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Who Is Barack Obama? The Question that Won’t Go Away
PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2012 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 05/19/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by Kaslin

So now Chris Matthews isn’t the only one experiencing a little thrill when he thinks about Barack (omit middle name) Obama. The recent revelation that from the early 1990s until the day before yesterday—or, to be more accurate, until Obama made his decision to run for president—a biographical pamphlet circulated by his literary agents described him as having been “born in Kenya” has been setting the world of Twitter atwitter.

What should we think about that? An agency spokesman who claims to have been responsible for the “born in Kenya” wheeze has publicly said that it was a mistake, a typographical error, a slip of the pen that just went “unchecked” for, um, sixteen-seventeen years. I can understand that. She meant to write “Hawaii” and wrote “Kenya” instead. Could happen to anyone. They look and sound enough alike, don’t they, that no one noticed. You meant to write “there” and you wrote “their” instead. You meant to write “cup” and you wrote “floccinaucinihilipilification” instead. No one—no one at the literary agency, not the author himself—could be expected to notice. You understand that, right?

Well, maybe that is an unprofitable line of inquiry. However it happened, the take-away here is not that Obama was really born in Kenya. As my friend Roger Simon points out in “The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth,” the noteworthy thing is that it is one more puff in the cloud of unknowing that surrounds the president.

It’s been pretty foggy in those precincts for some time. During the 2008 campaign, many of us asked the question: “Who is Barack Obama?” It wasn’t a question that Obama’s official PR firms—The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, etc.–were interested in, no sirree, but it was a question that some of us pajamas-wearing-bitter-enders asked ourselves when we weren’t snake handling or nuzzling our firearms.

It’s a question that has recurred as more and more pieces of the Obama jigsaw puzzle have worked their way loose and exposed little gaps or fissures in the story. The most recent one concerned Ms. Composite, the girlfriend who didn’t exactly exist. But there have been other revelations, or, rather, revelations of non-revelation. Turns out the book filed under “Autobiography” ought to have been filed under “Teen Fantasy,” “Mystery,” or some other rubric in the fiction section.

Since 2008, the meticulous Stanley Kurtz has patiently been sifting through what materials are publicly available to answer the question Who Is Barack Obama? His book Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism is essential reading for anyone the least bit curious about the political history and ideological commitments of the most powerful man in the world.

But not everyone shares Mr. Kurtz’s curiosity. At the beginning of the Metaphysics, Aristotle observes than human beings are by nature curious animals: they ask questions and want to know the truth about the world around them. But not all men. One of the great oddnesses of the 2008 campaign was the code of omerta enforced by the the legacy media about anything having to do with Obama’s past. Where was he born? Don’t know, don’t care. What were his college years like? Can’t you move on to something important, like the time Mitt Romney ragged some hippie in high school? Why did Obama say that former Weatherman Bill Ayers was “just a guy in the neighborhood” when he was plainly an important political mentor, if not also the ghostwriter, for the future president?

And on and on and on. There are a lot of questions to be asked about Barack Obama. Why are his college records sealed? Why can’t we see a certified copy of his birth certificate? Why are his medical records sealed? I’ve been told that his Social Security registration was issued by Connecticut, which would be odd, but cannot check because that too is sealed. Obama worked as a lawyer, but we don’t know who he worked for because his client list is sealed. Why is it that Michelle Obama can no longer practice as an attorney? We know the fact but not the reason.

As I say, last time around, general infatuation guaranteed that Obama got more or less a free pass from the legacy media. I suspect there will be much more curiosity as the summer progresses and we get into the campaign. For one thing, the nimbus of inviolability around Obama has been seriously breached. He is no longer the pristine knight come to lower the oceans, fix the economy, and “fundamentally transform” the United States of America into a green paradise where everyone suckles happily at the federal mammary gland except the evil coal producers who are miserable bankrupts. No, I suspect that even The Washington Post, even The New York Times, will have to take a peek or two under the covers of the tale of this international man of mystery.

They’ll more or less have to. Alternative sources of information are much more potent now than they were in 2008. It matters not if The New York Times closes ranks and buries a story. There are too many other instruments of disinterment. The news will out. And the more people know about Barack Obama, the more, I predict, they will wonder how this man became president of the United States. As a first, preliminary spur to curiosity, I share the following image just sent to me by a friend. Click on the next page to see.

Question period is now officially open.


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1 posted on 05/19/2012 11:06:01 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

He doesn’t exist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIrXa-xigw


2 posted on 05/19/2012 11:12:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Kaslin

At best.. he’s a socialist Marxist with questionable documents to support his birth in a US state.

At worst. He’s still a socialist Marxist with false documents and our first socialist Marxist illegal alien president.


3 posted on 05/19/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Kaslin

Question period is now officially open.

Amen.


4 posted on 05/19/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Kaslin

Evil is who he is.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 11:17:43 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: carriage_hill

He is the man who wasn’t there.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 11:18:05 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Kaslin

I believe in all my heart that Obama was born in Hawaii. After all he said he was and I saw it posted on the internet he was born in Hawii.

However, something sure is fishy here.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Kaslin

I believe in all my heart that Obama was born in Hawaii. After all he said he was and I saw it posted on the internet he was born in Hawii.

However, something sure is fishy here.


8 posted on 05/19/2012 11:23:07 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: cableguymn

In spite of all we know now, and things we will learn, what good will it do if our leaders (S) refuse to do anything about it. At the moment, we’re screwed!


