Obama Isn’t Very Bright

This is the basic conclusion of Bret Stephens as he explains  in an opinion article for the Wall Street Journal. It is hard to argue with his reasoning.

From the Wall Street Journal

How many times have we heard it said that Mr. Obama is the smartest president ever?…Liberals say he’s too cerebral for the Beltway rough-and-tumble; conservatives often seem to think his blunders, foreign and domestic, are all part of a cunning scheme to turn the U.S. into a combination of Finland, Cuba and Saudi Arabia…I don’t buy it. I just think the president isn’t very bright…Mr. Obama is perpetually intent on telling us how much he knows…

Much is made of the president’s rhetorical gifts. This is the sort of thing that can be credited only by people who think that a command of English syntax is a mark of great intellectual distinction…He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved…But it takes actual smarts to understand that glibness and self-belief are not sufficient proof of genuine intelligence. Stupid is as stupid does…The presidency of Barack Obama is a case study in stupid does.

Read it here: Stupid is as stupid does

DJH

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