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    Default What if Obama isn't so smart?

    "Eek! Another Republican moron is running for president, and the blogs on the Left are aghast.
    Another village in Texas is missing its idiot!

    Another s--t-kicking cowboy has messed with their heads.

    The question this time is not just whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dumb -- the Left claims the obvious answer is yes -- but also whether he is as dumb as George W. Bush, or even much dumber, moronic where Bush was simply "incurious," and also much less gently bred.

    Either way, few on the Left doubt that neither is, as Steve Benen says, "an intellectually curious, creative thinker, capable to examining [sic] complex issues in a sophisticated way."

    Fortunately we have such a thinker, "capable to examining" things to perfection, and that is the problem: President Obama is their ideal of a thinker. He is president, and he has been -- how to put it? -- a bomb.

    Based on results, Perry has been more successful as governor of Texas than Obama has been as president, or as anything else he has ever tried being, in the entire whole course of his life.

    In 2008, Obama was hailed as a genius, a "first rate intellect," the smartest man to ever be president, and we know now the first part is true. He is the political genius who shed 30 points in his first years in office.

    He's the political genius who blew up his coalition in his first months in office, who led his party to annihilation in the 2010 midterms (while showing utter indifference to the fate of congressional Democrats), and gave the Republicans -- who were on the floor, in a coma -- more than they needed to come roaring back from the dead.

    He is the policy genius who "leads from behind," whose engagement ideas have gone nowhere, whose stimulus stimulated only the deficit, whose health care "success" helped kill off his recovery, and whose efforts to create jobs all fell flat.

    Almost 40 percent of the new jobs that were created happened under Perry in Texas. Liberals who fault that state for its low levels of taxes and spending might ask themselves why, if it is a hellhole, so many people go there and stay there.

    Many of them are fleeing states ruled by Democrats, which have high taxes, a strong union presence and a rich array of the programs that Democrats love.

    If this is idiocy, we may want some more idiots, as Lincoln once asked for more drunks in his army, rather
    like Gen. Grant.

    The bloggers fear that he may win a second term anyhow, as there may be a difference between being "too dumb to govern," (look at Bush, for example), and being "too dumb to win."

    Kevin Drum at Mother Jones thinks Perry may be too dim for even the doltish American public, while Paul Waldman thinks otherwise. "The doltish candidates seem mostly on the Republican side," he writes in the American Prospect, while only Democrats have and/or treasure intelligence.

    "So while there are many things to dislike about Perry, his tiny brain" might do him no harm. But the real examples of those who campaigned well and bombed afterward are Democrats, such as Obama and Carter, whose careers peaked on the day they took office and went steadily downhill from then on.

    And if Obama is brilliant, and Bush is an imbecile, how come the genius kept most of the things the dolt set in motion: the protocols for fighting the war against terror, the surge strategy, the timetables, and even, in Robert Gates and David Petraeus, some of his main appointees? Why couldn't the genius improve on the idiot's handiwork?

    Maybe he isn't that bright.



    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinio...#ixzz1VxXWBaKO

    Hmmmmmmm...........

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    If he's so smart, why can't he enact some policies that would help the recovery?

    Looming ill-defined taxes built into Obamacare has employers in hunker down mode, especially small business, who have to hoard money for taxes, and they don't know how much they'll need, so they're saving every bit they can.

    AND the biggee that almost no one talks about: Regulations and their cost.

    This admin has greatly increased the size and scope of regulatory agencies. They feed on their own capacity to collect power and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity
    If he's so smart, why can't he enact some policies that would help the recovery?

    Looming ill-defined taxes built into Obamacare has employers in hunker down mode, especially small business, who have to hoard money for taxes, and they don't know how much they'll need, so they're saving every bit they can.

    AND the biggee that almost no one talks about: Regulations and their cost.

    This admin has greatly increased the size and scope of regulatory agencies. They feed on their own capacity to collect power and money.

    Your proof? Lotsa republcian talking points, but how about some concrete proof?
    WELL, I GUESS THE BORN AGAIN EVANGELICALS PROVED THEY WERE NOT CHRISTIANS. GOOD. NOW LET'S STOP THIS BS RELIGION/GOVERNMENT THINGY AND TAX THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO THE MAX.


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    He isn't so smart. Have we not picked up one that one yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSpoon
    He isn't so smart. Have we not picked up one that one yet?

    Do you think he's not given the republicans everything they wanted? Who's not smart? Obama or the republicans he placated who destroyed this economy from their reign over the Congress from 1994 - 2006?
    WELL, I GUESS THE BORN AGAIN EVANGELICALS PROVED THEY WERE NOT CHRISTIANS. GOOD. NOW LET'S STOP THIS BS RELIGION/GOVERNMENT THINGY AND TAX THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO THE MAX.


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    Obama is good at telling people who want to believe in him what they want or need to hear as it pertains to politics. But when it comes to finance and what really makes the wheels turn in this country he comes across at somewhere around 2 on a 10 scale imo....he gets fidgety and appears lost when he speaks of anything beyond raising taxes...

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    Yeah well everything republicans want he's giving to them...I guess they are the ones who aren't so smart.

    For THAT! OBAMA does NOT deserve a second term...except for the fact that the alternatives are WORSE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie Parker
    Your proof? Lotsa republcian talking points, but how about some concrete proof?
    I don't do talking points. If you wanna think I do, go ahead -

    Proof? Seriously???

    Honey, it's late and I don't feel like doing research right now.

    Obamacare has lots of taxes built in. That's common knowledge.
    Regs cost employers billions and rising.
    Look it up if you want.

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