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  • Sign Language Interpreter at Mandela's Funeral Made It All Up

    12/11/2013 6:31:44 PM PST · by ransomnote · 62 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger cites AP via MY Way News
    ou can't make things like this up, but this unnamed man apparently did. From AP via My Way News (12/11/2013): Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake' JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages....
  • Obama’s OFA fail-call inspires brutally devastating truth bomb

    11/19/2013 10:19:06 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/19/2013 | Twitchy
    As Twitchy reported, an increasingly desperate President Obama attempted to use an Organizing for Action conference call to deputize supporters as Obamacare pitchmen. Keyword: “Attempted.” Another Website, Another Problem for Obama Some supporters who tried to log in to hear the president defend his health care law could not hear him because the website of the group behind the call failed to work for them. Those who could hear the call learned from President Pinocchio that “more than 100 million Americans” have already enrolled in new health insurance plans. 100 million! Snort! Unreal and bizarre padding of the numbers is...
  • Interview With President Obama (by The New York Times)

    07/28/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Interviewed by Jackie Calmes and Michael D. Shear
    MR. OBAMA: ...And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular. SNIP MR. OBAMA: (Keystone pipeline) Well, first of all, Michael, Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction...
  • Putin Slams Obama's B.S.

    06/15/2013 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | John Ransom
    Well apparently a president can’t just make new lows for respect of American moral authority in one single term and then let it go at that. Nope. Apparently after getting stiff-armed by our ideological enemies once in the first Obama term- turning his back on American values and getting called out on it- the administration felt the need to demonstrate crumbling American might and values by going back to that well early in the second term too. During the first term, we suffered the embarrassment of the Chinese Communist who publicly lectured Obama about straying away from capitalism and taking...
  • Obama: ‘When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal’

    10/18/2012 2:39:55 PM PDT · by library user · 148 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/12 | Staff
    President Obama, during the taping of The Daily Show, discussed the Benghazi terrorist attack that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. “Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it,” Obama said per pool. “The government is a big operation and [at] any given time something screws up,” he also said, saying that he believes “you find out what’s broken and you fix it.” Obama promised that his administration publicized information about the Benghazi attack as quickly as it came in, which contradicts previous reports....
  • The Private Sector Is Sucking Wind

    06/13/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama continues to prove how out of touch he is with the plight of the American people under his anemic economy. No, Mr. President, the economy and the private sector are not "doing fine." Sure, Obama is pretending that he didn't mean it the way it sounded. But I am not buying that it was a gaffe. I watched the video, and he stated the point clearly and deliberately. Obama is an incorrigible leftist ideologue who believes that only his statist policies can stimulate the national economy. He thinks that without the prodding, deficit spending and wisdom of the...
  • Out of Touch? Not So Much. Out of Gas? Definitely

    06/12/2012 4:04:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The private sector is doing fine," President Barack Obama declared Friday at a news conference that was supposed to show that the administration knows how to make the economy stronger. It was a bad way to end a tough week. Wisconsin voters had rejected a recall of their Republican governor, and Bill Clinton had praised Mitt Romney's business record as "sterling" and called for a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts. Then Obama made himself sound like GOP Sen. John McCain, who in September 2008 stink-bombed his election prospects by saying, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong." Team...
  • President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’(Gov't Rips Obama 'Incompetence'

    05/29/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outraged Tuesday at President Obama’s reference earlier that day to “a Polish death camp” — as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland. “The White House will apologize for this outrageous error,” Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski tweeted. Sikorski said that Polish Prime Minister Donald “Tusk will make a statement in the morning. It’s a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.” The president had been trying to honor a famous Pole, awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to bear...
  • Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment

    05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet. The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:
  • When Administrations Implode

    04/19/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Administration meltdowns are hardly novel. In almost every presidency there comes a moment when sheer chaos takes hold, whether self-induced or as a result of an outside crisis. Vietnam had effectively destroyed Lyndon Johnson by 1967. Watergate unraveled the Richard Nixon administration, as the disgraced president resigned in the face of certain impeachment. Gerald Ford could not whip inflation and was not re-elected. One-termer Jimmy Carter was undone by the Iranian hostage crisis and skyrocketing oil prices. For a time, it seemed that Ronald Reagan's second term might not survive the Iran-Contra scandal. George H.W. Bush could not be re-elected...
  • Obama Gaffes Recognizes Gov Jack O'Malley

    02/27/2012 10:59:31 AM PST · by In Maryland · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 27, 2012 | John Fritze
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is not exactly a stranger around the White House these days. He met with President Barack Obama along with other state leaders late last week to discuss the economy. On Sunday he sat at the same table as the president for an annual governors dinner at the White House. He is a frequent guest on the national Sunday talk shows, usually defending the Obama administration's policies. So it was a bit awkward to see Obama forget O'Malley's name at an education event Monday. Sure there are 50 governors to keep track of, but O'Malley -- the chairman...
  • Obama gaffe: President says billionaires should pay ‘Jew’ tax rate [on Video]

