Mr. Obama on Sunday took a swipe at Texas Governor Rick Perry for his skepticism regarding climate change, pointing to "a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change" as exemplification of the weakness of the Republican presidential field.
"I mean, has anybody been watching the debates lately?" he asked at a campaign fundraiser in California. "You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change," Obama said.
So, Governor Perry responded to the unwarranted attack of a wildfire ridden state's governor who may be his challenger in November 2012:
Texas Governor Rick Perry responded Monday to criticism by President Obama regarding his position on climate change, calling the president's remarks "outrageous" and suggesting Mr. Obama was exploiting the fires for political purposes.
"It's outrageous President Obama would use the burning of 1,500 homes, the worst fires in state history, as a political attack," Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan told Politico via email. "This from a president whose nation is financially suffering and his solution is taking more money away from families by raising taxes on families and small businesses."
This attack comes on the heels of a couple of recent verbal gaffes. Whoppers, actually, but it will be no big deal because he's a Democrat. Had the gaffes come from George W. Bush, they would be front page above the fold fodder for the critics.
During his speech to the attendees of the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama let his real feelings about Jews surface. Freudian slip, anyone? He was comparing tax rates of billionaires and janitors but slipped by saying "Jews" instead of janitors. He quickly backtracked.
Oops. I guess this is no surprise to BiBi Netanyahu.
And, finally, maybe you missed Barack's declaration that our nation built the first intercontinental railroad? Well, here's his quote:
"We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad," Barack Obama.
That's what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge.
See, it only matters if the gaffes come from conservatives, because, you know, conservatives are dumb and Obama went to Harvard Law School. Despite the degrees held by George W. Bush from both Yale and Harvard, he was dumb.
It's yet another humorous gaffe by the Harvard graduate, overlooked by most media for whatever reason. Like Obama saying Abraham-Come-Lately Lincoln was the founder of the Republican Party. Or Navy corpseman. Or the Austrian language. Fifty-seven states. The president of Canada. Etc.
If you talk as much as this guy likes to talk instead of governing, if you believe you are a Real Good Talker as much as this guy does, you're gonna blow a few lines. But this many?
No doubt, we'll see a collection of Obama's Best Bombs on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend, one right after the other. No doubt. Can you imagine the media coverage of such repeated historical ignorance if it had been the last Ivy League alum president who said it?
Hey, Barack, where are those grades transcripts, anyway?