You want to see a gaffe?
“Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs when, if you, they just gave, you gave, treatment early, and they got some treatment, and uhhh a breathalyzer, or uhh, an inhalator, not a breathalyzer…”
“I’ve now been in 57 states I think one left to go.”
Oh! There was this one, where Obama clearly couldn’t tell the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day (unless you want to argue Obama was having an “I see dead white people” moment):
“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today.”
There was this gem of intellectual horsepower in which Obama went to Israel and assured that country:
“Well let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”
There was the very recent moment in which Obama spoke to the 10th Mountain Division and said that their hero SFC Jared Monti was “the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.” SFC Monti had in fact been mortally wounded in action. His audience was grieving for their fallen comrade, not celebrating a living hero.
There was this statement of Obama meeting his future self and talking about the encounter:
“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
Obama got the date wrong by THREE YEARS. I’ve done that “sign the check with the wrong year” in January thing. But this is beyond the pale.
Obama has also demonstrated that he didn’t understand the difference between the Congressional Medal of Honor (which is ONLY given to war heroes who demonstrated extraordinary heroism and gallantry under enemy fire) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (which is a political award a president can give to anyone he wants for whatever reason he wants to give it). And the surrounding instance of that horrendous gaffe was even more horrendous as Obama was giving “shout outs” AFTER he had just heard American soldiers had just been ruthlessly gunned down on an American base by a Muslim terrorist Major.
Along with Obama’s saluting of a Navy “corpse man,” demonstrating he had absolutely no idea whatsoever what corpsmen are or what they do.
And there was that recent moment when Obama continued to chatter on and on over the British National Anthem – which is a no-no pretty much EVERYWHERE.
Now, I see those, and I’m supposed to think that liberals are right for believing that Michelle Bachmann is too stupid (or what’s that word? Flaky?) to be President of the United States because she mistook John Wayne – who was born in Winterset Iowa – with John Wayne Gacy – who was born in Waterloo Iowa?
But you consider the mainstream media that pretty much glossed over ALL of that, and then suddenly making Michelle Bachmann’s gaffe about John Wayne Gacy the absolute CENTERPIECE of their questioning of her, and you realize that there are two Americas out there – the one the liberal mainstream media propagandists hate and the one the liberal mainstream media propagandists love.
Unlike Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann doesn’t take a teleprompter every damn where she goes. Unlike Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann isn’t a hand puppet reading a script. And unlike Barack Obama, most of Michelle Bachmann’s gaffes have nothing whatsoever to do with governing the nation.
If you believe that Michelle Bachmann isn’t fit to be president because of gaffes, and you aren’t loudly demanding that Barack Obama resign from office for crimes against intelligence, than you are a hypocrite and a fool.
The media gets on the liberal warpath, and it just doesn’t stop. So they are already on another one out of their contention that our founding fathers were a bunch of racist bigots bent on keeping black people in slavery forever (because liberals always have hated America and always WILL hate it until it embraces Marxism and becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of America. Until that glorious day when the workers of the world truly unite into global socialism and America crawls into that coalition of hell they will continue to come unglued over candidates like Michelle Bachmann.
The founding fathers did NOT want slavery; but they were in the impossible position where they either allowed it or did not have a nation. There was simply no way the pro-slavery states were going to give up slavery in 1787. What the founding fathers did was compromise in such a way while writing our nations Constitution and laws in such a way that it was merely a matter of time before slavery would necessarily have to be abolished.
Take the three-fifths compromise that liberals often dump on to dump on America. First of all the compromise had nothing whatosever to do with the ontology or humanity of black persons; it was completely directed at the extent of representation that slaves would have politically in determining the number of representatives and the distribution of taxes. Second, which side wanted the slaves to have full representation? THE SLAVERY SIDE. The anti-slavery side wanted slaves to be accorded no representation at all, because counting them meant the slavery states would have more power and more money and therefore be able to resist demands to end slavery forever.
The southern states wanted to count slaves in the population of the nation, so that they could have more seats in the Congress, thereby increasing their political power. The northern states, on the other hand, were against including slaves in the population for the fear of increased Congressional seats in the southern states.
It was the pro-slavery side that demanded FULL representation. In other words, Democrats – who demanded to hold on to slavery during the Civil War – CONTINUE to support the pro-slavery side even 225 years later!
Just to point out one more fact about the three-fifths compromise, one of the agreements reached was an END to the transatlantic slavery trade after twenty years. Apparently, Democrats have always wanted that trade to continue.
P.S. Just in case you didn’t already think the media is cynical, vicious and biased enough as it was, George Stephanopoulos basically warned Michelle Bachmann that if she ran, the media would crawl through her five children’s and 23 foster children’s lives with the same anal probe they used on Sarah Palin’s emails. ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, for the official record, was a Democrat media spinner prior to becoming a “journalist.” If ABC asks Karl Rove to be an anchor, call me.
And, of course, we’re already seeing the same rabid leftwing dishonest smear propaganda beginning from the media that they used against Sarah Palin.
The media is just crossing out “Sarah Palin’s” name and scrawling in “Michelle Bachmann’s” name. Because they’re cockroaches. A recent attack on Michelle Bachmann was to call her “Barbie with fangs.” Because liberal “journalists” can hate on women as much as they want to knowing they have a Holy Warrior’s Absolution from the so-called “feminist groups” to do so.
Update, June 29: How about THIS for a gaffe: Barack Obama screwed up the age of HIS OWN CHILD. Obama TWICE referred to his oldest daughter Malia as being 13; she’s 12.