    09/26/2011 5:15:43 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 83 replies
    While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops! The president meant to say “janitor” instead of “Jew,” and he immediately corrected himself. After all, he doesn’t need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid.
  • Oops! White House fails basic geography test

    09/27/2011 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2011
    Looks like someone in the White House press office needs to brush up on his or her U.S. geography. The press office issued credentials to those reporters and photojournalists who are covering the president’s trip this week to Washington state, California, and Colorado. The credential even provides a handy graphic highlighting (in white) which states the president will visit. The only problem? Wyoming is highlighted, not Colorado.
  • Obama's strange sense of humor

    09/26/2011 7:58:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/11 | Ed Lasky
    Believe it or not, Barack Obama is cracking jokes about the horrific fires in Texas. I guesshe won't be using Bill Clinton's old line, "I feel your pain," when people complain about the terrible economy. How presidential, how empathetic: At a Silicon Valley fundraiser Sunday, the president took a jab at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, saying that he's a "governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change." Aside from the fact that this is just a cheap political shot at the expense of Americans who are suffering, it is just not funny and weird.
  • Obama's Approval Ratings Among Jewish Voters Plummeting

    09/26/2011 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 24 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 9/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    Obama's approval ratings, now a record-breaking low among Jewish voters, are almost as pathetic as his ability to omit gaffes from his campaign speeches (every speech he makes these days is a campaign speech). Spouting to the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend, the President somehow managed to confuse "janitors" with "Jews." (LA Times) - When you start saying, at a time when the top one-tenth of 1 percent has seen their incomes go up four or five times over the last 20 years, and folks at the bottom have seen their incomes decline - and your response is that you...
  • New gaffe: Obama confuses Jews with janitors

    09/26/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 61 replies
    LAT ^ | 9/26/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus awards banquet over the weekend. Those folks will stick with him in 2012, of course. But they've been somewhat miffed in recent months that the first post-partisan president is doing too many deals with those Republicans and seeming to give in. So, Obama needed to give the crowd some presidential love. He even brought his wife along. As with virtually all of Obama's speeches recently, the Democrat's remarks dealt with selling his jobs legislation, as if it wasn't DOA on Capitol Hill. The first black president got to reminiscing about some other...
  • President Gaff-O-Matic (the Obama graffes keep on rolling)

    Our genius president is on a hurt for campaign money, and you know what that means.....gaff-o-matic time. I've been listing the gaffes of our genius president in preparation for the general election of 2012. The list is now extensive.
  • Obama: "You Don’t want Billionaires to pay the same tax rate as JEW-I mean Janitors”(Video)

    Video at Gateway Pundit
  • Obama gaffe: President says billionaires should pay ‘Jew’ tax rate

    09/25/2011 6:31:31 PM PDT · by martosko · 147 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2011 | Jamie Weinstein
    Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner in Washington Saturday night, President Obama made a verbal boo-boo. While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops! The president meant to say “janitor” instead of “Jew,” and he immediately corrected himself. After all, he doesn’t need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid.
  • Barack Obama is a Genius (Intercontinental RR Gaffe)

    09/24/2011 6:11:19 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/24/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Brilliant
  • Rep. Gohmert Introduces the American Jobs Act of 2011

    09/14/2011 2:00:43 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 83 replies
    Congressman Louie Gohmert's website ^ | September 14, 2011 | Kimberly Willingham, Jonna Fitzgerald
    Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035 Jonna Fitzgerald (903) 561-6349 Rep. Gohmert Introduces the American Jobs Act of 2011 September 14, 2011 Washington - Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today after introducing the “American Jobs Act of 2011” which will create jobs by taking the corporate tax rate to zero. “We have heard a lot of rhetoric about job creation from President Obama over the last several days. After waiting to see what the President would actually put into legislative language, and then waiting to see if anybody would actually introduce the President’s bill in the House, today I...
  • Barack has a memory like a steel trap. It's a gift

    06/26/2011 7:40:12 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/26/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Sorry, no exchanges until 2012.
  • Obama as political historian ['His ignorance is as broad as it is deep.']

