May 23rd, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Obama limo meets its match

'The Beast' met its match Monday in Dublin.

One of President Obama’s heavily armored Cadillacs was stuck for more than 15 minutes as it emerged from the U.S. embassy in Dublin Monday.A video posted on YouTube shows the massive limo getting stuck as it emerges from a steep incline out of the embassy and wedged on the curb below. Gasps are heard from the crowd as a secret service agent inspects the car for damage. Security vehicles quickly swooped in to hide the vehicle from public view.

The president reportedly watched in a second limo as agents worked to unwedge the the vehicle that replaced the prior presidential limousine when Obama took office in January, 2009. It is designed to withstand numerous hazardous situations - except pavement?

UPDATE: The Secret Service has released a statement on the incident:

Departing the US Embassy – Dublin, the Secret Service Spare Limousine, carrying staff and support personnel only, bottomed out at the top of the driveway rendering the vehicle inoperable. Occupants were relocated into other vehicles and the motorcade departed out another exit without further incident. No injuries.

The size of our vehicles is always an issue and taken into consideration during the advance process. However, it only takes a slight miscalculation for problem like this to occur. Appropriate follow-up will be conducted.


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  1. Bob

    That is the older Presidential Limo, not The Beast. The Beast has much higher ground clearance, so the agent who pre ran the route might not have had any trouble at all.

    May 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Irish bob

      during the "pre-run" the trunk wasn't full of Guinness and Jamison.

      May 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • Lare

      You're exactly correct. This wasn't the new limo aka 'the beast" it was an older limo.

      May 24, 2011 at 2:44 am |
    • frank

      That is the beast....the problem is that is extremely heavier than the previous one....this one has an SUV chassis made into a limo....I've been next to it, and it is huge

      May 24, 2011 at 2:57 am |
      • Tony Duenez

        This limo is not the most current "Beast" frequently utilized by President Obama. The presidential state car shown in the video is a Bush era vehicle based on the 2005 Cadillac DTS.

        May 24, 2011 at 3:36 am |
      • Anonymous

        Actually, it's NOT "The Beast." If you check out pictures from Obama's Inauguration in 2009, you will notice that the limo Obama is in at the Inauguration is different from the limo that gets stuck in the video. The grill is totally different in "The Beast" and yes, it has much higher ground clearance. The limo that gets stuck in the video is one of President Bush's old limos, which are now the backups and carry advisers and other personnel.

        May 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • Zex

        this kind of car must have air suspension

        May 25, 2011 at 5:54 am |
      • Me

        That is not the beast. The beast is much bigger. It is built on a GM 6600 Frame and is powered by a duramax diesel.

        May 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
    • Qwash

      When I read the headline, I thought this was about Michelle meeting the queen.

      May 24, 2011 at 8:29 am |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    As long as he is our President, don't touch a hair on his head because we are watching, at home and abroad. It would be hard to explain away anything that happens to President Obama not with as much security he has surrounding him.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • Michael

      If we're lucky, Obama will be stuck in Ireland for good.

      May 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • JimMay

      Claudia, what are you babbling about?

      May 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
    • Caolan

      Who shouldnt touch a hair on his head? I am confused?

      May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  3. Gomer

    He should have gone with the Escalade with spinners or stretch Hummer.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • T

      Go take your meds....red neck

      May 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • Glenda

        I know what's wrong he don't have no fox tail flying from the antenna.

        May 24, 2011 at 2:03 am |
    • Glenda

      I's a wonder he didn't go for a 1954 Calliac. Plenty or in the junk yards. He could have had it remodled with pieces of other cars for protection.

      IO KNOW FAIR AND IMPARTIAL I MUST HAVE A MODERATIOR. DO YOU EVER READ OBAMA SUPPORTERS COMMENT ON PALI AND OTHER PEOPLE OPPOSING OBAMA OR ARE YOU JUST ALIBERAL NETWORK PERIUOD.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • che-3

      You will be whining and complaining if he did ................. Right?.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
      • SAMBO

        Hey Che', your buddy Fidel is looking for you. He has a present for you. (wear your vest to the mtg)

        May 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
      • che-3

        Childish Idiot.
        Ever heard of Bay of PIGS?
        Your stupidity is amazing. Toothless trailer park Punk ASS. You get the drift?

