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Obama: Kids can tell Romney is a ‘bullsh***er’

posted at 3:42 pm on October 25, 2012 by

How do you spell panic? If you’re the President of the United States and you suddenly find yourself in a dead heat in a race that you expected to win walking away, the answer begins b-u-l-l-s-h…

Politico reports that the president sat for an interview to appear in next month’s issue of Rolling Stone. Douglas Brinkley, author of the piece, shared one quote, which follows:

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 bullsh***er, I can tell.”’

Those are pretty strong words for a man who has tugged at the fringes of the truth at least once or twice himself. Charming for the leader of the free world as well. But they are part and parcel of a new, tougher persona that Obama is testing out on the campaign trail in these waning days of the election season.

The DesMoines Register writes that the president went full-bore on his “Romnesia” pitch in Davenport, telling a crowd:

I want to go over the symptoms with you … because I don’t want you to catch it. If you say you won’t give a big tax cut to the wealthy, but you’re caught on video promising your tax cut would include the top 1 percent, you might have Romnesia.

But don’t worry, Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.

Even fictional ones, apparently.

It is hard to know how well this new, virulent Obama will play with crows over the remaining 13 days. The routine is likely to gain more traction with those who have already made their minds to vote for him than it will with fence-sitters.

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And right in front of a six year old.

rbj on October 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

At this rate, if he loses on Nov. 6, Obama’s concession speech and his takes on Mitt Romney and the American voters may make Jeremiah Wright blush.

jon1979 on October 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I would expect a president to reserve those words for a hostile foreign dignitary, rather than a challenger for the office of president. Alas, that is what we get with a petty narcissist is it not?

Turtle317 on October 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Obama: Dignity of the office? Never heard of it.

PackerBronco on October 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Howard – my first thought on reading about this was, “Well, if his kids can call Mitt Romney a bullshitter and he isn’t apologizing for it, what does that say about Mitt Romney’s kids talking about taking a swing at Barack Obama and apologizing for it?” I wish someone would spin it that way to their campaign, I’d love to hear the response. ~ RD

RumblinDurango on October 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM

You wingnuts have a hearing problem…Obama said Romney is just another Bushitler.

HumpBot Salvation on October 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM

If you say you won’t give a big tax cut to the wealthy, but you’re caught on video promising your tax cut would include the top 1 percent, you might have Romnesia.

Obama paraphrasing “You might be a redneck” jokes?…… He`s over.

ThePrez on October 25, 2012 at 4:34 PM

“Sometimes I believe my own bullsh*t” ~ “President” Barack Obama

Joe Mama on October 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM

And right in front of a six year old.

rbj on October 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Actually, I don’t think so.

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 bullsh***er, I can tell.”’

The six-year-old wasn’t in the Oval Office. Only her father was.

Bitter Clinger on October 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

And right in front of a six year old.

rbj on October 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Read it again. The guy said that his six-year-old had given him a message for Obama. The six-year-old wasn’t there at the time Obama said it.

He’s still a classless c**ksucker.

MadisonConservative on October 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Anyone notice the backhanded way Obamuh called Romney a BSer and how he left himself an out? As I read the quote, when the BSer-in-Chief gets criticized for being not presidential (not that I can think of a moment when he’s actually been presidential) by calling his opponent a BSer, his out is to say that he said it would be kids calling Romney a BSer, not Obamuh–and as if he approves of kids using language like that. Nice cop-out. The real BSer Obamuh is coming into focus.

stukinIL4now on October 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

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

The “instincts” that Obama is talking about here are only the ones drilled into little children’s heads by their socialist teachers with an agenda and most children’s media which perverts a child’s natural tolerance, slanting it toward how THEY want them to think.

I tell you, the sooner this *sshat is out of office, the better.

Sterling Holobyte on October 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM

He’s still a classless c**ksucker.

MadisonConservative on October 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Thanks. :) that made me spit pizza all over my keyboard.

c4 on October 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM