If Obama gave a speech and nobody watched, did he make a sound?

Apparently Obama gave a speech today. It was supposed to jumpstart or “reboot” his campaign.

I keep picturing his aides yelling “Clear!” as he walked out on stage.

This is what we call a total disaster ladies. I’m going to ask you to smell your armpits. That’s the smell of failure and it’s stinking up my office. – Sue Sylvester

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63 Responses to If Obama gave a speech and nobody watched, did he make a sound?

  1. Oswald says:

    “Do not resuscitate”

  2. WMCB says:

    Monica Crowley@MonicaCrowley

    Obama’s speechwriters are apparently too busy playing shirtless beer-pong to draft new material for him. #GroundhogDay

  3. DandyTiger says:

    I couldn’t watch, but I also heard it was a total train wreck. And I heard that the Romney speech just before was the best he’s ever given. I think the other shoe just dropped. He’s toast.

  4. WMCB says:

    Rapid response:

  5. HELENK says:

    really really bad timing


    Biden praises Arab Spring as it is going south

  6. DeniseVB says:

    We had JoeyB in town today to give a high school graduation speech but sounded more like a campaign/military recruiting effort. I’m sure our high school was chosen based on the number of kids from military families would be there.


    I think the highlight today was the rootin’ tootin’ Romney campaign bus in Ohio. 😀

  7. myiq2xu says:


    But I did not see that in Obama’s speech. So, I’m leaning more towards door number two: Obama’s speech was an unmitigated flop.

    This would not matter so much if it wasn’t for days of breathless hype surrounding this speech. It was promoted as though it would be the singular moment that would demarcate a before and after in the 2012 campaign. But in the end, it was just another speech — and not even a good one.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      And no fainting. 😯

    • cj says:

      “breathless hype” “singular moment”

      Not only isn’t it 2008 anymore, BO’s speeches were mostly little nothing-burgers back then too. No wonder Obama’s in trouble, these guys believe their own hype.

  8. Lola-at-Large says:

    OT: Woo-boy, got my gander up over at RCP this evening. In an article about Dems faux-panicking over Obama’s chances, some commentary on how Dems should chooses was getting some pretty heavy like action from readers. So, of course some Obat has to come along and make her comment:

    Clintonistas are still bitter. Just listen to the arch warnings from Carville. And Carville only does that out of a sense of party support, not because he gives a flip about Obama. I think in many regards Carville blames Obama for delaying on aid to the Gulf. Carville and his cronies have issued their warnings and are now content to sit back and watch and say “I told you so.”

    At which point I saw red. F*ck these b!tches. So I left this comment:

    You darn right we’re bitter. We’re bitter about being called racist ad nauseum because we preferred Clinton to Obama. We’re bitter after watching FEMINISTS of the left trash Sarah Palin like they were in the Giants locker room. We’re bitter after warning all of you for an entire year that what has transpired would transpire. Obama has sold out every purported leftist value on the long list of them, from national security, to war, to Gitmo, to women’s issues, to prosecuting whistleblowers, and the list goes on. He is Bush 2.0 and anyone who says they have leftist values and still supports him is lying to themselves or to the world, probably both. So yeah, we’d like our party back. It’s not like we want to vote for Mitt Romney, but we will if only to bury the likes of you such that you never see the political light of day again. Not in the democratic party anyway.

    Grrr. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/06/14/democrats_fear_obama_may_lose_114484-comments.html

  9. HELENK says:

    my giggle of the day

    remember the backtrack comment about someone ordering steak and champaign and running out on the check????????


    the white house beat the check at the father’s day lunch

    • cj says:

      Before the speech was over, Politico’s Mike O’Brien begged the president to stop.

      ROFL! Brutal comments.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      In the speech, President Obama outlined his view that this election is a choice between “two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take.”

      That is a complete 180 on his 2004 convention speech, when he said:

      It is that fundamental belief — it is that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper — that makes this country work. It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams, yet still come together as a single American family: “E pluribus unum,” out of many, one.

      Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.

      Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.

      There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.

      The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I’ve got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.

      We coach little league in the blue states and, yes, we’ve got some gay friends in the red states.

      There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq.

      We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.


    • angienc says:

      Have the scales fallen from their eyes? Because, besides having heard all this shit before, the speech itself was no worse than The.Greatest.Speech.On.Race.EVAH!!!!!!

      • DandyTiger says:

        Yep. Same old same old. I think someone let the kool-aid IV’s become unplugged.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Think about what makes a “great” speech.

        They all involve a great leader, an important topic, and are made at a critical time.

        None of Obama’s speeches qualify.

      • wow—how time flies!! Hard to remember O ever spoke that way…..

        I remember when I was a Democrat and O came to speak at the Ohio Democratic Party state dinner. I remember thinking he was pretty good, fairly motivational. But honestly, I’m a sales director with Mary Kay and our motivational speakers are TONS better than Obama at his best. And that’s one reason he never impressed me that much. He was good, but I’d heard lots better than he ever was……

        • angienc says:

          Funny you say that Cynthia — when Obama was first coming on the scene in 2007 as a challenger to Hillary (and before I knew much about him myself), this is the *exact* conversation I had with my mom:

          Mom: Who is this Obama? Doesn’t he know he isn’t qualified to Hillary’s be the secretary, much less the President?
          Me: Well, I heard he speaks really well & is very inspiring.
          Mom: Then he should be a motivational speaker. He’ll probably be only mediocre at that.

          My mom, as you can see, has always been able to *read* someone well before anyone else can.

  10. HELENK says:

    why does backtrack always screw up NYC during rush hour. Is it ego or just stupidity?????


  11. Lulu says:

    He’s calling it in. I think he doesn’t give a shit if he looses. I don’t think he wants to do the job of prezzy anymore and just wants to swan around and make some more post-prezzy contacts. I do not think his handlers will let him quit. And I KNOW they do not want him to back out so Hillary can pick up the pieces and run this year. He’s turning into the dog in the manger.

    • DandyTiger says:

      He’s turning into the dog in the manger.

      Does that mean he’s going to eat himself?

    • myiq2xu says:

      He gives a shit. When he loses he’s gonna come unglued.

    • freespirit says:

      I think the narcissist in him – which is basically all of him – doesn’t really see losing as a possibility. He feels every bit as entitled to a second term as he did the first. No sane person would have considered himself prepared or qualified to assume the presidency with no more experience than he had. He was assured of the nomination in 2008 – as we now know- because the DNC wanted it that way, as did MSM. Add to those factors the flat out massive cheating by O’s camp and the RBC stealing Hillary’s votes – he knew he would “win” (be gifted with) the nomination.

      He’s totally prepared to win, now, and his side may have some sleazy tricks up their sleeves to ensure that happens. But, Obama lacks the substance to actually do the job. Worse, he does not give a damn about this country. He may not really care if he wins. But, he damn sure doesn’t want to lose.

  12. yttik says:

    One of my favorite comments about the speech, “What, nobody got any leg tingles? We stopped listening to him in 2009, you journalist bootlickers.”

  13. Lola-at-Large says:

    New post on Michigan’s vagina-vasectomy wars upstairs. https://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/these-are-the-days-of-our-lives/

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