Obamateurism of the Day; Update: Flashback on Turkey speech

posted at 8:05 am on June 3, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

I actually had another one teed up for this morning, but this late-breaking entry has to take precedence.  In preparing to give a speech in Cairo to the “Muslim world” (as dictator Hosni Mubarak sees it, anyway), Barack Obama told French newspaper Le Monde that the US has so many Muslims, it would be one of the largest Muslim nations in the world, if we counted the US in that group:

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”

Well, actually, we wouldn’t, as Roger Simon makes clear:

Is that the USA of the 57 states?

I guess it depends on what your definition of “one of” is. According to Wikipedia, the US ranks thirty-eighth with a Muslim population of some 4.5 million (about one and half percent of our population). Indonesia is first at over two hundred and seven million.

We can’t blame TOTUS for this math mistake.  What was Obama thinking?  Obviously he wanted to impress his Muslim audiences ahead of his arrival, but in an area that in ages past significantly advanced mathematics, this won’t do it.  They know the difference between their own population and the number of Muslims in the US and can figure out a simple ranking system.

Wasn’t this guy supposed to be brilliant?  So far, he’s the intellectual analog to Chevy Chase’s impersonation of Gerald Ford.

Update: The Right Scoop has this reaction from Fox:

When Obama was in Turkey, he had this to say, which the Huffington Post cheered:

“One of the great strengths of the United States,” the President said, “is … we have a very large Christian population — we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

Maybe he should have left it at that.

Update II: The CIA Factbook puts the Muslim population of the US at around 1.8 million, not 4.5 million, as Wikipedia does. Do you think that Obama ever asked the CIA or the Census Bureau for those figures? (via QandO)

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I for one cannot wait until reality definitively slaps Ogabe upside the head….

sooner or later he is going to be asked or taken to task on his Muslim love….

sven10077 on June 3, 2009 at 8:07 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

The more you learn the worse it is.

RobCon on June 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM

One day Totus will become self aware and extract revenge upon Ed for all of his mockery!

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:11 AM

ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

The more you learn the worse it is.

RobCon on June 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM

I have — and the more I learn the less I like.

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:12 AM

so long as we’re never referred to as a ‘christian nation’ is all that matters /sarc

gatorboy on June 3, 2009 at 8:12 AM

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans,

Charming — our new identity group.

BigD on June 3, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Does this count the Nation of Islam?

Regardless, Obama’s pandering to the Islamic world should give all of us pause.

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Via Wikipedia, the US is also the second largest Jewish country:

“American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Jews who are American citizens or resident aliens. The United States is home to the second largest Jewish community in the world (after Israel) depending on religious definitions and varying population data. The American Jewish population was estimated to be approximately 5,128,000 (1.7%)[1] of the total population in 2007 (301,621,000).[2] However, it may be as high as 6,444,000 (2.2%).[3] As a contrast, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics estimated the Israeli Jewish population was 5,435,800 in 2007 (75.7% of the average population).[4]“

I just wonder if Dear Leader will mention that fact when He is right next door to Israel.

rbj on June 3, 2009 at 8:18 AM

One day Totus will become self aware and extract revenge upon Ed for all of his mockery!

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:11 AM

If only POTUS would become self-aware…

KS Rex on June 3, 2009 at 8:18 AM

I’m waiting for the day when he utters one of these whoppers and an incredulous reporter accidentally mutters “tool” out loud.

I’m guessing we need some incredulous reporters first.

blish on June 3, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Obama man can….

Mmmmmmmm…cream and peaches……

csdeven on June 3, 2009 at 8:20 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.

Didn’t we get a crash course on September 11, 2001?

Maybe that didn’t educate Obama and his Muslim buddies, but it sure was a wake up call for us Americans.

fogw on June 3, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Time for McCain & O’Reilly to apologize to all who called O by his middle name.

Anita on June 3, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Breaking entertainment news..
A new movie just released:
“Dung Poo Panderer”
In the Valley of Peace, BO the Panderer…………..

oldernwiser on June 3, 2009 at 8:21 AM

In moments of unguarded candor, the Obama in Chief exposes his real world view, both as it is in his twisted view and as it should be.

