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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/26/2010

Juan Williams: Palin not on same 'intellectual stage' as Obama

By Aaron Blake

Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin "can't stand on the intellectual stage" with President Obama.

Williams, in his role as an analyst on Fox News Sunday, was breaking down the Republican presidential field, which he saw as weak.

"There's nobody out there, except for Sarah Palin, who can absolutely dominate the stage, and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama," Williams said.

Palin, like Williams, is a Fox News contributor. And when Williams was fired by National Public Radio this year after saying he felt nervous when he sees Muslims on an airplane, Palin was among the conservative voices defending him.

At the time, though, Palin acknowledged Williams has rarely been her ally.

"I don't expect Juan Williams to support me (he's said some tough things about me in the past) - but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces," Palin said on her Facebook page.

By Aaron Blake  | December 26, 2010; 11:01 AM ET
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To be so knowledgeable as to the true measures of intelligence, you guys sure waste words.

Never read Hemingway, I guess...

Must be a side-effect of actually trying to internalize Palin's hand-scribblings.

Posted by: mikey386 | December 31, 2010 2:27 AM | Report abuse


To be so knowledgeable as to the true measures of intelligence, you guys sure waste words.

Never read Hemingway, I guess...

Must be a side-effect of actually trying to internalize Palin's hand scribblings.

Posted by: mikey386 | December 31, 2010 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Wrong, mikey ... it is the Palin-phobic who are on a shaky foundation here, given recent history.

Their blind faith in political power, erudite promises and academic credentials as a substitute for personal responsibility, delivering results, and wisdom has been weighed by that history, and found wanting ... it is the 800-lb gorilla in the room, for as their blind faith is exposed as foolishness, so is the Progressive agenda they support, as it is based upon that blind faith.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 30, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I'll repeat myself a little, for the newcomers to this thread ...

Once again, we see conventional wisdom ... that the appearances of educational achievement are the keys to leadership ability and wise decision-making ... overriding the real thing.

I know that many of you who denigrate Ms. Palin do so because she is a threat to that conventional wisdom ... a threat to the very system of personal-worth measurement that you are highly invested in. Well, like so many mortgage holders today, you bought into a lie.

Search this page for that phrase -- "you bought into a lie" -- to see what I am talking about, way down this thread ... if you are truly open-minded, and not merely a follower of the conventional wisdom.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 30, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Actually Palin has been busy picking winners for the GOP, the job that Acklrod was supposedly doing for the Dems.

A person with better expression about the President's intellectual aspect is novelist and commentator John Bachelor who said:

"We are not near the 6% or more growth we need coming out of recession, as the housing drag is heavier and heavier. Word from Treasury that nearly 100 US banks that took TARP are now slipping to failure. Quick look at the graphic shows a concentration of these banks, many of them small institutions, in Florida, California and surprisingly Illinois, around Chicago. Also a note from a source that the unemployment number for December, due on Friday January 7, is headed to 9.9%; and the jobless are bound to climb above 10% in 2011. (Consumer confidence, ever sensitive, fell way more than expected to 52.5 on the expectation that the jobs are not coming back.) POTUS Obama is ignorant of these details. More and more, it is reported that he does not prepare, or review, or study, or de-brief. POTUS does not have history."

"What happens next is more of the same drift. I do not find POTUS to be any particular kind of thinker, not socialist or corporatist or statist or Keynesian or revisionist. POTUS is closest to being a fatalist, as if he is not in our history but rather in his own fatalistic time. I recall the clever generalizations of the Luo -- Obama's largely absent father Barack Obama's tribe on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. Luo are said to be good with public speaking, charming, agreeable and very good dinner companions as long as someone else pays up. POTUS Obama does not see the same problems we see. For Obama, I am told, America is a theater piece that provides Obama with his sense of entitlement, what he calls "confidence." This is no longer a closely held observation. POTUS Obama does not read U.S. history. This would mean that he cannot see the map ahead. He goes blindly and ignorantly and fatalistically into an unknown country, cigarette in hand. (And if you believe the Robert Gibbs palaver -- "I have not seen or witnessed --" about Obama quitting smoking, check your sense of the ridiculous.)"

Like many intellectuals, his estimatation of his intellectual capcity far exceeds his abilty to act...he doesn't even think he needs to act; after all he was awarded a Noble for not doing anything at all, just for his intellect.

Again, I prefer a doer--Guilliani to Bloomberg, Reagan to Carter, Truman to Stevenson,....could go on and on.

Posted by: mil1 | December 30, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

No-Spin Police:

Please stop w/ this "thinker" vs. "doer" argument.

Palin vacated her Governorship, remember? The only thing she's been doing lately, is rabble-rousing, and speaking @ a fee.

Really, even the staunchest Obama detractors know they don't have a leg to stand on, here.

Posted by: mikey386 | December 30, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

GOP is not all that stupid to nominated someone as dumb and ignorant as Sara Palin.

But if by rare chance they defied all conventional wisdom, Obama will easily win his 2nd term with yet another LANDSLIDE.

I say, Run Sara Run!!!

Posted by: dressypink | December 30, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

So Williams is saying Palin isn't an intellectual?

Well, I'm good with that. I would prefer leadership to intellectualism any day. I prefer a doer versus a thinker.

I would like someone who has the capability to see the big picture, know who to consult and then evaluate what needs to be done--President Obama has yet to do this. As a realistic example, consider what the President has done these past two years---that is an action taken to help the economy or in foreign affairs...

Posted by: mil1 | December 30, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

This is real simple, both of them had to take the Stanford Parke Bernet IQ test in school, we all did. What were their scores? It should be in their publicly accessible school records, right?

Posted by: robert94 | December 30, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

This is real simple, both of them had to take the Stanford Parke Bernet IQ test in school, we all did. What were their scores? It should be in their publicly accessible school records, right?

Posted by: robert94 | December 30, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

This is real simple, both of them had to take the Stanford Parke Bernet IQ test in school, we all did. What were their scores? It should be in their publicly accessible school records, right?

Posted by: robert94 | December 30, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Williams's statement is probably true.

One should keep in mind, however, that Palin never ran, and never will run on her intellectual ability. Instead, her approach is specifically to tap into anti-intellectual sentiments.

If one concedes that it is useful for political leaders to be intelligent and logical, then it becomes clear that putting Sarah Palin in power would be a very bad thing.

By the way, here's an amazing article about Sarah Palin and anti-intellectualism:
http://www.tnr.com/article/barracuda

Posted by: hermitage327 | December 30, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: fairness3...Mrs. Palin is not intellecturally fit to lead this great nation.
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You DO realize, that PEOPLE like YOU said the same thing about Truman?? ;o)

Posted by: erodrik | December 30, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: fairness3...Mrs. Palin is not intellecturally fit to lead this great nation.
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You DO realize, that PEOPLE like YOU said the same thing about Lincoln?? ;o)

Posted by: erodrik | December 30, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I ususally do not agree with Juan and I usually do not listen to him, BUT...I certainly agree with this statement. As someone who spent many years in academia--graduate level eduation too, Mrs. Palin is not intellecturally fit to lead this great nation. She just does not have the mettle to deal with our situation, issues, problems, and other matters. She is better off remaining in Alaska with the bears.

Posted by: fairness3 | December 30, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I love you Juan, but remember, before you pass judgement on ones intellectual merit, those for whom you used to work, passed judgement on YOU and PUSHED YOU off their intellectual stage......remember?? ;o)

Posted by: erodrik | December 30, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I ususally do not agree with Juan and I usually do not listen to him, BUT...I certainly agree with this statement. As someone who spent many years in academia--graduate level eduation too, Mrs. Palin is not intellecturally fit to lead this great nation. She just does not have the mettle to deal with our situation, issues, problems, and other matters. She is better off remaining in Alaska with the bears.

Posted by: fairness3 | December 30, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If Obama was all that great, do you really think Democrats would feel so threatened by Palin?
I would Never vote for Palin for president, but when you have a weak president, just about Anyone would look like a threat.

Posted by: ohioan | December 30, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

If Obama was all that great, do you really think Democrats would feel so threatened by Palin?
I would Never vote for Palin for president, but when you have a weak president, just about Anyone would look like a threat.

Posted by: ohioan | December 30, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

United States Freedom Fighters and Editor-in-Chiefs Benjamin Franklin and Sir Frederick Douglass are by far the greatest heroes in American history. If you have not read their autobiographies, then you know next to nothing about the Founding of American Independence and Freedom. True author of the “U.S. Constitution” and “Declaration of Independence” American Slavery Abolition President Benjamin Franklin started and won the American Revolution by incorporating France, Marquis de Lafayette and James Armistead Lafayette (African-American Secret Agent) into the mix of American Independence. True author of the “Emancipation Proclamation” Frederick Douglass started and won the Civil War to save the United States of America by incorporating stoic President Abraham Lincoln, colleague Captain John Brown, 200,000 African-American Musketeers (Massachusetts 54th and 55th), and 500,000 British Immigrants into the mix of American Freedom. Reading the Autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain will dispel pervasive ignorance in American History.

The heroic accomplishments of Sir Frederick Douglass lives on inspiring Harvard Law President Obama to Save America through the production of the world’s best energy independent American Electric Cars, American Hydro-Electric Cars, American High Speed Trains, and American Nuclear-Electric Power Plants linked via Subterranean Superconductor Grids. The Greatest Accomplishment of President Obama’s two terms presidency will be EDUCATING FREE of charge America’s best and brightest high school and college students in the area of Electrical Engineering, Medicine, Science, Physics and Mathematics to eventually lower the costs of American goods, services and healthcare. World’s Electric President Obama will make ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY the backbone of the New Independent American Industrial Society with ELECTRICAL ENERGY extraordinary limitless power for transportation, heating, lighting, communications and computation. 80% of American cars/buses/trucks will run on ElectroMagnetic Engines/SuperBatteries. America will finally be free of the Military Industrial Complex’s destructive fossil fuel addiction. United States President Obama’s genuine friendship with Russian President Medvedev is the greatest alliance in World History, despite the obstruction of Arrogant Wall Street CEO Malfeasant Republican Congressmen whose enormous wealth is derived from Deeply Wronged Middle Class American Citizens relegated to the working poor. Voice of Reason First Lady Michelle Obama will triple youth consumption of fruits/vegetables/pure juices/water and rid America of Excessive Preservatives/Sugar/Salt/Fat in Toxic Food.

Posted by: dwashington181 | December 30, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse


How Rich!

The WaPo Journolistas are going all out it seems against Palin.

It's Dec. 30th and they are re-treading this story from Dec. 26th on the home page of this site again today.

This is old news, but if it's detrimental to Palin then it gets repeated 4 days later.

The Journolistas are grasping at straws and as they learned in November they got caught with the short one.

Posted by: janet8 | December 30, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

@VMR1 - And exactly where are you from? You said your are describing Americans, but I could also argue you are describing all Europeans, African, Asians, etc., who have no concept of the US except what they see on television. I have a BA/MA, have traveled the world extensively (Europe/Asia/Africa & Middle East) and can tell you stories about the idiot misconceptions people have of the US, ones which you are more than happy to continue to perpetuate. How about recognizing some other truths:
(1) Americans are adventurous and curious. Obviously you skipped your geography lessons - you do know this is a rather large country. I've been to at least 30 states and each is as different from the other as countries in the European Union. How many have you visited?
(2) Excessively generous. Even when barely scraping by on mere pennies a day, Americans are still willing to donate time and money to help those who are less fortunate.
(3) Yes there is tolerance, great tolerance for different cultures. If you would like to point fingers let us look at the treatment that the Roma face in Europe (just the tip of the iceberg there my friend). Don't bother with the illegal immigrant argument. No country likes illegal immigration, all benefit from it, and each struggles to deal with it.
(4) Hardworking - Americans work more and longer hours with little complaints. Half the world flips, whines, protests when the age of retirement is raised. And by the way, obesity isn't always caused by overeating but by the lack of exercise that comes from working 10/12/14 hours a day. Excess my a$$.
(5) Anti-intellectual? Uneducated? No. Most people I know are working there way through college. They just don't have the luxury you obviously had to go to school full-time, earn a degree in philosophy while someone wiped their noses for them. And please do not confuse intellectualism with intelligence. The two are not always synonymous. Intellectuals are just as capable of killing, are more arrogant and self-righteous about it, but always seem to prefer that others die for their personal intellectual agenda.
(6) Loud? Obnoxious? Yeah, you obviously have not seen the drunk Brits, Irish, Aussies, and Russian making fools out of themselves when they traveling abroad. I have.

Oh wait, are you one of those intellectual Americans, whose arrogance dominates their intelligence but has never stepped foot outside of the US and has ever had to work a 16-hour day? My apologies if this is so. Nothing said here would ever be able to penetrate your over-inflated ego.

So please, spare the world your diatribe and stop demonstrating your bigotry.

As for the story, well this country has been ill-served by Congress and the Presidency since '92.

Posted by: devilsadvocate3 | December 30, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

People who believe in and support Palin will not be changed by anything here. It does seem however that Palin brings most of the criticism on herself. If you insist on being in the media spotlight, then you are probably going to be subjected to media scrutiny. If your preferred methods of communicating are Fox, Facebook and Twitter, then the regular media owes you no favors. What has Michelle Obama done to Palin? And, does she have a policy position on diet, nutrition and exercise? If not, then Palin needs a different target.

The telepromptor seems to be a misplaced target of questioning Obama's intelligence. I think more to the point is that he has been interviewed by almost everyone, without a teleprompter I might add. He answers almost all questions displaying a deft knowledge on a diverse range of issues. He holds news conferences and does control the questions in advance. By contrast, Palin does almost none of this and anwering questions for Sean Hannity does not qualify.

The questions about Palin will continue until she presents a more complete picture of herself. In addition, these questions arise primarily from people on the Right. People on the Left already have their minds settled on these issues. It is hard to believe that a person who has done so little and say even less things of substance can dominate the news this much.

Posted by: concerned13 | December 30, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

People who believe in and support Palin will not be changed by anything here. It does seem however that Palin brings most of the criticism on herself. If you insist on being in the media spotlight, then you are probably going to be subjected to media scrutiny. If your preferred methods of communicating are Fox, Facebook and Twitter, then the regular media owes you no favors. What has Michelle Obama done to Palin? And, does she have a policy position on diet, nutrition and exercise? If not, then Palin needs a different target.

The telepromptor seems to be a misplaced target of questioning Obama's intelligence. I think more to the point is that he has been interviewed by almost everyone, without a teleprompter I might add. He answers almost all questions displaying a deft knowledge on a diverse range of issues. He holds news conferences and does control the questions in advance. By contrast, Palin does almost none of this and anwering questions for Sean Hannity does not qualify.

The questions about Palin will continue until she presents a more complete picture of herself. In addition, these questions arise primarily from people on the Right. People on the Left already have their minds settled on these issues. It is hard to believe that a person who has done so little and say even less things of substance can dominate the news this much.

Posted by: concerned13 | December 30, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

JDYoung wrote:

"...I think I'd take my chances with a ivy league graduate, former editor of the Harvard Law Review and former senator over a half term govenor and reality TV personality. I couldn't take a chance on her finding the job overwhelming and just quiting..."
________________________________________

So, I guess Obama handing over the podium/press conference to Clinton a couple of weeks ago wasn't a little bit like throwing in the towel? Oh, I forgot, he couldn't keep the 1st lady waiting. It was the weakest display of his leadership abilities (or lack of), so far. And that's saying a lot, because there have been many other instances.

Say what you want about GWB, but at least he had the guts to stand by his convictions. To this day, no one knows who Obama really is and what he stands for - except for maybe Michelle.

Posted by: wearedoomed1 | December 30, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

He's right, she's not on the same stage. Palin has more education. Palin STILL has more experience. Palin understands the Constitution better. Palin has figured out the correct stance on far more issues. She's CLEARLY not on the same stage as Obama.

Posted by: jkhamlin

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John Stewart?

Is that you?

Oh, how I love your biting satire.

"Palin has more education" ha ha ho ho ha ha ha
Harvard vs. dropping out of community colleges. ha hee ho ho ho!

"Palin understands the Constitution better." oh stop it, you're killing me.
I am laughing so hard my side hurts.

That is you, isn't it, John?
What else could this be?

Posted by: areyousaying | December 30, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

People who believe in and support Palin will not be changed by anything here. It does seem however that Palin brings most of the criticism on herself. If you insist on being in the media spotlight, then you are probably going to be subjected to media scrutiny. If your preferred methods of communicating are Fox, Facebook and Twitter, then the regular media owes you no favors. What has Michelle Obama done to Palin? And, does she have a policy position on diet, nutrition and exercise? If not, then Palin needs a different target.

The telepromptor seems to be a misplaced target of questioning Obama's intelligence. I think more to the point is that he has been interviewed by almost everyone, without a teleprompter I might add. He answers almost all questions displaying a deft knowledge on a diverse range of issues. He holds news conferences and does control the questions in advance. By contrast, Palin does almost none of this and anwering questions for Sean Hannity does not qualify.

The questions about Palin will continue until she presents a more complete picture of herself. In addition, these questions arise primarily from people on the Right. People on the Left already have their minds settled on these issues. It is hard to believe that a person who has done so little and say even less things of substance can dominate the news this much.

Posted by: concerned13 | December 30, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Palin is a box of rocks period!
She is even dumber than the last Republican to hold the office. She does not even deserve to be in the national debate. Problem is Republicans in general are not a very bright lot. This is a fact that their leaders count on. Sheep following the flock who are fed a bunch of slogans and snappy "one-liners". Don't worry Republicans we Progressives will move the country forward and make it better for all...even for you!

OBAMA...2012!

Posted by: LordMo | December 30, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

@BOZOISPREZ you sure that's what you want to say? Simpleton.

Posted by: thereal1 | December 30, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Comical that someone brought up his Nobel Peace Prize...Didn't earn that either. Still looking for him to actually DO something productive. We'll be sitting here a year from now and he'll still be blaming Bush...instead of using his massive intellectual prowess to SOLVE PROBLEMS.

Posted by: joefabitz77 | December 30, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Juan Williams is just another blind Obama supporter.He usually has it backwards and wrong on just about every issue.I still have no clue why FOX regards his opinion.

Posted by: votingrevolution1 | December 30, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

He's right, she's not on the same stage. Palin has more education. Palin STILL has more experience. Palin understands the Constitution better. Palin has figured out the correct stance on far more issues. She's CLEARLY not on the same stage as Obama.

Posted by: jkhamlin | December 30, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

OK, so ODumbo is the the taller dwarf. He's still an imbecile and a danger to this country. GD the day we elected that pig.

2012 cannot come soon enough.

Posted by: DCer1 | December 30, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

That's one of the grievous errors of broadcasting -- saying something bad about a member of the network's team, as Sarah Palin is a paid contributor.
That's to Fox News' credit that they allow that. (So far, at least.)

Posted by: kls1 | December 30, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Concerning Obama, people need to learn the difference between effete and intelligent.

Posted by: HughJassPhD | December 30, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

MichaelATX,

And lets not forget that President GW Bush sent thousands of Americans to their deaths based on lies. The statement made by Mr. Williams was inartful but it did convey a concrete truth. Half term Govenor Palin has demonstrated an intellectual laziness that should give all Americans pause when considering her qualifications for president. I think I'd take my chances with a ivy league graduate, former editor of the Harvard Law Review and former senator over a half term govenor and reality TV personality. I couldn't take a chance on her finding the job overwhelming and just quiting. Do you value the presidency so little that you would elect Ms. Palin or anyone who would abandon his/her post when the going got tough? Imagine if Lincoln, FDR, Eisnehower, JFK, etal ran when the job got difficult.

Posted by: JDYoung | December 30, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

Lets see. We have a guy who is very good at reading from a teleprompter, but seems to be unable to go beyond that and uses a lot of - uh's - and - ah's - when not reading. He also suffers from foot-in-mouth disease, like the Joe-the-Plumber moment during the campaign and "police acted stupidly" comment and the "57 states" quip. President Obama is also able to say things that are totally divorced from reality with a straight face, like ObamaCare will not pay for abortions. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, may write a few words on her hand so as not to forget to mention some things she has in mind, and make an occasional slip of the tongue, as in substituting North for South Korea. Me, I'll take Sarah's occasional gaff over President Obama's calculated lies any time. Yep. They are certainly not on the same intellectual plane. Sarah stands head and shoulders above the Community-Organizer-in-Chief.

Posted by: danny70000 | December 30, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

cjh878787,

And lets not forget our last president was an ivy league grad as well. Did you ask to see his transcripts? And just for clarification no, i repeat no, university in the country would release the transcripts of a current or former student without that students consent. But I'll offer this if you publish your transcripts, health records and birth certificate in a national publication I'll do the same! If only to REFUDIATE your contention that the President is somehow dishonest for not making public these very private documents!

Posted by: JDYoung | December 30, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

In the first place, someone's perceived level of intelligence is not a qualification for holding the Presidency. In the second place, given what Obama has done to the country in the past 2 years, I'll take someone else regardless of a perceived intelligence issue.

Posted by: bd2a | December 30, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but oscumbo doesn't have one patriotic bone in his body. no pride for this country or love for its people. all he wants to do is ruin this country. and is well on his way to accomplishing just that. In this perspective she is much more in touch with what direction and what the people want in this country. ...and it isn't him or his "signature agendas" which are great for him, and suck for US!!

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:52 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but oscumbo doesn't have one patriotic bone in his body. no pride for this country or love for its people. all he wants to do is ruin this country. and is well on his way to accomplishing just that. In this perspective she is much more in touch with what direction and what the people want in this country. ...and it isn't him or his "signature agendas" which are great for him, and suck for US!!

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:51 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but oscumbo doesn't have one patriotic bone in his body. no pride for this country or love for its people. all he wants to do is ruin this country. and is well on his way to accomplishing just that. In this perspective she is much more in touch with what direction and what the people want in this country. ...and it isn't him orhis "signature agendas" which are great for him, and suck for US!!

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:49 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but oscumbo doesn't have one patriotic bone in his body. no pride for this country or love for its people. all he wants to do is ruin this country. and is well on his way to accomplishing just that. In this perspective she is much more in touch with what direction and what the people want in this country. ...and it isn't him orhis "signature agendas" which are great for him, and suck for US!!

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:49 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more in touch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:43 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more in touch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:43 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more intouch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:42 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more intouch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:42 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more intouch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:41 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps, but one thing is for certain. oscumbo doesn't have a patriotic bone in his body. no sentiment for this country or love of its people. In this area palin is leaps and bounds ahead of him. and is certainly more intouch with the people and their values and directions they wish for this nation to take.

Posted by: BOZOISPREZ | December 30, 2010 3:40 AM | Report abuse


If this is the type of person that the American electorate finds suitable to live in the White House, then this demonstrates how low the intellectual curiosity of that electorate has sunk. When "reality show" contestant types are deemed electable to the highest office in the land, well then, I should truly fear for my country. If that day comes, where we find ourselves with this person, or someone similar, in that office, then Americans who do really care about their country need to look long and hard into a mirror and ask themselves, "Do I really want to live here?". Thank you John McCain, for thrusting this myopic, self-absorbed, power-hungry, half-wit upon us!

Posted by: ticnatz | December 30, 2010 3:15 AM | Report abuse

Dear Lord,

Please protect us from ignorance. Decades of watering down the American education system has produced...well, just read the comments on this page. This is our America and we have a destiny, Lord. Help us fulfill it with humility, nobility and common sense.

Please help us understand that humility doesn't mean that we must humiliate others or ourselves, but consider others as or even before ourselves. And help us realize that nobility is a station bequeathed to all human beings, a gift from You, as we all are born in Your Image. And, finally, Dear Lord, teach us to recognize the rarity of common sense. Help us to restore the lofty station of Knowledge and ensure that each and every human being gets his and her share, so that we can all have the wherewithal to consider things from factual, historical, and spiritual perspectives, rather than from ones based in fear or tradition for the sake of tradition. And most of all, Lord, please save us from our pathological need to be right - polarizing at best -deadly, at worst.

Thank you for listening, Lord. I rest assured that all is in Your Hands. Thank you for alleviating the fear I momentarily felt at the thought of us left to our own devices.

So Sincerely,
Me

Posted by: tricedh | December 30, 2010 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Also, people are saying that Sarah Palin speaks her mind and is more popular with some of the American public. Just because she speaks her mind and peddles misinformation doesn't make her smart or qualified for anything. And yes, she may be more popular with parts of America, but remember that America has tested lower in average intelligence than many other developed countries. America is already a joke to other nations, lets not make it a joke to ourselves and elect Palin in 2012.

Posted by: Median | December 30, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

It's shocking to me the amount of far right-wing people on here. Although I don't embrace all of the liberal policies, I realize that some of them actually HELP middle-class, average Americans. But obviously a lot of these middle-class have been brainwashed by Fox News. Seriously, you call Obama a Marxist and we are supposed to believe you're unbiased? Also, I agree with Juan. Palin can only increase her popularity by taking on the "lamestream media" and "gotcha journalism" using Facebook and a reality tv show. Really? You want a reality tv star to be our next President? And Obama is pretty intelligent. Sure, schools aren't everything but Harvard has already confirmed that he was magna cum laude. If you don't trust that enough, then why would you trust the transcripts? Seriously people, wake up the brainwashing. Obama is not a socialist, he is not working with Satan, and stop eating up the fear-mongering and misinformation that Fox News and Co. are peddling.

Posted by: Median | December 30, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

It's shocking to me the amount of far right-wing people on here. Although I don't embrace all of the liberal policies, I realize that some of them actually HELP middle-class, average Americans. But obviously a lot of these middle-class have been brainwashed by Fox News. Seriously, you call Obama a Marxist and we are supposed to believe you're unbiased? Also, I agree with Juan. Palin can only increase her popularity by taking on the "lamestream media" and "gotcha journalism" using Facebook and a reality tv show. Really? You want a reality tv star to be our next President? And Obama is pretty intelligent. Sure, schools aren't everything but Harvard has already confirmed that he was magna cum laude. If you don't trust that enough, then why would you trust the transcripts? Seriously people, wake up the brainwashing. Obama is not a socialist, he is not working with Satan, and stop eating up the fear-mongering and misinformation that Fox News and Co. are peddling.

Posted by: Median | December 30, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true!

Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes, there's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Since when does some idiot lawyer have brains. They design nothing and build nothing. You clowns need to rethink what intelligence is for. Give me some MIT Engineering professors and I will show you someone with brains. Compared to them Obama and Palin are mere monkeys.

Posted by: IRemember | December 30, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Since when does some idiot lawyer have brains. They design nothing and build nothing. You clowns need to rethink what intelligence is for. Give me some MIT Engineering professors and I will show you someone with brains. Compared to them Obama and Palin are mere monkeys.

Posted by: IRemember | December 30, 2010 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is not on the same intellectual stage as a rock, let alone the President. The ex-President? Now that's a tossup. Although Bush was initially born with more and fried it on cocaine and alcohol.

Posted by: xbjllb1 | December 30, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Of course it's true! Obama is the one made fun of "guns and religion" after attending Wright's racist church for years.

Obama is the one who had murderers at his little neighborhood tea party... "just some people from the neighborhood" as I recall.

Yes. There's a wide intellectual gulf between Obama and Palin.

Youbetcha ;)

Posted by: MichaelATX | December 30, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Since when does some idiot lawyer have brains. They design nothing and build nothing. You clowns need to rethink what intelligence is for. Give me some MIT Engineering professors and I will show you someone with brains. Compared to them Obama and Palin are mere monkeys.

Posted by: IRemember | December 30, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

"So much for Obama and his intellect!
And what did Obama's intellectual B.S. get us?
ObamaCare! Obamacare is Obama's solution for reforming healthcare/insurance!
What a farce. This is not how you solve problems.
Intellect and intelligence are two different things.
I'll take an intelligent person with a business background and problem solving ability any day, over Obama and his precious intellect!"

While you're clear you don't like it, you don't say anything definitive as to why you don't, or what exactly someone you consider intelligent might do instead. Just saying "ObamaCare" simply won't count for more than undisciplined rant.

Posted by: RandomAnon | December 30, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

I look at Irish pointing out examples of stupidity and just facepalm at how inane the examples seem. If this is all it takes to discount intelligence, then perhaps this country does deserve Palin. Idiocracy remains quite a poignant film.

Posted by: RandomAnon | December 30, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather, that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather, that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

So much for Obama and his intellect!
And what did Obama's intellectual B.S. get us?
ObamaCare! Obamacare is Obama's solution for reforming healthcare/insurance!
What a farce. This is not how you solve problems.
Intellect and intelligence are two different things.
I'll take an intelligent person with a business background and problem solving ability any day, over Obama and his precious intellect!

Posted by: ohioan | December 30, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather, that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

So much for Obama and his intellect!
And what did Obama's intellectual B.S. get us?
ObamaCare! Obamacare is Obama's solution for reforming healthcare/insurance!
What a farce. This is not how you solve problems.
Intellect and intelligence are two different things.
I'll take an intelligent person with a business background and problem solving ability any day, over Obama and his precious intellect!

Posted by: ohioan | December 30, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Obama is certainly an intelligent man; how _intellectual_ he is can be debated. But the point isn't that Obama is very smart; rather that Palin is very stupid (while at the same time very pompous - see http://tinyurl.com/2dmk8re)

Posted by: srdiamond | December 30, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

You morons. President Barack Obama said he visited 57 states he did not say that the union is made up of 57 states. He meant that some he visited more than once (obvious to the educated community) and yes, it is true, Palin does not even compare to our President when it comes to having any brains. How sorry is the Republican party if all they have is Scary Palin?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

Posted by: eg2345678 | December 30, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

1) I see a number of people fault Obama for the current economy, but I see that as akin to letting fellow A have a wild party with all his friends, trashing the house, wrecking the cars and appliances, and taking off with his friends when the police arrive. Then wondering why fellow B is just talking to the police, insurance companies, and neighbors for the next few hours rather than having everything back to normal... It will take some time to clean up the mess of the party.

2) Does anyone actually think that Palin, the governor of a state that lives off taxing businesses (especially oil) and giving the excess to the citizens (isn't that socialism?) would have a clue how to run a government on the other side of the looking glass?

Posted by: hydrophilia | December 30, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

I see where many people bash Pres. Obama. One even saying he is in it for profit. That's funny, then why did he give his $1.4 million won from the Nobel Prize to help educate people? Teleprompter, pfff, have you watched any of his interviews? There were no teleprompters. Perhaps you have him confused w/ Pres. G.W. He did misspeak on some occasions, but who hasn't? You? How about North Korea is our allies, from the great Mrs. Palin herself. To say Pres. Obama is uneducated, pfff, he has a law degree from Harvard Law School (where he became the Harvard Law Review's first African American president), graduating magna cum laude (with top honors). Educate yourselves on politics and what people say and do, visit "politicheck.com" it has the good and bad on many politicians.

Posted by: morel-hunter | December 29, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

1) I see a number of people fault Obama for the current economy, but I see that as akin to letting fellow A have a wild party with all his friends, trashing the house, wrecking the cars and appliances, and taking off with his friends when the police arrive. Then wondering why fellow B is just talking to the police, insurance companies, and neighbors for the next few hours rather than having everything back to normal... It will take some time to clean up the mess of the party.

2) Does anyone actually think that Palin, the governor of a state that lives off taxing businesses (especially oil) and giving the excess to the citizens (isn't that socialism?) would have a clue how to run a government on the other side of the looking glass?

Posted by: hydrophilia | December 29, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

1) I see a number of people fault Obama for the current economy, but I see that as akin to letting fellow A have a wild party with all his friends, trashing the house, wrecking the cars and appliances, and taking off with his friends when the police arrive. Then wondering why fellow B is just talking to the police, insurance companies, and neighbors for the next few hours rather than having everything back to normal... It will take some time to clean up the mess of the party.

2) Does anyone actually think that Palin, the governor of a state that lives off taxing businesses (especially oil) and giving the excess to the citizens (isn't that socialism?) would have a clue how to run a government on the other side of the looking glass?

