The Unbelievable Brilliance Of Barack Obama
By Alicia Colon
It is vitally important for the mainstream media to maintain that negative image of Bush and to solidify their depiction of Obama as the epitome of intellectual prowess and awesomeness.
Ever since Barack Hussein Obama emerged as a candidate for president he has received glowing accolades from celebrities and liberal pundits for his supposed intelligence. After his election, Barbra Streisand gushed, "It's such a wonderful thing for our country and our world. He's so intelligent and so smart." Gore Vidal was on the Joy Behar show and lamented that "he's too intelligent for the job." Behar agreed and said that after George W. Bush's presidency, the American public wasn't prepared for "the shock of such a smart guy." Mr. Vidal also had no compunction in showing how much he loathed President Bush. After mimicking the former president he told the viewers he wanted to murder him. Behar responded by chuckling.
It has been suggested that Obama's election had much to do with the anti-Bush fervor among Democrats and Independents who were influenced by the media's portrayal of him as mentally inferior to them. I used to receive regular emails from my Democrat relatives of cartoons and mean spirited jokes about George W. Bush, a man I greatly admire and whom I sincerely hope will be vindicated by history.
It is vitally important for the mainstream media to maintain that negative image of Bush and to solidify their depiction of Obama as the epitome of intellectual prowess and awesomeness. The propaganda continues in spite of his disastrous policies which make the Carter administration look great by comparison.
- David Brooks, the faux conservative columnist of the New York Times seemed to think that a "perfectly creased pant" is a true metric of rapier wit and towering intellect.
- Vice President Joe Biden explains Obama's charisma: "I think what it is, is he's so brilliant. He is an intellectual."
- That great political analyst Woody Allen is also said to have said: "I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him." He then suggested we make Obama dictator.
- MSNBC's David Shuster said after a press conference, "You know, I actually thought - I thought Obama was brilliant. I mean, it's just - we're starting to hear from so many historians and people say this is one of the brightest Presidents, one of the most adept that we've had, perhaps, in our lifetime."
- Historian Michael Beschloss extolled Obama's high IQ on the Imus show but when asked what it was, he said he didn't know.
- Chris Matthew's leg is still twitching and tingling from the excitement he gets from Obama.
Readers of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times will never be privy to the gaffes and mistakes that their hero has made since taking the White House. Obama is not George W. Bush who is still being mocked years after leaving office.
Last June, Sir Paul McCartney received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the East Room of the White House. Before the audience, which included President Obama, Sir Paul said, "After the last eight years, it's good to have a president that knows what a library is." I'm sure, Mr. Beatle, that he does since his wife was a librarian, you putz.
- Just imagine if Bush had actually said that he had been to 57 states as Obama said during the 2008 campaign. His apologists said it was fatigue.
- How about his addressing a Mexican audience and saying, "Cinco de Quatro" instead of Cinco de Mayo?
- Do you think that Bush would have thought that Austrian was a language instead of German?" Would he have bowed before the Saudi King? Did he ever bow before the Japanese emperor or to the Chinese Communist leader? I think not.
- Bush certainly knows that you do not pronounce corpsman as "corpseman" because he was in the military. Obama made that stupefying error several times in his speech.
There are hundreds more examples of Obama gaffes but one has to Google them on the Internet because the mainstream media never reported them. Yet every slip of the tongue by Bush was deemed evidence of his stupidity. In fact, Obama has made many more slips when speaking without his teleprompter but these are excused as merely a result of exhaustion or some other lame explanation.
What, however, had to be Obama's most embarrassing gaffe came when addressing a military audience he said, "I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, who was the person I was able to award the medal of honor to who actually came back and wasn't receiving it posthumously." How could this brilliant man forget that the award was indeed given posthumously and that Obama gave the medal to his grieving parents?
Most recently on his visit to England he signed his name in the guest book at Westminster Abbey but put 2008 as the year. He also kept talking while the anthem God Save the Queen was playing. Embarrassing? No. Obama can do no wrong and if you criticize him you might be a racist.
Let's not forget that Bush is the moronic president who graduated from Yale and Harvard. True his grades may not have been top-notch but at least we know what they were. Obama's academic records are all sealed which is strange considering how brilliant he is purported to be.
Obama's latest faux pas was picked up in a Breitbart Big Journalism site that I'm proud to write for. It's the only place where you can actually access the truth that the MSM always covers up about Obama.
Warner Todd Huston reported on a Florida Townhall meeting in 2009 where Obama said, "You know, somebody - Governor Crist mentioned Abraham Lincoln. He - in the middle of the Civil War, in the midst of all this danger and peril, what did he do? He helped move the intercontinental railroad."
A slip of the tongue, perhaps but on two other occasions Obama was found to confuse intercontinental with transcontinental. What was particularly hilarious were the comments made after the Huston article:
A blogger named Flappdoodle wrote: I took a trip on the intercontinental railroad once. It went through all 57 states to the country of Africa. All my luggage got wet.
Mousiemarie answered: The same thing happened to me. So I took the other intercontinental to get back and all the conductors spoke was Austrian. Very frustrating. By the way, I met some very nice Corpse Men on the trip. Did you know their names are interchangeable?
Mr. Huston titled his article, "Why Did Media Ignore Obama's Lincoln Railroad Gaffe?"
Perhaps because the public would then discover exactly how utterly and completely unbelievable Obama's brilliance is.
Alicia Colon resides in New York City and can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org and at www.aliciacolon.com