Obama on “The View”: “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here”

posted at 9:30 pm on September 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

I don’t want to raise expectations, but the most irritating Obama interview ever could be a mere 14 hours away.

When host and veteran journalist Barbara Walters kidded Michelle Obama about bringing the president as her “date,” Obama quipped, “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here.”…

During the show, the Obamas joked about their upcoming anniversary and presented the hosts with White House cloth napkins, golf balls, candy and bottles of Obama’s home-brewed beer. The couple’s 20th anniversary will fall on the day of the first presidential debate, Oct. 3.

“Our first wedding anniversary, I totally forgot,” Michelle dead-panned.

The president jokingly responded: “Cold.”

That’s from Reuters, which notes that the appearance was “squeezed in” before his UN obligations. True enough, if you exclude “meeting with foreign leaders” from his obligations; otherwise the “View” taping is more of an “in lieu of” thing. As for that “bump in the road” in Benghazi, good news: Slowly but surely, he’s coming around to the realization that the consulate attack that involved 50-100 masked men using heavy weapons and military tactics probably wasn’t a spontaneous protest that got a little out of hand.

President Obama continued the shift in his administration’s language in explaining the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, saying Monday in a taping of “The View” that the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others “wasn’t just a mob action.”…

“There’s no doubt” that the assault “wasn’t just a mob action” but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability,” Obama said in the taping of the ABC show “The View.” “What’s been interesting, just this past week, there were these massive protests against these extremists militias that are suspected, maybe, of having been involved in this attack.”

The latest on why that more-than-a-mob-action was so successful comes from CNN, reporting tonight that because the consulate was a temporary facility it was subject to waivers that permitted fewer guards and general security measures. They did upgrade security a bit in the last few months, but not with measures designed to repel an attack by a militia. Because who could have anticipated that a militia might attack a U.S. consulate in … war-torn Libya, where jihadist militias have owned the streets for more than a year?

Via News Busters, here’s Krauthammer imagining today’s news in an alternate universe where the media is fair.


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Moochelle to outlaw Eye Candy..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Next to Joy & Whoppi — he’s not 100% wrong.

Dark Star on September 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Our Ambassadors and just about any Westerner…
Eye Candy to Jehadists…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Moochelle to outlaw Eye Candy..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Well she is doing a good job starving kids in school. Might as well go for Eye Candy while she’s at it.

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Next to Joy & Whoppi — he’s not 100% wrong.

Dark Star on September 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Just incomplete…

Maybe…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Makes you just want to spit.

CoffeeLover on September 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Subtract the DrStock signature in my last post..

Carry over from a previous cut/paste…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Swooning over the rap start.

Sickening.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

He is an eyesore

burrata on September 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Everywhere else , he’s a disaster.

the_nile on September 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

“There’s no doubt” that the assault “wasn’t just a mob action” but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability,”

but was it rape-rape ?

burrata on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

He’s also very high maintenance.

Flange on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obsequious sycophants.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

As I panned across the video screen…

I had a huge range of emotions….

All of them not good…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

They did upgrade security a bit in the last few months, but not with measures designed to repel an attack by a militia.

sounds like all that they had for any semblance of security was Norton Antivirus runnin’ on the PCs…..

/security *like Bon Qui Qui says it*

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I think I’m going to puke.

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

He’s also very high maintenance.

Flange on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Most Socialists are…

If Obama is 32,000 feet up..
And the O2 masks drop…

Obama would be offended..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Ambassador Christopher Stevens was unavailable for comment.

You have an ambassador under attack. How in Hell do you go to bed? I wouldn’t be able to sleep.

rbj on September 24, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Because who could have anticipated that a militia might attack a U.S. consulate in … war-torn Libya, where jihadist militias have owned the streets for more than a year?

Yep, and it happened on just a regular day on their busy calendars, what was it, September 11th in the 11th year following some airplane accidents in Manhattan and Washington, DC and PA. Who on earth would’ve even thought about a little extra security on that date and in a place called Benghazi?

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

That’s the title of Obama’s next autobiography/sci-fi mashup:

I, Candy

CitizenEgg on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I think I’m going to puke.

