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Did Obama Really Say That? (Updated)

Filed under: Media Bias,Obama — DRJ @ 7:06 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

I thought Barack Obama is supposed to be Mr. Cool. This sounds like Mr. Geek:

“US President Barack Obama launched a mocking counter-attack Thursday at pundits who believe the euphoric early promise of his presidency is evaporating amid bitter political warfare.
Obama drew parallels to the media frenzy that greeted the nomination of firebrand Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in 2008.

“The media was obsessed with it, cable was 24 hours a day,” Obama told a friendly audience of grass-roots Democratic activists at a Washington forum broadcast live over the web.

“‘Obama’s lost his mojo,’ you remember all that?

There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!

Did Obama really say that? Yes, he did:

Someone should tell Obama the media is obsessed with making Palin look bad and him look good. They should also tell him to never, ever say “wee weed up” again.

UPDATE 8/21/2009 — Press Secretary Robert Gibbs explains what “wee weed up” means:

“Q Robert, can you shed any more light — you mentioned a couple of days ago that there might be some events during the scheduled Vineyard vacation, some conference calls. And second part, what is “wee-weed up”?

MR. GIBBS: I don’t know if I should do that from the podium. (Laughter.) It’s a phrase I use, but —

Q I’m not asking for a demonstration. I just —

MR. GIBBS: Well, I was going to have Bill do that. (Laughter.)

MR. GIBBS: Let’s do this in a way that is family friendly. I think wee-weed up is when people just get all nervous for no particular reason, when they — look, I think the way the President used it was — and I’ve talked to a few of you guys about this — in August of 2007, right, the rap on the President and the campaign was they can’t — first of all, they’re doing poorly in Iowa; they can’t possibly win the nomination, let alone the presidency, right, so I’ll leave those predications aside. August of 2008, everybody was nervous about whether the entire presidential campaign was slipping out from underneath the hands of the President, who they previously didn’t think would actually be the nominee.

So this is just — this is sort of an August pundit pattern between people getting overly nervous for something that still has a long way to go. Bed-wetting is — would be probably the more consumer-friendly term for — (laughter.)”

It sounds like Obama was saying August and September is the time when people in Washington “pee or piss” on ideas? He should have said so, albeit in a more professional way. What’s even more surprising, Gibbs says it’s a phrase he uses, too. I’d love to hear their behind-the-scenes discussions at the White House.


70 Responses to “Did Obama Really Say That? (Updated)”

  1. But he’s the most brilliant man to serve in the White House evah!!!!

    He’s a fraud, a fake, a phony, a poser, a liar, in short: a democrat politician.

    We’re screwed!

    J. Raymond Wright (e8d0ca)

  2. No president should ever use any form of the word “wee wee” while in office.

    But now at least those mom jeans make sense.

    Dana (57e332)

  3. That must have been an invitation-only audience he was speaking to. Too much fake laughter. Sounds like he was trying to be funny, but he just doesn’t have it in himself. And TOTUS doesn’t seem to be there to help.

    Dana … The mom jeans were the first thing I noticed when he stepped out at the all-star game. He could have used some help from Al Gore’s fashion advisor.

    PatAZ (59eef1)

  4. I’ve been seeing this all day. What does it even mean? What is he trying to convey? I don’t get it. Is it a Chicago thing?

    Gazzer (6d46a4)

  5. Or is he just a girl?

    Gazzer (6d46a4)

  6. Wee-Weed is he talking about Mary Jane? is he still on the dope? I mean what in the hell does that mean?

    Jaded (2dcf17)

  7. “Every Rebel guerrilla and jayhawker, every man who ran to Canada to avoid the draft, every bounty-hunter, every deserter, every cowardly sneak that ran from danger and disgraced his flag, every man who loves slavery and hates liberty, every man who helped massacre loyal negroes at Fort Pillow, or loyal whites at New Orleans, every Knight of the Golden Circle, every incendiary who helped burn Northern steamboats and Northern hotels, and every villain, of whatever name or crime, who loves power more than justice, slavery more than freedom, is a Democrat.”
    [extract from a speech given by future president James A. Garfield during the congressional campaign of 1866: )]

    Allen (580843)

  8. Uh oh! Barry made a poo poo!

    HatlessHessian (cca288)

  9. Let over from his weed days. Is he still toking the blunts in the WH?

    LogicalSC (8b87bd)

  10. Well, after all, The One is a wee-nie.

    benning (34ddde)

  11. I love it when he gets all Denzel on us. That’s his best character besides when he goes MLK.

    NeoKong (a0febf)

  12. He’s a joker, he’s a smoker, he’s a midnight toker…

    Ray (3c46ca)

  13. #11
    I agree, I like it when he uses “bamboozle’ and “hoodwink” and the O-bots drool. Too funny.

