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Obama Advisor: "He is bored to death and too talented for ordinary people"
Pittsburgh Live ^ | November 15, 2010 | Ralph Reiland

Posted on 11/15/2010 6:35:44 PM PST by GlockThe Vote

In his biography of Obama, "The Bridge," David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, quotes White House senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. ... So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. ... He's been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do."

Talk about a "yes man" -- or a devotee woman. The boss is so "extraordinary," so above the "ordinary" man, that he's been long-term bored to death -- untaxed, unhappy, uncanny and unchallenged.

And now unappreciated -- simultaneously called "pathetic" and "tone-deaf," respectively, by the left in The Progressive and the right in The Washington Times.

Turns out that Jarrett's wrong -- there's nothing "extraordinary" about Obama's talent in reading people or understanding economics.

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


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To: Eye of Unk

“He is bored to death and too talented for ordinary people”

Yeah, but can he throw a pitch all the way to the plate, instead of on one or two bounces?

I’m so glad that the world leaders put his punk in his place. What a loser! And it only cost us $2 billion dollars for his 57th vacation.


51 posted on 11/15/2010 6:45:59 PM PST by laweeks
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To: GlockThe Vote

If Barky is too ‘talented’ to do his job competently, what demented, perverted motive caused him so work so hard to inflict himself on the country? Sorry, Jarrett - 0bama is either incompetent or evil; you can’t excuse his wrongdoing.


52 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:07 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

A Martian vacation is exactly what Obama needs.. he would really be the One then.


53 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:10 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: GlockThe Vote
I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director

He is probably correct on this, but it is not because he is so brilliant. It is because he surrounds himself with groupies instead of professionals. If he did he would not be able to keep up with them.

54 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:16 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to California's workers paradise..)
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To: GlockThe Vote

So why is he dumbstruck when he has no teleprompter?


55 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Sick. Absolutely sick.

Intelligence, honesty, and humility are burdens 0bama will never have to bear.


56 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:47 PM PST by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Dumb” Republicans always seem to make much better Presidents than “smart” Dims. “Dumb” Republicans rely on the intellect of hundreds of advisors selected for their competence and honesty. “Smart” Dim Presidents think they know everything and surround themselves with dolts and yes-men.


57 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:50 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: GlockThe Vote

â– Delusions. In paranoid schizophrenia, delusions are often focused on the perception that you’re being singled out for harm.(By Fox news or Glenn Beck) Your brain misinterprets experiences and you hold on to these false beliefs despite evidence to the contrary. ...You may also have delusions of grandeur ...


58 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:54 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You CANNOT be a Christian and be BORED in this great world!!


59 posted on 11/15/2010 6:46:57 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
She needs this.


60 posted on 11/15/2010 6:47:04 PM PST by earlJam
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To: GlockThe Vote

Valerie Jarrett is a bigger sycophant than Josef Goebbels was. Which is an absolutely extraordinary thing to say.


61 posted on 11/15/2010 6:47:20 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m glad to see Obama is smart enough to realize that you just have to spend your way out of a recession. He is also smart enough to show us all the merits of socialism.


62 posted on 11/15/2010 6:47:20 PM PST by doc
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To: GlockThe Vote

LOL! The Left views a cocaine-addled slacker as their intellectual superior.

...maybe they are right.


63 posted on 11/15/2010 6:48:08 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Very Interesting. I see all Washington politicians as beholden to big money and way too smart for us average Americans, who are just trying to survive in an economy that pits elitists and cronies that get handed it all, against average schmucks such as myself and zillions of other sheeple.


64 posted on 11/15/2010 6:48:14 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Fido969
LOL....I'll see your gate and raise you a window...


65 posted on 11/15/2010 6:48:14 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: proxy_user

“...Send him to Mars ... “

LOL, Yeppers - I’d like to see him live off the land!


66 posted on 11/15/2010 6:48:19 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: Fido969

How many hours was Obama delayed at that gate?


67 posted on 11/15/2010 6:48:34 PM PST by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: GlockThe Vote

The frightening thing is he believes his own legend and so does many around him. This is hitleresk.


68 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:03 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Fido969

My God, she looks almost...well, simian.


69 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:11 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He is a telepromter puppet take it away and you got keystone obama


70 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:28 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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71 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:28 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Here we have, arguably, the worst President in the history of the United States and one of his senior White Hut advisors feels he has “never really been challenged intellectually”? She must have seen the transcripts, etc. that we the ruled class aren’t privy to. I REALLY hate being so crass on FR but those are some serious knee pads she’s wearing. I wonder if she really believes it or just expects us to.


72 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:39 PM PST by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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To: GlockThe Vote
They say the opposite of the truth on many issues. Repeat a lie enough trying to make it perceived as real.
73 posted on 11/15/2010 6:49:48 PM PST by opentalk
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To: GlockThe Vote
I remember reading Bill Clinton was so smart he does crossword puzzles:”with a pen!” Barry Hussein must just move the pen with his all powerful mind.
74 posted on 11/15/2010 6:50:31 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Well,so far Hope & Change SUCKS!!!!!)
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To: Fido969
Genius Obama attempting stubbornly to enter the White House via a window, thinking it is a door.