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM

That was the emotion I felt..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Eye candy, indeed. Puke.

Naturally Curly on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

If by “eye candy” he means the stuff I had to clean up after my dog had the squirts, I’ll buy that!

Sasha List on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Because who could have anticipated that a militia might attack a U.S. consulate in … war-torn Libya, where jihadist militias have owned the streets for more than a year?

well, certainly not someone who thinks that their Cairo speech, bowing, scraping, and history in the Middle East was sufficient to mend fences with the whole region.

/anticipations.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I think Obama should stop courting the chicks and go after white, middle-aged males instead. Get outdoors, shoot some guns, hunt a tiger–even if it’s staged, who cares?

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I, Candy

CitizenEgg on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

The Candy Man can..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Subtract the DrStock signature in my last post..

Carry over from a previous cut/paste…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I feel like a leftover.

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

iCandy

it rots your teeth, and your brain.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Obama “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here”

Butterscotch?

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I feel like a leftover.

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

LOL…

I didn’t mean to throw you out like left overs…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

CitizenEgg on September 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Sounds like the kind of ‘tell all’ book wherein the protagonist admits to having a brief, but lucrative, career as a stripper while attending the university.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

His farewell tour

Conservative4ev on September 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

he reminds me of the candy man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang……

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

For the blind.

RedRedRice on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Tonight on NBC’s nightly news, they discussed Obama “meeting with world leaders” at the UN (I’m pretty sure they did not mention that he declined a meeting with Netanyahu), then showed him having a good time on the view with Barabara Walters. I know they thought it was supposed to make him look good, but I thought the optics were bad.

Slightly OT, but right after that, they do this 5 minute bio on President Kennedy (they were pushing a new book with recently found tapes). They were sure to show lots of footage of civil rights and dogs being sicked on blacks, and of course implying that Kennedy courageously led the civil rights movement. Translation, “they gon put ya’ll back in chains” if you don’t re-elect Obama who is just like Kennedy.

cep on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Isn’t he “just eye candy” everywhere?

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

How many licks does it take to get to the center?

Obama will never know…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

That’s from Reuters, which notes that the appearance was “squeezed in” before his UN obligations. True enough, if you exclude “meeting with foreign leaders” from his obligations; otherwise the “View” taping is more of an “in lieu of” thing.

AP, that is just world class snark right there. That’s the kind of sarcasm I aspire to.

AZfederalist on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I believe in this case “Eye Candy” is a synonym for “emetic”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Obama “I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here”

From that group, so is Keith Richards.

itsspideyman on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I think he demolished the stereotype that he is a vapid celebrity out of his depth.
 
Ric on September 26, 2008 at 11:14 PM

rogerb on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

To get the image of Obama Eye Candy out of your mind

Look at this crowd!

Colorado for Mitt

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

How many licks does it take to get to the center?

Obama will never know…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

.
Thread winner. : )

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

“I’ve been told I’m just eye candy here”

Yeah, and Elizabeth Warren was told she was an Indian. Everybody lies.

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Spouse postulates that the reason Teh Won chose to go on The View instead of meet with foreign leaders was…because the foreign leaders can’t vote for him, whereas, U.S. residents who watch The View….can.

It makes me sick, but it’s correct. Teh Won’s reasons for all these celeb appearances and interviews with celeb magazines is simply to shore up his base voters–the stupid celebrity worshippers, who lap up this inanity. He figures he can carry the day with garnering the couch potato vote.

Y’know, JFK was also a celebrity president–I mean, anyone who could have Marilyn Monroe sing “Happy Birthday” to him–! The difference was, even though he was a Dem, JFK didn’t want to destroy the country while he was lapping up all the celeb love (and anything else he could get his hands on). Teh Won would be happy if he could continue imbibing champagne as His Imperial Magesty with the slobbering glitterati, while the rest of us fight each other for Empress Moochelle’s imperial ration of food scraps for the masses.

theotherone on September 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

he reminds me of the candy man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang……

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

More like Candy Man in the movie “Candy Man”.

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM

His behavior during this crisis (yes, a crisis – not a bump) has been extremely tacky.

