Language guru: Obama speech too 'professorial' for his target audience
By the CNN Wire Staff
June 17, 2010 10:23 a.m. EDT
"(CNN) -- President Obama's speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.
Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.
Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence "added some difficulty for his target audience," Payack said."
That's right. The President's speech was dumbed down to the level a 15 year old high school freshman should be able to grasp, and it was still too complicated for the average American to comprehend.
Put another way, the average American is a fucking idiot! The average American has the intellectual capacity and critical thinking skills of a 14 year old.
This is why George W. Bush was so popular with "average Americans". He didn't have to "dumb down" his speeches for them. He was already there.
How in the fuck can we be trusted with civilian control over the mightiest military force the planet has ever seen when the average American thinks fart jokes are the pinnacle of comedic creativity and giggles uncontrollably when they hear the word "boob"?
This is why the Indians and the Chinese are going to rocket past us on the world stage like a cheetah passing a slug.
Because the average American is cowering in their root cellar, listening to Glenn Beck on battery powered radios, desperately clinging to guns and religion (Obama was right about that), stockpiling gold, ready to shoot their neighbor at the drop of a hat because the world seems so scary and complicated. They don't understand what's going on in the world.
Because they're fucking stupid.
This country was founded by intellectual giants! Philosophers, scientists, theologians, doctors, lawyers, agriculturalists, political theorists, men of extraordinary intelligence with deep critical and analytical skills.
But this country has been inherited by people like this.
As sad as it is, I think the smartest person in that video is the hayseed reporting the Big Foot sighting. The Deputy Sheriff investigating it as an actual "incident" and the reporters covering it as actual "news" are even bigger fucking idiots than that dumb hick who claimed to see it.
He probably had a real good chuckle over that later when he was fucking his rooster.
Not to put to fine a point on it, but everyone in that video can procreate and vote.