Running on empty: Obama falling back on failed arguments

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

Obama yesterday: “As much as we might associate the GI Bill with Franklin Roosevelt” (odd, since Roosevelt had been dead two years when it was passed), “it was a Republican, Lincoln, who launched the Trans-Continental Railroad, the National Academy of Sciences, land-grant colleges.”

Obama on Sept. 9: Lincoln was “a Republican president who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad, launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land-grant colleges.”

Here’s the oddity: Using Lincoln to sell Obamanomics was a flop nine months ago, when it was part of a nationally televised address seen by 10 times as many people as watched yesterday’s speech. If it didn’t work then, why would it work now?


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One Response to “Running on empty: Obama falling back on failed arguments”

  1. blahblahblah on 15/15/12 at 3:29 pm

    uhm, hasnt this guy been telling us for more then 3 years that Lincoln built the INTERcontinental railroad, not whatever this TRANScontinental thing he is talking about now is?

    …somebody’s been taking night classes it seems!