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Basketball Is On Obama’s Mind

By Wyatt Earp | July 11, 2010

Because, you know, there aren’t much bigger issues in America today than whether or not the president will be able to play hoops with LeBron James.

I’m sorry, but I have to ask this serious question. Does Obama even want to be POTUS? I mean, he obviously likes the perks and the ego-stroke of the unlimited power, but he just doesn’t want to put the work in. He likes the idea of saying he’s the president, but he wants someone else to make all of the decisions and take the grief for his countless mistakes.

Washington (CNN) – White House press secretary Robert Gibbs left open the possibility Sunday that President Obama could take a turn on the hardwood with NBA super star LeBron James.

“Look, I can only imagine if the president had an opportunity to play against LeBron James, he would take it,” Gibbs said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I don’t know that we would make the game public or the outcome or the score public because let’s just say somebody [like James] who is 6-foot-8, quite that size, starts with an advantage that is hard for the president to make up.

This, of course, was in answer to the question “how much more tone-deaf can the president appear?” The unemployment rate is at 9.5%. America is fighting two wars. Tens of thousands of barrels of oil are still flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The economy is still in the toilet.

Don’t worry, though. Obama will deal with the nation’s problems soon.

You know, if I were president – never happen, what with the dead hookers and all – during such trying times and I tried to set up a hockey game with Sidney Crosby, I would expect to be tarred and feathered. Obama? He would think it is a non-issue.

The man is so out of touch it’s insane.

Topics: Politics | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to “Basketball Is On Obama’s Mind”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Obama is as hopeless, helpless, clueless and bankrupt of good ideas as the manager of the Chicago Cubs in late September”.

    Wayne A. Root

    Las Vegas Review Journal 4 July 10

    One of the best quotes of the “psuedo messiah” ever.

  2. Rick Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Obama is not really the president.He just plays one on television.

  3. Raptor Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    “Does Obama even want to be POTUS? I mean, he obviously likes the perks and the ego-stroke of the unlimited power, but he just doesn’t want to put the work in.”

    Wyatt, I think you just answered your own question.

    In the old days, if a politician, even a sitting president, made a comment like that, he’d be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail. What the [EXPLETIVE] has happened to this country?

  4. bob (either orr) Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Let’s put it this way. I’m damn near 60 years old, not at all in shape, and he’d have a hard time beating me. LeBron would eat his lunch with one hand tied behind his back just to make it fair. (Sorry, Rush.)

  5. bob (either orr) Says:
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    And for those of you who wonder how, the picture above tells you everything. Barack Obama can only go to the left.

  6. Fenway_Nation Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Shhh……the longer 0bama pays attention to Basketball, the less time he’ll have for ‘governing’…..

    Works out just OK for me…

  7. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Just my opinion and a bit of self promotion but here’s your answer……..True story.

  8. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I would love to be President. Imagine being surrounded by all those hot Secret Service Agents on a daily basis! It may be shallow, but unlike some people we know, at least I’m honest.

  9. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    The POTUS wants to hang out with Rock Stars, Entertainers and Sports Stars.

    President Barry go ahead have fun dude — hang out with Oprah, Paul McCartney, LeBron James, Michael Jordan.

    Just put the whole thing on auto pilot, turn it over to Joe Biden. The Conservatives will take over congress next January and we can get a real President in 2012 that can start cleaning up the mess that 18 months of Obama has wrought upon us.

    BTW – Kudos to my six year old son whom when I showed him the US Debt Clock website last night pointed out that he and his sister will have to pay it all back.

    Pretty good for Six years old.

  10. Ingineer66 Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    First off, a Red White and Blue ball, WTF? Is that one of those women size ones the kids get at basketball camp. Get a real ball if you want to play like a man.

    Second, I am not sure what amazes me more. This guys ineptness or the press ignoring it.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    LDIV – That’s actually pretty good.

    Rick – And he gets all the perks his status can afford.

    Raptor – The MSM stopped doing its job, and the GOP lost its testes?

    Bob – For an “athlete,” he never looked all that good when he played in front of the MSM.

    Fenway – Oil spill? What oil spill? It’s Day 84, by the way.

    RAPH – Lovely. Absolutely lovely.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Hey, there is no one more shallow than I. No diving, no lifeguard on duty!

    Ferrell – It’s a shame that has to happen, but no one on the Dem side seems to care. I guess their kids are set for life.

    Ingineer – Maybe it’s a WNBA ball. That’s about Obama’s speed.

  12. metoo Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Stopped watching Meet the Press on a regular basis when Gregory took over. He looks too much like cro-magnon man for my liking. Although I did hear Gibbs mention that LeBron said they were both lefties and so that explains the prez being able to shoot. Our prez seems to enjoy everything but doing the job he was voted upon to do. I believe going forward I will refer to him as the Artful Dodger. No mention on any of the news programs about the voter intimidation. Not even Holder’s interview. WTH!!!!!!