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Obama Might Just Think We’re Idiots

by Keith Koffler on October 22, 2012, 8:23 am

That’s the theme of my latest piece for Politico. Obama is running a campaign that is so ludicrously cartoonish, he must have a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people.

From the piece:

Obama shows his contempt when he fails to be specific about what he will do if he is reelected president. And he shows his contempt when he draws a caricature of a despicable Romney that’s as believable as Freddy Krueger.

I hope you get a chance to check it out.

Keith

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Joe Kidd October 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

Quoting YouTuber “mastadonarmy”: I made this 100% on my own. My own voice, my clips from youtube, etc. Not sponsored, paid for or part of the Romney Machine! Just a concerned citizen doing my part :)

Here is his great message:
“Now more than ever America needs a hero.
One who has the power to change it back.
That hero,
That voice,
Is YOU!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhSEw7BOmg

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Joe Kidd October 22, 2012 at 9:01 am

Unfortunately for Obama, we are the BEST informed electorate of the last thirty years, and we Americans will vote!
http://networkedblogs.com/zEwMt

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Quintis Arrius October 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It is heartening to know even my 13 year-old thinks Obama is a jerk.

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Jessika October 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I have two daughters in their late 20s. . .grew up in San Francisco and they’re both voting for Romney. They can’t stand Obama.

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Larry The Greek October 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

For once, BHO and I find ourselves in agreement. His supporters are dumb. I’m a big believer in Pareto’s 80/20 rule. It’s pretty obvious that 80% of Americans must be stupid or ignorant or else we’d be much better off. Sadly, this suggests that a bunch in the right at stupid/ignorant as well. I would fully believe this since I’m in a county where Dems are scared to show their faces and yet nothing is working. Republican sheriff is in jail. Republican county commissioner charged with corruption. Republican state representative indicted for corruption. Crooked economic development organizations. People stampeded and cattle raped. Even as a power hungry psychopath, BHO has to be amazed at how easy to coop minions. There’s still hope for my dream to become a James Bond super villain I reckon.

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Shofar October 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

Nice Blazing Saddles reference.

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Julie Brueckheimer October 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

We are not as stupid as he thinks, and he is not as smart as he thinks.

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Scott Siegel October 22, 2012 at 9:52 am

As contemptuous he is of the voters, he is more contemptuous of our military personnel.
That is worse.

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Quintis Arrius October 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

You answered the question of why his college transcripts were not released.

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Just2old October 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’ve said all along that they think we’re all stupid. They’ll find out on 06 Nov just how stupid we are.

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Just2old October 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

Good article Keith. The comments are “interesting”

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Lizzy October 22, 2012 at 10:50 am

And especially the voters in flyover country like me in KS and so many
others that are ignored or worse yet demeaned. We may be better informed than most I like to think of us as stealth voters:-)

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DeniseVB October 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

The comments prove Keith’s right :D Some good supportive ones too, great article !

I just can’t talk to Democrats anymore as all I want to know is why I should want to rehire Obama and it’s always “shut up, racist”.

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Car in October 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

I don’t think we’re as stupid we appear. The problem is that too many folks simply aren’t paying close enough attention.

They don’t want to be bothered by that yucky thinking stuff.

Nice article Keith. I pimped it on faceboob.

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Mike Lester October 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

“At its core, the Obama campaign is a cartoon. And it hopes you are dumb enough that you like cartoons.”

Rarely have I enjoyed reading a piece only to find I’ve been reading it under the bus.

ouch…

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MT for re-redistribution October 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

haha!! True, unfortunately.

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Stacey October 22, 2012 at 9:39 am

Judging by the comments at Politco, your piece is hitting a little too close to home for the Barry’s followers! Great job Keith!

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Girly1 October 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

Keith, you really know how to rile up the Obots over at Politico!

