Graduated 5th from bottom of 899 calls Rhodes Scholar - "not very bright"

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    When I hear John McCain, who graduated 5th from the bottom out of a class of 899, calling Susan Rice, a Rhodes Scholar, "Not Very Bright", I just sigh and say to myself, "figures".

    Not only that, the Republican Leadership is calling her "incompetent". This is the same party that let Bin Laden go, invaded Iraq, ruined the economy, helped move millions of jobs to China, blew it after Katrina and on and on.

    Remember that OTHER Rice who suggested Iraq was developing nuclear weapons????? The one who said "No one ever thought of using passenger jets as weapons"?????? The one who with a report that said, "al Qaeda attack imminent"?????

    So Susan Rice repeats the intelligence she is given because Republicans are playing politics with a national tragedy that happened 10,000 miles away in a country that just went through a revolution at an embassy Republicans had cut their security budget?????

    And this coming from John McCain? A man whose father and grandfather, using "Rich White People's Affirmative Action" to get him into an academy where he graduated 5th from the bottom???? Out of nearly a thousand graduates???? Probabilities suggest he was the most stupid person in every class he was in.

    Only Republicans could look at the most stupid person in EVERY SINGLE CLASS and say, "Wow, let's make them president". Only Republicans. No one else.

    And they call someone else "incompetent". If they were wrong about EVERYTHING else, why would they be right now???? Short answer?
     
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    It was about the video the same way the USA got into WWII Because of Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
     
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    But since he chose to become a republican he is brilliant. no?
     
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    Still lying about the security budget, Deany?

    "In testimony Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Charlene Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, was asked, “Was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?”

    Lamb responded, “No, sir.”"

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    Being smart doesn't mean a thing if you don't us it in a rational manner. The ability to learn does not equate to productivity.
     
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    Being fifth from the bottom of any college class puts him far, far beyond the scope of rtard...
     
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    Intelligence is not the same as wisdom. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Still mindlessly repeating that lie, I see.
    What were Obama's college grades?
     
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    That's Classified. Move along Sir.
     
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    McCain also did not follow orders and was shot down as a result.
     
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    Oh, really?

    Enlighten us.
     
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    Obama was magna cum laude at Harvard, so uh.....use your google if you need to know what qualifies as such.
     
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    We're just supposed to believe Obama's the smartest guy in the room because mindless sheep say so. :cool:
     
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    Why is "Frank Marshall Davis" listed as Obama's father on his real birth certificate?
     
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    The mindless sheep are obvious. Harvard publicizes their honors graduates list, yearly. Now, theres three types of people:

    Those who know that, because they do their homework and are not mindless sheep.
    The mindless sheep who blindly accept that its a secret, and have not done backbresearch.
    Conspiracy theorists.

    Out yourselves, fools.
     
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    But he has no idea what "Judicial review" means?
     
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    Not as impressive at the time as it is now:
    David Maraniss, writing in Barack Obama: The Story, quotes Obama as saying that he had a B+ average, which is hardly Columbia material. Might there be more to the story? We don’t know because those with access--David Maraniss, David Remnick, Jon Meacham, among others--haven’t bothered to ask.

    They also never bothered to ask about how Obama, who did not graduate Columbia with honors, was accepted by Harvard Law School. His election to the Harvard Law Review won him fame, and to some, showed evidence of his brilliance, even though all it showed is that he was elected. (Obama may very well have not been admitted to the Harvard Law Review on merit, but through its affirmative action program, as Obama himself noted. He did so in writing to a fellow student who had criticized the policy in the pages of the Harvard Law Record. His election to the Harvard Law Review came only after other law reviews had already had black editors. So concerned with diversity was the Review that it even flirted with abolishing grade-based selection entirely in 1996.)

    When mentioning Obama’s stint as editor of the law review fails to impress, Obama’s friends point to his Latin honors. Obama graduated magna cum laude. But a little digging reveals that Obama’s magna cum laude wouldn’t actually be magna cum laude today. The system produced classes where only one-third of the class did not receive honors. For the class of ’95, a whopping 71.3 percent of the student body graduated with honors, doubling the number of students graduating with honors since 1972 and tripling the numbers receiving magna cum laude. While receiving magna cum laude is impressive, it’s a lot less impressive if one in six students win it.

    That’s why the Harvard Law faculty voted overwhelmingly to make it harder to graduate with honors. In effect, the policy cut the numbers of students graduating with honors in half. Under the old system, all students had to do was reach a GPA cutoff. Given the stiff competition, professors felt pressure to inflate the grades of their favorite students. Under the new system, only the top ten percent of students received magna cum laude. (Victoria Kuohung, “Class of ’99 May Find Honors Harder to Earn,” Harvard Law Record, February 16, 1996).​
     
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    Among the many inane, simplistic habits of contemporary American discourse is the omnipresent "anyone who disagrees with me is dumb."

    Hopefully we'll one day evolve a bit.

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    Twob conspiracy theorists come to light.
     
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    Is an award that one in six graduates receive that impressive?

    It's almost like a medal for participating.
     

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