Good Grief, Obama Refers to Himself as the “Gipper” in Farewell Address to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs



Today at the White House during Press Secretary Robert Gibbs final press briefing President Obama recounted a  tie story from the 2004 Democratic National Convention and then did the unthinkable, referred to himself as the “Gipper”. UNREAL. This president will stop at nothing to try and draw parallels to Ronald Wilson Reagan when there are none. Sadly and predictably. Obama screwed up the quote.

Yes Barack, Its called a football.

From Real Clear Politics (VIDEO)

“And then somebody — I don’t remember who it was — turned and said, ‘You know what? What about Gibbs’ tie? What about Gibbs’ tie? That might look good.’ And, frankly, Robert didn’t want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that’s the tie that I wore at the national convention.”

Attention President Obama, below is Ronald Reagan as George “the Gipper” Gipp. Something you would never even be able to comprehend what is meant by, “win one for the Gipper”. Obama’s reference was “take one for the Gipper”. Obviously not understanding one iota what the saying means at all, yet in his neverending  attempt to draw comparisons to Reagan, and failing miserably.

I’ve got to go, Rock. It’s all right. I’m not afraid. Some time, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper. I don’t know where I’ll be then, Rock. But I’ll know about it, and I’ll be happy.

Win One for the Gipper … Obama might want to watch the VIDEO and learn.


More from The Hill of Obama’s farewell to Gibbs.

Gibbs’s last day came the same day Hosni Mubarak departed as president of Egypt.

“Obviously, Gibbs’s departure is not the biggest one today,” Obama joked.

Gibbs kidded that he will “miss boring days like this at the White House.”

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Good Grief, Obama Refers to Himself as the “Gipper” in Farewell Address to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs”

    1. southernsue on February 12th, 2011 7:02 am

      please go away. i can’t stand this man. ok GOD, we get it, now please take this plague, demonrats, away.

    2. barbreee on February 12th, 2011 11:07 am

      And what’s that reference to being in a foxhole? He was never in the military.

    3. Pat in Alabama on February 12th, 2011 11:48 am

      Maybe he is just referring to being too helpless to do anything to help his situation. A bit of a Freudian slip… Obama needs someone to pickup the ball and run the game.

    4. Scared Monkeys on February 12th, 2011 1:09 pm

      Take one for the Gipper???

      Cann this president get anything right! Dude, it’s win one for the Gipper and the phrase is meant to be a selfless, inspiring act, not a punchline.

    5. barbreee on February 12th, 2011 1:48 pm

      I’ll be glad to see Gibbs go. He was a wimp. Every word out of his mouth began with “I think”, and what followed was mush. He never manned up.

    6. celebs4truth on February 12th, 2011 4:35 pm

      LMAO! Obama will say anything to propagandize for his failing, illegitimate presidency! I mean, in all seriousness, we’re not even sure if he’s actually qualified to be President of the United States in the first place! …have any of you actually seen his real, original, long form birth certificate? Didn’t think so! Why was his very first order of business as sitting President to seal all of his personal records? (ie, foreign college aid) HELLO! And if the document Chris Matthews held up one day to propagandize for a lie was actually some sort of proof…why did the new Hawaii Governor Abercrombie make it a point to uncover the REAL birth certificate…which he eventually had to admit a couple weeks ago that he couldn’t find it! Am I in the twilight zone here? What the hell is wrong with all you brainwashed truth haters?

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