Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

More on Mrs. Obama's thesis
Renew America ^ | February 26, 2008 | Michael Gaynor

Posted on 02/29/2008 8:57:07 AM PST by SJackson

America's voters need to know why Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, praised Barack Obama at the annual Nation of Islam conference as "the hope of the entire world that America will change and be a better place" and Mrs. Obama's thesis suggests why.

John Derbyshire, in "The Corner" at National Review Online: "...Mrs Obama's senior sociology thesis, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community"....will... have on the presidential campaign....a moderate positive, offset by a slight negative."

If that's so, then Barack Obama will be the next President.

Mr. Derbyshire was impressed that the thesis was released, making the Obama campaign "look open and transparent" and highlighting Hillary's failure to release her tax returns.

I'm impressed with the way the media has ignored Michelle Obama's race-based favoritism.

Republicans did well with dealing with the race-based favoritism of David Duke.

Republicans better not give the Obamas a pass.

Mr. Derbyshire's attitude:" A candidate's wife's college term papers just aren't consequential."

That depends upon the relationship between candidate and wife and what is written in the papers.

Mr. Derbyshire did detect a problem with Mrs. Obama's thesis:

"...the thesis reveals a cast of mind that most voters find deeply unattractive. Plainly Mrs. Obama had that cast of mind in 1985. Recent remarks suggest she still has it. The fact that Barack Obama chose her as a wife and seems to get on well with her, indicates that he shares it. It's that deeply, unrelentingly critical way of thinking about the U.S.A., and about most of our citizens, that characterizes the 'victicrat' — the person who has been taught, or who has taught herself, that she is a pitiful figure buffeted by hostile forces, whose only hope for survival is to return the hostility, and to band together with others like herself ('the Black community') for mutual aid, all of them in a hostile posture to the out-group.

"Most Americans don't see our country like that, and have a low opinion of people who do. Millions of white — or, as Mrs. Obama writes, 'White' — Americans would love to have had the breaks Mrs. Obama had, and resent the fact that they didn't have them because they don't belong to a designated victim group. They resent the ease with which two beneficiaries of those breaks can parlay their victim status into two six-digit salaries and a seven-digit house, without ever doing any kind of work that adds to the nation's wealth or security. And they especially resent that people who have attained those heights of success, with the assistance of those breaks, seem to nurse nothing but hostile emotions towards the country that made it possible for them."

Mr. Derbyshire noted that Mrs. Obama capitalized "White." She capitalized "Black" too.

I have no problem with Mrs. Obama capitalizing both or neither.

What is significant is not that Mrs. Obama capitalized "Whites."

What IS very significant is that while giving "Whites" equal treatment when it came to capitalization, Mrs. Obama declared her intention to "utilize all of [her] present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost."

Mr. Derbyshire: "Net-net, I doubt [Mrs. Obama's thesis] will make much difference, or should."

It certainly should.

There needs to be scutiny of the Obamas and their goals instead of blithe assumption that they are the solution to America's problems.

America's voters need to know why Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, praised Barack Obama at the annual Nation of Islam conference as "the hope of the entire world that America will change and be a better place" and Mrs. Obama's thesis suggests why.

Readers let Mr. Derbyshire know they did not concur with him and he offered this explanation: "Readers are telling me I'm too darn nice. Well, that is a thing I hear a lot; but my gentle handling of Mrs Obama's thesis is colored by the facts that (a) she's a candidate's wife, so that what she thinks is, ah, 'peripheral' to real campaign issues; and (b) in my senior year at college, I was a socialist with dreams of raising the red flag over the ruins of Buckingham Palace."

That explains why Mr. Derbyshire did not appreciate the significance and potential of Mrs. Obama's thesis.

Time will tell whether Mr. Derbyshire was right that it won't make much difference.

Regardless, IT SHOULD!


