Shusher in chief: Obama gets testy at fiscal cliff presser

Remember back in 2008 when Obama’s most lauded qualification for the presidency was his “first-class temperament”? Well, as the light-worker never hesitates to remind everyone, he won. Twice. And now there’s no need to keep up that whole temperament charade.

The prickly schoolmarm interrupted his oh-so-laser-like focus on the fiscal cliff to shush people during his Friday evening statement.

Uh oh. Someone’s about to spend afternoons in detention!

So, who was the target of the presidential “STFU,” complete with signature death stare?

Are the lapdogs on their way to the doghouse?

White House reporters insist it was those other guys — the ones working the cameras.

But per the White House, it never happened at all.

Darn YouTube videos!

  • radjahshelduck

    I have no objection; I think the President did the right thing here. Those guys are lucky it’s not 1949; Truman probably would have walked over and kicked them in the groin.

    • Zanshi

      I wish he would have. Agree or disagree with him, Obama is the president. Rules of decorum still applies.

      • Joe W.

        Obama deserves the same respect he gives the American People. NONE….

        • joeywreck

          Your rhetoric just reminds everyone why he won re-election.

          • $1014973

            No, seeing parasites remind me of why he won the election.

          • Joe W.

            Wrong, Scooby…Its because of lazy, freeloading OWSers like you who got him re-elected. You and your moon bat liberal pals are pathetic weasels. Just like your President.

        • Zanshi

          Fair enough. Then again, Bush didn’t even get this much respect, so… You have a good point.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        You preach about decorum, but neglect to refer to him as Mr. President, or President Obama. Hypocrites abound!

        Edit: Here, since people are being particularly dense today…

        ***SARCASM ALERT!!!*** ***SARCASM ALERT!!!***

        I meant the hypocrite comment whole-heartedly.

        • stuckinIL4now

          Prezuhdunce works for me because that’s about the level of decorum he lives up to in publicly representing the office and it’s all he’s earned to be referred to as.

        • Zanshi

          I will address him as Mr. President if/when I am talking to him face to face. Don’t be ignorant.

          • waltzingmtilda

            Hear hear.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Lol.. typical. “Rules for thee, but not for me”. Ignorance is yours.

        • JustLikeAnimals

          F&^%k you and f&^%k him. People had better get over this slobbering, and fawning over this obvious con-man before he permanently collapses the economic and social foundation of this country.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Wow… was your sarcasm meter on the fritz today, or something? Calm down, man. How about… to use your term, “fuck you”… too! Jerkwad.

          • JustLikeAnimals

            You should avoid such feeble attempts at sarcasm as you are apparently not very good at it.

      • R0nin

        Which “rules of decorum” call for a nut-shot when someone speaks while the President is speaking?

        • Zanshi

          The same that says teachers really need to give nutshots to disruptive kids in their classes who talk to much. :p

    • $1014973

      Oh yes, the thought of a physical confrontation with barry makes many a man shake in his boots. I get the chills just thinking about that limp wrist swooshing through the air and lightly impacting on the reporter’s cheek. If barry was really mad he’d follow it up with a strongly worded letter.

      • lainer51

        ooohhh — those Mom jeans makes one tremble!

    • Maxwell

      Depends on who the camera was talking to and why. If he was talking to his boss, saying he thinks something might be wrong with his camera, then I think Obama is in the wrong. If he was just talking to someone for the sake of talking to someone, then the cameraman was in the wrong.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No, Truman was a gentleman.

  • peteee363

    it is so much fun watching this class act on the world stage. wait a minute, did i say class, oops, my bad, i meant classless!

  • AmandaJeff Day

    Excuse me ,Mr. President, may I direct your attention to Amendment number one of the United States Constitution? Although, I’m sure you’ll disregard that, much like you are the 2nd one.

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      Umm… I don’t like to defend THIS prez, but I doubt his actions (here, at least) were proscribed ANYWHERE in the COTUS.

      • Ms Anonymous

        He wasn’t using the force of law to silence them so he wasn’t violating the Constitution. What he was doing was treating his employers as if they should be honored to breathe the ratified air around him.

        Petulant, immature and nasty.

        • hbnolikeee

          Underline and bold the substring “rat”.

          • Melody Canterberry

            To be fair, depending on who transcribed the presser, they may have been instructed to clean it up rather than do a “verbatim” script. I have done transcription for 12 years, and it’s an aside I probably would have left out.

