Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:11 am on October 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

China, Colorado … heck, they both begin with a C, right?

“I want to build on the progress we’ve made. Doubling clean energy. I want fuel efficient cars and long-lasting batteries and wind turbines manufactured here in China! I don’t want them manufactured in China, I want them manufactured here in the United States!”

As Colorado, Nevada, California, and everyone else has learned, when Obama puts a bet down on a green-energy company with taxpayer money, it’s most likely that the product won’t get manufactured anywhere.  See: Solyndra, Ener1, Abound, A123, et al.

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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D’oh

AH_C on October 30, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Bishop111!!!

AH_C on October 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I vote for Barry making the most expensive pizza delivery yesterday on your dime.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM

You see, if wazzin’ per-zident of China, it’d be a whole lot easier…..Mah speech woulda made perfect sense.
/BHO

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM

We have to be careful now with anything we say about this here. According to Bill Clinton, it hurts Dear Leader’s feelings when we do!

pilamaye on October 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM

President Vagyna is offended by this.

FlaMurph on October 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

So is that where he will retire to?

riley on October 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

when you got Mao on your mind…..

them faux paus just kinda slip out….probably like Jayz lyrics n’ stuff.

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Hey Barry, Freud called and he wants his slip back.

CitizenEgg on October 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

It’s ok mr presidente, you will have the rest of your squalid life to loaf on the public dime.

tom daschle concerned on October 30, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Idiot

cmsinaz on October 30, 2012 at 8:17 AM

maybe he and mom and the kids can go work in an iPod factory in China after we fire them next week.

I doubt even the chinese can get this guy to do 15 min worth of work.

ted c on October 30, 2012 at 8:18 AM

I want…I want…I want…

I want too. I want you out of office.

Brat on October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

I vote for Barry making the most expensive pizza delivery yesterday on your dime.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM

So what what was the point of that? They decided the optics were bad to have a fundraiser?

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

“I want to build on the progress we’ve made. Doubling clean energy. I want fuel efficient cars and long-lasting batteries and wind turbines manufactured here in China! I don’t want them manufactured in China, I want them manufactured here in the United States!”

Obama, President of the Teleprompter.

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Dick.

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Obama figures, “China, Colorado…well, they both have an ‘h’ in their names.”

Wait, what?

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM

One week everybody – ONE WEEK!

gophergirl on October 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM

There may a null in polls, so for what it is worth:

NPR poll

Romney 48, Barry 47, R +1 nationally
Barry +4 based on a poll of a subset of 462 (not 466 as claimed in the summary) voters in 12 “battleground states”. The MOE is +/- 4.5

The party breakdown was 37.5 D 31 R 31 I. D +7.5
And Romney leading among Indie 51 to 39

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

If we could find a way to harness the amount of wind produced by this gasbag we could probably power China, Colorado, and the other C-Places.

CorporatePiggy on October 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Obama: “China, Colorado…states with ‘C-names’ are easily confused.”

Wait, what?

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Obama: “Seven More Days! That rhymes with ‘Tibet’!”

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Obama: “China, Colorado…states with ‘C-names’ are easily confused.”

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:21 AM

I know, cretin.

bayview on October 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hmm… perhaps he knows where the bulk of campaign ‘donations’ are coming from.

CPT. Charles on October 30, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Obama: “I once ate a dog named ‘Colorado.’ He tasted like China. Vote for meeee.”

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM

when Obama puts a bet down on a green-energy company with taxpayer money, it’s most likely that the product won’t get manufactured anywhere.

That was a good one Ed.

antisocial on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Pres. Kleenex.

hillsoftx on October 30, 2012 at 8:28 AM

“I want to build on the progress we’ve made. Doubling clean energy.”

Doubling down on stupid.

Windmills and unicorn farts.

petefrt on October 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM

When he gets tired and angry, his filter breaks down.

He’s starting to say what he really means… but it must be frightening comforting for him to know that no matter what he says, Joey B has his back.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM

when Obama puts a bet down on a green-energy company with taxpayer money, it’s most likely that the product won’t get manufactured anywhere.

Doesn’t matter, as long as Dear Liar gets his campaign contributions.

rbj on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

That’s what you get with a Preezy of the United Steezy. President Romney will not act like this tin horn.

