Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on October 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Talk about bad timing!  When Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of “picking losers,” Obama appeared to be doing, er … just that at the 11-second mark here:

There’s really no good time for that, is there?

One word for the next round of debate prep: Kleenex.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me atobamaisms@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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Eye Candy has a soft shell coating..

Electrongod on October 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

You can pick your president, and you can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your President’s nose.

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

<strongLet's hope…..come January 21st he can't pick….our pockets anymore.

Bring on Biden!!

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

thanks for making friday fun Ed

:)

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

IPad thingy…..ggggrrrr. :-)

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

winner!!!

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Who nose what evil lurks in the boogers of men?

Well at least he didn’t flip Mitt the bird on the sly by pretending to scratch his head with his middle finger (like past debates)

CitizenEgg on October 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Well… uh… ick.

Fallon on October 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

“If you like your booger you can keep pick your booger.”

Yoop on October 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Ew, gross.

I never realized how much Obama avoided looking at Romney. Wow. Bad optics all around.

conservative pilgrim on October 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

ahhhhhhh the flip-flop Romney is back.

http://news.yahoo.com/romney-47-percent-completely-wrong-021604130–election.html

Ugh.

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Mr. Duh about busted a gut when he did that. I was wondering why I had not seen anyone mention it until now.

Flora Duh on October 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

NeighborhoodCatLady on October 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM

winner!!!

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Yep

Night Owl on October 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Well at least he didn’t flip Mitt the bird on the sly by pretending to scratch his head with his middle finger (like past debates)

I told Mrs Crazy Legs to watch out for that move. Her reply was “Wow. Really mature of our President.”

crazy_legs on October 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Glad someone else noticed that…

OmahaConservative on October 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Oh, great Ed! Thanks! Im actually having breakfast right now…

Valkyriepundit on October 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

5 Trillion Dollars.
5 Trillion Dollars.
5 Trillion Dollars.
5 Trillion Dollars.
5 Trillion Dollars.

If you say it enough someone might believe you. NYT maybe.

CorporatePiggy on October 5, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Some individuals are taught manners and etiquette by their mothers as part of growing up. Is what he does on national tv really surprising considering his upbringing? Bet he uses his fingers while eating dog as well.

Renee on October 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM

7.8%

oh yeah election propping

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Unemployment 7.8

Flora Duh on October 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

7.8 BULL CRAP

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

…JugEars head was down a lot after that…was that when he was rolling the booger around shaping and playing with it?…Was the moisture of his product just right?

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

mika not happy with 7.8%

politically looks good according to joe

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

BOOM!!!

7.8 Unemployment rate!

That’s that.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

He didn’t pick that!!!

RonRon on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I suppose that’s a step up from rubbing his forehead with his middle finger, as his old habit was….

but it’s still rude..

as is the glowing “I hate you eyes” when being addressed.

mark81150 on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

mika not happy with 7.8%

politically looks good according to joe

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

How many people dropped out? That’s the key.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I call “Shenanigans!”

Fallon on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

low information voter will be pleased with this number

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

exactly

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

7.8%? Not 5.2? I mean at this point your just spouting random made up numbers, so why not 5.2%?

Gingotts on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

dear leader will be spinning this BIG TIME

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Rush called this all along.

Fallon on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

7.8% unemployment after adding only 114k jobs in September? Either they’re fudging the numbers or a crapload of people left the workforce.

Doughboy on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

lowest rate since jan 2009

dear leader can brag about this
-morning joe

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

114k was right according to Drudge so that must mean a holy hell of a dropout from the work force.

Gingotts on October 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

dear leader will SPIN he brought it below 8%

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

7.8%

oh yeah election propping

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

That’s a lot of propping, because yesterday Reuters was saying 8.2

Economists expect employers added 113,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent from August’s 8.1 percent, according to a Reuters survey. Friday’s report will be the second-to-last before the November election. Source

Flora Duh on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I knew it would be 8% or lower. Knew it.

Yes, it is crap.

How many dropped out?

stenwin77 on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

7.8% unemployment after adding only 114k jobs in September? Either they’re fudging the numbers or a crapload of people left the workforce.

Doughboy on October 5, 2012 at 8:34 AM

It must be a lot – CNBC’s write up

Job growth remained tame in September, with the economy creating just 114,000 net new positions though the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent.

The report presented a slew of contradictory data points, with the total employment level soaring despite the low net number.

The falling jobless rate has been a function as much of the continued shrinking in the labor force as it was an increase in new positions.

But the government said the total number of jobs employed surged by 873,000, the highest one-month jump in 29 years.

I don’t think even they believe the number is right.

gophergirl on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

BOOM!!!

7.8 Unemployment rate!

That’s that.

gumbyandpokey on October 5, 2012 at 8:32 AM

yeah skippy.. that’s a huge up lift for the other 22 million 850,000 still un/under employed… as is my two sis in laws looking for work, as I take care of them, and their kids under my roof..

That’s why butthurt boy…

Ohio will break for Mitt.. The change is miniscule.. and folks in this county are still suffering..

but you keep on humpin that dead chicken..

you have no idea what the Hell you’re talking about.. The economy still sucks for the unemployed millions..

so you popping champagne corks is not making you any converts.

mark81150 on October 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Wait, so the government is saying the number is 873k?! That would explain where they’re getting 7.8%, because on Earth with numbers according to the base ten system 114k doesn’t get there…

Maybe this will be the one where the spin is just so blatant they embarrass themselves.

Gingotts on October 5, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Next you’re going to tell me that loud noise behind him was Obama farting.

radjah shelduck on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

I knew it would be 8% or lower. Knew it.

