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Advisor Says Obama is So Smart, He's Been 'Bored' for 8 Years. James Wood's Retort is Anything But Boring


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President Barack Obama will be leaving office in less than one month. He has spent much of the last week — despite being on vacation with his family in Hawaii — taking actions that have earned him a fair bit of criticism.

He took a verbal beating from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his administration's alleged (in)action on a UN resolution regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

He evicted a number of Russian diplomats who were living in the United States over their alleged “interference” in November's presidential election.

When added together, Obama's actions in the last week led some — like Fox News columnist Liz Peek — to conclude that the president's “exit strategy” seems to be “temper tantrum.”

Peek writes:

Let’s be honest: President Obama is throwing a good old-fashioned foot-stomping world class temper tantrum. He is just beside himself that the stupid American voter elected Donald Trump. How could the country willfully dismiss the erudite recommendation of nearly every news organization in the nation – as well as Obama’s personal plea that not electing Hillary would be a personal insult to him? How could young people not respond to Obama’s call to “bend the arc of history in a better direction?” It is beyond comprehension.

And, Peek notes, close Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett may have an idea what makes President Obama so certain that his ideas are better than anyone else's:

"Obama is having an extremely difficult time dealing with what may be his first-ever serious setback. This is a man described by his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, as “just too talented to do what ordinary people do.” More flattering, Jarrett noted that “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. …” He is so smart, said Jarrett, that “he’s been bored to death his whole life.”

According to most estimates, Barack Obama's IQ is likely around 130 (considered “exceptional”) — which places him just barely above estimates for George W. Bush and George Washington, but below estimates for Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ashton Kutcher, and both Bill and Hillary Clinton.

But when it comes to celebrity IQs, one man repeatedly leaves almost everyone in the dust. Falling slightly below estimates for Isaac Newton (190) and a respectable drop from Leonardo da Vinci (220) is actor James Woods, who is considered an “extraordinary genius” at 180-186.

Woods, who left MIT shortly before graduation to pursue a career in acting, is bored, too. But he's bored with Barack Obama — specifically, he's bored with calling him the president:

And Woods got a lot of support, mainly from people who were cheering his return to Twitter after a brief absence:

Woods just recently returned to Twitter, saying that despite the fact that they were clearly censoring people's voices, he did not have it in him to stay silent.