Posted by: hydrophilia | December 29, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

1) I see a number of people fault Obama for the current economy, but I see that as akin to letting fellow A have a wild party with all his friends, trashing the house, wrecking the cars and appliances, and taking off with his friends when the police arrive. Then wondering why fellow B is just talking to the police, insurance companies, and neighbors for the next few hours rather than having everything back to normal... It will take some time to clean up the mess of the party.

2) Does anyone actually think that Palin, the governor of a state that lives off taxing businesses (especially oil) and giving the excess to the citizens (isn't that socialism?) would have a clue how to run a government on the other side of the looking glass?

Posted by: hydrophilia | December 29, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

1) I see a number of people fault Obama for the current economy, but I see that as akin to letting fellow A have a wild party with all his friends, trashing the house, wrecking the cars and appliances, and taking off with his friends when the police arrive. Then wondering why fellow B is just talking to the police, insurance companies, and neighbors for the next few hours rather than having everything back to normal... It will take some time to clean up the mess of the party.

2) Does anyone actually think that Palin, the governor of a state that lives off taxing businesses (especially oil) and giving the excess to the citizens (isn't that socialism?) would have a clue how to run a government on the other side of the looking glass?

Posted by: hydrophilia | December 29, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he's trying to get back in the good graces of the far left. But, anyone who has heard obama speak off the cuff knows he's about as smart as a box of rocks. 57 States, thinks Austrian is a language. Admits not knowing the facts, but provides his opinion. Thought there was shovel ready jobs, than admitted there is no such thing.

debating obama would be pretty easy, once you got past his habit of saying uh about every other word.

Oh, and what is his favorite baseball team? The White Sox? The Oakland A's? The Phillies? Ya, that's a sign of a smart person, picking a different team every time they are asked to name their favorite team. Also, does he even know the name of the Stadium the White Sox used to play in? Ya, he's real smart.

Posted by: irish031 | December 29, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama...the paragon of "intellectualism" -- just ask him!

As long as he has his teleprompter in front of him, you'll get what sounds like an intellectual answer.

Posted by: joefabitz77 | December 29, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

"If we have to go through a financial crisis in order to convince Americans to accept this sympathetic socialism, so be it."

Ummm don't you watch the news ... have you been under a rock the past two years? We already went through the financial crisis... one caused by lack of regulation (the republicans pet cause is to make sure no one is regulated).

Posted by: mcp123 | December 29, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama the intellectual is a myth. The man is less an intellectual and more a product of intellectuals. He's been crafted by academia. But academia prides itself on intellectualism. Obama is a socialist liberal. As such his "intellect" is steeped in that philosophy. However, on foreign policy, governing, and administration at a high level the man is a mental dwarf. Unlike Bush, who was no idiot but certainly knew his limitations and surrounded himself with key players who were acutely experienced in their field, Obama is surrounded by young, arrogant, naive "intellectuals." In short, idealists, like himself. His naivete' is why we're in the mess we're in but his idealism is why he really doesn't care. Ultimately, the goal is re-shaping America in his mind. If we have to go through a financial crisis in order to convince Americans to accept this sympathetic socialism, so be it.

But ultimately, as a president, the man is far from intellectually up for the challenge. Hence our lingering economic woes not to mention our domestic and foreign policy issues.

Posted by: jav1231 | December 29, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Juan,

How can you even use the word "intellectual" in the same article with President Obama?

And how would you even recognize an Intellectual. You should go back to N.P.R. Oh, I forgot, They didn't want you either.

And regarding education, after working more than 20 years for a school system, It is obvious that a degree is not a guarantee of Intelligence. Nor is a lack of a degree an indication of a lack of intelligence.

Obama should be removed from office. His "Cash For Clunkers" Program has eliminated several dozen Used car businesses in our area alone. Used car prices have skyrocketed since then. How does this help the economy?

Ringtangamaroonis

Posted by: ringtangamaroonis | December 29, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Juan,

How can you even use the word "intellectual" in the same article with President Obama?

And how would you even recognize an Intellectual. You should go back to N.P.R. Oh, I forgot, They didn't want you either.

And regarding education, after working more than 20 years for a school system, It is obvious that a degree is not a guarantee of Intelligence. Nor is a lack of a degree an indication of a lack of intelligence.

Obama should be removed from office. His "Cash For Clunkers" Program has eliminated several dozen Used car businesses in our area alone. Used car prices have skyrocketed since then. How does this help the economy?

Ringtangamaroonis

Posted by: ringtangamaroonis | December 29, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Juan is right. Obama has Satan whispering in his ear ... counseling him, teaching him, encouraging him, aiding him. Palin is no match for the Obama/Satan tag team.

Posted by: penniless_taxpayer | December 29, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Juan is right. Obama has Satan whispering in his ear ... counseling him, teaching him, encouraging him, aiding him. Palin is no match for the Obama/Satan tag team.

Posted by: penniless_taxpayer | December 29, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a shrewd manipulator and grifter. But when it comes to being "educated," "well-informed," rational, etc., well, let's just say that I have dust bunnies that are better educated, informed, etc. and better suited for public office than Palin.

Posted by: abbydelabbey | December 29, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm an Independent and have no great love for either party but the fact is Palin is just an idiot who garners media attention because she stirs controversy. The thought of her being in charge of anything scares the heck out of me.

Posted by: imgibson | December 29, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm an Independent and have no great love for either party but the fact is Palin is just an idiot who garners media attention because she stirs controversy. The thought of her being in charge of anything scares the heck out of me.

Posted by: imgibson | December 29, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"Until responsibility/authority/resources for INDIVIDUAL (i.e. most!) problem-solving are returned to the 300 million problem-solvers in this nation, he will perpetuate the failure."
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Oh Jesus, haven't we heard this Ayn Rand drivel before. Let's see, in my 35 years of studying the "homo americanus" I found some of its defining features as follows:
1. Largely unjustified self-glorification and arrogance.
2. Ignorance of and indifference toward other world cultures.
3. A very weird combination of excessive religiosity and boundless greed and materialism.
4. Profound anti-intellectualism and under-education.
5. An almost child-like selfishness - it's even obvious in seeing how people navigate supermarket aisles.
6. Over-eating, over-drinking, over-consuming in general, being too loud and too blindly patriotic.

You call this problem-solvers? Puhleez!

Posted by: VMR1 | December 29, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Until responsibility/authority/resources for INDIVIDUAL (i.e. most!) problem-solving are returned to the 300 million problem-solvers in this nation, he will perpetuate the failure."
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Oh Jesus, haven't we heard this Ayn Rand drivel before. Let's see, in my 35 years of studying the "homo americanus" I found some of its defining features as follows:
1. Largely unjustified self-glorification and arrogance.
2. Ignorance of and indifference toward other world cultures.
3. A very weird combination of excessive religiosity and boundless greed and materialism.
4. Profound anti-intellectualism and under-education.
5. An almost child-like selfishness - it's even obvious in seeing how people navigate supermarket aisles.
6. Over-eating, over-drinking, over-consuming in general, being too loud and too blindly patriotic.

You call this problem-solvers? Puhleez!

Posted by: VMR1 | December 29, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Your assertion as to the intellectual merits of one over the other is debatable. In any case, running the COUNTRY is not a great intellectual challenge. What we need is real people with real perspectives in White House.

For that, Palin has is more than enough and able.

PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012

Posted by: Light360 | December 29, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Your assertion as to the intellectual merits of one over the other is debatable. In any case, running the COUNTRY is not a great intellectual challenge. What we need is real people with real perspectives in White House.

For that, Palin has is more than enough and able.

PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012

Posted by: Light360 | December 29, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Your assertion as to the intellectual merits of one over the other is debatable. In any case, running the COUNTRY is not a great intellectual challenge. What we need is real people with real perspectives in White House.

For that, Palin has is more than enough and able.

PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012

Posted by: Light360 | December 29, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Palin couldn't stand on the intellectual stage with a fifth grader.

Posted by: calgrl75 | December 29, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Even Palin's defense of Williams shows that she either missed the point or used his situation promote an agenda. The whole thing was about William's gut fear that is beyond rationality and reason. He said that himself. But look closely at her comment:

"...but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces"

He wasn't talking about any real threat. He was making a point about irrational fear. Like when women clutch their purses tighter when a black man gets on an elevator, even if they are Eric Holder, Colin Powell or Governor Patterson, even when they know there is no real danger.

Posted by: cyberfool | December 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Palin is way too smart to be on the same "intellectual stage" as Obama.

Posted by: wxyz6200 | December 29, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Palin is way too smart to be on the same "intellectual stage" as Obama.

Posted by: wxyz6200 | December 29, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how the so called intellectual actors currently on stage can't seem to get their lines right. We need less intellectual thought and more common sense. My father would have observed that we have educated idiots in charge.

Posted by: butchfosterx | December 29, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Since conservatives are the vast majority of those who are criticizing this President, I'd say the excerpt of your "work" below proves my point, Mazerie!

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Sorry, I meant "EJIKATED"!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

How very sad that there is so much envy and ignorance of the accomplishments of our President Obama, MOSTLY by people who have OBVIOUSLY been too LAZY to go to college themselves. This fact is EASILY discerned by the narrowness of thought and by parroting the rhetoric from FOX. INTELLIGENT edicated people have turned off FOX long ago. Their lies are written up all over the internet, but these few still feel so comfortable in their repetitve ignorance, they never research anywhere for the facts. Why should they?? They know all the Fox Facts already, the ones they want the gullibles to believe.

What a sad waste of our tax dollars to send these people even to gradeschool because they never even bothered to learn how to use their own brains for THINKING!! The choose to let someone else, like Fox, think FOR them and tell them what they are supposed to parrot because they have succumbed to their own laziness!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse
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This is 2010, not 2008 ... you can no longer act like the swordsman in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", trying to obfuscate the truth through verbal gyrations. We are no longer mesmerized or fooled by your rhetoric, for we see you, and the Best and Brightest you slavishly support, for what you are ... poster children for Romans 1:22.

As for "printing out my credentials" ... while my degree comes from a quite-reputable university (and not some diploma mill, as you would imply), my best credentials are the products I have designed.

The electric power that you are using right now may be under the control of equipment I designed in years past ... the battery that starts your car may have gotten its first charge from equipment I have designed ... while others use power-control/power-conversion I have designed in the defense of this nation.

My resume doesn't say much about what titles I've held or what my collegiate achievements were ... it talks about what I have ACTUALLY achieved in practice.

Mr Obama? All he has actually done is attempt to recycle the SAME, FAILED, TOP-DOWN approach to governance and problem-solving that we weighed and found wanting back when I was a teenager in the 1970's.

Not only are his specifics wrong for this nation ... his foundation for them is KNOWN to be weak and cracked.

That foundation? That a few Best and Brightest are the best choice for solving EVERY problem we face ... when in fact they lack the perceptual and structural capabilities to do so.

Until responsibility/authority/resources for INDIVIDUAL (i.e. most!) problem-solving are returned to the 300 million problem-solvers in this nation, he will perpetuate the failure.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 29, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

"ritchie_the_riveter" wrote, referring to me: "her opinion that conservatives lack education."
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Please "cut and paste" anything from anywhere that I said "conservatives lack education". I'd like to see anything that even used the word "conservatives" because it is a meaningless word for identity purposes, so I never use it. There are liberals and conservatives in EVERY party, so the words "liberal" and "conservative" lose any significant identification meaning.

However, if you did go thru the bother of printing out your transcripts/ and or credentials someplace, obviously the shoe fit!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 29, 2010 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Once again, let,s be realistic about the issue at stake here. It is not that hard to understand what Juan Williams said about "intellectaul stage" So many are interpreting it the wrong way. It,s not about stupidity or other personal traits. He was simply trying to compare the levels of formal education between Obama and Palin. By Obama having a higher degree of education than Palin, that,s why Williams decided to think she was not on the same intellectual stage as Obama. Ok??, It,s more like comparing a Graduate student with an Undergraduate one. Palin just needs to take more classes so she can match Obama's educational level to be on the same intellectual stage as him.

Posted by: lkasina | December 28, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Between mazerie's shrill diatribes (in place of actual discussions of the facts, which I have attempted by pointing out my own education in the face of her opinion that conservatives lack education) ... and rcc_2000's use of race-baiting language even as he decries the "hate" of Ms. Palin ...

... they are making the points of Ms. Palin and those who support her like myself, for us.

That's not to say I would vote for her as President, if someone else better comes along ... but for that someone to come out of the DC establishment, let alone out of the fact-free, profit-phobic, self-worshiping-as-omniscient Progressive leadership like our current President, is a stretch beyond even the ability of the fictional Reed Richards to execute.

Get off your high horses and rejoin the human race, critics ... take back the responsibility for your own destiny, instead of outsourcing it to those who you think are "smarter than you" ...

... or you perceive as smart as you, and therefore perceive as fellow-travelers in an "elite" that is "superior" to those who dare to question your redistributionist policies and lifestyle choices.

You see, I have found that when the core motivations of most ordinary Progressives are exposed, you see two dominant driving forces ...

... either the desire to have our leaders take from someone else to give them, or someone they pity, "what they deserve" in the name of their perception of "social justice" (as if creating widespread dependence upon others to facilitate your destiny is just, instead of corrosive to individual and society alike) ...

... or the desire to NEVER risk having their mellow harshed, by even principled criticism of their lifestyle choices, the policies they support, or the elements of their "reason" that are actually more based in blind faith -- blind faith in their own omniscience, even to the point that they believe that "we are the ones we have been waiting for" ... than the faith Ms. Palin and I share in our God.

Dirty Harry said it best, Re-, er, Progressives ... a man's gotta know his limitations.

Your problem is, you refuse to think you have any, even when they are clear and present to the rest of us as you try to ram your morality down our throats.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 28, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

The most common opinion about Sarah Palin isn't hate OR pity! It's DISGUST! To think that a person who, in her 20's , mind you, was stupid enough to get herself knocked up, and THEN, didn't even CARE enough to counsel her own daughter about the shame and embarrassment of her stupidity, so she did the same stupid thing, is simply EMPTY of all common sense!
And then, she actually ACCEPTED the offer to be the VicePresidential candidate of our COUNTRY!! OMG!! She can't even take care of her OWN! How could she step in if the old man McCain keeled over and she actually found out there IS a North Korea, which she didn't KNOW until she got tutored! And nobody's supposed to notice or be alarmed that she IS that stupid??

GET A BRAIN! I wouldn't let her in my chicken coop to collect eggs.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/

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The issue is moot actually. Everyone seems to forget that if Palin runs she does not automatically become the GOP nominee. She will have to run in the primaries and the GOP opponents cannot afford to handle her with deference and kid gloves. They will attack her, and attack her viciously. They will bring up all these same issues. The only difference is that they will expose her for the mean spirited idiot that she is and offer an alternative that actually has a chance of defeating Obama. The GOP feels they can win 2012, or at least they think they have a good shot at it. Most Republicans are pragmatic and not the Tea Klan members that follow Palin. Most Republicans hate Obama and will not let the moron from Wasilla stand in the way of 2012. The interesting thing is will Sarah Palin's ego and political stupidity lead her to run? We will see. But in the mean time I think it is fine to point out that she and her followers are mostly ignorant borderline bigots.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 28, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"This visceral hatred of Palin that I observe from the leftists on here must mean something. No one is hated as much as she today. Why would that be? You guys say more about yourself than you do about Palin."

It's not hatred, it's pity.

Posted by: Northstar1

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Ironic you would say that since hate and snide remarks are 80% of what comes out of her mouth, as well as 95% of the GOP comments on this post... Or is it just a one way street when it comes to the GOP?

Is that what Fox means when they say fair and balanced?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 28, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does everyone find it ludicrous that serious journalists and commentator are seriously evaluating someone as a candidate for president that couldn't even finish the term she was elected to serve as Governor of Alaska? Someone who cited cited ethics complaints that had been filed against her as the reason she could not fulfill her promised term of service to the voters of Alaska?

I find the serious contemplation of a presidential candidate who, based upon past record, might resign at the first bad stretch and let the vice-president handle the task she was elected to do very, very stupid and short-sighted. I realize Juan Williams is obligated to forward his new employers agenda by boosting Ms. Palin's credibility as another Fox contributor, but I did not expect him to be that stupid and esuriently biased in his writing and commentaries.

Posted by: dottoreholliday | December 28, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does everyone find it ludicrous that serious journalists and commentator are seriously evaluating someone as a candidate for president that couldn't even finish the term she was elected to serve as Governor of Alaska? Someone who cited cited ethics complaints that had been filed against her as the reason she could not fulfill her promised term of service to the voters of Alaska?

I find the serious contemplation of a presidential candidate who, based upon past record, might resign at the first bad stretch and let the vice-president handle the task she was elected to do very, very stupid and short-sighted. I realize Juan Williams is obligated to forward his new employers agenda by boosting Ms. Palin's credibility as another Fox contributor, but I did not expect him to be that stupid and esuriently biased in his writing and commentaries.

Posted by: dottoreholliday | December 28, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I find it HILARIOUS that dimwitted conservatives continue to refer to Obama as the "Affirmative Action" candidate.

Obviously conservatives forgot that because THEY had a HUGE quota to fill, their last VP nominee, Sarah Palin, AND their current RNC chairman, Michael Steele, were more the beneficiaries of Affirmative Action than Obama...

Posted by: shoegal_69 | December 28, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This is America- calling Palin stupid only gets her more support. Remember that something like sixty million people voted for Bush in 2004 AFTER it was clear that he was a lying idiot-puppet.

Posted by: queraro1 | December 28, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

"I don't expect Juan Williams to support me (he's said some tough things about me in the past) - but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces,"

Did she realize she was referring to herself and her supporters>?

Posted by: sherlockjt | December 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

How SAD and shameful that anyone needs to hide behind so many TROLL identities! Please bother to watch the REAL news as it happens in Congress on C-Span, though it's quite obvious you have no interest in facts.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

There aren't too many idiots who have to PAY trolls to sit and defend her stupidity 24/7. Every intelligent, educated person in this country and in many others has noticed AND commented on Sarah Palin's incompetent historical knowledge, lack of political knowledge, AND LACK of common sense. The ONLY ones defending her are those of the same low brain level because they see themselves, like looking into a mirror!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/

Posted by: smthompson | December 28, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Maerzie, armed those "real Facts" you keep getting from MSNBC, you need to get a life. Your comments here are truly pathetic.

Posted by: lisaaitken | December 28, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/

Posted by: smthompson | December 28, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/

Posted by: smthompson | December 28, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I blog about the immediate need for the Democrats to stop using Palin as ammo, since it could certainly backfire in 2012. Check it out: http://simonmthompson.wordpress.com/

Posted by: smthompson | December 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Palin not on the same intellectual stage as Obama?

Did you say that while sitting on the same sound-stage as Charles Krauthammer?

Oh, the double standards...like the following two stories stacked on the
WaPos headlines web page:

• Haley Barbour takes heat for jet trips
• Obamas attend church in Hawaii

Oh, the prejudice, the irony.

Posted by: BluePelican | December 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, SOMEONE who watches the REAL politics and knows the facts MUST be here to babysit!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

It's so very sad that we have people who are too stupid to learn the facts and then come on blogs and announce that laziness to the whole world. They just pass along whatevr hate they heard in their taverns obviously cuz none of it even comes CLOSE to fact! Do they not EVER watch C-Span, or does THAT go over their heads too??

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Maerzie, with every one of your big-mouth, nasty posts, you show your own ignorance. Why don't you just shut up now?

Posted by: lisaaitken | December 28, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Obviously, "justified2" is a TROLL who NEVER watches the news. Even FOX hasn't come up with most of her Fairy Tale spins. Obama has us almost out of Bush's DEPRESSION, and, as soon as he ends Bush's Wars, we'll really be on the upswing. I wouldn't doubt a bit, if this TROLL is one of the people living on the unemployment compensation for which Obama had to agree to the ransom Bush tax breaks for the super wealthy. Instead of being out looking for a job, she sits home on the computer. I'm retired, so I finally earned that privilege.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Oh, yes because she knows we only have 50 states and Obama thought we had 57!

I don't believe Palin is right for President but neither was Obama, the 'affirmative action" candidate. And see where that has got our country! He has no idea of basic math and trillions are being thrown around daily. At least Palin understands American cultural norms and our basic values. Obama has shown every day that he has not got a CLUE about running our country. Not surprising since he never has run anything (except his mouth).

Palin is as smart as your average American, and doesn't deserve the total evisceration she keeps getting from the liberal media. She is a basically decent human being and a high-achieving woman and it is so sickening that the so-called 'feminists" never come to her defense. They wouldn't dare treat a man like this. How many of the liberal commentators here could have their lives put under a microscope and emerge without any hint of 'dysfunction' in their families. Hypocrites!

Posted by: lisaaitken | December 28, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Well done Juan. Sarah's an idiot.

Posted by: SmallBusiness | December 28, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

If Obama is so smart, why is doing the same exact things W did? Bush spent us into debt. Guess what, Obama is doing the same , but triple time. So why is Bush blamed when he was only trying to make us more properous by spending more. Bush fought wars, Well , guess what? Obama loved the idea so much, he's doing the exact same thing, even as far as copying the surge. Bush spent us into debt because he gave seniors free or reduced drugs. Well guess what, obama took it even further and is giving people free health care. Bush lied and guess what? obama lied about Gitmo, taxes for the rich, and troops in Iraq. I guess Obama is smart enough to follow in Bush's exact footsteps.
One more thing, Bush divided this country and guess what? Obama's doing that better too. Now the republicans can ridicule the president as well as any dem can. Wow, obummer is brilliant enough to know what a good thing Bush had going.

Posted by: justified2 | December 28, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Justified2, I am not one of those who belong to that crowd that tries to look into Palin's personal and family crises but I think you must have your nose far up her anal orifice to try and make the case that Katie Couric was trying to bring her down with the simple, softball, direct questions she asked her. Can you imagine what people would make of it if Obama had hemmed and hawed about such a simple question as what newspapers he reads or if he had shown ignorance on what the Bush Doctrine was?

Look. Palin is good at dog whistling for the red meat right and sticking pins in her Obama voodoo doll which appeals to mainstream republicans. But, for the vast majority of the public, when Palin met the press and started showing how absolutely puerile and ignorant she was about basic issues, her poll numbers began to sink and have never recovered. Her negatives have reached their highest levels sinc she was introduced to the public by that doddering old McCain who admitted that the selected here simply because he was desperate to shake up the campaign and revitalize his own flagging stature.

There are just certain people who do not have the gravitas and stature to be President. Palin is one of those. The democrats have those sorts as well but their fringe doesn't prop them up artificially like the right wing fringe does Palin.

Posted by: jaxas70 | December 28, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

If Obama is so smart, why is doing the same exact things W did? Bush spent us into debt. Guess what, Obama is doing the same , but triple time. So why is Bush blamed when he was only trying to make us more properous by spending more. Bush fought wars, Well , guess what? Obama loved the idea so much, he's doing the exact same thing, even as far as copying the surge. Bush spent us into debt because he gave seniors free or reduced drugs. Well guess what, obama took it even further and is giving people free health care. Bush lied and guess what? obama lied about Gitmo, taxes for the rich, and troops in Iraq. I guess Obama is smart enough to follow in Bush's exact footsteps.
One more thing, Bush divided this country and guess what? Obama's doing that better too. Now the republicans can ridicule the president as well as any dem can. Wow, obummer is brilliant enough to know what a good thing Bush had going.

Posted by: justified2 | December 28, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Palin seems to have an interesting life and some people like to watch her life and the things shes involved in. In no way will she ever appeal to the swing voter (who really decides elections) enough to beat someone with obamas appeal to that same swing voter. While some may be upset with obama for whatever reason, until there is a real contender to him, he will get reelected.

Posted by: globaljp | December 28, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

rcc_2000 ... your thinking is so conventional.

First, if Bush is such a moron, why was employment growing under his watch ... that is, until the Dims took Congress and became a credible threat to business to such a degree that they responded by ABRUPTLY reducing hiring in early 2007?

Second, the primary problem in politics today is politicians who believe they are smarter than those who elect them, to the point they seek to make (or delegate other "smarter" people to make) their most individual decisions FOR them ... instead of working to RETURN power to those who elected them, so they can solve their problems more effectively than the BB's ever could.

That is what is driving the Tea Party movement ... which even some in the GOP sneer at as unsophisticated, like you do regarding Ms. Palin ... when in fact they, and she, are simply refusing to follow "the rules" of the losers (in both parties) who just put this nation in the ditch, and instead demand that our leaders return to principles of governance that have proven themselves to be sound.

That is why, if they persist, they ... and she ... will prevail ... and conventional politics will go the way of the buggy whip, just as the MSM is being diminished in the presence of forces ranging from the bloggers who took down Dan Rather, to Rush Limbaugh, to Andrew Breitbart.

The game is changing ... maybe not as fast as I'd like to see it, but it is changing. I'd suggest that you do not rely on conventional thinking so much ... and I'd also suggest you lose the race-bating reference to Republiklans.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 28, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

"This visceral hatred of Palin that I observe from the leftists on here must mean something. No one is hated as much as she today. Why would that be? You guys say more about yourself than you do about Palin."

It's not hatred, it's pity.

Posted by: Northstar1 | December 28, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

To the unabashed critics of Ms Palin - the next time you see the bumper sticker that reads...A village is missing its idiot...you may want to honk twice and wave.

Posted by: Leamons
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Because she might be the one from Wasilla.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 28, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

And we can all see just how far this President's "intellectual capacity" has gotten this country, can't we?
Give me a Sarah Palin, with less intellect but with a huge amount of common sense, who can relate to what most of this country is living with, over an adjunct professor any day. Those with a slightly lower intellectual level than this President perceives himself to have can, and should, always rely on advisors who are experts in their field - instead of political appointees and "intellectuals" to fill positions for which they are in no way qualified. There is no advisor who can provide common sense to someone who does not appear to believe that such "sense" has any place in governing us.

Posted by: lou4747A | December 28, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

If Obama is so smart, why does he keep making the same mistakes over and over again ????

Posted by: Moodybloo | December 28, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

If Obama is so smart, why does he keep making the same mistakes over and over again ????

Posted by: Moodybloo | December 28, 2010 6:59 AM | Report abuse

donaldduck3 I'll only address one of your issues with the president namely the use of the teleprompter and I'll do it in the form of several questions. First how many speeches have you given? Second did you memorize them?

DD3 If you had to give as many speeches as any president or politician with great responsibility you'd use the teleprompter too. You know smart people want to make sure they say what they mean and mean what they say and a teleprompter can help in that regard. Stop this lunacy that equates using a teleprompter with a lack of intelligence because it just isn't so.

Posted by: JDYoung | December 28, 2010 3:21 AM | Report abuse

Old Katie couric thought she could take down Gov. Palin with her hatchet interview. Well, looks to me like Gov. Palin has had more success since then that spunky Katie. She has to take a big pay cut,just to stay on the air. I think she is the one paying. and dear old oprah thought she was so smart by not interviewing Gov, Palin during the election, even thought her audience was begging her to. Well who's going off the air real soon because her tv show ratings tanked. Yep, Oprah. who's having the most success? Gov. Palin.
Letterman tried to take her on too, but failed miserably. He had to apologize. So i can't wait to see obummer take on Gov. Palin. The whiner in chief thinks he can look manly next to her. Yeah, right!1

Posted by: justified2 | December 28, 2010 2:35 AM | Report abuse

To the unabashed critics of Ms Palin - the next time you see the bumper sticker that reads...A village is missing its idiot...you may want to honk twice and wave.

Posted by: Leamons | December 28, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is an idiot. And while many people concentrate on her running against Obama (if she has the guts) I personally look forward to the GOP Primaries where a pool of far more experienced and FAR smarter politicians will tear her apart. I can guarantee you that they will take off the gloves and show her up to be the idiot that she really is. Of course, sadly, I think she will chicken out of running. She is a proven quitter but in this case it actually is the smartest thing she could do. The fun part will be when you RepubliKlans will not know what to do when people like Huckabee, Romney, Gingrich, etc hold her to task and use all the stupid things she has done and said against her. But alas that is a fantasy, because as I said before she is a gutless and a quitter.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 28, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

I'm astounded at the preceding posts that there are folks who still support Barack Obonehead. He's an economic, illiterate wrecking ball, and that if he were "trying" to destroy America, couldn't be doing a better job. He's a purveyor of wrong-headed economic pipe dreams, with the skids greased by a compliant/malleable press, resulting in an America being held-back unnecessarily, all for the sake of bull-headed, leftist ideological incompetency...

Posted by: curthaury

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Well we tried a Moronic GOP President in Bush and look were that got us. The problem with your perception is that you blame Obama for an economy that was ravaged and brought to the brink by Bush and the GOP. And they did not even realize it. I remember McCain saying the economy was fine in the morning and in crisis in the afternoon. All the while Obama and many Democrats had been warning us of the disaster to come. And of course the GOP wanted to stand on the sidelines and let our economy go into a full on depression arguing against TARP Which kind of goes to show how stupid the GOP is when it comes to the economy. I can commend Bush on anything would be that he too realized the deep hole we were in and created TARP and the initial bailouts, counter to what the GOP morons in Congress wanted to do.

And then the GOP morons, while complaining about unemployment wanted to have 2 of the 3 main auto companies fold and add a couple of million more to unemployment..

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 28, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here? There is nothing false about this statement. This is trying to cause uproar among the masses to take their eyes off what is going on on major issues important to every american. This does not put housing, clothing, jobs or food on people's table. Please, stay on point

Posted by: danthony930 | December 28, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Intelligence won't save the USA, reliance on sound principles will do it !!!

Now WATCH THIS !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfV_npBrGc

Posted by: MICHAELANTONIO | December 28, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Intelligence won't save the USA, reliance on sound principles will do it !!!

Now WATCH THIS !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfV_npBrGc

Posted by: MICHAELANTONIO | December 28, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Intelligence won't save the USA, reliance on sound principles will do it !!!

Now WATCH THIS !!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfV_npBrGc

Posted by: MICHAELANTONIO | December 28, 2010 12:24 AM | Report abuse

"He's [Obama's] directing America toward the wrong goals and somewhere in the deep recesses of your subliminal unconsciousness, you know I'm correct. It's okay, just think about it, you know you're wrong, it's---OKAY..."
Posted by: curthaury

You sound so much like Palin and her ilk. You cannot be wrong. You know best. You believe those who disagree are doing so because of some blind faith. Yet you cannot support your positions.

Let me spell it out for you in terms you might be able to understand... Bush started with a peaceful nation and a surplus left him by a democrat. Shortly afterward we were attacked and Bush wanted to attack the wrong country, Iraq. After Afghanistan became the obvious target, he went and attacked Iraq anyway, drawing troops away from Afghanistan and letting Osama run free. He borrowed trillions of dollars on his war of choice. All the while the republican controlled congress did little and went on their own spending binge. Democrats who complained were called traitors. And then, like 911, Bush was blindsided by the financial bubble caused by republican dogma of not enforcing financial regulations. And when Obama's plans turn things around 180 degrees you complain. Just how much do you hate America?

And then people like you and Palin come out and say Obama has the wrong goals. Just what in God's name are the right goals? War, attacking the wrong countries, borrowing trillions for war while giving the top 2% tax cuts? Allowing those who are given people's money in trust not to be regulated?

Sorry curt, your goals could not be any more wrong, wrong as the day is long, and there is no subliminal part of me disagreeing, just a large part of me frothing at those who need their daily indoctrination by Rush and Palin to think the way you robots do.

I suggest you shut off your TV and radio for a week and try going without your conservative fix for a month, then you might begin to think like a human again.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 27, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The poor thing is just an intellectual bottom-feeder alongside the Three Stooges of FALSE News.

Posted by: analyst72 | December 27, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

???Who said she was?????

Posted by: smoothoperator | December 27, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

???Who said she was?????

Posted by: smoothoperator | December 27, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Mazerie, don't let my screenname mislead you ... I am a degreed electrical engineer, (magna cum laude), with almost 28 years of experience designing electronic energy-conversion products (including those for alternative-energy applications).

However, my experience in practice has taught me that knowledge is not limited to those with degrees. There have been many times where those who build the products I have designed have educated me, in matters both technical and practical, that my education never covered ... even though they do not have the education in theory that I possess.

