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  • Joe Biden Tells Harvard Students China a Part of North America

    10/05/2014 9:43:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-14 | Tony Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden made another gaffe on Thursday, telling Harvard students that China is a part of North America. Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Biden made yet another blunder after saying that "North America is literally--not figuratively--the epicenter of energy in the world today." "North America will account--meaning Mexico, China and Canada--for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years," Biden said. "By 2018, the United States will be a net exporter of natural gas, and most projections show North America will be totally energy independent by 2020, and the United States...
  • Democratic House Whip Makes Extremely Tacky ‘Whipping’ Joke At The African Leaders’ Summit

    08/09/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | august 8, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week brought leaders from over 50 African nations to our nation’s capital to discuss such wide-ranging topics as women’s health to the threat of terrorism, according to WJLA. The summit featured a host of key speakers, including former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and congressional leaders. One such speaker was Democratic House Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer (MA). And Hoyer took the opportunity to make what he would describe as a joke, which was met with light laughter, and one person clapping.
  • Hillary makes embarrassing gaffe as she confuses names of Britain's political parties in UK

    07/04/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | Damien Gayle and Chris Pleasance
    Mrs Clinton confused names of political parties in interview with BBC. Said Tories and Conservatives were opponents in Houses of Parliament. Names actually refer to the same party, Labour being the other main party. Gaffe is particularly embarrassing given she was former Secretary of State . ... Clinton suggested that the Conservatives and Tories were opponents, when in fact the two names refer to the same party. The gaffe is particularly embarrassing for Clinton as she used to be Secretary of State, and so is expected to have extensive knowledge of foreign affairs. ... Sales of Mrs Clinton's book have...
  • Clinton can’t stop gaffes on crony capitalism

    06/23/2014 8:42:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    CLINTON CAN’T STOP GAFFES ON CRONY CAPITALISM Can Hillary Clinton, who says she and her husband went on from being “dead broke” in 2001 to rake in an estimated $155 million, run for president as the nominee of a party that is obsessed with income inequality? No problem, she told The Guardian, because the Clintons pay their taxes. The Democratic 2016 frontrunner dismissed the idea that voters would see a corporate-connected candidate with a nine-digit income in the past decade as part of the problem: “‘But they don't see me as part of the problem,’ she protests, ‘because we pay...
  • Hillary’s book tour from Hell: ‘Broke’ comment, NPR flap likely tip of iceberg

    06/15/2014 4:08:53 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 44 replies
    WashingtonTimes.Com via Drudge ^ | Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times
    As soon as her new book hit store shelves Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton became one of Twitter’s biggest punch lines, mocked for her claim she and her husband were penniless when they exited the White House in 2001. But the furor over the Clintons’ supposed financial problems — the subject of a #HillaryIsSoPoor Twitter movement, complete with clever one-liners and photos of the couple’s impressive mansion — likely is just the tip of the iceberg, as Mrs. Clinton’s re-emergence in the public eye surely will fuel debate over the Benghazi affair and the broader issue of her time as secretary...
  • Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues

    06/11/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    As Hillary Clinton’s book tour continues, what many believe to be her unofficial presidential campaign roll out has been marred by gaffes and misstatements. In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday, Clinton committed two classic Kinsley gaffes. First, she asserted that she and her husband left the White House “dead broke.” This statement earned Clinton a “mostly false” rating from Politifact and prompted her to clarify that she knows that her family is “obviously blessed.” The second gaffe related to her response to the Benghazi attack. Clinton’s clumsy defense of her actions leading up to and following...
  • John Kerry backs away from Israel ´apartheid´ comment after he is hit by furious backlash - but

    04/29/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/29/14 | Associated Press, by Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry has said he chose the wrong word in describing Israel´s potential future after being criticised for saying the Jewish state could become an ´apartheid state´ if it does not reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released yesterday by the State Department, Kerry lashed out against ´partisan political´ attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted. He pointedly did not apologize for the remarks, but stressed he was, and is, a strong supporter of Israel, which he called a ´vibrant democracy.´
  • Did President Obama's mispronunciation of Oso tarnish his mudslide visit?

