Video: Semi-retired president interrupts burger run to issue brief statement on plane being blown up

posted at 3:21 pm on July 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

The plane went down around 11:30 ET, possibly with Americans on board and most assuredly with dire consequences for eastern European geopolitics.

But since we’re in the post-optics “YOLO” phase of lame-duckery, that’s really no reason to cancel a fun day out.

At approximately 12:50 pm, the motorcade stopped at the Charcoal Pit, a popular, established restaurant just north of Wilmington, Del. Known for its burgers and sundaes. Obama shook hands and mingled with many of the diners, stopping at one point to pick up seven-month old Jaidyn Oates, and pose for a photo.

He invoked Vice Presiident Biden’s name a few names, noting to some diners, “Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”

Just before hugging another young girl, whose mother lifted her across the booth to hug the president, Obama asked, “Do you give good hugs?”

At 1:01 pm Obama declared, “I’m starving!” He sat down to eat with Tanei Benjamin, who wrote the president a year ago. The president ordered a 4-ounce “Pit special,” which is burger with fries. He asked for it to be done medium well, and to have lettuce and tomato. He also asked for a water with lemon.

Two hundred ninety-five people are presumed dead and the evidence points at Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, who were boasting earlier today on social media that they’d shot down what they thought was a Ukrainian cargo plane. This wasn’t the only plane crash in Ukraine recently either; U.S. officials blame the others on Russian proxies, so go figure that they’re the prime suspects in today’s horror too. (A separatist leader claims they didn’t do it but nobody believes him.) As Julia Ioffe says, taking down a passenger jet from Amsterdam means that the Ukraine war now has implications for civilians throughout Europe, not just those in Donetsk, which means (at a minimum) much harsher sanctions on Russia and dangerously poor relations with Moscow for NATO going forward. And yet, when O did finally step to the podium more than an hour later, here’s the wisdom his staff had prepared for him to impart:

“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

Here’s the clip, which makes clear that his “statement on Ukraine” isn’t really a statement on Ukraine at all. It’s 60 seconds tacked onto a speech about infrastructure that was already planned for today. This guy will. not. be. thrown. off-message, even if people are falling from the sky over a war zone whose aggressors have already drawn U.S. sanctions. Exit quotation: “Let’s build some bridges. Let’s build some roads.”

Update: I want to say “unbelievable” but it’s quite believable.

Update: Via Mark Hemingway, a study in contrasts.


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You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

You’ve accurately summed up my take on liberals, thanks.

Now, go f*ck yourself.

Midas on July 17, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Obama is voting “Present” once again.
God protect us.

kingsjester on July 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

I think one source of Obama’s bitterness towards the Republic is that he thought voting Present meant that he was supposed to get one.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 4:26 PM

For the record, sandee called it (and was chided) in the very first post of the “BREAKING” thread, btw.
 

Oh Oh, Obama might have to interrupt his fundraising to say something…
 
sandee on July 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM
 
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/17/breaking-plane-crash-near-ukraine-russia-border-295-on-board/comment-page-1/#comment-8302862

 
It’s not often someone wins that quickly.

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Buck. BUCK!! Look at the date.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Thanks! Missed that.

Semi-related: I think I’ll have another beer. Red Hook Audible Ale.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM

That sounds like a plan. :)

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:27 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross
 
I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals
 
AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

 
Now that I think about it, that’s a really good post.
 
We disagree with you politically but will still listen, debate, encourage justice when you’re wronged, discourage bureaucratic offices from politically motivated, vindictive, and costly pursuits against you, and would die defending you for no other reason than you’re a fellow countryman.
 
You?
 
You hate us.

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

This is the loosest bear in the world, I think.

Buford Gooch on July 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

This is the loosest bear in the world, I think.

Buford Gooch on July 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Reggie knows.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM

This is the loosest bear in the world, I think.

Buford Gooch on July 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Reggie knows.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM

You know that Barry is a taker, not a giver…

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Must be kenny’s boyfriend.

RickB on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

He would have prosecuted the passengers of Flight 93 for obstruction of jihad ?

burrata on July 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Since they all died, he would’ve sued their families on behalf of the terrorists families.

Bitter Clinger on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

This guy is the biggest loser clown. If you voted for this jackhole, you need to be sterilized.

tyketto on July 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Remember, the mother of stupid is always pregnant.

partsnlabor on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

+1

Athos on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

That sounds like a plan. :)

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Can’t decide on Longhammer or ESB after that.

