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the-great-pretenderAmerican Spectator:

For years now, the American people have been told by the liberal media and other establishment figures about President Obama's superior intellect. We have been repeatedly told that Obama is "the smartest person in the room."

Naturally, most conservatives never bought into this myth. What with, among other things, his declaration he had visited "57 states with one to go," his reference to the "Austrian language" not to mention his inability to discern the Maldives from the Malvinas. As Bret Stephens wrote in the Wall Street Journal in August 2011, "I just think the president isn't very bright." Stephens concluded, "But it takes actual smarts to understand that glibness and self-belief are not sufficient proof of genuine intelligence. Stupid is as stupid does, said the great philosopher Forrest Gump. The presidency of Barack Obama is a case study in stupid does."

Yet the liberal media would not be deterred: President Obama is the smartest man in the room, if not the entire world. And if that wasn't enough, President Obama apparently believed his own publicity. As noted in Stephens' article, Obama reportedly claimed he was a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, a better policy director than his policy director and a better political director than his political director.Scissors-32x32.png

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