Skip to comments.The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick
Posted on 05/02/2010 9:51:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At the beginning of March 2004, almost nobody outside the narrow world of Chicago politics had heard of Barack Hussein Obama. He was 42, a state legislator and the author of a well-received but by no means bestselling memoir, Dreams from My Father. Then he won the Democratic primary for the safe senatorial seat of Illinois. Four months later, he delivered his galvanising keynote address to the Democratic national convention (there is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is a United States of America). That November he was duly elected senator: the only African-American in Congresss upper chamber. Barely two years after that, in January 2007, he announced his candidacy for the presidency. In July 2008, he returned to the Democratic convention, this time as its nominee. In January 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. His rise from provincial obscurity to the leadership of the free world had taken him precisely 58 months.
Obamas spectacular ascent was not the stuff of normal electoral politics the dull, decades-long apprenticeship; the gradual accretion of favours; the patient waiting for ones turn in the sun. It was more like the eruption into world consciousness of a charismatic revolutionary figure a Lenin, a Trotsky, a Hitler. Indeed, time and again reading David Remnicks lucid, judicious account of Obamas ascent, I was reminded, incongruously, of Adolf Hitler, to whose wicked darkness Obama offers a contrasting, enlightened sun. There is the same uneasy childhood fractured by an absent father. There are similar eyewitness accounts from schooldays of a boy at once normal and yet somehow curiously apart (there was the sense that he was going to do something important
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It will be my great pleasure to write “The rise and fall of barry soreto obama: the TOTUS-reading eminence grise puppet”
definitely a barfer; yet there’s something subterranean that the parallel to Hitler is drawn, rather than to a Reagan, who also grew up absent a father and a transformative figure.
This review actually made me sick.
The inspiring story of the Kenyan Kakistocrat and his kindred klan of 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus revolutionary rabble, and the ideological issue (like The One himself) of the 1960s campus rabble, who are all arguably now the Establishment.
That little specimen of bullsh!t should have earned him a one-way ticket back to Kenya. It's the kind of total, unadulterated crapola that Leftist use to beguile stupid people who prefer to live in denial--the kind of nitwits who want everyone to "stop the bickering," and "work together for the American People." I.e., morons who don't know what's going on in the world, and don't want to know. I.e., people who think they are flattering themselves by calling themselves "moderates." I.e., sheep for the shearing (if they are lucky) or for the slaughter.
The maoist tried to put America on the bridge to hell.
Here is Jack Cashill’s take on Remnick’s book
“Indeed, time and again reading David Remnicks lucid, judicious account of Obamas ascent, I was reminded, incongruously, of Adolf Hitler,”
Read Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. He exposes the fascist roots of “progressivism” for all to see. What’s eerie is that the book was first published in 2007, long before it became apparent that Obama even would be a significant factor in the 2008 election. But it’s remarkable to see how well Obama fits the mold of progressive thinking described by Goldberg.
charismatic revolutionary figure a Lenin, a Trotsky, a Hitler. Indeed,if only liberals could read.
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