Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"10,000 people died" (in Kansas).. oops, I mean "at least 10", so says Obama

Okay, so why is it that when a Democratic politician says something like: "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed," in reference to the terrible tornado that trashed Greensburg, KS, killing at least 12 and leaving the town in shreds, no-one says a thing? And yet, if that had popped out of the mouth of a Republican, I can guarantee you that he would have been raked over the coals for such a gaffe.

To be honest I could care less. Frankly, a slip of the tongue (which Obama claims it was) is a slip of the tongue. But what I take issue with is the double standards applied to Republicans and Democrats.

Democrats are forgiven for that kind of mistake (oh, he was just tired) and Republicans are not (oh he's just stupid).

Liberal hypocrisy at its finest, folks.


Troika said...

You're right, it was just a slip of the tongue and it shouldn't matter.

However, there comes a point when someone makes so many slips of the tongue that people start to think that perhaps the person is actually stupid.

Your President, for example.

Panhandle Poet said...

Being glib with the English language is just that -- NOT a sign of intelligence. Some of the most intelligent people that I ever met only had an eighth grade education -- but they could calculate huge numbers in their head in a split second, out-guess the Wallstreet gurus on the corn markets, and put together multi-multi-million dollar empires.

My first reaction to the media's obsession with correct word usage, i.e. no slips-of-the-tongue, would be that words are their profession. They should be obsessed with them. However, to read most newspaper articles anymore, you'd think that the majority of the reporters throughout the world only had an eighth grade education.

I agree with you Incognito -- there is definitely a liberal bias in the treatment of the candidates and their speaking abilities.

WomanHonorThyself said...

so true Incognito!..the Republicans can never live something down but the Leftards get a free pass!..argg!

Frasypoo said...

Somewhat like Ray Nagin and his constant slip of the tongue during/after Katrina !Nobody made a big deal about him and he even got re elected !

Incognito said...

TROIKA: You can fault him for many things, but Bush isn't as stupid as people make him out to be.

PANHANDLE: Well said. I have met similar people. And glibness does not a strong leader make.
And I agree with your assessment of reporter's writing abilities.

WOMAN: It's very frustrating, because there's nothing one can do to change that bias.

FRASYPOO: Exactly!

Anonymous said...

Ray Nagin did not have slips of the tongue. He said outrageous things, which he actually believed. And that is what he got a pass on.


Incognito said...

Thank you Dawn, for the clarification. Makes it even more reprehensible!

T said...

Poor Sen. Obama trying to keep-up with mean-ol' Sen. Hillary. -Making him all tired, having to travel and talk like a president/black person/white person.

It's a good thing he wasn't down in New Orleans after Katrina or there wouldn't be a soul alive in all of Louisiana.

Incognito said...

Hey T.

Yes, poor Barry O, she certainly is a meanie weenie, or should that be a weenie meanie.

thanks for the laugh.

T said...

You're very welcome.
Us ol' Lincons do have the best sense of humor, but besides Drew C. and Dennis M., what others (like us) are even allowed on TV?

cain_devera said...

I'm pretty sure this bias you speak of is partly nonsensical. It is a blip, and it will disappear, and I doubt if any other Democrat or Republican said it, it would be forgotten just as soon. Hell, do people even bother to point out anymore when President Bush make a malappropism? They certainly don't in the news up here in Canada, unlesss they are comedians.

Incognito said...

There's always cable access,T!

Hello Cain: Actually, they do criticize Bush for pretty much anything he does or doesn't do, both in actions and speech, including his 'the look only a mother could give' line. And, yes,in the grand scheme of things, these little blips do eventually fade and are unimportant (as I stated) but there is definitely a liberal bias in all things politic.