Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama Shows Just What Kind Of An Asshole He Really Is

I have said all along that Obama is a small and petty man. I think he is amateurish and displays behavior that borders on childishness. He proved me right yet again, Obama on 'Tonight Show' Discusses Economy, Makes Special Olympics Joke.

President Obama sat down with Jay Leno on Thursday for a late-night TV interview that spanned a range of topics -- from the economic crisis to the presidential dog -- and even, at one point, featured the president joking that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics.

The bowling comment was a reminder of his poor performance on the lanes last year during one of his campaign stops. Obama bragged to "The Tonight Show" that he recently bowled 129 on the White House alley.

"It's like Special Olympics," he said.


I know people make comments they wish they hadn't made and I know that mistakes are made. Making a comment like this though is not misspeaking, it's a character flaw.

I am sick to death of the media and his supporters making excuses for this man. When the Hell is he going to start acting like the President instead of a damned idiot?

For a good example of his supporters downplaying this, look at this poll on HuffPo. As of this writing, 77% thought it was no big deal.

24 comments:

sue said...

Whooops he made a mistake. That's great. Rack one up for the Conservatives. They now have one more reason to call him an asshole.
Or is the proper term asshat.

At least he isn't an idiot like our former president.

John M. Wills said...

Sue, at least the former President was able to speak without a teleprompter. And when he used one, he read his own speech not someone else's.

Frazzled Mom said...

Personally, I think this comment is the least of Obama's poor judgment calls. What is infuriating is that Obama's supporters are the ones who developed the whole idea of Political Correctness - an idea I always found absurd - but fail to hold Obama to those same Political Correctness standards. I can almost guarantee anyone else making this comment wouldn't have gotten a pass.

So in this situation, I'm more angry at the hypocrisy of the Obama supporters and MSM than anything else. But I'm certainly not surprised.

Larry T. Durham said...

I was skepticle about his appearance on Leno in the first place...but after seeing his performance, the flip comments, the movie star treatment and his S.O. faux paus, I'm am convinced that Barry is more of an empty suit than I imagined. The audacity of that dope...

Chuck, congrats to the Wolverines, they played a good defensive game...and the Tigers helped by forgetting how to make a lay up. Maybe your guys can pull the upset on Oklahoma.

Leslie said...

It just shows his elitist viewpoint. Everything is about Obama and he feels untouchable. Wonder why...

I hate comments like this. I am not a person that follows political correctness at ALL, but this comment shows the heart of the man (or lack there of...) I have worked with and still do work with people with disabilities and this comment of Obama's is heartless and insulting.

I wish more people would put themselves in the place of people dealing with disabilities. Maybe if you had to live it, see it, or be related to someone with difficulties you wouldn't let this kind of ignorant vomit come out. Think about it and count your blessings that you have.

I didn't agree with everything about President George W. Bush, but at least he had a heart and showed it...he could be sincere and did not need to be prompted in everything he spoke.

Liberals need to get over the Bush hating all ready. It's over, unfortunately and now we have a fool running the country backed by a crowd of fools running the media.

Thanks for the vent.
Leslie

The Gray Headed Brother said...

And I suppose that Mr. Bush was wonderful in your eyes?
No man is perfect, mistakes will be made by everybody. Keep that in mind

Chuck said...

Sue, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Further, thanks for helping make my point. Liberals will excuss anything this man does. I can only assume that if Bush, or McCain during the election, had done this you would have been just as forgiving? This is more about the seperate rules Obama lives under. Finally, can you people ever make a comment about Obama without using the words "yeah but Bush..."? Bush is not President anymore. Stop by again, I usually treat my guests better :-)

John, welcome and thanks to you also. To top it off, if he misspoke the press had a field day and liberals ridiculed him endlessly (it's still going on, see above remarks).

Mom, you summed up my post well

So in this situation, I'm more angry at the hypocrisy of the Obama supporters and MSM than anything else. But I'm certainly not surprised.

He's an idiot, he will say stiuff like this on a regular basis for the next 4 years. What pisses me off is the double standard.

Larry, I have used the same term, empty suit, during the campaign.

Go Wolverines!!! That was one helluva game and Clemson put the scare in me at the end. I think part of their problem was Ogelby (sp.) being ejected. I was torn on that. I thought maybe an intentional foul but disqualifying him? That was too much. I thought it looked like he did it on purpose but out of frustration, not being malicious. I hate to see a kid go out like that in one of the biggest games of his life. Fun part of UM is that most of their kids are freshman and sophmores. Next year is their year.

Leslie, Mom said above that it was the left that set up the ground rules for PC and it's ironic but it's the left that doesn't have to follow them. This goes back to the campaign and the left making fun of Trig Palin. Obama made a show of distancing himself, evidently he didn't go that far from the remarks. I think he is petty and self-absorbed. He simply doesn't care about other people.

Flavor Country said...

Do these comments sound like they came from an idiot?:

"I’m honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein"

"Do you have blacks, too"?

"What's the G20?"

"I'm the commander - see, I don't need to explain - I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being President".


"One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures"

"We’re concerned about Aids inside our White House – make no mistake about it"

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

"There's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail."

"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job."

These of course come from our former president Bush. These are comment if he had to make over again he would not have said them.

Was it a character flaw of his too? Yes Obama should not have made that comment. Verbal gaffes happen, no it's not a big deal. I v=never made a post about dumb things or inappropriate comments Bush made even though I did not like him, why?

Because I know he did not mean what he said. I never called him a damned idiot for comments he did not make, although a lot of other people did.

If I were judged by everything I have ever said I would be called a racist, insensitive, sexist etc....

Once again if the best insults you guys have are teleprompters, this one comment and him going on the tonight show is it, that is the joke.

Because if he makes half the mistakes and gaffes that Bush did during his presidency, he will still be considered one of the best.

KEEP TRYING!

Mia Cronan said...

Chuck, I am so with you on this (as on many things you share on your blog). He really is an empty suit. I wondered how Sarah Palin felt when she heard his foolish comment, having a special needs child of her own.

I don't view his comment as a blunder; I view it as testimony to his character and lack of integrity.

Bags said...

I was wondering why BO was going on the Tonight Show in the first place but then I realized that's where a lot of good comics got their start.

This guy's a joke but unfortunatley he's not very funny.

I wrote on my blog awhile ago about political correctness and how I think is is way out of hand. But when the presisdent of the United States says something this insensitve it needs to be reported by everyone. I am so tired of the media double standard.

Chuck said...

Flavor, nice set of quotes from Bush. Like I said, can you ever answer a question about Obama without using Bush's name. As far as your quotes, give me one where Bush was so demeaning to a vulnerable population. As I said, the left is all for PC as long as they get an exemption from it. My real point though was substitute Bush's name on the quote for Obama's and tell me the coverage would not have been different. I stand by my comments this time my friend. Take care.

Mia, thanks, I thought of Sarah and Trig Palin also. About how she felt hearing this and how Obama's comment is nothing new since the left spent the campaign making cracks about Trig Palin.

Bags, I wrote on another blog that I think he is in perpetual campaign mode. Not that this is in anyway new for any pollitician, I just think he is more dedicated than most.

Always On Watch said...

I didn't watch Jay Leno, but did catch the video clip this morning.

What in the world is the President doing playing to the paparazzi? He looked to be an attention whore.

And the reaction of the crowd? Pure adoration, much beyond what any United States official is due.

When the Hell is he going to start acting like the President instead of a damned idiot?

He won't. He doesn't KNOW that he's behaving like an idiot.

Flavor Country said...

Chuck,

Like I said his comment was inappropriate, no doubt. Apology was issued. You actually think he meant to offend special needs people?

I will bring up Bush each and every time the right criticizes this president while easily forgetting their own party's previous leader's gaffes and numerous blunders.

Did you ever post a story calling Bush a idiot for dumb comments he made? World leaders joked and made fun of Bush, but Obama's the idiot.

Why don't you guys like to talk about Bush like you do Reagan? Is there a reason for that? Reagan is the past also right? twenty years ago now.

I'll make you a deal I'll stop bringing up Bush, when conservatives stop bringing up Reagan. Until then.......

As always no matter what we say in a heated debate, we're still friends. Take Care

Mustang said...

I surmise that Sue belongs to that group who work tirelessly to lower social standards in order that many more people can reach them. Now I think if any other president, of either party, were to make such a statement offensive to handicapped persons, everyone—whether democrat or republican, would rise to voice their objection.

But that hasn’t happened with the Mr. Obama, and I do think it is fair to observe this silence from the left emphasizes the depth of their intellectual dishonesty. Nor can we avoid the childishness of Sue’s best attempt to defend Mr. Obama’s faux pas, “At least he isn't an idiot like our former president”. But let us be fair . . . and let us proclaim that if Sue or any other leftard wishes to engage us in mature, meaningful, respectful, honest dialogue, then they need to step up to the plate to dispel any pretentions that they so far represent anything other than sheer idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Great column, Chuck! And very entertaining.

I doubt President Obama will ever act like a real President. He's not qualified and never will be.

Had President Bush gone on Leno, the MSM would have torn him apart. Have you noticed every time Obama screws up, his posse finds something to attack former President Bush with?

When you're in the wrong, deflect the focus away from you. Typical liberal tactic.

Also, the bitching about AIG bonuses, feigning shock at them is so much BS. Don't tell me he didn't know about them, it's doesn't pass the smell test.

Sal's Gal

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

President Bush or any other President with brains wouldn't lower themselves going on a show like that.

Chuck said...

AOW,

He won't. He doesn't KNOW that he's behaving like an idiot.

He's too self-absorbed

Flavor, I do not think he meant to offend them, my point was he doesn't care enough to think about them at all. They don't include him, which is the only person he cares about.

As far as Bush keep mentioning if you feel better, reality is that it is not about him. At some point BO is going to have to stand on his own and take his lumps like a big boy and stop hiding behind Bush.

Mustang, I agree to a point. I believe that if it were a Democrat, there would be a pass. There is simply too much evidence of this. The media chronicled every Bush misstep. CBS' headline for the Obama story made light of it Obama’s Less Than “Special” Week. Do we really think that if this were a GOP President this would be the headline? Do we think it would be relegated to the side with the rest of the day's news stories?

Sal's Gal, welcome and thanks for stopping by. 'Nuff said, nothing to add.

DD2, actually RIchard Nixon went on Laugh-in, he just forgot to make fun of the handicapped.

mksviews said...

A right asshole that obama.

Mark said...

I don't think he intentionally slurred the mentally disabled.

I do think he showed America a glimpse of his own character.

Obama is a Pathological Narcissist.
He cares nothing for anyone but himself. That's a fact.

Papa Frank said...

Talking about separate rules for Obama -- go ahead and name any other sitting president that went on a talk show. What? You cant? Maybe the other Presidents were busy running the country and not playing media darling.

Chuck said...

MK, nice and simple

Mark, welcome to you also. I have to agree. that is what I said above. I don't believe he is a mean spirited person, he just doesn't look outside of himself

PF, there is a school of thought that it is better for him to keep doing the talk shows, he could do less harm to the country that way. It likes the old bit that some people think Congress takes too much vacation time, others think they don't take enough.

Burr Deming said...

Obama deserves a hit for this one. It was insensitive. On the rest, (petty, small, etc.) you are pretty much full of beans.

But I can forgive a lot for good writing style. Keep it up.

I like your work.

Tina Hemond said...

Chuck, the man made a mistake, ok, one of a hundred in fewer than 3 months on the job - but let's be politically correct and give the lad a pass - he certainly has problems speaking off the cuff, which alone is a disability. To those disparaging of George W. Bush - his GPA was very well documented while the current resident of the White House is glowingly referred to as "brilliant" - yet there is not one bit of evidence to back that up - just a point of order.

Randy said...

Why is it when the left defend the current president they point to the former president? As if that's an excuse.