Surprise! Obama’s statement on Pope Benedict XVI mentions ‘I’ four times

Zing! Twitter predicted that President Obama’s statement on the news that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down at the end of the month would be self-focused.

He was late, but he did it!

His full statement:

Statement by the President on His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years. The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

On-the-ball Twitter users notice a few things.


  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama sad that his fellow holy man is stepping down.

  •!/dudgeohpolitix Dudge OH Politics

    I’m surprised that, considering how Obamabots worship him like God and with his ego, his statement didn’t mention how he accepted Pope Benedict’s resignation…!

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club


  • tjcuzns

    What a tremendous, egoistic FOOL we have for President. God help us!

    • $23639361

      click on cortney moores name… IT has pasted that same commentary on at least 5 different posts as a reply… lazy much cortney?

      AND, if you’ve got some time, go back and read some of cortney’s comments/replies…. all IT knows how to do is call “cancervatives” RAAAAAAAACISTS. typical libtarded leftist…. you conservatives, are MEANIES, HATERS, WAAAAAACISTS.

      • SpinMeNot

        You beat me to it .. she’s an outrage monkey, pure and simple.

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        Cool ! My favorite game…Whac-A-Troll…

        Least favorite: (Obama) SQEE-BALL…

  • Maxx

    It’s amazing Michelle was able to unwrap her husband’s arms around his self embrace long enough to create two children.

    • $23639361

      I don’t think he ever did… he IS the first gay prezident ya know. And since they only have girls, I’m beginning to think that michelle is some how capable of asexual reproduction…. besides, baraka’s waaaaaaay too narcissistic to be able to “share” his genes.

    • catb55

      Turkey baster.

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    POTUS Obama, you gots some splainin’ to do …

    The president “told the pope of his commitment to reduce the number of abortions and of his attention and respect for the positions of the Catholic Church,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters after he was briefed by the pope

    Reduce the number of abortions? oh, yeah, wait … thats the free contraceptives.
    IMNAC, but I think we still have a problem here …

  • Marcy Cook

    I have appreciated our work together…especially when I met with you to tell you F*ck You I’m going to make you and your followers pay to kill unborn babies.

  • Cold War Grunt

    “will warmly remember their visit” — that feeling of warmth was likely the POTUS about to burst into flames in the presence of a true spiritual leader.

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      More like the warmth a vampire feels in the sunlight.

    • ozconservative

      I wonder if his head did a 360 degree spin too???

    • beebop1952

      I am sure their visit to Italy was dominated by dining, shopping, and otherwise spending taxpayer hard earned money.

  • Americanazalea

    Obama said “our meeting” (this is singular meaning one time). Then, he says “work together”. Exactly WHEN has Obama worked with anyone except himself?

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  • Korkkii

    He only knows one pronoun–“I”. He should follow the Pope’s lead–the Pope realized when he could no longer lead; when will O realize the same. Right now he is leading us into the path of a 3rd world country, his objective.

    • SpinMeNot

      In fairness, he has mastered the one you mentioned, and flirts with “me” quite a bit.

  • James McEnanly

    When his time comes, will Obama be able to step down as gracefully as the Pope?

    • beebop1952

      Watch for their to be an addition the next time a president is sworn in: equal time for the Petulant Pretender.

    • TocksNedlog

      “Obama” and “graceful” are like “Biden” and “brains”.

      [“One of these things is not like the other,
      One of these things just doesn’t belong . . .”]

  • NixTyranny

    Has Pope Benedict XVI been King Barack’s Religion CZAR and we just didn’t know it?

  • disqus_o40TfRbKWT

    Breaking news: King Maobama annuls his marriage, converts to Catholicism, takes a crash course in priesthood, and throws his name in for Pope.

  • Sasha Williams

    I didn’t realize it’s against the law for the President to write a farewell letter to the Pope. Oh wait, it isn’t.

    • 6cheri6

      A farewell letter full of lies. Obama is all about obama and is only concerned about getting his face/name in front of the media. But don’t worry honey, you know he loves you. He’s probably called you on your obamaphone…right???

      • Patrick Dennehy

        A Farewell Full of Lies, would be a great title for a lifetime movie :)

    • EastValleyConservative

      I’m willing to bet you don’t know a lot of things that are against the law, or else you’d be raging about Obama’s violations of them. (pssst–invoking the name of Bush to justify Obama’s actions/inactions will auto-validate the label of LIV)

    • Corey Dennison

      That whooshing sound you hear? Yeah, that’s the point of the post going right over your head.

      Nice strawman, by the way…

    • Shawn

      Hey Sasha, your EBT card is ready to be filled up, go buy some food and get fat on our dime…have a nice day

    • TocksNedlog

      1) WHO said that it’s against the law?
      2) Since WHEN do you have any knowledge that the President wrote the Pope a letter?

  • David Atherton

    “I have appreciated our work together over these last four years”
    I’m pretty sure they’re on opposing teams.

  • Mapache

    Obama might want to be mindful of what is going on…God may have decided he needed a younger guy to deal with Obama in his second term.

  • Marty Luther

    He’s like the love-child of Biden and Narcissus.


    He’s never seen an occasion that he can”t find time to mention himself in.

