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ABC wonders: How does Obama stack up against other famous ad barkers?

posted at 7:05 am on November 2, 2013 by

Well, it’s a legacy of sorts, I suppose. At least they didn’t compare the Leader of the Free World to Crazy Eddie. Then again, Crazy Eddie ended up in bankruptcy, too. (via Instapundit)

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Obamaly (O bam a lee), pl. Obamalies. Blatantly false and misleading statement meant to further a big government agenda.

Nexialist on November 2, 2013 at 8:06 AM

He’s the new Joe Isuzu.

Flange on November 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

First CBS, then NBC, and now ABC. Has the world gone mad?

Kafir on November 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Good grief, that’s insulting to all the people who push legitimate products. He’s just some snake oil salesman that would say anything to appease people, even if it was all a pack of lies. He doesn’t care. He has no scruples. Or character. Or value. As for the networks finally seeing through him, I wouldn’t give them too much credit. They’re part of the reason we’re in this mess.

scalleywag on November 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

A little known fact is that Barack Obama means lying scumbag in Kenyan. Even WND missed this one.

claudius on November 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I seriously doubt the Slap-Chop guy uses a teleprompter.

CurtZHP on November 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

At least they didn’t compare the Leader of the Free World to Crazy Eddie.

Crazy Eddie’s prices were “insane”, but in a good way… he would not be undersold.

Crazy Barry’s prices are insane, but in a bad way… The premium is TOO DAMN HIGH!

ITguy on November 2, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Just for fun.. more Crazy Eddie

ITguy on November 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

First CBS, then NBC, and now ABC. Has the world gone mad?

Kafir on November 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM

…and just wait until they report on all his crap…on a daily basis!….we’ll all be in jackets…with straps!

KOOLAID2 on November 2, 2013 at 10:19 AM

He’s the new Joe Isuzu.

Flange on November 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Ahhh, ya beat me to it.

I guess that means I have to provide the video.

Ironically, the video I found actually does sound like Obama pitching the ACA.

29Victor on November 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

He’s more like A carnival barker. Loud, boorish, never shuts up, rigs the game so only he wins.

neyney on November 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Obamaly (O bam a lee), pl. Obamalies. Blatantly false and misleading statement meant to further a big government agenda.

Nexialist on November 2, 2013 at 8:06 AM

The newly coined “obamaly”
Is too close to “anomaly”
But far from being quaint or rare
Obama’s lies are everywhere

That the plural rhymes with “trees”
Should serves to highlight my unease
“Obamalie” (the singular)
Should enter the vernacular

The plural then we can surmise
Would be pronounced obamalize
This modest change I have no fear
Would make the definition clear

Barnestormer on November 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Barnestormer on November 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

#ObamaLIES

ITguy on November 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

He stacks up against other famous ad barkers like he stacks up against other carnival barkers, other snake oil salesmen, other cheap banana republic dictators and other damn liars in general.

kemojr on November 2, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Better than this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag6DtzRUF5U

mrt721 on November 2, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Good grief, that’s insulting to all the people who push legitimate products.

scalleywag on November 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Indeed.

ABC is helping Obama here by making him seem equal with Fred Thompson.
And by making Henry Winkler seem equal with Fred Thompson. *shudder*

itsnotaboutme on November 2, 2013 at 2:42 PM

With Christmas coming up maybe someone can more creative than me can make a Crazy Barack’s ad based on this Crazy Eddie’s gem from the 1970’s.

simkeith on November 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

I think most TV hawkers lie a lot less than 0bama.

The Rogue Tomato on November 2, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Good grief, that’s insulting to all the people who push legitimate products. He’s just some snake oil salesman that would say anything to appease people, even if it was all a pack of lies. He doesn’t care. He has no scruples. Or character. Or value. As for the networks finally seeing through him, I wouldn’t give them too much credit. They’re part of the reason we’re in this mess.

scalleywag on November 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

It’s always a pack of lies when it comes from him.

That the plural rhymes with “trees”
Should serves to highlight my unease
“Obamalie” (the singular)
Should enter the vernacular

The plural then we can surmise
Would be pronounced obamalize
This modest change I have no fear
Would make the definition clear

Barnestormer on November 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I suggest that “obamalize” is a verb, as “the entire story was obamalized.” (to be made up of nothing but complete lies, twists of the truth, and just plain fiction)

And the plural, I suggest, is “Obamalies”. Pronounce it and you are always telling the truth!

IrishEyes on November 2, 2013 at 9:04 PM

IrishEyes on November 2, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“Obamalize,” the verb. I like that. Word to the wise: anyone who fisks an obamalized or dowderized statement runs the risk of being borked. It happens.

Barnestormer on November 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM

No comparison. At least with the shills and barkers you got something. You paid your money, you got your goods. With Obama what you get are deficits, takeover of health care, your choices stripped from you, in it’s entirety, and the cost never ends.
I’ll go with the shills any day. Unlike Obama and the Left they don’t hold you in contempt, cheat you, use you, take your cash for their own advantage, and then, sickening, lie and hold you, a normal person, in contempt. They, The Left & Obama, the scum of the Earth do. Obscene.

arand on November 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Didn’t “Crazy Eddie” end up in jail for fraud? If I remember correctly, he sold the business, with a full warehouse, to some guys who found out the warehouse wasn’t that full. In fact, it was empty.

Fred 2 on November 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Fred 2 on November 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

That is correct. Crazy Eddie went bankrupt, went to jail for fraud, and the warehouses were almost bare when the receiver check took possession of them.

And Eddie’s prices were not all that insane, in some cases they ridiculously expensive.

simkeith on November 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I got Obama right up there with ‘Marshall Lucky’, at the 2:43 mark in this classic.

Freddy on November 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Of course, IF Obama had been as HONEST as this guy, we would not be having any fights regarding Obamacare.

Freddy on November 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

He’s the new Joe Isuzu.

Flange on November 2, 2013 at 8:35 AM

..I think blacksheepdipisright, you are a blatantly savage and vicious Hot Gas commenter who should be stripped of your privileges here until you can demonstrate a modicum of civility.

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The War Planner on November 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM


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