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Good Thing That Doofus Bush Is Out Of Office (UPDATE)

Because Mr. Smooth is much less likely to commit the same sorts of gaffes he was:

Leno asked the president whether the White House bowling alley had been “burned and closed down” in light of Obama’s gutter ball embarrassment on the campaign trail last year.

Obama replied, “No, no. I have been practicing . . . I bowled a 129.”

The audience roared with laughter, and the late-night talk show host assured Obama “that’s very good, Mr. President.” To which Obama interjected, “It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

The audience laughed. But the White House didn’t let the comment linger without clarification.

“The president made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters flying aboard Air Force One after the taping of the show, according to a transcript released by the White House. “He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world.”

Ummm. Got it (and yes, I believe it – it was a poor attempt at humor by someone who still hasn’t figured out he needs to be very careful with his speech). That’s what you get when you let him go talk sans the teleprompter. And even with a teleprompter, he’s had some fun lately, hasn’t he?

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter — he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.

But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, “That’s your speech.”

Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer what might have been Cowen’s remarks. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.

Of course no one expects these things to get the play they’d have gotten if the “Doofus-in-Chief” had still been in residence. You see, Mr. Obama is “brilliant” and consequently, these little gaffes are of no consequence or importance. On the other hand, Bush was a boob, and thus the same sorts of little gaffes pointed out how horribly the country had erred in picking him.

There. Glad we’ve settled that finally.

UPDATE: Apparently Obama was wrong about “Special Olympics” bowlers as well:

Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266.

So with a 129, he might not even make the SO cut.

~McQ

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25 Responses to Good Thing That Doofus Bush Is Out Of Office (UPDATE)

  • hola amigos, long time no see! 

    el presidente inserted foot in mouth, tis true.  but missus presidente is growing cilantro, peppers, and tomatillos on the white house lawn, so all is forgiven.   she just needs to keep el prez off the airways a while, he’s so overexposed that even pedro is sick of the sight of him.  the true measure of the man comes not now, 60 days in, he is still very green after all, but around the halfway point of his first term.  if he’s still screwing up then it’s time to rethink this change we can believe in.   but carry on, qando.net does not exist unless you’re grousing about something.

    • So, el presidente is just muy “verde”, eh?  Lo siento, amigo, but I don’t buy it.  Primero, El Supremo is supposed to be muy inteligente, unlike Jorge who was supposed to be muy, MUY estúpido.  One would think that so brillante an hombre as El Supremo would know better than to say something that might be construed as making fun of personas disminuidas.  After all, he wanted Don Imus fired for a similar offense.

      En segundo lugar, El Supremo is supposed to be un orador increíble, an hombre who uses his mouth better than a 5000 peso puta.  One would think that he could have come up with a better way to indulge in a little self-deprecating humor than to compare his bowling to the Special Olympics.

      Por último, El Supremo is a democrat (spit), and they are all supposed to be sensible, comprensivo, compasivo people who are completely, totally, inexorably intolerant of intolerance and completely, totally, unfailingly respectful of other people and their differences.

      If he didn’t know where to plug in his teleprompter in the Oval Office or didn’t know NOT to press the red button on his telephone, I’d chalk that up to inexperience.  Making a stupid joke at the expense of handicapped people… That’s just thoughtlessness.  ¿Verdad?

      But don’t worry: MiniTru will bury this little (ahem) gaffe faster than you can say “Mission Accomplished.”

  • Hey, cut him some slack. It’s not as if he did something as stupid as confuse a WH window for a door…..oh, so sorry.

    Unless that teleprompter becomes sentient, Obama is going to be a walking gaffe machine.

    Bush is sitting in TX roaring with laughter.

    • You know, I sort of doubt that.  Bush took the office VERY seriously, and I suspect that, far from roaring with laughter, he’s weeping at what TAO is doing to it.  Further, for all his faults, there is NO doubt that Bush loves our country, and like any patriot, he must be feeling very sick about what is happening and what WILL happen if TAO and his disgusting democrat (spit) comrades have their way with it.

    • Well, that would explain the report that said they are trying to get the teleprompter hooked up to a computer so they can give Obama answers interactively.

      Next up, hackers cross wire President Obama’s teleprompter during the State of the Union speech with a tweet feed.

  • I love how these filler articles which make up 95% of this site obscure the 5% that might actually be effective ;). 

    • Just pointin out the double standard there Tom, you know, it might be important to understand how the media, you know, those guys who tell the American public what’s going on and only deliver ‘truth’ have got a serious hard on for the Prez that might make them, uh,  overlook some things.

      You’re probably not much worried about that though. 

      Had to listen to 8 years of Bush is an idiot stories, just waiting to see how much the idiot in the Oval office gets away with before everyone catches on the way they did to Bush.

      • looker you are exactly right.  The standard was set by liberals over the last eight years.  They pedantically criticized everything that came out of Bush’s mouth, they made fun of him for choking on a  pretzel, etc.  By the established standard, Obama is a bigger buffoon than Bush.  This nonsense wasn’t trivial either.  The successful portrayal of Bush as a buffoon was obviously one of the prime reasons that he had no credibility with a significant portion of the electorate by the end of his presidency.

  • BTW- I’d like to congratulate Obama for putting the Presidency on the same level as a B-level starlet promoting her movie and some has-been plugging their stint on Celebrity Apprentice….

  • Hilarious, the left and media (but then I repeat myself) has taken every off comment from Bush and turned it into big business.

    In a matter of weeks after inauguration, Obama in free range mode is making Bush look eloquent.  Personally, I am enjoying this very much.  Quid pro Quo.  

