Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:01 am on October 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

There was plenty of criticism about Barack Obama’s debate performance eight days ago: Disengaged. Disconnected. Acted like he didn’t want to be there. And that was just the criticism coming from his fellow Democrats. Obama has another take entirely on why he flopped in the critical first debate, and that is that the President was just too … polite?

“Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite …”

Actually, Obama comes a little closer to the truth at the end of that sentence:

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

That was the actual problem.  Obama came armed with his usual slogans and straw-men arguments, the same ones he’s been using for nearly four years to explain away his failures as someone else’s fault, and they landed with a thud on the stage.  Obama discovered the difficulty of using straw-man arguments when someone else gets to respond, and ended up looking weak, petulant, and bored.  That’s hardly being polite to either Mitt Romney or the voters who cared enough to tune in, hoping to hear something new … like a second-term agenda, for instance.

And, as Erika pointed out yesterday, if the Obama standard of truth is the four-Pinocchio attack line on Big Bird, Obama’s not going to do any better in the next debate, either.

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ended up looking weak, petulant, and bored…

And those were his good points

Crusader Rabbit on October 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM

And, as Erika pointed out yesterday, if the Obama standard of truth is the four-Pinocchio attack line on Big Bird, Obama’s not going to do any better in the next debate, either.

I think that Romney should step away from the predictable blue suit with red tie and come to the next debate dressed like a certain 7 foot yellow bird. ;0

Seriously, Obama was as arrogant as ever in that debate. The problem was that he isn’t offering any reason why voters should give him a second term.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

OT: Just saw on Moaning Joe that a new NBC poll for Ohio had to be +11 for Dems to get Obama a point ahead.

Scarborough: “We need to talk to Chuck Todd about this. Plus eleven?”

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

That’s always been my main problem with Obama. Not the fact that he is a moron or that he is destroying everything he touches. He’s just too darn polite! /sarc

Night Owl on October 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM

looking weak, petulant, and bored

…..soooooooo, what else is new?

herm2416 on October 11, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Go ahead, be rude and obnoxious next time.

myiq2xu on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

and he’ll keep doing the same bloody thing at the next debate and try to sound aggressive

i don’t think we should stop him, he’s on a roll/

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

too polite

Perpetual, eternal victimhood card has been played…

hillsoftx on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

wow

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Too Polite?????

And with Russia.
Too Flexible..

Yeah.. riiiiight…

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

It’s D +11 for LV, D +10 for RV.

wargamer6 on October 11, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Maybe after the election, someone could create an Obama fan fiction site, and all these liberals could just go on the way they have been, making stuff up to make Obama look good, but posting it where people will know it’s all fiction!

Night Owl on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Too polite? Time to bring out Captain Kickass? Someone needs to find that graphic again.

vcferlita on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM

So, I suppose next time we’re to expect fisticuffs? A severe aspect and a creased brow? Perspiration? Some muscular tension in the jaw that says “I’m here, I hear you — and I’m none too polite, fellow!”

Mayhaps, — growling?

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Whoa, Romney picked up 8 points in California post-debate…blimey, a few more percentage points and we’re making California red :)…. Just kidding, as one of my friends used to say, keep in mind that for every hard working Californian voting there’s 4 moochers voting…may them all disintegrate and evaporate on the election day :)…or at least stay home.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Narrowed eyes? Irritable, flicking fingers? A well placed podium thump? A head-shake? Tight lips? A breathless laugh plus a head shake followed by profanity? :)

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

So, I suppose next time we’re to expect fisticuffs? A severe aspect and a creased brow? Perspiration? Some muscular tension in the jaw that says “I’m here, I hear you — and I’m none too polite, fellow!”

Mayhaps, — growling?

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Here’s hoping he pulls an Al Gore and storms across the stage for no apparent reason.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

The debate Obama is the same one that the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, et al see when they look across the table at the US in any kind of negotiations. The only time Obama is any good is in front of adoring crowds – kind of like the crowds of kids you used to see at the old time parades where candy would be thrown from the floats. They were scrambling for the free goodies and loving the one throwing them. Except, in the case of Obama, what he’s throwing out to the brain dead supporting him, is candy he bought with OUR money.

