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CLICK HERE FOR THE ALWAYS UPDATED LIST OF OBAMA'S GAFFES & GOOFS

 

And here is how it all started.....

Earlier today, we had a post on Bachman's gaffes, then on BiteMe's gaffes.  We had a couple of great lists on Obama's gaffes, written by MinneMike and gailannr....who inspired me to hunt down as many as I could find, and put the videos, pictures, and articles together with the gaffe. 

So here is the beginning of my Handy Dandy Obama Gaffe Library:

“The Bomb” that fell on Pearl Harbor

“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.”

10,000 People (A Whole Town!) Died in Kansas ~ Oops, Overstated by 9,988

Admits His Plan would Necessarily Cause Energy Prices to Skyrocket

Air Raiding Villages a la Yankee Air Pirates: Destroys Whole Afghan Villages!

Another Senior Moment

ATMs Cause Unemployment

Blames Hugo Chavez’s Election on (ta da) BUSH!  Oops.

Blows off the Salute To Heroes (MOH) Inaugural Ball

Botched Toast ~ Babbles over “God Save The Queen”

Bowls like a Special Olympian

Bows to the Chicom President

Bows to the Emperor of Japan

Bows to the Saudi King

Burns up 9,000 gallons of Jet Fuel on Earth Day

Can’t Keep MOH Recipients Straight

Celebrates the Fifth of the Fourth

Claims to be the only President in History to Try to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations

Confuses “his” Christianity for “his Muslim faith”

Congratulates the FBI's First Hundred Days

Constitutional Principles on Judiciary Written 20 Centuries Ago

Cops Acted Stupidly (@ 1:30)

Date Nights at a Quarter of a Million a Pop

Did He REALLY just call Palin a "Pig"??????

Disrespects the Flag and the National Anthem

Doesn't Know How Old His Daughter Is

Exaggerates about Military Small Unit Methods, Weapons, and Tactics in Afghanistan

Expects to be President for “Eight to Ten Years”

Faux White Sox Fan Can't Name Favorite Players, Loves "Cominskey" Park

Flippantly Answers the "When Does Life Begin" Question ~ Above His Pay Grade

Forgot to Duck ~ Too Busy Waving

Gins up the Reason for his Birth In Selma (Bonus…Jive Accent)

Gives a Shout out to MOH who Isn't

Gives the Queen an iPod

Gives Thoughtless Gifts to Brit PM Brown and his Children

Had an Imaginary Assignment to the Senate Banking Committee

Had an Uncle who Liberated Auschwitz

Has Visited 57 States

Harvard Degree ~ Mechanical Engineering?  No, Definitely NOT!

Hates Old People

How to Keep All Those Wars Straight?

Identifies a Whole New State (Eau Claire)

If I Can't Dazzle Them With Brilliance, I'll Baffle 'em With BS

Inhaled Frequently.  That was the Point.

Israel is a Strong Friend of Israel’s ~ Whilst being Perfectly Clear

Makes a Nasty Joke about Nancy Reagan and Seances

Medical Genius (Off Prompter)

Mistakes a Window for a Door

Mocks Joe the Plumber

Navy Corpse Man

Oaf of Office

Ogles La Derriere Like a Frenchman

Oh Wait…Robots Create Jobs with Unions (@ 1:35)

Panders to Hispanics...Rewrites History Again

Pitches Like a Girl Whilst Wearing Mom Jeans....Wheeeee!!!!!

Refused to Visit the Troops Because No Media Was Allowed

Scares the Crap out of New Yorkers

Scares a Marine Guard by Shaking His Hand

Screw Our Allies ~ I'm going with Hugo and Ortega on This One

Seeks Greater Inefficiencies in the Health Care System via Obamacare

Sees Dead People

Signs the Wrong Year in Guest Book at Westminster Abbey

Shankopotamus (check out the Crackberry)

Snubs Brits by Returning the Bust of Winston Churchill

Someone Waging a KMA can’t Spell “Libya” (h/t our own Warner Todd Houston)

Staff Incompetence ~ Obama’s Limo Gets Stuck

The Time has Changed for Come

Thinks “Victory” is a 4 Letter Word

Thinks Austrian is a Language

Thinks Europe is a Country

Throws Out the Honored Guest with the Trash

Wants to Halt the Rise of Privacy

We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

We Can't Balance The Budget...w/o Tax Increases  ~  Um, Bernanke Disagrees

When in Ireland, Do as the Irish Do....NO WAIT....BYOB (non-alcoholic)

Will Halt The Rise of the Oceans

Wouldn't "Punish" His Daughters with a Baby AND Equates Pregnancy to an STD

WTF of the Day

You Might be a Filthy Rich Cretin If....Oh Never Mind, the Math Doesn't Really Work

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.  A partial list of The Stupidity That is Obama.

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White House: Obama misspoke

White House: Obama misspoke on 'Polish death camp'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said President Barack Obama misspoke on Tuesday when he referred to a "Polish death camp" while honoring a Polish war hero.

The president's remark had drawn immediate complaints from Poles who said Obama should have called it a "German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland," to distinguish the perpetrators from the location. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of "ignorance and incompetence."