I bought the variety half-rack.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

He is not a serious man.

PattyJ on July 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I can just imagine Valerie telling Obama like she would her 15 year old – “nah we got this, go grab a burger”

More and more, these people are getting grotesquely separated from reality. As the boat sinks, they continue drinking and partying. it’s like the scene from the titanic, except they’re not even trying to save the women and children.

Michh on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

That sounds like a plan. :)

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Can’t decide on Longhammer or ESB after that.

I bought the variety half-rack.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Variety is good….I’m more of a jäger/whiskey/Drambuie girl.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Remember, the mother of stupid is always pregnant.

partsnlabor on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Unfortunately true.

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

He is about to release more of the pestilence back to where they can hurt more people.

crosshugger on July 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

I bought the variety half-rack.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

I know what a half-rack of ribs is, but what is half-rack of beer.

RickB on July 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Jaeger…whoof. Not my cuppa, but more power to ya. :)

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM

RickB on July 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM

12-pack. It’s a Northwest term.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

lulz – and the above commenter is the base this below blog is speaking of.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/by-pandering-to-the-base-democrats-show-they-know-theyre-losing-the-senate/article/2550912

Michh on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

nonpartisan on September 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Hey, this is America, we can all say what we want to say and right now the consensus is that The Won is a dumbazz.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Remember, the mother of stupid is always pregnant.

partsnlabor on July 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Damn those evil Republicans for not providing her with taxpayer funded ‘free’ contraceptives….. /

Athos on July 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Worst president in the history of the Republic. May God help us all.

RobertE on July 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Well said, rogerb.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Worst president in the history of the Republic. May God help us all.

RobertE on July 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Obama is our Nero… Caligula… Commodus…

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on July 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The bear is sufficiently loose he needs some Pepto Bismol.

formwiz on July 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Check the date, Cindy…I made the same mistake.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

How about we don’t go there today?
captnjoe on July 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM

He started it!

Akzed on July 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

rogerb on July 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

I think this short exchange between you and that individual sums up so much of the differences between the left and the right in this nation today.

Even knowing how much that individual simply hates us because we disagree with him/her, we would still die to defend him/her as our countryman, and when we fight for the nation, we are literally fighting for all of our countrymen and the nation as a whole, while the left, unabashedly and apparently with no sense of shame, declares they fight merely for their ‘side’, their ideology, and their own. They despise all who oppose them, even on policy or the finer points of politics. They have no love or even tolerance for any countryman who doesn’t agree with them.

Such a stark division, and such a clear and profound difference in the perceptions and motives, of the two sides in this debate.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The republic will survive we just need to make sure O’s name is thrown on histories trash heap that is a fitting,cruel fate for O.

sorrowen on July 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

it’s like the scene from the titanic,

Michh on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

I think it’s more like the scene from Daniel 5 – with Belshazzar partying as the Medo-Persians knock on his gates.

GWB on July 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

If HA keeps this up the DOJ is going to sending Community Relations Agent by to see just what is going on…you know this post could be construed as critical of Dear Leader and that will not do…

d1carter on July 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

MeanWhile,………….at the Burger Stand:

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 15s

Pres Obama nominating major Democratic donor & Obama campaign fundraiser Charles C Adams to be US Ambassador to Finland.

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Check the date, Cindy…I made the same mistake.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Cindy makes great brownies…good with a half rack.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Obama’s Response To Malaysian Plane Tragedy So Tone Deaf He Loses Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan
✔ @piersmorgan

President Obama massively dropped the ball just now. 23 Americans killed and he says ‘it looks like a terrible tragedy’ then back to jokes?
1:16 PM – 17 Jul 2014

Let me help, Mr President – it IS a terrible tragedy, and it’s more probably mass murder of your citizens & many other nations’ citizens.
1:18 PM – 17 Jul 2014

INC on July 17, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Well, good, at least it isn’t trying to cover for The Won phoning it in.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Chill out people. All he did was have lunch. It’s not like he was reading My Pet Goat or something…

In seriousness, I don’t know what we expect him to do. At this point, he has so squandered America’s reputation, abused our allies, and showed weakness to our enemies that he has no credibility or influence on the world stage anymore.

I’m not happy about it, but given the state of things, I think we’re along for the ride, no matter what Obama tries to do.

irishgladiator63 on July 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Fund-raising is Priority ONE with the most corrupt administration, evah!

