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Obama’s just as big a doofus as Bush
Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-05-26 | Lorrie Goldstein

Posted on 05/26/2011 9:45:48 AM PDT by Clive

When are the liberal media going to admit that, without his teleprompter, Barack Obama is as big a doofus as they always claimed George Bush was?

Imagine if Bush, instead of Obama, had just gotten the date wrong by three years in signing a guest book at Westminster Abbey, writing down May 24, 2008, instead of May 24, 2011?

Imagine if Bush, instead of Obama, had just committed the diplomatic blunder of toasting the Queen during the playing of God Save the Queen, when you’re not supposed to drink?

Imagine if Bush, instead of Obama, had said: “The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries”? (Jan. 28, 2010)

Or: “I’m here with the Girardo family, here in St. Louis,” when he was in Kansas City? (August 25, 2008)

Imagine if Bush, instead of Obama, had shouted, “How’s it going, Sunshine?” at a campaign rally on May 23, 2008 in Sunrise, Fla.?

Or if Bush had erroneously described “Austrian” as a language, when he meant “German,” as Obama did in France on April 6, 2009, when he observed: “It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing?”

Imagine if Bush had said, as Obama did on May 26, 2008: “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honours its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong”?

Or: “In case you missed it, this week there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed,” as Obama did in May, 2007, about a tornado that killed 12 people?

Imagine if Bush had said, as Obama did on July 20, 2009: “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system”?

Imagine if Bush, instead of Obama, had ducked out of a media conference on March 3, 2008, with the excuse: “Anyway, guys, c’mon now. I just answered, like, eight questions?”

That’s not even counting Obama’s more famous gaffes for which he’s apologized, such as on The Tonight Show on March 19, 2009, when he said: “I bowled a 129. It’s like - it was like Special Olympics or something.”

Or when he introduced his running mate, Joe Biden, on Aug. 23, 2008, as “the next president.”

Or the time, in praising a “Navy Corpsman” on Feb. 5, 2010, Obama mispronounced it, “Navy Corpse-man”, not realizing the “ps” is silent.

(For more “Obamaisms” visit politicalhumor.about.com.)

The point isn’t that Obama commits gaffes, just as Bush did. After all, the job of U.S. president is one of the most stressful in the world and campaigning for it is a logistical nightmare.

That would wear down anyone to the point where they might occasionally say something stupid.

The point, as blogger Kate McMillan at smalldeadanimals.com has observed, is the blatant double-standard the liberal media apply in covering Obama versus Bush.

Obama’s gaffes, if they’re mentioned at all, are generally treated with humour and even sympathy, whereas with Bush, they were constantly cited as (false) evidence of stupidity.

And how dumb is that?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; doublestandard; gaffes; mediamalpractice; obama; obamagaffes

1 posted on 05/26/2011 9:45:52 AM PDT by Clive
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To: exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

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2 posted on 05/26/2011 9:46:48 AM PDT by Clive
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To: Clive

bump


3 posted on 05/26/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Public Service Announcement. As of 5/26/11, 530 days 'til we take out the trash. (November 6 2012))
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To: Clive

They are just the front men.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 9:51:50 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( No more Bushs!)
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To: Clive
Imagine if Bush had said, as Obama did on May 26, 2008: “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honours its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong”?

I knew Democrat voters both dead and alive were partial to Obama, but this is a whole new level of loyalty for them to come from beyond the grave not just to vote but attend one of his speeches!

If we can have books of Bushisms, it's only fair to have one of Obamisms too.

5 posted on 05/26/2011 9:53:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Clive
Bambi had a hard time finding the door to the Oval Office too.

The Zero goof list needs to go viral.

6 posted on 05/26/2011 9:54:32 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Clive

“And how dumb is that?”

Not dumb at all, so long as it works.

Minitru never makes mistakes.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 9:54:58 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Clive

or saying he loves to be in sunshine when he was in Sunrise FL
or saying he was in Sioux city when he was in Sioux falls which is another state.
Or his energy policy was to inflate tires
or him putting on a fake irish accent
or him giving a toast when the Uk national anthem was playing and he was supposed to shut up
Or signing the date 2008

The man is a complete fool and one dumb arse and still the AMERICAN MEDIA paid off by Soros tell us he is educated and smart

Wonder if Bush or Ssrah had done half of this then the late TV shows would rip apart


8 posted on 05/26/2011 9:55:07 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Clive

I will tell you what would happen if the media treated 0bama like Bush. 0bama’s approval rating would be in the twenties.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: manc

And don’t forget “corpse” instead of “corps”.


