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Was Barack Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?
Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2011 | Douglas MacKinnon

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 it’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 9:02:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 9:04:27 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: opentalk

He is not smart enough to win a Soap Box Derby.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 9:06:36 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: opentalk

Don’t think he could get A security clearance


4 posted on 08/31/2011 9:06:53 AM PDT by molson209
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To: momtothree
Answer: No. This is the easiest test that I think I ever took.

That's because there are no teleprompters in flight school.

5 posted on 08/31/2011 9:07:01 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: opentalk

One has to say he would never have looked in that direction to start with.

From that point on...


6 posted on 08/31/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT by wita
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To: opentalk

Does the USAF has planes that are fly by teleprompter?


7 posted on 08/31/2011 9:09:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: opentalk
This useless asshat would be lucky to master a three wheel kids bike. No place to put his teleprompters.
8 posted on 08/31/2011 9:09:50 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: opentalk

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.


9 posted on 08/31/2011 9:10:24 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: opentalk

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.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: opentalk

I hope they keep pressing this issue actually. The inevitable rejoiner is, okay Obama release your college transcripts. Lets see how smart you are.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: opentalk
zer0bummer getting ready to take off!


12 posted on 08/31/2011 9:11:35 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: All

not even close....


13 posted on 08/31/2011 9:11:43 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: jazusamo

While Rick Perry spent his youth piloting C-130s for the United States Air Force,
Obama was getting high in an entirely different way.

from link

14 posted on 08/31/2011 9:13:41 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Only time he would fly then was when he was all “weewee’d” up.


15 posted on 08/31/2011 9:13:41 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: opentalk

16 posted on 08/31/2011 9:15:29 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: GnuHere

Obama augered in the US economy...so I doubt it.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 9:16:11 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: opentalk

I suspect Obama wears velcro strapped shows or slip ons, because he’s too stupid to have learned how to tie laces.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 9:18:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: opentalk

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.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 9:19:07 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: opentalk

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?

Bwahahahahahahah!


20 posted on 08/31/2011 9:19:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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21 posted on 08/31/2011 9:21:15 AM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Logical me
This useless asshat would be lucky to master a three wheel kids bike.

And that is about all that he has mastered

22 posted on 08/31/2011 9:21:51 AM PDT by TheCipher
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To: opentalk

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
Em.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 9:22:00 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Vaquero

LMAO!!!!!!!


24 posted on 08/31/2011 9:24:57 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: PGR88
I think it will back fire on them this time. More from the article and Obama/Perry comparison

...(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.”


25 posted on 08/31/2011 9:25:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

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.


26 posted on 08/31/2011 9:26:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: opentalk
Photobucket

27 posted on 08/31/2011 9:27:29 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: PGR88
It goes back even farther. The left claimed Adlai Stevenson was some kind of genius while Ike was an amiable dunce. Really. The same Ike who George Marshall awarded a plum job planning WWII because he was a brilliant staff officer. The same Ike who led one of the most difficult coalitions in military history to total victory.

They don't hesitate to lie and have no shame about it.

28 posted on 08/31/2011 9:28:25 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: opentalk

Answer NO,

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.


29 posted on 08/31/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: opentalk

As defined by the MSM:

Smart - has an Ivy League education

Dumb - everyone else


30 posted on 08/31/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: opentalk
While it’s no surprise to conservatives and independents that the liberal mainstream media would pull out the old “attack Ronald Reagan” hand-book...

As I understand it, this is more like an "attack Dwight Eisenhower" hand-book. Probably even older than that...

31 posted on 08/31/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: crosshairs
Perry is also an Eagle scout. He continues to support the scouts.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 9:35:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Obama was never a “Law Professor”. He was a guest lecturer, telling the Students what a Racist Document the Constitution is.

Funny how all the Obama praise is based on absolutely no evidence, urban legend and the dreams of sycophants.

33 posted on 08/31/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: opentalk

34 posted on 08/31/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: opentalk

Would he have passed the mandatory piss test?


35 posted on 08/31/2011 9:43:57 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: opentalk

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.


36 posted on 08/31/2011 9:44:08 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: PGR88
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.

I wonder who will play Perry on Saturday Night Live alongside Tina Fey?

37 posted on 08/31/2011 9:44:12 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: opentalk
Community Organizer .
38 posted on 08/31/2011 9:50:42 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Lady Lucky

Did they also show the 8 X 10 glossy pictures?


39 posted on 08/31/2011 9:54:03 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Lady Lucky

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.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 10:03:55 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: GnuHere

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


41 posted on 08/31/2011 10:12:05 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: opentalk
Was Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?

(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.


42 posted on 08/31/2011 10:12:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Obama was never a “Law Professor”. He was a guest lecturer, telling the Students what a Racist Document the Constitution is.

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.


43 posted on 08/31/2011 10:13:57 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: momtothree

berry would not have made it past the drug test.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 10:16:13 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: opentalk
According to Democrat and Kerry standards a person is not qualified to
be President unless they've served honorably in the military.
I wonder what they did with those goal posts.
45 posted on 08/31/2011 10:17:20 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Right Brother

That picture says it all. Which one would you trust to inflate the tires on your car, much less run the country?


46 posted on 08/31/2011 10:19:55 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: opentalk

To quote Herman Cain, Obama couldn’t run a pizza parlor.


47 posted on 08/31/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Da Coyote
He could not even control a Tweet let alone a T-38.

I don't think he could have passed piloting the prop Cessna's.

48 posted on 08/31/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: opentalk

♫ ♫ 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! ♫ ♫


49 posted on 08/31/2011 10:32:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Mr.Unique

LOL, articulates the comparison perfectly


50 posted on 08/31/2011 10:33:26 AM PDT by opentalk
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