Obama Calls Europe a “Developing Country”

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There’s only so much stupid you can pack into one gaffe, but to give Obama credit, he certainly can pack in the maximum amount of stupid.

And one of the interesting things that we don’t talk about enough is the contrast between what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of other developing countries, Europe in particular.

Europe is apparently one of those developing countries. I’ll grant you that some parts of Europe are drifting toward Third World status and Eurocrats keep acting like all of Europe is a single country, but neither of those are enough to justify such a level of stupidity from Barack Obama.

And the fact is there are a lot of European countries who followed the prescription that the House Republicans are calling for right now, and not only have they lagged well below where we’ve gone in terms of growth, in many cases their debt and their deficits have actually gone up because their economy is still effectively in recession. And although we haven’t been growing as fast as we would like, we have consistently outperformed those countries that followed the recipe that the House Republicans are offering right now.

What Obama is ignoring, with his usual ThinkProgress trained mind that does not see events in the world, but only cherry picks favorable talking points, austerity is a necessary purgative for a country that has gone overboard in its borrowing and spending.

European countries are generally more Socialist than America. It means they’ll see fewer results under conservative governments than a less Socialist America will see under a Socialist government.

That said, Obama’s hyped recovery is mostly smoke and mirrors. One of the few things that are working in this economy, aside from crony capitalist companies, is energy. And Obama fought drilling every step of the way.

  • LindaRivera

    LOL !

  • CowboyUp

    From Obama’s perspective Europe is a developing country, they’re developing into the umma, dar al islam.

  • glpage

    Can anyone provide any proof that Obama is anywhere near as smart as he is supposed to be?

    • DogmaelJones1

      Well, no one can, because his college and university records are sealed, not for public consumption. Of course, there may not be any college (Occidental in California) and Columbia University(in NYC) records at all, and it’s just a rumor. But I’m sure that if you asked Obama himself, or even his Charley McCarthy dummy mouthpiece, Jay Carney, one or both of them would say that he’s the smartest guy since sliced bread.

  • Softly Bob

    This is not Obama being stupid, this is Obama’s wishful thinking. Europe will soon be one nation if the Leftards get their way, and it will have all the characteristics of a Third World nation thanks to ‘values’ that the Muslims are bringing.
    Give it two years and Obama will be referring to the United States as a developing country. He won’t be happy until it is one!

  • DogmaelJones1

    It would seem that a lot of the Biden disease is infecting Obama, too. It’s very contagious.

  • VHG1

    The media seems to be having a much tougher time keeping the charade of Obama’s “smarts”. Obama doesn’t know American history, European history, but he is fluent in Marxism!

  • onecornpone

    Gaffs such as this cause me to pause and wonder what sort of drug-induced stupor he is recovering from. Perhaps one reason he must stay away from his own bedroom so frequently – but only one. ;)

  • thepoisonousmushroom

    I honestly think this parentless c oon has a sub 100 iq

    • http://edgeofeurope.wordpress.com/ Rob

      Do you mean to say that calling him a c oon puts you above the knuckledragger mark? Think again.

      • thepoisonousmushroom

        You’re right.

        He’s an illegal alien moslem mulatto.

  • http://edgeofeurope.wordpress.com/ Rob

    Read that again. “what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of ***other*** developing countries”. Developing countries, other than the United States. Maybe if you had a ThinkProgress mind you’d have learned how to read by now. You don’t learn that by watching Fox you know.

    • LawnJockey

      I’m impressed Rob. With your superior intellect maybe you could help me out understanding how we are going to strengthen our economy which is teatering on the edge. Do we keep pumping via the Fed which is hurting the real values of middle class savings? How will we be able to pull away from that and taper without tanking the financial markets thus kicking the middle class owned pension value in the nuts again? How do we make sure the full time middle class employees don’t get reduced to part time status? With municipal governments lining up behind the grand experiment called Detroit what action on the federal level do you advise and how should that be funded? Are you in support of the bond holders being put in that back of the bus behind the public pension plans? If so, what is the factual and legal basis for your position?

