A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Obama’s “egghead” problem
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Obama’s “egghead” problem
Salon Magazine, by Kevin Mattson

Original Article

Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/4/2012 2:54:51 PM

Last night, I watched Barack Obama morph into Adlai Stevenson, the one-time governor from Illinois who lost the run for the presidency in 1952 and 1956 — and the man for whom one of the worst tags in American political lexicon was coined: “egghead.” The pundits and analysts all agree: Mitt Romney won the debate. But Obama also lost it. And he lost it, in part, by coming off as too professorial and not defining himself sharply enough. There were plenty of opportunities to dredge up Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comment

Comments:
One of the -ahem- boys over in the salon is convinced that Barry, the intellectual giant, is just so damn smart that his genius persona tends to be off-putting to some of us commoners.
Sorry there Mr. Mattson, 0bama's anti-American ideology turns us off, not the shape of his head (although that's a bit scary too).
These lefties will never learn, will they?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/4/2012 3:00:38 PM     (No. 8909823)

Too professorial.

Oh. OK. Got it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/4/2012 3:03:17 PM     (No. 8909829)

Don't you believe it Kevin. Zero is in his element on the "View" or Leno or any other garbage TV show, but when he is stranded without his teleprompter, he is no "egghead"; he is not professorial; he is not intellectual; he is lost because he doesn't know. All he is, is a parrot or fancy, "Cool", marionette that someone else pens the words and manipulates the strings. He's a puppet, a fancy puppet-that's all he is!!!!!
Ask the Mooch, she knows!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/4/2012 3:03:37 PM     (No. 8909831)

Here we go with the "he's too smart to explain himself in soundbites" excuse. For the record, it has been used for Bill Bradley, Gorebot, John F'n Kerry, and Jimmy Carter that I can remember.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 10/4/2012 3:04:51 PM     (No. 8909836)

Interesting excuse for a nothing performance...too professional. How about a shorter word...dumb?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/4/2012 3:07:27 PM     (No. 8909844)

Well, sorry Kevin, Obama couldn't hold a candle to Adlai Stevenson (even if he were just examining the egg).

Stevenson was smart and articulate -- Obama is neither of those. Stevenson had a dry wit. Not Obama.

Yes, Stevenson was a smart, complex, and deliberative "egghead." Obama has none of that.

The MSM, and every organization that admitted Obama, were ever ready to call him the "smartest man in the room" if not the world. That is a big lie.

So, Kevin, you mean we went from the "coolest president ever" to "egghead"? Nuts.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/4/2012 3:07:58 PM     (No. 8909849)

Obama's EMPTY HEAD problem.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/4/2012 3:11:59 PM     (No. 8909860)

I'd worry more about his bonehead problem if I were you, Kevin, 'cause zippy's fixin' to go bye-bye here pretty quick...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: CitizenKlone, 10/4/2012 3:12:12 PM     (No. 8909862)

Obama was NEVER a professor.
Obama was NEVER tenured.
He was an adjunct instructor.
There is a WORLD of difference between a Professor and an adjunct instructor.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: JimS, 10/4/2012 3:12:49 PM     (No. 8909865)

Bwaaahaaaahaaaaa.
Yeah, he's too smart and professorial to come across well in a debate.
Here are the major reasons why he failed yesterday:
1. No teleprompter
2. No sycophant media, no Letterman, no Joy Behar to throw softballs, help him with the answers, and then throw praise at him
3. How do you even talk about 4 years of failed policies or no policies?
4. Everything he has been saying for the last 5 months have been lies about Romney and Romney's policies; hard to lie about Romney when he is right next to you and can refute. Ergo, nothing for him to talk about.
5. He has been detached from policy details and actual governance that he didn't know the subject matter--and was too lazy and bored to prepare for the debate. He thought he would "wing it."
6. He is an Empty Chair/Empty Suit
7. He really isn't the smart guy people say he is, just the poster boy for AA advancement above your competency.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/4/2012 3:17:16 PM     (No. 8909882)

egghead is right. didn't zippy say he was going to be "instructive" at one point? people all still pulling their punches and not asking him to specify who it is he aimed to instruct and was it his actual relationship with those people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Petronius, 10/4/2012 3:18:16 PM     (No. 8909889)

"Egghead"?