        May 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
    • CSMinDC

      That's uncalled for. Everyone knows that Mayor Vincent Gray and staff bought all those up in DC.

      May 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
    • TheINfMousElGuaPo

      He may have loaned it out to one of his homeys.

      May 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
    • Perplexed

      You're an idiot!

      May 24, 2011 at 6:07 am |
      • Vlora

        Great post with lots of iomprntat stuff.

        June 23, 2011 at 6:59 am |
  4. Ryan in Michigan

    It sounds like the "Beast" needs a good old-fashioned four or six inch lift kit and some larger tires to keep from getting stuck. Maybe he should've used an armored Suburban or Expedition instead of a Cadillac.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • che-3

      The BEAST should have been equipped or designed with a hydraulic lift of max. lift of about 6-inch in stationary position and in motion whilst maintaining its center-of-gravity (the latter situation being critical) to combat situations like these. Speak of typical American auto engineers lack of forward thinking. They have none. No wonder we fall short every time and have lost our leading edge.

      May 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
      • Pete from St Paul

        You're so correct on this. They need to hire some Mexican brothers who knows how to 'spif a ride up'; they may also add a 2000 watt sound sub-system for caco and giggles.

        May 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • Robert

        The reason that the president had trouble is because the goverment purchases gm garbage. They have made/make some of the worst vehicles around. I'm surprised that caddy doesn't break down more often.

        May 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  5. Joe

    The statement of his policies; spend a ridiculous amount of money on a new limo that can get stuck on pebble. Obama should buy a new airplane.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • Stupidisalistedabove

      a. it doesnt look like a "pebble"
      b. his policies have nothing to do with the secret service budget. If McCain had been elected, he would have had this new limo as well.
      c. why dont you go find something else to do, like blame the rain or the lack of fresh fries at your local McDonald's on Obama.

      May 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • Manny

      Yes, because the president chose to buy a new limo.......

      May 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • Dan

      The "Beast" was built and paid for by George W. Bush, not Obama.

      May 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
    • Josh

      Remember, the current contender for the contract to build a new Air Force One, is the European Airbus company, not any American company.

      May 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
      • Rick From LA

        Where did you get your info from? Last time I checked Boeing was still and American Company.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
      • jrh

        Incorrect. RFP's have yet to be issued, and according to the US Air Force, Boeing is the only current contender. The choice will come down to a 747-8I variant or a 787 variant. The day the USAF buys an A380 to carry the President is the day I get my passport stamped outbound for the last time...

        May 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • Jim

        Boeing is the only company that put its hat in the ring for the VC-25 replacement. Airbus stated that it would not be in their best interests to submit a proposal. Boeing has created problems in other contract bids also.

        May 24, 2011 at 4:11 am |
    • Jim in Waikoloa

      Hay Joe Smoe the limo was ordered under Bush's watch

      May 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • Langley Whickersham

      Hey, the Beast was already designed and built before Obama took office, he had nothing to do with its cost or design. Just a statement of your policies to show how you base your opinions on nothing more than stupid statements and not facts. Do you even know how much the government grew under Bush.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
      • A Mom

        You ask if we know how much the government grew under Bush. Apparently, not enough. Obama is doing a much better job at growing government. Dems must agree Bush can not touch Obama's record.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
      • stacey

        @ A Mom, really? Thanks for the laugh.

