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Obama Is Not That Bright
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jack Kelly

Posted on 05/25/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

Barack Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency, historian Michael Beschloss told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008.

"So what is his IQ?" Mr. Imus asked. Mr. Beschloss didn't know. He was just assuming.

Many shared that assumption. Adjectives frequently applied to Mr. Obama are "smart" (278 million hits on Google), "intelligent" (62 million) and "brilliant" (24 million).

There is little evidence to support it. Mr. Obama went to Harvard, but so did George W. Bush, who some liberals consider dumber than dirt. The president won't release his transcripts, so we can't judge by his grades. Mr. Obama was president of the Harvard Law Review, but when he was selected, popularity mattered more than scholarship.

Mr. Obama joined an undistinguished law firm, where he tried no cases. So no help there.

Many cite the president's oratorical skills, but he often rambles when he speaks without a teleprompter. That's because his brain "is moving so fast that the mouth can't keep up," wrote Meghan Daum of the Los Angeles Times.

Columnist Joe Klein said Mr. Obama's first autobiography "may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." But Mr. Obama got help writing "Dreams from My Father" from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers," celebrity journalist Christopher Andersen claimed in his 2009 biography of Barack and Michelle.

"The book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writing," Mr. Andersen wrote.

Biographer David Maraniss published this month his interview with Genevieve Cook, who dated Mr. Obama in New York, but bears little resemblance to the "New York girlfriend" described in "Dreams." That's because she is a composite, Mr. Obama said.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dumb; sourcetitlenoturl
Let's compare Romney's college transcripts to O'blamers.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 5:04:05 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
There was no doubt in my mind before he ever won the election.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 5:10:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Progressives are brilliant, Progressives are brilliant, Progressives are brilliant.....

Repeat the lie often and it will become the truth.

(Thank you Heir Goebbles.)

IMHO


3 posted on 05/25/2012 5:11:49 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

4 posted on 05/25/2012 5:13:52 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
Thanks, Obama, for your lo-gom-a-chy (n. logomachy. ". . . an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.")
5 posted on 05/25/2012 5:14:39 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BO Stinkss

I’d really love to have those transcripts see some light. It’s amazing how well that secret has been kept. I’d bet they will show what is pretty apparent, he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 5:14:49 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: BO Stinkss

>>> .... the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency (so far)

Without arguing the truthfulness of the sentence, the ‘pool’ is not that big.

Out of the whole population, what percentage actually run for the office?


7 posted on 05/25/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: drbuzzard
"I’d bet they will show what is pretty apparent, he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed." When have to remember that he is as smart as a liberal gets. Black liberals are graded on a curve.
8 posted on 05/25/2012 5:19:02 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: cuban leaf

I have never seen a connection between Forest Gump and Barack Obama. The former was a naive simpleton who ended up doing the right things in life, while the latter is just a corrupt weasely politican and glib front man for a crime syndicate.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 5:20:12 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ripley

“Liberals [like me] are smart. Those who don’t believe like me are dumb. If you want to be smart, you have to be a liberal. QED.”

“And that’s all I have to say about that.”


10 posted on 05/25/2012 5:22:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: BO Stinkss

Yeah let’s do that: OK Alex, I will take economics for $200, Socialist or Fascist.

Obama...right.

OK Alex, give me history for $400...Cannot prove where he was born.

Obama....right again, you are on a roll.

OK Alex, let’s go for literature.....Ayers wrote it.

Dreams from my Father.....right again.

OK Alex, how about math for 800......Zero

O’bama’s IQ doubled. yup, a trick question zero times anything is zero, right again.

Now for final jeopardy, the category is narcist... what is “I”

Most used word by Obama.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 5:23:45 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: BO Stinkss

Of course, it’s always the double standard.

Obama isn’t stupid, he got through Harvard Law, I guess he passed the bar exam, you just can’t do that if you’re stupid and lazy. Smart and lazy yes, stupid and hard working, maybe. Obama clearly isn’t the hardest working person in the world, so I conclude he is fairly bright.

However, Bush fils must have been at least about the same amount of smart, but all you ever hear from the left is what a moron he is (except when he’s an evil genius, but maybe that was Cheney).

I’m also getting tired of the concept that unless you went to an Ivy League school (and really just Harvard or Yale) that you’re stupid and/or undereducated.

This idea that Obama is some super-brilliant fellow IS just something the media cooked up to enhance his resume.

But, I don’t see them saying Romney is dumb. Maybe they’ll try that one next month. It’ll be the new front page news in the WaPo:

MITT ROMNEY GOT D ON TERM PAPER IN 12TH GRADE

Btw, is is true what I heard the other day, that Romney’s got both a MBA and a Law Degree from where, is it Harvard? Although he’s never practiced law he passed the Bar in Michigan? I thought I heard that, but I was listening to the radio at work and a lot of times I miss stuff or get it wrong.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 5:24:51 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: BO Stinkss

IF baraq was sooo smart, his media would have been waving his college transcripts all over the place when he running the first time.


13 posted on 05/25/2012 5:25:07 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: BO Stinkss

Evil comes in all shapes, sizes and IQ’s.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: BO Stinkss

To be smart you have to be a liberal To be a liberal means you are smart.

15 posted on 05/25/2012 5:29:34 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: drbuzzard

But..but...but Valarie Jarrett sez...................he’s brilliant and can work on several difficult issues simultaneously.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 5:31:01 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: ronnie raygun
he’s brilliant and can work on several difficult issues simultaneously.

I don't know, did you ever see him walk and talk at the same time. Bush did it all the time... so did Reagan... Obama just waves and keeps walking.