Blake on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Eye candy? The freak looks like peewee Herman on a bike wearing mom jeans with an invagination where his bulge is supposed to be.

And then he crosses his legs on letterman in a way that is only possible if his package migrated north for the winter to lodge in his abdomen.

He throws like a girl and is bow legged.

Crimes.

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

“eye candy”

Finally! Something that gets the sugar monkey off my back.

BettyRuth on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

he’s utterly useless. Maybe he can get a boob job and tweet pictures of his butt like Kim Kardashian.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I believe in this case “Eye Candy” is a synonym for “emetic”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM

.
.
Eye-ipecac.

listens2glenn on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I think Obama should stop courting the chicks and go after white, middle-aged males instead. Get outdoors, shoot some guns, hunt a tiger–even if it’s staged, who cares?

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Somehow I think Jugears would wet himself in fear if he shot anything larger than a 22.

AZfederalist on September 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

To get the image of Obama Eye Candy out of your mind

Look at this crowd!

Colorado for Mitt

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Eye Candy…

Unlike The O campaign moving the crowd into a smaller indoor stadium…
To make the crowd bigger…

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

he is better looking than 3 of the 4 women on the panel

gerrym51 on September 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Do “World Affairs” have a pause button that he can push while he go out and get his thigh feltup by Joy???? WTF? We are on the precipice of WWIII and he’s getting tongue baths over here….. the nerve of this guy.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

he reminds me of the candy man in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang……

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Funny,I was thinking he remind me more of a skinny dog eating Fat Ba$tard from Austin Powers

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

he’s utterly useless. Maybe he can get a boob job and tweet pictures of his butt like Kim Kardashian.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Doesn’t Rush call him “President Kardashian?”

theotherone on September 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

“There’s no doubt” that the assault “wasn’t just a mob action” but a sign of extremism in nations lacking stability,”

Woe be it for me to ask exactly who caused the instability and ordered, without Congressional approval, the taking out of a regime who was keeping things pretty stable. And, should I also be so bold to ask which nations in that region have anything approaching stability since 2009 or which lack extremism since then? Except one, perhaps, I think it’s called Israel, otherwise known “one of our allies” in the region.

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

if he’s eye candy then my eyes are spitting….

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Go look at the current picture of Michelle on Drudge. If that doesn’t put you off candy and everything else, I don’t know what can. That woman is double down ugly.

BettyRuth on September 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM

October September Surprise?

Ugly on September 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Better yet, Obama could take a lesson from Putin and go for the eye candy and sportsmen vote all in one outing.

DrStock on September 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Just gross… Really on so many levels. It’s one thing for the media to be the bag for him regarding his agenda and policies and mistakes but is it necessary for them to proclaim and push the narrative that a 51 year old jug eared mom jeans wearing mole faced probably just got sand kicked in his face or smelled something bad looking geek as cool hip and hot and young for gods sake…the press think we are stupid but can we at least get credit for having eyes.

Caseoftheblues on September 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Somehow I think Jugears would wet himself in fear if he shot anything larger than a 22.

AZfederalist on September 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

ROTFLMAO… I’m pretty sure he would wet himself and probably shoot himself in the foot if he tried to shoot a .22

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

God-honest truth? Aside from Hasselbeck, Obama is by far the best-looking one on that couch.

So yeah: He is eye-candy for that set.

greggriffith on September 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Any of those women would strip naked on TV and beg to have his baby.

If Hussein weren’t impotent and they weren’t menopausal…

wildcat72 on September 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I meant to say cripes not crimes.

*freakin iPad thingy*

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

speaking of hungry….. bewares

COMEDY GOLD by high schoolers on Mrs. Obama’s food regs.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Somehow I think Jugears would wet himself in fear if he shot anything larger than a 22.

AZfederalist on September 24, 2012 at 9:49 PM

ROTFLMAO… I’m pretty sure he would wet himself and probably shoot himself in the foot if he tried to shoot a .22

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

A .22? You are being generous. Hussein couldn’t handle a water pistol.

wildcat72 on September 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Worst PRESIDENT in American history…….best CAMPAIGNER in Ameican history.