    04/20/2011 9:41:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | April 20, 2011 | SCOTT W. JOHNSON
    Barack Obama is a creature of the modern university and therefore an amazingly shallow man. I have written about his historical howlers in the New York Post column "Anti-terror oops," in the Weekly Standard column "The Kennedy-Khrushchev conference for dummies," and in the Power Line post "Obama veers into the Daily Ditch." Obama's historical ignorance could be a full time beat for somebody who does this work for a living, and it tells us something truly important about Barack Obama. His ignorance is as broad as it is deep. Not that you couldn't deduce that on your own from his...
  • Obama gets tongue-tied in YouTube interview

    01/27/2011 7:06:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama experienced a rare speaking stumble Thursday, mixing up Iraq and Afghanistan when responding in a YouTube interview to questions challenging the wars in those countries. The president twice referred to Afghanistan when clearly talking about the situation in Iraq. He said that the United States would withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011 and that combat operations there had ended, which actually describes the situation and policy for Iraq. It was unclear whether Obama realized his mistake. He then correctly stated the situation in Afghanistan, saying the United States would...
  • Obama: Beheading of Daniel Pearl ‘captured the world’s imagination’ [video]

    05/18/2010 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 131 replies · 2,840+ views
    daily caller ^ | May 18, 2010 | staff
    President Obama today signed into law The Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, which expands efforts to identify countries that don’t share our love for the First Amendment. He also took time to honor the man the bill is named after, journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic extremists in 2002 in what the President — with nary a teleprompter in sight — called a moment that ‘captured the world’s imagination.’ The Obama administration has pushed to have Pearl’s professed killer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tried in civilian court.
  • 2nd Obama Gaffe: "She Upped Her Deductible To The Minimum" (Video)

    03/16/2010 1:54:13 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 681+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/16/10 | HAP
    This is a second gaffe video from the same Obama speech in Strongville Ohio, earlier he talked about premiums would fall by "3000 percent," now he says this same woman, "upped her deductible to the minimum"...enjoy...(Video)
  • China not needed in South Asia, angry India tells US

    11/18/2009 3:22:56 AM PST · by cold start · 35 replies · 1,652+ views
    ZEENEWS.COM ^ | 18th November 2009 | Zeenews Bureau
    New Delhi: Angered by US President Barack Obama’s attempt to envisage a role for China in South Asia, India on Wednesday made it clear that it objects any move to give a wider footprint to China in the region. The Ministry of External Affairs said that it had objections to Obama giving China a greater role in South Asian affairs, adding a third country’s role cannot be envisaged in the bilateral relationships between countries of the region. The MEA further said a role for a third country in the region was not necessary and India was committed to resolving all...
  • Obama Gaffe: Reform We Seek Would Bring Greater "Inefficiencies" To Health Care (Video)

    07/20/2009 5:36:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 10 replies · 464+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/20/09 | talkradio03
    I'm not sure which of the 57 states this gaffe was made in, but I think he needs a breathalyzer, or is it an inhalator?
  • Obama Gaffe: Tells Moscow Audience He Met Michelle "In Class" (Met at Law Firm) (Video)

    07/07/2009 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 29 replies · 968+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/7/09 | talkradio03
    This Obama Gaffe was not made in any of the 57 United States, but was made in Moscow at an economic school...
  • Obama trips up over Russian leadership tandem

    07/06/2009 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 52 replies · 1,208+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 6, 2009 3:07pm EDT | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - In a slip of the tongue, U.S. President Barack Obama described Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday as president, echoing the widely held view that he remains Russia's most powerful man.
  • Obama Gaffes & Follies (vanity)

    12/29/2008 2:26:32 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 53 replies · 1,293+ views
    I'm seeking to compile refutations to the Obama-is-smart mythos. Especially anything funny ... and can be verified by reference to an internet link.
  • News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)

    04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 191 replies · 9,222+ views
    Q Sonja Sagmeister from a little country, Austria, from Austrian Television. Mr. President, you said you came here to learn and to listen. So a quite personal question -- what did you learn from your personal talk with the European leaders? And did this change in a certain way your views on Europe and its politics? PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's an interesting question. I had already formed relationships with many of them. ... There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing -- and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and...
  • Ask the White House (What Pres. Bush gave Queen Elizabeth II on her 2007 Visit)

    04/02/2009 3:36:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 74 replies · 2,649+ views
    Ask The White House ^ | 5/8/2007 | Raymond Martinez
    Raymond P. Martinez (Chief of Protocol): Good afternoon everyone. Thank you very much for having me on “Ask the White House.” I look forward to talking with you today about the Office of the Chief of Protocol and what our role is for the President. We are responsible for many activities including the planning, hosting, and officiating of ceremonial events for visiting chiefs of state and heads of government, as well as coordinating logistics for the visits. We also manage Blair House, the President's guesthouse, and oversee all protocol matters for Presidential, Vice Presidential and Presidential delegation trips abroad. As...
  • President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: 'It's Like the Special Olympics'

