August 20, 2012

Obama calls Marco Rubio "boy": "Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked."

He said that to a woman he knew was "close to" Rubio after she said "maybe" to his question "Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?"

That's one story in Politico's new e-book "Obama's Last Stand."

There's other interesting stuff at the first link, including Obama's disrespect for Romney — who stands for “nothing” — and his fear that Romney will get to "take credit when the economy turns around." There's also a lot of fairly generic material about the troubles in the Obama campaign. Axelrod got mad at Stephanie Cutter. An internal polls showed people don't like hearing from Debbie Wasserman Schultz. That sort of thing.

73 comments:

JAL said...

I just read the top quotes to my husband.

He said "Are you kidding???"

Nope.

Bill said...

Is there actual video and/or audio of this? If not, I think we have to call "BS" on this one.

Jay said...

Why does this jug eared nerd walk around like he's all tough?

It is a silly joke.

rehajm said...

Obama’s brain trust secretly commissioned pollster David Binder to conduct an internal focus study of the popularity of top Obama campaign surrogates...Wasserman Schultz ranked at the bottom

Most disturbing is they had to commission a study to come to this conclusion.

Mogget said...

Hm. In 2008 we used to get this kind of dirt on the McCain campaign. What could have changed?

Chip S. said...

Obama's disrespect for Romney — who stands for “nothing” — and his fear that Romney will get to "take credit when the economy turns around."

IOW, Obama's big concern about Romney is that he's exactly like Obama.

Don't sweat it, bro. He's not.

Jay said...

How revealing:

The president’s less-than-stellar appraisal of his own team’s efforts has been a recurring motif of 2012

Yep, he never does anything wrong...

Jay said...

Obama's disrespect for Romney — who stands for “nothing”

Huh?

I thought Romney stood for the rich bankers, "Unchained" and robbing medicare?

Original Mike said...

And yet, the man is so likeable.

Appalled said...

What I found interesting is that the reason for Obama's disrespect of Romney was that he was "not some kind of war hero". I think, deep in Obama's self, there might be a feeling that if someone does not give time to the government, or make a sacrifice to the government, they are not worthy of respect. That making a go of it in business is not a worthwhile endeavor.

It's just a thought, given the tenor of Obama's excursions off message that seem to get him into trouble.

Matthew Sablan said...

Please. Obama was equally rude, dismissive and all-around mean to an actual war hero. It was just the convenient excuse to be nasty to Romney.

Matthew Sablan said...

Hell, Obama went out of his way to make fun of McCain's inability to type due to wounds he received being tortured for his country. Being a war hero is no defense from campaign nastiness.

edutcher said...

Supposedly, there's a saying in Hawaii, "If you're white, you're right; if you're brown, stick around; if you're black, get back".

I've always said Choom is the whitest white guy ever born. Looks like his inner honkie is coming out.

PS The reason he hates the Romster is that he's everything Choom thinks he is and wants to be, but can't be.

Michael K said...

Obama is a nasty man and that will come out as the campaign goes along. "Ass kicking" is not something Obama should be talking about. He never had an opponent except 2008, which was in the middle of a meltdown that no Republican could counter.

rhhardin said...

It's the soap opera PC hot button echo chamber of forbidden words.

Those forbidden words remember their history and continue to function normally, as if contrived offensive had never happened.

Except in the echo chamber!

Your boy serves to analogize possession, namely as if you were a parent. It says something about you.

Maybe contrived offense will die out as too stupid to continue someday.

Balfegor said...

Why does this jug eared nerd walk around like he's all tough?

Lots of yuppies talk like this.

Re: Matthew Sablan:

Please. Obama was equally rude, dismissive and all-around mean to an actual war hero.

Yes, here's him back in 2008 sliming McCain as un-American (at ~1:33).

garage mahal said...

The party of Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh is concerned about respect? Hahaha.

rhhardin said...

Coulter Levin and Limbaugh are not republicans.

bandmeeting said...

internal polls showed people don't like hearing from Debbie Wasserman Schultz

It took a poll to determine that?

Bob Ellison said...

I guess "boy" is not as potent a politically incorrect insult to a Cuban American as it is to an African American. Obama should be careful, though; there are lots of different kinds of boys out there, and some of them might take offense.

Bob Ellison said...

garage mahal, you raise an interesting point. Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh are at the bleeding edge of showing disrespect toward leftists who do not deserve respect. All three tend to be good at rhetoric and argument in that mission, and they sometimes go overboard.

Who are the analogous figures on the left? I'm not able to judge well on this question, because I'm biased toward the right.

rhhardin said...

I like DWS. She's quick witted in support of a hopeless cause.

