American Thinker discussed the intelligence of President Obama and concluded:
As far as Barack Obama being smart as a whip goes, he has no clue in economics, nor has he any understanding of foreign policy; he is supremely arrogant and doesn’t care if it rubs people the wrong way; he has few political skills and no administrative ability, nor does he have any desire to engage in the day-to-day drudgery of ruling, preferring to reign instead; and he revels in the luxury of presidential perks and delights in flaunting his excess. Other than that, he is a true genius.
Another article from American Thinker saw the Obama Presidency as downhill from here:
The past two years are the best Obama will ever see. The real crises of his presidency are still to come, and they are easily visible as they move toward us — Iran, terrorism, the economy, the collapse of the national health care system hastened by his own policies. He will meet them under a cloud of his own making, attempting to overcome them as a president who takes endless vacations, who will not defend his country’s borders, who sat out the Gulf oil crisis, who overlooks the sacrifices of his own countrymen in favor of dubious foreign figures.
Those invested in this man-child are unwilling to accept such evaluations. These include much of the mainstream media, the Democrat Party and government dependents who expected a ride to riches without work. Some may never see the truth, but recognition is setting in amongst most Democrats standing for re-election. For them, Obama is considered toxic.
President Obama is a blatant fraud in the sense that he is not what he proclaimed. In the vernacular, there is no “there” there, and there never was. His secretive past may or may not contain unsavory aspects. Regardless, it was necessary to hide because it contained no accomplishments. In the end, history will view Obama’s Presidency as some giant, inexplicable mistake, akin to mass delusion or hypnosis.
Kyle Anne Shiver, as quoted by Joan Swirsky, summarized the early ramifications of the Obama presidency: