Barack Obama-isms: The Biggest Obama Gaffes

President Barack Obama may be the president, but he still flubs his lines like most politicians. These are the best "Obama-isms" as far as we can tell. These are the 44th President's classic gaffes and funny outtakes. From his time in the Senate to his time during the 2008 elections, President Obama has commited a number of verbal blunders and we expect to hear more from our President until the end of his first, and possibly only, term.
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  • 1
    48 VOTES

    Unaware that he's not on this committee: u.s. Senate banking committee - which is my committee...

    Unaware that he's not on this committee: u.s. Senate banking committee - which is my committee...
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    "Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee -- which is my committee -- a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon."

    Referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008
    48 votes
  • 2
    130 VOTES

    ...ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed.

    ...ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed.
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    "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."

    On a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people
    130 votes
  • 3
    144 VOTES

    I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.

    "I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go."

    At a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon
    144 votes
  • 4
    65 VOTES

    Communicating to the dead: a nancy reagan seance

    Communicating to the dead: a nancy reagan seance
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    " I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."

    After saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)
    65 votes
  • 5
    98 VOTES

    You're absolutely right that john mccain has not talked about my muslim faith...

    "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

    In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified
    98 votes
  • 6
    117 VOTES

    Fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today.

    Fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today.
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    "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."
    117 votes