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Jay Carney Insists That The President Wasn’t Being Playfully Booed

GO ORIOLES!We all know that Boston sports fans are a bunch of half-literate swamp turds who make all sorts of furious, guttural moaning sounds whenever you mention the athletic teams they’re supposed to like. So were those boos last night when, at a Boston fundraiser, Obama “thanked” the Red Sox for trading their aging third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the president’s beloved Chicago White Sox? Or were they screaming “YOOOOUUUK,” like cavemen? White House spokesperson Jay Carney, a notorious Masshole, insists that it was all “YOOOOUUUK,” because playful boos at a high-dollar fundraiser would be the worst sort of tragedy.

Here’s the tape! We embed, you take guesses:

It sounds like a mix of playful YOOOOUUUKs and BOOOOOs and MOOOOOOs, none of it “damaging” to the president. (Although Boston sports fans are so dumb that maybe they would stop supporting the candidate to whom they’d just given ten or twenty grand if that candidate were to joke about a recent trade of a longtime Red Sock.)

Jay Carney is furious, however:

“There has been some really silly reporting about the president’s remarks regarding Kevin Youkilis last night. It is highly commendable in my view as a Red Sox Fan that the president has always refused to pander on sports. He is a White Sox fan, he owns his fandom of the White Sox . He proved that again last night, And anyone who knows Boston, knows the Red Sox and anyone who was in that room last night knows that the preponderance of people shouting in response to what the President said about Kevin Youkilis were saying ‘Yoooook and not Booo’ for God’s sake.”

FOR GOD’S SAKE. Jay Carney should play Slave 10 on Aaron Sorkin’s new show.


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  1. nounverb911

    At least Barry didn't bring up the fact that the Red Sox are still in last place, or the Pats losing to the Giants.

    1. SorosBot

      More than anything else, I hate the Patriots for being so insufferable that the actually made me root for the fucking Giants in the Superbowl.

      But the fate of all those smugly produced "19-0" T-shirts and the reaction of those awful fans makes me smile.

        1. glasspusher

          Curt Schilling LIBEL! Now there's a man who I loved on the field, but don't agree with his politics at all.

  2. MrFizzy

    This fucking guy's JOB is to stand around commenting on this sort of thing? Where do I send my resume?

  3. Callyson

    Compare Obama's graceful reaction to how Mittens would have reacted in a similar situation…

    (closing eyes, picturing the difference…)

    OK, I am somewhat less paranoid about November now…

  4. Goonemeritus

    When I lived in Montreal for a year to my great shame I would cheer for the Boston Bruins. I still feel unclean but if you are an asshole something’s are not optional.

  5. prommie

    The people are always inspired and enthused by the wisdom and genius of the Great Leader!

  6. glasspusher

    The white sox needed a third baseman, and the red sox have an up and coming one in Middlebrooks. This trade was good for both teams. What's not to love? I'll always root for The Greek God of Walks.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Funniest line ever uttered by Terry Francona: "I've seen Youk in the shower. He's not the Greek God of anything."

  7. MissTaken

    I heard that Johnny and Rielle will get back together when the Red Sox win the World Series.

  8. Biel_ze_Bubba

    As a hard-core fan of The Saahx, I can assure you that those were indeed boos — but they were not directed "at" Obama the President. They were directed at Obama the White Sox fan, to some extent, but also at Red Sox management, White Sox management, and against the cold, uncaring universe in general. This is what Red Sox fans have always done, and will always do.

    It's our birthright, and no mere World Series win can take it away from us — although crushing the Yankees in 2004 did provide a nice break in the routine.

    1. glasspusher

      Yea, we have seen the promised land! I was a bosox fan in NJ growing up in the '70s, so clearly I'm congenitally predisposed for suffering. Rooting behind enemy lines gives me even more of a thrill.

  9. veritass

    I was there, I was shouting "YOUUUUK" like the caveman-esque sports fan that I am.

    That said, even if we were booing, it was just some fun sports banter that only actual human beings could pull off. Romney isn't programmed to do that.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Obama got some schooling right there in Cambridge — he's tuned-in enough to use the same line, as a gag at his next event.

  10. BaldarTCrabass

    I just hope all the commenters on ESPN don't come over here now. Makes breitbart comments look like Socratic discourse.

  11. badseeds

    Yes, but did anyone go bankrupt making a shitty videogame and then blame the Governor of a neighboring state?

  12. Mittens Howell, III

    Romney faced a similar situation at a recent fundraiser when he mocked 'Totilas the stallion', a Barn of Fame Dressage champion.

    He wasn't sure if the crowd were cheering for 'Totiliiiila' or ordering their LEGAL (probably illegal) immigrant waiters to bring more yummy Mexican 'Toooortillas' for their $150,000 plates.

  13. edgydrifter

    According to Carney, Joe Wilson was actually yelling "U-I" as he is an irrepressible Hawkeyes fan.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      You guys always get it wrong. Stanford's teams are "The Cardinal". It's a color, not a bird.
      Someone told me once that there's a sports team somewhere named after the bird, so maybe that's what confuses people. Although, really, an oriole looks nothing like a cardinal.

  14. JustPixelz

    There are no Red Sox states and White Sox states. There is just the United States. Except for the Yankees.

    1. Serolf_Divad

      I remember this episode of Star Trek where these two alien dudes wearing red and white socks were beating the shit out of each other, and Captain Kirk was like "why can't you guys just get along, after all you're both wearing red and white socks?" And one of the alien dudes looks at him like he just stepped up on the table at a fancy dinner party, dropped his pants and took a shit in green bean casserole and was like: "What are you a fucking retard? I'm wearing a white sock on my left foot and a red sock on my right foot, but he's wearing a red sock on his lfet foot and a white sock on his right!" Or was it the other way around? I forget. I just remember that it was deep

      1. JustPixelz

        Ah yes. But I remember it differently. It was a gray sock on one boot and a lighter gray sock on the other.

  15. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Since this came up at the daily press briefing, I'm assuming that all of the other problems in the wold were solved last night?

    Or it was asked by someone from FOX, the Washington Times, or the Daily Stalker Caller.

  16. anniegetyerfun

    I live in Seattle. I can't remember if we got rid of our baseball team or our basketball team.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      You know the one that hoovered up your tax dollars for a new stadium, before leaving town? That's the one.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      "OK, so we traded away a popular, championship-winning, frachise player. Seriously, what could possibly go wrong?"
      — Red Sox management.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      That's really hard to pull off … you'd have to say something bad about the Cubs that's not true.

  17. Nibbler of Niblonia

    Carney is not enough of a misogynist to play a male role on a Sorkin show.

  18. LionHeartSoyDog

    If Obama and Rmoney do a televised debate, Barry will install a new anal port on the Mittbot.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      The modern, high-tech version of "ripping him a new one."

      "Hold my beer, and hand me that screwdriver." – Barack Obama

      1. not that Radio

        He wouldn't even need to close Gitmo if he'd just release all the muslins and fill it with banksters. So I guess that's two things he can't do.

  19. HobbesEvilTwin

    this is what our media is fucking reduced to? God damn, anyone with half a fucking brain would recognize the very familiar sound of Fenway when Kevin Youkilis is either at bat or just made a great defensive play. if any wants me, I'll be in the garage. with my car running.

  20. imissopus

    Forget making the call on the raid that got bin Laden. Standing up in front of a crowd of Red Sox fans and talking some smack? Now that takes balls.

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