By Eric the Red
It’s supposed to be common knowledge that Sarah Palin is stupid, right? Why? Palin-haters can’t tell us. There’s no actual data to back that up, other than out-of-context statements, completely made up quotes and purported “gotcha” moments.
These debunked gaffes then get transported instantaneously throught the leftosphere from Daily Kos to the NY Times to MoveOn.org to MSNBC to the script writing rooms of “Saturday Night Live” and around and around again.
All this before the slightest bit of fact checking even starts—if it ever takes place at all.
Remember the “Bush Doctrine” thing? Sarah got it wrong in her interview with Charlie Gibson in September, 2008—or did she?
Charles Krauthammer, the very coiner of the phrase “Bush Doctrine,” corrects both Gibson and the heretofore unapologetic Times:
“At times visibly nervous . . . Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, sounding like an impatient teacher, informed her that it meant the right of 'anticipatory self-defense.’”
— New York Times, Sept. 12
Informed her? Rubbish.
The New York Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.
There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration -- and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today. It is utterly different.
He asked Palin, “Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?”
She responded, quite sensibly to a question that is ambiguous, “In what respect, Charlie?”
Sensing his “gotcha” moment, Gibson refused to tell her. After making her fish for the answer, Gibson grudgingly explained to the moose-hunting rube that the Bush doctrine “is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense.”
At a Tea Party Express event last October, Sarah said, “party like it’s 1773.” This sent the leftocracy in a jaw-dropping tizzy. “1773???” thought Markos “Kos” Moulitsas, PBS’s Gwen Ifill, and everyone in between.
Only an idiot wouldn’t know the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776!
Except Stupid Sarah wasn’t referencing the Declaration; she was referencing the Boston Tea Party, which occurred in … wait for it: 1773.
Just this past month the leftocracy thoight they nailed Stupid Sarah when she retold a part of the history of Paul Revere’s ride. Everyone in the Democrat-media complex thought she got it wrong.
Except she got it right; all her critics were wrong. To the LA Times’ credit, they corroborated Sarah’s account. Some of her earlier laughing critics ignored the correction, others actually surmised Sarah got it right by accident. Whatever.
And many strikes in between.
Sarah Palin is like the Road Runner and her jealous, hateful detractors Democrat-media complex are all Wile E. Coyote. Always thinking, “All right, now we got her! Look, see how stupid she is!? We told you she’s an idiot!”
And then the self-lit bomb explodes in their faces. They’re left standing there with a “WTF?” look on their blackened, hair-singed faces, while Sarah races past them unscathed going, “Beep beep!”
The irony of all this is that for most of the Palin-bashers, their idea of an absolute brilliant God-like genius is President Obama.
But the funny thing is that there is just as little evidence of Barack Obama’s "intelligence" as there is of Sarah Palin’s stupidity. In fact, if liberals actually lived in a reality-based world rather than in their fantasy “liberals are smart and good; conservatives are stupid and evil” world, they would realize that Sarah Palin actually knows what the hell she’s talking about, while Barack Obama is a complete idiot with a capital I.
And to drive this point home, “Mr. Pinko” at IOwnTheWorld.com released a fantastic video montage roughly entitled “Sarah Palin is an IDIOT” but actually documenting over 9 minutes of the stupidest most embarrassing gaffes of the Genius-in-Chief himself.
Anyone who thinks Sarah Palin is too stupid and unserious to be POTUS has no business whatsoever wanting Barack Obama anywhere near Washington, D.C. While many of the gaffes are in the video above, some are not. Some letters are for people who are regular bashers of Sarah Palin, but vocal worshipers of President Golden Calf.
ABC’s of Barack Obama’s Complete and Untter Stupidity
A is for Austrian, which Obama thinks is a language.
B is for breathalyzer, which is what Obama mistakenly called an inhaler for asthma. Incidently, he did immediately correct himself, replacing “breathalyzer” with “inhalator.”
C is for corpsman, which Obama pronounced as “corPSe man” twice in the same speech.
D is for the set of 25 DVD’s Obama gave to British PM Gordon Brown in March, 2009—a lame gift in and of itself—which couldn’t be played in a British DVD player because they were the wrong region. (Can you imagine if George W. Bush did that???)
E is for Europe, which Obama thinks is a country, not a continent.
F is for Fifty-seven, which is the number of U.S. states the most brilliant man ever to be POTUS says he’s been to. That was in May, 2008, so it’s possible Obama’s been to more than 57 states by now.
G is for Skip Gates, the black Harvard professor who exposed the racial chip on his shoulder when he was apprehended by a white Cambridge police officer for breaking into what turned out to be his own house. When asked to comment on it by the media, Obama exhibited his supposed brilliance in law by saying that he didn’t know all the facts, then immediately concluding that the police officer acted stupidly.
H is for Haaaavard. Apparently Obama is so brilliant and prolific that Harvard has his transcripts and written works under lock and key. How’s that for transparency?
I is for inefficiencies. In July, 2009, while selling the disastrous government-run health (s)care bill that has since been shoved down our throats, Obama said, “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” Whoops.
I is also for Israel. In July, 2008, Obama said, “Let me be absolutely clear: Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.” OMG, could you imagine if Sarah Palin said something like that!?” Actually, at the time of the 2008 election, MSNBC’s David Shuster reported about a McCain aide who blogged that Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent. But by the time the story went viral, it turned out the blogger was not a McCain aide and the Palin-Africa story was a hoax. But remember, it’s Fox that’s a crappy lying “news” source.
