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Presidential gaffes astonishing

September 27, 2010 - Lee Smith

President Barack Obama apparently can get away with rhetorical murder. Thanks to allies in the media. Obama has made two incredibly huge gaffes recently. Few have called him on them.

A few weeks ago, Obama said the U.S. combat role in Iraq has come to a close. And then news reports out of Iraq demonstrated that U.S. troops remain involved in combat operations, backing up their Iraqi allies but, nevertheless, in harm's way. George W. Bush was, and is, excoriated for his "Mission Accomplished" banner. Now Obama pretends he has fulfilled his pledge to withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq and gets a free pass? Come on.

In the second instance, Obama believes he is being politically adept by suggesting Tea Party candidates cannot just run against Washington spending without saying what they would cut. Really? At least they're pledging to cut something. Shouldn't the press be turning around Obama's complaint on him. As in, Mr. President: With record deficits and a bankrupt government, why are you EXPANDING the role of government in so many ways? What are YOU planning to cut, Mr. President? Or do you just plan to keep borrowing trillions from the Chinese forever?

We have been told over and over that Obama is always the smartest man in the room. I think they meant most brazenly wrong.


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