Even with the teleprompter…
<<< New gaffe: Obama hails America’s historic building of the ‘Intercontinental Railroad’>>>
…The Los Angeles Times – September 23, 2011…
“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad,” Barack Obama. That’s what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday [September 22] during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge.
A railroad between continents? A railroad from, say, New York City all the way across the Atlantic to France? Now, THAT would be a bridge! It’s yet another humorous gaffe by the Harvard graduate, overlooked by most media for whatever reason. Like Obama saying Abraham-Come-Lately Lincoln was the founder of the Republican Party. Or Navy corpseman. Or the Austrian language. Fifty-seven states. he, the president of Canada, etc.
If you talk as much as this guy likes to talk instead of governing, if you believe you are a Real Good Talker as much as this guy does, you’re gonna blow a few lines. But this many? No doubt, we’ll see a collection of Obama’s Best Bombs on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend, one right after the other. No doubt.
The Democrat had traveled to Ohio on Thursday to tout his American Jobs Act, the.$447-billion boondoggle he proposed to a joint session of Congress this month because his previous $787-billion boondoggle didn’t create anywhere near as many jobs as Joe Biden had promised.
This president is in a jam. The economy sucks. Unemployment sucks. His job approval sucks and his economic approval sucks worse. Independents have abandoned the flailing White House occupant, so are some Jews, liberals and even blacks. His Hollywood bundlers had trouble selling out the POTUS fundraisers in L.A. next week.
Obama’s own Democratic Party controls the Senate and won’t put their leader’s jobs bill on the schedule because more wild spending like this doomed bill could also doom some Dem senators next year. So here’s how the ex-state senator from theChicagomachine reacts: At an operating cost of $181,000 per hour, he flies Air Force One nearly four hours roundtrip for 17 minutes of remarks touting infrastructure repairs by a bridge that doesn’t need them.
The real reason he’s at the Brent Spence Bridgeis because it links the home states of both congressional Republican leaders, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. So Obama can cutely blame Republicans for holding up his jobs bill, even though it’s Nevada Democrat Harry Reid. Obama turns the empty rhetoric into a pep rally for himself, leading the obedient audience to chant, “Pass this bill! Pass this bill!”
This guy, who will ride around in Secret Service SUVs for the rest of his life, has this thing for railroads that other people should ride in. So, according to the White House transcript here’s what passes for Obama leadership:
Now, we used to have the best infrastructure in the world here in America. We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad, the Interstate Highway System. We built the Hoover Dam. We built the Grand Central Station. So how can we now sit back and let Chinabuild the best railroads? And let Europebuild the best highways? And have Singaporebuild a nicer airport? Quick question: Has anyone ever heard any American express jealousy over Singapore’s sweet airport?