Obama Confuses “Sanford And Son” with “The Jeffersons”

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 29, 2008

Barack Obama seemed to mix up black television sitcoms “Sanford and Son” and “The Jeffersons” in a speech Wednesday, where he was making the point that if Social Security had ever been privatized—as Republicans tried to do a few years ago, folks invested in the stock market would have been whacked with giant losses because of the economic meltdown.

“Can you imagine if you had your Social Security invested in the stock market these last two weeks, these last two months.

You wouldn’t need Social Security. You’d be having a, ya know like Sanford and Sons, ‘I’m coming Weezy.”

One of Fred Sanford’s signature lines was ‘I’m coming Elizabeth.”

Weezy was the nickname for Louise Jefferson.

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