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Daum: Too brainy to be president? (Barf bag required if you click the link)
LA Times ^ | May 11, 2012 | Meghan Daum

Posted on 05/11/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by C19fan

As devotees of Barack Obama know all too well, qualities that made him so attractive as a candidate — an affinity for subtle arguments, a tendency to carefully weigh his options — have at times proved less useful in his role as president. That carefulness has been read as indecisiveness. The subtle arguments have sounded, to some ears, like hedging. In response, the president has simplified his rhetoric. The nuances of the 2009 Cairo speech about relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world have given way to chest thumping over killing Osama bin Laden. The sophistication of the speech on race he delivered during the 2008 campaign has morphed into sentimental headline grabbers: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: koolaid; obama; odumbo

1 posted on 05/11/2012 12:15:57 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The thing that sucks is that even if Obama loses, he isn’t going to go away.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: C19fan

Can’t bring myself to click the link but are they already making excuses in case he loses?


3 posted on 05/11/2012 12:18:17 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: b4its2late

Yeap.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Just Daum! She's obviously a slavering sycophantic idiot.
5 posted on 05/11/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: C19fan

Here we go, already making the excuses....he’s too smart....the American people just don’t understand him....yadda yadda yadda.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 12:20:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: C19fan

This is her bio:

“Meghan’s voice has been heard in commentaries and features on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, This American Life, and Marketplace. A frequent reader and lecturer at venues around the country, Meghan has taught nonfiction writing at New York University and at California Institute for the Arts, where she was a visiting artist in 2004.”


7 posted on 05/11/2012 12:21:14 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: C19fan

Yeah, that’s it, all right. Too brainy for the Presidency. WAY too brainy. He needs to be kept far away from the levers of power — he’s way too intelligent for such menial, prosaic labor. Put him back in academia, where his towering intellect can be put to good constructive use.

Out of the White House!! Back to the Academy, I say! Amen and good night.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 12:22:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is it with chicks named “Meghan”. Does having that name automatically drop ones IQ 40 points?

And to any Freepers named “Meghan” this isn’t directed at you.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: C19fan
an Obama brimming with the kind of existential angst and intellectual precocity usually reserved for characters in Woody Allen movies.

Too funny
10 posted on 05/11/2012 12:28:10 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: C19fan

Sorry, but I don’t think he’s got the intellectual heft of your average Navy corpsman (or “corpseman”, if you prefer).


11 posted on 05/11/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: C19fan

I could not go any further after she told him “I love you” & he said “thank you.”
BARF


12 posted on 05/11/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Stosh

Obama is a faux intellectual.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
The subtle arguments have sounded, to some ears, like hedging.

No, the subtle arguments sound like a pseudointellectual who doesn't know what he is talking about but thinks pausing often and saying "uh" a lot make him sound like he is thinking deeply.

14 posted on 05/11/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT by Elvina ("My den is much safer that being out here when the sky is falling." said Foxy Mitt Loxy)
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To: C19fan

I find it hilarious that a journalist is declaring someone intelligent!

How in the hell would she know? To her, a rock is smart.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Elvina
No, the subtle arguments sound like a pseudointellectual who doesn't know what he is talking about but thinks pausing often and saying "uh" a lot make him sound like he is thinking deeply.

He's the Oswald Bates of Presidents

"First, let me spew onto you the inflamed, bestial, ah, excuse me.. the testicular ramification of the hind quarter, ah glutinous mini-mus or maxi-mus, which ever you prefer, of my female counter part."

16 posted on 05/11/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

“And to any Freepers named “Meghan” this isn’t directed at you.”


I don’t know anyone named “Meghan” and don’t know any on FreeRepublic named “Meghan” either but I have put together a composite of various attributes of “Meghan” and sent it to the Obama camp in case they need another “girlfriend.”/s

No charge, Obama...just get the hell out of White House. Tell everyone that you can’t keep up the charade anymore and cede the election to the Republicans...now./s

You are way too smart to be the president. And, so is that Biden fella’./s


17 posted on 05/11/2012 12:45:40 PM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: C19fan

Maybe MegHAN would prefer Einstein or C.S. Lewis? Nah, she prefers Goebbels....


18 posted on 05/11/2012 12:48:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: C19fan
Umm Barry, I'm sorry—it's not you, it's me. Can we just break up? (Frankly the bare chested sarong thing is a little creepy) I have a job I have to get to. Sure The conversation on T.S. Eliot was nice, personally, I think you missed the whole point of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, but you've certainly taken the lines:
“And time for yet for a hundred indecisions
And for a hundred visions and revisions.”
to heart. I would say those two stanzas pretty much sum up your first three years in office. Anyway, it's been a slice, but to paraphrase T.S. Eliot: Let us go then you and I, but please let it be our separate ways.
19 posted on 05/11/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by adgirl
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To: C19fan
And, anyway, It's TOTUS' Fault!
(Besides, everyone knows Jimmah was the smartest 'cause he had a nulear energy background and, BJ went to oxford, and, Algore invented the internet! and those Republicans are so stupid, ;)
Liberal ideas are stagnant repetitions with interchangable actors and audiences!
20 posted on 05/11/2012 12:53:58 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: C19fan

Einstein declined the offer to be the first President of Israel. He was too “cerebral” to be president and he knew it.

The problem with the Presidency is that anyone actually smart enough to do the job, doesn’t want it.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: dfwgator
The thing that sucks is that even if Obama loses, he isn’t going to go away.

That's a disturbing truth. They will still manage to put he and his family from hell on magazine covers for years.
22 posted on 05/11/2012 1:03:02 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Jay Santos CP

You think Jimmy Carter was bad as an ex-President, he’s going to be Jimmy Carter times a thousand.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The problem with the Presidency is that anyone actually smart enough to do the job, doesn’t want it.

And the fact that somebody even wants the job makes me question their sanity to begin with....it's become a "Catch-22".

24 posted on 05/11/2012 1:05:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

If Romney wins in November I expect Obama to go Grover Cleveland on us.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 1:07:08 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: C19fan

As usual, when libs try to understand the conservative mind they get it wrong.

I don’t think Obama is indecisive. I think he is wrong. Pigheadedly so.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 1:12:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: C19fan

For a man who has claimed to be a Marxist, he has to be very enamoured of that dead political philosophy “communism” . When only the lowest and slowest could believe in the validity of communism, being to intelligent does not enter the conversation. The other end of the spectrum perhaps.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 1:14:57 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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But if you know you don’t want the job, then you’re smart enough to do the job, so then you want the job, because you can probably do it. As Joe Biden explained.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 1:15:00 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: C19fan

more “you’re all too stupid to realize how brilliant he is” drivel from the MSM


29 posted on 05/11/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator
You think Jimmy Carter was bad as an ex-President, he’s going to be Jimmy Carter times a thousand.

He is going to spend his retirement stepping into Jesse Jackson's shoes as the purveyor of the racial bloody shirt for the next four decades.

30 posted on 05/11/2012 1:40:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

Obama: as sophisticated as a can of worms


31 posted on 05/11/2012 1:45:44 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You are scaring me


32 posted on 05/11/2012 1:47:01 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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33 posted on 05/11/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: C19fan

Meghan must be one of the stupidest people on Earth


34 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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I don’t need to click the link. The title alone is enough to make me throw up a little in my mouth!


35 posted on 05/11/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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