Obama: “The Louisiana Purchase would cover an earthquake in Hawaii”?

posted at 10:20 pm on March 17, 2010 by Cassy Fiano

This moment, from Bret Baier’s interview on Fox News with Obama, might just be one of the biggest “WTF?!” moments from Obama’s presidency yet. Obama is either completely making things up, living in an alternate reality, or really, really confused.

Actually, my guess is that’s it’s probably a combination of all three.

Apparently, there was a devastating earthquake in Hawaii that we all somehow missed.

Oh, wait, no. That’s right. There was no earthquake, and Obama is just totally clueless, as usual. In fact, the last earthquake in Hawaii to cause any deaths at all was in 1975, and two people died.

In any case, why is he using this argument, anyways? He’s turned this health care bill into a one-size-fits-all solution for everything. Not only will it fix our health care, but it will apparently create jobs and give disaster relief around the country!

Maybe I’m the only person who doesn’t get it, but I just don’t see how disaster relief has anything to do with health care. This is just more evidence that Obama is just talking out of his you-know-where now. He’s become this desperate. And you know, I say good. That means we’re getting to him, and now’s the time to push even harder.

And, Obama? Just a tip. Someone that you supposedly look up to once gave some pretty good advice, someone named Abraham Lincoln. Read this quote. Memorize it. Repeat it to yourself before you ever choose to open your mouth ever again.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

Update (AP): Tapper noticed this earlier too. My guess is Obama meant to say that Hawaii went through a tsunami caused by the quake in Chile and got distracted in his irritation at Baier. But who knows what goes on in his mind at this point? This is a guy who thinks universal health care is going to reduce the deficit.

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Didn’t he say that tens of thousands of people were drowning during the campaign?

The truth just ain’t in that boy.

TheSitRep on March 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM

J.E. Dyer on March 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM


skylark on March 18, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Nice xenophobic touch, though, J.E. I’m sure every American who has grown up in Hawaii appreciates your view that they are just not “bred in the bone” Americans…in fact, I’m sure it goes over REAL well with all those whose folks were serving our country in the military while they were growing up there.

skylark on March 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM

He’s just not that into details. If it sounds right it good enough for him:

For example: Premiums will go down 3,000 precent when the bill passes. (And I always thought when something goes down only 100 percent its free!)

Fred 2 on March 19, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Stymie was really stuttering on this one.

bluegrass on March 19, 2010 at 11:29 AM