Hello, Central, Get Me Rutherford B. Hayes

by Mark Steyn

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama attempts to place a telephone call without the use of the entourage and 40-car motorcade. Disaster ensues.

As the Instaprof points out, this is the president who accused his predecessor, Rutherford B. Hayes, of telephonophobia — falsely, as it turns out.

By the way, if Rutherford B. Hayes were to come back today, he would be amazed not by the iPhone but by the fact that, in Obama’s America, the entire population of Hayes’s America (just under 50 million) is now on food stamps. Impressive.

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