Skip to comments.YES, I (MIS)REMEMBER IT WELL (Reinhard)
Posted on 04/03/2008 8:56:42 AM PDT by jazusamo
IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS
Many mainstream journalists think I was born in a manger, though a few among this hard-bitten lot say I was simply found floating in a basket along the Nile. It's understandable. People need their myths, and if I, Barack Obama, am the vehicle for their hopes and dreams, well, that's my destiny. But it's important at this historic moment that we keep things real.
The fact is my beginnings were not the "unto us a child was born" story some claim. As I've noted in speeches, the Kennedys paid for my Kenyan dad to come here, and I owe my "very existence" to the Selma civil rights march. ("It is a touching story -- but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified. Contrary to Obama's claims . . . , the Kennedy family did not provide the funding for a September 1959 airlift . . . that included Obama's father. . . . [T]he Selma bridge protest occurred four years after Obama's birth." The Washington Post, March 30, 2008.)
Selma was only my first involvement in racial issues. As I wrote in one of my books, my own conversation on race began in high school. I had "heated conversations on racism" with a black student named Ray. ("The real Ray, Keith Kakugawa . . . said he does recall long, soulful talks with the young Obama. . . . But those talks . . . were not about race. . . . The handful of black students who attended Punahou School . . . say they struggled mightily with issues of race and racism there. But absent from those discussions, they say, was another student then known as Barry Obama." Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2007.)
THE PAPER CHASE
I was a law professor at the University of Chicago. ("The University of Chicago released a statement on Thursday saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) 'served as a professor' in the law school -- but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed on Friday." Chicago Sun-Times, March 30, 2008. )
POLITICS AIN'T BEAN BAG
To whom much is given much is expected. For me, this isn't, as I like to say, "just words." I soon realized it was time to give back -- to make other folks as hopeful about Barack Obama as I am about myself. Politics beckoned, but I wasn't interested in the old politics of left vs. right.
It isn't always easy. In my first run for office, a voter questionnaire had me taking standard liberal stands -- banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, opposing parental notice for minors seeking abortions. Not stuff that transcends right and left. As my presidential campaign said when asked about this disconnect last year, an aide must have "unintentionally mischaracterize[d]" my views because I "never saw or approved" the questionnaire. ("But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by . . . the group that issued it. And it found that Obama . . . filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama's own handwritten notes added to one answer." The Politico, March 31, 2008.)
THE WRIGHT STUFF
Chapter on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and racial healing under revision. Check back in another 20 years.
CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN
I was determined to make a difference from the time I arrived in the U.S. Senate. Americans are tired of politicians who talk about change and don't deliver or use the Senate as a pit stop on their road to the White House. They want results, not rhetoric. That's why I passed nuclear safety legislation in the Senate. ("[C]ontrary to Mr. Obama's comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate." The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2008.)
That's why, as I said in one debate, I pushed through a law to require the disclosure of all "bundlers" -- people who boost their influence by presenting candidates with checks they've gathered up from their rich pals. ("[A]lthough Obama's amendment was agreed to in the Senate by unanimous consent, the measure never became law as Obama seemed to suggest." ABC News, July 23, 2003.)
THE END (Actually, this really is the end.)
While this is a good look at Obama’s falsehoods, you have to wonder if we’ll be seeing lots of articles like this to take the heat off Hillary’s years and years of outrageous lies.
A lot of minor stuff. Obama’s pretty clean. He should sail through to the Democrat nomination, and will be a very formidable opponent in the general election.
The thought crossed my mind as well. On the one hand I think Hillary should be elimated as soon as possible, her being the socialist she is, but BO is really scary so I don’t know whether it’s good or not.
Hillary Clinton is a liar, and everyone knows it.
Obama is much more dangerous because he is even more liberal than Hillary, but he knows how win people over with hollow words.
According to the Rev. JWright, Obama learned his crowd control techniques, "how to move an audience", from the Reverend. Obama even took tapes of Wright's speeches back to Harvard to practice imitating Wright's style.
I'm really, really not gonna vote for him now.
"I Remember It Well"
We met at nine. We met at eight. I was on time. No, you were late. Ah yes! I remember it well.
We dined with friends. We dined alone. A tenor sang. A baritone. Ah yes! I remember it well.
That dazzling April moon! There was none that night, And the month was June. That's right! That's right!
It warms my heart to know that you remember still the way you do. Ah yes! I remember it well.
How often I've thought of that Friday, Monday night, when we had our last rendez-vous. And somehow I've foolishly wondered if you might by some chance be thinking of it too?
That carriage ride. You walked me home. You lost a glove. I lost a comb. Ah yes! I remember it well.
That brilliant sky. We had some rain. Those Russian songs. From sunny Spain. Ah yes! I remember it well.
You wore a gown of gold. I was all in blue. Am I getting old? Oh no! Not you! How strong you were, how young and gay; A prince of love in every way. Ah yes! I remember it well.
No, I don’t think this is a joke, far from it. BO is scary and there’s no telling what he could do should he gain the White House.
That is absolutely downright scary. Obama is charming, but he sure isn’t the Messiah and investing messianic hopes in him shows how far truth has fallen in this country.
When do elite liberal politicians lie?