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What Maraniss Obviously Missed
American Thinker ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 06/19/2012 12:48:17 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

Although those of us in the blogosphere lack Maraniss's resources and access to friendly witnesses, we have been debunking Obama's Dreams for the last four years. As I note in the introduction of my 2011 book, Deconstructing Obama, "In unlocking [Obama's] past, I have discovered that the story that Obama has been telling all his life varies from the true story in ways big and small."

Maraniss documents those variations better than I ever could have. "I counted 38 instances in which the biographer convincingly disputes significant elements of Obama's own story of his life and his family history," writes Smith. According to Maraniss, and this comes as a revelation to Smith, Obama falsified his bio largely to portray himself as "blacker and more disaffected" than he really was.

What is missing from the Maraniss book, however, is any real understanding of how Obama came to do this. A little background is in order here. It just so happened that Barack Obama was not the only black icon in his neighborhood to write a best-selling memoir. Boxing great Muhammad Ali produced one long before Obama, and he too with more than a little assistance. In Ali's case, that assistance has been well documented by black scholar Gerald Early.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; elections; naturalborncitizen; obama
You mean, "Obama" had help putting his narrative together? When did this happen??
/s
1 posted on 06/19/2012 12:48:31 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: LucyT; Brown Deer; null and void; melancholy
"As I came to believe early on, whoever guided Obama steered him towards a grievance narrative like Ali's, if not quite as obvious or extravagant. Even on my first reading in July 2008, I could see that Obama's muse proved particularly eloquent on the subject of the angry black male.

and

""I also thought I was black," writes Ayers only half-jokingly in his 2001 memoir, "Fugitive Days." He read all the authors Obama did -- James Baldwin, Leroi Jones, Richard Wright, Malcolm X. As proof of his righteousness, Ayers named his first son "Malik" after the newly Islamic Malcolm X and the second son "Zayd" after Zayd Shakur, a Black Panther killed in a shootout that claimed the life of a New Jersey State Trooper.

Deconstructing Obama Ping!

2 posted on 06/19/2012 1:04:33 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Dear Leader has told so many lies and obscured, obfuscated, dissembled and embellished parts or all of his past, that I'm not certain even he knows what is the truth and what is fiction.

One thing for certain, we know less about this phony, fraudulent, POS, scumbag, than any President in our History and for that, we have the corrupt, biased, Far Left, Lame Stream Media to thank for.

3 posted on 06/19/2012 2:39:57 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
"One thing for certain, we know less about this phony, fraudulent, POS, scumbag, than any President in our History and for that, we have the corrupt, biased, Far Left, Lame Stream Media to thank for."

No kidding. The same people who could ferret out the specific Brazilian hookers involved with the SS snafu in less than a week haven't been able to scoop the "Obama" college records story in four years.

4 posted on 06/19/2012 3:12:56 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Obama falsified his bio largely to portray himself as “blacker and more disaffected” than he really was. -——

I don’t think he is black. I think he’s Arabic. Definitely Muslim too.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 3:41:02 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I wouldn’t expect pearls of wisdom from Maraniss. This is the clown who when asked by Don Imus how smart Obama was, said that Obama’s IQ was “off the charts.” When Imus asked him exactly what Obama’s IQ was, Maraniss didn’t know. So I doubt Maraniss would reveal anything really destructive of Fearless Leader if he found something. His head is already too far up The Great Spreader’s anal orifice.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 5:23:11 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; ...
Deconstructing 0b0z0 Ping...........

From Jack Cashill's article:

As I note in the introduction of my 2011 book, Deconstructing Obama, "In unlocking [Obama's] past, I have discovered that the story that Obama has been telling all his life varies from the true story in ways big and small."

Thank you, Flotsam_Jetsome

7 posted on 06/19/2012 6:16:58 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: driftless2
This is the clown who when asked by Don Imus how smart Obama was, said that Obama’s IQ was “off the charts.” When Imus asked him exactly what Obama’s IQ was, Maraniss didn’t know.

True statement. The guy doesn't know how to read charts.

0b0z0's IQ chart went straight down "off the chart," which puts his IQ in negative territory.

One of the biggest MSM lies ever is that 0b0z0 is the most brilliant one to occupy the WH.

If so, I'll keep asking, WHERE ARE HIS EDUCATION RECORDS, SATS AND GRADES?

If it weren't for the communist MSM, we wouldn't be talking about this POTUS, ever. He wouldn't have even made it to the US Senate!

The MSM will find out that they'll not get away with it as soon as their fomented violence starts in this long, hot summer.

We The People will NOT allow 0b0z0's reelection WITHOUT an election no matter what this communist regime does or tries to do.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:42:59 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: melancholy

Any student of the Baraqqi ego would understand that if Obama was a 4.0 in college and grad school, and ripped the SAT and LSAT, those transcripts would be framed in gold and hang on the WH press room wall.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Excellent piece; thanks for posting.

