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Beschloss: “This is a guy [Obama] whose IQ is off the charts.”
Imus: “Well, what is his IQ?”
Imus: “What is his IQ?”
Beschloss: “Uh, I would say it’s probably — he’s probably the smartest guy ever to become president.”
The author of the article where I found this quote then comments, “On what actual evidence did “historian” Beschloss base his assertion? The SAT scores Obama refused to release? The college transcripts he also kept private? Any existing IQ scores he withheld?”
It’s revealing that Beschloss was unprepared for the most straightforward response to his statement. Imus’s “Well, what is his IQ?” is not a gotcha question. Beschloss viewed his comment as so obviously correct that he was nonplussed by Imus asking for details. Why does Bescholss view Obama as a genius? Is it because he repeated Leftist shibboleths that Beschloss thinks are the epitome of intelligence. Had Beschloss ever seen Obama struggle off Teleprompter? Beschloss is obviously a lazy expert.
In the age of Trump, many people are no longer willing to listen to such people, even if they claim to be conservative cognoscenti.