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Is Obama Stupid?
cfp ^ | 3/26/14 | a caruba

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:53:41 AM PDT by bestintxas

No one gets elected President by being stupid, unless of course the election is stolen in cities controlled by the Democratic Party, but one must also factor in the intelligence of nearly half of the voters who pull the Democratic Party lever no matter who the candidate may be.

America is seriously divided between liberals and conservatives, but there are indications that even those who self-identify as liberals are having second thoughts as the result of the havoc ObamaCare has inflicted on their lives and the economy. Voters who self-identify as “independents” are the deciding factor in most elections. They reflect disenchantment with both parties.

I have been thinking about whether Obama is stupid because he has been in Europe with the leaders of the nations who are grappling with the seizure of Crimea by Russia. I keep wondering, given his record at this point, whether they too think he’s stupid. He has taken the most powerful and respected nation in the world and reduced it to ridicule and disdain. When he leaves the room do they shake their head and roll their eyes?

The question of whether Obama is stupid would seem to be disputed by the fact that he is a Harvard Law School graduate and one has to have some degree of intelligence to navigate that. His undergraduate college is Columbia University, one of the most liberal in the nation. In neither case do we know how Obama did academically because he took care to have his records kept from public review.

Indeed, most public records regarding his life, including his birth certificate have been kept hidden. The one he provided has been deemed a forgery. There are claims as well that his Social Security number is questionable.

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Where is Captain Obvious when you need him?
1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:53:41 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

They have to ask?


2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

We need the bear in the woods picture here I suspect.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:19 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: bestintxas

In a country of blithering idiots, the merely stupid man is king.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: bestintxas

No, Obama is NOT stupid. He is very, very good at keeping his motives and plans hidden. Part of his plan is to encourage people to think he is stupid.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT by STYRO (War sucks. Living in slavery sucks even worse.)
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To: bestintxas

He is but his handlers aren’t.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 6:03:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bestintxas

No. He is evil. The people who are behind him hate and have hated the United States of America for what it represented and stood for. They ran him ran for the purpose of destroying the United States of America as it then was should he be elected. The voters of America were more happy to give him that opportunity. Thus it can be said that those who voted for him also hate the United States of America and want it destroyed. And he is doing exactly that.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:04:56 AM PDT by sport
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To: rktman

I don’t believe he’s stupid; I believe everything is going according to plan. I do believe everyone who voted for him is stupid...especially those who voted for him twice!


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:05:16 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: cuban leaf
"No one gets elected President by being stupid"

Jimmy Carter.

Remember, half the population has an IQ below 100.

9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:12 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: bestintxas
I think his belief system and philosophy are stupid, but I don't think he's stupid. He's been remarkably successful getting almost everything he's after.

What is stupid is thinking he sees the world the same way as the words he uses to gain support and votes implies.

He doesn't and that should have been obvious long ago. He isn't running the same inner software as what was once traditional American thought.

He's intelligent, but not of US and doesn't think like we once did.

Quite a transformation so far.

10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:30 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Savage Beast

I became a Christian in 1981 and started attending an assembly of God church. I was shocked to discover that one of the young married couples there were big carter supporters and bugged by Reagan’s election. I thought, how can you be a conservative and be in favor of a democrat.

And then I remembered something that was not big on my radar before that: Carter was the “Christian” candidate.

Interestingly, I learned in that same church that one of the meanings of using the Lord’s name in vain is using your Christianity for personal gain, e.g. putting the Christian fish on your business card.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:09:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: STYRO

You can have motives without being smart. Obama is not very smart, as intelligent. He has proved that over and over.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:10:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: bestintxas
An Interesting Quote

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is far deeper and much more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:10:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: sport

People used to ask me if Obama was the antichrist. I told them either he’s as stupid and incompetent as he appears, and he will go down historically, or he IS the beast of revelation, which will require God’s overt involvement to break him.

Either way, he’ll go down hard in the end.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:11:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: bestintxas

In those famous words...”What difference does it make”

What’s the difference between being stupid and acting stupid!


15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:11:45 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Iron Munro

I’ve said since 2008 that the problem is not Obama. The problem is the electorate.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: STYRO
No, Obama is NOT stupid

Sure he is. Why did he "go black" if he would've gotten ahead without the favoritism handed to blacks? Have you ever heard him speak humorously, or expressing a world view that considers various aspects of an issue, or expressing a solution to a problem beyond being a bully?

What he's not is a black American descendent of slaves who was disadvantaged by his background. He's a taker, and a manipulator, and an excuse maker, and he seems to have no higher moral ground....he's stupid.

17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:14:16 AM PDT by grania
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To: cuban leaf

You nailed it! 100% correct.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:14:26 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: bestintxas
Voters who self-identify as “independents” are the deciding factor in most elections.

