Did You Know...

   

Obama promotes latest infrastructure stimulus proposal by offering up plenty of bricks at Easter Egg Roll shootaround

Share
By Doug Powers  •  April 1, 2013 05:05 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

We’re often told that President Obama is a good basketball player, so that must mean this performance was instead designed to promote the administration’s $21 billion stimulus proposal for infrastructure. After all, when you’re trying to get everybody on board your latest plan re-build America from the ground up, get their minds on bricks:

And then it began. A series of painful misses and air balls.

After six more failed free throws, Obama traded balls. After 10 misses, he moved in closer. After 11, he tried a few layups.

After the president missed 13 shots in a row from various distances, 10-year old Kahron Campbell stepped in to help.

Campbell made the layup on his first try.

Then, finally, on his 18th attempt of the morning, the president made his layup.

“He couldn’t make one. I had to help him out,” Campbell later told pool reporters (off-camera).

Obama tried several more outside shots, finally hitting from the baseline on his 22nd total attempt, before leaving the court.

Obama’s nine percent shooting performance explained:

“The president doesn’t get to practice probably as much as he’d like to,” Carney said.

If somebody would put in a basketball court on the golf course maybe we could solve this problem. But I’m surprised and a little disappointed that Carney didn’t think of the “brick/infrastructure” excuse.

Roll tape on the Brick-O-Tron:

Layup GIF by way of Weasel Zippers and sponsored by Solyndra and the Affordable Care Act:

null

The White House later had Reggie Love’s replacement as Obama’s right hand man, Billy Hoyle, check the hoop specs and it turned out the problem wasn’t with the president’s shot — there were issues with the basket (language warning).

Related: Not One More Peep About Those Missed Shots

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Barack Obama

Taxpayer-funded astroturf: NYC Health Dept staffers encouraged to join immigration protest during work hours

June 24, 2016 09:18 PM by Doug Powers

deblasio

Unfortunately there’s no amnesty from the BS

In the best of hands: AG Loretta Lynch travels to Orlando in search of terrorist’s motive, comes up empty

June 21, 2016 03:13 PM by Doug Powers

lynchmotive

Uh huh

Of course: Obama admin releasing Orlando terrorist call transcripts, with certain ‘edits’; Update: Backpedal alert!

June 20, 2016 06:55 AM by Doug Powers

obamalynch

Redacted, for YOUR protection

Yosemite Nat’l Park hosts climate change lecture from Smoggy the Bear; Vin Scully not feeling the Bern (Open thread)

June 19, 2016 09:14 AM by Doug Powers

obamacopter

Hypocrisy Landing

Shorter Obama in Orlando: Good thing nobody else at the club had a gun or it could have been a lot worse

June 16, 2016 10:04 PM by Doug Powers

obamasqueeze

Really?


Categories: Guns, Barack Obama, Democrats, Joe Biden

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook