Low-Information Voters; Low-Information President: Obama Geography Puts Savannah, Charleston, Jacksonville On Gulf Coast

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President Barack Obama get plenty of heat for his gaffes and denials on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” interview with Jay Leno. He told Leno the government doesn’t have a domestic spying program and appeared to insinuate terrorism deaths “unfortunately” haven’t yet surpassed automobile deaths in the U.S.

Obama also heartily embraced improving the Nation’s infrastructure, using the example of deepening several ports to make the U.S. competitive with Latin America. He wants to deepen the ports in places like Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga. And Jacksonville, Fla. – you know, those towns all along the…Gulf of Mexico?!

Here’s the exchange, transcribed by The Blaze:

LENO:  You mentioned infrastructure.  Why is that a partisan issue?  I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, it’s not safe.  How does that become Republican or Democrat?  How do you not just fix the bridge?

THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t know.  As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together.  Let’s find a financing mechanism and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports.  ..The Panama [Canal] is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in.  Now, that will be finished in 2015.  If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.  And we’ll lose jobs.  Businesses won’t locate here.

Remember when liberals couldn’t stop talking about Dan Quayle’s potatoe?

Hopefully, if Obama deepens these “Gulf” ports, it will at least be done in a fashion consistent with George W. Bush’s quixotic dream of man coexisting peacefully wish fishkind:

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  • d s

    Columbus Ohio needs a new deep water port too and don’t forget Knoxville Tennessee.

    • sandyinindy

      NO!!! That is where I go deep-sea fishing each year.

      • tangorv

        Surf Nebraska. Surf’s up ,Dude

        • JimH

          Ski Kansas.

  • manuel

    What an ignorant SOB this clown is!

  • RON B

    BHO makes Putin look very Presidential…

    • Bill

      The difference is that Putin is a leader and Obama is not

      • maddie

        And Putin doesn’t need shoulder pads to fill out his suit. It’s all real muscle.

  • BTeboe

    This is supposed to be the smartest man in the world? Give me a break. What exactly did he study in school? We know he doesn’t do math and he obviously sucks at geography particularly that of the United States. Just another little indicator that he might not be an American. LOSER

    • Motov

      My guess would be free loading 101, passing the blame, spend other people’s hard earned money, how to be a phony, teleprompters are your best friends, and lie with a straight face.

  • Alex

    Amerikan, in general, know nothing about geography.
    Unlike me.

    • Whackajig

      Yes alex knows nothing about anything.

  • Drifter12

    http://www.jaxport.com/ ???

    http://seda.org/savannah/40/port-related-distribution.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=“port%20of%20savannah”&utm_campaign=Test ???

    http://www.port-of-charleston.com/ ???
    Huh??? They all have ports– Obama just doesn’t know where the Gulf is. That is why it took him six weeks to find it after BP spill.

  • John Snidow

    Ain’t easy remembering details of all 57 states. Having significantly reduced the economy of the Gulf Coast states, it is only fair that he is interested in ‘Gulf’ ports. Of course Charleston harbor won’t need it as the Dept. of Labor tries to shut down jobs in that right to work state. Boeing need not apply.

    • billybob

      Yes I remember all of those 57 states. Most of them have deep water sea ports on them. No Teleprompter no intellegence!

    • Motov

      I wonder if he knows about the potholes on that bridge between LA and Hawaii?

  • Bud Wood

    Democracy is not intellectual, it’s emotional.

    So don’t be so critical; the guy was elected. The process is not designed to get intelligent leaders, but more like lowest common denominator figureheads.

    • billybob

      Boy did we get that one right. Can’t get much lower! It brings to mind the saying,” it is better to be thought a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

  • Ron G

    Everyone gives Vice Pres Biden a hard time for making dumb remarks. I’m beginning to think that he is just repeating what he heard obama say.

    • jag

      Agreed bro!

  • Vis Fac

    Apathy is why ODUMBO was reelected. Apathy is why OUR constitutional rights are being infringed upon. Apathy is why this country is in the shape it is and our apathy will spell the DOOM of the USA

    • Elton Robb

      No, it isn’t apathy that got Dear Leader re-elected. Apathy: lack of feeling or emotion, lack of interest or concern. It was because the people were morally very bad, were disposed to or marked by mischief, and gone beyond reasonable or predictable limits.

      • Vis Fac

        As Per Miriam Webster:
        1: lack of feeling or emotion : impassiveness
        2: lack of interest or concern : indifference
        The second definition is what I refer to.
        Semper-Fi

      • Whackajig

        If people were not morally bad, we would have no need for laws.

    • marylou

      FRAUD played a major part as well!!

      • Vis Fac

        Don’t I know it! My father received a letter of thanks from the DNC for his support that arrived in my PO Box. The only thing I could do was laugh because my father has been deceased for more than 50 years and NEVER voted DUMBOCRITE. As a veteran I often volunteer at the VA hospital and have heard similar tales. Again this is apathy for not demanding full accounting and letting things slide by. Once the public wakes up to these tactics and stops listening to lame stream media we might just might regau=in control of OUR country.
        Semper-Fi

    • Motov

      That,…. plus he ran against another liberal.

  • CJ

    Wow, was he trying for the Jay-Walking segment?

  • jag

    Anybody seen dumb and dummer??.??These 2 oughta get together for oscar night…and the Winner is???????Bush scared me, but obama gives me Nightmares!

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  • Jackie Morrison

    MAYBE THESE CITIES ARE IN THE 57 STATES HE VISITED DURING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN

    • IsThisAmerica

      LOL!

      • michiganminuteman

        I don’t think it’s funny at all.

        • IsThisAmerica

          I do it shows how damn stupid obama is! What did you think I was laughing about?

          • jaybird

            I am pretty sure that the 57 states has to do with Islam and he slipped when he said what he did or he did it on purpose for the Muslims.. He is not dumb, everything he does has a purpose. I will have to look it up again.

  • IsThisAmerica

    I said it before, I’ll say it again, he knows NOTHING about this country. Never has, never will. I’m surprised he can even read. Oh that’s right he can’t, it’s called our constitution.

  • ONTIME

    You now see a lowlife that has mistakenly climbed a insincere tree of opportunity and charade by using anyone and anything to keep a foothold. His problem is he is very far up that tree on very thin limbs, the hounds that have dogged him are now making that perch very tenuous, the tree is shaky, the Fakers grip is not firm and a ill wind blows his way………it won’t be the fall that kills him, it will be that sudden stop…

    • michiganminuteman

      It would seem gravity is our friend. Trouble is, oblama seems to be able to break the laws of the land, God and physics without remorse or repercussion.

  • Motov

    Obviously he forgot his trusty teleprompter!

  • Quester55

    Just be Grateful, Obama Didn’t Pilot the First Moon Mission, He’d have landed on TITAN instead!

  • Quester55

    Please, Isn’t there anyone of our Brave Deer Hunters, Willing to take Obama out Hunting this season?
    I think we could all chip in to buy him a Nice Warm Deer Costume to wear, Wouldn’t want the buffoon to catch cold?!

  • JimH

    Where are all the reporters that reported on Dan Quayle, when you need them?

  • Pete0097

    I think we found out why obama won’t allow his school records released. He also might have been out smoking dope during geography class.