While stumping in Golden Valley, Minn., President Obama told a group of Honeywell employees that his proposed tax breaks would help them afford “thingamajigs” for their furnaces.
“There are some folks here who could use $3,000 a year,” President Obama said. “If you got $3,000 dollars a year extra, that helps you pay down your credit cards, that helps you go out and buy some things that your family needs — which is good for business.”
“Maybe some of you will be replacing some thingamajig for the furnace,” the president said to laughs and applause.
“They’ve been putting that off! But if they got that extra money, they might just go out that and buy that thing, right?”
Of course, the staff at Twitchy wasn’t about to let this go without first having a good laugh.
“Hush with your worry about the abysmal jobs report and the worsening economy, people. Just go buy some thingamajigs already!” the Twitchy staff writes.
“Maybe buy some widgets to inflate your tires, too. We guess President Obama forgot that sometimes, at a certain point, you’ve earned enough thingamajigs.”
Meanwhile, Mediaite’s Jon Bershad took exception to the Twitchy giggling.
“[T]his here is an example of you folks trying too hard. Saying ‘thingamjig’ is not a gaffe. Same as going on Jimmy Fallon is not a gaffe. Sames as singing Al Green songs is not a gaffe. I know it’s hard to believe, but most of us actually find those things kind of endearing,” Bershad writes.
“So, let ‘thingamajig’ be. Why don’t you all go back to talking about ‘57 states’ for a while. That was really funny. It really was. I’m sure something good will come your way soon. Just hang in there, kiddos!” he adds.
So, yes. People are making fun of people for making fun of people. Hallelujah! Election season is upon us!
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