Barack Obama on Deepening the Ports on the Gulf

obama on leno about gulf of mexico and panama

President Obama was on Leno tonight and seems he needs another refresher about US geography.  This may remind you of his comment about visiting 57 states and still having one to go – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMQ0u7IPpA

This is just a small part of his conversation with Leno –

JAY LENO:  You mentioned infrastructure.  Why is that a hard issue?  I live in a town where the bridge is falling apart.  It’s not safe.  How does that become  Republican and Democrat?  How do you not just fix the bridge?

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  I don’t know.  As you know, for the  last three years I’ve said let’s work together.  Let’s  find a financing mechanism, and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports.

You know, Panama Canal is being widened so that these big super tankers can come in.  Now, that will be  finished in 2015.  If we don’t deepen our ports all along the gulf, places like Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia or Jacksonville, Florida — if we  don’t do that, those ships are going to go somewhere   else.  We’ll lose jobs.  Businesses won’t locate here.  So this is something that traditionally has been  bipartisan.  And we’ve got a bunch of construction workers who aren’t working right now.  They have the  skills.  They want to get on the job.  They would have a huge impact on economy, not just now but well into the future.  So I’m going to keep on pushing Republicans to join with us and let’s try to do it.

For the full transcript and video, visit – http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1717404.php/President-Obama-s-full-interview-on-Leno-VIDEOS

You know – after the BP oil spill in the Gulf and Hurricane Katrina, you would think he would remember where the Gulf of Mexico is and what states border it.  I don’t know about you – but I think its a good thing he doesn’t fly Air Force One 🙂

Image shared on Facebook by Glenn Beck — that kind of sums it up 🙂

Not the Gulf

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