Best Obama Gaffes
The president has been known to put his foot in his mouth a few times. Here are some of his greatest gaffes.
Where's my teleprompter?
Breathalyzers for Asthma
Something I Don't Deserve
"R-S-P-E-C-T." --flubbing the spelling of Aretha Franklin's famous song "Respect" while paying tribute to the iconic singer, New York, NY (March 6, 2014).
To be fair, that is a pretty tough word.
The 58 States of America
"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." - May 9, 2008
I'm glad we elected a president who knows how many states he's in charge of.
Blowing it Out of Proportion
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people
Mr. Obama, didn't your mother teach you it's not right to exaggerate?
Fallen Heroes Rise For Obama
"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." -May 26, 2008, confusing Memorial Day with Veterans Day.
Maybe some of those immortal fallen heroes were the same people who were able to vote for him from the grave.
My Muslim Faith
One Great Argument
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009.
Oh, well NOW I'm convinced.
Reason I Shouldn't Speak Off-Hand #431
"No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." --making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009.
Speak out of mouth, not ass.
What Is A Corpsman, Anyway?
In My Home State of Asia
"When I meet with world leaders, what's striking -- whether it's in Europe or here in Asia..." -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011.
If you really were born in Hawaii, one would think you'd know it's part of the United States.