Poll: What was the Obamateurism of the Week?

posted at 9:31 am on October 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Time to take our weekly pause from seriousness, change the topic, and ask ourselves which of our five entries wins the OOTW award.  Don’t rush; have your morning OJ, and then just politely excuse yourself for a couple of minutes.

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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The “move on to another topic” is bogus, Ed.
Mr Lehrer did want to move on.
Mr Obama did not. He stayed on that topic, despite Lehrer’s wishes.

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

waaaaaa
next question please

cmsinaz on October 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I was just too polite…

Dunning-Krueger

dogsoldier on October 14, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Racial-Profile-Me Elmo!

pilamaye on October 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Terrible, since you got here applies in so many ways. Business, the economy, foreign policy, liberty, the defecit. I think it is an iconic statement.

talkingpoints on October 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

And, uh, ∅bama thought he had, uh, won, uh, the debate. As I’ve said, uh, clueless?

sleyhook on October 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

How did “the great communicator 2.0″ ever get a single vote?

Fallon on October 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

“Uh” is just so appropriate.

Dingbat63 on October 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

“Uh” is just so appropriate.

Dingbat63 on October 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Only thing missing is the preceding “D”.

pilamaye on October 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Next question, PLEASE!

EliTheBean on October 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Why is there no “That wasn’t the Real Mitt Romney”? That speaks the most volumes about the nature of the echo chamber.

nobar on October 14, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Racial-Profile-Me Elmo!

pilamaye on October 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Very funny

EliTheBean on October 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I’ll forgive the Suburban remark. That’s what he’s in most of the time. How could the smartest guy ever know the difference?

The rest? BONEHEAD, as we all knew four years ago.

FOWG1 on October 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM

“Uhhhhhhhhh……..pass.”

iurockhead on October 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Movin’ on up. moveon.org. Move along, nothing to see here…

Philly on October 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Such a hard choice between “another topic” and “too polite”.
but both show his arrogance and narcissism.

sh221b on October 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

I was just too polite to the gun clinging bible thumpers, that’s my problem. That and I don’t tell good enough stories to sell my failed policies, and racism prevents my Funny Name from making me president.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Of the entire Presidency – “Oceans! I command you to recede!”

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 9:49 AM

The narcissistic, blaming, whining, petulant, condescending man-child was just too damn polite!

hillsoftx on October 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM

America, you may want to move on to another president. Please.

Eren on October 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Option 1 may have been the most obamateuristic, but I went with “Uh…” because it’s so obvious that this verbal pause/stumble is always the prelude to a lie with him.

SKYFOX on October 14, 2012 at 9:52 AM

“Terrible, since you got here.”

Couldn’t that describe the entire last 4 years?

#epicwordsofwisdom

PappyD61 on October 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I wanna give that “terrible since you got here” guy a medal. I wish I was there, it was probably the most hilarious thing ever. How could no one have caught that on a video phone? Or at least an ObamaiPhone?

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Ed, you may want to move on to a different topic.

aunursa on October 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Ed may wanna move on to a different hair replacement therapist.

k/d Edster!

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM

“You may want to move on to another topic president.”

FTFH

Eviva on October 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM

America, you may want to move on to another president. Please.

Eren on October 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM

That’s what I get for logging in then not commenting right away – heh

Eviva on October 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I wanna move on to another Veep. I like my Veeps in need of a cup of coffee, not strong sedatives.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I picked “I was just too darn polite”, because of how long it took Obama to settle on it as his excuse for losing in such a spectacular manner. It’s not because he didn’t bother to prepare, or that he had no real argument, or even the altitude, he’s just too darn polite.

Night Owl on October 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Night Owl on October 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM

too darn polite? Not cursing when it’s warranted is just as bad as not being racist when you obviously are.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM

This was impossible to pick, they were all sooooo good! But obviously, the “move along Jim” is clearly the winner. It represents the entirety of Obama’s presidency. Avoidance of the important issues!

chrisknits on October 14, 2012 at 10:12 AM

“Mr. President, Amb. Stevens has been murdered….what shall we do?”

“Uh…um….ah…..can we move to a different topic?”

BobMbx on October 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I was just too polite…

If there is one thing Owe is not, it’s polite. His refusal to look at Romney and his disdain for even having to show up was very evident.

“Jim, you might want to move on to another topic” was probably an order or a plea, it again shows arrogance by calling him by his first name and directing him. “Jim” didn’t get to call Owe “Barry”.

katablog.com on October 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

“I don’t have Greek Columns this time, but you can trust me to bring us to Greek-like 25% unemployment,” – Barney Hussein

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

The “move on to another topic” is bogus, Ed.
Mr Lehrer did want to move on.
Mr Obama did not. He stayed on that topic, despite Lehrer’s wishes.

