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His voracious reading habit is historic

His voracious reading habit is historic

A tweet from our very own Aleister earns Tweet of the Day honors.

His tweet was in response to this tweet of mine regarding Obama’s voracious reading habits.

I just tweeted the word that came quickest to mind.


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When all you read is teh bubble/echo chamber of Collectivist thought…

your “voracity” is meaningless.

Funny thing is that TEA party people tend to read EVERYWHERE.

A lot of us could WRITE the predictable propagandist pablum of our adversaries. BETTER…

This is totally bogus. Obama himself said he only reads Sports Illustrated. He doesn’t even ad newspapers.

For someone who is allegedly a “voracious” reader, he sure is ignorant of pretty much everything like Math, American history, the Constitution, the gift giving protocols in relation to allies, anything pertaining to governance, anything pertaining to his duties as president.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Juba Doobai!. | October 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Bugger it! I gave myself a thumbs down trying to add a note to the above.

    Obama HAS voraciously read. Here’ sweats on his reading list, and the pages of these books are well thumbed with lots of notes in the margins. Some of the words are missing cuz they’re stuck to his eyeballs, so deeply has Obama been engrossed by the authors’s words and ideas.
    — Marx and Engels The Communist Manifesto
    — Lenin’s Unsealing Records of the Enemy as Winning Electoral Strategy
    — Stalin’s How to Stifle Dissent Through Destruction of the Opposition
    — Keeping the Masses Unemployed, Unthinking, and Blaming the Opposition by Chairman Mao
    — Ruminations on the Destruction of the Private Sector by Fidel Castro
    — Ali Khamenei’s Hope and Prayer for Peace through the Destruction of Israel
    — Tanking a Productive Economy in Five Easy Steps by Hugo Chavez
    — Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

    I’m sorry the books aren’t presented in proper bibliographic format. Publication details for some of them were hard to come by, you understand.

It appears that the “spend-ulus” is coming to an end …

After Friday, states will lose $5 billion in food aid
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided a 13.6 percent funding increase to SNAP recipients beginning in April 2009, money the bill’s backers said would make its way quickly into the economy. But that extra funding ends Nov. 1. Every one of the 48 million SNAP recipients will see their benefits cut in their next checks.

… but they had to have the clean CR … without the SNAP money

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Neo. | October 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Let the riots begin.

    Government assistance has made people complacent and heedless of corruption in the government. Unfortunately, the LOFO’s, as someone else called them, will blame the GOP. Hopefully we will start seeing the exodus of illegals who can no longer suck away the economic lifeblood of the USA.

Anyone who reads the NY Times would be better informed if they read nothing at all.

All Obama needs to read now is the handwriting on the wall.

He really doesn’t strike me as a reader. I once heard that readers are leaders and he falls woefully short in that category too.
Why do his partisans keep trying to invent abilities that he really doesn’t possess to build up his phony persona?

    janitor in reply to arnonerik. | October 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Ditto on the faux positive attributes. This man is no “voracious reader”. He’s no great intellect, either. All myth.

What, have the POTUS read???? Nope, if Valerie finds it important enough, she’d be the one reading it to him.

The president uses an iPad to feed his “voracious” reading habit, former top advisers say. But he reads the New York Times in print.

1. “reading” is a mistake. It was meant to be EATing.
2. “New York Times in print”. Can’t read ‘CURSIVE’ eh, barry?

    Exiliado in reply to JP. | October 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Maybe we should all start writing in cursive, give NSA a hard time trying to decipher and understand…

NC Mountain Girl | October 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I doubt his reading habits extend much beyond the scrolls at the bottom on the screen on all the cable sports channels.

We heard about all the books Clinton would read and all the books Bush would read. We never hear about the books Obama is reading.

    healthguyfsu in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | October 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Agree with pretty much everything posted and I know this is a joke but “cursive” aka script is obsolete and very obnoxious to me.

    I hate it when people turn in assignments in cursive. Their penmanshp is bad enough in plain print.

      Exiliado in reply to healthguyfsu. | October 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Pretty much everything that requires effort and actual knowledge tends to become obsolete in today’s public education.
      Did it occur to you that maybe the lack of good penmanship among your students is most likely due to the school system’s failure to teach and develop those “obsolete” skills?

        healthguyfsu in reply to Exiliado. | October 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm

        Please tell me the practical usefulness of cursive….or point to data that suggest cursive improves penmanship.

        Anyways, if we can’t fix spelling (by going back to phonics), then penmanship is the least of our worries, despite the obnoxious nature of a poor display.

          healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | October 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm

          By the way, I also grew up learning cursive, currently teach at a university, and do still use it occasionally for signatures so I’m not completely ignorant on the topic.

The official OBOZO Theme Song
…via Sam Cooke’s “Don’t Know Much About History”

Don’t know much about Ben-gha-zi
Don’t know much about (NSA) eaves-dropp-ing
Don’t know much about (IRS) ha-rass-ment
Don’t know much about O-Bam-CARE

But I do know that I love ME, ME , ME , ME
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be

Phillep Harding | October 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Excuse me, but was that “historic” or “histrionic”?

voracious reader ? apparently not of the daily intelligence briefs, ObamaCare website progress, IRS scandals, Benghazi security or anything related to his actual JOB …

The Smartest Man in the Room™ is the dumbest man in the White House. Go figure.

Obama’s reading habits extend only to reading good things about himself.

Not just a voracious reader of books. The great and powerful O is a perceptive reader of people. This from Valerie Jarrett:

“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. . . . He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. . . . So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. . . . He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

Henry Hawkins | October 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I’d love to hear Mr. Brilliant describe quantum physics.

Whoops. “Favorite columnist” Jonathan Chait concluded this in his column today:

“When it was originally contemplated, several years away from implementation, the process of imposing regulations on the individual-health-insurance market did not feel like taking people’s health insurance away from them. In the current moment, with cancellation notices going out and alternatives not yet available, it feels exactly like that. Which is to say, a promise that felt like a mere oversimplification at the time, and may eventually feel like one in retrospect, currently feels like a lie.”

Even with Chait’s “feels like” modifier, he still used the “L” word. Bet he loses “favorite columnist” status with The One…