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The Tragic Illusion Of Obama's Fine Mind (Half the public wants to see his transcripts)
Investors Business Daily ^ | June 27, 2012 | The Editors

Posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama Record: As it becomes clear our "brilliant" president has failed to turn the economy around, a poll shows half of Americans want to know how he did in college.

Forty-nine percent of respondents to an exclusive IBD/TIPP survey say they agree that Obama "should release his academic records" before November. Only 28% strongly disagree. Seven percent answered "not sure."

Voters got a look at the college coursework and grades of President Bush, as well as Democratic challengers Al Gore and John Kerry. Obama, however, refuses to release his transcripts, despite media requests.

It's natural voters would now wonder about his academic performance. Other polls show they're increasingly unhappy with his job performance.

With signs the economy may be slipping back into recession, and the president's economic policies looking woefully ineffective, many voters are waking up to the notion he may not be nearly as smart as he's made out to be.

Obama's storied intellect simply isn't measuring up to the hype created by media sycophants like MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who's called him "very smart," or historians like Michael Beschloss, who said he's "probably the smartest guy ever to become president."

Coming into office on the heels of a tongue-tied predecessor, the well-spoken Obama was supposed to have all the answers. But it turns out he doesn't know any better. His bright ideas, from energy policy to health care and jobs, haven't worked...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; naturalborncitizen; obama

1 posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jug Ears without a teleprompt makes GW sound like Pavarotti.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 5:34:18 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's storied intellect simply isn't measuring up to the hype..

Well .. just ...DUUUH! DUOOUURRGH? DUUUUUUH.

3 posted on 06/27/2012 5:36:40 PM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Marine Copse might disagree, but my favorite Obamaism comes when he reads “OBGYN” on the teleprompter as a word, obi-guy-nee. Its hilarious and no one has ever caught it!


4 posted on 06/27/2012 5:36:50 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 06/27/2012 5:38:56 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The dumb field hand moved up to the big house has set Negro achievement back 100 years.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama is the smartest President yet why can’t we see his school records? He must surely be proud of them.


7 posted on 06/27/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ask Jughead to diagram a compound sentence.


8 posted on 06/27/2012 5:42:20 PM PDT by seton89 (Forward! to despotism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coming into office on the heels of a tongue-tied predecessor,

Can somebody describe or direct me to a video where Bush was "tongue-tied?" I always found him plain spoken and blunt, which is refreshing from a politician. Maybe I just don't watch enough MSNBC?

9 posted on 06/27/2012 5:43:38 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Lion Den Dan
The dumb field hand moved up to the big house has set Negro achievement back 100 years.

Why go there? What does Obama have to do with Black American achievement?

His "folks" weren't field hands -- or even African-Americans. They were in the big house.

10 posted on 06/27/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by x
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To: Parley Baer

Wonder if he has shared them with his daughters? Surely, if Daddy is touted as the smartest man in America, those girls would be very curious to see how well he did. And proud to boast about it. Is he keeping his grades secret from them, too? Just wait until they start asking: What is my real heritage, Daddy - are we descended from a Kenyan? You used to say you were born in Kenya, then you said you were born in Hawaii...what is the truth, Daddy? What about the medical histories of our family that could affect our health? Who were our relatives, really? How did you get into Harvard? Etc,etc., etc. Hmmm?


11 posted on 06/27/2012 5:47:49 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d bet good money it’s not his grades that he most wants to hide. There is so far no evidence he really took classes at Columbia U. He did take some at Columbia’s extension program. And did he attend Occidental as a foreign student for some reason?


12 posted on 06/27/2012 5:47:54 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, they ail get that phony build up about being so smart perhaps they aren't of this world. Algore, the wooden headed little boy, was supposed to be such a super intellect it was thought he might be too smart to be president. Apparently the electorate agreed. Kerry, too, was supposed to be the deep thinker; of course, not as deep as Teresa's pockets. Finally, we have Oh-bummer. Absolutely no record about anything - scrubbed squeaky clean. I guess we'll all just have to take the media's word for it. Well, we take their word for toilet bowl cleaner and hemorrhoid cream, don't we?l
13 posted on 06/27/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Auntie Mame

If he’s forced to submit his grades his friends @ Harvard and Justice Elena Kagan will make sure the grades are that of a genius.

That’s my take.


14 posted on 06/27/2012 5:51:36 PM PDT by imemyself
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To: Parley Baer
If Obama is the smartest President yet why can’t we see his school records? He must surely be proud of them.

My guess is that his grades were mediocre at best, and then only because of affirmative action by lib professors, but the REAL reason he keeps them under wraps is that it identifies him as a foreign student. That could cause problems with his claim to be a Natural Born Citizen, or open him up to fraud charges for being admitted to college, and possibly receiving aid as a foreign student. Either way, he's screwed!