        May 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
    • JohnVT

      The new limo didn't get stuck, the old one with the staff inside did. Reading is fundamental.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
      • Sista22

        You are correct...reading IS fundamental.

        the article states "The Beast' met its match Monday in Dublin...One of President Obama’s heavily armored Cadillacs was stuck for more than 15 minutes as it emerged from the U.S. embassy in Dublin Monday.A video posted on YouTube shows the massive limo getting stuck"

        It is the story incorrectly refers to the old limo as "The Beast". Which is leading to the confusion of some readers.

        I beleive it is you who did not read....fundementaly!

        May 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • Mark C

      Here's a statement: you're a moron. The vehicle was built in the Bush administration, you pathetic dolt.

      May 24, 2011 at 4:04 am |
    • Mark C

      Here's another statement for you, moron: Bush was also building an unbelievably expensive new fleet of helicopters until Obama cancelled it. Moron.

      May 24, 2011 at 4:10 am |
    • Denis

      Joe,
      This was not the Beast. This is a back up limo from the Bush Presidency. The main limo Obama uses has a different grill, and higher ground clearance.

      May 31, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  6. Tom

    Too funny. Not an IED but a speed bump that halted the limo. Well, thank God it wasn't anything worse.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  7. Justin

    Shoulda' went with the BDS 6 inch and some 35's. Call me a redneck. The ladies love a country boy, cause a country boy can survive.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  8. rf924

    All he had to do was have his fat a$$ wife step out of the car for a minute and they would have gained enough clearance to continue.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  9. db

    The car was overloaded, Michele was in it!

    May 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • db

      Well, are you going to moderate it or not?

      May 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  10. Josh

    I am surprised that, in a moment of almost panic, the Secret Service didn't use one of their Escalades to push/ram the limo out the gate. I mean, having the President's limo stuck for any length of time in one place, can't be very safe.

    May 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • Glenda

      For a man who intends to destroy America it couldn't have happened to a better person. He is not loved by most over here. No matter what you think.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • JimMay

      Yeah except that it wasn't Obongo's limo, or did you skip that part of the story? It's still funny tho and would be sidesplitting hilarious if it HAD been his limo lol

      May 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • Nodack

      Which is why he watched from a different vehicle.

      May 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  11. Jay in NC

    The First Date needs to lay off the 'healthy' food for a while.

    May 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Bobbe503

      Please tell me you are "trolling". I can't believe any sensible person would consider the First Lady heavy in any sense of the word.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
      • SAMBO

        Here, use my glasses, she's 2 lbs short of a lardo

        May 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
      • Bobbe503

        I can how a tall, shapely, confident woman would seem threatening to a small, short man unsure of himself and his masculinity, but surely, you aren't one of those men with a "Napolean" complex, am I right?

        May 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
      • Dolores L. Kisting

        I beg to differ with you. Her backside is not exactly small.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
      • Dolores L. Kisting

        Well, its pretty darn wide.

        May 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • Mark C

        @SAMBO: you're about ten IQ points short of a moron.

        May 24, 2011 at 4:05 am |
    • snj

      Rude, disrespectful, without fact. You need to be banned from posting.

      May 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • che-3

      Here you go again. You claimed in another post that you're not a trailer park toothless racist. Like I stated in my previous post on the other side; you're missing some brain cells or lack thereof to make you a complete human being in your evil Fuax news brainwashed cavity. You have the intellect of a 2-yr. backward pig. Feel me?

      May 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
      • AH64D

        Feel me???? you just proved his point

        May 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
      • AH64D

        feel me???? you just proved his point again....

        May 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
    • Gino

      And just how tall are you and how much do you weigh? Just asking.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
    • seriously?

      Do you seriously think she's big? you're a freaking moron. people who are 900lb are big, Mrs. Obama is not big. she's a beautiful woman and just because she's not anorexic like your hookers doesn't mean she's big.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:01 am |
  12. eunice a

    YES WE ARE WATCHING THEY BETTER NOT TOUCH HIM

    May 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
    • Glenda

      W'd trade him for one sack of rotten potatoes if you'll keep him Ireland.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
    • Glenda

      Why should they not ouch him. Is this another racist thing. I'll agree they shouldn't touch him but a big old blacksnake would do the job.

