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We truly are not a serious country:

Too much Leonard Nimoy

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But his intellectuality has contributed to a growing critique that decisions are detached from rock-bottom principles.

Both Maureen Dowd in The New York Times and Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post have likened him to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock.

The Spock imagery has been especially strong during the extended review Obama has undertaken of Afghanistan policy. He’ll announce the results on Tuesday. The speech’s success will be judged not only on the logic of the presentation but on whether Obama communicates in a more visceral way what progress looks like and why it is worth achieving. No soldier wants to take a bullet in the name of nuance.

Yes, serious people are engaging in serious discussions about how bad it is for Obama to be intelligent, circumspect and deliberative. … After eight disastrous years that should have proved to anyone with a pulse who wasn’t on a respirator how galactically retarded it is to elect a dim-witted, ivy-league C-student frat guy to run the country.

Fucking hell… Stuff like this, along with reading Idiot America, is pretty depressing to take in.

John Cole perks me up, as always, with his insight:

Are there other first-world countries where the media spends a lot of time worrying that its leaders are too rational?

  1. schu says:

    These critics would prefer hip-shooting cowboys that cause us to fail at a oil war that has cost over three trillion dollars and untold lives. lord forbid that we debate and analyze a decision.

  2. BobDobbs says:

    yawn….yet another "hey..people who don't agree with us are stupid, arent' they?" attempt.

    The argument being put forth is not really that it is too bad that some people aren't making decisions intelligently..the argument being put forth is if you don't support Obama or liberals you are not intelligent. It's been done…to death. Try something new, hack…..

  3. KFE says:

    Since when, Bob Dobbs? Way to make this about your personal political vendetta against anyone who is not your particular breed of political.

    Seeing as you seem to have completely missed the point of this post because you can't see past your own partisan agenda, I'll spell it out for you: no one in this forum is saying that people who don't like liberals or Obama are stupid. No one. The argument is instead this: people who suggest that intelligence and caution are undesirable qualities in a leader … they're the stupid ones. And neither party has a monopoly on that kind of stupidity.

    I'm not suggesting Obama is a great president or even a good one, so keep your party-based diatribes to yourself. But this particular debate on his presidency is utterly ridiculous. Wisdom and caution are ALWAYS virtues when you're dealing with hundreds of thousands of lives.

  4. kevinista says:

    Chris Matthews really dragged on this exact whining on his show a few days ago ( http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002360/ ) where he seemed really pissed off that Obama was being very intellectual and repeatedly calls him an 'egghead'…makes you wanna rip your hair out….

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