Romney easily won the independent vote in 2012.

19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:15:20 AM PDT by kabar
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To: bestintxas

Is the Pope Argentine?....................


20 posted on 03/26/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Savage Beast
Remember, half the population has an IQ below 100.

And those with and IQ above 100 are very gullible.................

21 posted on 03/26/2014 6:19:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: cuban leaf
You have made a keen and--for me--new observation concerning the meaning of taking the Lord's name in vain.

Many a sinner does exactly that for his own self-serving purposes.

22 posted on 03/26/2014 6:19:49 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: cuban leaf

True. That’s why, in the beginning, only those people who owned property were allowed to vote.................


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:20:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: bestintxas
Yes. The pretentious swaggering jackass is certifiably 57-States-Stupid.
What make Obama Pure Comedy Gold is that his profound ignorance is only matched by his skyrocketed arrogance.

24 posted on 03/26/2014 6:21:11 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: cuban leaf
I’ve said since 2008 that the problem is not Obama. The problem is the electorate.

IMHO you are exactly right.

Soon, one way or another, Obama will no longer be in power.

But the dunderheads who elected him will still be out there breathing, mooching, voting and reproducing to create another even larger generation of dunderheads..


25 posted on 03/26/2014 6:21:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Red Badger
.......and intellectually lazy.

It's astonishing how many people jump on the Groupthink Bandwagon and think no further.

26 posted on 03/26/2014 6:23:45 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: rktman
"Carter Blames Jews for Obama's Snubs"

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/03/24/carter-blames-jews-for-obamas-snubs-israel-apartheid/

27 posted on 03/26/2014 6:25:54 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: cripplecreek

“He is but his handlers aren’t.”

Exactly.
Remember when they set up elaborate sound equipment for him to address grade schoolers about 2010?
TOTUS is riding the bench in his second term. As a result we’re getting to see Obama’s thoughts and, as we have seen, he’s no Norm Einstein ...
He’s a puppet and ventriloquist dummy.
(And “lord and savior,” per Jamie Fox.)


28 posted on 03/26/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: bestintxas

Does a bear wear a funny hat?


29 posted on 03/26/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: Savage Beast

You have made a keen and—for me—new observation concerning the meaning of taking the Lord’s name in vain.


I had never thought about the fact that the word “vain” was in there and a study of the meaning of that word was necessary. Also, I don’t think God’s name is actually “God”. Its more like calling your father “Dad”. It’s not his name, but what you call him. But Jesus’ name is, in fact, Jesus.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Iron Munro

Soon, one way or another, Obama will no longer be in power.

But the dunderheads who elected him will still be out there breathing, mooching, voting and reproducing to create another even larger generation of dunderheads..


And they will continue to vote until there is nothing left of the country. And, frankly, it’s not just the obvious dunderheads. Did you (not you personally, but the collective “you”) vote for your representative because he brought goverment jobs or money to your district? Then you are voting your wallet just as those dunderheads are. “You” are actually part of the problem.

When people vote their wallet, they are part of the problem.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: bestintxas
No. He got elected by the middle class with the sole purpose of kicking the crap out of the middle class.

That took some measure of intelligence, not to mention an unnatural talent for the boldface lie.

32 posted on 03/26/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MomofMarine

Yeah, I know. Not normally given to fits of road rage, whenever I see some asshat still sporting a fauxbama ‘08 sticker on their car, I wanna do a “pit” (spin and pin) on them. Even worse when I see one with a sticker from ‘08 and ‘12. LOL! Lucky for us the government is gonna pick up a portion of their insurance now huh? Oh, not car insurance premiums, health insurance premiums. Bad enough we’re kicking out around $1,200/mth now we got pay for somebody we don’t even know? WTH?


33 posted on 03/26/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: bestintxas

stupid like a fox...don’t underestimate that POS.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 7:01:10 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: bestintxas
The question of whether Obama is stupid would seem to be disputed by the fact that he is a Harvard Law School graduate and one has to have some degree of intelligence to navigate that.

??? AFFITMATIVE ACTION???? Duh
35 posted on 03/26/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Savage Beast
"Carter Blames Jews for Obama's Snubs"

This certainly isn't the only time that Jimmah Cahtah has gone after the Jooos.

Jimmy Carter, the Jew-hater who cried racist, 2009

Jimmy Carter, a good old-fashioned anti-Semite, 2013

Jimmy Carter Just Won’t Go Away, 2006
36 posted on 03/26/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: STYRO

He hasn’t hidden anything. The press, his handlers, and the willfully ignorant Obama supporters have done all the hiding.

a few court orders and this mess could have been cleared up long ago.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 7:12:05 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Savage Beast

I recall someone saying it applied most emphatically to the clergy who self serve or mislead their flock.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by xp38
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To: bestintxas
Is Obama stupid?

