Skip to comments.Obama Doesn't Know Much About Geography
Posted on 11/16/2011 6:34:00 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
COMMENTARY | Proving again that one cannot make a dumb statement if one is a liberal Democrat, President Barack Obama recently had a news conference in Hawaii in which he suggested the 50th state of the union was "here in Asia."
Obama has, from time to time, fractured his geography. In a speech in Iowa last year he referred to Europe as a country. Obama once referred to the 57 states of the Union he had visited at a campaign stop in Oregon.
The media, when it notes them at all, tends to pass on the president's alternate geography without comment. Suggesting Obama continuously flubs basic facts such as that Hawaii, the state of his birth, is in America, that Europe in a continent and that there are 50 states in the Union does not jibe with the narrative that he has Spock-like intelligence.
The double standard becomes clear when one remembers the story -- which turned out later to be false -- that Sarah Palin thought Africa was a country and not a continent. Obama cannot get basic facts of geography right and still be considered smart. Palin can be falsely accused of not knowing what Africa is and that is just further evidence that she is a ditz.
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“the narrative that he has Spock-like intelligence.”
Smart liberal people actually once believed this. Dumb liberal people still believe it.
That’s ok. Maybe we can set up zero in an island paradise like Saint Helena or the Kergulen islands.
Like Rush said, he's the least qualified person in every room he walks into.
Oh , you mean someone writes his lines
Aren't smart and liberal mutually exclusive terms?
Anyone think we ought to sell Hawaii to Japan? Not a bad idea if you ask me, especially if they take Obama with them.
If as Barry says, Hawaii is in Asia, wouldn’t that make the “birthers” right? He not only isn’t an American, he isn’t a U.S. citizen either.
Oh c’mon the man has been to all 57 states and has several more to go.
Don’t worry—from now on geographers will consider Hawaii to be a part of Asia. Obama can’t be wrong.
Clean and articulate or ridin’ dirty on the down-low and a mumbling-bumbling orator?
Or anything else.
That convinces me that he really is a natural born American.