The Smartest Man In The Room
Remember? That’s what Obama’s acolytes used to call him right before they swooned at his feet. That was, of course, before the Sire embarked on his campaign tour of the “57 states”, and prior to his National Prayer Breakfast lauding of a hero of the Navy as a “corpse-man.” Now we find he can’t spell the name of a country with but five letters in it, botching two of ’em. That’s a 40% failure–but it’s still better than his current public approval rating. To be fair, the blame for this particular faux pas might be laid at the feet of a negligent proof-tweeter. Still. The preponderance of the available evidence indicates that Obama really is the smartest man in the room. But only if he’s in there by himself.
Obama Misspells Libya on Twitter Feed (Publius Forum)
[…] Is this all a big deal? No, not really. But it sure is fun to tweak the big world traveler, isn’t it? Of course, maybe we shouldn’t get all crazy here. Maybe they spell it “Lybia” in Kenya so Obama came by it naturally? We should check on that. Or maybe a corpse-man can help him with this spellin’ and cypherin’? Or, or maybe Obama can hire a spelling tutor for his staff in that 57th State he visited during the campaign? We should all try to help the Prez as much as we can, here. Heck, maybe the USA should apologize for forcing the world to spell it “Libya”? Maybe we are at fault after all? I am sure this will factor into the next great world Apology Tour.
H/T to TexasFred
The Smartest Man In The Room II
Here we have a real contender for the ‘Smartest Man’ title. Allen West is an impressive guy. And he doesn’t need a teleprompter to feed him his facts. In this episode, Col. West wipes the floor with an Islamic interlocutor.
H/T to Maggies Notebook
The Dumbest Person In The Courtroom…
Judge Gladys Kessler, appointed to the federal bench by Slick Willie Clinton, has issued a ruling that is either breathtakingly stupid or appallingly totalitarian, opening the judicial floodgates to the regulation of private thoughts as they pertain to decision making which runs contrary to that of which Big Brother approves:
Fed Judge: Now the Commerce Clause Covers ‘Mental Activity’ (American Thinker)
According to federal Judge Gladys Kessler of the DC US District Court, the powers granted to the federal government on the Commerce Clause extend to regulating “mental activity.” Ruling on an ObamaCare challenge brought by 2 individuals, the good Judge made the leap from “physical activity” to “mental activity” in extending the reach of the federal government. This is not a joke. According to Judge Kessler:
“As previous Commerce Clause cases have all involved physical activity, as opposed to mental activity, i.e. decision-making, there is little judicial guidance on whether the latter falls within Congress’s power…However, this Court finds the distinction, which Plaintiffs rely on heavily, to be of little significance. It is pure semantics to argue that an individual who makes a choice to forgo health insurance is not “acting,” especially given the serious economic and health-related consequences to every individual of that choice. Making a choice is an affirmative action, whether one decides to do something or not do something. They are two sides of the same coin. To pretend otherwise is to ignore reality.”