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Obama is not that bright
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Jack Kelly | May 20, 2012

Posted on 05/21/2012 8:48:16 PM PDT by grundle

Mr. Obama went to Harvard, but so did George W. Bush, who some liberals consider dumber than dirt. The president won't release his transcripts, so we can't judge by his grades. Mr. Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, but when he was selected, popularity mattered more than scholarship.

Mr. Obama joined an undistinguished law firm, where he tried no cases.

He often rambles when he speaks without a teleprompter.

Mr. Obama has said a lot of unsmart things: there are 57 states; Canada has a president; "Austrian" is a language; America is "20 centuries" old; Arabic is spoken in Afghanistan. He's called the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) the Maldives, and declared it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to invalidate a law passed by Congress.

President Obama's stimulus bill didn't stimulate. His subsidies to "green" firms have produced neither the jobs nor the energy he promised. Unemployment on his watch peaked at 10 percent, one of the highest rates since the Great Depression. Deficits are out of control.

"The man who promised everything is delivering nothing," wrote Noemie Emery in the Weekly Standard. "Journalists who wept when he won the election now grind their teeth in despair. ... The gap between sizzle and steak never seemed so large."

Could it be that Mr. Obama's "superior intellect" is a myth created by journalists to mask what may be the thinnest resume of anyone ever elected president?

"I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back," Mr. Ross wrote in March 2010. "According to my professor friend, [Obama] had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. ... The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified,"

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KEYWORDS: 0bama; emptysuit; teleprompterman; thewon; zero
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by grundle
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2 posted on 05/21/2012 8:50:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grundle

My goodness. Freepers knew all this 4 years ago.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 8:51:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: musicman

O was not wrong. There are 57 “states” (including terrorist organizations and states and states which sponsor terrorist organizations) in the Islamic/Arab League.
Where did you think he got 57 from?
It wasn’t from a mustard bottle


4 posted on 05/21/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (ua)
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To: musicman

Dummer than a Baracks of rocks.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 8:54:30 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: grundle

He doesn’t HAVE to be “that bright”.

He just has to be smarter than all the morons who voted him into office.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 8:55:13 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: grundle

He is lazy. Lazy people don’t excel at anything. He is a puppet. Everything about him is superficial—all about looks and appearances. He is being fed everything....but he is a Marxist. People who fall for the fraud of Marxist ideology are intellectually lazy. They accept all the Big Lies and don’t use reason and logic. It is all irrational and immoral.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 8:58:12 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: grundle
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8 posted on 05/21/2012 9:01:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: grundle

Apparently Obama has lost his luster in the armpit of the nation.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 9:01:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: grundle

Ouch....that’ll leave a mark.

Hey, barry.....better put some ice on that. The dude made you his b**ch.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 9:01:37 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: grundle

“Racist” isn’t used until the third comment under the article...

At a corporation I worked at an incredibly stupid manager was spoken well of by his peers- as they walked all over him.
Just like Pelosi and Reid did to Barry for two years.

Joe Biden’s performance of looking stupider than Obama is just amazing.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 9:01:58 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: digger48

He really is not to bright, huh.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 9:04:53 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: mrsmith
Joe Biden’s performance of looking stupider than Obama is just amazing.

LOL. Now that was well-said.
13 posted on 05/21/2012 9:06:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Conservative4Ever

He also tried to get into the Oval Office through the window once.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 9:08:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: grundle

I thought Bush went to Yale?


15 posted on 05/21/2012 9:14:00 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: GeronL

But his mama called him son.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 9:15:15 PM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: grundle
Yes, as we've observed on FR since first he was nominated, 0bama is definitely not the intellectual his sycophants hoped to present him as. Carrying a book by Niebuhr for the cameras is not the same thing as actually reading it. In simple point of fact, he has not one single accomplishment, not one publication, not one achievement, that could lead any disinterested observer to the conclusion that he was any brighter than the average undergraduate.

He is, however, an uncommonly clever man who has been able to identify and ride a wave of white guilt and black racial animosity to a career in politics. The structure of left-wing academic fashion that made this possible is not one of America's finer intellectual products, but one must concede the cunning of a young man who was able to identify and exploit it all the way to the highest political office in the land. Do not underestimate this individual. The instrument he has learned to play is a loud and powerful one. It might yet serenade him to another four years of office.

