Who’s messing with Obama’s mind?

January 17, 2009

Okay, staff, we’re all new to the Obama presidential team, but we CANNOT have a repeat of what just happened!

Do you KNOW what the president-elect DID today? He toured a fricking fastener factory, in OHIO! He even put on big plastic goggles and EXAMINED a BOLT, like it was interesting or something!

This leads me to ask, has NOBODY told him the election is over and he won? Bill? Mary? Pete? Linda? Nobody? You’d think he’d have read it in the newspaper!

Well that explains a lot about today’s trip, and why he said he’s looking forward to Tuesday’s DEBATE! We’re gonna have to grab him and break the news as soon as we see him.

This is SO embarrassing! The man held up a presentation BOLT for photographs, for Lord’s sake!

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Above: President-elect Barack Obama holds up a bolt that was presented to him after a tour of Cardinal Fasteners in Bedford Heights, Ohio, January 16, 2009.

Below: Obama and Cardinal Fasteners President John Grabner examine a bolt during a tour of the factory.

REUTERS photos by Jim Young

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I think it is possible that Obama is drinking a lot of water with fluoride….hehehe

Posted by tareca | Report as abusive

Why not get down to the nuts and bolts of it all? Finally, someone who is real :) Go Mr. President Elect !

Posted by flynncat | Report as abusive

“Nobody told him.”Like duh. Didn’t you know he dropped his Blackberry? He’s gonna be out of touch until the secret service gets him a new one.

Posted by Me | Report as abusive

Are you above bolts?Do you think your life would be better without bolts?Or with low-quality imported bolts? Every day of your life, it is likely that a high-quality bolt is doing its part to keep you alive. Whether it is preventing your steering column from decoupling with your steering wheel, or keeping your fat a$$ from breaking your desk chair off of its pedestal, every day of your life involves hundreds of invisible interactions with mission-critical fasteners.This used to be a nation of proud industrialists. My grandfather worked in an open-hearth steel mill all through the great depression. My father saw the fall of American Steel, and worked his ass off to save his family from the ruin that surrounded us.I, for one, am proud that high-quality bolts are being made in America, and I will be sure to direct all of my future fastener purchases to our neighbors at Cardinal Fasteners in Bedford, Ohio.

Posted by shua | Report as abusive

This just shows that he is a tool, just like the rest and will only get this country in worse shape Soon he will invite Somali pirates to help drink 2000.00 dollar bottles of wine with our tax money. This is only the beginning folks this will be the biggest gaffe in our history if you think that what was happening was bad you haven’t seen nothing yet!

Posted by Toby | Report as abusive

You mean we still MANUFACTURE something in the U.S.? No wonder he stopped to see it!

Posted by David L. | Report as abusive

Wow. You really have nothing better to worry about than this? You must be some of the few, the proud, the ignorant, that supported the last President of these United States. Enjoy your wallowing!

Posted by Kyle | Report as abusive

Wow Bob, you’ve got some people worked up here. Shua thinks you’re a boltophobe. I think Shua has a fastener fetish.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

I can’t help it, Tim. I firmly believe everything that’s wrong with this country can be traced back to bolts.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Everything BHO says proves that he is mentally deranged. He is suffering from the mental disorder of liberalism.

Posted by Daniel | Report as abusive

I think he should save that bolt and when he sees Hillary at their next meeting he should ask her if it fell out of her neck.By the way, all of you that have commented about your hurt feelings over this gentle effort to tweak the President-elect, you’re all in for a lot of pain if you can’t handle something like this little jab. I do hope Obama (or anyone) experiences anything like Bush Derangement Syndrome again because that sort of insane hatred just hurts the country. But you do have to realize that all Presidents will be lampooned while in office no matter who they are or what they do.

Posted by tfhr | Report as abusive

Maybe, its not so much about the bolt but what industries actually can make it in the US. We need to have manufacturing here not overseas. Sorry but I really have no desire to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. And I do have a graduate degree a lot of good that does has done for me in the last 10 years. I have decided I would rather be healthy than wealthy.

Posted by Sue | Report as abusive

I think the point of the Oddly Enough post was to show that Obama isn’t campaigning anymore, and yet he’s STILL talking to people, STILL dealing with ordinary folks, STILL trying to make connections, even though he doesn’t HAVE to do it, seeing as he’s already won. The point is, HE’S A GOOD GUY, HE CARES ABOUT WORKING PEOPLE and AMERICAN PRODUCTS! For those of you who didn’t get that, you obviously are going to have a miserable four years with your blinders on, seeing things only the way you want to see them — 100% negative.

Posted by Gillian in Portland | Report as abusive

I hope the bolt company makes less than 250 k a year it would be a pity for those jobs to go overseas when their taxes go up

Posted by manny | Report as abusive

We’re all going to get screwed and that’s a big one.

Posted by Jim | Report as abusive

I dunno why create a hype of nothing when hugge amounts of $$’s are being spent unnecessarily in inaugurations and celebrations etc in an already falling economy that will prove how much is everyones worth this year onwards.We do not know whether someone will turn out to be a devil once they reach the oval office. It seems to be happening quite often recently. let the man sit in his chair and do some work and then judge if he is good or not.If he is interested in a dud bolt then i am sure he is a good actor. I would be inquisitive too to some extent to know were the damn thing will get pushed into, but not hold one and take a pic unless he is promoting it.wonder if there is kickback there…

Posted by suraj | Report as abusive

[…] bolt?? I think a Screw would be more appropriate Oddly Enough

Posted by A bolt?? – INGunOwners | Report as abusive

Obviously you have not been made aware of $15 Billion bolt bailout program now before the Senate.

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

We go directly from a screwy president to a nuts and bolts president. Finally!

Posted by dwoody | Report as abusive

Look, a DOLT holding a BOLT!!!!

Posted by Audrey | Report as abusive

He has to return campaign favors to his croney’s (mafia) who probably own that fastener factory… It’s all very clear if you look at his buddy list in Chicago.Only my opinions…

Posted by lyle | Report as abusive

Did you all miss, or just ignore, the comment made above that Obama said he was “looking forward to next Tuesday’s DEBATE!”? Is that a “Bushism” or a “Bidenism”? It sounds like a Bidenism to me…i.e. Don’t know where he is, what day it is, what month it is….. He’d better wake up before Tuesday because there is no debate. It’s REALITY check time.

Posted by Larry Cumbie | Report as abusive

i don’t know… that’s what you need in the US to get the economy back in order, no? production?and hey, it beats this:http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008  /11/21/article-1088266-028D4C40000005DC -59_468x333.jpg

Posted by Harry | Report as abusive

Its a democrat thing. Obama is looking at bolts…Clinton was always looking for a good screw…Go figure

Posted by David | Report as abusive

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Posted by The winner is, a stupid gadget! | Report as abusive

Yes, a real down to earth president that cares about the economy and thinks there are still debates to be had after the election (I am sure there will be, between him and the conservatives). So he cares but is deranged. He wants to help but is one card short of a deck. He feels for the american people but cant remember what month it is. Go President Obama! (and someone said this was a change from the last one, ha!)

Posted by Dominic | Report as abusive