When a president can’t run on his own failed record, it’s time for him to go. Obama has 3 talking points: He killed OBL; he ended the war in Iraq; and he promised to bring the troops home from Afghanistan, and he is doing it. All lies. The Seals killed OBL; Bush negotiated troop withdrawl in Iraq; and Afghanistan is 1000x worse now than when he took office. The troops are coming home in body bags.

Fifteen days from now we will know whether or not the country will be able to survive the idiot voters who put this tin-pot dictator in office. The thought that the future of America depends on a handful of battleground states where Obama has literally spent more time than he has in the Oval Office is terrifying.

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OvertheOs October 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

Except he did not end the war in Irag, the name of the operation changed and supposedly changed the actions. American citizens are still in Irag,, and they are even more in harm’s way.
Obama promised no raises for government workers, so they were promoted or slid sideways into a new title with more pay. That is all he does — change the nomenclature while the play remains the same.
That is what he and his admin does and NO ONE calls him on it.

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andy October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Fair point. Obama didn’t end the war in Irag.

The drawdown in Iraq, on the other hand, is right on schedule.

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Star October 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

Good article in today’s WSJ about how the Obama team just keeps denying and denying, never cracking,, and finally people give up and don’t really accept the lie–but also quit challenging it. Some method of leading!

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Sadie October 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Kübler-Ross-Obama model of campaigning or The Five Stages of creating Grift includes: denial, lying, false accusations, media domination and corruption.

The New York Poston Sunday reported Chris Walker, who lives in England, made two $5 donations to the Obama campaign. Walker used his “actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.” Because of the Obama campaign’s lax online security measures, which the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) has thoroughly detailed, those donations got through.

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MT for re-redistribution October 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Oh, Girly, I hope Romney uses that in the debate: “Yes, the troops are coming home from Afghanistan… Buth they’re coming home in body bags”.

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Russell October 22, 2012 at 9:56 am

Great article Keith.
Folks, keep in mind that Obama is a anti-colonialist and not only a follower of Sal Alinsky but a teacher of his tactics.
This contempt is so transperant and easy to spot. The mainstream media has been holding him all this time and protecting him from reality. They are now aware that they can no longer hold back the tide of discontent and to save face, trickling out negative news about him.
This election will make 2010 look tame. I say the electorial college will be R 301 to O 221, and the senate will be 53 R to 47 D.

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andy October 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Just a few corrections for you:

1) Sal Alinsky? Is he any relation to Saul Alinsky?
2) 301+221= 523. It should be 538. You’re missing 17 electoral votes. Which state(s) are you leaving out?
3) Oh, and it’s “electoral,” not “electorial.”
4) Also, “transperant” is not a word. I think what you’re trying to say is”transparent.”

And finally, to speak to your broader point… what’s wrong with Obama being anti-colonialist? So were George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, et al. It seems to me that you’re using “anti-colonialist” as a dogwhistle because you can’t say the other word that you’d really like to.

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Russell October 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Only dog hear the whistle ‘andy’. If all you have to do is correct someone on a blog, maybe you have too much time on your hands and probably live in your parents basement playing your XBox between skimming blogs.
So, what is the “other word I’d like to use”? Onl;y progressives seem to be able to read other peoples minds. Ask your self, if you have that thought of what I am wanting to say, what does that say about you? Get a life and quit drinking the kool-aid.

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Sadie October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Russell – andy has a wedgie between his two brain cells. Not even mental floss wouldn’t help. ; )

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anneinarkansas October 22, 2012 at 10:05 am

Excellent Article, Keith.
Obama does think we are all beneath him in intelligence.

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Star October 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

Those Politico commenters sure are.

