|Barack Obama, Prsidnt of the Untied Sttes|
Obama blew the spelling of "respect" during a concert at the White House on Thursday night to celebrate Women's History Month.
Obama said, "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her [crowd laughter, pause] she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women..." Blah blah blah. One has to wonder how many people were laughing at Obama for not being able to spell a word that most third graders can spell while drunk.
Is it surprising that Obama had trouble spelling such a simple word? Not really. His teleprompter was not helping him and he was too distracted by thoughts of how cool he must be to be introducing Aretha Franklin. Fellow Man of Genius Joe Biden thinks that "jobs" is a three-letter word.
Rush Limbaugh reminded us that the Obama flub will be treated lightly by the left-leaning mainstream media, as opposed to the brutal way in which they treated Dan Quayle. El Rushbo said this on his Friday show: "Vice President Quayle participated in a spelling bee. The word was 'potato,' and the spelling that he was given had an E on the end of it. And when the child spelled potato without pronouncing the E, the vice president called him on it. And said 'Oops, oops, oops, sorry, you blew it, it's p-o-t-a-t-o-e.' 'No, it's not, no E on there,' and Quayle, 'Right here it is.' And that's all it took. From then on, Dan Quayle, biggest idiot on earth. And that image lasted for quite a while."
Dan Quayle moment? Obama flubs spelling of 'respect' - Fox News
WH transcript scrubs Obama's botched 'respect' misspelling - The Hill
Obama botches spelling of "respect" while lauding Aretha Franklin - CBS News
Obama flubs Aretha Franklin hit ‘Respect’ - Today.com
Off Prompter, Obama Can't Speak - Rush Limbaugh
The fabulous gaffes of Barack Obama - Western Free Press