You all know Barack Obama to be an America-hating half-Muslin, but what you didn’t know, maybe, is that he also thinks Americans are lazy according to this very funny Rick Perry ad that takes a recent Obama soundbite criticizing American business strategy out of context. And while health care reform/spreading jihad/not getting born here are bad enough in and of themselves, running around calling everybody a bunch of no-good layabouts goes TOO FAR, even if Obama never said that (and even if it’s true anyway). Therefore it makes perfect sense that Obama’s political opponents will be using this misleading quote constantly, every day, between now and next November.

(Before you do anything else, click on that video and wait for the part where Perry turns to us and says, “You believe that?” What is Perry doing? Why does he talk that way? Why is he wearing a gay shirt made out of blue satin?)

This all started a long, long time ago, last weekend, when Obama was in Hawaii talking to a bunch of CEOs and one CEO asked how can we attract more foreign investment to the United States. Obama, talking about foreign investment, responded, “We’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

Boring, right? No! Because if you take that out of context and just use the “We’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades” part, it’s a GOLD MINE for a desperate GOP candidate. It’s like if Roger Ebert wrote, “I wanted to like this movie, but it sucked,” and the movie’s marketing team turned that into “I … LIKE THIS MOVIE!!!” and put that on all the posters.

So now of course all GOP candidates everywhere will be using the “lazy Americans” quote, in some form or another. According to Politico, Mitt Romney was so saddened by the quote that he wiped a tear and said, “Sometimes, I just don’t think that President Obama understands America.” (Other times, apparently, he does think that President Obama understands America.)

None of this is any surprise. All we want to know is how Texas Dummkopf Rick Perry managed to develop a teevee ad so fast. [ABC/Politico]

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  • Come here a minute


    • Nostrildamus


    • CZL

      Full version: "I would never vote for an all-hat, no cattle self-hating closet case like Rick Perry. Also, too."

    • MOG2410

      I'm reading between the lines, dots……..whatever.

  • PhilippePetain

    "What the fuck is this fuckin' Kenyan talkin' about? Gotdamn, America! You belie' that? I'm Rick Perry, and I fucking hate this guy."

  • Barb

    He'd be more believable in a douche ad.

  • nounverb911

    "Why is he wearing a gay shirt made out of blue satin?"
    Is Perry a member of The Moody Blues?

    • hagajim

      He's our knight in white satin (or blue anyway)

      • poncho_pilot

        Hail Satin!

      • widestanceshakedown

        And yet this knight has reached the end (save random bubbles from the bottom of N-head Lake).

        • BornInATrailer

          N-Head Lake is where the Lady-Boy of the Lake threw him the fabled pork sword signifying he was to lead the GOP to the White House.

          • GOPCrusher

            Heh! Pork sword.

    • Bloody Moos.

  • SorosBot

    Um, why is Rick Perry running ads against Obama when there hasn't been a single primary yet and he's free-falling in the polls?

    • hagajim

      Cause Rick Perry is a dumbass?

      • DaRooster

        You don't need the "?" there…

    • Toomush_Infer

      Is this one of those trick questions where you include the answer in the question itself…?

    • Toomush_Infer

      Better: "Why is Rick Perry….free…?"

      • MzNicky

        "Why is Rick Perry?"

    • Omophagist

      Maybe this is actually in support of Obama. After all, hasn't Perry and every other candidate spent half their debate time talking about the reason unemployment is so high is b/c Americans are lazy losers? Clearly this is Perry letting the GOP base know that Obama shares their values of disparaging every other American they meet.

      • MzNicky

        It's okay to call fellow Americans "lazy" if you're a rich white guy. If you're a black guy? Not so much, because, well, you know.

    • fuflans

      and – protip rick – using a clip of obama right before you open your maw won't help your chances of looking presidential. not one little bit.

      this pretty much goes for all that passes for the republican presidential field. also.

    • GOPCrusher

      He's been running ads in Iowa for a couple weeks now. Guess he wants to make sure that his election funds are gone when he checks out before the Iowa Caucuses. That's what Pawlenty did.

    • Maybe you haven't heard yet, but he's also challenging Nancy Pelosi to a debate. Too.

      • user-of-owls

        Sorry friend, I think you misheard. He challenged Nancy Pelosi's youngest granddaughter to a debate. The kindergartner turned down the offer out of concern she had an unfair advantage, since she graduated from preschool last year.

        • I like your version better, for teh lulz.