75 posted on 11/15/2010 6:50:31 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

When these people say “intelligent” they mean to say, he agrees with me.

I remember the endless articles referring to Al Gore’s enormous, out-sized intellect. When, seriously, he was one of the dumbest men anywhere outside of journalism.

The fact that no one in journalism noticed just how landslide-inducingly dumb Gore was, told us more about the caliber of people in the journalism business than it ever did about Big Al.


76 posted on 11/15/2010 6:50:42 PM PST by marron
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To: ought-six

“My God, she looks almost...well, simian.”

Ha, is that you Cornelius?


77 posted on 11/15/2010 6:50:42 PM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Ann Archy
You CANNOT be a Christian and be BORED in this great world!!

I am no expert in the Gospel but, I think the "Feed my sheep" mission statement means Christians have plenty of work to do.

78 posted on 11/15/2010 6:51:08 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: John Semmens

Just had to ping you. I think you’ve been “one upped”, and not by satire... :)>


79 posted on 11/15/2010 6:51:42 PM PST by bcsco
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To: UCANSEE2

Freakin Hilarious!

Freepers are SO resourceful!


80 posted on 11/15/2010 6:51:47 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well, that article didn’t help my upset stomach any (grin).

BTW, I’ll say it (again). I’ve yet to see anything to convince me Obama is the philospher-king he’s made out to be, either in “book smarts” or in his grasp of the intuitive/insight-wisdom. I don’t think the guy’s dumb, just a lot of hat and very little cattle.


81 posted on 11/15/2010 6:52:21 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: GlockThe Vote
The downside [of the self-esteem movement] can be a declining nation that's overstocked with egotistical and incompetent narcissists.

That might be the problem at the White House.

Ya' think??

82 posted on 11/15/2010 6:52:55 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
It's loopy enough that his cult worshipers believe him a "messiah". It's indicative that this man is a grave danger to the Republic that he thinks himself a "messiah" and/or "god-like".
83 posted on 11/15/2010 6:53:01 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Do ultra-brainy people have to use a teleprompter during WH news conferences?

Just askin'

84 posted on 11/15/2010 6:53:01 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: GlockThe Vote

sarc?


85 posted on 11/15/2010 6:53:06 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: A. Morgan

AMEN! ;-)

He would have soooooo much time for ‘reflection’. LOL!


86 posted on 11/15/2010 6:53:29 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"... longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is."

Careful Val... I'm betting Michelle feels threatened by women who fall for her husband's "God-given talents".

87 posted on 11/15/2010 6:53:44 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Obama has been smoking Bo’s crap. And Valerie Jarret has her head stuck so for up Obama’s backside that she is navel gazing. what do expect from 2 foreign born imbeciles - dumb and dumberer. DC stands Dumbass City. This gets more and more nuttier by the minute. My clients are more sane than these nuts in DC, and many of the clients I have a considered psychos. DC is a psychiatrist and psychologists dream world. I wonder how many of the Obama administration are actually NUTS.


88 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:15 PM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I have that pic on my profile. LOL! I LOVE it!


89 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:15 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

The next thing you know we’ll all be taking LSD like this fool who provided those quotes about EPIC FAIL nobama. nobama is such a waste.


90 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:20 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: kbennkc

I laughed so hard reading this article. The delusions this man is under makes Don Quiotex look sane.


91 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:26 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (I'm not Anti-Obama - I'm Pro-America)
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To: GlockThe Vote
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92 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:34 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: GlockThe Vote

Wow! A Lewinski-Sinclair.


93 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:40 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I have seen people placed in positions where they were in so far over their heads that the only way they could cope internally was to be bored. They had no connection with their jobs because they had no idea how to function within that job, thus boredom.

Obama is one of those people.

He has no discernible competencies and gets bored.

94 posted on 11/15/2010 6:54:59 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Idiocracy” was evidently a documentary - who knew?


95 posted on 11/15/2010 6:55:25 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: GlockThe Vote

OK Valerie, I’ll buy he’s too smart for the job if it get him out the door and into another line of work any quicker.


96 posted on 11/15/2010 6:55:29 PM PST by HardStarboard (I'm sure George and Dick had quiet smiles while watching the election results!)
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To: Steely Tom

“If the Fuehrer wills it, two and two make five!”

H. Goering


97 posted on 11/15/2010 6:55:29 PM PST by sinanju
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To: La Lydia
Michelle better watch Valerie Jarrett. I think she has the hots for BO.

No kidding... If I was Moochelle, I'd have ALL Valerie's dresses checked for DNA!

98 posted on 11/15/2010 6:55:31 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks GlockThe Vote.

Valerie Jarrett is the source of the quote, so, y'know...
99 posted on 11/15/2010 6:55:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Chance the gardener.


100 posted on 11/15/2010 6:56:06 PM PST by garv (Conservatism in '12)
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