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Obama strikes out yet again
Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Howie Carr

Posted on 04/07/2010 3:51:12 AM PDT by ninonitti

Barack Obama used to live in Somerville - I wonder if he ever went to Fenway Park [map], or, as he might put it, Funway Park.

Once again, the president has tried to pass himself off as a regular guy, a Joe Sixpack who likes nothing better than to crack open a Bud and listen to a game from . . . Cuminski Park.

Cuminski . . . rhymes with Alinsky. As in “Saul Alinsky.”

Yes, that’s right, the president talked about “Cuminski” Park again Monday at the Washington Nationals’ home opener, at which he threw out the first pitch in a semi-girly-man lefty toss.

Then he went up into the broadcast booth and pretended to be a baseball fan - a manly man.

Of course, no one expects Barack Obama to really know anything. We understand, all too well, exactly how he got through Columbia and Harvard Law. He had certain . . . intangibles, shall we say.

But now he pretends to be a rabid White Sox fan. Which led the announcer to a natural follow-up question: “Who was one of your favorite White Sox players growing up?”

All dialogue guaranteed verbatim:

“You know uh I I thought that uh you know the truth is that, a lot of the Cubs I like too uh but uh I did not become a Sox fan until I moved to Chicago . . .”

I’ve never been a White Sox fan. But I can name plenty of Pale Hose, starting with Nellie Fox and Early Wynn. Minnie Minoso.

We know Obama knows nothing about history, or sports, or anything, basically. But how about movies? “Field of Dreams”? “Eight Men Out”? Ever hear of Shoeless Joe Jackson - I’ll give you a hint, Mr. President. He was a typical white person.

“-because I uh you know I was uh growing up in Hawaii so so I ended up uh an Oakland A’s fan.”

Comes the recurring question: name one. I’ll give you some clues - Reggie, Vida, Sal, Gene, Rollie.

“But when I moved to Chicago I was livin’ close to what was then Cuminski Park and went to a couple games and just fell in love and the nice thing about the Sox is it’s real blue-collar baseball.”

Whatever that is. As bad as John Kerry was, with “Manny Ortez” and his belief that baseball is a lot like tennis - “Detroit 2, Red Sox [team stats] 5,” as he would say - at least he could name some players.

But this incident Monday reminds me of one of those old World War II POW movies, where Bill Holden and the boys in Stalag 17 catch the Nazi spy by asking him how many home runs Babe Ruth hit in 1927.

I’m sure, though, that Barack does know some baseball. Anybody know who batted clean-up for the Nairobi Al Qaedas in 1973?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cuminskipark; nairobi; obama
Howie hits one off the wall with the last line.
1 posted on 04/07/2010 3:51:12 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Howie Carr hits this one out of the park.


2 posted on 04/07/2010 3:54:11 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: seoul62

Ah, the article has been pulled, hmmmm?????? I wonder why??????


3 posted on 04/07/2010 3:56:15 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: ninonitti
"...I’m sure, though, that Barack does know some baseball. Anybody know who batted clean-up for the Nairobi Al Qaedas in 1973?..."

LOL! THAT'S gonna leave a mark! Classic!

4 posted on 04/07/2010 3:57:32 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: seoul62

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1245199&format=text


5 posted on 04/07/2010 3:58:28 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: seoul62

I think we all know. Could be a coincidence, or a bad link...:)

Not.


6 posted on 04/07/2010 3:58:41 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: ninonitti

ROTFLMAO! In the picture at that link, he has a white man’s overbite!

His two races struggle for mastery of his corporeal body!


7 posted on 04/07/2010 4:00:31 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: ninonitti

Thank you, link works.


8 posted on 04/07/2010 4:00:50 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: ninonitti
LOL! Great commentary on a truly bizarre performance by the Kenyan.

I thought this was one of Bambi's more offensive lines, btw:

and the nice thing about the Sox is it’s real blue-collar baseball.”

What a repulsive, condescending little pig we have in the White House.

9 posted on 04/07/2010 4:03:00 AM PDT by livius
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To: ninonitti

The maoist would be the perfect person to do one of those............this is your brain on drugs........PSAs.


