Skip to comments.Was Barack Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?
Posted on 08/31/2011 9:02:33 AM PDT by opentalk
In their quest to widen the low-road and increase its rider-ship, the liberal Washington, D.C-based Politico just offered up this hackneyed but oh so predictable headline: Is Rick Perry Dumb?
Really? While its no surprise to conservatives and independents that the liberal mainstream media would pull out the old attack Ronald Reagan hand-book, dust it off, and use its previously discredited assaults to go after the surging Perry, a better question to be asked is:
What are they all so afraid of?
First of all, something which must be highlighted and stressed by all who care about fairness and accuracy is that Texas Gov. Rick Perry not only honorably served in our military but that he was a decorated Air Force pilot.
At about the same age that President Obama (by his own admission) was trying to find himself and experimenting with drugs, Perry was strapping himself into the cockpit of multi-million dollar Air Force aircraft.
For those on the left who may not understand as many look down upon our military and mock its very existence, getting through flight training and becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force is a very exacting process which actually does take a high degree of intelligence, skill, judgment, and even courage.
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Was Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?
Answer: No. This is the easiest test that I think I ever took.
He is not smart enough to win a Soap Box Derby.
Don’t think he could get A security clearance
That's because there are no teleprompters in flight school.
One has to say he would never have looked in that direction to start with.
From that point on...
Does the USAF has planes that are fly by teleprompter?
The Left tries this on on every single conservative candidate, Reagan was an amiable old dunce, Bush I was a rich fool, Dole was a geriatric dummy, Quayle was a stupid young frat-boy (so was Bush II), Palin and Bachmann are both back-woods rednecks and bible-thumpers. Now Perry is in the media, the same is being tried on him.
The urban leftists will of course eat this narrative up, and they are the MSM after all - but I’m surprised they think the rest of us are so gullible, seeing that it is used every single time.
Obama is the product of affirmative action policies. He got into Columbia because of them, he got into Harvard Law because of them, and he got elected President because of them.
I hope they keep pressing this issue actually. The inevitable rejoiner is, okay Obama release your college transcripts. Lets see how smart you are.
not even close....
While Rick Perry spent his youth piloting C-130s for the United States Air Force,
Obama was getting high in an entirely different way.
Only time he would fly then was when he was all “weewee’d” up.
Obama augered in the US economy...so I doubt it.
I suspect Obama wears velcro strapped shows or slip ons, because he’s too stupid to have learned how to tie laces.
Thanks for posting that.
Saw it the other day and it reflects precisely the difference between the two, we don’t call him Zer0 for nothing.
As one of those USAF pilots and one who was an IP at Edwards AFB...nope, the Obamabutt couldn’t even find the mechanisms to close the canopy.
Oh, W managed to get through UPT and get qualified in a 1-seat interceptor - a plane which had some “interesting” handling characteristics that could bite a spazmo pilot.
Perry completed UPT - the latter half of which required safely piloting a T-38 supersonic machine. Again, this one can also bite (try getting just a few knots slow during the final turn, and it will really be your FINAL turn).
Does anyone think our Spaz-O-Matic Cretin-in-Chief could even get through the light plane portion of pilot training?
And that is about all that he has mastered
I was going to answer, ‘yes’, but that was because I misunderstood the question.
I thought the question was, “Could Obama make it with an airforce pilot”
Did you see Obama ride that bicycle?
Oh yeah, Obama can toss salad with the best of thm
...(Obama) had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago
other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted present (instead of yea or nay) 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.
That wuss could barely ride a bike. I don’t even think he has a driver’s license. Never saw him drive anything other than a golf cart.
They don't hesitate to lie and have no shame about it.
in fact I have $100 to your favorite charity that Obama could not have passed my Written test for my instrument rating, let alone actually fly the plane. Hell The Private test would be far too difficult. Let alone Air Force Academy Training.
As defined by the MSM:
Smart - has an Ivy League education
Dumb - everyone else
As I understand it, this is more like an "attack Dwight Eisenhower" hand-book. Probably even older than that...
Funny how all the Obama praise is based on absolutely no evidence, urban legend and the dreams of sycophants.
Would he have passed the mandatory piss test?
Obama tried to get into the USAF, but when he got to the induction center and saw all those dopers and father-rapers* and communists, he knew it was hopeless. He went home, renounced his citizenship and applied to Harvard instead.
*Don’t be alarmed. It’s an Arlo Guthrie reference.
I wonder who will play Perry on Saturday Night Live alongside Tina Fey?
Did they also show the 8 X 10 glossy pictures?
Obama walked into the Army shrink’s office with another guy and sang “Shrink, You can get anything you want, at Alice’s restaurant” in two-part harmony.
That’s why they wouldn’t take either of them.
Win the Soap Box Derby? Snort. He’s not smart enough to know which end of the hammer to pick up. His missing records, his scant writings, and him blathering off-teleprompter all speak for themselves
(IMHO) the b@$t@$d, could only "fly"...
(himself) by falling off a high cliff / bridge
other than that, he needs pilots & technology.
even in that, he fails.... gravity takes over.
Thanks for post, I don't want to help Obama spread his tall tales.
From Professor Obama Holds Forth on the Mandate (Obamacare) thread
--This misplaced faith was based on statements Obama himself made during his first presidential campaign. At a 2007 fundraiser, for example, he told his admirers,
"I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution."
--This claim turned out, of course, to be one of Obama's trademark shadings of the truth. He was never a "professor" as genuine academics use the term. He was, however, a part-time faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he occasionally subjected hapless students to pontifications on the nation's founding document.
berry would not have made it past the drug test.
That picture says it all. Which one would you trust to inflate the tires on your car, much less run the country?
To quote Herman Cain, Obama couldn’t run a pizza parlor.
I don't think he could have passed piloting the prop Cessna's.
♫ ♫ Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force! ♫ ♫
LOL, articulates the comparison perfectly