And I agree with the points made above; the more one learns about the Islamic world the less appealing it is.

cruadin on June 3, 2009 at 8:21 AM

US is also the largest Amish nation… and Mormon nation… and Jehovah Witness nation… among others of course

gatorboy on June 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM

He meant largest in land size!

That, or he really is a Muslimchurian Candidate. ;)

Or perhaps he’s just as eloquent a’speaker as GW Bush. Both were very good in front of ‘prompters and less-than-stellar without.

eforhan on June 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Has Obama made a statement about William Long yet? Or his fellow wounded soldier?

Abortion doctor responsible for more deaths than the Vietnam war…. statement in 15 minutes

Soldier doing ‘hometown’ work fighting under Obama’s command…….. NO STATEMENT, 48 hours and counting

battleoflepanto1571 on June 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Has Obama made a statement about William Long yet? Or his fellow wounded soldier?

no, and he wont

gatorboy on June 3, 2009 at 8:23 AM

US is also the largest Amish nation… and Mormon nation… and Jehovah Witness nation… among others of course

gatorboy on June 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Largest Moron Nation.

fogw on June 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

I’m still waiting for those many Muslim Americans to denounce the recruiter murder in Arkansas.

It should be prosecuted as a hate crime.
Obama takes that more seriously than terrorism.

Disturb the Universe on June 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

I’m guessing we need some incredulous reporters first.

blish on June 3, 2009 at 8:19 AM

FIFY…

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

One day Totus will become self aware and extract revenge upon Ed for all of his mockery!

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:11 AM

What will the self aware TOTUS do the commentors for their mockery?

ladyingray on June 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

Obama is right about the US being one of the largest muslim states in the world, you’ve just forgotten to count those other 7 states he mentioned in his speech last year which are chock full of muslims.

eaglewingz08 on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

As I’ve said all along (to borrow a phrase from the Greatest Orator to Walk the Face of the Planet), this guy is a complete lightweight who just makes $#!+ up as he goes along.

mr.blacksheep on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

I do hope the earth is passing through
some kind of cosmic anomaly,or stardust
that has converted to Liberal Kool-Aid,
and soon,reality will return!(Snark).

canopfor on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

The us does NOT have 4.5 million muslims, ed.

This is one of the ‘big lies’ by Islam, particularly CAIR.

There is a simple test to prove whether an American Muslim group is honest, etc. Ask how many US muslims there are.

The liars like CAIR always say “7 million”, which is “COINCIDENTALLY” just more than the number of American Jews.

The honest will say between 1.5-2.5 million, which is what actual surveys, even the Pew Founation, will tell you.

Of that 2 million, many are black ‘nation of islam’ types. The number of “north africa-sw asia-se asia” muslims is actually pretty small. Most that come here lose it within some years, or their kids don’t follow. Rates of conversion to Christianity from Islam in the US are pretty high, which makes sense, since many mideast muslims have never even been exposed to another religion.

“4.5 million” HA! What next, 10,000 killed in a tornado? 57 states?

battleoflepanto1571 on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

It’s frightening that Obama’s interpretation of 9/11 was a cry for more love and understanding of the Islamic religion. Such a stark contrast from how our previous president interpreted such a heinous act.

sherry on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Well, you can’t blame the man for dreaming can you?

tgibson1962 on June 3, 2009 at 8:26 AM

So,according to Hopey/Changey,America is the largest
nation on zee planet that is muslim.Using Obama’s
logic,Canada should be number 2,me thinks!!(Sarc).

canopfor on June 3, 2009 at 8:28 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

Just practicing a little taqiyya or kitman; religious deception in wartime is encouraged in Islam.

Disturb the Universe on June 3, 2009 at 8:29 AM

Ladyingray

It will be the worst of fates.
Mortal men who dare cast aspersions upon Almighty TOTUS will suffer the worst of deaths

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:29 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.

al-Obama is so good at spewing advice to us idiot Americans.

Sounds like mandatory curriculum on Islam in K-12 schools coming soon.

tru2tx on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

I wonder if Obama can see Mecca,from
the Oval office window!

canopfor on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said.

