President Obama, trembling under the weight of those pesky “constraints of governing,” hasn’t exactly expressed much interest in prepping for tomorrow night’s presidential debate. In fact, just yesterday, he was whining about having to stay inside to do his debate homework. A drag, indeed. Evidently, the all work and no play got to be too much for the dull boy, and he took a field trip to the Hoover Dam.

During his visit, President Obama made it pretty clear that he did not want to discuss the debate:

Leading some to express concern that his priorities aren’t where they should be:

Some people also remarked on the similarity between today’s photo op and an MSNBC ad featuring Rachel Maddow at Hoover Dam:

It definitely does look familiar …

Given the president’s reluctance to even acknowledge tomorrow’s debate, it’s entirely possible that he’d rather be leaning forward than brushing up on his debating skills.

  • $18912735

    Photo caption: “Yep, its still there…”

    Nice that he asks so many questions about the dam, that were answered in elementary school American history class. Oh yeah I forgot, he didn’t attend elementary school in the U.S. Silly me…

    • WingedBishop

      That’s why he has so much trouble with the Constitution… and basic American history… and checks and balances… and the flag.


      The guy is fundamentally ignorant of anything that does not have to do with politics. I do hope that we one day get to see his transcripts. It was just last June while visiting a manufacturing plant that he ‘discovered’ that a magnet will not attract aluminum. This is the guy who funneled hundreds of millions to doomed solar companies. The guy who said that he would ‘restore science to it’s proper role’. He could not recognize science if our lives depended upon it.

    • Catherine Barrett

      It is now AFTER the debate .. that didn’t work out so well for “the smartest President ever” (according to Chrissy Matthews) NOW DID IT LLLLLLOOOOOLLLLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • J.N. Ashby

    Without reading it, I’ll assume this has something to do with Obama going there to crow about his idol, “Turnip-legs” Roosevelt, and his central-planning brilliance, and how Socialism totally makes great things…or something inane like that, yes?

  • $18912735

    Well I think he got lost, frankly, because by the looks of those photos, he technically isn’t visiting the dam, he’s visiting a parking lot on the other side of the 93, looking over at the dam. Probably took an errant left turn somewhere…

    • freeinaz

      Too bad Jan Brewer wasn’t there to “point” it out for him

    • Maria

      You’re right. I haven’t been to Hoover Dam in nearly 22 years, but I remember that parking lot and how when you actually are at the Dam, everything is kinda cock-eyed until you get on the catwalks.

  • $18912735

    “”Its spectacular and I’ve never seen it before,” Pres Obama tells reporters about his visit to the Hoover Dam.”

    There are a lot of spectacular things in America that Obama has never seen before. Bah dum bum!

    • freeinaz

      Like the liberty bell or the constitution

  • ranchdancer

    no doubt in my mind Obama has had every question given to him long ago he will be totally prepared…thats why they are playing up Romney as a better debater….another scam, to make the Messiah look brilliant…makes me want to barf

    • Leeta Sink

      he thinks its in the bag!

      • Johnny Banco

        Our emperor-without-pants, bumbling Narcissist-in-Chief is the poster boy for the Dunning-Kruger effect, and, in a little-known fact, was the basis for the character of Chauncey Gardner in “Being There”

  • Jack Offelday

    Obama: “Where does the power go?” Really? The irony is that Hoover Dam is located in Arizona/Nevada and is fueled by the Colorado River yet Californians suck down most of the power generated.

    • Maria

      They’re moochers as we Las Vegans have observed and suffered.

      • exprc2424

        We in Arizona built a nuclear power plant just west of Phoenix. The leaches get 90% of our power.

        • Maria

          90%?! What do they need with our power and your power..and that much?!

          • exprc2424

            There’s a whole lot of them, and most are too stupid to turn off the lights.

          • Maria

            True that!

    • Christine Crennell

      Along with most of the water in said river.

  • Sailing J

    Dam President

    • Leeta Sink

      for sure!

  • Craig Edwards

    Either someone has trust in the moderators to swing it to him, or he is so arrogant that he can out debate the debater elect Mitt Romney.

  • Kent Vig

    He is well prepared for the debates. He wants there to be no expectations that he can well so when he doesn’t stutter thru everything he will look great.

  • WingedBishop

    Why does he need to prepare for the debate? He’s just going there to be eye candy for all of us.

    I bet all my disposable income for the month that this field trip was his debate prep and he’ll say something irrelevant about how the Hoover Dam was made possible by government and not hard working individuals.

    • WingedBishop

      I figured out what he was doing there. He was trying to come up with
      ideas for his new form of contraception. Ladies get ready for the
      ObamaDam, whether you want it or not!

  • redheadgrl

    psst, Mr. Obama, you didn’t build that.

    • Catherine Barrett

      Wonder how many Muslims it took to build the Hoover Dam? My guess 0.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Later he went looking for dolphins on the other side of the dam…

  • Tony0920

    “And they can do all that with batteries?” “There’s gotta be a wind turbine right up there, behind that wall, no?”

    • freeinaz

      Obama would like to have some solar cells put on the southern facing part of the dam to enhance the energy production.

