Give him an ‘F’: Economic dunce Obama calls higher ed ‘economic imperative’

Speaking to students today in Buffalo (no thanks to MSNBC’s geography experts), President Obama issued the following proclamation:

That’s not a surprising statement coming from the guy who insists that health insurance is a right — but it is an utterly stupid one:

For what it’s worth, President Obama went to college, and his only economic imperative seems to be destroying the economy.

You wanna talk economic imperatives, Mr. President? Here you go:

Put that in your choom pipe and smoke it.



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  • Republicanvet

    Economic imperative for leftist perfessers?

    • Clete Torres

      A-junked perfessers.

      • Guest

        Not all we adjuncts are leftists, we’re just the minority.

        • Clete Torres

          I denounce myself

          (h/t TocksNedlog)

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yeah, just ask all those college grads moving back in with their parents right now. That Kollege Ejukation sure helped! We need to do more of this!

  • Clete Torres

    Twitchy, that’s not nice. Lumping 0bama in with dunces.

    Think of how the dunces feel…

  • therealguyfaux

    There are plenty of people with higher educations, some of whom are even Nobel laureates like Obama, who knoweth not ass from elbow (*cough*Krugman*cough*).
    Not the highest of recommendations there.

  • Steve_J

    “Imperative”, my guess is Obama just learned the word and is trying it out.

  • grais

    When will the IRS start fining anyone who doesn’t get a college education?

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Immediately after they pass the Obamucation Bill………..of which Nancy Pelosi has said “we have to pass it before you can find out about it”

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Economic imperative? And exactly just how much has Obama’s “economically imperative” education at an Ivy League school helped this country’s economy?

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  • George

    The people he wants to educate don’t want an education…just free stuff!!

    • R.C.

      Exactly. A vast group of kids already ignore the current “free education” available to them. So “more free” is somehow better?

      • George

        When is Obama going to get an EDUCATION!!

  • R.C.

    Following what we know of Zero’s college years, its an economic imperative for drug dealers, maybe.

  • fishydude

    My first thought when Dumocrats gave Bummer full control over students loans was this. It is the next step toward government control of college admissions. Only the wealthy would be allowed the freedom to choose their own career paths. Those who require students land to fill the gap will be assigned career paths by the torment based on race, gender, sexual identity and 5th or 6th down the list, Merritt based on test scores.
    Because not enough people will voluntarily enter medicine, this will be a way to draft puerile into the National Medical Service Corps created by Bummercare.
    Remember this prediction.

    • ceemack

      In other words, the Sovietization of higher education. Lovely.

  • RblDiver

    Well see, trade schools and the like are clearly bad, because we want only illegals, er, I mean, future Dem voters to do all those sorts of jobs, right?

  • ceemack

    Y’know, if we did a better job of teaching kids in K-12, college wouldn’t be nearly so important.

  • WhoDat

    I might be alone here, but I think everyone needs college. In many cases, a high school education just isn’t enough.

    • Marvin Nelson

      I don’t know many plumbers or electricians with college degrees.

      • WhoDat

        Many do have trade school educations, do they not?

        • Clete Torres

          That’s considered college now?

        • WhoMeToo

          While “trade schools” are an available (expensive) option… They have these new-fangled thingies called “apprenticeships”.

          Most learn on the job. ~_^

          • chewydog

            Unfortunately, most trades apprenticeship programs with high earning potential are associated with unions and all the hackery that goes with that.

    • nc

      For some, sure, but for others it’s really a waste of time and money. Even worse, kids can be exposed to a lot of messed up influences, both in and out of the classroom.

      A good trade school, an entry level job, or even “seeing the world” are all good alternative ways to prepare for adulthood. Different things work for different people.

      • WhoDat

        I’d lump trade schools in with universities. Any form of post-secondary education is a good thing, in my opinion.

        Sure, I agree they don’t work for everyone, and they shouldn’t be forced. I just think the workforce is better the better educated it is.

        • Keith

          Your 1st post was EVERYONE needs college. Your last one was THEY DONT WORK FOR EVERYONE. Doesnt make sense.

    • IceColdTroll

      Not with the semi-literate dunces the publik skools are churning out these days with diplomas worth about as much as a Hawaiian birth certificate.

      • Roto

        … worth as much as a Hawaiian birth certificate. Spit take!!!! :-)

  • nc

    Sounds like another bone thrown to the miffed unions.

    • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

      Spot on.

  • Jack Deth

    Judging from his incredibly lackluster performance in this arena. It is self evident that:

    “Math is hard!”

  • rambler

    Imperative? I would like to see his transcripts. I doubt he even went to college or else there is an affirmative action category for a dope smokin’ slacker.

  • Roto

    I guess when Valerie Jarrett can’t come up with lies/stuff for Obama, they just go out and plagiarize it:

    “The Economic Imperative of Expanding College Opportunity” — The Hamilton Project, June 2013

  • Paul

    greeaaat. just like allowing everybody to pursue the american dream of home ownership was an imperative in the tiny mind of Barney Frank, and look where that got us.

  • Judy Taylor

    Obama wants to “warehouse” youth in colleges so they don’t show up in the unemployment statistics.

  • JBDestiny

    Seems like just yesterday that Michelle was encouraging our youth to stick to the trades and not bother with college. Now the Organizer in Chief delares college imperative!

  • JBDestiny

    Seems like just yesterday that Michelle was encouraging our youth to stick to the trades and not bother with college. Now the Organizer in Chief delares college imperative!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Translation: Indoctrination is a communist imperative.

  • George

    The man is a lunatic!!

  • Axelgreaser

    READING BETWEEN THE LINES of another schizophrenic propagandizing-indoctrination speech (the contents of which could change at any moment): ‘ECONOMIC IMPERITIVE’ will be meted out to those who pass the IRS, NSA ‘Citizen Approval’ process. Those who do not conflict with the ‘State’, are devoid of ‘free thinking’ and who vote, shall we say, ‘properly?’ Yes, let’s go ahead and say that. But before we get to that point in time, first, ‘mouthy’ non-tax revenue producing opponents must naturally be weeded out with UNTIMELY, therefore deadly Rodeo Clown Care (even a Senator or Congressman wouldn’t want) along with other miseries such as manufactured assaults to job security (for those who find one), phony government shutdown threats or insinuations there could be withholdings of Gob’mint Food Stamp & Monthy Obozo Mass Transit Passes (by now with his image is recreated onto them). Oh, and our monthly living allowance from our ‘Daddy.’ All under the dark cloud of email, phone and personal computer monitoring for a totally paranoiac atmosphere that tends to make the dullards more dull and more maleable. All must be in place before we can determine ‘who is worthy’ to receive the ultimate gesture of approval: The ‘Obama School Loan Waiver’ and the privilege to live on Planet Obamatron where 50% of its citizens are ‘Gob’mint Workers’ whipping and controlling the other 50% of field slaves banished to subterranean Doobie Plantations to raise Ganga for the Liberal Ruling Class.