You made the "Gaffe of the Night" during the final presidential debate of the 2012 election.
But was it really a gaffe or a lie or something else?
From John Nolte, Breitbart:
Romney made absolutely no gaffes in tonight's debate. The President, however, made quite a few.Obama will say anything, whatever seems to work at the time.
For starters, those ships Obama doesn't want to build are built in the swing state of Virginia and we still use bayonets.
Obama's biggest gaffe, though, was his utterly bizarre comments about how there will be no "sequester" and how he had nothing to do with it. Both assertions are simply not true. He signed the sequester into law and it is law.
From the Wall Street Journal:
By far the biggest gaffe—or deliberate evasion—of the evening was made by Mr. Obama when he denied paternity for the sequester defense cuts now set for 2013
and said they "will not happen." Mr. Obama's aides rushed out after the debate
to say he meant to say the cuts "should not happen."
But the truth is that Mr. Obama has been using the fear of huge defense cuts
as a political strategy to force Republicans to accept a tax increase. As Bob
Woodward describes in his recent book, Mr. Obama and the White House helped to
devise the defense sequester strategy—no matter the actual risk to defense.
To sequester or not to sequester...
What's the truth? Is Obama flip-flopping?
Did Obama set out to intentionally deceive the American people?
Is Obama confused?
Has he been spending too much time with Bill Clinton, the king of parsing?
Did he mean "it will not happen"?
Not really, says David Plouffe. Obama is agreement with everyone in Washington that it "should not happen."
Either way, it's bad. Another debate flub by the allegedly brilliant Obama.