It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fiction

Obama makes up so much, we can't tell what is truth or tale anymore.  It's starting to feel like we are living through his next work of Fiction, slated for release next year.

If the media wasn't trying to cover for him, either out of embarrassment, or because they don't want to tip their hand yet, we would be laughing silly with his countless misspeaks and gaffes.  

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong", Barack Obama

Except when they are reckless lies about someone else or their record.  As he has resorted to with Senator Clinton.  But he has since started expanding his focus and is now getting quite the reputation as the the False Accuser.

"It’s a trend that undermines Barack Obama’s credibility"

"McCain camp calls Obama 'recklessly dishonest"

"Obama blames Lou Dobbs
Speaking in Florida, Sen. Barack Obama blamed Lou Dobbs for the rise in hate crime. CNN's Bill Tucker reports."

(at a closed Fundraiser in Florida)

"Obama Points a Finger at Lou"
Presidential candidate Barack Obama last week took aim at Lou Dobbs and this broadcast, saying, “There’s a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year. If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it’s not surprising that would happen.” Click here for our report

But it went even further this past Memorial Day, when he appeared in Las Cruces, NM, when his fabricated tales was an effort to politicize the Holocaust, not just agitate and incite with Hispanic voters in Florida as he did with Lou Dobbs.

"In one of his more egregious and easily demonstrated lies, made even more so by the day he decided to let it loose on, Obama has rewritten WWII history such that the allies liberated Auschwitz."

" Despite not having served in the military himself, Barack Obama used his Memorial Day remarks to speak about his family’s service. “My grandfather marched in Patton’s army, but I cannot know what it is to walk into battle like so many of you,” he told a small group of veterans here. “My grandmother worked on a bomber assembly line, but I cannot know what it is for a family to sacrifice like so many of yours have.”

Obama said he supports the new GI Bill because of his grandfather’s experience in the program after World War II. “We should make sure that today’s veterans get the same benefit that my grandfather got when he came back from World War II,” Obama said. “It was a good investment not only for him, but it was a good investment for the country, built our middle class. So we're going to make sure that that gets passed.”

Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz.   He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important."

Oh, is that why?

"(CNN) — The Republican National Committee accused Barack Obama Tuesday of a lack of judgment after the Illinois senator mistakenly said that his uncle helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz while serving in the American military during World War II.

In fact, that concentration camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers in 1945.

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton released a statement later Tuesday clarifying the remarks, saying the Illinois senator meant to refer to the Buchenwald camp, which American soldiers did liberate. Obama was also apparently referring to his great uncle, Charles Payne.

“Senator Obama’s family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II – especially the fact that his great uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald."

OK, so it wasn't Auschwitz, it was Buchenwald his Uncle took part in, and it was actually his Great Uncle.  What other parts of what Senator Obama said should we look in to?  I'm sure most of us never thought we would have to go so far as to check the truths of Senator Obama's recounts and history of his own family members that he chooses to invoke on his campaign stump.  

Tags: Barack Obama, dishonest, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, Lou Dobbs, Memorial Day, tales, veterans (all tags)



Is this snark?

Serious question.

by Rorgg 2008-05-27 07:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Is this snark?

Too bad these are are real accounts, huh?

by LindaSFNM 2008-05-27 07:31PM | 0 recs
But is it snark?


by bobdoleisevil 2008-05-27 07:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Is this snark?

You? Write something honest? Please.

by ragekage 2008-05-27 07:59PM | 0 recs
Address the content, not the author

Addressing or maligning the author and hijacking the diary with off-topic comments violates site rules and merits a TR.

by catfish2 2008-05-27 08:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Address the content, not the author

Really, catfish? We're calling you enforcer of the site rules? I guess that makes sense. I've never seen you selectively TR/HR people, or abuse your rate/rec powers, or ever shown objectionable behavior like what you're accusing me of doing.

by ragekage 2008-05-27 08:50PM | 0 recs
If this was snark, what was Tuzla-mongering?

