|President Barack Obama|
|President George Bush|
President Obama, a former Constitutional professor who tends to explain his answers in adult language rather than perky bumper sticker, is ridiculed. The media hate the fact that President Obama intelligent and speak perfect English. He has an extensive vocabulary with which to express himself. I am not surprised when lazy pundits, and a lackluster media chose to make fun of his responses to questions.
As a former substitute teacher I believe in thoroughly explaining answers to questions for the sake of clarity. I learned in the classroom that short answers do not work for all students. When this situation happened several students repeated the same question, at which time I would delve into more details. I would then ask if they understood. Students who initially said they understood the short response got a better understanding of the problem. Detailed answers are sometimes necessary.
But it does not matter what President Barack Obama say or how he say it. If he recited the Lord’s Prayer he would be accused using too many words, forcing religion on Americans, taking away their right to deny that God even insists!
Intelligence has taken a back seat to stupidity, screaming talk shows on television and bitchfest reality shows. That's where intelligence is today. Low information individuals do not recognize intelligence when they hear it. The media are pushing the notion that intelligence does not matter. Sound bites and misinformation is the norm of the day. That's why the media complex industry loves Sarah Palin.