Rush: Obama Makes More Gaffes Than Bush and Palin Combined
Posted by Dr. Fay on August 9, 2013
From the transcript of yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh show:
RUSH: Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Here is Obama. This guy makes more gaffes than George Bush and Sarah Palin combined and is never called on it. This is Obama struggling to remember the name of the wife of the vice president.
OBAMA: Keeping our military strong means keepin’ our families strong. Michelle and vice … president… uh… uh… eh… The, uh… Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, they’ve made this their mission.
RUSH: Whew. Folks, that’s not a gaffe. He didn’t remember her name, and that means probably that the teleprompter froze.
RUSH: Here’s Obama on The Tonight Show Tuesday night and Leno said, “You mentioned infrastructure. Why is infrastructure a partisan issue? I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, it isn’t safe. How does that become Republican or Democrat? Why don’t you just go fix the bridge?”
OBAMA: I don’t know. As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, “Let’s work together.” Let’s find a financing mechanism and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports. You know, the Panama Canal is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that’ll be finished in 2015. If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf, places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida, if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here. So this is something that traditionally has been bipartisan. I mean, it used to be Republicans and Democrats, they love cutting those ribbons.
RUSH: Now let me take a stab at this because I can answer this easily. Of course the gaffe there is Obama saying, “Look, we have to deepen our ports all along the gulf, places like Charleston, South Carolina, which is on the Atlantic ocean. Savannah, Georgia, on the Atlantic ocean, Jacksonville, Florida, on the Atlantic ocean. None of these are on the Gulf.
Now, you remember what grief Sarah Palin got when she said she could see Russia from her house. You remember that? And you remember how that statement, maybe at the top of the list, that statement from Sarah Palin was the primary means by which the media set out to destroy her, her intelligence, her credibility. And here is Barack Obama, not knowing what he’s talking about, sounding so sure of himself. In fact, the AP has written about this and doesn’t even mention the gaffe. They are whitewashing it. They have written a story that essentially praises Obama’s brilliance for understanding that we need to deepen the ports. They don’t even touch on the gaffe. This kind of stuff genuinely ticks me off.
RUSH: By the way, folks, just to remind you: Sarah Palin never, ever said that she could see Russia from her house. Tina Fey said it on Saturday Night Live impersonating Palin, and it became popularly assumed by people that Palin actually said it. She never said it. Yet Tina Fey impersonating Palin saying that she could see Russia from her house became one of the primary reasons for Republicans to run around saying, “Well, this woman’s not smart enough.
“This woman is an embarrassment! We can’t have this woman in our party running for president. What an absolute embarrassment.” Republicans, Democrats, everybody bought that she said that. It’s embarrassing. The closest Palin ever came to saying anything like this was that you can actually see Russia from land there in Alaska, which is true! You can see Russia from parts of Alaska. She never said she could see it from her house.
She never said it qualified her for foreign policy, which was part of the Tina Fey joke. Here we have a legitimate statement of gaffe proportions — and, by the way, there were three or four of them on Leno and they’re unremarked upon. The AP, in their effort to whitewash Obama’s gaffe, actually added words to their report to cover for the guy. The AP printed, quote, “If we don’t deepen our ports along the Gulf (and in) places like…”
They added the words “and in,” and they put them in parentheses, which means it’s not a direct quote. It’s assumed. But Obama didn’t say “and in.” He said, “Our ports along the Gulf in places like…” They added the words “and in” and changed the whole thing. It’s a whitewash, cover up. Tina Fey got an Emmy. I remember the last time (and there have been many of these) I was one of the 10 Most Fascinating People by Barbara Walters on that show she does in November.
Tina Fey was on that list of 10 Most Fascinating People because of her Sarah Palin impersonation. Sarah Palin wasn’t on the list. Sarah Palin wasn’t one of the Top 10. Tina Fey impersonating Palin was. So eager and so desirous was the media to ridicule Palin out of a political existence that they went to the most ridiculous lengths necessary, and the sad thing is that the low-information population just sucked it up like a newborn baby. They just ate it all up.