Conservatives have long pointed to President Obama’s contention there are 57 states as proof he’s every bit as gaffe-prone as his predecessor. Perhaps, but does anyone believe that was anything but a misstatement?
Problem is, he’s been misspeaking a lot of late. L.A. Times columnist Andrew Malcom is keeping count.
“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad,” Barack Obama.
That’s what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday 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. The president of Canada. Etc.
Over the weekend Obama confused Jews and janitors in a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
“If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew, uh, as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.”