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O'bama Visited 57 States

"On Friday, Barack Obama, as NewsBusters John Stephenson reported, told an Oregon audience that “I’ve been in 57 states, (with) I think one left to go.”

The other 7 states are in Fantasyland.

President O’bama, at end of a long briefing session on National Security: “Hey, Pastor Wright, it was THIS button that I push, right? Its this button right here, right? To order up lunch, right?”

Pastor Wright: “That button is evil. It targets missiles at all the black communities on earth, just like they gave us that AIDs thing. Uh…oh…I don’t know. Never understood whitey… all them dang buttons…just push more buttons, fool!”

BEAVERTON, Oregon (Reuters) - The battle for the Democratic nomination has been long and tiring. So much so that Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama seemed to forget how many states were in the United States.

�??Over the last fifteen months, we�??ve travelled to every corner of the United States,�?? the Illinois senator said during a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon.

�??I�??ve now been in 57 states, I think �?? one left to go,�?? Obama said. �??Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to �?� my staff could not justify it,�?? he added after hearing laughter from the audience.

Obama apparently did not realize that he had said 57, instead of 47, states visited so far."

http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/05/09/to-obama-it-seems-like-there-are-more-than-50-states/

God help us if this fucking idiot and his ‘advisors’ run things.

I’m giving Obama a pass on the 57 states thing. When you do a lot of public speaking you occasionally sound like an idiot. I only wish all these liberals who talk about Bushisms as an example of Bush being stupid had the intellectual honesty to be consistent in their judgment by levying the same charge against Obama.

mike

I thought there were only 56? What an idiot!

Has anyone else seen this?

A PAID POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT

BY SENATOR BARACK OBAMA (D-IL)
My fellow Americans,
As your future president I want to thank voters of all political stripes for their mindless support, despite my complete lack of any legislative achievement, my pastor�??s ties with Louis Farrakhan and Libyan dictator Moamar Quadafi, and my blatantly liberal voting record while I present myself as some sort of bipartisan agent of change.
I also like how my supporters claim my youthful drug use and criminal behaviour somehow qualifies me for the presidency after 8 years of claiming Bush�??s youthful drinking disqualifies him. Your hypocrisy is a beacon of hope shining over a sea of political chicanery.

I would also like to thank the Kennedys for coming out in support of me. There�??s a lot of glamour behind the Kennedy name, even though JFK started the Vietnam War, his brother Robert illegally wiretapped Martin Luther King Jr., they both slept with Marilyn, and Teddy�??s negligence caused the death of a young girl. I�??m not going anywhere near the Kennedy cousins, especially Michael Skakel.

And I�??d like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her support. Her love of meaningless empty platitudes will be the force that propels me to the White House.
Americans should vote for me, not because of my lack of experience or achievement, but because I make people feel good. White people who vote for me get some relief from their racist guilt.

I say things that sound meaningful but don�??t really mean anything because Americans are tired of things having meaning. If things have meaning, then that means you have to think.

Americans are tired of thinking. It�??s time to shut down the brain and open up the heart.
So when you go to vote in the primaries, remember don�??t think, just do. And do it for me.
Thanking you in advance.
Barack

OB in Oregon on Saturday:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Why not? Does he really think we need to get permission from other countries to set our thermostats or decide what we want to drive?

[quote]Mikeyali wrote:
I’m giving Obama a pass on the 57 states thing. When you do a lot of public speaking you occasionally sound like an idiot. I only wish all these liberals who talk about Bushisms as an example of Bush being stupid had the intellectual honesty to be consistent in their judgment by levying the same charge against Obama.

mike[/quote]

While I agree it does seem that media has been behind Obama and treating him better than Clinton & McCain, it is ridiculous to pretend that Bush isn’t an total idiot compared to Obama, Clinton and McCain. Bush has been pretty consistent in making himself look like a fool, he hasn’t even really mastered English.

[quote]hedo wrote:
OB in Oregon on Saturday:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Why not? Does he really think we need to get permission from other countries to set our thermostats or decide what we want to drive?
[/quote]

Unlike the royal “we” when Obama says it he doesn’t include himself.

