Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on June 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Not long ago, we noted in this feature the ridiculous mathematics of Barack Obama in both his assessment of the number of Muslims in America and where that would put the US in a ranking of Muslim nations.  Reuters reports that Obama is at it again, in an interview with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper — but Obama apparently killed off two million Muslim Americans since his speech in Cairo:

Almost two million people have inexplicably disappeared from the estimates of the U.S. Muslim population that President Barack Obama has given recently. In his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo on June 4, he spoke about “nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today.” On Sunday, the Karachi daily Dawn published an interview with him where he said “we have five million Muslims.”

There was no explanation for the change, but his reason for citing the figure seemed to be the same. Shortly before his Cairo speech, Obama told the French television channel Canal Plus that “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.” He cited no figure there but mentioned seven million in Cairo three days later.

Many blogs, FaithWorld included, questioned that figure and noted that estimates of the U.S. Muslim population range from 1.8 to 7-8 million. The U.S. Census Bureau cannot ask about religion on a mandatory basis but refers on its website to a Pew Forum study pegging Muslims at 0.6% of the population. The CIA World Factbook uses the same percentage figure. It translates into about 1.8 million.

Speaking to Dawn, Obama lowered his estimate but made his original point again. He said: “We have Muslim Americans who are doing extraordinary things. In fact, their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States. We have Muslim members of Congress. And, in fact, we have 5 million Muslims, which would make us larger than many other countries that consider themselves Muslim countries.”

And, as Reuters also points out, making 2 million Muslims disappear puts us even farther down the list of Muslim nations than before.  We dropped from 32nd place to 38th place, either of which would mean that Obama can’t do math — which would explain his economic policies.  Unfortunately, most of his audience both here and abroad don’t have that problem.  If he’s looking to impress people in the Middle East, he might want to consider using a calculator and doing a little research before trotting out this demonstrably laughable claim.

Thanks to HA reader Ora for the tip.

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Barack Hussein Obama hates muslims.

SouthernGent on June 23, 2009 at 8:10 AM

He only hates liberated Muslims.

Basilsbest on June 23, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Guess who Obama will blame for the genocide? Soon Congress will issue a formal apology, and reparations will be discussed.

JiangxiDad on June 23, 2009 at 8:13 AM

It must be tough keeping all that made up data straight, even for a god.

Hening on June 23, 2009 at 8:13 AM

but Obama apparently killed off two million Muslim Americans
since his speech in Cairo:

Maybe,the two million missing muslims,was actually two
million non-existant muslims after all,but two million
fraudulent Liberal votes!!!

Jus sayin!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:13 AM

Like, math is hard!

fluffy on June 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Lets see, even 8 million out of 350 million or so give us a rate of about .02% of the population. Not a significant percentage of the US population, not even a whole percentage point. So why the heck does he keep talking about them? Oh wait, never mind I forgot the pandering part.

Johnnyreb on June 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne,

Limerick on June 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Maybe after the Cairo speech, Obama got wise and told 2 million American Muslims to go underground and lay low.

Shy Guy on June 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM

I just thought of a brilliant idea!

Maybe,someone should take a look and see if the missing
Muslim Americans,have been tossed under da bus!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM

If he’s looking to impress people in the Middle East, he might want to consider using a calculator and doing a little research before trotting out this demonstrably laughable claim.

Don’t blame Obama. It’s that evil Bush-era teleprompter that keeps tripping him up!

Seriously, a President who makes crap like this up to impress other countries appears to be embarrassed to be an American. On this we can agree. I am embarrassed to be an American with a filthy, lying, dictator like Obama in office.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Has DHS been notified of this!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:17 AM

I think he got his numbers from the same source that gives out the number of uninsured in the US…I’m always hearing the numbers from the “adults in charge” but I never see the source data…

ladyingray on June 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Dear Leader forgot about all the women he put in burqas. But hey, they’re just women so they don’t really count.

rbj on June 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Obama’s inability to count heads aside, what the hell is his point? We have Muslims, please stop hating us? What the hell kind of foreign policy is this nonsense?

Hey, China – buy more of our debt because, well, you know, we have Chinese people in America.

Hey Russia – would you mind leaving Georgia alone? We have Russians here in America, you know!

Yo! Kim Jong my boy, do you mind knocking off that nuke crap? We’ve got North Koreans living in America!!

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, ‘what a maroon’!