You have to think very fast to hold a line against who knows what in real time, at least when you're going to be wrong.

If you're right, all you'd need is a talent for reexplanation, and no other wits at all.

DWS doesn't have that advantage.

Original Mike said...

"internal polls showed people don't like hearing from Debbie Wasserman Schultz"

I don't know. I got a huge laugh out of her claim that she didn't know the party affiliation of Bill Burton's PAC who put out the "Romney killed my wife" ad.

Chip S. said...

I like DWS. She's quick witted in support of a hopeless cause.

There must be some premium cable channel I don't get that shows rare DWS footage.

wyo sis said...

I'm freakin' offended about every damn thing anyone says anymore.
Because, shut up.

dreams said...

It doesn't matter what Obama and Biden say, we all know the corrupt liberal media's modus operandi.

The Drill SGT said...

Appalled said...
What I found interesting is that the reason for Obama's disrespect of Romney was that he was "not some kind of war hero". I think, deep in Obama's self, there might be a feeling that if someone does not give time to the government, or make a sacrifice to the government, they are not worthy of respect.


I've come to the frightening conclusion that in 2012, Obama thinks that "he's the War Hero". After all, he got Osama and makes those tough drone targeting calls. The Commander in Chief is one bad-ass operator...

PS: Romney's leaving a multi-million dollar payday at Bain to step in to save the Olympics somehow doesn't count for "public service" in Obama's scorecard...

Thorley Winston said...

Is there actual video and/or audio of this? If not, I think we have to call "BS" on this one.

If it sounds too good to verify, it’s probably false.

Not taking the bait.

The Drill SGT said...

whispers: Don't make fun of DWS, and lie to any pollsters. They could get somebody else.

Christopher in MA said...

The party of Ann Coulter, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh is concerned about respect? Hahaha.

I'll remind you of your witticism when the party of Bill Ayers, Fred Phelps and Jeremiah Wright pretend they're concerned about America.

AprilApple said...

The Obama administration is a clown show. Sadly, Obama's spending nightmare isn't very funny when it comes to future generations.


Jay said...

And PPP, a Democratic Polling Firm, just announced on Twitter they have Romney ahead of SCOAMF in Wisconsin.

Full results tomorrow.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked."

I love hearing how public figures talk in real life - it's just like I do, in real life.

Reality's a motherfucker,...

Joe Schmoe said...

Obama calls Marco Rubio "boy": "Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked."

What a punk. Remember when McCain pointed at Barry in a debate and said "That one"? All the perpetually-aggrieved were quick to jump on the 'coded' implications of that address.

And yes, I will add to the chorus of 'if a Republican said it, not only would it be big news, but every other Republican would be expected to denounce, disavow, distance, disassociate, and any other dis that would keep Republicans on the defensive.' There's a giant double-standard, and I'm glad Noonan and Guiliani are speaking out about it. Keep it up.

Rich B said...

I'm seeing a new Broadway show "The Last Days of the SS Obama". Lots of colorful characters and great songs, like "You Didn't Build That" and "Y'all be Back in Chains".

kcom said...

Another part of the Politico story is Obama saying he doesn't want Mitt Romney to get credit for an economic turnaround that's "just around the corner". He's afraid that's what will happen if Mitt's elected.

"I'm not going to let him win … so that he can take credit when the economy turns around," Obama said, according to an aide.

The only trouble with that is there's more cause and effect than he might realize. The reason the recovery is still just around the corner after four years is there is a huge obstruction called the Obama administration blocking the way around the corner. Once that it removed, of course it's going to look good for whoever comes after. And it won't be a coincidence of timing, there will be a real reason behind it.

Also, it should be DBS - Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz

Cindy Troendle said...

I just don't get the 'likable' label on Obama. I've never liked him, though my bullsh*t meter is preset very low.

Original Mike said...

"Another part of the Politico story is Obama saying he doesn't want Mitt Romney to get credit for an economic turnaround that's "just around the corner"."

Hilarious. It's been 3 years now that it's just around the corner.

gloogle said...

I wonder how many other winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have threatened to kick a political opponent's ass? SHAME!!!

BarryD said...

The Man-Boy-in-Chief calls someone ELSE "boy". That's rich.

Screw the racist accusations. That's not a racist use of the word IMO, and it's not what Obama meant.

It's Obama trying to act tough, and sounding silly as a result.

harkin said...

Hopefully this comment will be as funny in 2 and half months as Jimmah's "I'm going to kick his [Reagan's] ass".

Rich B said...

Note to Mitt: Offer to name it the President Obama Memorial Recovery so he gets proper credit.

Second Note: Make sure you needle BHO weekly.

Charlie said...

People don't like hearing from Debbie? That's surprising!

