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The Most Profound Victims of the Obama Hoax
The American Thinker ^ | September 07, 2010 | Lee Cary

Posted on 09/07/2010 2:55:49 AM PDT by Scanian

The Fourth Great Awakening in American history continues to expand among those who drank the Obama Campaign Kool-Aid. Statistically, the most zealous believers in hope and change are the most profound victims of the Obama Hoax - poor, young, unemployed blacks.

"'A sense of disappointment, bordering on betrayal, has been growing across the country, especially in moderate states like Indiana, where people now openly say they didn't quite understand the President they voted for in 2008.' TIME magazine, 'How Barack Obama Became Mr. Unpopular,' Michael Scherer, September 3, 2010"

TIME magazine shilled for Senator Obama during the election campaign. Displaying near-religious fervor, the cover of TIME was a repetitive hymn for Obama the Candidate. But now, a TIME writer reports on a widespread national "sense of disappointment" with Obama the President.

TIME wasn't alone in mixing the Obama Kool-Aid for public consumption.

On September 4, 2008, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a guest on CNN's Larry King Live show, called Candidate Obama "a new kind of intelligence."

"He's a new kind of intelligence. He's young and bright. He has a different attitude toward the world, a more cosmopolitan attitude. He's all the things we need. Most of all, those 80 percent of American people are right. We need change."

On Sunday, October 19, 2008, retired General Colin Powell, as a guest on NBC's Meet the Press, endorsed Candidate Obama calling him a "transformational figure" who would "electrify the world."

"And I come to the conclusion that because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities - and you have to take that into account - as well as his substance - he has both style and substance, he has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president."

Today, the only Cuomo in the news is Mario's son, Andrew, a candidate for the Governorship of New York now that the current black governor has been forced to the sidelines. And, today, Colin Powell's name shows up on the playbill for a motivational speakers' troupe that features former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the man who ran the most bizarre presidential campaign in recent American political history.

The consequences to Cuomo and Powell for helping mix the Kool-Aid for the Obama Hoax are...none.

As for those that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the "professional left," they, too, are suffering through their own Great Awakening. They expected an even more spirited push toward a comprehensive socialistic agenda. But they'll survive. They may even flourish if Hillary challenges Barack for the 2012 nomination and gives them a new champion to satisfy their thirst for more big government Kool-Aid.

The professional and semi-professional pols, the professional Left, the journalists who shamelessly shilled for the first post-partisan, post-racial candidate...all their lives go on pretty much as before. They rock ‘n' roll on. The Obama Hoax hasn't been cruel to them. For some, it's been their life's blood. Their raison d'etre. They're not victims of the Hoax; they were among its enablers. And now some are pretending to be its impartial revealers. But that won't play.

The most profound victims are poor, young, unemployed blacks who want jobs. They're suffering the most from Obama's economic policies designed more to disembowel the U.S. economy than restore it. They got change but not the hope they believed went with it.

Michael Scherer's TIME article features Indiana voters who supported Obama: a laid-off payroll administrator with 23 years at an RV plant; a South Bend orthopedic surgeon who's unhappy with ObamaCare; a disaffected "Democratic strategist" working on the midterm elections. The tone of the TIME article led one to expect there'd be an 800 number given to donate to the individual recovery funds of the featured disaffected Obama supporters.

But what about the poor, young blacks who reached for the Kool-Aid enthusiastically, clasping its cup with both hands, gulping down the elixir of hope and change, hard and fast? What's become of them? How are their new Green Jobs working out? Where are the success stories featuring their new-found careers in those shovel-ready projects that only awaited passage of the stimulus bill? A shovel was at work, alright, but it wasn't throwing earth dirt.

Summer job opportunities for all youth have declined. Teen unemployment is at an all time high at 26.1% in July. But for those voters who most overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama, the employment figures are particularly dismal.

"Unemployment among Black teens ages 16 to 19-while "extremely volatile from month to month," states the [August 2010, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics] report-has been steadily increasing throughout the summer. In July, their jobless rate stood at 40.6 percent, up from 39.9 percent in June and 38 percent in May, compared with white rates of 28.7 percent (July), 23.2 percent (June) and 24.4 percent (May).