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MT for re-redistribution October 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I gotta get back to politico and read me some of them comments! :-)

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WMP October 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

All along I’ve questioned if he (actually politicians in general) think we are that stupid. Unfortunately many are and many are simply uninformed. If a noninformed voter would simply listen to what they are hearing and if they have any (and I mean any) commen sense at all – so much should raise their eyebrows. When Pres. Obama said that gas prices were low because we were entering into a full blown recession my husband and I both looked at each other and said “that doesn’t make sense”. When all he can tout is unemployment is now at the level when he came into office and I killed OBL – it blows the mind. Now I hear (after his debacle on the Stewart show the other day), he will be making an appearance on Leno this Wednesday – I simply scratch my head. If he was truly serious he would avoid those shows and try to reach the independent voter. I commend Gov. Romney for not going on the Nickelodeon station, The View, the Daily Show and others. Humor is a wonderful venue, but too many times since Bill Clinton was first elected – we have been bombarded with this silly stuff. When Mrs. Obama was asked on a morning show last week if she prefers the Pres. wear boxers or briefs my immediate reaction was how demeaning and disgusting. It is truly mindboggling.

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drk October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

Indeed, people don’t pay attention and are really stupid, or O never would have been elected. And the sheeple are afflicted with a bad case of apathy. When it is even possible O can be reelected after the way he trashes the Constitution, you know O is somewhat right- people are pretty stupid. I must go now, I am very busy trying to spend my way out of bankruptcy.

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Chuck Thomas October 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

Great article, Keith. I noticed that some of the commenters over at the Politico piece ARE the very idiots that Barry hopes represent a majority of the electorate. So long as the government will provide the means to prevent pregnancy or end it at any point between conception and full gestation and give out freebies to any and all who perceive a need for them, no need to worry about deficit spending and the existential threat posed by the national debt.

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Shofar October 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

Unfortunately, a large segment of the US electorate were idiots in ’08, and continue to be. The article was great, and as others here have pointed out, hit a nerve with some of the unnerved.

One thing that is really ticking me off however is the 47% comment made by Romney that is being bandied about as an example of how out of touch Romney is with America. If anyone has any memory at all think back to ’08 when Obama called a good portion of Americans bitter clingers, gun totters and Bible thumpers. I would reckon that he hit a nerve with more than 47% of the voters, unfortunately the MSM played that comment down so quick that many didn’t even realize it was said. Maybe R&R need to resurrect that little bit of video/audio to show how Obama has felt towards the American populace for the past four years. Maybe Granny and Kitty can do it!

Keep on pissing off the left and Obots Keith, it gives me the greatest joy to see them come unhinged. BTW, as to More Money’s comment of Politico, I don’t know if you are pulchritudinous or not, but you have a beautiful mind, heart and spirit, the three things that truly count.

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Lizzy October 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

Very true he tells stories a five year old wouldn’t buy. And he never answers
a direct question always starts a rambling diatribe no one can interrupt. There
are too many examples and why insult the voters anymore than he does.

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srdem65 October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

I liked the Politico piece and think they should make you a regular contributor.

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Teacher 101 October 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

Brave soul Keith. You really got the dander up from those regular Politico readers – phew, they are aaaannnnnngry birds!

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Sara B October 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

Looks like you hit your target Keith…the libs in the comments are on fire! Poor things can barely contain their contempt for someone who dares utter the truth about their false messiah as his wings are being clipped. As usual, they can’t refute the facts so they scorn the messenger. Well done…worth the click to Politico which I rarely read anymore.

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Susan October 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

Fantastic article, Keith. Obama and his merry band of Marxists do think we are all idiots. Unfortunately, most of the left’s loyal lemmings are clueless because they have never been taught critical thinking skills, and they are easily swayed by the chameleon’s rhapsodic rhetoric. You can talk to them until you’re blue in the face and all they can do is spout the talking points issued by their Democrat masters. Saw evidence of that in many of the comments on your article. I pray we outnumber them at the voting booth.

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Lizzy October 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

Sure got the little kiddies who worship O all worked up poor little
things. Must have missed their naps.