    It really makes me laugh to see our resident leftoid covering for thigns that they would have been outraged at had the shoe been on the other foot.

    I bet you that in a year (if doesn’t run screaming for the hills by that time), you will see a cottage industry of Obama-isms byt left and right equally.  Obama will push Carter out of his spot as worst ever president.  In fact, people will be longing for Carter in 2 years.

    hahahaha

  • I think some sort of a portable handheld “EMP” device to destroy the pesky teleprompter is in order.

  • Were he a Republican congressman, referring to his p*ss-poor bowling score as “like Special Olympics” would have resulted in calls for his resignation today.

  • And here I thought his middle name was “Hussein.”

    Actually, it appears that it is “Dumbsh!t.”

  • Now, imagine for a second if George W. Bush had said something just like this. Just imagine…but if you won’t, we will.
    WaPo: Bush Mocks the Disabled, Calls His Bad Bowling Skills “Like the Special Olympics
    <blockquote>In a poorly worded joke on the Jay Leno show tonight, President George W. Bush said that his poor bowling skills “were like the Special Olympics…or something.”
    Realizing the damage that the ill-timed comment could do, Bush immediately called Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver to apologize. Shriver did not want to hear of it. He told reporters, “The President apologized, but you cannot mock the disabled and not made aware of the damage you are inflicting on these great Americans.”
    The reaction on Capitol Hill was deafening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Bush was out of touch with everyday working people. “How could a President make such a remark? Does he have that much hatred of the disabled?”
    Senators Patty Murray (D-Washington State) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) went to the floor of the US Senate to condemn the remark and ask that Republicans go on record with their condemnation.
    “The President did a stupid thing, period,” Murray said. “I want to see the GOP members say the same thing.” She introduced a resolution condemning the President for “his horrible use of language condemning the physically disabled in America.”
    MSNBC announced that Keith Olbermann, host of its “Countdown” program, will deliver a “Special Comment” tonight on what the network called “the outrageous statement made by a President who has contempt for the disabled.”</blockquote>
    Now let’s see how close any of that comes in response to what The Clown™ said. The answer? Not even close.

  • As long as we’re talking, let’s remember that sucessful trip to Iowa….uh….Ottowa….that Mr. Obungle had. 

    Perhaps he was talking to some of the dead people he thought Nancy Reagan talked to, and they suggested that as his joke for the evening.

  • While you lefties were covering for Obama distinct lack of competence and general ability this is happening

    As an aghast world — from China to Chicago and Chihuahua — watches, the circus-like U.S. political system seems to be declining into near chaos. Through it all, stock and financial markets are paralyzed. The more the policy regime does, the worse the outlook gets. The multi-ringed spectacle raises a disturbing question in many minds: Is this the end of America?

    When are you guys going to stop high fiving each other over Obama’s election and realize that you just destroyed your country.

    • Wrapped securely intheir signature “It’s Bush’s Fault” blankets, they expect to weather all storms.

    • To be fair and honest, they didn’t do it: WE ALL did it.  This crisis didn’t develop overnight.  Oh, I don’t disagree that TAO and the democrat filth are absolutely making it worse than it needs to be and I am terrified about what else they plan to do, but there’s plenty of blame to go around.  Note what else Corcoran writes:

      The AIG bonus firestorm is a diversion from real issues , but it puts the ghastly political classes who make U.S. law on display for what they are: ageing self-serving demagogues who have spent decades warping the U.S. political system for their own ends. [emphasis mine – dj505]

      Trent Lott.  Ted Stevens.  These are examples of Republicans who were porksters, who had no more trouble raiding the Treasury for their own ends than Dodd or Reid or TAO.

      TAO is a big spending, breaking the budget to fund liberal-hippy-feel good social programs.  As did his predecessor, the “compassionate conservative” George W. Bush (whom I voted for both times).

      Geithner is a moron.  But where were Paulson, Snow and O’Neill the past eight years?  Could they have done something to nip this in the bud?  Or did they (unwittingly) do their own part to set the stage by encouraging bad fiscal and monetary policies?  Could they have done something to prevent subprime mortgages from poisoning the financial system?  What did they do with Fanny and Freddie?  What might they have done differently?

      We’ve tolerated or even asked for ever-larger government over the years, at best complaining (not too loudly) that it might be a little TOO big and at worst patting ourselves on the back for being “compassionate”, i.e. allowing Uncle Sugar to take a little more of our money to clean up messes that we didn’t like but didn’t want to deal with ourselves.  We’ve voted for porksters (Lott), crooks (Stevens), RINO’s (Specter) and morons (take your pick), mostly because they were at least a little better than the alternative.  Why?  Are we so feckless and helpless that we can’t get better candidates?  How the hell did we get stuck between a senile old fool and a socialist young fool as the only choices for the most powerful office in the world?  Because we didn’t bother to try to do better.

      Yeah, I know: it’s easy to be cynical, throw rocks, wail, gnash our teeth and rip our clothes when we’re on the brink, but IF we still have a country in ten years, we’d better start thinking about what the hell WE need to do to keep it from coming to such a predicament again.

  • I’ve had my fun, we’ve proved that Obama can flub just like George. 

    Faux outrage aside.   I’m started to say I’m sorry, but I’m not….so

     I don’t buy that this joke ‘hurt’ anyone(without the I’m sorry preface).

     I just read Maria Schriver says it hurts millions world wide.

    Deep breath, it was stupid, the outraged need to get a grip.

    • Why? Hey, faux outrage should be made to serve other ends besides whipping people into a frenzy over bonuses….

      • Ah ah!  Point of order!  you’re right!  I yield to the gentle……uh…..savage fishlike thing.

        Maria!  Carry on!  we’re offended too!