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.
This is satire....isn't it?
Obama needs to give a nationally televised press conference about the Ground Zero Mosque every day from now until election day, so that he can teach us the wisdom of his beliefs
There can be no longer be a shred of doubt as to OBOWzos embrace of Marxism. That he is also is a veritable Mulligan Stew of psychological pathologies makes him even MORE dangerous. Even a shrink as bright at Charles Krauthammer has trouble finding enough words to adequately describe what’s going on in the guy’s head.
My take is that he is a rare form of idiot savant whose “gift” is an urge to engage in mindless and continual eloqution and public oratory. His egocentrism and narcissism — probably resulting from having been abandoned first by his father then his mother — found in ALL politicians has reached a far higher level in him than in others and requires him to be on and the center of attention at all times.
(Even MSNBC leftist talker Ed Shultz, fresh from a visit to the White House, reported that Obama has turned the place into a shrine to surprise OBAMA, with portraits of his first year and hopefully, his LAST full year in office EVERYWHERE! Can you say egomaniac?)
Couple that with the problem described by microbiologist P.B. Medawar that
) the spread of secondary and latterly tertiary education has created a large population of people, often with well-developed literary and scholarly tastes, who have been educated far beyond their capacity to undertake analytical thought
and you have a formula for the creature known as Obama.
He is as lacking in the ability to think critically as are the voters who put him in office and who now bear full responsibility for the possibly irreparable damage now being done to this country by Obama and his minions.
The bigger problem as pointed out by another Freeper is that when the veneration by his former devotees fades and, like Hitler in his Berlin bunker, he begins to feel that they are not intelligent enough to appreciate his brilliance, he could become an even more dangerous and destructive creature than he is now.
...it’s true... not everyone is accorded the same treatment as Obama; things like Affirmative Action.
I believe it was Aristotle who said “The only stable society is one in which all men are equal before the law.”
anyone remember the showing of mohammand picture? We were told to be sensitive towards muslims and put our first admend rights away
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage." Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals (Obozos playbook)
“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.”
From Opus, IQ 164 - STFU!
The Alinsky method only works if the target buys it.
It ain’t working!!!!!!!!!!
Carlson is so representative of the MSM/LSM, it just isn’t surprising to read this tripe. They built the image of the One, the genius, the brilliant. Now they either believe their own propaganda or they’re just unwilling to admit how screwed up they were/are.
The only way to rationalize politically dumb statements and self-defeating actions is to frame them as on a different plane, to cast Obummer as so lofty and ethereal in his thinking that he just can’t comprehend how we, the unwashed. could possibly recoil at his notions.
When you analyze that angle, you see that it is entirely contradictory. How can the one be so brilliant in his conceptualizing and yet so stupid in his political alacrity?
I guess we’re to believe the country has elected the ‘Absent Minded Professor” as POTUS.
What they say here and what they do there are often different things. Remember this guy?
In the hospital, he's just about to die... Then after a quick trip to Libya, he's miraculously cured! We've seen this song and dance before, and it's getting old.
funny how those geniuses always give us economies like California’s while hayseed hicks and uneducated rednecks will give economies like Oklahoma.
Step away from the kool-aid, Margaret.
Repackaging campaign rhetoric....nothing new here
Axlerod and Rham must throw "LOOKS" at each other.. LoL...
With raised eyebrow and masturbation hand signals..
Margaret should be encouraged.
When your enemy is shooting themselves, let them.
Response: Nonsense. People have eyes to see and ears to hear and they are using them.
Obama was not Editor of the Harvard Law Review which is based on merit or class rank and carries with it the obligation to write articles. He was President of the Harvard Law Review which is an elected position and carries no obligation to write.
Argggghhhh! The man has an average IQ with pathological ego!
If Stephen Hawking can get his ideas across to the “commom” man, I would think Obama could as well.
Margaret Carlson actually seems to recognize the extent of Obama’s repellant arrogance, yet is completely comfortable with it.
Carlson accurately describes the consistently imperious tone and tenor of Obama’s pronouncements, detailing the ever-present chin in the air, the expectation of unquestioning approval of his pronouncements, etc. But amazingly, the logical next point never follows—that it makes him look like an arrogant a$$hole. Instead, Carlson’s takeaway is that the only shortcoming to Obama looking like an arrogant a$$hole is that so many people think that’s a bad thing.
what is obama position anyway. Did he come out in support of the wisdom of building the mosque at location or simply the right
And now the chandelier in there has half its bulbs burnt out.
We shall henceforth called it "gifted."
With the exception of the community organizer statement, the rest is BS! He's nothing but a fraud......
“Hes an intellectual”
I have seen no evidence for this statement. It certainly does not manifest itself when he speaks.
Oh, no, one way or another she really is that stupid. I know, it is difficult to believe that someone with her position really does not get how a simple teleprompter works.
But the proof is right there.
She is either stupid beyond comprehension or lying for bammy.
Isn’t this nit-wit married to Tucker Carlson?
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