Rush Limbaugh: “This is the Smartest Guy in the World?”
RUSH: "The president of the United States actually said (paraphrasing), "Okay, on the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working the way it was supposed to. Had I been informed, I wouldn't be going out saying, 'Boy, this is gonna be great.' You know I'm accused of a lot of things, but I don't think I'm stupid enough to go around saying this is gonna be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity a week before the website opens, if I thought it wasn't gonna work."
RUSH: So this is the example where he uses his own ignorance as a sign of brilliance. His own stupidity or ignorance is a sign of how smart he is. He actually wanted people to believe yesterday that he wasn't told that the website wasn't ready. Now, that simply isn't true. That has to be a lie. It has to be a lie. There's no way he didn't know. The real answer, he didn't care. It didn't matter whether it was ready to go or not. Didn't matter. The website, the exchanges, they are necessary distractions for what he wants. In fact, the more they don't work, the faster he thinks he's gonna get where he wants to go.
But here's a guy, on one hand, everybody thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. Why, this guy knows everything. You ever listen to him talk? You ever heard him talk on policy? This guy can talk about policy like nobody's business. This guy knows everything. He can't do it. He's horrible at policy. But he plays the talk game really well. He sounds smart. He sounds like he knows everything. He's got these details down like nobody other than Clinton had 'em down. He's a great academic. He's a professor of law at Chicago University or some such thing. But then, being the all-knowing master of detail, he doesn't know anything, on the other hand.