Even Obama Stumbles

So Sarah Palin stumbled a little over the newly named Bush Doctrine, everyone stumbles. In celebration of gaffe’s, let’s look at some of Presidental Nominee Barack Obama’s gaffe’s.

    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.

    Earlier 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 is that Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi, or other non-Arabic languages. How about that foreign nation knowledge?
    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.”
    Explaining why he was trailing Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Obama 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?

I could go on, but it just goes to show that even the “Messiah” of the Democratic Party can stumble (even in more glorious ways than Sarah).

P.S. – Check out later today and I will try to get another Biden video up.

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