Sunday, May 25, 2008

Obama Gaffes not scrutinized by media

Republican presidential candidates of the past have been tarred an feathered by gaffes on the campaign trail. Remember Dan Quayle's misspelling of potato?

Even past democratic candidates have been doomed by gaffes. I'm sure you remember this one: "I voted for the war in Iraq before I voted against it."

While I was listening to Sean Hannity on the radio on my way to pick up my daughter from gymnastics, a liberal called into the show to debate with Sean, and said, "You guys criticize Obama for what his pastor said, you can find nothing wrong with anything he has said."

Do you want to bet.

"But what about Barack Obama?" asked Michelle Malkin in a recent post at National
Review Online. "The guy’s a perpetual gaffe machine. Let us count the ways, large and small, that his tongue has betrayed him throughout the campaign." You can check her list of Obama gaffes by clicking here.

Here's a pithy review of the gaffes Malkin lists that came from the lips of Obama and were not scrutinized by the media:

  1. America has 57 states (there are actually 50 states)

  2. A tornado in Kansas killed 10,000 people. (Actually 12 were killed)

  3. Arkansas is closer to Kentucky than Illinois (Illinois is actually closer)

  4. Obama was born as a result of the March on Selma, which happened in 1965. (Obama was born in 1961)

  5. Since translators are in Iraq, we can't use them in Afghanistan. (The people of Afghanistan speak a different language as the people of Iraq.)

Malkin describes his biggest gaffe as such: “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.”

I think we can go beyond the gaffes to find dirt on Obama. Dirt many outlets of the media choose to ignore, supposedly (I'm assuming) because they love Obama and they want the country to love him too.

Hey, how about his gaffe:

"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And it's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

While his gaffes go un-scrutinized by the media, so do other questionable policies Obama states that he will implement.

He has said he wants to talk to Iran "with no pre-conditions." And he implied that"Ronald Reagan talked to the Soviet leaders during the Cold War.

True, but Reagan didn't talk to the Soviets without pre-conditions. He knew what he wanted to get out of the talks and do did the Soviet leader, or Reagan would not have gone.

Obama doesn't understand economics either. While historic economic trends show that the lowering the capital gains is the single best method of stimulating the economy, Obama proposes to raise this tax.

He also doesn't understand how capitalistic societies work. He said this recently:

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times and -- whether we're living in the desert or we're living in the tundra, and then just expect that every other country is going to say, okay, you know you guys go ahead and keep on using 25% of the world's energy, even though you only account for 3% of the population, and we'll -- we'll be fine, don't worry about us. That's not leadership."

What's he implying here, that the world has limited resources. That if I get rich there's going to be a bunch of poor people who have no chance of getting out of poverty.

We became the greatest economy in the world because we are a capitalistic nation. It only makes sense that we use 25% of the worlds energy. We have most of the world technology, and most of the worlds economies stand on solid ground because of the U.S.

Thus, if the U.S. economy crashes because a person is in office who doesn't understand how capitalism works, or how the economy works, so will all these other nation's economies crash who depend on the U.S.

Again, Obama is just as prone to making gaffes as anyone, and he is also entitled to his opinions, but if he is not being scrutinized by the mainstream media, we expect McCain to get the same royal treatment.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

This is so great! I love all the smooching the media does for Obama. He gets away with murder. he probably would get away with murder. Bush was called stupid by now...thanks for the Malkin link. Hope your weekend is full of memorializing and of course safe...:)N