06 October 2009

Not What We Were Told to Expect

America's new president is beginning to lose his lustre. A consummate campaigner on the stump, Obama is beginning to stumble when it comes to performing in his first real job. We were told that Mr. Obama was the most intelligent president ever, so articulate and bright. But how much of that brilliance was Obama, and how much was his speechwriters -- combined with a canny sense of rehearsed delivery?

Re-evaluating Barack Obama's IQ is an interesting second look at the man that presidential historians assured us was the most intelligent president of all.

While Obama may not be stupid, he does appear to be lazy. And he very much wants to be the "big man." One must wonder how kindly he will take to being ushered off the stage when his time comes. Will he be as gracious as Bill Clinton, or more like Robert Mugabe?

And honestly, if Obama is that great, where are all of his old girlfriends? Speaking honestly, Michelle is just not that great a catch. She is neither attractive nor intelligent, and appears to be a hell of a beech as well.

Bad domestic policy decisions tend to become institutionalised into huge bureaucracies that simply never go away. The Obama additions to the US debt between now and the mid 2010s will hobble the country's productive classes for decades following.

Certainly the US middle class is already reeling, and the entrepreneurial class is stunned with uncertainty by Obama's abrupt attempts to overhaul so many large parts of the US economy at such an abysmally poor choice of times.

While Obama's domestic policy has driven the US economy into its deepest hole since the 1930s, his foreign policy is absolutely insane.


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Blogger Ugh said...

When I point out these very things I still get a lot of push back - "give him some time he's only been in office for X months" or "he inherited a mess from Bush". When you try to explain that the housing bust induced financial crisis was caused by big government (Obama and the Democrats) meddling they look at you like your trying to pull the wool over their eyes. Bottom line - things are going have to get worse before many people give up on him...

Tuesday, 06 October, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

Yes. Black Americans will be last to desert the sinking SS Obama. Die-off leftist greens will hang on to the last also.

Feminists and some gays/lesbians are also in the Obama drunk tank.

But libertarians, independents, moderates and conservatives are beginning to form an anti-big government coalition that was largely abandoned during the Reagan to Clinton years.

With government going head over heels in debt at the same time jobs continue being lost and taxes are getting ready to shoot sky high -- it sets of a "going Galt" scenario not seen for decades.

Tuesday, 06 October, 2009  
Blogger neil craig said...

Normally I would be happy with lazy political leadership. His problem is that he wants to do things but shucks the details onto the bureaucracy/Pelosi etc.

Wednesday, 07 October, 2009  
Blogger Billy Oblivion said...

Where did you get that picture?

I want to try to get a bigger version of it.


Wednesday, 07 October, 2009  

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