Teens by gender: In July, both Black men and women saw a slight increase in joblessness. Unemployment for Black male teens remains the highest at 43.7 percent, up from 43.2 percent in June. Black female teen unemployment rose from 36.5 percent in June to 37.1 percent in July."

So what will become of the misguided confidence that poor, young blacks put in the Obama Hoax that promised the chalice of hope and change only to serve up the dregs of an economy trending toward negative GDP growth in early 2011? Will their Great Awakening, if it comes, lead to enlightenment, or to an even deeper cynicism?


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: cuomo; disappointment; powell; youngblacks

1 posted on 09/07/2010 2:55:54 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
"Unemployment among Black teens ages 16 to 19-while "extremely volatile from month to month," states the [August 2010, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics] report-has been steadily increasing throughout the summer.

I guess it all depends on when the Parole Board meets. BTW, when they are in prison making license plates, does that count as being "employed?"

2 posted on 09/07/2010 3:16:31 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism and Patriotism cannot coexist.)
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To: Scanian
So what will become of the misguided confidence that poor, young blacks put in the Obama Hoax that promised the chalice of hope and change only to serve up the dregs of an economy trending toward negative GDP growth in early 2011?

More of the same...


3 posted on 09/07/2010 3:20:53 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Scanian

They voted for him because of the color of his skin. Tough sh!t. You get what you vote for. Man up and throw him out of office at the next election. Nothing is free. Somebody else pays for it.


4 posted on 09/07/2010 3:21:15 AM PDT by tal hajus (too disgusted to care...much)
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To: raybbr

Nothing just like the Media and all the Other enablers of this fraud,except the poor Blacks are too stupid to realize it


5 posted on 09/07/2010 3:26:14 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Scanian

I think the truth can’t be bottled up forever. Talk radio was the more honest purveyor of news about the Iraq War, the surge, the nature of Obama, the likely outcome of the stimulus, which is already realized, and the coming depredations of Obamacare, as well as the economic assumptions upon which it was based.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 3:27:08 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Scanian

Powell is such an ass


7 posted on 09/07/2010 3:30:23 AM PDT by MrMarbles
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To: Scanian

“TIME wasn’t alone in mixing the Obama Kool-Aid for public consumption.”

Well, we know Time, the Commie Rag, but most Obama type voters
do not, and can not read TIME Magazine, much less anything else.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 3:33:09 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Scanian

They will do exactly what their Dear Leader tells them to do....they will STAY ON THE DEMOCRAT PLANTATION!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/07/2010 3:42:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scanian
Libralism alway sounds good in theory-looks good on a bumper sticker, but when put into practice, left-ward policies always deliver the same disastrous outcomes.

Liberalism itself will be the big loser here, the first indication will come in November.

That's the silver lining in the cloud.

10 posted on 09/07/2010 3:50:25 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: AlexW

The “something for nothing crowd” fueled that election. Must be more of them than are of us. However, that does not explain the independent votes and the upper bracket ones as well. They voted for this dimwit without any vetting whatsoever. And now we are stuck with these creeps in the White House. Hope all those folks like the “change””! Those of us who are making any money will be supporting illegals health insurance shortly. America should not EVER elect anyone under 55 for President. 40 something year olds are too taken with themselves to think of the good of the people.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 3:52:26 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Scanian; raybbr
A black co-worker of mine said in an angry tone, that he wished that Obama had just concentrated on helping blacks since "that is what he is being accused of by the media and the tea party."

I was too stunned to offer a good response. At first, I started to say what do you think he has been doing with the stimulus, but that would be a wrong answer. I should have just said, he needs to help everyone by cutting federal spending, keeping out of health care and keeping taxes low. The more I think of what this "moderate" and "reasonable" black person said, the more angry I get. What freaking nerve. How selfish, self-centered, wrong headed, evil and un-American is he? How many other blacks feel the same way?

I think, Obama's most dangerous constituents are fellow blacks. They give him near unanimous "strongly supports", but he is everything that has stereotypically been wrong with the black community; the perception that they are lazy, not as smart as others, greedy, etc. When the catalyst moment happens, blacks will be the ones calling for the lynching.

