President “you don’t deserve a bunch of name-calling” Obama goes smaller and smaller

posted at 12:41 pm on October 25, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

If you were looking for a bunch of partisan rhetoric, I’m probably not your guy.”

If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”

We have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name calling, without the assumptions of the worst in other people’s motives.”

So sayeth the 44th president of the United States, none of which quite helps to explain why — even as we wend our way into the final days before the November 6th election — we’re still being treated to a steady stream of war-on-women nonsense, class-warmongering, and other small potatoes. As a new RNC web ad points out, it’s almost like Team Obama doesn’t have any big ideas on which to run.

Nor do any of his above statements seem to align with the lack of class in this little exchange, via Politico:

Rolling Stone cover, “Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley: “We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”’”

…How lovely. Obama has lately been making the same point (albeit, in more genteel terms) while out on the campaign trail, extolling the supposed lack of flip-flops and self-contradictions in his political past because “trust matters” and Mitt Romney doesn’t have more credibility on that front because he’s constantly lying through his teeth, or something. If we could all just forget that Obama’s proposed tax hikes on the wealthy won’t even come close to covering the spending he’d like to do; that ObamaCare does impose both explicit and implicit taxes on the middle class; that Obama himself is constantly distorting Romney’s positions; I could go on and on.

This president just keeps on shrinking.


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Ha ha, that’s just like the black people talk, good one!
 
bayam on October 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

rogerb on October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

From President Bushitler to President Bullsh*tter in one election!

What a classy fella that Barry is…

ajacksonian on October 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

…bullshi**er…
 
- President Barack H. Obama

 
An even better one? This week’s “Paid for by Obama for America” ad:
 

“President Obama is a committed Christian who understands the importance that faith plays in the lives of millions of Americans—including his own—and he knows that America needs a President who leads with values.”
 
- https://s3.amazonaws.com/obama.3cdn.net/11db4feec65c6ea777_bym6b99n3.pdf

 
The same week. Amazing.

rogerb on October 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

2 years ago today: “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”–Obama @ fundraiser in Woonsocket, R.I.

Urban Infidel on October 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

2 years ago today:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends …’.. then I think it’s going to be harder to [pass an amnesty bill for illegal immigrants].–Barack Obama, Univision radio interview, October 25, 2010

Urban Infidel on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Snarkiness in a leader is not an admirable trait.

natasha333 on October 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Biden v. Biden

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Snarkiness in a leader is not an admirable trait.

natasha333 on October 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

And you don’t admonish your subordinates in public.

BacaDog on October 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Obama’s continual, repeated use of the word “bunch” or the phrase “a whole bunch of” is an indication of the paucity of his alleged rhetorical skills. His excessive “uhs” and his weird head swiveling and his hissing esses make it very difficult to listen to him but when you add in that he has virtually nothing of substance to say, is embarrassingly demeaning and petty and he’s a liar, it simply makes one wonder what the hell is his appeal?

Oh, I get that blacks probably still think they have to vote for him because they can’t let the first black president be the last and worst black president. And gooberment leaches and union members want to keep the gravy train rolling without contributing to it, and enviroweenies, though disappointed that he hasn’t yet thrown us all back to huddling in caves still think he’s better than someone who might actually want to stay in the 21st century, and homely, single women who swoon for his metrosexual vibe and long for the need to use free birth control and preserve the right to kill their babies on the off chance they ever get close enough to a man to actually get pregnant — yeah, I can see them thinking Obama is their guy. But anyone else? Why???

natasha333 on October 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Biden v.Biden

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hysterical!

Urban Infidel on October 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM

He can’t even get the small, snarky things right. The US military has about 3 to 4 times more bayonets today than they did back in 1916.

The President is made of fail.

VekTor on October 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshi**er, I can tell.”’”

Which is all the more hilarious because it’s so true: My six-year-old son has been saying “Obama’s an idiot” for the better part of a year now. Looks like his BS meter is working just fine.

arik1969 on October 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Seriously great ad. Hope its running on TV in every swing state.

Dino V on October 25, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Look at the dialog. Strictly speaking, President Cheap Punk doesn’t call Romney a BullShi**er.

He puts his vulgarity into the mouths of “kids with good instincts.” Is this what his daughters told him about Mitt?

Ventura Capitalist on October 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

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