AHH, BAMMY IS TOO SMART FOR THE ROOM
Posted by Andrew Roman on November 21, 2009
Someone ought to get MSNBC’S Chris Matthews a towel … or a cigarette. His incessant gushing over everything the President does and says is going to leave a nasty stain on the carpet. Perhaps a sedative, or one of Keith Olbermann’s famous back rubs, would help. That Matthews’ legs have not been rendered lame from all of the thrills running up them is, in a word, miraculous. If he hasn’t already had an accident on the set, it’s only a matter of time.
Indeed, his viewership may be the only thing dropping quicker than the President’s poll numbers – or the New York Jets’ season – but every once in a while, Matthews can offer a unique touch of insight.
And so it was that on his show Hardball – yes, it is still on the air – Chris Matthews offered an actual criticism of Barack Obama.
With the President’s poll numbers falling off the table, Matthews asked his viewer(s) to consider the possibility that President Obama is just too smart for his own good.
President Obama has his chin out there on just about every hot issue out there: health care, terror trials, job losses, even the breast cancer report. He’s exposed and vulnerable. His poll numbers are dropping. Is he just too darned intellectual? Too much the egghead? Why did he bow to that Japanese Emperor? Why did he pick Tim Geithner to be his economic front man? Why all this dithering over Afghanistan? Who thought it was a wonderful idea to bring the killers of 9/11 to New York City?
Yes, of course.
It should have been obvious, but I chose not to see it. My ideological blinders have kept me from weighing the possibility that the rest of us are simply not cerebral enough to keep up with him.
He is that He is.
Barack Obama is too much of an intellectual. It is his “eggheadedness” that has caused his numbers to slip. You can hardly blame him for not being able to mingle academically with the non-water walkers of America.
Matthews, again, leads the way.
Incidentally, the answers to Matthews’ questions are, in order:
– Not in your wildest dreams.
– Only if he dips his face into a quiche.
– Because, as a liberal, his goal is to present America as weak and vulnerable.
– Because his ability to pick friends, mentors and associates of character is on par with his ability speak coherently free of teleprompters.
– Because once he does, he owns it, and he can’t use George W. Bush as an excuse any longer – although, he will.
– Only those people who can never, ever, ever, ever, ever be trusted with national security – liberals.