Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:31 am on September 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It’s time once again to deal with the gaffes we inherited this week and choose the OOTW!  Just remember, the future must not belong to those who slack off on OOTW selections.  Hey, I know it’s tough to choose the biggest failure, but it’s your patriotic duty to make a choice.  And don’t blame anyone else if you’re confused, but at least take comfort in the fact that you’re in good company.

Previous weekly “winners” in 2012:

Previous Obamateurisms of the Year:

  • Giving 2 minutes of “shout-outs” before getting to the Fort Hood shooting (2009)
  • Obama leaves Clinton at press conference podium on tax deal to attend Christmas party (2010)
  • “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president— with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.” (2011)

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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Read this if you haven’t already:

Mark Steyn at his usual best as always!!!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/328815/president-future-mark-steyn

Scrumpy on September 30, 2012 at 2:33 PM

“Channeling my opponent” is actually a good recovery from an almost-gaffe.
The other four choices all are far more qualified to be the OOTW.

itsnotaboutme on September 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“Channeling my opponent” is actually a good recovery from an almost-gaffe.
The other four choices all are far more qualified to be the OOTW.

itsnotaboutme on September 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Still made him look like the weiner he is.

CW on September 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Hear this: if he takes away the First Amendment, he will not take away the Second.

davidk on September 30, 2012 at 11:29 AM

The 2nd Amendment is there to protect the 1st Amendment and the Constitution. If our government becomes tyrannical it is every American citizen’s duty to overthrow it!

IowaWoman on September 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Is it politically correct to refer to the View as the “bush leagues”.

landlines on September 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM

blame Bush – it’s all he’s ever done and his biggest mistake.

katablog.com on September 30, 2012 at 5:56 PM

The “threat to Islam” remark is chilling. We will be seeing it again as we consider the 2012 entries for the OOTY!

Mutnodjmet on September 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM

You know, you have to give it to the guy – I have now called the OOTY this year TWICE! And yet, he keeps finding ways to outdo himself.

How ’bout this big O?

The future must not belong to those a$$hats who feel it’s perfectly ok to kill those who would slander the prophet Mohamed. And the future must not belong to the apologists for those murderous jerkoffs.

Pablo Snooze on October 1, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I chose “failures”.

Choice #3, about the future not belong to blahblahblah, is bad, but it is mitigated slightly by the fact that this snippet is taken from a larger comment which included saying that the future doesn’t belong to those who hate other groups of people. I know that the other phrases were meant to keep it from appearing that he was focusing on Islam, when he certainly was focusing on Islam, but that doesn’t make the full commentary amateurish. It’s almost impossible not to agree that the future shouldn’t belong to people with extreme views.

But in this country, the future shouldn’t belong to those who ignore and abuse the Constitution, which is every federal government appointee and employee’s sworn duty to defend. This Resident has attacked the foundation of this nation repeatedly, and the other two branches of the federal government have said little to nothing in objection. There is trouble on the way.

Barry thinks that his biggest failures are lack of communication, or something. No, his biggest failure is his biggest success. Pushing through Congress the largest deficit-creating law ever, Obamacare, will absolutely be his political legacy, even after it is repealed next year.

Freelancer on October 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

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