bumbler bumbler

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

Usage(s):

  1. But if Obama is a rookie acting like a veteran, Pelosi, a career politician, has all too often filled the role of the bumbler in 2009.
  2. Poet, revolutionary, genius and bumbler, the founder of the People's Republic was an icon to millions and, to a close few, a very human figure.
  3. And those who did not think of him as untrustworthy began to see him as a bumbler.

News

  1. Foreign policy at core of tonight's debate

    Make sure Americans leave the debate viewing him as a strong, can-do commander-in-chief, not, as the Republicans portray him, as a bumbler (Libya) who “leads from behind” (Arab Spring) and is unwilling to make tough decisions (Syria, Iran). “Obama must attack Romney and somehow demonstrate his incompetence without being mean and driving up the president's personal negatives, which have increased ...
    on September 16, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. What Obama, Romney Must Do In Final Debate

    Make sure Americans leave the debate viewing him as a strong, can-do commander-in-chief, not, as the Republicans portray him, as a bumbler (Libya) who “leads from behind” (Arab Spring) and is unwilling to make tough decisions (Syria, Iran). “Obama must attack Romney and somehow demonstrate his incompetence without being mean and driving up the president's personal negatives, which have increased ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

Quotes

  1. Fine noted that in contrast to the more recent comedic attacks on Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Chase's act "was not a mean-spirited kind of critique: Our president is a bit of a bumbler, but he'sa nice bumbler, and that'sa good thing...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Gary Fine Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "Originally the concept was that he was a bumbler," explains Schuck. "I expressed quite forcefully that I wasn't interested in that. I'd rather he be an overachiever who tried too hard and failed because of that. That's a lot funnier."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: John Schuck Source: Toronto Star

  3. Columnist and wife of actor Om Puri, Nandita Puri, said, "Shakti Kapoor has on previous occasions goofed up after several pegs. But to get a perpetual bumbler as a scapegoat is not a great show of investigative journalism......"
    on Mar 16, 2005 By: Om Puri Source: Times of India

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