Sunday, December 6, 2009

Is Obama Smarter Than A 5th Grader?


Formal Surrender of Japan, September 2, 1945 on board the battleship USS Missouri



President Obama, Jeff Foxworthy wants to book you right now on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader”.

No one will ever accuse radical far-left socialist Saul Alinsky wing nuts of having an appreciation and respect for American history. But one would think that if one of them who is President of the U.S., holds a Harvard law degree and is hailed by his ObamaBots as “brilliant” he would have a rudimentary grasp of 5th grade American history.

In the above video, Mr. Obama, in an interview with Terry Moran of ABC News’ Nightline, was asked, Define victory in Afghanistan, or maybe that's not the right word. President Obama’s response was, “I'm always worried about using the word "victory" because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur.” Political Policy has an entire post devoted to Mr. Obama’s perverted aversion to hailing U.S. military victories, but equally troubling is his ignorance as to U.S. history. Maybe this interview tells the story. He just doesn’t care about U.S. history or he’s just one of those oddball revisionists. Now I understand why we are in the predicament we’re in with him in charge.

Anyway, sorry to disappoint you Mr. President, but Emperor Hirohito never did sign the Instrument of Surrender. So Mr. President here is your American history lesson-- study up because there may be a pop quiz sometime next week.

"On the morning of September 2, 1945 on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japanese representatives Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu signed the official Instrument of Surrender, prepared by the War Department and approved by President Truman. It set out in eight short paragraphs the complete capitulation of Japan. The opening words, "We, acting by command of and in behalf of the Emperor of Japan," signified the importance attached to the Emperor's role by the Americans who drafted the document. The time was recorded as 4 minutes past 9 o'clock. Afterward, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Commander in the Southwest Pacific and Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, also signed. He accepted the Japanese surrender "for the United States, Republic of China, United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and in the interests of the other United Nations at war with Japan."

In the above video we go well beyond President Obama’s plain ignorance of U.S. history and cross into the realm of drop-dead stupidity. Mr. Obama apparently visited all "57 states on the presidential campaign trail, with 1 left to go but decided against visiting the other 2." Gee, just think if Mr. Obama had visited all “60” states what kind of mandate he would have received in the 2008 presidential election.

I’m not too sure if President Obama would fare too well on “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader”. Perhaps one of the President’s Hollywood friends could produce a show called “Are You Smarter Than A 1st Grader”. Maybe with the help of a teleprompter he might have a “victory” on that format.

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