June 7, 2013

"'My remarks are not sitting here,' the President declared awkwardly."

"I’m uhhh….people….oh goodness….uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now."

Oh, no. I hope he's not trying to make us feel sorry for him.

Here's how Drudge graphically depicts the story (using a photo from some other event (video of the actual event at the first link, complete with stumbling aide)):

78 comments:

Scott Philben said...

He can't even say hello correctly. He opens this clip with the following:

"Good morning, everybody. It is wonder to see all of you..."

Was the correct salutation written on the paper he was missing and he couldn't even ad-lib that?

Beach Brutus said...

All I want to know is his LSAT score. You can keep all his other transcripts etc.

Chip S. said...

"I'm as shocked as all of you are to learn of my complete inability to form a coherent sentence w/o benefit of a teleprompter.

I've ordered a complete investigation. We will find the people responsible for this and hold them accountable."

Mitchell the Bat said...

He missed the opportunity to sing "Tea for Two" and do a little soft-shoe dance.

C Stanley said...

His stumbling wasn't as bad visuakky as I expected after reading your transcription of it though. He's got quite a good game face, which is unfortunately why so many have been snookered by him.

Sorun said...

At least he's still clean, if not articulate.

edutcher said...

Also off Drudge:

Son ofI am not a crook?

Also, Rats, ship, you know the drill.

Chip S. said...

The deeper message here is that the prez is ill-served by his staff.

They simply do not do a good job of keeping him in the loop. Mistakes are made. Not his fault.

edutcher said...

If Ann's right and this was intended to take the heat off his other problems,

Unexpectedly Unemployment is up again!!!!!!!

NSA (and don't forget the FBI) data collection included credit card transactions

IRS in Cincy says Tea Party vendetta directed from DC

it doesn't seem to be working.

Sorun said...

At least he's still clean, if not articulate

He isn't that, either.

mark said...

"I’m uhhh….people….oh goodness….uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now."

I find it amusing that the left mock President Bush for being inarticulate when speaking.

Methadras said...

The Manchurian Marxist strikes again. Who is this guy and where the fuck did he come from and how the fuck did he get get here?

Patrick said...

When I was in 6th grade, I was a lector at Mass. That included reading The Prayers of the Faithful, 5 or six intentions offered at each Mass. The sheet on which they were written was not on the lectern. I had to make them up on the fly. With all due respect to the President, I believe I acquitted myself better than he.

Granted though, I had to do it only the one time, not many times per week, so you'd run out of stuff.

edutcher said...

I believe the proper response here is, "Welcome to the party, pal!".

Chip S. said...

Pretty soon I expect him to walk up to a lectern and say, "Who am I? Why am I here?"

Peter said...

Obama agonistes.

edutcher said...

BTW, does this mean Choom knows all about Iranian alliances in Latin America, but will still abandon us when they start blowing up stuff here?

Palladian said...

Pretty soon I expect him to walk up to a lectern and say, "Who am I? Why am I here?"

You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house!
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

My remarks are not sitting here,...

Did he check the binders full of women?

Colonel Angus said...

Oh yeah, a modern Cicero if there ever was one.

It's still hard to believe the majority of the electorate gave this bufoon a second chance.

Colonel Angus said...

The deeper message here is that the prez isill-served by his staff.

I think I hear a bus coming.....

Colonel Angus said...

The Manchurian Marxist strikes again. Who is this guy and where the fuck did he come from and how the fuck did he get get here?

Maybe Samuel L Jackson can do a parody called Obamas On a Plane.

edutcher said...

Colonel Angus said...

Oh yeah, a modern Cicero if there ever was one.

It's still hard to believe the majority of the electorate gave this bufoon a second chance.


What I've been saying since November.

Zeb Quinn said...

More like Chauncey Gardner than anyone wants to admit, including his harshest critics.

Aridog said...

Methadras said...

The Manchurian Marxist strikes again. Who is this guy and where the fuck did he come from and how the fuck did he get get here?

Chip S. said...

Pretty soon I expect him to walk up to a lectern and say, "Who am I? Why am I here?"

Dang. Beat me to it, again.

Funny part is that Obama really thinks he is charming.

kimsch said...

Once again proving that the President is not a good speaker, but he can read aloud really well.

Compare and contrast with Sarah Palin at the Republican Convention in 2008. Her teleprompters broke and she was still able to do her speech, and well.

MadisonMan said...

I do wonder if this is must masking all the other scandals.

MadisonMan said...

The east coast Press can now focus like a laser!! on this and pretend they are doing a little oversight, when in reality they are just providing cover.

Colonel Angus said...

I do wonder if this is must masking all the other scandals.

Is that how you want to do it though? By making yourself look as ridiculous as the NORK leader with the bad haircut?

If anything it makes him look worse IMHO. Inarticulate, feckless and seemingly unable to control the reigns of the government he was elected to do.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

He's an awful speaker. Which would be fine, if he hadn't been so celebrated for the exact opposite, which we have known for some time is 100% bullshit.

edutcher said...

Aridog said...

Funny part is that Obama really thinks he is charming.

