Saturday, May 8, 2010

Doonesbury Needs Your Help

Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau took great glee in highlighting the gaffes of former President George W. Bush both during and after his two terms in office, devoting several of his Sunday panels to "Bushisms". In this Sunday's strip, Trudeau snarkily offers up his newest collection of "Obamisms":

- "I've been in 57 states - I've think one left to go."
- "Navy Corpseman Christian Brossard..."
- "I don't...didn't"
- "Thanks to Pete...Peter here."
- "The folks to who, sorry, to whom..."

That's it. Get it? The lack of gaffes means that the White House is finally safe in the hands of a true intellectual. In fact, three of the remarks are actually those where he corrects himself, proving not only Obama's superior mind, but his humility as well.

After reading the comic, I shook my head in disbelief and thought, "there has to be more. I mean, I could have sworn there were some whoppers in Obama's first year worthy of mention in Doonesbury's "Obamaisms". Sure enough, a quick Google search provided the following bounty:

- "From the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor...."
- "It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different than the United States. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian." (There is no Austrian language).
- "No, no. I've been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like, it was like Special Olympics or something."
- "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."
- "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." The President made this remark in an attempt to make the case for government-run health care
- "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."
- "How's it going, Sunshine?" - campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

And who can forget:

- "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

See Gary? The material is there - you just have to know where to look. I'm sure CW readers can provide their own examples in the comments section.


Mudge said...

Dan said...

Still waiting to see what kind of symbol or aesthetic Trudeau assigns to Obama. You know -- the Waffle, the Helmet, etc.

I asked this question many moons ago on this Blog to see what folks would nominate and nobody would touch it with a 10-foot pole.

Well?? C'mon people.

Dan said...

I was thinking -- flowing white robes and sandals? A halo? Teleprompter?

Tom de Plume said...

"He was just one of the guys from the neighborhood."

Obama on Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square bomber.

Anonymous said...

My favorite quote from (The Unqualified One) is

"Just words, just speeches"

It so succinctly sums up the import of everything he has to say.

"The Hammer" said...

He left out the best one, April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France...
"I don't know what the term is in Austrian". Any fool knows there's no such language, it's Österreichian you idiot!

Anonymous said...

No Hammer, the best was when Barry Obowma visited Vienna and asked, "Where are all the kangaroos".

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