Thursday, June 30, 2011

President Obama Gets a Big, Fat F on Remembering His Daughter’s Age, Basic Economics and Recent History

In his retch-worthy speech yesterday, Obama screwed up… on his daughter’s age, saying his oldest child, Malia, was 13 when she won’t be that until July 4.

An honest mistake? Quite possibly. But if Bush had done something like that, the press would have crucified him, as they did on every little misstep he made.

Not so much for Obama, even though he flubbed more facts in one hour than a frat boy on a social science test after an all-night binger.

For instance, the President harped on corporate jet tax breaks repeatedly during his nauseating address, even though ending that benefit would – in the words of Bloomberg“achieve less than one-tenth of 1 percent of his target for reducing the federal deficit.”

For that matter, as the silly state of California is finding out the hard way, raising taxes usually ends up hurting business revenue and therefore the amount of tax dollars the government can collect.

Democratic dinosaur Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law an immediately effective tax on internet sales, which experts say will cut small-business website revenue by as much as 30%. Sure enough, already cut ties with 25,000 state-based websites, citing the law as its main and only reason.

But back to Obama… Here are just a few more examples of his revisionist recent history, courtesy of the Washington Post:

When Obama praised his shoddy efforts at eliminating “Moammar Gaddafi, who, prior to Osama bin Laden, was responsible for more American deaths than just about anybody on the planet,” he neglected to mention that his administration was all too happy to do business with the man right up ‘til the uprising.

Similarly, when he went off on his usual track (No, not the I-killed-Osama-bin-Laden-all-by-myself one, though he brought that up as well.) of his unprecedented ability to talk about eliminating needless red tape, he conveniently forgot that, actually, every new commander-chief and commander-in-chief hopeful promises that… and usually doesn’t deliver.

Maybe, like the afore mentioned, hung over frat boy, Obama needs to spend a little less time partying and a little bit more time actually studying the facts.

And while he’s at that, he might want to consider growing up.

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