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Stupid is as Stupid Votes
September 26, 2011
Stupid is as stupid does. You know you're in trouble when even The Wall Street Journal runs an editorial that discusses how unintelligent Mr. Obama is by using that quote.
I recently followed a Bing search link to a blog regarding one of Mr. Obama’s recent blunders (I know it’s hard to keep track, his embarrassing gaffes are legion…).
In Mr. Obama’s recent “State of the Union” address, which has been historically reserved for more austere occasions, the perpetual candidate decided to use it as yet another opportunity to promote who? Himself. Had President Bush pulled a similar stunt none of the non-cable networks would have even bothered to broadcast this blatant self-promoting narcissistic grandstanding…
The question begs, should we expect less after almost three years of knowing this man?
Need we use any more evidence of our broken public schools and so-called “higher education” than pointing out a liberal discussion on a blog that defends not only Mr. Obama’s blunder regarding Lincoln and the founding of the Republican Party, but PBS attempting to cover up this blunder. Big Bird has indeed gone over to the dark side...
“No say it ain’t so Carol!”
PBS used a portion of President Obama's speech, yet took out the part where Mr. Obama made still another mistake with regard to factual information.
The Teleprompter in Chief said that the Republican Party was founded by Abe Lincoln.
It wasn’t. The Republican Party was founded in 1854. Abe didn’t burst onto the scene until around 1858 and in this reliable (key word reliable) secondary source; it is clear that Lincoln did not “found” the Republican Party.
What are they teaching in schools today? Oh, that’s right – six months on “earth day” and at least three or more months on Martin Luther King. Then, summer break.
Now before someone tosses out the race card because I believe a day, a week at the very most, devoted to the history of Martin Luther King is plenty -- don't bother making that mistake. A survey in The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that our school-age reading scores are way down in America. I firmly believe it is because they are not spending nearly enough time on the basics of what they should learn in school: reading, writing and arithmetic. Spending weeks and weeks on Martin Luther King will not help a student to increase their reading scores. A less read student is a less informed student.
Instead of the basics, students are brainwashed with the “earth day” myth, weeks and months on end. It has zero to do with any thing other than the fact a very liberal agenda has invaded our public schools and it needs to stop.
The result of our shoddy public school system’s warped sense of what is a necessary education (Sandra has two Mommies) is producing bloggers (good) who use Wikipedia as a source (bad).
Where did this blogger get his information he used to defend Mr. Obama saying Abe Lincoln founded the Republican Party? Wikipedia. Did anyone bother to teach this blogger and children like him that a “source” which can be edited by anyone with access to a PC is not a reliable source?
Did anyone teach these students that finding a primary source is the optimum way to back ones research? And when a primary source isn’t available (which can often be the case with history) then the next best source is a secondary source. Did anyone in our pubic school system bother to teach this to our students?
I refuse to turn any traffic to the liberal blogger’s rag. Suffice to say, the writer defended Mr. Obama’s gaffe by crying foul to those who would say Abe Lincoln wasn’t the founder of the Republican Party.
But he wasn't the founder.
The blogger actually cites other bloggers as further “proof” that Mr. Obama got it right.
Then he cites the GOP website as “proof” that even Republicans say he is the founder:
Abraham Lincoln helped establish the Republican Party with a speech denouncing an 1854 law, written by a Democrat Senator, that allowed slavery to expand into the western territories. Two years later, he co-founded the Illinois GOP. Lincoln was runner-up for the 1856 Republican vice presidential nomination and then became a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate.
Using the very quote above that blogger uses to “make his point” – I can say confidently, in fact it does not make the bloggers point!
This quote does not say Lincoln was the founder of the Republican Party!
Read even out of context, nowhere does this quote say Abe Lincoln founded the Republican Party.
The word "established" was used only after the word "helped" as well as in the same sentence with "a speech". Meaning - this speech wasn't the moment the Republican Party was founded - it was the moment when the Republican Party became a "player" as it were... We know this because the Republican Party was founded years before Lincoln ran for President.
The blogger then goes on to defend PBS. PBS – such a fair and balanced network – said they didn’t edit Mr. Obama’s speech. They claim (I’m laughing as I type this making it very difficult to type) that they received a pre-speech of Mr. Obama’s and that the off-script, so to speak, remarks weren’t in this supposed draft of Mr. Obama’s.
Right. I wish someone could name for me one program ever that has taken some draft of a speech of any President, and used it for their broadcast that aired after the actual speech was delivered.
And just how did they get that draft anyway? Do they have a direct line to the President’s speech writer’s notes?
Liar, liar PBS’s pants are on fire. They took the blunder out because they wanted to protect Mr. Obama is my guess. Regardless, blogger was adamant that PBS said it, so therefore it must be so. If PBS makes an excuse that makes absolutely no sense it still must be so to a liberal (apparently).
Let’s face it folks, this latest mistake isn't the first and we know it won't be the last. I hate to say it, but our country has been conned by a very handsome, sharp dresser named Barry Soretoro.
We all remember the “57 states” blunder by Mr. Obama, his “Austrians speak Austrian” gaffe and other countless brainless things like bowing to a Saudi Prince, turning back the bust of Winston Churchill from the UK and sending them an iPod with speeches he made. Seriously?
We remember the oh-so-smart constitutional Harvard Graduate lawyer who can’t even get constitutional law correct (cue the Teleprompter in Chief where he wags a finger at the Supreme Court’s ruling of Citizens United v. the FEC).
Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities…They should be decided by the American people, and that's why I'm urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong.
Even The New York Times called out the President for either knowingly twisting the facts or just being downright...well...stupid.
The Supreme Court decision did not hand down a new precedent that would enable foreign entities to “bankroll” U.S. elections. Congress already passed a law that would stop that from happening.
Congress passed the Foreign Agents Registration Act in 1996, which already prohibits independent political commercials by foreign nationals or foreign companies…
So has anyone heard about the latest blunders he’s performed?
He recently made a speech all about the “intercontinental railroad” he believes has to be built.
So which continents was he planning on hooking up with a railroad?
Has anyone seen his latest photo op blooper where he blocks the face of a dignitary next to him because he's waving? Notice, he is the only one waving here!
You just can't make this stuff up...
While anyone makes mistakes, like me for instance. While it isn’t nice to point out these mistakes, those of us who do wouldn’t be so driven were it not for The Bush Derangement Syndrome that pointed out any hint of a mistake Mr. Bush made by the left and the left stream media. And trust me here, George W. Bush on his worst day couldn’t make as many gaffes and blunders and downright stupid remarks as Mr. Obama has on his best days.
Can I get an Amen?
We have raised at least one generation of Stupid is as Stupid does voters. I blame the public school system and the liberal stream media. We have brainwashed an entire generation into believing that if they see it on the internet, if they see it in a movie, it’s real. These same numb-nuts who iconize Michael Moore and believe his mock-u-mentaries to be true! Why? Because he won academy awards for his fictional propaganda movies that’s why! And global warming must be real, Al Gore won an academy award too and a Nobel Peace Prize!
Which brings us to Mr. Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize…
No, I can’t go there. I’ll heave…
Hollywood is not a primary source. A blogger isn’t a secondary source. Wikipedia and Snopes (another liberal darling as it is run by a married couple with no credentials who are fairly consistent Obama apologists) isn’t a source to site for anything.
Never let a liberal get in the way of any factual information. Stupid is as stupid does and votes.
Remember to vote 2012 and make sure we replace the “Stupid” with people who will honor the Constitution, honor our country and truly represent We the People.