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Obama "Intellectually Exhausted, Out of Ideas, Energy"
The American Thinker ^ | Geoffrey P. Hunt

Posted on 08/16/2012 6:13:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Mitt Romney finally caught up with the rest of us via a fiery speech in Ohio on Tuesday where he proclaimed three simple truths that frame Barack Obama: "Intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy."

Those lines are still too charitable; Obama has been intellectually barren from the beginning. Yet it is irrefutable -- to steal an apt word from Paul Ryan describing Obama's raiding Medicare to finance ObamaCare -- that Obama's idea inventory consists of the expired date-stamped perishables of the collectivist state -- tax, confiscate, redistribute, and impoverish.
**snip**
Paul Ryan represents everything that Obama and the Democrats will never be: intellectually fertile, economically and historically literate, unimpeachably rigorous and honest. And these are only Paul Ryan's character virtues. His ideas and convictions are even better. And he's the most likeable politician in town.

Clarity is a rarely used tonic. The word itself has yet to be overexposed and deliberately obfuscated, unlike the word transparent. Of course, the phrase "let me be perfectly clear" is usually a prelude to anything but -- it was first attributed to Richard Nixon, then expropriated by Bill Clinton, and now it is a common preamble to Barack Obama's frequent deceptions. Yet clarity is a refreshingly bracing noun in an age where deliberate distortions, bald-faced lies, shameless plagiarism, and muddled thinking have become the new normal.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; bho2012; nobama; nobama2012; obama
Stating the obvious, but a decent read. Nobama!
1 posted on 08/16/2012 6:13:18 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

..laser boy went dark....


2 posted on 08/16/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Lakeshark

His “idea” is Marxism.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 6:24:22 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Lakeshark

He has been out of it for 50 years.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 6:28:32 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Indeed, he’s a Marxist, but he also hates America, and specifically “white culture” in America.

I think the biggest demoralizer for him was the turnout at CFA.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 6:31:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Lakeshark
Intellectually exhausted?

The guy never had any new ideas to begin with. Everything he said, everything he believes in (at least what he stated) is nothing more than 70s liberal ideology mixed with a dose of Afrocentrism/Ebonics. That's it.

He's a Jimmy Carter that walks with a pimp limp, jogging on stage and looking cool.

6 posted on 08/16/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by Red6
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To: Lakeshark
...where he proclaimed three simple truths that frame Barack Obama: "Intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy."

It didn't take much for Obama to become intellectually exhausted, as he really is an idiotic ideologue.

7 posted on 08/16/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama is dumber than donuts. Anybody can talk a good fight.


8 posted on 08/16/2012 7:07:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Lakeshark

His entire supply of ideas came out of a book published by Saul Alinsky in 1971


9 posted on 08/16/2012 7:16:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blueunicorn6

I keep a box of rocks in my lab, as a reminder that even it is smarter than Bam-Bam and Biden combined.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 7:18:01 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lakeshark

What is it with our RINO pols and their consultants that they can only describe the Rats in too-charitable terms?

Barry’s exhausted? Must be from all his hard work this term, we’ll have to make sure he schedules a few more vacations in once we re-elect him for a second term. Seems only fair for a president who has worked himself too hard trying to solve our problems for us, no?


11 posted on 08/16/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lakeshark
Obama sez "...er Joe, what comes after 'raise taxes on the rich'?"

Biden sez "I don't know Mr. President...I think that's the only idea we've been able to come up with."

12 posted on 08/16/2012 7:49:14 AM PDT by moovova (OMG...Obama Must Go)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
His “idea” is Marxism.

"Marxism only killed a couple of (hundred million) people in the nineteenth century, it's our plan to continue this great program in the twentieth century, after we are reelected. Who says we don't have new ideas?"

Wait! Wait! /Biden

13 posted on 08/16/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

This shows the great philosophical divide between Democrats and Republicans, and why Democrats so consistently fail.

A simple question: When you are elected to a political office, is your purpose to manage that office efficiently, or to change every element of it?

Leftists and idealists cannot get it through their head that the purpose of a job is to do that job, not to change it, create a new job, or destroy the old one.

A good analogy would be if a someone was hired to be a french fry cook at a hamburger joint. A Republican would cook the french fries, and they would always be fresh, salted and ready to serve to customers. But a Democrat would try to do everything *but* cook french fries.

He would interfere with the guy cooking hamburgers. He would harass the cashiers. He would try to unionize the workers. He would complain to the Health Department that the floors were greasy. And when chastised for doing these things, he would feel bitter burning hate and resentment at the manager who wanted him to fry french fries.

And most of all, he would never, ever, fry french fries, because that was “boring”. He would try to break the machine, foul the cooking oil, pull the plug on the refrigerator to spoil the food, and blame everyone else for doing these things. And he would constantly nag his boss to give him a raise and a promotion.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Lakeshark

He needs to add “AND intellectually dishonest”.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Lakeshark

Drugs will do that to you.


16 posted on 08/16/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Lakeshark

What happen to my green job? And, my super fast train to get to my green job? Where’s my Utopia,man?


17 posted on 08/16/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Lakeshark

And in other news, Death Valley has run out of water.


18 posted on 08/16/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Lakeshark

America is an idea. 0bama’s been out of that ‘idea’ since well before he took office (illegally).


19 posted on 08/16/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Lakeshark

Eat more fish, less dog.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 2:46:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Lol... A perfect analogy! Going in the freeper keeper file!


21 posted on 08/16/2012 2:59:04 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Lakeshark

“...Obama “Intellectually Exhausted, Out of Ideas, Energy”...”

It’s...pretty much been that way most of his life...from what I can see.


22 posted on 08/16/2012 3:02:20 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lakeshark

..ACtually...

Substitute ANY Liberal name instead of Obama and it pretty much rings true.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 3:05:40 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Lakeshark.


24 posted on 08/16/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lakeshark

....and hopefully Time.


25 posted on 08/16/2012 3:47:43 PM PDT by madison10 (You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality)
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To: Lakeshark

He was out of ideas by about 1970. Too bad he didn’t run out of energy at the same time.


26 posted on 08/16/2012 3:53:36 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"His entire supply of ideas came out of a book published by Saul Alinsky in 1971"

Give the guy credit: he's also using ideas that were published in 1848 and 1867.

27 posted on 08/16/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Lakeshark

Well, maybe he should take a breather, go out and play some golf or something.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 4:44:39 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: 9YearLurker

i’ve worked harder cleaning my garage and workshop the past 10 days than this POSOTUS has worked all 3+ years, and his bitch wife. every time i see “clarity” i think of the most intellectual talk back radio host DENNIS PRAGER.


29 posted on 08/16/2012 4:55:59 PM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: Lakeshark

Now how could Obozo exhaust something he’s never used? Killed it, maybe, through snorting coke.


30 posted on 08/16/2012 5:34:15 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Lakeshark

What else has Obama done other than being a lesser Sharpton, only talking about Fluke condoms, murdering babies through abortion, gay rights or muslim love making?


31 posted on 08/16/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Red6
He's a Jimmy Carter that walks with a pimp limp, jogging on stage and looking cool.

"Pimp limp" -- hadn't heard that one. I might have had to invent "thug roll" or "thug stroll" myself (think of that old Run-DMC movie, a hideously-revealing self-portrait of some thuggy rappers 10 years ago).

Got any others current out in "the com-MUNE-a-tee"?

32 posted on 08/16/2012 6:53:39 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
Obama "Intellectually Exhausted, Out of Ideas, Energy"

Okay, that explains his first day in public office...
33 posted on 08/16/2012 6:56:06 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: MrB

“I think the biggest demoralizer for him was the turnout at CFA.”

What was that?


34 posted on 08/16/2012 7:35:04 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Chick-Fil-A


35 posted on 08/16/2012 10:14:15 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama never had ideas or intellect to begin with.


36 posted on 08/16/2012 11:42:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Rule of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama - what “intellect”?


37 posted on 08/17/2012 12:09:59 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Buckeye McFrog

bump


38 posted on 08/17/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by Amigo04
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To: Red6
"He's a Jimmy Carter that walks with a pimp limp, jogging on stage and looking cool."

He's so damn cool dancin' down the steps from Air Force 1. The day will come when a misstep will bring his sorry self tumbling down to an uncool faceplant on the tarmac. That video will become the hallmark of his presidency etched in infamy.

39 posted on 08/17/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: Lakeshark
"......Obama has been intellectually barren from the beginning....."

With Valerie Jarrett as his Chief Advisor/Consigliere, the above statement becomes even more CLEAR.

40 posted on 08/17/2012 10:15:55 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: Lakeshark

http://youtu.be/qaPYafuZpNE


41 posted on 08/17/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Great analogy! But the similarity ends there.

In the real world, the saboteur would never get a job in another hamburger joint.

In the political world, he would automatically be given the job 1, 2 or 3 election cycles later as soon as the manager got tired of the boring but competent fry cook.

42 posted on 08/17/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MrB
I can't help but laugh after reading the headline of this article.

Since when does a Kenyan Communist MAINTAIN support in the United States?

I understand the initial "white guilt" thing that elected him in 2008, but to sustain any kind of support at this point is absolutely absurd.

43 posted on 08/18/2012 12:03:19 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Lakeshark
Barry's out of energy alright.
But AIDS will do that to ya.

not that I'm saying he has it, you understand.

44 posted on 08/18/2012 4:14:38 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Remarkably, it is the only instance I’m aware where the sum of the parts is less than the whole.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 5:24:09 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Lakeshark

The “lightworker” is using a 15-watt bulb.


46 posted on 08/20/2012 5:26:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Red6

I want to see him skip out onto the stage like a football player after making a great play. Why do some football players skip like little girls?


47 posted on 08/20/2012 7:30:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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