GarandFan on July 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM

irishgladiator63 on July 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM

He could get himself back to the oval office. He could roll up his sleeves, call in his advisers, call Putin and whoever is actually in charge of Ukraine today, and he could present himself as the president of the United States of America and commander-in-chief of the greatest armed forces on the planet. He could pretend that he gives a damn about lost American lives or the fate of this nation.

In short, he could act like he’s actually the President of the United States.

Obama gets no pass from me simply because he’s tired of the first real job he’s ever held for more than a couple of years and wants to go play celebrity.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM

irishgladiator63 on July 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I don’t care about his lunch or his previously scheduled meeting. This is the guy who didn’t want a photo op last week and the best he could come up with “may be a terrible tragedy”. When 295 people die, for whatever reason, there is no “may be” about it. Don’t forget that this guy has staff that we pay pretty well for just these occasions.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

“It looks like it might be a terrible tragedy”

It could be??? Yeah, don’t want to rush to any conclusions, huh, Mr President? Smart power!!

Dollayo on July 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, July 17, 2014
8m
Malaysia Airlines official: 154 Dutch passengers on board jet that crashed in Ukraine; 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, 6 Britons, 4 Germans, 3 from Belgians, 3 Filipinos, 1 Canadian also on board; 53 unaccounted for – @JackBoard
End of alert

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:16 PM

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

He doesn’t care. He’s happy. Illegals are flooding the US, the middle class is shrinking, more and more peopel are dependent on government and the stock market will probably go boom in the not too distant future.

What more can the guy do?

darwin on July 17, 2014 at 5:18 PM

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Good deal.

Bmore on July 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Obama is the first president who wouldn’t surprise me to leave the presidency at the end of his second term and become a regular on “Hollywood Squares” …. or host his own “Late Night with Barry” .

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Don’t forget that this guy has staff that we pay pretty well for just these occasions.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Perhaps they’re busy searching for a scapegoat. You know, like some GOPer who made a video which pissed off a bunch of Russians who just happened to have anti-aircraft missles.

The last thing the loose bear wants to do is piss off the other bear.

darwin on July 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Don’t forget that this guy has staff that we pay pretty well for just these occasions.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Even the best writers have to have something based in reality to ground the work and make it believable.

Even the best writers can simply run out of material.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

So, since nothing of any importance is happening, I assume that tonight’s scheduled fund-raiser is still on?

RedPepper on July 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Allah could not have picked a better title to describe Dear Leader.

cat_owner on July 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1m

During AF-1 flight to NYC, Pres Obama had separate phone calls with Ukraine Pres Poroshenko and Malaysian PM Najib to discuss plane crash.

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Cindy makes great brownies…good with a half rack.

HornetSting on July 17, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Eh, brownies and beer? Not a great combination.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Mucking foron is mocked by the world.

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Seeing the Reagan speech makes me nostalgic for the days when we had a strong, competent president, who loved the Republic that he led.

Now, during a time of crisis, this is the agenda….

Pres Obama en route to NYC for two Dem fundraisers. Both closed to press coverage

SubmarineDoc on July 17, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Daniel Hannan, the British member of Europe’s parliament who has rankled liberals in a series of American speaking tours, tweeted his own disgust.

‘Listening to Obama’s statement [on] the airline tragedy, my mind went back to Reagan 31 years ago,’ he wrote.

‘How America’s leaders have shrunk.’

Schadenfreude on July 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Hey pud. I’m sure others have tried to reason w/you up thread. Obviously an exercise in frustration. Anyway, a quote from UK Daily Mail for you:

“Any person who can launch into jokes and prepared text seconds after talking about a horrid loss of life is not human. He has no soul or moral compass. He should have spent time answering questions to the best of his ability, and talking about steps to be taken to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. Instead, our President embarrassment starts cracking one liners. Regardless of whether you are ultra-conservative, moderate or ultra-liberal, this is just plain wrong. It is sick on many levels.” These kinds of leaders should be banished from the public square.

arnold ziffel on July 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

irishgladiator63 on July 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM

That burger was nothing but a photo-op. It’s all he knows.

ladyingray on July 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

He could get himself back to the oval office. He could roll up his sleeves, call in his advisers, call Putin and whoever is actually in charge of Ukraine today, and he could present himself as the president of the United States of America and commander-in-chief of the greatest armed forces on the planet. He could pretend that he gives a damn about lost American lives or the fate of this nation.

