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Obama: I can Barely Hammer a Nail Into a Wall

by Keith Koffler on April 30, 2012, 11:05 am

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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Just2old April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yea, a rental that we pay for! He’s a girly-man…

nikkelt April 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

His lease is up in November and hopefully it doesn’t get renewed.

Girly1 April 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

“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.

Stephen C. April 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

Girly1 Kaaa ching.. Todays winner. Nice shot.. Way to go..

sportinlife10 April 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

…love the idea of the o one step ahead of the sheriff. And as Lizzy says, it’s Sheriff Joe!

Jack April 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

and you’ve nailed it. You must be skilful with a hammer.

ol gator April 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

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

Anonna April 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

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.

Another anon April 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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…

Anonna April 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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.

William April 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

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.

Keith Koffler April 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Wonder if Lenin could use a screwdriver.

Lizzy April 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

He’s missed several payments due to MO’s spending call Sheriff Joe evict!

srdem65 April 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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.

beedogs April 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

And he could keep his feet off our furniture.

Susan April 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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.

MarjoJimbo April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Oh, this isn’t one of your satirical blogs, Keith?

Why, in heaven’s name, would someone say something so dumb for real?

Sadie April 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

He did choose Joe Biden – “birds of a feather…..”

rolldog April 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Moochelle only keeps him around because he’s got a big-stick and gets good discounts on vacations.

langley barfly April 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

over/under on the Obama ‘divorce’ after losing in Nov 2012…?

Cooper April 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Why am I not surprised? This weenie probably could not screw in a light bulb or put a new bag in a vacuum cleaner.

AFVET April 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Just another attempt to diminish the office of the presidency.

Car in April 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Remember that picture of him helping out at habit for humanity or something. He was hanging curtains. LOL.

Thomas April 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I like the picture of him trying to figure out how to get the umbrella through the gate!

anneinarkansas April 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What can Dumbo do? Grin?

Car in April 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

The bits I heard of that speech sounded like a campaign event.

Thomas April 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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!

Slack April 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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.

Sadie April 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Of course he can’t swing a hammer – he’s been entirely too busy playing president with his “shrew” driver (Mooch).

Mike Lester April 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Hang on a minute. We’re supposed to believe the guy who shot Osama:

can’t hammer a nail? Doesn’t add up.


AZ Granny April 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Good catch, Mike!

Susan April 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Ain’t that the truth. Better catch up to them Axelrod, or else you’ll have to dig up more dead voters…

sportinlife10 April 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I wonder how many workers? I suspect an overload of “union officials”, whom, I suggest were in work clothes.

Earth Ocean Sky Redux April 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

And by coincidence, I drove by this house today. The owner told me Obama is in charge of reshingling! Take a look!

Keith Koffler April 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Nice one.

HeftyJo April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

In Obama’s United States of America you don’t hammer nail, but hammer nails you.

Justavet April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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.

DeniseVB April 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Girly1 April 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

@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!

Venus April 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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.

DeniseVB April 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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

Venus April 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Seriously, what kind of coddled life does one have to lead to not know how to hammer a nail? Meanwhile, CBS ran a video showing “out of touch” Romney using a chain saw to help a man remove a tree stump from his yard after the San Diego fires.

SnarkEsq. April 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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):

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.”


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.”

Keith Koffler April 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I see a mansion in Potomac.

SnarkEsq. May 1, 2012 at 5:55 am

Ugh! I really wish they would just go away!

Susan April 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Obama’s new campaign slogan – “Forward” – has a rich history in Marxism and Socialism. The image Drudge has posted above the link is truly frightening…

Girly1 April 30, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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!

sablegsd April 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Seriously, ovomit? How much rent are you paying for your rental? Out of your pocket? Stupid, scrotum sucking clump of smegma.

Owen Kellogg April 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

President Obama today acknowledged . . . that he has no skills with a hammer.

What does he have skills for?

Susan April 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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.

SnarkEsq. April 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Exactly, Susan! It’s a pretty sad laundry list of “skills” that BHO has. I’ll add one that he mentioned when he was in Cartagena:

“…part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation.”

The Original April 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Hey, we are the owners of his “home” and we also pay his “rent” . . . he needs to remember that!

P. Diddy May 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

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.

RWC May 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

I don’t end up having to do a lot of work

No sh*t.

NoO4me May 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

But he knows how to smoke a bowl;)

NoO4me May 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

The sob doesn’t own a home….not even in Chicago.

Sol May 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Yeah, a hammer… You notice he doesn’t mention the sickle that’s ALSO on his favorite flag.