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Smartest President in History Botches Oval Office Rug Quote

Oops. More unintended consequences from on high. --cd3

By Thomas Lifson[1]

Original Link:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/smartest_president_in_history.html

Woven into the new presidential seal rug adorning the Oval Office is a misattributed quotation, offering us a perfect metaphor for the Obama presidency. Jamie Stiehm reports in the Washington Post[2]:

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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.

Except it's not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington.

For the record, Theodore Parker is your man, President Obama. Unless you're fascinated by antebellum American reformers, you ma

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  • Smartest president in history? The f'?... He brings his teleprompters to speak to grade school students.

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    • Obama is a great reader not leader.

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    • The DemoRats say that Obi is going to be the next Reagan... Second to that comment--- Obi is going to leave a presidential legacy greater than that of Abe Lincoln.

      Might I add, the DemoRats did praise Reagan during the Obi's election... Here is a vid to prove it---

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVuRZZNF18Q&feature=related

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    • Michelle, in remembering her first date with Obama, admits she was somewhat taken aback as teleprompters were set up behind her chair at the resturant table but realized later, as the teleprompters rolled and Obama began to recite the words of Paul McCartney's "Michelle" in that unique vocal style we are all now so familiar with, that he, like most, simply could not remember all the lyrics to such a complicated piece.
      "I found it rather endearing that he was so intent on getting More..

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  • The President had an accident on the rug?

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  • ~he was probably distracted while musing on his great leadership tasks in all of the 57 United States he claimed to have visited.

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  • "Obama may appear to be the smartest ever occupant of the Oval Office. But, as the old joke goes, deep down, he is shallow. Underfoot, literally, there is woven into his background a prominent vein of phoniness."

    Ouch.

    "For some reason or other, Obama has been able to skate through academia and politics without ever being seriously challenged to prove his depth. A simple veneer of glibness has been enough to win the accolades of the liberal intelligentsia. But now that he ha More..

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  • Obama is only smarter than the many Fools he sucked into voting for him.
    The rest of us get to say."I told you so."
    Obama is the worst prez ever, bar none.

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  • I can't stand his sorry ass.

    Plain & simple.

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  • Before we all jump to conclusions, I want to hear it straight from the teleprompters lips.

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  • Truly smart people would never believe in liberation theology. He is an emotional zealot not a wise thinker.

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  • He is the dumbest arse to occupy that office,well since jimmy carter anyway.

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  • His incompetency over time will continue to generate more disparaging reviews. Maybe there was some truth to the rumor that he was merely a community organizer? Even Chris Matthews is begging him to stop using those teleprompters and act genuine. Sadly, the joke is on America.

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  • i couldnt read it all....i dont think hes the smartest....i think we are the stupidestass's that allowed this to win over the minds of our 'brothers'

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  • he spent millions redecorating the Oval Office and going on vacations while his economic policies destroy the nation

    I read last week that he replaced the bust of Winston Churchill with a bust of ML King.

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  • I read that Obi's wife, the shaved Yeti, designed the rug.
    Bush's wife designed the old one that got a lot more use than this one will.

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  • I don't know about anybody else, but I want to pee on the rug. It ties the room together too well.

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  • I dont have time to paste stuff on my forehead, cause everytime I kneel on my Muslim Prayer Rug they fall off... (burP) the muslim Prez is a genius I gotten chills again - gd idiots

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  • Call me when something real happens.

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    • OK, what's your #? We can discuss this epic failure of a president, the epic failure of his policies, the generic ballot beating, 9.6% unemployment, his 100 lies and broken promises, and the 6 vacations he's taken while the rest of us hang on for dear life.

      Should I call you before or after the football games tonight?

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    • Blow your nose and try to get ahold of yourself.

      It's an economic crisis and a shitty administration... not armageddon.

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    • Huh, interesting. I wonder what you do for a living, because people out in California are watching a lifetime of work and success evaporate in 18 months. Not all of them but far, far, far too many.

      Maybe we disagree on the conceptual meaning of the word "urgency" and "armageddon."

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    • Well, first of all, Yorbie, neither of us ever mentioned the word "urgency".

      Second, the conceptual meaning of the word "Armageddon" is "the end of the world"..... hence, my admonition not to try and conflate an economic crisis in the US with the end of the world. Get it now, Chicken Little?

      And finally..... who gives a shit about the people of California? They created their own problems.

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    • I mentioned it. Its valid, since this president and his boner squad have none of it, hence the reason we are in this "Summer Recovery" bullshit shell game. You had better have urgency, Mr. President, because this ship has taken on a ton of water and your only solution is to roll out more idiotic cliches and bumper stickers.

      Who cares about California? Lots of people do, whether you want to hear it or not. At one time it was the 5th largest free standing economy in the entire worl More..

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  • OMG! Appoint a special prosecutor now!!....LOL!

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    • I know there sally, this is not a post destined to inspire higher thought processes for you. I understand. But, try to follow me here, this is a post for which a media-hyped genius with an international, bi-racial, single-mom, upbringing, harvard educated (or was it yale? they all look the same to me), steeped in the racial history and politics of the South (a region he has had very little time to visit), down for the struggle and all, and a bonafide apostle to the struggles of race despite h More..

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    • Oh I get the point....Obama is the first person in history to erroneously attribute a quote to the wrong source. I get it.

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    • You see, that is a typical, lame attempt at deflecting the argument. You have not addressed the assertion that the big O is a dumbass, you have merely tried to redirect the argument into one of the idea that he is not the ONLY dumbass. Points for a nice try at a well-worn and losing debate tactic.

      Bush gets castigated for trying to open the wrong door in an endeavor to take a piss. We still see that video from time to time. Meanwhile, you try hard to make the point that everybody does it. More..

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    • We get it. Obama is a dumb ass for attributing an old quote to the wrong source. Nobody else has ever done that before..we get it.

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    • Come to think of it, he might actually BE the first one to have it sewn into a custom-made rug for the oval office. Somebody call Guinness world records, we might have a new entry. Thanks for the idea there sally. You rock.

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