PJM: How Many Can You Name?
Lately, it seems we can’t go a day without a new gaffe from Joe Biden. When you have to tell your supporters “I’m not going nuts,” it’s clear things aren’t exactly going well for you. So, to make Joe Biden feel better I thought it would be nice to compile the top thirty-five gaffes from Barack Obama, the man whose coattails Joe Biden is so desperately trying to ride.
35. Obama doesn’t know what committee he’s on
While speaking in Israel during his first presidential campaign, Obama claimed to be on a committee that he was not on. “Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”
34. Plagiarizing his campaign speech
We all know that Biden’s first presidential campaign was thwarted by revelations of plagiarism. Obama was also discovered to have plagiarized a campaign speech. Perhaps that’s really why he picked Biden as his running mate, they had that in common.
In 2006, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the following in a campaign speech:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’-just words. Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’-just words. ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country’-just words. ‘I have a dream’-just words,”
In 2008, Obama said these words in his own campaign speech:
“Don’t tell me words don’t matter! ‘I have a dream.’ Just words. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ Just words. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ Just words, just speeches,”
Obama obviously survived the scandal, unlike Joe Biden.
33. Bumbling after a teleprompter fail
Obama gets a lot of credit for being a great orator, but when his teleprompter fails, he sounds like a second-grader trying to remember lines in a school play. Here’s a classic example:
32. Getting his own daughter’s age wrong
In June 2011, while talking about his daughters, Obama said, “Malia And Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time. Malia’s 13, Sasha’s 10. It is impressive.” What’s not so impressive is that Malia was only 12 years old at the time. Is it really possible that any parent could get their own child’s age wrong?
31. Referring to his wife as “Michael”
While speaking at the retirement ceremony of Admiral Mike Mullen in 2011, Obama referred to his wife Michelle as Michael. “Most of all, Admiral Mullen, Deborah, Michael and I also want to also acknowledge your son Jack, who’s deployed today. All of you have performed extraordinary service to our country.” This was another gaffe that Obama surely regrets, as it is still often cited by conspiracy theorists who absurdly believe that Michelle Obama is a transgender woman. read more