    Gazzer (6d46a4)

  14. well, he’d know all about getting wee weed up.

    our very first stoner president……

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  15. I think we should start the pool now on when Teh One is going to start screaming, “I’m BLACK! You HAVE to obey me!” at the top of his lungs.

    North Dallas Thirty (f802c6)

  16. is this guy for real?

    in_awe (930ef4)

  17. You fuckin’ wish, red.

    Leviticus (f565c1)

  18. Interesting post by Michael Barrone over at Rasmussen’s on how voters over thirty split evenly between Obama and McCain, but the under-thirties voted two-to-one for Obama.
    I wonder how they’re feeling about that vote now?
    Oh, and a big Thank You (Not) for that lopsided vote, dips..ts!

    AD - RtR/OS! (37c4be)

  19. I thought Obama was all about “ME ME,” not wee wee. What’s wrong with that man?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  20. As far as I am concerned we should place a copy of H.R. 3200 on the pavement at the White House and WEE WEE on it.

    JohnFLob (710661)

  21. Bartlett’s, for sure.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  22. LINCOLN!!! Now is the time to invoke Lincoln and how he, too, had hoarders and wreckers. Or was that Stalin? Or Nixon? I get so confused, I guess they were all pretty much the same.

    Anyway, Lincoln would never have said “wee-wee”, that’s for sure. Not Stalin either. Nixon would have said “[expletive deleted]”.

    Sounds more like something Kim (“I’m So Ronrey”) Jong Il might way, but then everyone who heard it would go to the camps for extra-quick starving.

    But I digress.

    A real President would be talking Lincoln right now.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  23. pshhh
    he needs to stick with the teleprompter

    drone (11403c)

  24. Apparently, if you post two comments in a row here, at least under Firefox, not only does the second comment not show up, the FIRST one goes away, too.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  25. And a third comment pushes up the first again.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  26. Kevin Murphy,

    The Cache is slowing things down because the designated Cache cleaner (me) was goofing off. I should apologize but every now and then it’s fun to goof off.

    DRJ (d8773e)


    with appologies to John Dawson and the New Riders of the Purple Sage….. even if they are hippie moonbats. %-)

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  28. Comment by DRJ — 8/20/2009 @ 10:45 pm

    We forgive you… this time… 🙂

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  29. everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!“

    Just another example of why liberals have to constantly tell everybody how smart they are…
    because it doesn’t show.

    Baxter Greene (af5030)

  30. is this man for real? it would be embarrassing if it weren’t so frightening that this man is our president.

    give me the days of a a few mangled words over a dimwit anyday.

    ktr (aa525a)

  31. […] but I find it more amusing than anything else. Many of the commenters over at Patterico’s Pontifications » Did Obama Really Say That? seem to think the President is referring to something that you smoke, but it’s more likely he […]

    A Solitary Conspiracy » Give the President Some Wiggle Room (6ffebc)

  32. I can’t even imagine what the heck he’s talking about if it isn’t Mary Jane. Maybe he’s talking about all those Disco Biscuits he did in college.

    The astroturfed town halls are starting to kill me. He loves being in a room with people who love him. LURVES it. Like an addict.

    I’m still pretty ticked at being accused of “bearing false witness” by the man who couldn’t bother to stay awake on Sundays in the church he attended for 20 years. Maybe he would have some Christian-cred if he fessed up to being awake during Rev. Wrights sermons. But, as it stands, he can wee-weed off.

    Vivian Louise (c0f830)

  33. LOL. I can see the first international incident and his initial comments use this phrase in an attempt to calm everyone.
    I’m sure that will scare the pants off the other country.

    voiceofreason2 (cfab95)

  34. Give me Liberty or give me death.
    Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
    If this br treason, make the most of it.
    Ask not…
    Tear down this wall.
    everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!“
    ’nuff said

    Paul Albers (1fa160)

  35. I’m thinking “wee wee” is Urkelese for “dick”.

    kaf (525681)

  36. Honestly I considered it a reefer reference (I mean, it crossed my mind, but not seriously). I think it was a derivation of “…everything gets all cocked-up”.

    But being President, he isn’t supposed to actually say that. So rather than say something entirely different (which an articulate, mentally nimble person would do), he switches into “dad mode” and deploys the euphemism reserved for when talking to the children.

    And come to think of it…he was talking to loyal, grass-roots Democrats. So there you go.

    KB (c67320)

  37. “Honestly, I never considered it a…”

    KB (c67320)

  38. the office of the president is slowly turning into nothing more than a reality tv show seen on VH1.

    John (580041)

  39. I was listening to “Uneasy Rider” by Charlie Daniels. This bit of lyric seems to apply to Obama, “I was tokin on a number and groovin on the radio”.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  40. Can someone explain why I can’t seem to get an updated version of the Patterico webpage after I first visit it each day?

    I can only do it by deleting my cookies, which I don’t want to constantly do.

    monkeytoe (e66874)

  41. Sounds like something idiomatic from a foreign language. Almost as if barry grew up in a madrasas. And the usage of ‘wee wee’ by the Precedent?