    04/22/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT · by djwright · 21 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Josh Kerns
    President Obama had plenty of heartfelt words as he spoke at the Oso firehouse after touring the mudslide debris field. But his remarks are being overshadowed because he mispronounced Oso several times. He got it right the first time he referenced the town devastated by last month's slide as he recognized family members of the victims, first responders and officials, saying he came to let the community know the entire country is thinking of them. But moments later came his big gaffe. "Because while very few Americans have ever heard of Osso [sic] before the disaster struck, we've all been...
  • ‘Damned lunatic’: Brainless Joe Biden tells survivors that Boston bombing ‘was worth it’ [video]

    04/15/2014 3:11:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 15, 2014
    RickLeventhalFoxNews        ✔ @RickLeventhal VP Biden: "my god, u have survived & u have soared. it was worth, it was worth it. i mean this sincerely, just to hear each of u speak." 3:47 PM - 15 Apr 2014
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' Over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2014-03-27
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination – misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.
  • Aretha Franklin: Obama was 'tired' when he misspelled 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'

    03/10/2014 4:06:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 84 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2014
    Aretha Franklin has much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for President Barack Obama — regardless of his spelling skills. At a White House tribute to the "Women of Soul" last Thursday, Obama dropped the initial "E'' when trying to spell out "respect" as the queen of soul does in her famous song. He was spelling out the word as part of Franklin's introduction. "I'm sure the President had much on his agenda and was just a little tired," the 71-year-old singer said in a statement Monday.
  • 'I was given every s*** job in the world by Obama': Biden makes astonishing revelations

    02/27/2014 5:11:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/14 | Meghan Keneally
    Vice President Joe Biden has revealed that the President assigned him ‘every s*** job in the world’ but he still wasn’t able to win Obama’s full support and began being effectively frozen out after one of his infamous gaffes. The 71-year-old argued that he was happy to do the less glamorous tasks- like handling the at-times petty Senate fights and calming the fears of the infamously paranoid President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai- but only at a price. ‘When the president asked me what portfolio did I want, I said, “Base it on what you want of me to help you...
  • Cruel, Heartless Obama Mocks his Most Loyal, Unquestioning Supporters

    02/01/2014 2:16:12 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/1/2014 | Daily Caller
    In a speech in Wisconsin on Thursday, President Barack Obama insulted perhaps the most fervent members of his political base: art history majors. The politically clumsy moment occurred during the president’s remarks at General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines facility. After extolling his own economic policies at some length, Obama observed that “manufacturing jobs typically pay well” in the United States. “We want to encourage more of them,” he said. Then, he began to speak — apparently extemporaneously — about the benefits of working in America’s ever-diminishing manufacturing sector.
  • GAFFE: OBAMA CONDEMNS LABOR STRIKES WITH SHUTDOWN ANALOGY...

    10/03/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 36 replies
    Breitbart (Big Government) ^ | 3 oct 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, President Obama launched into yet another broadside against Republicans over the government shutdown while in campaign mode in Rockville, Maryland speaking to a construction company. Oddly, after veering off teleprompter, he likened Republicans shutting down the government to striking workers shutting down a business: “Everybody here does their job, right? If you’re working here and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said, ‘You know what, I want to get something, but I don’t know exactly what I’m gonna get, but I’m just gonna stop working until I get something, I’m gonna shut down the...
  • John Kerry on Syria: how a gaffe could stop a war

    09/10/2013 4:30:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 10, 2013 | Jonathan Freedland
    Write a new chapter in the diplomatic handbook. Dedicate it to the off-the-cuff remark – the gaffe, even – which averts a war. We don't yet know if John Kerry's apparently unplanned comment in London, suggesting Syria could avoid a US military strike by turning over its stash of chemical weapons, has set in train a process that will ultimately prevent armed American action. But Barack Obama described it as a "possible breakthrough" and the relief can be felt across multiple world capitals. Of course the practical problems are legion – one report claims that getting rid of Syria's chemical...
  • White House: Kerry did not gaffe

