Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barack Obama: Gaffe Machine

by Michelle Malkin - May 21st, 2008 -

All it takes is one gaffe to taint a Republican for life. The political establishment never let Dan Quayle live down his fateful misspelling of "potatoe." The New York Times distorted and misreported the first President Bush's questions about new scanner technology at a grocers' convention to brand him permanently as out of touch.

But what about Barack Obama? The guy's a perpetual gaffe machine. Let us count the ways, large and small, that his tongue has betrayed him throughout the campaign:

-- Last May, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people: "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.

Even conservatives buy in to the lies the press uses to condemn conservatives. If Michelle would check, she will find that Dan Quayle did not misspell "potatoe". What actually happened is that the document he was given had potato spelled with this old spelling. In accurate coverage of the incident, Quayle actually did question the misspelling he was given, but his failure to insist it was wrong, was the basis for the popular lie. The reality is that the press invents so-called gaffes to condemn conservatives and ignores stupid gaffes of libreals.

You will never see the press admit that Barack Obama is a Marxist, even though you can see video of him below touting the litany of actions Marxists like Bill Ayers want America to take to weaken our nation.

In her article Michele has given us a great list of Obama's incredible gaffes to date. Expect Obama to make more. Expect the MSM to ignore them.

Update 5/26/2008 - We did not have to wait long. Only 4 days have passed and Obama, in an excess of enthusiasm for his latest lies about George Bush, is now blaming Bush for Hugo Chavez . . . who actually came to power before Bush was elected. (Click here for details of the latest gaffe.) I guess this is typical of the "greater truth" that Obama uses to explain the lies in his own autobiography. If you can't even get your own history right, how can you be expected to get the history of others correct?


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