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The Absent-Minded ... Senior Lecturer
Weekly Standard, by Ethan Epstein

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/4/2012 5:23:04 PM

The president’s sycophants have seized on an excuse for why their candidate was stammering and incoherent last night: Barack Obama is just too darn “professorial.” The Huffington Post lamented Obama’s “professorial demeanor.” A New York Times editorial bemoaned the fact that the president chose to be “polite and professorial.” Reuters, in an ostensibly objective write-up of the debate, said that Obama sounded "professorial." Perhaps, like the old joke about a stupid person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like, Obama sounds like a “professor” to philistine journalists. Or perhaps it's just a convenient excuse for Obama's sorry performance,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/4/2012 5:36:07 PM     (No. 8910287)

You know that nightmare that you have from time to time? You're back in school, it's finals week and you realize that you haven't been to class all semester, haven't cracked a book. and you're toast. Luckily, you wake up before the exams.

It wasn't a dream for Jughead last night, and he flunked out in front of 50 million people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/4/2012 5:42:59 PM     (No. 8910301)

It is really hilarious/pathetic to try to excuse Obama's lousy performance on the grounds that he's a professor. There are so many things w4rong with that argument that it's hard to know where to begin listing them.

But let me just say that, no matter how you feel about Professor Newt Gingrich, he usually manages to say what he has to say with dazzling clarity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/4/2012 5:50:39 PM     (No. 8910316)

It really isn't fair, is it?
Obama's just so darned smart, and you unappreciative people just don't understand.
And don't even get me started on the altitidue....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ChicagoWilson, 10/4/2012 5:55:18 PM     (No. 8910322)

He was a senior lecturer and his last years teaching he was getting student reviews in line with his performance last night. Would you take a class from that fancy lad?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/4/2012 6:04:44 PM     (No. 8910336)

Those who can do, do. Those who can't, teach.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 10/4/2012 6:05:09 PM     (No. 8910338)

I have an adjunct faculty position with a leading US university. My title is professorial lecturer. If I had such a complete lack of knowledge of my material as Obama, and could not even frame a cogent debate in my field of study, my department chair would be asking for the keys to the faculty lounge, and I would never set foot in a classroom again.

Professorial, my eye.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pedro4, 10/4/2012 6:08:22 PM     (No. 8910344)

I had a Latin teacher in high school who would stammer and pause like Obama...but he was 67 years old and trying his best. Obama is just not very bright. But the luckiest/dirtiest politician ever. The MSM is trying to salvage his performance, but if he messes up again...they will run for the hills. Should be a fun month. Oh, and my "urban" school kids...totally depressed about his performance...kids can't lie like Stephanopoulis.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/4/2012 6:09:54 PM     (No. 8910348)

Henry Kissinger was quoted, many years ago, to have said that the nastiest battles he engaged in were not in the foreign policy area as secretary of state/national security advisor (he held the two jobs simultaneously) but during faculty meetings.
And he said the battles were most intense and nasty when there were insignificant issues to be discussed.
Barack is not professorial. I am. And I always took pride in being direct, clear, and terse. Barack is none of those things.
He is, however, entitled.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Flipper3, 10/4/2012 6:13:08 PM     (No. 8910351)

Professorial? Oh, please. The man is a complete boob.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: volksford, 10/4/2012 6:15:36 PM     (No. 8910357)

Well I be darned if the media now believe the BS concerning "professor" Obama is true! And the amazing fact is the media perpetuated the lie to begin with ! Funny thing about libs..that start believing their own bull###t!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/4/2012 6:16:20 PM     (No. 8910360)

Now I understand why we will never see the transcripts from college. Dumber thsn a bag o'rocks! Plus, it would be embarrassing to see that he got C- or worse in Modern Day Communism 101 and Socialism 101.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: K620, 10/4/2012 6:26:42 PM     (No. 8910384)

Oh #5, I think fellow L-dotters #6 and #8 would disagree, as would I also. I have taught (on the side) as a high school coach, as a law school adjunct, and as a judge to my fellow judges and also to lawyers. Forgive my hubris, but I don't think of myself as a default position: I work hard when I teach -- very hard -- but I enjoy it and I think the recipients of my efforts are grateful for them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimS, 10/4/2012 6:29:41 PM     (No. 8910394)

He is nothing but a pseudo-intellectual.
A poseur.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/4/2012 6:31:47 PM     (No. 8910401)

I'd be more inclined to think unimaginative and slow-witted...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 10/4/2012 6:33:35 PM     (No. 8910405)

OK, now everybody tell me again how wrong Sarah Palin was...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Zarin, 10/4/2012 6:43:44 PM     (No. 8910422)

Obama was given (and I mean given) the opportunity to teach at the Law School of the University of Chicago. Some real Law Professors there objected on the grounds that Obama had written no scholarly papers. The Real Professors were told not to worry - Obama was there merely there to fatten his political resume. Thus we know he was Never a Real Professor nor even a real Senior Lecturer. Of course if he wanted to give a talk about Saul Alinsky tactics he might be able to talk coherently for 10 minutes.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/4/2012 7:05:41 PM     (No. 8910479)

#7 - 67 is the new 40!

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