      • Tony0920

        “We could dehydrate it, get it into capsule form, supply our troops in the field” “Then using their canteens, they could rehydrate it. Think of the taxpayer savings in shipping costs ” “Forward”

  • Patriot Bad Ass

    There’s really no need to prep when all your statements and replies will be ” This mess were in because of the republicans, it’s bushs’ fault,Romney believes in the same strategy that got us here” Period…

    • Catherine Barrett

      Here is the Debate drinking game .. they have the words that Obama will use ..
      If you are drinking to Barack Obama:
      Let me be clear
      General Motors
      Middle Class

      • Maria

        I’m going to participate.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Hot diggity! And I work in a liquor store! Ack!

      • RaggedyAnn46

        I’ll be falling on my face 5 minutes in!

  • Patriot Bad Ass

    I’m so tired today,I wish I could of had a DAM BREAK today….

  • nc

    Aren’t the enviro-libbies against dams? I thought they wanted to tear them down? Maybe that’s why he was surprised to see such a big one.

    As far as the debate prep goes, taking a day off in nature wouldn’t bother me IF the person had been studying like mad for days and weeks before. But we know he’s been complaining about being “forced” to study, plus when has he had time with all the parties and rallies?

    Everything this man does is off.

  • Wag_a_muffin

    Why should he study for the debate? If he makes a mistake the moderators will cover for him.

  • freeinaz

    He’s not fooling anyone, he had just left a golf course after doing 18 and decided to visit the dam afterwards. He’s not worried about the debates cause he’s sure the media is all in for him.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Dam Wimp

  • SineWaveII

    Why is he there? To see how much it’ll take to tear it down to please his enviro-wacko base? Does he know that it couldn’t be built today?

  • ewelarry

    The eco-Nazi’s will want to tear down what Hoover didn’t build!

  • vetgal1970

    He’s got a lot of sightseeing to do before he loses that airplane

  • Gmama

    Why should Obama prepare, he wrote the questions, he knows the answers.

  • Nomadic100

    Obama doesn’t have to prepare for the debate. He knows it all anyway.

  • txsoutherngrace

    Mr Eco Green Energy Guru …. ~sarc …. obviously took few or paid little attention in US history classes and probably doesn’t know the project started under Pres. Harding (R) when Hoover was Sec of Commerce and was finally approved under Pres. Coolidge (R) as the Boulder Dam and later named the Hoover Dam. It also supports AZ not just SoCal.

    Looked like a photo op to me.

  • Catherine Barrett

    Laziest man I have ever seen ..

  • EstepsAmerica

    Cheney went fly fishing the day before the Lieberman debate and said on Hannity that relaxing was more important than cramming. Just sayin.

    • Maria

      The Dunce-in-Chief hasn’t hardly done any debate prep at all! I’m sure Cheney did some before the fly fishing trip. JUST saying.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Cheney also had his finger more or less on the pulse of current events, rather than up his ass.

        • Maria

          VERY true!!

  • Maria

    Hopefully he’ll party and all night and be hungover for the debate.

  • owenmagoo

    he is marveling at an anachronism-

    it was built when ‘man made’ meant something to be proud of…
    now it is a perjorative.

  • Junie3

    He’s getting up close and personal to that big sucking sound.

  • jsn2

    Who’s the guy in the blue hardhat?

  • wrenhal2010

    You know, all this talk of him not being prepared for the debate may be to try and throw Romney and his team off. Making them think they have a slam dunk win tonight. He’s always been a good orator and I think they’ll feed him all the questions before hand. Remember the MSM has this election in the bag.

    • Marcy Cook

      I don’t think Romney will fall for thinking the debate is a slam dunk. Romney has been making it pretty clear that the guy in the White House is a liar, and a cheat so he would be prepared for a fake out and Romney knows that the msm is in the tank for obama.

      I do agree that the questions will be given to obama before hand though.

  • Marcy Cook

    Hey Obama….You didn’t build that!

  • Darla Holt-Szcinski

    Working hard as always. What will he and Michelle do when they get off the dole? O yea, I forgot, we are stuck with them FOR LIFE!!

  • fed-up

    Rachael Madcow said it’s a federal project and we have many more… I wonder if she would care to expound upon that? As for The Preezy of the United Steezy, I think he needs to get his priorities in order. 1.) Contract a moving company for his January relocation.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Kenny Hitt

    In fairness though, at least Rachel Maddow looks like he works there.

  • Kenny Hitt

    Hey Mr. President…maybe you would have more time to see more of America’s natural wonders and superior feats of engineering if you weren’t spending so much time on the golf course, you jackass.

    • Guest

      I wonder if he thinks that was one of his shovel ready programs?

  • Tish

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall ! Just dreaming

  • rockerdon

    dam,this president is crappy!

  • Thom Harris

    i don;t know about anyone else, but I see the visit as part of the strategy of downplaying the debate. I feel that he knows that he cannot defend his legacy, so this will give the media the chance to say that he didn’t prepare enough. Wonder how many people will then say that we have a lazy president or will they defend his right to not prepare for the debate? Part of a strategy when he loses. Just my opinion.

  • Guest

    Proof that Obama & MSNBC are in bed together. Not to mention, those pants!