September 21, 2012

"Some grub with POTUS?" — a subject line on email from the Obama campaign.

"Ann -- You, President Obama, a table, chairs, and some grub," it begins.

Grub! What sort of people think how hard and how long to come up with another way to make a chance at eating dinner with Obama enticing and come up with some grub?

"Want to give it a shot?" I'm asked, with a link to a site where I can contribute to the campaign. There follows this picture:



And I'm told "It'll be pretty awesome." Awesome... grub... It's like suddenly, simultaneously, I'm an air-headed teenager...



... and Wooster from "Wagon Train."

44 comments:

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I don't know. It depends on who is rustling up the grub.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Some grub with POTUS? No, that would be the Secretary of State.

TosaGuy said...

Does this grub meet Michelle's national dietary requirements? If so, better pack a second lunch.

chickelit said...

I'll bet he says "chow" instead when he hangs with the troops.

Tank said...

It's hard to think of anything less awesome than spending time with Zero.

I guess getting hit with birdshit would be less awesome.

TWM said...

Will there be a golden fountain of champagne?

madAsHell said...

English war Deutsch.
In German, grub is a verb for digging.

Can ya dig it?

Hagar said...

Did airheaded teenagers ever do "grub"?

Is arugula considered "grub"?


It's your own fault for getting on their mailing list. I made the same mistake with the Republicans, but do not know if I sympathize or not.

YoungHegelian said...

I'm on the Obama's campaign mailing list, too, and I'm amazed at the lack of professionalism of some of what gets sent my way.

That's opposed to the Romney camp. I'm on their list, too. What I get from them is professional, but I get almost nothing at all!

The Obama-ites outsend the Romney-ites easily five to one. Romney's internet media outreach really does seem to suck.

the wolf said...

It's a pretty strong indicator of who the Barry campaign is targeting.

LordSomber said...

Organic artisanal grub hand-selected by Michelle. Mandatory jumping jacks instead of dessert.

jd said...

Does the Romney campaign not send out emails like this? Why don't you snarkily bitch about those?

prairie wind said...

He's grubbing for money.

AprilApple said...

Like Recession? Vote Obama.

btw -Obama's refusal to do anything about our corrupt and unfair tax code should make everyone think twice about voting for him. Other than Obama’s promise to raise tax rates and thus kill more jobs – see CBO.
Our tax code needs simplifying. Romney promises to do it.
More revenue to the treasury starts with a robust economy. Obama will never deliver.
Obama's only objective is to kill the economy so that we are all more dependent on government.

AprilApple said...

I'm so sick of the cutesy Hollywood photos of Obama in full wide-grin.
23 million out of work and this guy is whistling past the grave yard.

jd said...

At madashell

Grub is the the past form of graben, to dig. So it means "dug." Just FYI, nice try

Tom Spaulding said...

What's wrong with you people?

This is exactly how a Man of The People talks...you must be 1%ers.

Hell, you need merely add an "s" to grub and you can make it more "urban". The Baptist preacher vibe is hard to put in an e-mail, but this is how it's done, bluenosers.

Sheesh, you elites are so out of touch.

drozz said...

i'm pretty sure the 40/40 club would be a little offended at calling their food "grub"

Tom Spaulding said...

"A jug of wine, a loaf of grub and thou" -

More Victor Kiam than Omar...

trumpetdaddy said...

Maybe Romney's email outreach doesn't "suck" but is just more efficient and respectful of its targets' time.

Obama's show who he thinks his core voters are by both its tone and frequency.

i.e., People with short attention spans who need to be reminded of things constantly.

Amartel said...

Hey Bud, huhuhuh, let's party.

Mr. Hand: Am I hallucinating here. Just what in the hell do you think you're doing?

Spicoli: learning about Cuba, and having some food.

Mr. Hand: You're on dangerous ground, Mr. Spicoli, you're causing a serious disturbance on my time.

Spicoli: I've been thinking about this Mr. Hand and if I'm here AND you're here, isn't it our time? And surely there's nothing wrong with having a little food on our time.

Mr. Hand: You're absolutely right. It is OUR time. Yours, mine, and everybody elses'.
But it is my class.
[To the class] Mr. Spicoli has been nice enough to offer us some pizza. Be my guest. Get a good one.

Joe Schmoe said...

What else are you going to call dog meat? Grub seems about right.

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Dust Bunny Queen said...

This must be how Obama and his clueless lackeys think the great unwashed masses in flyover country think.

"Well, sheeeeeit Ma. It 'pears that we'uns got one of them thar e-mail thingies from that nice boy Obama. He be invitin' us for some grub.....mmmm.mmmm.mmmm. Sure could use some good grub for a change. What? Stop hittn' me with that skillet. Dang, hope he has some real good fixin's and maybe some Schlitz or something. Best go wash up my best overalls."

