SCOAMF facepalm moment of the year

Obama Tells Woman: “Interesting” Unemployed Husband Can’t Find Job

During his Google+ hangout Pres. Obama tells a woman that her husband shouldn’t be unemployed from the growth he has seen in the economy. Obama said he finds it “interesting” because he is getting “the word” that someone in her husband’s job field “should be able to find something right away.”

Obama offered to do something if she would just send him her husband’s resume.

The woman wants to know why Obama is extending visas for foreigners when there is tons of demand for American jobs by Americans.

“I don’t know what your husband’s speciality [is], but I can tell you that there is a huge demand around the country for engineers,” Obama told the woman.

“I understand that,” she responded. “But how am — given the list that you’re getting, I mean we’re not getting that. You said in the State of the Union address for business leaders to ask what can they do to bring jobs back to America

I think we should all send our resumes to Obama and say “Find me a JOB!”

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18 Responses to SCOAMF facepalm moment of the year

  1. myiq2xu says:

    The GOPers already made a web ad out of it:

  2. myiq2xu says:


    Later, Wedel told POLITICO that she and the president had a “pretty crazy interaction” that she hadn’t expected when she asked about the federal government granting H-1B visas to skilled foreign workers while U.S. citizens such as her husband are out of work.

    “I don’t think he was trying to be condescending or anything,” said Wedel, who never completed college and was a stay-at-home mom before her husband was laid off, but now has a full-time job at State Farm to help make ends meet. “I just think I stumped him a little and he wanted me to hush about it.”

    “I think he knows pretty well that the H-1B is an issue because — it’s kind of like the Occupy movement — big corporations are putting up the money to get the visas” and choosing lower-paid foreign workers over domestic ones, Wedel said. “I don’t think what he was telling me was true, and I think he knew it, and that’s why he offered to take my husband’s resume,” she said, adding that her husband has kept it updated.

    • votermom says:

      I don’t think he was trying to be condescending or anything

      He wasn’t trying to be- being condescending just comes naturally to him.

  3. yttik says:

    “I don’t think he was trying to be condescending or anything,” said Wedel”

    Of course not. President Obama would never be condescending!! Especially not to a woman “who never completed college and was a stay-at-home mom” who now has a cute little job and works a bit to “help make ends meet.”

    Condescension? What condescension?!

    • Erica says:

      Right on yttik! Playing full-tilt to gender bias, was that article. Uh….last I looked, if one spouse is working and the other one isn’t, the one who is working is doing a bit more than “helping” make ends meet. God, this is all so familiar, shades of 2008 all over again. Joe the Plumber had a pretty uncomfortable interaction with B0, and look what happened to him.

  4. votermom says:

  5. This is just like when Reagan said he couldn’t understand why there was unemployment still happening because he looked in the paper and saw lots of want ads. #facepalm

  6. Three Wickets says:

    @TonyFratto: I don’t condone R on R primary criticism, but general election impact can be overstated. See 2008 Clinton on Obama criticism.

    WTF is that supposed to mean. More establishment politicos rewriting history.

  7. Three Wickets says:

    @thinkprogress: FL TV AD BREAKDOWN: 68% of ads were anti-Gingrich, 23% anti-Romney.1% pro-Romney

  8. catarina says:

    That’s our Obama, a sensitive and caring guy.
    What an absolute wanker he is.

  9. soupcity says:

    Clueless…absolutely fucking clueless. Reminds me of when they asked bush the elder how much a gallon of milk costs.

    • angienc says:

      I’ll confess a deep, dark secret here: I always felt bad about that question to the real Bush. I mean, sure, on the one hand, if you’re running for POTUS maybe you should take a trip to the grocery store & find out how much the average person is paying for groceries. But on the other hand, if you asked my dad how much a gallon of milk cost he wouldn’t know because my mom does ALL the shopping, except for the once yearly trip to buy my dad shoes (wherein my mom has to drag & nag my dad to do it) and the ONLY reason for that trip is that unlike his pants, shirts, etc. my dad has a hard to fit foot & has to actually try the shoes on & mom refuses to buy 5 different pairs, take them home for him to try & return the 4 misses (’cause if she would do that, he’d be all over that). Now my dad can tell you how much a gallon of gas is, how much the electric bill is, etc. but anything to do with groceries, clothing, etc. he has no clue. He’d be a total bust on The Price is Right.

      PS — and that “dad doesn’t shop” thing applies to Christmas too — I do my dad’s “shopping” for mom & mom does all the other from the “both of them” shopping.

      • soupcity says:

        Yeah, I hear ya angie. It was more the awkwardness of the moment that reminded me and how out of touch he is. It was almost as if he was searching his brain for some statistic that he’d been told instead of trying to, at least for a couple seconds, to empathize with this woman. Too much to ask I guess. 😉

        • leslie says:

          Empathy? C’mon. POTUS and empathy?

          I saw him at a “town hall meeting in 2007. He thought a “Gold Star Mother” was a woman who had won a good mother contest. When he was told – at that town hall – what it meant to be a “Gold Star Mother” he couldn’t even apologize for the gaff, much less empathize with her situation. Then, he bloew off her question about ending the war in Iraq saying, “I’m just a freshman senator. Nothing I say will have any influence in Congress.”

          How anyone left that meeting with a positive impression of him is beyond me.

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    powerful koolade. 🙄

  11. HELENK says:

    another embarrassment for the country. Does he have any handler with a brain or does he just not pay attention???????
    Do any of them read or study about the countries they are talking to????

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