Wrong and wronger: Obama brags about Ohio police station built with stimulus money

by editor on August 24, 2010

It really is amateur hour at the White House these days. President Obama made a campaign appearance Presidential address in Ohio and made one mistake after another.

The Columbus Dispatch has the correct info on the President’s incorrect info:

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Obama doubles down: It wasn't a police station and it wasn't built with stimulus money. But other than that...

A local project that President Barack Obama cited during a visit Wednesday to Columbus as an example of how the federal stimulus package has worked isn’t actually being funded with stimulus dollars.

The president spoke at the North Side home of architect Joe Weithman, and both Obama’s comments and information from the White House touted Weithman’s work on a project that the president said was being at least partially funded by the $787 billion stimulus bill passed last year.

“What we’ve been trying to do is to build infrastructure that puts people back to work but also improves the quality of life in communities like Columbus,” Obama said in his remarks. “So Joe is an architect, and he’s now working on a new police station that was funded in part with Recovery Act funds.”

But although federal money is being used for the project in question, there are no stimulus dollars involved, said Columbus Finance Director Paul Rakosky, a Democrat.

Rakosky said the project is not a police station but rather the renovation of an abandoned warehouse that the city purchased on the South Side in 2007 to house the city’s police crime lab and property room.

Oopsie! Double oopsie! (And that’s what passes as in-depth political commentary here at IHateTheMedia.com.)

Source: Columbus Dispatch

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You know, I get that he is the President, and is realtively busy, so he doesn’t read every paper on the planet. I understand. But anyone who watched West Wing knows the staff is writing the speeches, and are responsible for verifying (cough cough) the information they use in the speeches. Based on that, Obamarama should be firing every single one of his “inner circle” staffers for all the bungling they have done. Of course if he would actually READ the onfomation before he parrots it, that might help. Or not.

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Teleprompter – don’t leave home without it.

michael
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Stimulus money made my dog run faster this morning! Obama would never lie, its just his perception of the truth and the rest of America’s seems to be 180 degrees out of phase!

Sailingbum
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Sailingbum

and this pos passes for intelligent???
affirmative action asswipe in action…

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Stimulus money made my breakfast….