      May 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • LeRoy

      Eunice, who are 'they' and who are you to be watching them? Try some punctuation in the next slur, and forget the caps lock.

      The stereotypical fat Americans ride got high centered in front of the whole world.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • Caolan

      Who is they?

      May 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  13. Mark

    The Queen used a Range Rover when she was in Dublin last week and she didn't get stuck. I think a Range Rover is in order for the president's next visit to Ireland!!

    May 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
  14. L for Legend

    There are some snakes in this world and this blog. Comments about Mrs. Obama are out of line, at least she doesn't look like a dried prune.

    May 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  15. AZinAK

    They should put "low rider" hydrolics on it :)

    May 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Sigh

      Don't bother using words you can't spell, son.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  16. Frank

    People of the United States of America,
    This is just another example of poor planning and the high level
    of "Dumb Ass" that exists in the Obama Administration when they can not get a LIMO Armored or otherwise out of a drive way.Liberals,please spare me the excuses.

    May 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  17. Christopher

    I find the cars nickname, interesting...

    May 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  18. jean2009

    From reading the article it seems it was the staff car and not the one the President and First Lady were riding in that bottomed out.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
    • yogertheoger

      He's the United States President, not a hood rat that you apparently want or imagine him to be... I guess it would be easier for you place him in that box, huh? Time to update...

      May 24, 2011 at 3:08 am |
      • yogertheoger

        the above comment was meant for AZinAK, not Jean2009. My apologies Jean2009.

        May 24, 2011 at 3:11 am |
  19. Philip Porembski

    since crime cant be commited without the economy than that means economic crime needs the economy in order to be committed and the economic law needs not only the crime to be commited but also the law needs the economy for the same reason as economic crime does which is in order for the economic crime to be commited. economy is simple economics, it's not more complicated than the economy causing crime because the crime simply cannot be commited without the economy

    May 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
  20. JR in Mich

    Should have bought a Lincoln instead of a Cadillac.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  21. radon2011

    Big cars, tiny streets, those wheels keep spinning but still nothing comes to fruition.."curb" all those really biggggggg ideas....everything these days just seem to be "jinxed"

    May 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  22. snj

    That is very embarrassing. Score 1 to European automotive engineering, 0 to us Americans. The BMW handled that pavement EASILY, the Caddy meanwhile failed that task miserably.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
  23. Pat

    hahahahahahahhahahahahhaa

    May 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  24. Scott

    Another fine display of American know-how in action.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  25. Patrick O'Riley

    Husien Patrick O'Bama first time I saw him knew he was Irish....And now he wants Palestine borders to take over Ireland... The Whole World is Laughing at this Irishman with his Pint and Newport...

    May 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
    • Patrick O'Riley

      i knew pres patrick o'bama was irish the first time i saw him...part of the O'riley Clan... Now he wants to change the Irish borders to give Pakistan more land.... i like him any Irish with a Pint, Newport and a car with 22' spinners thats my
      man..

      May 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  26. descardao

    dear Ireland, Please keep your new best friend and long-lost cousin entertained and busy until 2012. America will be greatly indebted to your great nation.

    May 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
    • PatSJ

      Sorry you think that way but please don't act like you represent "America". If you read the other posts, you are obviously in the minority.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • Sigh

      Dear Ireland, "descardao" is available as a street sweeper. Please hire him at your earliest convenience. America will be greatly indebted to your great nation. And he could use viewpoints other than what he hears on Faux News.

      May 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
    • VBD-VBD

      Yeah, who needs a President that doesn't screw around on his wife. Wheres Newt with his family values when you need hi.m

      May 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • A Mom

      Good one!

      May 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
    • Nodack

      Well at least the Americans that watch FOX News. They assume they are the only Americans in America, so they throw that statement out like candy.

      May 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm |
      • NJ AirForce Wife

        Who in their right mind throws out candy? Pffttt...... crazies....

