Thursday, January 29, 2009

How Obama Can Piss Off DC Urreah Residents: Exhibit A.

There's some stuff you just don't call folks in The DC Metro Urreah. Country. Backwards. Baltimoreans. And worst of all, Bama. That's a word that's liable to get you two-pieced.

As Barack Obama settles into non-Federal DC, there's some other stuff he might wanna learn. Namely, don't call bamas DMV residents "soft".
At a meeting in the Roosevelt Room with business leaders to discuss the economy, President Obama asked to make an unrelated comment -- on the weather.

"My children's school was canceled today, because of what? Some ice," Obama said, and all at the table started laughing.

"As my children pointed out, in Chicago school is never canceled," he continued. He said that in their old hometown, "you'd go outside for recess in weather like this. You wouldn't even stay indoors."

The President said he would have to bring "some flinty Chicago toughness" to Washington.

Asked if he was calling Washingtonians wimps, Obama responded: "I'm saying that when it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things."
Flinty Chicago toughness? WTF?!?

I too hate it when people complain about the weather, but it's all relative. One flake in NC and all the milk is sold out. Last Winter when I was in the Twin Cities, they scoffed at Chicago weather. I'm sure folks in Canada laugh at all Midwesterners. But for a President to openly pick at the character and toughness of his new hometown is not a good look.

Just in case you're wondering why this is such a big deal, you kinda have to see and hear the video to get the full context.

The sarcasm is literally dripping from this dude. On the 6:00 News, Jim Vance looked like he was gonna put a hit out on this cat, he was so pissed. I can only imagine the reaction in barbershops from Good Hope Road to Uptown.

And for the record DC Public Schools were wide open.[1] It's the ObamaKids' $30k/year private school that was closed. Of course, his kids don't have to sit at icy bus stops, brave slippery sidewalks to make it to the train, worry about the inevitable school bus pileups (there were lots of them in the Urreah today), or finding alternative childcare.

Barack needs to chase that arugula breakfast burrito with a nice cold can of STFU.

Dude was off to a good start with that Ben's Chili Bowl photo op, but he lost me with this one.

What's next? Jonin' on Mambo Sauce? Trying to ban go-go music? Announcing the closure of all Yum's curryouts? Getting rid of the word "Young"? Taking back The Big Chair?

President Negro please.[2]

If you don't like DC, take your beige ass back to Chicago, Joe. I hear the weather's just fine there this time of year.

Question (for those in the DC Urreah or Chi-Town only): Was this a bad look? Has this bama kirked out from all the power? Is he trying to carry us to get a few laughs from the media? Could someone open a Harold's Chicken in Southeast?

Obama Braves The Cold Without A Coat, Demonstrates "Flinty Chicago Toughness" [HuffPost] WITH VIDEO

[1] Score one for Fenty. I know he's on Obama's jock for voting rights, but he had a nice lil' retort for this one.

[2] Before you get all worked up, yeah, this post is jive tongue in cheek. Sorta.

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