Although it was about 20 years ago, the largest political gaffes made was when then Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato. But since then we have had George Bush give us enough gaffes to fill several books. They are not large books, but there are several out there.
And as if the election were to be held tomorrow, Barack Obama is providing enough material for Saturday Night Live, the Tonight Show, and the Jon Stewart show. But are there any takers?
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.
Last 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.”
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?
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.
How about on Memorial Day when he Looked into the audience and said, "Today we honor our fallen veterans many of who I see in the audience today."Does he know the difference between Veterans' Day and Memorial Day?
What will the business of his church? There is too much to rehash with the Reverend Wright. But in a political move, he resigned from the church. Apparently he wants Americans to think that he was not there sitting in the pew for 20 years. And what's his defense? He tries to deflect The McCain Endorsement of Reverend Hagee. But John McCain was not a parishioner of Reverend Hagee for 20 years. So instead of entering the question, Your attention gets diverted. Isn't that tricky? Yet Obama Is being credited as a savvy politician for quitting the church at this time. But isn't he a new kind of politician? Doing this after reading some polls makes one think that he is not the leader, but a follower. A follower of the polls much like the Clintons. Can I have an Amen on that?!
And how about the way that this was done? Instead of resigning with his usual minister, they bring in a white Catholic priest who puts on an act like a third-rate comedian? Yet the audience seemed to enjoy it. Why is the place of worship so caught up in politics? Because of their favorite parishioner-Barack Obama. Somehow I seemed to have missed the point on how demonstrating how evil Hillary Clinton is, will bring you closer to God. In all the times I have attended church, I never saw a priest or minister put all the emphasis on politics and none on Jesus. There was no mention of Jesus, or God, or Jehovah or Yahweh. Who were they praying to? Can I have an Amen!?
Before we hurry up and elect him like the Democrats want us to, let's ask some questions. Let's ask some questions and get some answers. This time let's get the answers to our questions. Can the candidates measure up in character and integrity? Can I have an Amen?!