Obama: “I Can Do Any Job Better Than the People I Hire to Do It”

You can’t make this up…
The Arrogant One told his top staffers that he could do any job better than the people he hired to do it.

He’s Mr. Wonderful.

Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot reported:

Obama had always had a high estimation of his ability to cast and run his operation. When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with him in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said. “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.” Obama said nearly the same thing to Patrick Gaspard, whom he hired to be the campaign’s political director. “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

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  • FurryGuy

    Barry finally admits the entirety of his knowledge is campaigning and running for election.

    Well, DUH!

  • The dog he ate was better than O’Bumbles at everything.

  • Jimmy

    Well, heck, Barry, then get to it.

  • FurryGuy

    Barry is just so darn humble.


  • GrayRider


  • Sageinmn

    That explains why he hires idiots.

  • Missy USA

    I’ll bet you a buck if I handed him my tools and said “go get’em tiger” he’d be on his knees crying in 20 minutes, clueless gasbag.

  • bobdog

    I can’t improve on #1.

  • Skinner

    I have a better President on order for November

  • So he thinks he can do the jobs of his campaign people better than they can? Then he doesn’t need all the millions of dollars he gave Solyndra to the tune of 534 million dollars that the owners of that company will give back to Obama in campaign funds to pay all these people Obama can do better. So if he just did what he claims he can do better why doesn’t he save the American tax payer all the billions of dollars he has given his cronies and supporters since he’s been President and that includes the trillion dollars he has given his supporters with his failed Stimulus money? If he can do the jobs of all his campaigners better than they can do it then does that mean if he took over his own campaign we wouldn’t have to listen to his campaign manager on TV telling us his lies about Obama? Axlerod? Just get rid of all these lame brains and spare us the time and money HIS campaign seems to be costing us now.

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  • bg


    Obama et al need to stfu and listen up..

    as do we..

    scroll for a bit more here..


  • Mr Pink

    What a dog eating douche tool. The one thing I think we can agree he does better than anyone else is suck c@&k.

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  • George

    And to think we will have to put up with this a**hole for another four years.

  • bg


    Mr Pink #13 April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    what’s that GP used to say all the time “keep it classy libs”..

    ergo, speak for yourself..


  • bg


    well, he sure made that as
    clear as Joanne oft stated:

    “Narcissist in Chief”


  • Tim in Cali


    On Rush’s show earlier today..he mentioned that Obama, in his speech at UNC Chapell Hill, talked about how tuition (interrest rates) at college will double,if congress doesn’t act now..Sandra Fluke tweeeted the EXACT SAME THING just a minutes before…I would love to see the timeline,and how close they match up….very interesting…

  • mike191

    A pathogen ,with hubris on steroids, is in reality, a bad dream that turned this Nation into a nightmare ,under his watch.”…I have a gift Harry… ” is just a tiny, small person whose gift for the American People is a Dantean Hell ride with no exit.

  • Hugh

    Cuckoo. Totally nuts, delusional.

  • FurryGuy

    #18 April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    Tim in Cali commented:

    Manufacturing another “crisis” that only the Dems can solve, forget that their policies are what created the mess in the first place.

    After being shown such evidence anyone who can deny that Fluke is a Leftist operative operating on orders from the Dems needs to be laughed at, heartily. A bit of public ridicule works wonders.

  • Tim in Cali

    It’s no wonder that Mooshelle looks like crap all the time. She can’t get any mirrow time with Barry admiring himself…all day…everyday…24/7/365

  • bg
  • Bob

    The most succesfull people will tell you a major reason for their success is hiring people smarter than they are to perform the various functions required to run the business. Put another way if your the smartest one at every job then don’t expect to be a very successful executive. But then you can always blame your failure on the idiots you hired.

  • whit seven

    A lot of people who haven’t done much think they’re really good at things.

  • 1RedBeard

    Obama is not incompetent; he knows just exactly how to wreck the country. But he is most assuredly unbalanced. Extreme narcissism and a god complex do not a good president make.

  • StrangernFiction


  • dba…vagabond trader

    Cannot wait for our job in November===taking out the garbage at 1600.

  • NorthernX

    The effects of Affirmative Action…

  • Tim in Cali

    #21 Furry Guy

    “Manufacturing” is correct…The Dems controlled congress ’07 when they passed this (tuition %) bill..just so it kicks in during 2012 (election year) and try to blame the GOP

    My ???..Will the GOP fight back..

  • 1RedBeard

    Bob, that’s spot on. The first thing a good executive learns is that his primary job is accomplishing tasks through other people.

  • subsonic

    Geez, and I thought Carter was a micromanager. Bob’s right, it’s what made Reagan a great CIC, he delegated authority extremely well.

  • Stonedome

    Egomaniac, plain and simple…why does he kiss foreign leaders a$$es then?

  • Stonedome

    Thank God he can’t clone himself!

  • squeaky

    [Some investigators have even speculated that “successful psychopaths”—those who attain prominent positions in society—may be overrepresented in certain occupations, such as politics, business and entertainment. Yet the scientific evidence for this intriguing conjecture is preliminary] ouch! might explain hollywood.

  • BurmaShave

    A crushing defeat would be the best thing that could ever happen for this arrogant jerk, to say nothing about the nation.

  • Buffalobob

    Don’t be too hard on the one. Today he did say that the SS were knuckleheads. Well maybe not all of them. However.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Can you kiss your own ass, Obama?

    Well, then. There you go.

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  • olm

    Obama is a freak.

    He really is.

  • Jerry C

    Lying Usurper-in-Thief POS

    He has lowered my expectations of him consistently over the last 3 1/2 years and yet, amazingly he is still able to lower it again & again with every word that proceeds out of his mouth. How low can you go? Obviously, the LUITPOS has not reached bottom since it’s the bottomless pit.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.”
    That bit of personal history pretty much spells out the past, present and future threat to every man, woman and child in this Country.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    I’m the most humble m’fer in the WORLD!!! I have awards for humility. Someday I’ll show you my trophy room, full of humility trophies! And pictures of me! Ain’t NOBODY more humble than yours truly.

  • west1890

    Would be laughable if it weren’t so symptomatic of mental illness. He’s dangerous and I fear we are now going to see how really dangerous he is. At this point, when he feels his seat of omnipotence may be ripped away in November, he will do ANYTHING TO ANYONE. Be afraid, be very, very afraid.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Under water grottos, caverns
    Filled with apes
    That eat figs.
    Stepping on the figs
    That the apes
    Eat, they crunch.
    The apes howl, bare
    Their fangs, dance,
    Tumble in the
    Rushing water,
    Musty, wet pelts
    Glistening in the blue.
    — Barky O’F’kstick.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I meant:

    — Barky O’F’kstick, Grandmaster Poet

  • Dwayne the canoe guy

    He’s a better speechwriter than his speechwriters? I say prove it! Stay off the golf course and write a speech.

    But, it’s the government-think, hire more people to waste time and energy.

  • SacTownMan

    Hey Barry! I know you think your crap doesn’t stink but guess what? Your farts give you away

    What a self serving douche bag. The POS POTUS!!!!!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said.

    Why even hire people then?

    I’m willing to bet that his private opinion of his staffers at the outset was that of the kind that elite contempt typically have for the peons.

  • FurryGuy

    #49 April 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque commented:

    Without peons who could Barry blame when he mucks things up? Surely he can’t be expected to take responsibility for what he does.

    Too bad for Barry his and the Dem’s constant refrain of “Bush’s Fault!” is no longer working.

  • Dylan

    He meant to say — I am a better speechwriter than my teleprompter.

    Where is the nearest barf bag?

  • mcc

    “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him.

    And, Barry, tell us…oh, please do: you’re a vastly better autobiographer than any autobiographer! Why, it’s even been proven!

    We’d thrill to hear those words…as would a certain Billy.

    “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.”

    Oh, of course! No doubt about it!

    Well, little fella…this has been really comforting, hasn’t it? You must be feeling so much better about yourself, hmmm?

  • bg


    Obama is King of the UNiverse : aka : New World Order..
    of which, among other elites, one can thank a Rockefeller..


  • sclemens

    This is what happens when you surround yourself with people who demand too little of you and who celebrate your every action no matter how mediocre. It spawns pathological narcissism and Obama is the poster child.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Obama, with this, has reached a new plateau in his apparent desire to attain infamy.

    Hitler, Stalin, and Mao?

    To Obama, theirs are the records to beat.

  • Joanne

    If he actually thought he could do better, he would do better, but he doesn’t – he plays golf.

  • Redwine

    This narcissist, this pompous, self-aggrandizing sociopath is as honest about his talents as those styrofoam pillars at his “coronation” as candidate at the 2008 DNC convention were genuine replicas of marble Greek Doric columns.

    As far as we’ve seen so far, everything he touches turns to crap.

  • Joanne

    If he actually thought he could do better, he would do better, but he doesn’t – he plays golf and not very well.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Of all the things I can’t stand about this punk, his sheer arrogance tops the list.

