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"Is Obama Smart?"

I dunno where all this talk about Obamas being a genius came about.

The WSJ/Fox News article can be summarized as here we have a n199@ as president and we all know that n199@5 are stupid as rocks and cannot be intelligent and therefore should stick to eating fried chicken and watermelon and loitering in the hood and leave running the country to us white peoples. The target audience is pretty obvious.

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marcus phoenix Wrote:
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> I dunno where all this talk about Obamas being a
> genius came about.
>
> The WSJ/Fox News article can be summarized as here
> we have a n199@ as president and we all know that
> n199@5 are stupid as rocks and cannot be
> intelligent and therefore should stick to eating
> fried chicken and watermelon and loitering in the
> hood and leave running the country to us white
> peoples. The target audience is pretty obvious.

That’s a bit harsh.

marcus phoenix Wrote:
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> I dunno where all this talk about Obamas being a
> genius came about.
>
> The WSJ/Fox News article can be summarized as here
> we have a n199@ as president and we all know that
> n199@5 are stupid as rocks and cannot be
> intelligent and therefore should stick to eating
> fried chicken and watermelon and loitering in the
> hood and leave running the country to us white
> peoples. The target audience is pretty obvious.

hard to draw any other conclusion when people ask questions like ” i need to see his grades i dont believe he actuallly went to harvard” etc its just dumb and shows preconceived notion on what someone smart looks like

Hope this helps

pimpineasy Wrote:
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> marcus phoenix Wrote:
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > I dunno where all this talk about Obamas being
> a
> > genius came about.
> >
> > The WSJ/Fox News article can be summarized as
> here
> > we have a n199@ as president and we all know
> that
> > n199@5 are stupid as rocks and cannot be
> > intelligent and therefore should stick to
> eating
> > fried chicken and watermelon and loitering in
> the
> > hood and leave running the country to us white
> > peoples. The target audience is pretty obvious.
>
>
> hard to draw any other conclusion when people ask
> questions like ” i need to see his grades i dont
> believe he actuallly went to harvard” etc its just
> dumb and shows preconceived notion on what someone
> smart looks like

I must have missed that line in the WSJ piece.

I guess by Marcus’ logic, it is safe to assume that everyone who is criticizing Mr. Stephen’s piece is an anti-Semite.

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yes higgmond exactly……….

Hope this helps

ManMythLegend Wrote:
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> Canadian_Accountant Wrote:
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> —–
> > No matter what you think of his policies, if
> you
> > read any of his writings you can see the logic
> of
> > his thought process. Not saying smartest
> > president ever, but has the critical thinking
> > skills inline with Clinton, Bush1, Reagan.
> >
> > Definitely not as dumb as a Bush2 or Palin.
> >
> >
> > edit: also, I need a glass of water after
> > consuming that pile of ****.
>
> What in the world does Palin have to do with this?

She is my example of a dumb politician to contrast Obama to.

How is that not obvious? Are you trolling?

Although dumb is probably too strong. Let’s say dumb relative to the list I mentioned in my post which could just be average.

Canadian_Accountant Wrote:
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> ManMythLegend Wrote:
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > Canadian_Accountant Wrote:
> >
> ————————————————–
>
> > —–
> > > No matter what you think of his policies, if
> > you
> > > read any of his writings you can see the
> logic
> > of
> > > his thought process. Not saying smartest
> > > president ever, but has the critical thinking
> > > skills inline with Clinton, Bush1, Reagan.
> > >
> > > Definitely not as dumb as a Bush2 or Palin.
> > >
> > >
> > > edit: also, I need a glass of water after
> > > consuming that pile of ****.
> >
> > What in the world does Palin have to do with
> this?
>
> She is my example of a dumb politician to contrast
> Obama to.
>
> How is that not obvious? Are you trolling?
>
> Although dumb is probably too strong. Let’s say
> dumb relative to the list I mentioned in my post
> which could just be average.

I don’t think she is that dumb, definitely no good in studies and has poor grasp of anything too intellectual. I think she is very cunning when it comes to being manipulative, pushing buttons and getting people riled up. Also she is fairly attractive, which really helps if you are a woman much like Bachmann - noth would have gone nowhere if they were ugly or fat. You have to have a certain skill set to become elected governor of any state, even if its Alaska. Plus she has made a ****load selling books, giving speeches, acting as representative of the TP etc. just like Limbaugh, Beck etc. They are all highly paid charlatans - who knows what is really going on inside their head or what their real views are. But they know what their audience wants and feed them exactly that.

Its the people who follow, adore her and buy her books who are dumber than feces leaking from a greyhound bus station toilet. And apparently there is no shortage of those in this country.

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I guess I am more talking about intelligence (capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.) than smart.

Being manipulative and using it to your advantage in an exploitative manner could be considered smart I guess. I really don’t think that at all (especially when it is at the expense of intelligence), and don’t think that is what this thread is about.

My impression of this article is not about Obama being stupid, rather one journalist dissatisfied with Obama’s performance and condemned him for being arrogant.
He is not actually questioning Obama’s intelligence.

BTW, I don’t think Obama is genius, but he is smart. No doubt about that.

