They’re laughing at him. They’re finally laughing at that pompous ignoramus of a President. It finally took Rutherford B. Hayes to do it, but he’s done it. I posted yesterday about the Obama speech filled with false facts designed to show, at least in his own eyes, what a visionary he was, amongst which he said this:
There always have been folks who are the naysayers and don’t believe in the future, and don’t believe in trying to do things differently. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, ‘It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?’ [Laughter]. That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore – [laughter and applause] – because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards [Applause]. He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something.
Turns out that Hayes was one of the more accomplished American Presidents, and was as technically savvy for his time as he could possibly be. On top of everything else, it was Hayes who installed the first telephone in the White House.
Within a day, Hayes has come back as a focus of attack on Barack Obama inanities. First there are the posters, found here, of which the above is one example of many.
But then there are the tweets of #BarackObamasPresidentialFacts which are proliferating at an astonishing rate. These are the “top twenty” of the moment but there are more every minute. Here is one:
The mini-van was named after President Martin Van Buren. #BarackObamasPresidentialFacts
It has taken more than three years for the ridicule of what has been a truly ridiculous presidency to begin. The man who drove the American economy into a debt as far as the eye can see and has mishandled every foreign policy issue he has been asked to deal with is finally getting the recognition he deserves.