    09/09/2013 11:32:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    White House: Kerry did not gaffe By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/9/13 2:06 PM EDT White House press secretary Jay Carney said Secretary of State John Kerry’s assertion that U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria would be “unbelievably small” was only in context to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I think that Secretary Kerry clearly was referring to that in the context of what the United States and the American people have experienced over the past 10, 12 years, which includes large scale, long-term … open-ended military engagement with boots on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Carney said during Monday’s...
  • President Obama calls the United States & Europe ‘developing countries’ in latest embarrassing gaffe

    07/28/2013 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 7/28/13 | Niel Gardiner
    You can imagine the derision that would have flowed from the liberal “mainstream media” if George W. Bush had referred to the United States as well as its European allies as “developing countries.” [Snip] 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. It´s pretty rare where we have the chance to look at two policy approaches and follow them over several years and see which one worked. And the fact is
  • Biden: Gabby Giffords 'Was Shot and Mortally Wounded'(video at link)

    03/21/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden incorrectly stated early today that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been "shot and mortally wounded":
  • Obama's Jedi vs Vulcan Mind Meld Gaffe: It's All About His Ears!!!

    03/04/2013 8:30:02 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-4-2013 | MOTUS
    I thought I could side-step the Jedi-Vulcan-mind field blowup from last Friday. Butt you know how geeks are, they just won’t let it die. The take-away from that presser was supposed to be “I AM NOT A DICTATOR” which worked pretty good for awhile. Then all the geeks, counter-geeks and presidential pundits had to weigh in. Pull your pantaloons up, my little Jedi warrior Next thing you know we’re getting analyses of whether the mix up of “Jedi mind tricks” with “Vulcan mind-meld” was purposeful, to demonstrate that Big Guy’s too cool to be a nerdy sci-fi geek. That argument...
  • MILLER: ABC insists edit of Michelle Obama gun gaffe was 'for time'

    02/26/2013 6:21:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Emily Miller
    ABC News edited out First Lady Michelle Obama saying that a Chicago teenager was killed with an “automatic weapon.” Hadiya Pendleton was allegedly shot by a gang member on probation for a weapons charge with a handgun, not a rifle, which would be semi-automatic (unless it was a revolver.) Robin Roberts got the first interview with Mrs. Obama since the inauguration in January, which she used to ask about gun-control efforts by President Obama. A spokesman for ABC News, Heather Riley, emailed me that, “The full story was posted to our website in advance of the interview being broadcast. The...
  • Biden hits new D.C. Costco: ‘I’m looking for pies’

    11/29/2012 10:56:43 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Yahooooooooo Newz ^ | 29NOV2012 | Olivier Knox
    Best office "Secret Santa" ever? Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise shopping blitz through the brand-new Washington, D.C., Costco store on Thursday, emerging with a 32-inch Panasonic flat-screen TV, some kids' books, a big apple pie and Duraflame logs. He then brought his loot back to the White House compound. "I'm looking for pies," Biden told Costco employee Ivey Stewart, his native guide through the wilderness of the big-box store's opening-day frenzy. Biden, who was welcomed by Costco CEO Craig Jelinek and co-founder Jim Sinegal, flashed his membership card (yes, the vice president has his own membership card). "In...
  • Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'

    11/19/2012 8:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | November 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama spoke in Burma – or as he termed it, Myanmar, despite official US practice to call the country Burma – and repeatedly botched the name of the country’s famed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, instead calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi. Then he called President Thein Sein “President Sein,” which was a diplomatic snafu, since the president of Burma is to be called by his full name. His speech was just as bad. After getting through the basics – acting as though his doctrine, not President Bush’s multiple actions on behalf of democracy in Burma, had...
  • Video: Biden Gaffe of the Day

    11/03/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This feature could easily be a daily installment, but seriously, who wants to monitor Joe Biden's every utterance? God bless the poor RNC staffer assigned to the 'Slow Joe Gaffewatch' beat. In any case, this one's an instant classic:Biden: "There's Never Been A Day In The Last Four Years I've Been Proud To Be His Vice President""Not one single day. Not one single day." Oh, you.
  • Biden: 'I'm Going to Give You the Whole Load Today'