Canadian_Accountant Wrote:
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> ManMythLegend Wrote:
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > Canadian_Accountant Wrote:
> >
> ————————————————–
>
> > —–
> > > No matter what you think of his policies, if
> > you
> > > read any of his writings you can see the
> logic
> > of
> > > his thought process. Not saying smartest
> > > president ever, but has the critical thinking
> > > skills inline with Clinton, Bush1, Reagan.
> > >
> > > Definitely not as dumb as a Bush2 or Palin.
> > >
> > >
> > > edit: also, I need a glass of water after
> > > consuming that pile of ****.
> >
> > What in the world does Palin have to do with
> this?
>
> She is my example of a dumb politician to contrast
> Obama to.
>
> How is that not obvious? Are you trolling?
>
> Although dumb is probably too strong. Let’s say
> dumb relative to the list I mentioned in my post
> which could just be average.

Why not just compare Obama to other Presidents? Palin isn’t even in her league. It’s like comparing the intelligence of a CEO of a major investment bank to a CEO of some credit union in Arkansas.

Couldn’t think of other presidents, just got lazy lol

Bump, BHO’s IQ is the highest, discuss.

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According to InsideGov, John Quincy Adams had the highest IQ of any US president, estimated at 168.8.

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Is that the father or the son. Most likely the son right? I saw John Adams hbo and felt sorry for the main character.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

“Barack, are you smart?” 

“I’m fcking smart!”  

82 > 87
Simple math.

AlphaSeeker wrote:
From the Wall Street Journal. What do you guys think? —————————- The aircraft was large, modern and considered among the world’s safest. But that night it was flying straight into a huge thunderstorm. Turbulence was extreme, and airspeed indicators may not have been functioning properly. Worse, the pilots were incompetent. As the plane threatened to stall they panicked by pointing the nose up, losing speed when they ought to have done the opposite. It was all over in minutes. Was this the fate of Flight 447, the Air France jet that plunged mysteriously into the Atlantic a couple of years ago? Could be. What I’m talking about here is the Obama presidency. When it comes to piloting, Barack Obama seems to think he’s the political equivalent of Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager and—in a “Fly Me to the Moon” sort of way—Nat King Cole rolled into one. “I think I’m a better speech writer than my speech writers,” he reportedly told an aide in 2008. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m … a better political director than my political director.” On another occasion—at the 2004 Democratic convention—Mr. Obama explained to a Chicago Tribune reporter that “I’m LeBron, baby. I can play at this level. I got game.” Of course, it’s tempting to be immodest when your admirers are so immodest about you. How many times have we heard it said that Mr. Obama is the smartest president ever? Even when he’s criticized, his failures are usually chalked up to his supposed brilliance. Liberals say he’s too cerebral for the Beltway rough-and-tumble; conservatives often seem to think his blunders, foreign and domestic, are all part of a cunning scheme to turn the U.S. into a combination of Finland, Cuba and Saudi Arabia. I don’t buy it. I just think the president isn’t very bright. Socrates taught that wisdom begins in the recognition of how little we know. Mr. Obama is perpetually intent on telling us how much he knows. Aristotle wrote that the type of intelligence most needed in politics is prudence, which in turn requires experience. Mr. Obama came to office with no experience. Plutarch warned that flattery “makes itself an obstacle and pestilence to great houses and great affairs.” Today’s White House, more so than any in memory, is stuffed with flatterers. Much is made of the president’s rhetorical gifts. This is the sort of thing that can be credited only by people who think that a command of English syntax is a mark of great intellectual distinction. Can anyone recall a memorable phrase from one of Mr. Obama’s big speeches that didn’t amount to cliché? As for the small speeches, such as the one we were kept waiting 50 minutes for yesterday, we get Triple-A bromides about America remaining a “Triple-A country.” Which, when it comes to long-term sovereign debt, is precisely what we no longer are under Mr. Obama. Then there is Mr. Obama as political tactician. He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing when he ought to be absent. At the height of the financial panic of 1907, Teddy Roosevelt, who had done much to bring the panic about by inveighing against big business, at least had the good sense to stick to his bear hunt and let J.P. Morgan sort things out. Not so this president, who puts a new twist on an old put-down: Every time he opens his mouth, he subtracts from the sum total of financial capital. Then there’s his habit of never trimming his sails, much less tacking to the prevailing wind. When Bill Clinton got hammered on health care, he reverted to centrist course and passed welfare reform. When it looked like the Iraq war was going to be lost, George Bush fired Don Rumsfeld and ordered the surge. Mr. Obama, by contrast, appears to consider himself immune from error. Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job Geithner. It also explains his insulting and politically inept habit of suggesting—whether the issue is health care, or Arab-Israeli peace, or change we can believe in at some point in God’s good time—that the fault always lies in the failure of his audiences to listen attentively. It doesn’t. In politics, a failure of communication is always the fault of the communicator. Much of the media has spent the past decade obsessing about the malapropisms of George W. Bush, the ignorance of Sarah Palin, and perhaps soon the stupidity of Rick Perry. Nothing is so typical of middling minds than to harp on the intellectual deficiencies of the slightly less smart and considerably more successful. But it takes actual smarts to understand that glibness and self-belief are not sufficient proof of genuine intelligence. Stupid is as stupid does, said the great philosopher Forrest Gump. The presidency of Barack Obama is a case study in stupid does. Write to bstephens@wsj.com

Really good article. Held true for Obama till the end.

"It is a rational thesis that we are all within a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake." - G. K. Chesterton

^ lol this quote describes every politician ever no?

“Then there is Mr. Obama as political tactician. He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private.”

I suppose im not sure what the point of this article is? BO stuck to his guns and so did the repubs in congress. They literally ran on him alone, it will be like if dems take congress in 2018 & Trump is still around its going to get ugly.

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Nerdyblop wrote:

Is that the father or the son. Most likely the son right? I saw John Adams hbo and felt sorry for the main character.

The son.  The father was not Quincy.

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