In short, he could act like he’s actually the President of the United States.

Obama gets no pass from me simply because he’s tired of the first real job he’s ever held for more than a couple of years and wants to go play celebrity.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Awww….give him a break. That presidenting stuff is REALLY HARD. Now, off to the Democratic Party fundraiser…..

SubmarineDoc on July 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM

If world events don’t stop The One from eating his waffles, they prevent him from enjoying a hamburger. Come on, people! He’s “starving”!

This president let’s noting get in the way of a photo op, empty sound bites, and stuffing his face while he mingles with the little people. It’s embarrassing at best.

JetBoy on July 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 9s

WH releases photo of Pres Obama on AF-1 phone with Ukraine Pres Poroshenko. (Official WH photo by @petesouza)

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Obama: “Valerie, how do I handle this crash thing”?

Valerie: “This is exactly what we needed to get the heat off and get out of the headlines. Just stay the course, go raise some money. Just remember what Rahm said that we shouldn’t let this kind of situation go to waste. Let everyone keep debating it. We’re fine”.

PaCadle on July 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Benghazi: gotta sleep then off to a fundraiser. Vegas bayyyybeee!

Texas Border: not interested in Photo ops, besides I have two fundraisers to go too!

Malaysian Airliner: medium rare burgers, tragedy yada yada,got some fundraisers to go to!

High time he is mocked into resigning.

can_con on July 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 9s

WH releases photo of Pres Obama on AF-1 phone with Ukraine Pres Poroshenko. (Official WH photo by @petesouza)

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

I can’t tell from that photo, but I’m betting his feet were up on the desk while he belched a few times from that hamburger and fries he had for lunch.

JetBoy on July 17, 2014 at 5:41 PM

canopfor on July 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Is he crying?

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Now that you mention it, there is a Benghazi parallel. Both Benghazi and the present situation involved major international crises, with significant loss of American life. And where was the President’s attention? Fundraising for the Democratic Party.

SubmarineDoc on July 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I would think a plane crash of dubious cause, killing 295 people, would be a good jumping off point. Mark Steyn has a book of all the obituaries for famous people that he was paid to write and they were written before said famous person had died. Geez, a stale old sorry for your losses and we will do all we can to help(although last time we help the Malaysians it didn’t turn out so well) would have been better than “may be a tragedy”.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Watched that Reagan video. I don’t remember watching it in 83. Great man. Great president.

Ted Torgerson on July 17, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I made a meme. “Do you give good hugs?

SmallishBees on July 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

What is even more interesting is announcing the ambassador to Finland today.

Finland borders… Russia.

Surely the proposed ambassador would have something to say about events… right?

ajacksonian on July 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Check the date, Cindy…I made the same mistake.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 4:51 PM

lol, yeah but he is still a dipshit.

arnold ziffel on July 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I guess he did do the minimum but geez what a putz.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM

RedPepper on July 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Great screen name!

A+

Del Dolemonte on July 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Good deal.

Bmore on July 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM

There’s an upside, at least she’s not calling us cold-blooded.

slickwillie2001 on July 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Obama: The first black, yada yada President.

can_con on July 17, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Alfred E. Obama is all over it…

Wyznowski on July 17, 2014 at 6:11 PM

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Mammals? Seriously, what does that even mean? Do mammals other than human being comment on here?

Johnnyreb on July 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

It’s impossible to blame Obama’s speech writers or staff for this failure. This is Obama’s fault, from the ground up.

There is no substance to the man, Obama. There is less substance to the president, Obama.

Clint Eastwood was so scathingly accurate when he pointed to an empty chair and addressed it as Obama.

He wasn’t there then, and he’s not there now.

He was never qualified to be president of the United States. He’s simply someone who read a teleprompter and did as his party inner circle directed, and he still is.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Obama is our Nero… Caligula… Commodus…

ConstantineXI on July 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

That was my thought too Nero.

wifarmboy on July 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM

I should have pointed out in the above post, that Obama has recently decided that he’s finished being answerable to anyone.

He said as much to the American people when he said he didn’t have to ‘worry about being re-elected anymore’.

He simply didn’t add, aloud, that this sentiment was directed at his handlers and the inner circle of the Democratic party, too, but make no mistake, it is.

