Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama Banking Committee Gaffe Can't Be Ignored

Barack Obama's mind works in strange ways. Or maybe it isn't so strange.

I gave Obama a pass when he was caught bragging about visiting 58 states. Clearly he meant 48, as evidenced by his expression of regret for not being able to visit Alaska and Hawaii.

The recent reference to a bill produced by the Senate Banking Committee is a different deal.

Here's what he said: “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 way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.”

He was OK saying "we" when talking about action by a Senate committee, but then with a dash of pride he added "which is my committee." MY COMMITTEE? He doesn't even serve on that committee, never mind chair it.

If John McCain said something similar there would be whispers of old age and senility and dementia.

It's impossible to dismiss "my committee" as a brain cramp or slip of the tongue or verbal typo or some other innocuous mistake. Obama is in such a secure bubble with a fawning media that he figures he can go for anything and get away with it. If it backfires, the media will ignore it or bury it.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

Hopefully Obama's "I'm already President" attitude and approach is going to trip him up before November. In some of the post-Berlin speech crowd interviews yesterday, several people in the crowd used the word "messiah" in their responses. Despite wall-to-wall positive coverage from the mainstream media, Obama's polling numbers have shown no bump upwards from his world tour. When he's in unscripted situations, he's nowhere near as smooth a speaker and he gets really evasive when pressed. Unfortunately he only has to beat John McCain...which he will do...despite Obama's promises to raise taxes, greatly enlarge government and generally get totally bogged down in the leftist socialist PC nanny state. If Republican party leaders had any sense at all, they would insist that McCain withdraw for "health reasons" and give the nomination to a real conservative who can speak effectively and beat the socks off Obama...thnk Newt.