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(Talking Points Memo)   Obama already apologizing for making a joke on Leno about being no better than a Special Olympics bowler while occupying the White House, regrets any distress caused to George Bush as result   (tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 1125
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2009-03-20 05:01:15 AM
I'm just glad the economy finally fixed, both wars are over, and Obama has the time to relax and go on silly talk shows.
 
2009-03-20 05:06:20 AM
yarnothuntin: I'm just glad the economy finally fixed, both wars are over, and Obama has the time to relax and go on silly talk shows.

Could you be more petty? You guys should pick your battles better and stop acting like petulant children.
 
2009-03-20 05:12:36 AM
CynicalLA: Could you be more petty? You guys should pick your battles better and stop acting like petulant children.

What? how is that petty? I'm serious. I'm glad all these things have been taken care of and he can finally relax. You know, like Bush did. That guy knew how kick back and chill after a major accomplishment.
 
2009-03-20 05:15:04 AM
yarnothuntin: CynicalLA: Could you be more petty? You guys should pick your battles better and stop acting like petulant children.

What? how is that petty? I'm serious. I'm glad all these things have been taken care of and he can finally relax. You know, like Bush did. That guy knew how kick back and chill after a major accomplishment.


The sarcasm is thick. Clearing brush and trying to promote your agenda are a little different.
 
2009-03-20 05:17:45 AM
"I love those goofy bastards"
 
2009-03-20 05:18:13 AM
CynicalLA: yThe sarcasm is thick. Clearing brush and trying to promote your agenda are a little different.

You know where a good place for Obama to promote his agenda would be? Washington.
 
2009-03-20 05:23:01 AM
CynicalLA: Clearing brush and trying to promote your agenda are a little different.

And what agenda exactly was he promoting on Leno? The "I hate retards agenda?" he had his entire campaign to get America to like him, now they all think he hates retards. The boys (and girls) in the beltway should be his main concern right now.
 
2009-03-20 05:24:48 AM
yarnothuntin: CynicalLA: yThe sarcasm is thick. Clearing brush and trying to promote your agenda are a little different.

You know where a good place for Obama to promote his agenda would be? Washington.


Admit it, you just wanted throw a jab? Petty, like I said. Like you can't work if you are not in Washington.
 
2009-03-20 05:27:09 AM
yarnothuntin: CynicalLA: Clearing brush and trying to promote your agenda are a little different.

And what agenda exactly was he promoting on Leno? The "I hate retards agenda?" he had his entire campaign to get America to like him, now they all think he hates retards. The boys (and girls) in the beltway should be his main concern right now.


He went to Orange County for a townhall meeting. It's the most conservative county in the state. An hour on Leno is going to ruin the country. Faux outrage FTW.
 
2009-03-20 05:31:57 AM
CynicalLA: Admit it, you just wanted throw a jab? Petty, like I said. Like you can't work if you are not in Washington.

You're not a very cynical cynic are you? Ok Ok sorry, I'll leave him alone. For you.

CynicalLA: He went to Orange County for a townhall meeting. It's the most conservative county in the state.

Huh, you'd think he would have taken care of that during the campaign, instead of taking a day off work... DOH! I did it again didn't I?
 
2009-03-20 05:37:53 AM
yarnothuntin: CynicalLA: Admit it, you just wanted throw a jab? Petty, like I said. Like you can't work if you are not in Washington.

You're not a very cynical cynic are you? Ok Ok sorry, I'll leave him alone. For you.

CynicalLA: He went to Orange County for a townhall meeting. It's the most conservative county in the state.

Huh, you'd think he would have taken care of that during the campaign, instead of taking a day off work... DOH! I did it again didn't I?


I'm very cynical, I just save my outrage for for important things. Criticize him all you want, I have in the past and will in the future. The funniest thing is this thread. The thread below in the politics page is about something that truly hurt America and all the conservatives are here making a big deal out of nothing. What a joke.
 
2009-03-20 05:43:32 AM
CynicalLA: I'm very cynical, I just save my outrage for for important things. Criticize him all you want, I have in the past and will in the future. The funniest thing is this thread. The thread below in the politics page is about something that truly hurt America and all the conservatives are here making a big deal out of nothing. What a joke.

The Gitmo prisoners? Yes, that is breaking news. Nobody saw that one coming. Hopefully Obama will be able to do something about it after this Leno appearance bolsters his dropping approval points.
 
2009-03-20 05:51:12 AM
John Buck 41: Good Lord...can you imagine the shiatstorm if George Bush had said this?

It might have been almost as bad as the shiatstorm for Obama saying it.
 
2009-03-20 05:56:44 AM
Timmy the Tumor 2009-03-19 11:53:56 PM
fred_chan: Hahaha. He only said the same thing a lot of people would say. Doesn't offend me at all.

/And my sister used to bowl in the Special Olympics


Pics or never happened
 
2009-03-20 05:57:41 AM
If he is going to emulate Castro with his television appearances, he really needs to learn that you have to own the media first before you appear on it.
 
