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SALON: Sorry, conservatives, Obama didnít gaffe on Leno
SALON ^ | 08/09/2013 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD

Posted on 08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

SNIP SNIP

The narrative here would seem to be that Obama is dumb and doesn’t even know basic geography. But no one really believes that and even Obama’s 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 Obama’s because it was so smart and effective.

Meanwhile, “downplaying the threat of terrorism” is plainly not a gaffe — it’s 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.” It’s 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 it’s still not really a political gaffe.

As Tommy Christopher writes, “Another reason that gaffes don’t stick to this president is that, fair or not, they don’t fit an established narrative for him. When John McCain refers to ‘Czechoslovakia,’ it’s funny because he’s old, and when Sarah Palin says North Korea is our ally, it’s funny because of her overbearing jingoism and perceived dimness.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaffes; jayleno; obama; obamagaffes; obamaleno
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1 posted on 08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Look like Alex is working hard for his Obama Kneepads


2 posted on 08/10/2013 11:33:54 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is stupid. AA is what got him where he is, not his intelligence.


3 posted on 08/10/2013 11:35:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2559666/posts

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president (like this article’s writer).


4 posted on 08/10/2013 11:36:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
But no one really believes that and even Obama’s most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence.

And Solon lies yet again. I believe he is dumber then a stump.

5 posted on 08/10/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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RE: and when Sarah Palin says North Korea is our ally, it’s funny because of her overbearing jingoism and perceived dimness.

Yep, and when Obama says he’s been to all 57 states, he isn’t being overbearing and dim... that’s very fair and balanced of you Alex.

Maybe you can show us how smart he is by helping us reveal his college records....


6 posted on 08/10/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ilovesarah2012




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7 posted on 08/10/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Chicago Murder Updates..http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

RE: I believe he is dumber then a stump.

One way to help us determine this is to show us his college records... why is he hiding them?


8 posted on 08/10/2013 11:39:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Must not read Free Republic.

Obama is dumber than donuts. He’s a one trick pony. He has the intellect of a Sea Cucumber. 57 states? Yeah, he’s a genius.


9 posted on 08/10/2013 11:39:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Who are they kidding?


10 posted on 08/10/2013 11:40:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: darkwing104

Nobody reads Salon anyway. They lost their audience to Daily Koskids and Huffington Compost. Only the most ardent Stalonists remain.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 11:40:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

Down the ol’ memory hole. The US has always been at war with Eastasia.


12 posted on 08/10/2013 11:41:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: darkwing104

“Mr. Body Language” can always rely on the Pavlovian press to jump in to defend his sissy @ss...


13 posted on 08/10/2013 11:41:53 AM PDT by mikrofon (And HOW high??)
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RE: Who are they kidding?

THE TRUE BELIEVERS WHO GET A TINGLE UP THEIR LEG EVERYTIME HIS HEINOUS SPEAKS.


14 posted on 08/10/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Even more ominous that suspected as a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.


15 posted on 08/10/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah, right, it’s because of Palin’s perceived dimness, but not the brilliant “law professor” Noooo, not him.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 11:44:11 AM PDT by Shimmer1 ("What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." John Adams)
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To: SeekAndFind

This article was written with all the authority of a six year old girl with her fingers stuck in her ears screaming, “Nyeah! Nyeah! I can’t hear you!”


17 posted on 08/10/2013 11:44:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Salon- Make up the News


18 posted on 08/10/2013 11:45:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind
and even Obama’s most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence.

Baloney. Honest people know Obama is of average intelligence, no better. And many people are finally finding the courage to say that out loud. People who focus on the superficial can be fooled because Obama is glib, and glibness passes for intelligence among liberals and other shallow thinkers.


19 posted on 08/10/2013 11:46:16 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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Ref the College Records.......

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?


20 posted on 08/10/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT by Jayster
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