J is for Joe Biden. Anyone who would pick this glittering jewel of colossal ignorance to be Vice President—a man who said J-O-B-S was a three-letter word, who told a man in the audience to stand up before realizing he was in a wheelchair, and who explained to an incurious Katie Couric that when the stock market crashed, FDR (who was not president at the time) got on TV (which was not invented) to address the American people—is by all measures himself a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance.
K is for Karl Benz, inventor of the first gasoline-powered automobile in 1885-86 in Germany. Our genius president apparently did not know this. When addressing in his first address to Congress in February, 2009, said, “I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it.”
L is for Emma Lazarus, author of “The New Colossus” poem which is engraved on the pedastal of the Statue of Liberty. In a speech at American University last July the purported smartest POTUS in U.S. history not only screwed up the poem, but also royally messed up on the history of the poem and of the Statue of Liberty.
I’ll bet you didn’t even know the Karl Benz or Emma Lazarus gaffes? But I’ll bet you do know about Sarah Palin messing up the history of Paul Revere, right? See how the Obama-worshiping mainstream media works?
And that brings us to …
M is for the Mainstream Media.
As documented by many, such as Bernard Goldberg, the liberal MSM has been in the tank for Obama since he appeared on the national stage. If you don’t know most or even some of the gaffes listed above, you can thank the Obama-ass-kissing media for that.
They are the reason these huge whoppers by Obama have been hidden while tiniest little misstatement from Sarah Palin is amplified to the hilt and paraded as evidence of the woman’s stupidity.
Also, because the MSM have been cheerleaders not only for Obama but for all his failed policies—from the Stimulus Bill to QE/QE2 to his takeover of GM and Chrysler to Obama(Doesn’t) Care to Cash for Clunkers to his Middle East foreign policy—they are just as stupid and clownish as the president they so admire.
M is also for Memorial Day.
On that day in 2008, Obama gave a speech during which he said he saw many of the honored fallen heroes in the audience: “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes—and I see many of them in the audience here today—our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”
Apparently embarrassed by the claim that he sees dead people, his trusty official campaign blogger erased this gaffe from his website. As Aaron Klein reported at WND, the website transcript reads: “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”
And with that, we continue our ABC’s of Obama gaffes and epic fails:
N is for nittaly lions, which is what President Genius called Penn State’s mascot. (It’s supposed to be nittany lions.)
O is for Olympics.
President Genius took the time to fly himself and his massive ego to Copenhagen in order to personally make a pitch for Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee was apparently so impressed that Chicago didn’t even make the final cut. How do you say “egg on face” in Danish?
P is for profit and earning ratios.
That is what the "smartest president evah" said at a meeting with British PM Gordon Brown in March, 2009. What he presumably meant to say was “price to earnings (P/E) ratio.” It is Econ 101 and if George W. Bush or Sarah Palin said this it would be national news for weeks.
This is the man in charge of the economy of the entire nation, folks. It would almost be like thinking the U.S. Constitution contains the right to abortion, the separation of church and state, and the ability to impose government-run health (s)care via the commerce clause.
Oh, wait ...
Q is for quantative easing (and Q.E. 2!), which has been argued to be a disastrous dollar-destroying idea. Among the most prominent economists against Q.E. was Nobel-Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz. Q.E.2 was even less popular.
Q is also for cinco de quatro!
This was the phrase uttered by the nation’s most brilliant president—who chastises Americans for supposedly being averse to learning foreign languages—when trying to say in Spanish “Fifth of May”.
R is for Otto Raddatz, an Illinois businessman whose name The One invoked while pushing government-run health (s)care in September, 2009.
According to Obama, Raddatz had died earlier that year because his insurance company denied life-saving treatment and pulled his coverage. In truth, while Mr. Raddatz’s treatment (a stem stell transplant) was delayed, the insurance company never dropped him. The treatment he did receive extended his life another three-and-a-half years. So either President Brilliant got all his facts wrong and misspoke or he misrepresented the facts like a sleazy lawyer in order to sell his Obama(doesn’t)Care. You decide.
S is for Sanford and Son.
A week before The One was elected he referenced the 70’s black sitcom “Sanford and Son.” Attempting to channel Foxx’s character Fred Sanford having one of his famous fake heart attacks, Obama yelled, “I’m comin’ to join you, Weezy.” Umm, that would be Elizabeth, genius. Weezy is from “The Jeffersons.”
How in the world can a black guy mess up “Sanford and Son” and “The Jeffersons”!?
If a white Republican like Sarah Palin made that error, they would accused not only of stupidity but also of racism for not knowing enough about black sitcoms. I could just see Maureen Dowd at her little word processor at the NY Times building typing: “To Sarah Palin, all those black T.V. shows look the same to her.”
T is for Teleprompter, without which Obama’s shows his inability to string together two complete sentences.
It is also an electronic mask without which Obama’s radical America-hatred, Marxism-socialism, terrorist-sympathizing anti-Semitism is exposed for all the world to see.
T is also for tornado.
While campaigning in May 2007 he said, “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed.” The actual death count: 12.
U is for umbrella.
Nuf said. Imagine if this was Bush?
V is for The View.
Every morning on ABC TV viewers are treated by three ultra-liberal women (and one quasi-conservative—you know, for balance) gushing like giddy schoolgirls about the smartest president the universe has ever known.
When it comes to their treatment of Sarah Palin, however, suddenly they’re the bitches from “Mean Girls.” Seriously, almost nowhere on TV is there such uninformed, unfettered hate and vitriol. But for some strange reason these cackling hens are feted by the media and Hollywood.
W is for wee-wee’d up.
Nobody ever really made a big deal about this, but think about it: What the &*#$ is this phrase supposed to even mean???
Sorry, don’t have anything for X, Y, Z, but if you have any ideas, please share!