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On Leno, Obama Admits He Can't Do Math Above 7th Grade Level
fox nation ^ | 10/25/2012 | fox nation

Posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:14 PM PDT by djwright

JAY LENO: When you help your daughters with their homework, is there a subject you struggle with? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, the math stuff I was fine with up until 7th grade. But Malia is now a freshman in High School and I'm pretty lost. It's tough. Fortunately, they are great students on their own. And if something doesn't work I'll call over to the Department of Energy to see if they have a physicist to come over!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackbarbie; barbie; calculus; education; educrats; leno; math; mathishard; obama
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I doidn't see this posted. But I would think the smartest man on the planet could do math above a 7th grade level.
1 posted on 10/25/2012 9:21:25 PM PDT by djwright
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To: djwright

IQ 186


2 posted on 10/25/2012 9:25:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: djwright

Surprising that he would admit this. I wonder if he’s laying the groundwork for releasing his college transcripts or something.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 9:25:13 PM PDT by giotto
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To: djwright
It's actually incredible how many lawyers who believe themselves to be bright people but can't even calculate a percentage.

Not surprising, really.

4 posted on 10/25/2012 9:25:12 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Can he even count to zero?)
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To: djwright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0cvqT1tAE


5 posted on 10/25/2012 9:26:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: djwright

SO MANY JOKES


6 posted on 10/25/2012 9:29:55 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: djwright
7th grade? I think he was bragging. He's the dumbest person to ever hold the White House. He has one ability; read a speech well. Period.
7 posted on 10/25/2012 9:30:31 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: djwright

Considering how he’s handled the economy makes me think he couldn’t pass 2nd grade math


8 posted on 10/25/2012 9:30:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: djwright

“57 States”
“10,000 people killed in a Kansas tornado”
16,000,000,000,000 dollar debt (goes on Letterman and can’t recall)
0 Senators voted for his “budgets”
$4 million spent to keep his embarrassing college transcripts hidden.

Sounds about right. This guy is not smarter than a 7th grader.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 9:30:48 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: djwright

10 posted on 10/25/2012 9:31:02 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: djwright
Obama Admits He Can't Do Math Above 7th Grade Level

He don't talk none too good neither. But he rolls a mean number.

11 posted on 10/25/2012 9:32:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: FredZarguna

Actually...some of us are not math people. I can’t play pool unless my husband points at the ball and the shot.

I lost my kid in sixth grade math.. but the way that math is taught now is non sensical. My school went with new math in the early 70’s... I was toast.

Not that I am sympathizing with this dirtbag... I did Minor in Economics and had a great GPA. Lemme tell ya this dweeb couldn’t pass Econ 101... Paul Samuelson..still have the text.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 9:34:00 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: TigerClaws

More like 86.
Actually, Obambi is like a 186 chip in a Pentium world.
He is a Commodore 64 in a Cray Supercomputer world.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 9:34:26 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: djwright

Did you see him trying to vote for himself today? He needed one of the poll workers to come over and help him. It was pretty ridiculous.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 9:35:40 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
He don't talk none too good neither. But he rolls a mean number Doobie, there fixed it
15 posted on 10/25/2012 9:36:55 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: djwright
Obama Admits He Can't Do Math Above 7th Grade Level.. so does than mean Obama got it all wrong by falsely accusing Romney with the $ 1 Trillion meme ?

16 posted on 10/25/2012 9:42:11 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: rfp1234

Millions of dollars to keep stuff hidden proves there is some big money behind him. And of course, big dummies that vote for him.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 9:42:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: djwright

18 posted on 10/25/2012 9:43:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I’m just sayin’ nobody can twist up a digit like The Bomber. Hey dude let’s, like, get bombed.

Wanna do up some Pakistani hash? How about some opium, right out of Afghanistan? Got some Lebanese right here.

Phhhhhhhhhhhhhht...........Like wow man!