It is not only America, but a depressing majority of the Western world, that worships celebrity, which has conferred an inordinate amount of power to the shapers of celebrity; indeed, to be a shaper of celebrity is, in the United States, far more rewarding than to be a shaper of merit. One sees this in celebrity professors who seldom have condescended to teach a class - Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, are you reading this? - and in celebrity media figures who seldom have condescended to research a story themselves - Dan Rather, are you reading? It culminated in the stunning reward of the Nobel Peace Prize to a celebrity whose actual accomplishments accounted for absolutely nothing. Celebrity is not the reward of merit, but its deadly enemy.

Celebrity is, however, both a measure of secular deity and the currency that is placed on its reeking altar. That, I am afraid, is the major failure of Western culture to accommodate itself to modern communications technologies. It may be a fatal one.

17 posted on 05/21/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jemian

Yale undergrad. Harvard MBA


18 posted on 05/21/2012 9:23:52 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: grundle
Speaking of George Bush's IQ, here is a good article that dispels the low intelligence myth - http://www.vdare.com/articles/this-just-in-kerrys-iq-likely-lower-than-bushs
19 posted on 05/21/2012 9:24:33 PM PDT by George - the Other ("Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent" - G. Orwell)
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To: NY Attitude

as far as we know anyway


20 posted on 05/21/2012 9:27:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jemian
"I thought Bush went to Yale?"

Bush got his B.A. from Yale, his M.B.A. from Harvard.

W flew the F-102 Delta Dagger Interceptor, a badly-designed "flying coffin," 30% of which crashed, burned, or were otherwise destroyed. A little-noticed footnote about Bush "serving in the Air National Guard to get out of going to Vietnam" is that Texas Air Guard F-102's from Bush's unit were deployed and flying combat missions in Vietnam the day that he enlisted. Several months later, the F-102's were withdrawn from Vietnam, being regarded as less than suitable for the conflict. You will not find this information in the Washington Pist or the New York Crimes....or in Dan Blather's SeeBS account.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 9:30:05 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Huskrrrr

“My goodness. Freepers knew all this 4 years ago.”

EXACTLY! But why did those “other professors” not speak up four years ago??? But the lies continue... who was it that said O was the philosopher-king everyone’s been waiting for since Plato? BARF!


22 posted on 05/21/2012 9:31:25 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: GeronL

He appears to be quite akward as to real-life (country) situations. You would think in Indonesia you would at least come across frogs and (SH_T), I have to be careful as I have been censored for profanity...


23 posted on 05/21/2012 9:35:00 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: GeronL

He appears to be quite akward as to real-life (country) situations. You would think in Indonesia you would at least come across frogs and (SH_T), I have to be careful as I have been censored for profanity...


24 posted on 05/21/2012 9:36:10 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: Billthedrill

” ... has conferred an inordinate amount of power to the shapers of celebrity.”

Great comments!


25 posted on 05/21/2012 9:37:24 PM PDT by George - the Other ("Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent" - G. Orwell)
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To: cookcounty; Jemian

He is also the ONLY president to hold an MBA.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 9:37:39 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Jemian

The author is not too bright either. Yale is the correct answer.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 9:38:50 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: Billthedrill

The instrument he plays is a cobblestone. He’s not brilliant and he’s certainly not uncommonly clever. What he is er was is a lucky, self-aggrandizing, narcissist with an ego driven by a disturbing sense of divine inspiration.

He’s never bothered to build any political capital and squandered whatever goodwill he had by being a complete dick.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Billthedrill
He is, however, an uncommonly clever man who has been able to identify and ride a wave of white guilt and black racial animosity to a career in politics. The structure of left-wing academic fashion that made this possible is not one of America's finer intellectual products, but one must concede the cunning of a young man who was able to identify and exploit it all the way to the highest political office in the land. Do not underestimate this individual. The instrument he has learned to play is a loud and powerful one. It might yet serenade him to another four years of office.

Maybe, but maybe you give him too much credit in identifying the trend. Maybe he was just in the "right" place at the "right" time, and profited from those trends unknowingly. He probably actually thinks everybody loves him.

29 posted on 05/21/2012 9:45:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JohnD9207

“The author is not too bright either. Yale is the correct answer.”

