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"But they also know -- even his most vociferous critics don't deny this -- that President Barack Obama, like all recent presidents and serious presidential candidates, is well above average in intelligence. They would not have elected him president, twice, if they thought otherwise." Stated as fact. As it has been similarly stated in innumerable droning variations since the improbable word combination "Barack" and "Obama" first hit the scene. But it's a page straight out of the Emperor's Clothes. Isn't it just as likely that the opposite is true? (I guess that makes me a notch above a most vociferous critic.) Show me one thing Obama has thought of or done, ONE THING, that was surprisingly intelligent. Er... he was elected President of Harvard's Law Review? Er... he won the Nobel Prize? Yeah, right, THAT'S what I'm talking about. I'll put up my SAT or LSAT scores against Obama's any day. Is there any question why they've never been disclosed? When they finally come to light, it will be shocking. Let's see 'em. Mediocre at best, guaranteed.
As aghast as I was when Pelosi said, "We'll have to pass it to see what's in it," who knew she had to go on to say, "We'll have to enforce it to see what's in it."? If it's not enforced, we're never EVER going to see what's in it.
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Obama to Republicans: "So, Sue Me!"

S.17 Wrote: Jul 07, 2014 3:30 PM
WARNING! Pushing the play button on the video means you have to listen to Obama blather and imbeciles politely applaud occasionally. Ick.
Obama's modest goals have not been met. It that why he's so immodest?
Excuse me, but this is just a dumb grunt story. What self-respecting, red-blooded American soldier would want much less accept a first-class seat from Amy Adams? If she had insisted on giving it up, why didn't he invite her to join him in coach and find some fool back there to send up to take her seat. High irony is the selfie that the fool took sitting next to Adams in coach.
Cathy, If only the pregnant promise of your headline had been fulfilled by your article.
I'm in Arizona and when McCain runs unopposed in the primary I write in Mickey Mouse.
All well and good, but what could a Tea Party conservative possibly promise to "blacks" to persuade them to vote for him that they couldn't intuit for themselves without any promise whatsoever by virtue of his Tea Party candidacy? The entire premise of your article is that "blacks" are monolithic, stereotypical and incapable of voting without somebody telling them whom to vote for.
Doubtless the rule that you couldn't touch the decapitated and putrefying head with your hands arose in antiquity as a cautionary public health measure.
Black immigrants are self-selecting, often originally coming to the US for college or graduate school, often majoring in more technical ?elds such as engineering, natural sciences, economics, and health sciences compared to the less technical ?elds that African Americans prefer such as social sciences, humanities, and education. They're the go-getters with ambition and smarts, they're the cream of the crop - a very select group. If there are a billion Africans, a million black immigrants only comprise .1% of the total. Truth be told, blacks who emigrate from Africa are likely to be at the high end of the IQ distribution curve for African blacks, which puts them well above the IQ of the average African American. It's no wonder then, that on average, black immigrants are much more likely than native blacks to be employed, married, highly educated and not incarcerated (which is what I assume you mean when you say they "do far better"). P.S. What made my previous statement "racist"?
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A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

S.17 Wrote: Jun 26, 2014 12:58 PM
Professor Williams says Sterling talks racist, but so what - does he act in ways "commonly attributed to racists"? I'm white. I married a blonde, blue-eyed white girl. I am indisputably, unapologetically racist to the core in my spousal preferences. Have I acted in ways "commonly attributed to racists"? Am I due societal opprobrium? Or isn't "so what" still the right answer?
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