God help us survive this Administration……..AND……..the fools that voted for him!!!!

PappyD61 on September 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

SparkPlug on September 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM

lol!:)

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

‘Sesquipidelian’ and ‘tommyhawk’ are in their bunks.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

he is better looking than 3 of the 4 women on the panel

gerrym51 on September 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Obama should have showed up with a huge Virgina around his neck.

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

God-honest truth? Aside from Hasselbeck, Obama is by far the best-looking one on that couch.

So yeah: He is eye-candy for that set.

greggriffith on September 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

That’s not saying much though, my dog’s butt looks better than everyone on that couch except Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and my dogs butt is just plain butt ugly.

SWalker on September 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

We have Troops on the ground in Afghanistan.

And they are leaderless.

Achmadinjaboob is in a penthouse suite safer than they are.

Court-marshals for pissing on a dead taliban the day after you saw your buddy get his leg blown off.

Eff barky, and his fat arsed wife.

wolly4321 on September 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Can’t wait til Nov 6th when this punk suffers a horrible and
overwhelming defeat.

Texyank on September 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

EYE CANDY

#forall

PappyD61 on September 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Just don’t mention Cotton Candy..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 9:58 PM

What President Kardashian doesn’t realize is that by referring to himself as “eye candy”, even jokingly, has invoked the image and spector that the world has had of him for some time now, particularly foreign leaders, i.e., that of a complete and total “candy ass”.

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Zaphod. Beeblebrox.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Any one of them…
Could replace Obama and the world would never know..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

We Wuz Robbed! The Way We Should’ve Fought World War II!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/09/we-was-robbed-way-we-shouldve-fought.html

My “Sweet 15″ of reworked WWII propaganda posters…

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

.best CAMPAIGNER in Ameican history.

PappyD61 on September 24, 2012 at 9:55 PM

LOLWUT?

Surely you jest! The media and Hollywood did all his ‘campaigning’ for him. Black worship did the rest.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Zaphod. Beeblebrox.

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

“Barry’s just zis guy you know?

wildcat72 on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

If somebody told you that you’re just a knucklehead here, would you leave?

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

How much nose candy was backstage?

SouthernGent on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

heh. TXUS nails it.

candyass for the eyes……

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Why can’t Bloomberg ban that sweet tart?

MeatHeadinCA on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Can’t wait til Nov 6th when this punk suffers a horrible and
overwhelming defeat.

Texyank on September 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

And I know what his next job will be: He’ll join The View.

After all, he’s more female and feminine than any of them except Elisabeth.

wildcat72 on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Axe on September 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Made me laugh right out loud!:)

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Surely you jest! The media and Hollywood did all his ‘campaigning’ for him. Black worship did the rest.

Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Yup.

the_nile on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

iCandyAss

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

He’s a disgrace. I’m sure the dead Americans appreciate his continuous flippant attitude less than 2 weeks after a terrorist attack that was successful in large part because of his incompetence and unserious attitude…

ellifint on September 24, 2012 at 10:02 PM

LOLWUT?
Surely you jest! The media and Hollywood did all his ‘campaigning’ for him. Black worship did the rest.
Lanceman on September 24, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Careful or I’ll report you to bluefin.

MeatHeadinCA on September 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

flood the zone with iCandyass so the doped millions that watch this horsesh!t forget that he has the blood of a dead US Ambassador on his hands.

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Any thoughts on the Florida Miami Herald poll?

Obama up one point, 5 pt advantage and Obama up in Indies in Fl.

PappyD61 on September 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Imagine if Romney was a Democrat. He’d instantly be People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. Every Hollywood A list actress would be talking about their sexual fantasies about him. The MSM would be saying “face it, there’s just no way that a guy this good looking can possibly lose “.

Romney and Palin are better looking than ANYONE in the Democrat party. And it drives the “beautiful people” crazy.

ardenenoch on September 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I have nothing nice to say about Obama, especially about his looks.

But…

To get the image of Obama Eye Candy out of your mind

Look at this crowd!

Colorado for Mitt

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Holy Mormon! Go Mitt!!!

txhsmom on September 24, 2012 at 10:04 PM

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