Its the exact same thing, except Obama was doing it for LONGER

by architek 2008-05-27 09:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Address the content, not the author

This diary sucks. There, I maligned it. TR me, armchair moderator.

by Cochrane 2008-05-27 08:53PM | 0 recs
Obama's Tuzla

It's a valid thing to riticize Obama on because of his making Hillary's Tuzla comment an issue, even after she had told the truth in her book..
(a sordid mistake when Bosnians are pretty unanimous in feeling that Bill Clinton administration's intervention saved a lot of lives)

He can dish it out.. can he take it?

by architek 2008-05-27 09:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama's Tuzla


Were there snipers or weren't there?

by Cochrane 2008-05-27 10:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Is this snark?

Actually Linda, thanks for bringing this up.  Its actually a great service that you provide, writing diaries about the RNC talking points of the day so that we can debate them here.

by herenow 2008-05-27 08:48PM | 0 recs
Extreme example of double standard..

Obama can do the same thing to Hillary with no criticism, though.. I see..

The fact is, he is a far less honest candidate.. but he is great at GOP style tricks with spin..

Exactly the kind of guy we want to be President, huh, this Obama..

by architek 2008-05-27 09:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Extreme example of double standard..

Oh so true.  And you happen to be exactly the kind of commenter we need here to bring up these powerful arguments so that we can solidify our views.

We couldnt do it without you Arch.  Keep up the good work.

by herenow 2008-05-28 05:54AM | 0 recs
Are are they really?

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-05-27 09:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Is this snark?

Snark this is, or must be. Tell, I cannot.

by BobzCat 2008-05-27 07:32PM | 0 recs
I call my great uncles Uncle such and such

Obviously he wasn't talking about a direct uncle since he has none on his mom's side.

by bobdoleisevil 2008-05-27 07:31PM | 0 recs
Eight days to go...

...before posts like these either line the front page or result in account suspensions.

by Firewall 2008-05-27 07:32PM | 0 recs
I'm not too confident on the latter.

From what I hear only OBAMA supporters have a probelm with running afoul of the rules.  Clinton supporters can say whatever vile thing comes into their heads and "oh well, this is a free country after all".

by DawnG 2008-05-27 08:11PM | 0 recs
Sweeping generalization, off-topic

violation of site rules.

by catfish2 2008-05-27 08:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Sweeping generalization, off-topic

Wow cat, are you applying for an admin job here or something?  In case you havent noticed, rules here are pretty lax currently, but don't worry I'm sure that will change soon.

Until then it is good to know that we have you to keep everyone in line and of course debate both civil and positive.

Keep up the good work.

by herenow 2008-05-27 08:54PM | 0 recs
I find it really amazing how you guys


Anything to avoid discussing the diarists quite valid points, huh?

Presumptive liar in chief? Which one will it be, McCain or Obama?

Your choice!


All your base belong to US.

by architek 2008-05-27 09:43PM | 0 recs
Re: I find it really amazing how you guys

Nice to see you join the discussion Arch.  As usual your insitefulness and positivity continues to amaze us all.

by herenow 2008-05-28 05:51AM | 0 recs

this is issue is idiotic.  and im on your side.

by canadian gal 2008-05-27 07:33PM | 0 recs
Re: seriously.....

Don't you know?  This is the RNC talking point of the day.  Thus the flood of simular diaries.  Yesterday it was praise McCain day.  (check the diary histories if you want... same people wrote diaries on the same talking points.)

by herenow 2008-05-27 08:34PM | 0 recs
Well McSame did recruit a troll brigade.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Well McSame did recruit a troll brigade.


by herenow 2008-05-27 09:01PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

It really wouldn't be a full day if we didn't have four or five diaries on the same stupid ass topic.

God, this is getting ridiculous.

by freedom78 2008-05-27 07:34PM | 0 recs
Lou Dobbs is responsible for an increase

in hate crimes and no Dem would defend the scumbag.