17 posted on 05/25/2012 5:37:38 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: BO Stinkss

obama is to bright as Liz Warren is to native american ancestry

sayin’ it makes it so!


18 posted on 05/25/2012 5:39:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: SpaceBar

>>> I have never seen a connection between Forest Gump and Barack Obama.

I do.

Forest Gump the movie gave Obama’s staff the idea you can ‘photoshop’ your way into every WH past presidents’ biography with an Obama cameo entry.

That’s the connection.


19 posted on 05/25/2012 5:41:12 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jocon307

joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration four-year program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.[54]

He graduated in 1975 cum laude from the law school, in the top third of that class, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his business school class.[49][54]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney#University.2C_France_mission.2C_marriage_and_children:_1965.E2.80.931975


20 posted on 05/25/2012 5:42:02 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: SpaceBar

—I have never seen a connection between Forest Gump and Barack Obama.—

Ah, but the world THOUGHT he was smart. Remember his coast to coast runs?

But I posted only because Obama is the epitome of Forrest’s Mamma’s saying. With both Forrest and Barak, those actually paying attention know they are nowhere near as bright as people perceive them to be.


21 posted on 05/25/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SpaceBar

I always thought a better analogy was with Chaunce, the Gardener.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 5:44:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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Rejected by MENSA:

Bill and Hillary Clinton

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“What is MENSA?” - Braaaack Hussein Obama Junior

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23 posted on 05/25/2012 5:48:14 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: ronnie raygun
he’s brilliant and can work on several difficult issues simultaneously.

For the record, most psychologists or whoever examines these type of behaviors now believe that multi-tasking, which is essentially what Jarrett is saying is ineffectual and accomplishes less.

24 posted on 05/25/2012 5:50:41 AM PDT by GWB00 (Barbara Streisand barely made it out of high school.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BO Stinkss.
Barack Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency, historian Michael Beschloss told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008. "So what is his IQ?" Mr. Imus asked. Mr. Beschloss didn't know. He was just assuming.
Jesse Jackson used the same tactic to praise Lyman Parks, at that time mayor of Grand Rapids.


25 posted on 05/25/2012 6:05:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jocon307
he got through Harvard Law with his "Affirmative Action" advantage.

Most people do not realize how little it takes for a black person to excel in an overwhelmingly white academic institution.

26 posted on 05/25/2012 6:13:19 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: BO Stinkss

To defend Obamacare the President used the words, from years ago, of Michael Kinsley and Linda Greenhouse. Kinsley attack judge Scalia’s opinion when he was a Circuit Court of Appeals judge as judicial activism by over ruling, “a major piece of legislation passed by large majorities in both houses of Congress and signed with a flourish by a popular president.”
Greenhouse writing in the New York Times of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Lopez wrote that the court “invalidated a law that two houses of Congress and the President of the United states approved,”-as if other laws over-ruled by the Supreme Court were not also laws duly passed in the same way.
Do the President and his speech writers think people fail to study history?
Great thanks to the outstanding Thomas Sowell Ph.D for this information in his book “Intellectuals and Society.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 6:13:52 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: jocon307

Which school someone attended has nothing to do with how smart or dumb they are.

We are born with intelligence, some have more some have less. Intelligence is described as the ability to accept and process information, i.o.w to learn.

Smart is what one becomes by utilizing their native intelligence as described above.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 6:14:49 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: BO Stinkss

They have to be smarter than we are.

“Nuanced” thinking is required to believe things that are refuted by history and events.

It is a matter of survival for their ideology that liberals massage themselves, because the facts give them no quarter.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: BO Stinkss

According to his own autobiography Obama spent most of his high school years playing basketball, skipping classes and getting high. Not exactly a good start to being a top student in college.


30 posted on 05/25/2012 6:43:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: BO Stinkss

IIRC Romney went to The Harvard School of Business in puruit of an MBA and Harvard Law, at the same time.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 6:56:46 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: BO Stinkss
Barack Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency, historian Michael Beschloss told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008.

I suppose that if your own IQ is 75, then a 90 would seem to be pretty dern smart...

32 posted on 05/25/2012 6:59:09 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: The Great RJ
I haven't read his autobiography and probably never will but if it does reference his use of drugs and skipping school that is crazy. Could you imagine if a republican presidential candidate wrote those things? They wouldn't stand a chance of getting elected. The MSM would have a field day and have everyone in America calling he/she a stupid pot head.
33 posted on 05/25/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: devolve

He gets a high score for communist treachery.

Everything else.. he’s as smart as a brick.


34 posted on 05/25/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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35 posted on 05/25/2012 8:01:48 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: BO Stinkss

Folks that think Obama is really intelligent, are not that smart themselves, as they would not say such a thing without any evidence. And, these are the same folks who think conservatives and Christians are not smart or interested in science.


36 posted on 05/25/2012 8:09:27 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: MrB

“Liberals (like me) are smart.”

Would you prefer to be called “your excellency” or
“your brilliance”?

Just asking.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by ripley
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To: BO Stinkss

Obama’s college records are sealed for a reason,his life is a story of failure.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 9:20:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: 3rdcoastislander

Ayers has admitted that he is the author of Zero’s “autobiography.”


39 posted on 05/25/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: ripley

I R Smart since I R liberal.

That’s about as far as their logic goes.
For many of them, being “in the smart club” is the whole reason for being “liberal”.


40 posted on 05/25/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: drbuzzard

And Obama said he would have the most transparent administration in history. Uh-huh. The only thing that is clear is that he is a communist.


41 posted on 05/25/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Thanks for wiki-ing for me. I should have thought of that myself! I must be one of those dumb conservatives.


42 posted on 05/25/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by jocon307
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