Like I said earlier, many of your Best and Brightest, including this President in his days as a Senator, advocated and implemented policies ... then others who possessed similar curriculum vitae built upon those policies in the private sector ... and, to coin a phrase, "put the car into the ditch", all the while blaming it on the "dumb" guy on whose watch employment, per-capita income, and government revenues all grew (we were even headed back towards budget balance back then!) - even after the tech-bubble burst and 9/11 shocked this nation.

So much for the inevitable superiority of high-powered education.

As I said earlier, their shortfall was the assumption that only they could solve our problems FOR us ... that the rest of us were incapable of doing better ourselves, because we lacked their education/expertise ... instead of realizing that what this nation needs more than them in charge, is 300 million problem-solvers who intimately perceive the INDIVIDUAL problems better than detached experts ever could, with the authority and resources to act as free agents to solve these INDIVIDUAL problems.

The experts do have an advisory role to play ... but the decision-making authority and the resources MUST remain in the hands of those closest to the problems, if they are to be effectively and efficiently solved. Government must be limited to the one-size-fits-all problems that it is suited to dealing with, such as defense and infrastructure ... not so-called "social justice".

While I might be wrong, you seem to be EXACTLY what I described earlier ... someone whose personal worth is so based upon their educational achievements, that they cannot countenance that there are limits to what education can do to solve the problems of others ... and that often the best answers come from those who have lived through the problems, instead of reading about them in textbooks.

The reason that Ms. Palin, Mr. Limbaugh, and others you hold in disdain have the sustained following they do, is because they give public voice to conclusions that MILLIONS HAVE ALREADY REACHED, THROUGH LOGIC AND REASON, FOR THEMSELVES ... not because they are some sort of Pied Pipers leading the mindless.

Get off your high horse. You and your fellow-travelers in the conventional wisdom of the last century do not have a monopoly on the right answers ... in the light of history, far from it.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 27, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Your point is correct. But BO is still a politician and these people are still the most despicable lifeforms on the planet. We do not need them. TFL, Ken

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 27, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, I meant "EJIKATED"!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

How very sad that there is so much envy and ignorance of the accomplishments of our President Obama, MOSTLY by people who have OBVIOUSLY been too LAZY to go to college themselves. This fact is EASILY discerned by the narrowness of thought and by parroting the rhetoric from FOX. INTELLIGENT edicated people have turned off FOX long ago. Their lies are written up all over the internet, but these few still feel so comfortable in their repetitve ignorance, they never research anywhere for the facts. Why should they?? They know all the Fox Facts already, the ones they want the gullibles to believe.

What a sad waste of our tax dollars to send these people even to gradeschool because they never even bothered to learn how to use their own brains for THINKING!! The choose to let someone else, like Fox, think FOR them and tell them what they are supposed to parrot because they have succumbed to their own laziness!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

curthaury.....

Maybe you are not at the same intellectual stage as Palin. I am talking about academic edu. here.....

Posted by: lkasina | December 27, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Okay lefties---

I'm gonna wrap this-up. I got your attention and undoubtedly something for you to sleep-on tonight. Think about it, you know you're wrong. You know OBONEHEAD isn't what he's made out to be, he's a fraudulent hoax. He's directing America toward the wrong goals and somewhere in the deep recesses of your subliminal unconsciousness, you know I'm correct. It's okay, just think about it, you know you're wrong, it's---OKAY...

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

curthaury.....

Maybe you are not at the same intellectual stage as Palin. I am talking about academic edu. here.....

Posted by: lkasina | December 27, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

"Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin 'can't stand on the intellectual stage' with President Obama." That's probably the understatement of the century. Sarah Palin is such an intellectual cripple that she couldn't successfully debate a normal fifth-grade child. And, her family defines the word "dysfunctional", when used to describe a family. Palin claims to be a "family values" based person, but I would disown my family, if it was anything like her family. I feel sorry for her children such as Bristol, who was forced to go through the problems and embarrassment of an unplanned pregnancy on the national stage simply because her mother was too dumb to recognize that John McCain was using her in an effort to remedy his own political problems. Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth, she reaffirms for the American people the depth of her pervasive ignorance. As for those who say that we liberals are afraid to have Palin run against President Obama in 2012, wake up you're dreaming. And, your dream will turn into a nightmare should it come true. I hope and pray every day that Palin is the Republican nominee for President in 2012 because it will take very little effort to re-elect President Obama under that scenario.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | December 27, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

"Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin 'can't stand on the intellectual stage' with President Obama." That's probably the understatement of the century. Sarah Palin is such an intellectual cripple that she couldn't successfully debate a normal fifth-grade child. And, her family defines the word "dysfunctional", when used to describe a family. Palin claims to be a "family values" based person, but I would disown my family, if it was anything like her family. I feel sorry for her children such as Bristol, who was forced to go through the problems and embarrassment of an unplanned pregnancy on the national stage simply because her mother was too dumb to recognize that John McCain was using her in an effort to remedy his own political problems. Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth, she reaffirms for the American people the depth of her pervasive ignorance. As for those who say that we liberals are afraid to have Palin run against President Obama in 2012, wake up you're dreaming. And, your dream will turn into a nightmare should it come true. I hope and pray every day that Palin is the Republican nominee for President in 2012 because it will take very little effort to re-elect President Obama under that scenario.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | December 27, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

This goes, of course, with the leftist idea of the country being ruled by enlightened thinkers, who are obviously head and shoulders above the common folk. The biggest canard produced by the left is the idea that if you don't agree with them, you must be dumb. And obviously unqualified.

The fact that Obama had absolutely no experience in being an executive is something that we continue to pay for each and every day. Palin, whatever one might think of her, ran a state as a chief executive. That is real-world experience.

This visceral hatred of Palin that I observe from the leftists on here must mean something. No one is hated as much as she today. Why would that be? You guys say more about yourself than you do about Palin.

"Being smart" isn't one of the primary characteristics of being a successful president. Our "smartest" presidents have been train wrecks. Remember Jimmah Carter?

Jack Chaffin MD
Boise, ID

Posted by: oscar777 | December 27, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Obonehead is an unmitigated disaster and it doesn't require a college entrance exam to discern that. It sure is obvious there are some who vote early and often posting here, those who must require the "jaws of life" to extract their heads from a nether region...

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm astounded at the preceding posts that there are folks who still support Barack Obonehead. He's an economic, illiterate wrecking ball, and that if he were "trying" to destroy America, couldn't be doing a better job. He's a purveyor of wrong-headed economic pipe dreams, with the skids greased by a compliant/malleable press, resulting in an America being held-back unnecessarily, all for the sake of bull-headed, leftist ideological incompetency...

Posted by: curthaury

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Well we tried a Moronic GOP President in Bush and look were that got us. The problem with your perception is that you blame Obama for an economy that was ravaged and brought to the brink by Bush and the GOP. And they did not even realize it. I remember McCain saying the economy was fine in the morning and in crisis in the afternoon. All the while Obama and many Democrats had been warning us of the disaster to come. And of course the GOP wanted to stand on the sidelines and let our economy go into a full on depression arguing against TARP Which kind of goes to show how stupid the GOP is when it comes to the economy. I can commend Bush on anything would be that he too realized the deep hole we were in and created TARP and the initial bailouts, counter to what the GOP morons in Congress wanted to do.

And then the GOP morons, while complaining about unemployment wanted to have 2 of the 3 main auto companies fold and add a couple of million more to unemployment..

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

curthaury...

Sarah Palin simply needs to GO-BACK to school. She still has plenty time to upgrade her education to a higher level, before the year 2012. She can even do it ON-LINE. Fact2: Jhon McCain was not at the same "itellectual stage" as Obama. So he lost the election. Palin needs to learn that lesson from her old-freind McCain. To beat Obama, one needs to Intellectually superior than him.

Posted by: lkasina | December 27, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

It is certainly not difficult to pick out the bloggers who don't pay attention or know what's going on in politics. Actually, they're SO behind the times, I doubt that they even watch FOX or read the tabloids!

And, just think!! These people are actually allowed to VOTE! It's like sending a kindergartner to take their ACT ! Course, it's VERY obvious none of them would know what the ACT is, anyway!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Debate, DEBATE!!!

Obonehead isn't capable of debate. He's overflowing with his version of erudition that amounts to little more than incomprehensible gibberish. Ever listen to his 10 minute answers to mostly yes/no questions, he's not able to avoid misdirection away from his inadequacies. He's a HOAX!!!

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who gets knocked up when she's in her 20's and not married, doesn't even learn enough FROM that to teach her OWN daughter to have a little self control, so SHE has to go thru the SAME pain and embarrassment because Sarah's such a great "mother??", has no COMMON sense OR any REAL sense or intellect!

Sarah belongs in a brothel; she's nothing but an empty-headed piece of decorated trailer trash.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Of course she is not on the same intellectual level as President Obama. She wouldn't even get through one debate with him, and he is so gracious and such a gentleman towards her. Of course he doesn't think about her, he is running the country, she is no threat she wouldn't have even have lasted on the Gong Show, remember that. I do have to admit it would be hilarious to have her run and be in a debate, maybe it will happen, I will definitely save the tape to hand down to my great grandchildren.

Posted by: audrey2010 | December 27, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm astounded at the preceding posts that there are folks who still support Barack Obonehead. He's an economic, illiterate wrecking ball, and that if he were "trying" to destroy America, couldn't be doing a better job. He's a purveyor of wrong-headed economic pipe dreams, with the skids greased by a compliant/malleable press, resulting in an America being held-back unnecessarily, all for the sake of bull-headed, leftist ideological incompetency...

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000

I see that you attempted to counter absolutely nothing that i said about the chicago machine marxist, and instead called me stupid. How "progressive" of you...

You do realize that it's going to take more then a few blind follwers such as yourself in 2012 to get obummer back in the white house, don't you?

His army of hand-out seeking socialists have already disbanded because they didn't get the new homes and cars they thought they were getting when they voted for him.

The roar of the crowd has faded and the thrill is gone from chrissy mathews' leg. All the remains is high unemployment and very high disapproval #'s.

Posted by: drw232p

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No it is simply your posts are too stupid to deserve a response. Learn what a Marxist is then come back.

I guess we will see in 2012, until then I hope you keep on posting and that the GOP nominates Sarah Palin who, for some reason really appeals to political morons (I guess being one herself). And we will simply see... Until then, unless I want to amuse myself at your expense I will simply avoid those who seem hopelessly stupid.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000

I see that you attempted to counter absolutely nothing that i said about the chicago machine marxist, and instead called me stupid. How "progressive" of you...

You do realize that it's going to take more then a few blind follwers such as yourself in 2012 to get obummer back in the white house, don't you?

His army of hand-out seeking socialists have already disbanded because they didn't get the new homes and cars they thought they were getting when they voted for him.

The roar of the crowd has faded and the thrill is gone from chrissy mathews' leg. All the remains is high unemployment and very high disapproval #'s.

Posted by: drw232p

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No it is simply your posts are too stupid to deserve a response. Learn what a Marxist is then come back.

I guess we will see in 2012, until then I hope you keep on posting and that the GOP nominates Sarah Palin who, for some reason really appeals to political morons (I guess being one herself). And we will simply see... Until then, unless I want to amuse myself at your expense I will simply avoid those who seem hopelessly stupid.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Jauan Williams, and the other libs posting on this article, are really, really, REALLY terrified of Sarah Palin. If the President is so superior to her, why must he be kept on the teleprompter most of the time? Why so few press conferences? WHY-OH-WHY NOT ONE WORD OF ANYTHING HE WROTE OR SPOKE WHILE ATTENDING HIS UNIVERSITIES OR AS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW???? Now I am not going to resort to name calling as all of you "free speech" libs always do,but it sure does seem as though you people are whistling past the grave yard regarding his intellect. If you watch him speak without his teleprompter, he pauses frequently with his eloquent "ahhh"s and "ummm"s so that he can recall the appropriate talking point to use. When he doesn't pause, then we get such gems as "57 states", the "corpes-men", etc.
Yeah, he is quite the intellectual superior!!!!

Posted by: donaldduck3 | December 27, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

lkasina---

There's an intangible not accessible to liberals: Common sense!!! Something Obonehead has no concept of...

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The fact is clear. Barack Obama has a JD.degree. Sarah Palin, a BA. degree in journalism. So these two competitors are not intellectully at the same level. Obama has a higher education level than Palin. End of the story.

Posted by: lkasina | December 27, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Palin says "everything" when asked the condescending question "what do you read" by the limousine liberal, and is immediately branded a fool by the obamamania media.

Meanwhile, Biden tells couric during HIS interview "to be VP one must no what he is talking about- in 1929 roosevelt went on television to calm the country down" and it gets completely ignored by the leftist media.

Sure joe, naming the wrong president and then claiming that the same president appeared on a mythical TV set that had not yet been invented was a great answer! Of course the media covered up for him and attacked Palin relentlessly.

Biden also said "you must have an indian accent to go into a 7/11"

"jobs is 3 letter word"

He also got caught plagerizing twice, once in college and once in the eighties.

At the VP debate, he said 14 things that were completely bogus as well, but facts simply don't matter in liberal land...


Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I was watching FNS when Williams said what he did and I was screaming at my TV. Juan Williams believes what a lot of brain dead sycophants hold dear, that their leftist hero is a irreproachable genius, who came job ready, with absolutely no executive experience in anything, as much as even administering to an ant farm.

Obama and his coterie of supporters I contend, somehow are of the thinking he is responsible for America's greatness, not so. America was great long before Obonehead came on the scene and will continue to be after he's been defeated...

Oh, by-the-way--- Sarah Palin is light years more experienced than a leftist, community organizer from the south side of Chicago, who would be better suited pacing a crack house porch, yelling incoherently at passing cars!!!

Posted by: curthaury | December 27, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Palin devotees are idiots with the memory retention of a goldfish. Can you NOT remember the dumb as a box of rocks interviews she gave as a vice presidential candidate? Can you not remember that she thinks there's a word "refudiate"? I mean please. You talk about her as if her speeches are scintillating and intelligent. they're neither. She uses the words patriot, god fearing, throws jesus in there a few times and you morons are hooked. And to the idiot who posted that presidents write most of their speeches, that shows how dimwitted you are. Speeches are hardly ever written by politicians. They may be looked over for possible changes, but they AREN'T WRITTEN BY THEM. Palin doesn't even write her own books for god's sake. Palin is a slick, street-wise huckster, rather like a political televangelist who has the way to separate the stupid from their cash. And god knows, judging from the comments in her favor on here, there are a lot of morons in this country. Thankfully, Democrats and Independents (and 40 percent of Republicans) KNOW she's a train wreck. As Barbara Bush said, nice woman who lives in alaska AND SHOULD STAY THERE.

Posted by: philly2 | December 27, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000,

We get it already. Every post needs an Obama defender/protector and this one's yours.

Posted by: RIChris | December 27, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000

I see that you attempted to counter absolutely nothing that i said about the chicago machine marxist, and instead called me stupid. How "progressive" of you...

You do realize that it's going to take more then a few blind follwers such as yourself in 2012 to get obummer back in the white house, don't you?

His army of hand-out seeking socialists have already disbanded because they didn't get the new homes and cars they thought they were getting when they voted for him.

The roar of the crowd has faded and the thrill is gone from chrissy mathews' leg. All the remains is high unemployment and very high disapproval #'s.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Actually, President Obama did extremely well speaking on his own during the last several news conferences, actually speaking TO the ones who were asking the questions. Compare that to the whining, lying, tricked-up, cowardly, truck stop cutie from Wasilla, who stared at her script at the camera, capturing her "Love" for the Alaska she left in scaNDALOUS RUIN. by all means: SARAH FOR PRESIDENT!!! Save us all for anyone that has any idea on how to save our country! Damn those Left-wing Elitists that have the audacity (that means: nerve for my Tea Bagger friends) to think that experience, intellect, and integrity have any say in the good of our nation. GO BIRTHERS!!!!

Posted by: slothostpaul | December 27, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=obama+breathalyzer&aq=1


rcc_2000

This is my favorite obummer moment without his beloved teleprompter (there are hundreds more but this is my favorite).

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Juan that she is not Obama's intellectual equal and I cannot, will not vote for her if she decides to run for president. That said, She and Obama do share one very important thing; that is, neither of them has the qualifications or competency to hold that office.

Posted by: Lilycat11 | December 27, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Please forgive me for saying, but Americans continue to confuse me! In a country where the divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow - and the republican government created foreign policies and made decisions too sink the country (and much of the world) into a recession - you still argue and back-talk about the most benign stories, take pot-shots at the intellectual integrity of politicians who are vying for control, and attempt to belittle current administration.
I think Sarah Palin would easily stand toe-to-toe with Obama. She's got charisma, and talent - and her team would undoubtedly prepare her for all possibilities. Obama is the same. In fact - I doubt any of the current politicians would do well without their teams of preparation specialists and speech writers.

I hope your country wakes up soon - and get more people actively involved in your political process. America is a great country - and their resources and people make it a wonderful place. But the growing complacency is causing both an intellectual and financial rift between the people of your country.

Posted by: shizzleca | December 27, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is like an autistic child who can read well. If he doesn't have a teleprompter to tell him what to say... Has anyone ever heard him say, without a teleprompter, anything really intellectual? Again no.

Posted by: adroitass

Here you go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-jasxb7NY No teleprompter, answering impromptu question from GOP Congressmen on a multitude of subject and making them look stupid while he was at it... Of course how hard can that be?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Now that is what doesn't fit together. Obummer and athletic supporter. For one, he is not athletic. Most obvious though is that he doesn't need one. We the people don't believe he has anything to protect.
That is the best yet from a lib.

Posted by: justified2

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Is this what passes for witty at the trailer park?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000

I don't think obummer is a kenyan, i think he's a chicago machine marxist.
He happily sat in a racist/marxist church for 20 years, then once he was caught he had the audacity to lecture Americans about race relations after lying about his knowledge of Rev Racist's comments.

He said in his book Dreams From My Deadbeat Father that "in college i sought out the black students and marxist professors". How progressive of him...

Barry had his political coming out party in the marxist/unrepentent terrorist bill ayers' living room and he was striking backroom deals with his chicago machine slumlord (now convicted felon) pal tony rezko while climbing the ladder in the "pay to play" machine.

He is a puppet of the unions and george soros, and it's certainly refreshing to see that people like yourself are still waiting for him to heal the wounds of the world.
Tell me, is that HOPE bumper sticker on your car?

Posted by: drw232p

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LOL! Thanks! I love it when Palinistas go out of their way to sound stupid (I know it comes naturally to you). Thanks again, please continue!

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is an intellectual FLEA. She is sly and conniving and certainly knows how to market herself and her children for the almighty DOLLAR, now, doesn't she? She's also great at finessing her audiences but, THAT is as far as her Executive ability goes. She couldn't hack it as Governor of Alaska (because she "couldn't AFFORD it"!) poor dear. Ah, yes, she's raking in the money now, BUT, folks are getting wise to her Scam. Notice how her book sales have fallen? Well, you CAN fool some of the people ALL the time...can't you? You betcha!

Posted by: billnbillieskid | December 27, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Now that is what doesn't fit together. Obummer and athletic supporter. For one, he is not athletic. Most obvious though is that he doesn't need one. We the people don't believe he has anything to protect.
That is the best yet from a lib.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Somebody hand me my teleprompter and hide all my college records! I know how not to look threatening to white people and I can say "ask" not "axk" everyone will think I am so smart....
Then I will put the politiniks in place to destroy America the Free by proxy and Czarist Federal policies!
Just Juan trying to get back on at NPR!
SHowing he is still a good guy and can tow the line! You go Juan!
Maybe Juan thinks Obama is smarter because he is a MAN or maybe because Obama is black.
Or maybe both, it certainly can not be form watching or listening to them.. seriously, Obama is an intellectual nit, gnat, twit. Wait let me find my teleprompter.

Posted by: irishalaman | December 27, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

rcc_2000

I don't think obummer is a kenyan, i think he's a chicago machine marxist.
He happily sat in a racist/marxist church for 20 years, then once he was caught he had the audacity to lecture Americans about race relations after lying about his knowledge of Rev Racist's comments.

He said in his book Dreams From My Deadbeat Father that "in college i sought out the black students and marxist professors". How progressive of him...

Barry had his political coming out party in the marxist/unrepentent terrorist bill ayers' living room and he was striking backroom deals with his chicago machine slumlord (now convicted felon) pal tony rezko while climbing the ladder in the "pay to play" machine.

He is a puppet of the unions and george soros, and it's certainly refreshing to see that people like yourself are still waiting for him to heal the wounds of the world.
Tell me, is that HOPE bumper sticker on your car?

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is like an autistic child who can read well. If he doesn't have a teleprompter to tell him what to say, he is completely lost. To say Sarah Palin doesn't belong on the same intellectual stage as Barack Obam is as close to a racist statement as I have ever heard Juan Williams make. Barack Obama is nothing more than George Soros' ventriloquist dummy. Has anyone ever seen anything intellectual about Obama? No. Has anyone ever heard him say, without a teleprompter, anything really intellectual? Again no. Since Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright wrote his books for him, can anyone find anything he has ever written himself? Again no. He is the only editor of the Harvard Law Revue to have never submitted a paper for publication. We have yet to see any of his college records, or even who paid for is college education. The only reason Obama won the presidency is he outspent McCain by almost $500 million after agreeing to accept public funding which would have limited him to total spending of $125 million. That was the agreement he made with McCain and then renegged on after McCain had already accepted public funding. OBama is no intellectual giant, only a cheat and a liar. My dumbest cat looks like Einstein compared to Obama.

Posted by: adroitass | December 27, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

billnbillieskid

Palin outdebated a 35 year sitting senator for 90 minutes when she was just a 2 year governor, in front of 70 million people (and that was with the worthless mccain people prepping her).
She will have the chicago machine marxist stuttering his infamous "uuhh uuuhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an empty suit chicago machine marxist, but thanks to his band of merry obamabots swallowing up all his teleprompter enduced speeches, his approval rating is still hovering in the low 40's.
Without a complicit leftwing media and an ignorant electorate, barry never would have made it through the primaries in 08.

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Posted by: drw232p
You forgot to add he is a Kenyan, Muslim plant of terrorist who paid for his education. Thank god there are intelligent people like you and Sarah Palin to point these things out. (BTW the approval rating is more like 49% overall approving 51% disapproving.

Keep posting drw232p and help keep America stupid!

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Palin is 10 times smarter then the empty suit chicago machine marxist, but thanks to his band of merry obamabots swallowing up all his teleprompter induced speeches, his approval rating is still hovering in the low 40's.
Without a complicit leftwing media and an ignorant electorate, barry never would have made it through the primaries in 08 given his shady background and even shadier "associations".
Obummer will go down in history as the man that saved jimmah carta from being dubbed the worst president of all time. Real change is coming in 2012 liberals...

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The truth has always hurt and haunted Palin.

Posted by: csfoster2000 | December 27, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I agree.Palin has more inherent common sense than the Harvard-educated Obama.It is alarming how some mis-guided souls think that only an intellectual elite can govern America.That is a dangerous,anti-democratic notion.Frankly speaking, the Ivy League has not shown much wisdom or great sense in Presidential governing particularly in the last 20 years.The Bushes,Clinton and Obama have shown not a great deal of foresight on a wide range of issues...All of them have forgotten The Constitution and the values that made America great.Palin(or someone just like her)is what is desperately needed....

Posted by: Robo14 | December 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an empty suit chicago machine marxist, but thanks to his band of merry obamabots swallowing up all his teleprompter enduced speeches, his approval rating is still hovering in the low 40's.
Without a complicit leftwing media and an ignorant electorate, barry never would have made it through the primaries in 08.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I agree.Palin has more inherent common sense than the Harvard-educated Obama.It is alarming how some mis-guided souls think that only an intellectual elite can govern America.That is a dangerous,anti-democratic notion.Frankly speaking, the Ivy League has not shown much wisdom or great sense in Presidential governing particularly in the last 20 years.The Bushes,Clinton and Obama have shown not a great deal of foresight on a wide range of issues...All of them have forgotten The Constitution and the values that made America great.Palin(or someone just like her)is what is desperately needed....

Posted by: Robo14 | December 27, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Really,Juan? Sarah Palin's "stage" only includes Pitbulls and "Mama Grizzlies". She couldn't hold President Obama's athletic supporter with any competence! WHEN will the fascination with this MOPE be over and done with? She has had her 15 minutes of infamy, it's time she was booted from the Public's view. FYI: a Mope is a person who would expose themselves to a blind man on a public Highway.

Posted by: billnbillieskid | December 27, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

To: rcc_2000

HCR ... looking more and more like a disaster every day.

DADT ... it isn't a done deal yet, it must past muster by the Pentagon. And if it works, it will work only to the degree that gay activists do not try to use it as a platform upon which to continue their efforts to impose their morality upon us all. They do that, it will negatively impact the military.

Stimulus II, aka Extending Tax Cuts ... Mr. Obama is late to the game, and was dragged kicking and screaming into it as the shattering of another (foolish) campaign promise was heard. I thought that extending the Bush tax cuts was immoral and unacceptable to Progressives ... just like Gitmo, and Iraq? LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE ONLY SUCCESSES IN THIS ADMINISTRATION, ARE THE RESULT OF EMULATING THE POLICIES OF THE VERY PRESIDENT MANY OF THEM CONDEMNED AS "IGNORANT"!

Energy ... using the force of government without regard to the laws of physics and economics to push a few politically-correct "green" technologies over all other alternatives will actually set back efforts for energy independence and environmental protection, by wasting economic resources and possibly damaging the economy further.

Understand that, when government picks a technology to support, that technology takes on the gravity of a black hole when it comes to investment and funding, sucking resources away from R&D for even potentially better alternatives.

Also keep in mind that, when people begin to wonder where their next meal is coming from, they are more likely to fillet Willy than free him.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter
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Well I disagree with you on your analysis but agree these are good points to disagree on. That was my point. Why do so many Palinistas insist on talking about beer summits, Marxist/socialist name calling and other stupid stuff instead of arguing the issues. I do not mind that you have your opinion if it is well thought out. I call Palinistas morons, idiots, etc., only when they insist on acting as such.

In fact I doubt HCR would have past if the GOP had concentrated on the issues and ramifications instead of making it about "socialism" and encouraging the stupid/bigoted segment of the GOP (which speaks volumes on how smart they actually think their own constituents are).

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Juan Williams spoke facts which are true. Palin's feelings are hurt by the truth so grow up and come out of denial. Palin knows she cannot stand up against president Obama in his sleep let alone when he is woke. Palin is nothing more than a celebrity brought to us by the no maverick McCain. Palin needs to be taking remedial college course with empasises on political science, geography, writing, etc. Palin is a legend in her own mind. This is why Todd the dude was upset when Joe Miller (the loser in Alaska) would not say Palin is ready to be president. Alaska knows first hand that she is a quitter and Lawrence McDonnell (no relates to the witch) always precedes his comments with never being president Palin. Again folks Palin and her family are all entitled to their opinion just NOT the facts. Palin only ally on FIX News is the hypocrit Hannity and he has no integrity night after night that is her fan base. Even O'Reilly, Gingrich and Greta know this woman has no qualifications for our congressional positions and certainly not to run our country into the ground; this would make us a third world place if we allow ths no nothing woman in our White House.

Posted by: netstoy | December 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"drw232p wrote: Palin rose to power fighting corruption"?

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REALLY?? I thought Palin "rose" to running as the Vice Presidential candidate (a position she didn't even COMPREHEND) with McCain, a guy who got shot down and became a POW because he disobeyed orders. There was no "power" in any of that. She got chosen by McCain, no doubt because the known womanizer had fantasies about her.

Where's all the "power fighting crimes" that you speak of. The ONLY "CRIMES" Palin ever fought were the charges levied against HERSELF!!

WOW!! You should write a novel of your own; you're GOOD at fairy tales, storytelling, and exaggeration! or, maybe you could get a job at FOX??

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Juan Williams spoke facts which are true. Palin's feelings are hurt by the truth so grow up and come out of denial. Palin knows she cannot stand up against president Obama in his sleep let alone when he is woke. Palin is nothing more than a celebrity brought to us by the no maverick McCain. Palin needs to be taking remedial college course with empasises on political science, geography, writing, etc. Palin is a legend in her own mind. This is why Todd the dude was upset when Joe Miller (the loser in Alaska) would not say Palin is ready to be president. Alaska knows first hand that she is a quitter and Lawrence McDonnell (no relates to the witch) always precedes his comments with never being president Palin. Again folks Palin and her family are all entitled to their opinion just NOT the facts. Palin only ally on FIX News is the hypocrit Hannity and he has no integrity night after night that is her fan base. Even O'Reilly, Gingrich and Greta know this woman has no qualifications for our congressional positions and certainly not to run our country into the ground; this would make us a third world place if we allow ths no nothing woman in our White House.

Posted by: netstoy | December 27, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I suppose Juan Williams is feeding into the media frenzy regarding Palin: she is an imbecile and an idiot. In my opinion she is not. She may not have attended Harvard or Yale, but in many ways she is smarter than Obama ever will be. She speaks the truth from her heart, not mincing her words, and that is one reason why she is so popular with millions of Americans. When I look at Obama with his arrogant smirks, with utter contempt for those he considers inferior to his "superior" intellect, I just wonder who is the smart one here. Obama is a reclusive, an enigma, unable and/or unwilling to truly reach out to the American people. Slogans and platitudes read from a teleprompter will not get him very far next time around. Show some heart, man, or go away!

Posted by: Tommypie | December 27, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama thinks there's 57 states. Can't pronounce corpsman. Can't spell Syracuse (Sycacuse). Appoints a Secretary of State that thinks little girls with flowers were actually showering her with machine gun fire in Bosnia. Thinks sneaking in his death panels over Christmas won’t get noticed and Sarah's the dumb one.

Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

Here’s a verse

Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess
For 234 years this country’s been God’s blessing.
Now he’s following Cloward and Piven’s to bankrupt the country I’m guessing
If Obamacare gives Grandma and Grandpa a scare
Think how when their rationed and die earlier we’ll save on healthcare

Hey guys if you fought at Iwo or the Chosen
when they stop giving your wife her meds and her last breath comes over her face
you’ll find comfort knowing Nancy’d gladly take her place.

Posted by: JoeAstroturf | December 27, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Since when is "intelligence" a qualification for the presidency? What, if any, is the correlation between a high IQ and being an effective president or a good leader for America? Values are far more important than a high IQ. In that department, Obama can't stand on the same stage with Palin. Obama, for all his vaunted "intelligence" is a leftist, anti-American fool. He is an ignoramus when it comes to Islam. In fact, he is worse than an ignoramus. He thinks he understands Islam. Yet, he bows to the king of Saudi Arabia, fails to take action against the Islamic Republic of Iran which is about to get nuclear weapons. Obama brings Islamic supremacists and supporters of Shariah law into the highest reaches of his his administration. He prohibits government officials from using language which in any way links Islam to violence -- despite the barrage of daily evidence to the contrary. This is "intelligent"??? Palin understands the Islam question and American values far better than Obama ever will.

Posted by: Montedoro | December 27, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I will be gone for my walk in the winter wonderland. This blog has deteriorated anyway to childish drivel. Intelligent people in this country and the world have been paying attention, and they DO grasp the quality in our President Obama, giving him due respect and honor.

On a different plane, there are not too many people, educated and uneducated alike, who haven't figured out Sarah Palin's low intellect, greed, starvation for attention, and wishy washy "principles?", depending on WHICH opinion pays the best or might harvest the most lucrative results! Sarah is an obvious open book for the Kindergartners! She definitely want her nickel for every dance!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

We, as Americans, once had intelligence to spare. We now rank no higher than 15th in the world. It interest me that the dumber we get as a nation, the more we collectively support the least intelligent among us. It does not surprise me in the least that Palin has so many admires. We have become a nation addicted to entertainment, and she is a very good entertainer, and attractive to boot. Palin has a lot on "down home" appeal, much like the late Will Rogers, but she has almost no stay power. She will milk a situation to it's limit, making all she can off it, by throwing in a few catchy phrases to disguise her lack of intellect, and then move on as she did as Governor of Alaska. Make no mistake, Palin is in it for the buck, and I ain't talking about the four legged type. I agree she could not stand of the intellectual stage with Obama, but then Obama could never stand on the entertainment stage with Palin. I'm not even sure Obama could beat her on a one on one in round ball. I supported and voted for Obama, yet I am not at all happy with the way things are going in Washington. I feel Obama has not been as strong a President as he could have been. He has been far too tentative. I do not question his intelligence, but his backbone leaves much to be desired. Palin, in my opinion, is lacking in both. If an election were held today between Palin and Obama, I would vote Obama. I will take intelligence over entertainment any and every day of the week. It would be a sorry choice, but how long has it been since we had anything else? A very long time....

