Obama Can’t Remember the National Debt on Letterman (Video)

In 2008 Barack Obama said President George W. Bush was “unpatriotic” for adding over $4 trillion to the national debt in eight years.

Obama went on to add nearly $6 trillion in less than four years.

Last night Obama told David Letterman he didn’t remember what the national debt was when he came into office.
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  • Chris in N.Va.

    Well, math never has been a long suit for the Dems/Libs/Progs anyway.

  • Indiana

    I doubt he even knows what it is now.

  • How many states are there? “I can’t recall that either.”

  • Hawk777

    This damn well better be in a commercial Romney!

  • Winston Wolfe

    Who watches this crap? I mean, really.

    I remember – a long, long time ago – when late-night television was funny. Yes. Even Letterman. But now? It’s a waste of my time.

    If I want to watch some loudmouth politician, I’ll watch the news.

    You keep shoving them down my throat on what’s supposed to be entertainment? Not a chance in hell I’ll be watching.

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  • john b

    He cant’t recall it because either:
    a. It’s too big a number for him
    b. the choom he smoked and continues to smoke makes him forgetful.
    c. He’s had brain damage from cocaine snorting.
    d. A question like that is beneath his pay grade.

  • Or–Letterman: How many states are there? Barry: Ooh, ooh, I know that one, Dave! 57!

  • Stella Baskomb

    . . . whatever it was, it was all Bush’s fault.

    The deficit, the debt, the stupid Boston Police, the stupid Arizona Sheriff, the doctors who perform unnecessary amputations out of greed, mandatory purchase of medical insurance, Fast and Furious, ACORN, the New Black Panthers, Eric Holder, Jay Carney, The Rev Wrignt, Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, the failed trillion-dollar stimulus, GM is dying and bin LAden coming back to life . . .

    All – ALL – Bush’s fault.

  • john

    Don’t forget “folks” not keeping their tires properly inflated and getting a tune-up, atm machines…………

  • Buffalobob

    I didn’t watch it never will, but I can see Letterman smiling with toothless admiration at the mostest, bestest smartest president ever. did he ask him if he had a chance to visit all of the 57 states yet? Did he ask him what he thought of the Army courps of Engineers, or the US Marine courps? How about the intercontinental railroad? Dave what about the one last week the three words he had for the Republicans.” Made in the USA.” Oh an did he loop the clip of obama trying to enter the white house through a window?

  • Stella Baskomb

    Obama is correct about one thing – the debt is mostly owed to ourselves. See Fox News at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/04/who-do-owe-most-that-16-trillion-to-hint-it-isnt-china/

    “Fully two-thirds of the national debt is owed to the U.S. government, American investors and future retirees, through the Social Security Trust Fund and pension plans for civil service workers and military personnel. China, it turns out, holds less than 8 percent of the money our government has borrowed over the years.

    “It is true that China is the largest foreign owner of our debt,” said Josh Gordon, policy director of the Concord Coalition, a Virginia-based nonprofit that advocates getting the nation’s debt under control. “But the vast majority of our debt is held by us.”

    Note China’s share is about 8% of our total debt.

  • Here’s two idiots (Obama & Letterman) that could not count to 10 if they put both their ignorant heads together.

  • AnnaS

    If his handlers have not given him the answers in advance on a piece of paper or teleprompter, he is at a loss. I believe whomever signed him up for this gig told him–don’t worry, just go play golf and take vacations, we will handle the rest.

  • l.barney

    “The national debt under my predecessor was-uh-let me think for a minute..It was uh..uh..Well, it’s ALL his fault you know..uh it was..Hold on a minute!..You know Dave, you should have a cue card on that somewhere on one of your skits, why don’t you?”

    Somewhere, the next Chinese “President” is laughing.

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  • dunce

    Numbers are so hard and confusing and why worry as long there are still rich people to rob.

  • Jerry C

    He doesn’t know the debt # because he’s not the one to pay it back. LUITPOS

  • bg




    don’t expect your freedom to survive as
    long as these people are in charge.. 🙁


  • Patty

    Obama is the world’s best con man. He is a trip. Obama, omg, he has got to be defeated.

