Rube Goldberg Machine - a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.
President Barack Obama - the "most intelligent" President that we have ever had.
This is the view point of the "Obama Manhood Protector Posse".
They have a vested interest in making sure that Obama's Intelligence is used as a cover for his actions.
As I observe the man, his administration and, most importantly the operatives who intend to keep up the message I note that Obama makes use a series of rapid hand movements which are intended to give the appearance of custom processing of all of the information elements that are related to an issue at hand.
We are expected to believe that the decisions that he renders are delivered only after the most careful scrutiny and consideration of all possible angles have been consumed in the process.
I conclude that President Obama, despite his talents also has two main weaknesses, both of which are related to the rapid hand movements of his "Rube Goldberg Machine".
- He uses the veil of a process to cover the fact that he had his mind made up prior to the process being conducted. This was the case with regards to "Senator Barack Obama's" evaluation of Supreme Court candidate John Roberts. Even after satisfying the majority of Senator Obama's checklist items it was that "last 5% of cases" that required empathy that disqualified Roberts from being worthy in the eyes of Barack Obama. Now, to be clear Elena Kagan who President Obama has put forth as a candidate to the Supreme Court likely has 40% empathy that is favorable to Obama's view of the law in order to make up for her light resume that is relevant to the court. Of course since the news media is buying the need for a "non-judge" upon the court - they are largely going along with the flow.
- Most relevant to our discussion is the consideration of the distinction between President Obama's position on "Off Shore Oil Drilling" as compared with the people who argued "Drill Baby Drill", most notably Sarah Palin. As I read certain Obama supporter's rationale - Sarah Pailin was going to open up all areas of the Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific coast and around Alaska for drilling. President Obama, after putting all of the options through the Rube Goldberg Machine and thus applying his intelligence came out with a far more restrictive set of areas.