Jay Carney Says You're Too Dumb To Understand What The President Says

@Rollo1 (16685)
Boston, Massachusetts
April 5, 2012 3:58pm CST
In explaining the president's remarks on the Supreme Court, Jay Carney told reported Ed Henry "the president was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor". In case Carney was not clearly understood, let me explain. What Carney really meant is "you're all too dumb to understand Obama". Now, I don't know about you, but I am getting a little tired of this president, his spokesperson and his supporters telling me that the only problem with this president is that most Americans just aren't smart enough to appreciate him. And with Eric Holder having to admit that the remarks made by the president about the Supreme Court were not accurate, just as most of us thought, it seems to me that most of us are one heck of a lot smarter than Obama. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/05/carney_obama_not_understood_because_he_spoke_in_shorthand_since_he_is_a_law_professor.html
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
6 Apr 12
One of my favorite comedians, Katt Williams, has a bit about this woman who claims that all men ain't sh*t. Through all the men she ever dated, all the men she's ever known, none of them have been any good. Because it couldn't possibly be the girl who ain't sh*t. Nooo... Obama--more specifically his apologists--gives me the same impression. When it's every other single person who supposedly has trouble comprehending the genius of the man, maybe it's just the man's problem. Maybe it's that he sticks his foot in his mouth a lot by saying stupid crap that anybody else in political history would be embarrassed and/or buried for.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Apr 12
Obama speaks in the rhetoric of an ideologue. He doesn't care if what he says is actually true in fact, it's true in the spirit of his political philosophy. And in his philosophy, there is no more improper act than to deny him what he wants or to disagree with his policies. In a lot of cases, he says stupid things. Maybe he didn't bring the teleprompter that day, or maybe he just has no clue about the subject he's speaking on. This last blatant lie about the Supreme Court was not one of those lapses, though. It was a specifically designed and well-rehearsed attempt to either influence the court and the public, or it was some kind of veiled (but impotent) threat. What he has definitely accomplished by this is to set the spin machines in motion. The media and his minions and his supporters are abuzz and busy spinning. They are plucking case law out of their respective a$$e$ to 'prove' that Obama's lie is at least partially true and that the SCOTUS somehow has a duty to vote Obama's way based on cases that have nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand. It's his fallback plan. Divide and conquer. It ought to be easy for him, since we're all so dumb...
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
6 Apr 12
They know the law will be overturned? Or maybe just the fact that the audios of the oral arguments were making Obama's solicitor general look so that they had to spin it, make the court look less 'potent' because the court is making them look bad. When you are lying to the people, you must maintain the illusion or they start waking up from their slumber.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
5 Apr 12
Do you ever notice the prez has never made an appearance after making a stupid statement and sends his little whipping boy out to clean up the mess? have you noticed how much Carney has aged in this short period? Between Carney and Hillary they both look worn out while the Prez takes another vacation, or oh wait campaigning as he calls it. Has the oval office seat ever been warm since he got elected?
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Apr 12
I can't bring myself to feel sorry for Jay Carney because he is smarmy and never answers a direct question. Like all people who are lying and know they are lying, he gets enraged and repetitive when his lies are challenged. I agree Hillary looks the worse for wear after her stint as Secretary of State. I have never seen a president who spent so much time vacationing. I have to admit that I like it when he takes vacations, it's less dangerous for the country if he's away playing golf.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
5 Apr 12
I have no pity for him either, if he was overworked or being put upon, he'd quit. He likes his job.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
7 Apr 12
The "eyes wide shut" Obama worshipers don't see it because they choose not to, but the rest of us do see the blatant arrogance of the man and most of his crew. They firmly believe that they are the ruling class and should be in total charge. Us poor peasants just can't think for ourselves, so we need the "royals" to take care of us, think for us and provide for our every need. In this case he was even lumping the Supreme Court justices in with the rest of the peasants that are too stupid to understand his superior thinking. They should just blindly do what he wants because he is smarter than them. He's smarter than everybody. Don't believe it? Jay Carney will tell you so. Obama is a law professor, so he speaks in some language high above the normal person's comprehension. That's why nobody understood him. This kind of condescension and arrogance is just sickening to me. It disgusts me. These people think nothing of insulting mainstream America on a regular basis. What's frustrating though is that most of his supporters don't see it. They think that because they support him, they are in the clique and he's not talking about them. They don't realize that it doesn't matter if you are a republican peasant or a democrat peasant, you are still stupid in his mind and you are NOT in the ruling class with him, you are merely one of his subjects. Hopefully, enough people will see his true desire to circumvent the legislative process and the Constitution. Enough people will realize that what he meant by "change" was changing our republic into a dictatorship, which is precisely what he would like to do. Maybe, enough people will realize the underlying threat to our freedom and do something about it in November.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Apr 12
" They think that because they support him, they are in the clique and he's not talking about them. " So very true. This is why his supporters will never criticize language like this, or any other form of stating that he thinks the public is stupid. They think they are in the "special" group that he approves of, and are therefore much more intelligent than the rest. He appeals to their need to be superior to others, and they believe they are superior as long as they are connected to him. The rest of us, like Obama's former law professor, think he said something stupid and no matter how much he tries to turn it back on us, Obama's the one who sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
6 Apr 12
I am not a citizen of the United States, but I have witnessed the election days when people are campaigning for Obama as president. I just find it kinda funny that not only in my country that the citizen who voted for their president are also the people who says things about their president. I just feel sorry for US that the president they thought would be better than the previous one is facing multiple issues about his presidency.
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@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
6 Apr 12
Politics in this country is getting totally out of hand. It has become vicious and raw. The old saying by harry Truman "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" is certainly true this day and age. I don't know what has happened to respect these days? But demeaning anyone is out of line. While being president does open a person to criticism, it should be criticism of the policies and not personal attacks. Free speech is about the freedom to say, criticize and be heard, but please, keep it respectful.
@koopharper (6900)
• Canada
6 Apr 12
What exactly does speaking in shorthand mean? To my untrained low intelligence Canadian ear that sounds like bs. Pretty much what I hear from most politicians these days.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Apr 12
That is a pretty silly statement, isn't it? Shorthand is a way of writing down what someone is saying in quick strokes, not a method of speaking at all.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
5 Apr 12
I have a Ph.D. in physics and, while that is not the law, I am certainly capable of logical thinking. Obama just hides behind his law degree in order to push his socialist agenda. Just having a law degree does not make one smart as witness by all the ambulance chasing lawyers and, of course, the lawyer jokes. I've know a couple of lawyers on a personal basis and not related to some law situation and just having a law degree did not make them smart. Of course there are smart lawyers but like any field there are also some not so smart lawyers. Obama is really more show, although he seems to have gotten better at giving speeches without having to have a teleprompter.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Apr 12
I would say that this speech was an example of him not getting better at making speeches without a teleprompter, but what Obama said was very carefully constructed and thought out. He meant to say exactly what he said, there was no misspeaking, and he had to know that what he said was incorrect. What is really infuriating is that when it is pointed out to him that it is factually incorrect, the response is always that everyone listening is just not smart enough to understand him.