Skip to comments.SALON: Sorry, conservatives, Obama didnít gaffe on Leno
Posted on 08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The narrative here would seem to be that Obama is dumb and doesnt even know basic geography. But no one really believes that and even Obamas most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence. Instead of the hapless dunce in the mold of liberals anti-Bush caricatures, conservatives see Obama as a conniving radical. Or an out-of-touch, former law professor, ivory tower elitist. Either way, not dumb. Ted Cruz said today that he modeled his campaign after Obamas because it was so smart and effective.
Meanwhile, downplaying the threat of terrorism is plainly not a gaffe its an assessment of the world that is different from how conservatives would see it. On the Olympics, Obama said, if Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track, or in the swimming pool, or on the balance beam. As Newsbusters nails him: The track and field events, swimming competitions and gymnastics all take place during the summer games. Sochi, Russia is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. BOOM! Nailed him.
More troubling is that Obama said Putin headed up the KGB. Its a common misconception, but in fact the Russian president only rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring from the spy agency to enter politics. That maybe suggests a lack of a specific bit of knowledge vaguely relevant to an important foreign policy issue, but its still not really a political gaffe.
As Tommy Christopher writes, Another reason that gaffes dont stick to this president is that, fair or not, they dont fit an established narrative for him. When John McCain refers to Czechoslovakia, its funny because hes old, and when Sarah Palin says North Korea is our ally, its funny because of her overbearing jingoism and perceived dimness.
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He is a moron and we should keep calling him that, and put them on defense. the left can’t defend a man who won’t release his records.
He is so smart that we just can’t comprehend him. FU Moochelle.
To summarize for those not wanting to give Salon a hit:
Obama may have said a bunch of things that are obviously false, but it doesn’t matter because we think he is smart no matter WHAT comes out of his mouth. Someone only says stupid things if we, the press, feel he is stupid, regardless of any words or illogic used...
when he said we need to deepen our ports all along the Gulf in places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida. But those ports are on the Atlantic, not the Gulf Coast! Dust off the articles of impeachment! (Never mind that they serve the Gulf, even if they arent actually on it.)***********
Well, that these ports that aren’t really on the Gulf is kinda the point. But never fear, Salon rushs in to inform everyone that even though they may not actually be on the Gulf, they really should be because they serve the Gulf. Therefore every port on the planet could theoretically be on the Gulf if your just crazy smart enough to see they really serve the Gulf....or something like that.
Still waiting to hear more about that depressed uncle who helped liberate Auschwitz.
Booze may be dumb but he is succeeding brilliantly at his mission to destroy this country. He learned well at the foot of his master,Satan.
Meant O’bozo, IPad meant booze.
I want to see his LSAT scores
And the assertion that cities such as Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida "serve" the gulf; - so Barry's big geographical gaffe, like, really doesn't count...?
That's exactly the type of B.S. excuse that a grade schooler tries to give to one of his instructors.
Uh, yeah, he did gaffe..
And the fact that these morons in the media rush to his defense show that, indeed, they are engaged in Obama worship.
:) It’ll be sweet to see their faces as their little tin god turns on them.
Every time I heard Obama speak, he reminds me of a junior high kid giving his first book report.
The author doesn’t realize that conservative talkers on the radio and in Congress are afraid to tell the truth about the Idiot in Chief. He is NOT smart. No one could make the kind of verbal/factual mistakes he makes and be considered smart, if they were white and conservative.
So why can’t we see his grades from 0ccidental, Columbia and Harvard?
When talking to Libtards and they bring up George Bush. Tell them that GW had better grades in College that Obama did.
If they question this, then use it against them saying that his records were never released. Why is that?
...why would you remark at all about Obama’s grades in college if you know nothing about them...? How does that help your argument?
Whenever someone tells me how smart the Won is, I reply, yes, he is smart for a D student.
They then say, he isn’t a D student, to which I reply, prove it.
The Gulf of Mexico ain’t in the Atlantic....and all the other lies that these jerks try to defend.....bama is a sloppy talker when he ain’t reading, and he ain’t very bright either...he’s average just like the beast...
Brilliant is Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin.....they have brains and common sense.
Isn't that the truth?!! And staring stupidly at the camera and blinking rapidly passes for "intelligent comedy," a la, Jon Stewart.
Delusional Salon is almost as dumb as the Teleprompter President.
A geography genius!
Sorry Alex, but a lot of people question Obama’s intelligence, and the intelligence of a lot people the left touts as the smartest people in the world. Some are out and out flunkies. Take Al Gore or John Kerry to name just a couple of less than stellar leftist losers who are halfwits. Promoting halfwits as geniuses is a leftist tradition, going back at least as far as Adlai Stevenson, the high school flunky. There is, of course, Hillary, who is the “smartest woman in the world” according to the left. She made a great enabler for Bill, and a seat warmer for the Senate, and an embarrassment as Secretary of State, the cheerleader for Arab Spring, but she isn’t the smartest anything. That brings us to Obama, the guy who can’t speak without a teleprompter, the guy with a gaff a minute, but he does do one thing better than competing leftists. He is a fraud extraordinaire. As cons go, he is a good one, but not so good that he could succeed without the fawning help of the leftist media. He prances better than any president we’ve ever had.
Yes, I left out the worst of the worst, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, two halfwits that give idiots a bad name. Where else can a two bit lawyer and kook with a poly sci degree achieve such status, if not in the leftist fantasy land of the Democratic Party?
That you could write this strongly brings up questions about your skills of assessment. First of all, I personally don't think it takes a genius to be President, and few could legitimately argue that any of our previous President's have been ‘geniuses’ in the strict interpretive sense. That said, there is absolutely no basis upon which to make the assumption, let alone proclamation, that Obama is ‘brilliant’. He parrots the same tired old diatribes and positions that many freshman, and probably just about all sophomores who have taken sociology classes in a junior college can parrot. That too many of you on the extreme left can't see that these positions are oversimplified, lack intellectual rigor, and have been the basis of more misery for humanity than arguably any other delusional beliefs is beyond sad.
Oh, in case you didn't know, none of the cities Obama mentioned as being on the Gulf Coast are actually on the Gulf Coast. We have 50 states, not 57. The term is corpsman, not corpse man, and the p is silent. Asthma is not treated with a breathalyzer, or an inhalator (sic). Further, fallen heroes don't generally populate the audience. Finally, that your ‘brilliant’ orator makes these kinds of mistakes even though his public pronouncements are very frequently read from a teleprompter is even more evidence against your point.
The funny thing is that none of this really matters. What matters is being honest, open, and wanting to do what is right without being Machiavellian or having an agenda that excludes or targets whole groups of people whose lives are affected by you. Presidents don't need to be brilliant. They need to be honest caretakers who recognize that their job is not to remake, reform, or ‘transform’ America, but to preserve the Constitution and the institutions that allow us to determine our own fate.
P.S. You come across as arrogant and smarmy. It’ not attractive.