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; barackobama; blacks; chebama; cultofobama; derbyshire; husseinobama; michelleobama; nobama; obama
Part 1

http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

Part 2

http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_26-501.pdf

Part 3

http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_51-751.pdf

Part 4
http://dyn.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_76-981.pdf

1 posted on 02/29/2008 8:57:08 AM PST by SJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SJackson

This guy is really polite - said ‘Mr’ like 300 times. Mr. Polite.


2 posted on 02/29/2008 9:09:48 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Michelle Obama’s thesis is about as relevant to the presidential campaign as Cindy McCain’s arrest for stealing narcotics from a medical charity. Both wives have baggage and neither is running for President.
I don’t care about Mrs. Obama’s 23 year old undergraduate thesis and I don’t care about Mrs. McCain’s prescription narcotics addiction from 14 years ago.


3 posted on 02/29/2008 9:12:17 AM PST by jamese777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

‘victicrat’ !

Perfect description.


4 posted on 02/29/2008 9:13:15 AM PST by SueRae
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Save for later reading.


5 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:07 AM PST by rock_lobsta (I Love Global Warming!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jamese777

“I don’t care about Mrs. Obama’s 23 year old undergraduate thesis”

Michelle Obama said recently that this is the first time she was proud of America. Ms. Obama’s senior thesis is about race and about being a victim of the “white oppressor”. Michelle Obama has admitted she did not have the grades or test scores to have gotten into Princeton if she had been white. Her thesis shows she learned nothing at Princeton and wrote about the only thing she knows; being a racial victim. This racial animosity of the Obama’s is typical of the left and is scary to think they may be in the White House.


6 posted on 02/29/2008 9:40:47 AM PST by detective
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

The media refer to Obama as “post-racial.” What a crock. The Obama’s entire life has been and is about racial solidarity and racial grievance.

Michelle Obama has benefited from her race, yet she continues to feel sorry for herself and to resent those who gave her special treatment.


7 posted on 02/29/2008 9:41:03 AM PST by lady lawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lady lawyer

The following is a description of the beliefs of the Obamas’ church. It is completely racial and racist.

We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.

The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

A congregation committed to ADORATION.
A congregation preaching SALVATION.
A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
A congregation committed to RESTORATION.


8 posted on 02/29/2008 9:44:34 AM PST by lady lawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: detective

“about the only thing she knows; being a racial victim.”

Great observation...it is me! me! me!...typical of of a liberal...


9 posted on 02/29/2008 9:45:20 AM PST by thinking
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: jamese777

There is a difference between Michelle and Cindy. Michelle’s thesis depicts her true political views. This fact makes you suspicious of Obama’s views also. Birds of a feather.


10 posted on 02/29/2008 9:57:18 AM PST by lone star annie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lone star annie

“There is a difference between Michelle and Cindy. Michelle’s thesis depicts her true political views. This fact makes you suspicious of Obama’s views also. Birds of a feather.”


Well at least her views from 23 years ago as a college senior.


11 posted on 02/29/2008 10:06:16 AM PST by jamese777
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: jamese777
I don’t care about Mrs. Obama’s 23 year old undergraduate thesis and I don’t care about Mrs. McCain’s prescription narcotics addiction from 14 years ago.

I do care if Mrs. McCain were not to have shown regret for her past mistakes and even more if she were to be continuing to make such mistakes. I also care if Mrs. Obama will not distanced her from some aspects of her public writings all those years ago. I do care if she - and by implication, her husband - still view this country primarily through a gauze of racial resentments.

12 posted on 02/29/2008 10:38:15 AM PST by Jeff F
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Ironic, isn’t it, that both Obama’s mother and wife were sociology majors?


13 posted on 02/29/2008 10:42:20 AM PST by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jeff F

Great smackdown and completely to the point.


14 posted on 02/29/2008 11:08:02 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq.' " óJohn McCain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
The Obamas are awfully thin-skinned.

I don't think that is a good quality in a world leader.

15 posted on 02/29/2008 4:51:31 PM PST by syriacus (Democrats who prefer to fight wars from a position of weakness can't be trusted with our military.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson