Sunday, May 25, 2008

The one-man gaffe machine

Jake Tapper of ABC comes up with this term about the candidate of Hope and Change and inability to know where he is.

More importantly than Barry's inability to know what city he's in (Sioux Falls / Sioux City, Sunshine / Sunrise same places right?), is the... nuance he has in international relations.

Barry says this about FARC:

"We will shine a light on any support for the FARC that comes from neighboring governments," he said in a speech in Miami. "This behavior must be exposed to international condemnation, regional isolation, and - if need be - strong sanctions. It must not stand."

And remember that Barry wants to meet with Chavez... As Tapper says, "So he will meet with the leader of a country he simultaneously says should be isolated? Huh?" Tapper reports Barry's explanation of this too.

And speaking of Chavez and Barry. Barry has this to say about how Chavez got into power:

Since the Bush Administration launched a misguided war in Iraq, its policy in the Americas has been negligent toward our friends, ineffective with our adversaries, disinterested in the challenges that matter in peoples’ lives, and incapable of advancing our interests in the region.

No wonder, then, that demagogues like Hugo Chavez have stepped into this vacuum.

Interesting argument, it's odd coming from a man that doesn't want better trade relations with Columbia. One would think that helping their country economically would be a way to not be "negligent toward our friends."

However, LGF used trickery, known as history, to find something shocking!
Chavez came to power in 1998. Obviously, Bush and Clinton were in cahoots and formed the vacuum.

The other idea is that Barry is a shockingly inept nitwit that spouts of things without bothering to verify such piddling details as facts.

But he is getting better. As Kimberly Strassel finds out:

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden took to the airwaves this week to "help" the rookie Barack Obama out of a foreign-policy jam. Oh sure, admitted Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee had given the "wrong" answer when he said he'd meet unconditionally with leaders of rogue states. But on the upside, the guy "has learned a hell of a lot."

Well, at least it's nice to see that Barry can learn. It'd be more reassuring if he didn't have to learn "a hell of a lot" within months of the election.

Obama '08: He'll only need training wheels for the first year.

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