Dumbsbury II

Now granted I am not as “sophisticated” as the target audience of Doonesbury is, so I am not really quite sure of the point that is attempted in this strip:

Is he trying to say that the Republicans are wrong and that there is no voting fraud?
Google ACORN, Democrat, Vote Fraud and some very real stories pop up.

I didn’t go to Harvard…………..

But I know the difference between “Intercontinental” and “Transcontinental” !!!!!!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/09/obama-gaffe-jobs-act-speech-brent-spence-bridge-ohio.html

“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.”

Now this is some of the complete historical ignorance of this President.

What he won’t point out is that while building the railroads thorough out  the American West was a historic achievement, it was fraught with FRAUD AND WASTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Symbolism over Substance

Symbolism over Substance

This has become a hallmark of modern Liberalism:

“Obama touts job plan at bridge that won’t qualify”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/09/obama-jobs-plan-brent-spence-bridge-cincinnati.html

“You know all those rusting bridges that President Obama wants to spend billions more dollars repairing to allegedly stimulate the economy?

He’s headed out to one today which he’s described as a “bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America.” It is on a busy trucking route, spanning the Ohio River between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati.

It’s the Brent Spence Bridge. It doesn’t really need repairs. It’s got decades of good life left in its steel spans. It’s just overloaded. The bridge was built to handle 85,000 cars and trucks a day, which seemed like a lot back during construction in the Nixon era.

Today, the bridge sort of handles more than 150,000 vehicles a day with frequent jam-ups.

So, plans are not to repair or replace the Brent Spence Bridge. But to build another bridge nearby to ease the loads.

But here’s the problem, as John Merline graphically notes here, that could screw up all those envisioned photo op shots of the Democrat and the traffic:

The president’s jobs bill is designed for “immediate” highway spending.

And the new $2.3 billion Cincy bridge is not scheduled to even start construction for probably four years, long after Republicans have scheduled the Obama presidency for completion.

And without delays, it wouldn’t be finished until 2022, when no one will be counting Obama’s rounds of golf.”

2012, The adults will be back in charge !!