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Does Obama know how to drive a car?
Bill Bennett Radio Show | 10/13/2010 | Unknown

Posted on 10/13/2010 7:15:26 AM PDT by Brookhaven

Listening to the Bill Bennett radio show this AM, and someone called in with an interesting claim. They had been researching Obama's background, and couldn't find any evidence that he had ever driven a car. He found plenty of evidence that Obama had ridden bicycles; busses; public transportation; and been driven places by others, but no evidence that Obama himself had ever driven a car.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: automobile; car; obama
I recall there were a number of remarks when Obama did the demo drive for the GM Volt (which was only about 30 feet or so in a controlled environment), about how tentative he seemed. Several people raised the question then--does he even know how to drive a car, because it sure didn't look like it.

Is it really possible that the President of the United States doesn't know how to drive a car?

1 posted on 10/13/2010 7:15:27 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: Brookhaven

I recall his Chrysler 300 being sold on EBAY soon after he was elected.


2 posted on 10/13/2010 7:17:23 AM PDT by ruptured duck (He shoots....and boom goes the dynamite!)
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To: Brookhaven
IIRC, when Bill Clinton was president, there was some photo op at a car factory (long before the GM volt, obviously) and Hillary was invited to drive the first car out of the factory doors. She had to explain to them that she hadn't driven a car in 16 years.

I don't think most people realize that the Political Elite really are the Ancien Regime. The "Let them eat cake attitude" is very real -- these people have no idea what your life is like.

3 posted on 10/13/2010 7:19:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Brookhaven

He has been a socialist/communist since he was a kid, maybe he doesn’t believe in the private ownership of property and only believes in public transportation like tax funded limos and airliners.


4 posted on 10/13/2010 7:20:02 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Brookhaven

He’s driving us into the ground!


5 posted on 10/13/2010 7:20:15 AM PDT by ryan71 (Let's Roll!)
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To: Brookhaven
the President of the United States doesn't know how to drive a car

He doesn't know how to drive a car and he also doesn't know how to drive an economy, and that's why he's driving the U.S. economy over a cliff.
6 posted on 10/13/2010 7:20:15 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Brookhaven

7 posted on 10/13/2010 7:21:24 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Brookhaven

There was a big deal about him driving around D.C. listening to hip-hop when he was still a senator. I thought it was a stupid story then, but it did show him in his car.


8 posted on 10/13/2010 7:21:37 AM PDT by Melas
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To: Brookhaven

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/03/08/obama_paid_late_parking_tickets/

Obama paid late parking tickets
Racked up penalties while at Harvard
Barack Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge.
By David Abel, Globe Staff | March 8, 2007

Barack Obama is no longer a scofflaw, at least in Cambridge and Somerville.

Two weeks before the US senator from Illinois launched his presidential campaign, he paid parking tickets he received while attending Harvard Law School, officials said yesterday.

Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991, according to the city’s Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department.

Of those tickets, he paid only two while he was a student and paid them late, said Susan Clippinger, the office’s director.

In January, about when the Globe began asking local officials about Obama’s time at Harvard, including any violations of local laws, someone representing the senator called the parking office to inquire about the decades-old tickets.

On Jan. 26, the remaining $375 in fines and fees were paid by credit card using the city’s website, Clippinger said. She said she didn’t know who paid them.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 7:22:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ruptured duck

I recall his Chrysler 300 being sold on EBAY soon after he was elected.


(1) Would a politician (especially one as image concious as Obama) really sell their car on ebay?

(2) That doesn’t mean he drove it. His wife very well could have driven the car.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 7:23:12 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Brookhaven

Milli Vanilli Obama has lip-syched his way through life.

Is anyone really surprised he can’t drive a car??


11 posted on 10/13/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: ClearCase_guy

so true, they are so insular and isolated they really have no clue about the rest of the world


12 posted on 10/13/2010 7:24:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: kingattax

If he were not dragging a nuclear arsenal with that bike, I would be more amused.


13 posted on 10/13/2010 7:25:48 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Brookhaven

Mr. Obama is not capable of driving a golf ball either.

He swings a club like a puppet. Ugh.


14 posted on 10/13/2010 7:25:55 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Brookhaven

I thought he had to pay overdue parking tickets to Somerville when he was going to Harvard.


15 posted on 10/13/2010 7:26:10 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Brookhaven
I remember during the campaign, reading somewhere that his credit card was denied on a rental car during the 2000 DNC convention in L.A.... or something. So he must have a license. Story here

I also recall an article that his last car was a Ford Escape. Story here
16 posted on 10/13/2010 7:28:09 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bump!


17 posted on 10/13/2010 7:28:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bump!