Bernfp on October 11, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Maybe after the election, someone could create an Obama fan fiction site, and all these liberals could just go on the way they have been, making stuff up to make Obama look good, but posting it where people will know it’s all fiction!

Night Owl on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 AM

NBC.com
TheHuffingtonPost.com
CBS.com
DailyKos.com

They just don’t know it’s fiction … yet.

VibrioCocci on October 11, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Trying the battered wife syndrome defense is unbecoming for an American president. “I was always nice but Romney was just a Big Blue Meanie all the time!”

Next debate, I hope Obama’s contempt goes on full display. I hope he is snide and mocking; I hope he sticks his nose in the air and gives that patented scowl of his the whole time. I hope his voice drips with contempt.

I want the real Obama to come out for all the world to see. And when the debate is over, I hope he stalks off the stage like the petulant child he is after Romney calls him on all of the that plus every lie he’ll tell.

“Too nice” my a$$.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM

too polite

Perpetual, eternal victimhood card has been played…

hillsoftx on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

That served him well in the past, Isn’t it what what propeled him in politics and brought him where he is today.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Captain kicka$$……good times vcferlita

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Present

doesn’t come anywhere near cutting it given the too inebriated to take a call CinC. When “Present” equates to AWOL, America beware.

When his own people are less than nothing to him, think again where the rest of the Americans “belong” … Expendable and Meaningless.

We’ve gone from “words, just words” to “lives, just lives” and the count keeps climbing.

“Glittering” Paglia tore Obama a new one, along with pleasant regards for Romney @ Salon.

I have been revolted by the silence of the liberal mainstream media about Obama’s expansion of war — even beyond our pointless continued presence in Afghanistan. After 9/11, I was for bombing the hell out of the mountains of Afghanistan until Osama Bin Laden was caught or blown to smithereens. I certainly never believed that land troops should be used in Afghanistan. Good lord, look at the evidence of history — how ridiculous! Not only the defeat of the Soviet Union there — it goes all the way back to Alexander the Great! But the Libyan incursion is another example. The mainstream media behaved like robots as Hillary Clinton and Samanatha Power and who knows who else put pressure on Obama to go into Libya. What are we doing there? It’s absolutely madness! Then, all of a sudden, when the whole thing blows up and our ambassador is killed, Hillary is in a funk. Oh, dear, how could this have happened? In a country that we helped!

And what is the administration’s response to the murder of our ambassador? Nothing. Do we have a presidency or not? The ambassador’s journal was lying on the floor for CNN to find, and it took weeks for the FBI to get there and spend a day — after sensitive documents were stripped long ago. The State Department has clearly become a morass of political correctness. Hillary and U.N. ambassador Susan Rice should resign. Of course the mainstream media were mum for weeks about the Libyan scandal.

maverick muse on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Obama discovered the difficulty of using straw-man arguments when someone else gets to respond, and ended up looking weak, petulant, and bored.

Modern day liberals/progressives never appear to suspect you have an argument at the ready for their presumptions and statements. They appear to live in a bubble where they only expect agreement. They simply think they are right, and that’s that. It’s the most naive and uninformed version of elitism (fascism?) that I have ever witnessed. They can’t defend their side in an argument, they can only make pronouncements and regurgitate slogans. The sad thing is almost half the country thinks and acts like Obama. And, you’re a mean racist homophobe if you think any differently.

Fallon on October 11, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Propelled that is…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Mayhaps, — growling?

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Or his usual modus operandi when he doesn’t like what he is hearing: flipping the bird.

tru2tx on October 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Narrowed eyes? Irritable, flicking fingers? A well placed podium thump? A head-shake? Tight lips? A breathless laugh plus a head shake followed by profanity? :)

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

…a middle finger scratch?

Fallon on October 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

I’m hoping he breaks out the temple resting on the middle finger move. That’ll make him look forceful, allright!

crazy_legs on October 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Here’s hoping he pulls an Al Gore and storms across the stage for no apparent reason.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I’d actually forgotten about that. :) Bush looking him over and shrugging at the audience was great. :)

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Durn you, tru2tx. I missed it by that much.