      I look forward to being enlightened as to the above.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “”what’s happened in the United States and what’s happened in a lot of ***other*** developing countries”. Developing countries, other than the United States. Maybe if you had a ThinkProgress mind you’d have learned how to read by now.”

      Right. Even worse. He also thinks that the USA is a “developing country.”

      What an imbecile.

  • Frank Mc Carthy

    Barack Hussein Obama = Gematria 666 …Do the math.

    “BARACK”
    Barack Standard Eng = 117 = 234/2 = 6x6x6+6+6+6 divide by 2
    Barack Ordinal Eng A=1,B=2,C=3,D=4 etc = 36 (Triangular root of 666.)
    Barack Common Eng=A=6,B=12,C=18,D=24 etc. 216 6x6x6.
    Barack Reduced Eng = 18 = 6+6+6

    “BARACK OBAMA”
    Greek Ordinal Gematria 6-6 = 738 =+66+666
    Reduced Greek Gematria = 42 = 6+6+6+6+6+6+6
    English-Hebrew Ordinal 6-6 Total = 816 (Sum the 11 proper divisors of 666 )
    English Total = 3^6 = 729
    Hebrew Reduced Gematria (BO 2nd) = 66

    “BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA”
    English Total Gematria = 1998 or 666+666+666.
    Greek Ordinal 1-1 Gematria = 234 = (Revelation 13:x18 or (6+6+6)+(6x6x6)
    Greek Reduced = (6^2)+(6^2)OR 72 = (6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6+6)
    Greek 6-6 = 1404 or 6+66+666+666

  • David Foran

    Obama has an excellent knowledge of geography. He is the only President to have visited all 57 states.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Most of us are lucky to even find 50 on a map.

  • StayFree

    I think that the irony here is that this article infers that Obama is stupid, while misrepresenting a quote that could easily be understood for its obvious meaning by anyone with a high-school level understanding of the English language. It’s plainly obvious that Obama meant “particularly in Europe”, rather than “Europe in particular”. Europe contains has nearly a dozen developing countries. Shame on this article’s for intentionally misrepresenting the quote, and snatching the low-hanging fruit.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “Europe contains has nearly a dozen developing countries. Shame on this article’s for intentionally misrepresenting the quote, and snatching the low-hanging fruit.”

      That might work, except that his full quote seems to point to the idea that the USA is a “developing country” too. That’s what got my attention. And in particular not only because it’s ignorant but because it is part of the historical revisionism of the anti-colonial rhetoric that paints the USA (and naturally European nations as well) as an imperial thief.

      The reasoning goes that without “exploitation of colonies,” now the formerly developed world (America and Europe) must actually “catch up” and learn to produce honestly.

      That’s what got my attention. I don’t care about gaffs or questionable ability to communicate clearly. This projects his mindset. And if this was isolated, I would consider it a gaff. It’s not isolated.

      We in the USA are leading the world in technology development and productivity, but we give away more than we can afford to the nonproductive segments of our societies. That is our problem. And the reason we do that is because of leftist lies and delusional ideology.

      That’s what matters to me.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      http://financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/developing

      Less Developed Country

      A country with lower GDP relative to other countries. Less developed countries are characterized by little industry and sometimes a comparatively high dependence on foreign aid. Less developed countries often undertake programs of development, with greater or lesser interventions on the part of the national governments. They are major borrowers from organizations such as the World Bank. While no strict definition of which countries are less developed exists, most countries that do not belong to the OECD are considered less developed. See also: International development.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      “I think that the irony here is that this article infers that Obama is stupid, while misrepresenting a quote that could easily be understood for its obvious meaning by anyone with a high-school level understanding of the English language.”

      Actually you made incorrect inferences. The article does not imply what you think it does. It apparently went over your head. That was a sarcastic dig, but not worth reporting on its own as the meat of the article or even a key point. The rest went over your head so you just assumed that was a key point. Or the only point. It’s hard to tell more based on what you actually wrote.