Obama is not an idiot (as the term idiot refers to a person who has an IQ of 25 or lower).

Here’s a trick to help tell if a person fits into the category of idiot: Ask a question, and if your subject answers, then they are a moron at worst. If they don’t answer,  then you might be talking to an idiot.  Obama answers all his scripted questions, and skirts most of the unscripted ones (at least since his famous answer to Joe-the-plummer’s query); so, that rules out the term “idiot.”

Any child with an IQ of above 70 is considered “normal,” while those with scores above 130 are considered “gifted.” On the other hand, scores below 70 are defined as retarded.

In the past, those with IQs between 51 and 70 were called morons. Morons had adequate learning skills to complete menial tasks and communicate.

Imbeciles, with IQs between 26 and 50, never progressed past a mental age of about six.

And the lowest of all were the idiots, with IQ between 0 and 25, who were characterized by poor motor skills, extremely limited communication, and little response to stimulus.

The moron/imbecile/idiot classifications remained popular until the early 1970s.

“Mongolian idiot,” which in the 19th and early 20th centuries was an actual, literal diagnosis, derives from people’s belief that individuals with Down syndrome – with their wide set eyes and round faces – resembled Mongolians. In fact, before the British physician J.H.L. Down (1828 – 1896) lent his name to the chromosomal syndrome, Down syndrome was known merely as “mongolism.”

Stupidity is defined as a mentality which is considered to be informed, deliberate and maladaptive. Mental schemas, which help us adapt to our environment and process new ideas, can also, simultaneously, be maladaptive. A schema may be maladaptive to the extent that built-in biases compromise data so that perceptions will conform to expectations and desires. In addition,  behavior that is determined by the schema (which presumably was adaptive when formed) might become maladaptive as conditions change (you know, like spending trillions and still having an unemployment rate of 9.1% even when (1) A person who loses a 40 hour per week job, but works for one hour mowing a lawn for pay is classified as employed.  (2)  “Discouraged workers” who have lost a job, but do not make an effort to find a new job in a given week are NOT classified as unemployed or even as in the labor force).  Of course both possibilities mean that the announced unemployment rate is not nearly as high as the real unemployment rate, and so, the Obama Administration’s continued behavior is, by definition, stupid.

The historian Carlo Cipolla wrote several essays about human stupidity and suggested five fundamental laws of stupidity:

1.  Always and inevitably each of us underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

2.  The probability that a given person is stupid is independent of any other characteristic possessed by that person.

3.  A person is stupid if they cause damage to another person or group of people without experiencing personal gain, or even worse causing damage to themselves in the process.

4.  Non-stupid people always underestimate the harmful potential of stupid people; they constantly forget that at any time anywhere, and in any circumstance, dealing with or associating themselves with stupid individuals invariably constitutes a costly error.

5.  A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person there is.

Today the classification system is one category broader – moron, imbecile, and idiot have been replaced with mild, moderate, severe,and profound retardation – and diagnostic factors other than IQ are considered in making a diagnosis.

Obama is not an idiot; however, Obama is a socialist and wants to rid this country of capitalism that is not directed by a central government. He thinks this will help the people of the United States, and that makes him ignorant of the truth with thoughts and behaviors that are just pure stupidity.

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