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Eeeewwww! President Obama Picked His Nose During Health Care Summit

Posted on | February 25, 2010 | 46 Comments

Let’s face it: Today’s health-care summit was an unmitigated disaster for Obama even before cameras captured this unfortunate moment with the Booger-Eater-in-Chief. Yuval Levin at National Review:

The Democrats may have thought that simply putting the spotlight on Republicans when the subject is health care would make the GOP look bad. But Republicans so far seem prepared enough and focused enough to avoid that, and to make the Democrats look rather aimless by comparison.

Meanwhile, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life points out a major political drawback of the plan:

“The President’s proposal was a pro-abortion health care plan before today’s meeting and after six hours of political posturing, it’s still a pro-abortion health care plan.
Federal funding for abortion has become the deciding issue in this debate, and yet the issue was raised only briefly today.
Remarkably when Minority Leader Boehner highlighted the abortion funding in the bill, the President did not respond.
This has been his approach to the abortion issue throughout this debate: to evade the question or misrepresent the facts to the American people. Among other anti-life provisions, the President’s plan creates a first-ever ‘abortion tax’ to be paid by individuals participating in the health Exchange. The plan also includes $11 billion dollars of new funding for community health centers, some of which are abortion providers. And yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi today claimed falsely that ‘there is no public funding of abortions in this bill.’
Convening this summit, and broadcasting it on television, does not create truth in advertising. Six hours of contrived dialogue did not change the fact that this elaborate production of political theater was designed to hide the President’s true position on abortion in health care.
There is a very simple reason for this: Abortion is the bill killer.
72% of voters oppose federal funding of abortion. As they work to try to pass the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid will discover that their alliance with the abortion lobby alienates them from the mainstream of American opinion on this issue.”

Some people don’t realize how badly this issue of public funding for abortion hurt Martha Coakley during the Massachusetts Senate campaign. I knew Coakley was doomed after I talked to an elected Democratic official — a Catholic — who told me he was voting for Brown (and his wife did, too).

In order to get liberal support for this plan, Democrats have killed the Stupak amendment (which the Senate never included in its version) and if you think this is merely a minor point, just ask Democrats in Massachusetts. Whatever the number of pro-life Catholic Democratic voters may be, they are a swing constiuency in many states up North, and this issue of public funding for abortion is enough to drive a stake through the heart of President Nose-Picker’s plan.

UPDATE: Here’s video where John Boehner says, “This bill that we have before us, and there was no reference to the issue in your outline, Mr. President, begins for the first time in 30 years allows the taxpayer funding of abortion”:

Nancy Pelosi claims Boehner is giving “the wrong impression” of the bill:

More about how the Obama plan changes policy on abortion.

UPDATE: Linked by Ann Coulter — thanks! And, for anyone who can stand it, No Sheeples has slow-motion video of the executive nose-pick.

UPDATE II: Welcome to the “low road,” Instapundit readers. Please click that video link to No Sheeples Here. It’s hilarious.

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  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    What is it with the Democrats and their boogers these days?
    http://tinyurl.com/yaccyzn

  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    What is it with the Democrats and their boogers these days?
    http://tinyurl.com/yaccyzn

  • http://liberalsmash.blogspot.com/ paul mitchell

    This summit meant as much as the Beer Summit. Plus, we find out that we have a President that is obviously huffing something while he is in meetings. Guh-rate.

    Who elected this imbecile and how did they get out of the straitjacket long enough to pull the lever?

  • http://liberalsmash.blogspot.com/ paul mitchell

    This summit meant as much as the Beer Summit. Plus, we find out that we have a President that is obviously huffing something while he is in meetings. Guh-rate.

    Who elected this imbecile and how did they get out of the straitjacket long enough to pull the lever?

  • http://www.nosheepleshere.blogspot.com No Sheeples Here

    The “Nose Nugget” You Tube legacy moment can be seen here:

    http://nosheepleshere.blogspot.com/2010/02/totally-unnecessary-nugget-from-blair.html

  • http://www.nosheepleshere.blogspot.com No Sheeples Here

    The “Nose Nugget” You Tube legacy moment can be seen here:

    http://nosheepleshere.blogspot.com/2010/02/totally-unnecessary-nugget-from-blair.html

  • http://www.thetraitorsamongus.blogspot.com Thrasymachus

    What’s wrong with this is that if there was no abortion funding in the plan, it would have sailed right through. There is a clear majority for socialism in this country, bedeviled only by minor details.

  • http://www.thetraitorsamongus.blogspot.com Thrasymachus

    What’s wrong with this is that if there was no abortion funding in the plan, it would have sailed right through. There is a clear majority for socialism in this country, bedeviled only by minor details.

