Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on August 7, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Remember when we elected a President who promised to usher in a new era of meaningful politics, an end the days of partisanship for only the sake of partisanship, and rising above cheap personal attacks?  Good times, good times:

Adding a new attack line on Monday to his stump speech, the president railed against rival Mitt Romney’s tax proposals, saying they amount to “Robin Hood in reverse.”

“It’s Romney Hood,” the president added to loud applause from 500 supporters in a Stamford, Connecticut ballroom.

Obama’s campaign isn’t yet indicating whether the “Romney Hood” line will remain part of the president’s stump speech.

If he does, he’s going to have to explain it to his supporters, who didn’t quite get the reference:

In a sign of the times, a lot of people apparently have missed the Robin Hood reference entirely and have mistaken #RomneyHood for a place … a very bad place. But if you’re going to get the story wrong, you might as well get it really wrong, right?

However, as Twitchy also noted, conservatives reminded everyone that Robin Hood stole from the ruling class to give to the poor — the poor Saxons who had been taxed into poverty:

So maybe Obama should have someone explain the story to him before he gets around to explaining it to his supporters.

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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not even fairy tales are safe……

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Remember when we elected a President who promised to usher in a new era of meaningful politics, an end the days of partisanship for only the sake of partisanship, and rising above cheap personal attacks?

Nope.

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM

story tellin’ is hard…

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM

The Obama Regime: Robbers FROM Da `Hood.

wildcat72 on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM

they will double down on this…guaranteed….

ditches and slurpees are off the teleprompter

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM

They didn’t teach Robin Hood in Indonesia.

JimK on August 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM

In a sign of the times, a lot of people apparently have missed the Robin Hood reference entirely and have mistaken #RomneyHood for a place … a very bad place. But if you’re going to get the story wrong, you might as well get it really wrong, right?

Sub-headline, Confirmed: Obama supporters really are morons.

The really sad part is that I’m sure that Obama thinks that his snarky little comment endears him to the mouth-breathing idiots who still have faith in the filthy lying coward.

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Well it’s so unlike Obama to not deliver a clear crisp message, isn’t it? What…? Oh…yeah.

If I were on Mitt’s team I would have ads ready to get the message out to make Obama happy. What is he happiest doing? Golfing. Speaking in front of TV audiences where he can make people laugh. Going on vacations to exotic places (or at least sending his wife there, so he can golf and hang out with his buddies). It’s time to let the man retire and enjoy all of these things that he really enjoys.

CitizenEgg on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Romney should jump all over this.

In Romney Hood, compared to Obamaville, we work to increase jobs rather than steal from others.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Remember when we elected a President who promised to usher in a new era of meaningful politics, an end the days of partisanship for only the sake of partisanship, and rising above cheap personal attacks?

Nope.

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:04 AM

The left will never credit Americans, particularly whites with overcoming “raaaaacism”. Now that we’ve elected our first half-black President we will be called RAAAAACIST! if we UNELECT him or ever elect anything BUT a Marxist black for President.

wildcat72 on August 7, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

apparently they do, too much kool-aid

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM

I guess every private sector business is RomneyHood…
Close them all down…
That should do it…

*Now where did I have to go this morning…
Oh that’s right,…got to get ready to go to work..*

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM

In Romney Hood, we work to help the less fortunate–not to make them dependent upon theft, crony capitalism, and lies.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Romney’s peeps should take the Romney Hood and run with it, using the taking from the corrupt Gov and giving back to the peeps that earned it. Obambi must of been off his prompter again!

cmptrnerd on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM

In Romney HOod, compared to Obamaville, you can build your own business, build wealth and choose to donate to help the poor if you wish.

In Obamaville, you didn’t build that and you are the poor.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Funny on many levels….

visions on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I haven’t been on Twitter in a while but I’m sure Iowahawk & others had a field day with this one.

visions on August 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

wildcat72 on August 7, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Being call racist…after what we have been through and going through.
It kinda has a nice tone..
Bring it on trolls…..

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Hey romney guys, we know you read this thread. Draw a distinction, use “Obamaville”, weave in some “You didn’t build that” and roll with this Romney Hood thing.

free of charge.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

cmptrnerd on August 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM

oooh i hope they do

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

We all know who the hood is in this election, and it’s not Romney. Obama is the one who has been robbing taxpayers blind so he can pay off his supporters and campaign donors. Just look at Solyndra, GM, GE, etc.

