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  • Trump win confounds critics who thought gaffes would do him in

    02/21/2016 10:45:10 AM PST · by ripnbang · 105 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 21, 2016 | Byron York
    For months, Donald Trump's antagonists in rival campaigns, in the GOP establishment and in the punditocracy have believed the time would come, someday, when Trump would say something so outrageous, so over-the-top, so out there that the scales would finally fall from his supporters' eyes and the Trump candidacy would collapse. The South Carolina campaign, some believed, would be that time.
  • ‘Amazing and embarrassing’: Obama SOTU gaffe almost goes entirely unnoticed

    01/14/2016 1:11:26 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/14/2016 | Russ Reid
    President Barack Obama's gaffe Tuesday night during his State of the Union address when referencing Russia has gone largely unnoticed by listeners and pundits alike. "Even as their economy contracts, Russia is pouring resources to prop up Ukraine's and Syria - states they see slipping away from their orbit," said Obama. There's a key discrepancy here: While Russia has been "pouring resources" into the conflict, it certainly has not been to "prop up" Ukrainian government, it has instead gone to those who seek to bring it down. Russia made headlines across the world starting in 2014 when Russian forces were...
  • 7 Gaffes that might haunt Mitt Romney in 2016

    01/15/2015 9:52:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2015
    Seven (7) of the former Republican presidential nominees most cringe-worthy moments: 1. 47 PERCENT Less than two months before the November 2012 election, Romney committed a gaffe that he even admitted did real damage to his campaign. The left-leaning magazine, Mother Jones released secretly-recorded videos of the candidate at a private fundraisers telling donors: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter whatwho are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences ofObamacarefelt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunns (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a lightweight. 3.)Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Michelle Obama Repeatedly Flubs Candidate's Name While Campaigning For Him

    10/11/2014 12:19:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | October 10, 2014 | Staff
    Whats in a name? For Michelle Obama, a whole lot of confusion. While campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa Friday for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, she referred to him multiple times as Bailey before she was corrected by someone shouting from the audience. The flub came despite a huge array of signs in the hall where she was speaking, all spelling Braleys name correctly
  • Good Old Joe

    10/09/2014 2:44:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    What do you suppose our ebullient vice president says to his sorely pressed staff when he rolls into the office at the end of the day and discovers that, yes, he has done it again? He has committed another verbal blunder, a gaffe as it is called. My guess is that he laughs it off. That is what he does in public. Why should he act any differently in private? He has been committing gaffes since the beginning of his career. Sometimes they have forced him to cancel a presidential race as in 1988 when he was caught using vivid...
  • Duke of Edinburgh's best gaffes

    06/23/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/13/2013 | The Telegraph
    Here is a selection of his most notable quotes as he offers his own unique advice to people all over the world. 1963 Speaking about the rate of British tax, he said: "All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury." 1965 On seeing an exhibition of "primitive" Ethiopian art, he muttered: "It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons."
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    President Obama has made two major gaffes so far during his Europe trip. After falsely claimed that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum on self-determination, he then wrongly said that Georgia was not being considered for NATO membership. Speaking on Kosovo yesterday, Obama said : "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovos neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea." But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer...
  • MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'

    01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |
    Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake, Griffin asserted. We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate, but I don't think it hurt us in any way. While known as a...
  • 10 most cringeworthy on-air gaffes of 2013

    01/01/2014 5:17:36 AM PST · by Dartman · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 1/14 | QMI Agency
    The news can be pretty depressing, but it has its hilarious moments too. Here's our list of the 10 most memorable live news gaffes and bloopers that went viral in 2013. WARNING: Some videos contain explicit language In Lodi, Calif., Fox 40 reporter Sabrina Rodriguez had to do a live segment while contending with a handsy baboon. Mickey shook her hand and promptly grabbed ...
  • Obama's Latest Gaffe: 'Like Eating Your Corn Seed'