          • Negropolis

            He was going to challenge Nancy Pelosi to a debate, but his dumb ass wrote Nancy Reagan on the invitation. Awkward.

          • Ooops!

  • Not_So_Much

    If anybody knows 'lazy', it's Rick-fucking-Perry, bitches!

    • Crowe2011

      "You believe that, that's what our President thinks wrong with America…." – Nice grasp of the English language there, Rick. "…socialist policies…." Rick Perry; determinedly advertising everything wrong with contemporary American politics. Retard.

  • littlebigdaddy

    Wait, what…a colored guy calling someone lazy? Maybe shiftless too?

  • hagajim

    I don't know that it is really out of context. Look at the rate of obesity in America and the number of fatasses on Hoverrounds…I think we are kind of a bunch of fat lazy layabouts.

    • DaRooster

      Jim I do believe we have a shared wavelength today…

    • MOG2410

      Perhaps complacent would be kinder? Our worst day beats the crap out of the best day in many countries. Now pass me a Twinkie and unplug my Hoveround.

  • DaRooster

    Just wait until the TeaTard Hoveround 300lb. douches hear about this… they will start throwing Bud bottles and anus burgers at their TVs.

    • Toomush_Infer

      Just as long as they don't light their oxygen machines on fire…

  • elviouslyqueer

    Lying lazy Texan sack of shit is lying. And lazy.

    • Baconzgood

      Well played!

  • This all started a long, long time ago, last weekend, when Obama was in Hawaii talking to a bunch of CEOs and one CEO asked how can we attract more foreign investment to the United States.

    The obvious answer is to offshore even more jerbs!

    Obama's Job Council head Jeffrey Immelt knows it, he's an expert.

    The real reason for the AVIC deal is that China has told GE that if it wants to sell to China's state owned aircraft makers it must transfer its technology and production to China. Beijing has made access to the Chinese market conditional upon technology transfer and investment and production in China. Nor is China alone in doing this. It is only imitating what worked for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and many others.

  • prommie

    Uppity negro.

    • nounverb911

      Rick Perry?

  • Extemporanus

    In President Obama's defense, Hawaiians can be a little bit leis-y.

    • Negropolis

      They aren't saying "boo"; they are saying "boo-urns!"

  • CapeClod

    "I didn't become the fourth most liked Republican in the field by being lazy. I did by being stupid."

    • Dok-cupy Everything

      "Which for us, is really an achievement. Hell, trying to stay stupider than Herman Cain alone is a huge job. But I believe I can do it, and I think most Americans would agree with me."

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Too many head bobs, in a Hambiscuity way (bobs slowly at the beginning; quickly at the end)

  • Baconzgood


  • RadiosTyrone

    I always thought Rick Perry was a little bit lacy.

    • emmelemm

      I like it.

    • Negropolis

      How very lispy.

    • Your choice of a month's supply of free hobo beans or 10 whore diamonds for the avatar.

  • Baconzgood

    I was going to write a snark but I figured you guys will do it for me.

    • MOG2410

      I see what you did there.

    • Blueb4sunrise


  • Baconzgood

    Nice shirt Rick. My sister has one just like it.

  • slithytoves

    Does anyone else find it absurd that someone ends his personal message with "I'm Rick Perry (or fill in the blank) and I approve this message?"

    It's not as if we expect him to tell the truth and say, "I'm Rick Perry, and I think I'm full of shit."

    • MOG2410

      Then again………

  • BZ1

    Is he still around? where is spontaneous combustion when you need it?

  • fartknocker

    "If Congress balks, cut there pay." Good fucking luck with that pipe dream Rick Magniturd.

    Fear not Rick for I see you're taking the Prayerapalooza on the road to Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and Arizona. Maybe more Prayer will help you in the polls as much as it helped in solving the Texas drought.

  • Nostrildamus

    Mitt Romney was so saddened by the quote that he wiped a tear and said “Sometimes, I just don’t think that President Obama understands America.”

  • meatlofer

    The dumbass isn't running against Obama.

  • plinkleton

    Why the unmitigated gall of a Negro man calling his white betters "lazy", i may faint dead away!

  • It took me awhile to realize he wasn't saying "Congress Box".

  • poncho_pilot

    if i did some research i could think a lot of people in congress to send home. Gohmert, Cornyn, Paul…

    • Ryan, DeMint, Graham, McCaincient, Boozman, Chambliss, Blount, the OTHER Paul, Issa, Vitter, Sessions, Rubio … about 350, I reckon. Worthless wastes of oxygen.

