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Washington post is finally getting it.

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigbore613, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Washington Post on Obama - FINALLY!

    As I’m sure many of you know, the Washington Post Newspaper has had a reputation for being center-left publication, so the fact that their Editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama in their newspaper is amazing. Finally, the truth about our radical President’s agenda is starting to trickle through the protective walls built by our liberal media.

    Government & Society

    by Matt Patterson (columnist for the Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

    September 17, 2012

    Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.

    How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

    He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

    Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard because oof the color of his skin.

    Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest? Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

    Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of their skin is affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't also racism in a nutshell, then nothing is.

    And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

    What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people - conservatives included - ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

    The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that's when he has his teleprompter in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all.

    Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth it's all warmed-over Marxism off the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.

    And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles, like: Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with (or perhaps oblivious to) his own incompetence.

    But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

    In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.

    When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.

    Go back and read it again!!!....and pass it on!!!!
  2. TinMan88

    TinMan88 TS Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Podhoretz Asks a very good question, "how the F did this happen"? My observation is that propaganda and lies, 24/7, won the day. Literally living in a matrix & unwilling to recognize the evident truth. My2$
  3. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    This is a real article called " The Affirmative Action President" written by Matt Patterson, which appeared on the conservative opinion web site American Thinker on August 18, 2011.
  4. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    From TinMan88, "Podhoretz Asks a very good question, "how the F did this happen"? My observation is that propaganda and lies, 24/7, won the day. Literally living in a matrix & unwilling to recognize the evident truth. My2$"

    This goes back to my post about the scripture's great delusion. We are living it, watching it take place in front of our eyes, and I fear Obama is going to win again because of it. Fifty years of non-stop lies and distortions have taken their tole.
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

    Apr 28, 2006
    NW Wisconsin
    Something amiss. Podhoretz is a New York Post writer. Very right wing and for some reason (not known to me) this Matt Patterson is publishing his piece out of the NYPOST. I read this days a go
  6. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Conrad, Mondamtana
    Amen about time the truth gets out, but will the ones that need to read it actually read it? It hits the nail on the head, hard. Scott
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