Skip to comments.Some Turks call foul over Obama-Erdogan bat photo
Posted on 08/03/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A photograph of U.S. President Barack Obama holding a baseball bat while talking on the phone to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan was intended to show their close relationship, a White House spokeswoman said, after the photo caused a stir in Turkey.
The two leaders spoke on Monday to discuss the crisis in Syria, after which the photograph of Obama seated at his desk, talking on the phone while holding a bat autographed by black-American baseball great Hank Aaron, was released by the White House.
"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country," Metin Lutfi Baydar, a lawmaker with Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), said in a statement.
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Husseins is the kind of guy who never hits anything past the infield and always gets picked last.
What a gaffe that is. What an idiot.
the guy is totally classless...and show NO respect for the office he holds...
I pray daily Americans will wake up and vote this guy back to Africa...
Is there a country on earth that Obama hasn’t pissed off?
Everything this guy touches or does turns to...instant shiite.
Thank you Reuters for focusing on the color of one's skin. I guess that somehow makes the bat more important? For cryin' out loud, we know who Hank Aaron is and what he accomplished and THAT had nothing to do with the spectrum.
Ah so. batway bob to the rescue of obegone.
the bat was a reply to sarah palin who had said the day before on Greta...”sometimes you’re the louisville slugger, baby...and sometimes you’re the ball”. Does the white house excuse for the bat make sense? No it doesn’t! It was a childish response to Sarah Palin!
LOL! Got me on that one, but the year is young. ;-)
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Gives a whole new meaning to moonbat, don’t it?
To call this man a moron, would be unfair to morons....
This begs the question, what is Obama afraid of that requires him to keep bat in-hand while in his temporary office?
Good grief, he looks like he’s never sat in a grown up’s chair before.
No wonder the photographer told him to hold the bat to try to put some measure of gravitas in the picture.
I can see how it could be misunderstood. It was an incredibly stupid move by his press secretary, who is an incredibly stupid person.
Why would this idiot even have a bat? Is he trying to look manly? As far as I know the only time he ever showed up on a diamond was when he was wearing his mom jeans threw the poor, very poorly, BTW, that one time. My point is: What’s his point in holding the bat? Why is it in his office? Uses it for a fly swatter or what?
She’s inside his wheelhouse, isn’t she?
I clicked on this thread expecting to see a picture of Michelle.
You are missing his point. He is pretending to be Tom Cruise’s character in “A Few Good Men”. The guy is one big pretender! I’m sure after he watches a Rocky movie he runs to his bedroom and punches his pillow in slow motion. And when Star Trek playing on movie night at the WH, him and Jay Carney run around with foam Spock ears on, giving each other the dreaded “Vulcan taint pinch”.
Zer0 should’a been holding a big piece of Moon Rock.
It is the reason Obama was holding it and not a Babe Ruth bat, though.
“Thank you Reuters for focusing on the color of one’s skin. I guess that somehow makes the bat more important? For cryin’ out loud, we know who Hank Aaron is and what he accomplished and THAT had nothing to do with the spectrum.”
What kind of s#$%$ would be stirred up if Reuters printed, something about “that great White American baseball figure, Babe Ruth”?
But, back to the subject, if I was a Turk, I’d be very offended. Maybe Hillary pulled out all of the adult supervision from the place. Or, more likely, they were tossed out.
Don’t worry Turks.
The guy’s a sissy who would swing late, over swing and then chop the bat to the ground.....and then he would bring his hand to shield it from the sun as he wonders where the ball went, as if it would go very far if he ever connected.
If this was a GOP prez we would have treated to a rant by a
TV shrink waxing analytic about how the US leader is so insecure
he is compelled to resort to manipulating a phalanx-like prop
while on the phone to a fellow leader to compensate for his own
percieved inadequacies, a sex/power dynamic.
Gadzooks! What planet are Obama's minions on? Yes, campers... you cannot make this stuff up!