10 posted on 05/26/2011 9:56:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Clive

What about visiting 57 states?


11 posted on 05/26/2011 9:57:46 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Clive

Obama Claims He’s Visited 57 States
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

Barack Obama 57 State Remix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMo0WlSvrIY


12 posted on 05/26/2011 9:58:49 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: All

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13 posted on 05/26/2011 10:00:58 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Clive

Bush was indeed a horrid public speaker...but, he was an honest and moral man - unlike the Obama-butt.

In addition, I do not see any indications that the Loon is more intelligent than W. Quite the opposite - I see no indications that the Loon really earned any of his degrees, nor any indication that he could tie his shoes properly without a teleprompter.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Clive
Obama’s just as big a doofus as Bush

I don't buy the premise of the argument. I don't recall the Bush being the constant tone def gaff machine this loser is. As a matter of fact, Bush got along famously with all the world leaders and they respected him. Look at the press Obummer is getting over in England now. Terrible.

15 posted on 05/26/2011 10:02:38 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clive

24 May 2008


16 posted on 05/26/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT by crosshairs (The left's hatred of Christianity has blinded them to the REAL threat which is Islam.)
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To: Clive

Michelle Malkin
Barack Obama: Gaffe Machine:
http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2008/05/21/barack_obama_gaffe_machine

Refudiate - Has Obama made similar gaffes?:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2629352/posts?page=1

Obama Gaffes:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2633533/posts

Chris Matthews rips Obama as ‘elitist with teleprompter’
‘Middle-aged people are losing their jobs, and this guy’s out doing his pet projects’:
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=222901#ixzz1NTiEq0IH


17 posted on 05/26/2011 10:06:21 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Clive
Obama reads his teleprompter without comprehension. That is, he does not know what he is saying or why, or even what point he is trying to make. In this clip, the teleprompter gets stuck and Obama has no idea how to finish the sentence. Again, he didn't know what he was talking about or where he was going with it. He was just blindly reading the words without understanding what they were saying.

Obama lost without a teleprompter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omHUsRTYFAU&NR=1

18 posted on 05/26/2011 10:08:00 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Clive
The fool in the white house is a mega embarassment to the country.

We are all victims of this moron's spectacular mediocracy.

19 posted on 05/26/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Clive

The affirmative action presidency experiment has failed! Can we please hire someone that knows the hell what they are doing?


20 posted on 05/26/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

he said it 3 times too and not a peep from our corrupt media, 57 states WTH


21 posted on 05/26/2011 10:31:08 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Lazlo in PA

plus once he gets off his TV screen he is a dumb arse fool, there is no way this man got his degrees in the right way.

Just because he read a speech well doe snot make him educated, the man has no clue about history, traditions, the world etc.

Late night shows had a big laugh at Sarah when she said a part of AK could see Russia, they changed it to her kitchen and look at the gaffs obama has made and they ignore this.


22 posted on 05/26/2011 10:34:18 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Da Coyote

Public speaking certainly wasn’t W’s strong suit, but I remember hearing his speech at Whitehall Palace in London back in 03 on a radio talk show. I was impressed by how great, inspiring and perfectly-delivered it was.(and without a teleprompter) It was at a time (when wasn’t it?) when the MSM was railing against him for being stupid and unable to string together a cohesive sentance.

That night I watched the Network News (which I rarely do) to see the media eat their words. NOT ONE mention of W’s speech. Something Michael Jackson was doing at the time had captured their undivided attention.


23 posted on 05/26/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Yo-Yo

What about signing 2008?


24 posted on 05/26/2011 10:47:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Da Coyote

Actually, President George W. Bush was, at times, a wonderful public speaker. He tended to do so-so on routine speeches or when he was tired. But he rose to the big occasions and gave several of the most consequential, even lyrical speeches in presidential history. The closing passages of his first inaugural are my personal favorite. “And the angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.”


