He sees dead people:
"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."
Sorry. Couldn't help it.
It's worth noting that his gaffe is conveniently absent from the speech posted on his website. Those are just the prepared remarks, and who prepares to sound like an idiot?
Want to watch the clip? Here you go:
There is much liberal excuse-making for the gaffe, including the ever-popular 'he's just tired,' and a little tossing around of possible 'videoshopping.'
Wonder if a Republican would get the same latitude?
On the good side, though, B-HO's vision of dead Heroes in the audience doesn't make him nearly as big a dumb@$$ as Jimmy Carter.
So he's got that going for him.
Predictably, though, the media's only focus this morning is Hillary's 'assassination' comment. Tasteless, maybe. But if the MSM hadn't dumped her for he-whose-middle-name-shall-not-be-mentioned, something tells me you wouldn't have heard about the remark at all.
Well, at least while this country is politically swirling around the bowl, we've got plenty to laugh at.
Obama's got some issues with history, too - he recently told a story of his uncle liberating Auschwitz with U.S. forces. Problem is that the Soviets liberated Auschwitz.
I could allow for the fact that he just misstated the camp name...if he hadn't told the same story some time ago. Only this time, it was that the relative (who he alternately names as his uncle or his grandfather) heard the tales from the troops who had liberated Treblinka and Auschwitz, not that he'd been there.
And if you check out the link above in this update, you'll find out that Barack's mother was an only child. Apparently, his great-uncle was in the service, so maybe that's it. But that still doesn't fix the grandfather reference. And if his great-uncle and his grandfather are the same person, well, I just don't even want to go there.
Of course, there's also the possibility that he's just outright lying, and that next week, his great uncle will have - a la Dr.Evil's father - invented the question mark.
Somebody ought to get me some sort of flow chart to follow this one.
UPDATE #2: Obama has now apologized for his error. Seems the deal is that it's the great-uncle and Buchenwald.
Anyone for the great-grandfather's uncle and Buchenwitz?