Thursday, August 7, 2008


For the last 8 years, we've heard all heard a bunch of Bushisms:

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family." —Greater Nashua,
N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

"They misunderestimated me." —Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000
They are pretty funny; Democrats and Republicans alike have all had a good laugh. Bushisms mostly result from transposing words or mangling a phrase. They make Bush look doofy, but besides being good for a laugh, they are pretty irrelevant.

However, contrast the Bushisms to the weirdly condescending and pessimistic stuff that comes out of Obama's mouth when he speaks off the cuff. The most famous Obama-ism is the bitter, clingy, voter:

They [small town voters] get bitter and cling to guns or religion or to antipathy toward people that aren’t like them.

On foreign languages, he opines:

You need to …um… make sure your child can speak Spanish! [Applause] You should be thinking how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. You know, it’s embarrassing. Uhm… err… um… It’s embarrassing when… uh… Europeans come over here. They all speak English; they speak French; they speak German, and then we go over to Europe, [laughter from crowd] and, uh… er… uh… alls we can say is ‘merci beaucoup.’ [laughter, applause]

They just keep coming. Most recently, when asked by a 7 year old girl why he wanted to become president he responded:

America is…is no longer…uh… what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.

George Bush wanted to "put food on your family." Barack Obama is embarrassed by your family and doesn’t want your kids around his.

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