We’re seeing an aging version of that snotty kid sitting before a camera smoking marijuana and smirking at the camera.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Aside from Burger joints, I think Obama and Reggie Love make milk shakes under the sheets

malkinmania on July 17, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Translation of 60 second mention of 295 people being murdered:

“Shit happens”

lynncgb on July 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM

On the bright side, many in both parties think that Obama’s response will lead to the total collapse of the national Democratic reelection efforts across the country. He is driving core democratic votes away with his behavior. At least that’s the current belief in D.C. We will see. Five months, five more months.

flackcatcher on July 17, 2014 at 6:32 PM

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM

I don’t blame his speech writers because I bet he has never asked them to have something sincere at the ready for him that could be used with more information plugged in. And even if he had and they had done a great job, the optics here are terrible. It’s weird how he decides what is going to come off looking acceptable and what isn’t. I just know you would have done 200% better by him and the American people.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM

“Any person who can launch into jokes and prepared text seconds after talking about a horrid loss of life is not human. He has no soul or moral compass.

arnold ziffel on July 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

This was exactly what I was thinking, when I saw the video of Obama at the burger joint. How does a normal human go from talking about the deaths of almost three hundred people, straight to cracking one-liners.

It made me think of those old Disney animatrons, that say whatever is programmed into them, but without any real human emotion.

SubmarineDoc on July 17, 2014 at 6:38 PM

A fool by any other name is still a fool

gwhh on July 17, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Maybe these idiot libs will abort and contracep themselves out of existence. Gay libs are alraedy doomed, as well.

DWoDiego on July 17, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM

That’s very kind of you, Cindy, but I’d never have been given the opportunity. I’m can’t pretend to walk, lock step, with that ideology, even long enough to make it though the interview process.

Even if I had made it past the interview, I’d certainly have been terminated when I tried to simply tell the truth and to express real regard and sorrow for the loss of life in that prepared statement.

Obama and his handlers decided it was best to go with the “Nothing to see here, nothing to do with us” distancing ploy. Anyone who so much as suggested that wasn’t the appropriate response would have been immediately terminated. They’re progressives.

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I can just imagine Valerie telling Obama like she would her 15 year old – “nah we got this, go grab a burger”

More and more, these people are getting grotesquely separated from reality. As the boat sinks, they continue drinking and partying. it’s like the scene from the titanic, except they’re not even trying to save the women and children.

Michh on July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

After the last TFU, Valerie took away all of Barry’s red-line drawing equipment, so yeah, there’s not much he can do.

slickwillie2001 on July 17, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I believe the deaths of untold Americans on this flight truly do not faze Obama as much as the fact that his Daddy Putin will gain some negative reaction. We all know Obama and thugs work tragedys as opportunities.

malkinmania on July 17, 2014 at 6:53 PM

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Usually when The Won goes to New York, it creates hate and discontent amongst the natives because of the traffic. I have to admit that will be the cherry on my sundae if it happens tonight. My imagination gave me a couple of chuckles picturing you in an interview for a job with The Won.

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Cindy Munford on July 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM

lol! I’m glad you got a laugh out of it, so did I after you mentioned it. I’d have loved to see his face when I kept addressing the nearest empty chair in response to his questions. :)

thatsafactjack on July 17, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Does this guy have a sincere thought of anyone else? EVER?

EA_MAN on July 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM

President Obama has just apologized to Putin dropping 23 dead Americans over Russian/Ukrainian territory.

Wallythedog on July 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM

ol, yeah but he is still a dipshit.

arnold ziffel on July 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Goes without saying.

Buck Farky on July 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

At the fund raisers tonight will there not be even one Democrat patriot that will ask President Obama, “What the hell are you doing here eating iced prawns from crystal bowels when there is a civilian airliner shot down with Americans on board and a major military blowup in Gaza?” “What is wrong with you, Man?”

Mason on July 17, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Let’s take up a collection for livefreeoffother,s for a plane ticket for a pleasure flight over this area of Ukraine.
It’s the least we can do.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 17, 2014 at 8:05 PM

You people are despicable. And BTW I’m sure it has to do with Benghazi. I guess we need to invade Russia now ? Just gross

I hate you all. Just awful vile mammals

AmlissVess on July 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM

You sound like my daughter when she was 12 when I’d make her clean her room. So there you little poopyhead.

307wolverine on July 17, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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