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Obama Thanks Obama – Prompter Glitch

From an understanding Associated Press:

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen speaks as President Barack Obama listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington as he hosts a St. Patrick’s Day reception, Tuesday, March 17, 2009.

Obama Thanks Himself, Irish PM Repeats Speech in Teleprompter Meltdown

WASHINGTON — Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter — he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.

But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, "That’s your speech."

Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer what might have been Cowen’s remarks. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.

Earlier, the president claimed an Irish ancestry to Ireland’s leader and joked to Congress that his genealogy could have helped him as a once-unknown Chicago politician…

Live by the teleprompter, die by the teleprompter.

But just imagine the media’s field day if Mr. Bush had done this.

Earlier, the president claimed an Irish ancestry to Ireland’s leader…

Hey, why not?

For years John Kerry claimed to be Irish, too.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

25 Responses to “Obama Thanks Obama – Prompter Glitch”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Earlier, the president claimed an Irish ancestry to Ireland’s leader

    Well, now isn’t The One ™ just a OneGlowBall World kinda guy – too bad he doesn’t have a single ancestor with functioning brain cells – Black, white (ssh, don’t mention that), Muslim, Christain, and now Irish. Gee what a great guy. Gag me with a spoon – and would any Repub say/do this – they’d be laughed out of DC on the next train.

    RE: The One ™ telepromter mixup – I harken back to when President Reagan was running: “How can an actor be a good president?”

    The One ™ is making that criticism a big joke – he is proving that most politicians are just lousy actors.

  2. Grzegorz says:

    But, but… I thought Prince John Kerry was Jewish!

    • A Mad Pole says:

      Off topic: hey, I am Grzegorz, too :)

    • Lisa22 says:

      John Kerry is Jewish, and knew about it for years – but he kept it covered up until it was leaked during the 2004 elections. My liberal Jewish cousins denied that he covered up his ancestry until I dug up the facts from a Jewish newspaper source. Talk about having your head in the sand! (I never heard back from them, either).

    • Liberals Demise says:

      John “STILL” claims to be an American Hero; if only the US Navy would release his T.O.D. (tour of duty) documents.
      Yeah sure, John …….. if only you’d come clean about the true disposition of your (cough) Purple Hearts. EVERYONE (including me) who earned their Hearts had some “down” time in the rear and at a hospital, depending on the severity. John…..you have no Honor or Valor!! Have dinner with Murtha…..you all can enthrall each other with your BS Heroics!!!!

  3. Odie44 says:

    Here’s whats “interesting” about his so-called Irish heritage. Apparently it is through one of the family members – about 6 or 7 generations ago.

    Oddly enough – as someone who travels to Ireland often I can honestly tell you – MOST Irish people despise the “Irish on the sleeve” Americans. Their favorite ” Hey – Mr O’Brien, my last name is O’Brien!!! we must be relatives!!!!”

    While tourism is 33% of Irelands GDP – many smile and go about their business when things like these are said. I asked someone why it bothers them so much – and basically – because the surname of a family is so important – and means something in legacy, not just “in name”.

    They emigration of Irish over the past 150 years is also a “touchy” subject. Many people are returning to Ireland, due to the Celtic Tiger economy – but there has always been a “nationalists who stayed vs those that left”. Depending on what part of town and what county – “Irish on the sleeve” nationalism is a slap in the face because of this. Do not go to Cork City or Limerick, with little knowledge like “my great, great aunt thinks we are from here” you will get the “pint eye” from folks sitting at the bar.

    I have been giving Bambi pint eye for 2 years now…

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    He’s FDR, he’s Lincoln…he’s Reagan and now…he’s Irish. Well, ok…he was already Kennedy too so….whatever.

    Next up, he’ll be Jesus, Mary AND Joseph. Along with Moses (Let my people go!) Enoch, right along with Michael, Tito, Janet, etc.

    He’s a one-man show. Emphasis on “show”.

    “Shor’n me name is O’Bama…from the O’Bamas down the way near County Clair. Dan’t ya see me glimmer in me eye then?”

    I think I’m gonna be sick.

  5. proreason says:

    Rush is onto something that could be really big with this teleprompter thing.

    American’s don’t want an idiot in the WH. And without the teleprompter, The Moron is an idiot.

    The fact that Bush wasn’t an effective speechmaker was a huge reason for his fall from grace with the public. I can’t say how many times that was the first point of discusssion with a looney lib. The person might only know 2 things about him and his policies, and one would be that he didn’t speak eloquently.

    • Odie44 says:

      Dead on Pro.

      The problem is the MSM, variety shows like SNL, Daily, etc will not “make fun of Obama” – for they claim “there isn’t really anything to poke fun about.” – which when coming from any comedic outlet – is a smoking gun of partisian hackery. (which we all know exists)

      I have a skit for SNL (so upset MadTv went away – they had balls to go after everything and anything – and were actually funny week in, week out):

      Show Obama, with a fixed telepromtor to his chest, and have him go through life – starting in Indonesia, while a “child learning” (how funny would his prayer session of slapping his head on the ground be, with the prompter getting in the way each time), then to his cocaine years (come on, doing lines with a promptor getting in teh way, smacking the table), then to courting Michelle (all the smooth lines, all the right words, ala Cereno (sic) then later in life, etc, etc.

