…….. Obama in a landslide.
“Using the Flesh-Kincaid readability test, which employs a mathematical formula based on the number of words and syllables in a text’s sentences to determine its reading level, the University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics blog calculated that Obama’s speech was written at an “8th grade reading level” — the fourth-lowest of any State of the Union since 1934.” Source: here:
America’s first affirmative action POTUS is fairly consistent however; his 2010 SOTU address registered 8.8 and the 2010 effort was 8.1. But his last effort before Congress ranked 67th, according to its grade level, out of the last 70 State of the Union speeches.
Other than Jimmy Carter and the stroked out Woodrow Wilson… makes you wonder who the third one was.
President Kennedy holds the SOTU record with a 12th grade delivery… and without a Teleprompter.
While I reject the assertion that Obama is “brilliant”…. says who? What is the proof? By what objective measure, I mean other than his 8th grade writing?… I believe it has as much to do with his intended audience as much as his writing and speaking skills.
In other words we have an eight grader talking to eight graders.
And therein lies the problem with an America as it faces an at-best uncertain future.
And people ask me with I don’t listen to this numb skull.
In a Facebook exchange the other day I crossed a young liberals who, defending “gay marriage”, asserted that there should be no laws government marriage, and that people should be free to marry anyone they want.
Even ninth graders can discern the problem here… that’s right, people “marrying” their Stratoloungers.
That’s who Obama is speaking to and it is essentially who Obama is — both in behavior and intellect. He is the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, leader of the Free World… and he says:
“It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”
Obama lives in one of America’s greatest national museums and yet has absolutely no affinity for the rich history of our nation.
Hasn’t a clue; take away his TelePrompTer and he’s verbally… intellectually blind.
His wife has the White House lawn dug up by illegals and Beyonce impersonators for a 1000% political “organic garden” to make some sort of statement leaving tradition, dignity behind like so many organic weeds.
He gives “shout outs” (or is it shouts out?) to this person and that like a carnival barker or worse, a poor Don Cornelius imitation.
All one has to do is listen the the audio versions of his two books to hear the person raised by white people in Hawaii……. far from the fake ghetto accent he adopts when he thinks he’s not “colored” enough… well, color me far more than skeptical.
“Ya’ll” don’t make it, honkie, when you talkin’ to real bruthas.”
Were I a black man I’d bitch slap him up side his eighth-grade, nappy head.