“We used to have the best infrastructure in the world here in America. We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad …” ~ Barack Obama
I’m very sure that must be the first one of its kind. How they got the tracks across the ocean is beyond me. They must have poured a lot of stimulus money into that.
I wonder if the intercontinental travels to the 58 states and how about that country where the Austrian language is spoken? It would be a good means of travel for corpse men and they could get some Jews for the janitorial work.
If you want a ticket on this train, send your $200 checks to Sara Noble, C/O Barack Obama, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, D.C. Tickets are going fast (okay, I’m being a little sarcastic).
From the LA Times: “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!
:…$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 the Chicago machine 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 Bridge is 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!” Read here: The railroad that travels continents.