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Sikorski tweeted that the White House would apologize for "this outrageous error" and that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would address the matter on Wednesday.

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In my opinion, this isn't one of his run-of-the-mill gaffes. This was a major gaffe.

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Par~

Yeah, that is a big problem because it's a matter of great sensitivity and something a U.S. president should have known. There has been plenty written about this particular issue -- the correct phrasing of how to speak of the death camps and specifically on NOT phrasing it the way Obama did.

Now would most people know what Obama meant by what he said? Sure. Some could say that's really fussy to pick at the wording when it should be understood, but when you keep in mind the absolutely savage slaughtering of the Jews, it is totally understandable that Poland would be sickened by the association. That is not a small thing. Obama needed a briefing with someone like Newt before he spoke on this one.

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Just in case this hasn't been posted.

Obama Flunks Math
March 23, 2012

During a speech two weeks ago at the Daimler Truck manufacturing plant in Mount Holly, N.C [...]

President Obama: Now, because of these new standards for cars and trucks, they’re . . . all going to be able to go farther and use less fuel every year. And that means pretty soon you’ll be able to fill up your car every two weeks instead of every week — and, over time, that saves you, a typical family, about $8,000 a year.

[...]

What’s not to like? After all, the average driver currently spends only $1,745 on gas each year. With $8,000 in savings, the average family — even if we assume it has two or even three drivers in it — would earn thousands of dollars of profit from its gas consumption.

Alas, the president’s $8,000 figure is either a misstatement or an exuberant exaggeration. In fact, if fuel efficiency doubles from 27.3 miles per gallon to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as the administration’s proposal requires, the average driver could save about $800 a year based on current prices and average mileage.

[...]

Jer
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Only if the "typical family" is John and Cindy McClain
and their 7 children continually driving the 13 cars owned by the couple to one or more of the 10 residences belonging to the senator and his wife. Jer
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Has F'ing paid the taxes on his yacht yet?
Just wonderin'.
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Better ask Teresa, Blonde...

I think she writes the checks for F'ing's toys.

Jer

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Thanks, Par
List up to 119, thanks to you!
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How much is a barrel of oil again?
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Thanks guys
As you all know, the list grows daily, and is now in my tag. Keep the hits coming!
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LOL.......
I forgot about the "Oaf of Office".......... :-)

"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"

Cicero

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And the list grows longer.
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Par for the Course...I'm afraid I must request a review by

the Obama Gaffe Committee for a final ruling regarding your entry.

I watched and listened to the video excerpt three times and I hear Commander in Chief instead of Commander and Chief.  Moreover, since he is obviously reading from a teleprompter, it seems improbable it would have been printed or read incorrectly.

Jer

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Gotta go with Uncle Jer.

First two times, I heard "and". Went back after Uncle Jer. Closed my eyes and just listened. Dropped my head right on top of the laptop speakers. In my basement where no other sounds could be heard. Yes. He is saying "in" as he should. White House Dossier blew it.*

Shhhh. I listened to it like 14 times. Twice there toward the end, I heard "and" again. I think I may be going crazy. Is that Cisco sludge addictive?

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Jer

From the White House transcript of President Obama's weekly address:

So today, I’m thankful to serve as your President and Commander-and-Chief.

What can I say. :)

Jer
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Par...Are you going to believe me or those idiots in the White

House?

Jer

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Jer

You're not pulling "The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." (h/t matthewdean) on me are you?

Just Kidding :) :) :)

Jer
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That's okay, Par...

Out of the thousands of statements, opinions, observations, etc. I've posted at this website--some no doubt bordering on the totally absurd--Dean picks that for his dramatic tagline.  Seemed pretty mundane and un-noteworthy to me.  Oh well.  :-)

Jer

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As a lib

It figures. BTW you should update the photo ol'man if you want any sympathy.

See smile face : ]

save the "I dont need no sympathy crap", because you do!

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Hi. It is me, The Vet, with some news.

   
    Uncle Jer will not be posting for a few days. He took my advice to put his head down near the laptop speakers in a sound deadened room. Unfortunately, he put his head down near the laptop speakers and then preceded to try to move to the sound deadened room. The ambulance is on the way. Oh, and I took a few swigs off the lemon Cisco he had sitting out. It does make you think the man said "in". Fortunately, if you watch the next sentence, he says "in this country". His purple lips purse differently when he says "in".

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The idiots in the White House, obviously....
Because those same idiots had the transcripts of Obama's Hawaii remarks thusly: "here in Asia".
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I am back with Par for the Course.
See. I was not going crazy. I did hear "and" there twice toward the end. Now, after the transcript, and listening a 15th and 16th time. I am officially back on the "and" wagon. 17 - "and".
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Earthquake in Hawaii moves island chain 2000 miles to West.
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Yeah, Vet................I"m
Yeah, Vet................I"m over here in Singapore right now, but I'm NOT complaining!!! The place is pristine, the laws are obeyed, everything works, the crime is non-existant.............and best of all, the girls are fantastic!!! I guess I can live without surf for a little while!!!!!
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Abraham Lincoln, founder of the Republican party.

