The president honored the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at the White House during yet another let them eat cake, taxpayer-funded extravaganza. This one was the Women of Soul Event.
We all know it – we've all sung it. Sock it to me! Even if you don't know another line – you know the "respect" part.
But, evidently the president doesn't, or he was nervous, or his Teleprompter can't spell. At the microphone, he attempted to say the line – which he screwed up royally – clearly missing an E.
Well, the audience laughed, I believe at him, and he continued on as if nothing had happened. He seemed almost confused at the laughter.
So what's the big deal? He messed up the spelling of a word. Haven't we all? Yes, of course we have, but as Rush Limbaugh said, it won't be treated as any big deal, which it shouldn't.
After all, it's not like he spelled something like "Potato" wrong. It's not like he's as stupid as, according to the mainstream press, former Vice President Dan Quayle. He is the dumbest guy ever to hold elected office – so they say.
As we recall, Quayle spelled "potato" with an 'E' on the end, in front of a classroom full of children. No doubt all these kids were psychologically damaged for life and are all in prison because of him, but I digress.
Oh, and by the way – an 'E' at the end of potato is an acceptable alternative spelling. I'm just saying.
Anyway, I'm going to do something I've never done. I'm going to defend our dear leader. It's not his fault! There, I did it.
No seriously – it isn't his fault. Many have said it was the Teleprompter and he was simply reading it. We all know he has no ability to speak extemporaneously. He's joined at the hip to that thing. This could very well be.
But I believe it's something else entirely. Knowing the song – or at least that part as well as we do, it would be easy to go off prompter and just recite it from memory.
That is, if the song were one of your memories. Rush said on his radio show Friday that he wasn't going to go here, but I'm going to. It's not overly controversial. It's just fact.
We have to remember that Barack is not a real red-blooded American. People have the tendency to forget this, or never knew.
He didn't grow up in America. That's a fact. I don't know what he was listening to growing up in Indonesia? It might have been Mohammed and the Melody Makers, but I'll bet it wasn't Aretha Franklin or any other American music. That's not a slight – it's a fact, most likely.
It would be like me going over there and have everyone laughing at me saying – Oh look at the stupid American. He can't even properly prepare monkey brain. Ha Ha!
So we can't blame Obama, this time, for not knowing something he should. There's no reason he should know this song by heart, as we Americans do. Heck, the guy never set foot on continental American soil until he attended college.
He simply never experienced what we take for granted as the quintessential American experience.
So remind yourself the next time he screws something up that every American should have learned growing up, that it is not his fault.
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