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Quintis Arrius October 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Read the piece today. Reading the comments took some fortitude. It was easier envisioning some of the negative commentors slouched over their computers in the parent’s basement with the faded Obama Poster.
We have such a great country with creative, hard working people that are the envy of the world. I have never thought that the United States was a country that would tolerate for too long, fools for leaders. This November we have a duty to put in place a man with ideas far different than the one who has governed with a unsteady, rude, dismissive, and naive world view. No, I am not a fool asking for more from the man at 1600 Penn Avenue, the one we have now is not up to the task. HE HAD HIS CHANCE.

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MT for re-redistribution October 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Keith, you really hit the nail on the head with this article! Now I’m glad you are writing for a rag like Politico. It may be read and dimly understood by some swooning-but-on-the-fence O supproters. Nice work!

I have a girl renting from me, and she is Jewish. I cannot for the life of me understand how any Jew with any pride in their heritage can support Obama, but she does. Can we do an intervention?

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Swedishlady October 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Yes, good work Keith ! The temperature is rising….

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The Original October 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Not a lot of conservatives commenting on that website, are they? They sure are not nice comments.

That’s okay, we agree with you.

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SnarkEsq. October 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

I just finally read your excellent Politico article, Keith. Yes, Obummer has an empty agenda and he thinks people are too stupid to realize that. Then again, he got elected in 2008 on the ridiculously empty promise of “hope and change”. Now all he can do is demonize Romney and hope that fools enough people into not making another change. I’m just praying enough people have woken up by now and that we outnumber the Obummer voters on election day.

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wolfgang Halbig October 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Why does anybody today want to have nine children or more when they cannot afford even one child. The fathers refuse to pay child support, they don’t live at the home with his children.

Why does anybody today want to have 12 or more children when the father is not even around to teach them about all the opportunities that await them through education and not selling drugs.

Why?

‘They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.

I can’t even talk the way these people talk:

Why you ain’t,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be…

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.

$500 sneakers for what?

And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

Where were you when he was 2?

Where were you when he was 12?

Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?

And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?

What part of Africa did this come from?

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa…..

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands. The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa. So stop, already!

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua,… Mohammed, and all of that crap……..
And all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.

Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.

We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..

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Scott Chester November 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I am proud for you & what you’ve said here. Don’t know anything about you except for what you stated here & that says a lot. I hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears…black or white! Thanks.

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Dino October 30, 2012 at 4:59 am

Oblamer sure woke the people up to the cancerous liberal ideology!

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wolfgang Halbig November 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

When you see Bill Clinton praising Obama what picture comes into your mind?

Is it him getting a blow job from Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office with his sperm all over her work dress and tell a National television Audience that he never had sex with that women.

Do you not remember? How about Bill Clinton being disbarred from practicing law in Arkansas and was also disbarred from practicing law in front of the Supreme Court over the Monica Lewinski incident.

He also paid a $25,000.00 fine over the Lewinski incident. He also paid an $850,000.00 settlement over the Lewinski incident.

He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony in the Paula Jones case.

So now,..Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was fined
for ‘lying under oath’, has the Balls to ask the American people to believe him,.. when he says,..
“The best thing for the Country, is FOUR more years of Obama.?????????”

NO WAY, SLICK WILLIE!!! WE’VE HAD ENOUGH LIES & OVER-SPENDING FROM OUR MUSLIM PRESIDENT. MAYBE LIBYA, CHINA, or ARABIA NEEDS A FAKE,..but WE’VE HAD ENOUGH.

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Scott Chester November 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

“Obama is running a campaign that is so ludicrously cartoonish, he must have a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people.” That sir is a lavish understatement! BozO doesn’t think anyone in the world is as smart as him. It shows every time he opens his piehole. The sooner this fony p—k is out of the white house the sooner this country can get back to being America, the greatest country on earth, instead of ameriKa, bozO’s & moochershell’s piggy bank. I’ll wager that he will need at least 4 or 5 times the usual secret service protection than any other president ever had.

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Scott Gill November 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I know this is very farout but here goes, what is POTUS is reelected and because things are so bad he decides he needs a 3rd term? Worst case he gets super majority in House and Senate, poposes amemendet? I know has to through states but what if…

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