Monday, July 21, 2008


For the last eight years Republicans have been regiled with "Bushisms" because of the current President's uncanny ability to butcher the English language. Yet, even in his misspeaking he still was able to master basic geography and social studies. Unfortunately, the current presumptive Democratic candidate for President, Senator Barak Obama (a Constitutional Lawyer) cannot seem to get even the most elementary facts about his country correct.

During the campaign for President, Barak Obama has given some wonderful gems for Republicans to devour. Even when the late night comedy hosts are experiencing ideological comedy block, Republicans around the country can enjoy the fodder Obama gives so generously.

For example, when asked about his campaign schedule Senator Obama offered that he had been to "57 states, and still [had] three more to go." Now the last time I counted the stars on the American flag there were only 50 stars, and if the honorable Senator from Illinois is correct, then Hawaii will have to change its State motto. Not knowing the number of states is not too serious when you consider that Miss Teen South Carolina believes her country's name is the "United States of Americans", or that over 54% of Americans cannot accurately locate Washington, D.C on a map, or even Texas for that matter. Mr. Obama's ignorance of the number of states in the United States just enables him to identify more closely with the American people, but surely when it comes to the Constitution, Mr. Obama is an expert?

Not according to his recent statements in an interview with CBS when asked why he is meeting with foreign heads of state. In response to the question Senator Obama replied, "I want to get to know [them] better since I hope to be working with them for the next 8 to 10 years."

Now I am no expert when it comes to Constitutional Law like Barak Obama, who graduated Harvard Law School with a specialization in Constitutional Law, but I do know that according to the 25th Amendment, the President of the United States is limited to two, four year terms. If my math is correct that equals 8 definitively, not 8 to 10.

Here we have a Presidential candidate who cannot effectively communicate the subject in which he is Ivy League educated, and no one can see the comedy in that. Perhaps the light night comedy hosts are getting lazy, or perhaps they are afraid of being labeled racist, heretics or even worse...Republicans.

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