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Obama Doesn't Know Much About Geography
Yahoo! News ^ | Nov.16, 2011 | Mark Whittington

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: earwired4debates; gaffes; geography; obama; obamagaffes

1 posted on 11/16/2011 6:34:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“the narrative that he has Spock-like intelligence.”

Smart liberal people actually once believed this. Dumb liberal people still believe it.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 6:40:44 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Cain Train is rollin'!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s ok. Maybe we can set up zero in an island paradise like Saint Helena or the Kergulen islands.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 6:44:17 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
0bama doesn't know much about anything.

Like Rush said, he's the least qualified person in every room he walks into.

4 posted on 11/16/2011 6:44:42 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Spock-like intelligence

Oh , you mean someone writes his lines


5 posted on 11/16/2011 6:46:38 PM PST by molson209
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To: Rennes Templar
Smart liberal people...

Aren't smart and liberal mutually exclusive terms?

6 posted on 11/16/2011 6:46:52 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone think we ought to sell Hawaii to Japan? Not a bad idea if you ask me, especially if they take Obama with them.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 6:47:30 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 6:48:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh c’mon the man has been to all 57 states and has several more to go.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 6:49:32 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/nerd.wav


11 posted on 11/16/2011 6:53:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t worry—from now on geographers will consider Hawaii to be a part of Asia. Obama can’t be wrong.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 8:06:45 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clean and articulate or ridin’ dirty on the down-low and a mumbling-bumbling orator?


13 posted on 11/16/2011 8:10:19 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Or anything else.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 8:36:23 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That convinces me that he really is a natural born American.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 9:04:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Nonsense. 0bama studied very hard and could probably draw a map of the world in his sleep.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 9:28:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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