12 posted on 09/07/2010 3:56:07 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Scanian

The most evil done to blacks is the destruction of the black family and the lack of decent education, and you can point the finger at LBJ, the Great Society, teachers’ unions and the likes of Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, and Jesse Jackson who’ve done horrific harm to black children for decades while living high, wide, and handsome. How can they sleep at night knowing what they’ve done to generations of black children? On the other hand, these same people cheer on abortion whose ultimate aim was and remains the culling of poor blacks. There’s a rung in hell waiting for them.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 3:57:30 AM PDT by hershey
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To: DooDahhhh

“The “something for nothing crowd” fueled that election.”

Might really be the best thing that ever happened.
If there is an America left, after Obambie, it should be a very long cold spell for the neo-Marxist.


14 posted on 09/07/2010 3:58:38 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Scanian
Don't woory you young blacks,...Barry will pay for your gas, give you a new car from his private auto companies, and he can also get you that new kitchen you've been looking for....

Victims Voter List for Barry 2012

1. Blacks, Mulattos, Illegal Kenyan's and Indonesians

2. Jews (Can anyone even begin to figure this???)

3. Green Eco-Nuts and Enviro-Wackos

4. Homos

5. The DemoNcrat Proletariat

6. Illegal Mexicans, Hispanics of every stripe

7. Union thugs and Communist sympathizers

8. Communist teacher's union bourgeois

9. Trial Lawyer scum

10. Hollyweird

11. Muslim terrorists and that seemingly nice little muslim family down the block that just moved into your neighborhood from Dearborn,...you know, the one with the son who like to play with knives and kill dogs.....

12. Media libtards and anchorette babes who've had multiple abortions

13. Media elite and Northeastern libtards

14. Code Pink hags and anti-war nut-jobs

15. Every crime ravaged, economically-savaged big city in America run into the ground by the DemoNrat's machine.

16 Black Panther assholes with guns and cudgels at every voting place

17. Any mental-deficient they can scrape up off the street

18. The scared elderly who are afraid they'll lose their SS and drugs

Oh hell, you get the idea. No matter how bad Barry F**** them they'll still vote for this prick!

15 posted on 09/07/2010 4:01:09 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Doc Savage

Don’t forget the global warming global guilt trippers and their overlords: the global warming carbon trading / alt energy scammers.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 4:05:28 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: AlexW

Well, you are most likely right. I still wonder why no one asked what he “hoped” for and what the “change” would be. And why the Democrats did not check out his qualifications. As a matter of fact, I doubt he was qualified to be a senator. Or a community organizer. Maybe 7-11


17 posted on 09/07/2010 4:12:02 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Scanian

Looks like the free lunch bunch will learn nothing from the obama debacle.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 4:20:49 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Scanian

19 posted on 09/07/2010 4:50:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Doc Savage
Great list. . .here's one more from me: MY INSANE FAMILY!!(my wife and I are the lone conservatives in a sea of libtards. Family gatherings are such fun. My sister still has her Obama logo decal on her refrigerator. I taped this over it yesterday (expect to her from her soon):


20 posted on 09/07/2010 4:55:15 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Scanian
“...the most zealous believers in hope and change are the most profound victims of the Obama Hoax - poor, young, unemployed blacks…” This is not a new drama. We have seen this ‘movie’ before….at least, those of us who paid any attention in history class. By definition, a demagogue (which is the ONLY way to properly class Mr. “O”) is who he is and succeeds by his shameless manipulation and exploitation of a population whose prejudices form their ONLY understanding of politics. This element of the population will ALWAYS place personal, immediate, material and temporary gains before everything else on earth. These perennial losers make themselves the principal target of greedy, unprincipled and reckless men who take the most unfair advantage of their ignorance and prejudice and for just the same strictly personal, immediate, material and temporary interests. This has occurred in all societies and in all ages. When education WORKED in America, it was the assurance that such artificial manipulation of public opinion and relentless subversion of majority rule by people and organizations not answering to American voters would be impossible. With ‘education’ in this country reduced to one long and meaningless social experiment serving only as a pretense to employ an entire class of otherwise ‘unemployable’ pickpockets…our assurance against tyranny is gone. It reminds me of Ortega y Gasset: “The common man is to history what sea level is to geography”. Maybe that is what he meant. The masses are a petri dish on which irresponsible and selfish men cultivate POWER!
21 posted on 09/07/2010 5:00:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: MrMarbles
“Powell is such an ass”

Imagine an organization in these times, spending a ton of money for a marquis motivational speaker to inspire its management, sales force, stockholders, whomever ..... and settling for .... Colin Powell.

