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2008 Presidential Race, Barack Obama

>Any 6th-graders out there?

>OK, kids, I need your help. There is a man who wants to be our next Commander-in-Chief. Remember that “Change” bumper sticker on your teacher’s desk last semester? The one next to the “NEA – Great Public Schools for Every Child” sticker? Yeah, that guy. Barack Obama. Last week this presidential candidate made the following statement,

“But it is wonderful to be back in Indiana. In a few moments, we’ll open up the discussion. But I want to offer a few comments about some of the emerging threats that we face in the 21st century and offer some ideas about how we can face those threats.

Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world.”

Alright, students. Think back to your 6th-grade Social Studies class when you discussed Pearl Harbor. Can any of you find any problems with this statement?

This from the man who’s going to bring us a “more intelligent” foreign policy.

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11 thoughts on “>Any 6th-graders out there?

  1. >Did someone say “Jelly Doughnuts?” Where?

    Posted by ChiefsSuperfan | July 25, 2008, 1:25 pm
  2. >That’s it? Aw come on!! I wanted something funny. Something like potatoE or “I am a Jelly Donut!” or unwittingly waving an obscene gesture. Where’s Hair Force One? And “I’m the president and I don’t have to eat broccoli if I don’t want to.”Come on. Show me the funny.

    Posted by QueenKnitter | July 24, 2008, 12:24 pm
  3. >I can’t pretend to look inside of Dr. Dobson’s heart to judge why or why not he has “flip-flopped” if you will. Frankly, I think he’s earned the benefit of the doubt.I suspect, like myself, he is faced with the prospect that should McCain not be elected the alternative could be devastating to so much Dobson has fought for.I tip my hat to him for his life long fidelity to the great causes of our day. And, I quietly pray that he is not stumbling in the “Hezekiah” mistake.From the AP by Dobson: “Barack Obama contradicts and threatens everything I believe about the institution of the family and what is best for the nation. His radical positions on life, marriage and national security force me to reevaluate the candidacy of our only other choice, John McCain.”

    Posted by ChiefsSuperfan | July 22, 2008, 2:59 pm
  4. >I remember when Dobson voted for Howard Phillips in ’96 I believe it was. I think you’re right. He knows his people aren’t with him on moves like that anymore.

    Posted by Jeff Wright | July 22, 2008, 3:15 am
  5. >Not to divert the topic too much but what about James Dobson’s hilarious backtracking today on his radio show. I guess it finally dawned on him who the majority of his followers were voting for and he thought he’d better get with the program. Of course, he hasn’t come right out and endorsed yet….he’s holding that shoe out for some kind of bone thrown his way…..and for a few more headlines. How sad.

    Posted by Jeff Bailey | July 22, 2008, 2:30 am
  6. >Now if he had caught the mistake and gone into “Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” it would have been a coup.

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | July 22, 2008, 12:46 am
  7. >No, it does not mean he is an idiot. If it were the first time he has bungled a point of American history it prob would not get a mention but this appears to be a pattern with him. Is it a BIG deal? I guess big enough for me to post about it but I do not think it is a huge deal in the grand scheme of things. I’ll tell you what burns me though. A statement like the one Obama made about Pearl Harbor would be shouted from the rooftops if it had been made by Bush or McCain or any other prominent individual on the “other team.” It is unfair and dirty. Am I merely playing gotcha with Obama’s statement? Partly, I admit. But his repeated erroneous statements regarding American history and current foreign affairs is striking for someone whose whole foreign policy agenda is that he’s going to do everything more intelligently than Bush did.

    Posted by Jeff Wright | July 21, 2008, 8:47 pm
  8. >I think you were going for that there was more than one bomb dropped on Pearl Harbor. Though I’m not in 6th grade.I just wonder, because he failed in one instance to utilize the plural this means he’s an idiot? On the same scale as the man who’s had like 7 books published about his grammatical mistakes and non-sequitors?

    Posted by caleb-meunstar | July 21, 2008, 7:41 pm
  9. >On that note, anyone heard how the NYT is refusing to run an editorial from John McCain on war, national security, etc.? And they JUST ran one from Obama on the same topics? Unreal.

    Posted by Jeff Wright | July 21, 2008, 7:24 pm
  10. >Name the two most bumbling, stumbling gaffe-master politicians of the past two decades – GW Bush and Dan Quayle. Hands down. That’s what happens when every mis-statement, gaffe, error, mispronunciation, etc. of leading Repubs leads the news while the media actively provides cover for politicians like Barack Obama. If they actually reported on his gaffes, flatout incorrect statements, mistakes like they have done to GWB, BO would be made to look as embarrasing if not more than GWB. And talk about flip-flops! If the media called him out on it, it would make John Kerry’s flip flops look like nothing in comparison. Ever listen to BO during an unscripted talk? Uhhhhhh…ahhhhh…ummmmm….over and over throughout the talk. Its hard to listen to. Write a speech for him and have him learn it and deliver it, that’s different. He can give a good speech. But off the cuff, he’s not someone you would call sharp.

    Posted by Jeff Wright | July 21, 2008, 6:53 pm
  11. >What worries me more about his foolish, empty rhetoric, is how it goes completely unchecked by the media. Talk about a ‘dog and pony’ show, every news anchor in the US is on a plane headed to the Middle-East as we speak to interview ‘our next president.’I’m telling you, America may have to suffer the consequences of buying into media glitz and hype. We have turned our country into a Hollywood set. If a guy looks the part, talks the part, and can get people to believe he is the part, then he’s in. Nevermind the facade.I’m not against Barak Obama running for President and I commend him for where he is in the race. What I am upset about is the inaccurate picture that the liberal media is DETERMINED to paint regarding his qualifications. How about those Town Hall meetings? He won’t do that because he knows the truth will come out.

    Posted by Mark Mathews | July 21, 2008, 6:07 pm

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