Obamateurism of the Day

Last month, according to Barack Obama, we were on the “precipice” of achieving ObamaCare. Yesterday, Obama went back to the Roget’s Thesaurus and pulled out another winner:

President Obama said this evening that the nation is on the “doorstop” of accomplishing the health insurance reform, and Republicans will be mistaken if they believe they can campaign against it during this year’s midterm elections.

Yes, we agree that the country is on the precipice — of disaster. And if a doorstop helps keep us from flying over that precipice, well, that’s fine with the majority of Americans opposed to ObamaCare.

Can you imagine what would have happened if George W. Bush mistook “doorstop” for “doorstep”?

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