The President Can’t Remember the National Debt, Can You?

September 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm ($16 Trillion, David Letterman, National Debt, President Obama)

Last night during his interview with David Letterman, when the President wasn’t lying about things he’s said in the past, he was feigning ignorance of just how high the national debt is.

I’d be willing to bet 90% of the people here are well aware that the national debt topped $16 trillion –  during the recent Democrat National Convention no less.

Check it out here…

And yet, the smartest President in the history of Presidents wasn’t aware of that number.

Via the Washington Examiner:

In his interview with David Letterman last night, President Obama admitted that he didn’t know the amount of the national debt.

“Now, do you remember what that number was? Was it $10 trillion?” asked Letterman.

“I don’t remember what the number was precisely,” responded Obama.

The national debt, of course, was $10 trillion when President Obama took office, but is now currently at 16 trillion and counting.

“If this is me, I got the credit card guy calling me every day, I start to get scared,” Letterman responded. “As Americans should we be scared that we owe that kind of money? Who do we owe that money to?”

“Well a lot of it we owe to ourselves,” Obama explained. “Because if you invest in a treasury bill or something like that, essentially you’re loaning the government money.”

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Man Who Called Bush Unpatriotic Says He’s Never Called His Opponents Unpatriotic

September 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm (David Letterman, Debt, Deficit, George W. Bush, President Obama, Unpatriotic)

Obama (2008):

The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”

Obama (2012):

“One thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic.”

Never tried to do?  Not only did you try, but you actually did.

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