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Barack Obama, Sooper Genius

Ed Morrissey picked this as his Obamateurism of the day, so it’s not like it isn’t getting attention. But I’m so utterly, breath-takingly stonking gobsmacked, I just have to repost it. Video here.

When I was young, just got out of college, I had to buy auto insurance. I had a beat-up old car. And I won’t name the name of the insurance company, but there was a company — let’s call it Acme Insurance in Illinois. And I was paying my premiums every month. After about six months I got rear-ended and I called up Acme and said, I’d like to see if I can get my car repaired, and they laughed at me over the phone because really this was set up not to actually provide insurance; what it was set up was to meet the legal requirements. But it really wasn’t serious insurance.

Now, it’s one thing if you’ve got an old beat-up car that you can’t get fixed. It’s another thing if your kid is sick, or you’ve got breast cancer.

The President of the United States doesn’t know the difference between liability insurance and collision coverage? He doesn’t know that liability coverage is the only kind that is legally required? He doesn’t know that comprehensive insurance would have been a LOT more expensive — more than a beat up old car is worth? He doesn’t know if the other guy rear-ended him, he had a claim on the other guy’s insurance?

And to this day he obviously doesn’t know it. He (generously, he thinks) declines to name the insurance company, because he thinks they were wrong to laugh at him. He is incapable of processing a basic, grownup point of information I’d expect any kid on his own for the first time to grasp right away.

This guy really was an affirmative action hire, wasn’t he?


Comment from jwm
Time: February 26, 2010, 2:52 pm

Hers were i dusagree wht youu stote weesal. We are all just not smart enuff to catch toose small differenses. The Preznit is teling teh truth a we liek him becaus he does it.

JW (not really so clever as teh preznit) M

Comment from jwpaine
Time: February 26, 2010, 3:58 pm


I heart that!

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: February 26, 2010, 4:07 pm

Mrs Badger, I’m afraid that this post is racist for pointing out the glaring flaw in TAO’s example.

I’m afraid that this means that you, too, are a dirty dirty racist.

We will commence denouncement in 3…



Comment from Spad13
Time: February 26, 2010, 4:54 pm

He really is dumber than a ten pond bag of wet mice.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 26, 2010, 5:42 pm

POUND ten POUND bag. I am a moron.

Comment from Waterhouse
Time: February 26, 2010, 5:47 pm

Why, it’s almost as if he has no real-world experience whatsoever.

Comment from Pupster
Time: February 26, 2010, 7:06 pm

You could fill a bunch of libraries at Harvard with things this President doesn’t know.

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: February 26, 2010, 7:09 pm

My god…I’m dumbfounded. Now, I knew Barry O. was a bit of an idiot…but I didn’t realize he was THIS much of an idiot. And these people thought Dubya was a dumbass?

I couldn’t make this shit up…I guess truth really is stranger than fiction.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: February 26, 2010, 7:31 pm

And I laugh each and every time when someone gives him the benefit of being really really smart and that he’s pulling one over on us!

Before yesterday I “might” have thought maybe… but today, nah, the guy and his team are the biggest dumbasses on earth and thank god that they are cause they could really have done some damage. I’m just hoping the muzzies don’t manage to kill a bunch of us before his time is up, cause he’s an impotent fool.

Comment from JeffS
Time: February 26, 2010, 9:37 pm

This guy really was an affirmative action hire, wasn’t he?

Obama often reminds me of one of McNamara’s infamous “Project 100,000” recruits,, a/k/a Project Moron.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2010, 10:21 pm

Wow, that was really interesting, JeffS. I never heard of Project 100,000. If he managed to recruit more than 300,000 on that basis, I wonder if that’s where the disproportionate number of supposed homeless and mentally ill vets come from. I mean, disproportionate compared to those who fought in other wars.

I always assumed most of those guys weren’t genuine vets.

Comment from DirtyBlueshirt
Time: February 26, 2010, 10:25 pm

When I was in Boot Camp there was a procedure called ASMO. I have no idea what it stood for but it was where you got rolled back into a later division and had to go through certain events over. Occasionally I’d threaten a particularly dumb guy on my ship with “ASMO you back to P-days”.

So my question: Can we ASMO the CinC back to High School?

Comment from JeffS
Time: February 26, 2010, 10:45 pm

My own service started well after The Days of McNamara, Sweez. For which I have been known to get on my knees and pray to all deities in thanks.

