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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Obama isn't stupid, he's twisted with hate and arrogance. The ridicule is making it much worse.


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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    He's pretty far from being stupid. But he could be the smartest guy on earth and still be unsuitable for the job.

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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm going to pretend, against all demonstrable evidence to the contrary, that your post was thoughtful and insightful, and say that Obama is not stupid, but, like Bush II, in over his head. He is actually extraordinarily intelligent, but not able to handle crises well, as is shown by every time the administration stutters when some new emergency happens. His handling of the PPACA passage and especially Benghazi shows that he's not able to handle adversarial situations well.
    Interesting perspective or question. Is Obama fast-on-his-feet in terms of decision-making ability?

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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Interesting perspective or question. Is Obama fast-on-his-feet in terms of decision-making ability?
    Nope. Intelligence is compartment specific. Bush II, for example, had an enormously high social IQ, but had little administrative intelligence. In that same manner, Obama is very good at analytics, but little to no good at administration.

    Leadership is a complicated thing. You have to have at least a little bit of everything, which is why I'm equally unimpressed by presidential candidates who ran large corporations. Sure, they can administrate, but that's no promise they'll have any of the other necessary skills to lead a nation.

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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    The 57 state gaff really wasn't a gaff. Obama had been campaigning and visiting 6 or 7 states in a day. That's 6 or 7 jet lags stacked up. He was asked how he was doing in the evening when he had just got back to his home air terminal. When he said that he had been campaigning in all 57 states, he was using that exaggeration to tell folks that he was tired enough to have visited 57 states.

    He couldn't possibly not know how many states there actually are in the USA.

    However, it's a fun gaff, so it will stick around forever. Just know that those who use it against him will never realize how stupid they sound. That's OK by me.

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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    The 57 state gaff really wasn't a gaff. Obama had been campaigning and visiting 6 or 7 states in a day. That's 6 or 7 jet lags stacked up. He was asked how he was doing in the evening when he had just got back to his home air terminal. When he said that he had been campaigning in all 57 states, he was using that exaggeration to tell folks that he was tired enough to have visited 57 states.

    He couldn't possibly not know how many states there actually are in the USA.

    However, it's a fun gaff, so it will stick around forever. Just know that those who use it against him will never realize how stupid they sound. That's OK by me.
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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    If he is stupid then what does that say about McCain and Romney?
    Personally, I think Romney's biggest problem was that he lacked Bush's ability to affect a "folksy" demeanor. Policy-wise there was very little daylight between him and Bush.

    Both were harmed by running farther to the right than their records in office bore out.


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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post


    There is nary a negative attribute out there that the Obama Hater's Brigade won't attempt to attach to him. And I don't even ****ing like the guy.
    Hater.

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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The media ridiculed Dan Quayle for misspelling potato and declared Rick Perry an idiot for forgetting what he meant for #3. Yet the President doesn't know how many states are in the United States, can't remember which is his religion and can't spell simple words.

    He can't spell "respect" - and it's literally spelled in the song!

    By standards required of other politicians, is President Obama stupid?

    Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for "women of soul"

    Obama shows R-E-S-P-E-C-T for 'women of soul'
    I wouldn't say that President Obama is stupid - he did, after all, convince a majority of American voters to elect him President, TWICE!! He's clearly smarter than the majority who bought his schtick.

    He is incompetent and an idiot, however, when it comes to actually being President.

    I like the old saying - "book smart, life dumb" - seems to fit him quite well, unfortunately for your great country.
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    Re: Is the President stupid?

    I may be crazy, but the way I read the OP's post I don't think he believes the President is stupid. On the contrary, I think he believes that most of the politicians that have previously had the media and the public implying or portraying them as "stupid" aren't ACTUALLY stupid....that they too are simply people who made a gaffe, had a brain fart, were human, etc.

    I don't think this President is stupid in any way, shape, or form. I think he's actually rather highly intelligent. To be fair, I think there's a fair amount of intelligence needed to rise to that the level that most politicians get to. I'm not saying they're all MENSA members, but I don't think they're wandering around with a 90 IQ and remedial reading ability.

    I do think at times...and not surprisingly, often it's Republicans....politicians get unfairly protrayed as "stupid" simply because they have an accent, make a gaffe, or don't tow the commonly held "public" line on something. I do think as we become a more connected society and these type of things are easier to capture, more and more Politicians are put in an unfortunate situation where being human is somehow a "gaffe". Every comment has to be well crafted, every action looked at from every angle, every thought scrutinized because it's going to be under a microscope with dozens of cameras and mics all over the place and hundreds of blogs ready to repost it the minute it comes out. Sometimes I really do think we as a society would do ourselves to remember that Politician are people, not supermen.

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