Thunderstorm129 on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

“We have Muslim Americans who are doing extraordinary things.

Ok, he’s not only bad at math, he has no idea what muslims are doing in this country. I think most of them are enjoying the freedoms while making a good living, some are plotting to blow up things, but “extraordinary” ??? Come on.

4shoes on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Limerick on June 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Hawthorne’s quote presumes that the man knows who he is in the first place. I’m not so sure that is true with the filthy dictator in the White House. He seems to me to have no moral grounding, no sense of who he is, no anchor at all save a lust for power and the trappings of high office.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

2 + 2 = 5 in Obamaland

cmsinaz on June 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM

“We have Muslim Americans who are doing extraordinary things. In fact, their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States.

I wonder what percentage are living off the teat here and what the real income average is among Muslims in the US.

Monica on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

The Panderer in Chief will say whatever he feels necessary in order to ingratiate himself with a given audience.

If Martians landed in D.C. tomorrow, Ogabe would meet them on the White House lawn and claim that he has always had a high regard for Martian commitment to hard work, education and strong families.

Bishop on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Barack Hussein Obama hates muslims. Neda.

SouthernGent on June 23, 2009 at 8:10 AM

Fixed it.

ctmom on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

How many are in prison?

Monica on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

And why is Donna Brazile begging for donations today?

ctmom on June 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Obama’s inability to count heads aside, what the hell is his point? We have Muslims, please stop hating us? What the hell kind of foreign policy is this nonsense?

Hey, China – buy more of our debt because, well, you know, we have Chinese people in America.

Hey Russia – would you mind leaving Georgia alone? We have Russians here in America, you know!

Yo! Kim Jong my boy, do you mind knocking off that nuke crap? We’ve got North Koreans living in America!!

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, ‘what a maroon’!

Thunderstorm129 on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

It’s, look some of my best friends are _______ logic. If a white man tries to use that logic he’s instantly branded a racists or homophobe, Barrack however being black is allowed to get away with it.

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Has DHS been notified of this!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:17 AM

They are too busy monitoring those “extremist groups” like the VFW and American Legion.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:23 AM

2 + 2 = 5 in Obamaland

cmsinaz on June 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM

But only because of the mess he inherited from GWB.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:24 AM

7 million muslims. 5 million mulsims, eh. Kind of like ObamaCare will cost $1.5 trillion, no make that $4 trillion.

We are going to pay a heavy price for switching to “new math” in the schools.

myrenovations on June 23, 2009 at 8:24 AM

some are plotting to blow up things, but “extraordinary” ??? Come on.

4shoes on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Actually I believe it would be considered quite extraordinary for a Muslim to live in a none Islamic country and not be working on some plan to subject that country to Islam.

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Me thinks,the FBI should at least be notified,out
of courtesy of course!(Sarc).

I hope the Liberal Party cough’s them up soon,it
troubling to say the least!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:25 AM

If Martians landed in D.C. tomorrow, Ogabe would meet them on the White House lawn and claim that he has always had a high regard for Martian commitment to hard work, education and strong families.

Bishop on June 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Only after he apologized for the historical injustices we’ve committed.

trubble on June 23, 2009 at 8:27 AM

… Muslim Americans … their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States.

Is there any proof of this?

Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot… never question Teh One.

rockbend on June 23, 2009 at 8:30 AM

The trouble with constantly telling untruths is that it eventually catches up with you.

But of course, O’s admirers do not care at all whenever he spews a figure off the top of his head, like the US with 57 states, or revises historical facts.

Would it be too much to expect that the day will soon arrive when the mainstream media finally point out O’s untruths to the public?

mz.josephine on June 23, 2009 at 8:31 AM

Sorry for hijacking but its breaking:

Ed McMahon has passed away.

RIP

broker1 on June 23, 2009 at 8:31 AM

mz.josephine on June 23, 2009 at 8:31 AM

after awhile you just shake your head and pray that America will survive this maroon….

cmsinaz on June 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM

can we take donations to buy oboobi a calculator

SHARPTOOTH on June 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM

They are two busy….

highhopes on June 23,2009 at 8:23AM.

highhopes:No kidding,who would ever think,Homeland Secruity
would go after honourable war veterans!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:33 AM

He was thinking ahead to when he brings over those 2 million HAMAS muslims on the tax payer’s dime.

jmarcure on June 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

can we take donations to buy oboobi a calculator

SHARPTOOTH on June 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Cough cough… Ya thinkin maybe Rahm could spare him a couple of weeks to show him how to use it?

