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    Barack Obama: Gaffe Machine
    Michelle Malkin
    Wednesday, May 21, 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.

    -- Earlier this month in Oregon, he redrew the map of the United States: "Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."

    -- Last week, in front of a roaring Sioux Falls, S.D., audience, Obama exulted: "Thank you, Sioux City. ... I said it wrong. I've been in Iowa for too long. I'm sorry."
    -- Explaining last week why he was trailing Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Obama again botched basic geography: "Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle." On what map is Arkansas closer to Kentucky than Illinois?

    -- Obama has as much trouble with numbers as he has with maps. Last March, on the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., he claimed his parents united as a direct result of the civil rights movement:

    "There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Ala., because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born."

    Obama was born in 1961. The Selma march took place in 1965. His spokesman, Bill Burton, later explained that Obama was "speaking metaphorically about the civil rights movement as a whole."

    -- Earlier this month in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Obama showed off his knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by homing 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.

    -- Over the weekend in Oregon, Obama pleaded ignorance of the decades-old, multi-billion-dollar massive Hanford nuclear waste cleanup:

    "Here's something that you will rarely hear from a politician, and that is that I'm not familiar with the Hanford, uuuuhh, site, so I don't know exactly what's going on there. (Applause.) Now, having said that, I promise you I'll learn about it by the time I leave here on the ride back to the airport."

    I assume on that ride, a staffer reminded him that he's voted on at least one defense authorization bill that addressed the "costs, schedules, and technical issues" dealing with the nation's most contaminated nuclear waste site.

    -- Last March, the Chicago Tribune reported this little-noticed nugget about a fake autobiographical detail in Obama's "Dreams from My Father":

    "Then, there's the copy of Life magazine that Obama presents as his racial awakening at age 9. In it, he wrote, was an article and two accompanying photographs of an African-American man physically and mentally scarred by his efforts to lighten his skin. In fact, the Life article and the photographs don't exist, say the magazine's own historians."

    -- And in perhaps the most seriously troubling set of gaffes of them all, Obama told a Portland crowd over the weekend that Iran doesn't "pose a serious threat to us" -- cluelessly arguing that "tiny countries" with small defense budgets can't do us harm -- and then promptly flip-flopped the next day, claiming, "I've made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave."

    Barack Obama -- promoted by the Left and the media as an all-knowing, articulate, transcendent Messiah -- is a walking, talking gaffe machine. How many more passes does he get? How many more can we afford?

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    But he's for change! For hope!!! Doesn't matter if he's not the brightest bulb.

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    Shouldn't that xenophobic whore Malkin be out promoting more concentration camps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Shouldn't that xenophobic whore Malkin be out promoting more concentration camps?
    Um yeah. Sure.

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    Malkin is a twat, but that doesn't mean these mistake's didn't happen .....

    Just like McCain and the Sunni/Shia gaffes, if DailyKOS posted the story it doesn't mean it didn't happen...

    These items have been reported by other less, shall we say biased people than Malkin
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    ^^ Holy Shit. OMG, even if I did support the fucking Guantanamo, Patriot Act, bye bye habeus corpus shit they're pulling now, I wouldn't compare Al Qaeda with the Japanese Americans who were held prison, and I certainly wouldn't defend that unforgivable shit!!!!!!!!!!

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    I know, but she's basically an asian Ann Coulter which is doubly hilarious considering that book.. It's not like she would have been terribly out of place in Manzanar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Shouldn't that xenophobic whore Malkin be out promoting more concentration camps?
    Yet another case of argumentum ad hominem. You waste time attacking the deliverer of the points rather than addressing the possible merit of the points themselves. Are the points stated not true? Maybe they just can't be easily defended. Obama does seem naive, and has been kind of a gaffe machine.
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    Did it ever occur to you that I merely find the woman repulsive? Probably not.

    Anyhow, everybody gaffes here and there.. what I'm curious about his how people perceive the guy as naive. Illustrate HOW. Give some context. All people seem to say is that he comes off as naive, but then they never bother following that up with any kind of qualifying argument or example.

    In closing, Malkin is usually just dismissed by anybody with an ounce of self respect as a nutjob crackpot, given her rantings, foamings, lies, and outright nonsense. She's a female Rush Limbaugh, and only slightly less insane than Coulter.

    Frankly, they both have male dominance issues but could use a stiff cock regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LastLook View Post
    Yet another case of argumentum ad hominem. You waste time attacking the deliverer of the points rather than addressing the possible merit of the points themselves. Are the points stated not true? Maybe they just can't be easily defended. Obama does seem naive, and has been kind of a gaffe machine.
    100% correct. Instead of address the facts (remember, facts, Grimm), its attack the author. It happens a lot here.

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    Yes, I remember facts.. something most of the ring-wing noise machine wouldn't be able to pull out of their fat legacy asses if they tried. The problem with most of these authors is that their 'facts' generally end up being utter manipulations, or downright psychoses. Malkin is included in this list.

    In fact, this is probably the most ludic thing she's ever written now that I think about it, so please forgive my outright dismissal of it as a learned and deserved reaction to most of the shit she dribbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Yes, I remember facts.. something most of the ring-wing noise machine wouldn't be able to pull out of their fat legacy asses if they tried. The problem with most of these authors is that their 'facts' generally end up being utter manipulations, or downright psychoses. Malkin is included in this list.

    In fact, this is probably the most ludic thing she's ever written now that I think about it, so please forgive my outright dismissal of it as a learned and deserved reaction to most of the shit she dribbles.
    I am talking about the Obama facts, Grimm. This isn't a thread about Malkin, as much as you want it to be one.

    The simple FACT remains that Obama has been caught one 'gaffe' after another. And he gets a pass. Ironic considering how much the left vilifies Bush for the same thing.

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    I'd add his comment about "Typical white people" to the list. I don't care about this Malkin person. What she says and what Obama has said is easy to prove or disprove. All she did was compile a list.

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    ^^ Totally forgot about that one. I still want to make a shirt saying that.

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