2009-03-20 06:19:05 AM
Damn, I'm beginning to realize just how dependent on a teleprompter he is but that is a seriously dumb mistake. I figured you would have to be as stupid as Bush to do that.
 
2009-03-20 06:23:24 AM
LandStander: 129? That's not Special Olympics. That's 3rd game on a beer league night. I know people who would be happy to roll a 129.

Really?
I know guys who could roll a 240 laying on their backs while puking.
 
2009-03-20 06:26:19 AM
bulldg4life: I'm sorry, but I'm not yet convinced that a black guy bowling DOESN'T look like something out of the special olympics.

PBA Rookie of the Year (2006/7) Billy Oatman would love a chance to laugh along with you.
 
2009-03-20 06:26:50 AM
LOL! Obama is such a tard!
 
2009-03-20 06:28:13 AM
Yeah. Let's not talk about everything else he said. We'll focus on the one self-deprecating joke he told, magnify its meaning, and turn it against him in a way we wouldn't for just about any other public figure.

That's American politics.
 
2009-03-20 06:53:40 AM
He has gone from rolling a 37 to 129 in under a year.

Utter and total bullshiat.


So, he's a liar on top of being an elitist douchebag. Unless he's been practicing bowling instead of, you know, doing his job. Let me check the stock market...
 
2009-03-20 07:01:30 AM
ZeroCorpse: Yeah. Let's not talk about everything else he said. We'll focus on the one self-deprecating joke he told, magnify its meaning, and turn it against him in a way we wouldn't for just about any other public figure.

That's American politics.


Pretty much. It sucks, but it comes with the job. He'll survive.
 
2009-03-20 07:03:52 AM
I thought the majority of the interview was great. Some fell flat, but some of it isn't very nice to think about (even though we need to). When he said the part about the Special Olympics, I thought, "Oh man... a bunch of douchebags are going to make a big stink over that." There's a few in this thread... more will don their douchebag hats on the morning news (if they're not already) and pretend like they're really offended by it.

Of course there are a few people who will get pissed off about it... legitimately. But if you think about it, it's quite clever... What do you call the thing you give a bowler who sucks? A handicap. Seriously...

And honestly... I'm ashamed of you folks... not a damn one of you mentioned that the points you spot a lower level bowler is a handicap. How did you guys all miss that one?
 
2009-03-20 07:04:41 AM
For what it's worth, I lean conservative/anti-PC, which is exactly why this doesn't bother me. I have a disabled niece, she's the kindest person I've ever known. And while I'm uncomfortable using words like "retard", I freakin' roll at Fark threads.

Is it kind of insensitive? Yeah. But come on, there's nothing to get riled up about here, although it's a pretty clumsy comment for a President.

/I know, I sound fat
 
2009-03-20 07:07:14 AM
Empty Signal Gray: I know, I sound fat

Hahaha... oh man... yeah. You do. ;)
 
2009-03-20 07:20:58 AM
Well, if the 129 were in candlepin, he'd be doing pretty damn good.
 
2009-03-20 07:25:32 AM
Obama sucks donkey balls
 
2009-03-20 07:25:32 AM
i love how conservatives use words like 'libs'. its like words with 3 or more syllables scare them.
 
2009-03-20 07:31:54 AM
ucster: Obama sucks donkey balls

So does your Mom. Maybe through her you could find some common ground?
 
2009-03-20 07:36:25 AM
See, here's my thing- I voted for Obama with the full anticipation that he'd be working his farking balls off 24/7 to fix a lot of the issues we are facing. You know, like he said he would. I don't want to see him on the news talking about his NCAA Tourney pics, and I sure as hell don't want to see him up on Leno yucking it up and making Bidenesque gaffs. In fact, I shouldn't see him it all apart from the occasional press conference where he says, "OK, we've got this fixed, and here's the next step on fixing the next problem". I mean it just looks bad. You're the leader of the free world, the worlds largest (failing) economy and you're on a farking variety show making jokes. For what? A couple of approval points? Well, that didn't work so well, since every network this morning is leading with your little "oopsie". Seriously, Obama- STFU and get to work. I can't pay my bills with flowery speeches and "what we're gunna do..." Stop telling me what you're gunna do and just farking do it already


GAHHAHAHAHAH!
 
2009-03-20 07:37:21 AM
Hmm could this be an actual shot of the White House bowling alley?

www.mariondaily.com



Pic so hotlinked I got a handbasket for my trip.
 
2009-03-20 07:40:44 AM
See what happens when you hang around Biden.

/That shiat starts to rub off.
 
2009-03-20 07:45:08 AM
hershy799: I'm a Democrat, and I'm pissed off.
Should we impeach him? Not for this.
Should we light a fire under his ass? Yes, but only because he's on the Tonight Show in the first place, and spent an hour filling out a bracket.

In my opinion, Obama needs to lock himself and his eocn team in the White House until they can come up with real plans.

Ugh, the only silver lining is that the Republicans aren't offering any plans of their own.