2 things stand out to me in this statement:

1. By using the word “we” and it’s inclusiveness, it sounds like he is admitting that he is a Muslim …

2. There is almost a sense of longing; like, I wish we were one of the largest…

garry on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Disturb the universe

Take a look at what Muhammad did to the quryash tribes

“oh sure let’s call a truce”

*crossed fingers behind back*

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

tgibson1962 on June 3, 2009 at 8:26 AM

+10

promachus on June 3, 2009 at 8:31 AM

While on his Islamomania Tour of the Middle East, will the Prez mention anything about the murder of a Brtish hostage by AQ?

Or perhaps he might, as Commander in Chief, mention the murder of a US Army recruiter in Little Rock by Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad?

Will most likely blame the US for the Crusades and the demise of the Great Caliphate…that fits the agenda more than those distractions of violent Moslems murdering innocents across the globe.

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Good article by the Telegraph’s US Editor about how “the Obama administration is embracing the new president’s inner Muslim“:

That’s right: Barack Hussein Obama. Say it proud. Say it out loud. The middle moniker that dared not speak its name during the election campaign is now front and centre of the US president’s attempt to woo the Muslim world…

(h/t Drudge)

KS Rex on June 3, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Maybe he was referring to the US’ prison population.

Shy Guy on June 3, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Sounds like mandatory curriculum on Islam in K-12 schools coming soon.

tru2tx on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

If you catch that going on don’t bother with the school administration. Go straight to the superintendent, or better yet the school board.

Disturb the Universe on June 3, 2009 at 8:38 AM

I wonder what Obama means by his foundation
of 5 pillars comment a while back!

canopfor on June 3, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Even if the US did have more Muslims, that would not make it a “Muslim country”. Unless Obama has other plans. Is the fact that the US has the second (and until recently the) largest Jewish population make it a “Jewish country”?

Phoenician on June 3, 2009 at 8:39 AM

All these nitpicky facts….just a bunch of sours grapes because we lost the election. When will conservatives accept the obvious? That everything Obama says is inherently nuanced and brilliant.

Get with the program, people.

CarolynM on June 3, 2009 at 8:39 AM

so if we are hit with another terrorist attack from some muslims (more than the one brave recruiter in Arkansas), will bambi say that the perpetrators were Episcopalians?

kelley in virginia on June 3, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Will most likely blame the US for the Crusades

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Well, that IS obviously our fault… I mean, heck, Richard the Lionheart was fighting alongside with the Texas Rangers don’t you know.

I almost half expect him to publicly announce that he’s really a Muslim at the end of his speech to thunderous applause, and back home we’ll get a “wow islam is awesome” month of media coverage

battleoflepanto1571 on June 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Wasn’t this guy supposed to be brilliant? So far, he’s the intellectual analog to Chevy Chase’s impersonation of Gerald Ford.

I hope that the black community disavows him very, very soon. He is an embarrassment…especially after running as the best the community had to offer.

csdeven on June 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Has Obama made a statement about William Long yet? Or his fellow wounded soldier?
no, and he wont

gatorboy on June 3, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Nope, and he had the perfect opportunity yesterday when he announced the new Sec of the Army.

milwife88 on June 3, 2009 at 8:41 AM

So it’s ok to refer to the President as B. Hussein Ogabe now?

If it’s good enough for C. Thomas Howell it should be good enough for the POTUS.

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Since the topic here is about Obama and Islam I am going to re-post this from another thread just in case some of you still dont understand.

hes not a muslim

get OVER IT PEOPLE

blatantblue on June 2, 2009 at 11:10 PM

No, you obviously do not understand Islam. When speaking directly to an Islamic community, the admission of Muslim Root’s is a declaration of Islamic faith. According to Islamic law, if your father is/was Muslim you are Muslim. To admit Muslim root’s while denying that you are a Muslim is to claim apostasy, a crime that carries the death penalty in Islam. Therefore Barrack Obama’s admission of Muslim root’s to a purely Islamic community is either the gravest of insults to Islam, or an open admission of Islamic faith. It cannot be anything else.

Now you get over it.

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:38 AM

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:43 AM

rbj on June 3, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Very good point rbj…

Keemo on June 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:43 AM

LOL Dorian!

Come on

Also, according to Islam, particularly the Hadith transcribed by Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad stated that everyone is born a Muslim, but he or she is perverted by their parents into something other than a Muslim.

Looking back on Obama’s life, it’s clear Obama’s mother is guilty of what Muhammad stated in his hadith in Sahih Bukhari

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Obama professes a love of history, and on days when it is convenient to his purposes titles himself a “Constitutional Scholar.”

Anybody wanna ask him for his rumination on Jefferson’s attitude toward Islam?

cs89 on June 3, 2009 at 8:46 AM

Has Obama made a statement about William Long yet? Or his fellow wounded soldier?

Why would he? The demoratF**KS have always played politics with our troops lives and safety for their own benefit. ChimpyO has a trip to the ME coming up and he doesn’t want to piss them off just before they fist him in his ass. They might not use KY if he offends them.

csdeven on June 3, 2009 at 8:46 AM

doriangray

I’m not saying he doesn’t have the interests of the Muslim world in mind.

What left winger doesn’t?

I’m not saying he thinks we’re too mean to Muslims

Which lefty doesn’t?

But I have a hard time believing this guy is a Muslim — especially with about zero proof.

And being in a madrassa for a couple of years before the age of 10 doesn’t count!

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

al-Obama is so good at spewing advice to us idiot Americans.

Sounds like mandatory curriculum on Islam in K-12 schools coming soon.

tru2tx on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

I didn’t take that as advice. Rather as another apology. This time for our ignorance.

oldernwiser on June 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM

LOL Dorian!

Come on

Also, according to Islam, particularly the Hadith transcribed by Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad stated that everyone is born a Muslim, but he or she is perverted by their parents into something other than a Muslim.

Looking back on Obama’s life, it’s clear Obama’s mother is guilty of what Muhammad stated in his hadith in Sahih Bukhari

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM

doriangray

I’m not saying he doesn’t have the interests of the Muslim world in mind.

What left winger doesn’t?

I’m not saying he thinks we’re too mean to Muslims

Which lefty doesn’t?

But I have a hard time believing this guy is a Muslim — especially with about zero proof.

And being in a madrassa for a couple of years before the age of 10 doesn’t count!

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM

So, what you are saying is that a man who was educated in a madrassa, educated in Islamic law, is going to willingly and cheerfully tell numerous Islamic nations that he is a Muslim apostate, being fully aware that to do so is the single gravest insult he can give to Islam.

No, you sir are not only gravely mistaken, but self deceived.

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM

doriangrey on June 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM

I guess of your middle name is “Hussein” and you are an ego maniac, you must figure one third of the US population must be Muslim? Either that, or the POTUS has decided to end the separation of church and state.

Hening on June 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

No Obama,we need to get leftist like yourself to quit excusing the excruciating brutality that is perpetrated and supported by millions of Muslims around the world.

Horror: Taliban Behead Pakistani Troops in Swat Video
A video which claims to show Taliban troops in Pakistan’s Swat valley murdering men accused of being “spies” for the government and the U.S. has emerged. It’s really horrible and the only people who should watch it are Taliban sympathizers.

http://islamabadobserver.com/2009/04/20/taliban-slaughtering-accused-like-animals/

Ignoring these realities and the lack of condemnation by “moderate” Muslims is not going to stop this madness.
It is going to increase it.

Baxter Greene on June 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM

I mean, he’s a super secret Muslim plant?

The Muslim lobby has their man in office?

Doubtful.

Might I add

Half his time spent in Jakarta was spent at Catholic schools

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:52 AM

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 8:53 AM

The one of the largest Muslim countries in the world all driving around in those super fuel efficient Ford Model T’s.

Caper29 on June 3, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Hening on June 3, 2009 at 8:51 AM

“…POTUS has decided to end the separation of church and state.”

Church?

Get with the program…the Constitution has no restrictions regarding Mosque and State. /s

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 8:54 AM

Obama is Spock.

He coolly and calmly recites incorrect facts in a logical fashion.

Nethicus on June 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Keemo on June 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Thanks.

