Obama Misspells Libya on Twitter Feed

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, not only has Obama turned a deaf ear to the dozens getting killed in Libya by their own mad dictator, but when the White House Twitter feed finally did decide to discuss the country it spelled the name of the place incorrectly.

Seriously, White House? "Lybia"? Sounds like something that the Bush Administration would be destroyed over by the left-sold media. So, any chances that the media will make fun of Barack "the world traveller" Obama over this?

Yeah, don't hold your breath waiting for the smarter-than-thou left-media pundit class to start lambasting Obama any time soon.

Is this all a big deal? No, not really. But it sure is fun to tweak the big world traveler, isn't it? Of course, maybe we shouldn't get all crazy here. Maybe they spell it "Lybia" in Kenya so Obama came by it naturally? We should check on that. Or maybe a corpse-man can help him with this spellin' and cypherin'? Or, or maybe Obama can hire a spelling tutor for his staff in that 57th State he visited during the campaign? We should all try to help the Prez as much as we can, here. Heck, maybe the USA should apologize for forcing the world to spell it "Libya"? Maybe we are at fault after all? I am sure this will factor into the next great world Apology Tour.

(H/T OTB)

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Tags: Libya, Obama, Twitter, White House

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  • I dislike Obama just as much as everyone does... but i hope you serious dont think the President writes his own tweets.

  • In reply to patsy111:

    Why not? It's not like he's done anything in the last 2 years.

  • In reply to BigBingo:

    Okay, that is just uninformed.

  • It's been a while since I took it in high school, but as I recall, it's spelled "Lybia" in Austrian?!

  • In reply to tedwest:

    So are you saying Obama is Austrian and not Kenyan? LOL

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    I know, he doesn't look Austrian! But I was referring to this: http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-thinks-austrian-is-a-language/

    And

  • In reply to tedwest:

    WOW, really misleading title there! For one the post was on the @WhiteHouse twitter feed, not @BarackObama. Obama had nothing to do with it, unless he's taken to speaking in the third person by calling himself "The President." Secondly, he was barely able to obtain a Blackberry, do you really think he would have anything to do with the @WhiteHouse twitter feed, or even his own twitter feed for that matter.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    Are you saying Obama is not responsible for what his administration does?

    Well, then you should be absolving Bush for what Colin Powell said, anything Cheney did, what Rumsfeld did... No? Why not? Unless the president did it or said it exactly himself, then isn't he innocent?

    Try not to be such a hypocrite, please, Ryan?

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    Hypocrisy is a nice place to visit, conservatives seem to love the weather there.

    You are pointing at a spelling error as "clear hypocrisy" in the way gaffes are presented. But in the response above you are using comparisons of Powell, Cheney and Rumsfeld? First, comparing what someone does with a spelling error is a horrible counterpoint. Any criticisms over spelling or speaking were of Bush making the mistake, please point to an example if I'm incorrect in saying that. Secondly, Rumsfeld, Cheney and Powell all recieve their own critism. I've never once heard Bush blamed for a Cheney-ism.

    Bush and Palin (another good example I'm sure you have in your arsenal), both get their own criticism over typos and miss-speaking because they say the errors, and they aren't isolated incidents either.

    Nice try though.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    "miss-speaking?" Shouldn't that be "ms-speaking?"

    Nice try though.

  • In reply to tedwest:

    I'd say thanks for pointing out my spelling error had you not misspelled the correction...

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    Let me assist you in your misunderstanding of my correction... or to put it in your vernacular, miss-understanding. See, we don't use "miss" much anymore to describe the unmarried status of the fairer sex (and I mean "fairer" in terms of looks, not justice, so we're clear). Anyway, I thought it would be fun to play on your stunningly stupid error without embarrassing you too much, you know, as I might if I were to use terms such as "idiot," "dope," illiterate," or perhaps "Wisconsin public school educated?" But clearly, it wasn't as good for you as it was, and continues to be, for me. And unfortunately, as already demonstrated above, those who are intellectually less endowed seldom if ever know when to keep quiet. Therefore, please allow me to give you a bit of advice that may save you from such future humiliation... don't ever let anyone ever tell you that you're not dumber than you look.