But, as a junior officer, I found that many of my NCOs had suffered under him. “McNamara’s 100,000” was the most often voiced problem.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:05 pm

OK I have to speak up here. McNamara’s project was stupid he was a scumbag, as was LBJ, but not all the project guys were bad soldiers. I should know my oldest brother was one of them. He served 10 months in country with the 25th Inf. earned a Broze star with the V (for valour) and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster (award for 2nd wound.

My bro can barley read and would not have been able to get in any other time but he volunteered and he went and he served with honor.

Please don’t lump him wtih BO.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:10 pm

Heh. My brother was one of the last draftees. High IQ, thick as two short planks.

I think the most dangerous thing he had to do was lie on his back in the mess hall, wave his arms and legs in the air and say, “I am a cockroach, I am a cockroach” over and over again.

His commanders didn’t like him much.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:16 pm

Yeah as a general rule most NCO’s don’t like guys who act out Kaffka stories.

Thanks for taking my comment as intended I was affraid I was being preachy.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:26 pm

Actually, it was worse — it was his commanding officer that ordered him to perform the cockroach dance. See, even when it became obvious that the war was over and he’d never leave the States (let alone fire a shot), my brother still insisted on being listed as a Conscientious Objector.

And you didn’t sound preachy. Good for your brother.

Comment from porknbean
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:36 pm

This guy really was an affirmative action hire, wasn’t he?

Are badgers hairy?

Dude doesn’t know a damned thing about anything because everyone has wiped his ass for him.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: February 26, 2010, 11:43 pm

Stoatie, your brother wasn’t named SKIPPY, was he?


Comment from weirdsister
Time: February 27, 2010, 12:02 am

Holy Moses on a unicycle. Why can’t the liberals see through him? They think he is “teh smaartist mans in teh wurld? O, mai.” Compared to a doorknob, perhaps. Then again, maybe not. At least a doorknob is useful.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 27, 2010, 12:08 am

Scuba thanks for the walk down memory lane with Skippy I think I first saw a link to that @IMAO back in ’02.

Weasel I said the other day that your mom sounded like she was a hoot, now I have to say it sounds like you come from an entire family of hoots.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 27, 2010, 1:00 am

You don’t know the half of it, Spad13. They’re like a Flannery O’Conner story, but with more hoots. Much, much more hoots.

Comment from JeffS
Time: February 27, 2010, 1:05 am

Thanks for the pointer, Spad13. I should have realized that not all of McNamara’s 100,000 were losers like Obama. It’s clear that I only heard the worse stories from the sergeants.

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Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: February 27, 2010, 4:47 pm

It doesn’t need to convince US, guys, it only needs to convince idiots. And this it probably did.

Comment from JD WIll
Time: February 27, 2010, 10:48 pm

Whew! Finally someone took this one on. I managed to watch about 30 minutes of the summit and accidentally landed on this. I was thinking, is he this dishonest or just stupid?

Zillions of electrons later on the intertubes and no MSM article from L or R seemed to notice. Snooze alarm broken, maybe.

PS best bit from summit:
Paul Ryan: Hiding spending not same as reducing spending…


Comment from BillT
Time: February 28, 2010, 2:08 pm

The President of the United States doesn’t know the difference between liability insurance and collision coverage?

Well, duh. It took him a year to figure out that being President wasn’t, like, just a title with a lot of perks — it was, y’know, like, an actual *job* ‘n’ sh*t.

Comment from BillT
Time: February 28, 2010, 2:24 pm

Scuba — Skippy was already a legend in SFOR by the third month he was in Boz.

My Battalion Commander once wondered aloud why no one had ever seen the two of us together — fortunately, one of the other pilots announced that Skippy was stationed in Sarajevo, not Tuzla…

Comment from Ronsonic
Time: February 28, 2010, 3:46 pm

It isn’t that he is so stupid that he doesn’t know what sort of insurance he bought. It is that he is stupid enough to think we’re stupid enough to buy that stupid story.

Comment from wilchik
Time: February 28, 2010, 6:33 pm

I can’t figure out if Barry and his spinners really believe the crap they say. Surely they can’t believe it but surely they must.

Comment from BillT
Time: March 1, 2010, 9:24 am

Nah — even *Obie* isn’t stupid enough to believe his spoutings. However, as Ronsonic observed, he believes *we’re* stupid enough to believe ’em.

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