10 posted on 04/07/2010 4:03:29 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: ninonitti
I’m sure, though, that Barack does know some baseball. Anybody know who batted clean-up for the Nairobi Al Qaedas in 1973?

Nice one, Captain...

11 posted on 04/07/2010 4:05:30 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ninonitti; All

You'll probably enjoy this rendition of Obama at the bat

12 posted on 04/07/2010 4:09:33 AM PDT by Zakeet (Will Rogers never met the Wee Wee)
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To: Carley

His brain must be fried! Maybe he thought it was a trick question...afterall if he had a favorite player wouldn’t he then have to redistribute his favoritism more evenly over the field. Those blue collar baseball players make minimum wage right?


13 posted on 04/07/2010 4:23:03 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Boardwalk

I suspect he loves the White Sox because their manager HATES the USA.


14 posted on 04/07/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: ninonitti

Zer0 is clueless.


15 posted on 04/07/2010 4:24:59 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Zakeet

Pu$$y muzzie marxist boyfriend of Larry Sinclair.

LLS


16 posted on 04/07/2010 4:36:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: ninonitti

From James Taranto’s column:

Accountability Journalism
This is a story of absolutely no consequence, but nonetheless an instructive comparison. Here’s how the Associated Press reported President Obama’s throwing out the first pitch at yesterday’s Montreal Expos game:

In front of thousands of fans, President Barack Obama strolled to the pitcher’s mound and tossed a baseball to Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, officially launching the team’s baseball season.

The setting - freshly cut grass, a brilliant sun and clear skies - was a picture-postcard quality introduction to a new Major League Baseball season. And the lanky Obama, appearing in khakis and a Washington Nationals warmup jacket, was the star attraction for a moment.

Here’s how the AP reported the same story two years ago:

President Bush had enough to worry about—like not flubbing the first pitch in front of a crowd that might not exactly be his biggest fans anyway.

So before the game, when a couple of Atlanta Braves gave him a team jersey and suggested he wear it to throw out the first pitch at Nationals Park, Bush laughed. Uh, no thanks, guys. Might as well put on a sign that says “Boo me.”

We suppose we should count our blessings: The AP makes it so easy to spot its bias. On the other hand, think of how much better its journalism would be if the bias were limited to fluff stories like this one.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 4:39:55 AM PDT by relictele (Obama: foolish enough to argue with a dictionary and arrogant enought to claim victory.)
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To: ninonitti

hysterical!
We know Obama is not who he says he is. But may we never see a crisis that will cause his mask to fall.


18 posted on 04/07/2010 4:54:09 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: ninonitti

Makes a big deal about being a Sox fan and doesn’t know any of the players? The guy is filled w/hate and rage.

Pray for America


19 posted on 04/07/2010 5:03:44 AM PDT by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: bray
Makes a big deal about being a Sox fan and doesn’t know any of the players? The guy is filled w/hate and rage.

Yes. But, he never misses from beyond the 3-point arc.

20 posted on 04/07/2010 5:07:18 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: bray
And what really irked me is when Obama segued off into his, "um, I was more of an Oakland A's fan...." the announcer didn't jump in and ask him, "who was your favorite A's player, then?" It would have been great to see him pressed: "Just name one player, Mr. President." Of course, no broadcaster who wanted to keep his job would do that.... but it would have been nice.

Funny, I haven't watched baseball in thirty years, but I can still remember the players I watched as a kid-- I can remember who played nearly every position on the team I followed in the late 1970s. I suspect for a lot of people (even non-sport fans as adults, like me) those childhood baseball memories are particularly vivid.

21 posted on 04/07/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: seoul62
Here...http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20100407obama_strikes_out_yet_again/srvc=home&position=1
22 posted on 04/07/2010 5:39:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ninonitti
Obama could have at least referenced the greatest moment in White Sox history — Robin Ventura getting his brains pounded in by Nolan Ryan.
23 posted on 04/07/2010 6:26:56 AM PDT by JoeDonnellymakesmepuke
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To: ninonitti
He just says he's a Sox fan to suck up to black people in Illinois. Nobody in Illinois except for Chicago Southsiders are White Sox fans.

See that little spot right on the South Side of Chicago? That's the extent of the Pale Hose fanbase. That and North Minneapolis.

24 posted on 04/07/2010 6:50:41 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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