I’m not sure if this falls into the category of “don’t know much about history”, or worse, the deliberate misrepresentation of it, but President Obama was recently quoted as saying:
President Roosevelt didn’t have the luxury of choosing between ending a depression and fighting a war. President Kennedy didn’t have the luxury of choosing between civil rights and sending us to the moon.
Jonah Goldberg makes short work of Obama’s specious remark.
Incidentally, speaking of going to the moon, (and since I’ve been meaning to link to this, but couldn’t otherwise find a place for it), here’s some change you can believe in.