Ddi you hear about the candidate who, in a speech in Sunrise, FL, greeted the crowd with, "How's it going, Sunshine?" Or who renamed Sioux Falls, South Dakota, "Sioux City"?
What about claiming, in a speech in Oregon, that he visited 57 states in the US, with one to go--Alaska and Hawaii?
Or claiming on Memorial Day that his uncle, serving in the US Army in World War II, helped liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp--which was actually liberated by the Red Army?
Is Dan Quayle up to his ole tricks again? No, because if it WERE Dan Quayle--or President Bush or John McCain, for that matter--these clunkers would be national headlines. No, these were uttered by Barack Obama, the American media's newly-anointed savior of the nation, so mum's the word on these gems, and lots of others, such as:
*Barak's African father and American white mother were able to marry, and have him in1961, because of the Selma civil rights march--which occurred in 1965.
*On May 13 in Cape Girardeau, MO, he claimed the war in Iraq was responsible for a shortage of interpreters in Afghanistan: "We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it is harder for us to use them in Afghanistan." Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish--while Afghans speak Pushtu, Dari, and various tribal languages.
*In a May 16 press conference, he claimed, "When (President John F.) Kennedy met (Soviet Premier Nikita) Khrushchev, we were on the brink of nuclear war." The two leaders met in Vienna in June, 1961; the Cuba Missile Crisis, which Obama claimed was resolved by the meeting, was more than a year later, in October 1962.
*On May 18, in an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), he said: "I'm not very well known" in Kentucky compared to Hillary Clinton because of her husband and "her coming from a nearby state of Arkansas." Illinois--the state where he is a US senator--actually borders Kentucky; Arkansas does not (they are separated by Tennessee).
These and lots of other misstatements are not the recent product of campaign trail pressures: you can follow this link to a Chicago Sun-Times story about Obama's gaffes--from March of last year.
What COULD be the source of these seemingly endless flubs, which--had they been uttered by a Republican--would be keeping the watchdog media and David Letterman in soup until December?
Mainstream media pundits want to simply write it off to a lack of sleep. But geopolitical scientist Dr. Jack Wheeler (who cited most of these quotes listed above), notes in his To The Point newsletter, "A neuroscientist with years of research into drug abuse and brain chemistry tells To The Point that the behavior exhibited by Obama is consistent with the use of either amphetamines or cocaine."
In his book, Dreams From My Father, Obama admitted to drug use when young, that would doom any other presidential run (well, except maybe for Bill Clinton's): "Pot (marijuana) had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow (cocaine) when you could afford it. Not smack (heroin), though."
Wheeler's newsletter, while noting that youthful drug use does not automatically mean Obama is using illicit drugs today, "calls for Barack Hussein Obama to be drug tested.
"No urine test, which can be faked and is only good within a few days of drug use. The gold standard of drug testing is done with the [subject's] hair - for it is good up to 90 days.
"Hair drug testing uses a 100-milligram sample of hair cut at the scalp for an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test, then confirms the result with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. There should also be a DNA match by a separate lab between the hair sample and a cheek swab, with independent observers confirming the chain-of-custody for all samples.
"If Obambi has been using any amphetamines, methamphetamine, or cocaine within the last 90 days, the test will show it.
"...No accusations are being made here. To The Point is not accusing Barack Hussein Obama of illegal drug use. It is saying that he is behaving of late in such a way to cause suspicion that he might. That suspicion must be put to rest."
The rest of Wheeler's interesting take on this can be found at:
Regardless of whether this drug testing actually happens, you better check the conservative blogs and websites for more of these imaginative reinventions of American geography and history--if you're counting on our guardian watchdog media, PLEASE don't hold your breath.
In the meantime, stay tuned to this website for more of these timeless pearls of wisdom. And since the liberal pundits had lots of fun with President Bush's verbal missteps by dubbing them "Bushisms," I'll get into the spirit and officially dub the apparent Democratic presidential candidate's flubs as "Obamaisms." Enjoy!