    What an ass.

  • Freddy

    Actually, this explains Obama in a very direct and understandable way.

    Obama is a type B personality. Which is why he is so poor at government executive work.

    Obama as a Type B is likely to be at total odds with all of the military commanders.

    Obama as a Type B will not knowingly/willingly hire a Type A for any direct reporting position. No doubt, this is why his cabinet is so useless.

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  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    Perhaps it’s that Mad Dog disease decimating his gray matter.

  • DavidD

    Maybe he should try being his own dental hygienist, his own dentist, his own optometrist, his own proctologist, his own surgeon, etc. etc. etc.

  • StrangernFiction

    #45 April 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    Think the Romney campaign will use that? LOL

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #63 DavidD

    I’m sure he could be his own proctologist — given where his head is most of the time.


  • RS

    If only he could rid himself of this false modesty, he would be perfect.

    I wonder what the Romney’s will do with all those new mirrors Obama’s had installed in the White House?

  • CommieJuice

    I’m sure he can play dogcatcher better than anyone in his regime! I also bet Barack is on the same skill level as his Safe School Czar, Kevin Jennings. They probably share the same values in kids, especially young boys.

  • GW

    …and we were all afraid of what Hilary would have done to this country. At least that chameleon hag would have issued several polls to find out what her party and the country wanted before she tried to shove it down everyone’s throats.

    …and we thought we were getting the lesser of the two evils.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    Gee GSA, GUN runner, Secret Service, 17 vacations……..wow they are so classy…how he walks..loops..loops…racist slob

    just go get out…so we can forget what a big mess was there!

  • ahem

    Lovitz is right.

  • CV1

    His comments are very typical of an inexperienced manager. If he had experience, he could not possibly feel this way.

    Even after 3.5 yeras, he’s still a rookie.

  • Earthmover

    Not that it matters but he always tries to act like he’s so athletic when he’s on the
    stairs of AirForce One. Have you seen him throw a baseball? Have you seen him roll
    a bowling ball? OMG! He bowled a 37 ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I could do that with
    my foot.

  • I wouldn’t hire this POS to rake leaves.

  • I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” This from a man who can’t put two sentences together with-out the help of a teleprompter….

  • tommy mc donnell

    “i know more about policies on any particular issue then my policy directors,” this from one of the least informed presidents in history, if he isn’t reading it off a teleprompter he doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about.

  • Can’t pick his nose and walk at the same time…….

    That picture is worth a thousand words…My first thought would be ” Barney slow down, go easy on me”…….

  • BurmaShave

    This is Obama’s charming indirect way of saying that he has hired a bunch of complete nincompoops — not to mention tax cheats — to help him run the country [into the ground].

  • bg


    BHO: An Epic Pretender — Redux

    [Pursuant to honesty, he has broken his campaign promises, primary
    of which was his repeated promise that families making less than
    $250,000 a year would see no form of tax increase. He broke his pledge
    of transparency from his first week in office, and everyone remembers
    his promise to hold legislation hearings on C-SPAN. Constraints of space
    prohibit a complete listing of his lies, but suffice it to say, as did Richard
    Baehr, “his entire campaign was built on lies” (“Obama’s Campaign Built
    on Lies”; AmericanThinker.com; Oct. 21, 2008).

    The ultimate expose on the radical nature of our 44th president: “The
    Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists
    and Other Anti-American Extremists”

    And the lies continue. Consider that he is spending more money than
    Tiger Woods earns for winning a tournament to keep his records and
    background secret. As I have often said – the only reason people hide
    things is because they have something to hide, and because they are
    liars and cheats – a saying that has been proven true time and time

    Obama’s administrative agenda can hardly be called forward-thinking –
    whether one calls it secular-socialism, progressivism or just plain old
    socialism, it doesn’t work. The world has had over a century of
    examples showing the epic failures of his government model. It is a
    cataclysmic example of economic failure. See “Citizens of Subjects:
    Keynesian Economics” (Lance Fairchok; AmericanThinker.com; May
    18, 2010).

    more @ link & much more here..


  • Patty


    Here, in outline form, is why the pronouncements from President Barack Obama, warning the Supreme Court to not overturn Obamacare. are so chilling:

    1. The President supposedly went to Harvard Law School, graduated from same, was Law Review President of the Harvard Law Review at Harvard Law School. Then he supposedly taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. Those are powerful law schools. Yet he obviously knows little of how the Constitution works if he thinks it would be rare or startling for the Supreme Court to overrule a law passed by Congress.

