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Obama: ‘I pretend I’m going to work’ and ‘switch on Homeland’

posted at 2:41 pm on September 17, 2012 by

Full confession: I am not familiar with the Showtime series Homeland. Then again, I am not president of the United States, so I suppose I don’t have to be.

This is not suggest that watching any particular television drama is part of the job description of commander-in-chief but rather that the current holder of that position offered up this interesting anecdote recorded by the New York Times:

While Michelle and the two girls go play tennis on Saturday afternoons, I go in the Oval Office, pretend I’m going to work, and then I switch on ‘Homeland.’

The source of the quote is Damian Lewis, who appears in the series. Lewis claims that Obama confided this dirty little secret to him at a state dinner last spring.

Jim Geraghty at the National Review Online asks:

Which is more disturbing?

1) That Obama ‘pretends he’s going to work’ on Saturdays and watches ‘Homeland’?

2) That Obama finds Manchurian Candidate-style POWs-turned-terrorists to be plausible?

I hope the president wasn’t scheduled to review intelligence briefings about threats to our embassies and consulates some recent Saturday.

I would like to propose a runner-up for what is disturbing about this anecdote: It is that he still invests so much energy in trying to convince others (and himself) that he is a lovable scamp and not some rancorous, petty, and arrogant little man who takes great pleasure in sniping at those who disagree with him.

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He pretends to go to work every frikkin’ day.

Definite candidate for an Obamaturism.

crazy_legs on September 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

What surprises me when is bho at the wh? bho is out campaigning 24/7/golf and actually didn’t know he was in the wh!
Does bho ever work? bho won’t work with congress or the courts and just does his eo to get what he/mo/jarrett wants.
L

letget on September 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Maybe Obama sees himself as Carrie being banged in the back seat of a SUV by Damian Lewis?

Blake on September 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Poser in chief….
Afirmative Action at its best.
Snake oil salesman.
Shit spout.
Koranimal
I HATE this guy.
Other candidates????

dirtengineer on September 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM

What surprises me when is bho at the wh? bho is out campaigning 24/7/golf and actually didn’t know he was in the wh!
Does bho ever work? bho won’t work with congress or the courts and just does his eo to get what he/mo/jarrett wants.
L

letget on September 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Work ?? This Boob has never worked a day in his life.

>>letget<<

Everyone is asking for you at MM’s…please stop by and see us!

Green eyed Lady on September 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Yes, this made me boil as well, I sent it to Laura Ingraham etc. Nice little dig Claire Danes got in at The Anointed One: I hope it doesn’t kill her career as she is terrific and accurate in this show. Breaking Bad is better, but not by much.

BemusedMalkinite on September 17, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Nice little dig Claire Danes got in at The Anointed One:

I didn’t see it as a dig but more of a gasp. Her comment–”I think we were all stunned, and a little terrified by that idea. The president knows what we do?”–sounded to me like, “Yipes, you mean the great one watches us? How humbling!”

Howard Portnoy on September 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Thus the term “little” dig. I’m sure Ms. Danes knows where her Hollyweird bread gets buttered.

BemusedMalkinite on September 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Green eyed Lady on September 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Your post was a bit of a surprise. The last time I was on MM I made an O/T remark(those there don’t like that) and almost all those slammed me for inpunning their faith about my post. That was not my intentions, but it seems I was not wanted there so I look and don’t post.

I miss posting on MM. I will give some thought and I thank you for your post. I had no idea anyone cared if I posted or not?
L

letget on September 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Is Ms. Daines feeling a tingle up her leg?

Kissmygrits on September 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I miss posting on MM. I will give some thought and I thank you for your post. I had no idea anyone cared if I posted or not?
L

letget on September 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Well, I care…but I understand your point…I would ignore it, but that’s just me. lol
Hope to see you, letget.

Green eyed Lady on September 17, 2012 at 5:57 PM

i was thinking it was more gay porn, big gulp sugary soda drinks and a tray full of contraband fried food.

and there’s nothing pretend about that- that’s working IT, girl.

mittens on September 17, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Obama watches pretends to work on Saturdays. Sometimes on Sundays. Sometimes late Friday or early Monday. Sometimes late weekday afternoons, early afternoons, mid-to late mornings….

Mitsouko on September 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I would like to propose a runner-up for what is disturbing about this anecdote: It is that he still invests so much energy in trying to convince others (and himself) that he is a lovable scamp and not some rancorous, petty, and arrogant little man who takes great pleasure in sniping at those who disagree with him.

Bin
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inviolet on September 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

He rarely works because he sucks at it. The less a paper trail he leaves the easier it is to claim he is the smartest idiot in the room..

He avoided his fellow facility at Harvard to hide his incompetence.
A tactic he still uses…

The guy is a closet dumb ass.

RockyJ. on September 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The guy is a closet dumb ass.

RockyJ. on September 18, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Closeted?

He’s outed himself pretty thoroughly if you ask me.

VelvetElvis on September 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM

God save America! Liberalism and Obumble are nothing more than cancer eating away at the Republic. They need to be cut out.

ultracon on September 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM