UPDATE: Featuring another clip from this same interview, John Hinderaker notes that the Obama claims not to know what the federal deficit is. This should make news, the President of the United States, unaware of the size of the federal deficit.
Amazing. Another sign of his incompetence. Or perhaps his dishonesty, claiming not to know, perhaps fearing that Republicans will use this is a campaign ad.
Do think they should use that clip in an ad — to show how clueless Mr. Obama is about the problems facing the country.
Oh, and if he favors what he dubs a “balanced” approach to the deficit, why then do all his budgets include deficits higher than the last (full fiscal year) deficit he “inherited” from his predecessor.
UP-UPDATE: Perhaps I shouldn’t have rushed to post the video I found on Instapundit because the more I think about it the more I realize the video John liked at Powerline is the more telling. This should be leading the news right now. We have had four successive years of trillion-dollar deficits and a national debt that has increased by a greater amount in Obama’s three years and eight months in office than it did in his predecessor’s eight years. And the president claims on national television that he doesn’t know how much the national debt is.
Isn’t that part of his job? And isn’t this the guy who promised a “net spending cut” and to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term?