    Like he has no executive experience whatsoever.

    Gonad the Testicularian (b90bc6)

  42. I miss President 43.President 44 is a Dante ride into hell were I have to get “wee weed up..”

    mike191 (fb536a)

  43. Taranto will likely use this in his segment on Great Orators.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  44. monkeytoe,

    Patterico has been getting some huge links recently and has a WordPress add-on called SuperCache turned on almost all the time now. Without it, the site has a tendency to crash completely when traffic spikes. SuperCache takes updates to pages (such as new comments) and bundles them for release when the site can handle it. A moderator can over-ride this release by emptying the cache manually. Unless someone is doing this constantly, there is a delay in comments being seen.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  45. Stashiu3,

    Thanks. It’s been driving me crazy. At least now I understand what’s going on.

    Monkeytoe (e66874)

  46. SuperCache is all Wee Weed up.

    PCD (02f8c1)

  47. You’re quite welcome. Everyone pretty much agrees that SuperCache is a pain, but the alternative (site completely crashing) is worse. Unless someone wants to put up some big bucks (no idea what it would take) to upgrade things to say, Hot Air capacity, it’s going to be a trade-off between easy access and chaos.

    I know there is a lot of behind-the-curtain effort to keep things as smooth as possible.

    Stashiu3 (ed6467)

  48. I just can’t believe the dude said “Wee-wee’d”. I kept hearing how much smarter Obambi is when compared to G-Dub Bush (or anyone else) back in the campaign.

    Then St. Barry starts talking in kindergartner gibberish and you realize the dude is as sharp as a bowling ball.

    KingShamus (4fabb2)

  49. “Unless someone wants to put up some big bucks”

    How much and what do I get back?

    Still a capitalist at heart regardless of this troll POTUS.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  50. President Poo-poo for Brains.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  51. But always remember, Booosh was the inarticulate idiot. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  52. Another Totalitarian Progressive “Stuck on Stupid.”

    Horatio (55069c)

  53. I suppose the LSM will attempt to roll out the meme that potty humor is now racist. It will not work.

    DavidL (02e14f)

  54. We all knew that our new president had no executive experience… but who would have guessed that he has no expletive experience?

    I’d a thought, coming from Chicago…

    Gesundheit (254807)

  55. But it sounds so cool when Obama says it!

    NickT (269592)

  56. DRJ could at least have told us what the Democrats said to justify their vote against the ammendment regarding legal status verification. They said it’s unnecessary, because the system that is now in place now works for Medicare and everywhere else.

    That illegals get treated in emergency rooms is nothing new. It’s always happened.

    Andrew (977aad)

  57. Yeah, and the problem is that a large portion of that inane “47 Million Uninsured” is composed of illegals, which emergency rooms are forbidden to even ask about their citizenship bona fides.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  58. I’ve updated the post with a link to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ explanation of “wee-weed up” from today’s press briefing.

    DRJ (d8773e)

  59. Andrew and Dmac,

    Feel free to discuss that topic but shouldn’t your last comments be on Patterico’s thread regarding illegal immigrants’ health care?

    DRJ (d8773e)

  60. Denounced and condemned.

    Y’all are going wee-wee in your pants because there is a black Prezzydent.

    JD (e68c1a)

  61. A less PResidential person I have never seen–it’s not a Chicago thing unless he meant he was going to beat the wee-wee out of all those who oppose him.

    rochf (ae9c58)

  62. Feel free to discuss that topic but shouldn’t your last comments be on Patterico’s thread regarding illegal immigrants’ health care?

    Sorry about that – but I couldn’t allow Andrew to hijack yet another thread without comment.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  63. why dont you people grow up, and stop from being so gushy. a pErson has to have a sense of humor every now and then. Obama has one of the most brilliant minds in politics today. he can stand up to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. JUST GET OVER IT, AND MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE PRODUCTIVE

    flu (e0dc79)

  64. ObamaTard quote of the day ….

    Obama has one of the most brilliant minds in politics today.

    Yeah, that explains it!

    LOL. Dude is a moron. He makes Bush seem “well thought out” by comparison.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  65. Obama is the perfect example of the “bigotry of low expectations” that Whites speak about when attempting to critique the Affirmative Action mindset.

    Obama is Affirmative Action as applied by the Voters.

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  66. flu, one of the most brilliant minds in politics? The guy who can’t speak without a teleprompter?

    Nice job of self-parody.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  67. #69 et al. This is exactly what I was thinking. Without his teleprompter Obama is as lame as Bush with one. At least Bush was funny with his “misspeaks”, chocking it up to his pseudo redneck background.

    Obama just looks like an ass when he tries to bring himslef down to the level of us commoners.

    [note: fished from spam filter]

    Trickish Knave (27aac2)

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