Fallon on October 11, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Or his usual modus operandi when he doesn’t like what he is hearing: flipping the bird.

tru2tx on October 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM

…a middle finger scratch?

Fallon on October 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

I’m hoping he breaks out the temple resting on the middle finger move. That’ll make him look forceful, allright!

crazy_legs on October 11, 2012 at 8:22 AM

LOL!!

crazy_legs on October 11, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Obama’s reservation hid his disdain for Romney. Now he’s being told to be more aggressive. This puts him in danger of coming across as cold-hearted–or perhaps even evil–considering how much he hates Romney.

If I’m right, the second debate will be the final nail in Obama’s reelection coffin.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 11, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Go ahead, be rude and obnoxious next time.

myiq2xu on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Sure. Play to your base, put off the indies.

socalcon on October 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM

OT: Just saw on Moaning Joe that a new NBC poll for Ohio had to be +11 for Dems to get Obama a point ahead.

Scarborough: “We need to talk to Chuck Todd about this. Plus eleven?”

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

You know that’s twice in less than a week that Scarborough’s called out BS numbers that looked like they were deliberately skewed to benefit Obama. The previous instance was with last Friday’s unemployment rate.

BTW, D+11 and Obama is only up a point? That means Romney could have O-I-H-O in the bag if the turnout looks like 2010. Which makes Obama’s pathway to re-election extremely difficult(unless he holds onto Virginia).

Doughboy on October 11, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Piers Morgan to Debbie Blabbermouth: ‘you are flogging the wrong dead horse‘ loool :)

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 8:30 AM

To me, the OOTD is not that he thought that he was too “polite”, it’s this:

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true.”

What he is saying is that he is constantly lying. And he keeps on repeating those lies.

Lies about the debacle in Benghazi.

Lies about Romney’s Tax Cut proposals.

Lies about “Shovel-Ready” jobs.

Lies about the hidden taxes in Obamacare.

Lies about “Fast and Furious”.

Lies about “working hard each day on behalf of the Middle Class”.

Lies about Wall Street.

Lies about the reason for the financial crisis.

Lies about the terrorism threat.

Lies about Congress blocking needed legislation.

How do we know he is lying? You guessed it. His lips are moving.

I could go on and on and on and on……

GAlpha10 on October 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Headbutt the moderator.

Clean and jerk the podium, tossing it aside with a grunt/growl/yell, like a Ukraine weightlifter.

socalcon on October 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

Two weeks ago, the liberal media repetitively told the American public that (according to their over-weighted polls), “this race was over”, “Mitt Romney had a bad September“, and a 7.8 unemployment rate was a sign of an improving economy. The biased narrative was staggering.

Today, the liberal media can’t find enough excuses or spin Romney’s surge in the polls. Their repetitive narrative is, “THESE POLLS MEAN NOTHING”, and “one debate humiliation does not make or break a president”. And “the canary in the cave” was Big Bird!

The facts are, if the pollsters are still over-weighting their models, (which I’ve seen no change), Mitt Romney’s on a clear path to victory. Republican turn-out is still critical for this to become a reality. No one should rest on their laurels. Obama, and his media will continue to “say what is not true” and they will get away with it to a large extent. Stay vigilant, focused, and watch out for the deliberate distractions to keep people from understanding IT’S STILL ABOUT THE ECONOMY—-STUPID.

Rovin on October 11, 2012 at 8:32 AM

apu_20 says: As an Obama supporter, I should point out, that President Obama is the most pro family president in the history of this country. Under his leadership, many younger college grads without jobs have been forced to move in with their parents and grandparents; his economic policies have brought all our families closer.

Just seen this remark when reading about the race. Just gives you a small glimpse into the twisted thoughts of an Obama supporter. Geez….

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

May I please make a comment?

I would just like to say that we are so very sorry that you took umbrage with Governor Romney’s less than cordial approach to the debate with you. We are all so very sorry. We know that instances where you called your supporters to “get in our face” should not be given any weight at all when it comes to assessing your politeness. No. As it were, the mere fact that you could not give Governor Romney the courtesy of looking at him when you spoke at the debate, that you constantly scowled as if your colon was about to explode and your constant interruptions are enough proof that you are indeed, Mr. Manners.