Marshal said...

rehajmsaid...
Obama’s brain trust secretly commissioned pollster David Binder to conduct an internal focus study of the popularity of top Obama campaign surrogates...Wasserman Schultz ranked at the bottom

Most disturbing is they had to commission a study to come to this conclusion.


It's a competitive field.

Richard Fagin said...

Prof. Althouse, I have never before called into question your vote for Obama in 2008 in these comments. I held my peace out of respect for your professional experience and knowledge, not to mention that it's your blog. Now I have to speak out. What were you thinking? If all of the President's current behavior is the least bit surprising to you, it exposes a phenomenal lack of judgment in assessing character on your part. All the evidence that Barack Obama would behave as he is now was there for all who were willing to see. He's a thug, a gangster and a Bolshevik to boot.

ricpic said...

If Rubio was ever caught on tape addressing Axelrod about "your boy, Obama," Rubio would be finished politically. Absolutely no question. Bit of a double standard there, ya think?

dadofhomeschoolers said...

what's never said is who's doing the kicking. Certainly not mommy jeans.
Mooch maybe?
Valerie, likely.

Carnifex said...

@rhhardin

You said--"She's quick witted..."

In the famous words of Inigo Montoya--"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Does anyone truly care what Zero has to say about anything anymore? Beside his sycophants?

As far as any recovery after Zero looses it won't matter...the recovery could be 10 years down the road, and the libtards will proclaim it Zero's recovery.

To libtards: this is called satire. The recovery will commence as soon as Zero gets outta the fucking way.

Ps.

And it's not because Mittens is a financial genius either. It's because Mittens will take the government foot off the throat of American business. Maybe even allow some goddamn energy exploration, and pipelines to be built.(How is that pipeline that Zero said he okayed coming along there Garage? Nothing yet? Wow! That's a surprise)

PD Quig said...

"Hell, a few years ago that Obama boy would be getting us coffee."

What is it with these Dems? Racism just exudes from their pores.

Carnifex said...

I was gonna' say "taken out" instead of "out of the way" but I didn't want libtards getting their panties in a wad over a "death threat". Nor do I want to be called a racist for threatening the president.

His policies are plenty enough reason for people to threaten him.

jxs2151 said...

Anyone else notice that Wasserman Schultz cannot open her mouth without the word 'extremist' coming out?

William Teach said...

garage mahal said...

"The party of Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh is concerned about respect? Hahaha."

Last time I checked, they weren't running for President.

Lots could be said about Lefties like Bill Maher (a big Obama donor), Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews, etc, garage. Oh, and that Joe Biden guy, with his bigoted rants.

creeley23 said...


There were some wonderful reveals in the final paragraphs of the Politico article.

Obama remains frustrated with the bickering by Hill Democrats. During a closed-door meeting in June, he told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that Republicans were trying “to delegitimize me,” and implored them to put his own reelection over competing political priorities.

Good luck to Democrats running down ticket from Obama. As in 2010 their fates matter not. Obama's reelection is all that matters to Obama.

Despite Obama’s all-in commitment to the campaign, there have been signs of strain. And people close to him detect, from time to time, a yearning for the high ground....To give Obama a break from the relentless negativity of the campaign, friend and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett quietly set up a salon/dinner for Obama over the summer — which lasted more than two hours, a huge block of presidential time.

Of course, Obama has nothing to do with the negativity of the campaign. That's just one more thing forced upon the long-suffering Obama beset by unkind reality and extremist Republicans.

Chip S. said...

Anyone else notice that Wasserman Schultz cannot open her mouth without the word 'extremist' coming out?

Mostly I've noticed that she can't seem to close it.

furious_a said...

"Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.

...and here Joe Biden assured us how clean and articulate Mr. Obama was. You know, for a black man.

the wolf said...

Yeah, President Barney Fife is so scary. Careful, Sheriff Valerie only lets you carry one bullet, and it's not even loaded.

Ritchie The Riveter said...

The party of Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh is concerned about respect? Hahaha.

We have painfully learned, as these three have, that civility in response to intellectual dishonesty is counterproductive in the defense of liberty. It allows the dishonest to frame the debate.

There comes a time when you just have to identify your opponents as the whitewashed sepulchres (full of the bones of ideas long dead) they are ... then use your language and presence like a whip to drive them out of their ivory-towered temples and into Reality Street.

In other words, use the same tactics as Progressives have used for years, but with one important difference ... as a prerequisite, having fact, principle and reason to back those tactics up, so that our opponents are forced onto Reality Street instead of a mere rabbit trail of ideological fantasy that leads back into their temples.

We'll stop the yellin' ... when Progressives stop the lyin'.

garage mahal said...