ExpressoBold on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Just watched it again. The crowd reaction is amusing. The soft bigotry of low expectations rears its ugly head again…

They’d have gone along with manufacturing batteries and turbines “in China” (lots of affirmative head shakes) but they were somewhat relieved and elated when he self-corrected. Too funny.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

this guy is brain dead. For the first time in my life I’m actually considering quitting smoking weed.

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Maybe he has a deal to give CO to China to pay off our debt. That way he’d be saying what he means and meaning what he’s saying.

Kissmygrits on October 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM

nah, just kidding. Marijuana doesn’t make idiots, Marx makes idiots.

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Goooooooood grief.

herm2416 on October 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Hahahaaaaa!

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

There, that’s better.

petefrt on October 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM

the good news: even if they are being manufactured in china , the american people can still loan them billions of dollars before they go bankrupt, as long as an obama bundler is an investor!

t8stlikchkn on October 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM

China our 51st thru 57th state.

HumpBot Salvation on October 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Is “Colorado-China” one of the 57 states?

Khun Joe on October 30, 2012 at 9:08 AM

a little less green energy, a few more gutsy calls in Benghazi

and this guy might have been re elected

Slade73 on October 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM

“This video is currently unavailable”

What?

DeathtotheSwiss on October 30, 2012 at 9:14 AM

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

Nutstuyu on October 30, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Doesn’t matter, as long as Dear Liar gets his campaign contributions.

rbj on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

And apparently OBL is donating from his estate:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-accepts-osama-bin-laden-donations/

Nutstuyu on October 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Joey B has his back.

Fallon on October 30, 2012 at 8:36 AM

And soon, so will all his old Chicago bathhouse buddies.

Nutstuyu on October 30, 2012 at 9:22 AM

This is Obama trying to keep just enough people off-focus that they won’t pay attention to reality. Treading water, so to speak, tongue wagging, saying anything, everything, blathering…he knows this core supporter group that follows him don’t want reality and won’t recognize it as long as he keeps ‘lookin’ like eye candy’…except by now, he looks like chewed candy in a gutter and they still don’t notice.

Lourdes on October 30, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Obamateurism of the Day

…I’m so glad we have the MSM on our side!…why is this only a feature on Hot Air?

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 9:55 AM

“I want to build on the progress we’ve made. Doubling clean energy. I want fuel efficient cars and long-lasting batteries and wind turbines manufactured here in China! I don’t want them manufactured in China, I want them manufactured here in the United States!”

And “I” want your stupid ass kicked out of office!

GarandFan on October 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Joe Biden has been eating his brain while he sleeps

cane_loader on October 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

I for one, welcome Chinarado to the Union as our 61st state.

stvnscott on October 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

If Californians and Chicagoans keep moving to Colorado, it really will be kinda like China.

stvnscott on October 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Obama wants to join the ranks of the other well known despots of the world: Putin, Chavez, Castro, et al. Given four more years would probably accomplish that goal for him…

elihu on October 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM

In line with O’s China comment, this is one of my fav political ads so far, hits the nail on the head!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSQozWP-rM

Scrumpy on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

If you are Joe Biden. One word. LOL!

Bmore on October 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

A Freudian slip? Or America getting Shanghai’d?

From his palace in the Forbidden City, behind the huge picture of Chairman Mao, Hu Jintao is applauding the American President.

This is what happens when Obama isn’t “Peking” at his TOTUS.

Steve Z on October 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM

He got the turbines confused with the plans to build Jeeps in China.

talkingpoints on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM

This sort of thing wouldn’t bother me at all if the left hadn’t pounced upon every single missspeak GWB ever had.

Bob's Kid on October 30, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I want a unicorn in every garage!

hepcat on October 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Times are desperate. I think he needs the nuclear option.

Ok, Barry:

Apologize to EVERYBODY after I count backward from 10!

IlikedAUH2O on October 30, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I want a unicorn in every garage!

hepcat on October 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Dang! That’s what I was going to say!

exliberal on October 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Let me translate.

For the next week, the following formula applies:

Manufactured in China = Not optimal

EconomicNeocon on October 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Joe Biden has been eating his brain while he sleeps

cane_loader on October 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

So…slow joe’s on a diet?

Solaratov on October 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM