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Obama’s Supercilious Mug

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:46 pm

I was in a gym at lunchtime during Obama’s presser and didn’t get to hear it — but I glanced over at the TV every so often and saw his supercilious mug. I came home and watched it here and just decided to take a screenshot of his face every so often, when it got that know-it-all look. Below the fold is the gallery of shots I took.

I just really don’t like this guy on a visceral level and I think this has something to do with it.

Keep in mind, I’m not simply trying to find shots of him looking stupid. I just hit pause every time (well, not every time — that would take forever!) occasionally when I saw him getting that “I’m so smart” look — and then I took a screenshot. Here is the result.

30 Responses to “Obama’s Supercilious Mug”

  1. You’ve got a strong stomach.

    ropelight (e57966)

  2. This is the face of someone totally disengaged from responsibility in any shape or form.

    Bildo (5fd92f)

  3. Bildo — What you said!

    Bill M (906260)

  4. rtrski (2e2489)

  5. um, what happened to the texties?

    rtrski (2e2489)

  6. Denounced. Denounced and condemned.

    JD (6a7d0c)

  7. He appears as if he’s ready for a nap. Not ready to lead the country. It’s everyone else’s fault. He said his polices were on the ballot. They got pummeled and he says no, nothing will change. What an empty suit.

    Dave (e1f266)

  8. He looks choomed, man.
    Peace out.

    mg (fa0401)

  9. I think he’s started darkening his hair again. It was really really gray there for a while.

    elissa (0a05a9)

  10. Resign already.

    DNF (46af08)

  11. Above the fireplace in the State Dining Room of the White House, a quote from the 2nd US president, John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail is inscribed:

    I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof!

    The current occupant makes a total mockery of that quote and its sentiment—and one can only guess what kind of dirt and trash (ie, when secrets are revealed) will start coming out after he leaves office.

    The US will never live down just how far the bar was and has been lowered — to below basement grade, to below the sewer lines — to allow that person into its executive residence.

    Mark (c160ec)

  12. What Mark said.

    bob (either orr) (93b49b)

  13. I think this is really the time to start mocking the current President as the left did.

    Not because it is right or wrong. It’s more like because we can.

    At some point the left has to be responsible for the degradation of the political process. I am all for a free exchange of ideas.

    I am also happy to throw the left’s responsibility for that degradation back in it’s collective face.

    “Shut up stupid” has been the rally call for the left for six years. I am perfectly willing to say “shut up stupid” for the rest of our lousy President’s final two. Not because he’s black nor for his lefty ideas, but simply because he does not know what he’s doing and he should never been elected.

    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  14. Hey, I’ve been mocking Barack “Who Let The Dogs Out, Who, Who, Who” Obama since before he was elected in 2008!

    nk (dbc370)

  15. Is that a decorative stud on his left ear’s tragus?

    Or is it a vocal prompter?

    Or is he listening to the putting green growing?

    htom (9b625a)

  16. Mark (c160ec) — 11/5/2014 @ 8:19 pm

    The US will never live down just how far the bar was and has been lowered — to below basement grade, to below the sewer lines — to allow that person into its executive residence.

    Oh, come on, Barack Obama is much more honest and worthy than Bill or Hillary Clinton.

    Not as wise, but wisdom without integrity is – what’s a word for diabolical scheming>

    The problem with Barack Obama is that he lets himself be directed – and even later maintains whatever position he took before because a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds Barack Obama, and he lacks intellectual curiosity, and often doesn’t think that what he is told by people he regards as experts can be wrong.

    But he’s nowhere near as trusting of experts as Jimmy Carter was.

    Remember the “energy crisis,” of 1977, and his “remedy,” which was to beat an energy shortage to the punch? Remember the long gas lines and rationing, all because the expert James Schlesinger predicted an oil shortage? Remembet the terrible economy in 1980, because he did everything the experts said to do?

    Sammy Finkelman (570401)

  17. Vapid.

    Dan (00fc90)

  18. This is the face of someone totally disengaged from responsibility in any shape or form.

    So, pretty much any Democrat, then…

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  19. The US will never live down just how far the bar was and has been lowered — to below basement grade, to below the sewer lines — to allow that person into its executive residence.

    I believe the place you seek to reference is colloquially known as “The Bowels of Hell”.

    IGotBupkis, "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." (225d0d)

  20. “Oh, come on, Barack Obama is much more honest and worthy than Bill or Hillary Clinton.”

    Sure, that’s why he had to scrub so much of his background before running for president, because he is so honest and transparent and worthy.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  21. Oh, come on, Barack Obama is much more honest and worthy than Bill or Hillary Clinton.

    Sammy, such a comment is why I’ve long known you tilt left. If you were a so-called centrist, much less a staunch conservative, at least you would have said “Barack Obama is much less dishonest and less unworthy than Bill or Hillary.”

    BTW, to rationalize away the scroungy nature of Obama by comparing him with his scroungy predecessor and that predecessor’s scroungy wife truly is a case of damning with faint praise.

    Mark (c160ec)

  22. Hillary and food stamp are both lightweight fascist ivy league trash

    But Hillary has historic boobies

    Boobies of high consequence if not substance

    happyfeet (09ace0)

  23. You could say a couple of things in his favor. One is that he and his wife have not perpetrated any domestic scandals. Another is that they’ve shown little evidence of the sort of casual cruelty of which Hildebeeste is capable and which her husband countenances (see Billy R. Dale et al).

    That having been said, graft was their life for a dozen years. The husband chairs a crucial subcommittee in the Illinois legislature concerned with the medical sector, the wife is paid $150,000 a year as a hospital ‘administrator’. He’s elected to Congress, her salary is doubled. She departs for the White House, and her crucial position is … eliminated in the course of a hiring freeze. Calling in Tony Rezko to arrange the financing of a home purchase was not out of character for this pair.

    You’ll notice that she let her law license lapse in 1993 and that for 17 years (1991-92) she held a succession of positions in local government and in the philanthropic sector the titles of which leave you scratching your head as to what she might have done all day or what sort of preparation she might have had for the positions in question. As for him, he unaccountably did not obtain a clerkship upon completing law school, nor did have regular employment of any kind for about a year, nor did he have an associate’s position in a firm for another two years. If you tally up part time and seasonal positions, he only worked in law offices for three or four years (same deal for her). By some accounts, the procedure followed in hiring him for his lectureship at the University of Chicago was irregular, he taught boutique courses, he never published even one scholarly article (in twelve years), and (per Richard Epstein) performed no university service either. His law license lapsed in 2002.

    What it all suggests is that the two of them are supplements to each other, slowly decaying and addled by an essential unseriousness. Lots of people rot as they grow older, but they’re generally like the rest of us: no one of consequence and pretending to nothing. I suspect you seldom see people with pretensions to demanding professional employment who have skated along on political patronage without acquiring much in the way of authentic skills the way this pair have. Every once in a while you encounter someone who is a great deal smaller than their resume; they’re not pleasant to work for, IMO. Still, those I’ve encountered actually had had discernable functions; it’s just that they interview well and you do not understand until later that they’re marginally competent on a good day and were looking for new employment because their current employer was upset with them and their staff despised them.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  24. He’s wasted, Patrick.

    creeper (d5274b)

  25. One other thing: until the royalty money began rolling in in 2004 and 2005, their finances were apparently a mess, characterized by monotonically increasing revolving debt. Not impressive.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  26. Wastrel de-facto leader of a fringe political party based in a few American coastal cities.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  27. Obama’s the most despised man in America and he’s an unindited co-conspirator in numerous criminal enterprises run out of the Oval Office with the active participation of the US Attorney General. Both of them belong in jail.

    ropelight (82990f)

  28. But he still sends a tingle to Chris Matthews’s hemorrhoids.

    nk (dbc370)

  29. He can prance and preen all he wants.

    If he tries to do exective amnesty, it has to mean WAR-unrestrained, no holds barred, impeachment, full blown absolute constitutional crisis. And it’s on him., He will have asked for it. The GOP best not squish this because if he gets away with it we will be a 1 party autocracy. To hell with PC polite happytalk. The One needs to know this is his choice, not anyone else’s.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  30. To alter a quote from the late Roger Ebert:

    “This politician doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This politician isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This politician isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This politician doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as barrels. … The day may come when Barack Obama is seen as a milestone for affirmative action and the corrosion of standards. The day may never come when he is seen as competent.”

    Toastrider (4c0340)

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