  • MOG2410

    I'm emailing the White House to complain, when I get around to it. But first Wheel of Fortune and a nap.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      GET A JOB

      • MOG2410

        Why? I'm a lazy American!

        • Thays pathetic. There is no fucking such thing.

          • GOPCrusher

            What? Jobs?

          • Dok-cupy Everything

            Not anymore. He died last month. I'm sure you heard.

          • Wheels of fortune. Fortunes are more like parallelograms.

  • Considering Obammer is fit and most of US America is fat. I think that pretty much explains it all.

    • anniegetyerfun

      He has a nice tan, too.

      -Silvio Berlusconni

  • fartknocker

    Bill White, the former mayor of Houston and the 2010 Democrat candidate for Texas Governor was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle and offers an excellent observation at why Rick is tanking:

    I hope Mr. White runs again in 2014 because he damn sure has some great material for campaign commercials.

  • widestanceshakedown

    If America could just put down all the cakes it likes, it might just get up out of that Rascal its ass is fused with and slap this uppity one.

  • coolhandnuke

    Rick Perry….two pints of merit occupying a ten gallon hat of entitlement.

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    In Perry's defense, Obama is kind of a privileged rich kid who had everything handed to him.

  • Poindexter718

    One uppity man's lazy is another man's morbidly obese.

  • anniegetyerfun

    Roger Ebert/Ellipses 2012!

  • BarackMyWorld

    "Obama's socialist policies are bankrupting America"

    Wars and tax cuts for the rich are socialist policies. You heard it here first.

  • Speaking of stupid Rick Perry stuff, he apparently publicly challenged Nancy Pelosi to a debate about his plan to change Congress when he's in D.C. next Monday. This was Nancy's response on the Twitter.

    • Baconzgood


    • DaRooster

      Nice… Princess.

    • Chichikovovich

      That's superb. I wonder if we could get her to post here?

    • Nancy don't fuck around. She got him good.

  • Extemporanus


  • YouBetcha

    This is what is happening in Rick Perry's head right now, as he considers his GOP prospects.

  • Chichikovovich

    OMIGOD!!!!!!! Sound the Drudge sirens! Perry thinks that Americans are lazy and pathetic!!! That's what he said! That's what he said! His own words: "Americans are lazy. That’s pathetic,”

    (It's the part right after "That’s what our president thinks is wrong with America? That")
    I thought his campaign was dead before, but it's deep fried now.

  • Who exactly is going to send the Congress home and cut their pay? Does Rick think he is going to dissolve Parliament like Henry II?

    • Generation[redacted]

      He's going to uproot all three branches of government. The lazy legislature, the activist judicial, and ummm… oops!

    • It's simple: All the Dominionists and Fundies in the Officer Corps of our Armed Forces will swear their allegiance to Perry and declare him God's Chosen Leader For Life.

      ….Nah, he's too dumb to even think that up as a joke.

      • Now THAT just made me nervous.

    • Chichikovovich

      Henry II? Of England? I'm pretty sure that there wouldn't even be a parliament for an awfully long time after his reign. Charles II maybe? Or Charles I?

      • Ooops. I did mess up. Henry III. His father was forced to consult the lords as a result of the Magna Carta… Parliament came to be because of that.

        • Chichikovovich

          As long as you don't think Cubans speak the Cuban language, it's cool.

  • Generation[redacted]

    This commercial should be very effective on anyone who has not paid any attention to anything in America the past 10 years.

  • bureaucrap

    If we take a nice rick perry quote like "I am getting excited about the possibility of being President" and cut out the "–tting excited etc." part, we get the Rick Perry "I am Gay" commercial. One good turn deserves another, don't you think?

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    So after you cut their pay and send them home, who's going to legislate? The Supreme Court? The Jonas Brothers? Your mom?

    • GOPCrusher

      The simple fact that Rick doesn't understand that in the off-hand chance he was elected President, he can't just walk in and declare Congress' pay cut and send them home, really makes me want him to be the next person to have the launch codes for America's nuclear arsenal.

      • KeepFnThatChicken

        …or heading the fucking easter egg hunt. You don't have to think apocalyptic from the outset, you just have to think domino.

  • Limeylizzie

    OT They have formerly charged that lunatic, who shot up the White House, with attempting to assassinate Hopey.

    • widestanceshakedown

      Has Ailes made him an offer yet ?