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Dear Leader forgot about all the women he put in burqas. But hey, they’re just women so they don’t really count.

rbj on June 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM

No he forgot that in Islam it takes 2 women to equal 1 man (i.e. testimonies in court) so that’s why 2 million disappeared. He figured that there were probably 3.5 million muslim men and 3.5 million muslim women and since women only count as half, then that makes 1.75 million and he just rounded down to 1.5 million since he seems to have a thing against women and thinks they should count as less than half.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Gee how soon will he appoint a Iranian czar????

Rick007 on June 23, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Gee how soon will he appoint a Iranian czar????

Rick007 on June 23, 2009 at 8:36 AM

They have to eat their ice cream first.

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:39 AM

The “missing Muslims” are in the 51st through 57th states working the jobs Obama saved with Pork = U Less. So stop picking on the one already! Can’t we all just get along?

Rodney

katablog.com on June 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Thunderstorm129 on June 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

It’s, look some of my best friends are _______ logic. If a white man tries to use that logic he’s instantly branded a racists or homophobe, Barrack however being black is allowed to get away with it.

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Good point. An even more interesting way of looking at it.

Thunderstorm129 on June 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Saudi Arabia – 829K sq. miles;
Egypt – 387K sq. miles
Indonesia – 735K sq. miles
United States – 3.8 million sq. miles.
So America is one of the world’s largest Muslimed nations!!

eeyore on June 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Oh boy,now we know where the two million Iraninan votes
went!!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Oops,that should be Iranian!

canopfor on June 23, 2009 at 8:43 AM

We have Muslim Americans who are doing extraordinary things. In fact, their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States.

Proof that O hates Muslims because they are rich and therefore he’s going to tax the h*ll out ‘em!

katablog.com on June 23, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Cough cough… Ya thinkin maybe Rahm could spare him a couple of weeks to show him how to use it?

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

where is dead fish? he’s been real quiet lately…

SHARPTOOTH on June 23, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Barack: In fact, their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States.

A.G. Holder: “The President’s pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.

Buy Danish on June 23, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Thank goodness someone is taking over for the lame media.Can you imagine if they reported all his lies and inconsistencies? What I am waiting to hear is someone confronting him about all his crappola:)and go out on the air before his cronies can erase it!

ohiobabe on June 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM

where is dead fish? he’s been real quiet lately…

Off on a junket with the Governor of South Carolina.

Boy you guys ask easy questions!

katablog.com on June 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Is it just me or are people getting angrier and angrier with the current administration? There seemed to be a sea change about the time the filthy liar rolled out another trillion and a half program (healthcare) and completely distanced himself from the events going on in Iran.

Today’s press conference ought to be pretty interesting with the teleprompter refusing to comment on questions about Iran, healthcare costs, the unemployment rate going into double digits, etc……

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM

A.G. Holder: “The President’s pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth.

Buy Danish on June 23, 2009 at 8:47 AM

WTF this is gett’n really scary…….

SHARPTOOTH on June 23, 2009 at 8:49 AM

eeyore on June 23, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Clintonian logic. That’s not a good thing.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:50 AM

where is dead fish? he’s been real quiet lately…

SHARPTOOTH on June 23, 2009 at 8:45 AM

He is probably somewhere under the Whitehouse having an aneurysm trying to figure out a way to not waste the Iranian crisis.

doriangrey on June 23, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Remember this is the administration that is taking control of the next censuses. Remember the part about concerns about no independence and not to worry. Why spend money on a Censuses he has already the numbers. When your god you can see all and count all. The reason we cannot see his birth certificate is that he wasn’t born. He came down on the new bright star the liberals talk about. I’m not taking the mark of the beast. WAKE UP AMERICA YOU ELECTED A COMMUNIST!!
The real God help US!!!

Ed Laskie on June 23, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Barack Obama fears the Iranian American population today, and would eliminate their existence from his realm if it were possible. He’s considering well Stalin’s snide remark to Churchill; “Shoot 100,000 and they will submit to authoritarian rule.” BHO needs talking points for his “Independence” weenie roast small talk conversation with his Iranian terrorist guests; he so yearns to be free from Constitutional constraints, and welcomes their help.

Michelle just wants to know what more she can get for her children: sprinkles and cream. Soon enough, watch Michelle O. flaunting scarfs a la Achmadinejad in her fashion statement. See, you can obey the authoritarian male and still be a real woman. Sick.

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Well, it’s quite easy to figure out!

The Democrats set the bar SO HIGH.

They promised voters the world, in a sense.

They’d get everything they could desire.

This was the age of Hope, Transparency, Change, Healthcare

blah blah blah

now nothing that Obarfy promised has come to fruition. Obarfo voters are dumb, but they know when they aren’t getting what they were promised.

They aren’t going to get what was promised, and people will be disappointed, and the left will end up fractured, splintered, and depressed.

blatantblue on June 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Obarfy is going to piss EVERYONE off.

The centrists, with his spending

The far left, with not leaving Iraq and Asscrackistan

And..we’re already disgusted so he need not worry about pissing us off.

blatantblue on June 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Ed Laskie on June 23, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Has his appearance on the global scene affected sponsors adversely? The Scientology leader is trying out Obama techniques to no avail on his own domain.

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Somebody has to say it. I’ll take one for the team.

“Leave Barack alone!”

/wipes running mascara from face

Proud Texan on June 23, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Maybe obama should look for them in al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan.

JiangxiDad on June 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM

No worries. The ACORN census takers will undoubtably “find” the missing 2 million and few million more.

Disturb the Universe on June 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM

They aren’t going to get what was promised, and people will be disappointed, and the left will end up fractured, splintered, and depressed.

blatantblue on June 23, 2009 at 8:53 AM

So true. My wish is that when hits the campaign trail in ’11 and starts with the platitudes and the false promises, someone like Julio the Fry Cook stands up and yells “Liar”. Of course it will be edited out by the media, but it would be a classic moment.

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Hope and Change can’t work twice — sorry!

Yes We Can won’t work four years from now.

blatantblue on June 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Obama is a reader. (Of TOTUS that is.)

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Hope and Change can’t work twice — sorry!

Yes We Can won’t work four years from now.

blatantblue on June 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM

That’s the problem with running as something different, eventually you are the status quo. In 2012 (assuming he hasn’t suspended elections by that point) team Barry will probably run on a theme of Yes We ARE- and need to keep up the effort.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM

I can’t wait until Obama leaves office and the TOTUS pens an unauthorized biography about what really went on in the White House.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM

Is TOTUS a Muslim?

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM

On Justice For All

Sotomayor is to insert the tumultuous key for SCOTUS imbalance and Constitutional demise. With the likes of Obama’s nominees, no Supreme Court case will be heard impartially again. No legitimate complaint against permeated corruption will ever be heard since the purging of effective Inspectors General.

Prior to our next national census, citizens should demand that our legislators rescind stipulations to REQUIRE ON PAIN OF PROSECUTION citizens to supply anything in the census beyond number of occupants, ages and nationality (not race!) per household.

Until the corrupt ACORN is at least dismantled from government subsidies and resources, citizens must demand that the census (4/2010) be postponed until the 11/2010 election if not until after voting takes place.

Corrupt manipulators need to be cut off at the knees.

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Obama apparently killed off two million Muslim Americans since his speech in Cairo

Muslim cat demands jihad for this outrage.

Daggett on June 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Is there anyone here who, like me for the past several months, wakes up in the morning anxious to read about yet another misdeed by Obama?

And also: just when I think he could not top his ignominious act (often, acts) of the day, he goes and proves me wrong.

This president terrifies me to the core day by day!

mz.josephine on June 23, 2009 at 9:24 AM

It’s like he just says things to hear his head rattle. There is certainly no shortage of dolts in local politics throughout the country who talk out their wazoos. Fortunately, they’re usually harmless and we can ignore them. It’s dangerous when one becomes president.

RobertE on June 23, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Until the corrupt ACORN is at least dismantled from government subsidies and resources, citizens must demand that the census (4/2010) be postponed until the 11/2010 election if not until after voting takes place.

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 9:21 AM

FYI, from an article in the Washington Examiner:

Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International has officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.”

The enemy has a new name but it is the same corrupt organization that put a racist Muslim dictator into the White House.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Lying and making stuff up is not what I’d call “smart diplomacy.”