    • From_Average_Jane

      There was a recent change … haven’t heard word one from the WH about Dr. Benjamin Carson’s speech at the Prayer Breakfast.

      • beebop1952

        He hasn’t needed to. The fluffers in the MSM do it for him. Petulant Pretender.

  • AlertUpUSA

    “Aaaaaaaaaannnnnddddd, Back to ME!”

  • From_Average_Jane

    I couldn’t reach the remote in time and was forced to hear Emperor Barack’s typical narcissistic remarks, as clouds of Sulfur spewed out of my TV! I thought the Pope’s announcement was about His Holiness. Silly me.

    • BeeKaaay

      Barry has no holiness. So he can never talk about that :)

    • catb55

      I didn’t hear it .. but was surprised it was only 4 😉

  • BeeKaaay

    narcissist dot com should be Barry’s website.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Working with him? Hmmm. Oh I get it. Obama refers to himself as God. Why not? Jamie Foxx and several others think he is.

  • cdoyb

    boy those grapes are sour!

    • beebop1952

      Truth must really suck, huh? I am surprised that it is ONLY four times … and no “me,” or “my.”

      • cdoyb

        Suck? Getting beaten like cathoic school boy is what must suck! You got four more years to be a bitter nasty loser. Enjoy!

        • TocksNedlog

          “The New Civility teacher was lookin’
          For me all around,
          Two hours later
          You know where I was found.”

        • 6cheri6

          Ummmm, hate to burst your bubble cdweeb, but YOU lost too. Checked your paycheck? Ohhhh that’s right, you are a taker, not a maker! Go call your baby mamma and leave the intelligent posters alone.

    • 6cheri6

      Grape is the kool-aide flavor today? Enjoy it cdoyb!

  • sickofitall1096

    Heck he got a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing so he probably thinks he can become the Pope on the same merit.

  • Adi

    He has worked close with the Pope between 2 skeet shooting sessions.

  • aegean1

    He can comment on this but not on the death of an American hero.

  • Gavitron

    He also mentioned “and” six times, “to” four times, and several other words that are pretty useful when writing a personal message.

  • Paul Citro

    ME,me,me, I,I and so on. He is how far this country has sank.

  • Guest

    Obama bestows his majestic blessing upon the Pope.

  • robert anthony

    “I still remember reading the words of Jesus and realizing how much I have helped him and that he was saying exactly what I had been thinking all along…I’m proud of the work that Jesus and I have done together….I understand where Jesus was coming from, he was doing what I had achieved through my years as communtiy-organizer and my fight for ‘social justice’…I think he would be proud of me and my work today, for I understand him and have a knack for apllying his philosophy to our established Nation…some y’all ain’t been reading your Bibles” Okay…Obama never said that, but I can picture him saying it…and that is what’s sad.

  • Linda Ann McBride

    In our text books Roosevelt is a hero. He was in for 12 years. He RULED over a terrible economy. He only agreed with someone if it was his idea. He remained in office because he bought votes. Utah voted 69% for him and Idaho also at a high percentage. Why? Utah farmers were getting subsidies and Idaho sheep herders were actually getting rich off of the subsidies. When Ezra Taft Bensen under Eisenhower’s as his Secretary Agriculture took away their subsidies he was truly hated. Truman although his running mate was nothing like him. He is riviled but he is the president that recognized Israel, took us out of debt, had a balanced budget, helped rebuild post war Europe with spending caps on the budget. He was a Democrat and still believed in small government and under him we prospered rapidly. Can anyone imagine 12 years of Obama like we got with Roosevelt? Only a man like Truman will be able to pull us out of it. He never would have put up with amnesty etc. Marco Rubio sounds good, but if you really listen, he is no Truman and his amnesty plan sounds good too but essentially gives them amnesty the very first day. He has many liberal tendencies, he just talks good. Where can we find another Truman…..maybe Jim DeMint? Not anyone I am aware of in congress or the senate…..Flake I would like to know more about as I heard he has never taken money from a lobbiest, wants term limits has never added a rider……but that I read four years ago. He hasn’t helped much on the immigration committee that I can see. If he disagreed he has sure been quiet about it.

  • Canadian in USA

    Wow. You know, that swearing at us and calling us names really helps convince us of your points. (/sarc)

  • Maxx

    Your tirade might be relevant if no other Democrat President in the history of the republic was ever critiqued by a conservative for ineffective liberal governance, which of course is certainly not the case. Last time I checked, Bubba wasnt black and to no great surprise, who accused HIM of being racist following the South Carolina primary in 2007? You got it….liberals.

    The sad reality is liberals cloaked Obama under a “all critique is racist” blanket from the very first day after inauguration and here you are, another poster child for the continuing effort. Nothing said by tjcuzns mentioned race and yet that was your “go to” Pavlovian rebuttal. I work with African Americans who think worse of Obama than I do for Pete’s sake…are THEY racist too?

  • David Atherton

    Wow, I fail to see any racist sentiment in the post which you have attacked so violently. YOU are the hater, you are incapable of honestly debating the man’s point, so you attack him as a “racist”. How dare you judge someone as a racist when they simply point out Dear Leader’s petty,narcissistic tendencies? You unleash a rage that is rooted in uncontrollable hatred for those who are different than you. Get help, please.