Damn easy to figure out, lets have a look at his SAT scores, grade school, high school and college grades like every other president.........................Oh, that's right, we can't for some reason.

39 posted on 03/26/2014 7:18:35 AM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: bestintxas
At best Obama is Affirmative Action material...but not stupid.

He isn't "running the show"...The elves are doing the work while Obama watches ESPN or plays golf.

Valarie Jarret is stupid.

The really stupid people are those who do nothing about the crap going on!...Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Cantor....

40 posted on 03/26/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: bestintxas

He’s only as smart as his teleprompter.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 7:24:37 AM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming,)
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To: Cheerio

+1 Barry is a product of what you get with affirmative action.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 7:25:34 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: bestintxas

He is not as smart as he thinks he is. If he were only half as smart as he thinks he is, he’d be a lot better off than he is now.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 7:26:23 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: bestintxas

He is demon possessed.

No doubt. No doubt.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 7:33:38 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: bestintxas

I think the author is playing the role of Captain Obvious just to tee up the national clown for another deserved beat-down.

Which works for me. IMHO,
1) Obama is fairly intelligent with an IQ of around 120. He does best in abstract, “poetic” areas with no real answers, just subjective observation, and floating above it all. This is the perfect sea for an empty vessel to catch the tailwinds of racially subjective evaluation.
2) He can’t cope with mathematics, science, or engineering, stochastics, accurate spelling and usage, or any “hard-edged” subject; these require disciplined work and a verifiable work-product. (His transcripts probably show decent grades; either he is ashamed of the lack of hard courses, he didn’t really finish at Columbia, or he has to hide everything to keep his foreign student gambit under wraps.)
3) Obama appears to be an idiot because he lacks both natural and learned executive abilities, and was raised outside of American culture in an ambiguous world on the periphery of Indonesian royalty as an outsider, in Hawaii as an outsider, etc. His identity confusion creates insecurity, which makes him indecisive. Ungrounded in practical values as a child, and self-admittedly lazy, Obama found Marxist ideology very compelling; it says it is scientific and explains it all.
4) 1960’s era Leftist cant about capitalism and imperialism informs Obama’s worldview. After that, he basically stopped learning. His facility with this impressed Leftist profs and Chicago communists. Once he achieved entry to Columbia and Harvard through extensive political lobbying, he was guaranteed “academic” success. He has never engaged with real-world business and economics, so he falls back on the dogma that served him so well in his youth, even if he had to hide it to get elected.
5) Because many voters found him handsome, cool, hip, young, or whatever, he sailed into office on an updated “Warren Harding effect”, and selling empty promises to empty heads. He is the perfect puppet.

Bottom line ... has genetics for intelligence but now is functionally stupid and definitely in the wrong job.


45 posted on 03/26/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: bestintxas

anyone that autographs a projection wall, ain’t the sharpest pencil in the box


46 posted on 03/26/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: bestintxas; All
I think it is very interesting that intelligent people can differ so much as to Bambi's intelligence. He strikes me as someone who has the veneer of intelligence. He can mouth some intelligent phrases and he has memorized some stock Marxist drivel but I don't see any real depth to his knowledge.
If they are still on Youtube people should look up Barry when he was still an Illinois senator. He would do the local Chicago morning shows and spout off. Pull up some of the videos. It is pathetic. He will drone on and on and at the end you realize he said nothing nor did it make any sense. But he sure sounded smart. Sort of.
Dr. Sowell recently had an article about someone he know who sounded smart but really knew nothing. The giveaway was when someone who knew the subject would realize the guy was full of it. The same with Barry. Valarie strikes me as the brains behind the operation.
47 posted on 03/26/2014 7:57:09 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: bestintxas

He’s dumber than donuts, but he is slick.


48 posted on 03/26/2014 7:57:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Chewbarkah

I love number 5. Very perceptive.


49 posted on 03/26/2014 7:58:40 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: bestintxas

Actually, we should laud Obama, in public and often, as “The Man Who Finally Destroyed Socialism In America”.

In his efforts to socialize medicine, he has shown the utter failure of every one of the socialist programs, going back to LBJ and FDR. He has galvanized the opposition, many of whom were comfortable with “bad” as long as it didn’t get “worse”, not realizing that it will always “progressively” worse until our nation is bankrupted.

So now we see clearly that “Socialism delenda est”, that Socialism must be destroyed. Torn down, not just ruined, with not a brick or pottery fragment remaining, and its fields plowed with salt, so it can never again menace our society. Not just buried in the ash heap of history, but degraded in the cesspit of history.


50 posted on 03/26/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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