Thank you.

hawkdriver on October 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Just seen this remark when reading about the race. Just gives you a small glimpse into the twisted thoughts of an Obama supporter. Geez….

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

With the right tone of voice, that quote you posted could be the most sarcastic comment of the entire election.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Rovin on October 11, 2012 at 8:32 AM

And, what ya gonna do, when Bill and Hill take the Boy King out with the LA Times Khalidi tape, brotha???

socalcon on October 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Isn’t this what we call the “bragging non-apology” (or excuse)? “I’m sorry, I guess sometimes I just care too much”.

tommyboy on October 11, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Obama discovered the difficulty of using straw-man arguments when someone else gets to respond, and ended up looking weak, petulant, and bored. That’s hardly being polite to either Mitt Romney or the voters who cared enough to tune in, hoping to hear something new … like a second-term agenda, for instance.

stuf momma and daddy never taught him……

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 8:40 AM

Headbutt the moderator.

socalcon on October 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM

LOL

Axe on October 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I bet he clutches his pearls .

Lucano on October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

“Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite …”

Right.
So very right.
Next time, assume the angry Jeremiah Wright persona and speak with your gansta-rapper accent , threatening to bust a cap or two .
Homies dig that in a preezy.

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Somehow, the use of the words “intelligence” and the “obama administration” in the same sentence, grates on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard.

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM

carborough: “We need to talk to Chuck Todd about this. Plus eleven?”

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Notice that MSNBC’s version of covering the Libyan mess involved reports on the woman who wants Romney to stop talking about her son?

The polls serve many purposes and Joe knows it. Just visit any campaign office and the numbers broadcast are those used. The “bandwagon” effect is priceless.

I also liked Joe referring to anyone who calls him a RINO a Cheeto Eater. Everyone I know calls him a prostitute.

Gee, any conservative on that network surely serves his beliefs and sound political discourse, doesn’t he?

IlikedAUH2O on October 11, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Right.
So very right.
Next time, assume the angry Jeremiah Wright persona and speak with your gansta-rapper accent , threatening to bust a cap or two .
Homies dig that in a preezy.

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Ooohhhh, I WISH he would! THAT would be quite entertaining!

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Well since their strategy is ‘anything but the issues’, it’s gonna be hard for theme to gain any traction in a real time discussion without the ability to edit and cut away for a critical commercial message.

Conventional wisdom seems to be that the Town Hall format favors Obama, but it’ll be interesting to see how that works out for him. The scandals are coming unstuck and there’ll be no shortage of inconvenient facts for Mitt to lob at him. Duck and weave all you want Mr. President, at some point people are gonna expect you to take responsibility for your own actions and your own words.

Of course this is the party of DWS who was just heard to say that just because the facts were wrong, doesn’t make them false. Sheesh.

CitizenEgg on October 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Nothing pleases those finicky independents like an irate, screaming black man. Go for it, Barky.

Archivarix on October 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM

“Well, two things. I mean, you know, the debate, I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite …”

…that’s why I tried to pick my nose and kept looking down at what was missing by my crotch!

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Have you guys seen Rasmussen this morning?

Heh.

Somebody was right.

gumbyandpokey on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Remember when he tried a couple years back to display his “toughness” by saying “I’m from Chicago!”

Just the mere mention of the name of the city should have been enough to bring up thoughts and images of political corruption, shady politicians, graft, and back-room-under-the-table dealings taken to their absolute zenith, but as usual, B.O. let his mouth run ahead of his brain.

That is why at the next debate, I predict he is going to say something so certifiably stupid that will end up blowing up in his face the moment it exits from between his teeth. And I think that is when the outcome of the election in November will be sealed.

pilamaye on October 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM

My $.02 – 300+ EV’s and a “fraud-proof” margin of the popular vote (53% – VMMV)for Mitt = Obama is done, and no poll can change that. It isn’t 2008 anymore, and BOOOOSH is not on the ticket.

fortcoins on October 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

So, can somebody help me out here and tell me what he was saying in that sentence? I’ve seen it the past couple of days, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what he is trying to say.

