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Top 10 Obama Gaffes

The Left had a grand old time with President George W. Bush’s mangling of the English language, and let Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann make a slip of the tongue and the mainstream media will turn it into a major news story.   Not so with President Obama’s verbal missteps.   Here, to bring balance to the ridicule, are the Top 10 Obama Gaffes:

1.   How many states?   Vice President Dan Quayle was virtually laughed out of Washington for misspelling potato back in 1992, yet Barack Obama made a more elementary flub when, during the 2008 campaign, he said: “I’ve now been in 57 states-I think one left to go.”

2.   Hero soldier mix-up:   While commending troops at Fort Drum, N.Y., for their completed deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama said, “A comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”   Wrong hero.   Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was killed in action, another soldier, Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor that fought in Afghanistan.

3.   What year is it?   During a trip to London’s Westminster Abbey, President Obama signed the guest book and dated it 24 May 2008.   Oops.   It was 2011.   (Maybe he was wistfully dreaming about his 2008 election campaign at the time.)

4.   Look at the map:   Not only does Obama not know how many states there are, he also doesn’t know where they are.   During the 2008 primary campaign, he explained why he was trailing Hillary Clinton in Kentucky: “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas.   So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.”   Obama’s home state of Illinois, and not Arkansas, shares a border with Kentucky.

5.   What language is that?   In April 2009, on one of his many foreign trips, President Obama mused, “I don’t know what the term is in Austrian” for “wheeling and dealing.”   Oops, Mr. President.   There is no Austrian language.

6.   Twister casualties:   After a devastating tornado hit Kansas, Obama discussed the tragedy without help from a teleprompter, saying, ”In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas.   Ten thousand people died-an entire town destroyed.”   He was only off by 9,988 as the twister killed 12 people.

7.   How old is Malia?   The President last month thought he was so clever, unfavorably comparing Republican procrastination on the debt limit to his daughters finishing their homework early.   In his remarks, Obama made a reference to daughter Malia, saying she was 13 years old, when at the time she was 12.   Imagine the press reaction if Michele Bachmann made a misstatement about any of her five children or 23 foster kids.

8.   Special Olympics insensitivity:   The President called and apologized to the head of the Special Olympics, after making this insensitive comment following a game of bowling:   “No, no.   I have been practicing.   … I bowled a 129.   It’s like-it was like Special Olympics, or something.”   Maybe he should have also apologized to bowlers for his feeble effort.

9.   Faith confusion:   No wonder so many Americans are unsure of the President’s faith, as he seems to be confused himself.   During the 2008 campaign, during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Obama said, “What I was suggesting-you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith,” before Stephanopoulos jumped in to help, saying ”your Christian faith.”

10.   Health care inefficiencies:   During the health care debate, President Obama explained all the benefits of ObamaCare, saying, “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”   Mr. President, we already have enough inefficiency in health care and, yes, your “reforms” will only make it worse.

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  • R Pravato

    #9 should be hammered out more to the public…seems like quite a slip up, right?

  • j

    6.    Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed.”  He was only off by 9,888 as the twister killed 12 people.

    good math hero, 9888 plus 12 equals 9900

  • treshall

    Is it any wonder he can’t be trusted with the nation’s economy?!

  • treshall

    This list is a mere hors d’oeuvres to the main course that Obama has been serving us.
    In the midst of all the lies about his origins and young adult life (anyone else find it odd that we never hear from a friend, classmate, colleague or ex-girlfriend? Ever?), Obama instructed Eric Holder, the absolute bad joke of the so-called ‘Justice’ Dept., to drop the clear-as-day voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers in Phila. The ATF has been funneling AK47s into Mexico, Obama and his wife have used Air Force One as their own personal vacation jet, taking more vacations in one year than Bush did in 4. As President, his very first official action, after promising the blacks that he would work tirelessly for them, was to cancel the school voucher program in D.C. schools (Republicans have since remedied that, thank you very much). He uses the White House for fundraising activities, travels with his teleprompter (even to a third grade classroom where he spoke to 11 students – no joke, it actually happened), omits the words ‘under God’ whenever referencing the Pledge and practically gags on the name ‘Jesus Christ’ on those rare occasions he is forced to utter it. Need one go on? His personal mission to destroy us and our economy continues apace and if we don’t stop it by electing someone with a spine and the nerve to stand up and tell it to this fool’s face, then God help us ’cause we’re gonna need it.

  • justsaynotosocialism

    Clearly, a Freudian slip –  rare moment of candor from our pretender-in-chief.


    “…..It’s a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add.”
    …Sarah Palin


    #2 is the most devastating one. You can laugh or even just chuckle at the others…but not this one.

  • Wigglesworth

    Yes, #9 is really bad. Everyone at some point will mix up a date, a number, mispronounce or spell a word wrong.  I have never heard anyone else mix up their own faith like that.  I don’t think it tells us he is a Muslim, but rather that he doesn’t believe in anything.  Whatever puts him in the best position politically will be his faith.