Yes, it is crap.

How many dropped out?

stenwin77 on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

agreed.. there was no chance the number would be based in reality.. they’ve been under counting the unemployed since that azz was sworn in.. no way the numbers right before the election would be allowed to be accurate.

mark81150 on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

the cocaine drip…

screwauger on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

the cocaine drip…

screwauger on October 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM

well…. it’s not like the crew he hangs with has much of a sterling reputation.. and the SS can’t exactly tell on him..

But the books after he’s gone should be pretty enlightening.

Would not surprise me at all, if he hasn’t lit up some weed in the oval office.. as well as other liberal drugs of choice.

mark81150 on October 5, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Of course I saw it. I’m the one who has used his nose rubbing/picking habit in many videos, a habit he has probably had his whole adult life.

This video is from August:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXdkxLDdxMA

I thought everyone would ignore it like usual…wouldn’t want to deflate the black messiah’s balloon or even ask why why he might have this habit in the first place?

Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty

No Niks on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Who nose what evil lurks in the boogers of men?

CitizenEgg on October 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

The Proboscis Nose.

The Rogue Tomato on October 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

low information voter will be pleased with this number

cmsinaz on October 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

But they still won’t have a good job.

BetseyRoss on October 5, 2012 at 9:22 AM

My grandpa always said that only 2 kinds of people don’t pick their noses, liars and dead ones, now we know that liars pick their noses too.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM

This video is from August:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXdkxLDdxMA

I thought everyone would ignore it like usual… wouldn’t want to deflate the black messiah’s balloon or even ask why why he might have this habit in the first place?

Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty

No Niks on October 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM

OMG! Gross, funny and disturbing. Too bad SNL doesn’t have the guts to mock nose-picker-in-chief.

Fallon on October 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Ask not, what your booger can do for you, but ask what you can do with your booger!

Vntnrse on October 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Next you’re going to tell me that loud noise behind him was Obama farting.

radjah shelduck on October 5, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Nah, that was his ratings drop.

katablog.com on October 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

P-C-I-K it.

Nutstuyu on October 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Oh yeah, by the way…that unemployment drop is the usual seasonal part time drop! Nobody will hire full time till after the election and more likely till after Jan 20th!

Vntnrse on October 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM

New meaning to the words it’s a drag. The loud noise was when Mooch dropped her XL fully loaded pizza and tacos after seeing the nose pick. I’m sure Algore would attribute it to the altitude. He had that pants down, blind sided, deer in the headlights look going the whole debate until he got to go on auto pilot and spout all of his talking points. No wonder expectations were dropped for this debate and leaks about his lack of prep effort.

Kissmygrits on October 5, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Look for the 7.8% to be quietly revised upward next week.

CurtZHP on October 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

“Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it.”

OxyCon on October 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Wow. Caught on camera picking another loser . . . .

EconomicNeocon on October 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Can we get another camera angle to see where he wiped it?
I’m betting the podium.

Dexter_Alarius on October 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Folks.

The great majority of you are above-average intelligent, possessing a reasonable measure of self-esteem.

Why do you insist on responding to idiocy from trolls, when you know how it will turn out? Ignore them. Their primary purpose is redirecting from bad news for them to supposedly bad news for us. Most of you are leaders. Don’t follow.

Freelancer on October 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Can we get another camera angle to see where he wiped it?
I’m betting the podium.

Dexter_Alarius on October 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I say he ate it.

mrt721 on October 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The body language was telling: Obama absolutely loathes Mitt Romney. I wonder why. Had they ever met before? What is it about Mitt Romney that makes Obama hate him so?

RebeccaH on October 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Look for the 7.8% to be quietly revised upward next week.

CurtZHP on October 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM

The only unemployment numbers revision you will see between now and Nov. 6, 2012 will be downwards. Trust me.

katablog.com on October 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM

That’s a lot of propping, because yesterday Reuters was saying 8.2

Economists expect employers added 113,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent from August’s 8.1 percent, according to a Reuters survey. Friday’s report will be the second-to-last before the November election. Source

Flora Duh on October 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I saw that yesterday — but no one seems to be mentioning it today.

(except you…and me)

Solaratov on October 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The Fool in all his Glory

Schadenfreude on October 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

the cocaine drip…

screwauger

I did all those videos on Obama’s cocaine drip nose but being clueless about drugs I never knew what it was called.

Someone who did know about drugs told me years ago that they’ve seen cocaine users do the same thing as Obama does. That’s what got me interested in documenting it for a couple of years now, although I haven’t made any since August. I just got bored with it.

That doesn’t mean Obama is currently using cocaine but he once did and not just as a student.

He does it when he’s stressed or sometimes he does it absentmindedly.

It has nothing to do with lying. That’s just stupid.

However, no one was that interested in my videos on his cocaine nose. They made everyone too uncomfortable but at least I had the guts to make them. Although being somewhat anon., it doesn’t really take that much guts.

Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty

No Niks on October 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Muslims believe the Devil resides in the nose. Obama’s nose pick was, well . . . code. Remember last election when Obama on several occasions scratched his nose with his middle finger when he mentioned McCain or Republicans? The nose pick was just more of his “cool” antics for the young skulls full of mush he so depends upon.

SpiderMike on October 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

ahhhhhhh the flip-flop Romney is back.

http://news.yahoo.com/romney-47-percent-completely-wrong-021604130–election.html

Ugh.

PappyD61 on October 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

It was wrong to say that the 47% who don’t pay taxes – which includes the working poor and retirees – regard themselves as victims and don’t take responsibility for themselves.

If Romney can correct this, he removes the last impediment to his election.

Basilsbest on October 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM