Skip to comments.Self-effacing Obama hails science fair achievers
Posted on 05/27/2014 5:08:26 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished.
There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot three-point baskets, the 18-year-old cancer researcher and the second-grade Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma, with their Lego "flood-proof" bridge design.
"I'm such an underachiever," Obama said after chatting with Eric Chen at Tuesday's annual White House Science Fair. Chen, a Harvard-bound high school senior from San Diego, won grand prizes at the 2013 Google Science Fair and the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology for identifying new drug candidates for the treatment of influenza.
It's an annual self-deprecating routine for the Harvard trained lawyer and 44th president of the United States, who happily recounts his personal failures in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
"One year I accidentally killed some plants that were part of my experiment," he told Tuesday's White House Science Fair audience. "Another time a bunch of mice escaped in my grandmother's apartment. These experiments did not take me straight to the White House."
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the only truth this world class Ahole has ever spoken.
Self effacing? Self-Assing is more like it. He even THINKS he is LYING to the kids.
Obama DID make himself a girlfriend out of composite...
I cannot stomach faux humility.
No but once there, the experiment to see how far a black Democrat/Communist could go to destroy the USA with nary a peep from the media or gutless Republican party sure as hell did.
“...noting that men outnumber women studying and working in engineering and computer science.”
He hasn’t spent much time around engineering schools recently. My sons are both engineers. Whereas the oldest had very few women in his class, my younger son’s class was about half women. I know lots of women who excel in engineering and computer science.
It’s still about him
The inside scoop is that Obama paid a 5th grader a grant of 40million dollars to scale up Potato Electric Generation Plants.
and everything outside the Chum Gang.
It is rather challenging to focus on scholastic achievement when one is primarily hanging out with the choom gang.
Ha-ha. So funny.
This idiot who couldn’t conduct a basic science experiment is our CIC. Yep, laugh myself to sleep over that.
The "Sociology" and "Elementary Ed" majors who cannot put air in a bike tire or check the oil seem to always try to make any sign of technical competence an indication of the lower status of the technically skilled individual.
Somehow, to people like Obama consider applied science and engineering a bit "beneath" them ... and thus an excuse for them to occupy managerial positions, giving them, the incompetent, the right to tell the competent what to do!
Mathematics and Science ARE Liberal Arts, too.
Our king is very humble.
For once I agree with Soetoro. He is a dumb ****.
A rare moment of realizing the truth. Don't worry, the sycophants will be there soon to feed the ego.
“You didn’t build that.”
Underachiever? Yes you are...you make Jimmy Carter look like FDR...
Why is it always about him?