"Dunderhead" is more appropriate for zero's performance.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: gdub2, 10/4/2012 3:20:18 PM     (No. 8909894)

His head is egg shaped and contains the brains of a chicken.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/4/2012 3:21:44 PM     (No. 8909901)

pseu·do·in·tel·lec·tu·al   /ˌsudoʊˌɪntlˈɛktʃuəl/ [soo-doh-in-tl-ek-choo-uhl]
1. a person exhibiting intellectual pretensions that have no basis in sound scholarship.
2. a person who pretends an interest in intellectual matters for reasons of status.

adjective
3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by fraudulent intellectuality; unscholarly: a pseudointellectual statement.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/4/2012 3:23:06 PM     (No. 8909914)

4. Barack Hussein 0bama

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/4/2012 3:23:46 PM     (No. 8909916)

Stevenson must be turning in his grave. He had a long political career and a fully transparent lineage (no brothers living in a Kenyan hut). I just checked the election records - Stevenson carried just 9 states in 1952, and even fewer in his second run. Obama may envy those results by Nov. 6th.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: msjena, 10/4/2012 3:25:37 PM     (No. 8909924)

He's just too smart for us peons to get. (I truly think most liberals think this).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/4/2012 3:30:49 PM     (No. 8909941)

Nice try, Salon, but nobody, not even Tingles Matthews, is buying it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Dante, 10/4/2012 3:40:09 PM     (No. 8909965)

No, barry is not an 'egghead', that's too kind. He's not an intellectual or even a coherent thinker, he has a collection of trite platitudes and ideological beliefs which fall flat when confronted by reality. His nannies in the media couldn't protect him last night from exposing himself for the clueless twit he really is.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 10/4/2012 3:40:56 PM     (No. 8909968)

Right, #s 2, 9, 13. And eye candy, to boot!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/4/2012 4:05:33 PM     (No. 8910030)

Soft boiled brains

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 10/4/2012 4:12:04 PM     (No. 8910048)

They don't get it! He can't bring up the 47% video in this setting because the recently aired "Jeremiah Wright/Bush hates New Orleans because it's all minorities" tape will be (or should be) the immediate response from the Romney camp.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/4/2012 4:15:16 PM     (No. 8910055)

Obama could not defend his BIG gov't, BIG taxes beliefs against common sense conservative ideals.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/4/2012 4:15:22 PM     (No. 8910057)

Professional? He looked like a 3rd grader playing with Mochelle's federally mandated carrots at lunchtime.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: rochow, 10/4/2012 5:08:18 PM     (No. 8910203)

'professorial'? DUH? A professor knows a tad more than this non tenured lecturer!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: Flipper3, 10/4/2012 5:39:16 PM     (No. 8910291)

'Egghead' would imply that Obama is intelligent. He isn't. Not at all.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: tommyr, 10/4/2012 5:47:18 PM     (No. 8910307)

The msm scum and democrats who were led to believe Onama was the most intelligent and gifted president ever had zero facts to base their opinions upon and when opposing facts were presented, it is automatically termed racism or even more severe. Bravo John Sununu and Rudy Giuliani for their truth telling after the debate in Denver.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/4/2012 6:09:41 PM     (No. 8910347)

Obama was well-advised not to bring up the 47 per cent thing, for that would have provided Romney with a perfect chance to clear up the deliberate misrepresentations being made as to what he meant when he said that. We can be sure Romney was locked and loaded and waiting for that one: go ahead - make my day! People a lot smarter than Barack Obama were not about to give Romney the chance to deprive them of one of their favorite slanders. Obama did not, as his frustrated supporters seem to think, somehow forget to mention it. He was specifically told not to introduce it in the debate so that he and others could keep using it against Romney behind his back.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 705006