      SNL can find humor in a blind man, brought ratings to 1980’s levels with Palinesque cheap shots and are still hammering GW through (not directly) WIll Ferrell’s tired GW bit, which oddly enough resurfaced this Monday – during the economic/Russia/IT fraud/AIG/you name it debacles. But Bambi – nothing funny about him, nor shall we chastize Dear Leader…

      I nominate artboy to flush out the script…

  6. boondoggle129 says:

    Hi: Why is Obama hailed as a great Orator? Does he have to read speeches from teleprompter all the time? Why are we bothering to have the President speak at all? Why not just send the teleprompters? Or better yet… I put the rest of the comment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss6U3DvKmMM

  7. Right of the People says:

    The boy has never had an original thought in his life. Everything he says and does is preprogrammed. I’ve got a Chocolate Lab with more smarts, common sense and personality plus she’s friendlier too. He IS the Manchurian Candidate. If you hear him speak off the cuff, it’s nothing but, uhhh’s & ahh’s & you knows, an articulate fifth grader could do better.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      The one I just hate is aaaaaaaaaaaaaand! Yes, he sounds like a moron. Sorry Pro, had to borrow your term since it fit so well.

    • Barbie says:

      The great orator cannot even make ‘off the cuff’ comments without his teleprompter?

  8. proreason says:

    Rush has the clearest explanation about what really happened, based on truthful reports in the Brit press.

    First of all, it was a PARTY and The Moron had his teleprompter at a PARTY. Geez.

    The Irish Prime Minister spoke first, and 20 seconds in, he realized the remarks were for The Moron.

    So The Moron gets up there, but the teleprompter switched to the Prime Minister’s speech and The Moron gave THAT SPEECH until he thanked himself, after which the big hook came from behind the curtain.

    The ankle-grabbers in the msm portray it as the sauve debonair jive walking POTUS saving the day.

    In actuality, he was just plain stupid…..like usual.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      “First of all, it was a PARTY and The Moron had his teleprompter at a PARTY.”

      It doesn’t get much sadder than that.

  9. seanrobins says:

    Instead of being the ‘Bama . . . Now he’s the ‘Prompter….

    This country is now being run by…..The ‘Prompter

    Read the ‘prompter….Tells him what to say….Tells him what to think….

    The ‘Prompter……President ‘Prompter

    We hear…..and we must obey…..the ‘Prompter

    Just WHO could be behind…..the ‘Prompter?

    Maybe….just may-be……

    Karl Rove is Back!

  10. MinnesotaRush says:

    Wow! Look at the pompous, “from on high” pose o-blah-blah has in the photo!

    Grandiose phony!

  11. notsoyoungjim says:

    Lefties are pretty good hiding this. Dear Leader still has the Janissarys on his side.

    Someday we will see this video. And when we do we’ll know that the end of Dumbo is near.

  12. canary says:

    The only things I know about the Irish, is it was fun when you were a kid with the pinching thing, and John Wayne in the Quiet Man. I don’t even know why the Prostestants and Catholics try and kill each other all the time.

    I think Obama and Britney Spears have alot in common. They both need shrinks

  13. brad says:

    When will Obama’s teleprompter failures, and his bumbling-stumbling without one be an Saturday Night Live skit? Maybe it is already, but something tells me it isn’t.

  14. canary says:

    Woah, Obama’s posture is very telling. I know this isn’t the best example. But, I’ve noticed in so many photo’s since he’s been elected, that he put’s his nose in the air, and lowers his eyelids down. I googled and found where psychology says this is a sign of narcissism, but thought hadn’t I read something like that in the bible. Well, there is this real old book in the Harvard library, and this link should take you to page 92, where it speaks of the Bible in Hebrew’s transilation. It describes Obama well. Usually, see that that gesture in a movie where some snobby teen, or queen, but I’ve seen adults do it, and think they remind me of children. I thought this started somewhere. Course while at Columbia Obama got into African theator for awhile. Occording to Chapter 6 in his book, I found on internet, which he describe his self love for himself. Hope this link takes ya to page 92.


    Darn, let me try the original link. It will show up black, but scroll down to 92.


    • brad says:

      This is why you NEVER elect a lawyer, no matter what. I like Ann Coulter, but we have enough d*mn lawyers there, and I would never vote for her based on that reason.

      Did lawyers solve the Palestinian issue?–No. Did they stop Saddam Hussein–No, or Osama–No. None of their magic speaking powers are able to do anything but talk their way out of situations.

      They are not:
      military or medical or transportation experts,
      or religious experts, or financial geniuses, or business experts. Neither did lawyers help keep our debt down, or solve social security or solve ANY of our nations crippling problems. I have no idea why people are dumb enough to listen to these fork-tongued demons.

  15. artboyusa says:

    Word on the street is that Brian Cowen, the Irish Prime Minister, is known over there as “Biffo” (Big Ignorant Fellow from Offaly) .

  16. Grassy Knoll says:

    This administration could not be more entertaining if it featured a clown car.

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