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Debate Score:64
Arguments:45
Total Votes:79
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Should the president of the United States know U.S. history/geog/math and speak well?

I find this video hilarious but more alarming and sad. Obama has no clue as to how many states are in the U.S. This is just one incident of his obvious lack of education. He supposedly went to Columbia, then graduated from Harvard. So much for his ivy league education............

Here is a video that exposed his lack of education.

He says, "the bomb" that fell on Pearl Harbor. Was there just a single bomb?

He did not even know that our American troops did not liberate Auschwitz. The Soviet Red Army did.

He does not even know the meaning and purpose of Memorial Day. Fallen heros in the audience?

The facts about "bloody Sunday"?  The date of the marches.......1965? Does not line up with what he is saying about the birth of his son which means when he was writing this nonsense he didn't add right....Hmmmm  Hows could 1965 events result in a 1961 birth?

And Obama blames Bush for eight years of hostility towards Chavez when Clinton was president at the time.

He said he traveled in 57 states....with 1 left to go. Alaska and Hawaii he was not allowed to go to.....which makes 60 total American states. 

Then he pronounces one of our states as...."massatoosits..."

EAu Claire he called a state. Wisconsins the state Mr. President, Eau Claire is a city.

What "states in the middle?" 

While he was addressing an audience in Sioux Falls South Dakota...he called it Sioux City IA.

And when talking about the tragedy in Kansas he said that 10,000 people died and an entire town destroyed. Actually twelve died.  

Does he know how many years a president serves? He said eight to ten...years. The Constitutional limit is eight.

This video is no joke...this actually happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of61E1FesPU

Does Obama look and sound and act Presidential to you?

 

 

 

yes, it matters

Side Score: 38
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no, does not matter

Side Score: 26
2 points

Yes, I don't want a uneducated buffoon in the big house.

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

Side: yes, it matters

I dont get what you are saying about the 50 characters could you be specific?

Side: yes, it matters
1 point

It appears if you put in less than 50 characters as a reply.

I just copy+paste it there.

Side: yes, it matters

Yes education matters. But Obama was a democrat, any stupidity shown after that fact was established should be expected.

Side: yes, it matters

I think Mr. Obama's spineless, nebulous foreign policy, his ineptitude in the implementation of his much prized reforms and his empty campaign promises are far more serious matters than his occasional inability to enunciate his sentiments.

Side: yes, it matters
2 points

While the president of the United States should surround himself with people more knowledgable than himself on things like foreign policy, he better have a good graps of all the expected information one would learn through the normal schooling process...and yes even through college. Now, if we allow a president to gain power, he or she is uneducated, and that person decides to wield the power of the presidency (without checking in with his/her advisors), then yes we have a really big problem on our hands! Oh, and we do have a really big problem on our hands now don't we!

Side: yes, it matters

I think education matters especially if you hold one of the highest political positions on earth. I would think the president should know history and geography and that should a teleprompter fail the speech would continue.

I think all the examples in the videos show why today Obama will not release his educational transcripts.

Side: yes, it matters
garry77777(1794) Disputed
2 points

Obama happens to be far more intelligent than many of the presidents that went before him e.g. Reagan who was an actor told what to say by others, George W Bush (nuff said)

Would you prefer if Sarah Palin got into office?

Side: no, does not matter
1 point

Elaborate on your views of Reagan if you will, what exactly was he told to say. Can we be sure he said exactly what they wanted him to or did he ignore them? Provide quotes if applicable.

Side: yes, it matters
1 point

It doesn't matter only if the President has to just sit and slide. But, a President, especially of a powerful place like America is important has to know what he is and what he is doing, for whom and why? I don't really know how much the president must know. But, he cannot be catered to all the time. He must know the history most importantly, the basics of mappings and must understand statistics.

This is really important.

Side: yes, it matters

A president should definitely know about their country's history, as well as math. A president should also make logical decisions that will result in the greater good of the country. I'm not into politics much, but it seems that based on some people's views on our government, we're not in a good place, and our reputation is in trouble.

Side: yes, it matters
1 point

Yes absolutely. We unfortunately went through 8 years of a president who gave speeches like they were written in crayon. Sarah Palin recently came to Boston and stated that paul Revere rode through the night warning the British. Bauman also recently went to Concord new hampshire and claimed it was the place where the battle of lexington and concord took place, when it was obviously Massachusetts. How can a candidate have a grasp of the Judicial System, the Constitution or anything else if they do not have a grasp of America's basic history?

Side: yes, it matters
churchmouse(328) Disputed
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So you bring up other politicians to justify Obamas stupidity? His obvious lack of history and geographical knowledge makes it more acceptable and we should overlook the mistakes he says because others have said similar things?

He is president Sarah is not and Michelle is not.

The Left portray him as some genius savior.

Side: no, does not matter
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It is important. Our leaders are expected to be able to meet with other dignitaries and not make the rest of us look like idiots. He is supposed to represent the country as a whole and if he looks like an idiot, we look like idiots.

Side: yes, it matters

He is a clown. He should at least show what a Harvard education gets ya.

And he is not a great example of that. For a president of the United States to not even know how many states he governs over.......is well......

He does not even know how to pronounce Massachusetts.

He is a joke.

Side: yes, it matters

A President does know the basics, so, he has his bases covered.

Side: yes, it matters
3 points

It matters. But you're a moron. Everyone says "the bomb" referring to pearl harbor. And he never said the rest of that stuff. You got that from Newsmax I'm guessing, or one of their affiliates. Luckily they're going out of business after this phone tapping and paying off officials stuff. Guess pretty soon you'll actually have to make shit up instead of copying shit someone else made up.

Oooh damn, that would take thought. Tough luck mouse. Go back to I Love Jesus sites.

Side: Churchmouse is a moron
1 point

While I understand your points I do not believe a personal attack is required or merited. People can annoy others I know but does it truly merit calling them a moron in your tag and stating that they cannot muster up an original argument?

Side: yes, it matters
iamdavidh(4856) Disputed
2 points

... Am I being admonished for calling a person a moron on a debate they started where they are calling someone a moron? :P

Side: Churchmouse is a moron
2 points

I only care about there choices that effect us. .

Side: no, does not matter
churchmouse(328) Disputed
1 point

But if they base decisions on...the knowledge that they have and that knowledge is wrong, faulty...how does that affect us?

Side: yes, it matters
1 point

Bush graduated from Yale, yet there were entire books, calendars, etc. filled with his malapropisms and general idiocy. - ref ref ref ref ref ref ref ref

Did you hold him to the same standard? Or Palin?

Will you hold Cain to the same standard?

I'm pro-life, well maybe

I'm pro-life and pro-choice and pro-life

I would argue that his position on abortion is more noteworthy than Obama saying 57 instead of 47...

Side: no, does not matter