Remember Bill Clinton's "arithmetic" angle in his DNC speech last week? Fox News apparently didn't get the memo as of yesterday, based upon their amateurishly-manipulated metrics on unemployment. I thought that was bad enough, for this week anyway, until the news of the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya surfaced.
On cue, predictable right-wingers promptly politicized the tragedies--from Sarah Palin's Facebook rant (which starts off with, "Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house"--I unfortunately kid you not) to Mitt Romney actually conflating the two separate incidents into one vague and mushy criticism on the Obama administration's nonexistent kowtowing to Muslim extremists. Really.
I'd be remiss to exclude other recent equally concerning comments by our nation's b̶r̶i̶l̶l̶i̶a̶n̶t̶ ̶m̶i̶n̶d̶s̶ loud voices such as Rudy Giuliani and Reince Priebus, which border on the inanity of the Todd Adkin cartoon above.
Clinton was right by stressing the simple importance of basic arithmetic. And we all know what that really means: education of the American people, not just the elite who are taking advantage of those looking to be "informed."