Xrlq takes down the MSM idiots (and our usual local idiot) who rushed to the defense of The Messiah over his "inflate your tires" statement. Remember The Messiah first said that properly inflating your tires can save Americans "all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling." Time magazine was probably the first to scream that The Messiah "was right" -- by injecting that "all the oil" means "just on the outer continental shelf." Of course, The Messiah didn't say that. I pointed out this quite obvious fact here.
The Messiah's minions must have been out in force, clamoring about the following (as one commenter noted on the link above):
After all the grief that Obama has taken from the RNC and from rival John McCain this week over the Democrat’s comment that motorists could save some more oil if only they put some more air in their tires, it turns out a search of the clips — conducted by a motivated party — has found that the administraiton [sic, three layers of editors notwithstanding] of President Bush — George H.W. Bush — was telling Americans the same thing back in 1990.
See? The above, from a Chicago Tribune moron, takes it even further now, making "all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling" to mean merely "save some more oil." Check it -- John McCain and the GOP are fools for mocking sensible cost-saving measures ... that even George Bush Sr. advocated. The problem, however, is plain: This isn't what The Messiah said.
Xrlq, as ever, says it perfectly:
This sleight of hand is reminiscent of the Gorons who defended their Messiah’s outlandish claim to have “[taken] the initiative in creating the Internet” by pointing out that he had sponsored some legislation to promote it, decades after others had taken the intiative in creating it. Gore was never the media darling that Obama is, so he took his share of ridicule over that infamous quote, tempered by the fact that it was frequently misquoted and for some, the fact that he was widely misquoted was bigger news than the goofy quote he had actually made. As for Obama, one has to wonder if there is any claim so outlandish that he could not make it and expect his disciples in the media to try. If anyone working for the Obama campaign is reading this, here’s how to test my theory: feed some line into Obama’s teleprompter stating that all experts agree that an apple a day will increase your life expectancy by 230 years. We’ll have our laughs for a few days, buttressed by even more laughs when Barack tries to turn it around by claiming Republicans are opposed to healthy diets. Within a week, some “journalist” from Time, Newsweek or the Chicago Tribune will come back claiming Obama was right after all, because some obscure bureaucrat from the Eisenhower Administration made a vague pronouncement that apples really are good for you.
Remember when The Messiah laughed at John McCain for favoring a summer hiatus from the federal tax on gasoline? He called it a "gimmick." Well, I don't know 'bout you, but an approx. 20 cent cut per gallon every time I fill up would be nice. But now, The Messiah has come out and proposed getting some of that Strategic Reserve oil out for the folks. Considering that The Messiah's new plan would save Americans less than McCain's "gimmick," who's laughing now?
Then there's The Messiah's tire inflation plan. The Messiah got a bit testy today, saying the GOP "take(s) pride in being ignorant" because they chuckled at this "plan" of The Messiah's. But it was well worth chuckling at when considering The Messiah's original comments about inflating one's tires, not his revised comments from today. The Messiah originally said
"There are things that you can do individually though to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much."
Today, he said
"So I told them something simple. I said, 'You know what? You can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in America inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from John McCain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"
Look, even McCain doesn't dispute that proper car maintenance is a good thing. The Messiah has to know -- as his latest policy "revision" demonstrates -- that there's gotta be some new drilling to enable real relief for gas prices.
But don't blame folks for making fun of something silly you said, OK Messiah?
The Messiah speaking to reporters in Israel:
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.
There's just a small problem: Obama isn't a member of that committee.
As McClatchy notes,
Perhaps Obama was thinking that as the presumptive leader of his party, all of the Senate committees are his, as President Lyndon Johnson once quipped, when told he was heading toward the wrong military helicopter, that they all were his.
Throughout our history, America's confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world.
Now, would that be THE bomb as in the A-bomb, or the single conventional bomb that was dropped by that multitude of Japanese aircraft?
Well, let me -- let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain government -- administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.
Well, that's a relief to know!
Isn't Obama a graduate of Harvard Law?
Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years." (Source.)
OK, quick -- what's the major problem in that statement? (OK, my boldface kinda gives it away.)
It's really amazing how people are falling all over this idiot ...
The Messiah in 2005:
But what I love about political cartoonists - at least, what I’ll love about them until I open up the paper and see a drawing of my big ears accompanied by something that came out of my big mouth - is that they cut through the conventional wisdom and just tell it like it is. People like Herblock and Tony Auth and others can jolt us awake from our political cynicism with a few ingenious images and a clever phrase that can often speak more truth than a thousand words. And this is the kind of wake-up call our politics needs today more than ever.
The Messiah in 2008:
I do think that, you know, in attempting to satirize something, they probably fueled some misconceptions about me instead. But, you know, that was their editorial judgment. And as I said, ultimately, it’s a cartoon, it’s not where the American people are spending a lot of their time thinking about.
You know, there are wonderful Muslim Americans all across the country who are doing wonderful things. And for this to be used as sort of an insult, or to raise suspicions about me, I think is unfortunate. And it’s not what America’s all about. (Source.)
My emphasis. Par for the course for The Messiah, folks.
While buffoons like these make a stink about John McCain still using the term "Czechoslovakia," their "57-state-USA" Messiah has once again shown his knowledge of 20th century history is ... pretty inept. The recent New Yorker (yes, the one with the controversial cover) article has Obama saying in 2002
". . . My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's Army. He saw the dead and dying across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow-troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka. . . ."
James Taranto corrects him:
In fact, Auschwitz was liberated not by Patton's army but by Zhukov's. Like all of Poland, the death camp was taken by the Soviets, not the Americans. As for Treblinka, also in Poland, it was never liberated. In 1943, after a failed uprising, the Germans closed Treblinka and forced the captives to destroy the facility.
Next we'll hear of another Obama relative that worked hand-in-hand with Robert Oppenheimer on the Manhattan Project!
Meanwhile, a noted Democrat also muffs up and uses "Czechoslovakia."
Barack Obama, "who based his drive to capture the Democratic nomination on his early and ardent opposition to the war" and who said he'd bring US troops home within sixteen months is now "puzzled by the sharp reaction to his statement this week that he might "refine" his timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops":
[Obama] said earlier this week he might alter his plan to bring combat troops home within 16 months of taking office if conditions on the ground changed.
Obama said he did not make a mistake with his earlier choice of words in describing his Iraq position — even though he called a second news conference a few hours after his initial comments to clarify his stance.
He laid the blame with reporters.
"I'm surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured. I wasn't saying anything I hadn't said before, that I didn't say a year ago or when I was a United States senator," said Obama.
Making the English language as malleable as Bill Clinton's definition of the word "is":
"So this – you know, these aren’t folks who are working for me," Obama said. "They're not people you know who I have assigned to a job in a future administration and, you know, ultimately my assumption is that, you know, this is a discreet task that they're going to performing for me over the next two months."
Barack Obama and his memory of World War II:
Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important.”
Barack Obama yesterday:
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” -- Barack Obama, May 6.
You remember hearing about this? I mean, 10,000 dead??
Barack Obama to the Cuban American National Foundation:
Since the Bush Administration launched a misguided war in Iraq, its policy in the Americas has been negligent toward our friends, ineffective with our adversaries, disinterested in the challenges that matter in peoples’ lives, and incapable of advancing our interests in the region. No wonder, then, that demagogues like Hugo Chavez have stepped into this vacuum.
Um, Chavez was first elected president in 1998, and reelected in 2000. Bill Clinton was president then.
McCain's excuse is that he's old. What's Obama's?