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Obama’s bad fiction

Obama’s bad fiction

The Washington Examiner has an in-depth series doing the work the legacy media refuses to do, The Obama You Don’t Know.

Here is an excerpt from the Introduction:

In an effort to get a clearer picture of Obama — his shaping influences, his core beliefs, his political ambitions and his accomplishments — The Washington Examiner conducted a four-month inquiry, interviewing dozens of his supporters and detractors in Chicago and elsewhere, and studying countless court transcripts, government reports and other official documents.

Over the years and in two autobiographies, Obama has presented himself to the world as many things, including radical community organizer, idealistic civil rights lawyer, dynamic reformer in the Illinois and U.S. senates, and, finally, the cool presidential voice of postpartisan hope and change.

With his air of reasonableness and moderation, he has projected a remarkably likable persona. Even in the midst of a historically dirty campaign for re-election, his likability numbers remain impressive, as seen in a recent AP-GFK Poll that found 53 percent of adults have a favorable view of him.

But beyond the spin and the polls, a starkly different picture emerges. It is a portrait of a man quite unlike his image, not a visionary reformer but rather a classic Chicago machine pol who thrives on rewarding himself and his friends with the spoils of public office, and who uses his position to punish his enemies.

Obama is the consummate phony, a trait I addressed in my very first blog post on October 12, 2008, Obama is “Door  No. 2″:

Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his political career. Obama may not have known about Jeremiah Wright’s political race-baiting, or he may have known but not cared. Obama may be someone who views this country as inherently good, or he may secretly share the views of his political enabler, William Ayers, that this country is inherently bad. We may know Obama better than Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers know Obama, or we may not know Obama at all….

Just about the only thing we know about Obama is what he has told us about himself. To inquire deeper invites accusations that one is a “smear merchant” and using “racially tinged subtexts.”

And again before the election in A Harvard Trial Lawyer for McCain:

Barack Obama also is the deep thinker who ponders great things.  And the thing that Barack Obama seems to ponder most is his own greatness.  He doesn’t write biographies, he writes only autobiographies.  He gives speeches which he declares to be historic.  He recognizes his place in history long before he has created history.  This nation is but a stage upon which Barack Obama creates his life story, and it’s all about him.

Nowhere was Obama’s charade more evident to me than in his use of race as a political weapon (October 15, 2008):

The suppression of legitimate political expression through false accusations of racism by the Obama campaign and its supporters is the defining theme of the 2008 campaign. This tactic, while it may be successful, is shameful and has damaged our society in ways we may not understand for years.

Read the entire Examiner article, it fills in so many of the details proving that what I sensed to be true about Obama in October 2008 was so, so much worse:

Obama’s personal and political narrative is fiction, and not good fiction at that.


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Not A Member of Any Organized Political | September 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

Obama is the man he never was before!

    Obama said exactly what he is, or at least was in 2008, that allowed him to obtain the highest office in the land. In his prolog in The Audacity of Hope he said:

    …I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views…..

    IOW, he was a blank screen, and his followers could project their own desires on him, be it the desire to close Gitmo, the desire to end the wars in the Middle East, the desire to find a job, etc. He was none of those things, but the brilliance of David Axelrod allowed Obama to run as someone who projected “hope and change” while not actually revealing any qualifications for the office Obama was seeking.

    It was all planned; seal university records, sealed passport and tax records that were not examined by the press, a narrative about a half black man who had struggled to make it in a white world. It was a fairy tale then, but the press swollowed it like fine French brandy.

    While we understand that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. is a failure, we must give credit to David Axelrod who managed to sell over half the nation a bottle of snake oil.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to retire05. | September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Plus we all know who the really erected as president in 2008-2012!

      President Valarie Jarrett!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Snark Snark (But it drives the lefties nuts!)

      Catherine in reply to retire05. | September 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      People just wanted the black guy. People loved saying they voted for Obama because that showed how open and non-racist they were. Obama was shiny and new and people didn’t know about his dark side whereas McCain was a wishy-washy Bush clone and was part of the Washington establishment. And people thought that establishment politicians messed everything up and weren’t likely to “change” things for the better. So Obama gave the voters false “hope” and they voted and hoped he would deliver.

      Of course, it didn’t hurt that Obama is prochoice because all the cool people are prochoice (sarc). Prolifers are so judgemental to think that a mother shouldn’t kill her own child in the womb (sarc).

I am glad the Washington Examiner is running this series. I think in the wake of the utter destruction of the past 4 years, people are ready to listen.
A lot of this is not new to us news junkies. But for many no longer caught up in the Obamamania, this is shocking information.

This is slightly off topic, but is anyone else creeped out and disturbed by the “cult-like” following Obama has created? The sheer blind devotion to this man along with the countless excuses for his “gaffes” absolutely amazes me. I find this not only in the media, but also in “mainstream” America. What is up with this?

It is a great story. I posted it. We all should. Kudos to the Washington Examiner.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

Maybe one of you lawyers can answer this.

Obama turned himself into a multi-millionaire by selling two “autobiographies” about himself. David Maraniss spent a couple of years researching Obama’s life and wrote a biography about him. Here’s how The Daily Mail described Maraniss’s book:

“‘Barack Obama: The Story’ by David Maraniss catalogues dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth in his book ‘Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance’. The 641-page book punctures the carefully-crafted narrative of Obama’s life.”

Here’s my question for the lawyers. If Obama’s autobiography contains “dozens of instances in which Obama deviated significantly from the truth”, but the people who bought Obama’s book relied on Obama’s assertions that the book was a factual representation of his life, then why aren’t the lies Obama told in his book fraud?

