Skip to comments.Fast brain versus uh, uh, uh
Posted on 05/27/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by Gondring
Apparently, a lot of people consider President Barack Obama to be bumblingly inarticulate. "The guy can't talk his way out of a paper bag!" a reader wrote to me recently. "Sarah Palin is a brilliant speaker. It's the president whose sentences are undiagrammable," said another in response to a column I wrote about Palin. It's not just my readers, nor is it exclusively conservatives, who hold this view. A Google search of "does Obama have a speech impediment" turns up several pages of discussion among the president's supporters and critics alike. Admittedly, the president is given to a lot of pauses, "uhs" and sputtering starts to his sentences. As polished as he often is before large crowds (where the adjective "soaring" is often applied to his speeches), his impromptu speaking frequently calls to mind a doctoral candidate delivering a wobbly dissertation defense.
Not to be confused with a stutter, which the president decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can't keep up. The stammer is commonly found among university professors, characters in Woody Allen movies and public thinkers of the sort that might appear on C-SPAN but not CNN. If you're a member or a fan of that subset, chances are the president's stammer doesn't bother you; [...]
That's kind of ironic, given that the godfather of the intellectual stammer is arguably none other than the paterfamilias of the conservative movement, William F. Buckley Jr. [...]
Obama's problem is not that he's an intellectual (for the sake of argument let's define it as someone who is scholarly, broadly informed and distinguished as a thinker). It's that he sounds like an intellectual. [...]
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
But the fact is, he's far more comfortable in the protected academic arena, where he was coddled and helped along beyond his abilities.
It's funny that Ms. Daum credits the ditherer with decisiveness, though!
The word she was looking for is “bufoon”.
I, uh, think you meant...
The word she was, uh, looking for, is, uh, "buffoon."
OMG...her whole face must be brown.... what did they say about President Bush? HHmmmmm???
Time for the weekly “no one understands Obama because he’s just so darned smart!” spew from his media lapdogs?
It’s funny that Obama’s considered a great orator. Even high school speech students are warned against “uh” filler. In paraphrase of what a college friend said about himself, “[He’s] a reader, not a talker.”
so what sort of strategy/excuse do you think they’re going to use to keep Obama out of debates next fall?
She’s an idiot.
When he reads words that others write for him, he sounds brilliant! When he speaks for himself, he sounds like a stammering fool.
Conclusion: He’s brilliant!
Up is down, right is left, stupid is smart...
Meanwhile George Bush is considered a ________________
I think they are trying to place Obama in the guise of the “Absent Minded Professor”, they sure got the “Absent Mind” part down pat.
The guy still thinks it is 2008 for crying out loud.....
Conversely, Mister Obama does not seem the least bit professorial.
In the first place, does he not seem perennially ill prepared? He does not appear to want to do the work and homework involved in preparing for the important duties and tasks his job requires.
Professors have too much info whirring around, and work to reign in in so they can present it in a cogent fashion. Obama is (apparently) too preoccupied with "self" to invest time to have enough "stored info" to be confusing.
He always seems behind the curve, and people always seem ready to make foolish excuses.
.....Not to be confused with a stutter, which [obama] decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can’t keep up.....
Rush is reading this now.
It requires much more intellectual horsepower to lie convincingly than to tell the truth. So, it’s not surprising that he stammers and goes CPU-bound when TOTUS isn’t there to feed him his precomputed lies in the preoptimized order at optimal pace.
See how easy it is when you get yer' embeds ?
I just heard Rush read the whole article.
The Bolshviks did this with Lenin. They said he had such a highly developed brain that when he died they did a study of it. The German scientists that did it concluded that he had very few convolutions on his hemispheres and compared his brain to the that of a low brow criminal. They got that right.
Someone post Marty Feldman with the “Abby Normal” brain.
Thus, the parsing of speech at moment of utterance.
Same type does not have awareness of time or date, as the brain is running through calculation of the ability to present a face that will be... loved by all, while still achieving personal goal.
I am no fan of Palin, but at least she demonstrates mental clarity of thought when speaking publicly, and does not seem to be out to advance a personal mania.
These are just observations, not facts... Obviously
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