I start with this quote on the magnitude of BO’s vast intelligence:
“He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what ordinary people do.”
Uh huh. So smart that he completely and utterly botched his eponymous health care law.
George Will writes one of his best essays on the President, which is where the above quote is taken. And in the next paragraph – his words – writes:
Leave aside the question of whether someone so smitten can be in any meaningful sense an adviser [the quote, to which this paragraph largely refers, above was written about BO by Valerie Jarrett, his long-time advisor]. About what can such a paragon as Obama need advice? (Although he did recently say, “What we’re also discovering is that insurance is complicated to buy.” Just to buy.) It is, however, fair to note that what ordinary people ordinarily do is their jobs, competently. Obama’s inability to be satisfied with anything so banal has plunged him into Jimmy Carter territory.
I think there are few people more prone to mistake and evil than those who believe themselves to be extraordinarily intelligent.