Skip to comments.Juan Williams: Palin can't stand on intellectual stage with Obama
Posted on 12/27/2010 6:14:26 AM PST by FredJake
While appearing on Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams slammed Sarah Palin's intelligence.
"There's nobody out there, except for Sarah Palin, who can absolutely dominate the stage, and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama," Williams said.
Since becoming John McCain's Vice-Presidential running mate, the left has repeatedly used this line of attack. In fact, a Google search on the term "Sarah Palin is stupid" returns over 67 million results.
Apparently, the prospect of Sarah Palin running for President in 2012 has liberals doing everything they can to denigrate the former Alaska Governor before the primary even begins.
Has Sarah Palin made mistakes? Sure. She is, after all, a human being - contrary to what liberals would have us believe.
But compare her mis-steps to the man Newsweek once called "God of All Things".
Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin listed several gaffes Obama made during the 2008 election. Among those gaffes:
* Last May, he claimed that Kansas tornadoes killed a whopping 10,000 people: In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died an entire town destroyed. The actual death toll: 12.
*Earlier this month in Oregon, he redrew the map of the United States: Over the last 15 months, weve traveled to every corner of the United States. Ive now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.
In 2009, John Hawkins spelled out ten of the young Administrations biggest mistakes to that point, including:
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Only to her supporters; unfortunately, if she were the nominee, he would very likely defeat her and cruise to a second term;
I hope the GOP nominates someone who defeats Obama as the thought of him replacing one or more of the five conservative SC justices is very troubling, not to mention the other mischief he can cause.
Ping. First thought in my head. Sarah can give an answer in an instant without hums, umms and hm's.p>
This is very sad....and also very true.
Further, it should sicken one that - unfortunately - it really is all about "packaging".
One can only imagine if Ms. Palin's "charisma", moral strength and conservative principles could be magically shifted into a 48 year old, well educated, extremely well spoken black man!!!
Now THAT would be a race to enjoy for the ages!
Alas and alak!
Just FYI, there actually is a time when everyone except POTUS will be saluting.
He was not POTUS when the picture was taken but just a candidate as were many of those others.
Thank you for your reasoned reply. I still believe you have fallen to the “appearance” of the reputed Obama intelligence.
A person of intelligence should be able to teach one something. I have learned from the thoughts, insights, and writings of Ronald Reagan and other true thinkers.
I can honestly say I have learned nothing original from the mouth of Barack Obama, and I would like to know what you have learned from this man that you did not know before. In support of your reasoned reply, I have learned nothing new from Sarah Palin either, but at least I trust her and know she loves this country. I am heartened that you realize that too.
I have learned ‘About’ Obama and his anti-colonialial views; but from his own lips I have learned absolutely nothing enlightening, original, or thought provoking.
Nor is he a communicator of ideas. He must dissemble and prevaricate to weasel in his socialist designs. He does not engage in an honest dialogue with the people as Ronald Reagan did and as Palin, in her way via Twitters, does.
At least Palin does her best to remind us of our roots and American pride.
Obama is weak and indecisive and always seems on the defensive in his interviews. He does not strive to convince others that he offers a better way. Those who believe in him do so solely on emotion and faith - not unlike the character Chance in the movie Being There. People see in him what they want to see.
Recently speaker Boehner said Obama was brilliant, Krauthammer said he was very intelligent and now Juan says the same thing. Why? What’s up with all this gushing over Obama’s intelligence? My guess is that it is his weak spot. If he had great marks in school he’d be proud to show them instead of hiding them from public view. He gets his wife to comment on how brilliant he is and you can see the pleasure in Obama’s face. This man is affirmative action material and he is up for flattering. That’s his weak spot. Obama is an actor who wishes he were the real thing and like many actors the world is vanity, vanity vanity...
Leaders are nothing without followers...
My concern in the intelligence of the voters..
Yeah, like that. Or like believing this ghost of a person arose out of nowhere, is the greatest orator of all time, is highly intelligent, should be the leader of the world...etc.
Good point. It's more important to be good than smart.
Fox keeps Sean Hannity around to make Juan look smart.
I get in and out of an argument on race, by saying I’m an honest person and I am not racist. Because honesty is high on my list, I like you also see the media as the corrupt story of lies. They are the biggest problem that we have right now.
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Occidental College, 2 years, no degree
College spokesman Jim Tranquada said privacy rules forbid releasing grades, but that Obama left in good standing.
Bachelors Degree in International Relations
Graduated in 1983
Obama attended Columbia School of General Studies. If a General Studies student completes enough courses, and/or has other credits from elsewhere accepted, a student can receive a degree. People confuse Columbia University, Columbia College, and Columbia General Studies. A big university system has many different schools and colleges attached.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Graduated in 1991, Magna Cum Laude
He supposedly received his Juris Doctor law degree, magna cum laude -- though there are no records available to validate this assertion
Of course, those (of you) with an unreasoning, viceral, unthinking hatred of the little tin god will never accept any type of "proof" whatsoever of his educational background or accomplishments in that regard.
My alleged "hatred" of the poe is NOT unreasoning or unthinking -- and assuming you meant visceral -- it may very well be based on instinct rather than intellect, if indeed intellect is what produces the fawning reports of his superior intelligence and oratory skills. Observing the systematic, complete and utter destruction of our country provides all the reasoning and thinking I need in which to base my opinions.
It is a fallacy to state that some will never accept proof of his educational background and/or accomplishments. However, your any type of "proof" will not fly. The fact that someone, somewhere, at some point in time said he was a genius, or has degrees from x, y and z, hardly qualifies as proof. SHOW ME the transcripts...the diplomas...the actual long form birth certificate.
Pap sounds like a brilliant man schooled in the REAL world.
That wouldn’t shock me at all.
I had forgotten about that one. Yes, that was a campaign stop. Seems like it was during the national anthem or pledge of allegiance but I am not 100% certain on that. It seems like there was another situation where an interviewer talking to him at the time. They were both ignoring what was going on around them. That's no excuse for being disrespectful.
There have been several other "return of the crotch salute" emails or blog posts with photos of Pres__ent Obama. One claimes to be at a Ft. Hood ceremony, another at the tomb of the unknown for veterans' day. Those are the ones that when you research the actual events, you'll find that the time when others are saluting and Obama isn't, it's actually when "Hail to the Chief" is playing. And at those events, Obama actually did salute and show appropriate respect for the flag, the pledge and the national anthem.
Again, I don't support Pres__ent Obama or his policies in any way, but I also don't like dishonesty from either side. He's bad enough when you tell the truth about him.
He has the deductive reasoning skills he was taught, which he cultivated, to become what he is today.
...he was being shuttled between a bunch of rich, self loathing ivy league white liberals and muslims in, being taught all sorts of amazing things.....
Yes, all things communist! The communists knew who this buffoon was in 1992.
I have 2 liberaltarian (not a spelling error) that have fallen for the Palin is stupid meme. I got America By Heart for Christmas and have enjoyed it immensely. One of them read a little bit of it and then all he could talk about was how stupid she was because she wrote a book of essays. Sometimes it seems that PDSers will never give her a chance they just want to hate on her. It’s unfortunate, but I can’t wait to see their heads explode when she gets the Presidency.
Bush never defended himself we all know Bush made mistakes but he wasn’t stupid. But by not combating this myth, Bush allowed people to believe it. Palin is more like Reagan shell take them on gracefully and with humor, it won’t stick because Sarah’s a fighter.
I’ll bet that williams cheered when OJ got off, too.
That about says it all, nice tag line too. ;)
I’d love to see both Palin’s and Obama’s IQ scores.
Just because she’s not an intellectual, that doesn’t make her unintelligent. And just because he is a (pseudo)intellectual, that doesn’t make him intelligent.
She seems to have a far better grasp on ideas and common sense than he does.
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And it was that exact picture for which I was referencing.
The most intellectual President we have every had was Woodrow Wilson. However, his 14 points have to be the most impractical agenda ever to be issued by an American President. Theodore Roosevelt was shocked by their naivete, because most of them were either fatuous or mischieveous.If Charles Evans Hughes had been elected President in 1916, matters would have been in much better hands.
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