Video: Obama Calls Lincoln ‘Founder of Republican Party’?

During his faux “jobs” speech on Sept 8, President Obama went off script for a brief sojourn into history to reveal to one and all that he hasn’t a clue about the subject.

I say off script because these words are not in the prepared text…

Sorry, big guy, but Abe Lincoln was not the “founder of the Republican Party.” In fact, Lincoln wasn’t even a member of the GOP when it was founded. Lincoln stayed in the Whig Party for a while after the GOP was founded in 1854. Lincoln did not start coming the GOP’s way until 1856.

During those two years Lincoln adamantly denied any interest in the GOP but three years after he finally joined the party — mostly because his own Whig Party simply withered away — he became the GOP’s first successful presidential nominee.

Now, the question is this: will the Old Media lambast The One for his complete lack of knowledge about the history of the United States (yes all 57 states). After all, the Old Media has attacked Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann for what they felt were mistaken claims about U.S. History.

But I will say this for The One. At least he finally corrected his most common history gaffe during his faux “jobs” speech.

For the last four years Obama has repeatedly called the transcontinental railroad the “intercontinental railroad.”

But during the Sept. 8 speech he finally, finally got it correct.

… and the media still ignored his lack of knowledge.

(And here is an interesting note about timing. I wrote this yesterday morning but never posted it. I figured I just wait until Saturday to post it. I wake up Sat. morning and EVERYONE has posted it. I should have posted this stupid thing right after I wrote it!)

Warner Todd Huston

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