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Obama Thanks Himself in Telepromter Gaffe

March 18, 2009

  This story is pretty funny. We all know how reliant President Obama is on the teleprompter. He carries a handheld one everywhere because he can’t speak well of the cuff. When he speaks without a teleprompter he stumbles on about breathalators and tire pressure without making any sense.

  A teleprompter glitch led to the president making a gaffe and thanking himself for inviting everyone to a party.

  All I can think about is the movie Anchorman, when Ron Burgundy signed off from a news report with, “I’m Ron Burgundy?”  which led Ed Harken to ask, “Who typed in the question mark? You know Ron Burgundy will read whatever is written on the teleprompter.”

  President Obama is Ron Burgundy, without the hair.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. cindyinatl permalink
    March 18, 2009 6:45 pm

    That’s hilarious. Do you have a video you an post?

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  2. March 18, 2009 7:35 pm

    That was no gaffe, MPI- he meant to thank himself (!)…he’s almost certainly a pathological narcissist. The most dangerous charismatic leaders are, comes from an insecure childhood, like Barack’s.

    Indicators include control freakery, grandiose self-importance, feeling “above the law”, interpersonally exploitive, inability to handle criticism, lacks empathy, arrogant and haughty behaviors, surrounds himself with sycophants… any of this sound familiar?

    How else to explain why he’d write his racial-themed autobiography… when he was still a nobody? Same as fellow narcissists Hitler and Stalin.

    Obama is a mess- and now it’s all our problem, too.

    Keep up the pressure on this charlatan, and good work, MPI… sure enjoy your site.

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    • March 18, 2009 8:11 pm

      Thank you and maybe you are right, this man is so arragant thatmaybe he did mean to thank himself for being so great.

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  3. The Asian Badger permalink
    March 19, 2009 5:53 pm

    More like Ron Jeremy without the hair.

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  4. The Asian Badger permalink
    March 19, 2009 6:03 pm

    Barack Burgendy…check it out!

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  5. Deb permalink
    March 19, 2009 7:10 pm

    Hmmm….. I wonder… would Obama prefer to be thought of as king narcissist, or as a total dufus? Wow! tough choice.

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  6. Deb permalink
    March 21, 2009 7:22 am

    I like it! In light of more recent comments, I want to amend my idea. How about king d-bag?

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  7. Garfield permalink
    March 24, 2009 2:58 pm

    You morans got it wrong (surprise!). The Irish PM made a mistake, starting to read Obama’s speech from the prompter, so Obama made a little joke about it. Read the article twice next time, and sound out the words if they’re too hard.

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