GRASPING AT STRAWS  2:30 pm November 17, 2011

Hilarious Campaign Ad Proves Obama Thinks America Is Lazy

by Wonkette Jr.

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I…LIKE RICK PERRY!

Nostrildamus November 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

[HATE DUMBFUCKS] ?

CZL November 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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

MOG2410 November 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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

PhilippePetain November 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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

HobbesEvilTwin November 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

"And did I mention he's an effing nigga?
what the hell is wrong with you people?"

CZL November 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

What do you mean, "you people?"

MzNicky November 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I see you also picked up on the dummkopf's drunky-slurry speech. "Yew b'leeve 'at?" is the gutteral plaint with which ol' boys in Suthren bars historically beseech bystanders just before they start a brawl. Rick Purrah always looks like he's gettin' ready to start a brawl.

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Yeah, except you just know he'd get his ass kicked.

Barb November 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

He'd be more believable in a douche ad.

DaRooster November 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

He'd be more believable in a douche ad.

hagajim November 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

He is a douche ad.

elviouslyqueer November 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Massengill libel!

ShitFilledExistence November 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Have you ever had that not-so-cognitive feeling?

nounverb911 November 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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

hagajim November 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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

poncho_pilot November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hail Satin!

widestanceshakedown November 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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

BornInATrailer November 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Heh! Pork sword.

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Bloody Moos.

SorosBot November 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Cause Rick Perry is a dumbass?

DaRooster November 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

You don't need the "?" there…

Toomush_Infer November 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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

Toomush_Infer November 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Better: "Why is Rick Perry….free…?"

MzNicky November 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

"Why is Rick Perry?"

Omophagist November 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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.

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

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

user-of-owls November 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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.

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I like your version better, for teh lulz.

Negropolis November 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

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

Not_So_Much November 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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

Crowe2011 November 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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

hagajim November 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Jim I do believe we have a shared wavelength today…

MOG2410 November 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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

elviouslyqueer November 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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

Baconzgood November 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Well played!

ifthethunderdontgetya November 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Uppity negro.

nounverb911 November 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Rick Perry?

Extemporanus November 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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

Negropolis November 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

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

CapeClod November 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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

Dok-cupy Everything November 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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

Baconzgood November 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

NEEDS MOAR SQUINTING!!!

RadiosTyrone November 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I always thought Rick Perry was a little bit lacy.

emmelemm November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I like it.

Negropolis November 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

How very lispy.

gurukalehuru November 18, 2011 at 3:15 am

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

Baconzgood November 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

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

MOG2410 November 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I see what you did there.

Blueb4sunrise November 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

.

Baconzgood November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

Monsieur_Grumpe November 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I bet he's not wearing any pants.

slithytoves November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Then again………

BZ1 November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

fartknocker November 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

"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. http://theresponseusa.com/

Nostrildamus November 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The dumbass isn't running against Obama.

plinkleton November 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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

ShitFilledExistence November 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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

poncho_pilot November 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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

MOG2410 November 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

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

KeepFnThatChicken November 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

GET A JOB

MOG2410 November 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Why? I'm a lazy American!

Sharkey November 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Thays pathetic. There is no fucking such thing.

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm

What? Jobs?

ManchuCandidate November 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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

anniegetyerfun November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

He has a nice tan, too.

-Silvio Berlusconni

fartknocker November 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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:
http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/11/the-real-

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

widestanceshakedown November 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

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

HobbesEvilTwin November 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

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

Poindexter718 November 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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

anniegetyerfun November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Roger Ebert/Ellipses 2012!

BarackMyWorld November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

"Obama's socialist policies are bankrupting America"

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

imissopus November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

ZING!

DaRooster November 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Nice… Princess.

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

Herring_Burnit November 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

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

Extemporanus November 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

T

YouBetcha November 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

This is what is happening in Rick Perry's head right now, as he considers his GOP prospects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScbNp0-bvGU

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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.

Maman November 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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] November 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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

Chet Kincaid November 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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.

Maman November 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Now THAT just made me nervous.

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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?

Maman November 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

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

Generation[redacted] November 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

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

bureaucrap November 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

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

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

Limeylizzie November 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm

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

widestanceshakedown November 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Has Ailes made him an offer yet ?

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

while Hopey is in Bali ?

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

SayItWithWookies November 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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.

Sharkey November 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm

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

imissopus November 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Lauren Pierce will be the next Monica Crowley.

Toomush_Infer November 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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

Sue4466 November 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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

They hypocrisy is breathtaking.

But sadly not surprising.

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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

fuflans November 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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.

johnnyzhivago November 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

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…

slowhansolo November 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Next up: GOP campaign ads produced by Cassetteboy.

rocktonsam November 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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

ttommyunger November 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

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

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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

Negropolis November 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

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.

Dok-cupy Everything November 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

Sharkey November 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Wheels of fortune. Fortunes are more like parallelograms.

Herring_Burnit November 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Ooops!

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