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Some of my favorite Obamunisms…

“And finally, Bos, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis.” ?joking at a fundraiser in Boston about the Red Sox trading their beloved slugger Kevin Youkilis to Chicago White Sox, Obama’s hometown team. The line drew boos from the audience. (June 25, 2012)

“When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking – whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” ?Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don?t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.” ?on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010

“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world – Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” ?mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian)

“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” --Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” ?attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.” ?commenting on a white police officer’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009

“The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” --in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

“It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of – I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.” --confusing German for “Austrian,” a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

“No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like Special Olympics, or something.” --making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

“I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances.” --after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” – defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama’s policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

“What I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…” --in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified (Watch video clip)

“I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” --speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

“Let me introduce to you the next President – the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.” --slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

“Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee – which is my committee – a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.” --referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

“Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain…administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.” --Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

“How’s it going, Sunshine?” --campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

“Hold on one second, sweetie, we’re going to do – we’ll do a press avail.” --to a female reporter for ABC’s Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers (Watch video clip)

“I’ve now been in 57 states – I think one left to go.” --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon (Watch video clip)

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” --after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” --explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions.” --exasperated by reporters after a news conference

“You’re likeable enough, Hillary.” --during a Democratic debate

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed.” --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.

On top of the fact Biden is a god damn comedian gaffe machine and the MSM is silent, Bush43 wasn’t the best speaker, or the best president, but good lord this is the lamest, laziest most pointless lefty attack ever.

This is like fat ugly kids with shit social skills trying to make fun of the dudes who are actually having sex.

Envy is a bitch.

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And hence, any message that presents an extremely simplified take on things which reassures your average dumb, low-information person that he Knows Everything if He Just Repeats This One Stupid Meme and Laughs At the Right People is naturally going to be a Big Seller in the marketplace of ideas.

-Ace

[quote]b89 wrote:

[quote]thethirdruffian wrote:
The meme of Republicans being stupid and Democrats being smart is very tired.

Al Gore had worse grades than Bush, as did Kerry. Both are lauded by the sheep as “so intelligent.”

Obama apparently did so badly in school he’s failed to release a single transcript. In short, he’s a black guy from Harvard that couldn’t get a paying legal job at the peak of affirmative action hiring.

Obama off teleprompter makes Bush look like a genius.

I have never been a Bush fan, but he actually cares. I had a several day personal interaction with the guy; unlike Obama he cares about our soliders and doesn’t look down on us.[/quote]

I couldn’t see Dubya using the Bin Laden raid for political gain like Obama did. Besides that I realize you don’t have to be very articulate or extremely intelligent to be the president, you’ve to be articulate enough and intelligent enough. The days of presidents being great orators who meticulously write speeches is long gone so I don’t hold them to that standard. [/quote]I’d be thrilled with someone with vaguely American instincts and sensibilities. It’s a low standard, but it’s what were left with now.

[quote]groo wrote:

I don’t understand where the idea is that Obama had poor grades is why he is hiding his transcripts. He graduated with academic honors so I would feel pretty confident that his grades were more than solid. I imagine if hes hiding anything its in the name of the classes and seminars he took. I like Obama but I am more than certain there are some courses he took that would be fodder for political attacks.

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I went to Harvard law at more-or-less the same time as Obama. Let’s say we over-lapped, to give you a 5 year window.

He was well-known “anchor” that got by on bullshit and being black.

He irked me — and his other classmates — as all political animals (both ld guard Republican and Democrat – Harvard is full of them both) irked me.

I get by on intelligence and effort, while he cruised along because important people watched out for him — because, bluntly, he was a “articulate black man” (to quote Joe Biden) and a communist.

You didn’t see him in classes about commercial transactions, income tax, or contracts. Not even criminal law, except I guess he had to take that one.

After the mandatory core, he went for the soft political subjects where he could vomit up progessive bullshit, rant about “white privilege” and get a B.

His “honor” of being President of Law Review was political — he didn’t “Grade on” or “Write on.” He didn’t make law review. Instead, he was ELECTED to this position by shmucks under pressure by the faulty.

[quote]Zeppelin795 wrote:
No W used 9/11 as a launching pad for an unjust war in Iraq. Wow how Presidential and patriotic!
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You might want to go look at what in in the Bekka Valley of Syria before you buy this line of bullshit. Remember Syria is run by the Ba’ath Party, the same trans-muslim political party to which Saddam Hussein was a member, which traces its roots to the parties created by Nazi Germany.