    03/19/2009 7:06:51 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 386 replies · 16,812+ views
    ABC ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    The first appearance by a sitting president on "The Tonight Show" may well end up being the last. President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled. Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley. He bowled a 129, the president said. "That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically. It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said. When asked about the remark,...
  • Wondering No More (The Obama Campaign Should Have Googled Before Its Ad Alert)

    09/12/2008 5:35:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 68 replies · 252+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/12/2008 | Mark Steyn
    Jonah, why didn't the Obama guys and the AP figure that out? It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our President and our Commander In Chief knows how to send an e-mail ...but not how to do a five-minute Google search.
  • Obama incorrectly claims membership of Senate committee (Meglomaniac Gaffe Alert)

    07/23/2008 1:46:33 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 87 replies · 771+ views
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2008 | staff
    (CNN) – Responding to an Israeli reporter’s question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill “we passed” in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that tightens sanctions and authorizes divestment from Iran. “My committee,” he called it. Except that he isn’t a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. “Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee - which is my committee - a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they...
  • Obama gaffe

    06/07/2008 8:43:21 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 116 replies · 233+ views
    wow this is bad. Sorry if this is a repost
  • Obama Throws Jerusalem Under the Bus

    06/05/2008 9:57:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 72 replies · 209+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 6:59:28 pm PST | LGF
    Barack Obama’s flip-flops are getting closer together; now he’s “clarifying” points he made just a day ago: Obama clarifies united J’lem comment. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel’s capital to remain “undivided,” his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama addresses AIPAC Policy Conference 2008, Wednesday.“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” Obama declared Wednesday, to rousing applause from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. But a campaign adviser clarified...
  • Obama Talks of Family's Military Service (Family liberated Auschwitz...Yeahhhhh)

    05/27/2008 11:48:44 AM PDT · by PA Engineer · 189 replies · 492+ views
    Cbs News ^ | May 26, 2008 | Maria Gavrilovic
    “My grandfather marched in Patton’s army, but I cannot know what it is to walk into battle like so many of you,” he told a small group of veterans here Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz.
  • Obama: Iran is Just a Tiny Country

    05/19/2008 12:10:54 PM PDT · by kathsua · 92 replies · 673+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 5/19/08 | Amanda Carpenter
    Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told supporters Iran is just a “tiny” country at a campaign stop in Oregon Sunday evening. "Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don't pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us,” Obama said. Obama’s rivals, including his fellow Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, have criticized Obama for his willing to meet with Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain issued a strong retort to Obama's assessment at a stop in Chicago on Monday. "The...
  • Obama: Sermon on the Mount supports gay civil unions (Obama derides the Bible)

    03/03/2008 10:21:18 PM PST · by No Dems 2004 · 88 replies · 894+ views
    NELSONVILLE, Ohio (BP)--Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama defended his belief in same-sex civil unions March 2 by referencing Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and then implicitly criticizing those who view Romans as a binding teaching on homosexuality. Obama made the comments during a question-and-answer session with voters in Nelsonville, Ohio. A local pastor asked Obama how he plans to win the votes of evangelical voters when they disagree with him on moral issues. "I believe in civil unions that allow a same-sex couple to visit each other in a hospital or transfer property to each other," he said, referring to...
  • Obama May Be The Next JFK. But Which JFK? (Wet Behind The Ears)

    09/14/2007 9:38:55 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 23 replies · 672+ views
    ForeignPolicy-Passport ^ | Thu, 09/13/2007 - 3:54pm. | Editors
    Two days after Barak Obama's latest foreign-policy gaffe—allowing reporters to see him reading a memo from his campaign advisors on how to spin the war in Iraq—there's a new round whispering among Washington's foreign-policy watchers as to whether the Illinois senator and presidential wannabe can really be taken seriously on these subjects. Similar chatter could be heard this summer after Obama's previous blunders on Pakistan and Israel-Palestine. This most recent episode occurred during Tuesday's Senate testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. To be Reading a memo about how to politicize the war during their testimony showed incredibly...
  • He's all talk - At Iraq hearing, long-winded Obama barely manages to ask a question (OBAMANIA)

    09/12/2007 10:15:45 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 1,371+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 12, 2007 | LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist
    There have been enough Democratic presidential debates to conclude that White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has not mastered the short answer format. Obama demonstrated at Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations hearing with Gen. David Petraeus and Iraq Ambassador Ryan Crocker he also has trouble with questions. The long-winded Obama, who bills himself as a consensus builder, wasted an opportunity to show how it could work. Each member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had seven minutes to question Petraeus and Crocker about the Iraq War. Obama used about six minutes of his time to lecture Petraeus and Crocker that...
  • Obama praises ethnic cleansing in Iraq (my title, video link)

    09/12/2007 6:39:03 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 22 replies · 993+ views
    Today Show ^ | 9/12/07 | Me
    Sept. 12: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama...