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Too smart for politics?
NY Post ^ | April 30, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 04/30/2011 5:01:55 AM PDT by Scanian

Even for DC's worshipful press corps, Washington Post scribe Dana Mil bank's latest column was a doozy.

Hoping to explain why the president appears to be an indecisive waffler, Milbank whelped this whopper:

Obama's too smart for his own good.

That's a new one. But is it true -- is Obama too bright to be president?

Milbank consulted his tea leaves -- and a few social scientists -- to help diagnose Obama's malady:

Genius in the extreme!

"I put Obama on the couch," Milbank wrote, "and came away with a reasonably coherent diagnosis: There's too much going on in the poor guy's head."

Obama's crime is that he's "the very model of the complex thinker" -- always weighing the pros and cons of each issue, like a modern-day King Solomon.

(That is, quite unlike O's troglodyte predecessor, George W. Bush, who was presumably too busy scrawling the Patriot Act on the walls of his cave.)

Quipped one quack: "What distinguishes Obama is the depth and carefulness of his thinking, which renders him somewhat unfit for politics."

Well, if not unfit for politics, then self-evidently unsuited to policy-making.

Still, who can know for sure?

But what if the prez were to release his long-hidden college transcripts?

Hmmm . . .

Oh, Donaaaaald!

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: genius; milbank; obama; waffler

1 posted on 04/30/2011 5:01:57 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Yes, the commie apparatchik-in-chief is too clever by half.

I’ll give him that.


2 posted on 04/30/2011 5:04:03 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Scanian

Quite frankly, Obama is dumber than a stump.


3 posted on 04/30/2011 5:07:54 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Scanian

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obama-lost-in-thought/2011/04/26/AF0FrwsE_allComments.html?ctab=all_&#comments


4 posted on 04/30/2011 5:09:25 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Scanian

Paralyzed by indecision? I’m more inclined to think he cannot function without his handler’s permission.


5 posted on 04/30/2011 5:12:40 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Scanian

oh yea, he’s soooo supah smaht

seriously. you’d have to be a special kind of stupid to buy that bullsh*t


6 posted on 04/30/2011 5:14:26 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Scanian

Milbank quoted two college profs who have seen evidence of a superior mind, which I have totally missed, claiming that Obama sees the complexities of a situation from both sides, blah, blah... as if we haven’t seen how that has worked out in his flying into the Oval Office in a lather “to shut down Gitmo” on 1/21/09 and learning “there are no shovel-ready projects” a year after betting a trillion dollars they would save the economy.


7 posted on 04/30/2011 5:20:29 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: sten
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8 posted on 04/30/2011 5:22:02 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

RE: special kind of stupid............Excellent, I am cracking up. Put it on my FB and I am sure it will be a big hit. Great post. Thanks for the early morning laugh.


9 posted on 04/30/2011 5:25:47 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Scanian

I’d say being a Muzzie lovin Commie is what makes Barry unfit for command. But thats just me. LOL!!


10 posted on 04/30/2011 5:26:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Scanian

Obama is:
1. Too ignorant to understand you can’t bring this country to energy independence by only inflating tires and hoping for a miracle energy source ten years from now. It requires drilling here and now. Not just off the coast, but inland also, to obtain our own oil from shale. We also need to develop nuclear power, wind power, solar power, coal power, etc, and we need to do it NOW!

2. Too ignorant to understand you can’t tax a country into prosperity.

3. Too ignorant to understand that the money the Government confiscates to give to someone else is money that will not go back into the economy to create new jobs.

4. Too ignorant to understand that:
a. Every time you raise taxes on businesses you cause businesses to raise their prices.
b. When prices are raised businesses become less competitive.
c. When businesses become less competitive they lose sales.
d. When businesses lose sales they go out of business.
e. When businesses go out of business people lose jobs and now the Government collects no taxes from either the business they have caused to close, or the people who used to have a job. This also changes people from tax payers to tax users.
f. This also makes foreign businesses with lower labor costs and less costly Government regulation to become more competitive.
g. More of your hard earned dollars now leave the country to be invested elsewhere and create new jobs elsewhere.

5. Too ignorant to understand that spending must be cut to balance the budget.

6. Too ignorant to understand that life begins at conception and abortion is murder. I challenge Obama to look at the remains of an aborted baby and tell me it isn’t a human being.

7. Too ignorant to understand that most of the world only understands one thing. Power and the ability to back it up with a strong military. You can’t appease tyrants.

8. Too ignorant to understand that the U.S. Constitution means exactly what it says and says exactly what it means. It is not a living document to be bent on a whim.

9. Too ignorant to understand that personal responsibility will win out over Government handouts every time.

10. Too ignorant to understand that “CHOICE” is more than just the ability to murder a baby. It also means true choice is schools, choice in choosing one’s own career, and choice in making decisions that may cause you to succeed or fail. Choice also means you can get up and try again.


11 posted on 04/30/2011 5:26:59 AM PDT by Train Collector (What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

If it’s not on the teleprompter, it doesn’t exist.


12 posted on 04/30/2011 5:30:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Train Collector

BINGO !!


13 posted on 04/30/2011 5:33:44 AM PDT by W-Girl
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To: nolongerademocrat

If it’s not on the teleprompter, it doesn’t exist.


14 posted on 04/30/2011 5:35:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Scanian
" There's too much going on in the poor guy's head."

Sensory overload!

15 posted on 04/30/2011 5:36:59 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: indylindy
Quite frankly, Obama is dumber than a stump.

The New York Post apparently agrees, enough that they feel it necessary to write and publish this dribble.

16 posted on 04/30/2011 5:56:39 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: gusopol3

The evidence of a “superior mind” is that he is a lefty just like them.


