President Obama has been just as gaffetastic as ever, but of course the media gives him a pass. Rush Limbaugh highlighted this gaffe from yesterday, he couldn’t remember Jill Biden’s name and had to stutter while trying to think of it. If Bush, or any other Republican, did that we’d hear about it constantly.
Then there was his gaffe while talking to Jay Leno, when he said how unfortunate it is that more people get killed in car crashes in America than at the hands of terrorists.
“The odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately,” President Obama told NBC’s Jay Leno last night.
Wait, “unfortunately”? Does the president really wish more Americans were killed in terrorist attacks? Indeed, orders of magnitude more, since nationwide traffic fatalities typically run between 30,000 and 50,000 a year?
And that wasn’t his only gaffe of the evening.
He also got flummoxed by geography: “The Panama [Canal] is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that will be finished in 2015. If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf–places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida–if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.”
There are major ports along the Gulf of Mexico, most notably the Port of South Louisiana and the Port of Houston. But Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville are all on the Atlantic coast. (Read More)
Well, at least he didn’t mention the 57th state.
But even worse than the gaffes are the lies, which also get a pass from the media. Take what he said to Leno about infrastructure.
But let’s go back to Leno’s question. Why is fixing a bridge a partisan issue. Why does it have to be Republican or Democrat? Why don’t you just go fix the bridge? You know, Leno, in that question, encapsulates the low information voter and the way they think.
They cannot possibly see the partisanship in infrastructure. They haven’t the slightest clue. It doesn’t make sense to them when you explain it. They just don’t understand why would there be any disagreement? You’ve got a bridge that fell, just fix the thing. Where is the partisanship he wants to know, and I guarantee you that that attitude reflects the attitude of a lot of people.
And of course Obama (imitation), “Yeah, I don’t know. I’m not partisan at all. I’m the one that’s been trying to get everybody to work together on this infrastructure.”
Well, let’s examine how he did that. He lied to this country when establishing this stimulus. The stimulus was designed to fix all of these bridges and Obama is out there trying to make everybody think that their bridge is going to fall down or pretty much every bridge is in trouble and we’re going to build schools and we’re going to rebuild roads and all of this. And not one penny of that stimulus went to any of it.
So the way this becomes a partisan issue, Obama makes the case for the stimulus to rebuild crumbling infrastructure and gives the money to the unions in a money laundering scheme, teachers unions and public sector workers unions got 75 percent of the stimulus. We’ve been through all of this with the details and the dollar amounts. As a result, nothing got fixed; not one bridge, not one school, not one road, and very few infrastructure jobs were created in order for this work to take place and Obama then turns and blames the Republicans for it somehow. And it becomes partisan.
Where what we really have here is lying. (Read More)
He lies all the time, and he always gets away with it. Sure, he gets called on these things on the radio and online, but his lies are out there for the low information voters to hear, and they never hear the truth. Just like his gaffes aren’t constantly highlighted on the news. The lies and the gaffes are just endlessly brushed under the carpet.
I guess it could be worse. There used to be a time when there was no internet, no social media, no conservative news outlets, and no photo shop. What did we do before blogs like The Looking Spoon came out to memorialize these gaffes? Small consolation, I know, but you can always email it to all of your LIV friends.