Sunday, September 25, 2011
Our Dear Leader committed another couple of major gaffes recently that would have the dinosaur media hyper-ventilating if it was, say, Governor Sarah Palin...let alone another Ivy League grad who used to be president not too long ago.
The above photo (hat tip The Political Commentator) shows the president in a group photo of dignitaries at the UN committing a lapse of protocol and basic etiquette that would have had any fifth-grader sent to detention or writing 500 sentences after class: "I will not wave to the camera in posed group photos".
Perhaps Obama simply figured that the President of Mongolia wasn't all that important compared to Obama's awesomeness.
We can add this to other lapses of decorum by this president like his bowing fetish, his inability to know that you stop yakking during the Toast to the Queen of England or his inability to call the president of Brazil by his correct name among a host of other mishaps. Needless to say, this isn't being reported in the US at all.
Another doozy of the president's the media is ignoring came during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge..which actually isn't. He referred to America as ' the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad'.
Now, I remember we once built a transcontinental railroad across America, finished right around the time of the end of the Civil War. But I never dreamed we built an intercontinental one! Imagine, a railroad from New York to France and I totally missed it! Or maybe it was to Japan or China, or Australia?
Yes, our president lives in a world where there's a language called Austrian, where Canada has a president, where Navy medics are referred to as corpse-men and the US has 57 states. Perhaps that's why I didn't hear about the intercontinental railroad...the American starting point for this miraculous achievement must be in one of them!
You have to wonder what President Obama was actually studying during his expensive education at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard. Based on these and other tidbits littered throughout his speeches, it obviously wasn't history, economics or geography. And it definitely wasn't math. But then, we'll never know will we, since the president's grades and transcripts have all been carefully hidden.
I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for that. Just like there's a perfectly good reason the media is ignoring this president's constant faux-pas and embarrassing gaffes.