  • In reply to tedwest:

    While I appreciate your concern over my mental capacity, I assure you I am quite literate. You also might try engaging in civil debate next time rather than insulting the person who disagrees with you. Because in all actuality, you are the one who looks ignorant at the moment by resorting to name-calling. I may have made a spelling error, but I did argue the point, rather than the person. Your attempts to de-legitimize what I have said by insulting me as a person have failed.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    So young so much to learn. Petulant kid.

  • In reply to BigBingo:

    You are the third person in this string to insult me as a person for holding a different opinion/viewpoint, rather than provide a valid counter-argument. Would you like a prize? How about a dictionary to look up the word petulant and use it in a the correct way. Nothing I have said today has been petulant. I'm also not a child, nor am I baby goat.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    It's just intolerance. No way around it. You are right, you know?

  • In reply to jtithof:

    Clearly...

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    Agreed.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    This a no-brainer/no-biggie, just shows how petty we have become... in 24 hours it will be "old" news (except on Faxu guns for a month or so)... we are a nasty, nasty public... why is that? Too much info in too little time to absorb anything worthwhile - just keep plowing to the next "hot" story ... kinda pathetic, isn't it. So, I'll keep an "eye" on Publius anyway...

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    This site is tough to manage... but I'll keep an "eye" on it nevertheless.

  • Really? This is newsworthy? Twitter and text messages are in cyber shorthand. It's often hard to identify "language" as English. At least Obama's was understandable.

  • In reply to fyrefoxxe:

    It was a big deal when Palin misspells a word on Twitter, why not when Obama does it?

  • "corpse-man"? Seriously? Isn't there an adage about a kettle being called black? ;)

  • In reply to angiew:

    There is also this adage: Don't remain quiet and let everyone wonder if you are an idiot. Speak up and prove it.

    You did so admirably.

    There is also a requirement to know what you are talking about before you open your mouth. You don't, sadly. It is sad that you are so uninformed that you missed the "corpsman" reference when Obama mispronounced it "corpse-man."

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    LOL, this counterpoint is hilarious. I also want to know how to turn on my vision captioning to know how people are spelling things they are saying while they speak it.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    I always find you leftists hilarious. You guys love Rachel Maddow and the profane website Wankette for their snarkiness and you always tell conservatives to "lighten up."

    And here I have an OBVIOUSLY snarky post where I am OBVIOUSLY not taking it all too seriously, and you lose your tiny little mind.

    Yep. Hypocrites.

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    It's not an "obviously snarky post," and until this last response you definitely were arguing it as if you were serious. I guess it's just easier to "say just kidding" to when you've got nothing to present as a counter-argument. Oh, and lets not forget your signature ending nsult aimed at the opposing viewpoint.

  • In reply to RyanJustice:

    I feel terrible for you.

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    So you still have nothing more to add to the argument then?

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    Publius... why do you have to resort to hateful name calling? Don't you progressives have better things to do... registering dead voters?
    Wasn't it Truman who said, "The buck stops here?" Of course the president is responsible for what happens in the Executive branch just as much as McDonalds is responsible for one of their employees.

  • In reply to publiusforum:

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding on what's for dinner. The lamb hates democracy while the wolves totally love it. Beware of anyone who thinks democracy is a good thing!

  • In reply to angiew:

    If I traded a bucket of dumb for you, I would be getting ripped off. Every thing Warner Todd Huston said in that last paragraph is something he just repeated from the big earred freak in the Whitehouse. You know who I am talking about. That marvel with the 95 IQ. The one who used teleprompters in an elementary school talk to 7 year olds.

  • In reply to RonRockstar:

    You mean the shoe shine boy?

  • In reply to BigBingo:

    Let's not get racist, shall we?

  • In reply to BigBingo:

    Not surprising, his mom misspelled Kenya on his "birth certificate."

  • In reply to BigBingo:

    Not surprising, his mom misspelled Kenya on his "birth certificate."

  • In reply to angiew:

    Oy, have you ever heard of "dead man walking?" If not, look in the mirror.

  • In reply to angiew:

    "Silence makes you look wise." - Mother Angelica

  • In reply to angiew:

    Is it any wonder that he wants to keep his grades secret??

  • ADM -- you're thinking of Clinton . . . .

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