Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Obama Says Some Really Stupid Things

Former President Bush got a great deal of abuse for things that he said, some of it deserved.  But an Obama comment in an interview yesterday was dumber than anything Bush ever said.
“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,”

How mind-numbingly stupid is that? Obviously Muslim Americans make a up a tiny minority of the U.S., and in actual numbers are equivalent to only a very small Muslim country -- even if you accept a high estimate for their numbers.  By making such a ridiculous statement, Obama simultaneously creates the impression that he is willing to go to any lengths to pander to Muslims, while at the same time providing conspiracy theorists who think he's a secret Muslim with more ammunition. It's also insulting to Muslims, because it appears that he thinks they are stupid enough to just accept such an assertion at face value. Amazingly idiotic.

One other note from the interview...  Here's the president talking about his upcoming speech.

“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.”
And people wonder why Obama gets called arrogant. Who thinks that his speech is going to solve any problems in the Middle East? The sycophantic press and media coverage seems to be going to his head.

1 comment:

  1. You don't have to be religious to be a conservative, just a rational observer of success and failure. In fact, one could argue that it takes more of the element of faith to believe liberalism actually works! History tends to support conservative ideology. While conservatism intriniscally appeals to people that embrace morality (for which, by the way, we have our religious traditions to thank), conservative ideology appeals to those able to recognize that it works whenever it is tried!