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Was not Obama’s place to direct the moderator.

Wade on October 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

“Jim, I’m gonna need you to be more like my house guest and good friend Martha Raddatz next time,” – Barney Hussein

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM

katablog.com on October 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM

hey! I bookmarked your bloggy poo, don’t disappoint me : )

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM

“I won, so I can choose the topics”

Obutthead is such a bitter clinger.

NOMOBO on October 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM

business is terrible since you became president.

as good as “jim you might want to move to another topic” is, the business is terrible since you’ve been here is the correct answer. it pretty much encompass his whole presidency.

phatfawzi on October 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM

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

A tantalizing mixture of spin and narcissism poured over a fine brisket of out-and-out lying garnished with cluelessness.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The Sesame Street president.

His entire campaign for the past two weeks has consisted of little more than jokes about Big Bird and Elmo.

So very presidential.

UltimateBob on October 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

two weeks later – “Fine! It wasn’t a spontaneous protest over an absurd youtube video! Oh by the by, we just arrested the youtube dude for no reason whatsoever.” – Barky Obamster

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM

UltimateBob on October 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

If O’Bummer were a Sesame Street Character, he would be Ernie’s bi.t.ch…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:31 AM

SWalker is a homophobe racist Islamohatah

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

“Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban!”

.
Insensitive clueless dumbass…

ExpressoBold on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

“I was just too polite a total doofus.”

Really–is there anything halfway decent about this guy?

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I love that vid by the way SWalker, laugh every time

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM

SWalker is a homophobe racist Islamohatah

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I think you forgot that I kick puppies and step on helpless flowers too…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Mohammed Kasim Reed, known as Kasim Reed (born June 10, 1969) is the 59th Mayor of Atlanta

.
Don’t try national politics, Reed. You’re way too into identity politics with a race-baiting theme. That’s such an old ploy that even old-timey black politicians have given it up. The Muslim association doesn’t work too well either.

ExpressoBold on October 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

you’re a bad, bad man S to the Walk

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Ooops… thread screwup.

ExpressoBold on October 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I think you forgot that I kick puppies and step on helpless flowers too…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

When did you become a Democrat?

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I think you forgot that I kick puppies and step on helpless flowers too…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

When did you become a Democrat?

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Must have happened last night while I was sleeping. o_O now we all know that the Prezy is a choom head… But I guess maybe it was a little insulting to call Ernie a crackhead…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I went with the “how’s business?”

It really was an amateur question a la Joe the Plumber.

Any good lawyer knows you never ask a question if you don’t already know the answer.

Jvette on October 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I wanna give that “terrible since you got here” guy a medal. I wish I was there, it was probably the most hilarious thing ever. How could no one have caught that on a video phone? Or at least an ObamaiPhone?

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM

It was, it’s locked away with the Khalidi tape.

PatMac on October 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM

*LOL*

I just can’t get over this pothead sitting in our White House. Worse are the people who will still vote for him. Then they come here to insult us.

I honestly keep looking, but I can’t find a single good thing to say about Obama. And Biden reaffirmed it for me the other night.

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

a little OT –

but did anyone catch the Ricism of the Week? She tweeted how proud she was of working with the LGBT community for human rights at the UN on the day of the Bhengazi hearing!

I wonder if she realizes without her presence 20 different countries would have started throwing stones and readying the nooses.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Any good lawyer knows you never ask a question if you don’t already know the answer.

Jvette on October 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Since both of the Obama’s had their law licenses yanked for criminal malpractice I’m guessing that neither of them were ever “Good” lawyers.

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Uh, uh let uh me uh think uh I uh can’t uh decide uh uh which uh one to uh choose. Uh this is uh so uh hard.

susietwo on October 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I’m wondering why uh uh uh, the darned debate uh uh committee wouldn’t uh uh ask about the War on Wimenzes and uh let me use my uh uh uh uh tele uh prompter

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I wonder if anyone has received more Minstrel themed house N**ga tweets than Stacey Dash after she endorsed Mitt

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I wonder if anyone has received more Minstrel themed house N**ga tweets than Stacey Dash after she endorsed Mitt

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM

From what I saw, the Lady got clobbered by the Left.

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Ann Coulter is right when she says racism is the sole bastion of the left these days. Are there some skinhead militia racists? Sure. But I doubt they buy tickets to the RNC convention. Half the DNC boos the Jews, and thinks blacks should be subservient to the Dem plantation.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Obama’s immense ego.

Obama ‘believed he had BEATEN Romney’ in Denver debate

The Democrat said that Obama’s inner circle was dismayed at the ‘disaster’ and that he believed the central problem was that the President was so disdainful of Romney that he didn’t believe he needed to engage with him.

Speakup on October 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

From what I saw, the Lady got clobbered by the Left.

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The left are vile and evil towards those who stray off the plantation.

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I think even Allen West got scolded on TV for referring to the Dem Plantation. What a joke.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Obama is such a whining simpering little crybaby.

I truly hope that, once he is voted from office, liberals finally see what they embrace for what their politics really are. Far as I’m concerned, Obama is the poster child of true liberalism. He exemplifies and personifies everything that is wrong with liberals. All in one neat package.

George Washington was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

Barack Obama is “The Affirmative Action president.”

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Barack Obama is “The Affirmative Action president.”

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

Oh, did I say racist? I meant you were right.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The left are vile and evil towards those who stray off the plantation.

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Awful, isn’t it?

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

PLEASE, dear God, let this feature die off in January 2013. I don’t know how much more of these by heart or the country can take.

Maddie on October 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Awful, isn’t it?

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

It is what it is and they are what they are…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT..again.

The War Planner on October 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

Oh, did I say racist? I meant you were right.

Slade73 on October 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM

~S~ Actually, I think Obama set back race relations by 50 years, and liberalism by another hundred. The latter I don’t mind; I’m quite done with liberals. They’re boorish and, at a dime a dozen, they’re also overpriced (tax not included).

If race was really such an important issue, Obama had the perfect and truly unique opportunity to destroy any remaining racism left in our country. But, instead, he’s just another common, typical, and textbook liberal.

Very sad, I think, for our United States.

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

It is what it is and they are what they are…

SWalker on October 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Just as awful to me, really.

I used to be very liberal. But modern libs dirtied and destroyed what we used to believe in when I was teenager. My Conservatism, however, takes in and embraces all that.

Liam on October 14, 2012 at 11:36 AM

He wanted to just move on to another topic… or just get the thing over with as quickly as possible since he was running out the clock from the first answer.

That wasn’t going to happen.

ajacksonian on October 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

“Elmo has been seen in a white Suburban!”

…I thought this line was either another attempt at a racist dig…or trying to paint a picture of OJ being spotted on the freeway in his white BRONCO …not a GM gobberment JugEarred Suburban!

KOOLAID2 on October 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

The “move on to another topic” is bogus, Ed.
Mr Lehrer did want to move on.
Mr Obama did not. He stayed on that topic, despite Lehrer’s wishes.

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Was not Obama’s place to direct the moderator.

Wade on October 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

He did not try to direct the moderator.

He was acknowledging what Lehrer wanted.

There are so many legitimate ways to oppose & criticize Obama.
Why invent an illegitimate one?

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Had to vote for the “How’s business?” because it is so amateurish and so indicative of Obama’s ego. He didn’t know the answer, but couldn’t conceive of anyone not being SOOO happy with Obama being there!

mathgal60 on October 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

“I think it’s fair to say I was just too polite …” – BHO

“And thanks to Beyónce for that late night *ahem* ‘phone’ call.”

Too many anti-anxiety Benzodiazepines methinks. Slappy can’t mail in this one!
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on October 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I went with the last option, as “Uh…” sums up Obama’s presidency quite effectively in just one word.

Aizen on October 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM

the move-on…the entire Dem party platform consists of a handful of bogus “talking points” (they are running out of them as they get discredited one by one). so to keep coming back to one of the few remaining only to see it not going anywhere is the “I’m taking my ball and going home” mindset that is so typical.

BTW, tomorrow is Oct 15. I believe that is the day that Romney’s hi-jacked tax returns are supposed to be released. Looking forward to see who becomes the martyr.

teejk on October 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

itsnotaboutme on October 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

You must not have been watching. Obama was uncomfortable, and badly wanted to change the subject. He kept on talking just to run out the clock.

landlines on October 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

While asking a business owner how things are going, without already knowing the answer, is a rookie fumble, the most obvious amateurism is him trying to claim he was too polite.

And even the treasonous, fifth-column, re-elect-Obama-at-all-costs media couldn’t cover for him.

Down for the count

Freelancer on October 14, 2012 at 4:26 PM

If all goes as planned, we have just 14 more OOTW. Let’s enjoy them while they last, and pray that is all that remain.

Mayday on October 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

The thug says he was too polite.

profitsbeard on October 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

How do you choose just one from a host of near-perfect moronic statements? They’re ALL good!

Mr. Grump on October 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM