"Obama Can't Speak Properly Cause He Is Just So Darn Smart"
If Sarah Palin said “Okey-doke,”, would liberal journalists view it as a sign of her exceptional brilliance?
When radical left-wing protesters, whether at a Trump rally, an "occupy” riot or anti-police protest are confronted by reporters as to why, exactly, they are protesting, they usually all provide the same response - nothing. Or, at least nothing of any discernible substance. While it may appear that this is the case - because they actually have no idea what they are talking about - the truth may be the complete opposite, according to some. Their inability to provide a coherent answer may actually be because they are so intelligent that their mouth cannot keep pace with their superior brainpower.
Speaking at an event in Indiana, President Obama went on the offense against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and proceeded to deliver a particularly high level of nonsensical gibberish, even for a teleprompter-less Commander-in-Chief.
Obama said the following: "If we turn against each other based on division of race or religion. If-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if-if we fall for, you know, a bunch of okey-doke, just because, you know it-it-it. You know, it-it-it-it-it-it,,,,"
There is no denial that Barack Obama is a gifted orator when given the luxury of a prepared speech and a teleprompter. But why does this trend of stuttering continue for the President when he is out of his element? Why is a man who Joe Biden once referred to as a "bright, clean and articulate African-American" unable to provide an articulate response when denied the use of his beloved teleprompter? Why does he sound like an "Occupy Wall Street" protester attempting to explain the problem with capitalism? He clearly has substantial experience with public speaking.
Perhaps the best (or most ridiculous) explanation was given by Megan Daum in a 2011 LA Times piece titled "Obama the intellectual stammerer." Daum wrote,“It's not that Obama can't speak clearly. It's that he employs the intellectual stammer. Not to be confused with a stutter, which the president decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can't keep up. The stammer is commonly found among university professors, characters in Woody Allen movies and public thinkers of the sort that might appear on C-SPAN but not CNN."
And there you have it. President Obama is not at a loss for words. He is so unfathomably brilliant that his vocal cords cannot react quickly enough to keep pace with his immense intellect.
Daum makes a point to mention the only people who may be Barack Obama's intellectual equals - university professors. Have you ever wondered why your professor smells like a Frenchman and wears two different colored socks? It's not because he's lazy and possibly slightly insane. It's because he can't be bothered with such mundane tasks as bathing, combing his hair and wearing matching clothing when his brain is busy pondering how to solve world hunger.
So, is Daum’s hypothesis as legitimate or as absurd today as it was five years ago? Is Barack Obama, like all left-wing ideologues, just so brilliant that he can’t speak properly? Perhaps he is struggling to dumb-down his rhetoric for the common folks in middle America who only understand phrases like “okey-doke," to no avail?
Or is Barack Obama, like all left-wing ideologues, simply unable to convey a bogus message? Is his inability to speak based on the fact that he sometimes just doesn’t know what to say?