Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hinderaker has the gall to attack Obama's intellect after years of applauding Bush.

The right wing's obsession with Obama's teleprompter really defies belief.

John Hinderaker:

Everyone knows that Barack Obama is lost without his teleprompter, but his latest blunder, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, via the Corner, suggests that the teleprompter may not be enough unless it includes phonetic spellings. Obama was speaking at a White House roundtable on clean energy systems, and repeatedly saluted Orion Energy Systems, whose CEO, Neal Verfuerth, was present at the event. So Obama referred to "Orion" a number of times. Only problem was, he appeared to be unfamiliar with the word.
I'm beginning to fear that our President has below-average knowledge of the world. Not for a President, but for a middle-aged American.
It defies belief that a supporter of Bush could even dare to make that point. But Hinderaker, despite Bush's mangled relationship with the English language, once said this:
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
But, let's remember that Bush was so dumb that he actually did have to have his teleprompter speeches written phonetically:
Never before has the White House released a draft version of the President's speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly.

But this year, a glimpse of how the President [Bush] sees his speeches was accidentally placed on the UN website along with the speechwriters' cell phone numbers.

Pronunciations for President Bush's friend French President Sarkozy "[sar-KOzee]" appeared in draft #20 on the UN website. Other pronunciations included the Mugabe "[moo-GAHbee] regime" and pronunciations for countries "Kyrgyzstan [KEYRgeez-stan]" and "Mauritania [moor-EH-tain-ee-a]."
But Hinderaker really does think there might be some mileage in attacking one of the greatest orators ever to inhabit the White House, after spending eight years applauding "a man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius" who most of us could see was as thick as a post.

How do these guys even begin to pretend to themselves that they have an ounce of credibility? They are beyond delusional.

Click title for Hinderaker's bile.

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