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SELF-HATING YUPPIE - OBAMA'S 1980S LIBERALISM
NY post ^ | 4/19/08 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 04/19/2008 9:59:31 PM PDT by pissant

April 19, 2008 -- Barack Obama is finally coming into focus.

For a while now, the Obamaphiles have insisted that their candidate represents a profound break with the past. No more culture wars. No more "re-litigating the 1960s," in Obama's own words.

But what about re-litigating the 1980s?

There's always been a certain cultural lag time to Barack and Michelle Obama, a kitschiness that's hard to pinpoint. But I think I've got it: They're self-hating yuppies straight out of the 1980s, which were to the Obamas what the 1960s were to the Clintons.

For those too young to remember, "yuppie" was shorthand for young urban professionals - think Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton in the TV series "Family Ties" - who allegedly represented the collapse of '60s values and the triumph of '80s greed. Yuppies sold their souls for a BMW and a condo.

Ironically, the biggest complaints about yuppie materialism came from self-loathing liberal yuppies - like the Obamas.

The Obamas still seem stuck in that time warp, clinging to '80s-style resentments and political assumptions. Michelle Obama is never so eloquent as when she's complaining about the burden of student loans for her two Ivy League degrees and covering the high cost of summer camp and piano lessons for her kids on her family's half-million-dollar-a-year income.

"Don't go into corporate America," she exhorted low-income working mothers in Ohio in February, even though she is a highly compensated hospital executive. She admits to being consumed with "a constant sense of guilt" over having to balance work, politics and family. "It's guilt, feeling guilty all the time."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: larrysinclairslover; obama; whokilleddonaldyoung
And a typical marxist
1 posted on 04/19/2008 10:00:00 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
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2 posted on 04/19/2008 10:02:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Cling to me, you racists


3 posted on 04/19/2008 10:03:08 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

And as soon as he was cornered on Jeremiah Wright, he changes the subject and tries to reignite a race war as a distraction. And the Obama-lemmings fell for it; hook, line and sinker.

He ought to be ashamed. But you can bet he isn’t.


4 posted on 04/19/2008 10:04:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: pissant
That about sums up the way he thinks. He has what can best be described as a Messianic Complex. We've seen his kind before.
5 posted on 04/19/2008 10:07:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: F15Eagle

He has no shame. MArxists are willing to say anything to obtain power.


6 posted on 04/19/2008 10:07:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Agreed. He could get people hurt or killed because of such inflammatory comments. Of course he sat under Jeremaiah Wright. They both agree.

And they would use the blood of others to further their agendas. Beyond disgusting.


7 posted on 04/19/2008 10:13:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: pissant
"Don't go into corporate America," she exhorted low-income working mothers in Ohio in February, even though she is a highly compensated hospital executive.

Let's talk about how sinister the "hospital business" is sometime.

8 posted on 04/19/2008 10:13:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (to love New York is to love humanity.)
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To: pissant

I WANT YOU TO BELIEVE MY LIES

9 posted on 04/19/2008 10:14:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: pissant

Bump 4 l8er...


10 posted on 04/19/2008 10:14:59 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Free ThinkerNY; pissant
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11 posted on 04/19/2008 10:19:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: pissant

Self Hating Yuppie is better than Conservatives/Christian hating scumbags like Klkintons.


12 posted on 04/19/2008 10:23:20 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: pissant
True. And he never takes personal responsibility for any of his ‘misspoken mistakes’. Obama is just beginning to shed the outer skin of the onion. There are more, scarier layers to come forth. Let's hope he is completely unwrapped before the November election.
13 posted on 04/19/2008 10:24:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: pissant

LOL because the Obamas always reminded me of 1980’s yuppies with 1960’s ideas.

Obama is just a few years older than I am, and the Reagan-led 1980’s were an important time for people in our age range. The Clintons are stuck in the 1960’s. I’m not sure about McCain. When will there be a 21st Century candidate?


14 posted on 04/19/2008 10:24:30 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: pissant
Obama belongs to a "Black Liberation Theology" Church that is FOUNDED on the hatred on Whites.

He followed a Pastor for 20 years who is the most ignorant, racist, America-hating hate-hustler this side of Louis Farrahkan.

His Church puts Hamas propaganda in their bulletin - and he ends up getting the endorsement of that very same terrorist organization.

He spent much of his early adult life smoking dope, snorting cocaine and being mentored by unabashed COMMUNISTS and protege's of Saul Alinsky.

