This was far from the first time Obama's has been so reckless.
JUAN DOS - a blogger in a comment at Gateway - provided a link to a post by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times - (one of the few newspapers which has been doing investigative reporting on Obama and Rezko) - which details several:
• Marking the anniversary of the March 1965 "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala., Obama, speaking at a church, said his parents got together "because of what happened in Selma." Obama was born in 1961.Another famous gaffe - ALSO MADE TO DISCREDIT BUSH AND THE IRAQ WAR EFFORT (as if 10,000 died cuz all their National Guard were in Iraq!). WELL... er um... 11 people died, and there were no shortages of National Guard. VIDEO:
• Obama told Larry King on CNN -- asked about that anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton YouTube ad, a doctored version of a spot created for Apple computers -- "We don't have the technical capacity to create something like that."
Obama did not know what he was talking about. Any professional media consultant can manipulate images on video. Turns out the creator -- unmasked last week as a political operative who worked for a firm overseeing the technical side of Obama's Web site -- made it at home on a Mac. ...
• One of Obama's stump lines is that the biggest obstacle he fights is not any of his rivals, it is cynicism. He used a variation of it during a reception he hosted at a conference here sponsored by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Displaying a tin ear, Obama said that one of the enemies is not "just terrorists" or "just Hezbollah" or "just Hamas" -- "it's also cynicism."
• The Tribune dug this up: Obama, in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, writes of a story in Life magazine that influenced him -- about a black man trying to bleach his skin white. No such article could be found in Life or Ebony.
• Another Obama stump line -- he said it again Tuesday morning to the Communications Workers of America here -- is that "I've been long enough in Washington to know that Washington needs to change." He is running against Washington yet his campaign is populated with political professionals who are Washington insiders.
• Obama's embrace of some rhetoric used by rival John Edwards is getting attention. Edwards, in a 2003 speech made for his first presidential run said, "I've spent enough time in Washington to know how much we need to change Washington."
plus there's all the "borrowing" of Deval Patrick's rhetoric.
WHAT DOES THIS ADD UP TO?
A sweet-talking hollowman, a vessel in which Bush-haters can pour their utopianistic dreams, a front-man for the Chicago Machine, a snake-oil salesman for the socialists. And so on.
SMART? No. Sweet-talking. Smooth. But also prone to lying. And mistakes.
HE'S UNFIT FOR COMMAND.