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Too dumb to be President?

Ladies and gentlemen, your next President…is dumber than a box of hair:

By now you’ve seen the footage of Barack Obama ruing the fact that he hasn’t been able to visit all 57 states in this great union of ours. If you haven’t, scroll down a bit and read Goldfarb’s post on the matter. I’ll wait.

This faux pas is beyond weird; I know the guy is tired, but “How many states are there in America?” is the kind of question they ask you at the hospital after you’ve had a seizure to see if your brain is still working. I speak from personal experience on this matter, by the way. When I had a random seizure in 1996, the guy at the emergency room asked me how many states there were and then who was president. I responded with a ten minute rant on Whitewater – he urgently ordered up more tests.

Well, I gotta admit, that there amounts to real, substantive change, rather than the sinuous, elusive will o’ the wisp variety Obama’s been touting up till now. I must say, though, that it is definitely NOT “change you can believe in,” unless you’re retarded, geographically and historically illiterate, or a swooning, enraptured Barrackolyte. But I repeat myself.

But hey, keep telling yourselves Bush is the dumb one, moonbats. Oh, and did I say “historically illiterate” just now?

In defending his stated intent to meet with America’s enemies without preconditions, Sen. Obama said: “I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did.”

That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit.

I assume the Roosevelt to whom Sen. Obama referred is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Our enemies in World War II were Nazi Germany, headed by Adolf Hitler; fascist Italy, headed by Benito Mussolini, and militarist Japan, headed by Hideki Tojo. FDR talked directly with none of them before the outbreak of hostilities, and his policy once war began was unconditional surrender.

FDR died before victory was achieved, and was succeeded by Harry Truman. Truman did not modify the policy of unconditional surrender. He ended that war not with negotiation, but with the atomic bomb.

Anyone this full-bore stupid is no way no how qualified to be President, unless he might possibly have some miraculous, overarching good quality that could somehow negate such blank cluelessness. And how about that — he does:

What does he offer? First and foremost: his face. Think of it as the most effective potential re-branding of the United States since Reagan. Such a re-branding is not trivial—it’s central to an effective war strategy.

Consider this hypothetical. It’s November 2008. A young Pakistani Muslim is watching television and sees that this man—Barack Hussein Obama—is the new face of America. In one simple image, America’s soft power has been ratcheted up not a notch, but a logarithm. A brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, who attended a majority-Muslim school as a boy, is now the alleged enemy. If you wanted the crudest but most effective weapon against the demonization of America that fuels Islamist ideology, Obama’s face gets close. It proves them wrong about what America is in ways no words can.

Wow. Now that one’s a self-beclowning for the record books. I’m just embarrassed for the guy at this point.

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6 thoughts on “Too dumb to be President?

  1. Ladies and gentlemen, your next President…is dumber than a box of hair

    It’s fairly obvious from the video that he was being facetious. People without a grasp of 2nd grade factoids typically aren’t ones who go on to become respected constitutional law professors.
    As for Bush…yeah, he’s still the dumb one.

  2. If you mean by ‘diplomacy’ unleashing the entire US military on someone, including nuking two cities, then yes, that is ‘diplomacy’.

  3. “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”-Moshe Dayan

  4. If money is political speech, then ordnance is diplomatic speech.

    “Shut up or I’ll give you a talking-to you’ll remember for 100 years!”

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