Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on October 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Because nothing says “I’m hipper than my opponent” than a cultural reference to … 1994 (via Ann Althouse):

Again mocking Mitt Romney for his proposal to cut public television, Obama added some riffs about the fate of some Sesame Street characters.

“Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban!” Obama told donors in San Francisco.

“He’s driving for the border!”

Except, perhaps, for getting it wrong:

Of course, Simpson rode in white Bronco — driven by friend Al Cowlings — during the famous slow-speed chase through Los Angeles in 1994.

Er … isn’t there something creepy about making jokes about OJ Simpson as part of a presidential campaign?  Especially in California?

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He’s driving for the border!

Mr Obama knows how porous it is.

itsnotaboutme on October 10, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I anxiously await the next thread with a mention of poll numbers so that we may get to see the hammer planted on a certain cartoon characters melon.

D-fusit on October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Nah. If ol’ pokebutt sounds off on a poll-related thread, that’s pretty much OK. It’s not OT – and it gives us all something to laugh at when he makes his “profound”, “iron-clad” predictions.

It’s when he just yammers along, completely OT on a thread not related to polls at all that make me want to reach through the screen and throttle him.
Well…that, and a general hatred for trolls.

Oh, what the hell. Ban the little scrunt!

Solaratov on October 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

You want to defend Elmo… so you compare him to a wife-killer?

Holy cow, what the heck did Elmo ever do to you?

gekkobear on October 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Is there any particular reason that an unemployed muppet would drive (if it could) to Mexico?

Where’s the joke in that?

Peri Winkle on October 10, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Now see. That just shows how wicked sophisticated lil barry is. Telling a joke that’s not only in bad taste – but telling one that isn’t actually a joke at all.


Solaratov on October 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Luckily Elmo’s generous salary won’t cause him too much distress at the gas pump along the way.

tsagen on October 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Referencing O.J. Simpson in California may be creepy, but it’s just par for the course with this tone-deaf, brain-dead president.

RebeccaH on October 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

…so how long before we get to see JugEars and Mooch on the freeways… in a white Bronco?

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

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