AZCoyote on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Next he’ll be telling people that the Republicans get to go to the ball while he’s left at home to sweep out the chimney.

Night Owl on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Leave it to the left to build a hero-myth around redistributive theft.

The Schaef on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 AM

In Romney Hood, we want you to build or buy your own house without having to rely on the government to do it for you. Valerie Jarrett is a slumlord in Obamaville and Tony Rezko slices up the plot next door to the House He Bought For Obama.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:12 AM

In Romney Hood, Bill Ayers is a domestic terrorist and thug who wrote Obama’s book. In Obamaville, Bill Ayers is “Just another guy from the neighborhood.”

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Night Owl on August 7, 2012 at 8:11 AM

heh….don’t give them any ideas

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Well, see, the real moral is it is wrong to take from the government. According to Obama.

EliTheBean on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 AM

In Obamaville, the Senate Majority Leader tells lies for the mayor.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Yet another lie and desperation from Obama… Only a left wing lunatic and/or parasite voter would believe that Romney cutting taxes for everyone means that he is increasing taxes on the middle class… I heard that Obama is using some idiotic left wing group report about Romney tax cut would increase taxes on the middle classes, it is similar stupidity to the previous laughable report that says Obama has spent less than any other President since Eisenhower…
The audacity of lying is the absolute proof of desperation…Obama is losing badly and make no doubt about it. Their internal polls are terrible and they are lagging well behind in the fundraisings…They are now asking their media to create laughable polls with insane oversampling of democrats to show that Obama is leading Romney thinking that a fake lead would help Obama winning the elections…

mnjg on August 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM

In Romney Hood, it will always be okay to feel great about your country. In Obamaville, eh…not so much.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:16 AM

In Romney Hood, the beloved skittling sh!tting unicorn is extinct.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:17 AM

In Romney Hood, You DID build that.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM

In Romney Hood, Solyndra is a punchline.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM

In Romney Hood, compared to Obamaville, we work to increase jobs rather than steal from others.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

If only I could tweet, I’d steal this.

Fallon on August 7, 2012 at 8:19 AM

It’s words! Just words!

pilamaye on August 7, 2012 at 8:19 AM

In Romney Hood, they don’t give guns to Mexican drug gangs to kill US federal agents and then lie about it and extradite key witnesses like Kevin O’Reilly, but they do in Obamaville.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Confirmed: Passing grade in English Lit not required to get into Harvard Law…

PointnClick on August 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM

In Romney Hood, businesses that sell products and services that people want are welcome, but in Obamaville, only businesses that adhere to liberal ideology can sell their wares.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM

The sad thing is this just might work.

TimBuk3 on August 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I seem to remember a lot of Democrats using some version of the Robin Hood in reverse line when George Bush was in office. They might have used it before that and I just wasn’t paying attention. Anyways, it hasn’t gotten any more clever over time.

Mahna Mahna on August 7, 2012 at 8:24 AM

In RomneyHood…
Men don’t wear tights.

But in ObamaHood….
Boy can they jump.

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Obama Hood- Robs from the rich, uses the money to make campaign commercials on how the rich aren’t paying enough in taxes. Gives nothing back to the poor and middle class other than empty promises.

pilamaye on August 7, 2012 at 8:24 AM

In Romney Hood, he actually has a band of Merry Men, but in Obamaville he just has a band of Fairy Men.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM

It’s a beautiful day in the belabor-hood.

Nice, Ed. Whoa! Flashback to Mr. Robinson’s Neighboorhood.

Fallon on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM

In Romney HOod, compared to Obamaville,you can build your own business, build wealth and choose to donate to help the poor if you wish.

In Obamaville, you didn’t build that and you are the poor.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I like where you’re going with this, Ted!

Naturally Curly on August 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Well, real education isn’t a big priority in their hood.

Eren on August 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Pinocchio screws up the story of Robin Hood.

hillsoftx on August 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Romney Hood, Romney Hood,
Riding through the glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
With his band of men,
Feared by the bad, loved by the good,
Romney Hood! Romney Hood! Romney Hood!

pilamaye on August 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM

ObamaHood and his merry men…and Pelosi..
Are the types to attend a Kiss-In at a favorite restaurant chain..

