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America elected an ignoramus
Renew America ^ | 4-16-12 | Alan Caruba

Posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan

I do not write unpleasant things about Barack Hussein Obama because he is a Democrat, a far-left liberal ideologue, a confirmed liar, or the sock-puppet of whatever cabal that chose him long ago to be the President. I write unpleasant things because he is all of these things, but also because he is the most stupid man to have ever held the office of President.

As far back as January 2, 2010 I wrote that Obama had "an imaginary life" because there was no proof that anything he claimed in his two memoirs, written by the age of 45, was true. His resume listed "community organizer," an amorphous term that could mean anything, as his primary occupation. By October 2010 the Washington Times published a commentary of mine that said "millions of Americans are beginning to ask: Is President Obama just a moron?"

Even prior to his election, he had ensured that his entire paper trail of birth certificates, passports, college records, and other items most people can produce in under five minutes were "sealed" from public review, despite the fact that most modern presidents have had to submit their personal records, short of a colonoscopy exam, for examination. Among his first executive orders was one issued on January 21, 2009 to ensure none of these records saw the light of day.

When he finally produced a birth certificate, forensic analysts deemed it a forgery.

So, what really occurred on Election Day in 2008 was that a majority of voters, guided by an adoring mainstream press, elected an enigma. He rewarded their obsequiousness by being the first President since Grover Cleveland to not attend their annual Gridiron dinner.

Since then, anyone paying any attention has had to conclude that Americans elected an ignoramus, based solely on his own words and actions.

Here's just a quick look at some of them.

Hans Bader, a scholar with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, addressed recent examples of Obama's ignorance when he mocked Republicans as members of the Flat Earth Society in Columbus' day for their skepticism of his green energy policies, among which was a hearty endorsement of algae — pond scum, but Columbus' contemporaries knew the Earth was round, but doubted he could reach Asia via the Atlantic Ocean. Bader noted that Obama "falsely attributed to Muslims the invention of printing and even falsely claimed that Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States as a new nation."

The problem for many Americans, mostly registered Democrats and self-identified liberals is that his gaffes are dismissed despite the evidence that his policies have proved to be huge failures. His "stimulus" program wasted billions without producing any jobs, shovel-ready or not. We still have an 8.2% unemployment rate.

The fate of Obamacare will be decided shortly by the Supreme Court after 26 States brought suit against it as unconstitutional, but Obama, who was the editor of the Harvard Law Review and taught constitutional law, apparently has not read the document, claiming the judges are "unelected" (they are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate) and therefore have no right to pass judgment despite Marbury v Madison that established the Court's role of judicial oversight.

Obama's disdain and contempt for just about everyone except Muslims is astonishing. He has insulted just about every element of American society and many world leaders. In ways large and small this has been a constant element of his presidency. After gratuitously insulting doctors, bankers, and the insurance industry, he pushed hard to provide the planner of 9/11 a civil trial without all the protections afforded by the Constitution — in New York City.

Between January and July 2009, Obama sent a bust of Winston Churchill back to the British embassy. He gave the Queen of England an iPod with 40 show tunes, photos of his inauguration, and two of his speeches. Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was given a box set of 25 DVDs, all in a format that does not work in England. Later, eager to empty Guantanamo, he authorized the transfer of some detainees to a British protectorate, Bermuda, without consultation with the UK.

Obama's contempt for Catholics has long been on display before the Obamacare demand that they jettison their consciences regarding the sanctity of human life. His nomination of Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic apostate, as Secretary of Health and Human Services earned her a warning from Bishop Joseph Naumann not to present herself for Holy Communion.

His antipathy for Israel and its Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu has been on display from the beginning of his term, at one point admonishing the Israelis for building new housing in their own capitol and at another suggesting they retreat to their 1967 borders, a suicidal notion that Israelis found appalling.

At one point he said, "One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify issues." His campaign motto was "Yes we can."

Early on, he sent Air Force One to do a low fly-by of New York City for a photo op, neglecting to tell anyone there and generating 9/11 flashbacks and panics. Then he embarked on a global trip that quickly was dubbed his "apology tour" for an America about which he could little good to cite. At one point, he actually bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. We do not dip our flag to any other and no U.S. President bows to any other state leader, let alone a monarch.

His ignorance has been on display for so long the public hardly takes notice. "I've now been in 57 states. I think one left to go," he said during his 2008 campaign. He referred to "Austrian" as a language when no such language exists; Austrians speak German.

His ignorance of economics is legendary. He referred to a "profit and earnings ratio" when the correct term is price-to-earnings (P/E). He still thinks that, as long as the Federal Reserve can print money out of thin air, the nation can never go broke.

He actually believes the economy will improve if taxes are increased; something that has never before happened in the history of the nation.

Whole books can and will be written about Obama's ignorance and failures of judgment that Americans will have to live with for a very long time, especially as future generations try to dig out from his tripling of the national debt, the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression, and a housing market that has yet to have rebounded.

Add in gas prices Americans have never seen since gasoline was invented to power our cars and you have a man who is not what he claims to be and is too stupid to be the President of the United States, let along serve as a White House tourist guide.

TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alancaruba; caruba; ignoramus; obama
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To: ReformationFan
Not only that, the other day he was trying to refer to the Falkland Islands as the Malvinas while in Argentina, but instead called them the Maldives.

The Maldives are nowhere near Argentina and are in the Indian Ocean near India.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 12:51:27 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: originalbuckeye

A puppet for other ignoramuses, whose only intent is to make it rich no matter what the cost to citizens by finding ways to steal their money. Dangerous, unethical, ignoramuses....politicians, of which our illegal President is at the head of the class with the dunce cap on...but he don’t long as he can steal our money and live high off the hog.

42 posted on 04/17/2012 12:52:17 AM PDT by Chuck N
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To: ReformationFan


43 posted on 04/17/2012 3:34:00 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Mark

Bah. That is a gross insult to Chauncey Gardener! Chauncey was a good natured, sweet simpleton who was concerned for others.

Obama is an ill tempered, self-centered, racist, malevolent narcissist.

The only thing they have in common is they are both ignorant tools.

44 posted on 04/17/2012 3:48:05 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Cicero

Exactly. Barely scratched the surface of ghettobamas ignorance.

45 posted on 04/17/2012 3:49:55 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: llandres

I agree 100%.

But, ignorance and evil are not mutually exclusive.

For that matter, intelligence and ignorance are not mutually exclusive. The two occur in the same person all the time.

Heck, it happens with me. (Many would contest the intelligence part, but not the ignorance...:)

To me, it is the combination of arrogance, ignorance and intelligence that make the personality of this person so unpalatable.

46 posted on 04/17/2012 3:54:19 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
“Magna Cum Laude....Harvard Law....Bull$hit !!”

Disavow yourself from the notion that going to Harvard means you are exceptionally smart.

47 posted on 04/17/2012 3:56:02 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

What about attending a Veteran’s day rally and sees “faces of our fallen soldiers” in the crowd. He is actually more stupid than people thnk he is.

48 posted on 04/17/2012 4:21:35 AM PDT by sennabanderas
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To: ThomasThomas
No , he knows what he wants to do and he is doing it.

Bingo. Fundamentally transforming America to a Euro-socialist model with his left foot flooring the gas pedal.

49 posted on 04/17/2012 4:38:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Romney crowd is stinking up FR. This place needs an enema.)
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To: DB

You have it exactly backwards.

50 posted on 04/17/2012 4:41:28 AM PDT by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: ReformationFan

It is very racist to say that the first “actual” black man installed as POTUS is an idiot. Let’s blame the white half of him!

51 posted on 04/17/2012 4:45:44 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

nobama isn’t an idiot...he is purposefully determined to undermine and weaken the country he hates...AMERICA. It is shocking that voters had the absence of critical thinking necessary to elect an anti-American putz to the position. That does not speak well for the future.

52 posted on 04/17/2012 4:56:19 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: donmeaker

I didn’t think it was the Marines, but I was too lazy to look it up before posting. Thanks for the correction!

53 posted on 04/17/2012 5:01:48 AM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: ReformationFan
Obama, who was the editor of the Harvard Law Review

People who live in glass houses ...

Obama never edited anything. He was the President of the Law Review at Hahved. (A left-wing friend of mine who was on the Law Review at his law school told me that they didn't even have a president at his Law Review.)

People who believe Obama was a Law Review editor are themselves ignoramuses.


54 posted on 04/17/2012 5:50:35 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Reddon

“I believe we are getting to the point where the writing of a Thomas Sowell is beyond most people’s comprehension.”

No doubt about it. When I read Sowell I read what used to be called everyday common sense but expressed in a clear, concise way that few writers have ever matched. Apparently liberals, if they were to read him at all, would encounter a language foreign to them with the message totally obscured and would project onto his writing whatever demonic message they wish to rave against on any particular day.

55 posted on 04/17/2012 6:19:12 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: hal ogen

Obama is average intelligence. There are some very smart evil brains behind him, who taught him to fuel his hatred, and become good on a teleprompter.

56 posted on 04/17/2012 8:41:53 AM 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: ml/nj

” Obama never edited anything. He was the President of the Law Review at Hahved “

Many here still think he was a law professor too.

57 posted on 04/17/2012 8:43:39 AM 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: Reddon
An absolute prerequisite to the election of Obama (or someone like him) was the Progressive perversion of public education, so that what was once an institutional means of communicating ideas, values, knowledge and the benefits of American citizenship became instead a political indoctrination camp for the welfare state.

Denied access to the great minds and ideas of a rich past, many public school graduates think Obama is "smart" because they have merely been told so, and possess little basis for scrutiny or comparison.

58 posted on 04/17/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Dittos to #58

59 posted on 04/17/2012 9:07:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Many here still think he was a law professor too.

He sort of was.

Here is a statement from the University of Chicago Law School (emphasis added):

The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer."

From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School's Senior Lecturers has high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.

60 posted on 04/17/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by ml/nj
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