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  • Patty
  • Patty

    #5 September 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Winston Wolfe commented:

    Little mindless people = Liberals

  • bg
  • bg
  • bg


    re: #25 et al September 19, 2012

    btw, that’s worse than being found guilty, albeit we know
    he knew, and have the proof, the remaining questions are:



  • Militant Catholic

    When Bush was in, the media HOURLY reminded us of gas prices, troop death tolls, number of golf games he played, number of times he went to his ranch, and the national debt.

  • Steve in SoCal

    Romney should run an ad with this as the highlight.

    C’mon. We’re not asking him to be specific, down to the penny, dollar or the nearest billion. Who’s really out of touch? He should be able to at least give an answer of around 16T, give or take a few billion. And after all, didn’t it hit the 16T during his convention?

    The ad should show that the Senate D’s haven’t passed a budget in 3 years. Obama’s got voted down ~500-0 (by the house and senate combined) and then the commercial should say: “When you don’t provide leadership, you really don’t care what you spend, because you’ll never have to justify it or be aware of it. LEADERSHIP: Knowing how much you’re spending.”

  • Militant Catholic

    The WORST part about this is that Letterman asks Obama if the deficit is around ten trillion. Obama says, he doesn’t know the exact number. So Letterman is a WHOPPING 6 trillion off and Obama has absolutely no clue. He’s either lying or he’s a jackass.
    Can you imagine the media outrage if this were Palin and she had flubbed oh, the birthday of some obscure 1600-era monarch in Spain? What an IDIOT she would be!

  • MicahStone

    Obama Can’t Remember the National Debt on Letterman (Video)
    …of course, who wouldn’t be distracted by a degenerate perve (and reject from the Hair Club for Men) fondly kissing one’s nether region.

  • bg
  • O Dumbo

    He was elusive enough to be lieing . He said he does not remember the exact number . No one does as it is constantly spinning out of control . He didn’t want to give an approximate number as he is not a leader but a lier . He remembered all the blame game lie lines though didn’t he ?

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  • madtntaxpayer

    Forget about the bowing to the arab king; Obambam is seated at a lower elevation than old Latherman. Talk about driveling at a low level!!! Another sign of weakness and disrespect; the POTUS should at a minimum be seated at the same chair level, face to face with the host. BTW, the “killing of Bin Laden” photo op in the situation room has Obambam sitting at a lower elevation, in the corner, not at the table where the “real” players were seated. Even his minions/kool-aiders won’t show respect when given the chance.

  • Mcashc

    He knows exactly what the debt is. And he knows exactly what it will be 4 years from now if he is re elected. It’s all in the play book someone reads to him. He is window dressing and yes he is a complete idiot but he knows exactly what the mission is. A mission only possible with a complicit PC media and a huge population of ignorant sleeping Americans.

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  • shows how interested he is.

  • Watching and Listening

    #7 John B

    The answer is “E”…all of the above,…..plus,…..he’s just damn STUPID!

  • Watching and Listening

    …but just “ax” him what his recent golf scores have been…

  • Patty

    The National Debt and Federal Budget Deficit Deconstructed – Tony Robbins



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  • Mn Jim

    #25, Holder not guilty is like the fox in the hen house, declaring himself not guilty. We heard holder lie to Congress, and a JD internal investigation found the boss not guilty.

  • check my blog for a Letterman appearance photo missed by the MSM

  • mg4us

    Obama lies – – – Democracy dies

    Speaking of Lies. . Obama says he supports all Americans. . really?????

    On page 47 of Dreams from My Father, Obama reminds us the indoctrination lesson his mother gave him when explaining why she did not want to associate with Americans while she was in Indonesia — She said “THESE ARE NOT MY PEOPLE!!”
    Wake-up America and fellow Americans. . Obama is not one of us mentally, spiritually or emotionally. .
    Mommy dearest filled his head and heart with hate and contempt for us, capitalism and western civilization. . .
    Other folks as shown in the movie 2016:Obama’s America only reinforce these beliefs. . .his mother was the originator (most of what we believe is imbedded before we turn eight (8).
    And for those black Americans from decent of Slaves, Obama shares NO HISTORY with you. . or your struggles. . .and hard fought gains for equality. . His Kenyan Dad’s family were slave owners in the past.. . the tribal way.
    So please do not support Obama simply because of his skin color. . to do so would mock, insult & denigrate all that the Reverend M. L. King worked so hard to change. Instead look at the man’s character and judge him on that! Not to do so would be the worst injustice of all!

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/frank_marshall_davis_jr_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2716DiKrA

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