Remember back in 2010 when the Russian president Dmitri Medeved called Barack Obama “a thinker,” and suggested that that fact was a glaring difference between Obama and his predecessor? Of course, he’s a thinker! I know that’s what’s we all thought when we heard him talk about visiting all 57 states (58, if you include Eau Claire, WI). Sir Paul McCartney, who has recently been celebrating the 50th anniversary of his band’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, was eager to suck up to Barack when he got his Gershwin medal in 2010 by pointing out the obvious distinction between Barry’s nearly preternatural intelligence, and the abysmal stupidity of George W. Bush, demonstrating that the ability to compose terrific music does not translate into the ability to reason one’s way out of a paper bag. Nor does it mean you have any decent manners.
As it turns out, once again we have evidence that our Dear Reader may be a teensy weensy less brilliant than we’ve been led to believe. In addition, to his infamous “I See Dead People” moment making a “Memorial Day” speech to an audience of “fallen heroes,” stating that the U.S. Constitution was written “20 centuries ago,” and numerous other gaffes, now we have another to add to the list.
From Neil Munro of The Daily Caller:
White House officials have quietly changed an official transcript to hide President Barack Obama’s embarrassing historical error during his international press conference with French President Francois Hollande.
Obama’s error came when he misnamed Alexis de Tocqueville, a clear-eyed Frenchman who explained the subtle miracle of American culture and democracy in the 1830s. His book is a classic, partly because his insights about Americans’ social equality and civic society have become commonplace among centrists and conservatives.
The White House’s official transcript, however, hides the presidential error by using the correct name. It now says that Obama declared: “Alexis de Tocqueville — that great son of France who chronicled our American democracy.”
Obama’s error was slight, but badly timed, partly because Obama is holding a state dinner for Hollande tonight.
Also, the error is an embarrassment for a president who claims to have been a constitutional scholar, and a judicious student of American history.
“Alex” DeToqueville? Seriously? Is it cynical of me to suggest that the first time Barack Obama heard the name Alexis DeToqueville was when one of his staffers told him it would be cool to mention it during the joint press conference with the French president? I can just hear the conversation now (imagine the halting cadence as you read) “Uh uh, what? A French guy toured America in the 1800’s? What’s his name? Alex something? OK, got it.” Call me a typical white person, but ask would it be even more cynical for me to believe that he can recite all of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and most of Marx’ Das Kapital in his sleep? Is there any doubt?
There has never been any evidence that Barack Obama is anything other than a thin-skinned, narcissistic, affirmative-action assisted, unqualified empty suit. The belief in his über intelligence, articulateness and competence is nothing more than the reflected white guilt of the liberals in the legacy media who created his brand.
This latest misstep is no surprise. Anyone who knows the first thing about Barack Obama’s history, his voting record, his public statements, or his ridiculously radical associations knows that he not only doesn’t believe in the American exceptionalism that DeTocqueville found so fascinating. He despises it, and he has made it his life’s mission to cut this racist, imperialistic country down to size, no matter what Alex DeTocqueville would have thought.
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