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April 5, 2012
More Evidence That Obama Is Learning Disabled (updated)
On Monday, April 02 BHO declared:
This is gross stupidity.
As Thomas Sowell put it:
The Supreme Court has been doing precisely that for 209 years!
No dice. "Unprecedented" is unprecedented. There is no "85 years" Statute of Limitations on "unprecedented."
BHO was a senior lecturer (not a professor) at the University of Chicago Law School and claims expertise in Constitutional Law.
Even many non-lawyers know that since the case of Marbury v. Madison, 209 years ago, every law that the Supreme Court has overturned was "passed."
And even a non-Constitutional Law attorney knows that, in the law, words are interpreted according to their plain and straightforward meaning.
The Supreme Court often recites the "plain meaning rule," that, if the language of the statute is clear, there is no need to look outside the statute to its legislative history in order to ascertain the statute's meaning.
There is no ambiguity in "unprecedented" and "extraordinary."
When I first proposed that BHO is learning disabled, citing as one example his failure to know what Jeremiah Wright was preaching despite 20 years of church attendance, many commentators suggested that, instead, he was clever like a fox and knew exactly what he was doing.
Believe that if you want.
How can one explain his failure to learn one of the absolute basics in law school, even though the average law student apparently can?
Thomas Sowell correctly characterizes BHO as a liar. However, this gaffe is too fundamental to be simply a lie. A gifted liar at the level of POTUS is more subtle when he really lies and would not be so easily caught.
No, this is something different. It is an act of "preterstupidity" and serves as further evidence that BHO possesses a learning disability.
Update from Michael Applebaum:
Laurence Tribe, who taught Obama at Harvard Law School, presumably on constitutional law (his specialty) has responded weakly:
What else could Larry Tribe say?
Perhaps to pre-empt the "Tribe was a crappy teacher" or "Tribe passes incompetent" or another personally unflattering accusation (e.g., BHO does not know that the Dec of Ind reads "unalienable" not "inalienable"), he has to play the role of excusinator and diagnose yet another "speaking malfunction."
Beauty may be skin deep and ugly may go clear down to the bone, but stupidity and mendacity penetrate into the soul.
At some point, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it actually is one and not Flipper in a costume.
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