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Scottyboy"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Scottyboy"



Kim Jong-un gets mobbed
by ladies. Cracks a smile
News Limited [Australia], by Jenni Ryall    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 7:11:58 PM     Post Reply
Kim Jong-un has taken on his role as North Korea’s Supreme Leader with gusto — even, if reports are to be believed, culling some members of his own family. He expects his people to follow his lead — from haircuts through to behaviour and rarely shows his relaxed side. That is until he gets mobbed. By females. Specifically, hot Korean ladies. Just moments earlier he showed his formal, restrained side by posing alongside members of the Korean People’s Army. Then the admirers came running. We’ve never seen Kimmy’s smile so wide. He bathed in the female attention.

Chicago gang shootings go
on as Mayor Emanuel
boasts crime at ´record low´
Guardian, (UK), by Jon Swaine    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 6:58:29 PM     Post Reply
The gap between Gakirah Barnes’s front teeth when she smiled, whether she was celebrating on the basketball court or messing around with friends, made her look even younger than the 17 years she spent in south Chicago before being shot to death last weekend.(snip)The bitter feud, in a city derided as “Chiraq”, has been linked to the deadly shootings of 18-year-old rapper Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman, a Lil Jay ally, in 2012; Mario “Blood Money” Hess, Keef’s 30-year-old cousin, who was murdered two days before Gakirah, after securing a record deal; and Odee Perry, 20, who was slain in 2011

Fuels made from corn actually
worse than gasoline, study says
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 6:05:46 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — According to a new study, commissioned by the federal government, says that biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are actually worse than gasoline -- when it comes to global warming in the short term. The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change challenges the Obama administration´s conclusions that biofuels are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change. The study is being criticized by the biofuels industry and Obama administration as flawed. Corn residue is one of the most promising ways to make cellulosic biofuels. Biofuels have struggled to reach the volumes

Brooklyn boy shot in foot after
budging line to buy ´Yeezy´ sneakers
Post-Standard (NY), by John Mariani    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 4:44:04 PM     Post Reply
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the foot Saturday after he cut the line of customers waiting to buy hot new Nike "Yeezy" and Air Jordan sneakers at a Foot Locker store in Brooklyn. The shooting happened about 5:40 a.m. Saturday at the Knickerbocker Avenue Foot Locker, where customers were waiting for the store to open at 8 a.m. to buy $150 Air Jordan 11 Low "Green Snakeskin" and $250 Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Yeezy" sneakers, the New York Post reported. When Brooklyn resident Isaiah Martinez tried to cut the line it ignited outrage among other patrons who demanded he go to

Rappers selling CDs in Times
Square file joint suits against
city, cops for violating First Amendment
rights with bogus arrests
Syracuse.com, by Daniel Beekman    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 4:27:39 PM     Post Reply
Hip hop hustlers who sell their music in Times Square say cops are giving them a bad rap. Eight rappers who claim the NYPD has violated their rights with a campaign of bogus arrests have filed joint lawsuits in Manhattan Federal Court against the city and 17 cops.(snip)Disorderly conduct and aggressive begging are the most common charges, with cops saying the rappers aggressively shove CDs at pedestrians, block the sidewalk and follow potential customers down the street. But the rappers claim the allegations are phony and say their cases ultimately get dismissed. They argue their music sales are protected by the

Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 4:07:44 PM     Post Reply
CARSON CITY, Nev.-- Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections. Miller late Friday announced the arrest of Ortencia Segura in California. A complaint filed by the attorney general´s office says Segura registered to vote in Washoe County in August 2008 and provided identification with the name of Marisela Reyna. Authorities confirmed she voted in the 2008 and 2010 elections. Authorities say information from the Justice Department show Segura was arrested in 2012 and deported for filing

Sources: White House deliberately
leaked photo of ill Saudi King
with breathing tube
World Tribune (Springfield, VA), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/20/2014 4:01:08 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the breathing tube was



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

42 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
34 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

32 replie(s)
New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

30 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

29 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan


Post Reply   Close thread 705006





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~