Sunday, July 29, 2012

Romney's U.K. Gaffe Versus Obama's Top Ten

To Obama lovers, Barack can do no wrong. None of his pretty numerous gaffes have made much of a ripple in the mainstream media, while pundits and talking heads have glommed on to every single gaffe (insignificant or not) of anyone on the right.

Yes, Mitt Romney could have handled his U.K. comment on the Olympic game security situation a little more delicately, but good grief- he was simply stating the truth. He found it a tad disconcerting that they were having problems.

“The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging."

Well, yeah. That is definitely something to be concerned about, and the Olympics 'aint over yet. God forbid something happens, but it's not out of the realm of possibility given London's safe haven for radical Muslims, and the story the UK sun exposed about Pakistan's Olympic Team visa scam.

On the other hand the POTUS has made some pretty tacky gaffes of his own. Breitbart has listed Obama's top 10 U.K. gaffes. Yes, exclusively U.K.

1. The Toast:
President Inspector Clouseau completely bungles a toast to Queen Elizabeth:
The screwup: At this point, the band launched into “God Save the Queen” — but Obama continued speaking over the music: “. . . for the vitality of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’ To the Queen.” She gave him a look, he set down his glass, and then stood motionless until the music stopped. Then everyone picked up their glasses. Oops.
Watch the video. The reaction around Captain Clueless is absolutely hysterical.
2. The iPod:
President Inspector Clouseau gifts Queen Elizabeth with an iPod loaded with videos and photos of…himself:
The bestowing of the Royal iPod brought a cringe from one top etiquette expert, who said it confirmed that Obama hasn’t figured out presidential gift-giving. Or that they shouldn’t all come from Best Buy[.]

Here are the other 8. Equally inappropriate. And that's not to mention all the other ones he's made:

 "Austrian" is a language, Canada has a president, they speak Arabic in Afghanistan, referring to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) as the Maldives, the Polish death camp gaffe.

I won't even bother mentioning the slew of other gaffes.  You might want to call Romney a rich, out of touch buffoon, but at least he's not a dangerous one.

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