Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fact check, please: America did not invent the automobile

Excerpted from Obama's address to Congress, Feb. 24, 2009:
"As for our auto industry, everyone recognizes that years of bad decision-making and a global recession have pushed our automakers to the brink. We should not, and will not, protect them from their own bad practices. But we are committed to the goal of a re-tooled, re-imagined auto industry that can compete and win. Millions of jobs depend on it. Scores of communities depend on it. And I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it."

Uh, dude. It was the Germans. Does the name Benz ring any bells?

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