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Obama: “I Procrastinated a Lot” in College

President Obama Tuesday told an Ohio State University crowd that he “procrastinated a lot” in college, begging the question of whether some of his old habits had returned as he prepared for his disastrous debate last week with Gov. Mitt Romney.

Obama appeared far less prepared for the debate than Romney, who effortlessly cited a string of policies and arguments to which Obama often had little response.

Obama himself has admitted to a tendency toward laziness, saying the trait could have stemmed from his upbringing in Hawaii, where the beach always beckons and life can be less intense.

Writing in The Daily Mail, Toby Harnden quoted a “Democrat close to the Obama campaign” as saying, “President Obama made it clear he wanted to be doing anything else – anything – but debate prep.”

Indeed, Obama played a little hookey from his two-day debate school at a hotel outside of Las Vegas, taking flight from the classroom to go visit the nearby Hoover Dam. He also popped by a local campaign field office, joking to a volunteer, “It’s a drag. They’re making me do my homework.”

At his Ohio event Tuesday, Obama referred to his own habit of procrastination while urging students to register to vote.

Because if you’re not, today is the last day you can register.  Now, I know it’s easy to procrastinate in college.  I procrastinated a lot.  But we’ve made it easy.  You go to Vote.BarackObama.com to register yourself.  And you’ve got until 9:00 p.m. tonight.  No extensions.  No excuses.  I know you guys are up at 9:00 p.m. As you get older you start thinking about sleeping around 9:00 p.m., but you guys are just getting started.

Actually, Obama is still a night owl, routinely staying up until around 1:00 am.

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23 Responses to Obama: “I Procrastinated a Lot” in College

  1. I don’t think his laziness stems from his upbringing in Hawaii. I think it was born when he discovered that due to affirmative action, he could accomplish things and go places without having to do the work. Its finally caught up with him and we’ve paid the price for the last four years.

  2. He’s soooooo cool, isn’t he? What a disgrace he’s been for the country, and especially for the drones and the sheep who supported him. He should have known that being lazy disqualified him from the office of president, but he’s soooooo cool, isn’t he? What could be cooler than an overreaching statist nanny government with a lazy Marxist “president”. Wicked cool, isn’t it?

  3. No different than his vacant presidency of the last 4 miserable years. Hey if he’s not having fun and being worshiped he can’t be bothered. It’s not like the
    media will call him out on it as they are complicit in this 4 year debacle.

  4. I know this is way off topic, but the Big Bird thing is still pissing me off. I did some checking, and Big Bird and Sesame Street are registered trademarks, and therefore to legally use them, one needs the permission of the trademark holder. Further, the Obama campaign used actual film footage of the Big Yellow, and would that not infringe on copyright law, and be considered piracy? Where is the DOinJ? They are mandated to investigate all acts of intellectual piracy. Watch any DVD or BluRay, and you will see that piracy is a federal crime, and I don’t think that a complaint from the copyright holder or trademark holder needs to be filed, the FBI can just claim jurisdiction and investigate.

    So why aren’t they investigating the trademark and piracy violations being used by the O Team? The piracy violation alone is a $250,000 fine and five years in federal prison. It could be considered a “high crime or misdemeanor” under federal law, and therefore grounds for impeachment.

    I never watched Oscar or Big Bird as a kid. All I needed to learn about life I learned from Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. But, I would bet the farm (if I had one) that if the GOP were to pull a commercial like the Obots did, there would be hell to pay. The best part is that at the beginning of the ad, Obama says that he approves the ad. Prima facie evidence that he could be held legally responsible.

    • My cousin is a big deal in the PBS/NPR in Alaska. She’s also in charge
      of fund raising and boy what a job she’s always going to conference’s
      on how to fund raise better many, many trips. So we are paying for her to travel to find out how to raise more money Big Bird is the least of the
      PBS scam.

    • The Obama campaign response to defunding PBS is curious.
      It was like throwing MrRomney a hanging curve ball that allowed him to compare his serious approach to national and world affairs against MrObama concentrating on a frivolous, irrelevant issue.

    • PBS has sent supporters emails noting the Romney comment and seeking support for continued funding, noting that cutting their funding won’t make a dent in the deficit. I have pointed out that if we did cut anything that alone would not significantly reduce the deficit we would never cut anything. I have told PBS that it should not enter the political sphere and questoned if they had acted illegally. I hope others ask the same question and make the promise I made. Don’t expect a contribution from me if you PBScontinue to play politics for one side.

  5. So….if I read this correctly, the office of the most powerful person in the free world is occupied by a lazy loafer who is looking for sympathy because he was expected to do some work? “Yo, Iran, knock off that nuke stuff! The ball game is on!”

    Each day, I read this blog, news stories, etc and I think it can’t get any worse. And each day, I prove myself wrong. God Help this country if he is re-elected.

    • Not just the country, but the world. The US is the leader in keeping things in order, whether we like it or not. Yes, we are the world’s police force via the UN and NATO. With Obama as CIC, there is no commander nor chief. There is only a “everyone gets a ribbon” fool that thinks the late Rodney King was a great philosopher when he said, “Can we all just get along?”

  6. The only thing this indolent sloth knows how to run is his mouth. He and his affirmative action wife have spent the last 4 years indoctrinating and brainwashing our youth ….even to the point of telling them that they don’t have to listen to their parents – the govt. is your family. He stands in front of them with 2 teleprompters – unable to string two sentences together without them. He inspires them with stories about his ‘chooming’ and his poor grades. He lines them up against the wall and hands out registration forms. He tells them they can vote on the same day they register – then directs them to the buses that await to whisk them off to the voting booth.

    We need to halt this election and declare a national state of emergency. This despot has spent the last 4 years paving the way for massive voter fraud. He has governed by giveaway – $6T to his cronies, donors and union thugs. He has doubled the welfare rolls. He is receiving campaign $$$ from unidentified foreign sources. If we don’t stop him before Nov.6, he will steal this election – just as he did in 2008!

  7. obama lies about everything. It will come out that he never attended school. He was forced to surrender his Law License. Moochelle had to surrender her Law Licence, also.

    Romney/Ryan 2012.

  8. I love the “laziness” comment, particularly after undercover Obama reporter Andrea Mitchell was stunned when John Sununu used almost the exact same words to characterize Obama.

  9. Isn’t he still procrastinating by playing golf instead of meeting with his job counsel for how long. His presidency has been one big party for this do nothing president it is time for him to GO!!!!! We need Romney and Ryan to lead this country out of his mess!!!