Careful about casting stones, they may come back at you...
I take it you’re a little lazy. If you had taken a minute to check, you’d have found that the author is bright enough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush


30 posted on 05/21/2012 9:46:30 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: grundle

“An example of puffery is the description of Mr. Obama as a former “professor of constitutional law.” Mr. Obama was a part time instructor at the University of Chicago law school, without the title or status of professor”

Maybe it’s just me, but Obama’s ascendency to the Presidency is looking more and more like the product of a fraternity prank.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 9:46:54 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: grundle

And in other news, the Sun is mildly warm and water is mildly wet. And the dark side of the moon isn’t that dark...


32 posted on 05/21/2012 9:47:43 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: One Name
You would think in Indonesia you would at least come across frogs and (SH_T)

He DID; he ate both.

33 posted on 05/21/2012 9:49:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: grundle
A conservative publication (or network) needs to do a simplified diagram (so the sheeple can understand it) breaking down exactly where the "stimulus" money went, where it should have gone but didn't, and how no jobs were created (or saved), and that nothing really happened with it except a few people got very rich off of it.

Then it needs to be publicized, advertised and talked about on talk radio, screaming faces shows, and smart people (FReepers, and Tea Partiers, etc.) need to write letters to the opinion pages of as many "news" papers as they can to keep it in the public's mind. A constant barrage of such should really rankle the Dems and their propaganda arm (the "news" media). They'd have to cover it.

34 posted on 05/21/2012 9:50:01 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: piytar

Oops, I should have said, “And the dark side of the moon isn’t that well lit...”


35 posted on 05/21/2012 9:52:02 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: grundle

I once heard Carol Flatt LeBow (sp?), who sometimes subs for Hugh Hewitt, say that she was at Harvard at the same time, and Obama did zip while holding that position - words to that effect.
It was probably 2 years ago I heard that.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 10:02:16 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: jeffc
I have no idea how this post ended up in this thread. It was supposed to go in a thread about the stimulus package.

?????

37 posted on 05/21/2012 10:03:47 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jeffc
A conservative publication (or network) needs to do a simplified diagram (so the sheeple can understand it) breaking down exactly where the "stimulus" money went, where it should have gone but didn't, and how no jobs were created (or saved), and that nothing really happened with it except a few people got very rich off of it.

Then it needs to be publicized, advertised and talked about on talk radio, screaming faces shows, and smart people (FReepers, and Tea Partiers, etc.) need to write letters to the opinion pages of as many "news" papers as they can to keep it in the public's mind. A constant barrage of such should really rankle the Dems and their propaganda arm (the "news" media). They'd have to cover it.

The only thing wrong with your idea is that Obama supporters don't give a damn where the stimulus went.They just like Obama.

38 posted on 05/21/2012 10:07:36 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: mrsmith

Joe Biden’s performance of looking stupider than Obama is just amazing.

......

Until you realize that it’s not a preformance at all. Joe be slo.


39 posted on 05/21/2012 10:09:44 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: grundle
America is "20 centuries" old;

Hadn't heard that one before. Good grief! What a rooty toot.

40 posted on 05/21/2012 10:13:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: GeronL

Oh yeah...lol...I remember that pic.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 10:19:13 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: piytar
Oops, I should have said, “And the dark side of the moon isn’t that well lit...”

You should have left the moon out of it! The "dark side" of the moon is dark only in the sense of "unknown", before space exploration revealed it to us, that is. It's just as well lit as the near side.

42 posted on 05/21/2012 10:33:51 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: digger48

That is my favorite Obama photo.


43 posted on 05/21/2012 10:36:00 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The first American vote for a man who believes that he will become literally God, an actual deity.)
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To: ansel12; digger48

Want to drive 0bama absolutely crazy? Give him a ship in the bottle kit.


44 posted on 05/21/2012 10:48:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dr_lew

Dangit, should have known some Freeper would bust me on that. LOL.


45 posted on 05/21/2012 10:58:14 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: grundle

Barack always lived his life not on his intelligence,which is exceedingly mediocre, but by the luck of being born and raised profiteering from a flawed social penance called affirmative action.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 11:12:35 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: digger48
Oh Black Jesus, that guy is dumber than a rock.
47 posted on 05/21/2012 11:41:35 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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He’s pretty smart, most people never find a house that close to the golf course.


48 posted on 05/21/2012 11:58:15 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: dr_lew; piytar

Dark side of the moon; my vote for one of the top three albums of all time.

Thanks for the memories !


49 posted on 05/22/2012 12:08:04 AM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: musicman

Obama is not that bright?

When did he become a Republican?


50 posted on 05/22/2012 1:04:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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