Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another snafu by the Prez

We didn't invent the automobile as the Prez noted in his speech to Congress recently.
He's admitted the Kennedy's didn't pay to have his father brought to the states.
He's picked one snarky tax-dodger after another for his Cabinet.
He trashed the British Prime Minister.
He's stooped to going after Rush Limbaugh and Krammer (not very Presidential Mr. Obama). He came up with the most ridiculous excuse I've ever heard to justify bending to Pelosi-Reid's Omnibus spending debacle.
He promised no earmarks yet his "reform" allows for some earmarks (those HE likes? those Pelosi uses for leverage?).
He gave money to Hamas to rebuild dissing Israel (where's there money for rebuilding after Hamas trashed their country Mr. Obama?).

Those are just a few that immediately popped into my mind. I could go on and on and on.

Here's the latest via The Hill. Yes, it's small, but you'd think someone would do a fact check for the guy. AND, you'd think the almighty press would be having a bit of fun with this as they did when President Bush was in office. (I hear the guffaws, control yourself, get off the floor, stop laughing I tell you, stop!)

Obama Gets Kennedy History Wrong — Ask Sammy Davis
Doug Heye

"President Kennedy didn't have the luxury of choosing between civil rights and sending us to the moon," President Obama lectured us during his education speech yesterday.

Unfortunately, the president has his history wrong. It was LBJ, not JFK, who signed the Voting Rights Act.

JFK's civil rights legacy is better defined by two incidents involving Sammy Davis Jr., who campaigned for Kennedy in 1960: Kennedy's disinviting Davis to the Inauguration and, as noted in Wil Haygood's In Black and White, telling an aide at a White House reception with prominent black leaders, "What's he doing here? Get them out of here!" while having Davis and his wife escorted out. You see, Davis was married at the time to actress May Britt, a white woman, and Kennedy didn't want to risk alienating Southern Democrats by being photographed with an interracial couple.

"Sammy Davis wrote a book called Yes, I Can. I sent him a wire and said, 'No, you can't,' " Frank Sinatra would joke on stage, but JFK's shabby treatment of Davis was no joke — and no profile in courage for civil rights.

Given Obama's appropriation of Sammy's book title (and his song), one would think he knows that.

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