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7/2/2009

The Obama Show is Back

Filed under: Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 7:22 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Today’s edition of The Obama Show has Barack Obama talking about his daughter Malia’s birthday party this weekend at Camp David:

“The president talked about his family’s plans for the July Fourth holiday during an AP interview Thursday, and revealed that Camp David had been invaded by about 20 girls there to celebrate daughter Malia’s 11th birthday on Saturday.

“There are 24 double-X chromosomes up in Camp David as we speak,” Obama said. “It’s a little intimidating.”

Of course, talking about a politician’s children is “especially off-limits”

… unless you’re Barack Obama and your Daily Presidential Approval Index has been in negative numbers for 3 straight days.

— DRJ

27 Responses to “The Obama Show is Back”

  1. I don’t think he handles criticism well. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as his support drains away.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  2. I think you are right, Dr. K. But Teh Narrative will be how mean spirited the press and the Right have been to him. Never fear.

    Of course, it was the very essence of patriotism to criticize the President just a year ago.

    Funny how that works.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  3. Finally, something that intimidates President Barack Obama: a bunch of tween girls.

    Well, besides Middle Eastern tyrants, North Korean tyrants, and assorted Central American tyrants.

    Oh, and Nancy Pelosi.

    Other than that, he’s fine.

    Patricia (2183bb)

  4. There are 24 double-X chromosomes up in Camp David as we speak.

    And there’ll be 25 pairs when you get there, you Vinaigrette-smelling girl.

    Glen Wishard (02562c)

  5. Saturday is my birthday too, but you don’t have to get me anything.

    gp (a3af9f)

  6. […] Over at Patterico’s “Ooh, look.  Something shiny…” […]

    Gazzer’s Gabfest » The One is more like a Zero… (b98ad6)

  7. Why don’t Republicans put on a phony town hall to counter Obama’s?

    I mean that seriously. Don’t even bother trying to get the liberal media to broadcast it from start to finish. Just put it on YouTube and the other sites. Then link to it, and use excerpts in advertisements.

    Invite Obama, and make a big deal out of the fact that he won’t go to your rigged town hall, because he’s a scaredy-cat.

    And when the liberal media no doubt reports that the GOP town hall is phony, you can have a field day ripping them for treating yours different from Obama’s phony town hall.

    Then the next time you give a press conference, before you let some smarmy liberal reporter ask a question, ask him why his network gave disparate coverage to the two town halls. Put him on the spot and don’t let him ask a question until he’s given a few embarrassing answers first.

    Put the liberal media on notice that the relationship has changed. Let them know that if they want access to your PR flack, they have to become responsible for the garbage they publish.

    Daryl Herbert (a32d30)

  8. I was watching the video of Helen Thomas, certifiably leftwing and unrepentently biased (and some may say a micro-inch away from being outright senile too), recently slamming Obama’s press secretary for what she says are events hosted by the White House that are clearly rehearsed or orchestrated. She implied she’s never observed any other administration that’s as (to paraphrase) manipulative as this one is.

    Seeing that gave me the creeps — due in part to Thomas looking a bit like a hag or witch (and the notion of “you know things are pretty bad when even such-and-such is saying this or that…”) — and reminded me of when I read about the winning Lotto number in Illinois (aka the current president’s home state) on the night Obama won the presidency coming up with the number “666.”

    Mark (411533)

  9. Personally, I would love to hear our oh-so-smart Chief Executive define the word “chromosome.”

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  10. notice there’s nothing in the story about how they are going to actually celebrate Independence Day?

    that’s almost as funny as the implication that Ear Leader is intimidated by a bunch of young girls……

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  11. Any minute now, I’m sure Andrew Sullivan will condemn Obama’s use of his kids as props.

    maxpower (3fe308)

  12. more likely he’ll question who the mother really is.

    my doubt, otoh, is on the fatherhood…. i can’t see Limpy McWhiner ever generating spermatozoa, let alone actually excreting them.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  13. #9- Personally, I would love to hear our oh-so-smart Chief Executive define the word “chromosome.” Personally, I believe his predecessor would tell you it was one of Paul Simon’s best songs.

    DCSCA (9d1bb3)

  14. Is there anything that does not cause International Man of Parody’s BDS to flare up ?

    JD (b9ca6b)

  15. I don’t think he handles criticism well. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as his support drains away.

    Comment by Mike K — 7/2/2009 @ 7:29 pm

    No, he sure doesn’t, does he. Haven’t seen a guy so sensitive about it in quite a while.

    Not a psychoanalyst but you don’t have to be an expert to know that having both parents so forcefully reject you at such an early age will make you pretty sensitive to rejection.

    I keep saying that this president is the first to come from such a radically broken home (though Clinton didn’t have it so good either. poor man) and, in my certainly non-professsional opinion, what we see in his attitudes expressed sans teleprompters is that writ large, e.g. “punished with a baby,” “I won [so get out]” etc.

    Don’t know the man personally but have seen people with similar extreme lacks in their early life and how they react to opposition when they get power later in life. “The earth trembles under a servant who becomes king” (Proverbs 30:22 paraphrased).

    It just might explain the narcissism, the feeling of entitlement to spend four times as much as anyone else on inauguration expenses in the middle of an economic downturn, the Greek columns and stadium, the rush off to NYC for a date night with the Mrs. while everyone ELSE should be turning down the thermostat and getting their tires inflated to save gas, etc. etc. It also would explain the proabortion extremism, the insecurity, the overreliance on TOTUS, the EXTREME thin skinned-ness (which Clinton shares, BTW).

    It’s unsettling to think about what this man is going to do to our country in the process of settling his personal scores, since nothing he’s done so far convinces me he’s going to put the welfare of the former above the completion of the latter.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  16. How endearing, referring to two of his children as chromosomes….it makes my heart flutter. I love it when a manly man daddy has those little pet names for his beloved daughters….little chromosomes!

    J (c2fd28)

  17. Personally, I believe his predecessor would tell you it was one of Paul Simon’s best songs.

    Comment by DCSCA — 7/3/2009 @ 4:42 am

    In spite of your ignorance about what the song’s called (see what I did there?), you may be right with that criticism – Bush never was known for his erudite musical taste. “Stranded in a Limousine” was obviously Simon’s best.

    Anyway, someone who crafted such a masterful and pro-life policy on embryonic stem cells back in his term most certainly has a better understanding of chromosomes than President “OK, go ahead and experiment on and destroy anything that can’t defend itself or vote, as long as people continue to like MEEEEEE and appreciate MYYYYY personal amazing life journey” Obama.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  18. How endearing, referring to two of his children as chromosomes….it makes my heart flutter. I love it when a manly man daddy has those little pet names for his beloved daughters….little chromosomes!

    Comment by J — 7/3/2009 @ 6:17 am

    Sometimes I call mine “my emergency food supply”. And we had eighty people at her last birthday party and … ponies. Your daughter’s birthday can definitely not be a schlock affair.

    nk (218382)

  19. Not a psychoanalyst but you don’t have to be an expert to know that having both parents so forcefully reject you at such an early age will make you pretty sensitive to rejection.

    Comment by no one you know — 7/3/2009 @ 6:11 am

    Three, actually. Don’t forget his stepdad who adopted him, giving him the name Barry Soetoro. He was sent packing, by himself, to his grandparents when the political conditions in Indonesia deteriorated. How confused Barry must have been going from such an environment back to his grandparents, whom one must assume he barely knew.

    Barry had two daddies and one mommy, and none of them were there for him during his formative years. Definitely has a need to be loved thanks to separation issues. Once the country’s ‘love’ stops, then we’ll see the angry narcissist who holds a grudge.

    RickZ (c26fc1)

  20. In this episode, Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) and Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) welcome Barack Obama (Barry Soetoro) to Fantasy Island, where he gets to pretend he’s really George W. Bush. Then the fun starts!

    Official Internet Data Office (bc15a9)

  21. What!? No “Graceland”?

    An Outrage!

    Techie (482700)

  22. …before you let some smarmy liberal reporter on, ask him why his network gave disparate coverage to the two town halls. Put him on the spot and don’t let him ask a question until he’s given a few embarrassing answers first

    I think I have a better idea – why not ask the reporter in question how much they were paid by lobbyists in order for them to pimp the POTUS and his handmaidens?

    Dmac (f7884d)

  23. my doubt, otoh, is on the fatherhood…. i can’t see Limpy McWhiner ever generating spermatozoa, let alone actually excreting them.

    Comment by redc1c4

    Way too much of a mental picture thank you!

    GM Roper (85dcd7)

  24. Can we get a pool going on what the Friday Obama news dump is going to be? I’m betting on taxing the middle class, either their health care benefits directly or raising taxes to help pay for reforming health care. Either that or since this is July 3 and being extra patriotic and attention being lower than usual, a massive terrorist release.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  25. Rocky, since it’s 4th of July weekend, I expect a massive terrorist release, although raising taxes is a more pressing matter you know the enemies of democracy just can’t pass up an opportunity to rub salt into a fresh wound, and Independence Day comes but once a year.

    Ropelight (bb3af5)

  26. Maybe this is the time to change the name of Reagan Airport to Obama International.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  27. I understand Obama is converting Camp David into a replica of Michael Jackson’s estate but have added a mosque. He will also invite all his follower’s chromosomes to saty the night with him.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)


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