How many dumbbells in these pictures?

It is actually the second of these that has high significance. It comes from Mad Magazine which has always been mildly centre-left. It comes out of New York, not prime acreage for conservatives and aimed at 12-14 year old boys who are seldom by then on the right side of politics. For Mad to buy into this is a sign of some very strong shifts going on. People even amongst these elites must be starting to feel Obama’s stupidity and incompetence having an effect. Interesting to see even if too late.

obama pumping iron

obama mad magazine

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47 Responses to How many dumbbells in these pictures?

  1. Joe Goodacre

    Can’t shut down Gitmo with prisoners in it.

    It’s mission accomplished – 5 fewer reasons to keep Gitmo open and a returning soldier who will say how evil America is. That’s called an Obama home run.

    In time the people over there will see him for the flop that he was and I agree that the cover is an interesting new development in the mood turning.

    With his war on CO2, Benghazi, the worst prisoner trade ever and the failure that is Obamacare, pretty soon Republicans will be able to run an ad campaign that the only war Obama can successfully prosecute is one against the US.

  2. JC

    You know Steve I used to thing he was just an idiot, but I’m also starting to think he’s an evil bastard trying to hurt America as much as he can.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    I can’t believe it. He’s using the girls weights.

  4. He’s lifting the weights all wrong. Look how far his elbows are back, and they are jutting out as well. It’s almost like he doesn’t have a trainer, and has never been shown how to do it properly. Surely that can’t be right.

  5. Pete of Perth

    I wonder if they shave their balls.

  6. Tiny Dancer

    He’s a regular visitor to the shrine of man love.

  7. Fisky

    I’m putting this out there now – I think Obama is going to pardon Mumia Abu Jamal on his last day in office.

  8. C.L.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he posthumously pardoned Osama bin Laden.

  9. C.L.

    Good Lord.

    Instapundit links to video of this same gym session:

    http://nypost.com/2014/06/04/obama-pumps-iron-at-hotel-gym/

    LOL. Most half-arsed weights session eveh!

    And that includes mine.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Those weights are about 5kgs each. Michelle sprinkles them on her cereal.

  11. Old School Conservative

    Obama’s gazillion-strong security detail now have strike 2 against them. First the fake interpreter and now a gym junkie. It’s pretty easy to get close to him isn’t it?

  12. JC

    I bet you that 2016, he’s going to be seriously hated by Americans and his poll number will be lower than Bush.

    He’s more despicable than the Lying Slapper.

  13. C.L.

    Old School, I doubt Joe Public was allowed in the gym while he was there.

  14. C.L.

    Actually …

    If no outsiders were in the gym who took the phone footage?

  15. westie woman

    Fisky

    I read something somewhere that Obama can’t pardon Mumia Abu Jamal as he is in prison on a state sentence

    However with Obama’s track record of ignoring the Constitution and any other laws, I’m sure he’ll just go ahead and do it

    He won’t care

  16. Rob MW

    Don’t worry Steve, Obama gave Vlad a black eye with some very harsh words in Poland the other day. He could have ducked across the border red-line and poked his Bald Eagle out to scare Vlad……….. but it was cold which then would have run the risk of Vlad packing-up laughing instead, so the harsh words from the other side of the border red line became the better part of very brave diplomacy.

  17. Baldrick

    If Islamic terrorists weren’t inspired before to kidnap or capture American soldiers … they sure are now.
    Just a few more and Gitmo will be empty.

  18. Cold-Hands

    He’s lifting the weights all wrong. Look how far his elbows are back, and they are jutting out as well.

    Bust-firming exercises…

  19. rickw

    Affirmative action at work, the guy never got told he was doing it all wrong, ever!

  20. Robert Blair

    IT, Tiny Dancer, RobMW:

    Lot of homo-erotic commentary there. Joe Goodacre should be catching up soon.

  21. sabrina

    These decisions are not made single-handedly by a President or the Defence Chief, even though they are ultimately responsible. Most likely, the Amrican’s perceived more intelligence gain by having him back alive. As for these five talibans, it will be interesting to see if they have been neutralised, after 10 years.
    Economics is the right domain for Steve to express well considered views.

  22. Roger

    Not only does he do girly weights, he borrowed his prisoner swap idea from Julia Gillard.

  23. ar

    Expect a Putin video benching 150kgs…

  24. Greigoz

    Even the Democrats know he’s now a dead cat… their weight is now behind Hiliary — notice how she’s been quarantined from this Bergdahl issue? The bad news for America… don’t discount her getting in.

  25. Token

    I think Obama is going to pardon Mumia Abu Jamal on his last day in office.

    That country is going to be very surprised by the people that man pardons. There are a lot of Chicago cronies who are serving time / facing the law who will be counting on their investment to pay off.

  26. C.L.

    Even the Democrats know he’s now a dead cat… their weight is now behind Hillary …

    That’s more than her zimmer frame can handle.

  27. Token

    …aimed at 12-14 year old boys who are seldom by then on the right side of politics

    What 12-14 yo boys do you know? Most are pepped up with the first rush of testosterone. The female dominated teacher fraternity armed with their femanising techniques often dub that period the “lost years” for boys.

    That “demographic” is most likely to call a wimp in charge of the world’s largest military who has let his country get slapped around gay.

