Does Obama’s Unpopularity as Lecturer Doom his Reelection?


Let’s see if you can spot a familiar pattern here, and it’s probably a pattern that has held true in most of Obama’s jobs.

Time magazine gushed in 2008 about Barack Obama’s 12-year tenure as a law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, saying, “Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students.”

That may have been true during his first two years, when he ranked first among the law school’s 40 instructors, with students giving him a rating of 9.7 out of a possible 10.

In 1999, only 23 percent of the students said they would repeat Obama’s racism class. He was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at the law school that year. And in 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.

His classes were small. A spring 1994 class attracted 14 out of a student body of 600; a spring 1996 class drew 13. In 1997, he had the largest class of his tenure with 49 students. But by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75. Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama.

Some former faculty colleagues today describe Obama as disengaged, doing only what was minimally required and almost never participating in faculty activities.

That comes to us from the Examiner’s excellent profile of the Obama myth, and while the entire thing is worth reading, this section seems to line up rather neatly with Obama’s current career.

Starts out as a rock star, does the least work possible, skates by on talking about race, appears bored and distant, followers begin to drift away, popularity sinks and he moves on to doing something else in a field where no one realizes how useless he is.

The only problem for Obama is that he’s mostly run out of doing other things, but he can easily transition to any number of fake jobs, sitting in on law firms and boards based on prestige alone.

  • גבר עצוב

    Question for Obama voters: are you as pathetically, hopelessly dumb as you were four years ago?