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Posted on 05/23/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Is Obama as right as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than Dubya
Average SAT score of Obama's 1981 transfer group to Columbia was 1,100
Bush got into Yale with score of 1,206 out of 1,600
Obama refuses to release his academic record
Barack Obama may have got worse high school grades than George W Bush after new evidence showed the current president was among a college class with poor average SAT scores.
Doubts about the supposedly superior intellect of Mr Obama were first raised after he refused to release his academic record.
He has also made some factual errors during his time in the job although he is still a very long way behind his gaff-prone predecessor.
But now it has emerged that Mr Obama was among a 1981 intake of transfers to New Yorks Columbia University that was at the time branded one of the worst ever.
The president, who moved from Occidental Community College in Los Angeles, was among 67 students whose average combined math and verbal score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a 1,100, according to a report obtained by Breitbart News.
By comparison, Mr Bush who earned a history degree from Yale in 1968 got 1206 out of a possible 1600 points in the same test he took at Andover boarding school in Massachusetts.
If Mr Obama, who majored in political science at Columbia, were near the average of that year, it would mean he had worse high school grades than a president derided by many as the dumbest in history.
Of course, Mr Obama went on to distinguish himself by going on to earn the second highest honour in a graduate law degree at Harvard.
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Obama is a blithering idiot. It doesn’t take a PhD to discover that in public he is a rambling fool. I have under my ‘favorites’ a plethora of his blunders and bloopers!
Obama seems bright?
Over 1000 was considered poor back then? Jeez, I thought my score of lower than 900 in what, 2002, 2003 was fairly terrible. Now I find out an average of 1,100 was considered poor. I guess my score was downright lower than the depths of the Marianas Trench.
But go figure, I scored 70 on the ASVAB in 2004.
Obama got a 420 on math and 510 on verbal. Tops.
Oh, oh, do you have a link?
(I’ll probably have to clean my ears out with bleach and a power drill after watching it, though)
Well OBVIOUSLY his scores elevated the whole group. Without his brilliance making up for their stupidity they would not have broke 1000... /S
Me too! I would like a link!
Obama seems bright?Not to me.
It’s amazing that these bits and pieces on the current dope in the WH are coming from a foreign news source. Where are the US sources?
And they let you in with a 70 on the ASVAB?
Just finishing my 20th year in the high school classroom. The notion that SAT is the essential measurement of intelligence is, in my experience, tremendously overstated. It is one mere benchmark among many.
Is this is a trick question?
000bama got straight As in Dr. Alinsky’s classes.
I would rather know if he's as dumb as he seems. But, then again, I live in NC so I might get arrested for asking that question.
I'd have to say yes.
He seems like an idiot and he is one.
I yield to no one in my loathing of the current occupant of the White House. However, this article is total b.s., similar to the kind of statistical nonsense that the left loves to proffer. The fact that the AVERAGE score among the 67 people in Obama’s group was lower than Bush’s score proves absolutely nothing about Obama’s score. He could have had a 1600 (I doubt it) and brought the average up, or he could have had an 800, which brought the average down, while using his skin color and alleged Kenyan birth to get accepted.
If someone wants to do some real statistical analysis—here’s a plan: Assuming that the scores of the other 66 transfer students haven’t yet been put under lock and key, add those individual scores up. Subtract that total from (67*1100) and the remainder would be Obama’s score.
The article is nonsense, but Obama’s scores did not matter anyway because he is nothing more than a product of affirmitave action.
When did Obama ever appear smart? Leftists always confuse arrogance and smugness with intelligence. Likewise, they confuse equivocating with deep thought.
How bright does Obama seem? He may or may not be smarter than Biden. That’s about as bright as he seems to me. But as dumb as he is, America is dumber for electing him, even if McCain was the alternative, which was pretty dumb.
Is Obama as bright as he seems?
Yes, his IQ hovers around 90.
Who but Obama kiss asses think Obama is so smart?
FWIW, there is apparently no evidence that the WP ever published this.
He is an EOP. He was born an EOP; he lives as an EOP; and when he is old will die as an EOP!
In 1973 I scored 1440 on the SAT, 720 math and 720 verbal. I saw through this narcissistic poser from the start.
Add 100 points each to those scores to norm for todays students.
Where are US sources? In the tank for Obama! except Rush, Beck, and ???
Remember the qualification for being a genius for the leftists is a complete belief in communism, socialism and the state running everyone’s life and being told what to think and believe.
The qualification for being dumber than a rock (except that they had a rating below this for Reagan and GW Bush) is a belief in individual liberty, the Constitution, economic freedom, faith in God, respect for the family, and the traditions that were taught to all Americans prior to the begining of the communist takeover after WWII.
US media assuming the position.
Obama absolutely is as bright as he seems. . . which is to say, not very.
GWB was a cutie.
Your post # 36 is right on the money. Thanks.
Indeed. Thank you for sharing your insights, dear GreyFriar!
Why has Obozo spent a fortune sequestering virtually everything about his past?
Highly speculative, but wouldn't surprise me. After all, standardized testing is racist.
Dont miss #36.
But, the possibility that he got lower high school scores than Mr Bush, would take some of the shine off his image as an intellectual heavyweight.
With all the Jabs at President Bush, the media is bringing up the taboos.
If ORIGINAL education records were published, 0b0z0's DUMBNESS and fraud would bring down his presidency in a matter of days.
The "black knight in shining armor" picture created by the MSM will collapse and the self-proclaimed "intellectual Left is blown up into pieces. That would trigger 0b0z0's Communists' total collapse before the election.
However, for a person of your generation, this was a damned fine achievement. Good on the Maths, especially.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled Obama-bash.
Of course the young Barry was a terrible student in HS, and had very sub-par SATs, and very low grades. Must have been a bit of a pariah at olde Punahou, which is a pretty darn good school.
This is why he was shipped off to Ho-Hum Occidental in the first place, instead of the Ivy League.
In that era, any young fellow with a medium melanin component and even semi-decent grades and reasonably credible SATs would have been a shoo-in for a free ride at New England's finest colleges.
However, it was at olde Occidental that he fell under the sway of the Gay Activist, overtly Communist Mentor, Professor Lawrence Goldyn.
Which leads to an interesting question: Goldyn was (is) good pals with Ayers. Did Ayers know Obama through Goldyn, or vice versa? This just gets curioser and curioser.
When I went in (74) we had a bunch of guys in the company with GCT/ARI scores of 23. The minimum was supposed to be 25. I don’t know how it relates to the ASVAB score.
Romney and Obama were exchanging views on Capitalism. Romney was saying "Mr. Obama just doesn't understand capitalism, etc. etc. etc."
Obama stumbled badly in his incoherent babbling "class warfare" reply. BUT Romney came across as superior, carrying the point, but IMHO, in a rather smarmy and condescending way.
The danger is that Obama will get sympathy ... not rigorous analysis. Romney could sure use a sense of humor.
Skewer the guy, don't bludgeon him! Maybe a Birth Certificate joke or two?
This has never, ever been documented. most of his classmates at Harvard Law School felt he was a bloviating affirmative action baybe.
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