Obama compares naval ships to horses and bayonets; Twitter explodes in snark-storm; Marines fact check Obama


Barack Obama got a Twitter drubbing tonight as a result of comparing US Navy ships to obsolete war horses and bayonets. We’re sure that all of our fine sailors appreciated hearing their Commander in Chief declare them obsolete.  As for us denizens of the interwebs, well, someone should have told the president how memes work before they gave him that line. Oh, right, he was being prepped by John Kerry. Never mind.

Did the President just liken ships to horses and bayonets? He’s got a mocking and belittling tone here. #debates

— Charles Lane (@ChuckLane1) October 23, 2012

We wouldn’t have less horses and bayonets if blacksmiths and bayonet makers had a public union behind them. #debate

— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) October 23, 2012

Obama just lost the Civil War reenactors with that attack on bayonets.

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 23, 2012

Love the “bayonet” crack from the president who blamed ATMs for unemployment. #debate

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 23, 2012

I still like my bayonet.But what do I know. I only served in two wars. #caring #LynnDebate

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 23, 2012

Bayonets would of helped RT @saraforamerica: So why did the guards at the embassy not have what they needed to protect themselves?

— David C (@DaveCinVA) October 23, 2012

@chucklane1 as he suggested Submarines are new technology. I mean didn’t we use horses and bayonets in the civil war.. Oh and submarines

— Johnny Jones (@Johnny_Joey) October 23, 2012

The real winner of tonight’s debate are the two guys left at Horse & Bayonet Monthly.

— Mike Monteiro (@Mike_FTW) October 23, 2012

A Horse with a Bayonet is a Unicorn. #Debates

— Shelby White (@ShelbyWhite) October 23, 2012

Of course, not everyone thought Obama’s insult was a bad thing.

“You said we have less ships. We also have less horses and bayonets.” -Obama (Mitt doesn’t understand, that why he didn’t interrupt) #debate

— Aubrey O’Day (@AubreyODay) October 23, 2012

Well, there goes whatever chance she had of going on a USO tour any time soon.

Related: Patronizing commander-in-chief touts America’s ‘ships that go underwater’


Update: Marines who still use bayonets push back:

News Flash to President Obama, Marines still use bayonets… #debate

— Steve Doocy (@sdoocy) October 23, 2012

@kurtschlichter My Marine husband didn’t find it amusing when I told him if Obama won, at least he’d still have his bayonet.

— Infidoll (@infidoll) October 23, 2012

[email protected]dpczechNice to know bayonets are out of fashion, huh? But then, Marines don’t follow fashion. That’s why they’re Marines. #SemperFi

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) October 23, 2012

Marines still use bayonets.You would think someone who has been Commander-in-Chief for 4 yrs. would know that. #debates #tcot

— Ed Baker (@EdBaker3000) October 23, 2012


What do Marines use Bayonets for? To pick Socialists out of their teeth.

— Captain Dreadlocke (@CaptDreadlocke) October 23, 2012

RT @rncresearch: [email protected]barackobama You know who thinks bayonets aren’t obsolete? The Marines: bit.ly/VkW085 #lynndebate #debates

— RNC (@GOP) October 23, 2012

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