    Judging whether or not a law is constitutional is precisely, exactly what the Supreme Court does. Passing on the constitutional muster of laws is their job. They do it often with federal laws and with state laws. The Supreme Court overruling legislatures is a commonplace.

    If President Obama does not know this, it’s a mark against Harvard and against the University of Chicago. Mostly, it is a serious mark against President Obama.

    2. If he does not know how the government works under the Constitution, he should not be President.

    3. If he does not know how the Constitution works even in its broadest strokes, what else does he not know?

    He apparently thinks that it’s his job to leave Western Europeans and Americans stripped of missile defense. He apparently thinks it’s his job to unilaterally disarm America. That shows a yawning chasm in what he knows and what he does not know.


  • Patty


    Another subject Mr. Obama thinks he knows about and doesn’t is the oil companies. He hates them. He thinks they are subsidized by the workers in the cotton fields and then they exploit those workers. That is nonsense. Every business, every household, gets some deductions or credits for something. That’s the way the tax code works. The taxpayers are not subsidizing “Big Oil” and “Big Oil” is now a lot smaller than it was twenty years ago. Now, the state players in the major oil producing states are the big boys. But why does Mr. Obama loathe the oil companies in the first place? They provide an essential product at a market price. They do not fix prices. The provide employment to millions and a comfortable way to travel to hundreds of millions. Why does Mr. Obama hate them? Because of a juvenile, City College of New York circa 1937 leftist view of the whole world. Sad. Disturbing. That is a highly anti-American worldview.

    4. Is he really so arrogant that he thinks he can lecture and threaten the Court? This is his second attempt to bully and demean the Court. Is this from arrogance or from foolishness and arrogance? In either case, it is not good.

    This man is getting to scare me. I personally am not terribly alarmed about Obamacare. I am terribly alarmed at a President who knows almost nothing about the Constitution. Meanwhile, who taught him Con Law? Time for some restraint. I actually find Mr. Obama likeable and upbeat most of the time. But in this case, he showed way too much of another side.


  • Patty

    “Obama is also an Alinskyite…. Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project…. Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.” (By Richard Poe, 11-27-07)


  • valerie

    Well, then, we are entitled to hold him responsible for his administration

  • sandy

    I remember in 08 a reporter asked Obama what business experience he had and he said he ran his 1500 person Presidential Campaign. Wonder if he’s trying to revive that old chestnut cause its obvious that what he did run as President sucks big time.

  • ron1903

    If he can`t dazzle you with his BRILLIANCE, then he will baffle you with his BullSh#t! Go Barry.

  • A Gryphon

    He’s clinically out of touch with reality and there is no telling what may happen next!

    Øbama 2Ø12 ABØ

  • It is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The President in my novel suffered from it. It is a condition that develops as a way to compensate for a number of self confidence or abandonment issues. And God knows Obama as them in spades. The guy never had a chance as a kid, being the offspring of a radical trying to make a social point in the early sixties and then ending up flakier than a crescent roll the rest of her life. I feel sorry for the guy and worse for us because somehow that dumb, broken, and deeply unhinged bast**d ended up in charge.

    You think you are having fun now, wait till he gets reelected!

  • Matt

    Not surprised. Listening to Obama speak you can tell he’s full of himself and thinks he walks on water. Pisses me off listening to him so I always change the channel.

  • Patty

    I can keep putting the remote in front of the my face, while closing one eye to hide his face and mute the remote at the same time for four more years.

    But I can still chew gum and walk at the same time. While Obama is trying to get his mojo back, not taking our nation seriously, he is making a bigger fool of himself.

    Arrogant, egotistical and cunning as a con.

  • Dien Cai Dau

    Somehow “arrogant asswipe” just doesn’t seem to get it done….

  • Patty

    Woman spills Yogurt On Obama…Hilarious

    BOULDER, Colo. – President Obama’s unscheduled stop tonight at The Sink Restaurant and Bar, a local watering hole on the University of Colorado campus, turned into a messy affair as he mingled with students and took photos outside.

    A young woman spilled yogurt on the president just as he was wrapping up and about to get back inside his armored black Chevy Suburban.

    The milky substance appeared to hit his pants, prompting the president to begin wiping himself off with a towel handed to him.

    “Getting yogurt on the president, you’ve got a story to tell,” Obama told the lady, according to a pool reporter on scene.

    “I’m very embarrassed,” she replied.

    Obama later made light of the moment in his speech at the campus’ Coors Event Center before a crowd of 10,800 students.