19 posted on 10/25/2012 9:44:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Typo correction : “ so does that mean Obama got it all wrong by falsely accusing Romney with the $ 1 Trillion meme ? “


20 posted on 10/25/2012 9:44:31 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Robe

Doobie? What the hell does “a doobie” have to to with math?


21 posted on 10/25/2012 9:47:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: acapesket
Actually...some of us are not math people

And we generally try not to elect such people president. I don't expect every president to be Einstein, but a person who can't do above 7th grace math would not have the logic and reasoning skills to be the leader of the free world. Period.
22 posted on 10/25/2012 9:51:02 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Proud2BeRight

With the intellect ability that he has , and yet he can’t see the consequence of his actions ?

Proud2BeRight:” He’s the dumbest person to ever hold the White House. He has one ability; read a speech well. Period.”

Perhaps his speech writer should be running for President, instead ?


23 posted on 10/25/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: TigerClaws

Who slipped in the 1, it’s more like 86 or below!!!


24 posted on 10/25/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: djwright
Juvenile....it's why he has to have a Mama Jarrett type around him constantly (she makes the decisions on how he reacts to anything, who he sees,what he say's, remember his petulant response to meeting Netanyahu?..and now the avoidance....has to have a teleprompter....has to have others write speeches....runs off to prearranged public gathering for his adulation fix, his presidency has been nothing but an "if you love me" tour.
25 posted on 10/25/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: acapesket

“My school went with new math in the early 70’s... I was toast.”

My late life sister in law got hit with that “new math” and we were baby sity with her and I helped her with it.

You have to know all forms of math to decipher it, they take them and toss them in a bag, shake and hope the parents can’t help the kid!!!!

I finally told her to seperate the problem into sections solve it and after she has the answer go back and write it in terms that the teacher would accept!!!

I can see no purpose for it other than to make sure that parents can’t help the student!!!!


26 posted on 10/25/2012 10:01:34 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: djwright

He’s lost with 7th grade math - and he’s in charge of the American economy? Not good. Hopefully he doesn’t have to worry about it after November 6th.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: djwright

Just wait until she has to take a microeconomics or macroeconomics class. He’ll REALLY be lost then.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 10:02:03 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: fr_freak

Picking and choosing fr-freak?

I can certainly write a sentence, and I was a spelling bee champ.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 10:02:52 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: World'sGoneInsane
Did you see him trying to vote for himself today? He needed one of the poll workers to come over and help him. It was pretty ridiculous.

He couldn't find "present" on the ballot.

30 posted on 10/25/2012 10:03:50 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: American Constitutionalist

And he’s talking about Mitt Romney’s math not adding up! Compare the knowledge of these two men when it comes to numbers and business. No contest! It’s a joke!


31 posted on 10/25/2012 10:04:07 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: djwright

There is much more to intelligence than math ability.

I know some brilliant people that have no clue about mathematics. Never base an estimate of intelligence solely on math ability. (Carter was a nuclear engineer)

That said, Obama is an idiot.

Almost anybody can learn math if they need or want to. Really great books/teachers can make it easy.

Bar none the best Calculus text is “Calculus Made Easy” by Thompson and Gardner. published in 1910

http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-Made-Easy-Silvanus-Thompson/dp/0312185480/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351227338&sr=8-1&keywords=Calculus+Made+Easy

Math is a subject where your ability to advance depends entirely on how well you understand your fundamentals. You cannot just jump in the deep end and expect to swim. You start at the very beginning and work step by step.

Arithmetic
Algebra
Geometry
Trig
Calculus
and on and on.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 10:10:17 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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Obama Admits He Can't Do Math Above 7th Grade Level

Maybe he's slowly preparing us for what to expect for when he accepts Donald Trump's $5 Million Charity Challenge.

Is donating to ones own campaign considered a charity?

33 posted on 10/25/2012 10:15:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: djwright

Yep - liberals are stuck in Junior High mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. And this guy lies, saying Romney’s numbers do not add up? Hm...no wonder...


34 posted on 10/25/2012 10:25:04 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Bobalu

Okay, Pres. Transparent, unseal your records.