  • jstjoan

    At least there was beer at the beer summit. But I did have beer during the summit today.

  • jstjoan

    At least there was beer at the beer summit. But I did have beer during the summit today.

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  • Joe

    $5 the Obama kid eats it.

  • Joe

    $5 the Obama kid eats it.

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  • Joe

    And you thought President Obama was opposed to drilling!

  • Joe

    And you thought President Obama was opposed to drilling!

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  • http://ui2.com Ui2

    Prediction: Harry Reid will take to the Senate floor tomorrow and proclaim nose picking to be a vital part of good health care.

  • http://ui2.com Ui2

    Prediction: Harry Reid will take to the Senate floor tomorrow and proclaim nose picking to be a vital part of good health care.

  • SDN

    Rhinotillexomania

    “Rhinotillexomania, strip mining your way,
    Rhinotillexomania, keeps congestion at bay,
    When other methods fail you, You can’t smell the rose,
    It’s Rhinotillexomania,
    Yeah, Rhinotillexomania,
    It’s Rhinotillexomania, where the digit meets the nose.”

  • SDN

    Rhinotillexomania

    “Rhinotillexomania, strip mining your way,
    Rhinotillexomania, keeps congestion at bay,
    When other methods fail you, You can’t smell the rose,
    It’s Rhinotillexomania,
    Yeah, Rhinotillexomania,
    It’s Rhinotillexomania, where the digit meets the nose.”

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  • young4eyes

    yeah, nothing says “Republican Victory” in the summit by highlighting the nose dig.
    Figures, as once again Republicans got their asses handed to them, and some boogers to boot.
    But hey, all the proof we need to further acknowledge the abject loss Republicans suffered today is the cute( in a 3rd grade kind of way) “boogie-gate”. Hey! I’ve got a new talking point for you: The Health Care Bill has cooties!
    You’ve all been teabagging each other for so long you can’t see what utter douchebags you’ve become.
    Booger jokes…you morons just make it too easy sometimes for us…

  • young4eyes

    yeah, nothing says “Republican Victory” in the summit by highlighting the nose dig.
    Figures, as once again Republicans got their asses handed to them, and some boogers to boot.
    But hey, all the proof we need to further acknowledge the abject loss Republicans suffered today is the cute( in a 3rd grade kind of way) “boogie-gate”. Hey! I’ve got a new talking point for you: The Health Care Bill has cooties!
    You’ve all been teabagging each other for so long you can’t see what utter douchebags you’ve become.
    Booger jokes…you morons just make it too easy sometimes for us…

  • Miss Sharon

    Sracey~ You are so GROSS for screen capping this! BUT you did not pick your nose on national TV as the leader of the free world so Please! let us humiliate this narcissist by spreading this all over the net!!!

    And what he did to Boehner was so flipping condescending I can not hardly bear it. Condescension with a side of bold-face lies.

  • Miss Sharon

    Sracey~ You are so GROSS for screen capping this! BUT you did not pick your nose on national TV as the leader of the free world so Please! let us humiliate this narcissist by spreading this all over the net!!!

    And what he did to Boehner was so flipping condescending I can not hardly bear it. Condescension with a side of bold-face lies.

  • chrisa798

    young4eyes,

    when you spout your cliches, do you do a reality check beforehand? don’t answer, it’s a rhetorical question. check the election results in Mass., NJ, and VA — if you can do that level of research. obamacare is wildly unpopular. at this point it doesn’t matter what obama says — people don’t trust him. we also have a bit of a financial problem, and, to head off your next tirade, yes, the GOP owns a share of the blame for that.

    the vile sexual slur of yours — classy.

    here’s a hint — when you entire post consists of slurs, insults, and unsupported generalizations, you’ve lost.

    you lost.

    to put it in your terms: you’re a douchenozzle.

  • chrisa798

    young4eyes,

    when you spout your cliches, do you do a reality check beforehand? don’t answer, it’s a rhetorical question. check the election results in Mass., NJ, and VA — if you can do that level of research. obamacare is wildly unpopular. at this point it doesn’t matter what obama says — people don’t trust him. we also have a bit of a financial problem, and, to head off your next tirade, yes, the GOP owns a share of the blame for that.

    the vile sexual slur of yours — classy.

    here’s a hint — when you entire post consists of slurs, insults, and unsupported generalizations, you’ve lost.

    you lost.

    to put it in your terms: you’re a douchenozzle.

  • Grimcargo

    It’s all over. boogers and all…Obama proves again to be a chicago punk.

  • Grimcargo

    It’s all over. boogers and all…Obama proves again to be a chicago punk.

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  • http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/ Americaneocon

    American Power tracked-back with, ‘Blair House Reject: No Deal at Health Summit’.

