Barack Obama has demonstrated a clear penchant for ignorance when it comes to American government and he seems to be ill informed on world history as well. There are not 57 American states at this juncture in history, and Americans did not liberate Auschwitz. Perhaps he meant his Kenyan uncle?
Barack Obama is either ignorant, lying, or doing what military people call “talking out of your ass.”
If you really pay attention to the many sound bites coming out of this man’s mouth, you begin to realize that he, like every Democratic player in the last 50 years, is just trying to say what he thinks you want to hear. He wants American to believe he is incredibly intelligent but he lacks a basic knowledge of world history. He wants you to elect him President of these States but he doesn’t even know how many of them there are.
Yes, I can understand a few gaffes – campaigning for President of the Socialist States of America is an exhausting process. Keeping track of who you are promising to help and who you are promising to steal from to provide that help is a very taxing process, particularly now that we have 100 million cyclone victims in Myanmar that we are responsible to care for. The federal government is just the agent that keeps us all honest. I’m not saying his main competitor Hillary is honest. Far from it. Hillary is just a more accomplished liar. She has more practice talking about nothing while making it sound vaguely messianic.
Unfortunately for Hillary, she sounds about as sincere as the Wicked Witch of the West. Barack can talk about visiting 57 states of America and sound honest, and that makes all the difference in the world when you are pandering to greedy, fat and dumb Americans who want a sugar daddy to take care of them.
Unfortunately for Obama, not all of us are looking for a messiah to save us from our own pathetic natural state of being. With that in mind, here are some more gaffes gathered from around the web:
- Marking the anniversary of the March 1965 “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., Obama, speaking at a church, said his parents got together “because of what happened in Selma.” Obama was born in 1961.
- The Tribune dug this up: Obama, in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, writes of a story in Life magazine that influenced him — about a black man trying to bleach his skin white. No such article could be found in Life or Ebony.
- “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 — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” Um, dude, fallen heroes are six feet under, not in the audience.
- “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” The actual death toll: 12.
- Earlier this month in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Obama showed off his knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by honing in on a lack of translators: “We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan.” The real reason it’s “harder for us to use them” in Afghanistan: Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi, or other non-Arabic languages.
More recently, Obama as he traveled through Florida seemed to give some contradictory statements about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the Colombian terrorist group FARC. On Thursday Obama told the Orlando Sentinel that he would meet with Chavez and “one of the obvious high priorities in my talks with President Hugo Chavez would be the fermentation of anti-American sentiment in Latin America, his support of FARC in Colombia and other issues he would want to talk about.” OK, so a strong declaration that Chavez is supporting FARC, which Obama intends to push him on. But then on Friday he said any government supporting FARC should be isolated. “We will shine a light on any support for the FARC that comes from neighboring governments,” he said in a speech in Miami. “This behavior must be exposed to international condemnation, regional isolation, and – if need be – strong sanctions. It must not stand.” So he will meet with the leader of a country he simultaneously says should be isolated? Huh?
What is the bottom line? Political leaders shouldn’t pretend to be experts in areas they know little to nothing about. Voters should expect Presidential candidates to have a good handle on international and domestic history and politics. Obama fails the litmus test. He is a classic demagogue. John McCain isn’t a guy I’d vote for, but in the areas of domestic and international politics as well as history, John McCain is much better informed, more knowledgeable and more savvy. I’m still going to cast my vote for Ron Paul.
In conclusion, have you ever tried sitting in an attic all day? They get pretty damn hot. I call bullshit.