Oh and only a scumbag would decide to make an issue about someone making a mistake about Buchenwald.

Not like he lied about getting shot at or anything.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 07:36PM | 0 recs
To accuse anyone of this is wrong...

Unless you have proof; you don't. IMO, no Dem would accuse someone of hate crimes without proof.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:12PM | 0 recs
Re: To accuse anyone of this is wrong...

Proof? Like Dobbs using white supremacist propaganda and lies on his show that is aimed at demonizing Hispanic people?

Hate speech leads to hate crimes.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:17PM | 0 recs
an assumption, nothing more

Where's your proof? You have no statistics to back this up; in otherwords, there's no way to link Dobbs to hate crimes. Accusations like this are irresponsible.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:21PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

Where's my proof that hate crimes have increased?

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:34PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

No, where's your proof that Dobb's is responsible for hate crimes?

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:40PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

Hate speech leads to hate crimes. Or do you not blame Matt Hale for Ben Smith's rampage?

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:42PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

If irresponsible accusations are impermissible, then half the diaries on this site would be gone (including this one).

by rfahey22 2008-05-27 08:36PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

This is a serious accusation, IMO.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:41PM | 0 recs
by hootie4170 2008-05-27 08:41PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

That's not proof; that's an opinion.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:44PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

Hey go ahead and stick up for Lou Slobbs, says something about where you stand.

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 08:46PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

I'll "stick up" for anyone if there's no proof.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:47PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

You mean like when you accused Sharpton of wanting to riot in Denver?  He said there could be trouble...and you assumed he meant that not an opinion?

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:05PM | 0 recs
Re: an assumption, nothing more

An opinion that he uses hate speech? Or are we clear that he does and you just don't see a connection between hate speech and a rise in hate crimes?

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:46PM | 0 recs

"Lou Dobbs responsible for hate crimes"<----This is what was being discussed. Your viewpoint on Dobb's opinion/stance is not proof that Dobbs is linked/responsible to any hate crimes. BTW, are you advocating censorship?

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:51PM | 0 recs

Hate speech leads to hate crimes. You are advocating for hate speech?

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:53PM | 0 recs

The bottom line; you want to accuse Dobb's of being responsible for hate crimes because you don't like his opinion. You remind me of those people who like to blame music/video games for everything wrong with the world.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 08:58PM | 0 recs

His opinion, as you call it, is hate speech. Nice to see Dems defend it though. There's a difference between censorship (government shutting off speech) and acknowledgement of something being hate speech. Matt Hale can say what he wants but he speaks hate and it has gotten people killed. It's not complicated unless you also share the opinion. Then you have to twist and turn to defend it. Sort of like what you're doing.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 09:00PM | 0 recs
Hate speech?

Do you consider Dobbs stance on illegal immigration hate speech?

by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Hate speech?

When he says Latinos are responsible for bringing leprosy to the US, yeah that's hate speech is not fact, it's propaganda which gives people a reason to dislike Latinos.

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:08PM | 0 recs
That's whacked.....

....and ridiculous. That being said, I don't think Dobbs hates latinos because he's married to one.

Back to point. "leprosy" is irrelevant; no one has stepped forward and claim that there was a hate crime against them due to Dobbs comment on leprosy.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:13PM | 0 recs
Re: That's whacked.....

I know of sexist men married to women...what's your point?

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:18PM | 0 recs
fair enough....

I have no idea of his relationship with his latino wife. <---Red herring anyway.

Bottom line; it's irresponsible to accuse Dobbs of being responsible for hate crimes without proof.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:24PM | 0 recs
Re: fair enough....


by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:31PM | 0 recs
Re: That's whacked.....

You don't think he hates them because he's married to one. That's why he uses white supremacist material on his show. That's why he accuses Latinos of being a diseased invading army. Strom Thurmond hated African-Americans but he fathered a child with one. He was sick and twisted too.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-28 04:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Hate speech?

His stance isn't against "illegal immigration" it's against Latinos.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-28 04:38AM | 0 recs

I bet your playing COD 4 right now...

