*And we're not talking about his bowling skills.
"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is...He knows how perceptive hs is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them, and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually. I mean, he's the kind of guy you'd hate in law school, who would pick up the book the night before the final, read it, [buy a crib sheet from someone ] and ace the test. So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but someone with extraordinary talents that they had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy."-Valerie Jarrett, [Editor's commentary ]
Obama's closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett made the above comment to David Remnick, in an interview for his book, “The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama.” May I say, what complete and utter hogwash! How does that work out in the real world?
If the President is soooooo smart that he is perpetually bored, because nothing challenges his 'intellectual superiority', then why can't he solve any of America's problems? Why have his 'solutions' only made things worse?? Let's examine the fruit of Barack's Intellectual Gifts & Supposed Intellectual Superiority (BIG SIS):
Candidate Obama said he would go through the budget line by line to eliminate waste and fraud, you'd think that BIG SIS would have the ability to discern those things better than anyone else. Yet, the only way he can claim to have reduced the deficit is by fraudulent math and deception.
Unemployment? Shouldn't BIG SIS be able to discern on his own what John Kennedy had discovered over fifty years ago, that tax cuts stimulate the economy and job growth? Syria? Edward Snowden? Benghazi? The Arab Spring??
And what about his signature piece of legislation "Obamacare"? Wouldn't someone with BIG SIS's unparalleled and unchallenged intellect have been able to anticipate problems with the website and the prospect of millions of people losing their healthcare and done something in advance to prevent or at least minimize the problems from occurring in the first place? At least knowing what questions to ask, so as not to embarrass himself by declaring things that simply were not true?
No, it seems like there is a more plausible explanation for President Lead From Behind. Obama is not bored because he's not intellectually challenged (although he may be), but precisely because he can't be bothered with details. He's a "big idea" guy. And an autocrat. When he makes a pronouncement, he expects the little people who live to serve him, to take care of the details. He's got a round of golf to play. That's one of the reasons he farmed out Obamacare to Nancy Pelosi and company. Actually governing the country is boring to an intellectual lightweight like Obama. Obama is a campaigner. It is much easier for him to spout things like "Hope and change", "We are the people we have been waiting for", "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it", than to actually work out the nitty gritty details that might actually allow some of those things to come to pass.
Obama is much more eager to rub shoulders with Oprah, the vapid harpies of The View, Hollywood stars and musicians than his own cabinet members and heads of state. Does that sound to you like someone yearning to be intellectually challenged? Hardly!
In Ms. Valerie's defense, I do not believe she is delusional, no matter how delusional these things sound in the clear light of day. I believe that she and her fellow travelers are on a quest to gain and retain power, and if building a mythology around Obama is a means of doing so, she will attempt to do it with a straight face. And she is, after all, the genius who convinced Obama on at least three occasions NOT to make the 'gutsy call' to get bin Laden.
Cross posted at Proof Positive