We'll stop the yellin' ... when Progressives stop the lyin'.

Haha. Coulter, Limbaugh, et al are the biggest hysterical liars on the face of the earth. I wouldn't trust them for the time of day.

Matthew Sablan said...

Sadly, the Riveter is partially right. I'm normally incredibly civil. But, over the last few months and after the McCain/Obama election, it has been made painfully clear to me that being polite but firm does not work.

Nathan Alexander said...

Haha. Coulter, Limbaugh, et al are the biggest hysterical liars on the face of the earth. I wouldn't trust them for the time of day.

Wrong again.

Coulter angers you simply because she was the first to finally use Democrats' own rhetorical techniques against Democrats.

Of course you can't stand facing up to your own despicable propaganda methods.

Limbaugh is just smarter than anyone you have on the Democrat side, which is why you can't stand him.

And the biggest liars on the planet are all Democrats.

From the Big 3 Professional Liars of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, right down to you claiming you never predicted Walker would lose the recall.

Anything honest comes out of your mouth only when you mis-speak.

creeley23 said...

Back in the eighties I was a leftist activist who tabled on street corners, organized letter-writing campaigns, wrote a newsletter for my affinity group, and showed up at all the demos. Therefore I was not well disposed to Rush Limbaugh.

Then I watched an NPR Frontline documentary on Limbaugh and I was surprised to discover that Limbaugh did not have fangs and green saliva. He was just a guy with different opinions than mine who had problems with women.

Even back then I began to realize that when the left gets all worked up but how terrible a person on the right is, they are likely exaggerating so as to poison the well and discount that person entirely -- without having to answer the points posed by someone like Limbaugh.

garage mahal provides an excellent example.

Martin said...

If Obama loses, I hope someone takes that infamous "Downfall" clip of Hitler in the bunker and doesn't change a word except the names and maybe "Democratic Party" for "military,"... because the rest of the rant will pretty much fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2fl-sHUwrc

If you think Nixon lost it in 1962 ("You don't have Nixon to kick around anymore..."), that was barely teh warm-up act for this guy.

eltee said...

President Obama seems to be making
frequent references to Mitt Romney's father. How is it then that nothing has been asked or said about Mr. Obama's father?

furious_a said...

rhardin: She's quick witted

No, sorry. Barney Frank is quick-witted. Debbie Wasserman is an answering machine programmed with a couple of talking points. No matter how many different options you press you'll get only "shredding the safety net".

Jay said...

garage mahal provides an excellent example.

Of functional retardation?

Marshal said...

furious_a said...
rhardin: She's quick witted

No, sorry. Barney Frank is quick-witted. Debbie Wasserman is an answering machine programmed with a couple of talking points. No matter how many different options you press you'll get only "shredding the safety net".


I think this is basically right. She has her position because she's willing to say things 90% of American know is bullshit on the off chance it will win the vote of someone in the remaining 10%. This is a skill generally rewarded on the left, which is one reason why their activists are so extreme. They know demonstrating their ability to say and do the most ridiculous things is a path to promotion.

Jay said...

Do a lot of men in their early 50's drone on about their mediocre - I came off the bench - high school basketball careers?

This idea that Obama "trash talks" because he played basketball as a scrub in high school makes me laugh.

jr565 said...

He might get his ass kicked? Is that a literal threat?
REmember Palin and her crosshairs being an incitement to violence? Why isn't saying someone might get their ass kicked not a call to violence. THose dems better be careful of their violent rhetoric.

The Drill SGT said...

ROFLMAO, but thread, I said....
I've come to the frightening conclusion that in 2012, Obama thinks that "he's the War Hero". After all, he got Osama and makes those tough drone targeting calls. The Commander in Chief is one bad-ass operator...


Stranger than fiction, Obama surrogates have the talking points. There is video of Senator Jeanne Shaheen saying, "remember, this is the Commander in Chief who finally led the mission to bring Osama bin laden to justice".

http://www.blackfive.net/main/

:) Justice? I'm ok with whacking OBL, but I thought it was Cowboy to talk about "wanted, dead or alive", but that was a GOP POTUS.

Paul Fraker said...

Wasserman-Schultz: the grim reaper.

Christopher in MA said...

Tough talk coming from the Punahou Kid who has to have Valerie Jarrett wipe his ass every time he makes doody.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Martin,
" that was barely teh warm-up act for this guy"

It's cause we weren't ready for a black president.

Stick said...

Boy? You must have said LeRoy.
I've been from Maine to Spain
Austin to Boston
Been everywhere but the electric chair
Seen everything but the wind
And you call me boy?
How'd you like to go home & tell your Momma a boy kicked your ass?