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Our First Pacific President??

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Our “smartest President ever” is a moron. From Politico:

 

Trying to reassure allies and rivals, President Barack Obama billed himself Saturday as “America’s first Pacific president,” promising the nations of Asia “a new era of engagement with the world based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”

“America’s first Pacific President” took office forty years ago, and his name was Richard Nixon.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda and was raised there and in Whittier, California. Not only is California on the Pacific coast, but Orange County (which contains Yorba Linda) and Los Angeles County (which contains Whittier) are coastal counties.. Nixon attended Whittier College, left the state to go to Duke University School of Law, then returned to California to practice law in La Habra, which is also in Orange County.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor Nixon joined the United States Navy, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander while serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war he was elected to the House of Representatives from California’s 12th District and in 1950 he was elected to the Senate.

After serving two terms as Eisenhower’s Vice President and losing the Presidential election in 1960, Nixon returned to California where he ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1962.

While he was President he spent much of his time dealing with two East Asian nations – Vietnam and China. He also had a home in San Clemente that he called “Casa Pacifica” (dubbed “The Western White House” by the media) that sits above a popular surfing spot. When he died he was buried in Yorba Linda at the site of his Presidential Library.
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Compare that to Obama: Born in Hawaii, raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, spent two years at Occidental College in California before transferring to Columbia. Since moving to New York at age 20 Obama has had little direct contact with Hawaii or California. He has lived in New York, Illinois and Massachusetts.

 

What a putz. I guess the guy who thinks there are 57 states and that Oregon is near the Great Lakes doesn’t realize that California is on the Pacific Ocean.

 


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