        May 24, 2011 at 5:00 am |
      • ADOC

        Well stated Nodack

        May 25, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • stacey

      LMAO that was good. He's Irish, my ass. Its the other I nationality, Islam.

      May 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
    • Caroline

      Hey, you don't even have to send him back in 2012, just keep him!!!!!

      May 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  27. brad

    I wish he would get stuck over there until nov. 2012. that way he cant screw anything else up. The guy is an idiot.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  28. brad

    He is probably trying to somehow find a way to blame that on Bush as well.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  29. Warren

    Descardao, you are more than free to leave the country...No America Will Not be indebted...No matter what he does you and your kind will never be satisfied. We put up with "W" for 8 years and now your guys lost, so shut up and take your medicine!!!

    May 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  30. james

    I think this lil accident may have just given potential assassins a blue print on ambushing the vehicle!

    May 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  31. mattgordonmd

    What an odd piece of pavement to protrude like that. Maybe it helps brace the gates more securely when gates are closed. It sure braced the limo to a standstill.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  32. ZweiStein

    Gotta love it. Next trip they might want to lease my car.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
  33. Phil

    It was on failblog before it was world news...

    May 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
  34. msunik

    Some people are just ignorant and immature with you insults, maybe you should know the facts completly before you comment...educate your selves on the subject before you make some stupid comment. Sn: you cant blame Obama for everything that wrong, we had problems long before he got into office and we will continue to have them as long as there is no unity and lack of compassion for others.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  35. MoaningLisa

    Oh boo-Hoo The presidential limo had a snag 116 people died in Joplin yesterday, he should be on a plane back to the states.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  36. Dave

    apparently the air suspension blew out since its over-loaded from armor protection when reached past it's max position
    which the car floped on pavement too bad it had to happen. bad influece on american caddys

    May 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  37. Rick From LA

    Something does not seem right. The wheels looks like they retracted as soon as it touched the pavement. Are those cars amphibious? or are the shock pnuematic and the pavement broke a compressor line? Seems to me that we just saw an achillies heel in the president car.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
    • Quentin

      FWIW I'd say you are right. I'd say the car's self levelling suspension believed the car had finished climbing a slight incline and it was time to level things out. The rear suspension was extended, the front retracted, and the car then grounds...

      May 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  38. Dave

    remember geo bush car crapted out in italy they had to switch limos right in the middle of town. its on you tube im sure he had to change his underware after that experience

    May 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  39. Alex

    Looks like GM won't get another bailout since they failed the entourage.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  40. Patrick O'Riley

    Where is the IRA?

    May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • Nevaeh

      I'll try to put this to good use imedmialtey.

      June 23, 2011 at 4:15 am |
  41. Patrick O'Riley

    Vanilla Icecream...will the post moderators let this go through?

    May 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Jady

      Yo, that's what's up truthulfly.

      June 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Thena

      Never would have thunk I would find this so indsienpsable.

      June 24, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  42. OH, my gosh, people!

    What is wrong with you people? You are played for fools BIG TIME! Obama's Irish "relatives" black? What a crock - and YOU stupid people swallow it hook line and sinker! NO wonder our country is in trouble, with idiots like YOU out there in droves!. THIS IS TRULY UNBELIEVABLE. But the Obama Media says it is so - and so ALL of you sheep believe it. SOMEDAY you will ALL grow wool and hooves - and I can't wait!!

    May 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  43. Speed Racer

    If they had let Sparky put auto-jacks on the limos this wouldn't have been a problem.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  44. Mad Mike Hughes

    Since I am the worlds most famous limo driver here is the scoop – the driver should have known this was a problem and he should have turned the limo on a diagonal path

    May 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  45. Poppy64

    I can't help to think that to President Clinton, the Irish erected a Statue and to President Obama they will erect a Speed bump.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
  46. tiabear

    Ugh. If they used a lift kit. Is that one of those things that one end could go up in the air or like the whole darn thing could go up and down up and down up and down?? Kinky

    May 23, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  47. Bill Braskee

    I am shocked to see that this particular limo doesn't have curb feelers,spinners,hydraulics, a ridiculous paint job and all that stuff.Obviously it's not the one He and His Baby Momma ride around in.........

