Obama is Out of Touch, Just Not Out of Pocket

By Proof

Remember back a few years to the days of Bush 41. There was a story that sought to depict George Herbert Walker Bush as "out of touch", with a picture of his open mouthed amazement over a grocery scanner. People maligned him as being so out of touch, he'd never seen a grocery scanner before. Of course, what they didn't mention was that what Bush was being shown wasn't a simple grocery scanner, but a prototype that would scan an entire basket of groceries in one pass! Yeah. That would be pretty spiffy, and an amazing piece of technology.

And I was wondering why the same "out of touch" label hasn't been applied to Barack Milhous Obama*? In several speeches, he has referred to people and their cars which only get "eight miles per gallon", telling them they could save gas by trading them in (ignoring the number of unemployed, underemployed and folk uncertain in the future of their jobs). Most recently, he referred to people commuting fifty miles to their jobs in a "beater" which only gets "eight miles per gallon".

Give me a break! Even if someone still had a car that only got eight miles per gallon, they wouldn't be using it as a commuter car unless that particular vehicle was an essential part of their work. Ten to fifteen years ago, I commuted sixty miles, one way, to work, and then used my car as part of my job. I drove "beaters". Most of my work cars were twelve to thirteen years old then. One I bought for as little as $200, and I routinely got 25 mpg out of them. Fifteen years ago.

Anyone who thinks that "eight miles per gallon" is typical for what most Americans are driving is severely out of touch. In fact, the only commuter car I can think of that might only get eight miles per gallon is this one:

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*as Mark Levin would say.

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. Obama is the epitome of being out of touch. And poor people think they feel their pain?

  2. But we're people who think... Obama's followers don't think about what he says. Blind trust.

  3. I wonder if that crosses the line between hyperbole and "being out of touch" to outright lying. I wonder how many of his supporters accepted those numbers after first hearing them and didn't look back.


  4. "And poor people think they feel their pain?" Yeah. The Biden's gave a pittance to charity according to their taxes. At least Obama wasn't quite as bad.

    John: "we're people who think" ...despite the public school system!

    "I wonder if that crosses the line between hyperbole and "being out of touch" to outright lying" I know. I try to give this guy the benefit if the doubt, since the outright lies he tells are such whoppers!


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