Saturday, November 6, 2010

"He's bored"? BORED?

A quote from The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick:
I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he 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 that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So, what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.

Anathema sit.

It is clear that the man is a profound narcissist, a man who won't listen--because he's just too damn smart.

The fact is that he's not the smartest man in town; and if he's the smartest man in the room, that is because he has gone out of his way to exclude the competition. And if he hasn't excluded them physically, he has excluded them virtually, simply by plugging his ears.

Another salent point from the Politico article:
A 2008 New Yorker article quoted Patrick Gaspard, now the White House political director, describing what Obama told him during the job interview: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
It all comes down to the fact that in a democracy those leaders who are chosen by the people, but do not listen to the people, are replaced by the people. It's the 'responsible' part of 'responsible government'--i.e., you can lose your job if you tick off those who sent you.

Obama is at heart a nobleman--and the worst kind of nobleman.

The lesson here, kiddies, is when choosing between a stupid fireman and a brilliant arsonist, go with the fireman. ALWAYS. And don't misunderestimate him.

Salute: National Review by way of Politico.

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