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:06PM | 0 recs

Not my thing but whatever makes you happy.

by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Heh...

Seeing Lou Slobbs having to back up his anti-immigrant rhetoric makes me happy...

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:10PM | 0 recs
Re: Heh...

You're just angry because you failed to prove that Dobb is "link to hate crimes"

by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Heh...

Yeah, but then I think about Obama being the Democratic nominee and all my thoughts turn warm and fuzzy...

by hootie4170 2008-05-27 09:20PM | 0 recs
Re: Heh...


by soyousay 2008-05-27 09:27PM | 0 recs
Re: To accuse anyone of this is wrong...

Please, stop the nonsense and the character assassination. Lou Dobbs is NOT "using white supremacist propaganda and lies on his show that is aimed at demonizing Hispanic people."

He is married to an Hispanic woman. He supports legal immigration, not illegal. He's populist and has been that way for years. He also wants to bring jobs back to America, including the contracts for military equipment in the Iraq war.

You may not agree with him, but he certainly is not "using white supremacist propaganda."

by SophieL 2008-05-28 02:42AM | 0 recs
Re: To accuse anyone of this is wrong...

Really? He didn't use Council of Conservative Citizens propaganda on his show? Yes he did. He didn't accuse Latinos of being an invading army and say that they're responsible for all sorts of disease and crime? Yes he did. So who cares who that twisted bastard married? Remember Strom Thurmond?

by heresjohnny 2008-05-28 04:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Lou Dobbs is responsible for an increase

he said people LIKE Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh.

by terra 2008-05-27 08:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Lou Dobbs is responsible for an increase

Yeah Glenn Beck too.

by heresjohnny 2008-05-27 08:41PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

Linda, Linfair already beat you to the snark.  Better luck next time.

by mefeck 2008-05-27 07:36PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

You know, it's attacks like these that make me never want to meet some people here on the street.

by rfahey22 2008-05-27 07:37PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

That's the strange thing about the interwebs -- Linda is probably a perfectly normal middle-aged woman living in Santa Fe, but on the internet she's the crazy lady asking you for change and ranting about aliens or black helicopters.

by guazatragicness 2008-05-27 07:40PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

You never know what goes on in a person's mind until they spill their thoughts.

by rfahey22 2008-05-27 07:42PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

Santa Fe is one of my favorite places on earth. It seems that you have been inside too long. Get out and walk along the plaza, enjoy a margarita at Tomasita's and have a chile relleno and a blue corn enchilada while your at it. Go to Ten Thousand Waves and soak in one of the outdoor tubs, while looking a billion stars. But please step away from the computer. Take a day off, take a week off. You live in one of the most amazing places on earth, get out and enjoy it a little.

by woman 2008-05-27 08:04PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

Tomasita's?  Go for La Chosa -- cheaper and more authentic. :)

by guazatragicness 2008-05-27 09:00PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living
Ok I will try it the next time I drive down. I will be going more often because my parents are moving to the Turquoise Trail side of the Sandia Mountains.
La Chosa. Where is it? Have you been to Maria's?
by woman 2008-05-28 12:47PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

Near the corner of St. Francis and Cerillos.  I tried to go to Maria's once, but there was something like an hour's wait for a table.  I've heard it's good, though.

by guazatragicness 2008-05-28 01:45PM | 0 recs
There is a latin saying...

..."in vino, veritas" which means "in wine, truth".

The internet is a lot like being intoxicated in that it allows a person to shed whatever social inhibitions they have and become the assholes they always wish they could be but are afraid to be.

by DawnG 2008-05-27 08:13PM | 0 recs
Re: There is a latin saying...

Heh.  And if they're both intoxicated and on the internet...

by guazatragicness 2008-05-27 08:59PM | 0 recs
Disgusting. n/t

by Same As It Ever Was 2008-05-27 07:41PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living

Yep.  He named the wrong concentration camp.

I guess that means you win.

