Skip to comments.Columnist: Obama having trouble because rest of America ‘not as gifted’ (Margaret Carlson)
Posted on 08/19/2010 9:04:29 AM PDT by markomalley
Heres Bloombergs Margret Carlson this morning on the mosque controversy:
How can President Barack Obama be so right about the mosque and yet get it so wrong?
Heres how: He is so supremely confident in his intellect that he forgets, on his way to the correct decision, to slow down and pick up not-so-gifted stragglers.
The controversy over locating a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York City created the perfect storm, putting Obamas strengths and weaknesses into play.
Hes an intellectual comfortable with abstractions, a former editor of the Harvard Law Review, a constitutional scholar, a community organizer. When convinced hes right which is often he turns his head at the podium to the right and left, gazing above his audience into the near distance, chin elevated, and makes his pronouncement about what is just and reasonable. We are expected to nod.
With the mosque, he didnt bother with feelings when he saw that the U.S. Constitution and facts were on his side.
Everytime I think commentators cant possibly hit new levels of arrogance and condescension on this mosque issue, Im surprised yet again. Reciting Obamas resume for the millionth time prove exactly nothing, and if youre going to flatly declare that the facts and Constitution are firmly on one-side of the debate right away, why even bother writing the column? Further, if the idea is that Americans cant handle abstractions, Carlsons dead wrong about that. Heres the Siena poll of New Yorkers on the mosque issue from yesterday:
Opposition remains strong against building the mosque, 63-27 percent, however, by a margin of 64-28 percent voters say that the developers of the Cordoba House have a Constitutional right to build it.
Clear majorities in New York both dont want it built, and recognize its generally not the governments place to tell people whether they can build a church on private property. Those positions are not inconsistent. Holding fast those beliefs does, however, put one at odds a liberal elite desperate to prove theyre so much more tolerant than the little people.
No, that's him following the indicator lights on the right and left teleprompters.
LMAO, get cult deprogramming Margaret! Yeah, America’s just not intellectually gifted enough to think 9.5% unemployment with new jobless claims just today at a 9 month high and massive record deficits, now over 9% of GNP, a record, is all a great thing not to mention the looming destruction of their healthcare system and their taxes set to go up with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and the forcing through of cap and tax during the coming lame duck session of Congress! America’s just so retarded for not thinking this is all really good stuff!
Sounds like this Carlson woman is easily impressed and attracted to bright colored, shiney objects.
IOW not worth paying attention to.
Carlson is wearing Lewinsky’s knee pads!!
Øbama needs to stop screwing up, shut up, suck it up, and man up.
Another brain-dead Obama voter....she is an IDIOT to the MAX.....and so is Obama...he is NOT a SCHOLAR!!
Bout says it all.
Read the headline and just put a spoonfull of yogurt in my mouth. Now I have to get some handywipes.
Carlson has been dead wrong on most issues for a long long time. I’m surprised she can still find a job.
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Is it not Jimmy Carter who previously held the position as the most intelligent President?
For liberals to now claim that Obama is the most intelligent President is a gross ignorance of history.
That underlying Carlson piece was nauseating. They keep telling us what a keen intellect Obama has, yet there has never been any sign of it. She talks about his manner of looking left and right and holding his chin up when speaking, but doesn’t say it’s because he’s simply reading off a Teleprompter!
The MSM is deathly afraid that the American public has realized that the emperor has no clothes.
If he’s “gifted,” what’s his IQ?
Release his LSAT.
(LSAT * 1.5) -113 (or thereabouts, I’d have to look it up) is a very good IQ test.
Obama an intellectual? Hah.
“a community organizer”
Yeah, that’s a qualification to be president.
This is hilarious.
His IQ? 85 or so.
yeah , and all the volunteer corpses in all 57 states agree.
Oh no. Not another of those “He’s too smart for us” pieces?
So, how smart is Mr. Obama?
Is he smarter than John Adams? Thomas Jefferson? James Madison? James Monroe? Abraham Lincoln? Theodore Roosevelt? Harry Truman? Dwight Eisenhower? John Kennedy?
Ms. Carlson, if you think Mr. Obama is really smart and doing a great job, you either can’t count, or you need meidcal assistance.
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