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Barack Obama: Scholar-Gaffe-lete

By Wyatt Earp | May 28, 2008

“My fellow Americans, I am filled up to here with bullsh*t!”

(CNN) — The Republican National Committee accused Barack Obama Tuesday of a lack of judgment after the Illinois senator mistakenly said that his uncle helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz while serving in the American military during World War II.

In fact, that concentration camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers in 1945.

Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. Dumbass.

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton released a statement later Tuesday clarifying the remarks, saying the Illinois senator meant to refer to the Buchenwald camp, which American soldiers did liberate. Obama was also apparently referring to his great uncle, Charles Payne.

“Clarifying the remarks.” That’s poli-sci for revising your bullsh*t statement. Not only did he get the concentration camp wrong, he also got the relative wrong. But give the man some credit; at least he quoted the correct war.

“Senator Obama’s family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II – especially the fact that his great uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald. Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically,” Burton said.

Auschwitz, Buchenwald, what’s the difference, right? I guess President Bush didn’t corner the market on “mis-speaking.”

In a statement released earlier Tuesday, Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant said Obama’s comments “raise questions about his judgment and his readiness to lead as commander in chief.” (H/TCNN)

Okay, just stop it. This has about as much to do as his (minuscule) readiness to be CIC as John McCain’s age has to do with his readiness to be POTUS.

Barack Obama has two main problems as of late. First, he needs to employ speech writers who, oh, I don’t know, check their facts before giving the senator the copy. Second, Obama needs to stick to the script. When he veers off it and talks off the cuff at campaign stops, he usually “misspeaks.” At least he sounds eloquent when he fraks up, though.

What’s amazing is that you would think that Obama would be more clear, since apparently, he sees dead people:

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.

I guess the Obamessiah lives after all!

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