Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who invented the automobile?

"We invented the automobile," Obama just said, making the point about the need to reinvigorate the U.S. auto industry.

We agree about the importance of our auto industry, and we're as patriotic as the next guy, BUT Karl Benz of Germany is generally considered the inventor of the automobile. (Wikipedia page here.)

8 comments:

Henry said...

Ford invented the assembly line. It's an easy mistake.

Anonymous said...

That's as idiotic as anything Bush ever said. Obama is clueless.

Anonymous said...

Good idea to also read the

Wikepedia entry on Henry Ford

regarding the invention of the automobile.
Like many things, the true story is more
complicated.

Judge Ulongtime said...

No, I would say the comment "Obama is clueless" is as idiotic as anything Bush ever said.

Anonymous said...

Obama is hailed as America's savior and called brilliant, can't he get a simple fact correct?

Anonymous said...

After 8 years of grammatical blunders, made up words, contradictory statements and mispronunciations, Obama is allowed
a minor gaff that really has nothing to do with the task at hand. Think of 'George' and Obama in a debate of any nature or even more amusing, a spelling bee.

barkomomma said...

Well, at least he knows how many states there are in the Union.

Oh, wait....

:-p

Anonymous said...

Hey guess what haters?

GWB is no longer president. He was and hopefully always will be the WORST president in the history of the United States.

And one more thing. A much, much, much more intelligent and well-spoken man IS president. So get it all over you, you bunch of racist hate-mongering fools. All your hate won't change a thing except rotting out your cold, black hearts. Enjoy!