Coketown said...

First I thought it was a crossword clue. "Some grub with POTUS?" In that case you have to consider the nouns as verbs and vice versa. It's supposed to be humorous. Here our our options:

grub (grb)
v. grubbed, grub·bing, grubs.

1. To dig up by or as if by the roots: grubbed carrots with a stick.
2. To clear of roots and stumps by digging: grubbed a small plot.
3. Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.

So we have to ask: "Who would grub with the president? Who are these 'some.' Are they they same people the president refers to when he constantly tells us, 'There are those who say..."

Number one could be Michelle, grubbing carrots with Barack in their garden. No idea for number two. Number three could be the 47%--grubbing government freebies with help from Obama. Yes, that's it. Some grub with POTUS? Eight letters: 47percent.

Coketown said...

I mean nine letters.

Second thought was that it sounds like an infection. "Ewww, you got grub?" "No, it's much worse. I got grub with potus."

veni vidi vici said...

Everything's got the greazeh tone of a hustle with this team lately.

"A shot". Please. The convention was full of "everyone should have a shot" except it's pronounced "A Schadt" by these guys. Sounds mighty ejaculatory after awhile.

Which goes perfectly with all this bullshit about "having Barack's back".

Someone ought to cut all that faux-coolguy rhetoric about having shots and having his back to that "Superman dat hoe" tune because that's what it all starts to sound like they're talking about after awhile...

Freeman Hunt said...

It's supposed to be special. The food should be special.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

A little grub with Obama.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

By the way, I never got my free bumper sticker from Obama. Maybe they found out I was the 53%.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Oh, those regular people probably like 'grub.' Tell them he'll eat some of that 'grub' with them. Throw a couple hamburgers their way. Or maybe some meatloaf or chili fries. No reason to break the bank on this thing. They're used to their own food."

EMD said...

By the way, I never got my free bumper sticker from Obama. Maybe they found out I was the 53%.

I got my "White and Privileged" one. It was hidden ... you just needed to know where to click.

Coketown said...

Ha ha ha. Freeman is onto something. Imagine Obama HQ's PR department. "We can't say, 'dinner.' It's too formal. Ann was creeped out. 'Barack the boyfriend' and all that. What other words could we use?"

"Foodstuffs?"

"No, too bourgeois."

"Delectables?"

"This isn't the fucking Pilgrim's Progress."

"Umm, vittles?"

"Getting closer. But we need something that, like, captures the essence of how we perceive the common voter. You know--it has to emphasize the relation between us, the ruling class, and them."

Everybody, in unison: "Slop! Slop with POTUS?"

Coketown said...

As the contest winners are brought in, some farmhand will be ringing a triangle and yelling, "Soooooeeeyyyy. Soooooey!"

edutcher said...

If Rick Perry or Ron Paul or Louie Gohmert invited me for some grub, that wouldn't sound too bad, but, yeah, it just sounds pretentious.

Particularly on the heels of that second swarry with Anna Wintour.

Ann Althouse said...

... and Wooster from "Wagon Train."

Don't forget Wishbone from "Rawhide".

Mick said...

Appeal filed in Florida case attempting to prevent Obama's name from being on the general election ballot, because he is not a natural born Citizen (born British of a British subject father). It was originally dismissed because the judge agreed with the defendants that Obama was not "Nominated or Elected" on Jan. 31, 2012, and therefore plaintiff had not stated a cause of action.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/106514978/Voeltz-Appellate-Brief

DADvocate said...

I don't want grub, I want arugula. I've never had any but Obama said it's price keeps going up. Of course, I'll never eat it with Obama because I ain't sending him no money.

LordSomber said...

Grub is the the past form of graben, to dig. So it means "dug."

It is also where we get the word "grave" from, via Old English "græf".

The word "grave" meaning "serious" or "weighty" comes from Middle French though.

furious_a said...

How'bout some more beans with that grub?

furious_a said...

Ann Althouse said...

... and Wooster from "Wagon Train."

edutcher: Don't forget Wishbone from "Rawhide".

...and don't forget Taggert from Blazing Saddles.

PatCA said...

The tv commercials begging for money have started in CA. The One of course is never going to campaign here, but he wants our money anyway.

Michael K said...

"Hell, you need merely add an "s" to grub and you can make it more "urban". "

Actually, if you add "s", you get what he probably is serving; Grubs.

Rusty said...

AprilApple said...
I'm so sick of the cutesy Hollywood photos of Obama in full wide-grin.
23 million out of work and this guy is whistling past the grave yard.



I sort of vision him playing through and spray painting graffiti on the headstones.
Fore!

sleepless nights said...

Well, Spicoli (Sean Penn) is technically older than Obama. They're from the same generation. And Obama is from Hawaii. I don't think you can call it teen stuff anymore. Maybe globally, where it took three decades for surfer slang to spread.