Thursday, July 29, 2010

Obama and The View

Of all the celebrity-like (lite), un-presidential things he's doing lately, Barry's appearance on The View today (again) just sort of serves as an iconic representation of where he is in his presidency these days. He is said by some to have an "alarmingly flat" learning curve; he is said by others to be "unpresidential" with a diminishing stature: "Obama has reversed the usual process of growth and maturation, appearing today far more like a candidate for the presidency—and a very ordinary one at that—than he did during the latter stages of his campaign." Heh. It would be funny if he weren't the POTUS.

One of the commenters on my favorite blog, Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog, had this to say:
He chose to appear on The View because "First Lady Michelle Obama watches it."
Michael Daily in the New York Daily News sums it up best when he writes, "I found it a touch surreal that at a time when other Marine pilots are dying, four Marine helicopters and a small army of cops and secret service agents were being mobilized so Obama could dish with Barbara Wawa and then hit some fat cats up for more than $30,000 a plate [for his "birthday par-tay"].
Or, as Rush Limbaugh is reported to have said, Obama will bring some much-needed estrogen to the show. Ouch!

The same Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog commenter posted this video. If you're too young to remember Gilda Radner, well, all I can say is that she was a comic genius.

Oh, and P.S. So that Obama could make his appearance on The View, he had to cancel out on an invite to this week's historic 100th Anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree, of which, by virtue of his office, he is the honorary president. Great job, Champ! He would have had to go all the way to Virginia to attend. Well, not to worry. There will be another one in--100 years.

Update: This political cartoon by Michael Ramirez was sent to me by one of my faithful commenters:

To see more cartoons by Michael Ramirez, go to

Update #2. OK, so if this next thing isn't one of the dumbest things that ever came out of a sitting president's mouth, I don't know what is. One of the hag witches on the show (like, who cares which one, right?) asked Barry about his background, about his white mother and black father. Obama's reply, about African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people." Say what? Even O, as tone-deaf and clueless about words as he tends to be, seemed to know he had stepped in it, as he immediately tried to right himself: "I mean, we're all kinds of mixed up. That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it." WTF is this man talking about?

Of course the leftist lapdog media is trying to bail out Our Barry by giving us the "definition" of the word mongrel:  As The Hill helpfully explains, "The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined [good Lord, don't these people edit their stuff?] as 'of mixed breed, nature, or origin,' according to" Well, according to my Webster's, "mongrel" is "an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strain, esp. one of unknown ancestry [emphasis mine]." Sigh. So maybe that was the word he meant, and this was just more of O's incessant race-mongering.

Ed Morrissey at HotAir tries to explain--that the word Odumbo must have been searching for, without the aid of the teleprompter, was "mutt," as in, Americans tend to be mutts--a blend of nationalities, which, as Morrissey says, is one of our strengths, since America is a melting pot. And yes, Barry, "white people" are quite aware of this, even as much as are "your" people. I have never heard a sitting president speak like this in my life. I'm beginning to thing that The View is a perfect venue for this guy--make it a weekly thing, Barry. It suits you.


MTVA said...

I'm glad to see you're back! Your voice was very much missed, especially with all the obnoxious doings of The Residents in the White House!

Labwriter said...

Thanks very much. I didn't know how much I missed the blog until I got it back. Although I do know I've been really crabby! Heh.

srdem65 said...

I'm a crossover from MOTUS who gave you a great 'shout out'.

Labwriter said...

srdem65: Thanks so much. Isn't MOTUS just the greatest? It's always a sure laugh, not only from the original posts but also from the commenters. It makes my day! Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm a Motus crossover, too. I think The One oftens says in public what plays well in private. He has thought about his half-half racial background and come up with what he sees as an appealingly humble way to describe it. I often say that canine mutts are "All-American dogs" because of their mixed up genetic histories. I have to give The One a pass on this and go back to the outrageousness of a sitting President trotting off to a fluff show in an attempt to make himself loveable. Unfortunately, I'm sure it worked with many viewers. The Obamabots doubtless saw it as "fresh" and "real," just like Michelle Antoinette's wearing clothes that don't fit and arent' appropriate.

Labwriter said...

Anon: "Michelle Antoinette"--you just made me fall off my chair.

You're right, of course, that a word like "mutt" would be too American for O to come up with naturally. He does say the strangest things, probably because being brought up in Indonesia during his formative years had a formative influence on him--who would have thought? Well, the founding fathers, for one. Which is why it's such a bad idea to have a POTUS with "divided" loyalties (I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt with "divided). I don't give a rip what his papers say; it's when he comes up with these crazy things like calling African-Americans "mongrels"--that's when you know this guy really isn't like the rest of us. Rant on, Touched. Can you tell I missed my blog? Imagine what it was like around my house for the last month! Ha.

MiaZagora said...

Gee...I wonder what would have happened if George Bush said that black people were "mongrels"? :0)

Labwriter said...

Hi MiaZagora! Yep, it would have been complete insanity-ville 24x7 if a Republican (particularly Bush) had said such a thing. But can you even imagine, any other POTUS saying that? Not in a million years.

Labwriter said...

Love the cow, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Another MOTUS crossover here, too.

On another blog I read (ace of spadeshq) it was pointed out that the word "mongrel" was used often by Hitler, and as a result, the KKK used the word in their mission statement. Therefore, if the press were not sooooooooo deep in his pocket, it would have been quite the faux pas.

Labwriter said...

You know, the closer you look at this, the uglier it gets. I still don't have an answer to the question I ask myself just about every day: is the O-ministration stupid or are they the craftiest bunch of bitches evah?

Anonymous said...

I would go for "craftiest bunch eve
r". Just like he really said while running what his intentions were, he does not feel the need to hide his feelings. For example, when Hitler used the word mongrel he was referring to America-we were inferior. I think Obama feels we are inferior-that is how we were taken in so easily.

I also feel, however, that Soros is tiring of Michelle and Obama is tired of all the effort it takes to be pres., and they will slowly pave the way for Hillary to run in 2012. Soros probably felt she would be better as SOS first.

I don't have any of those accounts, so I signed on as anon, but I am Jayne.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any of the accepted accounts either -- I'll just put my "name," Annona, somewhere in my posts. When I saw The One bow to the King of Saudi Arabia I said to myself that this man is not an American. He does not have American instincts or values and doesn't even understand that we fought a revolution so that commoners would not have to bow to royalty. I suspect he deliberately, not spontaneously, chose to bow to show muslim-style respect the the King and never suspected that a photo would show him ass in the air for islam. As one cartoon said, "He's not greeting the King with a bow, he's greeting the American people with his ass."

Laura A. said...

What does it say for Lady Michelle's intellect that she regularly watches The View, which I can only stomach while holding a barf bag?