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Obama’s Recurring Gesture

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 7:16 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

This is the third time it’s happened so, in my book, that makes it a pattern:

From Breitbart:

“During President Obama’s speech in Allentown, PA today he scratched his head with his extended middle finger as he named the mayor of Bethlehem, PA. John Callahan supported Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.”


20 Responses to “Obama’s Recurring Gesture”

  1. the twatwafflery is inherent in this one. Such a little man.

    happyfeet (2c63dd)

  2. Imagine if Bush had done this, repeatedly.

    I liked that article at Big Hollywood about Biden making up stories in his stump speech, and attributing quotes to his Grandfather that someone else said.

    JD (a50cac)

  3. I think that at some point in the future
    we will see some member of the public, or
    a reporter, using the same gesture when
    asking president Obama a question.

    What is striking though is that Obama bows
    to foreign royalty and gives the finger to US

    What makes it striking is that many of us
    can imagine where the president’s finger
    has been. Perhaps some one could ask his
    wife to confirm.

    ***K him and the MSM he rode in on.

    jack (e383ed)

  4. My nephew said: “what a dick!” I’m afraid I have to agree.

    JSinAZ (ae2d5e)

  5. Is the color off on my monitor, or does the Pres. look like he needs to get his liver checked?

    Maybe a little less spray-on tan?

    Class act, per usual.

    em (11cf60)

  6. More than sufficient excuse for me to make a new Motivator:

    Dodd (d8078d)

  7. He’s done it so many times, it’s probably become a sub-conscious act by now.

    Which is not to say that I am defending it or explaining it away. It is still a gesture born of classlessness.

    Icy Texan (02087c)

  8. I believe it’s intentional, but even giving him the benefit of the doubt, it’s extremely unprofessional behavior.

    Either way, it doesn’t speak well to the maturity and self-discipline of either the President or those advising him.

    Best wishes,

    Laura (bc34ce)

  9. Caption:

    “Michelle, are you there yet?”

    nk (df76d4)

  10. Hey Patterico, you still think Obama’s a “good man”? You still think he wasn’t giving the finger to Hillary and McCain? You still think he didn’t mean to call Palin a pig with lipstick on? Those of us who aren’t enamored with Obama’s “superior intellect and first-class temperament” have seen through this asshole’s act from the get-go. How come so many of our superior conservatives like Buckley, Althouse, O’Reilly, Moran, McCain etc. couldn’t see this? But go ahead and beat up Palin if she says we have the right to investigate the backgrounds of our elected officials, or that the health care bill will create death panels. She’s so dumb and divisive. We need smart, classy adults in charge, like Barack Obama, because he knows how to bring people together and end the partisan politics. I’m looking at you and scratching my temple with my middle finger… but just scratching an itch, that’s all…

    joe (3f78ec)

  11. since the tip of his finger is pointing to his skull, its obviously his subconscious telling us even it realizes he’s a fucking idiot.

    lets face it: the only ‘good’ in Ear Leader is ‘good for nothing’.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  12. Which one of the following describes Obama’s middle finger gesture:

    a. His emotional age
    b. His actual IQ
    c. His number of known parents

    tmac (5559f7)

  13. We hate you, too, buddy.

    blechh (315cd4)

  14. I can’t get too excited about this.

    I’ve been flipping him off every day since January 20. He’s only giving it back I guess.

    MU789 (4e85ea)

  15. #12: All of the above, heavy on “c”.

    Old Coot (166f79)

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  17. He’s never been that subtle, now has he?

    TheAudacity (2fd5ad)

  18. A pattern?

    Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.

    snookered (6f83c5)

  19. “Even a child is known by his doings, whether it be pure or whether it be right.” Proverbs 20:11
    “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” Proverbs 30:12
    “Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.” Proverbs 25:5

    Dennis Hollingsead (11fad6)

  20. I hate when people do the middle-finger scratch to me. I don’t know how to take it. At the least, it is insensitive. Should I make a fuss the next time I see it?

    johnny (6f2d2d)

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