As a non-lawyer, he appears to have enriched himself, to the tune of several million dollars, by lying about his life. The book buyers thought they were buying facts but instead much of it is apparently fiction. Isn’t that fraud?

    Fraud in fact v. legal fraud

    Yeh, fraud in fact, no doubt.

    Legal fraud is a much tougher question. One of the elements is usually “reliance”. Did people who bought the Obama book really rely on it being strictly factual? If they say they did, they are fools, since he points out himself that he uses “composites” of people in the books (I know in one, at least).

    A “reasonable person” standard is applied, too. A defense of Obama against a legal fraud case would include this: No reasonable person would believe what Obama wrote was factual.

    There’s a lot more, but you get the gist.

I lived in Chicago when Obama ran for U.S. Senate. It was creepy and frightening, how he took out his opponents, especially Jack Ryan. Obama scared me as a rising dictator. He had a feeling of inevitability, as though he’d sold his soul and nothing would be denied him.

When Obama came on the national scene in 2004, I warned people about him. “This might be the next President,” I said, even though I found it incredible.

Everyone laughed. “Can’t happen,” they said. Well, it did.

Like many Collectivists, Pres. Paracosm has found a wonderful (terrible) secret…

by using the dogma of the Collective, linked with the often VAST funds available in the nexus between the public and private sectors, one can very nicely feather their own nest…and those of allies…while APPEARING to do good, beneficent works.

And very, very few people see the people thrown out in the cold, or living in a hell-hole run by a Valerie Jarret, partly because the media is part of the machine.

Obama is the worst thing that has happened to this country thanks in part to the GOP running McRino in 2008. Of course, McRino probably wouldn’t have been effective given his record.

So I can understand how O’bammy slipped under the radar. The MSM gave him a big pass, women swooned, liberals everywhere dance with glee in the streets and the anointed one was never close to being vetted.

If the dumbed down public re-elects him this time around, we are sooooo screwed!

Wake up America… “It’s time to sweep out the barn,” as Perot put it back in 1992.

I’ll be voting to evict and I pretty confident that everyone reading this will do so as well..

NC Mountain Girl | September 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

A late client, a long time resident of Chicago’s Hyde Park, sensed Barry was an appalling con early in 2008. She simply couldn’t believe the rest of her family and most of her neighbors where being taken in by him. Her family tends to be reflexively left wing, mostly because that’s the sea they’ve always swum in. They are also competent, hard working and very low key about their wealth. I suspect Alice, who passed in 2009, is chuckling today as family and friends now try to reconcile their wishes for the Obama presidency with the actual results.

I suspect there are a lot of urban and suburban professionals like this family out there. The worst slur this group tends to use among themselves is incompetent. Barry’s current image must mortify them. I think that is why the bumper stickers and yard signs seem to have all but vanished in some areas. Will they vote for him again? Maybe. But not in the same numbers and certainly without the same enthusiasm.

Yes, this cult of personality was necessary, to inoculate the faithful from the truth about Obama, as facts emerge.

When the Tea party emerged, they had to be painted as racist and bigots and DISHONEST. These mature adults telling the truth had to be marginalized as crazies and evil. Then all Obama’s troubles can be transferred to conservatives, via “the narrative”. It is no accident, the Chicago Way is practice.

Big Media’s role seems insidious. They swim in the corruption, and want to maintain their power base. They must demean the “justabloggers” and FOX, attempting to discredit all that expose their “beautiful wickedness”. They premeditate their lies, using distortions and lies of omission. Some even conspire with the White House, acting as undercover agents for Obama, posing as media.

Big Media stars will miss their public press conference make out sessions with POTUS. They attack Romney to protect “their man”, and much of the general public plays along vicariously. Big media kanoodling with Obama and Democrats, as the world foreign and domestic burns down around us, is becoming too much for reasonable citizens to bear.

I lived in Hyde Park for a while and was living in Oak Park in the 2004 Senate election. You really did get the sense that there were a LOT of people who behind the scenes were throwing their coats down over a whole lot of mud puddles so that Barack could walk to the Senate without getting his shoes dirty.

Axelrod used to work at the Tribune. The Tribune helped hatchet Jack Ryan. That’s one of the keys to that election that will never get explored further.

If Obama had lost that election he’d been done. He would have been out of the state Senate as well, and I don’t think he would have clawed his way back to a state office.

Kudos. Down here in Texas you will become Sir Bulldog Bill.
The bulldog with such tenacity of bite that only death opens its jaws. Sic ’em!

Trying to get a clearer picture of Obama is raaaaacist.

To many people are always open to the siren song of the scam jockey. He promises great return for a modest investment of capital or analyisis. It especially appeals to people in difficult circumstances. Note all lotteries. This is Obamas constituants. Keven Bacon lost a pile with Madoff.

Tom Friedman hits on “true gold”

They might want to look at the chauvinistic bile that is pumped out by some of their own media — on satellite television stations and Web sites or sold in sidewalk bookstores outside of mosques — insulting Shiites, Jews, Christians, Sufis and anyone else who is not a Sunni, or fundamentalist, Muslim. There are people in their countries for whom hating “the other” has become a source of identity and a collective excuse for failing to realize their own potential.

… doesn’t that sound just like MSNBC ???
Even more, this describes most of Obama’s minions.

Obama is the anti-Gatsby. Rather than hide humble beginnings, he has invented them.

Obama has had a tremendous amount of success in his life, almost every bit of it completely unearned, so he believes other successful individuals did not earn their success. This has shaped his “you didn’t build that” attitude.