I'd sooner listen to Jerry Manuel, the manager of the tail-spinning New York Mets.

22 posted on 09/07/2010 5:05:33 AM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Scanian

“So what will become of the misguided confidence that poor, young blacks put in the Obama Hoax...”

They will not have a great awakening. They will continue to blindly suffer and rage against “the man” while vigorously supporting “The One”.

As a culture, they have a self-defeating mind-set that encourages the acceptance of failure as something that is “not their fault” while violently lashing out at members of the culture atteempting to succeeed on their own merits and efforts as “acting white”.

Until they change their cultural mindset nothing will change for them. They embrace their cultural ignorance and the misery that moves lock-step with it.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 5:10:11 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Here’s my take on American Blacks. Because of Obama’s skin color they will maintain the facade of support for Obama and tell polsters they support Obama, but privately they will in no way go back to the polls and vote for him.


24 posted on 09/07/2010 5:17:44 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: wayoverontheright

...”Libralism alway sounds good in theory-looks good on a bumper sticker, but when put into practice, left-ward policies always deliver the same disastrous outcomes”...

Yes, the destruction of the engines of wealth and individual freedom. They are in the business of oppression and of the confiscation of wealth through taxation for the purpose of dispersing it to their political cronies, or, in other words, “targeted tax breaks.”


25 posted on 09/07/2010 5:19:59 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Scanian
And given that the sugary "Hope and Change" kool-aid has let them all down so badly, can't we all just see those millions of wonderful, but unemployed, black "yutes" flocking by the score to John mcloser, or Sarah, or Mitt, or "Huck-a-bee"?????

Give me a break!

Truthfully, they have no one left to vote for.

"Summer of Discontent" brewing???

26 posted on 09/07/2010 5:25:45 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'")
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To: MrMarbles

> “Powell is such an ass.” <

Agree. What could this man be thinking. I have lost ALL respect for Powell.

By the way, Powell has been nowhere to be seen after drinking the Kool-Aid himself!


27 posted on 09/07/2010 6:10:40 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: hershey

“> “...you can point the finger at LBJ, the Great Society...” <

It was some time after 1970 that I realized that LBJ and the establishment of the Great Society did nothing but “leave blacks on the plantation.”

LBJ knew what he was doing.


28 posted on 09/07/2010 6:20:31 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: Joe Marine 76

Powell has been nowhere to be seen after drinking the Kool-Aid
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Maybe it was a pre planned case of Kool-a-cide.

Powell’s wife supposedly didn’t want him in ‘high’ politics and what better way to self destruct?

Notice his ‘endorsement’ didn’t appear to put him in favor with the ‘one’ and the other party just left him to stew in his own juices...


29 posted on 09/07/2010 6:22:22 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) POLS= "a plethora of advice and a paucity of real assistance")
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To: Doc Savage
18. The scared elderly who are afraid they'll lose their SS and drugs

Number 18, the elderly voted against Obama.

Number two, there is nothing to figure about the Jewish vote, it is ironclad and has always been as far left as it can get, meaning that they vote Democrat unless there is a Socialist or Progressive party to vote for.

Number 6, you said Hispanic of every stripe, but he only got 52% of Protestant Hispanics, (Bush got 56% of Protestant Hispanics in 2004.

You left off the Catholic vote, Catholics voted for Obama by 54%.

30 posted on 09/07/2010 7:07:21 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Scanian
When you look at the article, be sure to click on THE COVERS OF TIME <== or click there! Talk about a little bias! (Do 'ya think?").

(Keeping a list of Media Bias at The Patriot's Flag).

31 posted on 09/07/2010 7:14:28 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: MrMarbles

You’re right. General Powell said about candidate Obama “...being an exceptional president.”

In one regards General Powell was correct. Obama is an exceptional president, exceptionally inept.


32 posted on 09/07/2010 9:29:40 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Scanian

It doesn’t matter. Just listen to the black callers who call into talk radio. They repeat the craziest far left propaganda to account for Obama’s “failure”. Just like the muslims who scream that 9/11 was the work of the CIA and bin Laden is an American agent, Obama-supporting blacks will NEVER give him up.


33 posted on 09/07/2010 9:37:51 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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