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Obama Spokeswoman Worries Regular People Too Stupid to Understand Barack's Debate Answers


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Carol
- 647 days ago - townhall.com
President Obama is smarter than you, don't you know? According to Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki, President Obama gives such thoughtful, extended answers to debate questions that is makes it difficult for regular people to understand. From the Washington..



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Carol Dreeszen (366)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:18 am
President Obama is smarter than you, don't you know? According to Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki, President Obama gives such thoughtful, extended answers to debate questions that is makes it difficult for regular people to understand. From the Washington Examiner:

President Obama’s campaign spokeswoman said she’s concerned Obama will sound too “professorial” to resonate with the low-information voters tuning into the presidential campaign for the first time during this week’s debate.

“[W]hat the American [people] are looking for is not just a professorial list of facts or accomplishments or even goals,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said yesterday as part of her ongoing, almost-comical attempt to lower expectations going into the debates. She then lamented that Obama “has a tendency to give longer, substantive answers.”

Psaki’s concern that Professor Obama will appear during the debates is understandable given that “he was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer” at the University of Chicago Law School in 1999.

What Psaki is trying to get ahead of before Wednesday's debate in Denver is this: when candidates give long convoluted answers during debates it's not because they're smarter than everyone else, it's because they have nothing to say and are running out the clock. Filibustering doesn't count as being too "professorial."

 

Stevie A. (10)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:27 pm
I'd truly like to believe that Obama is able to speak to the issues clearly enough that the average American can understand them. That said, I do have 6 years of university and there is a vast difference of opinion between me and my (lesser educated) siblings. Thank Goddess his answers are "longer, substantive," the public needs educating!
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 1:20 pm
Stephanie...I am one who believes that many times "less is more" if you know what I mean. There are people who can explain something in very few words that is direct and to the point which IMO I feel many people can soak that into their conscience better and faster and remember it longer than someone who rambles on. Many times I think the point one is trying to get across is lost in the shuffle when one rambles on and this is what I find Obama has done many times!! Personally I can't stand listening to him myself because when I hear him all I hear are more lies coming out. But if you feel it's better to be long winded hey..that's your perogative!
 

Sherry H. (64)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 3:46 pm
Sounds just like trying to cover for him already, to me. But saying his long windedness will sound too professional, when he does nothing of the sort that I can see, has me laughing already. His long, perceived to be thoughtful answers, Psaki, are because he has to reach deep in hopes of finding the words that might make him look a little professional even, when he hasn't got his teleprompter.
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:06 pm
When he don't have his teleprompter he is LOST!! It's Uhm..uhhh...well..well..ya see...uhmmm..uhhh and on and on....
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 5:53 pm
noted
 

Thomas P. (467)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 6:42 pm
Concern? The article should have quoted the entire interview Ms. Psaki she gave. President Obama resonates very well with so called "regular people," as you put it. And really, your going to note this "...third third lowest ranked lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School in 1999" Really, 1999? What rank do you think he'd have today, after having been a US Senator and President? The President always does well with "regular people." It's Romney who has a problem with anyone besides tea baggers and the uber-rich.
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:08 pm
Thomas..Do you mean he resonates with people so well as in tonight debate where he got CLOBBERED!?!? Read it and weep guy!! Obama is history!!!!!!!! ZHe just LOST a BUNCH more votes tonight and there are a couple more debates to go yet....yay!!!! Romney/Ryan 2012!!!!
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:16 pm
Thanks Terry!!
 

John S. (297)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 6:55 am
That has to be it....
 

John Gregoire (257)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 7:21 am
Obama resonated last night! He displayed fear, disgust, impatience, a poor understandign of the issues, a reliance on campaign rhetoric and untruths while he displayed his usual narcissism and haughtiness. One would think he was coached by NPR!
 

Cam V. (417)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 1:36 pm
He has been kept in a bubble for the last four years and away from the real world. It showed how out of touch he is with America. He does fine when he is in front of adoring fans - but he is the President. A servant of the people of America and sadly he is clueless.
 

monka blanke (74)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:12 pm
Lets wait and see. Obama is NOT clueless, he has an assertive calm energy.
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:28 pm
Monka..I think I would call it "coniving"...whatever energy he has it's not put towards the betterment for the people...we can pretty much all vouch for that.
 

Cam V. (417)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:43 pm
Assertive and calm? Yeah right.
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Friday October 5, 2012, 2:09 am
Thanks for all of the notes and replies everyone!! We must get the information out!! Our country and Constitution are too valuable to let this President destroy them!
 
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