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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Well Alex, with 57 states you never know.
Own it you idiot, Bronco is a complete socialist dumbass.
Ignore the man behind the curtain!
Only a D student would hide his grades.
Clearly Salon itself did not use the definition stated in this article with Bush, that is, that a gaffe is “revealing truths that you weren’t supposed to reveal.”
In this article http://www.salon.com/2000/09/15/bush_71/ they stated, “Then Bush fell prey to a series of gaffes one in which he called a New York Times reporter an asshole...”
OR, maybe Salon thinks this NYT reporter really IS an asshole, but Bush wasn’t supposed to reveal that secret.
It is no occident that we have not seen his grades.
Well I do!
"I want to see his LSAT scores"
I want to see his SAT scores and his undergraduate college transcripts. They leaked George Bush's grades and test scores (and they weren't bad). Obama's are more carefully guarded than the gold in Fort Knox.
Does anyone really think that if Obamas's weren't embarrassingly awful, they wouldn't have leaked them?
I wondered how far down it would be before this was challenged.
The guy is dumber than a brick.
He has the intelligence, personality and African-Caucasian makeup to do exactly what he is doing, most of which is hidden from us.
And speaking of low intelligence, Salon is the most intellectually void political opinion blog/website I've ever read. Just empty sarcasm and demagoguery with no real thoughtful analysis. They actually blame the fall of Detroit on conservatives. Talk about factory preset libtard babble.
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So the East Coast is on the Gulf?
If someone put it on his teleprompter and he read it, did he actually mean it?
We’re confusing terms here. There is smart, and there is wise; there is dull and there is ignorant and there is stupid. They are not all the same.
“Obama is dumb ... no one really believes that.”
Question-begging in the first sentence. Why do they even bother trying to defend him? Or to write at all?
Oh yeah, ‘cause their boy made a jacka$$ out of himself. Again. These people are primates.
Primates aren’t even this stupid. I mean, who do they think they’re fooling at this point?
Really..what the hell does that mean, they serve the Gulf??..they serve the gulf breakfast?!??!..after reading this tripe, one must ask the author, do you swallow or spit?!?!?
You will never see his college scores or enhance papers. The people who he has in his education department now got him in.
Cass Sunstein, Bill Ayers and others from the Annenberg Challenge arranged him getting into school with money from probably a big Muzzie donor.
Follow the money.
For starters, B-HO is mathematically challenged. His grammar is poor. He doesn’t know how many states this nation has. He knows very little history. What has he been doing over the years with this astoundingly high IQ the MSM has assigned to him?
For the first time in my life (61) I am smarter than my President.
And that's a scary thought!
Clearly, this guy never read FR threads.