18 posted on 10/13/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Brookhaven

Yes, he has because he had a slew of unpaid parking tickets in Boston (or Cambridge, it was definitely one of the two). He paid them when he ran for President.


19 posted on 10/13/2010 7:30:19 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Brookhaven

To get a driver’s license you generally have to show your Birth Certificate, so there is a good chance he doesn’t drive.


20 posted on 10/13/2010 7:30:50 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Brookhaven
Toonces the president, the prez who could drive a car.

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See honey? I told you Toonces could drive.

He just can't drive very well.
21 posted on 10/13/2010 7:31:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nhwingut

Story told by Obama starting around minute 2:00.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWQG8aE8o7s


22 posted on 10/13/2010 7:38:37 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
(Hillary)...had to explain to them that she hadn't driven a car in 16 years.

I don't think most people realize that the Political Elite really are the Ancien Regime. The "Let them eat cake attitude" is very real -- these people have no idea what your life is like.

Normal Americans love their cars. The automobile is a huge part of Americana.

Just look at the street rods, customized pickups and sporty cars in the US.

I think we just love to drive.

23 posted on 10/13/2010 7:38:55 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Brookhaven
The flip side of this is the story I heard from a relative of mine a few years ago. He described one of the interesting aspects of his morning commute into D.C. from where he lived in northern Virginia.

Every once in a while he'd be moving along in traffic, would look around him briefly at the other cars around him, and would notice a well-dressed Clarence Thomas driving next to him in a Corvette. With a large cigar in his mouth.

For all its flaws, America is an awesome place. LOL.

24 posted on 10/13/2010 7:38:59 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: Brookhaven

He can only drive clown cars.


25 posted on 10/13/2010 7:41:03 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Brookhaven

“...anybody can buy a truck!”


26 posted on 10/13/2010 7:43:54 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Brookhaven; ruptured duck

I always pictured him as a Trabant enthusiast...


27 posted on 10/13/2010 7:45:28 AM PDT by philled (Lay on, Macduff! And damned be him that first cries “Hold, enough!”)
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To: cripplecreek

Toonces! Thanks for reminding me of this silly skit.


28 posted on 10/13/2010 7:47:11 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Brookhaven

My friend, how wrong you are! Obama was just recently videotaped “driving” a Chevy Volt at least 25 feet on a GM test track. I’m pretty sure he had on a crash helmet and those knee pads that little girls have to wear when they take their scooters out for a spin.


29 posted on 10/13/2010 7:54:05 AM PDT by catnipman
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To: Brookhaven

Are you kidding me? I will never let him take me for a ride.


30 posted on 10/13/2010 7:56:26 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: COUNTrecount
But those were parking tickets, not driving tickets.
31 posted on 10/13/2010 8:04:20 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Brookhaven
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32 posted on 10/13/2010 8:13:00 AM PDT by RetSignman (A funny thing happened on the way to America's destruction, millions of giants awoke)
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To: Alberta's Child

I wouldn’t mind sharing a cigar and a conversation with Clarence Thomas.


33 posted on 10/13/2010 8:14:57 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((((2010 - the year to vote for the more conservative candidate, regardless of party.)))))
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To: Brookhaven
Well, we know he can drive a "golf car".


34 posted on 10/13/2010 8:15:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Brookhaven
Is it really possible that the President of the United States doesn't know how to drive a car?

Could this explain why he's so fond of the economic "car in the ditch" imagery?

35 posted on 10/13/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I guess that sounded weird. How about: Each of us puffing our own cigar and sharing a conversation...


36 posted on 10/13/2010 8:16:23 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((((2010 - the year to vote for the more conservative candidate, regardless of party.)))))
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To: Brookhaven

yea he drove a chevy volt 2 feet the other month and said it drives really smooth.

Obama, the dumbest man to have been in the white house.


37 posted on 10/13/2010 8:47:33 AM PDT by manc (He goes to church and now this biased media says look he's a Christian.Biased media =joke)
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To: manc

Obama, the dumbest man to have been on earth.
Repaied no charge.


38 posted on 10/13/2010 10:02:29 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Nah. Going without a car is an urban thing. New Yorkers are every bit as American as anyone, but by and large, they’re non-drivers.


39 posted on 10/13/2010 11:32:47 AM PDT by Melas
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To: Brookhaven

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/slide-show-meet-me-at-the-fair/


40 posted on 10/13/2010 12:20:28 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Brookhaven

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/17/slide-show-meet-me-at-the-fair/


41 posted on 10/13/2010 12:24:30 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Melas
New Yorkers are every bit as American as anyone

WHooo! Ha ha ha ha , Oh, omg, whoooo hoooo.....

42 posted on 10/13/2010 12:49:57 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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