How dumb is Obama?

Obama is an affirmative action president.  Affirmative action people are always stupid, incompetent, and corrupt.  Is Obama stupid, incompetent and corrupt?

For corruption, observe that the infamous regulatory revolving door between Goldman and the Treasury continues to spin, even after the wall street financial system imploded, and similarly between Soros and the DoE. Perhaps Bush II was as corrupt as Obama, but Obama’s corruption is more conspicuous.

As for stupidity – well clearly, he is a lot smarter than the most affirmative action blacks, such as his ivy league wife, and a lot smarter than the average white.  But how does he compare with the elite?

Recently an anonymous person who we are told is a Washington insider told us

if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports.  That gets him interested.  You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off.  It’s really very strange.  I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right?  Ivy League and all that.  Well, that is not what I saw.  Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity.  When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”.  Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly.  I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script.

No – I am not going to call him stupid.  He just doesn’t strike me as particularly smart.

Well, so says an anonymous informant that we are told is a Washington insider.

So let us look at evidence whose veracity is easier to check:

We all know of his stumbles such as telling us that America has 57 states, and pronouncing corpsman “corpse man”, but I am a very smart guy, and have done worse, and if I chide him on such things, will probably do something equally dimwitted in the same article as I chide him.

But I can fluently give a speech on complex topics from brief notes.  Sarah Palin can fluently give a speech on complex topics from brief notes.  Obama falls apart without a teleprompter.  Without a teleprompter, he keeps it simple, and if lured onto complexity, starts to sound black.

So, not stupid, but stupid by elite standards.

Intelligence is not the only requirement for a president.  Blacks generally have more charisma than whites, more style, and are better able to think on their feet.  Obama has more charisma and style than any major white politician, but now that the hype has faded away, it is apparent that he has not got much charisma and style by black standards.  By black standards he is a bit of a nerd.  Compare and contrast with most of the black republican candidates in recent mid terms.  Most of them have lots of charisma.  Blacks are also good at thinking on their feet, street smarts.  Obama’s ability to think on his feet is impressive.  When the presidential seal fell off the podium, he ad libbed “It does not matter, you all know who I am” – but on more complex topics, considerably less impressive.  Again, the Black Tea partiers gave a dazzling demonstration of ad libbing and thinking on their feet, considerably more impressive than that given by Obama.  By black standards, Obama’s ability to think on his feet is not all that impressive.

It looks to me that Obama was selected as the whitest possible black, rather than the black best qualified as a political candidate, that he was selected to prove there is no difference between whites and blacks, to prove that affirmative action does not give the results it so obviously does give.  If you were selecting the black best qualified to win, you would come up with someone with a lot more charisma and street smarts than Obama, even at the cost of being a little bit dumber, you would come up with some one like the Tea Party candidates.  Instead, they came up with someone as much as possible like a member of our very white elite, our very very white elite, the whitest possible dark skinned black.

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