    10/31/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Cato in PA · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/31/2012 | Daniel Halper
    At a campaign event, Vice President Joe Biden promised "to give ... the whole load today": "As they say in my business, I'm going to give you the whole load today," said Biden.
  • GOP pounces on Biden flub in Virginia (Crazy Uncle Joe Gaffes again)

    10/28/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/2012 | Carrie Dann
    Vice President Joe Biden earned ridicule from foes Saturday when he twice referred to the Democratic Virginia Senate candidate by the wrong first name. Biden began his remarks to an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,500 at the Lynchburg Armory by praising former Gov. Tim Kaine with the correct name but later declared two times that he is "a big Tom Kaine fan." Kaine is running against Republican George Allen for the seat vacated by Democrat Sen. Jim Webb, who is retiring. The vice president went on to offer similar compliments for ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, whose first name is Tom. A...
  • Biden Gets Name of Virginia Dem. Senate Candidate Wrong

    10/27/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 27, 2012 | Daniel Harper
    In remarks today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden got the name of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate wrong. There is a decent honorable man," Biden said of the Virginia Democratic Senate candidate. "That man has more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body. I'm a big Tom Kaine fan. A big Tom Kaine fan." His name is Tim Kaine, and he's the former chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • 'Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?' Biden to father of Navy SEAL....

    10/26/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Justaham · 69 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/26/12 | Hugo Gye
    Original title: 'Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?' Biden's bizarre question to father of Navy SEAL who died in Benghazi attack --------------------------- The father of one of the Navy SEALs who was killed in the Libya consulate attack has criticised the White House reaction to his son's death - especially a bizarre and obscene comment Joe Biden made to him. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, said he thought Barack Obama had 'no remorse' over the attack and felt Hillary Clinton was 'not telling the truth'. And he revealed that at the ceremony for the...
  • How many horses and bayonets did the military have?

    10/24/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 24, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    President Obama’s quip about “horses and bayonets” may have been the most memorable sound bite from the third presidential debate, but was it true? The comment came after Mitt Romney asserted that “our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” because it has fewer ships. Fact-checkers have determined that statement was false, but Obama took the bait anyway.
  • Romney gaffe: 'Syria is Iran's route to the sea'

    10/23/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/23/12 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Mitt Romney is not particularly new to gaffes but when it comes to one about the relationship between Syria and Iran, he has shown extraordinary courage in repeating it at least six times just in the past year. During last night's foreign policy debate, Romney said: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea."
  • Someone Should Tell Biden Who "Served In Iraq Or Iran"

    10/19/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-19-12 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, see the video of Sir Gaffe's-A-Lot that sparked this piece here.
  • The great gaffe

    10/19/2012 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/19/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Fight night at Hofstra. The two boxers, confined within a ring of spectators — circling, feinting, taunting, staring each other down — come several times, by my reckoning, no more than one provocation away from actual fisticuffs, of the kind that on occasion so delightfully break out in the Taiwanese parliament. Think of it: the Secret Service storming the ring, pinning Mitt Romney to the canvas as Candy Crowley administers the 10 count. >>SNIP<< The rub for Obama comes, ironically enough, out of Romney’s biggest flub in the debate, the Libya question. That flub kept Romney from winning the evening...
  • 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....
  • Only Republican Gaffes Dominate Presidential Coverage

    10/18/2012 1:02:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Most political pundits know that presidential debates, particularly these absurd "town hall" debacles, are more about who makes a gaffe or has an "oops moment" than about who brings the better policy to the table. But before I make my case with regard to the pushing of "gaffes" in one particular direction, let me disarm the same media I will later take to task (of course, you can never really disarm them ... they have a permanent round of journalistic bullets to fire). I know conservatives and Republicans are upset over the perceived bias of Tuesday's debate moderator, Candy Crowley....
  • Middle Class taxes high for last 20 years, tax at Clinton levels! Obama Gaffe - vanity

    10/17/2012 11:30:20 AM PDT · by GraceG · 8 replies
    Any notice that during the debate Obama said that the middle class has been unfairly burdened by higher tax rates for the last 20 years, ie. 1992 - 2012 and then went on a few sentances later to say that he would roll back taxes on the middle class to what they were during the Clinon era... well the clinton era, 1992-2000 was DURING the 20 years that Obama siad the middle class had a heavy tax burden.... ooooops!
  • Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We did.....

