Obama: “I Don’t Remember” What the National Debt Is
So Mitt Romney, you say you want to win the independent vote? Sneak this bad boy of an attack line into your stump speeches and television ads and you just might get it:
Having tuned in to the Republican National Convention, Letterman was moved by one of the confab’s signal messaging achievements. As he explains to the president:
Here’s what I found troubling [at the GOP convention]…They had the clock, the debt countdown clock and, I mean, this thing is going like crazy and it’s several trillion dollars. Now, what is that?
Obama responded with a recent history of government spending. Then Letterman went back to the tally: “Now, do you remember what that number was? Was it $10 trillion?”
Then came the payoff, as the president made clear that he really didn’t want to utter the word “16”: “I don’t remember what the number was precisely.”
This is the “empty chair President” Clint Eastwood was talking about in his RNC speech. President Obama has time for Jay-Z and Beyonce and Letterman but not the time to tell the truth to the American people: our debt has grown at a faster rate under him than any over President and is now over $16 trillion.
That’s a disgrace.