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Obama Buyer's Remorse
The American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2010 | Robert Weissberg

Posted on 05/14/2010 4:59:18 AM PDT by Scanian

President Obama's disappointing performance has indisputably brought enormous buyer's remorse to many of his fans, the feeling that the "purchase" (i.e., voting for Obama) was a mistake. And while little can be done until November 2012, it may be useful to analyze why thoughtful people were seduced and, furthermore, learn to avoid future hoodwinking. In a nutshell, the American public was lead astray by conflating outward appearances -- "he's seems so smart" -- with underlying substance -- "he is so smart." What we saw wasn't what we got.

Having spent four decades in top research universities, I questioned Obama's alleged stellar intellectual abilities from the beginning; he is smart, I said, but not that smart. Let me explain. These forty years of teaching and research has taught me that outward appearances do not necessarily signify exceptional intellectual talent. An "A" should never be given to students who just seem smart and faculty accomplishment is certified only by original research defended before knowledgeable peers. These are tough standards and professors regularly encounter seemingly promising students and job candidates who just can't get beyond clever glibness. Happily for over-matched student, however, tutoring or professorial kindness can push them toward a diploma, and when combined with their fine rhetorical skills, the diploma easily impresses non-expert outsiders.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: academicstandards; appearances; bho44; bhofascism; brains; democrats; elections; hopeychangey; obama; obamavoters; politicalskills

1 posted on 05/14/2010 4:59:18 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Later


2 posted on 05/14/2010 5:03:23 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: Scanian

“o” not only isn’t very smart but he is a pathological liar!


3 posted on 05/14/2010 5:03:56 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Scanian

Where’s that “I tore the Obama sticker off my car because it made me look stupid” image?

Some Obama voters are going to need that.


4 posted on 05/14/2010 5:04:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Scanian
I don't remember who said it, but this sounds true,

"Black people voted for him because he's black. White people voted for him because they thought he was Tiger Woods."

5 posted on 05/14/2010 5:06:02 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Scanian

Buyer’s remorse?

There are damn fools, and then there are the obama voters who are responsible for this continuous disaster.

If we can get Congress, and perhaps the Senate, back under adult supervision, we may be able to stop the insanity foisted upon us by these irresponsible idiots.

I still cannot believe these idiots saw the Jeremiah Wright tapes and voted for these jerks anyway.


6 posted on 05/14/2010 5:17:18 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: mbynack

“Black people voted for him because he’s black. White people voted for him because they thought he was Tiger Woods.”

And Tiger Woods was really “Tiger Woods”. What a hoot!


7 posted on 05/14/2010 5:19:24 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: mbynack

Also, McCain was the other choice. I think that had more to do with Obama’s win than anything.


8 posted on 05/14/2010 5:25:43 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Scanian
I've met many men like Obama. It doesn't take a college professor to tell me Barry is a complete fake with little or no talent for anything but oratory skills. Those skills worked fine for his local welfare ghetto crowd and somehow hoodwinked the city liberals. Guess it shows how smart our “elite” city boys are.
9 posted on 05/14/2010 5:26:38 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Roses0508

I saw through this guy like a store front window when he was in the U.S Senate.
I, to this day, cannot believe all of the people who voted for this bozo — empty suit; always was and always will be nothing but an empty suit!


10 posted on 05/14/2010 5:27:24 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Prole

My fear is the the pubes WILL take over congress this fall ... then try to work with the President and produce compromising legislation that he can sign. If he can sign it ... it has to be bad.


11 posted on 05/14/2010 5:28:09 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: Codeflier
Also, McCain was the other choice. I think that had more to do with Obama’s win than anything.

I agree. Pretty much the only arrow in our quiver was "Vote for the dumb sounding old guy because you just cannot believe how bad the other guy is going to be.

12 posted on 05/14/2010 5:31:22 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Scanian
And they're still driving around with Obama/Biden bumper stickers.
I feel like ramming then in the rear!!!
13 posted on 05/14/2010 5:32:01 AM PDT by mickie
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To: Scanian

Ok. There’s nothing new here. The Democrats are good at packaging and marketing. How do you think they sold Bill Cinton — a do-nothing governor from a relatively obscure state? True, once elected, they found out that the pretty package was rotten inside, but in a culture as superficial as this one, EVERY contest is a beauty contest!