    10/15/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘Under Law Cannot Perform Any Abortion;’ Planned Parenthood: We Did 985,731 In 3 Years By Terence P. Jeffrey October 15, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - Vice President Joe Biden said at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse on Friday that Planned Parenthood “under law cannot perform any abortion.” Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions in just the three years from 2008 through 2010. These included 324,008 abortion in 2008, 332,278 abortions in 2009, and 329,445 abortions in 2010. Biden made his remark in response to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney position that he would...
  • Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from Biden

    09/30/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/12 | Greg Clary
    Ryan: 'I'm not counting on a gaffe' from BidenPosted by CNN's Greg Clary September 30th, 2012 09:54 AM ET (CNN) – GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Sunday he's not counting on gaffes from Vice President Joe Biden when they debate on October 11. "I don't think he will. You know he doesn't do that in debates. The gaffes - he's kind of legendary for this - that's not in these kind of situations," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He's a very disciplined person when he speaks in these kinds of situations. He doesn't produce gaffes in these moments....
  • Joe Biden Misstates Troop Size in Afghanistan

    09/21/2012 8:50:32 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    CONCORD, N.H. – While railing against Mitt Romney’s comment about the 47 percent of voters who consider themselves to be “victims,” Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by several hundred thousand Friday evening. “By the way, those dependent people he refers to, those 47 percent, they include the 650,000 troops still left in Afghanistan who, because they are in combat, being shot at, injured, they do not have to pay any federal income tax on their salary. I don’t call that dependency. I call that ingratitude to not recognize they are a part...
  • Biden on cheerleaders: ‘The stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind’

    09/21/2012 4:38:39 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Vice President Joe Biden may have stuck his foot in his mouth again on Friday, using an awkward off-the-cuff phrase to compliment high school cheerleaders during a campaign stop. According to a pool report from Biden’s stop at Newport High School in Newport, N.H., the vice president arrived to talk to “about 100 students in their sports uniforms waiting for him in a semi-circle.” “He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke,” the pool report, written by The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel reads. “He began by asking which teams were represented — football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country....
  • The Gaffe Game

    09/21/2012 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Americans keep saying we want our politicians to level with us, tell us what they truly think, not just go down the familiar list of talking points, giving us the usual collection of platitudes and hoping to be all things to all people. But when a presidential candidate does come right out with it, and tell it with the bark off, we are shocked, shocked. The chattering class calls such statements gaffes and never tires of repeating them for their shock value -- rather than ask whether there might be some truth, even disturbing truth, behind the comments. It's so...
  • My theory on the Romney "gaffes."

    09/18/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 24 replies
    me ^ | me
    sorry for the vanity post :) I think that Romney is trolling the left on this. I this that he arranged for this video to be "leaked", just to watch the left and their MSM minions go absolutely apoplectic over it. It is working. The only people it is really pissing off are the ones who wouldn't be voting for him anyway.
  • Romney Video: Another Gust of Wind for a Campaign Already Teetering

    09/18/2012 6:20:55 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 28 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 9/18/12 | Alex Roarty
    In politics, timing is everything. And so it might be with gaffes. Mitt Romney’s declaration that 47 percent of Americans -- all of President Obama's supporters -- want handouts from the government, secretly caught on tape during a private fundraiser earlier this year and published Monday by Mother Jones, is the latest errant remark in a presidential race replete with them. But unlike previous gaffes, the timing of this one could be more troublesome -- because there isn't time for it to fade. Romney’s campaign has been besieged by reports of internal disputes and worrying poll numbers, and was already...
  • VIDEO: NBC News Stunned By Obama Gaffe

