Originally posted at CLASH Daily
America is already well aware that for Hillary Clinton, who many think is â€œthe smartest woman in the world,â€ itâ€™s difficult to keep track of minor details like a philandering husband and confidential emails.
Much like Hillary, Barack Obama, the â€œsmartest person in the room,â€ is also super-intelligent, which is why he may struggle with things like simple math.
Take for instance, back in 2008 when Obama informed Americans that there were seven extra states in the union, all of which he believed he had visited. He even believed he had one left to go. This may be because Obama really does possess the power to â€œslow the rise of the oceansâ€ and â€œheal the planet,â€ so counting states may be too trivial an endeavor.
Either way, Obamaâ€™s latest number fumble came a couple of days after exhibiting a very shaky grasp of economics at the State of the Union address. This time, the president, who has been busy â€œfundamentally transformingâ€ our â€œfundamentally flawedâ€ Constitution for the last 8-years, added 10-years to Americaâ€™s age.
Rather than July 4th, 1776, according to Obama, the birth of America occurred in 1766.
In addition to revising our nationâ€™s birthday, while appearing at the University of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska the president also rewrote a few other things when he said: â€œJust as all this talk about how the American economy is terrible is just not true, itâ€™s also not true when you hear folks talking about how Americaâ€™s so weak.â€
Obama went on to elevate himself by ridiculing Republicans for being less than enthusiastic about his many other accomplishments such as his having made America, â€œfar and away the most powerful nation on the planet.â€
Meanwhile, on a more serious note, as Obama was busy taking credit for America being the â€œmost powerful nation on the planet,â€ 10 American sailors were being humiliated by Iran on the deck of an apprehended naval ship.
Nonetheless, the president proceeded to rebuke Republicans and educate detractors about Americaâ€™s strength, explaining we are who we are, â€œbecause the United States of America, for two hundred, err â€“ 50 â€“ years, has been working to make us the strongest.â€
Wait! In fairness, during Americaâ€™s bicentennial celebration, which took place in 1976, Barack Obama was only 15-years-old, going by the name Barry Soetoro, and was still living in Indonesia. That may be why Obama believes our nation, which is approaching its 240th birthday, is really 250-years of age. Or maybe little Barry tends to use some kind of Indonesian form of common core math.
Another possibility could be that the former Constitutional law professor is cognizant of something our Founding Fathers didnâ€™t know, either that, or he and his Choom Gang really did tour those 9 states in his Choom Wagon during the decade no one else knew existed.
And while all this misperception could be benign, if Obama continues to fumble around with numbers, there is a dilemma America could encounter in the months ahead.
The red flag went up when an acolyte in the adoring University of Omaha crowd shouted out to Obama: â€œFour more years!â€
The president responded to the suggestion: â€œI canâ€™t do that because of the Constitutionâ€ (which heâ€™s been defying and demeaning for two terms). Then Obama followed up with: â€œAnd I canâ€™t do that because Michelle would kill me!â€
Hereâ€™s the problem: In 2009, deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya sought to rewrite the Honduran constitutionâ€™s term limit provision so he could stay in office, something the Honduran constitution prohibited. At the time, newly-elected Barack Obama, who, as we can see, has the propensity to add additional numbers to everything, called for â€œdemocratic orderâ€ to be restored by supporting Zelayaâ€™s defiance to the Honduran constitution.
Now Barack Obama, who has already proven he canâ€™t count, is reassuring America that after eight years he plans to leave? Donâ€™t count on it.