Posted by: Confido | December 27, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I checked it is true:
Obama's bicycle repair manual; Obama's principle on frictionless acceleration; Obama's laws of similar triangles; Obama's theory on residual transactions; Obama's postulate on population migration; The Obama's mind changing method; Obama's limb reattachment technique; Obama's macro economic equation; Obama's quantum disruption thesis; Obama's Russian poetry self-guide; Obama's quick connector for beer cooling system; Obama's rare turkey recipe; Obama's novel education model; Obama's architectural puzzle; Obama's energy exchange paradox. Obama's freeze resistant bananas. Obama's manual of civics, honesty and good manners. Obama's book of marriage and pet care.

Juan you are right!
The man is brilliant.

Posted by: leonreview | December 27, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Palin isn't a "threat" to anybody! What a joke. The only ones coming even CLOSE to being "threatened" by her is her own self-image from being shot down and her neglected family. You can't be an attentive mother AND be bouncing all over the country trying to fill your own voracious attention deficit needs. Then your kids end up getting all the proverbial "QUALITY TIME", and we ALL know how much "quality" there is in a tired, stressed, b!tchy "mother?"!!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Intellectually Obama is an empty suit. He has proved that over and over again. I just want to see one paper he published. I have not seen any. As for his books well...

At least Sarah Palin is true to who she is. Obama is a fake and he knows it. I do not see how intellectually savvy he is.

Juan can you tell me and give me an evidence that Sarah and Obama cannot faced out on the same intellectual stage?
Obama is a real fake that is why he is hiding so many things from the public. You know what it will one day come out, but by then it might be too late for America. The guy is a radical. Call me what you like, he has proof that he is a radical and he is indeed fundamentally transforming America.

Posted by: nojobsun | December 27, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Sunday that Sarah Palin "can't stand on the intellectual stage" with President Obama.
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Jeeper's Creeper's, give us all a break. Did this story really need to be printed?

Palin can't even stand on the intellectual stage with me, or with over half the populous in this country.

The woman is dumber than a door knob. Sometimes beauty and "no brains" just doesn't cut the cake, nor does it qualify one to be president of the United States.

Maybe, she was qualified to be Mayor of two horse town Wasilla, and a failed Governor of Alaska the "Wilderness", but NOT the President of the United States.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | December 27, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Open your eyes, "drw232p"! Palin doesn't have ANY principles at ALL, besides filling her pockets. She is the most blatant flip-flopper on the market, changing as quickly as the money comes from a different direction! She even PRETENDED to be a "Christian" because she thought it would get her some votes. But, every time she opens her mouth to cut somebody down, she loses that title repeatedly, as any REAL Christiand recognizes instantly. She's a low intellect PHONY, but she obviously fooled YOU, which is also very telling cuz she hasn't continued to be able to fool many.

I'd LOVE for the Republicans to run her. They don't HAVE anybody else, so they mgt as well. Obama would disintegrate her in the debates AND in the polls!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

There is a reason the washington establishment as a whole wants Palin nowhere near its town. She would turn the lights on in washington and the fat cat republican/limousine liberals would all scatter like the very cockroaches that they are.
She's a "commoner" who truly believes government isnt't the answer, it's the problem which makes her a threat to their very comfortable existence.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The reason Ms. Palin is often the target of those within the GOP establishment is that she refuses to submit herself to the grooming and "apprenticeship" requirements of the GOP wing of the professional/political complex.

If she succeeds at attaining high office again, that complex -- both wings, Dem and Rep -- might end up to be perceived by We the People as obsolete as the buggy whip when it comes to shaping the political process ... and the pros know it.

She is a direct threat to their meal tickets and professional reputations ... which is precisely the game-change we need if we are to return to sound governance at the Federal level.

That is why they denigrate her.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 27, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"TeaPartyPatriot", you forgot to FINISH your sentence below?? (Too much experimenting with pot, yourself?? Or, maybe "Tea"??)
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"...Absolutely ! Palin is NOT mentally impaired by extensive drug use,"...... like George Bush from his years of alcoholism and drug use during his promiscuous college days!

Everyone knows that NOBODY becomes an alcoholic and gets drunken driving convictions when they're only "experimenting"!!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

To: rcc_2000

HCR ... looking more and more like a disaster every day.

DADT ... it isn't a done deal yet, it must past muster by the Pentagon. And if it works, it will work only to the degree that gay activists do not try to use it as a platform upon which to continue their efforts to impose their morality upon us all. They do that, it will negatively impact the military.

Stimulus II, aka Extending Tax Cuts ... Mr. Obama is late to the game, and was dragged kicking and screaming into it as the shattering of another (foolish) campaign promise was heard. I thought that extending the Bush tax cuts was immoral and unacceptable to Progressives ... just like Gitmo, and Iraq? LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE ONLY SUCCESSES IN THIS ADMINISTRATION, ARE THE RESULT OF EMULATING THE POLICIES OF THE VERY PRESIDENT MANY OF THEM CONDEMNED AS "IGNORANT"!

Energy ... using the force of government without regard to the laws of physics and economics to push a few politically-correct "green" technologies over all other alternatives will actually set back efforts for energy independence and environmental protection, by wasting economic resources and possibly damaging the economy further.

Understand that, when government picks a technology to support, that technology takes on the gravity of a black hole when it comes to investment and funding, sucking resources away from R&D for even potentially better alternatives.

Also keep in mind that, when people begin to wonder where their next meal is coming from, they are more likely to fillet Willy than free him.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 27, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie

You think that the republican establishment's rejection of Palin is a bad thing? Palin rose to power fighting corruption, while Obama used it to make his mark. She puts principles before party ideology-THAT'S why they despise her.

AK's political landscape is littered with REPUBLICAN bodies because of Palin's refusal to stand for backroom deals. She cleaned out the republican/big oil circle jerk as oil and gas regulator, chairman of the energy conservation commission and gov. When McCain picked her she was held in utter contempt by both worthless political establishments, but held almost a 90% approval rating from the people she served.

Meanwhile, Obama was busy using scumbags like rev racist, bill ayers, Bernadine dorhn, Tony rezko, rashid khalidi, Louie Farrakhan, aACORN, and many others to get ahead.
The Chicago machine represents everything wrong with American politics and the fact that the democrat establishment loooves barry obama should be a red flag to anyone with a half a brain.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Moderate Democrat, "drw232p", far from a liberal, and actually, I'm worth quite a bit cuz I have just naturally always known how to save, conserve, and invest wisely! Maybe not "naturally"! I'm sure my parents taught me a LOT about handling finances. However, I worked in a "people" profession my entire life, and I got to be VERY good at assessing people and their quality. It's actually a gift! Thank you!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

ritchie_the_riveter, you are what I call an "accurate thinker"
Your comments are spot on.

Years ago, one of my mentors had me read Eric Hoffer's book "The Ordeal of Change". It included and essay called "The Intellectual and the Masses". The essay accurately describes how, throughput history, how civilizations decline as intellectuals get control. We can see that happening daily.

Palin is taking the arrows for a lot of us. The intellectuals are threatened by her willingness to do so.

Posted by: 77jj | December 27, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Just as the Sarah Palin groupies don't want to see her as the vacant-brained, opportunist she is, so they don't want to see that even the Republicans don't want anything to do with her any more. Every day, one or the other of Republicans publicly rejects her because she isn't bright enough, scholastically OR common-sense wise! If she even had ONE or the other, there might have remained a glimmer of hope, but she just doesn't have it!

She's a movie actress or she could've made a MINT in the oldest profession, as she has all the tricks! She just missed her calling.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Maerzie

And i wonder how you function on a day to day basis given that you are a worthless obamabot.
Liberalism is truly a mental disorder. However, when i think of the idiots who were dancing in the streets of chicago the night of the 08 election screaming "he gonna pay ma mortgage! he gonna pay ma bills!" it makes me appreciate their existence (for purely entertainment reasons).

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Juan williams is still defending the leftists who threw him how for daring to speak ill of the mysoginist pedophile mohommed followers. How progressive of him.
Palin will crush obummer in a presidential debate and there won't be anything that the media can do about it.
Without someone else feeding the manchurian canidate his words, he usually begins his "uuhh uuhhh"s in the first 5 minutes.

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"Several four years" in my last comment should have been "several few years".

If I was perfect, they couldn't afford me at my day job ...

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 27, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much "justified2" is making by trolling for Palin? There's another column on here today that shows how Palin's popularity with the Republican Party and the voters is fizzling out! It just took some people longer than others to figure her out. That's probably why the quality of their paid trolls has dropped so dramatically! They finally figured out that their "jig is up"!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Once again, we see conventional wisdom ... that the appearances of educational achievement are the keys to leadership ability and wise decision-making ... overriding the real thing.

I know that many of you who denigrate Ms. Palin do so because she is a threat to that conventional wisdom ... a threat to the very system of personal-worth measurement that you are highly invested in. Well, like so many mortgage holders today, you bought into a lie.

Consider that our economy was run into the ground over the several four years, by men and women on Wall Street and in DC who are prime examples of the highly-degreed, erudite Best and Brightest that you consider so worthy to lead us.

The Biggest Lie of All is to say that the ONLY way we can solve the problems we face is to have someone from this elite cadre solve the problems for us ... and therefore we should surrender more and more of our decision-making authority and resources to them to attempt to do so.

That totally overlooks the fact that most of our problems are not "a" problem, but 300 MILLION INDIVIDUAL problems that vary greatly from individual to individual ... and that there is NO way that a few leaders in DC, no matter how well-educated and erudite they are, can effectively and efficiently solve EACH AND EVERY ONE of those INDIVIDUAL problems for us.

Instead, we get what our rights-respecting, equal-protection-under-the-law, government does best ... one-size-fits-all "solutions", that lack any effective mechanism for individual recourse when they don't fit the INDIVIDUAL'S needs ... which often is the case.

Understand that compassionate intent does not matter here ... our leaders simply lack the perception -- which effectively must be omniscience -- to accurately assess individual needs and provide the proper solutions. And, the limits we wisely place on our government to protect our individual liberty preclude it from fine-tuning responses sufficiently to meet individual needs without either denying people what they truly need, or leaving the door open for waste by those who lack the ethical backbone to refrain from gaming the system.

The Best and Brightest, including this President ... and those who, like them, believe in The Biggest Lie of All above ... lack the WISDOM to see that they are misapplying the power of government, by imposing it upon areas that are better serviced by leaving the power and resources in the hands of the individual to find the solutions, or for individuals to cooperate without the coercion of government to find them together.

Ms. Palin, however, understands these limitations of government, and the RESPONSIBILITY of the individual to guide their own pursuit of happiness ... and that this responsibility should NOT be delegated to someone else, no matter how "smart" they are.

She understands the TRUTH ... her opponents understand only conventional wisdom.

That is why, compared to her, the Best and Brightest look like dim bulbs to the truly wise.

Posted by: ritchie_the_riveter | December 27, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Juan Williams: Palin not on same 'intellectual stage' as Obama

...Absolutely ! Palin is NOT mentally impaired by extensive drug use.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | December 27, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

"Nitwits nearly always say things that raise more questions than they answer."
Of course, you are talking about obummer when he said the cambridge police acted stupidly, while admitting he knew nothing about the facts. Remember his famous beer summit. He certainly raised alot of questions when this so called harvard law professor convicted someone without due process. Wow, brilliant!


Posted by: justified2

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HCR
DADT
Stimulus II
Extending Tax Cuts
Energy
... The list goes on, and all you can talk about are stupid little things like the "Beer Summit" and and labeling people socialists.

Is that all you got?

LOL! I really do hope that Sarah Palin is nominated as the GOP nominee! Maybe with Christine O'Dummy from Delaware. Or maybe Miller.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

AGAIN, the ignorance of the philosophies of the parties comes out?? WHY is it that so many can NOT "COMPREHEND" that there are conservatives, moderates, and liberals in ALL of the parties?? Is THAT so difficult to figure out?? Yet, the ignorant, INCLUDING some journalists, STILL use "liberal" as a derogatory word, as if it is a "PARTY"!! I am a MODERATE Democrat, which I found out by taking a specific test which identifies WHERE a person's "political leaning" lies. So when some "ignorant" refers to "liberals", how is anyone to know if he means a "liberal" Republican, a "liberal" Independent, a "liberal" Democrat, or WHAT??

I do believe these people MUST be highschool dropouts! Writing comprehensibly is taught in HIGHSCHOOL English classes! It is a REQUIRED course.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin can't even stay in the same room with Obama intellectually, much less share the same stage with him.

Posted by: DonJM | December 27, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Obummer 2012: Whine, Waste and Wars!!


Is Gitmo still open? He's not wise enough to know how to close it, is he?
Are there still soldiers in Iraq? Not wise enough to get them all out either?
Is Afghanistan still the good war? Not wise enough to end it either.
ARe the milliniares still getting Bush tax cuts. Wow, wise man there to keep them going.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

It's sad to see what is passing as intellectual these days. We would all serve ourselves much better if we were armed with fact vs conjecture. So what, Juan has an opinion. He gets paid for providing it. By the number of comments on this blog, he's getting the attention Fox likes for ratings.

As far as Obama vs Palin, Fox reports, comments and YOU decide! Good luck, but I hope not too many rely on luck. Not much luck or fortune with this intelligent president so far!

Posted by: kflip | December 27, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Obummer is an intellect who 'taught'.
Gov. Palin is a wise person who did.
I don't think King Solomon was a harvard law professor, yet he is the wisest person to have ever lived. YOu libs confuse education with wisdom, which just shows why you are considered as elitists. We the people would rather have a wise American than an iffy-american intellectual. please go vote for Gov. Palin in the primaries.
And if you are so smart, let's see you become governor of your state. YOu can't. You are not wise enought.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

All of a sudden "justified2" is a "WE"?? She has just authorized herself to speak for everyone else too , when she doesn't even know the facts HERSELF!! Do you think maybe she got pregnant with quintuplets??

What a HOOT!!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

"He can not speak intelligently without a prepared (by who knows) speech read from a TelePrompter."

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What will it take to put this ridiculous notion to rest? Obama stood alone, without notes, for 80+ minutes, in front of the Republican house members, and tore them to shreds in a Q&A session. If you watched anything but Fox News, you would have seen it.

We know he can write--he wrote his own books, unlike Ms. Palin, who required a ghostwriter.

Sarah Palin works a teleprompter like nobody's business, and when she doesn't have one, reads from notes on her hand. You find THAT a display of intelligence? Mind-boggling.

Posted by: lizgwiz | December 27, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

They are talking about "end of life discussions" today. Sounds like "death panels" to me. The DEMS just like to dress things up to try and fool us. Well, it won't work.

As for Sarah "quitting", how about Kathleen Sebelius "quitting". Quitting is quitting and it doesn't matter what you did next. Talk about hypocrisy. BTW, did I say the Sebelius was totally unqualified to be Sec. of anything. Talk about a dumb "grey head". Republican women are beautiful, smart and successful. Take that!

Posted by: Jackets | December 27, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

The byline in itself is a contradiction in terms.

Posted by: jsdoodlerex | December 27, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

You libs just don't get it. Americans do not want a brilliant man if his goal is to fundamentally transform this great country into a socialist country. He could be the smartest man since King Soloman, but we don't want him as our president anymore. We are not here to argue his "intellect" We are here to expose his socialist agenda. We know you like him because you too are socialist. But America is not a socialist country, nor should it be. We don't want him to make it one. I don't care how much smarter he is than Gov. Palin. She's smart enough. MOre importantly, she is wise, and yes....She is wiser than Obummer.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Umm, who was it that got mixed up on the number of states in the U.S? I believe that was Obama. Obama talks pretty especially when he has his teleprompter but he really isn't as smart as people would have us believe. I want someone with real, everyday common sense and Palin has that over Obama. I want someone who understands the threats and challenges to our great country. Obama at times dismisses them. Palin understands them as most of us everyday Americans do. After all, Sarah has been a business owner, mayor governor vs a "Community Organizer" and part time Senator....Obama never drew worked in the private sector. Go Sarah, Go!

Posted by: Jackets | December 27, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I have to admit that I am somewhat perplexed by the irrational line of reasoning that has been used to explain away the rash of blunders and silly, naive commentaries made by Palin ever since she was selected by McCain to be his running mate, exemplified by her "I'm not a quitter, that's why I'm quitting" speech and further evidenced by the "death panel" foolishness.  The explanation goes as follows:

"Sarah Palin cannot possibly be as ignorant, inarticulate, and shallow as she appears to be.  Therefore, she must actually be quite brilliant, and the rest of us are simply too stupid to realize how brilliant she is."

Sorry, but that's just a load of disingenuous rhetoric composed of two parts spin-doctoring and one part psycho-babble.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: labman57 | December 27, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Actually, if "justified2" wants to blog with the big kids, who watch and know the REAL news, she should go home and get her brain, or one of her "teachers". This newspaper is about REAL news; it's NOT a Fairy Tale storybook. Isn't the comedy channel ON today?? Saturday Night Live or Cartoons are much more her level!

It's very sad that there are people (PROBABLY even high school graduates?) who are too lazy to even RESEARCH and KNOW the FACTS of our political world and can only handle the adulterated "pap"! They go to the polls and cancel out the votes of the "THINKING" people, who have done their homework instead of watching comics.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

So, as I always had a big question mark about Juan Williams,however with his total
asinine attack on Sarah Palin,therefore I
now conclude both Barack Hussein Obama and
Juan Williams have one thing in common with
each other and that being they are both a
pair of loud mouth losers.

Sarah Palin has my vote for President 2012!

Posted by: sandy5274 | December 27, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I find it hard to believe that anyone with a single ounce of common sense would take anything she says seriously.

www.online-privacy.ie.tc

Posted by: clermontpc | December 27, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"Nitwits nearly always say things that raise more questions than they answer."
Of course, you are talking about obummer when he said the cambridge police acted stupidly, while admitting he knew nothing about the facts. Remember his famous beer summit. He certainly raised alot of questions when this so called harvard law professor convicted someone without due process. Wow, brilliant!


Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

GREAT impersonation of Bush, "justified2"!! That moron was so inept at public speaking they have great big write-ups about him, called "BUSHISM"s. I'm sure you could find an entire BOOK of his ignorance if you know how to use a search engine.

Here are just a couple:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux3DKxxFoM

Yes, this "character?" is what pretend Republicans, (the middle income ones, who vote FOR the wealthy, and AGAINST themselves!) who really don't even have an organized party anymore, put into office.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

"... I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces," Palin said on her Facebook page."
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Nitwits nearly always say things that raise more questions than they answer.

Posted by: gpsman | December 27, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin : God, Guns, & Guts
Obama: Whine, Waste & Wars

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

RCC_2000 - Here's a heads up for you: Your RACIST war cry is lame, tired, overused and unsubstantiated. Have you ever heard of the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf?

After a while nobody listened to him anymore and when a wolf really did appear, his cries went unheeded.

WOLF WOLF WOLF
Posted by: Bevhome

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Yeah right, that has become the battle cry of the bigots. Basically, when people say that the Democrats are the Party of the Klan and point to Sen. Byrds past as a klansman as some sort of justification and omit that in the 60's that all changes and the Democrats were the champions of civil rights while to this day the GOP has dragged it's feet on civil rights and even embraced bigots like Haley Barbour. The I think the racist/bigot applies to them. I am sorry that you think that there is a limit on pointing these things out.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

The only people obsessed with obummer's color are the libs, who only seem to see the black side of him. Just like the libs were obsessed with trashing Clarence Thomas. Just like the libs who wanted Jaun Williams fired from NPR. JUst like the libs who trashed Thomas Sowell and Michael Steele. You libs are so obsessed with hating blacks, especially black men.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

It's simply SHOCKING that these people in the dark from their news deprivation, (who are OBVIOUSLY of voting age), don't even have a clue about the historic accomplishments of our current Congress by Pesident Obama and Nancy Pelosi!!

They actually even get to VOTE AND "call themselves" Americans! They certainly don't qualify for EITHER!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

We uh,er, ummm, we uh don't er a well we don't want an um er um aaaannn intellectual for umm err ummm as our um leader, as umm err president. We um er aaahhh , we want a pers..an errr individual umm, errr with um err an individual with common sense. We um er um aaaa don't want an er aa a ssssocialist, er umm like a aa a obummer.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

RCC_2000 - Here's a heads up for you: Your RACIST war cry is lame, tired, overused and unsubstantiated. Have you ever heard of the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf?

After a while nobody listened to him anymore and when a wolf really did appear, his cries went unheeded.

WOLF WOLF WOLF

Posted by: Bevhome | December 27, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.
It is not necessary to call Palin dumb- her own words and actions convict her.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.
It is not necessary to call Palin dumb- her own words and actions convict her.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Sage advice for Palin: Don't even think about getting into a debate with Obama. He will chew you up and spit you out. LOL
Jon

Posted by: jtisch | December 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.
It is not necessary to call Palin dumb- her own words and actions convict her.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

While I might agree that Palin is of average intelligence, there's no way that I think Obama is of superior intelligence. I think he's ignorant. He went to the finest schools, but he must have slept through classes and received gentleman's C's. I think he's stupid, actually.

Posted by: Mainer1776

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Actually he graduated Harvard magna cum laude.

The reason I think that all you republiKlan posters are so stupid is that instead of arguing that Obama is stupid, got a pass because he is black or whatever stupid logic you are using, you should be arguing that being of above average intelligence does not mean that you would make a great President. Your best argument for that would be Jimmy Carter, he was one of our highest IQ Presidents and also one of our most ineffective. Instead you choose the most moronic arguments that further the perception that you are a mob of idiots.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Sage advice for Palin: Don't even think about getting into a debate with Obama. He will chew you up and spit you out. LOL
Jon

Posted by: jtisch | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

"kansas28 wrote: (Obama) and then suddenly at the end of his second year he quit bashing and got things done by cooperating with the Republicans."

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PUHLEASE pay attention. There are only 2 reasons Obama was finally able to accomplish anything with the Obstructionists recently:

1.) The ONLY way the Republicans would let the thousands of unemployed eat, pay their housing and heat, and have Christmas was by the extortion of holding their unemployment checks hostage until Obama gave the upper 2% of billonaires their tax rip-offs amounting to billions of dollars they SHOULD be paying some of their unpaid war and recessions debts with.

2.) The Obstructionists got that name for a reason! People who pay attention and don't get only a fraction of the facts mixed with fiction on FOX know what happened. The Republicans were not going to be able to go home for the holidays until they started acting like Americans and adults and got some of the work done that they stonewalled all session.

Watch C-Span every day Congress is is session and get the TRUE story so you don't continue to vote AGAINST yourself! Dorothy doesn't live in Kansas any more; did YOU take her place?? Or are you the "Scarecrow", with straw for brains?

Also, PLEASE get me Bush's grades and birth certificate! I want his actual GRADES, and his "actual" birth certificate, as they want from Obama, not just his "words".

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Both of the Obamas are graduates of Harvard Law School- the President was Editor of the Harvard Law Journal. The facts speak for themselves. Mr.Obama is a man who was raised by a very intelligent and intellectual mom ( Caucasian)and his white grandparents.
Those of you who are so obsessed with his color,... need to strive to accomplish something noteworthy so you can feel good about yourselves.

Posted by: hjeanne47 | December 27, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Thank God, Gov. Palin is NOT on the same intellectual stage as obummer. We don't need another boring, incompetent, America-changing socialist transforming our country into a third world nation.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

This is all well and good, but since when has intellectual capacity been all that important to voters and/or a qualifying criteria for the top job? Being personable/likeable seems to be more of a criteria. There have been a number of "genius" types (Jimmy Carter is a prime example) who were elected but now perceived as failures as likeable but mentally ungifted ones (Ronald Reagan) who are lionized. Sarah Palin has her drawbacks and most likely can't win a general election, but she should not be underestimated. Often times cleaverness trumps intelligence.

Posted by: bobwhite1 | December 27, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

For all you libs who think Gov. Palin is so dumb and you are so smart for see that she is dumb: Let's see you run and win the governorship of your state, without, I repeat, without any help from the democratic party. Let's just see you run. Gov. Palin has proven she is smart. She has also proven she has guts, loves America and is proud of it, and she's proven she is Christian. Obama has failed to convince half of Americans that he is Christian and loves America. So who's the smart one?

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

So in other words, if a white person were to say Obama is a dummy, it's racist, but if a black person says Palin is a dummy, it's not?

Obama is deaf AND dumb. His followers are blinded by his "light".

While Bush was pres, I truly thought we couldn't do any worse. Obama proved me wrong.

I don't know if Palin is presidential material, but I know FOR SURE, Obama isn't.

Juan Williams is a race baiter.

Posted by: Bevhome | December 27, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Rcc... thanks. Your answer was no answer. You equate me with racists because I believe that Obama is ignorant.

You don't know me.

Posted by: Mainer177

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No I equate you with racists because you use the old racist logic of saying Byrd was a klansman and that the democrats were the klan party, which are both true statements and would be relevant 60 years ago. But you skip one important fact that a switch was made in the 1960's and the Democrats (and Byrd) from that point on became defenders of civil rights and the GOP became the defenders of Jim Crow.

You historical accounting was flawed by ignorance or bigotry and THAT is why I equate you with racists. And as any good racists you are too ignorant to realize that you are a bigot.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

So in other words, if a white person were to say Obama is a dummy, it's racist, but if a black person says Palin is a dummy, it's not?

Obama is deaf AND dumb. Hid followers are blinded by his "light".

While Bush was pres, I truly thought we couldn't do any worse. Obama proved me wrong.

Juan Williams is a race baiter.

I don't know if Palin is presidential material, but I know FOR SURE, Obama isn't.

Posted by: Bevhome | December 27, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know where the Tea Baggers are?
It looks as if they have been had by the Republican Party. A classic example of being conservative.

Posted by: rrcrosby | December 27, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

obama isn't nearly as intelligent as the he and media tell us.

and palin isn't as dumb

Posted by: newagent99 | December 27, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I watched that interview and Palin was far from a deer in the headlights. She was restraining herself from smacking Couric for asking such an insulting and condescending question. I would not have answered it either and probably could not have kept my composure like Sarah Palin did.

You are free to think she is stupid but, unlike Obama who has been given a free ride his entire life, Palin earned everything she has. She STILL has more executive experience than our President and again, unlike him, Palin started outside the establishment and won.

She earned her offices and is far more intellectual than the poseur in the Whitehouse. You Obama voters can look that up.

Posted by: Feverdown

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Sarah Palin has more experience than Obama being President? There are only 4 other living people in the Universe who have more experience than Obama and none of them happen to be Sarah Palin. At this point he will have more time being POTUS than Sarah had as Governor before she quit on her responsibilities to the citizens of Alaska. He also was a Senator. What Federal office has she ever held?

Sorry, your response is very 2008. You RepubliKlanners need to come up with some fresh material.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Rcc... thanks. Your answer was no answer. You equate me with racists because I believe that Obama is ignorant.

You don't know me.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | December 27, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

If that moron w can be president an idiot like palin can be too.

Posted by: letemhaveit

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I assume by "that moron" you mean GW Bush.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

davidwachtel1 wrote:

"For all of you Palin-heads, I suggest you got back a few years and watch the interviews with Katie Couric. Just go to YouTube and call up Couric/Palin and you will see what a "deer caught in the headlights" looks like. Palin could not even mention one, not one, magazine she read. But, of course, her supporters voted for Busah who could not mention anything he read and that was to a FOX reporter. I really hope she is the GOP candidate in 2012. If she is, it will show how shallow the GOP really is. Palin is a flash in the pan but will end up very rich."

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Feverdown replies:

I watched that interview and Palin was far from a deer in the headlights. She was restraining herself from smacking Couric for asking such an insulting and condescending question. I would not have answered it either and probably could not have kept my composure like Sarah Palin did.

You are free to think she is stupid but, unlike Obama who has been given a free ride his entire life, Palin earned everything she has. She STILL has more executive experience than our President and again, unlike him, Palin started outside the establishment and won.

She earned her offices and is far more intellectual than the poseur in the Whitehouse. You Obama voters can look that up.

Posted by: Feverdown | December 27, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

davidwachtel1 wrote:

"For all of you Palin-heads, I suggest you got back a few years and watch the interviews with Katie Couric. Just go to YouTube and call up Couric/Palin and you will see what a "deer caught in the headlights" looks like. Palin could not even mention one, not one, magazine she read. But, of course, her supporters voted for Busah who could not mention anything he read and that was to a FOX reporter. I really hope she is the GOP candidate in 2012. If she is, it will show how shallow the GOP really is. Palin is a flash in the pan but will end up very rich."

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Feverdown replies:

I watched that interview and Palin was far from a deer in the headlights. She was restraining herself from smacking Couric for asking such an insulting and condescending question. I would not have answered it either and probably could not have kept my composure like Sarah Palin did.

You are free to think she is stupid but, unlike Obama who has been given a free ride his entire life, Palin earned everything she has. She STILL has more executive experience than our President and again, unlike him, Palin started outside the establishment and won.

She earned her offices and is far more intellectual than the poseur in the Whitehouse. You Obama voters can look that up.

Posted by: Feverdown | December 27, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

And once again, Juan Williams states the obvious. For that bit of lightweight thinking, he and Faux News deserve each other.

Posted by: sober1 | December 27, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

rcc... tell me ANYTHING to convince me that Obama is a very smart man. He's a dunce, and a BS artist.

The only famous Klansman of recent history was Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. The notorious race hating Klan was the arm of the Democratic Party. The Democrats have always been the party of slavery. Now, the master is the government and no longer the plantation owner. Democrats need people dependent on the power of their leaders.

Posted by: Mainer1776

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Well for one he got elected President.

I love how you try and defend your bigotry by invoking Byrd, not only shows how ignorant you are but how limited your historical knowledge is in context of racism in america.

ALL you need to do is go to the KKK website to see how similar you and the Klan are,
http://kkk.bz/main/?page_id=31

oh and check out Governor Haley Barbour and his admiration of the Citizens Council (Klan in business suits).

The GOP is made up of RepubliKlans and Republicans, it is obvious which one you are.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

If that moron w can be president an idiot like palin can be too.

Posted by: letemhaveit | December 27, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

So Barry Obama, the guy that is so deluded he thinks Socialism has actually been successful somewhere in human history instead of ALWAYS resulting in economic ruin and human suffering, is an "intellectual"?? I do not think that word means what Juan thinks it means.

Posted by: srpatterso | December 27, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

yes the libs as usual are running scared. Guess they feel it is time to try and raise up Obama since he is all they have. I really hope Hillary comes in, gets the nomination and runs against the republican candidate whomever it may be and gets their clock cleaned like they did just a few short weeks ago.

Posted by: gboysen | December 27, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Dear Libs,
Please cross over in the primaries and vote for Gov. Palin so she is our nominee.
We would greatly appreciate it. It is one thing you can do to make up for voting for Obama as president.
Thank you,

Conservatives of America

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Palin couldn't put up an intellectual fight with lichen.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 27, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Here it is, lest you may have forgotten or missed it. This is the unedited, unscripted and deeply deliberative announcement in Oregon where our distinguished president, as a candidate, declared that he's been to 57 states:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

Some people laughed in the audience. Others were more deferential to their Messiah of Supreme Intellect.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | December 27, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

What brilliant man would accuse a policeman of "acting stupidly" while admiting at the time, that he did not have all the facts? What kind of brilliant man would do that?
what kind of brilliant "lawyer" president would accuse an innocent American of a crime without knowing the facts. What ignorance and arrogance would allow a man to do that only to humble himself later with a beer summit. Yes, libs, his intellilect is obvious to all.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

To Maerzie:

Mr. Bush is very open about his grades at Yale. In addressing a college commencement he acknowledged that he was a C student and they should not be concerned if they were C students. As governor of Texas and then president the C did not seem to hold him back. He then received an MBA from Harvard - no small feat. Obama and his administration bashed and blamed Bush for two years and then suddenly at the end of his second year he quit bashing and got things done by cooperating with the Republicans. Not because he wanted to but because the November election told him he had to.