    May 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  48. OH, my gosh, people!

    WHAT A CROCK! DO YOU PEOPLE ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND EVEN ONE IOTA OF HISTORY, OTHER THAN HYPE?! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS!

    May 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  49. Antone (tony) Grawehr

    Old Chinese saying ( what can happen, will happen) Smart Engineeres we have in this country, maybe china could have done better.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  50. gdouglaso

    So lets see...this was designed in such a way that it could be brought down with just a "slight miscalculation"? Yeah...a little embarrassing.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  51. Burbank

    I have to admit that as soon as I saw the headline it made me smile. Embarrassing pesky things like this aren't supposed to happen to a Presidential vehicle.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  52. Pilgrim1

    Further review? Yep. someone's gettin' fired for this one.....

    May 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
  53. keeth in cali

    And somehow it's all Obama's fault.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • Maribel

      Right. Everything is all his fault. Volcano would erupt and it's Obama's fault. I see ignorant. So ashame how this country created division.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:20 am |
    • humberto

      No one told him to stick his head in his ass and move forward.

      May 24, 2011 at 5:38 am |
    • humberto

      That was his idea, that didn't work .

      May 24, 2011 at 5:39 am |
  54. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If they unloaded Michelle there would be plenty of clearance.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  55. AH64D

    All of you car experts, take a second look at the video, the front suspension broke. watch the slow motion.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  56. AH

    They should've install AIR SUSPENSION !!! Also, it wouldn't cost a penny comparable to the money invested to built one of those Beast. The money also comes from taxpayers right?

    May 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
  57. rikers

    The Irish are very naive about this president. They'll believe anything he tells them.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • Maribel

      I would believe it too. One person like you don't seem to matter.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:19 am |
    • seriously?

      you're dumb.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:03 am |
    • humberto

      A passer-by watched two Irishmen in a park. One was digging holes and the other was immediately filling them in again.

      'Tell me, 'said the passer-by, 'What on earth are you doing?'

      'Well, 'said the digger, 'Usually there are three of us. I dig, Fergal plants the tree and Sean fills in the hole.

      Today Fergal is away unwell, but that doesn't mean Sean and I have to take the day off, does it?'

      May 24, 2011 at 5:43 am |
  58. Michael

    Hey Ryan in MI try putting some spinner on your trailer. Put some style in your trailer trash hood.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  59. Jerry

    It's clear the driver isn't from L.A. or he would have known to pump up the hydrolics before going over the speed bumps.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm |
  60. valwayne

    Pretty much symbolic of the entire disastrous Obama Presidency!

    May 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
    • Maribel

      Explain to me how is it disastrous. Whatever keep the negative comment to yourself. He is always the President in history and you are??? Ok then.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:18 am |
    • Chotiwala

      valwayne, I couldn't agree more. Pray he doesn't get re-elected.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:38 am |
    • Jon

      Exactly.

      May 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  61. code man

    if that thing was donked out all could have been avoided............

    May 23, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  62. Chuckie

    Obama-Worst President Ever!

    May 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  63. james

    For all you that don't know, that vehicle is based on a truck chassis already, due to it's massive weight. Sounded like it's suspension gave out and driver was going too fast and stuck the car. If that was staff in the car they wouldn't have to hide it like they did. Oh the embarassment we cause ourselves. Lol

    May 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  64. Hellen Dullinger

    is there any significance to the President of the USA (Obama) and Queen Elizabeth both being in Ireland at the same time, I do not recall this every happening before, any thoughts?