Cashill, Arpaio and Zullo, the three men in the world who have done the most to unravel Obama’s skein of lies. If I were Obama, these are the three names that would lose me the most sleep...as well they should.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 7:09:54 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

FUnny the article mentions Clay and the won. The link between Clay and 0.:

FerretCON hired Tony Revko to “manage” Clay. We all know Rezko helped to purchase the Obama Estate.

Michelle ROBINSON is connected to Jesse ROBINSON Jackson. (She spent enough time in JJ’s home to be called Sis by his kids) JJ’s biological father Noah Robinson was also a professional boxer. His half brother Noah Robinson is doing life in prison as part of the El Rukn street gang. Uncle Louis converted them en masse to Islam. Their main crimes were in drugs, male/female prostitution, money laundring and murder for hire. From maps it appears that the same area they controlled in CHicago overlapped BO territory as community organizer.....Coincidence....yeah right!


11 posted on 06/19/2012 7:21:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: nascarnation

They would have rubbed the “golden records and the 180 IQ” in our faces endlessly!


12 posted on 06/19/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: driftless2
So I doubt Maraniss would reveal anything really destructive of Fearless Leader if he found something.

Agreed. I smile as I read your descriptive follow up. Last night Piers Morgan on CNN had on as a guest David Maraniss. I had purchased the book "Deconstructing Obama" by Jack Cashill and know it is first class and does not engage in vituperation of the now President.

Mariniss did a masterful job in his own right and his own agenda. He skated over one notable area of a young man's past. He gave out an almost garbled sentence, giving out mention of the "choom days" of a young activist Obama. He quickly moved on. Clever and smooth Morgan praised Maraniss for his lengthly biography and then threw in very quickly that "still some things that are not known". He smiled and suggested that a second book by Maraniss, might tell us more.

Maraniss sort of hinted that if more was forthcoming there just might be a second book. Not good for the blood pressure, so I resisted yelling at the television. I could have said, "just the facts, just the facts"- the facts we ain't gonna get. Not from these guys.

13 posted on 06/19/2012 9:20:03 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra

Correction to my post.
Maraniss said that IF something new comes up, it might be in a second volume.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 9:30:13 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: hoosiermama

Check out this video.

In December of 2004 the direction was clear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrlhD426w8Q


15 posted on 06/19/2012 11:02:06 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: nascarnation

“Any student of the Baraqqi ego would understand that if Obama was a 4.0 in college and grad school, and ripped the SAT and LSAT, those transcripts would be framed in gold and hang on the WH press room wall.”

So true. He hasn’t hesitated a nanosecond to leak top secret classified information if it makes him look like a tough guy CINC. How would it make any sense to assume he’d invest so much energy in HIDING material that would make him look as good as his idolaters claim? It just doesn’t compute.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by DrC
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To: driftless2
I wouldn’t expect pearls of wisdom from Maraniss. This is the clown who when asked by Don Imus how smart Obama was, said that Obama’s IQ was “off the charts.” When Imus asked him exactly what Obama’s IQ was, Maraniss didn’t know.

No. Not the same guy.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT by x
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To: hoosiermama
"FUnny the article mentions Clay and the won. The link between Clay and 0"

That was one of the first things that caught my eye. There are a plethora of connections between this dude's rise to power and communists, America-hating muslims and other sundry bad actors. Even a cursory vetting should have been enough to ensure that he never got anywhere even remotely close to the pResidency.

Amazing that the MSM could track down the specific Brazilian hookers involved with the Secret Service debacle in less than a week, but cannot bring themselves to connect the dots to Zero over four (and more) years.

18 posted on 06/19/2012 3:50:45 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: driftless2
"This is the clown who when asked by Don Imus how smart Obama was, said that Obama’s IQ was “off the charts.”

I don't know about his IQ, but his ego is certainly "off the charts."

19 posted on 06/19/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: driftless2

I have never seen anything that leads me to believe Ubama’s intellect is anything but mediocre.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 4:01:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Have you visited the Chicago Crime thread? Just his connection with the people whose names begin with “A” on the first 100 posts is enough to ensusre he wouldn’t get the nomination.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts

Have often said if freepers could gather this much information from the web think what wiretaps, stool pigeons, and FBI investigators SHOULD have.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: hoosiermama
"Have you visited the Chicago Crime thread?"

I have, by way of a link provided on another eligibility thread last year; thanks. Lots of good info there.

I wonder if Rezko and Blagojevich (et al) will receive pardons before January 2013?
/s

22 posted on 06/19/2012 4:14:15 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

If he is still in office you can bet on it. Probably their pay for playing deaf/dumb. Pay for play is not just done with cash.

Somewhere in the thread is a note from an Albananian....discussing BlankO’s ties. (His homeland just changed their banking system to make laudering easier)
Seems that many of the “A” list people’s home countries are on that drug routes from Afganistan. You will also notice that many have banking connections. hmmmm?

Once saw a map of the route but haven’t been able to locate it since.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: x
"Not the same guy"

Yikes! you're correct. I did some research, and it was Michael Beschloss and not Maraniss. Both are on Imus, and I get them confused. Sorry, Maraniss, I owe you an apology.

24 posted on 06/19/2012 6:43:57 PM PDT by driftless2
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