He married an America-hating Black-Radical who followed the writings of Stokley Carmichael and the Black Panthers of the 60's and who, based on her embarassingly narcissistic and academically sophomoric Princeton thesis, should never have been allowed to graduate high school let alone get into Princeton.

He took money from an unrepetent terrorist who was part of the Weather Underground - and still refuses to completely disavow his friendship with him.

He maintained close personal and financial ties with a corrupt convicted Chicago crook named Tony Rezko who bailed him out of financial trouble, bought him a home and then got convicted of extortion, fraud and money laundering.

He WHINED about being asked "like eight questions" at a simple press interview while trying to convince America that he's competent enough to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

He somehow managed to serve as President of Harvard Law Review without ever publishing a even SINGLE piece of written work.

He even wrote a book describing how he "found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

He'll even throw his own grandma from the train for political expediency and say that she's just a "typical White person" who was "bred" to harbor racist views.

All that yet he refused to wear a pin with the American flag on it because he thinks THAT would send the wrong message.




15 posted on 04/19/2008 10:28:35 PM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: Tired of Taxes
When will there be a 21st Century candidate?

2100

16 posted on 04/19/2008 10:35:09 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: originalbuckeye

17 posted on 04/19/2008 10:41:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: smoothsailing

“He has what can best be described as a Messianic Complex. We’ve seen his kind before.”

Indeed we have. Interesting times are coming; and, I’m afraid, bad ones. The sh!t is going to hit the fan shortly, I’m afraid.


18 posted on 04/19/2008 10:55:26 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: smoothsailing

This is brilliant - That should be the only AD to show through this election cycle. I don’t mind a bumper sticker with this either! :-)


19 posted on 04/19/2008 11:02:35 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: TheWasteLand

:-) That would be the end of the 21st Century, but you’re right, that’s probably when we’ll finally have a candidate who concedes that big government social programs don’t work.


20 posted on 04/19/2008 11:04:48 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Tired of Taxes
the Reagan-led 1980’s were an important time for people in our age range.

At the time, Reagan was accused of being stuck in the 1950's.
21 posted on 04/19/2008 11:05:26 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (There's more proof that Operation Chaos is working than there is proof that Global Warming is real.)
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To: The_Macallan
You opined a much clearer analysis of Obama. He's not your garden variety of
the self-hating liberal affluent.

This is a man who seeks absolute power as a well
defined Marxist. He does not identify himself with
any western philosophy of democratic principles.

He is William Ayres, the Trinity church and the Black Muslim movement.

22 posted on 04/19/2008 11:14:55 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: pissant
"Slate columnist Mickey Kaus has been waiting for Obama to "pivot" to the center as Clinton did in 1992. But it may be that America's most reliably liberal senator doesn't think he has to. He isn't a unifier. He's a counter-revolutionary. And waiting for him to pivot is like waiting for Godot."


As you said, pissant...he's a Marxist.

23 posted on 04/19/2008 11:21:12 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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To: The_Republican
"Self Hating Yuppie is better than Conservatives/Christian hating scumbags like Klkintons."


Don't bet the farm that he's not Conservative/Christian hating.

In fact, I get that "feeling" all of the time from him.

24 posted on 04/19/2008 11:24:14 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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To: The_Macallan
Excellent post! Thank you!

As far as this is concerned...


"He married an America-hating Black-Radical who followed the writings of Stokley Carmichael and the Black Panthers of the 60's and who, based on her embarassingly narcissistic and academically sophomoric Princeton thesis, should never have been allowed to graduate high school let alone get into Princeton."


Michelle...the one who always looks like she's in need of someone to slap.

May I ask of you to explain WHY she complains about her finances (piano lessons, ballet lessons, school loans) to a group of women, and ask them to reject "middleclassness"?

I don't understand THAT at all!

25 posted on 04/19/2008 11:31:48 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Renegade conservative, now registered as a 'Rat, in support of Operation Chaos.)
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To: smoothsailing

26 posted on 04/19/2008 11:34:30 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: The_Macallan

Check out this You Tube video of of pastor James David Manning of New York’s ATLAH World Missionary Church. It is hilarious:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/19/antiobama-preacher-unlea_n_92471.html


27 posted on 04/20/2008 12:26:35 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: pissant

Obama wants to relive Kenya in the fifties.

See Mau Maus.


28 posted on 04/20/2008 3:50:34 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The republic is over kids!)
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To: jonrick46

Did I hear the Pastor say “nappy headed people”?


29 posted on 04/20/2008 4:33:07 AM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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