BoSox fans were booing him.

NoDonkey on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

My grandmother recently fell and broke her pelvis. Turns out that they’ve cut back the amount of home rehab that you can get on Medicare. Part of Obamacare and we’re the bad guys.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

PappyD61 on June 28, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Me too.

This isn’t worthy of an Obamateurism. If anything it makes Owe look more human.

katablog.com on June 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

…Jay Carney knows 3 Yoooooooook’s…!!!

KOOLAID2 on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

who’s his favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Answer: Arnold Rothstein

St Gaudens on June 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

This would have been a great ribbing between actual rivals. The ‘joke’ fell flat and garnered the booos because we all know Prezzy Right Thing To Do isn’t a real baseball fan of the White Sox, Cubs, or Nationals. Maybe ESPN could schedule him for an interview on trades or something.

Kissmygrits on June 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Coming from the great sports fan, as HE admitted, it was too soon.

Saying this in Boston was stupid

EliTheBean on June 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

who’s his favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Michael Jordan

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 9:16 AM

That self-satisfied big smile and laugh is unpleasant.

CorporatePiggy on June 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

NOBODY boos Dear Leader! EVERYONE LOVES DEAR LEADER!!!

WannabeAnglican on June 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Booo – urns!
Booo – urns!
Booo – urns!

aunursa on June 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Carneys ain’t credible folk.

hillsoftx on June 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Small hands. Smell like cabbage.

UltimateBob on June 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I always find it to be unnatural when he tries to be a good ole boy and talk about sports. They want to talk about Romney being out of touch? Obama is a limousine liberal who probably would shriek like a girl if he got a little dirt on his hands.

TXMomof3 on June 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

… or his mom jeans…

Khun Joe on June 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

who’s his favorite Chicago White Sock player again.???/…

ted c on June 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Michael Jordan

Bitter Clinger on June 28, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Good call, BC. I was gonna guess Bobby Orr.

SKYFOX on June 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Actually, had they been residents of my Boston neighborhood, they would be shouting FucYoooook!

morbius on June 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Booo – urns!
Booo – urns!
Booo – urns!

aunursa on June 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

My thought, too – here you go -

Sowell Disciple on June 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Here it is — apparently you can’t quote and link in the same comment ? –

Sowell Disciple on June 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Sowell Disciple on June 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Booooooooooooo

Tim_CA on June 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Where’s Senor Spielbergo when you need him?

BOO-URNS! BOO-URNS!

CatchAll on June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

SOP for Obama. He couldn’t resist needling those in attendance at Minute Maid when he had to bring up the Astros losing the World Series. Probably anyone dumb enough to attend was dumb enough to contribute.

jazzuscounty on June 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM