Once Again Obama Shows No Eye for Detail … Obama’s Oval Office Rug, a Martin Luther King Jr Misquote


Can President Barack Hussein Obama get anything right? Health care, illegal immigration, economy and now rugs.

Amateur hour continues in the White House …

We have been told that Barack Hussein Obama is the smartest President ever. Yet, some hoe he can’t even get a quote correct on a rug. No wonder he is a complete and utter failure when it comes to the economy. It would appear that the new rug that Obama had made for the Oval Office has the quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

 However, according media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King. There is just one thing wrong, the smartest President ever got it wrong. The quote is not from Martin Luther King Jr., it is from , Theodore Parker. Smartest President, inded.

The misattributed rug quote is just a microcosm of the Obama Administration, one colossal screw up after another.

A mistake has been made in the Oval Office makeover that goes beyond the beige.

President Obama’s new presidential rug seemed beyond reproach, with quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. woven along its curved edge.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.

Except it’s not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.

It would appear that “rug burn” did not just occur in the Clinton White House, but the Obama one as well.  You really have to begin to question that lack of focus, lack of knowledge and lack of detail; to attention from this President. Is it any wonder why so many now look at Obama as an abject failure.

As stated by The American Thinker, why is anyone to believe that Obama is so smart …. because a bunch of lackeys in the MSM said so?

The error perfectly encapsulates the shallowness of Barack Obama’s intellect, and his lack of rigor. Obama is a man who accumulated academic credentials while giving no evidence whatsoever of achieving any depth. He was the only president of the Harvard Law Review to graduate without penning a signed article in that esteemed journal. His academic transcripts remain under lock and key, as do his academic papers.

For the sort of people like David Brooks of the New York Times, who are impressed by fancy degrees and a sharp crease in the trousers, Obama may appear to be the smartest ever occupant of the Oval Office. But, as the old joke goes, deep down, he is shallow. Underfoot, literally, there is woven into his background a prominent vein of phoniness.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Once Again Obama Shows No Eye for Detail … Obama’s Oval Office Rug, a Martin Luther King Jr Misquote”

    1. George on September 4th, 2010 5:48 pm

      Not that smart. The actual quote is from King. Parker was the first to state the general concept, but he used different words. The quote itself is from King.
      Sorry, wrong. Even Martin Luther King Jr gave proper attribution>


      King’s often repeated expression that “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice” was his own succinct summation of sentiments echoing those of Theodore Parker, who, in “Of Justice and the Conscience” (1853) asserted: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”

    2. smintheus on September 4th, 2010 5:53 pm

      The American “Thinker” thingee is a hoot. Wraps itself up in a sputtering rage all because…wait for it…Obama’s carpet accurately quotes MLK (and Lincoln). Or maybe it’s because the rug doesn’t have any footnotes to identify who Lincoln and King were paraphrasing. I wonder whether conservatives understand what the terms “attribute” and ‘wrong” mean.
      SM: Oh yea, and if GWB sais this … liberals would be calling him stupid.

      Looks like Obama is the stupid one.

    3. brie. on September 4th, 2010 8:10 pm

      OMG….Obama, mocking the cartoon character, “GOOFY”.

      Why was there suppose to be a quote from Martin Luther King, he wasn’t a past President….?

    4. A Texas Grandfather on September 4th, 2010 9:01 pm

      I wonder how smart Barry would turn out to be potentially if we could actually find out his school records?

      Based on what we are learning painfully day by day we can conclude that smart and experience are not a part of his life.

    5. Buster on September 4th, 2010 11:30 pm

      I need a new drug !!! I mean RUG !!!

    6. Dolf on September 6th, 2010 7:11 am

      damn that Obama

      making errors in his rug

      he must have had a busy day making the damn thing……
      SM: Do you have any concept what goes into making something that is sanctioned by a President? Obviously not. But once again Obama, the screw up, has little eye for detail. Gee and I thought he was so smart. I guess he did not have his teleprompter nearby telling him who the quote should have been attributed to.

      Obama was probably to distracted planning a vacation and deciding on what clubs should be in his bag that day.

    7. Dolf on September 6th, 2010 10:55 am

      I agree ppl have been sleeping.

      and your right about Bush.

    8. David King on September 7th, 2010 12:09 am

      With all the misspellings in this article it’s kind of the pot calling the kettle black.. “Some hoe?”



    9. Jerome McCollom on September 7th, 2010 11:59 am

      Obama quoted what MLKjr stated, which was “the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This was a rephrase of what Mr. Parker stated a century before. So, when President Obama has that statement attributed to King, that was the person who stated it. King was the one who phrased the quote on the rug, not Parker, though it was based on an earlier Parker quote.

    10. amiee on September 4th, 2011 12:55 pm

      Sounds like nothing but rasism and haters.who said you idiots were perfect!!! I think he does well with what he is faced with. Especially when we have so many people with such closed minds!! if he was Caucasion he would not get so much crtisism.It would be either covered up or dismissed. In my opinion Bush Jr was an idiot and a liar!! so I Guess we all have our own take on things, weather it be right or wrong!
      SM: Once again when some one dare criticize or question Obama they are racist. Thanks to folks like you, it will be a long time, maybe never before another black-American is voted into Office. Not because they might not be qualified, but because people are sick and tired of being called racist for merely dissenting.

      BTW, it was WHITE America that voted Obama into office.

      That will not happen in 2012, America is tired of this do nothing, divisive President who is at best over his head in the job. Hell, he has managed to have black unemployment at an all time high. There is something to be proud of.

    11. Donald Trimble on September 17th, 2011 4:31 pm

      I can’t believe that the person who wrote this article is calling the president an idiot when they can’t even spell simple words such as ” how”. Obama gets so much criticism on every single thing he does, simply because he is black. Bush was truly an idiot and a proven liar and never got ran through the mud like Obama. Bush screwed up the economy that was fine with Clinton. Now Obama has to fix eight years of Bush’s mess. Yes, I believe that the president catches most of his heat because he is black. Any fool that says racism isn’t alive and well in America is an idiot. The man can’t even go on vacation without the fools on FOX news making a big deal out of it. The First Lady greets the Queen of England in a ” improper” way and they act like the world about to end.
      SM: You are pathetic that you would use the race card. You are nothing more than a low life. Also, in reading your post, you are not only a loser, but clueless as well. Do you have any understanding what happened in the past or do you just make $hit up as you see it? When Bill Clinton left office, the economy was in a recession. It was not fine. All the ponsey scheme, BS of a the dot come economy was crashing.

      Get a clue. Is there racism, sure there is. Is it pointed at Obama. NO. Newsflash, it was White America that voted Obama into office, How racist. Now, because Obama is a clueless ass, who hasn’t a clue how to be president, that makes every one racist who opposes him? REALLY?


      You folks that use the race card where there is no racism are the real losers. You have ruined it for any one of color in the future as no one is going to want to be called racists again.

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