Skip to comments.Obama Is Not That Bright
Posted on 05/25/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
Barack Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency, historian Michael Beschloss told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008.
"So what is his IQ?" Mr. Imus asked. Mr. Beschloss didn't know. He was just assuming.
Many shared that assumption. Adjectives frequently applied to Mr. Obama are "smart" (278 million hits on Google), "intelligent" (62 million) and "brilliant" (24 million).
There is little evidence to support it. Mr. Obama went to Harvard, but so did George W. Bush, who some liberals consider dumber than dirt. The president won't release his transcripts, so we can't judge by his grades. Mr. Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, but when he was selected, popularity mattered more than scholarship.
Mr. Obama joined an undistinguished law firm, where he tried no cases. So no help there.
Many cite the president's oratorical skills, but he often rambles when he speaks without a teleprompter. That's because his brain "is moving so fast that the mouth can't keep up," wrote Meghan Daum of the Los Angeles Times.
Columnist Joe Klein said Mr. Obama's first autobiography "may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." But Mr. Obama got help writing "Dreams from My Father" from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers," celebrity journalist Christopher Andersen claimed in his 2009 biography of Barack and Michelle.
"The book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writing," Mr. Andersen wrote.
Biographer David Maraniss published this month his interview with Genevieve Cook, who dated Mr. Obama in New York, but bears little resemblance to the "New York girlfriend" described in "Dreams." That's because she is a composite, Mr. Obama said.
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Progressives are brilliant, Progressives are brilliant, Progressives are brilliant.....
Repeat the lie often and it will become the truth.
(Thank you Heir Goebbles.)
I’d really love to have those transcripts see some light. It’s amazing how well that secret has been kept. I’d bet they will show what is pretty apparent, he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
>>> .... the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency (so far)
Without arguing the truthfulness of the sentence, the ‘pool’ is not that big.
Out of the whole population, what percentage actually run for the office?
I have never seen a connection between Forest Gump and Barack Obama. The former was a naive simpleton who ended up doing the right things in life, while the latter is just a corrupt weasely politican and glib front man for a crime syndicate.
“Liberals [like me] are smart. Those who don’t believe like me are dumb. If you want to be smart, you have to be a liberal. QED.”
“And that’s all I have to say about that.”
Yeah let’s do that: OK Alex, I will take economics for $200, Socialist or Fascist.
OK Alex, give me history for $400...Cannot prove where he was born.
Obama....right again, you are on a roll.
OK Alex, let’s go for literature.....Ayers wrote it.
Dreams from my Father.....right again.
OK Alex, how about math for 800......Zero
O’bama’s IQ doubled. yup, a trick question zero times anything is zero, right again.
Now for final jeopardy, the category is narcist... what is “I”
Most used word by Obama.
Of course, it’s always the double standard.
Obama isn’t stupid, he got through Harvard Law, I guess he passed the bar exam, you just can’t do that if you’re stupid and lazy. Smart and lazy yes, stupid and hard working, maybe. Obama clearly isn’t the hardest working person in the world, so I conclude he is fairly bright.
However, Bush fils must have been at least about the same amount of smart, but all you ever hear from the left is what a moron he is (except when he’s an evil genius, but maybe that was Cheney).
I’m also getting tired of the concept that unless you went to an Ivy League school (and really just Harvard or Yale) that you’re stupid and/or undereducated.
This idea that Obama is some super-brilliant fellow IS just something the media cooked up to enhance his resume.
But, I don’t see them saying Romney is dumb. Maybe they’ll try that one next month. It’ll be the new front page news in the WaPo:
MITT ROMNEY GOT D ON TERM PAPER IN 12TH GRADE
Btw, is is true what I heard the other day, that Romney’s got both a MBA and a Law Degree from where, is it Harvard? Although he’s never practiced law he passed the Bar in Michigan? I thought I heard that, but I was listening to the radio at work and a lot of times I miss stuff or get it wrong.
IF baraq was sooo smart, his media would have been waving his college transcripts all over the place when he running the first time.
Evil comes in all shapes, sizes and IQ’s.
To be smart you have to be a liberal To be a liberal means you are smart.
But..but...but Valarie Jarrett sez...................he’s brilliant and can work on several difficult issues simultaneously.
I don't know, did you ever see him walk and talk at the same time. Bush did it all the time... so did Reagan... Obama just waves and keeps walking.
obama is to bright as Liz Warren is to native american ancestry
sayin’ it makes it so!
>>> I have never seen a connection between Forest Gump and Barack Obama.
Forest Gump the movie gave Obama’s staff the idea you can ‘photoshop’ your way into every WH past presidents’ biography with an Obama cameo entry.
That’s the connection.
joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration four-year program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
He graduated in 1975 cum laude from the law school, in the top third of that class, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his business school class.