CP on June 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

mz.josephine on June 23, 2009 at 9:24 AM

100% concur.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Johan Klaus on June 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM

I can’t wait until Obama leaves office and the TOTUS pens an unauthorized biography about what really went on in the White House.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:16 AM

From the Fly on the wall…

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 9:29 AM

team Barry will probably run on a theme of Yes We ARE- and need to keep up the effort.

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM

I’m betting he goes with “We’re Almost There” accompanied with a blinding flash of his pearly whites.

sherry on June 23, 2009 at 9:31 AM

highhopes on June 23, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Live and learn. Of course ACORN would be an international organization. I’d only thought of it as a plague in America.

I’d heard ACORN officially changed its name, so it’s Community Organizations International. Damned presumptuous, sounds like thugs that pressure ALL community organizations to pay dues aka “protection money”.

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Disturb the Universe on June 23, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Bingo!

maverick muse on June 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM

The U.S. Census Bureau cannot ask about religion on a mandatory basis

But it can ask about political party affiliation?

peacenprosperity on June 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM

“We have Muslim Americans who are doing extraordinary things. In fact, their educational attainment and income is generally above the average here in the United States.”

Is he referring to those Nigerian Muslims in Texas who’re running all those credit card scams, or perhaps the Somali Muslims in Minnesota who’re training to be AQ terrorists?

Why is it Barry never gives us any specific examples of all these fabulous “contributions” Muslims have made to the U.S., or even the “extraordinary things” Muslims are currently doing in the U.S.? Why is it always “Muslims are great; trust me I know, ’cause I had a Pakistani roommate in college” kind of crap?

AZCoyote on June 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Are they saying, “Are there any [Muslims] in the [United States?" Of course not! They're asking, "How many [Muslims] are there in the [United States]!”

amkun on June 23, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Let’s put it bluntly. Messiah pulls all his information straight out of his rear end. His groupies in the media just suck it up.

n0doz on June 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Just another figure plucked out of thin air. Same as with his economic policies. Saving or creating jobs, whatever.

Kissmygrits on June 23, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Obama Barbie: “Math is hard! Let’s go shopping!”

Mrs. Happy Housewife on June 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

The Audacity of Math.

Loxodonta on June 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Muslims, like blacks, latinos or any other group are just a resource to be exploited, pandered to and then cast aside when no longer convenient or necessary. Obama is all about Obama. His words are transitory as smoke. Look again, there’s nothing there.

SKYFOX on June 23, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Johnnyreb, check your math. 8 million is about 2 percent of 350 million, not .02 percent.

That said, there are about 300 million people in America. Using Obama’s new number of 5 million Muslims, that would make them 1.66 percent of the American population. As you said, a pretty insignificant percentage.

SD on June 23, 2009 at 11:05 AM

That butcher. In such a historical short time, too. He is not afraid of killing off his own people (moooslems) to make some point.

Be afraid, be very afraid, we have on our hand, one of the worst cold-hearted POTUS in control. Even more ruthless than Stalin, Po-Pot, etc. combined.

Think what he has in mind for us bitter clingers?

Sir Napsalot on June 23, 2009 at 11:08 AM

As is his track record, President Lovebama just talk and spouts “facts” and “figures” with no real knowledge or basis.
The fawning media will not question his continued lack of integrity,when speaking.

Amazed on June 23, 2009 at 11:14 AM

MSM can’t question his integrity when their heads are up his @$$

brdchris1 on June 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM

ObaMath: Put down 7 for the millions of American Muslims for the speech in Cairo, move pencil to the left, put down 5 for the millions of Muslims for Dawn, and voila! you get 57, the number of states in ObAmerica.

Question for the Smartest ObaMan in America: If you gave every Muslim in America a million dollars, could they fund the budget deficit? The answer probably depends on his audience.

Steve Z on June 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM

In Turkey, Obama said, “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation” but now he’s implying that we are among those who consider themselves as Muslim nations–”we have 5 million Muslims, which would make us larger than many other countries that consider themselves Muslim countries.” The POTUS should always be careful of his public statements; but it appears he’s only guarded about promoting the ideals of freedom.

Alma on June 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

He meant American Muslims are living large.

Maquis on June 23, 2009 at 12:44 PM

His numbers are correct. You forgot that there are 57 states.

conservativegrandma on June 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Black graduates of Hahvahd don’t need no stinkin’ math!

Cybergeezer on June 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Explanation for the change in numbers?Real easy—-he’s an idiot.

DDT on June 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM