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December 16, 2011

Obama: Deep Down He's Shallow

Works and Days "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
Barack Obama is a myth, our modern version of Pecos Bill or Paul Bunyan. What we were told is true, never had much basis in fact -- a fact now increasingly clear as hype gives way to reality. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss, on no evidence, once proclaimed Obama “probably the smartest guy ever to become president”. When he thus summed up liberal consensus, was he perhaps referring to academic achievement? Soaring SAT scores? Seminal publications? IQ scores known only to a small Ivy League cloister? Political wizardry? Who was this Churchillian president so much smarter than the Renaissance man Thomas Jefferson, more astute than a John Adams or James Madison, with more insight than a Lincoln, brighter still than the polymath Teddy Roosevelt, more studious than the bookish Woodrow Wilson, better read than the autodidact Harry Truman? Consider. Did Obama achieve a B+ average at Colombia? Who knows (who will ever know?)? But even today’s inflated version of yesteryear’s gentleman Cs would not normally warrant admission to Harvard Law. And once there, did the Law Review Editor publish at least one seminal article? Why not?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 16, 2011 1:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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In other words, deep down there, there's no deep down there.

Posted by: leelu at December 16, 2011 5:49 PM

He's lazy. Perhaps the laziest sonofabitch to ever occupy the Oval Office, and that's saying a lot since Clinton was there having pizza and cigar frat parties.

Posted by: Casca at December 17, 2011 6:37 AM

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