These are not good people and quite intent on both regional and global domination, as they have been for some 70 years.

[quote]MaximusB wrote:

“No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like Special Olympics, or something.” --making an off-hand joke during an appearance on “The Tonight Show”, March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

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LOL.

Romney forgets the word “resume” from a sentence and the left explodes with the “war on women” all over the internet.

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.

Lol. Has Zeppelin learned yet that if you record any politician long enough you’ll end up with an enormous highlight reel of stupid slip-ups no matter if it’s Bush or Obama?

Maybe the real idiot here is Zep.

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.[/quote]

The reason they are silent is they do not believe special needs people should have been born.

Liberals are, by nature, utopianists who seek to change the world in their image.

Same school of thought is why Hitler started off his Final Solution by rounding up profoundly retarded and disabled people and killing them “to end their suffering” and for the “public good.” The euthanasia movement in Nazi Germany inevitably slid into disposal of other “undersireables” — like most of my ancestors.

In short, the comment was a glimpse under Obama’s mask.

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.[/quote]

The reason they are silent is they do not believe special needs people should have been born.

Liberals are, by nature, utopianists who seek to change the world in their image.

Same school of thought is why Hitler started off his Final Solution by rounding up profoundly retarded and disabled people and killing them “to end their suffering” and for the “public good.” The euthanasia movement in Nazi Germany inevitably slid into disposal of other “undersireables” — like most of my ancestors.

In short, the comment was a glimpse under Obama’s mask.[/quote]

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]groo wrote:

I don’t understand where the idea is that Obama had poor grades is why he is hiding his transcripts. He graduated with academic honors so I would feel pretty confident that his grades were more than solid. I imagine if hes hiding anything its in the name of the classes and seminars he took. I like Obama but I am more than certain there are some courses he took that would be fodder for political attacks.

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I went to Harvard law at more-or-less the same time as Obama. Let’s say we over-lapped, to give you a 5 year window.

He was well-known “anchor” that got by on bullshit and being black.

He irked me — and his other classmates — as all political animals (both ld guard Republican and Democrat – Harvard is full of them both) irked me.

I get by on intelligence and effort, while he cruised along because important people watched out for him — because, bluntly, he was a “articulate black man” (to quote Joe Biden) and a communist.

You didn’t see him in classes about commercial transactions, income tax, or contracts. Not even criminal law, except I guess he had to take that one.

After the mandatory core, he went for the soft political subjects where he could vomit up progessive bullshit, rant about “white privilege” and get a B.

His “honor” of being President of Law Review was political — he didn’t “Grade on” or “Write on.” He didn’t make law review. Instead, he was ELECTED to this position by shmucks under pressure by the faulty.[/quote]

That post is so full of awesome, JB.

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.[/quote]

The reason they are silent is they do not believe special needs people should have been born.

Liberals are, by nature, utopianists who seek to change the world in their image.

Same school of thought is why Hitler started off his Final Solution by rounding up profoundly retarded and disabled people and killing them “to end their suffering” and for the “public good.” The euthanasia movement in Nazi Germany inevitably slid into disposal of other “undersireables” — like most of my ancestors.

In short, the comment was a glimpse under Obama’s mask.[/quote]

I used to respect you but you have said so much stupid shit lately. You should be ashamed, but I’m sure your not.

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.[/quote]

The reason they are silent is they do not believe special needs people should have been born.

Liberals are, by nature, utopianists who seek to change the world in their image.

Same school of thought is why Hitler started off his Final Solution by rounding up profoundly retarded and disabled people and killing them “to end their suffering” and for the “public good.” The euthanasia movement in Nazi Germany inevitably slid into disposal of other “undersireables” — like most of my ancestors.

In short, the comment was a glimpse under Obama’s mask.[/quote]

I used to respect you but you have said so much stupid shit lately. You should be ashamed, but I’m sure your not.
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What is stupid about what JB said?

Obama voted for “abortion” of disabled babies even after born alive:

Heck, Obamacare has euthanasia (killing of unwanted/ill people) provisions:

The Nazis did, indeed, start the Holocaust with euthanasia of mentally ill/disabled:

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The reason you think JB’s statements are “idiotic” is you are not informed.

Now, you might think eugenics are OK and won’t slide-down-the slope like the Nazis did.

I hope you are right.

Me? I think once any human life can be taken for the common good that the government has too much power and that power will inevitably be abused.

[quote]thethirdruffian wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

Bam insults special needs people on national TV, like they are less than human, showing his true charactor, crickets from lefty internet meme world.

How people don’t notice this is beyond me.[/quote]

The reason they are silent is they do not believe special needs people should have been born.

Liberals are, by nature, utopianists who seek to change the world in their image.

Same school of thought is why Hitler started off his Final Solution by rounding up profoundly retarded and disabled people and killing them “to end their suffering” and for the “public good.” The euthanasia movement in Nazi Germany inevitably slid into disposal of other “undersireables” — like most of my ancestors.

In short, the comment was a glimpse under Obama’s mask.[/quote]

I used to respect you but you have said so much stupid shit lately. You should be ashamed, but I’m sure your not.
[/quote]

What is stupid about what JB said?

Obama voted for “abortion” of disabled babies even after born alive:

Heck, Obamacare has euthanasia (killing of unwanted/ill people) provisions:

The Nazis did, indeed, start the Holocaust with euthanasia of mentally ill/disabled:

+++++++++++

The reason you think JB’s statements are “idiotic” is you are not informed.

Now, you might think eugenics are OK and won’t slide-down-the slope like the Nazis did.

I hope you are right.

Me? I think once any human life can be taken for the common good that the government has too much power and that power will inevitably be abused.[/quote]

I don’t have time right now to thoroughly read your links but in the first one it didn’t say disabled. It was any survivors of abortion.

As far as the death panels, it says nothing of disabled either. It is about care to prolong life above and beyond.

Yes,I know the Nazis practiced Eugenics but as much as you try and paint Liberals with the Nazi brush they have nothing in common.

As someone who has housed, fed and cared for a relative with Downes Syndrome I just found his statement particularly distasteful.

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

As someone who has housed, fed and cared for a relative with Downes Syndrome I just found his statement particularly distasteful.
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How did you find Bam’s comment?

[quote]Jewbacca wrote:

[quote]groo wrote:

I don’t understand where the idea is that Obama had poor grades is why he is hiding his transcripts. He graduated with academic honors so I would feel pretty confident that his grades were more than solid. I imagine if hes hiding anything its in the name of the classes and seminars he took. I like Obama but I am more than certain there are some courses he took that would be fodder for political attacks.

[/quote]

I went to Harvard law at more-or-less the same time as Obama. Let’s say we over-lapped, to give you a 5 year window.

He was well-known “anchor” that got by on bullshit and being black.

He irked me — and his other classmates — as all political animals (both ld guard Republican and Democrat – Harvard is full of them both) irked me.

I get by on intelligence and effort, while he cruised along because important people watched out for him — because, bluntly, he was a “articulate black man” (to quote Joe Biden) and a communist.

You didn’t see him in classes about commercial transactions, income tax, or contracts. Not even criminal law, except I guess he had to take that one.

After the mandatory core, he went for the soft political subjects where he could vomit up progessive bullshit, rant about “white privilege” and get a B.

His “honor” of being President of Law Review was political — he didn’t “Grade on” or “Write on.” He didn’t make law review. Instead, he was ELECTED to this position by shmucks under pressure by the faulty.[/quote]

Enormous amount of win here.

[quote]Chushin wrote:

[quote]Zeppelin795 wrote:

[quote]MaximusB wrote:

Fear not Zep, in another 4 years, a video of Obamunisms will be made competing with Bushisms, and we can compare.

Bam started off strong suggesting he has been to all 57 states in the US…

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Obama, like him or not is head and shoulders above W in regards to intelligence. And this blooper does’t even come close to W’s dumbass…
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Are you evaluating someone’s intelligence based solely on how that person speaks?[/quote]

No but when you are one level above swamp people then some things are just to obvious to deny. You actually think this hick got into Yale by merit?

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:

As someone who has housed, fed and cared for a relative with Downes Syndrome I just found his statement particularly distasteful.
[/quote]

How did you find Bam’s comment?[/quote]

what comment?

The butt hurt is strong in this thread. You’re some uptight mofo’s up in here.

james