    “A woman got very excited and spilled yogurt on me,” Obama joked. “Or hazardously, she spilled yogurt on the Secret Service. The agent just stood there, looking at her.”


  • Patty


    OT Sorry

  • Patty


    Whooo ah!!!

    Confidants: Secret Service agents contend misbehavior on trips not unprecedented

    {…}“Of course it has happened before” said one agent not implicated in the matter, remarking on the Secret Service’s history of occasionally licentious partying. “This is not the first time. It really only blew up in this case because the [U.S. Embassy] was alerted.”

    In a statement Tuesday, Assistant Director Paul S. Morrissey said the service “is committed to conducting a full, thorough and fair investigation in this matter, and will not hesitate to take appropriate action should any additional information come to light.”

    President Obama, visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, faced questions from late-night host Jimmy Fallon about the quality of the president’s protectors. Obama stressed that the actions of a few should not overshadow the dedication of the agency. {…}


  • Patty

    First Lady Says Election Could Hinge on ‘Few Thousand Folks’ [Urges Husband’s “Core Values”]

    While Michelle Obama did not single out Mitt Romney by name, she exhorted her husband’s Hawkeye State surrogates to emphasize his “core” of values when appealing to voters.

    “All you have to guide you are your values and your vision and your life experiences,” she said. ” In the end when you’re making those impossible choices, it all boils down to who you are and what you stand for — and we all know who my husband is.”


  • Patty



    Core values?, really, what about those trips MO, you can make em ‘PROUD’!! Pathetic.

  • bg


    just please try and remember that Obama is not where he is because of
    anything he’s done per se, he is where he is because the powers that be
    pulling the strings worked hard and long to put him there.. *sigh*


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  • jorgen

    Affirmative-action-success has gone to his head.

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  • Militant Conservative

    My mother says this too…..

    She is bipolar and totally


  • mg4us

    Keep this in mind


    Obama is lazier than people on welfare as they need to go and collect their checks and get them cashed. . he plays golf while his funds are direct deposited.

  • bg



    April 24, 2012

    Libel case against Obama’s ‘gay’ accuser tossed

    [The alleged defamation did not center on Sinclair’s charges of sex and
    drugs with Obama but on Sinclair’s claim in his 2009 book that the Obama
    campaign and top adviser David Axelrod had agreed to pay Parisi $750,000
    to rig the results of a polygraph test.

    Parisi failed to present any evidence that Sinclair’s claim about Axelrod and
    the Obama campaign was false, wrote U.S. District Court Judge Richard J.
    Leon in his Feb. 28 opinion dismissing the case.


    Sinclair’s source of his allegation against Parisi and the Obama campaign
    was an anonymous phone call, but he tried to confirm the information with
    Parisi, who refused to respond, Leon states in his opinion. Also, a Chicago
    Tribune reporter contacted the tipster and affirmed Sinclair’s statement,
    the judge said.]

    bit more more here & here & here..


  • mg4us

    Obama is tax & spend. . or actual SPEND SPEND SPEND. . we just print money and confiscate later.

    Need to see this. . a great economics lesson about redistributing wealth that even Obama should try to understand. . .


  • So that was Barry O. that came up with the line where he has visited 57 states, and has two more to go? Or how he talked about the navy Corps-man? Or maybe how he wished he could speak Austrian? Yep, I guess Barry is so brilliant isn’t he? Barry makes Al Gore look like a brain surgeon.

  • gwhh

    I don’t know what type of complex that is that berry has. God complex, never losted, never been tested, but I think in the end that will be thing that makes him fail this time around. I know more than anyone else!!

  • gwhh


    Shortly before his break-out speech at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, Barack Obama looked out over the crowd and told Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell, “I’m Lebron, baby. I can play on this level. I got game.”

    After watching the speech, Mendell himself looked out over the crowd in wonder and said, “Yes, Indeed. Tonight, Barack, you are LeBron, baby.”

    Somehow “I’m Dirk Nowitzki, baby” doesn’t have the same ring …

    Here’s how Mendell recounted the conversation in “Obama: From Promise to Power,” his 2008 biography of Obama:

    “After Obama and I slipped through a security checkpoint and he momentarily broke free from the entourage, I sidled up to him and told him that he seemed to be impressing many people of influence in this rarefied atmosphere.

    “Obama, his gaze fixed directly ahead, never broke his stride.

    “‘I’m LeBron, baby,’ he replied, referring to LeBron James, the phenomenally talented teenager who at the time was shooting the lights out in the National Basketball Association. ‘I can play on this level. I got some game.’

  • josetoyou

    The epitomy of arrogance and incompetence.