Even when they write an ENTIRE ARTICLE on the obvious vacuousness of Obama's speeches, they have to explain that it's not HIM that's stupid, it's his audience. It's us. He's brilliant. We just can't keep up.
Obama’s student loan remarks seemed to fit the bill for a campaign speech. According to the Flesch scale, which measures reading difficulty on a grade-level scale, Obama’s oratory has been on a steep decline from the 2008 campaign.
The college speeches represent a low point for Obama, who spoke to Europeans gathered in Berlin using 9th grade rhetoric.
Elvin Lim, an associate professor of government at Wesleyan University and the author of The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush, is not surprised that Obama has dumbed down his language.
“This is a guy who is a constitutional law professor, but the structure of the presidency is such that you have to go anti-intellectual,” he said. (EMPHASIS MINE BECAUSE THIS ROYALLY PISSES ME OFF!!!)
I don't know about you, but I am mighty tired of being told by my "betters" that someone who thinks there are more than 57 states, that a person with asthma needs a breathalyzer, that Austrian is a language, that heroes honored at a freaking Memorial Day celebration could freaking POSSIBLY be in the audience, that the Americans liberated Auschwitz, that corpsman is pronounced with an "S", that Hawaii is in freaking Asia, that railroads cross oceans, that Selma, AL happened BEFORE he was born, that 10,000 people (instead of 12) died in a town in Kansas - I am so bloody tired that this dumb-ass-vote-present-narcissistic idiot is billed as so freaking smart because he's a "constitutional law professor" but doesn't know that the job of the Supreme Court is to freaking review the freaking law, I could puke.
Honestly. I could just puke.