9 posted on 05/19/2012 11:24:22 AM PDT by gunner03
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To: Kaslin

Any one who falsified documents faking Obama’s eligibility, should spend time in the slammer.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 11:30:18 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I believe in all my heart that Obama was born in Hawaii. After all he said he was and I saw it posted on the internet he was born in Hawaii. Rush, Mark L, Glen B, Nancy P., J.Carney, etc. from the church of “I believe”.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Kaslin
Well, I may not know everything about Obama, but I do know enough to not vote for him. And, that may be enough.
12 posted on 05/19/2012 11:40:52 AM PDT by Tau Food (Trust God. Reject Obama. Reject Romney. Reject all evil.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Something’s” there, but it sure isn’t a *real man*. It’s evil, insidious, racist and vehemently anti-Christian. Is there a notch beyond the “anti-Christ”? If there is, he’s it.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 11:42:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Kaslin

This thread is sealed!


14 posted on 05/19/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Kaslin

I’m more concerned with WHAT Obama is. Who he is is pretty plain. A narcissistic, sociopathic a*shole.


15 posted on 05/19/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Kaslin
Almost every time, (if the line is not too long), after swiping my card at the check-out, I'll pause and repeat aloud,

"Is $25.32 OK?"

I try to read the situation and face(s) and continue (if a quizicle look or a serious look of concern)...

"It asks me here .. Is $25.32 OK?"

It doesn;t matter at this point what the looks or disposition may be ... I continue;

"The obvious answer is ... How do I know" ?

Let whomever say what they will say and follow it all with;

"Would a Socialist Muslim illegal alien be good as president of the united States ? .... (slight pause) ... don't ask questions ... just push yes or no.


I haven't been beaten up yet and only one or two didn't appreciate the comment.

Teens just look at me and have no clue.


Try it ... the public is fun.

16 posted on 05/19/2012 11:58:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kaslin
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17 posted on 05/19/2012 12:03:20 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Kaslin; a fool in paradise

An entire earth planet country has been had! PT Barnum was a small timer, folks.


18 posted on 05/19/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kaslin
There are a lot of questions to be asked about Barack Obama. Why are his college records sealed? Why can’t we see a certified copy of his birth certificate? Why are his medical records sealed? I’ve been told that his Social Security registration was issued by Connecticut, which would be odd, but cannot check because that too is sealed. Obama worked as a lawyer, but we don’t know who he worked for because his client list is sealed. Why is it that Michelle Obama can no longer practice as an attorney? We know the fact but not the reason.

The college, medical, and client records ought to be available to the public.

The SSN controversy is pretty fishy. Whether or not we actually have Obama's SSN, or should have it, isn't entirely clear yet. I suspect it's all nonsense. Would it really be that easy to get the president's real SSN, a number that is supposed to be private?

The reason why Michelle stopped practicing is probably also a dead end. A lot of things can be kept secret, but if she really were expelled from the bar, something might have leaked out by now. If you get her client list, it could provide a clue.

It shouldn't be that hard to find out the firm (Sidley Austin for her, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland for him) and then learn something about their clients. Some legal documents would be in the public records, wouldn't they?

We know that Sidley Austin had a health law unit. We know that Michelle Obama had some connection to Walmart. Her firm went on to defend ACORN. We know that Barack's firm dealt with "civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development." Go to the firms' websites to find out more of what they are willing to say publicly.

19 posted on 05/19/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT by x
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To: Kaslin

He is a human being. We don’t know his real name, where he was born, where he was educated/trained, what his citizenship is, or who is his financial benefactor.

Other than that, he is just a guy who lives in the neighborhood.


20 posted on 05/19/2012 1:01:56 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: x

Obama’s ss# was mostly deleted from his official records...but one form from his Illinois state senate days was missed...the number he listed begins with 042...issued in Connecticut in March or April of 1977.

A state he’d not been to up to that time.

The guy’s a phoney.


21 posted on 05/19/2012 1:24:33 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Kaslin
Almost every time, (if the line is not too long), after swiping my card at the check-out, I'll pause and repeat aloud,

"Is $25.32 OK?"

I try to read the situation and face(s) and continue (if a quizicle look or a serious look of concern)...

"It asks me here .. Is $25.32 OK?"

It doesn;t matter at this point what the looks or disposition may be ... I continue;

"The obvious answer is ... How do I know" ?

Let whomever say what they will say and follow it all with;

"Would a Socialist Muslim illegal alien be good as president of the united States ? .... (slight pause) ... don't ask questions ... just push yes or no.


I haven't been beaten up yet and only one or two didn't appreciate the comment.

Teens just look at me and have no clue.


Try it ... the public is fun.

22 posted on 05/19/2012 1:44:17 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Wordkraft

*barf*


23 posted on 05/19/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: PzLdr

You forgot he is a arrogant, lazy, lying pos


24 posted on 05/19/2012 1:53:21 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: knarf

LOL


25 posted on 05/19/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The best Obama exposure site on the net:

The Obama File
http://theobamafile.com/

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

http://theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.

.


26 posted on 05/19/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Wordkraft

He is a human being.


You sure about that? Has he released his medical records?

(While I am kidding, I doubt he is anything but human in some sort of form.. Do we honestly know anything about his medical condition? or more importantly his MENTAL condition?)


27 posted on 05/19/2012 4:41:03 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
I believe in all my heart that Obama was born in Hawaii. After all he said he was and I saw it posted on the internet he was born in Hawaii. Rush, Mark L, Glen B, Nancy P., J.Carney, etc. from the church of “I believe”.

Maybe they all fell a 60% arterial blockage coming on.....

28 posted on 05/19/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You can’t overestimate the stupidity of liberals.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by safetysign
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