Oops! Michelle Obama flubs Democratic candidate’s name 7 times
The First Lady, while not an elected official, is expected to
speak at innumerable public events, according to modern American
political tradition. She was a guest speaker at a rally at Drake
University in Iowa to lend support to US Senate candidate Bob
Braley, repeatedly called him "Bailey" before
participants shouted out the correct pronunciation.
"Braley. What did I say?" she asked, taking the mistake in good stride. "I'm losing it. I'm getting old. I've been traveling too much."
"I know where I am. I know what I'm doing," she told the crowd.
She also mistakenly called Braley, who is competing against Republican Joni Ernst, a “Marine Corps veteran,” when in fact he is the son of a Marine veteran, according to his website.
The blunders proved easy pickings for conservative news outlets, such as Fox News, which played a video of Obama's embarrassing performance, asking: "What’s in a name? For Michelle Obama, a whole lot of confusion."
CNN also could not resist a snarky remark, saying: "The next time Michelle Obama goes to rally for a candidate at a campaign event, she might want to take a good look at the sign pasted on the front of her podium."
This is not the first time a speech from Michele Obama has drawn raised eyebrows.
In May, she made a statement against racism to high school students that reminded critics of George Orwell’s “1984.”
“There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or
thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are
funny. So the answers to many of our challenges today can’t
necessarily be found in our laws,” Obama said. “As you
go forth, when you encounter folks who still hold the old
prejudices because they’ve only been around folks like
themselves, when you meet folks who think they know all the
answers because they’ve never heard any other viewpoints, it’s up
to you to help them see things differently.”
Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller feared that today in America "you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions,” he wrote. “You’d better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.”