Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Here in Asia?

Taken from Obama's APEC presser out in Hiwayer (southern pronunciation of Hawaii), during one of his filbustering replies to Chuck Todd...
One other thing that I want to say about this: When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking -- whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia -- the kinds of fundamental reforms and changes both on the revenue side and the public pension side that other countries are having to make are so much more significant than what we need to do in order to get our books in order.
Emphasis added to note what appears to be a gaffe.   But there are several possibilities: 1) Obama is a blubbering moron who has no idea what he's saying, 2) Obama is confused and thinks he's in Asia already, 3) Obama thinks Hawaii is part of Asia, meaning he's a moron, 4) Obama thinks Hawaii is part of Asia but it's some kind of Maoist/Marxist anti-colonial revisionist history insider wink-wink coded message, 5) Obama was tired.

Of course some birthers may take his reference as a secret admission that he wasn't born in America but chances are the answer is number 5.  And he'll get a pass on it because, 1) he's already the president and 2) he's a politically correct black politician unlike Herman Cain, who is a moron because he forgot his Libya talking points and believes federal employees have collective bargaining rights, even if they do. 

BTW, Gateway dude reports that Obama officially ended the APEC silly outfit photo-op (started by Bill Clinton) this year by unilateral decree.  The attendees were all expecting grass skirts or Hawaiian shirts or some other frivolity, but all for naught.  Guess a flight jacket was enough dress up for one trip.  Hey, they are all politicians.


LASunsett said...

One of the 57 states.

Seriously, it just shows why it doesn't matter how much educators focus on core subjects and teaching. If a student isn't willing to pay attention and learn, or revisionists are allowed to make stories up to fit their own faulty agendas, this is what we get.

A.C. McCloud said...

Hehe. You will be a lone voice in the wilderness accusing Obama of being un-learned because he made a verbal gaffe. We all know that only conservatives have their intelligence judged based on gaffes. For everyone else it's just an innocent slip of the tongue.