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Useful Euphemisms of the Hard Left by The Elephant's Child

RAMclr-020615-aloof-IBD-COLOR-FINAL147.gif.cmsWhy did Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast strike such a wrong note? David Gelernter suggests it’s to establish his own moral superiority.

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I’ve gotten to the point where I just automatically assume that when Obama cites any historical reference, he will usually get the context, interpretation, and frequently the simple facts wrong. So far, this approach has not caused me any problems.

A friend I went to college with was at that breakfast, and said that overall, the event was successful and inspiring. Obama’s speech (my friend tells me) was generally regarded as the low point for the whole thing. Many just tuned him out, treating his statement as an annoying formality. The ones that listened were somewhat mystified at what he said, even on a bare historical aspect. The cheap morality attempt also bewildered many that were there. You see, the National Prayer Breakfast is not open to the public, but by invitation. And the people who attend are, for the most part, professional religious. Most have extensive education in and knowledge of history, theology, and philosophy; quite a few are authors of textbooks in those fields. My first thought upon hearing what he said was that he obviously was directing his remarks to the camera (specifically, the public at-large). That Obama would ignore people right in front of him surprises no one; he’s been doing it for years. Obama is portrayed by his loyalists as being the “smartest man in the room”. However much one may disagree with that sentiment, he certainly was not the smartest in THAT room.


Comment by Lon Mead

Peter Wehner had a funny column a week or so ago, “The Smartest Guy Ever to Be President Isn’t Quite As Smart As He Thinks,” in which he skewered some of Obamas self-aggrandizing declarations. I’ve always suspected that Valerie Jarrett’s job is to keep him puffed up. The president is a little weak in the history department, the math department and the economics department. A little short in the law department too, and he’s a product of Harvard Law. But degrees don’t mean what they used to.


Comment by The Elephant's Child

Yeah, I liked his idea of the Model of Success in the Obama era, where abject failure is described as a positive accomplishment. I remember trying that model on my parents when I was asked about my math grades in middle school – for some reason, it didn’t really work that well 😉

yep, have remember that one; The Obama Model of Success.


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