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Sunday, December 13, 2015

When Don Imus asked the question we all should have asked



My cyberbuddy Clarice Feldman brought this radio interview from November 18, 2008, to attention on Facebook last night. It is a hoot.

Via Freedom Eden, part of the transcript from the Don Imus show on that day:
Historian Michael Beschloss: Yeah. Even aside from the fact of electing the first African American President and whatever one’s partisan views this is a guy whose IQ is off the charts — I mean you cannot say that he is anything but a very serious and capable leader and — you know — you and I have talked about this for years...
Imus: Well. What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: …our system doesn’t allow those people to become President, those people meaning people THAT smart and THAT capable
Imus: What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: Pardon?
Imus: What is his IQ?
Historian Michael Beschloss: Uh. I would say it’s probably — he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become President.
Imus: That’s not what I asked you. I asked you what his IQ was.
Historian Michael Beschloss: You know that I don’t know and I’d have to find someone with more expertise…
Imus: You don’t know.
Surprised because we didn't vet a terrorist?

Hell, we did not vet a president.

Beschloss by the way writes for the New York Times.

16 comments:

  1. We see here on display the intellectual rigor that Bechloss brings to every topic he writes about as an historian. Of course, the unstated assumption per Bechloss is that, for an African-American, Obama must have a very high IQ or he would not have gotten as far as he had...which strikes me as a racist micro-aggression.

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    1. you strike me as a racist micro-aggression

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    2. <<<<< There's some more of that special kind of stupid!

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  2. The smartest man in the world will not even release his college transcripts to prove it, just like Flipper would not release his Navy records to prove his heroism. Remember this template. Liberals smart, conservatives dumb.

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  3. If he releases his transcripts we may find out he's brilliant (I'm doubting that, Cruz could get into Dershowitz's select courses, but Obama didn't), but we may find out the Wayne Root theory that Obama was granted acceptance as a foreign exchange student. If he's so damn brilliant tossing out those transcripts would be a no-brainer.

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  4. All those leftists not only WANT, they NEED to BELIEVE. I'd feel sorry for them, but they don't feel sorry for anyone.

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  5. I used to listen to Don Imus even if he was crazier than hell.

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  6. RE: That Mother Jones map. Don't they know there's this YUGE river between Washington and Oregon that (hold onto your hats, folks!) lies at sea level and leads to the interiors of both states that could inundate a swath of the western parts of both states, taking out Seattle and Portland and going up-river to Biggs Junction where US97 crosses the Columbia River. Looks to be halfway across the states.

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  7. BTW, I spent decades around certifiably brilliant people and not a one of them ever insisted he was the "smartest guy in the room." They didn't have to say they were smart to convince other people that they were. Anyone who feels the need to proclaim he's smart is not...and is constantly insecure you will see through the fraud.

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  8. Only evidence I've seen that Obama is smart is that he managed to get people who should have known better to vote for him. However, that is about being politically shrewd and ruthless more than it is about intelligence.

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  9. the U.S. congress tries to impeach Pres. Clinton for having sex with an inturn.....but we can't impeach a President that has intentionaly doctored intelligence reports . ???? what is wrong with this picture?

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    1. Get a single Dem to go along.

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    2. 1. Why bother now, by the time the impeachment hearing is done Obamas term will be done anyway.
      2. Impeachment is useless unless you can get the 2/3 vote to convict in the senate, which will require about 13 senate dems. When you can name the ones who will go along, get back to me.

      Otherwise stop wasting energy with useless pipe dreams, and stick to what really matters now, making sure Hildabeast does not give us a 3rd Obama term.

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  10. The old joke goes when Lincoln assembled his cabinet, there had never been so much brain power in the White House since Jefferson dined there alone. The idea that Obama even should be mentioned in the same breath as TJ... 40 odd presidents are rolling in their graves.

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  11. Why haven't Obama's college records leaked? Some Katyn Forest-level scrubbing happened.

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  12. The reason the college records, the IQ, and all those other things didn't leak is because the puppet is controlled by people that only care about power.

    Don't you think a reporter could make a name for themselves interviewing the former slaves of the Saudi kind that Obama bowed to? I think it would be Puklister perfect! But nope, bashing Jefferson is easier than getting actual video of an actual former(?) slave. Afterall, 1962 wasn't that long ago and Arabs like them young.

    Chapter 11 "WE Republicans" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017VNP58A

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