President Obama made two major gaffes this week that Rush Limbaugh said were under-reported by the media. Limbaugh even suggested that the media was “whitewashing” the coverage.
From forgetting the name of Vice President Joe Biden’s wife to calling Atlantic coastal cities “Gulf” ports, Obama’s blunders are the “kind of stuff [that] genuinely ticks me off,” Limbaugh said.
“Here is Obama,” he said. “This guy makes more gaffes than George Bush and Sarah Palin combined and is never called on it. This is Obama struggling to remember the name of the wife of the vice president:”
“Keeping our military strong means keepin’ our families strong. Michelle and vice … president… uh… uh… eh… The, uh… Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, they’ve made this their mission.”
Limbaugh said he wondered how the media would treat Republican presidents if they messed
up so badly in the public spotlight.
“You let that be George W. Bush, you let that be Ronald Reagan, and the stories today are, ‘Is Alzheimer’s setting in? Do we have dementia?’” Limbaugh said. “I’m not kidding. They would have psychiatrists and psychologists on TV, and they would be analyzing this, and they’d be looking for any indication that a declining mental capacity is taking place.”
Limbaugh was so bothered by the Jill Biden gaffe that he replayed the audio, recorded at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The second gaffe came on a Tuesday “Tonight Show” appearance during a discussion on infrastructure, when Obama said:
“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf, places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida, if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.”
Pointing out that the cities Obama mentioned are not on the Gulf, Limbaugh reminded his listeners how Sarah Palin was skewered when she said she could see Russia from her house.
“You remember that?” Limbaugh asked. “That statement from Sarah Palin was the primary means by which the media set out to destroy her, her intelligence, her credibility. And here is Barack Obama, not knowing what he’s talking about, sounding so sure of himself. In fact, the AP has written about this and doesn’t even mention the gaffe. They are whitewashing it.”
Obama can be seen speaking at Camp Pendleton via RushLimbaugh.com.
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