It’s no different with Obamateur, a do-nothing senator from a city as crooked as a dog’s hind leg. You can’t run some crusty old curmudgeon like John McCain against a pretty boy lackey like O and expect him to win. With Zero, the voters found out that the pretty package wasn’t rotten; it was just EMPTY. But by then it’s too late.

Conservatives need to wake up to 21st-century marketing principles or their candidates with substance are going to continue to lose out to the empty-headed Beautiful People.


14 posted on 05/14/2010 5:36:47 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: rj45mis
“o” not only isn’t very smart but he is a pathological liar!

Worse than that, he is a total fraud, criminalizing himself and led by "outsiders" (DNC/RNC[?]) his way into OUR White House to transform this nation into Marxism!!!

Greece will look like a Sunday School class compared to the U.S. if the impostor and cohorts get their way???

15 posted on 05/14/2010 6:06:47 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: IronJack; Scanian
Ok. There’s nothing new here. The Democrats are good at packaging and marketing. How do you think they sold Bill Cinton — a do-nothing governor from a relatively obscure state? True, once elected, they found out that the pretty package was rotten inside, but in a culture as superficial as this one, EVERY contest is a beauty contest!

And now his wicket wife is behind the curtain waiting to step on the stage for a NEW buyers remorse, and the sheeple will bow down to her like when the muzzies pray and turning their direction to Mecca!!!

16 posted on 05/14/2010 6:17:04 AM PDT by danamco (")
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To: Codeflier

My mother voted against McCain because he’s too old. She actually had more in common with McCain than Obama, but was afraid McCain would be too senile to manage.


17 posted on 05/14/2010 6:18:03 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack
All anyone had to do was read the first 75 pages of “Dreams from My Father” to realize the guy was a socialist and had deep seated disagreements with America itself.

I did that in February 2007 when he announced he would run. From that point on, I put the book down and encouraged everyone I could to take a look. Nobody wanted to...least of all Obama supporters.

Don't talk about Hitler...stupidness occurred right here.

18 posted on 05/14/2010 6:27:28 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap

Obama campaigned as a moderate, but he had the most liberal voting record of anyone in the Senate. I can’t believe that people actually listen to a politian instead of looking at their record. It’s like the confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court - They don’t tell you anything about the person. You have to look at their history on the bench to see how they decided.


19 posted on 05/14/2010 6:50:34 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Scanian

excellent piece...


20 posted on 05/14/2010 6:59:49 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard

The buyers remorse thing is only gonna last so long.

If November turns out to be the conservative take over that we are all hoping for, the conservatives had better get right to work. They need to have a definitive game plan to put on the table on day one, not one second to screw around playing these stupid nicey nicey bullshit games that they have been playing for decades. It will be time to get down to business and strike while the iron is white hot. Then they should never let up, don’t even let them get a second to gasp for air. Keep them on their heels and keep swinging and attacking until the label of “party of NO” is changed to the “party that fixed America”.

I am so fricken sick of the right playing by old rules. Look to Gov Christie for the example, if they all operate that way we stand to really do some good things. Laastly, we need to stand by our records and vigorously defend it. We also need to expose the left as the plantation creators that they are. I’m talking about the ones who voted against civil rights and slavery. Put Al Gore on the hot seat in regard to how he will profit from Cap and Trade. Go after Holder and this Elana chick just as they went after Bork and Meyers (sp). Why hasn’t the RNC held press conferences about how high the debt has gone since 2006 - the numbers don’t lie, instead they lay in a drawer somewhere being ingnored. Again, nicey nicey gets you screwed in the end, but the right keeps playing by those rules.

Rant off/ Whew, that felt good. I really hope that the right comes alive and really takes over


21 posted on 05/14/2010 7:11:53 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: mbynack

Obama campaigned as a moderate, but he had only voted “PRESENT” in the Senate.


22 posted on 05/14/2010 7:15:41 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: Cyclone59

In the US Senate, but in the Illinois State Senate he had a record for being the most liberal member.


23 posted on 05/14/2010 7:36:14 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack; All
"Black people voted for him because he's black. White people voted for him because they thought he was Tiger Woods."

Just remember what I have been telling people all along--

Tigah teh Cheetah



is being piled on by the Media Hive to deflect attention away from another one of their phony, fraudulent, made-up confections:


-Komrade ZerØ--

They are both cotton candy, a high calorie, substance-free construct spun up by the Press/Entertainment/Infotainment wings of the great media bird of prey- there simply is no "there," there...

24 posted on 05/14/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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