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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Obama is stupid. AA is what got him where he is, not his intelligence.
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).
And Solon lies yet again. I believe he is dumber then a stump.
RE: and when Sarah Palin says North Korea is our ally, its 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....
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?
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.
Who are they kidding?
Nobody reads Salon anyway. They lost their audience to Daily Koskids and Huffington Compost. Only the most ardent Stalonists remain.
Down the ol’ memory hole. The US has always been at war with Eastasia.
“Mr. Body Language” can always rely on the Pavlovian press to jump in to defend his sissy @ss...
RE: Who are they kidding?
THE TRUE BELIEVERS WHO GET A TINGLE UP THEIR LEG EVERYTIME HIS HEINOUS SPEAKS.
Even more ominous that suspected as a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Yeah, right, it’s because of Palin’s perceived dimness, but not the brilliant “law professor” Noooo, not him.
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!”
Salon- Make up the News
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.
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?