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Obama Gaffe: Confuses "Janitors" with "Jews"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

And you thought presidential gaffes were a thing of the past when President Bush departed the White House. President Obama is keeping the tradition going, confusing "janitors" with "Jews."

Speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend about his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, Obama said, "If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew-- as a janitor, makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that. It's about time."

The audience didn't seem to notice the mistake.

Rush Limbaugh, one of Obama's most outspoken critics, dismissed it as just a slip-of-the-tongue, saying on his radio show on Monday, "So he was confusing Jew with janitor, and he admits that. Just think how outraged the Reverends Wright and Farrakhan would be if they heard Obama say that Jews were paying too much in taxes like he thinks the janitors probably are."

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