Posted by: Kansas28 | December 27, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

The Couric interview was edited and it was a planned trap.

Let's go to the Obama clip where, with great deliberation, he announced that he had been to 57 states and there were 2 to which he wouldn't be going. The man is ignorant.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | December 27, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

"And anyone who thinks that Obama is not a very smart man basically show themselves to be idiots.


These truths are self evident."

Now what brilliant man who loved his country would pick Joe Bite-Me as VP? Yes the truth is self-evident.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

For all of you Palin-heads, I suggest you got back a few years and watch the interviews with Katie Couric. Just go to YouTube and call up Couric/Palin and you will see what a "deer caught in the headlights" looks like. Palin could not even mention one, not one, magazine she read. But, of course, her supporters voted for Busah who could not mention anything he read and that was to a FOX reporter. I really hope she is the GOP candidate in 2012. If she is, it will show how shallow the GOP really is. Palin is a flash in the pan but will end up very rich.

Posted by: davidwachtel1 | December 27, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

rcc... tell me ANYTHING to convince me that Obama is a very smart man. He's a dunce, and a BS artist.

The only famous Klansman of recent history was Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. The notorious race hating Klan was the arm of the Democratic Party. The Democrats have always been the party of slavery. Now, the master is the government and no longer the plantation owner. Democrats need people dependent on the power of their leaders.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | December 27, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Obama coundn't even clean Sarah's windows! Go Sarah! She is definitely more intelligent than Obama. She can speak without a teleprompter! OK, so I don't want her to run for president in 2012, but she is more qualified then Obama, which stands for One Big Ass Mistake America!

Posted by: Roszel | December 27, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

The only reason that Obama stands alone on his intellectual stage is that he is the only person who has been proclaimed to be intelligent, by the media, without having to produce documents to back it up; and he is given the pass of reading his presidency via teleprompter instead of talking it through.

Posted by: RIChris

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Documents to back it up?!?! RIChris, intelligence is self evident. No need to produce documents.

What documents has Sarah Palin produced? Well we now she had SAT scores of about 800 out of a possible 1600, so would you consider her dumb? And it has been documented that she was a below average High School student. And she struggled through collage (all five of them).

It took none of those things to convince me she is an idiot, all it takes is to listen to her speak or answer questions from non-Fox reporters to see that she is of below normal intelligence.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Like most RepubliKlans (not to be confused with Republicans) many posters here believe that if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes the truth. The biggest lie is, of course, that Palin is brilliant.

And anyone who thinks that Obama is not a very smart man basically show themselves to be idiots.

These truths are self evident.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 27, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

The only reason that Obama stands alone on his intellectual stage is that he is the only person who has been proclaimed to be intelligent, by the media, without having to produce documents to back it up; and he is given the pass of reading his presidency via teleprompter instead of talking it through.

Posted by: RIChris | December 27, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Interesting to note that Sarah Palin's facebook page is closely monitored and anything even questioning Palin in any way is removed soon after being posted. Apparently her belief in free speech is actually quite limited. More hypocrisy.

Posted by: greeenmtns | December 27, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

"So what if is true that Obama is "more intelligent" than Gov. Palin.. He still does not like Ameria...and most Americans know that. There are plenty of people out there smarter than Obama. Can a lib name me someone who loves America, more than Gov. Palin?"

Posted by: justified2

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It's morons like justified2 here that elected bush twice and hope to elect palin. God help this country.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions1 | December 27, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

How does Mr. Willams know this? Both changed colleges multiple times, both come from outlier states, both look good. The differences are: Palin's background is an open book and she can think on her feet from heartfelt convictions; all we know about BHO is that 1) he can read; 2) he hates the U.S.S.A.; 3) he babbles when he is not reading and seems to have no core values.

Posted by: IQ168 | December 27, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Affirmative Juan Williams, Affirmative.

Juan exists to be pandered too by Fox News. He is an embarrassment to logic and argument. I cringe whenever O'Reilly has him on to humiliate him.

Posted by: aloysius1 | December 27, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

While I might agree that Palin is of average intelligence, there's no way that I think Obama is of superior intelligence. I think he's ignorant. He went to the finest schools, but he must have slept through classes and received gentleman's C's. I think he's stupid, actually.

Posted by: Mainer1776 | December 27, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Juan, define 'intellectual', and we'll tell you if we want it or if it matters. I think that if you look up the definition, and then think of Obama's words and actions, you will find that Obama is no more intellectual than most of us. What he is is ideologically driven, and the honed traits of the stereotypical used car salesman. Most of his policies just don't make sense, but, some, like Juan, would convince us that we he is so smart and we are just too stupid to see it.

Re Palin--I, like many, like what she says and seems to stand for, but, I don't know enough about her--how would she fix things, what would she DO as president? At this point, I would vote for her before I would vote for Obama. However, I want her to tell us how she would govern/lead (rather than dictate and rule, which is what Obama has been doing--he truly believes that he is the one who knows best and he will not entertain anything contrary to his beliefs--as my grandmother used to say, "He'll throw out the baby with the bath water.") So, I'm looking for someone else to lead in 2012. To-date, the horizon is clear.

Posted by: coffic | December 27, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Try as i might, I can find little evidence of Obama's so-called "intelligence". Sloganeeering like "yes we can" and "hope and change". I can find no statements ofd real policies fro Obama that match those of Governor Palin for clarity and succintness.

Posted by: genecarr100 | December 27, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is to politics what whether ([sic] intended) forecasting is to climate prediction - the hoax of the century. ("whether" meaning whether it gonna be hot or cold)

I miss Brit Hume giving Williams that kind, fatherly look when Juan was suffering another attack of rhetorical diarrhea.

Juan has been known to break forth with a fusillade of three, four hundred words when total silence and a blank stare would more accurately express the idea he is trying to present.

Posted by: RedWireNut | December 27, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

The difference between Obama and Sarah Palin is this. Governor Palin is highly intelligent; Obama is a mere "intellectual". As the French writer Bertrand De'Jouvanel said the worst people to put in charge of policies are "intellectuals".

Posted by: genecarr100 | December 27, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

She sure has a bunch of you commenter's fooled! The people who now know her best wouldn't elect her to dog catcher now. If she became the Republican candidate, she would not win in a Republican Alaska. That would be funny- to see the Republican lose in a red home state! But I guarantee you- she would. Alaskans have her number now- after what they have had to deal with in the mess she left the new governor. Fortunately, the system of the governor/lt. governor is not a chosen ticket so she didn't choose Sean Parnell, the voters did. He is a smart man from a political family and was more than ready to step into the office when she abandoned it. And Alaska was indeed fortunate she did before she could do any more damage. She was in office too long as it was. And, because I know someone will bring it up, all the ethics complaints filed against her were from fellow Republicans- save one. So the left wasn't "out to get her" or out to "run her out of office". Members of her own party realized she wasn't serious about being governor- she wouldn't meet with people she needed to meet with, she wouldn't pay the states bills, she didn't do her job. She wanted the title but she doesn't want to do the real work. Just like her books- she gets paid for them and someone else writes them. What a deal. I have to laugh at all you people making her richer because I know she is laughing all the way to the bank. It is actually pretty funny to see how many of you people are fooled. Like they say- a fool and his money are soon parted.

Intellectually speaking, she is not even in the same arena as President Obama. I have listened to her "speeches" and she says nothing except some catch phrases designed to get her "base" riled up and make them think she actually has some substance. She would be an absolute disaster if enough of the people were fooled into voting her into office. After a few months one would have to wonder how she got elected because no one would admit to voting for her. Just like in Alaska. All 114,000 people that put her in office. I guess most of them have died off or something- 'cause they are sure hard to find!

Posted by: alaskan2 | December 27, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

To the first post davidogun .youre brain is MOULDY ,you are in the MOLD of a reverse racist. P.S.FOX,fire Williams.

Posted by: ccraig03 | December 27, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Ok Juan, you got sarah's weak point. However you need to understand that the typical sara voter would be cast in the same mould. The same sort of person who would vote for hilary would not be the same sort of person to cast her/his vote for sara. If the american majority unintellectual get behind sara and she can easily convince them that she is one of them, then chances are she might well win, thereby setting up your lot for eight years of a president worse than bush as americans like to say. The world cannot afford a sara presidency and it might just be great to let her stay in WASILA,ALSKA so that she could continue viewing russia from the splendid surroundings she currently views putin from!

SARA PALIN COULD END UP BEING THE AMERICAN VERSION OF SILVIO BERLUSCONI......EASY!

Posted by: david_ogun | December 27, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Ok Juan, you got sarah's weak point. However you need to understand that the typical sara voter would be cast in the same mould. The same sort of person who would vote for hilary would not be the same sort of person to cast her/his vote for sara. If the american majority unintellectual get behind sara and she can easily convince them that she is one of them, then chances are she might well win, thereby setting up your lot for eight years of a president worse than bush as americans like to say. The world cannot afford a sara presidency and it might just be great to let her stay in WASILA,ALSKA so that she could continue viewing russia from the splendid surroundings she currently views putin from!

Posted by: david_ogun | December 27, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

It's funny that there are a couple of people commenting here who think (a) that being an intellectual means you can memorize whole speeches and waste your time doing so, (b) that most presidents and indeed most politicians give speeches WITHOUT the aid of a TelePrompTer or something similar, (c) that most presidents and indeed most politicians write their own speeches and that Obama is an exception, (d) that Obama uses a TelePrompTer for anything other than speeches, and (e) that Palin comes across as articulate when she speaks off the cuff as she does.

Posted by: hmessinger2 | December 27, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

It's funny that there are a couple of people commenting here who think (a) that being an intellectual means you can memorize whole speeches and waste your time doing so, (b) that most presidents and indeed most politicians give speeches WITHOUT the aid of a TelePrompTer or something similar, (c) that most presidents and indeed most politicians write their own speeches and that Obama is an exception, (d) that Obama uses a TelePrompTer for anything other than speeches, and (e) that Palin comes across as articulate when she speaks off the cuff as she does.

Posted by: hmessinger2 | December 27, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

The solution is simple. Elect Palin, then have her take night classes at Harvard and head up the Harvard law review on the weekends. I know large group of Republican senators which would make a great study group for Civics, Economics, Public Policy, History and Foreign Affairs (101).

Posted by: aurum79 | December 27, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Williams is so right! Obama can't complete a sentence without a TelePrompTer. Hs is an inarticulate fool. Sarah speaks truth from the heart. Obama is a ideological idiot.

Posted by: jonfraudcarry | December 27, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

Williams is so right! Obama can't complete a sentence without a TelePrompTer. Hs is an inarticulate fool. Sarah speaks truth from the heart. Obama is a ideological idiot.

Posted by: jonfraudcarry | December 27, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

Sarah is the heart of this movement.
Why do we continue to be led down the path by the Leftists about whether she can win?
She has conviction intregity and courage. She is the only candidate that we can trust. What have we gained if we support another squishy old white guy like McCain (Romney, Huckabee, Petraeus, Giuliani, Gingrich, Graham) I wish these guys would get out of the way and not nip at her heels like a bunch of hyenas. The same for Jindal and Jeb Bush. Christie and Rubio are not ready. Why is it that men and women are so angry with intelligent, strong, attractive women?

Posted by: rushyoungberg | December 27, 2010 5:19 AM | Report abuse

ya, obama is a real rocket scientist.

Posted by: rudibob | December 27, 2010 3:48 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable! Most of you are either a bunch of childish teenagers--because that's the way cruel kids talk--or you've missed your Prozac or anger management session today. Take your Palin Derangement Syndrome meds and chill out!

Posted by: grundoon | December 27, 2010 3:25 AM | Report abuse

I agree that Palin is not presidential material. Perhaps a cabinet post.
However, Obama is no intellectual. He can not speak intelligently without a prepared (by who knows) speech read from a TelePrompter.

Posted by: garpur2003 | December 27, 2010 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Williams and his fellow Republicans know Sarah could never get the Republican support after her personal attack on Mrs. Bush. We know Sarah is stupid even McCain learned that in her first interview and she has put her foot in her mouth since then. Yes Tea Party supporters give her money as she incites hate speeches against Obama and the First Lady. That's what these people want to hear and Sarah does it for the money. There is someone who is just as smart and able to be President to represent the Republicans. But right now only idiots are running about and after Obama has fixed the Economy you will see who replaces him. Bill Clinton once said keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That's a lesson Sarah didn't follow.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | December 27, 2010 2:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't think I should be forced to stop for a red light either, if there are no cars coming! I also don't think I should be forced to wear a seat belt or to have car insurance either. And on and on! BUT, some people don't have enought SENSE and enough PRIDE to care about themselves and others UNLESS there IS a law.

I would never DREAM of being without health insurance; I'd RATHER go without eating! But, we have many brain deficient people who DO go without insurance and make all OUR BILLS much higher because they are so selfish and careless. Yet, these same people can ALWAYS afford their cigarettes and alcohol to ruin their health so they'll be the ones running up the enormous hospitalization costs and doctor bills that WE, who ARE insured, have to pay for!!

WHEN did anyone ever say life is FAIR?? People with insurance ALWAYS pay for the free-loaders, and there are MULTITUDES of them! And, like I said, ALWAYS smoking and/or drinking!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 2:21 AM | Report abuse

Actually, the ONLY people behind Sarah Palin are the ones with her same mentality. Anyone with a brain had her figured out the minute she first opened her mouth on national TV, and she has continued to reinforce that opinion over and over, recruiting many more who like to look at her, until she opens her mouth.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 2:10 AM | Report abuse


I dont feel like i should be forced to have health insurance, I think everyone would like to have health insurance if they could afford it. If you need affordable health insurance search online "Wise Health Insurance" you dont want to be with out insurance any time.

Posted by: harrisondurham | December 27, 2010 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Here are a couple videos about Joe Vogler and his Alaskan Independence Party, and all the LOVE he promoted for the United States!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UOhJ2wEnJ4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIi4rbIXbkw&feature=watch_response

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 2:01 AM | Report abuse

"If these Tea Party devotees really think Obama is such a bad president, they would not support Sarah Palin -- and she is the only GOP candidate who would guarantee Obama a second term. Did these nuts learn nothing from the Senate elections in Delaware and Nevada? Sarah Palin does not have the intelligence to be president. You don't have to be a Rhodes scholar to be president, but a minimal level of intelligence is required. Sarah Palin does not have the minimal level of intelligence to be president. Sometimes I wonder if all these Palin nuts are secretly working for Obama. He couldn't be happier at Palin's current standing in the GOP."

Please do cross over in the primaries and vote for Gov. Palin. You will guarantee she gets the Republican nomination. You feel so sure he will beat her, then please vote for her.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

If these Tea Party devotees really think Obama is such a bad president, they would not support Sarah Palin -- and she is the only GOP candidate who would guarantee Obama a second term. Did these nuts learn nothing from the Senate elections in Delaware and Nevada? Sarah Palin does not have the intelligence to be president. You don't have to be a Rhodes scholar to be president, but a minimal level of intelligence is required. Sarah Palin does not have the minimal level of intelligence to be president. Sometimes I wonder if all these Palin nuts are secretly working for Obama. He couldn't be happier at Palin's current standing in the GOP.

Posted by: pjm1 | December 27, 2010 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Oh oh......the libs are in big trouble. W's book sells more in one month than clinton's did in 6 years. this is going to be fun, fun fun. Can you say President Palin
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With Palin's primary demographic being centered on the middle-aged, horny white male, boards like these are the only place you'll ever see President Palin. Enjoy.

And, it's no small wonder that her support among non-college graduates is more than DOUBLE that of her support from college graduates.

Common sense has nothing to do with simple-mindedness, although, some would
differ.

Conservatives buy more of these books (Sowell - 32 books, Gingrich-23, O'Reilly-9, Hannity-3, Beck-8, Coulter-7, Keyes - 6, etc.), because the authors know that they can depend on these books to provide them with an inexhaustible source of income, since the readers are in constant need for fresh sources of repeatable sound bites and dribble for their bumper stickers, and, most importantly, the readers don't know what to think without having someone else telling them what first to think.

Now, circle back to the demographic to see where you fit.

The only thing that is in 'big trouble' is your logic.

Get back on the short bus. You missed your stop.

Oh here - take these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSdFIDygFwM&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ktXKzT_gQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzXLYA_e6E

Posted by: goodrice | December 27, 2010 1:53 AM | Report abuse

Governor Palin: God, Guns, & Guts!
Barack Obama: Whine, Waste & Wars!

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's career would be over in half an hour in a jumble of word salad gibberish were she ever to appear on "Meet the Press", "Face the Nation" or "This Week."

Palin also doesn't have enough palms and Sharpies to appear in that press conference she's never had since her 2008 nomination.

"Fox News: Sarah Palin is an idiot "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5BXMv64EfU

Posted by: republican_disaster | December 27, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's career would be over in half an hour in a jumble of word salad gibberish were she ever to appear on "Meet the Press", "Face the Nation" or "This Week."

Palin also doesn't have enough palms and Sharpies to appear in that press conference she's never had since her 2008 nomination.

"Fox News: Sarah Palin is an idiot "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5BXMv64EfU

Posted by: republican_disaster | December 27, 2010 1:45 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is NOT a Governor! Remember?? She QUIT because she couldn't handle the job, even with Todd doing MOST of her work! And, how MUCH does Sarah Palin LOVE her country?? Have you watched the You Tube video, where she addresses one of Todd's meetings at the "Alaskan Independence Party"?? Obviously, you don't know a whole lot about Sarah Palin and her promoter! The "Alaskan Independence Party", or A.I.P., is an group started by an anarchist, who HATED the USA, and are trying to SECEDE Alaska FROM the United States, (obviously because of "ALL THEIR LOVE??" of our country??) Todd, the POWER behind Sarah, was one of the head honchos, and only quit to make it look better for sarah's opportnity to make MORE MONEY as a Vice President!!

Oh yes!! LOTS of "LOVE" in that couple for the United States!!

GET REAL!!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

"My, my, the baggers are angry tonight! The truth hurts, I guess. By '12, we'll all (except baggers, of course) be saying:
"Sarah who?""

You definitely won't be saying 'Sarah'. It will be President Palin for you.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

"Bush LOVED his country! He RUINED it, but only because he was quite uneducated from his promiscuous, drunken, druggie college days, instead of studying and learning anything!"

You just made my point as to why GoV. Palin will be elected President. It is because, just like Bush, no one doubts, not even liberals like you, whether or not Bush or Gov. Palin loves this country and wants what is best for it. On the other hand, nearly half of Americans doubt that about Obama.
Now, just who do you think most Americans will vote for, no matter how "much more intellectual" Obama appears.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

My, my, the baggers are angry tonight! The truth hurts, I guess. By '12, we'll all (except baggers, of course) be saying:
"Sarah who?"

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 27, 2010 1:39 AM | Report abuse

It is the height of idiocy to think that ANY person would put up with the ignorant disrespect and slander Obama has endured from ignorant people, only making $400,000 a year (FAR LESS than the incomes of the elite 2% of REAL Republicans he just gave the Bush tax breaks to), without loving his country! Even the idiot Bush LOVED his country! He RUINED it, but only because he was quite uneducated from his promiscuous, drunken, druggie college days, instead of studying and learning anything!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Sarah who?

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 27, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Sarah who?

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 27, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Sarah who?

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 27, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Oh oh......the libs are in big trouble. W's book sells more in one month than clinton's did in 6 years. this is going to be fun, fun fun. Can you say President Palin?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341229/Bushs-memoir-sells-2MILLION-copies-just-month--nearly-Bill-Clintons-sold-years.html

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:18 AM | Report abuse

Are you SURE you want a pair of "CAJONES" in the WhiteHouse?? Or a pair of "cojones"?

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

So what if is true that Obama is "more intelligent" than Gov. Palin.. He still does not like Ameria...and most Americans know that. There are plenty of people out there smarter than Obama. Can a lib name me someone who loves America, more than Gov. Palin?

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 1:13 AM | Report abuse

If palin had said 1/10 of the moronic things Biden said during the campaign she would have been forced off the ticket, but thanks to a dishonest leftwing media and a gullible public, most Americans have no idea of any of Biden/obummer's mistakes. I doubt those same folks will let the media fool them a second time around...

Posted by: drw232p | December 27, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

You know what is kind of ignorant? It's the swaths of liberals who say that going to more than one college to get a degree implies one's level of intelligence. A credit is a credit is a credit. You don't get the degree unless you complete all the credits and one earned at one university is no more valuable or more deciding on getting the degree in and of itself. When one travels, tries new areas, etc. or takes off semesters to pay for their own tuition, it makes them realistic. Not everyone has affirmative action to take advantage of. And with all of Obama's alleged educational achievements of which have not been confirmed substantially (he won't release anything!), he is still the worst president ever in this country.

Keep the intellectualism. Liberals will continue to re-define what it is anyway on the basis of which one is crazier. I want common sense and a pair of cajones in the White House.

Posted by: sflesher2002 | December 27, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

OBVIOUSLY "justified2" is NOT a college graduate or she'd know how EASY it is to get an "ARTS" degree.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

"My dog could achieve an Arts degree. And she'd only have to attend ONE college."

Oh, You sound really intelligent. You just got to be an Obama supporter.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama has already accomplished more in only HALF a term than most president accomplish in an entire 4 years. Bush never accomplished ANYTHING except his two wars of choice and his de-regulating the financial industry to cause our depression, which sounds better if we call it only a "recession. Too bad Obama didn't have that golden opportunity to start his term with a BUDGET SURPLUS and NO WARS! His entire term is being spent just cleaning up the REPUBLICAN and Bush's DISASTERS!! And, even with that, he has accomplished HISTORY several times over.

Unfortunately for FOX, Obama will go down in history as one of our BEST Presidents, regardless of their lies, which are published all over the internet!

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:54 AM | Report abuse

"My dog could achieve an Arts degree. And she'd only have to attend ONE college."

Oh, You sound really intelligent. You just got to be an Obama supporter.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

We have someone on this blog, so educationally impoverished, that he actually thinks going to multiple colleges to try to find one with low enough standards, so you can graduate with only a B.A. degree, is an
"asset"?? and, for one of the EASIEST majors anyone can choose? My dog could achieve an Arts degree. And she'd only have to attend ONE college.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin is qualified to be president and she loves this country.
Obama is qualified to be president and he does not love this country. He wants to change it.

Now who are most Americans going to vote for. And with the help of the libs who will cross over and vote for Gov. Palin in the primaries, she will be the GOP nominee. Thank you libs.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

"Palin & Intelligent not a good fit!"

It's Obama and America that is not a good fit no matter how intelligent he is or isn't.

the question isn't how smart either one is. The question is how "american" they are. And 40 % of Americans don't believe that Obama loves this country. How hard can he be to defeat. He wants to change this country and most Americans don't like his change.

Posted by: justified2 | December 27, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

So many idiots want to see Obama's school records and his birth certificate? I'm still waiting to see BUS's school records and HIS birth certificate because I think he was born in China when his DADDY was on a diplomatic tour! And, they'd never DARE release Bush's school records!

Also, some FEW still do not understand that it takes a brain to be able to USE a teleprompter. MOST intelligent national TV speakers use it, IF they can figure it out! I don't think Bush OR Palin EVER accomplished it! Palin had to write on her hand, like a 4th grader! "ChrisFord1", who just brought that up, AGAIN, also obviously missed all President Obama's Town Hall Meetings, NONE of which ever have a teleprompter.

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, "daygrrrrl"! I read your post and I thought I wrote it myself! My thoughts on Palin, exactly. I don't think there are too many who haven't seen her "level of incompetence", which she demonstrates frequently. The blind gullibles, who fall for and promote ALL the political propaganda, are the only ones who would actually vote for her.

Oh, WAIT! The new corporate "PERSON"s, who were recently invented by the Bush Supreme Court, might need a brainless puppet mouth to accomplish more dirty work! Only filling a few Congressional seats isn't going to be enough, I'm sure. I wonder how many billions of dollars of defamation propaganda it would take to pull THAT one off??

Posted by: Maerzie | December 27, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Someone wrote:
"...I like Sarah Palin as far as any of us voters can find out enough to make a decision about anyone. As a conservative Republican, I agree with many of her positions, and think she has a definite role or roles to play in the critical 2012 elections..."

Well that's the point ...what are Palin's positions beside taking a cut of all the money she raises.

There's a lot about you and others who hate Obama who by the way inherited Reagan, Bush Sr, GWB $10+ TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT, 10 year projected deficit of $8-12 Trillion Dollar Deficit, two wars of choice, unfunded tax cuts and unfunded prescription drug programs... so where's Palin on cutting Social Security which by the way is self-funded as long as congress doesn't use the funds for more wars of choice?

Where is Palin ... beside on twitter?

Posted by: knjincvc | December 26, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

And don't ya'll forget ... Obama's one of dem people and they don't belong in our white house.

Palin is one of us'ins and she belongs in OUR white house.

Posted by: knjincvc | December 26, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Debates showcase research, briefing, and oral persuasive talents rather than the proper disposition of the issue being debated. The debate I would love to see would pit conservative Chief Justice John G. Roberts, whose confirmation Obama voted against as a senator, against Obama. I have actually read Obama’s one piece published in the prestigious Harvard Law Review, of which he was elected Editor. It is a disappointing rehash on abortion which adds nothing to the relevant jurisprudence. Palin could beat him in a debate on that issue.
I like Sarah Palin as far as any of us voters can find out enough to make a decision about anyone. As a conservative Republican, I agree with many of her positions, and think she has a definite role or roles to play in the critical 2012 elections. I do not think she could win against Obama and therefore do not think she would be our best candidate, and therefore hope that she does not run. It is also a fact, as noted by Juan Williams, that she would be no match for Obama in a debate covering the range of issues that might be raised. Obama would also beat Al Gore or John Kerry handily in a debate.
Does anyone think that Harry Truman, who did a pretty good job taking over when FDR died during World War II despite not having been told about the A-bomb program, would have been on anyone’s list either of “intellectuals” or of people best qualified to run for, much less to serve as, President when he was chosen as VP? I’m glad we ended up with Truman instead of FDR’s two prior Vice Presidents, John Nance Gardner or, heaven forbid, Henry A. Wallace, who later did actually run for President. But Obama would have won a debate easily against Truman.
Jimmy Carter was arguably the most intelligent or intellectually brilliant person elected President in the last sixty years. Nobody would seriously argue that Carter was the best President during that time frame, though many argue that he may have been close to the worst.
While I do not consider Sarah Palin our best-qualified potential candidate, it would be difficult for anyone to support an argument that President Barack Obama, alone or together with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or anyone else in his administration, have proven to be the most skillful and effective negotiators of any administration in their conduct of this country’s relations with the rest of the world, particularly those parts thereof with which we have the most pressing economic, defense, and other vital interests and issues. One need look no further than the Post to realize that negotiations by and during the Obama administration have been singularly ineffectual in terms of American interests.

Posted by: peterschamberlain | December 26, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

She's definitely at an intellectual stage. The question is which one.

Posted by: FarnazMansouri2 | December 26, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the paid for Tea Party nuts are out in full force tonight. It's so obvious. The GOP ackowledges that Palin is an idiot. she's beyond an idiot. She will be chewed up and spit out if she makes a Presidential run and she knows it. Her and TAWD will have to account for the fact that he previously belonged to a separatist movement in the Alaskan Independence Party and the fact that she quit being Gov after 18 mos. before that she was the mayor aof a town of 6000 ppl and left the place in shambles. It took 5 colleges and 5 yrs for her to get a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. she pimps her kids to the media and will stop at nothing to garner the spotlight...Her followers are in for a rude awakening. The Alaskan folk that know her are afraid to talk and she doesn't have the intellectual heft or cajones to go before the media other than FOX. Duh!

Posted by: daygrrrrl | December 26, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Intellect? We have a government smothered with Ivy League intellectuals and look at the mess they have created.

To hell with intellect, how about some common sense?

Posted by: old409 | December 26, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

The very public aborting of $arah by the GOP has begun. By the end of 2011 $arah will be totally forgotten when it comes to Presidential politics.

I'd give anything for $arah & Barack to sit down & have a freewheeling conversation about everything & anything. That way $arah's $heep could witness her willfull giddy ignorance.

$arah would be so busy $linging $arcasm & vile negativity she wouldn't be able to follow the conversation & then $arah would claim unfairness & victimhood.

THAT'S what I want in Presidential timber - a $arcastic, negative, lightweight whiner meeting Putin, Amadinajad or Karzai. Of course some on here seem to think all these leaders need to do is look at $arah's legs & we'll magically have world peace & American superiority.

Posted by: Parsley1 | December 26, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Palin is up to the job and lacks the creds. I don't think she is stupid, but for most of her life has lived a life of the here and now, what was in front of her nose and not seriously looked at issues a President needs at least a background in dealing with some so they can filter true expert advisors and arrive at a good high executive decision.
Some people in the field of candidates in 2008 HAD that ability. Hillary and Mitt Romney come to mind.

On the OTHER HAND, there is a pattern of democrat hack journalists describing their Presidential candidates as INTELLECTUAL GIANTS - a practice that went from Adlai Stevenson in the 50s through JFK, LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Dukakis, Noble Algore, Kerry, and of course THE GIFTED BLACK MESSIAH.
Look, there are a handful of brilliant people in the last 60 years running for President. Nixon, Bill Clinton, Romney, a couple of others - but I see no sign that Obama is in that league.
He seems out of sorts without a teleprompter and his writers - he is not stupid and can talk his way out of areas of questioning he is utterly ignorant of as a subject. But I don't see Obama the Deep Thinker. The guy's school records, SATs, grad entrance tests - unlike Bush, Kerry, and Gore - are closely kept secrets. He did no law review pubs or any intended on achieving tenure.

I think one day, the truth will show Obama as a Jimmy Carter..not as smart as he thought he was. Or someone greatly boosted by affirmative action to places he went he wouldn't have gone to without being gifted as half-black. Perhaps a mediocrity like Kerry, who, like Gore, had worse grades and SATs that Dubya (who is nobody's idea of a genius).
At the worst, another Adlai Stevenson...the Egghead Genius...who when he died had acolytes go into his private study to see the profound books he must have read, his likely protean writings on matters of great import. What they found was one book - "The Illinois Social Register", carefully marked up, a ledger showing his expenses and who gave him what, no other writings, and a radio tuned to the Chicago Cub's station

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | December 26, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Dumb worshipers meet thy bimbo Queen Palin! All hail to the dunce Queen!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

The twit has less intellect than a gnat, but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet. Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

And if she runs, millions of people will vote for her just to p___ off the liberals.

And if she wins, the liberals will have deserved it.

Remember, my liberal friends, there is only ONE possible reason that Sarah Palin could possibly become the President of the USA: O B A M A!

(and you voted for it)

Posted by: TECWRITE | December 26, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Good God.....

If Obama-wan-please love me was so flippin' intelligent, why is his woobie(telepromter) a sixth appendage? Seriously.

I see no evidence of deep, original thought. I see lots of regurgitation of late night, dorm room pot-fueled profundities. That's it. Tired and worn-out marxist terminology repackaged for the poorly educated 25-35's who have been indoctrinated in this crapola since grade school.

When its all said and done...he fits the redistributionist suit and he spouts the party line.

In a pleasing baritone.

"People like to hear my voice"

Yeah.....just like Morgan Freeman.

Honestly, Libs.........wake up.

I make no claims to the possession of galactic wit by Sarah Palin, but I'll take her any day over Pres-uh-dent Training Wheels.

At least we can verify her college transcripts. Something tells me there will be a lot of disappointed libprogs when the Lightbringer's transcripts come to light.

Oh, Bush and Palin had a better GPA than Ear Leader.

...and I am going to laugh my ass off.

How about jumping off of the plantation, Juan? Isn't it about time?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC | December 26, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

And if she runs, millions of people will vote for her just to p___ off the liberals.

