Obama’s Tornado Math

Ignoring the death and devastation in the Heartland so that he can make a pageant of his ineptitude in Britain is especially objectionable when you consider Comrade Obama’s own math when it comes to tornadoes. Remember this 2007 story?

Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died.

The death toll was 12.

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.

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Obama mentioned the disaster in Greensburg, Kan., in saying he had been told by the office of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that the state’s National Guard had been depleted by its commitment to the Iraq War. …

During his speech, Obama stirred the crowd as he often does by skewering President Bush over the unpopular war and noting that he opposed it from the outset.

That was back when Obama opposed war in the Middle East. Since then he has kept the old ones going and started a new war in Libya, for reasons he hasn’t deigned to share with us.

Let’s do the math. If 10 deaths equal 10,000, then 125 deaths (so far in Joplin alone) equal 125,000 — the equivalent of every man, woman, and child in Hartford, Connecticut. Isn’t there something a president should be doing other than adopting a phony accent, botching toasts, and writing the wrong year in guest books on the other side of the world?

Recall that W was skewered for not immediately flying into a hurricane during Katrina. Nobody is asking The Anointed One to fly into a tornado — just to make an appearance in Joplin as soon as possible and pretend to be president of all Americans, not just the welfare class and the liberal elite. But as Kanye West won’t say, Obama doesn’t care about normal Americans.

Obama’s tornado math, via Michelle Malkin.

Hat tip: BURNING HOT. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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