    • Chichikovovich

      So as we learn more about him: 1) did he once pass by an OWS demonstration, making him a representative of several left-wing and liberal tendencies – someone who illustrates the terrorist violence at the heart of the OWS movement, or 2) is he just a complete "lone wolf", isolated lunatic white guy from Idaho with all sorts of paranoid ideas about the president and lots of guns, who listens to Rush and Hannity and Dan Savage and has posters of Ann Coulter all over his walls and attended many tea party rallies but is a sui generis madman with completely unclassifiable politics?

      I do like to keep up with the narrative.

      • GOPCrusher

        "2) is he just a complete "lone wolf", isolated lunatic white guy from Idaho with all sorts of paranoid ideas about the president and lots of guns"

        Larry Craig's constituency.

    • arihaya

      while Hopey is in Bali ?

      that dude must be either lunatics or didn't watch news

  • SayItWithWookies

    The only explanation for this stupid ad is that Rick Perry has a dumber, more obtuse, less circumpstect version of Karl Rove working for him. But I'm not sure that's possible — and if it is, I'm not sure I want to think about it.

  • "I approved this message. Now weres at Xanax I's promissed?"

  • Not that he doesn't deserve it, but when you have shit like this happening, the government will be even more inclined to throw the book at people.

    • GOPCrusher

      Lauren Pierce will be the next Monica Crowley.

  • Toomush_Infer

    These girl-pitches have to stop: this is like the part in The Matrix when Neo realizes he can casually bitch-slap Mr. Jones at leisure…We are Wonketeers: where's the challenge???

    • Chichikovovich

      Oh, for the good old days when the Republicans had at least a few candidates who could bring the high inside heat.

  • Sue4466

    Meanwhile, the right is demonizing the unemployed & OWS protestors as lazy.

    They hypocrisy is breathtaking.

    But sadly not surprising.

    • GOPCrusher

      I know. They should be praising the President for saying what must be said.

  • fuflans

    It’s like if Roger Ebert wrote, “I wanted to like this movie, but it sucked,” and the movie’s marketing team turned that into “I … LIKE THIS MOVIE!!!” and put that on all the posters.

    actually, this is exactly what those marketing teams do.

  • OBAMA THINKS WE'RE LAZY???????????? I'm almost thinking of writing a letter to the editor of my Local Newspaper after I finish reading the rest of the comments on Wonkette. And then maybe catch some TV for a few hours. At least it beats getting back to work.

  • Dok-cupy Everything

    "Hey, I know!" Perry exclaimed. "The next ad could say something like, Between Barack calling Americans lazy and Michelle always saying we need to diet and exercise, we've just about had enough of these uppity naggers! Nailed it, huh?"

    • Chichikovovich

      "I hate to denigrate him by pointing out that he's been niggardly with his efforts, but it's clear he's reneging on his promises."

      • Dok-cupy Everything

        "I'm sure that the Politically Correct Media will snigger about every niggling little issue with my word choice, but these are dark days for America, and it's time to call a spade a spade…

        Also, niggerniggernigger. OOPS"

  • Redhead

    Shouldn't Perry be off getting stoned on pain meds ("No officer, I have a prescription, I swear!") and ignoring his family's tearful pleas for him to go to rehab?

  • Callyson

    So hard to decide *which* wingnut I want to see get the nomination…do I go for the flip flopper, the incoherent one, the nasty one, or the absolutely stupid one?
    I'm going with the ubiquitous but fitting…
    All of 'em, Katie…

  • You'd think Perry would be better served by an ad about Gingrich lobbying for Fannie and Freddy. But, you know, the Near is just too tempting a target, for some reason.

  • Dok-cupy Everything

    I would have a lot more to say about this on the Wonkettosphere, but my boss seems to think these files need to be reviewed.

  • lochnessmonster

    I think he should be spending his time trying to wn the GOP nomination not putting up ads against our POTUS. Is he running his campaign backwards?

  • PrimlyStable

    Next up: GOP campaign ads produced by Cassetteboy.

  • rocktonsam

    I might be lazy, only because I refuse to take off my slippers

  • ttommyunger

    America's 3 R's: Recliner, Remote and Refrigerator. Lazy? Fuck Yeah! Doomed? Ditto!

  • Negropolis

    No snark, I was happy to see that every news show I watched, today, took apart this bullshit-ad.

  • Negropolis

    Teabagger: How dare that nigger call us lazy; only niggers is lazy!

    Honestly, that is exactly what Rick is going for, here. He's going to whole "uppity negro" wrote with this one, and everyone knows it. What a piece of shit, particulary with how these bastards light up like no other when they do this racial needling. You never see them happier.

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