I think if we were given transcripts (that are not forgeries) we would find that Obama was a mediocre if not bad student with sympathetic professors who advanced him on the color of his skin and not the content of his brain. Also note, huge judicial smack-down today by the 5th circuit court ordering the DOJ to present a 3 page, single-spaced paper on Eric Holder’s understanding of judicial review. Ouch. Watching this is almost painful (and by painful I mean filling one with so much joyful giddiness one’s sides hurt from the mirth.) Thank you edgeofthesandbox again for the free content. Always appreciated
Originally posted on sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue:
Over at No One of Any Import, Linda was saying that surely Barack Obama knows that it’s Supreme Court’s job to interpret the law, and that when he opined that to declare Obamacare unconstitutional would be unprecedented, he simply appealed to the ignorant masses. I’m not sure what he knows.
Steven Hayward (via Instie) makes a point that Barack Obama’s knowledge of the Constitution might very well be limited to applications of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. If I know anything about graduate education in the United States, it’s that it’s so compartmentalized that the students too often forgive themselves lack of general knowledge. Given his background, I kind of doubt that our President read the Constitution. For all we know (and we know very little about his schooling) he was never required to read it, and it was simply not a cool book for him to pick up, not like Rules for Radicals or anything.
I do want to know more about our President’s schooling. I want to know what classes he took in college, I want to read his senior thesis. My mind keeps drifting back to his Austrian language gaffe. Considering that much of his schooling took place abroad, what was he required to learn there? It is possible that he went to a very excellent private Christian school, but it’s also possible that he was stuck in a third world hell-hole with no good teachers. It seems to me that any American familiar with the history of WW2 would tell you that Hitler was from Austria, a country where German is the spoken language, which Nazis annexed in 1938.