Electrongod on August 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM

OT: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/07/emails-geithner-treasury-drove-cutoff-of-non-union-delphi-workers-pensions/

Can we please put someone, ANYONE in this administration behind bars already?!

Doughboy on August 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM

The first clear reference to “rhymes of Robin Hood” is from the late-14th-century poem Piers Plowman, but the earliest surviving copies of the narrative ballads that tell his story date to the 15th century, or the first decade of the 16th century. In these early accounts, Robin Hood’s partisanship of the lower classes, his Marianism and associated special regard for women, his outstanding skill as an archer, his anti-clericalism, and his particular animosity towards the Sheriff of Nottingham are already clear.

Roll with this Mitt, you’re an outlaw, quick on the draw….

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM

heh….don’t give them any ideas

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Sorry! It must be fun to be a liberal and just make stuff up.

Night Owl on August 7, 2012 at 8:36 AM

NO, :)

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Just like “never let a lie get in the way of a good story” – “don’t let the facts cloud the narrative”.

Unfortunately the slobbering press and followers will wear this dumb statement like a beauty queen’s banner. Dips#its.

tru2tx on August 7, 2012 at 8:40 AM

OT Ed, check out Glenn kessler…gives reid 4 pinnochios

cmsinaz on August 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM

It’s ironic that the guy who employs the Sheriff of Knotinhead as his VP would make a quote like this.

jon1979 on August 7, 2012 at 8:47 AM

“It’s Romney Hood,” the president added to loud applause from 500 supporters in a Stamford, Connecticut ballroom.

So now he can only fill a ballroom? That sure does make it fun to speculate about BOA field next month!

herm2416 on August 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM

When you are a kid and the Koran is all you get to read you don’t get much folklore.

docflash on August 7, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Remember when schools taught basic literature, so as a room full of Obama voters could get these little nuggets?

MNHawk on August 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Romney Hood is a place? hahahahaha

I today’s public schools, what passes for literature is Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and Green Hornet comic books.

itsnotaboutme on August 7, 2012 at 9:09 AM

In Romney Hood, the beloved skittling sh!tting unicorn is extinct.

ted c on August 7, 2012 at 8:17 AM

But, man that was some delicious BBQ!

*burps*

Laura in Maryland on August 7, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Remember when we elected a President who promised to usher in a new era of meaningful politics, an end the days of partisanship for only the sake of partisanship, and rising above cheap personal attacks?


Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed

petefrt on August 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM

In Romney Hood, dogs don’t live in fear…

Kraken on August 7, 2012 at 9:43 AM

In George Romney’s time, a Romney Hood was the part of an AMC car that covered the engine.

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM

My husband and I both screamed at the radio when we heard Prezzy You Didn’t Build That’s speech. Even BOR is making fun of his talking head guests who spout lib drivel. What an unmitigated liar our dear leader is.

Kissmygrits on August 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Confirmed: Passing grade in English Lit not required to get into Harvard Law…

PointnClick on August 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Actually, it is required . . . but only for white and Asian applicants.

AZCoyote on August 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM

And Barry is Black Death to the US economy.

bayview on August 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Will Romney Hood lead to Mitt the Lionhearted?

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM

In Romney Hood…Mary Kept Her Little Lamb, Old McDonald has his farm and Little Miss Muffet still has a tuffet.

lynncgb on August 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Racist! Where is the outrage from all the Boyz in the Hood?

ultracon on August 7, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Obama is a cheap attack. Most worthless excuse for a president ever.

jqc1970 on August 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Says RobbingHood extraordinaire.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Obama, if he had a brain, would stay clear of words which contain “hood”.

Schadenfreude on August 7, 2012 at 2:22 PM

The left will never credit Americans, particularly whites with overcoming “raaaaacism”. Now that we’ve elected our first half-black President we will be called RAAAAACIST! if we UNELECT him or ever elect anything BUT a Marxist black for President.

wildcat72 on August 7, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Yep. Welcome to Entitlement America: where tribalism runs rampant.

Look at Detroit, Atlanta, NYC, Chicago, L.A., etc.. When a district goes leftist minority, it is NEVER supposed to be represented EVER again by anyone other than that same ethnicity leftist minority.

They are entitled to it.

Joe Mama on August 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM