Obama’s a genius, Bachman’s a dunce … oh, really?

The mainstream media had a field day on Monday when Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo’s own John Wayne.

How stupid can she be?

Everybody knows that John Wayne grew up in Winterset, Iowa … not Waterloo.

According to various sources, Waterloo is where his parents met and married, not where The Duke was raised.  He grew up in another Iowa town.

How could anybody with a brain get the facts so wrong?

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Now let’s compare that to a gaffe that was largely buried by the mainstream media.

Visiting troops at Fort Drum last week, President Obama confused two of his Medal of Honor recipients, referring to one of the soldiers’ comrades who was killed in combat in Afghanistan as being alive.

Speaking to the 10th Mountain Division Obama reflected on the time he spent with members of the Division.

“First time I saw the 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously,”

The mainstream media’s explanation: the President simply misspoke.

To put the gaffe in perspective: the Medal of Honor is the highest award in the country, and Obama has only bestowed 6 Medals of Honor.

I guess even a genius can get confused when he’s trying to remember 6 award winners and trying to keep his place on the teleprompter.

Imagine if Bachman (or Bush) had made that mistake …

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