    May 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  65. Jeff Spangler

    You would have thought that the Secret Service had the foresight to walk down the roadways for exactly this sort of thing, but you'd be wrong. Maybe now they will.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  66. ian

    its never hard to pick out th liberals, just look for arrogant nasty intolerant pompous loons with the most screwed up sense of logic, a tree stump has more skill in that department
    did i say arrogant..oh well twice is about right

    May 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  67. tewrobert

    Who cares, Keep his Black asss there

    May 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
    • Bob in LG

      I nver understood what you Conferedates want. Do you want to send the blacks to Africa or reintroduce slavery? Whcih is it? If you havent gotten over losing your slavery way of life after 150 years, when will you? Please reconsider secession.

      May 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
    • jonthes

      Amazing such an imbecile as you can type, in fact seems to know actual letters of the alphabet. We all so look forward to your next post.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:17 am |
    • Maribel

      Whatever. Keep ur comment to yourself. Get over it.

      May 24, 2011 at 12:17 am |
    • midroader

      Racist much, bubba?

      May 24, 2011 at 12:26 am |
    • Jim Fredric

      PIG!!!

      May 24, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  68. yeahyeahyeah.

    You guys would get in debate about the car getting stuck, why is this newsworthy?

    May 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  69. Irish Magz

    It was an absolute joy to have had Barrrack Obama and his lovely wife Michelle here, and to a previous poster there ... we are not naive, we tend to live and let live ... they are both lovely warm friendly people, with a wonderful sense of humour also, be delighted to see them back here in Ireland ......... anytime! :)

    May 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  70. po

    Maybe obama gain weight by drinking too much irish beer.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  71. Jayzee

    WHAT A WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS. KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL SO ITS VACATION TIME IN EUROPE ... SHAME !

    May 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  72. Johnmac

    He shudda stayed home and not insult my Irish heritage

    May 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  73. Gbaby

    Umm how old are some of you idiots posting stupid comments wtf does his race or his wifes size have to do with the car getting stuck? Smh racist jackasses

    May 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
  74. Robert

    The president's limo is a cadillac body on a gm topkick chassis. That is the chassis used in the largest Uhaul truck, for example. It is likely to have a 6.6l diesel engine or possible the 8.1, with an allison tranny of course.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  75. bezerkur

    @che- 3 ) hey tough guy im tired of people like you stereotyping trailer parks. in this day in age there are the super rich, rich, and the poor. people have to do what they can to provide for their families. only a snob pea brain thong wearing sissy boy as yourself would classify the "trailer park" peasant community as toothless raciest trash. you just remember who builds your homes, and roads and all the work thats obviously beneath you. your such a inspiration for the future.

    May 23, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
  76. Maribel

    As long as my President is ok. I'am very touched watching his video in Ireland. Visiting his roots is a symbolic and touching moment. He is indeed down to earth and good hearted person. I love my President. Thank God he is ok.

    May 24, 2011 at 12:16 am |
  77. satanspeaks

    Judge judge judge and judge some more. And you call yourselves christians. Read your book. I think it says judge not lest ye be judged. Hail satan!

    May 24, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  78. Chotiwala

    That's what he gets for demanding a new limo.

    May 24, 2011 at 12:38 am |
  79. vikingslost

    Keep our rides moving for our President of the United States.
    Made in the USA.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 24, 2011 at 1:05 am |
    • vikingslost

      More: Made in the USA for our Teabag/Repub on the other side of the aisle.

      May 24, 2011 at 1:07 am |
    • Keshawn

      There is a critical shortage of ifnraomtive articles like this.

      September 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  80. country bean

    Too funny...

    May 24, 2011 at 1:07 am |
  81. vikingslost

    Maybe Ireland can tell us how their government rides clear that troublesome spot/curb.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:11 am |
  82. Kofi Babone

    Look how easy the BMW cleared the ramp? Wow..American-made 0 German-made 1.
    Next time award the building of the presidential limo to the Germans.

    May 24, 2011 at 2:01 am |
  83. BGB

    Not fair they should've start their top secret UFO engine installed in that Limo and just fly away.

