In the past couple of years, I never could figure out for what reason or reasons the left and many even on the right had for praising Barack Obama’s competence and intelligence. That’s not a slam on Obama, it’s just that there is simply no part of Obama’s past that anyone can point to — with the obvious exception of successful political campaigns (that’s all a lot of successful politicians are good at) — to demonstrate that he could successfully run a lemonade stand or organize groups of people to do anything except instigate, agitate, demonize and discredit.
“Intelligent”? How do we know? They won’t even release his college transcripts.
“Competent”? This is a man who can’t go to the bathroom with out a teleprompter.
This is why Peggy Noonan’s piece in the Wall Street Journal, “He was supposed to be competent,” is comical. Peggy, you see, was one of the early Kool Aid drinkers who is now waking up laughably late.
I like Peggy Noonan, but if she thought that Barack Obama was as exceedingly competent and superiorly intelligent as his lap-dog media painted him to be, she’s not nearly as bright as I once gave her credit for — and that’s not the president’s fault.
(Note: I know I said yesterday that I wasn’t going to post here this weekend, but, like Robert Gibbs talking about the Sestak mess, I lied)