Only because he's been told that all his life.

And by the same people who are now trying to snow us about how "outraged" they are.

el polacko said...

so if obama's completely unable to form a coherent sentence without an aide delivering "his" written remarks to him, then who the heck is really running the show ? valerie jarrett ??

exhelodrvr1 said...

Isn't this why you voted for him?

Richard Dolan said...

"President Obama, who’s often mocked for an over-reliance on scripts, shifted uncomfortably smiling for several moments buying time. An aide sprinted out with a hard copy of the speech, tripping at one point, adding to the drama."

I didn't see any lack of comfort by O; but he was just being accurate in saying that his staff is 'sweating back there' because of the snafu. O is such a complete narcissist that he is incapable of being uncomfortable whenever he is the center of attention; and he is a sufficiently cold that his staff knows to be wary.

Beorn said...

Maybe Obama is just "punching above his weight."

Jeff Teal said...

The problem is Jim Stockdale would have been a much better VP than Obambi.Hell he would have been a better Pres than his diminutive running mate.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Pretty soon I expect him to walk up to a lectern and say, "Who am I? Why am I here?"

Obama is the Colonel Flagg of modern day American presidents.

exhelodrvr1 said...

No Marines available to hold the script for him?

Jeff Teal said...

You know it is really hard to believe that when he was chooming somebody didn't knock his smug ass on the ground.

bagoh20 said...

It would have been great if he said:

"Fuck it, we'll do it live!"

AprilApple said...

The #1 thing sociopaths love..?

#1...



wait for it....




Pity.

Clyde said...

Fuck you, NSA!
Fuck you, FBI!
Fuck you, Utah data facility!
Fuck you, Obama!

Goddamned motherfucking fascists!

tmitsss said...

Low level bureaucrats let him down

Clyde said...

Damn, that felt good! I feel much better knowing that those cocksuckers read that!

Unknown said...

"I learned about this speech today I have to give the same way you did by reading the newspapers."

Unknown said...

"I learned about this speech today I have to give the same way you did by reading the newspapers."

Aridog said...

Clyde said...

Damn, that felt good! I feel much better knowing that those cocksuckers read that!

Ding Dong...

Hey Clyde, I think I hear your doorbell ringing. There seems to be a couple guys in gray suits on your porch...and they are not your co-workers. :-))

William said...

He was inarticulate in a personable way. No other President of recent memory has been able to combine incompetence and clumsiness in such a likeable way....I wonder if the allusion to the people who are really sweating back there is in some way a veiled threat. In another generation when people write their true memories of this administration I think we'll find a lot of things aren't what they seem. Think of JFK's vigor and happy marriage when you contemplate Obama's idealism and equable temperament.

Tarzan said...

That was...so...painful to behold.

I grin, though, to think of the creative ways a Reagan or even a Bush (either one) would have risen to an occasion where they were similarly unprepared.

Problem is, this isn't about Obama being unprepared, but rather about him clearly being unqualified.

There is NOTHING going on in the man's head beyond pat phrases like "Let me be clear" or "I've got a lot on my plate" and whatever happens to be on the teleprompter in front of him.

A fraud, top to bottom, from day one.

Clyde said...

Hell, Aridog, I'm already on their enemies list! I consider that a point of honor.

Unknown said...

Affirmative Action and an entire press industry willing to shill for President Obama.

If you haven't yet been audited Ms. Althouse, you will be.

Unknown said...

Obama has a lot on his plate....a lot of golf, a lot of vacations, a lot of "A" list parties at the White House.

And a lot of lies to keep straight.

The one thing that is a constant? Obama is never at fault. He is quickly going from incompetent to joke.

Chip Ahoy said...

I realized yesterday my preference would be for an actual puppet. Not a sophisticated marionette like in Team USA but rather a crude hand puppet.

The operator can just stick the puppet's nose up to the right to the left to the right to the left right left right left.

That's what I want to see on FOX instead to assuage their Obama-fetish every 10 minutes with an entertaining puppet instead of an actual video of actual words that they're compelled to use to back up their points. So it's the same video over an dover an dover.

When it could be a happy amusing puppet show. This is what the president said, see the video if you wish, the puppet sssssspeaksssss like thisssssss. And has Marine puppets hold puppet umbrellas for him during a faint puppet drizzle. Spritz spritz. Wouldn't that be better?

Michael K said...

"All I want to know is his LSAT score. You can keep all his other transcripts etc."

I'd like to see his Punahou grades. How did he get into Occidental ? Let alone Columbia or Harvard LS.

Scott M said...

At least he's still clean, if not articulate.

That one wins deh interwebz today, methinks.

Michael K said...

"Compare and contrast with Sarah Palin at the Republican Convention in 2008. Her teleprompters broke and she was still able to do her speech, and well."

I like the story of how a bunch of lefties were given a few paragraphs and told they were from Palin;'s book. After all the laughing and ridicule was done, they were told the paragraphs were from Obama's book.

Oops ! The story disappeared.

bagoh20 said...

I really don't see anything there to criticize. He handled it fine, and I think with a nice bit of humor. But, If he was the smoothest at this stuff who ever lived, it wouldn't make me vote for him. It does it for a lot of people though.

David WL said...

A couple of possible explanations:

A Cartesian automaton: he looks us, talks like us, walks around like us, but "inside"—there's nothing there!

He's what vampires really look like: very pretty but utterly empty of all mental life: "I serve as a blank screen," Obama writes, "on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

AJ Lynch said...

Colonel Flagg from MASH was an awesome character.

John Lynch said...

Drudge is comparing the President to President Bush's 9/11 children's book reading.

Skeptical Voter said...

William said: "He was inarticulate in a personable way. No other President of recent memory has been able to combine incompetence and clumsiness in such a likeable way...."

Well William no other President of recent memory has had as big a load of "incompetence" as this President. So naturally he's got a lot to work with. He may charm you, but as for me--meh--he doesn't even meet the "Hillary Test". As in when he told Hillary, "You're likeable enough."

Not much charm there--and not much likeability either.

MadisonMan said...

Colonel Flagg from MASH was an awesome character.

But he was never there.

Drago said...

Colonel Flagg from MASH was an awesome character.

"You chose a red commie over a white American..and in my book that is..pretty..pinko...."

St. George said...

He calls the people who work for him "People" as though they are...what? Peons? That's the sort of thing a third-rate middle-school teacher would say, trying to quiet a classroom.

And, perhaps worse, he says this is what it's like on a Friday afternoon.

For God's sake, I hope not, not at the White House.

edutcher said...

Aridog said...

Hey Clyde, I think I hear your doorbell ringing. There seems to be a couple guys in gray suits on your porch...and they are not your co-workers. :-))

Gray???

I thought they were Men In Black.

AJ Lynch said...

Colonel Flagg from MASH was an awesome character.

Sam Flagg was supposed to be an indictment of all the Red-hating "paranoia" of the 50s.

He would have fit right in with this crowd.

Astro said...

I think the bullshit started immediately.

“My remarks are not sitting here,...”

1. Obama FORGOT to bring his remarks when he walked out, so he instantly blamed 'people' on his staff for not having them already there.

2. If they were his remarks, he'd know what was written and he'd be able to at least make an opening statement while the papers were brought out. That he's clueless about what to say shows the remarks aren't his.

Kirk Parker said...

Dang, Chip S. beat Aridog to beating me to it.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Some see Bush in Obama but this is who Checkers heard this morning: chirbit

txrxqa said...

The "Puppet" President.

*Perfect* example of a SCOAMF.

Has he released his Columbia grade transcripts yet?



txrxqa said...

Overt 'pitch' for Dinesh D'Souza's work titled:

"2016 - Obama's America"

http://blip.tv/sovandara/2016-obama-s-america-6400026

Had not seen it before today ... maybe other's haven't seen it either.

Larry J said...

Obama without a teleprompter makes Bush 43 sound articulate. The man is a hollow shell. Who writes the scripts he reads? That's who is running the country.

Leatherneck said...

What an incredibly bad leader he is. "People?" Really? Embarassing his staff on national TV? Stunnung lack of awareness of leadership principles.

TC

cold pizza said...

Well, at least we know he's not lip-syncing. THAT would be a scandel worth at least 5 points on the Milli-Vanilli scale. -CP

The Godfather said...

Those of us who saw through Obama from the beginning (which seems to be almost everybody here today except perhaps our genial hostess) take this little incident as further proof that we were right all along. But most Americans will never hear or see anything about this incident, and if they did, they'd just chuckle.

Focus on the IRS stuff. That's how you'll get the public starting to worry. Phone records? No big deal in themselves, but how do you know they aren't going use these things the way the IRS did, to go after regular folks like you? And subpoenas for reporters ... the public doesn't care, but the press does, and they might start doing their job.

Focus, Barack. Your "people" are letting you down.

Theranter said...

LSAT score, yes! (bey he didn't take it though, so that's a legitimate missing doc)
& I keep sayin' - I don't give a rat's behaha where he was born, what matters is where he spent his early formative years - Indonesia. He did not live a typical (Black and/or White) American experience. It was in a 3rd World country.
Think about it, when did you learn to love your country? I'd say by 9 or 10. So cut the guy some a slack already.

betweenthelines said...

You may find yourself in another part of the world
You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, WELL, HOW DID I GET HERE?
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground
You may ask yourself, HOW DO I WORK THIS?
You may ask yourself, where is that large automobile?
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house
You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Oxbay said...

Obama could have vamped if he was chooming. He's all burnt out.

Paul said...

You have got to understand folks, Obama is a PUPPET. Always has been. Sorros owns him.

That is why the spying, lying, kniving, etc... from the IRS to NSA to ATF to the Justice Dept.

He is handed things to say and he does them well. He learned in Chicago to go with the flow and the progressives have used him to push their idea of 'world order' (no matter who is killed.)

Big Mike said...

This sort of reinforces my point from a bunch of weeks ago, that Obama has the worst staff of any recent president. And since that staff was either hired by him directly, or hired by someone he hired directly, the blame rests with him.

Jack Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson would have had him for lunch.