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President Obama’s Top 46 Gaffes of 2012

Posted by cann0nba11 on January 3, 2013

Ed Morrissey is one of the most respected and well-read conservative bloggers out there. I’m happy to call him a friend and always look forward to chatting with him those few times we cross paths at an evil conservative get-together. For four years he has been running a daily post over at Hotair.com called the “Obamateurism of the Day.” It was a one-term deal (just like our president should have been), I’m happy to post the finalists for the Obamateurism of the year.

Remember, every day for the past four years Ed has posted an Obama screw up, administration guffaw, or public facing White House blunder. We’re talking more than a thousand now. Of course, members of the press have been too busy swooning over their Obama posters or sending their lemmings out to dig up dirt on conservatives when they’ve had a legitimate goldmine of newsworthy red meat staring them in the face. But as often is the case, the abused don’t recognize their abuser.

The following list is a collection of the top gaffes from 2012. It’s not a complete list, there are almost three hundred more I could have posted. for this year alone. I’ve posted them in no particular order, and each link takes to you a source article for more information. Just imagine if the press spent as much time doing its job as Ed has done doing his.

  1. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it
  2. Shuts down Disney World in order to promote tourism
  3. Hails Roe decision as essential to allow “our daughters … to fulfill their dreams
  4. Finds claim of unemployment “ interesting” because he is getting “the word” that woman’s husband should have no trouble finding work
  5. Says “when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back,” WH claims it’s not a military doctrine
  6. Claims that his apology to Karzai “calmed things down“ in the Middle Easts
  7. Uses Boeing plant in SC to cheer manufacturing after his National Labor Review Board tried to shut it down
  8. The man proudly opposed of signing statements issues one covering 17 provisions of bill he signed
  9. Emphasizes graduation rates in the State of the Union address, but cuts DC school voucher program that nearly doubled grad rates
  10. “Well, it turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change that I would like sometimes.” Imagine that.
  11. Gets annoyed when asked about number of vacations, doesn’t answer question
  12. “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
  13. Tells Russian leader “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
  14. Blames Fox News for his unpopularity because “they hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7, and it begins to seep in” Thin skin much? 
  15. Attacks Limbaugh while remaining silent on Maher contribution to his super-PAC
  16. “[T]hose of us who have spent time in the real world . . .”
  17. Adds himself into presidential histories of his predecessors, screws up JFK quote
  18. “When I think about, ah, those soldiers or airmen or Marines, sailors, who are out there fighting on my behalf …”
  19. Includes Nazi collaborator/Hitler admirer in proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month
  20. Obama’s griped that the American public just did not appreciate their exceptional leader
  21. Removing silverware from tables before speaking to Hispanic voters. I guess he was afraid they might cut him?
  22. Scolds American Crossroads for lack of transparency … on same day Obama asserted executive privilege in Fast & Furious probe
  23. “The private sector is doing fine
  24. Declares Lech Walesa “too political” to accept award, gives another to Dolores Huerta, chair of Democratic Socialists of America. Freedom too political, Socialism just dandy.
  25. Polish death camp
  26. “Because we’re leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go.”
  27. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked.”  Um. Define “worked” please.
  28. “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Full context doesn’t make it any more palatable.
  29. “But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people…”
  30. Pitches amnesty policy at naturalization ceremony of people who entered legally
  31. Ordering platform change after criticism over God, Jerusalem
  32. Sends form letters to families of SEALs killed in action, yet fins time to send a personal letter to family of rapper Heavy D
  33. “I don’t think you or anybody who’s been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country.”
  34. Hiding from WH press corps while giving interviews to People and Entertainment Tonight
  35. Asks supporters to find businesses to support his “you didn’t build that” argument
  36. “Jim, you may want to move on to another topic.” In other words, don’t dare ruffle the feathers of the great one.
  37. Scolds Congress for campaigning instead of addressing issues – after he campaigned while embassies burned
  38. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” In the mean time, Catholics are forced to go against their beliefs.
  39. Goes to Las Vegas fundraiser after attack on Benghazi consulate
  40. No time to meet with Netanyahu, makes time for the Pimp with a Limp radio show. Seriously? How is that acceptable?
  41. “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.” I guess that’s one way to describe the death of an ambassador and three soldiers that was then covered up and intentionally distorted by his administration.
  42. Refuses to talk to reporters about Benghazi, but grants interview to Us Magazine
  43. Tells rally that they have a tough choice to make “in four days” … three days before the election
  44. Spends Election Day playing basketball rather than working on Hurricane Sandy relief. I bet those New Yorkers are blaming GW Bush for their suffering.
  45. Tries to kiss Burmese political leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, in yet another example of just how clueless this administration is when it comes to understanding political protocol and etiquette.
  46. Gives eulogy for Daniel Inouye, but actually spends his time talking mostly about himself

Head on over to HotAir if you want to see which Obamateurisms made it to the finals, and which one won.

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