            That said, yes, he’s a narcissistic jackass. Thank GOD I don’t have to scribe his speeches – I’d probably have spent a fortune replacing monitors that I broke punching through them.

  • Libertyship46

    Maybe one day Obama will “hear” a real question coming from the Washington Press Corps. Up until now, they’ve just been drooling over him. Disgusting.

  • michael s

    Good . The next thing he needs to do is instruct Secret Service on site to physically remove these hecklers interrupters and disrespecters. Should’ve started with Joe Wilson.

    • Joe W.

      Don’t want to interrupt “Mein Fuhrer”, eh Mikey?? Idiot.

    • BeyondPolls

      Sounds like the Gestapo.

    • Catchance

      “Hecklers, interrupters and disrespecters”? Holy cow! They were cameramen and reporters. No one was “heckling” or “disrespecting” anyone! They were talking amongst themselves, which is not surprising, as everything that came out of his mouth was the usual garbage… it’s not as if he had anything new to say. I certainly didn’t hear anyone yell, “Liar!”. But even if someone had, that would have been his right… as per the 1st Amendment. We haven’t gotten to the point of Gestapo tactics… yet.

    • lainer51

      hecklers interrupters and disrespecters — is that the same as “ordinary folks?”

      • michael s

        could be

        • lainer51

          but as usual you have no clue.

  • $1014973

    The petulant twit in the WH expects complete silence when he speaks to the unwashed masses. Everyone knows that.

    • MoxieLouise

      The Ordinary Folks.

  • Elizabeth Burtch

    Obama couldn’t concentrate on reading his script so had to blame someone else for his distraction….LOL

    • paulainsc

      Exactly what I thought too!!!

    • lainer51

      be damned oh teleprompter!

  • DavidKramer

    Shush guys, we have some propaganda to put out.

  • bluewaternavy

    They even deleted the remark in the transcript….we can call him “the Great Redactor”

    • NotaLemming

      I understand Columbia is teaching a new class call Transcript Revisionism 101.

      • lainer51

        headed by Eric Loomis

  • GaryTheBrave

    The real problem was the camera lights were making it difficult to read TOTUS.

  • $29520529

    How sad for him, must have been a racist cameraman, oh, I mean cameraperson, or is that camera operator with gender confusion issues? It’s hard to know how to describe people anymore without offending someone. (Sarcasm intended)

  • jimdep

    What a horse’s behind. He’s a condescending community organizer!!!!

  • RIChris

    So how is it that Obama can hear solitary voices in a crowd but his ears flap over when the American people speak collectively?

    • nc


      • BlueGood

        BOOm BOOM BOOM!

      • lainer51

        no – Awesome Zing!

    • BlueGood

      Sorry Barrty Boi….but I still believe you are best portrayed as OSCAR in “Shark Tale”…..Classic LIAR, Bullschitter & Narcissist in Chief played by Will Smith….

      “Preparation O…shrinks Hemorrhoids”……


  • NoLongerProud

    “the economy is growing” “housing is rebounding” “business are holding back because of washington bickering” lol all lies… the economy is barely growing and is free falling in certain sectors. yes housing is rebounding. just like mark belling said, “if you sell 2 houses in 2011 and sell 4 houses in 2012 that is a 100% increase. but if youre used to selling 10houses like 2007” well we arent necessarily rebounding. nevermind the rich folks are buying the houses and hedging their bets and bernakes 40billion per month mortgage buynig fraud program. business are holding back because of your policies obama. get it right

    • redheadgrl

      I know, I don’t know how this economic time is called a “recovery”. I guess since GDP growth is positive (no matter how small a number), but it sure doesn’t seem like anything is getting better.

    • Jack Deth

      Nice one, Proud:

      Translation: Chip Diller in ‘Animal House’ jumping up and down, screaming”

      “ALL IS WELL!…. DON’T PANIC!!!”

  • $30423294

    This is a harbinger of good things to come.

    The alliance between Obama and state run media is an uneasy one. The understanding is that he is nice to them and they obey him.

    But it looks as though the media personalities, being children in heart and mind, mistakenly assumed they could goof around a little and bend the rules. Sort of like former journalist David Gregory.

    As you can tell, it shocked the kids a little when Obama put the boot on their necks just now.

    The boot is supposed to go on our necks, not theirs.

    This was a little warning shot. A little friendly fire from the man who occupies our White House.

    Prepare for more of this. Have you ever seen an adolescent back down nicely? No, there will be a little door slamming at first, but soon, a confrontation of epic proportions. What will it be?

    Hint to state run media: Benghazi.

    • John_LC_Silvoney

      That’s never going to happen. Obama is the distillation and ultimate personal realization of the left-media hive’s philosophy, attitudes and cultural outlook.
      He is them and they are him.
      They are and forever will be his cheerleaders and protectors.
      They would no sooner do anything to harm him than they would themselves.

    • John Brehm

      No — it is NOT uneasy — they are “all-in” for him regardless. Period the end.

    • beebop1952

      Don’t believe that for a moment. They have spent six years trying to convince us that he is a deity. They simply forgot to worship him properly.

  • rightofcntr

    Too bad he can’t hear the other 49% that didn’t vote for his sorry arse!

  • $30423294

    See, media folk, if you’re a prostitute, that man who says he’s you’re boss is not such a good guy. He’s only nice to you if you stroke his vanity. It’s the oldest story in the world. A sad one too.

  • Jack Deth

    The only person who thinks what Bronco Bama has to say is important is Bronco Bama.

    I’ll bet he lost his place on the Tele-prompter, too!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      They scrolled it too fast. I thought those were mini-prompters embedded in the podium.

  • ZoriahShepard

    I’m surprised he didn’t ask for a do-over.

    • Catchance

      In a way, he did. The official WH transcript left it out.

    • lainer51

      or a reach around.

  • Juvenal451

    Seems to me the American people spoke collectively in early November.

  • Ira Liebhober

    I find Mr. Piers Morgan to be so out of touch …As Well As – not being able to carry on a conversational debate with Integrity. I am thankful that l have seen how he operates … Forgive me for my bluntness, but I can think of no more objective and adjectively – appropriate phrase – than a ‘horse’s ass’. l “Thank You” for this medium by which one is able to express themself …in what is still known as “a ‘free’ country”

  • HARP2

    Maybe I`ll call him President when he stops referring to those that disagree with him as the enemy and obstructionists.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    “Guys, I can hear you over here”…One of the 1,093,012 (and counting) things Jesus never said during His Sermon on the Mount.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Looks like O’Lamer is loosing it. Wassamatta? Everyone didn’t fall silent and huddle into a slobbering circle when you walked into the room? Get over yourself, Barack Hussien. You are not “all that.” You’re an incompetent con-man and a liar and it looks like your fan-base media are starting to loose interest. Get used to being ignored. It only goes down hill from here, buddy.

  • Jack Deth

    This is why the first things hookers are taught:

    “Never laugh at or make fun of your trick!”

    He might go all Bronco Bama on you.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Does this clown EVER get an original thought in his head? I mean, is his skull really that empty, that any shred resembling the smallest coherent thought just doesn’t stick?

    • Robert_Fl

      Answers: Question 1-no; Question 2-yes.

    • BeeKaaay

      He only has in his head what George Soros tells him.

  • lillymckim

    The petulant complainer in chief is miffed his golf was interrupted

  • Sheldon Cooper

    Speaking of children. We have one down-voting every comment on here. What’s the matter? Mommy didn’t bring dinner down to you in the basement tonight?

    • MoxieLouise

      It’s Bronco Bama.

    • BeeKaaay

      A pro-abort bloodthirsty leftwingwacko is stomping his foot.

  • AZWarrior

    I hope you brought enough for everyone! 😉

  • Samh09

    Yep. he got a little testy.

  • Black Ball

    Presiduncing is hard work.

  • mhojai

    It was the voices in his head…

    • BeeKaaay

      Was it Lenin, Marx, or Mao? :)

  • ember

    So, he hears his own people. Why can’t he hear the rest of us??????????

    • BeeKaaay

      We’re not cronies.

  • A Priori Anselm†

    Would be great if Mr. Obama could hear the entire American electorate with the same acuity!

  • BX75250

    pu ssy. fu ck this bit ch :)

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama has found something that he can do: The Hall-Monitor-in-Chief.

  • BeeKaaay

    President Stompy Foot….

  • Rightsaidfred

    Those reporters should have given him the finger when he did that to them….wonder what stupid look he would have had on his face then?