17 posted on 04/30/2011 6:03:57 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

18 posted on 04/30/2011 6:04:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Scanian

BO is definitely smarter than the people who voted for him.


19 posted on 04/30/2011 6:13:32 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Scanian
(Before my time): Adlai Stevenson: "the brightest man who ever ran for President."

JFK: " he reads 1000 words/ minute."

LBJ (I guess that would have been too much of a stretch)

Carter: "he's a nuclear engineer."

Toon: " works NYT Sunday crosswords in pen while attending cabinet meetings."

Obama: "scary smart."

Part of their lore for decades.

20 posted on 04/30/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Scanian

I read somewhere (may have been here in FR) “0bama isn’t smart — he’s a stupid person’s idea of what smart looks like.”

I’ve ever since kind of liked that quote.


21 posted on 04/30/2011 6:38:21 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Scanian.
to explain why the president appears to be an indecisive waffler, Milbank whelped this whopper: Obama's too smart for his own good. That's a new one.
That's *not* new, Zero's alleged great intellect has been the Demwit Party Talking Point (DPTP) since Obama's presidential campaign began with his Senate run. And for a super-intelligent illegal alien, he's also excoriated for not being able to string more than three words together without a teleprompter.


22 posted on 04/30/2011 6:39:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Scanian
Bill Sammon has some interesting bits on Dana Milbank in his book Fighting Back. Already before 9/11 Milbank had made a name for himself by his extremely sarcastic, condescending, and "insolent" pool reports which were distributed to other reporters--extreme even by the standards of the Bush-hating press. Fortunately he was not on the President's trip to Florida in September 2001 or he would have had a chance to shape the national perception of how Bush reacted to the first news of the attacks on the Twin Towers.
23 posted on 04/30/2011 6:41:18 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Scanian

Dana Milbank: Obama’s Monica Lewinsky


24 posted on 04/30/2011 7:01:53 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Scanian

It’s been like this ever since I can remember going back to the fifties and sixties. “You know that Adlai Stevenson, he was just too smart for those stupid Americans who voted in Eisenhower by landslides both times.” By saying that about Stevenson, they meant themselves as well. I wonder how many of these genius libs have ever read Hayek, Sowell, or Friedman? Not many I would wager.


25 posted on 04/30/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Scanian
Milbank whelped this whopper: Obama's too smart for his own good.

Milbank is too homosexual for his own good. The VD's must be affecting his thinking already.

26 posted on 04/30/2011 7:33:51 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Scanian
"I put Obama on the couch," Milbank wrote, "and came away with a reasonably coherent diagnosis: There's too much going on in the poor guy's head."

I haven't read all the comments yet, it may have already been said but Zero is Chauncy Gardener.

27 posted on 04/30/2011 8:11:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Trump - Romney, without the Mormon baggage.)
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To: Scanian

So he’s unfit for office, yeah, we knew that......


28 posted on 04/30/2011 8:25:11 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Scanian

Is she trying to claim he’s some kind of idiot savant? I haven’t seen much evidence of his brilliance.

When are they going to use the excuse that the WH dog ate his homework?


29 posted on 04/30/2011 8:38:08 AM PDT by jgrand
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To: Graybeard58

“There’s too much going on in the poor guy’s head.” - Milbank.
Inside Obama’s head - “A big black dog sat on my back porch and Bingo was his name-o. B-I-N-G-O.”


30 posted on 04/30/2011 9:16:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Scanian

OK. Lets all agree he’s too smart to be President and get rid of him.


31 posted on 04/30/2011 9:20:46 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Scanian
As a college professor myself, I'm shocked that those professors didn't immediately recognize Obama for what he is. I've seen dozens of glib, BS artists like Obama who latch on to a few pat phrases and confidently pontificate on any subject but who wilt under questioning when their ignorance becomes clear.

How anyone can watch Obama in a non-scripted situation and come away impressed by his intelligence is beyond me. I'd bet my bottom dollar that when Obama was a lecturer at Northwestern Law School that he was dumbest person in the room.

32 posted on 04/30/2011 9:49:36 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: Graybeard58
I haven't read all the comments yet, it may have already been said but Zero is Chauncy Gardener.

Nah. Chauncy was a good and nice person who had a limited life. Obambi has major anger issues. He is spiteful and unpleasant.

I didn't care for Clinton but I can see where he could be charming. I don't get that from Obambi. He reminds me more of Carter who is a very little man that few people would want to be around.

Think about it, does Obambi have any friends? Not political tools but actual friends? If he does, you never hear of them.

33 posted on 04/30/2011 9:56:19 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Yesterday I meditated, today I seek balance. That was Zen, this is Tao.)
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To: CommerceComet

It was U of Chicago, I believe.

Have you ever seen the exams he gave his students?

I am pretty sure they are still posted online.

I guarantee you, regardless of your academic background, the questions will make your eyeballs spin around in your head.

The ones I have seen-—supposedly on “constitutional law”-—are actually about federal programs and bureaucratic regulations and are so absurdly convoluted that the poor student would need most of the alotted time just to plow through the weeds and B.S.

Obama: mediocre student and likely a very bad teacher.


34 posted on 04/30/2011 11:55:10 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: jgrand

I have always agreed with the idea of liberalism as a mental disorder but the denial of reality by the typical Obot is worse than that.

I live near Clearwater, so I recognize the signs: Obama-worship looks like straight-up, brainwashed, Scientology-style cultism.


35 posted on 04/30/2011 12:02:05 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Graybeard58

If sissy Dana ever got Zer0 on a couch, I think we can all imagine the outcome.

Yuckkkk.


36 posted on 04/30/2011 12:08:05 PM PDT by Scanian
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