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Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 5, 2012

Posted on 04/05/2012 2:36:04 PM PDT by COUNTrecount

Edited on 04/05/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in "shorthand" since he is a former professor of law.

Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?


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To: sevinufnine

At least they didn’t use the excuse that he was speaking in Ebonics.


101 posted on 04/05/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Popman

He must be paid in “Skittles”.


102 posted on 04/05/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

In other words, “You peons need to learn how to speak Emperor or you’ll never understand the superior language of our leader.”

Puke


103 posted on 04/05/2012 5:23:37 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: COUNTrecount
Cool! 'Way back in the days before the rampant popularity of dictating machines and personal computers, I learned Gregg shorthand and used it in my first couple of jobs. I know shorthand, and Mr. Obama, I can speak from experience that what you babbled was not shorthand.
104 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Lancey Howard

THEY had to beef up his resume.


105 posted on 04/05/2012 5:32:34 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount

He *is* expert at that Commie technique- “Slytov Hand”.


106 posted on 04/05/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (O-ring Smoke & Mirrors)
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To: COUNTrecount

skillets


107 posted on 04/05/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: COUNTrecount

We all could teach them. :)


108 posted on 04/05/2012 5:54:19 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: pepsionice

I suspect the only law they’re learning is how to get around the laws that are on the books.


109 posted on 04/05/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight
carney is such a baby faced liar...

this remark from the presidents spokesperson made me L O L..

this group of yo ho’s in the White House must think we are all stupid..

watch us come Nov. 6th Jay...

110 posted on 04/05/2012 5:59:11 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: COUNTrecount

..he should be familiar with this shorthand..FUBO!


111 posted on 04/05/2012 6:02:48 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: COUNTrecount

That brings back nightmares! I hated shorthand!


112 posted on 04/05/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: JimSEA
"It seems that Obama is saying that the personal mandate is a “political issue or question”, that the issue constitutionally should be resolved by branches of the government other than the Court. It has been argued recently in reapportionment cases and Nixon vs US (1995), but not successfully."

That's interesting. I can see that now. My takeaway was how heavily he leaned on the weak 'presumed constitutionality' in legislation.

But the real sub rosa fear that he's transmitting, is that an Obamacare overturn draws the line (and perhaps the curtain) on the wretched supraconstitutional abuse the Commerce Clause has suffered at the hands of Leftists desperate to shackle the US to the chains of Eurosocialism.

113 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: COUNTrecount
LOL...thanks for the transcript in Shorthand. I know you can write in shorthand, but I never heard anyone speak in shorthand. That is so ridiculous. Shorthand is not a language. Obama spoke in abject disdain and nonsense. But...

More Obama excuses:

To say what he means is above his pay grade.

Only Republicans misunderstood him.

114 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:56 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama studied our Constution out of hate for America, not out of love for our laws.)
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To: COUNTrecount

The Long Run
Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Slightly Apart

EXCERPT:

At the school, Mr. Obama taught three courses, ascending to senior lecturer, a title otherwise carried only by a few federal judges. His most traditional course was in the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law. His voting rights class traced the evolution of election law, from the disenfranchisement of blacks to contemporary debates over districting and campaign finance. Mr. Obama was so interested in the subject that he helped Richard Pildes, a professor at New York University, develop a leading casebook in the field.

His most original course, a historical and political seminar as much as a legal one, was on racism and law. Mr. Obama improvised his own textbook, including classic cases like Brown v. Board of Education, and essays by Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Dubois, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, as well as conservative thinkers like Robert H. Bork.

Mr. Obama was especially eager for his charges to understand the horrors of the past, students say. He assigned a 1919 catalog of lynching victims, including some who were first raped or stripped of their ears and fingers, others who were pregnant or lynched with their children, and some whose charred bodies were sold off, bone fragment by bone fragment, to gawkers.

“Are there legal remedies that alleviate not just existing racism, but racism from the past?” Adam Gross, now a public interest lawyer in Chicago, wrote in his class notes in April 1994.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/us/politics/30law.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all


115 posted on 04/05/2012 6:32:29 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: COUNTrecount

I don’t think any judges and attorneys understood his shorthand, either.