And if she wins, the liberals will have deserved it.

Remember, my liberal friends, there is only ONE possible reason that Sarah Palin could possibly become the President of the USA: O B A M A!

(and you voted for it)

Posted by: TECWRITE | December 26, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin & Intelligent not a good fit!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama is NOT and intellectual. He's an activist, who mimics an intellectual...spoken by a true intellectual, Professor Epstein, one who knew Obama in college....
Although he was President of the Harvard Law Review, he never wrote a serious paper while there. Not one...
America does not want an intellectual, they want a President of the people. One of them, with some common sense and proud of his country and it's people...
Obama is a leftist radical, as seen by his actions, not his words....
And it's true in all "57" states..according to Obama the intellectual...!!!

Posted by: dadling | December 26, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

She ain't on the same "intellectural" staqe as a gnat but she is damn goodlooking. And that is her only ASSet.!!!!! Ken, dog from heaven.

Posted by: kentigereyes | December 26, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Every time Palin uses another nonsensical neologism she locks in another million votes. Likable Ike beat Adlai the 'egg head'. Twice. And who can forget--would that I could--ole' Smilin' Ronnie, the 'affable dunce'. Whenever Reagan 'misspoke'--i.e., lied--he'd get a free pass 'cause he was just so darn affable. If Palin can secure enough money, not being smart won't prevent her from winning.

Posted by: ctenwith | December 26, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

let me see obamas' school records. then i'll make my decision. a person can be smart and still not know the essence of america's greatness. obama is a race baiter.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican

How's President Obama a race baiter? President Obama brings together different races. You'll never see any President's school records. Some of you posters make me laugh when you state, let me see President Obama's school records.

If you compared your own school records to his, he'd embarrass you. He understands America quite well, he's a multiracial person. Man, you wackos really need to stop posting on the Washington Post.

Posted by: trueredskinsfan | December 26, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, Palin is more than head and shoulders above Obama, intellectually. Obama is a moron who can do little more than parrot speeches written for him. The world now views Obama as ineffectual and a moron.
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Name one country that has this view of Obama. We dare you.

Posted by: apocrypha | December 26, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

let me see obamas' school records. then i'll make my decision. a person can be smart and still not know the essence of america's greatness. obama is a race baiter.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | December 26, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

let me see obamas' school records. then i'll make my decision. a person can be smart and still not know the essence of america's greatness. obama is a race baiter.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | December 26, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

My definition for "intellectual" is educated dumba*s. Most liberals come under that definition

Posted by: johntu | December 26, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Obama's lack of superior intelligence is the White House's best kept secret.
+++++++++
You must have the highest priority to know this secret, janet8?

Posted by: apocrypha | December 26, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

"Yeah Palin is so smart she invents her own words! LOL!!!"
Gov. Palin has actually added two new words to webster's dictionary.

And your "leader" well how many has he been smart enough to add. Oh yeah, I forgot about his "wee weed up" word. A sign of great intelligence, especially to libs like you? Are you a corpse man?

Posted by: justified2

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I guess the issue is moot. The fact that you chose to focus on Obama and "corpsman" as any basis of argument is simply infantile and reaching. Why I got lured into it was stupid on my part.

Fact of the matter is that both republicans, independent and democrats of intellect know that Obama is far more intelligent than Sarah Palin.

Know if we were arguing is Palin smarter than you the answer would be obvious..


Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, Palin is more than head and shoulders above Obama, intellectually. Obama is a moron who can do little more than parrot speeches written for him. The world now views Obama as ineffectual and a moron.

Posted by: jenn3 | December 26, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

So, I hope and pray FOX News also FIRES this snide big mouth loser Juan Williams
just like NPR did as well. I find his very
offensive comments about Sarah Palin totally beyond the pale and completely discussing as well. Get a real job that
requires real work you loser Juan Williams.

Independent Arizona Voter for Sarah Palin
for President of the USA in 2012!

Posted by: Jan1977 | December 26, 2010 5:40 PM |

I don't like Juan Williams, but what did he say that was untrue regarding Sarah Palin and President Obama? What independent views does Palin have? What "offensive" comments did Williams make regarding Palin? "There's nobody out there, except for Sarah Palin, who can absolutely dominate the stage, and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama," Williams said.

She's not qualified to be President. What new policies has she introduced? She quit her previous job so her family could become rich. I can't believe that so many Americans don't even live in reality with the rest of us.

Glen Beck, Palin and the rest of the Right Wing Crazies have truly brainwashed their base. If you don't agree with their position, someone's supposedly attacking you.

Posted by: trueredskinsfan | December 26, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to the first Oboobma-Palin debate in 2012. She'll mop the floor with the absent-minded professor's dainty derrière.

Posted by: thebump | December 26, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Obama is brilliant.

I mean he said he's spend a trillion dollars and keep unemployment under 8% and... oh, well that failed.

But he clarified it was a slow start and the recovery would come this summer adding 250K-500K jobs every month and... oh, that failed too.

But he trumpeted ObamaCare, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor and costs would drop immediately... and they're rising faster than expected... dang, failed again.

He went to Europe specifically to get the next Olympics in the US and ... oh, failed.

But the Middle East peace process is ... yeah, that was probably going to be a failure regardless; but he didn't do any good.

So our genius seems to fail at everything he puts his hand to... except possibly golf. Maybe your ability to assess intellect is problematic? Maybe geniuses are doomed to failure time and again without any success?

I'll take successful over genius any day... any chance we could elect that? Or do we need failing genius screwing sh*t up time and time again?

But Obama has pivoted to make the economy and jobs his top priority (for the 4th time since he was elected)... should we judge his intellect by his 4th try at this?

Or is it inappropriate to think maybe all of his failures have the common thread of him? Sure, lets blame each and every one on something else.

The buck stops... over there somewhere, I don't know... it's not my fault. - Barack Obama

Posted by: gekkobear1 | December 26, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

"Yeah Palin is so smart she invents her own words! LOL!!!"
Gov. Palin has actually added two new words to webster's dictionary.

And your "leader" well how many has he been smart enough to add. Oh yeah, I forgot about his "wee weed up" word. A sign of great intelligence, especially to libs like you? Are you a corpse man?

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

The squirrel eater from Alaska has officially been refudiated by fellow Fox entertainment zombie Williams.

Posted by: WmLaney | December 26, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

BTW to all you RepubliKlan Sarah Palin fans, thanks for bringing up Sarah Palin's SAT scores 841 (out of 1600) and from what I saw a GPA of 2.2. Basically below average across the board. She struggled at multiple undistinguished collages University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, North Idaho College, University of Idaho Matanuska-Susitna College & back to University of Idaho getting a degree in communications.

I can guarantee you that I would not hire her for any of my companies.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM |
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If Palin had gone to Harvard, but was still a loud-mouthed, right-wing punk (and many of them do go to Ivy League schools), would you have hired her? If so, then you're part of the problem as well -- using "brand names" as a simplistic way of hiring.

I'm simply saying that there are many talented, qualified people out there who are rejected out of hand not because of a lack of intellect, but because they didn't go to the "right" college. And alas, we see a lot of that here in Washington, where we use Ivy League degrees as a substitute for thinking when hiring.

Posted by: VPatern

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Being that I never finished High School (but got my GED) and never finished collage I can assure you that is not the case. I was simply saying on paper the educational background would make me question Palin's ability to commit to something. If Palin was a Harvard grad with the same loud mouth I would not hire her. Although I might not hire Obama either, he comes across as a little arrogant at times but for certain positions I would give him a shot. Palin comes across as an idiot and BS artist in the first few minutes she opens her mouth.

Again, on paper, Palin does not seem to have any outstanding qualities. Getting into, and graduating Harvard is no small feat, to be magna cum laude demonstrates a tenacity and dedication I do admire.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes, he must be a genius, or else all those geniuses in the press would be very mistaken, wouldn't they. ;)

Posted by: LibertyVista | December 26, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

"to all of the right wingers commenting on this post, all of you are well aware that obama is light years ahead of our past FOUR republican presidents intellectually, your unwillingness to acknolwledge facts does not change the facts! sarah palin, incredibly, has an even weaker intellect, running kneck and kneck with our most recent repub, george w! "


If your messiah is so smart, how come W has a higher IQ?
And if you are so worried about IQ, why didn't you vote for Bush over Kerry. Bush had a higher IQ, and he knew how to pronounce corpsman.
what kind of American man cannot pronounce corpsman? Tell me libs, what kind of man?

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Juan, Smaun. I think Juan is in Obama's pocket. He is always shooting his mouth off. I wonder if he is even an American citizen.....he thinks he knows it all.....He is from a Cental American state below Mexico. No wonder he got removed from his last job.

Posted by: WISEOWL1 | December 26, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Some one who's considered intelligent and served as a college professor should know how to say "corpsman". Obama, the intellect, did not. Betcha Gov. Palin, would know.
Posted by: justified2

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Yeah Palin is so smart she invents her own words! LOL!!!

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I would like to know of one ORIGINAL, thought-provoking idea that Ms. Palin has put forth. In any event, I am still for Sarah running on the Republican ticket! Now, how is that for thought-provoking?

Posted by: thinkfirst1 | December 26, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Good for Williams!! Sara Palin has made her millions with her 'canned' speeches. She should now keep her mouth shut and let people wonder whether she is a fool or open it and remove all doubt.

Why all the comments re use of a Teleprompter? Do you think any President/VP/etc., during these past 30+ years has NOT depended on the teleprompter? How many sentences could those who critisize it say the words without notes or a teleprompter?

Posted by: rbsher | December 26, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama picks Joe Bite-me as his vice president , to be next in line, and you libs are calling Gov. Palin stupid? What kind of idiot would pick Bite-me. It was apparent nobody thought he would make a good president, yet your intellect picked him as VP, and you libs voted for him? And you are calling Gov. Palin stupid? She could even whoop him in basketball on her intelligence alone. I don't think he was ever on a winning team, if he was on any team.

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

to all of the right wingers commenting on this post, all of you are well aware that obama is light years ahead of our past FOUR republican presidents intellectually, your unwillingness to acknolwledge facts does not change the facts! sarah palin, incredibly, has an even weaker intellect, running kneck and kneck with our most recent repub, george w!

Posted by: tman2 | December 26, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin had a much more geographically diverse education than Obama. She went to 5 colleges and universities, six if you count going to one of them twice. Obama merely went to three. Two of those universities she enrolled in were in Obama’s home state where he didn’t even try to get in. She was even awarded a scholarship. Sure, Obama edited some college newspaper but Palin actually got her degree in communication. This can be checked for accuracy. Scouts honor. ; ^ )

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Some one who's considered intelligent and served as a college professor should know how to say "corpsman". Obama, the intellect, did not. Betcha Gov. Palin, would know.

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I overheard a couple of staffers talking at a restaurant the other day. One said to the other, "Sarah Palin was using the word processor on my computer again."

"How did you know?"

"There was Wite-Out all over my screen."

Posted by: RickyGibson | December 26, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure why the second half of this story is important: I mean, I suppose in a high school it would be important, but in the press, if Juan Williams is going to be considered a real journalist, then whether or not some politician said nice things about him in the past should have no bearing on his judgment.

It's good that he spoke his mind even though it was about another contributor at the same network, and that might be news (but still, of the parlor talk variety). However, there is one true story in this and so many other stories that the MSM fails to report on because they run their operations based on fear and profit rather than dedication to their public role as the fourth estate. That story is the unbalanced and propagandist tendencies of the Fox News network.

At one point in our nation's history, there were lions in the press that would rip apart any such intruder into the public discourse.

Posted by: adastraperapathy | December 26, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

The attacks against conservative from the open minded liberals (oxy moron) is always the same- they are dumb. Bush was dumb, Reagan was dumb and now Palin is dumb.
What's so ironic about their charge is that they have blubbering idiots like jimmah carta and Biden on their side running rampant.

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Posted by: drw232p | December 26, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: betsyz111
Where do you get the bizarre stories you're telling about President Obama? I'm a total news junkie and have never heard any of the crazy stuff you've come up with. You know it's really wrong to repeat nutty stuff that's totally inaccurate, don't you? It's called "bearing false witness" and is one of the Ten Commandments. I don't believe you know what you're talking about and if you want to be taken seriously, prove your statements.

Posted by: MNUSA | December 26, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

"If the One is so brilliant why is our country still in a complete financial mess?"

We are waiting for an expert on brilliance like you to explain it to us and announce both your campaign for the Presidency and your economic solutions.

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

We already have had W. No more 'dumb as a fence post' Presidents like Palin.

Posted by: keb777 | December 26, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

So,what all is Liar in Chief from Kenya,
Barack Hussein Obama hiding that he doesn't
want the voters to know about anyhow here?

Posted by: Sue1980 | December 26, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

You can be the recipient of every intellectual award granted by the elite Ivy League institutions, but results are eventually more important than diplomas. So far, it does not take a lot of smarts to conclude Obama has not performed as expected. Now, is he is smart enough to turn things around?

Posted by: cpnorton1 | December 26, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Palin is no intellectual, but neither is Obama the robotic teleprompter reader.
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Obama has spoken extemporaneously on numerous occasions on topics ranging from economics to international relations, has done so displaying a firm command of the facts and nuances - and not a teleprompter in sight. Of course, events such as these don't appear on Fox News, so you can be forgiven for not knowing.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | December 26, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

"The November election doesn't appear to have slowed down the familiar left-wing political bloggers. The gang's all here"

Why should it have? Republicans will take control of but one of the three elected branches of the government.

That and a buck will buy you a cup of coffee

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

None the less, she is what you are getting as your next President if we fail to fix the American economy in the next six months, intellect will matter little if it has failed the American people - as populist anger ensues and brings her to power. lol.

She doesn't have to be intellectual, she just has to ask President Obama the difficult questions on the stage, which he will try to answer intellectually (and therefore complicatedly) and seem evasive or condescending or both, she's unproven, he'll have his track record running against him - the black man killer is always the passionate white woman. lol.

She is a female Ronald Reagan just waiting to happen. Ever seen that Spielberg movie "Jaws" (?), well, "Geka-Geka-Geka-Geka" she's coming. lol.

You think the democrats would cooperate in fixing the U.S. economy if she wasn't out there, they damn near dismantled it since the crash of 2008 - they don't know what the U.S. economy actually is, so they have no idea how to fix it. lol.

Posted by: darkasnight1234 | December 26, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse


Anybody who remembers Obama's abysmal performances during the 2007/8 Presidential debates and his dithering when having to make tough decisions, not to mention his constant use of teleprompters, find Williams comparisons to Palin amusing.

Obama's lack of superior intelligence is the White House's best kept secret.


Posted by: janet8 | December 26, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Juan; May I remind you that observations like your comment were said prior to Palin's debate with Biden. Speaking of which, perhaps we should compare the verbal and written comments of Palin and Biden. That would be instructive. Or, perhaps an analysis of issues that Palin said would happen; Obama and Dems denied, then they quietly put them into place (i.e. death panel etc). Who is the smart one in these cases?

Posted by: wsfarm | December 26, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117 I have to run for the evening but I have enjoyed your posts (at your expense), what is amazing is you do not even realize how ignorant you sound and that most of us here conversing with you actually are taunting you into continuing to make a fool of yourself. I guess we feel that it is better to show how the RepubliKlans think rather than write about it.

I guess I should feel bad for toying with someone of your intellect, but I do not think you are intellectually handicapped just a borderline IQ and I guess that makes you fair game. Don't feel bad I do not think Palin has any higher of an IQ than you so you should be flattered LOL!

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

The November election doesn't appear to have slowed down the familiar left-wing political bloggers. The gang's all here.

I'll withhold judgment about Obama's futre job performance while dealing with the new congress. We'll see. In spite of the glowing remarks by the habitual left-wing bloggers, his job performance until now has been less than satisfactory. At least he's consistent. It's on par with his inactivity in the Senate -- all speech and no action. But, he can blame the mess on Pelosi since, it appears, she was actually in charge for the last two years.

Obama has alot to prove and it has nothing to do with the moronic race comments. He has to show the voting public that he's not a far left puppet managed by the likes of Soros, the unions and the progressives bent on tranforming this country into a bankrupt, socialist country.

Posted by: bethg1841 | December 26, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

" "Considered" a professor. Do you not see your own vapid self-professed reassurances on this issue? It is alarming."
Posted by: betsyz1117

Did you bother to read the University of Chicago press release? I said "considered", the University did not. The University of Chicago Law School says he "served as a professor" and was "regarded as" a professor.

Too irksome? Doesn't meet your need to believe otherwise?

You say you are seeking the truth about Obama, but it seems betsy that when the truth goes against your preconceived beliefs, YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

You are truly embarrassing....."regarded as a professor".....admittingly, no true credentials, someone off-hand makes this statement????? Are you serious?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

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Sometimes I find myself irritated by smugly wrong commenters until I remember, with pleasure, that Barack Obama is still the President, setting national policy and vacationing with his beautiful family in Hawaii, while people like you, "Betsy," are still at home, trying to find relevance through serial yet influentially impotent commenting.

Posted by: Akger117 | December 26, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

As to who is smarter, I think everyone who is non-partisan would agree it is Obama.

But Americans tend to elect the opposite of the last person in office. After Clinton the philanderer came Bush the born-again Christian; after Bush - who amazed all with his ability to mangle the King's English - came the eloquent and educated Obama.

So, you can see where this is going - who will we elect after the smooth and urbane Obama?: Ignorance personified - Sarah Palin. Wake me when it's over.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | December 26, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama botches, flubs, mispronounces and incorrectly attributes almost everything...Just take a look at the new Oval Office rug and the quotation that was incorrectly attributed to MLK. And what is our nation's motto? "In God We Trust"...you don't say. Who knew. NOT Obama.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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So the white House messed up in attributing the Quote to MLK instead of Abolitionist Parker. Of course King did say that exact quote in a Sept. 2, 1957 speech. But yes the White House messed up... And your point? Or just more petty childish "gotchas"?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1
"Considered" a professor. Do you not see your own vapid self-professed reassurances on this issue? It is alarming.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

President Obama received a BA from Columbia University.

He then attended Harvard and after his freshman year, he received honors based on his grades and ability to write well.

At the end of his first year he was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review based on his grades and a writing competition.

In February 1990, his second year at Harvard, he was elected president of the law review, a full-time volunteer position functioning as editor-in-chief and supervising the law review's staff of 80 editors.

The post, considered the highest honor a student can attain at Harvard Law School, was awarded to President Obama while he was in Harvard Law School.

President Obama graduated from Harvard in 1991 with a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law), with a Magna Cum Laude (honor). Magna cum laude is reserved for those graduating near the top of the class.

Compare the President's education to the Quitter Governor Palin, who had to attend 5-6 universities to eke out a simple BA with no recognition or honors.

Posted by: SCVoter | December 26, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

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I'm afraid several of our more conservative commenter-friends will try to suggest that the President somehow earned all of his academic distinctions because of race.

Just to preempt that, an observation: Even if President Obama was the beneficiary of affirmative action at every point in his academic career, it is undeniable that he is vastly more intelligent than Gov. Palin or even most national politicians today.

More importantly, his work, especially on the law review, is publicly available. To those who'd trash his credentials, please, show us which part of his writing is insufficient. I've read his books; his work is objectively excellent, and that's not even his intensive academic writing.

Throwing around accusations of bias is a lot easier than demonstrating it. President Obama has a paper trail of strong intellectual skill; prove otherwise.

(And no, his admission of cocaine use in college (unique in the history of Columbia!) does not void his intellect.

Posted by: Akger117 | December 26, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why anyone would mention "intelligent" and Palin in the same breath since one does not equate to the other!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Imagine this BLACK male VP candidate selectee was chosen, in spite of his background, in an effort to
1 - solidify the base,
2 - challenge the other ticket BECAUSE of his race/gender,
3 - ran with a 72 year old Presidential candidate, and
4 - would be be vigorously defended by a 20-30% band of constituents,
5 - considered to be a major voice in the party,
6 - hired as a political commentator by a major news network,
7 - disparage the sitting President from a perch on foreign soil, as he collects a six-figure honorarium,
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125368057547633229.html,
8 - pen a book, with a title which alludes to lewd sexual acts, in another English speaking country's slang, and
9 - poll within the top 3 or 4 candidates in for the White House in the next election, less than 2 years before the next election.

Simply unimaginable.

Posted by: goodrice | December 26, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why anyone would mention "intelligent" and Palin in the same breath since one does not equate to the other!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why anyone would mention "intelligent" and Palin in the same breath since one does not equate to the other!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

There actually still are some smart people in the Republican Party but I'm not sure that either of them will be running for President.

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117 wrote:
"Obama was NOT a professor. He was an some-time lecturer, absent most of the time, and late when he showed up at all."

I see, you expect those of us on this board to believe you are right and the University of Chicago, which employed Obama and gave him his position, and stated in a press release that he was considered a "professor", are wrong.

Sorry betsy, but when it comes to truth I'll trust those who are in a position to know what the truth is. Hope you don't find that too irksome...

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 7:13 PM |

You are truly embarrassing....."regarded as a professor".....admittingly, no true credentials, someone off-hand makes this statement????? Are you serious?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Not sure why anyone would use the word "intelligent" and Sarah Palin in the same breath!

One does not equate to the other!

Posted by: Citi__Street | December 26, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 7:08 PM

Obama botches, flubs, mispronounces and incorrectly attributes almost everything...Just take a look at the new Oval Office rug and the quotation that was incorrectly attributed to MLK. And what is our nation's motto? "In God We Trust"...you don't say. Who knew. NOT Obama.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 7:01 PM

Obama was NOT a professor. He was an some-time lecturer, absent most of the time, and late when he showed up at all.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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LOL! You are terrific! Thank you for persevering in showing your ignorance!

His formal title was "senior lecturer," but the University of Chicago Law School says he "served as a professor" and was "regarded as" a professor.

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Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

"The debate Democrats want you to forget.
Palin vs. Biden."

LOL The one where her trainers had to have her ask if she could call him Joe because she was unable to say his name without screwing up?

Posted by: timothy2me | December 26, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 7:01 PM

Obama was NOT a professor. He was an some-time lecturer, absent most of the time, and late when he showed up at all.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

I deflect? I only asked that people who seem to be enamored with Obama to do research. He already admitted to being a crack-head, and that he has no idea for how many years. He's made up stories on a lark...like his mother and father were somehow so sexually aroused over the Rosa Parks episode that he was conceived with this incident. It is astonishing that my fellow Americans buy into this clap-trap. It is more than depressing.

Posted by: betsyz111

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You forget that he is a Kenyan Muslim Marxist planted by terrorists decades ago.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117 wrote:
"YOU are more than irksome. I have never promoted Palin."

All I asked was:
1)How many states and territories are these in the USA?
2)How many of the states and territories vote in US presidential elections?

betsyz1117 wrote:
"The most I've said is that she serves a purpose in this upside-down, idiotic, lunatic presidency that is Obama."

So an unintelligent nincompoop who thought the US and NATO should go to war with Russia over Russia's incursion into Georgia, for example, servers a purpose? It seems you, like McConnell, care less for the US and more for making Obama a one term president.

betsyz1117 wrote:
"I only plead with people, who seem to be unconditionally up on this fraud, just to educate themselves in his background. Just a little will do."

Sure, I'd love to be educated, but with facts. Most of what you have spouted are not facts or have no facts to back them up. You stated Obama was never a professor. That is not true. A simple search turns up that he was. A statement from the University of Chicago Law School says:
"""From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track."""
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/28/university-of-chicago-oba_n_93896.html


So betsy, I really have to wonder where you get your information when it is so easy to find it incorrect, and I also wonder that when you find that statement of yours to be incorrect whether you will simply ignore it and continue to spew the same rhetoric. You speak of learning about Obama, I suggest you do so.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Democratic artillery fire on Palin continues two full years after the election.

She is their number one threat.
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I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Democrats keep up their fire on Palin, because it will goad you conservatives into nominating her.

Posted by: Frazil | December 26, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

President Obama received a BA from Columbia University.

He then attended Harvard and after his freshman year, he received honors based on his grades and ability to write well.

At the end of his first year he was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review based on his grades and a writing competition.

In February 1990, his second year at Harvard, he was elected president of the law review, a full-time volunteer position functioning as editor-in-chief and supervising the law review's staff of 80 editors.

The post, considered the highest honor a student can attain at Harvard Law School, was awarded to President Obama while he was in Harvard Law School.

President Obama graduated from Harvard in 1991 with a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law), with a Magna Cum Laude (honor). Magna cum laude is reserved for those graduating near the top of the class.

Compare the President's education to the Quitter Governor Palin, who had to attend 5-6 universities to eke out a simple BA with no recognition or honors.

Posted by: SCVoter | December 26, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I deflect? I only asked that people who seem to be enamored with Obama to do research. He already admitted to being a crack-head, and that he has no idea for how many years. He's made up stories on a lark...like his mother and father were somehow so sexually aroused over the Rosa Parks episode that he was conceived with this incident. It is astonishing that my fellow Americans buy into this clap-trap. It is more than depressing.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

The debate Democrats want you to forget.
Palin vs. Biden.

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All the major polls at the time said that Biden beat Palin in the debates. Palin did not self destruct by any means during the debates. She did that in interviews that showed how politically ignorant she is.

Again one thing Democrats any you have in common is a desire for Sarah to be nominated in 2012. Maybe she can have Miller or Christine O'Donnell run as her VP.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

The debate Democrats want you to forget.
Palin vs. Biden.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89FbCPzAsRA

Posted by: robtay12003 | December 26, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"Well then, look up Obama's dossier. It's pretty simple"
Posted by: betsyz1117

I see you can deflect questions and ignore uncomfortable questions, just like Palin. That may work for you but it will not work for Palin. Remember, if she runs for president she will first face republicans in debate during the primary. They will eat her alive. Democrats have nothing to worry about since her own party will ensure she never gets close to a any office.
Posted by: Fate

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Fate, I think that betsyz1117 actually IS Sarah Palin. Seems to use the same tactics and have about the same IQ and grasp of reality


Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Imagine comparing on ANY basis(!)

an attractive, BLACK, former male pageant contestant and former small town mayor, who
1 - won the mayor's race by less than 2 dozen votes,
2 - proceeded to run the town's finances into the ground as he
3 - abused power and misappropriated building supplies to finish his own house, who then
4 - served less-than a half-term as governor of one of our least populous states, mainly to pursue selfish monetary pursuits and daily Tweets and FB posts, who also
5 - had a son who was forced into the Army to keep from going to jail for repeated infractions, mostly unpublicized because of his age and his connections,
6 - had a daughter who produced a son out of wedlock just in time to be chosen as a VP running mate (the wedding was announced, for January, before the election - has it happened yet?), and
7 - a wife who was a member of a secessionist group (this black governor produced the key note speech to a gathering of this separatist group in the same year as being chosen for VP running mate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwvPNXYrIyI );
8 - who could neither name anything he reads on a regular basis nor any other Supreme Court case besides Roe v Wade,
9 - subsequently avoids interviews except in carefully chosen venues,

.....being compared to
1 - the 1st WHITE female President of the U.S. who happened to
2 - grow up in a mixed, modest household and
3 - earned her way by obtaining a law degree with distinction from one of the best schools in the country, and, all the while
4 - graduating ON TIME, versus
5 - taking 5 schools to get his undistinguished bachelor's degree.

Simply unimaginable.

Posted by: goodrice | December 26, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

>>>"I don't expect Juan Williams to support me (he's said some tough things about me in the past) - but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces," Palin said on her Facebook page.

Palin believes she's a threat to our country.
lol

Posted by: angie12106 | December 26, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Democratic artillery fire on Palin continues two full years after the election.

She is their number one threat.

If this were not the case, their daily assault would cease, and they would allow her to run.

They know she's not stupid and remember full well what she did to Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate.

Let them play their little games.

Posted by: robtay12003

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Nothing could make a Democrat happier than having Sarah Palin as the GOP nominee.

Our issue with Plain is that she the fact that she is a sociopath. Yet about 20%-30% of the population are taken in by her. And it is that we are afraid of, not that Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin but that such a large portion of the US are so stupid and she represents them

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

osted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 6:34 PM

YOU are more than irksome. I have never promoted Palin. The most I've said is that she serves a purpose in this upside-down, idiotic, lunatic presidency that is Obama. I only plead with people, who seem to be unconditionally up on this fraud, just to educate themselves in his background. Just a little will do.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

It's obvious to all by now that Barak Obama was never equipped to be president of the United States. Or president of Woolworth's, for that matter.

Posted by: robtay12003 | December 26, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Chops

Are you some sort of toothsome pom-pom girl? Do you even know anything about what you are promoting as achievements?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

"Well then, look up Obama's dossier. It's pretty simple"
Posted by: betsyz1117

I see you can deflect questions and ignore uncomfortable questions, just like Palin. That may work for you but it will not work for Palin. Remember, if she runs for president she will first face republicans in debate during the primary. They will eat her alive. Democrats have nothing to worry about since her own party will ensure she never gets close to a any office.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Democratic artillery fire on Palin continues two full years after the election.

She is their number one threat.

If this were not the case, their daily assault would cease, and they would allow her to run.

They know she's not stupid and remember full well what she did to Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate.

Let them play their little games.

Posted by: robtay12003 | December 26, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"He is a Harvard Law School Graduate.
Posted by: RoyHag"

That and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee on Capitol Hill. Ivy league lawyers are a dime a dozen. Among those countless Ivy league lawyers President Obama has no executive experience, barely any legislative experience and non-existent career as a legal scholar. Despite being President of the law review and years as a professor he was never published. His achievements are well over stated.

Posted by: cprferry

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Amazing how many RepubliKlans here are rehashing 2008. As for experience, you truly and not the sharpest tool in the shed. He has two years experience as President of the United States. There are only four other living people with more experience at being POTUS in the ENTIRE universe.

PS that is as many years as Palin had before she quit.

Argue THAT.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cjbass55 | December 26, 2010 6:17

Sorry. Haven't "listened" to him in quite a while. So you know best. I couldn't stand the "ers" and "ahs" and "ssssss" and "cousin Pookies on the couch" type of speaking. But then, you must glisten when he opens his mouth.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

"His [Obama} achievements are well over stated"

Posted by: cprferry

First black US president, repeal of DADT, passing of landmark healthcare legislation, financial regulation, START treaty....yeah, he hasnt achieved much.....You idiot

Posted by: Chops2 | December 26, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Democratic artillery fire on Palin continues two full years after the election.

She is their number one threat.

If this were not the case, their daily assault would cease, and they would allow her to run.

They know she's not stupid, and they remember what she did to Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate.

Posted by: robtay12003 | December 26, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: cprferry

He wasn't even a professor, but no one seems to care.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

"He is a Harvard Law School Graduate.
Posted by: RoyHag"

That and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee on Capitol Hill. Ivy league lawyers are a dime a dozen. Among those countless Ivy league lawyers President Obama has no executive experience, barely any legislative experience and non-existent career as a legal scholar. Despite being President of the law review and years as a professor he was never published. His achievements are well over stated.

Posted by: cprferry | December 26, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

.Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 6:18 PM
Well then, look up Obama's dossier. It's pretty simple

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:13 PM

Bets on. Just about anyone could debate Obama and win. He's that un-interested and stupid beyond anyone's wildest imagination.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

"So. You have no justification for Obama's illiteracy?"
Posted by: betsyz1117

So? You have no answers to my two questions? They are rather simple, I mean, you are sitting at a computer, presumably with a browser and the entire internet to look things up.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: unpeople

I don't doubt your support. Just show me his damn transcripts of this so-called upstanding, gifted student. You seem to take whatever is told to you as fact. Don't you care about truth?

Posted by: betsyz1117
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Do you have ears? Obama speaks in complete, well thought out, grammatically correct sentences. Palin twitters.
President Obama is a supremely competent world leader. He has passed almost all of his agenda in the face of unreasonable opposition. He has represented the US on the world stage with eloquence and elegance. Sarah Palin is a source of national shame. The fact that her opinions are a matter of public frecord is an embarrassment to educated Americans.

