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"Bigoted" To Call Obama Unintelligent or Lazy
Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kevin Glass

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.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; andreamitchell; barackobama; bigotry; chargesofracism; chrismatthews; harvard; intelligence; joeklein; kevinglass; lazy; leftwinglunatics; racism; yale
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1 posted on 10/08/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That’s right, black = superior!


2 posted on 10/08/2012 6:28:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kaslin

Even if it’s bigoted doesn’t make it wrong. Obama is a lazy piece of crap. Oops! Crap is brown, is that racist?


3 posted on 10/08/2012 6:30:50 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Kaslin
“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.”

I agree. He is just overrated as a speaker and incompetent as a whole.

4 posted on 10/08/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: Kaslin

Call me what you will, he IS lazy.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 6:32:00 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Kaslin

The Black/Arab half of Obama is remarkable; it’s the whitey half that’s a douche!


6 posted on 10/08/2012 6:32:20 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: Kaslin

OK, he’s unintelligent AND lazy


7 posted on 10/08/2012 6:32:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Kaslin

Are you racist if you call him a Putz?


8 posted on 10/08/2012 6:35:16 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Kaslin

Chris Matthews’ goal is to paralyze the speech that challenges his intolerant views.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 6:35:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin

Remember the things said about George W.?

Dems sure are thin skinned.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: NonValueAdded

Don’t forget arrogant


11 posted on 10/08/2012 6:35:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: softwarecreator

I agree with you whatyouwill, he is lazy.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Kaslin
I like the lazyness. If he were hyperactive, he'd have done even more damage.
13 posted on 10/08/2012 6:36:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Kaslin

From what I see and hear, Obama’s lazy.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 6:36:42 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t know if the dude is lazy for certain. I know that he is an arrogant ideologue.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Thom Pain
The Black/Arab half of Obama is remarkable; it’s the whitey half that’s a douche!

Haha, awesome.
16 posted on 10/08/2012 6:38:24 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 6:38:40 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: funfan

Am I racist if I call him an arrogant, lazy, lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?


18 posted on 10/08/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

IMO Romney has 40 IQ points on him.

The truth hurts.....


19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Kaslin

These people are so stupid!


20 posted on 10/08/2012 6:39:46 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Kaslin

He is unintelligent and by his own admission to oprah... he is lazy... so **** the racist that wrote this putrid tripe.

LLS


21 posted on 10/08/2012 6:40:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Kaslin

He is unintelligent and by his own admission to oprah... he is lazy... so **** the racist that wrote this putrid tripe.

LLS


22 posted on 10/08/2012 6:40:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Kaslin

Back in 2007 and 2008, when I first saw Obama off teleprompter, it was very apparent that he was no mental giant. And that’s only been made more clear since.

And his recent remark that “it’s a drag” preparing for very critical debates doesn’t exactly discourage the idea that he’s lazy.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 6:40:21 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Revolting cat!
That’s right, black = superior!

And sour cream = supreme!

24 posted on 10/08/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Kaslin

Compared to what I usually call him, “lazy” would almost be a compliment.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT by digger48
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To: TigerClaws

I never forget what they called him. The rats can dish it out, they don’t like it when the tables are turned on them


26 posted on 10/08/2012 6:42:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

He’sa Lazy-boy empty chair.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 6:42:59 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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To: No Socialist

He has never had to produce any results. That’s why he shows up at 10 am and hits the party circuit at 2pm. He is what my dad would call work brittle. Afraid with too much work he’ll break.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: Revolting cat!

Whatever you do, don’t be an uppity whitey!


29 posted on 10/08/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: funfan
Are you racist if you call him a Putz?

It isn't even racist to call him a putz monkey.

30 posted on 10/08/2012 6:46:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Bobalu

Obama lecturing Romney on arithmetic... that was rich. Let’s see the grades, Barry Soetoro!


31 posted on 10/08/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Kaslin

I think Joe Klein isn’t very intelligent and that he’s lazy. Does that make me a “bigot” too? Joey! You can shove that race card where the sun don’t shine.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Kaslin

Hard work might kill you. Obama just doesn’t want to chance it.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 6:46:54 PM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: Kaslin
For over 8 years the Democrats and their running dog lackeys taught us that the ONLY correct way to portray the president was as a Chimpanzee.

This guy, though, really is stupid and nobody is drawing pictures of him at all.

34 posted on 10/08/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin
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."

I'm sure things "echo" in Andrea's head all the time...loooooooootta empty space up there.