    08/23/2013 11:12:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody should tell President Obama to forget the folksy metaphors. The prez sounds phony mouthing them, and since they are unfamiliar to him, he's apt to get them wrong. As was the case at today's townhall at Binghamton University, when Obama claimed that reducing spending on government programs would be "like eating your corn seed." You might have thought the man from Illinois would have known that the phrase is "eating your seed corn." Then again, they don't raise much maize in Hyde Park. For good measure, Obama assured the audience that "we don't have an urgent deficit crisis." Let...
  • AP Admits Covering Up Obama's 'Gulf' Gaffe

    08/11/2013 5:36:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | August 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show,' President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up.
  • SALON: Sorry, conservatives, Obama didnt gaffe on Leno

    08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    SALON ^ | 08/09/2013 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    SNIP SNIP The narrative here would seem to be that Obama is dumb and doesnt even know basic geography. But no one really believes that and even Obamas most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence. Instead of the hapless dunce in the mold of liberals anti-Bush caricatures, conservatives see Obama as a conniving radical. Or an out-of-touch, former law professor, ivory tower elitist. Either way, not dumb. Ted Cruz said today that he modeled his campaign after Obamas because it was so smart and effective. Meanwhile, downplaying the threat of terrorism is plainly not a gaffe its an...
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Bypass Obama's Gaffes on Jay Leno (Watch Video Clips)

    08/10/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 08/08/2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President's verbal mishaps. ABCs Good Morning America, CBSs This Morning and NBCs Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston, and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the August 6...
  • Judge: Obama sex assault comments 'unlawful command influence'

    06/14/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of unlawful command influence derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week
  • Biden Gaffes His Way Across Europe

    02/06/2013 11:49:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 5, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    In his first foreign trip in the second term of President Barack Obama's presidency, Vice President Joe Biden is gaffing his way across Europe. Biden's three country trip has taken him from Germany to France and, finally, to the UK, where he's just finishing meetings. Today, after attending a UK national security council meeting, Biden said that he was "delighted to do it, I spent half my life on OUR national security council," according to the pool report. In fact, Biden has only been on the U.S. National Security Council for four years--the four years the 70-year-old vice president has...
  • Obama on Benghazi: If four Americans get killed, it is not optimal

    10/18/2012 7:11:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    People are e-mailing about it so Im giving you the transcript, but I want to see the clip before making a judgment. Stewart: Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page. Obama : Heres what Ill say. If four Americans get killed, its not optimal. Were going to fix it. All of it. And what happens,...
  • 'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response

    10/18/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/18/13 | Toby Harnden
    full title...........'If four Americans get killed, it's not OPTIMAL': Obama's extraordinary response to Comedy Central question about fiasco after Benghazi attack President Barack Obama, during an interview to be shown on Comedy Central, has responded to a question about his administration's confused communication after the Benghazi attack, by saying: 'If four Americans get killed, its not optimal.' Obama was speaking to Jon Stewart of The Daily Show for a programme to be broadcast tonight. Stewart, a liberal whose young audience is full of potential voters prized by the Obama campaign, asked the president about his handling of the aftermath...
  • Joe Biden's Gaffes Call For A Thorough Neurological Examination ~ Forbes

    10/13/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 46 replies
    FORBES ^ | 8.20.12 | Dr. Henry I. Miller
    As the political silly season approaches its climax, the media seem preoccupied with minutiae that have little to do with suitability to hold office or what is good for the nation. Conspicuously absent is concern about politicians intelligence and mental health.
  • The Inexhaustible Vice President, Or: Of Hogs, Acorns and Joe Biden

    10/05/2012 5:07:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    The worst gaffe a politician can make, it's been said, is not the mistakes he makes on the campaign trail but when he tells the truth. The vice president of the United States, who's a kind of genius at embarrassing himself, did it again the other day when, almost in passing, he mentioned the hallmark of this president's stewardship of the American economy, "the middle class that has been buried these past four years." Oops. Even a blind hog will stumble across an acorn now and then, but this time the vice president had hit on an essential truth, one...