BOO-URNS ETC ETC  2:50 pm June 26, 2012

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

by Jim Newell

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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nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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.

BaldarTCrabass June 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Booooo!

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

They might consider changing their names to the Red Stockings, now that they got rid of one of the last men on the team

SorosBot June 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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.

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

As a lifelong Jets fan, sorry, man, nothing could make me root for the Giants.

Except maybe Tim Tebow.

boobookitteh June 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

DOWNFIST.

ChernobylSoup June 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Lighten up, Francis.

SharkSandwich June 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm

What this country needs is a Big Toe.

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Red Sux fans can't take a joke.

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

As a Red Sox fan, I resent that attempt at a joke.

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Needs more Ketchup stained sox.

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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

elburritodeluxe June 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Time to revisit that antitrust exemption…

Baconzgood June 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

They were saying BUUUUUU-RNS!

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Came for the Simpsons reference, leaving a happy man.

banana_bread June 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

Same! 'Cept I'm a chick.

mrpuma2u June 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Or was it CHOOOOO-MMMMM!!

coolhandnuke June 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

It was "Boog" for Boog Powell.
Go O's.

BarackMyWorld June 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

"*I* was saying 'Boo-urns'."

MrFizzy June 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8795

Attn: Rupert

muthalovin June 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Mooks. That is what they are (saying).

DerrickWildcat June 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I don't like wearing socks.

johnnyzhivago June 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Romney would have made a much more intelligent comment about his friends who own baseball teams.

FraAnima June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I believe Jay just had a lemon vinegar enema.

proudgrampa June 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Looks more like he gargled it.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Those are not mutually exclusive.

Callyson June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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…

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Mittens would have bought the Sox and outsourced them to China.

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

First, he would have fired the audience and outsourced them to Gitmo

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

The Red Sox, no less.

Goonemeritus June 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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.

prommie June 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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

ChernobylSoup June 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Baseball's the one with the wood stick, right?

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

As opposed to hockey, yes.

BigSkullF*ckingDog June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I think that's hockey?

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

and the players on steroids? Yup.

MissTaken June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

But I thought piñata was banned?

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

The Yankees got him from Seattle but he's out for the season.

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

BaldarTCrabass June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

At least he didn't bring up that whole Babe Ruth thing.

MissTaken June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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.

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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.

veritass June 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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.

BaldarTCrabass June 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

What, was Bob Uecker there?

Serolf_Divad June 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Fox Nation Headline: Bostonians pay $2500.00 a head to boo at president.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

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.

BaldarTCrabass June 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

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

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Oh my god. I'd never think to look. Thanks for dissuading me.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Put a red sock in it, Carney.

MumbletyRadio June 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Ben Konop…

those boos… BOOOOOS….

finds this all very not funny.

clblabin June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

No, no, they were saying Boo-rack, Boo-rack.

SorosBot June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I was saying "Boo-arrack".

badseeds June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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

Jus_Wonderin June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I had red socks that one fall when I was chopping firewood and miscalculated.

Mittens Howell, III June 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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.

edgydrifter June 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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

Estproph June 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Fuck it, it's baseball. There is only one team: the Cardinals.

nounverb911 June 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Do they still play in the Vatican?

actor212 June 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

The who?

Oh, the dudes in red what report to the Vatican. My bad.

Estproph June 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

So I guess you folks get worked up about baseball.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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.

CalamityJames June 27, 2012 at 12:51 am

Roll Tide?

DahBoner June 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

San Looey or Phonix?

Estproph June 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Baseball.

JustPixelz June 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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

Serolf_Divad June 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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

JustPixelz June 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba June 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Dr. Seuss wrote a Star Trek episode?

scvirginia June 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Simultaneous usage of the interrupting cow joke. What- it's never happened to you?

Lionel[redacted]Esq June 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm

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.

Buzz Feedback June 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I officially hate all these fukkers.

DemmeFatale June 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

How about the crowd at a Springsteen concert, all screaming BRUUUUUUCE!?!

anniegetyerfun June 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

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

chascates June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Wasn't this whole Red Sox curse thing because Babe Ruth fucked a goat or something?

glasspusher June 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Gave him a tummy ache, I hear.

tessiee June 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

That's an urban legend.
It was because Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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

not that Radio June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

CUBS LIBEL!

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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

not that Radio June 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

touché

Nibbler of Niblonia June 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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

LionHeartSoyDog June 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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

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

gurukalehuru June 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Dang! He can sing AND talk baseball. Is there anything he can't do?

Biel_ze_Bubba June 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

NOPE. (I saw it on a poster, so it must be true.)

Negropolis June 27, 2012 at 12:57 am

Close Gitmo.

Wow, now I just made myself sad.

not that Radio June 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

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.

stroge June 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

as a Sox fan – he's right, and you're welcome.

ttommyunger June 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I'm withholding comment until I hear from George Will.

HobbesEvilTwin June 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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.

deanbooth June 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

If it was a state of the union speech, I would have guessed "Jigga-booooo!"

tessiee June 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I don't know who the guy in the blue tie is, but his mouth looks like a cat's butt.

rocktonsam June 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Barnicle, straighten this out for cripes sake

imissopus June 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

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.

Negropolis June 27, 2012 at 12:45 am

Jay totally swears, you guys! They weren't saying "boo", they were saying "boo urns."

outragedcitizen June 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

Come on, Carney, pick your battles!

DahBoner June 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

First Commandment of Baseball Laundry:

Never mix White Sox with Red Sox…

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