Point Blank: Is Obama Stupid?

I’m being absolutely serious right now. Listening to his speech on Health Care, he states that the only reform that Republicans have offered are “deregulation” and “starting over.” As every single person who has spent any time on the Health Care, that is simply a lie. He is also promoting reconciliation, which he said was tyrannical just five years ago. Also, he clearly believes that people in white lab coats make his case stronger.

With the lies and the unarguable hypocrisy, I truly must ask whether Obama is stupid. What person with a shred of common sense or decency would do these things? Or is he just playing politics (poorly)?

One can argue that, to be elected President, Obama cannot be stupid. Yet, if you look around, the President is constantly being advised. If he makes a speech, he is surrounded by teleprompters. And if he doesn’t have advisers or teleprompters around, he sounds like an idiot.

But then again, he did get himself elected to the Illinois Senate and he hasn’t always had a large group of advisers. Maybe he’s just playing awful, awful politics, aggrandizing himself while squashing resistance and the American people in the process. And he still sounds good with a teleprompter in his face; he clearly knows how to read.

Yet, this could all be a ruse. Maybe he’s a diabolical genius out to destroy the United States. I don’t personally adhere to such a conspiracy, but hey, with this guy its possible.

So what is he? An idiot, some one who’s lost his way, or an evil genius?

Cross-posted at Jumping in Pools

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