35 posted on 10/08/2012 6:50:31 PM PDT by TheBigB (Chris Matthews would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: Kaslin
Not only is the odious maggot unintelligent burned out and lazy, the pØs is a fascist wannabe, a pisslam toadie, a preening narcissitic faggot, and co-conspirator with an obnoxious, low-rent, lard-assed harpy.


(how's that for revulsion ? ;-)

36 posted on 10/08/2012 6:51:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kaslin
Klein: ... They actually believe this guy isn't intelligent, which is crazy, or it is bigoted.

Not at all Klein, born out by actions and events. But don't let that stop you from engaging the usual liberal tactic of making an unfounded personal attack - pre-emptively accusing people of bigotry.

On some things sure, hussein's got a natural knack or he is well trained. (eg. manipulating people) On others he is a complete rube (eg. economic policy, foreign policy, national security, Constitutional law, and oh so many others)

Fundamentally you have to question his intelligence - he is obviously a committed socialist. So he is promoting a socio-economic system that is a proven failure. (proven as in, over, and over, and over again - a 100% failure rate). Now, there's a saying about intelligence vs wisdom regarding learning from your mistakes or learning from others. hussein fits squarely into the third category - fools. He doesn't even learn from his own mistakes.

I guess you could always ascribe hussein's love of socialism with just plain meanness towards his fellow man. Maybe he just likes to spread the misery. Look how well socialism worked for the USSR, Cuba, North Korea, etc. You'd think an intelligent person could learn from 50 years of cold war. Unless you're hussein... Just look at the last 4 years here, been great hasn't it? {snort}

Maybe it is just his fascist leanings that he likes control. After all, his statements are littered with "I" and "let me" and similar phrases. We all know how well rampant fascism works out, cost us what, 30 million lives last century to beat that down.

37 posted on 10/08/2012 6:52:29 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Will88

Obama speaks clearly and coherently when he’s off teleprompter and talking about the things he really believes in... redistribution, reparations, injustice, Islam, apologies for American evils, and so on.


38 posted on 10/08/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Kaslin

http://obamagolfcounter.com/


39 posted on 10/08/2012 6:55:35 PM PDT by gaijin (Er)
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To: Kaslin

Bathhouse Barry is a lazy, phoney-intellectual, drug addict. That fossil Andrea Mitchell needs to STFU and go home to the Crypt-Keeper! I had to self edit my first comment about her. JimRob would have given me a time out!


40 posted on 10/08/2012 6:58:05 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Kaslin

Four years after they got done calling President Bush Chimpy-McHitler, a cokeheaded lawschool fratboy, a miserable failure in college, a...

Anybody seen Obama’s college transcripts or medical report? Bush gave up alcohol and whatever when he entered an age of sobriety. Obama lied about quitting cigarettes and never did clarify just when he last touched cocaine or marijuana (former member of the Choom Gang).


41 posted on 10/08/2012 6:58:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Kaslin

Well, then, he is uninformed by choice and suffers from mal-motivation . . . .


42 posted on 10/08/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Third Person

Exactly. Professionals will tell you that the most important variable in a successful presentation (and debating is just an interactive presentation) is knowing your stuff. Obama did not...he failed and it showed.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Kaslin
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.

I'll grudgingly give Obama the same IQ given to GWB which was 125. No brooding genius, either of them.

44 posted on 10/08/2012 7:02:55 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: Pharmboy

Stupid and slothful!


45 posted on 10/08/2012 7:03:18 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Third Person

Romney GPA: 3.97
Obama GPA: 0.00

Prosecution rests!


46 posted on 10/08/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Kaslin

Obama is dumber than donuts. And calling a person who doesn’t agree with your perception of someone a “bigot” is childish.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 7:04:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

I proudly proclaim my MSNBC branding as a bigot.


48 posted on 10/08/2012 7:04:31 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Kaslin

“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.”

Come on now, fair is fair...mentioning Obama and “work ethic” in the same sentence is RACIST!!!!


49 posted on 10/08/2012 7:05:00 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Kaslin
He's the Affirmative Action President.

What has he done with his degrees? He never wrote an article for Law Review. EVERYBODY on law review writes. After graduation, he was a community organizer and an attorney for ACORN, and basically an adjunct - not even a tenured professor. Some adjuncts are good, but they are usually high level people. Judges, established respected names in the field, professors doing double duty at different schools, and specialists.

Obama's resume doesn't qualify him to be president, nor anything else. As far as "intelligence" goes, I have the same education he does, so Joe Klein can go to Hell.

50 posted on 10/08/2012 7:06:03 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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