I bet Mooshelle didn’t understand it.


116 posted on 04/05/2012 6:35:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In “Shorthand” Since He Is A Law Professor”

I actually laughed out loud for a while when I read that one!!


117 posted on 04/05/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: CitizenM

01100010 01110011


118 posted on 04/05/2012 6:39:04 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Batman11

” “Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In “Shorthand” Since He Is A Law Professor””

Classic !


119 posted on 04/05/2012 6:42:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Fred Nerks
"Mr. Obama improvised his own textbook"

Oh Lord. If you saw that in syllabus from a little-known non-tenure track guy, you'd avoid it like the plague. I question the wisdom and the sanity of any U of C doofus willingly taking that class while shoveling out 35K a year back then...

120 posted on 04/05/2012 6:47:12 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: al_c
...I’m glad I have one more letter in my last name than Carney does...

Carneyo?
Carbney?
iCarney?

121 posted on 04/05/2012 6:52:05 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Lawbonics.


122 posted on 04/05/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: COUNTrecount; nutmeg
Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand"

Henceforth, we shall call this spoken shorthand "Obonics."

So it is written. So it shall be.

123 posted on 04/05/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: StAnDeliver

I wonder if his textbook included this essay:

By W.E.B. DuBois

Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions clearly and firmly; never yielded to ostentation nor coyly refrained from holding his rightful place with dignity. He was the son of a serf but stood calmly before the great without hesitation or nerves. But also - and this was the highest proof of his greatness - he knew the common man, felt his problems, followed his fate...

http://www.mltranslations.org/Miscellaneous/DuBoisJVS.htm


124 posted on 04/05/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: OpusatFR

“Clown King”...I like it. nobama is the Clown King and is similar to another famous clown...John Gacy. The parallel continues in that nobama, the current Clown King is killing Free America...or at least wants to do so.


125 posted on 04/05/2012 7:15:01 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In “Shorthand” Since He Is A Law Professor.....you stupid idiots

That was supposed to be the whole title...

Constantly being thought of as morons, gotta love it!


126 posted on 04/05/2012 7:15:15 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: COUNTrecount

Funny, I sat through Law Professor lectures for three years and none of them spoke in shorthand. (Of course those were actual professors and not politically appointed “temporary lecturers” which Obama was.


127 posted on 04/05/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Cheerio

“...never received tenure.” He wasn’t a professor and was not even at the level where he would ever receive tenure. He was a lecturer...I believe he was paid the salary of a lecturer but did very little lecturing. Wouldn’t someone in some manner state they were “taught” by this pretender buffoon...the Clow King. This affirmative action oaf has no background history. That’s a bit odd and telling.


128 posted on 04/05/2012 7:19:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Shorthand, eh? I thought Obama spoke Newspeak.


129 posted on 04/05/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

“How STUPID does Obama think we are?”

Don’t ask a question that you REALLY don’t want answered...


130 posted on 04/05/2012 7:32:34 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Carney: Obama Not Understood Because He Spoke In "Shorthand" Since He Is A Law Professor

Huh? Carney says 0dumb0sh_t spoke in shorthand? I think the very next question to Carney should have been...."How does overturning this law would be "unprecedented" end up as some form of shorthand"? Tell me Carney, exactly what were the the shorthand words that we should have grased immediately from 0dumb0sh_t's words?

131 posted on 04/05/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: COUNTrecount

Loser.


132 posted on 04/05/2012 7:45:45 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: COUNTrecount

Carney’s statement is funnier than anything Bill Maher has said in years. Granted, I could be wrong that Maher is trying to be funny, and Carney was trying to be serious, but I stand by it.


133 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:25 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: FReepaholic

Nice try but ... no.


134 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:56 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: COUNTrecount

Ya know. Carney is correct. I am too fing stupid to recognize the petulant bleetings of a spoiled Marxist prig.


135 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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Oh stewardess, I speak Jive..........


136 posted on 04/05/2012 8:56:20 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: stilloftyhenight

Let’s run this one through the political BS translator.