25 posted on 05/26/2011 10:47:54 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
What about signing 2008?

That was mentioned in the second paragraph of the original article.

26 posted on 05/26/2011 10:54:32 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: manc
She never said it. It comes from an SNL skit. Remeber, to Liberals, lying is breathing air.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/seealaska.asp

One of the quotes most strongly associated with former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin is the exclamation “I can see Russia from my house!” even though she didn't actually utter that phrase during the campaign.

The basis for the line was Governor Palin’s 11 September 2008 appearance on ABC News, her first major interview after being tapped as the vice-presidential nominee. During that appearance, interviewer Charles Gibson asked her what insight she had gained from living so close to Russia, and she responded: “They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska”:

Two days later, on the 2008 season premiere of Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler appeared in a sketch portraying Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

FEY AS PALIN: “You know, Hillary and I don't agree on everything . . .”

POEHLER AS CLINTON: (OVERLAPPING) “Anything. I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy.”

FEY AS PALIN: “And I can see Russia from my house.”

As to the question of whether one can actually see Russia from Alaska, Governor Palin was correct: such a view is possible from more than one place in Alaska. A Slate article on the topic noted that:

In the middle of the Bering Strait are two small, sparsely populated islands: Big Diomede, which sits in Russian territory, and Little Diomede, which is part of the United States. At their closest, these two islands are a little less than two and a half miles apart, which means that, on a clear day, you can definitely see one from the other.

Also, a 1988 New York Times article reported that:

To the Russian mainland from St. Lawrence Island, a bleak ice-bound expanse the size of Long Island out in the middle of the Bering Sea, the distance is 37 miles. From high ground there or from the Air Force facility at Tin City atop Cape Prince of Wales, the westernmost edge of mainland North America, on a clear day you can see Siberia with the naked eye.

27 posted on 05/26/2011 10:55:03 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 240B

thought I said she never said it and that the media twisted it.

sad part is that the late shows and the soros paid off media lied so many times that people thought she said it and yet the same media have ignored all the gaffs dumbo has made just on this trip alone let alone in the last two years.

He has shown why we need to address affirmative action as there is no way this man can even finish high school let alone Harvard or Columbia where no one remembers him


28 posted on 05/26/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: 240B

thought I said she never said it and that the media twisted it.

sad part is that the late shows and the soros paid off media lied so many times that people thought she said it and yet the same media have ignored all the gaffs dumbo has made just on this trip alone let alone in the last two years.

He has shown why we need to address affirmative action as there is no way this man can even finish high school let alone Harvard or Columbia where no one remembers him


29 posted on 05/26/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Clive

bump


30 posted on 05/26/2011 11:43:53 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Clive

Imagine if Bush had 20 consecutive quarters of GDP growth and 4.5% unemployment. Instead of that “worst economy ever” that he resided over....

Oh wait.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 12:43:07 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Wolfstar
Actually, President George W. Bush was, at times, a wonderful public speaker.

Yup, at times. The day after 9-11, when he was addressing the firefighters in the rubble with a bullhorn, and one of them said "we can't hear you" - his comeback of "well we hear you, all of America hears you, and soon the folks that did this will hear from all of us" was an absolutely brilliant, and spontaneous, answer.

There weren't too many as good as that, but that response was pure gold.


32 posted on 05/26/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Clive

How can anyone in his right mind compare B.O. to President Bush? Pres. Bush was well brought up, well educated, and a good, kind and decent man. That idiot in the W.H. is so in love with himself it’s pathetic! He doesn’t appear to even know what year it is, and looks like a fool what with his constant effort to appear “cool”! It was embarrassing to people in this Country to see the Pres. of the U.S. looking like a babbling idiot on TV’s all over the world! When he was at the table with the British Royal Family—running off at the mouth like a blithering idiot during the British National Anthem, I was ashamed that he was the Pres. of our Country to be perfectly honest! He certainly needs some lessons in Protocol!!


33 posted on 05/26/2011 2:29:10 PM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: Patsygirl

His wookie wife doesn’t help matters.

She’s just as embarrassing as he is.


34 posted on 05/26/2011 2:41:07 PM PDT by derllak
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