Where does Obama get that "hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year"--an alleged increase he blamed on "people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up"? The latest FBI statistics I can find are from 2006, not last year. They show about a 14% increase from 2005, by my calculation. Even the Southern Poverty Law Center only claims
According to hate crime statistics published annually by the FBI, anti-Latino hate crimes rose by almost 35% between 2003 and 2006, the latest year for which statistics are available.
A 35% increase over four years is not "doubled last year."
In the taxonomy of Obama gaffes this is not a 'misspoke' gaffe (uncle liberating Auschwitz) or a dumb idea gaffe (no preconditions for meeting with Iran), but a 'just making sh*t up that sounds good' gaffe.
Don't say he isn't thorough.