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.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

I am tired of it as well.

And I wonder about a candidate who can capitalize on his uncle's war experience and at the same time plan to appease the dictator of Iran, who would like to wipe Jews off the face of the earth.

When I was a girl, we called this "two-faced."

mccommas said...

Good point Mrs. Levin. I wonder why no journalist thought to ask about that?

How many of them are there and not one thought to ask that?