35 posted on 10/25/2012 10:26:43 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: TigerClaws

who has that IQ?


36 posted on 10/25/2012 10:28:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: djwright

In the first debate how many times did Barack Hussein say. “It’s all about mathematics” It seemed like he said it five or six times. Every time he said it I was thinking maybe Romney knows a little more about math especially when it comes to counting money. When I grow up I want to be just like Romney RICH!


37 posted on 10/25/2012 10:33:45 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: acapesket
Setting aside the question of how you could minor in Econ without Calculus, I sympathize with people who've been disabled by the various educationist approaches to teaching math. They started that when I was in fourth grade (1963) and it was a train wreck. Luckily, my mother taught me "old" math and I didn't need to pay attention to the teachers.

They have tried to revisit this atrocity several times over the decades, as "conceptual math," and various other educationist approaches under new names. They could've done less damage to the country with a nuclear bomb or two; we now have several lost generations of kids.

Truly educated people need to understand algebra, geometry, trig, and at least some concepts from Calculus. I don't believe you can claim to be an educated person if you don't. In the 1970's, even liberal arts curricula required one Calculus course; algebra and trigonometry -- even in humanities were considered remedial -- for a BA/BS and did not qualify.

Now colleges are talking about dropping math requirements altogether. It's a mistake. There's no such thing as someone who can't do math. There are just bad teachers and bad methodologies.

38 posted on 10/25/2012 10:36:20 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Can he even count to zero?)
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To: djwright

At this point, they’re going after the Knucklehead vote...


39 posted on 10/25/2012 10:36:28 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Bobalu
Carter was a nuclear engineer

Carter was NOT a nuclear engineer. http://seekerblog.com/2009/08/27/resume-inflation-how-a-peanut-farmer-became-a-nuclear-engineer/

40 posted on 10/25/2012 10:44:27 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Can he even count to zero?)
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To: TigerClaws

I think you forgot a decimal place. IQ 18.6 maybe, on a good day.


41 posted on 10/25/2012 10:48:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
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To: FredZarguna

I did it because I overcame my math obtusity and recognized the value of my analytical brain to overcome that. I can read graphs, charts, can add and subtract in my head, but I do not possess a theoretical/geometric component, doesn’t make me stupid.


42 posted on 10/25/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: FredZarguna

Thanks for setting me straight!

I always knew Carter was an idiot. The idea that he was an engineer always made me feel cheap somehow ;-)


43 posted on 10/25/2012 10:51:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: acapesket

Being uneducated isn’t the same thing as being “stupid.” But I don’t know how you can do optimization — which is one of the most basic tools in economics — without differential Calculus.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 10:53:50 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Can he even count to zero?)
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To: acapesket

Oh yeah, can you type a paragraph in the dark with only one typographical error? ‘Cause I can.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 10:54:11 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: djwright
To paraphrase SNL: “Barry, you ignorant slut”. A man has to know his limitations and that's why he's a community organizer.
46 posted on 10/25/2012 10:57:06 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Bobalu

Calculus? He probably doesn’t even know algebra.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 11:06:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: FredZarguna
I didn't know that about Carter. It's such a part of his biography that I took it as Gospel.

To be fair, though, Carter said "nucular" all the time. Probably more than GW Bush.

Maybe he was a "nucular" engineer. That way nobody could accuse him of lying.

48 posted on 10/25/2012 11:08:15 PM PDT by boop (I weary of the chase. Wait for me. I shall be merciful and quick. ...)
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To: acapesket
Lemme tell ya this dweeb couldn’t pass Econ 101... Paul Samuelson..still have the text.

Samuelson was a dweeb, too. Won the Nobel Prize, too.

Samuelson was a quack, earning royalties for filling American undergraduate heads with mush.

Soviet Growth & American Textbooks

49 posted on 10/25/2012 11:11:53 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: TigerClaws

“IQ 186”

Left out the decimal point. It is 18.6.


50 posted on 10/25/2012 11:17:18 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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