This.
 
2009-03-20 07:48:03 AM
Where are all the Biden flub-ups. Dropped the F-bomb just the other day.

/THIS is real entertainment
 
2009-03-20 08:04:17 AM
Mr. Vicarious: As a the family member of a Special Olympian Bowler I'm getting a kick...
In actuality a 129 in Special Olympics is terrible. He would have gotten one of the participation medals


Win. LOL
 
2009-03-20 08:09:24 AM
"When the fark did we get ice cream?"
 
2009-03-20 08:12:00 AM
bulldg4life: fred_chan: Hahaha. He only said the same thing a lot of people would say. Doesn't offend me at all.

That's what makes me chuckle. It's funny to see that the President says the same things many of us would say if we were out bowling with friends.

Of course, none of us are the President on national TV..so it doesn't excuse it, but it is funny.


I bet you were all ready to go out and have a beer with W because of his home-spun way of conversatin'
 
2009-03-20 08:13:02 AM
The Daily FAIL continues.
 
2009-03-20 08:14:31 AM
I read most of this thread while I couldn't sleep last night, but not all, so forgive me if this has been brought up. Obama, when making his comment, apparently wasn't remarking that his ability in shooting a 129 was substandard like that of a special olympics athlete. Rather, he seemed to be responding to the condescending "well, that's good Mr. President" reply of Leno's and how it mimics the everyone's a winner mentality of the SO. Whether or not that matters is purely subjective and I'm sure I'll be bashed for somehow showing some political leaning here (which way is it?), but I thought it should be mentioned.
 
2009-03-20 08:16:11 AM
I was much more uncomfortable when he started talking about the "waterhead" dog. I wasn't quite sure where he was going with that.
 
2009-03-20 08:16:20 AM
The comment doesn't offend me. I'm one of the furthest from politically correct people you'll find. I don't, however, insult people in public. The man can't work without a teleprompter and I accept that.
 
2009-03-20 08:18:30 AM
Should have had his mobile teleprompter thingy.
 
2009-03-20 08:18:50 AM
Mindsigh622: I read most of this thread while I couldn't sleep last night, but not all, so forgive me if this has been brought up. Obama, when making his comment, apparently wasn't remarking that his ability in shooting a 129 was substandard like that of a special olympics athlete. Rather, he seemed to be responding to the condescending "well, that's good Mr. President" reply of Leno's and how it mimics the everyone's a winner mentality of the SO. Whether or not that matters is purely subjective and I'm sure I'll be bashed for somehow showing some political leaning here (which way is it?), but I thought it should be mentioned.

That is how I took it. "People will say I did good just because I'm the President."
 
2009-03-20 08:22:25 AM
The President belittling retarded people, on national TV.

"Pfft. No big deal. I'm SURE it was an innocent little quip about what Leno said."

Brilliant!
 
2009-03-20 08:24:17 AM
Nick Nostril: Where are all the Biden flub-ups. Dropped the F-bomb just the other day.

/THIS is real entertainment


I am sure bookstores will be overrun with Obama "stupid things said" calendars this Christmas.
 
2009-03-20 08:29:04 AM
stebain: bulldg4life: I'm sorry, but I'm not yet convinced that a black guy bowling DOESN'T look like something out of the special olympics.

PBA Rookie of the Year (2006/7) Billy Oatman would love a chance to laugh along with you.


That and he's obviously never rolled at a ghetto lane. An experience not to be missed for many reasons besides simply disabusing himself of that horribly wrong notion that black folks can't bowl! This ain't water polo we're talkin about!
 
2009-03-20 08:30:52 AM
This blurb is a comment on TFA page:



Leno will be against the wall on this one. He is a repub after all, even though his governor greeted our Prez upon his arrival.

This is already on every left wing and right wing blog in the world.

It depends on what the meaning of special is.

I was talking about that special Mt. Olympus.

How special is that?

Out of context, I meant what is more special than the special olympics.

WHAT!!! WHAT????




This is RAR level freakness.

Questioning why on earth a governor would meet with the POTUS? Right, that is a shock...OMG. I mean he is your President right? And Arnold is Leno's governor? Retarded liberal is retarded.


Then they're already trying to spin it.... so typical of the retarded left. Spewing BS that they expect everyone to believe.


There are still some intelligent people left who see through your bullshiat retards. And every day... more and more are waking up realizing what your party actually is all about. (D)uuuurrrrrrr.
 
2009-03-20 08:35:43 AM
When friends, enemies and neutrals pore over every written and spoken word, "gaffes" are unavoidable. On the gaffe scale, I'd give this about 2.
 
2009-03-20 08:37:26 AM
HappyDaddy: When friends, enemies and neutrals pore over every written and spoken word, "gaffes" are unavoidable. On the gaffe scale, I'd give this about 2.

This is the exact same thing eveyone here said when Bush 'misspoke'.
 
2009-03-20 08:38:18 AM
And yet disabilities advocates groups went frothing apeshiat over "full retard".
 
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