Skip to comments."Bigoted" To Call Obama Unintelligent or Lazy
Posted on 10/08/2012 6:26:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
Joe Klein: "Bigoted" If You Don't Think Obama's Intelligent - The Chris Matthews Show
On Chris Matthews' weekend talk show, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell and Time Magazine's Joe Klein teamed up to insulate President Obama from attack, insinuating that questioning the President's intelligence and work ethic in the wake of a lackluster debate performance is racist.
First up, Andrea Mitchell recounted an exchange she had with Romney campaign co-chair John Sununu in which Sununu said Obama "revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are."
Mitchell said she was "troubled" by Sununu's criticism, and that "just using that phrase 'lazy,' and attaching it to this President - to any President, but to this President - had all sorts of resonance and echoes."
Later in the segment, Joe Klein announced that any questioning of President Obama's intelligence amounted to bigotry:
Klein: What you're seeing among conservative commentators now is this whole emperor has no clothes thing and the whole teleprompter meme from the last four years. They actually believe this guy isn't intelligent, which is crazy, or it is bigoted.
President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law school. Two degrees from elite Ivy League institutions typically shield one from criticism regarding intelligence, but progressives held an all-out onslaught on President George W. Bush's intelligence despite also holding two Ivy League degrees. Bush's transcripts reveal approximately a 2.3 GPA while at Yale, which was higher than his 2004 election rival John Kerry. President Obama has declined to release his transcripts.
UPDATE: As numerous commenters pointed out, President Obama has called himself lazy in interviews before. And he got it from growing up in Hawaii... apparently.
Barbara Walters, ABC News: "What's the trait you most deplore in yourself, and the trait you most deplore in others?"
President Obama: "Laziness."
Walters: "You're lazy?"
Obama: "You know, it's interesting. There is a deep down, underneath all the work that I do, I think there's a laziness in me. It's probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii and it's sunny outside, and sitting on the beach.
That’s right, black = superior!
Even if it’s bigoted doesn’t make it wrong. Obama is a lazy piece of crap. Oops! Crap is brown, is that racist?
I agree. He is just overrated as a speaker and incompetent as a whole.
Call me what you will, he IS lazy.
The Black/Arab half of Obama is remarkable; it’s the whitey half that’s a douche!
OK, he’s unintelligent AND lazy
Are you racist if you call him a Putz?
Chris Matthews’ goal is to paralyze the speech that challenges his intolerant views.
Remember the things said about George W.?
Dems sure are thin skinned.
Don’t forget arrogant
I agree with you whatyouwill, he is lazy.
From what I see and hear, Obama’s lazy.
I don’t know if the dude is lazy for certain. I know that he is an arrogant ideologue.
People with half a brain know that he’s lazy and that he lacks accountability. He’s an entitled affirmative action ESPN watching golf playing vacation taking lazy bum and a crook to boot.
Am I racist if I call him an arrogant, lazy, lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
IMO Romney has 40 IQ points on him.
The truth hurts.....
These people are so stupid!