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Obama: I can Barely Hammer a Nail Into a Wall

President Obama today acknowledged to workers and union officials at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in Washington that he has no skills with a hammer.

“I just barely can hammer a nail into the wall,” Obama said. “My wife is not impressed with my skills when it comes to fixing up the house. Fortunately right now I’m in a rental, so I don’t end up having to do a lot of work”

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59 Responses to Obama: I can Barely Hammer a Nail Into a Wall

  1. “Fortunately right now I’m in a rental, so I don’t end up having to do a lot of work”

    The first honest statement he has ever made! And, as his landlords, WE will be evicting him in a few short months.

  2. he probably doesn’t know which end of the nail to strike… kinda hard when building “thatched huts ” was all your father taught you…

  3. I’d call it “subsidized housing.”

    Is this just some self-deprecating fun-loving jes-folks stuff by Obama? Or is it another degrading of the White House and the position of President?

    My first feeling was offense at this being how he would speak of the White House, as if he had called the historic desk in his office a “too high footrest,” but maybe I am just weary today and this is only another of Obama’s attempts to position himself and Michelle Antoinette as your neighbhors in Washington.

    • Heh, I made a similar comment on another blog that linked to this story. I also made the point that if you’re living in a rental, you’re making payments to the landlord, not having the LL give you money every month for living there.

      As far as “living in a rental”, he made the same joke on the Jimmy Fallon campaign appearance the other night. I don’t remember if he got a laugh or not, but apparently O thinks it’s funny. I expect we’ll be hearing from now ’til November. Sigh…

      • Remember when Michelle Antoinette welcomed visitors to the White House by saying something along the lines of, “Welcome to my house.” It’s one or the other with these two — they denigrate or they suck it up as their own.

  4. Isn’t it interesting that the people who swear that they are the most concerned with “working men and women” never seem to be able to do any work themselves? Pete Seegar sang about if he had a hammer, but he probably doesn’t know how to use one either.

  5. Awww, poor Barry. Can’t do anything right. He made those mean men kill BinLaden and now they won’t let him take credit for it. He screwed the shareholders and the taxpayers to bail out the auto unions and now they won’t let him take credit for it.
    Awww, poor Barry.. He lives in a rental, vacations in a rental, flies in a rental and is driven around in a rental that are all paid for by us.
    The least he could do is be a tad grateful that we don’t sublet everything while he’s fundraising.

    • Wouldn’t that be a hoot. Him and the Mooch come back from their August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and they find all their stuff packed in a U-Haul. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to think about sub-leasing that magnificent piece of our history to a family who loves America as founded.

  6. This poor guy! Michelle isn’t impressed with his hammer work, with the foods he eat, the odor of his feet, etc. He’s probably one or two more snarky criticisms from calling her a sniping biatch!

  7. Well, then he can hammer a nail just about as well as he does everything else, and I agree with, for the first time, he doesn’t do a lot of work.

  8. No only does he not know how to use a hammer, he doesn’t understand when something is supposed to be shovel ready. Ah, that’s it.. he didn’t understand what a shovel does. My 8 year old grandson knows how to hammer a nail. In fact, I don’t know any man that can’t.

  9. @Mike Lester – the absentee ballot cartoon is PRICELESS! Love it!

    This is what I worry about most in the upcoming election. Absentee ballots were rampant here in CA during the ’08 election – ACORN workers were going door-to-door signing up anyone with a pulse, including the pet chickens. There were voter registrars on every street corner in the hispanic neighborhoods – most of whom could not speak English! It wouldn’t take but 5 minutes for Michelle Obama to get those extra few thousand votes. IMO, Obama stole the election in ’08 and he will do it again in Nov. There is a reason he appears so laid back these days!

    • ITA. No way Obama actually “won” the 2008 election — there was massive voter fraud & outright voter intimidation going on. Unfortunately, McCain didn’t do anything about it because he feared riots by the people gathered in Chicago that night to celebrate Obama’s “historic” election. The only think historic was how disgraceful the entire thing was.

      The bad news is, Obama may very well be able to do the same thing again in 2012 (hence the “this election could come down to a few thousand votes” meme). Sure, ACORN is officially out of business but the actual people are still around.

  10. It’s official, Obama’s an idiot. MOST of us started out in rentals and worked our way up to owning the American Dream, our own home. He’s definitely out of touch with me and my family. A hammer was our first tool. :D

  11. Bad news for you in Washington, Keith – Michelle has signaled that the O’s might NOT go back to Chicago (when he gets thrown out of office THIS November):

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/04/michelle_obama_reveals_shes_a_.html

    First Lady Michelle Obama made two revelations Thursday while talking to kids of White House staffers: she is a Cubs fan, unlike President Barack Obama who roots for the White Sox–and hinted the Obama family may not return to Chicago when Obama is out of office.

    On coming back to Chicago, Mrs. Obama said she has been thinking more about her future and “I’m not sure whether the old life will be there. But that’s a very profound question.”

    (snip)

    Another child asked, “Would you ever want to move back to your old life?”

    Mrs. Obama answered, “My old life? I don’t know if that’s possible. We still have our house in Chicago, and it’s there, and we go back and visit. But who knows what — I don’t know what the future holds. So one of the things I’ve learned growing up and being a grown-up is that you always look forward — you look to where you’re going to go, as opposed to looking back. So we’re going to see how — what the future has for us. Okay? Does that make sense to you? So I think more about what am I going to do in the future.

    “And who knows. I’ve got two kids. They’re going to be going to school. They’re going to be going to college one day. There’s a lot that’s going to be going on. So I’m not sure. I’m not sure whether the old life will be there. But that’s a very profound question. Thank you for that.”

  12. I never thought for one minute that the Grifters would go back to Chicago. They have thrown all of their thug friends under the bus – they wouldn’t dare show their faces in ChiTown. They might consider entering the Witness Protection program as they will undoubtedly be Public Enemies # 1 and 2 once the unwashed masses wake up to the fact that they have also been thrown under the bus! Watch the NINJA signs go up once they are ousted from the People’s house – Not in my backyard!!! Obama – go home!

    • What does he have skills for? Let’s see… sleeping in till 10am, racking up frequent flyer miles on AF1, hacking divots in the greens (aka golfing), vacationing like the rich and famous, partying with his new found Hollyweird friends, watching sports & appearing on every late night TV show in existence, stand up comedy, double-crossing our allies, leading from behind while taking credit for the successes of our military, lying to Americans, and demagoguery. There’s more…but no doubt he’s quite the talented Hugo Chavez clone.

  13. I think it would be a pretty safe 1000.00 bet that our prancing, self absorbed president is incapable of driving a manual transmission.

    Bonus 500 bucks if you bet that he would be clueless on how to change his own oil.

    Never trust a “man” that cannot do either or both of those, much less the simple task of using a hammer. He can grin and cock his head back and to the side well though. I imagine his handlers told him he was “cute” when he did it as a child, and now it is a nauseating habit. Much like sticking your chin in the air and looking down your nose.