Posted by: cjbass55 | December 26, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama was a "C" student at occidental college but he used exotic name and Indonesian transplant status to exploit the "diversity seeking" morons at hahhvard. He somehow paid for his massive college debt with a magic wand because he has no track record of ever working before he was 30. When Barry did finally get a job, it was with convicted felon and slum lord Tony rezko. Obama has dirtier friends from the "pay to play" Chicago city then al Capone had. He used his friends like bill ayers, Rev Racist, Tony rezko, rushed khalidi, Louie Farrakhan, acorn to get ahead like a typical Chicago machine dirt bag.
Meanwhile, palin was working to pay her way through school-something that only limousine liberals could scoff at. After she graduated she almost single-handedly brought down the republican corruption plaguing her state (which is why she had a 90% approval rating).

Posted by: drw232p | December 26, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:04 PM

Do you even bother addressing the issue. Of course not. I would much rather live in your Shangra-la world than the reality of the present. I just wish I knew how it was done. I know, keep repeating the same hideous mumbo-jumbo that Obama has brains!

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

57 states (or more!)
"Cinco de quatro"
Your premiums will go down 3000 percent!!!!
"I don't know how to speak "Austrian"
How to buy car insurance.
"America is one of the highest populations= Muslim countries in the world".
"Profit to loss" ratios.

Shall I go on?
Posted by: betsyz1117

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This coming from someone who just wrote the following "You are beyond, I do not know, but it it is light years, I mean absolute, quasi-physics to get into even 1/8th of your brain matter."

The fact you rehash the same old right-wing stupidities is testament to who you are and what you represent.

I certainly hope, as you apparently do, that Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee. I will love to see the debates between her and Obama.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

President Obama visited all 57 states and had the most transparent administration we have ever seen while spending more on vacations than Soros. Oh well, at least Michelle is going to make our kids skinny.

Posted by: mfirebrand1 | December 26, 2010 5:55 PM

What's the names of these extra 7 states you are referring to? And what country are they in(they aren't in the USA)?

Posted by: citigreg | December 26, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Every human being with an average or better than average IQ is intelligent. The word Juan Williams seems to want is "smart", not "intelligent". And Ocho Pinko, aka Obama, isn't that smart, regardless of whether Sarah Palin is smart. A smart guy would've rejected the ideological beliefs his parents and other mentors taught him, especially those stemming from socialism. Anyone with a clue can see how totally bankrupt a concept socialism is. Bankrupt AND wrong for America.

Posted by: SCOTSGUARDS | December 26, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Every human being with an average or better than average IQ is intelligent. The word Juan Williams seems to want is "smart", not "intelligent". And Ocho Pinko, aka Obama, isn't that smart, regardless of whether Sarah Palin is smart. A smart guy would've rejected the ideological beliefs his parents and other mentors taught him, especially those stemming from socialism. Anyone with a clue can see how totally bankrupt a concept socialism is.

Posted by: SCOTSGUARDS | December 26, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

So. You have no justification for Obama's illiteracy?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Acquire almost any information we need or able to read and understand is a LUXURY we take for granted as American Citizens...
Words Publicly Spoken by any individual reflects the level of Intellectual Ability... Be it a person, corporate entity, etc.,that utilizes the mass media to spread facts or misinformation,disinformation, factual distortions...
If one in four American citizens are not able to pass basic math,reading comprehension and writing. And unable to do simple analysis of any subject matter as a Nation...Our Public Sector is gullible and in danger to its own self as a Nation...
Sarah Palin is...
Thats Right!!! Who you believe reflects your the level of your INTELLIGENCE!!!

Posted by: roynjoysmusic | December 26, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

This is news? I've voted in eight presidential elections -- six times for the Republican candidate. And I cannot imagine any circumstance in which I could vote for Sarah Palin. She can't stand on the same intellectual stage as Jim Belushi, never mind Barack Obama.

Posted by: pjm1 | December 26, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: unpeople

I don't doubt your support. Just show me his damn transcripts of this so-called upstanding, gifted student. You seem to take whatever is told to you as fact. Don't you care about truth?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is dumb, but most Americans are also dumb, and, because dumb people hate smart people, Sarah Palin is the best choice for winning the next presidential election. I personally approve of a really dumb U.S. president because comedians need a dumb president for material; it doesn't mean anything that the country would sink more quickly into collapse, as long as eveyone's laughing about it on the way down.

Posted by: icurhuman2 | December 26, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

57 states (or more!)
"Cinco de quatro"
Your premiums will go down 3000 percent!!!!
"I don't know how to speak "Austrian"
How to buy car insurance.
"America is one of the highest populations= Muslim countries in the world".
"Profit to loss" ratios.

Shall I go on?
Posted by: betsyz1117

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This coming from someone who just wrote the following "You are beyond, I do not know, but it it is light years, I mean absolute, quasi-physics to get into even 1/8th of your brain matter."

The fact you rehash the same old right-wing stupidities is testament to who you are and what you represent.

I certainly hope, as you apparently do, that Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee. I will love to see the debates between her and Obama.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Dare we not forget that Rose Garden show, where he has all of these "doctors" sitting in fold-up chairs, wearing those ridiculous white lab coats (where did they all come by, I ask myself; in the White House Wardrobe Department)..Supposedly all this AMA support for his dog-doo-doo health overhaul. Which, by the way, amongst even my staunchest liberal friends can't find a damn thing right with this bill --=-and they cry for impeachment, a word I have never uttered.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117 sez: ((( "You offer nothing in defense to Obama's so-called intellect. Produce, will you?" )))

Barack Obama was the first African-American President of The Harvard Law Review. That's the most prestigious position at one of the most (if not THE most) prestigious law schools in the world. Only those law students with near-perfect GPAs are even eligible to apply, and the winning candidate is chosen via a blind essay contest. Barack Obama proved himself to be the best of the best of the best.

Posted by: unpeople | December 26, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Uh, Goober, I hate to tell you this, but Obama has effectively and eloquently run the COUNTRY
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Someone who would say "eloquently run the country" for sure is a moron. Get a dictionary. And get one for Obama.

Posted by: pihto999
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Checked it out, looks OK to me, Goober.
I don't need a dictionary to know "uncomfortableness", and "refudiate" are words used by a person with a poor vocabulary. Those words are from the vocabulary of Sarah Palin.
What is really disappointing is that there are US citizens who hear both Obama and Palin speak often and don't know Obama is much more intelligent, way better educated and has a far better command of the issues facing the nation. To even compare Palin to Obama intellectually is an insult to any reasonable person. Palin couldn't carry Obama's briefcase. Too bad they will never debate, Obama would eat her for lunch, like he did John McCain.

Posted by: cjbass55 | December 26, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

This business of being a Magna Cum Laude Harvard Graduate is important only at the time of graduation. You think not ? Then look at the past graduates of Harvard who were High Honors graduates and see it they were/are remember for that alone. It is high accomplishment that begets recognition even by the most skeptical. History will be the final arbiter. Recall Grantland Rice's evaluation of such or Theo Roosevelt's the man in the arena.

Posted by: buckaroo5 | December 26, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117,
Here are two simple questions:
1)How many states and territories are these in the USA?
2)How many of the states and territories vote in US presidential elections?

Obama knows the answers...

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

President Obama visited all 57 states and had the most transparent administration we have ever seen while spending more on vacations than Soros. Oh well, at least Michelle is going to make our kids skinny.

Posted by: mfirebrand1 | December 26, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

President Obama visited all 57 states and had the most transparent administration we have ever seen while spending more on vacations than Soros. Oh well, at least Michelle is going to make our kids skinny.

Posted by: mfirebrand1 | December 26, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

To all of the Limbaugh-fueled "teleprompter" magpies, Palin wrote cheat notes on her hand, for goodness sake! Name one other adult politician in the history of the world who has! And as much as the yahoos hate to admit, Obama is quite astute and has proved capable of being a president. Did you see how he sucked the life out of Republican opposition with that tax cut deal?

Posted by: calvinconz | December 26, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fat

Oh yes. He is one smart person:

57 states (or more!)
"Cinco de quatro"
Your premiums will go down 3000 percent!!!!
"I don't know how to speak "Austrian"
How to buy car insurance.
"America is one of the highest populations= Muslim countries in the world".
"Profit to loss" ratios.

Shall I go on?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

"And yes, call me Glen Beck....I've never seen his show...but it sounds like he has some sense, from what you wrote."
Posted by: betsyz1117

I also do not watch him but I hear he cries a lot. Seems you are quick to ally yourself based on the hate of another person and not on a person's ability or accomplishments.

Speaking of accomplishments, what has Palin accomplished except helping to sink the McCain/Palin ticket, and buying lots of expensive clothes in the process?

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious, you do not wish to look at facts at all. It was very clear, with just a smidgen of digging that Obama was anyone's worst nightmare,

Posted by: betsyz1117

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And what "facts" are those?

So far all you have manages to do is appear ignorant. Regale us with your wisdom and "facts".

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tractah | December 26, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

African Americans should follow the great example of brother Juan Williams in defending America first Black President. All African Americans must join brother Juan to destroy that white supremacist Sarah Palin.

Hail to the great Presidents Robert Mugabe the Great and Barack Obama the Greatest !

Posted by: robertmugabethegreat | December 26, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

He better be careful about bashing Palin, unless he's looking to lose his new gig at Fox. Talking badly about Palin could get him fired from Fox. You don't talk badly about Muslims on NPR and you don't talk badly about Palin on Fox.

Posted by: Tokugawa1 | December 26, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I forgot. Always, these acadamia types seem to go for the gopher-toothed same-sorts. You know, the turtle-necked, sheered-haired, gosh that Obama is one intelligent dude. That crowd.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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It really seems to bother you that the academics and intellectuals took the time to educate themselves. In a nut shell, you represent exactly the type of person that Sarah Palin speaks to. Uneducated, ignorant and proud of it. You see being stupid as a virtue. Because you are too lazy to educate yourself you are bitter that others had the determination and intellectual ability to learn about the world around them. You feel you must bring them down and use moronic unintelligible rants to do so.

All you do is prove my previous point. Being ignorant is nothing to be proud of, why is it you feel that it is a badge of honor?

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

So, I hope and pray FOX News also FIRES this snide big mouth loser Juan Williams
just like NPR did as well. I find his very
offensive comments about Sarah Palin totally beyond the pale and completely discussing as well. Get a real job that
requires real work you loser Juan Williams.

Independent Arizona Voter for Sarah Palin
for President of the USA in 2012!

Posted by: Jan1977 | December 26, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

And yes, call me Glen Beck....I've never seen his show...but it sounds like he has some sense, from what you wrote.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I really don't know how anyone could dispute this. Palin is so woefully inadequate as a potential world leader, it boggles my mind there is even one person who would suggest such a thing.

Posted by: sarahabc | December 26, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

O.K. You offer nothing in defense to Obama's so-called intellect. Produce, will you?
Posted by: betsyz1117

Obama knows Africa is a continent and not a country. Obama reads newspapers and can name them. Obama does not ask for deference when heading into a debate. Obama knows what the job of the VP is. Obama knows that the Iranian leaders should remain afraid of their own people who we should support, and not attack those people as Cheney suggested. Obama knew how to get us out of our republican generated economic decline and did so.

And, if I ever needed to find an intelligent person I would pass by those with journalism degrees and go to the harvard lawyer who graduated magna cum laude.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 5:12 PM

It is obvious, you do not wish to look at facts at all. It was very clear, with just a smidgen of digging that Obama was anyone's worst nightmare,

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

BETSYZ >>> you need to accept defeat and the fact that you are being dominated in your debate and quit trying to sound educated. you sound like Glenn (the taxcheat) Beck. Oh yeah, Glenn and Daschle just forgot to pay their taxes :-) Oh really guys did you now?

Posted by: he_who_flingydingy_flingydingy | December 26, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Juan that couldn't keep a job with NPR? Now we have to look at his stupid face all over FOX news.

Posted by: licavolisr | December 26, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

she is on the same stage as any other quitter,non reader,5 schools before getting a b.s.degree, hateful, jealous racist,illegimate grandmother.

Posted by: ninnafaye | December 26, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I forgot. Always, these acadamia types seem to go for the gopher-toothed same-sorts. You know, the turtle-necked, sheered-haired, gosh that Obama is one intelligent dude. That crowd.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is educated & intelligent. Many have ask for certification by seeing those credentials. Until then I think the jury is still out. As for Sarah Palin she is a private citizen with an opinion which seems to be obtuse for many citizens whose comments appear to be Philistine & odious. I do know that we have almost 10% of the nation unemployed and every day it gets more difficult to put bread on one's table. If this does not improve by 2012 ... and I'm still able to vote ... what would any reasonable man assume about the leadership of the past four years? Just to say, it is Bush's fault implies malversation

Posted by: buckaroo5 | December 26, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

O.K. You offer nothing in defense to Obama's so-called intellect. Produce, will you?

Posted by: betsyz1117

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Maybe you should have someone read and explain the posts I have made. I have done just that. First he is a Magna Cun Laude Harvard Graduate, Second he is the President of the United States, that in itself takes intelligence (amazing that even needs to be explained to you.

Even Charles Krauthammer, an ultra conservative, recognizes he is intelligent read this article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121604846.html.

But keep on underestimating him at your peril.

Please keep on posting, you are far more effective than I in proving the RepubliKlan Party is full of ignorant sub 70 IQ nut cases.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Earth to TRACTAH >>>>>> Glenn Beck is not an honest man and he is not a good source of wisdom :-) >>> You just got OWNED

Posted by: he_who_flingydingy_flingydingy | December 26, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I agree Sarah Palin is no intellectual giant but after reading these post she is obviously much smarter than 90% of the people who are responding to this editorial.

Id say fat, uneducated, middle aged, angry white folks who can't sleep at night knowing there is a person of color in the White House all agree Sarah Palin is an intellectual giant. Unfortunately, these are the same white folks who while driving their SUV up my conspicuously posted 25mph street doing in excess of 40mph while throwing trash out their windows. That is the typical NOVA Tea Party supporter in a nut shell...

Posted by: waxtraxs | December 26, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

At this stage, I look at any male who endorses, the whimp in chief, as a action hero, has to be the most astounding anti-intellectual, limp-wristed nobody, whiner, that anyone could ever imagine. Good luck, guys, picking up the chicks. You are un-sensational in every regard.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

For those who keep say Palin is intelligent, please remember that she was unable to name the newspaper or magazines that she reads to Katie Couric and that she claims dinosaurs never existed on this planet.

Posted by: Falling4Ever | December 26, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama intelligent...good one, the russians, iranians and chinese are playing him like fiddle...and he lies incessantly....no death panels he says..but now he and sebelious are promoting "advanced directives" via medicare which will pay doctors to push older patients towards end of life decisions...nice nazi type stuff these dems promote...bottom line Palin was correct about death panels and as usual Juan is wrong again.

Posted by: tractah | December 26, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

BTW to all you RepubliKlan Sarah Palin fans, thanks for bringing up Sarah Palin's SAT scores 841 (out of 1600) and from what I saw a GPA of 2.2. Basically below average across the board. She struggled at multiple undistinguished collages University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, North Idaho College, University of Idaho Matanuska-Susitna College & back to University of Idaho getting a degree in communications.

I can guarantee you that I would not hire her for any of my companies.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM |
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If Palin had gone to Harvard, but was still a loud-mouthed, right-wing punk (and many of them do go to Ivy League schools), would you have hired her? If so, then you're part of the problem as well -- using "brand names" as a simplistic way of hiring.

I'm simply saying that there are many talented, qualified people out there who are rejected out of hand not because of a lack of intellect, but because they didn't go to the "right" college. And alas, we see a lot of that here in Washington, where we use Ivy League degrees as a substitute for thinking when hiring.

Posted by: VPaterno | December 26, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

DRW232P >>>> Ummmm, Mc cain was polling ahead until Biden and Palin debated, then after they debated OPbama biden bounced far ahead and never looked back.
By the way, did you vote for the liberal Mc cain or the liberal Obama? Hmmm, Bet you voted just like always in a national general election. for excactly who the GOP tells you to ! I just Owned you :-)

Posted by: he_who_flingydingy_flingydingy | December 26, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

O.K. You offer nothing in defense to Obama's so-called intellect. Produce, will you?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin would have Obama stuttering his now infamous "uuhh uuuhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate. She mopped the floor with biden's hairplugs at the vp debate when he was a 35 year sitting senator and she was just a 2 year gov (and that was with the worthless McCain people prepping her).

Posted by: drw232p | December 26, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Bill Ayers and Ollie North have alot in common ! both are serious traitors to this nation and both got off their charges on a technicality. Ollie was defended by the EVIL ACLU and they got his felony convictions vacated on a technicality. I magine if today a juhior officer went behind a presidents back and sold weapons to another country !! WOW ! and Imagine if a terrorist like Ayers was bombing people ! WOW Thank the Good old ACLU for getting Ollie the traitor off !

Posted by: he_who_flingydingy_flingydingy | December 26, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Kids!

Obama not only is not an "intellectual", he is not intelligent. If you can keep this fact in mind, all else falls into place.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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Judging from your previous unintelligible posts you are not intellectually or mentally equipped to judge who is or is not intelligent or an intellectual.

Maybe you got the impression that you are qualified to offer an opinion from posting on FOX where a IQ of 70 makes you a genius.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin would have Obama stuttering his now infamous "uuhh uuuhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate. She mopped the floor with biden's hairplugs at the vp debate when he was a 35 year sitting senator and she was just a 2 year gov (and that was with the worthless McCain people prepping her).

Posted by: drw232p | December 26, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin would have Obama stuttering his now infamous "uuhh uuuhh"s in the first 5 minutes of a presidential debate. She mopped the floor with biden's hairplugs at the vp debate when he was a 35 year sitting senator and she was just a 2 year gov (and that was with the worthless McCain people prepping her).

Posted by: drw232p | December 26, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:42 PM

So, you think he's some sort of humble?...will not produce his grades because what, he doesn't want to out-shine anyone? You are one stupid fool.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Palin's intelligence is telling her about the "death panels" being brought back by Obama's administration. Oh my, death panels ... too bad she can only be reached through Facebook ...

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Kids!

Obama not only is not an "intellectual", he is not intelligent. If you can keep this fact in mind, all else falls into place.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

One of the blogs that I read on a regular basis is " Thomas Sowell". I have found him very insightful, very well read, and a man of real integrity. Mr. Sowell feels that Obama is a fraud, and a real danger to the country. Would Mr. Williams explain to me where Mr. Sowell is so askew in his assessment of the President.
Posted by: donval

Sowell believes Obama is pragmatic. He also believes Httler and Stalin were pragmatic, therefore, in his mind, this proves Obama is a nazi-socialist. I doubt that would fly as a 5th grade essay.

Sowell also believes Palin to be intelligent, yet he gives no evidence of this. He simply states it. He believes Palin is not pragmatic and therefore not a nazi/stalinist.

If such simple thinking impresses you I suggest you read more Sowell or go to the children's section of the library.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:33 PM

No. You are the Simple Simon. Simply look up Obams's past, if you can undertake such a task. I doubt it. You, like unfortunately, many people, do not want to know.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama's friend and domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, is a professor and considered intelligent. No thank you to him or Obama. I'll take a commone sense, fetus-loving America-lovin' gutsy woman over a two-bit thug anyday. I hear Hitler was intelligent,too. I hear Satan is super smart and cunning too. Whoop de doo.

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Obama is more intelligent than Gov. Palin. I think he is more cunning and a big liar. If he stood up and really told us what he thought about people that lived in flyover country and how he would like to rewrite the constitution and become dictator, he would never have been elected president no matter how intellectual he is. He's just good at getting ignorant people to believe his lies.

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

One of the blogs that I read on a regular basis is " Thomas Sowell". I have found him very insightful, very well read, and a man of real integrity. Mr. Sowell feels that Obama is a fraud, and a real danger to the country. Would Mr. Williams explain to me where Mr. Sowell is so askew in his assessment of the President.

Posted by: donval | December 26, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I can guarantee you that I would not hire her for any of my companies.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

O.K. Let's see Obama's.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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Obama's what? Again, take the time to sound at least you have a IQ above 70. BTW Harvard confirmed that he graduated magna cum laude... Do you even know what that means????

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I can guarantee you that I would not hire her for any of my companies.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

O.K. Let's see Obama's.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

E) If you are unbias, Hitler was a humanitarian

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM

You are beyond, I do not know, but it it is light years, I mean absolute, quasi-physics to get into even 1/8th of your brain matter.

Posted by: betsyz1117

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You post is absolutely unintelligible.
Obviously a RepubliKlan

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

E) If you are unbias, Hitler was a humanitarian

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM

You are beyond, I do not know, but it it is light years, I mean absolute, quasi-physics to get into even 1/8th of your brain matter.

Posted by: betsyz1117
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Lady, what in TARNATION are you babbling about?

Posted by: carlaclaws | December 26, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

News Flash: NPR has just rehired Juan Williams!

Posted by: Horace2 | December 26, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

pihto999 wrote:
"And Bush graduated from Harvard business school, the school John Kerry was not admitted. Yet it did not prevent your ilk from screaming "Bush is an idiot" at the top of your lungs for 8 years."

Obama got into Harvard on his own merit. We all know how Bush got in.

pihto999 wrote:
"Unlike Obama, Bush is an intelligent man. Obama egomania alone proves that he is a fool"

Ego proves nothing. If it did Sarah would be the stupidest person on earth ... wait a minute, maybe you have something there ...

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

"Uh, Goober, I hate to tell you this, but Obama has effectively and eloquently run the COUNTRY "

I have to ask, was that before or after he called the cambridge police stupid?
Was that before or after the 10 % unemployment rate?
Was that before or after he got shellacked?

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama is no intellectual, he's a simple-minded dogmatic marxist. Does anyone ever wonder why nobody has any idea what his grades are? If Obama was quite so smart, his grades would have been published everywhere, but they are nowhere to be found. I doubt Obama was even a C student.

In any case, Palin is still more qualified to be president than Obama ever was, even though her qualifications are less than marginal. Obama's qualifications are non-existant, and his countless Obamateaurisms prove this almost daily.

Posted by: ecartr5

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LOL! Of course you are being sarcastic. Very funny.. At least I hope you are and not just an idiot

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama is no intellectual, he's a simple-minded dogmatic marxist. Does anyone ever wonder why nobody has any idea what his grades are? If Obama was quite so smart, his grades would have been published everywhere, but they are nowhere to be found. I doubt Obama was even a C student.

In any case, Palin is still more qualified to be president than Obama ever was, even though her qualifications are less than marginal. Obama's qualifications are non-existant, and his countless Obamateaurisms prove this almost daily.

Posted by: ecartr5 | December 26, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is no intellectual, he's a simple-minded dogmatic marxist. Does anyone ever wonder why nobody has any idea what his grades are? If Obama was quite so smart, his grades would have been published everywhere, but they are nowhere to be found. I doubt Obama was even a C student.

In any case, Palin is still more qualified to be president than Obama ever was, even though her qualifications are less than marginal. Obama's qualifications are non-existant, and his countless Obamateaurisms prove this almost daily.

Posted by: ecartr5 | December 26, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

There's a difference between being intelligent and an intellectual. Obama is an intellectual. Gov. Palin is intelligent. Futhermore, Gov. Palin can claim one success that obummer will never be able to claim. She did it all on her own. Without the help of affirmative action, or foreign student aid, or tony rezko, or the chicago thuggery machine. She did it honestly without just voting present. She's got other things obama will never be able to sell: She's an American who loves her country, and she's a Christian who lives her faith. No one doubts her.
Governor Sarah Palin: God, Guns & Guts 2.0

Posted by: justified2 | December 26, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Uh, Goober, I hate to tell you this, but Obama has effectively and eloquently run the COUNTRY
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Someone who would say "eloquently run the country" for sure is a moron. Get a dictionary. And get one for Obama.

Posted by: pihto999 | December 26, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

well jimmie cricket, smart people seem to have done so well over the past hmmm, EVER!

Posted by: TheCohen | December 26, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

President Obama's 6 Hour TV summit with 40 congressmen (20 Republicans and 20 Democrats) showed he is a master debater.

He provided opportunities for the congressmen to provide ways to fix the healthcare system which virtually everyone knew was broken.

Despite the fact Democrats knew if they voted for healthcare legislation, Republicans would fire up the Teaparty "againsters" against them at reelection, President Obama was able to persuade legislators to vote for healthcare for the first time in 100 years.

Republican Presidents and Democratic Presidents had tried to pass healthcare legislation to no avail, yet President Obama, through his Healthcare Summit with members of both parties, got the legislation passed.

In fact, he got Credit Card Reform Legislation passed, Financial Reform Legislation Passed, DADT Legislation Passed, and many more important pieces of legislation passed.

Yes, President Obama is probably the most intelligent President we have ever had. Many racist folks oppose him and the progressive legislation he has had passed in a divided congress, simply based on the fact he is a minority.

Posted by: SCVoter | December 26, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Whether you like him or not, our president did graduate from the Harvard Law School!!
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And Bush graduated from Harvard business school, the school John Kerry was not admitted. Yet it did not prevent your ilk from screaming "Bush is an idiot" at the top of your lungs for 8 years.

Unlike Obama, Bush is an intelligent man. Obama egomania alone proves that he is a fool

Posted by: pihto999 | December 26, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

No doubt Obama has a fairly high IQ. But, there doesn't seem to be a close correlation between IQ and leadership ability, morality, judgement, character and work ethic. I don't think it's even arguable that Obama is where he is and has the credentials he has in no small part due to his skin color. I'm speculating of course because he has made so much of his past a state secret.

Posted by: hit4cycle | December 26, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

but obama is an affirmative action intellectual midget.

at least palin ran a state for a while.... obama cannot even claim this.

Posted by: docwhocuts

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Uh, Goober, I hate to tell you this, but Obama has effectively and eloquently run the COUNTRY for longer than Sarah The Idiot ran that backwater wasteland with a population as large as DC.

Posted by: cjbass55 | December 26, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Juan,
I really truly feel sorry for you. I don't think you are that clueless. I know you are liberal and you are covering up for your fellow black man. I get it. But give me a break; the guy who visited 57 states can't put two sentences together without a teleprompter. I beg you, do not insult my intelligence again, will you?
I can't wait to see The Messiah debating Mama grizzly
Happy 2011

Posted by: Red_mass | December 26, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Come on folks, we all recognize the Sara Palins of the world; the perennial, loud-mouthed, C minus student who thinks whatever comes into her empty little head is the correct answer. Only now she doesn't have to put up with a teacher correcting her for calling Africa a nation.

Posted by: kuvasz | December 26, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

BTW to all you RepubliKlan Sarah Palin fans, thanks for bringing up Sarah Palin's SAT scores 841 (out of 1600) and from what I saw a GPA of 2.2. Basically below average across the board. She struggled at multiple undistinguished collages University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, North Idaho College, University of Idaho Matanuska-Susitna College & back to University of Idaho getting a degree in communications.

I can guarantee you that I would not hire her for any of my companies.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Come on folks, we all recognize the Sara Palins of the world; the perennial, loud-mouthed, C minus student who thinks whatever comes into her empty little head is the correct answer. Only now she doesn't have to put up with a teacher correcting her for calling Africa a nation.

Posted by: kuvasz | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

This person said:
"Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 4:03 PM

Actually, I would LOVE to see/hear Obama debate almost anyone. He is absolutely ignorant of most basic facts. I would adore this debate. Everyone would flatten him in a heartbeat. The big/huge obstacle was this race thing, which won the hearts of every liver-lilted sob-sister in the media. And there are more than plenty of them

Bottom line: HE IS CRIPPLED AND INCAPABLE.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 4:10 PM "

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Where were you 4 years ago? Why is it Republicans are either so stupid or claim to forget?

McCain/Palin? Remember that "team to nowhere?"

Posted by: rbraun2000 | December 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama followed the hateful and racist Rev. Wright for 20 years. He called him his friend and mentor and had him perform their marriage and baptize their two daughters.

No reasonable person would ever refer to Barack Obama as an intellectual.

Posted by: fury60 | December 26, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Juan,
I really truly feel sorry for you. I don't think you are that clueless. I know you are liberal and you are covering up for your fellow black man. I get it. But give me a break; the guy who visited 57 states can't put two sentences together without a teleprompter. I beg you, do not insult my intelligence again, will you?
I can't wait to see The Messiah debating Mama grizzly
Happy 2011

Posted by: Red_mass | December 26, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

E) If you are unbias, Hitler was a humanitarian

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM

You are beyond, I do not know, but it it is light years, I mean absolute, quasi-physics to get into even 1/8th of your brain matter.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Catfight at RNC Fox News - albeit staged, how entertaining!

Posted by: areyousaying | December 26, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is a mediocrity who cannot say 2 words without a teleprompter. I would love to see Palin-Obama debate. After Obama brings up slurpee or some other idiotic cliche he is overusing because his mediocrity and lack of taste, he will become a laughing stock.

Amazing how below average the guy is, given his privileged background: expensive elite private school, Columbia and Harvard. Well, education cannot make a man out of everybody.

Posted by: pihto999 | December 26, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

SouthernCross1961
"Here is something you probably did not know...his [Obama's] college education was paid for in part by radical leftists associated with his family and....he was quite possibly elected/appointed editor of the Harvard Law review as a "token" black! (Liberal "feel-good") Stir that one in your tea and see what the leaves tell you...."

Tells me you bought into the right wing lies and did not care to check them out, either because you are lazy or do not question what you want to believe. If you care to understand the truth of all this, read here:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/money.asp

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The ring around a toilet bowl is smarter than Palin.

That she has profited so grandly from her followers illustrates the futility of hoping for a recovery of any sort in this broken country. The public is so damn stupid.

Posted by: veerle1 | December 26, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 4:03 PM

Actually, I would LOVE to see/hear Obama debate almost anyone. He is absolutely ignorant of most basic facts. I would adore this debate. Everyone would flatten him in a heartbeat. The big/huge obstacle was this race thing, which won the hearts of every liver-lilted sob-sister in the media. And there are more than plenty of them

Bottom line: HE IS CRIPPLED AND INCAPABLE.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

just read Putrid Palins response to Juan. she's glad Juan is speaking out about threats to the US -- like her.

Is this a subliminal recognition of her innate, inane idiocy? doubt it, there really is no there there....

Posted by: tedri_50 | December 26, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Juan Williams is dumb as an oyster. He's on very thin ice commenting on other people's IQ.

Posted by: hit4cycle | December 26, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an afirmative action graduate from college who by his decisions has shown that he is certainly not intelligent. He has not proven to me or anyone looking from an unbiased viewpoint that he is intelligent. What were his high school grades, college grades, LSAT scores, or IQ score? When these are published I will review the scores and make my judgement--until then I'm from Missouri--SHOW ME!!!

Posted by: frankie21

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frankie21,

A) I am happy that you are prejudice enough not to realize that Obama is a smart man, and probably ten times smarter than you.

B) Read these articles by Charles Krauthammer who by no means imaginable is a Obama fan (since you probably cannot read too well he even says Obama is smart.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121604846.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/23/AR2010122303877.html

C) Affirmative action or not, once in everyone is equal at Harvard

D) Where did you go to school? I bet you struggled like Sarah Palin at third tier (at best) schools

E) If you are unbiased, Hitler was a humanitarian

F) Sarah Palin is an idiot, not figuratively but literally.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an afirmative action graduate from college who by his decisions has shown that he is certainly not intelligent. He has not proven to me or anyone looking from an unbiased viewpoint that he is intelligent. What were his high school grades, college grades, LSAT scores, or IQ score? When these are published I will review the scores and make my judgement--until then I'm from Missouri--SHOW ME!!!

Posted by: frankie21

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frankie21,

A) I am happy that you are prejudice enough not to realize that Obama is a smart man, and probably ten times smarter than you.

B) Read these articles by Charles Krauthammer who by no means imaginable is a Obama fan (since you probably cannot read too well he even says Obama is smart.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/16/AR2010121604846.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/23/AR2010122303877.html

C) Affirmative action or not, once in everyone is equal at Harvard

D) Where did you go to school? I bet you struggled like Sarah Palin at third tier (at best) schools

E) If you are unbias, Hitler was a humanitarian

Posted by: rcc_2000 | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"Interesting, Fox is starting to undercut Palin because they know she will suck the oxygen out of the republican party machine pick who I believe is at the moment Haley Barbour."
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Say what? The guy who just defended the (White) Citizens Council (aka the upscale Klan), only to hastily backtrack when his foolishness was exposed? Perhaps bsckward southerners might elect him to office, but not an entire nation.

