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Obama loses coolness as hoops skills are challenged
The Washington Times ^ | 10/30/12 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 10/30/2012 6:08:59 PM PDT by markomalley

Four years in and we find out the guy can’t even play basketball.

“He’s not that good,” NBA Commissioner David Stern finally told us about basketball-obsessed President Obama in an interview with Reuters. “He’s not as good as he thinks he is.”

Talk about a game-changer. This was the whole reason we elected him in the first place. After eight years of the stuttering un-hipness of the Bush administration, we wanted somebody cool, modern, edgy. Somebody who had game, rhythm. Somebody with a jump shot.

Obama was so cool, he was even terrible at bowling.

He played with the stars. He practiced with Duke University’s legendary squad. He made Reggie Love, Duke’s former star captain, his “body man” on the campaign trail. NBA legends Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Carmelo Anthony want to hang out with him for fundraisers.

It all began to fall apart just days after he ascended to the presidency and the media began asking questions about Mr. Obama’s basketball chops. Turned out, he didn’t really play on his college basketball team as was widely reported. Not even junior varsity.

Then came the injuries. Who could forget that sad picture in the fall of 2010 of Mr. Obama, nursing a busted lip with an ice pack, watching from an upstairs window as the White House Christmas tree arrived on a horse-drawn carriage?

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But it is the loss of coolness that will cost him the most. Nothing is so uncool as pretending to be good at something that you are not. There goes the much-prized youth vote of 2008.

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1 posted on 10/30/2012 6:08:59 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Like most democrats, they always like to be fake and full of ****.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: markomalley; stephenjohnbanker; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; maggief

WHACK!

3 posted on 10/30/2012 6:22:51 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: markomalley
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4 posted on 10/30/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: onyx

5 posted on 10/30/2012 6:26:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: markomalley

A black man that can’t play Bball, say it ain’t so! Must be his white side showing on the court.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 6:27:14 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: markomalley

Palin was starting point guard on her state championship team.
And Baraq was a bench warmer on his.

Of course the MSM never reported that.....


7 posted on 10/30/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: markomalley

When he came through Indiana in 2008 I said he looked like he’d never actually played.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: markomalley
In the Maranis book. Maranis wrote if I remember, that Obama was the only guy on his High School team that couldn't dunk.
9 posted on 10/30/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: onyx

His shooting form is as sissy-looking as his golf form, but he can make the greatest Haplocanthasaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex hand-shadows when they throw the spotlight on him. Not even Abe Lincoln nor JFK, as skilled as they were with their hands, could come close to matching this talent.

In this scene, the T-Rex is about to attack the Happy from behind. What a show he puts on! Eek! Look out Happy!! The kids love it when he narrates using different voices for the dinos.

He wasted that talent when he decided to run for prez, much to the chagrin of science museum directors around the world.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: doc1019

does bathhouse barry dance, w/rythym? can he talk jive, w/o a teleprompter?


11 posted on 10/30/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by stickywillie (stanley ann went black, & never came back)
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To: stickywillie

Darn that white side. ;-)


12 posted on 10/30/2012 7:11:52 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Right Wing Assault
Google search for: obama judo faggot.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 7:19:13 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: markomalley
I'm hoping that at least he improved his golf game.

We certainly paid enough for it.

14 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:49 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Yeah, and if he had golfed every day, rather than every 2nd or 3rd day, maybe we wouldn’t have had to deal with ObamaCare or various ‘stimuli’.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: doc1019

Half-white men can’t jump!...or dunk.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: markomalley


17 posted on 10/30/2012 7:30:47 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: lonestar

Or, apparently, run a country.


18 posted on 10/30/2012 7:31:15 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: markomalley

Alas, DumBO is a better basketball player than he is Pres__ent.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I'm hoping that at least he improved his golf game. We certainly paid enough for it.

He didn't improve his golf game. You know perfectly well what he was doing on those golf outings, and it didn't have much to do with golf.

20 posted on 10/30/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Right Wing Assault

OMG! Heheh, fits the narrative perfectly!


21 posted on 10/30/2012 8:07:49 PM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: markomalley
“He’s not as good as he thinks he is.”

22 posted on 10/30/2012 8:09:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: doc1019

Barry has done a good job of running the country...into the ground!


23 posted on 10/30/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Now that is clever, RWA! Well done. You have me chuckling out loud.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 8:45:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: markomalley

Actually, I thought he went both ways.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:58:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: onyx

Nice pic of HomoBama!! Too funny!


26 posted on 10/30/2012 9:16:00 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: CORedneck

I’d still love to see B. Hussein vs. Sarah Palin one-on-one. Palin would skunk him.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 9:22:20 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

***spewing****

Roflmbo!!!


28 posted on 10/30/2012 9:23:58 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: markomalley
He made Reggie Love, Duke’s former star captain, his “body man” on the campaign trail.

Uh-huh.... *shudder*

29 posted on 10/30/2012 9:26:54 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
LOL. I like the baseball homo-pics better. The ones in his Mom-jeans...LOL.

30 posted on 10/30/2012 9:54:56 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: All

The "tough guy" he hides...LOL

31 posted on 10/30/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: markomalley

Now Lincoln, he really could use an ax, although he never had to fight vampires. In Springfield, he chopped his own firewood. He liked to show off by holding a doubleblade ax at the end of its handle with his arm extended to the level of his shoulder. Try that sometime. He was about age 50 at the time. Reminding me of another story. Washington had a parlor tricjed he showed at the Raleigh Tavern: He would crack a walnut between his thumb and forefinger. Even John Quincy Adams, probably the most sophisticated of all our presidents, once was invited for a tree-planting in Washington. He tried to break the ground with a dinky little silver shovel. Didn’t work, Asked a workman for a real shovel, took off his dress coat, and began attacking the ground with the expertise of a working farmer. Once he had made a hole deep enough for the young tree, he turned the spade over to the workman, and put his coat back on. The onlookers cheered him wildly, but, alas, he did not acknowledge their plaudits. He was as cold as Mr. Obama, but would not stoop to conquer.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:33 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: onyx

LOL! Anyone have the picture of him with his busted up lip looking out the window?? It was PITIFUL! He looked like a child!


33 posted on 10/31/2012 12:56:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: doc1019

he’s not “black” — just a faker. Half white, raised by his white mother and grandmother then with his Indonesian dad. He’s not “black”


34 posted on 10/31/2012 1:24:07 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: markomalley

Who busted his lip??? Michelle??


35 posted on 10/31/2012 6:44:40 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: onyx

LOL!!


36 posted on 10/31/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Right Wing Assault

Let’s not forget his self-proclaimed ‘Special Olympics’ bowling exhibition when he scored a total of 37!


37 posted on 10/31/2012 9:29:53 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: Ann Archy

Couldn't find the window pic, but he looks pretty weird here.

Ooh, ooh! Is this it?

38 posted on 10/31/2012 5:44:01 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

LOL!!! THAT”S THE ONE!!! He looks like a CHILD! oops...he IS a child.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 2:28:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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