[quote]hedo wrote:
OB in Oregon on Saturday:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Why not? Does he really think we need to get permission from other countries to set our thermostats or decide what we want to drive?
[/quote]He’s referring to the Anti-Industrial Revolution. We’re all to go back to living in mud huts and working in the fields, while the elite jet around and, every 4 years, spout platitudes to tell how evil it is to be rich.

STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES! OBAMA FINALLY MISSPOKE!!!

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES! OBAMA FINALLY MISSPOKE!!![/quote]

That’s only a minor point. Click on the links. When Dan Quayle put an ‘e’ on the end of ‘potato’, the libs went nuts. New York Times had 38 stories of how stupid Quayle was; Leno had a week of rollicks; on and on.

For O’bama, not a word. And the libs rip FOX…the rotten bastards.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES! OBAMA FINALLY MISSPOKE!!!

That’s only a minor point. Click on the links. When Dan Quayle put an ‘e’ on the end of ‘potato’, the libs went nuts. New York Times had 38 stories of how stupid Quayle was; Leno had a week of rollicks; on and on.

For O’bama, not a word. And the libs rip FOX…the rotten bastards.

[/quote]

Quayle didn’t just misspeak, he “corrected” the kid. The real reason it blew up though was that he had already earned himself quite the reputation for being, uh, intellectually beneath the position he held.

[quote]hedo wrote:
OB in Oregon on Saturday:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Why not? Does he really think we need to get permission from other countries to set our thermostats or decide what we want to drive?
[/quote]

OK, the SUVs and the AC/heating are standard lib talking points.

But what’s this about “eat as much as we want”?

Obama doesn’t want us to be able to eat big to get big?!!! Or wants us to apologize for wanting to eat big to be hyyuuuuuge?!

Someone call Professor X!

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES! OBAMA FINALLY MISSPOKE!!![/quote]

He does that constantly…“Change we can believe in” Change what? From a republic to a oppressive socialist state. Can’t wait for that.

Actually, he doesn’t misspeak he just starts a lot of thoughts and never finishes. Throw in few buzz words and the mind-numbed masses cheer wildly.

[quote]pat wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES! OBAMA FINALLY MISSPOKE!!!

He does that constantly…“Change we can believe in” Change what? From a republic to a oppressive socialist state. Can’t wait for that.

Actually, he doesn’t misspeak he just starts a lot of thoughts and never finishes. Throw in few buzz words and the mind-numbed masses cheer wildly.[/quote]

It is amazing how people think that this is good public speaking. I find it irritating.

Good public speaking has nothing to do with your content, and everything to do with the way you make people feel. That said, George W. Bush may not be the best orator, but he’s a decent public speaker.

And my comment was directed at the fact that politicians misspeak all the time, and most misspeak a hell of a lot more than Obama yet we don’t rag on all of them constantly.

I’m sorry, but until he asks me if are children are learning multiple times, I’m giving him a free pass to make a few screw ups.

As a speaker, it’s my humble minority opinion that Obama is not as good a speaker as advertised. He delivers off the teleprompter really well and has a good sound. But off the cuff, in a townhall format, he simply isn’t all that good - and that is what defines a good speaker, in my view.

Obama is good at the saccharine, feelgood speeches - not unlike some the cheesy motivational hokum that gets posted every so often around T-Nation. That plays well for some who like the overwrought prose, but it doesn’t play well with the set looking for wisdom or depth.

It’s not a huge deal other than the fact that he is advertised as so fantastic - I think he is a good actor. Really good speakers offer something more than delivery - so Obama comes up short of being “great”.

I ate as much as I wanted last night and didn’t ask the U.N. for permission.

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:

I ate as much as I wanted last night and didn’t ask the U.N. for permission.[/quote]

Why are you creating more terrorists?

Why don’t I ever get to become a terrorist? Why If I can’t eat what I want and set my thermostat to 72, maybe I’ll do it… don’t tempt me if I’m low-carbing it…