Would you like a cookie?

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-27 07:42PM | 0 recs
progressives go to bat for Lou Dobbs now?
and flip out because he mistook Auschwitz for Buchenwald in an otherwise accurate anecdote? Strange times indeed. I saw Lou Dobbs's report btw. He refuted Obama's claim that hate crimes against hispanics are up by citing data showing that . . . hate crimes against Hispanics increased by 10% from 2004 to 2006. The man is a dope.
by JJE 2008-05-27 07:43PM | 0 recs
making political hay...

of Obama's great uncle having helped liberate Buchenwald means you need to take a long, soul-searching vacation from politics and think about how game-playing and spin matches up to real-life problems...

If you choose to take that advice, have a nice break, even if it's a momentary jolt of perspective.

by Casuist 2008-05-27 07:46PM | 0 recs

Tuzla tuzla popular vote tuzla tuzla tuzla. Tuzla tuzla, tuzla tuzla sleep deprived, tuzla tuzla popular vote, tuzla. Tuzla hunting when i was a girl tuzla, yankee fan tuzla. Popular vote tuzla west virginia swing state tuzla, "Michigan vote will not count" tuzla NAFTA tuzla tuzla tuzla!

by 79blondini 2008-05-27 07:47PM | 0 recs
this ....

is getting very old. However I give the writer credit for taking at least five meaningless diaries today and lumping it into one,

by jsfox 2008-05-27 07:52PM | 0 recs

Okay, Linda, but OUR candidate said she was under sniper fire. ALL politicians misspeak, embellish, "misremember", etc. We were furious when Obama supporters wouldn't quit harping on Tulza, but now you think we should pay them back by grabbing hold of this nonissue? Can't we try to be better than that? I've also gotten the impression that it may have been an honest mistake, anyway.

"There's a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year. If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen." Click here for our report

Actually, I'm very disappointed in Obama for those remarks... He left out BillO, and god knows O'Reilly's done as much damage as anybody. Tsk, tsk, Obama. So forgetful! ;)

by sricki 2008-05-27 08:03PM | 0 recs
Re: So??

I would say there is much more than a misspeak.  And how it was used on top of that.  

Also, an incredible record of many misspeaks as I said, some of them not so humerous when there attempts to discredit others with false tales.

Too many to site, and I'm sure the Obama supporters should be appreciative of me not trying to recount the many.  

But, here is a diary with even a recent lie that isn't so funny either. 32/706

by LindaSFNM 2008-05-27 08:11PM | 0 recs
Re: So??

You don't seem to understand what the word 'lie' means.

by map 2008-05-27 08:23PM | 0 recs
Re: So??

WTF?  Is this a snark?

by RockvilleLiberal2 2008-05-28 03:37AM | 0 recs

I have several aunts and uncles... excuse me, GREAT aunts and uncles, that I just call "Aunt" or "Uncle"...  I don't say, Hey, Great Auntie Blanche....

As for the difference between Auschwitz and Buchenwald, he clarified the statement, he wasn't the one personally dodging sniper fire while ducking into... Oh, sorry, different person. He wasn't the one personally involved, so it's understandable he might misspeak it, It's possible he was told Auschwitz as a boy because it's the most recognizable camp to most people... But you knew all that, you're just looking for nits to pick.

Just like his gaffe on the fallen soldiers.  Bad thing to say? Yeah, probably. Maybe missed a few words, or even an entire line in his speech like:

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes [and those who have fought for this nation's freedoms] -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong"

It happens.  I mean, it's not like he was insisting that he did IN FACT solve nearly a hundred years of fighting between Catholics and Protestents over tea.

Rises to the level of unfit for the Presidency? No, that would be confusing Sunni and Shia and accusing a country that we're already on shaky ground with of training al Queda.