  • Wigglesworth

    You can be sure he doesn’t make those kind of blunders when talking about his favorite union goons and community organizers.

  • TampaMike50

    I can only hope that the RNC will hire Dick Morris to make use of this great stuff in videos and commercials against our IDIOT-in-Chief!!  I am willing to bet I could publicly whip his ass in a debate about America and the economy and embarass the hell out of him and/or crazy ‘Uncle Joe’ who besides suffering from senility also suffers from terminal foot-in-mouthitis.  Come on–let’s hit these liberal wanna-be faux ‘intellectuals’ where it hurts them most–in their BRAIN boxes!!  Let’s make intelligence an issue and beat it into the ground. 

  • Mr. EMT

    The Washington Post this afternoon reported “President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting at end of tribal leaders conference.” The transcript begins:
    OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank
    Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just
    an extraordinary conference.I want to thank my Cabinet members
    and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that
    Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out
    to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
    It’s good to see you.

    Obamao in good spirits and yukking it up after 9 soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack and doesnt know the difference between medal of honor and medal of freedom.

    But my personal #1 gaffe was on 04/27/11 when he released a birth document no one had ever seen before. The Document has no state seal on it and establishes:
    Obamao is not a natural born citizen, and is in fact a citizen of Great Britain.

  • Gary Hendricks

    Obamass is a Dick anyway ! !

  • Fred, Wa State

    Good reading hero.  The article says 9988 plus 12 equals 10,000.

  • Fred, Wa State

    I think one that could be on the list, in a Memorial Day speech, “We’re here to honor our fallen hero’s, many of who are in the audience.

  • Niniane

    Well, he did give out five Medals of Honor, so apparently he gets mixed up after two. But he feels himself quite ready to tackle trillions. After all, it is not his money.

    And you have to love his pronounciation of corpse man instead of corpsman — that should give the troops everywhere a boost of confidence.

    Just think, we will all be blessed with another year and half of this charming off-teleprompter garbled mess. Can’t wait for the debates — must-watch TV for sure.

  • charles pembroke

    Don’t you just love the msm?I’d like to squeeze their neck till their eyes pop out.

  • sunkgleska

    YUP…..what you see is what you get.  nothing more, but a whole lot less!!!!!!

  • j

    it does now that it was changed, I cut and pasted it

  • irishbaratone

    Excuse me, a citizen of the world….lets not short change the man. 

  • irishbaratone

    Can you imagine a brainstorming session with obama and biden!!!! it would be a hoot.

  • Concerned4America

    I would put #9 as a close second if it even goes on this list. Most reveal his ignorance or as with #2 failure to prepare. #9 reveals the true man which might not be so bad if he were not attempting to hide it.

  • globalcrap

    Mr. O Bo gus I’M from the 56th state , can you name it?

  • selahgreene

    C4A, I think you and treshall below have found the true nature of the man that the media is doing its best to ignore.  This is the ‘Christian’ who called the Apostle Paul a “bigot,” and who insisted that Georgetown University, a Jesuit university, cover up the Latin symbol for Christ that was behind and above the podium before he spoke there.  He was ashamed of the very name Jesus Christ.  That in itself speaks volumes about his hostility towards Jesus and Christians. 

  • Sun Desy

    Yea, dumb & dumber

  • Steven Chavez


    Get all of Biden’s Gaffes, which are already on youtube, but overdub Daffy Duck’s voice. Now you have the hit titled “Joe ‘Gaffy Duck’ Biden! “Quack Quack I’m a Quack!”

  • rick_ds


  • Eric Schannen

    It amazes me what the Right, and it’s so called fair and balanced coverage of news and what isn’t news.
    The Right accuses the MSM of lies and deception but yet refuses to look in the mirror.
    HUGE story on one of their own, Rupert Murdoch and the scandal he is involved in.
    Not one mention of it on Fox, Human Events, the Blaze or any Right wing owned website.
    I would bet my bottom dollar had Murdoch been the owner of CNN, CBS, NBC or ABC the Right and it’s so called truth telling media would be all over this story.

  • TanongSak

    If you really think that Rupert Murdoch is on “the Right,” you’re one of the useful idiots that liberal ideology relies on. Things are not always what they’re labeled to be. Or didn’t you know that? Get behind the labels, and look at what’s actually going on. But before you do, come down to earth. Then get with the program.

  • DonnaJones

    And America STILL voted this goof in????????

  • 1uncle

    These comments are all good. BUT, seriously, think of how we reached the point where we elect an ass like this  President. It was vote buying  with our laws and our taxes

  • Jack L Eich

    uuummm, huh, aaannnddd, wweelll.   the muslim half breed is the worst teleprompter president in american history.