    09/14/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT · by Arcy · 47 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/13/12 | Fox Nation
    NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Slams President Obama On Egypt Statements. As reporter talks, in the background, Egyptians gather at the U.S. Embassy and begin throwing rocks.
  • Obama Pulls a Biden: ‘Three Proud Words: Made in the USA’

    09/09/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 9, 2012 | Staff
    Like every president, Barack Obama has his generally-accepted strengths and weaknesses. His speech-giving ability is, without a doubt, one of his greatest assets, but in Florida over the weekend the man made an error almost identical to one made earlier by Vice President Joe Biden. Needless to say, public speaking is not one of Joe Biden’s greatest strengths. Speaking to a roaring crowd, the president said that American manufacturers are making products that we can sell around the world, stamped with “three proud words.” What are they? The president continued, separating each word for emphasis: “Made in the USA.” Watch...
  • Obama: 'Three Proud Words: Made in the U.S.A.'

    09/09/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/09/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama, speaking earlier today in Florida, said that American manufacturers are "making products that we sell around the world, marked with three proud words: made in the U.S.A." It's a bit reminscent of when Vice President Joe Biden said, "it happens to be a three-letter word: Jobs. J-O-B-S."
  • Biden's Green Bay Gaffe: Claims Only 1,980 Troops Have Died in Afghanistan

    09/03/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 9/3/12 | Tim Graham
    ABC reporter Arlette Saenz reported for The Note on Joe Biden’s speech Sunday in the Green Bay area, including this statement: "In Afghanistan, we have lost 1,980 fallen angels as of yesterday, and I’m precise because every single one of those lives deserves to be recognized. Wrong: The U.S. death toll in Afghanistan at the end of August was 2,101. Biden somehow subtracted from the Defense Department count, ignoring three civilian casualties and 118 soldiers who died elsewhere after medical evaluation. Did they not deserve to be recognized? Saenz led with Biden attacking Paul Ryan for failing to admit in...
  • Marco Rubio Speech - More government less freedom!!!!!!!! [gaffe]

    08/30/2012 9:06:13 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 122 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2012-08-30 | zombiedragon69
    Rubio's gaffe... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqrYc7CVTzg "Let’s make sure they write that we did our part. That we chose more government instead of more freedom."
  • Akin Spokesman to Newsmax: Voters Urged Him to ‘Stay Strong’

    08/22/2012 12:01:44 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 38 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | Paul Scicchitano
    As Tuesday’s deadline slipped by for embattled Rep. Todd Akin to pull out of the Missouri Senate race without penalty, campaign press secretary Ryan Hite told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the decision came down to Show Me State voters urging their candidate to “stay strong.” Speaking shortly after the 5 p.m. Central deadline, Hite said that Akin displayed a “sense of confidence” throughout the day even as prominent GOP leaders and organizations urged the Republican to give up his Senate bid following earlier comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in case of "legitimate rape." “The attitude behind...
  • Oh my: Missouri GOP Senate nominee says victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant

    08/19/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 363 replies
    “Legitimate rape” became a Twitter trending topic in the U.S. this afternoon after liberal blog Talking Points Memo posted a video of Rep. Todd Akin claiming that victims of “legitimate rape” are unlikely to become pregnant.
  • (Rep) Todd Akin's out with a doozy of a response to his interview

    08/19/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 87 replies
    Todd Akin's out with a doozy of a response to his interview. Linked below. St. Louis - Congressman Todd Akin just released the following statement regarding his interview on the "Jaco Report" broadcast this morning in St. Louis: "As a member of Congress, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault. In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands...
  • Missouri GOP Senate Candidate should withdraw from Race Now (Vanity)

    08/19/2012 4:26:06 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 186 replies
    August 19, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    Congressman Todd Aikin, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate from Missouri should withdraw from the Missouri Senate Race immediately over his stupid statement he made today re: "legitimate rape". To not do so, will assure six more years for Claire McKaskill in the U.S. Senate. What he said, in essence, when asked about abortion, was that a "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy. Now, that comment is going viral over the internet. I witnessed, first-hand, in 1990 how a "rape gaffe" by GOP candidate for Governor of Texas, Clayton Williams, who had a wide lead in the polls at the...