It’s one thing to try and build bridges with other countries, but Dear Leader seems intent on being obsequious and subservient to others.

rbj on June 3, 2009 at 8:57 AM

All we need to become a “Muslim country” are some Muslim laws.

LibTired (KO) on June 3, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Has Obama made a statement about William Long yet? Or his fellow wounded soldier?Abortion doctor responsible for more deaths than the Vietnam war…. statement in 15 minutes
Soldier doing ‘hometown’ work fighting under Obama’s command…….. NO STATEMENT, 48 hours and counting

Obama does not comment upon murders committed by his co-religionists.

Basilsbest on June 3, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Richard the Lionheart was fighting alongside with the Texas Rangers don’t you know.

battleoflepanto1571 on June 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Nice of you to put the George Bush angle into the mix…if all else fails, blame Bush. :-)

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 9:05 AM

BHO: “We are not A Christian Nation”

BHO: “We are one of the largest Muslim Nations in the world”

Not very creative editing……..imagine how Al Jezeera can juxtapose those quotes

Dpet on June 3, 2009 at 9:09 AM

The facts:

1. Obama said we are not a Christian nation while in a Muslim nation.

2. Obama was wrong in his statement above when trying to placate the Muslim world.

3. Obama de-emphasized his Muslim heritage to get elected, and now is starting to emphasize it.

4. Obama pretty much ignored the national day of prayer.

5. Obama took down the Name of Jesus while speaking at Georgetown.

The evidence is starting to stack up that he really is a Muslim, and definitely not a Christian.

therightscoop on June 3, 2009 at 9:09 AM

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”

Using this logic, that the number of a particular faith is the definition of our country…wouldn’t that make us a Catholic nation?

ladyingray on June 3, 2009 at 9:11 AM

…and definitely not a Christian.

therightscoop on June 3, 2009 at 9:09 AM

And not much of a President, either, it appears.

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 9:12 AM

And not much of a President, either, it appears.

coldwarrior on June 3, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Just wingin’ it day by day, is what I think.

blatantblue on June 3, 2009 at 9:12 AM

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

Indeed. Maybe then we won’t elect anyone ignorant and stupid enough to apologize to Muslims.

Basilsbest on June 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Update II: The CIA Factbook puts the Muslim population of the US at around 1.8 million, not 4.5 million, as Wikipedia does. Do you think that Obama ever asked the CIA or the Census Bureau for those figures? (via QandO)

You aren’t taking into account the fact that the one with control over the nuclear football counts as 80,000,000 all by himself.

You have to lkearn how to think like the Traitor-in-Chief.

progressoverpeace on June 3, 2009 at 9:15 AM

we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world

So we’re a Muslim country. Fascinating.

Daggett on June 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Update II: The CIA Factbook puts the Muslim population of the US at around 1.8 million, not 4.5 million, as Wikipedia does. Do you think that Obama ever asked the CIA or the Census Bureau for those figures? (via QandO)

I guess this makes Israel one of the largest Muslim nations in the world… See, Barry, they still hate Israel… Don’t mean they’re going to start loving us anytime soon.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Obama must be desperate for those Muslim votes… that or he’s a man of er principle like Carter…

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

I wonder if Obama can see Mecca,from
the Oval office window!

canopfor on June 3, 2009 at 8:30 AM

If Big O could see Mecca from the Oval office, he might actually start spending meaningful time there in the White House and the Oval office doing the job he was elected to do. As it is, doing it on the fly is ruining the country. Oh wait, maybe that’s the plan?

KendraWilder on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Update II: The CIA Factbook puts the Muslim population of the US at around 1.8 million, not 4.5 million, as Wikipedia does. Do you think that Obama ever asked the CIA or the Census Bureau for those figures? (via QandO)

Better question: Do you think the CIA and the Census Bureau will “correct” their information now that the One has revealed the correct numbers?

MikeA on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Number of Muslims in the US are “inflated” by CAIR. US isn’t allowed to have more of those “Joooooos” then Muslims. Obama is an incomparable ass.

elclynn on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Time to cross-reference and CHECK, PLEASE!

Over at

http://pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez/2009/06/02/americathedutiful/

(with French text included)

…they are claiming that SOBama said, “The United States and the Western world must learn about Islam, and indeed if we count the number of American Muslims, we see that the United States is one of the largest Muslim country the planet.