    It makes perfect sense Mad makes a statement which reflects the values of the audience to whom weakness is scorned.

  28. Toiling Mass

    He is such a strange, prissy creature.

    The marriage is starting to show some strain too. I heard that they even argue about the toilet – it seems that Moochelle keeps leaving the seat up.

    She was lecturing Congress the other day on separation of powers.

  29. Alfonso

    Two terms of Hillary can finish the job.
    Should just about produce Alinsky’s dream SCOTUS,8-1. Roberts can’t be trusted, Scalia will be gone. Me too Thomas doesn’t write judgements. Alito alone. Kennedy sometimes.

  30. Chris M

    In fairness to Oboma he grew up Sunni and was voted in on a promise of emptying Gitmo so yeah, this sort of thing is what Americans voted for. The stupidity would be on the voters side if upset now.

  31. cynical1

    I wonder if they shave their balls.

    Which balls?

  32. cynical1

    Obama’s gazillion-strong security detail now have strike 2 against them. First the fake interpreter and now a gym junkie. It’s pretty easy to get close to him isn’t it?

    It’s OK. The “Gym junkie” is a Muslim…

  33. Woolfe

    Baldrick,
    Bergdahl was not kidnapped, he walked off base leaving all his gear. Have a look at Drudge. and yes it would appear that he and his parents are seriously weird.

  34. .

    For christ’s sake.

    I’ve never seen a man use less than the 10 kg dumbells.

    I’m also preachy about form and do bodyweight stuff too.

  35. Gab

    It was a stage-managed photo-op. That’s all. The vanity of the “man” is breathtaking.

  36. Robert Blair

    they even argue about the toilet

    Obama and Michelle also argue about fast-food. She wants McDonalds, he always wants to go to Wimpy’s.

    At the exclusive hotel in London where Obama and his entourage stay, the Concierge always offers senior hotel guests free sex, but they have to guess a number between 1 and 10.
    The other day Obama entered the hotel with David Cameron, for a tete-a-tete.
    The Concierge, as usual, said “You get two guesses Mr President – free sex if you can pick the correct number between 1 and 10″. “3″ says Obama, “No, try again Mr President”.
    “OK, 7″ says Obama.
    “No, sorry Mr President – the number is 6″.

    As they walked away David Cameron said “I think that game is rigged Barack”.
    “No way!” says Obama, “Michelle won twice yesterday”.

  37. Viva

    The last gym shots of note featured another princess I seem to recall.

  38. Dr Faustus

    Most likely, the Amrican’s perceived more intelligence gain by having him back alive.

    We can all guess at who made the call on the prisoner swap. And I suppose we can all speculate on the intelligence value of the Taliban’s apparent embrace of Easter, Christmas and badminton.

    As for these five talibans, it will be interesting to see if they have been neutralised, after 10 years.

    However, no need to speculate on the PR coup handed to the Taliban.

  39. daggers

    Obama has realised this (the prisoner exchange) has a bad look and is mounting a counter attack quickly. Looks like it may be working too, given the media’s willingness to cooperate.

  40. He’s lifting the weights all wrong. Look how far his elbows are back, and they are jutting out as well. It’s almost like he doesn’t have a trainer, and has never been shown how to do it properly. Surely that can’t be right.

    Reminds you of when he had to fire that shotgun, to prove he’s always been a keen shooter, always been on the side of gun owners.
    The photo of him shooting couldn’t have been any worse if he’d had his eyes squeezed shut and was firing aimlessly into the air.

  41. Talleyrand

    Mummy jeans, cannot pitch a baseball, and yields to every tyrant . So glad the free world is in safe hands.
    Can’t bowl, can’t bat..

  42. Ren Hoek

    He is a complete and utter failure both as President and gym user.
    I would pay good money to see him in the ring with Putin.
    It would be like watching WWE.

  43. cuckoo

    If Arnold Schwarzenegger dies tomorrow (which God forbid), this is probably the photo the White House website will use as commemoration.

  44. H B Bear

    Eight years of Hillary should finish what the Magic Negro has started.

  45. John of Perth

    The trade is bad on so many levels many discussed, it makes Gillard a tactical genius.

    I suspect it was a deliberate distraction from the VA fiasco, but all it would have done is the complete opposite effect. If O’dumber’s administration wanted to show they care for their soldiers they should have tried to get the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi in a squalid Mexican jail. Reminds me of this other satire about O’dumber’s negotiation skills

    Obama selfie

  46. larrikin

    Obama’s gazillion-strong security detail now have strike 2 against them. First the fake interpreter and now a gym junkie. It’s pretty easy to get close to him isn’t it?

    maybe, but he’s got nothing to fear from the Taliban or the islamists (you only get one Barack Obama per century and they’ve got theirs)

  47. I’ve never seen a man use less than the 10 kg dumbells.

    That’s a little unfair… after ending a long period of unfitness I started at the gym and was initially using 4kg dumbbells. Quelle embarrassment! But I persevered, and about 9 months later was lifting 10kg (and kept improving from there). So my conclusion is that he is either a total newby to the gym as I was at that point in time, or he doesn’t train regularly, or even close to regularly.
    —————————–

    He is a complete and utter failure both as President and gym user.

    LOL
    I think one of those is slightly more important than the other.

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