Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Obama - Don't Know Much About History....

After Obama's gaffe about the 57 states he comes out with this beauty - a recollection of his uncle in the US military liberating Auschwitz. And he said it in such a thoughtful and sincere way ....

Of course we know the US forces did not liberate Auschwitz, the Russians did.

Poor guy can't even get his own family history right - And now they are saying that what he meant was that his great uncle helped liberate Buchenwald.

Here is his campaign's statement:
"Senator Obama's family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II _ especially the fact that his great uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald. Yesterday he mistakenly referred to Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald in telling of his personal experience of a soldier in his family who served heroically."
But for a presidential "wanna be" who gets facts wrong about something as big as the Holocaust and it's death camps, I have to wonder. I had family that perished there. I have family who survived. The facts are important. Using this story as a way to earn brownie points with the voters is just plain shameful.

What is with these presidential candidates?

I am so tired of their theatrics and drama. What's worse is that because the media loves this guy they give him a royal pass on these types of "mistakes", but when any other candidate says something dumb they make an enormous issue out of it.

This presidential race is such a disgrace.
The whole world is laughing and that makes me so very sad.
Surely we could do much better than this.