"We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party."

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/09/obamateurism-of-the-day-587/

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Egads

All the resources at PresiNOT Beserk Obloviator's fingertips and he's still an idiot.

Blind leading the blind in the White House.

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This is collective idiocy.

He was reading from a PREPARED speech. It took multiple brains to come up with this brand of stupid.

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Vet and strat...

I believe in this instance it was the singular idiocy of Obama inasmuch as he apparently strayed from the prepared remarks scrolling harmlessly along on the teleprompter in order to add his own historically ignorant flourish about Lincoln. Thus, the speechwriters and fact checkers were spared any shared ignominy.

Jer

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Yes. Uncle Jer is right.

This not an example of Stupid by committee. This is a case of singular Stupid.

The text of the speech did not contain the gaffe. http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/tr...

Still can't say that about the decision to fly Air Force One over an already jittery Manhattan. A frightened Uncle Jer spent 2 days in his closet. Only a case of Cisco Extra Sweet and a carton of Pall Mall No Filters finally lured him out.

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Never discount the irresistible allure

of the Reese's Big Cup.

Jer

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Plenty Of Idiots In The WH TO Go Around

And that makes it better how, Jer?

Not having watched the damned fool, nor having read the worthless transcript, I will take your word for it.

Until a plan is on paper, or digitalized, and presented to the OMB, Congress and the American people Obama's speechafying is BS, and probably even so afterward.

Put up or shut up, Barry 'The Vishnu' Obloviator.

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I believe my comment was self-explanatory, strat...

I had run across the analysis of Obama's Lincoln gaffe at HotAir and thought I would share the clarification. I'm really not in the mood to deal with your hostility, nor do I understand the reason for it.

Jer

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Not So, Jer

My ire was directed at Obama and his administration. There was no hostility directed at you, but yours is loud and clear.

Jer
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Not so, strat...

I think you're confusing surprise and frustration arising from a misunderstanding for hostility. There was none directed at you either.

Jer

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Yep

That was my point. You said it better. :-)

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Yet another gaffe

Obama has a senior moment.

I found the most excellent "MOTUS" blog a while back, and linked to her "more boob belt" vid last week.  I've been visiting and posting there, and several of MOTUS's readers visited my blog (where I cross posted the list), so expect some more updates, soon.

Seems Obama's gaffes are neverending.

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Good evening Blonde

Thanks. I always knew you were good for something.

I think now is the time for me to duck.

 

Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

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Duck??

No, now is the time for you to RUN! Quickly.

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~"Don't call my bluff"

Is it just me, or is that an incredibly stupid thing to say to an opponent?

Hahahahaha..went to find a link for it and found this one.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"
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"Potatoe City"

I think we can file "don't call my bluff" under the "lies" category.

77 and counting....that's quite a list of flubs for the smartest man ever born, who is now trailing the generic 'republican' by 8% in the latest Gallup poll. Oops.

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don't call my bluff

should, imo, be put in the 'clumsy/confusing' category of possible gaffes.

Think of it as an admonishment not to "call what [you may think is merely a] bluff".

Jer

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Jer, there's not enough server space on the planet

to create a new Forum of Obama's "said stupid stuff" or "clumsy/confusing stuff". And he takes five times as long as a mortal human saying it, too...we'd need quantum servers just to save all of the "uh, uh, uhs".

Potatoe City, indeed.

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Hmmmm, maybe we need another one

(forum) for the Outright Lies of Obama.

This one is a beauty...it's linked over on the side bar --->.

Seems Obama's tear jerking story about his mother's excrutiating death by insurance company mistreatment isn't what he says it was.  Go figure.

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Doubling down.

Obama Still Lying About Mother’s Health Insurance Problem
03.19.2012

[...]

As Glenn Kessler writes today in the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, the president’s much ballyhooed campaign biography film “The Road We’ve Traveled,” narrated by Tom Hanks repeats the same line that Scott debunked. Though the film’s script tries to avoid repeating the president’s false claims from 2008, as Kessler says, any reasonable person would infer from the movie that the president’s mother died because her insurance was denied.

[...]

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Thanks, Par!

I hadn't checked the Forums in a while, it's been a banner week or two.

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A post by an NB'r reminds us

A post by an NB'r reminds us of this lovely gaffe.

On the other hand, what you're now seeing is profit and earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you've got a long-term perspective on it. I think that consumer confidence -- as they see the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act taking root, businesses are starting to see opportunities for investment and potential hiring, we are going to start creating jobs again.

Odumbo the President has no idea what P/E stands for.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan
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There are so many we forget.

I remember that now.

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We're up to 77 Gaffes & Goofs...and Counting

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Thanks BK, Vet, UPC....making progress here.

It's a pretty severe indictment of the media cabal to cover up the ineptitude of Barack Hussein Obama. Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmmm. (h/t Rush).

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1/2 Dick O'bama 1/2 Ackinadinnerjacket, some sort of balance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikdbjl90yqI

Oh Update: An iran "home made" missile strike just KILLED 3 MORE AMERICANS in Iraq.

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WTF