May 9, 2015

"I have now been to all 50 states as president — and I was saving the best for last."

Said Obama, finally getting around to South Dakota.

46 comments:

Scott said...

Okay, so where the hell can a 747 land that's near Watertown, SD? Did he fly in on a smaller plane? Did his motorcade drive down from Fargo? What?

Bob Ellison said...

South Dakota is really beautiful. All of those states out there are amazing, except North Dakota.

Original Mike said...

Nope. Sorry. You've got seven left.

Michael K said...

"You've got seven left."

Exactly.

befinne said...

I'm confused, since the guy who's now president said while running for office that he'd been to 57 states with, he thought, one more to go. Now there are just 50 states. Maybe he eliminated the others by executive order?

Amexpat said...

Nice to read that the town and state's excitement of having a sitting president visit them prevailed over petty partisan politics.

Bob said...

He forgot the other seven: Disorder, Poverty, Disobedience, Dismay, Disgust, Rebellion and Anarchy.

campy said...

But has he played every golf course yet?

The Drill SGT said...

""I have now been to all 50 states as president — and I was saving the best for last.""

The 2012 Election was the 57th. Does that count?

The reason he saved SD for last is that he went 40-58% in the state.

Michael McClain said...

I thought we had 57 states, not 51.

David said...

Nixon visited all 50 in his 1960 Campaign. Promised he would and he did.

Probably cost him the election.

robother said...

Truly a check the box Presidency.

jr565 said...

"Nope. Sorry. You've got seven left.
"You beat me to the joke. Bastard.

Terry said...

Original Mike said...
"Nope. Sorry. You've got seven left."

Have you ever seen the tape of Obama making the 57 states remark?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws
He doesn't seem tired. His words are considered. He doesn't realize he just screwed up and said that he has visited 57 states. Obama seems to have meant to say "forty seven states."

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exhelodrvr1 said...

WHat a douche

Original Mike said...

"Obama seems to have meant to say "forty seven states.""

I've always liked the theory that he was confusing states with Heinz ketchups.

Jaske said...

Once upon a time, I needed book filler.

Mary Beth said...

He didn't ask when they're adding his face to Mt. Rushmore?

Drago said...

To utter the number "57" is now racist.

Obviously.

RichardJohnson said...

Just wondering Mr. President: for whom did the best state vote?

AJ Lynch said...

He can't help himself. He stoops to pandering no matter how much of lie it is.

clint said...

"Drago said...
To utter the number "57" is now racist."

I knew there was something wrong with Heinz ketchup.

TosaGuy said...

My Mom is from Watertown. It is a nice place to live and they treat people right.

Fernandinande said...

Obummer is a bizzaro George Washington - "I cannot tell the truth."

Humperdink said...

Maybe the Big O is looking for a remote location to dump off Moochelle.

AReasonableMan said...

Althouse understands the little things that make you guys happy.

Fen said...

Your delicious tears of rage are what make me happy, little man.

Whine more please.

averagejoe said...

At least he got the number right this time. Someone must've written it out on the teleprompter. #Smrat Power!

virgil xenophon said...

Wanna know what made Obama make that unconscious slip? There are 57 States in the OIC (Organization of Islamic States) Anybody wanna bet where the subconscious loyalties of the "Big O" lie?(apologizes to Oscar Robertson)

n.n said...

He visited 57 states with 1 left to go. His handlers would not allow him to visit Hawaii or Alaska.

It seems that during Obama's time in office, there were 8 states aborted, and the conjoined twins of Hawaii and Alaska were separated.

AReasonableMan said...

Fen said...
Your delicious tears of rage are what make me happy


Then you clearly lead a very unhappy life. But, we already knew this.

Eric said...

befinne is correct, all the misinformed saying 57 should update their jab at BHO.

Fen said...

There are 57 States in the OIC (Organization of Islamic States) Anybody wanna bet where the subconscious loyalties of the "Big O" lie?

I honestly thought the extra 7 were territories or "associations. But wiki says that math won't add up:

"Currently, there are a total of sixteen territories of the United States, five of which are inhabited: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, United States Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

The 10 uninhabited Territories are Palmyra Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Wake Island, Midway Islands, Navassa Island and Serranilla Bank."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territories_of_the_United_States

CWJ said...

Fifty seven was in 2008 as Candidate Obama. This claim is as President Obama. Can we assume that the counter reset in late January 2009?

If so, the statement is downright Clintonian. But nonetheless meaningless blather.

But then again you knew that.

Titus said...

He was definitely not telling the truth...he would rather be in Hawaii or Martha's Vineyard.

Drago said...

Titus: "He was definitely not telling the truth...he would rather be in Hawaii or Martha's Vineyard."

Truer words about this man who is "down for the struggle" have never been spoken.

lemondog said...

He forgot the other seven: Disorder, Poverty, Disobedience, Dismay, Disgust, Rebellion and Anarchy.

In the interest of alliteration:

Disorder, Destitution, Disobedience, Dismay, Disgust, Dissent and .... D’anarchy.

Tim said...

Bob- there is nothing wrong with North Daktota. Not the same mountainous west (although SD isn't exactly mountainous either) but an entirely different beauty. Spectacular sunsets, great people. and the fabulous Red River valley and the Badlands.

Paul said...

So SD was the last? Is he gonna resign now?

Can America start to rebuild now?

Largo said...

@ARM:

"Then you clearly lead a very unhappy life."

Clear to whom? It sounds to me that he was playfully needling you!

Roger Sweeny said...

"Finally, The Rock has come back to South Dakota."

walter said...

That's a lot of fund raisers..

Drago said...

AReasonableMan: "Althouse understands the little things that make you guys happy."

I'm sure from your vantage point Althouse is certainly no Fidel or Che, but she does what she can.

Bricap said...

I thought the "57 states" remark was an allusion to the number of primary contests.

Coupe said...

Okay, so where the hell can a 747 land that's near Watertown, SD?

My brother in Portland, advises that a 737 arrived, and that became Air Force 1. So it was just the C-130 with the security detail, and a 737 with the rest of the politicians and reporters.

The 747 probably landed at some bomber base, and the 737 caught-up with them there.