Juan makes an accurate point about the lack of intellectual heft from the pit bull in pantyhose, but at the same time I don't want the presidency to become a meritocracy restricted to those with Ivy League degrees. Hell, we unfortunately already have that in another branch of government -- the Supreme Court.

I have no idea who the Republicans will nominate. Palin can't win, Gingrich is too divisive, Huckabee likely won't run, the GOP rank-and-file will reject Romney (heck, he's from Massachusetts!), Daniels is too much of an unknown and Pawlenty simply doesn't inspire the base. Unless things really go downhill, I think it will be hard to defeat Obama in 2012, particularly if Boehner and McConnell overplay their hand.

Posted by: VPaterno | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

High School grades, college transcripts, LSAT scores, etc.... Take your psychotropic medicine!! You are delusional!He is a Harvard Law School Graduate.

Posted by: RoyHag | December 26, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Now this subject is strange. Intellects? Who is more intellectual? Does Juan know what an intellectual is? Sarah Palin is who she is. She talks a little differently from those of us who live south of Alaska. She hunts and fishes. Gasp! That must mean she has no smarts and nothing intelligent and thoughtful to say. Barack Obama speaks in a clear voice and can read teleprompters. He has hidden his grades from college and was a nobody in the Illinois state legislature until the political machine made him a U.S. Senator. He lies on an almost daily basis, and that makes him a politician, but not an intellectual. I think sarah Palin is now what she should be - a commentator. Barack Obama is a socialist and belongs somewhere else than where he is now.

Posted by: mikeinnevada | December 26, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

DaProf wrote: Well, Palin has released her college transcripts, yet Obama hasn't.
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Harvard University has confirmed that Obama was graduated magna cum laude, and they published their criterion for that honor. That is good enough for me.

If you suspect that Harvard is somehow conspiring to delude us about this, well, why would you trust their transcripts?

Posted by: carlaclaws | December 26, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

"but obama is an affirmative action intellectual midget. at least palin ran a state for a while.... obama cannot even claim this."
Posted by: docwhocuts

Palin ran a state for a while until she QUIT!

And Obama can debate in public, something Sarah refuses to do. Is that your type of leader? One who hides? Lets see Sarah try debating without Facebook to hide behind. My God, she lost to a third grader names Brandon when he asked her what the job of the VP was:
"A vice president has a really great job because not only are they there to support the president's agenda, they're there like the team member, the teammate to the president," Palin continued. “But also, they're in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. And it's a great job and I look forward to having that job.”

Your comparisons to Obama are just laughable. Try comparing her to a WalMart cashier, whom I have a lot more respect for since they can count change. You might get better results but Sarah is still lacking when compared to pretty much anyone.

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Palin can dance on the intellectual stage with George Walker Bush... RIGHT?

Posted by: whocares666 | December 26, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

RoyHag Writes:
People thinking that President Obama is not intelligent are delusional.
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If your Messiah is so intelligent (just because he went to Harvard- that makes you super intelligent???), then why did he seal ALL of his college trnascripts and writings? Me thinks it's because he was an average (possibly mediocre) student and his writings were anto-American in nature.

Here is something you probably did not know...his college education was paid for in part by radical leftists associated with his family and....he was quite possibly elected/appointed editor of the Harvard Law review as a "token" black! (Liberal "feel-good")

Stir that one in your tea and see what the leaves tell you....

Posted by: SouthernCross1961 | December 26, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

by: RoyHag | December 26, 2010 3:45 PM

How do you know this? Because it has been repeated and repeated? Do you even care to see actual transcripts? Of course, you'd naturally be glued to any mis-statement or word that Bush uttered and now Palin. I just offer a factual tour to anyone who dares to really look at this, our current president's, past. With his wife, it is ugly.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is an afirmative action graduate from college who by his decisions has shown that he is certainly not intelligent. He has not proven to me or anyone looking from an unbiased viewpoint that he is intelligent. What were his high school grades, college grades, LSAT scores, or IQ score? When these are published I will review the scores and make my judgement--until then I'm from Missouri--SHOW ME!!!

Posted by: frankie21 | December 26, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Whether you like him or not, our president did graduate from the Harvard Law School!!
Most of us posting comments cannot list that as an achievement. Also, many people posting here could not have graduated if they were accepted. In addition, how many of your children and relatives are going to graduate from a "top 25" law school.
People thinking that President Obama is not intelligent are delusional.

Posted by: RoyHag | December 26, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

O.K.

Since most here are clearly happy and back-slapping stupid in regards to this nit-wit of a president....just look up Gazebo in the projects of Chicago. Not only did the Messiah get untold funds to create this stupiness, but he was rewarded. What in hell-tarnatrion does this gezebo do to a single soul. Does it pay for food? Electricty? Morons, can you even put a thought togehter?

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

And Juan Williams' intellectual credentials are.....??? A lefty hack that made his living sucking at the teat of PBS?? ooooops....my bad. THAT resume would be good for at least 53 % of the 111th Congress. And 51% of 2008's voters.

Posted by: Rick554 | December 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

but obama is an affirmative action intellectual midget.

at least palin ran a state for a while.... obama cannot even claim this.

Posted by: docwhocuts | December 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

but obama is an affirmative action intellectual midget.

at least palin ran a state for a while.... obama cannot even claim this.

Posted by: docwhocuts | December 26, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who truly believes that Caribou Barbie is Presidential timber needs to have HIS or Her IQ checked. The woman is dumber than a box of rocks and only survives in the GOP political arena for the same reason as so many other Republicans - relentless greed.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | December 26, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Whether you are a supporter or a detractor, our President did finish the Harvard Law School!! This is an accomplishment that most of us did not and in many cases could not have achieved.
Many people commenting on President Obama's lack of intelligence are delusional.

Posted by: RoyHag | December 26, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...

Well, Palin has released her college transcripts, yet Obama hasn't.

Posted by: DaProf | December 26, 2010 3:35 PM

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The squirrel eater went to college? I'm not sure Mountain State Beauty and R.V. College qualifies other than there is a college in the name. Although the last female Speaker of the Alaska House went to South Dakota Beauty College. She was known as the Marlboro Man for her 3 pack-a-day habit, man-do and leathery skin. Yes, she died of lung cancer.

Posted by: WmLaney | December 26, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor Juan still thinks Obama is "brilliant"!?

Pretty much everyone else has seen thru the clever myth that Axelrod created, even many liberals.

1.Obama's constant use of the teleprompter. The man can't put a sentence together without "ah", "ah".

2.Obama's refusal to make his college grades, SAT, LSAT public. What is he afraid of?

4.Obama's deep ignorance of history: the Cairo speech,and no, Hirohito did not surrender to MacAurthur, and no, Austrians don't speak Austrian etc., etc.

5.How affirmative action helped Barry again and again. Those papers are all sealed.

Poor Juan. Obama's Black like me!

Obama's Black, so he has to be brilliant because Blacks as a group score the lowest on any IQ test. Hey Juan, Obama's also half White. That dosen't make him smart, so relax.

Posted by: beecheery | December 26, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

It has taken this long for the truth to come out?! Not even Palin can hide from the fact that she has come up with some very lame answers to some very soft-ball questions.

Posted by: EarlC | December 26, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh no. Palin didn't go to Ivy League schools, get a law degree, spend time working as a 'community organizer' (whatever that is). Not does she have two whole years as a United States Senator.

What intellectual superiority can be claimed by this man or his party? That he was thrust into power by murky operatives because he had no track record? What are his achievements? What evidence is there of his intellectual brilliance?

Credentials are not achievement or evidence of anything other than credentials. How does this equal intellectual superiority to anyone?

Robert Fuller
Hopewell, NJ

Posted by: fuller1 | December 26, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh no. Palin didn't go to Ivy League schools, get a law degree, spend time working as a 'community organizer' (whatever that is). Not does she have two whole years as a United States Senator.

What intellectual superiority can be claimed by this man or his party? That he was thrust into power by murky operatives because he had no track record? What are his achievements? What evidence is there of his intellectual brilliance?

Credentials are not achievement or evidence of anything other than credentials. How does this equal intellectual superiority to anyone?

Robert Fuller
Hopewell, NJ

Posted by: fuller1 | December 26, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 3:22 PM

I did not cite anyone. Just observations and my own opinion. Obviously Obama super-supporters never, ever delve beyond what they see, which strikes me as both extremely ignorant and gullible (I've often wondered who are these people who buy into time-shares, every diet advertised and jewelry "ON TV".) Well, here they are in one heck of a grand force. Never questioning, only following.

The "tip-off" should have been, and still is, why, why, why, do these dunderheads keep digging into Palin's life and never question a single thing regarding Obama's very curious lie, I mean life. It is astounding.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...

Well, Palin has released her college transcripts, yet Obama hasn't.

What grades are being hidden?

Obama may be charismatic to some, but so is Palin.

Unfortunately, Obama has continued to show his inexperience and inelegance as our President.

It is a shame, though understandable, why Libs/Progress/wt-ever are so in the tank for Obama and just freak out whenever Palin is mentioned.

For the most part,that isn't reversed when Cons/etc whenever Obama is mentioned. Maybe they shake their heads...or hang 'em in shame at putting McCain up as the counter candidate.

Palin is on a completely better plateau than Obama intellectually. Obama wants the trappings of the presidency but not the responsibility of the office.

Posted by: DaProf | December 26, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh no. Palin didn't go to Ivy League schools, get a law degree, spend time working as a 'community organizer' (whatever that is). Not does she have two whole years as a United States Senator.

What intellectual superiority can be cliamed by this man or his party? That he was thrust into power by murky operatives because he had no track record? What are his achievements? What evidence is there of his intellectual brilliance?

Credentials are not achievement or evidence of anything other than credentials. How does this equal intellectual superiority to anyone?

Robert Fuller
Hopewell, NJ

Posted by: fuller1 | December 26, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrzXLYA_e6E

Posted by: goodrice | December 26, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

'Intellect without Godliness is not Wisdom.'
Posted by: info58
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Sarah Palin is 0-3

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | December 26, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...

Well, Palin has released her college transcripts, yet Obama hasn't.

What grades are being hidden?

Obama may be charismatic to some, but so is Palin.

Unfortunately, Obama has continued to show his inexperience and inelegance as our President.

It is a shame, though understandable, why Libs/Progress/wt-ever are so in the tank for Obama and just freak out whenever Palin is mentioned.

For the most part,that isn't reversed when Cons/etc whenever Obama is mentioned. Maybe they shake their heads...or hang 'em in shame at putting McCain up as the counter.

Posted by: DaProf | December 26, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

'Intellect without Godliness is not wisdom.'
Posted by: info58
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Salin Palin is 0-3

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | December 26, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

betsyz1117,
Where do you come up with these BS anecdotes? None of what you wrote is close to true but you still publish it? What a joke!

Posted by: swiftsmail | December 26, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

So, at least 4 posters here repeated the 9th grade line about Obama and the teleprompter.

Here - he OWNED the Republicans at this very widely publicized retreat, so much so that they practically tripped over their drooling tongues getting the heck OUT of this professor/student session, vowing never to invite him again because it was not to their advantage, or, bluntly, the 'trap' in which they had lustily envisioned.

Now, you are no longer blind, although you will still be deaf and/or dumb.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/291730-1

Obama after 1 year - 1,
Bush after 8 years - 0.

Posted by: goodrice | December 26, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I can not understand how some, ie: Lower-Middle Class, rural, generally republican-voting folks say they can identify with Sarah Palin. She's rich. She makes more in a week than many of those multitudes of yokels make in a decade. She's also a quitter, who quit to chase the money.
The Yokels though, are good people, generally kind-hearted, America-loving folks. They don't deserve to be lead down the primrose path by someone whose only goal is to keep herself, Todd, Bristol and the rest of the fakes on her reality show in the money. She was paid $100k plus for each of many of her speaking engagements this past year including that joke Glenn Beck's rally. She rides the wave of disinformation like the rest of the wannabe journalists at FauxNews. Even Keith Olbermann, as radical left as he is, is more factual and actually does fact checking!

At least Obama had two years in the Senate and intellectual positions even if he wasn't published. Did Palin even have two solid years as Gov. of Alaska? A State, despite it's geographic size has a population less than the entirety of the DC Metro area?
Plain, as far as I'm concerned can keep writing her books, making the money and looking pretty shooting wolves from helicopters.

Posted by: SW6Blues | December 26, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"Palin I.Q. 130-145."
Posted by: betsyz1117

You got a reference for this or are you just making it up?

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Seeing all the comments in favor Palin the twit is simply amazing. She's not only NOT on the same intellectual playing field, she's not on any intellectual playing field. She's a vacuous, amoral moron that uses God, patriotism, and a low IQ to cash in again and again. When are you far righters going to wake up and support someone with actual ideas and arguments that have some basis in facts?

Posted by: swiftsmail | December 26, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who believes that Obama has some sort of intellectual superiority over, the lower than the average I.Q. just hasn't bothered to look up his past. It is both grotesque and astonishing. I remember early on, during the presidential campaign, his bat-crazy wife, mouthing the words for him backstage, 'cause she knew he'd blow it. His I.Q. 110-115, at the very best. Palin: No, I am not a fan, but find her place in these times impressive and important. Remember Gibbs reacting to her notes on her hand. Honestly, these people put a lot of stock into this woman. Palin I.Q. 130-145.

Posted by: betsyz1117 | December 26, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

OH I know,let's compare college transcripts.What? we can't do that can we.Hey Juan you're wrong pal.

Posted by: randjet | December 26, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

OUR BRILLIANT POTUS WOULDN'T KNOW A SUPPLY/DEMAND CURVE IF HE TOOK IT ON TWO WHEELS IN AN SUV. HE CAN'T SEEM TO COMPREHEND THE CONCEPT OF A BALANCED BUDGET AND HIS SIGNATURE LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT IS ABOUT TO BE NULLIFIED BY THE COURTS AS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ASSAULT ON THE CITIZENRY. CAP AND TRADE WOULD HAVE SENT THE LAST REMAINING MANUFACTURING JOB WE HAVE OVERSEAS AND HIS INABILITY TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN FREE MARKETS AND GOVERNMENT AS A DRIVER OF PROSPERITY LEAVES HIM WHERE HE BELONGS, THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY POST 2012.

Posted by: ohrhome | December 26, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

didn't read the article because jaun is an idiot

Posted by: nugy | December 26, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama Intellect:

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." --in remarks after a health care round table with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

"No, no. I have been practicing...I bowled a 129. It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." --making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." --in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified (Watch video clip)

"I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." --speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

"Let me introduce to you the next President -- the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden." --slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon (Watch video clip)

"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."


Posted by: fury60 | December 26, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I have never understood this affectation that Obama is fast on his feet and is a brilliant orator. Ryan handed him his head a year ago and he makes Bush sound like an intellectual giant when Obama speaks without a script.

Posted by: jimverdolini | December 26, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

hey juan,it would be refreshing to have a president who never smoked crack and did the nasty at the man's country gay bathhouse in chicago. why did fox waste their money on your racist attitude?

Posted by: dharc | December 26, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

So,face it Sarah Palin is in a class of her own and Juan Williams must love being
among the unemployed and all thanks to his big mouth as well as Juan Williams is still
just another flunky liberal Obamabot newsmedia loser that needs to be fired by
FOX as well and go become his hero Comrade
Barack Hussein Obama's shoeshine boy....

So,let me be clear here,no matter how many
times the in the tank for Obama liberal newsmedia and dimwitted Democrats and other
assorted liberal losers attack Sarah Palin,
come Election 2012 Sarah Palin Is "THE ONE"
not "Lame Duck One Barack Hussein Obama".

Arizona Independent Voter For Palin 2012!

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | December 26, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

And on top of that President Obama didn't see one legal paper he wrote published in a journal either in the journal he lead in college or as a law professor. Hardly the laudable legal scholarship that liberals use to justify for his lack of legislative credentials.

Posted by: cprferry | December 26, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"And don't give me that president of Harvard law review BS either"

What's not mentioned is that the Harvard law review journal he was responsible for leading is among the least popular in modern times. So lacking in the brilliant analysis or thought of previous and future journals scholars have rarely seen the need or purpose for citing it.

Posted by: cprferry | December 26, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone imagine the nightmare we'd be in had Squirrel and Moose won? From financial collapse to war with Iran, North Korea and China motor mouth and "get off my lawn" McRunt certainly would not have spoke for the 30 million Americans without health insurance. Let history deal with that.

Posted by: WmLaney | December 26, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but she outpointed Joe Biden in the 2008 debate and she is a lot smarter than zero-experience socialist presidents hoisted into office by an adoring media.

Posted by: Horace2 | December 26, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

This comment is news? What next, "Juan Williams claims grass green, sky blue"?

Posted by: jeffwacker | December 26, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"I don't expect Juan Williams to support me (he's said some tough things about me in the past) - but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces,"

At least Palin recognizes that she herself is a threat to this nation...

Posted by: Fate1 | December 26, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama's credentials are often overstated. Liberals forget that part of his charm with the American people was that he was inexperienced. He ran as an outsider. One with little legislative experience (even less than Palin) and no executive experience.

Posted by: cprferry | December 26, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

info58, we heard you the first time. no need to spam.

Posted by: onifadee | December 26, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

info58, we heard you the first time. no need to spam.

Posted by: onifadee | December 26, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin is no intellectual, but neither is Obama the robotic teleprompter reader.

Intellectual long ago fled democracy. The masses aren't interested in ideas or deep thinkers, but will vote for personable characters who promise what they can't deliver.

Posted by: thoughts | December 26, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Well, duh!

Time to terminate Juan Williams contract, or is this just a stage for days of recanting on what he really meant?

Palin should take it all off for Playboy, while she still has it.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | December 26, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Its true, and its time we elected someone who is trustworthy instead of intellectual Leninish.

Whatever she doesn't bring to the table intellectually she can form in her cabinet. We need trust, not an educated fool.

Posted by: info58 | December 26, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Somebody had to say it...

Posted by: onifadee | December 26, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a waste of intellect.

God will continue to let the idolatry of Obama worship continue, to see how it destroys itself.

Posted by: info58 | December 26, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated."

"Pseudo-intellectual arrogance is the superimposition of human I. Q. over spiritual IQ. Arrogance rejects divine viewpoint."

Intellect without Godliness is not wisdom.

Posted by: info58 | December 26, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"She can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama."

I'll keep that in mind when electing an intellectual.

It is equally true that Obama can't stand on the leadership stage with Obama. And, in 2012, we'll be electing a leader, not an intellectual.

Posted by: GEAH | December 26, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

A lot of you Palin haters ignore her obvious strength as this nation's #1 MILF. Who cares if she's as smart as Obama? She could inspire a whole generation of self reliance!

Posted by: thinker11 | December 26, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I think America has had all the "rule by intellectuals" that we can take. I'll take an actual American over a hate-America Marxist any day.

Posted by: clippermiami | December 26, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Such wise advice coming from the Palin family these days......(Yes, that was MY "Sarcas-ka")

Sarah Palin whines about what she calls the 'lamestream media' as if her over-use of Facebook can't also be considered 'lame'. Of course, she has to abuse Facebook; it's the only way through which she can 'control' what is said about her and her family.

Posted by: momof20yo | December 26, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

How much intellect does it take to read from a teleprompter?

If he had intellect there would be no Holder, Geithner, or Napolitano in his administration.

Posted by: archie521 | December 26, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The frightening thing is how many Americans consider ignorance to be a desirable characteristic.

Posted by: sage5 | December 26, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, Juan Williams is unable to separate himself from the pedestal he has put Obama on. I would like to ask Juan the specifics as to why he thinks Obama is so intelligent. So many Americans have been duped by Obama it is really scary....reminds me of those that followed Hitler. Obama is not smart, but rather cunning. Ask yourself how much do you really know about Obama that would indicate that he is intelligent. Everything, simply everything, has been sealed. What we do know about Obama from researched sources, shows that he is a Marxist socialist. (Pictures of him with the SDS in Chicago don't lie.)Obama has lied, and continues to lie, about who he is and what he wants for this country. How many Americans will follow him off the cliff in 2012???

Posted by: bethmack | December 26, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Well we all know that when push comes to shove Juan Williams is a liberal. Well juan...please direct me to one single IQ score that is known, one single grade, academic paper etc etc etc that can support the myth of obowma being some sort of intellectual. Hew cannot speak unless being fed the words, he cannot write unlesss someone is doing it for him. he could not get into a decent college and stay in unless he played the race/I am a communist who hates America card, he barely could get a job after law school and had other commumist cronies force the University of Chicago to make him what for all intents and purposes was a substitute teacher. So I am waiting juan...what evidence do you have that he is anything more than a room temp kinda IQ guy because frankly his grasp of the issues and his previuos "achievements" seem to indicate that is all he is.

Posted by: caseoftheblues1 | December 26, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

A curious thing this anti-intellectual tone of most of the writers here defending The Quitter.

Most probably they, like The Quitter, are good god-fearing souls and will say so at the drop of a hat.

What is curious, though, is the god they adore and raise their children to adore is the ultimate of elitism and intellectualism. He/she knows all, sees all and is never wrong. The very definition of an intellectual elitist.

And if that were not enough, they confer upon this elitist intellectual an even greater form of elitism not to be found in any dictionary: he/she always was and always will be. Talk about Utopian concepts, WOW.

But then we can cut these folks some slack because, as they constantly and proudly remind us, their leader, the most elitist of the elite and most intellectual of the intellectuals, has conferred upon them the status of members of his/her flock, as in sheep, and they are doing what sheep do: follow and chant baah.

This flock has mistakenly taken The Quitter as one of them and she is taking all those baahs they give her to the bank.

Posted by: apspa1 | December 26, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I see how it is now.Sarah is stupid,Obama is smart.Its the same thing the media tried to do to the Tea Parties and it didnt work.Obama still hasnt shown us his college scores.Its namazing how the Leftwing in this country think they can brainwash people just by throwing out words like stupid around.I for one would love to see Palin debate the socialist Obama without his teleprompters.

Posted by: Totoro | December 26, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Republicans don't seem to mind that a Palin presidency would put the country in dangerous hands. They believe the country is in dangerous hands now, and, in their apparent estimation, if the country has to be in dangerous hands, it might as well be in dangerous Republican hands. What is really upsetting, without regard to politics, is that Palin is being spun as intelligent and viable, when she is obviously not, and further, that some people choose to believe she is.

Posted by: rmagritte | December 26, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

If the One is so brilliant why is our country still in a complete financial mess? Sorry Juan, but he is a complete dolt and am tired of hearing how smart he is and way above the rest of us> Geez, he can't even make a speech without his teleprompter! Even to 6th graders!!

Posted by: SueG1 | December 26, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

America, we tried STUPID when G.W. Bush Jr. became President. As a Vietnam Veteran I can assure you that STUPID Officers always got shot, or fragged, or ran over. The main reason America felt comfortable with Bush Jr. is due to the fact that America, on average (as proven by the latest worldwide test) is STUPID! We read, write and comprehend at an 8th Grade Level. We are a bunch of barely reasoning 14 year old's and we NEED an intelligent President to guide us out of this mess the last administration put us in. As for Sarah Palin, well another poster put it best ... I like crazy people and hopefully our crazies go to Hollywood, make movies and entertain us. I do not like crazy in my politics or running the government. John McCain you SOB, I blame you for making crazy mainstream by selecting Sarah Palin as your running mate and I blame Neiman Marcus for outfitting her!" I blame the Republicans for almost destroying America but I give them credit for having the "balls" to ask America to let them finish the job!

"Demagogue: One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." ~ H.L. Mencken"

"If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders." ~ George Carlin

Posted by: Taylorsucram | December 26, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I love my kitty. Her names is snowball. She is cute and likes to play with her mousy. She is not on the intellectual stage of Obama either.

Posted by: baldinho | December 26, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Not on the same stage?! Not even on the same planet.

She's so not ready for prime time that most Democrats want her to run, and most Repbublicans are afraid that she will.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | December 26, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RealTexan1
"...I also think Palin is pointed in the right direction....

You and others continue to repeat this but what direction has Palin mapped out?

Please no vague generalizations.

Posted by: knjincvc | December 26, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse


Look at John McCain.
What if he'd won? And the VP in waiting was Palin?

Good God. America is standing on one leg courtesy of Wall Street, AIPAC and grifting of Congress.

But the biggest problem, frightening as
hll, is that even some Americans still think Palin could run anything. Except her mouth. EVen that is scripted.

Posted by: whistling | December 26, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, Fox is starting to undercut Palin because they know she will suck the oxygen out of the republican party machine pick who I believe is at the moment Haley Barbour.

Palin quit as governor to get on the money track and is no different intellectually than GWB.

We know that GWB was not guided by intellect or experience (part time gov TX), or sound prudent judgment based on simple perception of the situation and facts, so his agenda of tax cut for 2%'ers, wars of choice, unfunded prescription drug plan was notably stupid and foolish.

Posted by: knjincvc | December 26, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Williams is extremely kind. I don't believe Ms. Palin could even find the stage. RealTexan1, now you know how I feel every time the Supreme Court makes their "conservatively bent" opinions! Let me ask you if you believe in your heart that a foreign corporation has the same rights as a US citizen?

Posted by: wallasongs | December 26, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

..."Palin said on her Facebook page."

That says it all. Palin is really just an immature woman who has delusionals that she is actually relevant and has the leadership skills to address the needs of this country. She is a former beauty queen with the curiosity of a senile old man. She is a self-promoter and proudly serves as a demagogue for the lunatic teabag fringe.
.
Obama would beat her badly.
.
But by all means, I'm fine with the GOP picking her in 2012...she'll lose....and then the GOP can begin expelling the know-nothings fringe from their party and reclaim its intellectual roots. Otherwise, the GOP will just cease being relevant if it lets the likes of Sarah Palin take it over.

Posted by: B-rod | December 26, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

We know that Obama is guided by intellect rather than experience, or sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts, so his agenda is notably stupid and foolish.

Posted by: xthat | December 26, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I think that is true, however I also think Palin is pointed in the right direction and the President mostly in the wrong direction.

Posted by: RealTexan1 | December 26, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

My grandfather always had a comment about people like Obama, "An educated fool." Just because one has education does not make them intellectually superior. Mr. Williams is correct that Mr. Obama has more
intellect than Mrs. Palin, but that and $2.49 will buy you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Posted by: jjlj | December 26, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

So, either she knows she's an idiot and she knows everybody around her know that OR, she's an idiot and doesn't know... Either way, just saying...

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | December 26, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rdm539:

If she runs and fails, it would diminish her politically, and she won't risk it.
--
By making a run in the primaries, which she'll surely lose, she pads her resume by becoming Former Presidential Candidate.

A step up from former "McCain" Vice Presidential candidate.

Posted by: thomp | December 26, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Her more likely role in the 2012 elections is going to be as a fund-raiser and somebody who can guarantee an audience for any candidate she endorses. If she runs and fails, it would diminish her politically, and she won't risk it.

Posted by: rdm539 | December 26, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

cjh878787, simply Google presidents who graduated magna cum laude. Sure you don't care for POTUS; that's okay, but please don't latch onto the Birthers' mantra.

Posted by: cnj5954 | December 26, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

"and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama"

I'll admit to being libertarian/conservative and I might agree that Palin might not be presidential material. That being said, I'm so F*ing tired of this Obama is so smart BS. Really? Has anybody seen his College transcipts? Any test grades? Any major law cases he won? Or even argued sucessfully? And don't give me that president of Harvard law review BS either. Last I checked, both political parties and Wall Street were full of Ivy League grads.. How much good has that done us these days.. Bunch of over-educated, common sense lacking, snobs in my mind. Anybody that's ever run as succesful small business would make a better President that half of these professional intellectuals. Any half wit with money and \or rich supporters can go to school, learn to hate everyone in the country except the East and West coast and spend all day telling us how great life would be if only everything was fair for everyone............. That is called utopia. I want a real world President. I could support a Democrat if it was the right person, but this guy Obama is rotten to the core. Anybody, and I mean anybody that can hang out with Rev Wright for 20 years and claim to act in the best interest of our country is a lying sack of $hi*. "Not the same man I knew" - Obama about Wright - spring 2008. Give me a break.
=======================================

so very true....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | December 26, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

How long do you think he is going to last at Fox with that attitude? We are about to see how they really feel about free speech.

Posted by: fmjk | December 26, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

How long do you think he is going to last at Fox with that attitude? We are about to see how they really feel about free speech.

Posted by: fmjk | December 26, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

"and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama"

I'll admit to being libertarian/conservative and I might agree that Palin might not be presidential material. That being said, I'm so F*ing tired of this Obama is so smart BS. Really? Has anybody seen his College transcipts? Any test grades? Any major law cases he won? Or even argued sucessfully? And don't give me that president of Harvard law review BS either. Last I checked, both political parties and Wall Street were full of Ivy League grads.. How much good has that done us these days.. Bunch of over-educated, common sense lacking, snobs in my mind. Anybody that's ever run as succesful small business would make a better President that half of these professional intellectuals. Any half wit with money and \or rich supporters can go to school, learn to hate everyone in the country except the East and West coast and spend all day telling us how great life would be if only everything was fair for everyone............. That is called utopia. I want a real world President. I could support a Democrat if it was the right person, but this guy Obama is rotten to the core. Anybody, and I mean anybody that can hang out with Rev Wright for 20 years and claim to act in the best interest of our country is a lying sack of $hi*. "Not the same man I knew" - Obama about Wright - spring 2008. Give me a break.

Posted by: cjh878787 | December 26, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

That's an exceedingly polite way of putting it, Juan.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | December 26, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

2010

There was divisive hate, applied by half of the population to either Nancy Pelosi or Sarah Palin.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | December 26, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

2010

There was divisive hate, applied by half of the population to either Nancy Pelosi or Sarah Palin.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | December 26, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I pray to God everyday that the republican old guard will shut her out of the nomination process and she decides to run on the Tea Party ticket.

Posted by: blarsen1 | December 26, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

The good news is that most of the country agrees with Juan Williams.
The bad news is that a lot of the country either doesn't agree or doesn't care.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | December 26, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

The grand defender of free speech doesn't even allow it on her Facebook page.

Posted by: bsteiner1 | December 26, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

She's stupid, and more importantly, she is evil. She is a vindictive sl.ut. She was in serious trouble in AK due to her abuse of her office - she used her office to take revenge on her sister's ex-husband. When she became mayor of Wasilla, she began by firing city employees. She's an idiot.

ALL that she has going for her is not aborting the mutant.

Posted by: snortz_the_cat | December 26, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin is a nitwit."

That she may well be. But the fact she is taken seriously by millions should give anyone pause about the present state of the Republic. She seems to draw her strength from the weakness of those in power. I can only think of perhaps three Presidents in the last one hundred years, one is currently in office, where she would rise above comedic relief.

Posted by: slim21 | December 26, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Well -- DUH!!!

Posted by: jdrd58 | December 26, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Careful, Mr. Wlliams! The teabagging set will call you an ... an ... an elitist! The GOP intelligentsia are turncoats and unpatriotic. Careful about speaking the truth to dimwits. (Smirk)

Posted by: meldupree | December 26, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Careful, Mr. Wlliams! The teabagging set will call you an ... an ... an elitist! The GOP intelligentsia are turncoats and unpatriotic. Careful about speaking the truth to dimwits. (Smirk)

Posted by: meldupree | December 26, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

In other words, it would be Laugh Out Loud funny to see Governor Palin and President Obama debate each other.

I'd pay good money to see that if the debate was in a real debate format.

Posted by: thomp | December 26, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

OMG... somebody said it. The squirrel eater from Alaska is as dumb as a Chinese mud turtle.

Posted by: WmLaney | December 26, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Well Juan, that is the understatement of the century!

Barack Obama is educated and intelligent.

Sarah Palin is a nitwit.

Posted by: scarr1 | December 26, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

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