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.
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).
Well, then, he is uninformed by choice and suffers from mal-motivation . . . .
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.
I'll grudgingly give Obama the same IQ given to GWB which was 125. No brooding genius, either of them.
Stupid and slothful!
Romney GPA: 3.97
Obama GPA: 0.00
Obama is dumber than donuts. And calling a person who doesn’t agree with your perception of someone a “bigot” is childish.
I proudly proclaim my MSNBC branding as a bigot.
“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!!!!
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.
It’s soetoro’s ideology that I hate. If he wants to throw his race into the mix that’s his damned problem.
Okay, I don’t think Obama is intelligent or lazy. I think he’s both.
How about incompetent?
How about inexperienced?
How about ignorant?
How about clueless?
How about ineffectual?
How about useless?
How about slow learner?
How about dull?
How about bullshit artist?
How about over his head?
How about out of his depth?
How about not ready for prime time?
And if you're smart and getting the job done, you shouldn't have to prepare. The necessary information should roll right off the tongue. G.W. had meetings every morning to keep abreast of what was going on. Obama is taking swings with his balls to avoid meetings.
What a monumental understatement!
"Declined to release??!!??
How about abused the office of president by using an Executive Order sealing all his personal records?
It's like Bernie Badoff somehow getting himself elected president, and immediately issuing an Executive Order granting himself a retroactive Pardon as well as Pardons for future crimes.
>> Mitchell said... “just using that phrase ‘lazy,’ and attaching it to this President... had all sorts of resonance and echoes.”
Well, Andrea — as Mark Steyn pointed out, “If you can HEAR that (coded racism) “dog-whistle”, that means you’re the (racist) DOG!”
prove it bambam...i have yet to see any signs of academic competence out of this rambling idiot...only an evil ability to play the part, but too whacked to remember the lines...
do Haaaaaaavad or columbia have drama depts ???
and ask any golf pro, 18 holes is a grueling days work...
It is these kind of accusations that make me want to punch these people. I hate being called bigoted. These people are the biggest bigots ever. Keeping a whole population down for 60 yrs. F-— Joe Klein