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He’s just smarter…you’re stupid if you think otherwise…neener neener

August 14, 2011

This cracks me up – but perhaps it can be useful?

Some random progressive intellectual at Whatever mag writes: I  first met Rick Perry in 1985. He was a Democratic freshman state rep, straight off the ranch in Haskell, Texas….Even among state representatives, even among Texas Aggies (graduates of this cute remedial school we have in Texas), Perry stood out for his modest intellectual gifts. Hell, he got a C in animal breeding. I have goats who got an A in that subject. But lack of brains has never been a hindrance in politics.

Let me guess. Same guy is UTTERLY certain that Obama MUST be intellectual heavyweight material, despite the complete lack of any record on his grades anywhere?

Yeah, gee. How did I guess?

BEGALA: “[Obama] obviously has a great intellect. And he has a terrific capacity to persuade. Harry Truman said the president’s most important is the power to persuade. This president has that in abundance. But what I think he has that’s most important is the ability to integrate.

Certainly, Obama MUST be smart. “He agrees with ME!!!” And of course Obama would be proud enough of his grades at Harvard to release them, no?

er, no….

Maybe he doesn’t want to embarrass the rest of us mere mortals…. Or something

I’m really not a Rick Perry fan, I just would like the pseudo-intellectuals to actually measure people on their real achievement, not the level of agreement they have with an individual.

Oh, on the persuation and ability to integrate people – care to guess what Mr “Obama is smart and ____ [insert conservative politician du jour] is stupid” recommended for a campaign strategy?

 “I want President Obama to make a consistent, compelling indictment of conservative ideas.”

Yeah. He was sooooooooo persuasive…brother. They’re just smarter because – heaven knows, the end state of the alternative ideas on the world stage are so incredibly winsome….

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  1. August 15, 2011 11:34 am

    By definition, you cannot have “great intellect” if you can hold contradictory thoughts in your head at the same time. To wit, wanting people to buy electric cars and wanting to make the fuel (electricity) prohibitively expensive (via cap-and-trade). Draw your own conclusion!

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