  • http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/ Americaneocon

    American Power tracked-back with, ‘Blair House Reject: No Deal at Health Summit’.

  • Senator Fuller Bull – D

    Booger jokes…you morons just make it too easy sometimes for us…

    ———————-

    This from the side of the aisle obsessed that Sarah Palin wrote on her hand.

    Speaking of obsessions, you really are fixated on “teabagging” aren’t you?

  • Senator Fuller Bull – D

    Booger jokes…you morons just make it too easy sometimes for us…

    ———————-

    This from the side of the aisle obsessed that Sarah Palin wrote on her hand.

    Speaking of obsessions, you really are fixated on “teabagging” aren’t you?

  • Senator Fuller Bull – D

    young4eyes,

    when you spout your cliches, do you do a reality check beforehand? don’t answer, it’s a rhetorical question. check the election results in Mass., NJ, and VA — if you can do that level of research. obamacare is wildly unpopular. at this point it doesn’t matter what obama says — people don’t trust him. we also have a bit of a financial problem, and, to head off your next tirade, yes, the GOP owns a share of the blame for that.

    the vile sexual slur of yours — classy.

    here’s a hint — when you entire post consists of slurs, insults, and unsupported generalizations, you’ve lost.

    you lost.

    to put it in your terms: you’re a douchenozzle.

    ————————-

    LOL! I’ll take Sarah Palin’s ink rubbing off on my hands during a handshake than Obooger’s bama sticking to my hand.

    By the way, you do know we’re all racists for bringing this up, don’t you? ;-)

  • Senator Fuller Bull – D

    young4eyes,

    when you spout your cliches, do you do a reality check beforehand? don’t answer, it’s a rhetorical question. check the election results in Mass., NJ, and VA — if you can do that level of research. obamacare is wildly unpopular. at this point it doesn’t matter what obama says — people don’t trust him. we also have a bit of a financial problem, and, to head off your next tirade, yes, the GOP owns a share of the blame for that.

    the vile sexual slur of yours — classy.

    here’s a hint — when you entire post consists of slurs, insults, and unsupported generalizations, you’ve lost.

    you lost.

    to put it in your terms: you’re a douchenozzle.

    ————————-

    LOL! I’ll take Sarah Palin’s ink rubbing off on my hands during a handshake than Obooger’s bama sticking to my hand.

    By the way, you do know we’re all racists for bringing this up, don’t you? ;-)

  • Live Free Or Die

    Never let it be said that the Democrats are unable to ‘pick a winner’.

  • Live Free Or Die

    Never let it be said that the Democrats are unable to ‘pick a winner’.

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  • Adam

    786

    1) Hypocrites do all kinds of things behind cameras–when no one is looking. That’s why this world is corrupt.The good are seen as bad and the bad are seen as good. The day when brave men take the stand and say no to all of this will we truly reach the golden age.

    2) His highness, President Obama might be picking his nose in front of millions (which is a natural thing-especially when you have to get that dry, rough booger out), or he might just be itching. Does it matter? Look to your self before judging others. Who knows what kind of illegitimate things you do behind four walls and then you go and show yourself as this so-called “respected” individual.

    3) Since when did mature, clever and knowledgeable people started saying “Ewwwww the President is picking his nose.” These kind of remarks just shows your level of understanding.

    4) You call this small, innocent and natural act as being disgusting but you don’t mind people having sex in public like donkeys? Is that normal to you? Is that democracy to you? If that is “democracy,” then animals have more rights than us and we should completely leave everything that pertains to humans and try to live an animal life (walk on fours and live in jungles). Either you’re human or not. You can’t be both. Choose!

    5) Grow up and focus on more important matters that are corrupting our youth and our world.

  • Adam

    786

    1) Hypocrites do all kinds of things behind cameras–when no one is looking. That’s why this world is corrupt.The good are seen as bad and the bad are seen as good. The day when brave men take the stand and say no to all of this will we truly reach the golden age.

    2) His highness, President Obama might be picking his nose in front of millions (which is a natural thing-especially when you have to get that dry, rough booger out), or he might just be itching. Does it matter? Look to your self before judging others. Who knows what kind of illegitimate things you do behind four walls and then you go and show yourself as this so-called “respected” individual.

    3) Since when did mature, clever and knowledgeable people started saying “Ewwwww the President is picking his nose.” These kind of remarks just shows your level of understanding.

    4) You call this small, innocent and natural act as being disgusting but you don’t mind people having sex in public like donkeys? Is that normal to you? Is that democracy to you? If that is “democracy,” then animals have more rights than us and we should completely leave everything that pertains to humans and try to live an animal life (walk on fours and live in jungles). Either you’re human or not. You can’t be both. Choose!

    5) Grow up and focus on more important matters that are corrupting our youth and our world.

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