Carney: “The problem here is that the president is so intellectually gifted that his thought is incomprehensible to most mortals. Because you are not as intelligent as Barack, you don’t understand what he meant. Your trying to understand him is as laughable as it is disrespectful.

The president tries to deactivate 90% of his brain to speak to you little people but sometimes is unable to dumb down his speech for the uneducated masses when his brain is running in fifth gear, so he speaks in shorthand because you would simply not be able to cognate at that level of brilliance—your mind would overload. So the shorthand is actually for you own protection, morons.

If you want to be able to understand the president, you need to double your IQs and spend at least another decade in college. Until then, you need to be glad that you are permitted to be in the same room as him. If you continue to question the pure, undiluted brilliance of this man, further favor will be denied you and you will spend the rest of your career doing VOSOTS on press releases promoting sparsely attended events that no one cares about from fringe organization lie the society of pro-acrylic kniters and the brotherhood of blind, left-handed dentists without tonsils.

Now get back on the f***king wagon and fall into step or else.


137 posted on 04/05/2012 9:24:00 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: COUNTrecount

this is at least the third time the MSM has tried this loopdyloop.

Obama says something idiotic.
People suspect he is dumb.
The MSM says regular folk are too dumb to understand someone who is so smart.


138 posted on 04/05/2012 9:36:46 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NautiNurse

So mote it be.


139 posted on 04/05/2012 9:38:51 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: COUNTrecount

Got it. Shorthand that means the opposite of the way it actually reads. Brilliant. Very convenient, too, if anyone ever calls you on something you said.


140 posted on 04/05/2012 9:39:35 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: COUNTrecount

“The president is a former constitutional law professor.”

‘...former constitutional law lecturer.’ - There, fixed it.

And a poor one at that!. What an evil PONS!


141 posted on 04/05/2012 9:45:08 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hmmmm....bet, Obomba didn’t know that it was the DEMOCRATS who were doing the LYNCHING.....nah....THAT would be TRUTHFUL. I am so tired of his Obombash*t....


142 posted on 04/05/2012 10:06:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: baiamonte
Tonto says “one-half white man Halfrican-American speak with forked tongue”.

There, fixed it.

143 posted on 04/05/2012 10:12:07 PM PDT by QT3.14 (How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think -- Hitler)
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To: COUNTrecount

Wait, wait a damn minute. We write shorthand b/ it’s easier not to write out entire words. Why would one speak in shorthand? Because Obama’s tongue is tired? Really?


144 posted on 04/05/2012 10:24:54 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: COUNTrecount

Wait, wait a damn minute. We write shorthand b/ it’s easier not to write out entire words. Why would one speak in shorthand? Because Obama’s tongue is tired? Really?


145 posted on 04/05/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT by Crucial
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Is this jackass for real? And did the media chumps nod in agreement?


146 posted on 04/05/2012 10:54:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: EBH

“Did anyone click over to the other video? The Press Corp is actually laughing at him trying to answer questions about this...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/05/_reporter_to_carney_obama_made_a_mistake_and_you_cant_admit_it.html";

I had Fox muted this morning, looked up from my laptop and thought Fox had spliced video to produce a satire, then saw in the lower corner it said, “live.” So I saw Carney with a straight face and the press outright laughing at him. I had to scramble to find the remote to un-mute it. I think we shouldn’t be so hard on Carney though. He probably just needs a couple more pay checks to pay off his student loans.


147 posted on 04/05/2012 11:02:28 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
Wasn’t he really something like an assistant lecturer and never a real Professor?

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/media

The University of Chicago has fallen far since the day Enrico Fermi achieved the first chain reaction there.

148 posted on 04/05/2012 11:08:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: bytesmith
No..his official title was “senior lecturer”.

LOL!

I happen to know a dude who held that particular job title in between gigs in the dreaded private sector. His cachet was such that a large corporation paid him forty large (plus first class expenses) to fly half way 'round the planet to teach a two-day seminar in his particular academic specialty. When he got there, they gave him his choice of six outstanding examples of the local (Islamic!!) womenhood, which he, being happily married, declined, as far as we know.

149 posted on 04/05/2012 11:23:37 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: COUNTrecount

Brilliant.


150 posted on 04/05/2012 11:33:51 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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