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and now back to the original post:
This doesn’t add up does it?
“During his appearance on Jay Leno last night, President Obama admitted that he struggles with math above a 7th grade level.
Leno read the president a question from a viewer asking him what subject was the most difficult to help his daughters with, while doing homework.
Well, the math stuff I was fine with up until about seventh grade,” Obama said. “But Malia is now a freshman in High School and I’m pretty lost.”
That might be surprising to many people in the media who – while they can’t do math themselves, assumed that the smartest man ever to become president could. In retrospect though, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised because when you think about it, it explains a lot.
For example, it explains why BO thought he could implement Obamacare without bankrupting America. I think he got the decimal point in the wrong place.
It also might explain why he doesn’t like “Jack” Ryan very much: remember when “Jack” lectured Big Guy for 6 straight minutes on why the Obamacare math just didn’t add up – without a teleprompter! Nobody likes a smarty pants, especially one who showing off his math skills.
Boy, that was pretty disrespectful, “Jack.” No wonder Big Guy returned the favor in the only way he knows how: dismissively and derisively.
Anyway, our Preezy’s math phobia also explains why he still doesn’t understand why his 1% solution can’t eliminate a $16 trillion federal deficit. Because the 1% is really, really rich, right? And can afford to pay a little more, right?
Butt getting back to the math: it might surprise some people that the smartest man in the room isn’t, by his own admission, very good at math. That doesn’t prove he isn’t smart of course. Besides, once he figured out that Joey B and Nancy P weren’t good at math either, he hired some little people to run the numbers for him. I can’t confirm the rumor that the job was sent off-shore to China, butt as everybody knows, the Chinese are really good at math.
And since this is the political silly season, no sooner did BO admit to being a little math challenged than people started piling on. Take Jeff Connaughton, for example. This former Joey B aide just published a book about the collaborative corruption inherent in his two former careers, politics and lobbying. No news there, butt he did also review this little tidbit about the Won and the Vice-Won, both known for their exceptional IQ’s:
President Obama and Biden, he writes, are “both financially illiterate.”
That’s just crazy, isn’t it? The two men with the highest IQ’s of anyone to ever hold the respective offices of Preezy and Vice-Preezy?
Anyway, the more I reflect on it the more I think Big Guy’s math dyslexia could explain everything that’s gone wrong since his
coronation inauguration. Maybe he just doesn’t realize that a deficit is actually a negative number. I’m not sure they even cover negative numbers till 8th grade.
And perhaps he doesn’t understand the auto companies fuel efficiency standards are governed more by the laws of physics (duh – math!) than EPA regulations.
That economic projections are more accurate if developed with models using old fashioned math instead of the new fuzzy mathamagicals.
And why giving money to green energy companies currently operating in the red (that’s another one of those pesky negative numbers) and no business model demonstrating how to turn this around is a recipe for disaster;
“Already, I’ve seen the payoff from these investments.” BHO, speaking about Abound Solar Energy, July 3, 2010 (during the “Summer of Recovery”)
In Big Guy’s defense, community organizers don’t have much use for math beyond the 7th grade level.