    May 24, 2011 at 2:26 am |
  84. corrina

    May God protect him and all of us. It is refreshing to observe that the Irish people recognize that his mother was one of them

    May 24, 2011 at 2:41 am |
  85. Michael from Houston

    Are some of these posts even for real? Are there really "human beings" that actually "think" like that, let alone possess so little class & taste that they would publicly announce their own stupidity & racism?? If so, let me just say this to them: Barack Obama is the most qualified, most accomplished person to EVER serve as POTUS; if he is not re-elected (in a LANDSLIDE, btw) it will only prove that this nation is unworthy to have such a leader & that we are finished as a country! Good night & good luck, A white, over-educated, northeastern elitist living in TX

    May 24, 2011 at 3:51 am |
  86. Charles Washika

    With all the Hullabaloo about security it cant pass over a simple curb... he should not come to Kenya..so many speed bumps all over they wouldn't even make it out of the airport. but am sure they have already taken care of that and the car will be able to handle this in future.. The funniest moment is when those cops on the right take off like they expect an explosion of something.. very funny

    May 24, 2011 at 3:54 am |
    • Bucky

      Superbly illuminating data here, thnkas!

      June 23, 2011 at 1:33 am |
  87. Steve

    Talk about embarrassing, this will definitely be something the secret service concerns themselves with after this.

    May 24, 2011 at 4:31 am |
    • humberto

      Their corrupt too.

      May 24, 2011 at 4:45 am |
      • Jon

        The secret Service is corrupt? Oh my stars. Please do tell.. Obviously, you are a simpleton giving that satement. But please do share your facts. Hello? What facts do you have? You there? Didn't think so. I bet youthink Obama was elected for his experience in politics and his platform, huh?

        May 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  88. mach

    the limo acting like the lead goof ball lib leader ubama. funny!

    May 24, 2011 at 5:15 am |
  89. alex

    When will we learn?
    As a taxpayer I am embarrassed that after paying my share for such an expensive car, it still cannot do the job.
    As always we find a way of embarrassing ourselves, even after spending millions.
    Retrofit the car and install air bag suspension, so at the push of a bottom you can lift it another 3-5 inches; a proven technology even in the low raiders in L.A.
    Install rear wheel steering, so the car can turn in tight spaces while parking.
    Or just use a smaller car like other Europeans head of state do.

    May 24, 2011 at 9:40 am |
  90. Dandylarry

    U americans are bad-mouthed, shallow and insecured. You dare talk of your president's predicament like this? Grow up all murderposters!

    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 am |
  91. Johnny

    Now...let... me... be...clear... don't scratch my 22's on the curb.

    May 24, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  92. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @tewrobert, see there! I know this mindset is out here and those are the ones I address often! You're the honest one aren't you. I have to appreciate your truth. You put it on out here; you admit you just don't like that 'blackass' and they should jus keep him, don't you! Most of your COWARD THINK-ALIKERS on here wouldn' dare break out of their lies, deceit and denial to just tell the truth and shame the devil! They'd rather sit up here and call me a racist for identifying racism; racial stabs and remarks!

    May 25, 2011 at 12:08 am |
  93. Kennedy

    The Presidential Limo's have a unique air suspension system to handle all of the weight of the car.......if you go back and watch the video it sounds like one of the air bag ruptured dropping the front of the car to the ground........you can tell this by watching the front wheels and the fenders......the wheels go up into the fenderwells.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  94. Sista22

    You would figure a specially designed car as such would have an adjustable suspension (i.e. airbags like those on large trucks that they use to level the load)allowing them to lift it to get over the curb. Amazing oversight.

    May 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  95. condolingas rice

    time to whip out the backup Continental droptop

    May 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  96. Guy

    Have Michelle Get out a Push LoL!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  97. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Not funny! Disrespectful and nasty is what it is! Evil!

    May 30, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
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    You keep it up now, undestrand? Really good to know.

    June 24, 2011 at 11:08 am |
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