15 posted on 06/27/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t want to see his grades. I just want to know what nationality he claimed. I don’t think we’ll get either.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT by marron
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To: Deb

For real????? Where could I find it, I want to see it!!


17 posted on 06/27/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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F- sounds about right.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coming into office on the heels of a tongue-tied predecessor, the well-spoken Obama was supposed to have all the answers.

Should read, "Coming into office on the heels of predecessor who took pains to clearly enunciate and plainly state what he meant, the glib Obama was supposed to have all the answers."
19 posted on 06/27/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He will not release his records because 1.) They will show he was enrolled as a foreign student. And 2.) They will show that he had a much lower GPA than President Bush.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: CitizenM

BIG TIME! Awww, that was F’n-ay great, CitizenM.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure he got all “A”s in Raza Studies, Womyn’s Studies, Marxism, Anti-Imperialism etc.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was, is and ever will be an EOP. People endlessly and erroneously confuse facile glibness with IQ. He was not elected by reason of intelligence but by reason of hatred for Bush and Goebbels like propaganda boom.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 6:08:59 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People who have GOOD academic grades have no hesitation about showing them to others.

Therefore ....


24 posted on 06/27/2012 6:12:08 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

25 posted on 06/27/2012 6:23:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy is a slimy little weasel. Not that I disrespect weasels, they have their place.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Deb
...my favorite Obamaism comes when he reads “OBGYN” on the teleprompter as a word, obi-guy-nee.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is nothing genuine (from a positive standpoint) about this man. He’s as phony as it gets. Shame on America.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 6:30:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (.)
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t forget “GAY STUDIES”.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 6:40:53 PM PDT by surrey
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Rumors about Obama usually turn out true, and known facts turn out to be myths.


30 posted on 06/27/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somethin’ and stuff and thingamajigs and ‘yall...forget the college transcripts. Find out if he repeated third grade three times.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 6:44:20 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve said this from day one:

Given the incredible hubris of Baraq Obama
If he was a 1600 SAT, 4.0 in college, and ripped the LSATs, those would be in gold plated frames on the wall in the WH press briefing room.


32 posted on 06/27/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama, however, refuses to release his transcripts, despite media requests.

Oh ya, they really hounded him!
33 posted on 06/27/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Seven percent answered "not sure"...

Who are these people?

Do you want an asteroid to hit the earth? 80% say no, 13% say yes, 7% say "not sure"...

Well, to be fair, maybe they read the choice as 'don't care'. I could see that. Yes I'm interested in looking st the pResident's academic record for morbid curiosity sake... But in reality, I don't care that much. Whether he got an Affirmative Action A+, or an earned D- ... it does not matter. The man has proved himself an incompetent (and an incompetent with no track record or experience, I may add), and I don't really need to see his academic records...

34 posted on 06/27/2012 7:15:16 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: kevslisababy; Deb

I found it on Youtube! Around 2:30.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ymLdoZaezM


35 posted on 06/27/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUBO! OMG! ABO!)
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To: HoneysuckleTN

OMG, How pathetic, and no one batted an eye. I’ve got to pass this around....thanks!


36 posted on 06/27/2012 7:46:42 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only past you will get from Obama is a fictional one. He is made up.


37 posted on 06/27/2012 7:52:21 PM PDT by pallis
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To: kevslisababy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ymLdoZaezM&feature=player_detailpage#t=138s


38 posted on 06/27/2012 7:53:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I doubt he ever set foot in any classroom. I think he used the race card to get through school.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 7:54:44 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama, however, refuses to release his transcripts, despite media requests.

He probably has a really good reason. /S

40 posted on 06/27/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: HoneysuckleTN

My wife is an RN - she says that’s pretty close to normal pronunciation. Also o-b-jiney, o-b-giney...it’s an audience full of nurses, so it’s probably practiced. OTOH he definitely said corpse-men...


41 posted on 06/27/2012 10:17:55 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The Tragic Illusion Of Obama's Fine Mind"


42 posted on 06/27/2012 10:26:40 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: no-s
My wife is an RN - she says that’s pretty close to normal pronunciation. Also o-b-jiney, o-b-giney...it’s an audience full of nurses, so it’s probably practiced.

Thanks for the info. I have never heard it pronounced that way.
43 posted on 06/28/2012 4:53:04 AM PDT by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUBO! OMG! ABO!)
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To: andyk

Yep, we’ll keep hounding him about it.....


44 posted on 06/29/2012 10:02:24 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: andyk

Arrgh, meant to say,” requests and rumors will dog him....”


45 posted on 06/29/2012 10:05:50 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

LOL!


46 posted on 06/29/2012 10:14:30 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: kevslisababy

The most recent televised example was during the speech in the Rose garden on healthcare when they handed out white coats to the attending “doctors”. Pretty much any time he talks about doctors, but you have to pay attention or you won’t notice it.


47 posted on 07/03/2012 1:20:01 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: HoneysuckleTN

Wow! Great work.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 1:37:36 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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