But you go ahead and pick at that scab of defeat, if it makes you feel better.  These are not the gaffes that Hillary is hoping for to save her candidacy.  These are mere blips that will not make any difference in the big scheme of things.


and this:

on the other hand, DOES make a big difference, in the big scheme of things, so keep trying to tear down our likely nominee, and probably future President.  I hope it helps you heal.

by Tommy Flanagan 2008-05-27 08:03PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

Does it ever actually bother you that the only way you can support your candidate is by using GOP talking points against her opposition?  Does she really have so little to offer?  Is this all just a case of identity politics gone bad?

by kasjogren 2008-05-27 08:39PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

Unbelievable.  This is more unhinged than the "OMG BUSH CAUSED 9/11!!!!!!!" insanity.

This is MyDD?  Does Jerome really understand what the last ten months has done to his brand?  Just go the whole nine and require an AOL account with dialup.

by Pat Flatley 2008-05-27 09:21PM | 0 recs
I printed this

only because my incontinent cat needs something new to shit on.

by PD1769 2008-05-27 09:21PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

You know, I can hardly believe that you are allowed to stay here in MyDD.  There are some thoughtful, logical, dedicated people who post here and debate the finer points of the candidates, discuss how they feel and argue on the merits...but too many diaries seem to be dominated by RNC talking point bullshit.

The Site Admins really need to take a hard look at what they are allowing to troll up their site.  When  I can find a single little turdling of made up crapola grunted out by the GOP spincycle right here, posted by you and one or two other people, there is definitely something wrong.

Just because you say you like Clinton should not be a carte blanche for this sort of character assassination and regurgitation of bile and bullshit.

by Sychotic1 2008-05-27 09:29PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

I would troll rate you, which you deserve for this fetid piece of offal, but I would probably be banned or have my priveleges removed.

...and the sad part is you can probably still troll rate....sad sad sad.

by Sychotic1 2008-05-27 09:30PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi
For Linda 4U
by nogo postal 2008-05-27 09:35PM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

Hold on, everybody!  This one is almost as big as fingergate!

In all seriousness, I hope that a lot of the supporters for both candidates can look back at some diaries here a year from now and laugh at some of these ridiculous "issues" that they were angry about.  Excitable supporters of both of our fine candidates have spent so much time manufacturing outrage that they don't even know how to express their anger anymore.

For now, the more sane among us will have to watch some people keep quoting right wing sites like "Ace of Spades" and Michelle freaking Malkin to attack the likely nominee of the Democratic party.  Here's hoping we'll laugh in a year.

by thatpurplestuff 2008-05-27 09:36PM | 0 recs

I totally agree! I wrote this diary: /49278

by chinapaulo 2008-05-27 10:51PM | 0 recs

Your obvious and duplicitous Double Standard, is showing..

by architek 2008-05-28 03:47AM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next

Obama's stupid moments make it so easy for the Republicans to laugh all the way to the White House.

by grlpatriot 2008-05-28 07:16AM | 0 recs
Re: It Feels Like We're Living His Next Work of Fi

BO made a reference to Auschwitz in his 2002 speech against Iraq war. At that time it was his grandfather who heard about Auschwitz.

Obama 2002 speech

"Good afternoon. Let me begin by saying that although this has been billed as an anti-war rally, I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war in all circumstances.

The Civil War was one of the bloodiest in history, and yet it was only through
the crucible of the sword, the sacrifice of multitudes, that we could begin to perfect this union, and drive the scourge of slavery from our soil. I don't oppose all wars.

My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's army. He saw the dead and dying across the fields of Europe; he heard the stories of fellow troops who first entered Auschwitz and Treblinka. He fought in the name of a larger freedom, part of that arsenal of democracy that triumphed over evil, and he did not fight in vain.

I don't oppose all wars."
In 2008, the story changed from grandfather to uncle. But this time his uncle not just heard about Auschwitz. BO said his uncle actually went to Auschwitz.

" uncle who was one of the..ah..who's part of the first American troops to go to Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camp."

You be the judge if this is an innocent mistake or a deliberate act to exaggerate family history for political gain.

by JoeySky18 2008-05-28 09:19AM | 0 recs


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