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Obama more up to speed on short duration of Kardashian marriage than on impending implosion of Social Security?

“You might think”, reports Oliver Knox  on Yahoo! News

. . .  that Barack Obama’s crazy presidential schedule makes it difficult for him to stay on top of popular culture. You’d be half-right. Quizzed on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Obama slam-dunked a question about Kim Kardashian . . . .

“Which Kardashian was married for only 72 days?” co-host Joy Behar asked the president.

“That would be Kim,” Obama replied.

Via Jim Geraghty.  Meanwhile, at PJMedia, Tom Blumer reports:

An indicator of just how seriously the federal government’s financial situation has deteriorated (combined of course with the establishment press’s clear desire to emphasize “news” which might assist Dear Leader’s reelection effort) is that the dismal 2012 report released by the Social Security system’s trustees on April 23 received little attention. Viewed through that perverse prism, cash deficits which “will average about $66 billion between 2012 and 2018 before rising steeply,” even before considering the $110 billion or so taken from “general (non-existent) revenues” during 2011 and 2012 to make up for the payroll tax cut, pale in comparison to the importance of higher priorities — like working up a 5,400-word report riddled with errors and distortions on what Mitt Romney was doing when he was a teenager.

The sad, under-reported truth is that three years into an alleged “recovery,” the long-term outlook for Social Security continues to crumble at an accelerating rate.

Via Glenn Reynolds.  Could find online any reports about the president’s plan to fix Social Security.  Or address the coming insolvency of Medicare.  Or a plan to put a dent in the national debt.



  1. […] the president on national television about the Kardashian sisters and which was recently divorced would be ridiculous, capital “L” lame. It […]

    Pingback by Demeaning the Office of President One Day at a Time… Kardashians & Sex Book Questions Asked of Obama on “The View” (video) « Frugal Café Blog Zone — May 16, 2012 @ 2:24 pm - May 16, 2012

  2. Bammy keeps up with the Cardassians. How shiny. That should impress the low information voters.

    Comment by V the K — May 16, 2012 @ 3:21 pm - May 16, 2012

  3. Even geniuses like the Dear Leader whose brains are constantly at work for the People’s glory, need to relax.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 16, 2012 @ 9:36 pm - May 16, 2012

  4. Of course he cares more about the Kardashians than the economy, the economy doesn’t have a history of sleeping with annoying black guys.

    Comment by Cy — May 16, 2012 @ 10:41 pm - May 16, 2012

  5. Hi Dan,
    And if he didn’t get the question right, I am sure there would be those who would state that this was further evidence of how out of touch Obama was from what is happening “out there in the world…”

    Comment by Cas — May 16, 2012 @ 10:48 pm - May 16, 2012

  6. And if he didn’t get the question right, I am sure there would be those who would state that this was further evidence of how out of touch Obama was from what is happening “out there in the world…”

    You have got to be kidding me. The Kardashians are not people that important people should pay attention to. Anyone who faults someone for not knowing which Kardashian was the one that got married is an idiot.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — May 17, 2012 @ 1:04 am - May 17, 2012

  7. Rattlesnake, agreed. Cas could not possibly be speaking with me in mind, or Dan, Bruce, or other regulars I know. Which poses the question… who could her mysterious Kardashian-lovers be?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 17, 2012 @ 1:34 am - May 17, 2012

  8. ILC, I think Cassive Aggressive is referring to the Strawman chorus in her head. I always found that asserting what your opponent might do in a speculative hypothetical to be an especially lame line of argument.

    Comment by V the K — May 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm - May 17, 2012

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