Skip to comments.Finally, The Cognoscenti Ask: What Could We Be Thinking?
Posted on 09/30/2011 4:05:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
'The way I think about it," Barack Obama told a TV station in Orlando, "is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft."
He has a point. This is a great, great country that got so soft that 53% of electors voted for a ludicrously unqualified chief executive who would be regarded as a joke candidate in any serious nation.
One should not begrudge a man who seizes his opportunity. But one should certainly hold in contempt those who allow him to seize it on the basis of such flaccid generalities as "hope" and "change": That's more than "a little" soft.
"He's probably the smartest guy ever to become president," declared presidential historian Michael Beschloss the day after the 2008 election. But you don't have to be that smart to put one over on all the smart guys.
"I'm a sap, a specific kind of sap. I'm an Obama Sap," admits David Brooks, the softest touch at the New York Times. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek, now says of the president: "He wasn't ready, it turns out, really."
If you're a tenured columnist at the Times, you can just about afford the consequences of your sappiness. But among the hundreds of thousands of your readers who didn't know you were a sap until you told them three years later, soft choices have hard consequences.
If you're one of Obama's core constituencies, those who looked so photogenic at all the hopeychangey rallies, things are really hard: "Young Becoming 'Lost Generation' Amid Recession" (CBS News). Tough luck, rubes. You got a bumper sticker; he got to make things worse.
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I think we’ll be redefining “smart” in the future.
All these lib elite who are abandoning obama are doing so because they are racists. Haters. Worse than the KKK. Nazis. Uh, what were some of those other terms they called Pubs who want to get rid of Dick Obama?
It was clear that it was gonna be Obamunism from the get-go.
...persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.
177080; < Italian, Latinized variant of conoscente (present participle of conoscere to know)
Referring to that statement, tonight Charles Krauthammer said about Obama, "He's seen as somebody who's compounding condescension, incompetence and narcissism all in one sentence. It's hard to do, but he's done it!"
Surely Beschloss remembers JFK's saying, "There has never been a greater concentration of intellectual power here at the White House since Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Besides, one should consider the likelihood that the reason Obamadinanutjob's college transcripts are unavailable is because he's ashamed of them.
There is not in all America a more dangerous trait than the deification of mere smartness unaccompanied by any sense of moral responsibility. -- Teddy Roosevelt, Abilene, KS, May 2, 1903
The looney left thought they were electing an African-American. The elected an African-Arab. Now how long do they expect this Arab/muslim can pretend to be pro-American?
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Sometimes Charles K sure does hit the nail on the head! Ovomit certainly is as Charles stated!
David Brooks is an ASSHOLE at the very best. A stupid half ass clown. I can’t make it any clearer.
What do you mean?
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