06 February 2010

The Intellectual President



Can't blame this on the teleprompter - he says it twice: "Corpseman."

15 comments:

Lawrence Underwood said...

The silence about this in the press is amazing. Had it been Bush, who was not really a conservative - just a less radical progressive, they would be howling. But, then again, I'm just a Southron who does not speak English properly according to most. So, perhaps my enunciation of that word has been wrong all these years. After all, I was not privileged to attend such schools as Columbia and Harvard. I went to a Kudzu League university.

It never ceases to amaze me at the duplicitous nature of the big media 'news' outlets treatment of Obama when compared to Bush.

Douglas Hill said...

The good wife Teresa told me she'd heard that it is also proper to pronounce it corzman (I verified this), but that is not the primary choice of pronunciation. Regardless, Barry, with your pronunciation and inclusion of the "p", the miss of an inch is as good as a mile, especially for one posturing as both presidential and CiC.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Lawrence:

That's really the point of the post. Anyone can make an embarrassing mistake like this one (although as Commander in Chief, you'd think HE'D know better), but the way its overlooked by the intelligentsia is the real lesson.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hey Doug - how's the Blue Ridge this morning?

Douglas Hill said...

White, and the summit looks like it's at least a couple feet higher than is the norm. Confound that Al Gore, wherever he's hiding.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Howardsville Turnpike (Rt 610) hasn't been touched by VDOT.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I'm going to post some pics from my porch soon.

Rebel Raider said...

I think the whole notion of Obama being some sort of intellectual giant was largely a media creation from the start. So it doesn't come as a surprise, that the media would now choose to ignore this as they do so many of his shortcomings.

Douglas Hill said...

Rick, as we both live off of Rt 610, I have yet to do my part and tramp/trudge down to see if it's been touched. Last time I did that under these conditions (after the Dec. 19 snowfall) I barely made it back; this old man is getting older. Snowshoes are on order.

Anonymous said...

I cant even stand hearing the man's voice or to look at him on TV. What an idiot! Gob bless Ronald Reagan!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RR:

Oh I believe he's intelligent enough (though not the genius some would like us to think), but he lacks wisdom. Intelligence and wisdom are not mutually inclusive - as history teaches us over and over again.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Doug - are you experiencing environmental culture shock?

;o)

(For those who don't know, though now a son of Old Virginia, Doug hails from the sunshine state.)

Rebel Raider said...

Mr. Williams:

I don't deny that Obama is an intelligent man. I do think that he suffers from the same delusions as many on the left. The belief that they represent all that is good and just, and that everyone else should (at least) approximate themselves to their views. The notion that the positions they hold are the ONLY rational ones. It seems to manifest itself with this President in his unwillingness to except others with opposing views. He wants to completely control the conversation. This explains the attacks on the media, and particularly FOX news. Recently he made the absurd statement that he is "not an ideologue." Yet elsewhere makes the statement that he is a "progressive" that wants to "transform America." The charisma that Obama purportedly has, is becoming more transparent with each passing day.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RR:

I am in complete agreement.

Douglas Hill said...

No Rick, it'd decrepitude shock, not environmental. I'm good with all the seasons here, favoring winter over summer. I wouldn't want to move back to the monotony that is Florida's weather.

Come to think of it, hurricane season down there is not always monotonous(!).