  • Jack L Eich

    you can thank opera for getting this muslim half breed elected. one of the few times young people voted,and they chose this telepromter talking head!

  • Whodatjoe

    I think his “corpseman” remarks ought to be in the top 5.

  • DrBob_Southlake

    You assume he wants to do what is best for America but just doesn’t understand. Quite the contrary is the real truth. He is hell bent on the destruction of America. Once you understand that truth all his “gaffes” and his stated policies make perfect sense.

  • Justanotherrightwingnut

    Donna, aside from the fact that the so-called “election” which placed “King 0″ onto the throne to begin with was nothing but a FARCE and all bought-and-paid-for, it looks more and more like we will be facing a “repeat performance” in 2012.

    George Soros has been shelling out BIG BUCKS, and doing his very best to stack not only the courts (contains link to FoxNews article)
    but also the Secretary of State offices around the Country
    (contains link to Associated Press article)

  • Richard

    And the grifters on the dole will do it again!

  • sunkgleska

    I can see it now….. There will be an Obama Presidential Library in each of the “58 states” with a HUGE Teleprompter over the large entrance doors with the following slide show statements displayed, “WORDS JUST WORDS”, “John the election is over and I won”, “Change”, “Yes we can”, “We’re here to honor our fallen heros, many of whom are in the audience”

  • chuckie2u

    O speaks with Freudian slips without his Tele. Somehow if you listen close enough the truth of his thinking will jump forth. Dandy Dan would have been hung out to dry if he had made half the statements attributed to the great one.

  • molbersen

    I’ve never heard anyone call him out on his constant mispronunciation of “redistributive”.  He mispronounces it  /re dis tri BU tive/ but the correct pronunciation is /re dis TRIB u tive/.  Newscasters and commentators alike continue his way. This has been going on since summer of 2008 during the campaign. Just like “mispronounce” and “mispronunciation”  have a shift in their pronunciation, so does “redistribute”.  

    Watch what happens

    verb      re dis TRIB ute

    noun     re dis tri BU tion

    adj.       re dis TRIB u tive
    I wish I had a dime for every time he or anyone in the media mispronounced it.  I’d be so rich!!!!
    Doubt me???  Check any English dictionary.

  • reddarin

    >taking more vacations in one year than Bush did in 4

    Treshall can you please link to this?

  • billwhit1357

    Not only is he incompetent as a President and Leader, Obama is too busy with his golf and vacations to even read his notes.  Anyone who has to use a Dummy Promptor to get thru a speech, I have no respect for.  Is he too stuid to read notes and make a speech, like all our great leaders have done throughout the ages?  Apparently.  For all the so-called “Intellect” Hussein is supposed to have, he is about one dumb Ba$tard as far as I am concerned! 

  • Jeff Colwell

    “It’s better to look like a fool, than to open your mouth and prove it! ” A. Lincoln.  Too bad Obummer didn’t really study anything except activism or he might at least know how to “look” presidential!  “He may look like an idiot & talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you!…..he really IS an idiot!!!” Groucho Marx

  • Edem Ekwo

    The problem of America is not Barack Obama but the msm or the ‘mad stream media’ with their propensity to elevate mediocrity to the level of excellence.  I have a funny feeling that this will remain into the foreseeable future. If Americans believe in God, as the national motto says, this is the time to pray that this yoke be removed from our necks.

  • 8gary8

    Clearly, there are more gaffes to come!

  • MatBastardson

    Good reading, hero. It says 9,988.

  • apriles

    Hey, Obama, God is still over these United States … all 50 of ‘em. (And if there were 57+, then God would be over them, too.)

  • apriles

    It is time for us to have the Lord remove this yoke of oppression, but you’re wrong about Obama not being part of the problem. He’s a weight around our necks, dragging us down.

  • apriles

    Yes, let’s admit that in this global economy with this hugely global secularism, it’s really nitpicky to demand that an American President stand up for America.

  • apriles

    Wow. Way to attribute success to people who turned away from light into darkness. Anybody remember Ishmael? I do. He invented nothing. But he was keen on copying the ways of Cain, who murdered his brother. And Ishmaelites have been murdering ever since. Why do I bring this up? That’s who these people are. They are descendants of Ishmael. Islam is nothing more than a farce … a bunch of people pretending they don’t have to listen to the Lord. Oh, yes. Timeless poetry, indeed. If I want timeless poetry, I’ll read Isaiah: “Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” Now that’s poetry, and truth. Just toss Islam out entirely as having contributed to the good of the world. It’s for denying and disobeying the Lord, not obeying Him.

  • apriles

    I do believe Obama must have the truly dubious distinction of being the only American president not to know how many states there are in the union. But what would you expect from someone who claims America is not a Christian nation? He’s certainly not someone qualified to even be here, let alone lead the country.

  • UncleBuc

    Voter fraud works