AZfederalist on October 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

So the great narrator was too polite. He talks the talk but can’t walk the walk when challenged.

fistbump on October 11, 2012 at 9:48 AM

That’s hardly being polite to either Mitt Romney or the voters who cared enough to tune in, hoping to hear something new … like a second-term agenda, for instance.

Nobody in their right mind tuned in to hear Obama bloviate about a second term agenda. We tuned in to see the professional hand the amateur his behind. And we were not disappointed.

Basilsbest on October 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

So, can somebody help me out here and tell me what he was saying in that sentence? I’ve seen it the past couple of days, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what he is trying to say.

AZfederalist on October 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I have no idea either. I guess he was just being too polite again.

lynncgb on October 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

He has no core. He’s a completely empty suit.
And he’s being told from every corner how he should act in the next debate.

Maybe this will result in total stage paralysis/catatonia.
After the debate they can wheel him off the stage in one of those hand trucks.

justltl on October 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Well, I guess I didn’t get banned for saying that Doherty woman was a bleeping idiot. So…

E-I-P-C
F-I-A-L

Nutstuyu on October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Remember when he tried a couple years back to display his “toughness” by saying “I’m from Chicago!”

Yeah, see that doesn’t work on those of us actually from Chicago. We know that means an overweight white guy that can’t pronounce sausage, and can’t walk a straight line after exiting “Cominskey Park.”

Nutstuyu on October 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

“I shoulda said…..”

Pathetic.

Tim_CA on October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

So, can somebody help me out here and tell me what he was saying in that sentence? I’ve seen it the past couple of days, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what he is trying to say.

AZfederalist on October 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I have no idea either. I guess he was just being too polite again.

lynncgb on October 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I think that, in his own weird way, he was trying to say that Romney ‘lied’ and then repeated his ‘lies’ so much that poor lil barry was in a state of shock; and unable to respond to or refute all of the ‘lies’.
Perhaps if he had picked just one ‘lie’, he could have attempted a refutation – rather than standing there like a little boy caught peeping at his sister in the bath. However…….

Solaratov on October 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying SH!T and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

Fixed it: He accidentally told the truth

dont taze me bro on October 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

By all means, Mr. President. Appear mean and nasty next time.

John the Libertarian on October 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite

Translation: The wimp was too cowardly to say to Romney’s face what he says about him on the campaign trail

Reason: Romney would effectively defend himself and further expose Obama the Fraud & Liar for what he is.

farsighted on October 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

“…because it’s hard to sometimes just keep on saying and what you’re saying isn’t true. It gets repetitive.”

The fun part about listening to a narcissist explain themselves is how often they tell the truth through verbal gaffes and stutters. In context, the President was clearly trying to say this:

“…because it’s hard to just keep on saying ‘What you’re saying isn’t true’. It gets repetitive.”

He’s trying to say that Romney told so many lies that simply repeating the during the debate, that Romney’s statements aren’t true, would be monotonous. And yet, the internal conscience forces a slip of the tongue, and we get Obama seeming to call himself out instead. And this is just the latest of dozens of examples of this.

Freelancer on October 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Obama polite? Now that is down right laughable coming from the rude, condescending, arrogant, narcissistic sociopathic, lying, would-be dictator.

jqc1970 on October 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Big Bird chucks Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

i gots to know
does obam really suck

after that debate, yes he does

losarkos on October 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM

With the right tone of voice, that quote you posted could be the most sarcastic comment of the entire election.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 8:37 AM

I too was thinking how much a little ” / ” notation would have changed the entire complexion of that statement.

kekelaward on October 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM

wow, I never knew arrogance was a synonym for polite! Owe never looked bored to me, he looked like he despised Romney and was trying to look polite about having to stand there and be questioned as if he were a commoner and not the King. I truly expected him to snap “I won” at any moment. And the fact that Jim Leherer dared to try to stop him from speaking all he wished – to me Leherer was afraid to cut Owe off too. Guess that’s why Owe ended up with almost 5 minutes more time. I’m sure he thinks he should have gotten all the time he wanted.

katablog.com on October 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM