Monday, June 07, 2010

Quote of the Day


"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."

-- President Barack "Dolemite" Obama

So, at what point did Obama go from being Theo Huxtable to being Grandad from The Boondocks?

I still like and respect the guy, but this is silly posturing -- and it's beneath him. Although that said, it is pretty entertaining.

16 comments:

Anthony B said...

Sure, it's silly posturing -- but if the guy can throw an entertaining bone to the collection idiots who seem to care almost exclusively ABOUT silly posturing, what the heck, I'll be amused.

liquidlen said...

Ugh. That was awful. I want to believe him, of course, but clearly Bush used up all the good "I'm in charge" BS.

Ref said...

Unfortunately, that is what "the villagers" are demanding of him.

Kyle said...

As a basketball guy, Obama knows there's a time for finesse, and a time to work the refs and throw a few elbows.

Unfortunately, the refs in our national game are the shouters on TV; fortunately, Obama seems to realize this.

Anonymous said...

I guess he just got pissed with all the asshattery.

Eric said...

I don't know, posturing or no, that last crack about talking to experts so he'd know whose ass to kick was kind of awesome. Especially after... you know... That Other Guy, the, uh, last one who we're, uh, not supposed to refer to because we've Moved On and aren't supposed to be Living In The Past and all that? That Other One wasn't exactly known for talking to experts or intellectuals, not that we're supposed to mention that or anything....

kanye said...

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
~John F. Kennedy~

BP's got this.
~Barack Obama~

Mart said...

Now they spend two weeks talking about his "outburst", "is he connecting with the average American", "why it took so long" and "are we the media responsible for it" memes, until the next BS distraction.

Peter L. Winkler said...

"I came here to kick ass and chew gum. And now I'm all out of gum."

Bill Orvis White said...

You're finally seeing that Lil Hussein was a mistake. He's a temporary blip in this once-free nation's history.
This is by far the most incompetent president ever. He has done more damage to this nation in just the first few minutes of his installed-presidency than in all of the Honorable George W. Bush's successful presidency. In fact, GW didn't do any damage. He kept us safe. Our principles have been compromised.

Michael J. West said...

Now wait a minute, Chez - you are taking this out of context. I watched this morning and Matt Lauer, in his question, had said that the American people wanted to see Obama "kick some butt." He was pretty clearly responding directly to that turn of phrase.

You should know better.

Chez said...

Relax, Michael. As of last night when this was posted, only the quote was available. Regardless of context it's an entertaining quote -- and I'm not exactly beating up on the guy. The entire notion of the press pushing him to "be more emotional" is ridiculous; it's put him in a no-win situation, because if he doesn't, they'll keep harping on it -- if he does, they'll just turn that into another inane meme.

Alanna said...

Obamanator.

Capt Aclow said...

Heh. This reminds me of one of Carlin's bits about Dole running against Clinton for Pres., and how everybody knows all politicians are full of shit:

Dole says, "I'm an honest man..." and the people say, "Bullshit!"

Clinton steps up and says, "I'm completely full of shit, and how do you like that?" ...and the people say, "Well, at least he's honest..."

babita781 said...

Right, Capt Aclow. Politicians in general kinda suck. Nobody goes into politics to perform "public service". It attracts the enormous egos and the power grabbers. I give up.

Amy said...

Chez - you have left out the part about the people that he's talking to, don't SEE the posturing, they see a president who is doing what he can to help them, in their own language.