06 December 2010

What An Embarassment

This guy gets more wrong about the history of the United States than any President in recent memory:

Members of Congress on Monday called on President Obama to issue a public correction after he incorrectly labeled E pluribus unum the U.S.'s motto in a speech last month, rather than "In God We Trust." The lawmakers, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, also said the president was making "a pattern" of dropping the word "Creator" when he recites the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.  "By misrepresenting things as foundational as the Declaration of Independence and our national motto, you are not only doing a disservice to the people you represent you are casting aside an integral part of American society," the representatives said in a stern letter asking for him to correct the speech.

But, the academic historians love him. The silence from academia on the President's habitual errors and omissions regarding American history is deafening. More here.


Rebel Raider said...

It is always interesting to watch leftists take it upon themselves to rewrite founding documents. It is even more interesting(and annoying)to listen to the lame excuses, (e.g., "it was a gaffe" and other such nonsense) when they are called out for it. Someone one said that a man will lie for ideology quicker than he will most anything else. I'm really starting to believe it!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RR - what I find even more interesting is the silence from all the academics who loved to point out W's "gaffes", but who ignore Obama's. Quite telling, isn't it?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Cue the crickets. I guess being embarrassed into silence beats defending the indefensible. For a guy who graduated from Harvard, it's rather funny to realize he isn't as near as informed as Sarah Palin.