Lost in translation? The details are important here.

Lockstein13 on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Number of Muslims in the US are “inflated” by CAIR. US isn’t allowed to have more of those “Joooooos” then Muslims. Obama is an incomparable ass.

elclynn on June 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Can’t wait till we can get rid of that pain in the arse Joooish lobby and start pandering to Obama’s brothers.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:19 AM

So what do we all make of his invite for Iranians to celebrate July 4th with us?

Aside from the obvious answers, is it his way of minimizing the next known Tea Party events? On the one side, you’ll have Obimbo trying to buy the world a Coke, and on the other a bunch of whiteys protesting. It’s great stuff for our traitorous media if you think about it.

LibTired (KO) on June 3, 2009 at 9:21 AM

“The liars like CAIR always say “7 million”, which is “COINCIDENTALLY” just more than the number of American Jews.”

[battleoflepanto1571 on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM]

Doesn’t matter. Muslims population could double and the US would still be the second largest Jewish country in the world.

Besides, it’s likely higher on the charts for one of the biggest Buddhist and Hindu country than a Muslim country.

Dusty on June 3, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Barry, we got a lot of Koreans too… Maybe we should start helping out South Korea instead of sitting on our hands waiting for Uranium to disappear.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:21 AM

This was really stupid of him.

AnninCA on June 3, 2009 at 9:22 AM

So what do we all make of his invite for Iranians to celebrate July 4th with us?

Aside from the obvious answers, is it his way of minimizing the next known Tea Party events? On the one side, you’ll have Obimbo trying to buy the world a Coke, and on the other a bunch of whiteys protesting. It’s great stuff for our traitorous media if you think about it.

LibTired (KO) on June 3, 2009 at 9:21 AM

The good thing is that now the Tea Partists will be able to draw from the Zionists

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Has anyone ever witnessed the messiah eating a pork product (besides our tax money pork, nom nom nom)?

Ris4victory on June 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Wasn’t this guy supposed to be brilliant? So far, he’s the intellectual analog to Chevy Chase’s impersonation of Gerald Ford.

He’s a nitwit. And his staff looks up stuff in Wikipedia, rather than rely on their own “intelligence” or other government agencies.

As I’ve said all along (to borrow a phrase from the Greatest Orator to Walk the Face of the Planet), this guy is a complete lightweight who just makes $#!+ up as he goes along.

mr.blacksheep on June 3, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Yep.

Jaibones on June 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM

The good news is that Barry pissing himself trying to appease a bunch of fascists will probably take Scare Force One right over Mecca… Wonder how that could go down…

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Has anyone ever witnessed the messiah eating a pork product (besides our tax money pork, nom nom nom)?

Ris4victory on June 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM

He prefers crow.

fogw on June 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM

He prefers crow.

fogw on June 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I’ve heard he prefers sleeveless Burqa covered Chewbacca.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM

What was Obama thinking?

Maybe he was thinking he was president of a country that actually does have a large minority Muslim population like India or Russia.

forest on June 3, 2009 at 9:34 AM

It’s one of the largest land-wise, but that’s it. This is really idiotic. It’s also outrageous that he would use the phrase “Muslim nation” when he’s denounced us as “not a Christian nation”.

CP on June 3, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Headline: Flashback on Turkey Speech

Were you referring to the country or….

PrincipledPilgrim on June 3, 2009 at 9:35 AM

I wonder if he will be using any talking points from this “Open Letter to President Obama and the Muslim World” from the Director of CAIR.

tru2tx on June 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM

We can’t blame TOTUS for this math mistake. What was Obama thinking?

Remember Obama comes out of Chicago, and is associated with ACORN. They were probably counting the Muslims in cemetery plots to get their numbers projections.

jon1979 on June 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Didn’t we get a crash course on September 11, 2001?

Maybe that didn’t educate Obama and his Muslim buddies, but it sure was a wake up call for us Americans.

fogw on June 3, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Apparently it wasn’t enough of a wake-up call for the 60 million+ who voted for this idiot.

AZCoyote on June 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM

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