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Newly Found Article Confirms Obama “Dreams” Fraud
cashill.com ^ | January 15, 2009 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 01/15/2009 3:10:06 PM PST by Sioux-san

"The belief that moribund institutions, rather than individuals are at the root of the problem, keep SAM’s energies alive.,,,"

The highly indicative sentence above comes from an 1800-word article that Barack Obama wrote for Columbia’s weekly news magazine, Sundial, at the height of the KGB-generated anti-nuke craze in March 1983. Obama was twenty-one at the time.

The sentence nicely captures Obama’s skill as a writer. The noun, “belief,” and the verb, “keep,” don’t agree—one of an appalling five such noun-verb mismatches in the essay--and the punctuation is fully random.

More problematically, the word choice sucks all logic out of the sentence. In the previous paragraph, Obama had warned his readers about the “the relentless, often silent spread of militarism in the country.”

In this paragraph, the reader is told that these same military institutions are “moribund”—that is “nearly dead.” How their debilitated state keeps the “energies” of the Students Against Militarism (SAM) “alive” is apparently left to the reader’s imagination.

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1 posted on 01/15/2009 3:10:08 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

It he were writing in Latin or Greek, this phenomenon would be explained as ‘attraction’,


2 posted on 01/15/2009 3:12:30 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Sioux-san

“More problematically, the word choice sucks all logic out of the sentence. In the previous paragraph, Obama had warned his readers about the ‘the relentless, often silent spread of militarism in the country.’

In this paragraph, the reader is told that these same military institutions are ‘moribund’ that is ‘nearly dead.’ How their debilitated state keeps the ‘energies’ of the Students Against Militarism (SAM) ‘alive’ is apparently left to the reader’s imagination.”

To be fair, he refers to the spread of “militarism,” which is not necessarily the same thing as the military institutions. Of course, I haven’t read the whole paper. I’m sure it’s confused.


3 posted on 01/15/2009 3:15:27 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Sioux-san

“Every sentence has its own graceful cadence. He could just as easily have been a novelist as a politician.”

Yeah. Just like Henry Adams and Disraeli. Such a genius.

By the way, when I saw the acronym SAM, I thought he was talking about surface to air missles. Then I wished I was reading about missles.


4 posted on 01/15/2009 3:18:22 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Sioux-san
I've seen folks improve their vocabulary and grammer over a 20 year period of time. However, I've never seen anyone who didn't initially, and intuitively, understand the use of commas ever "fix" their problem.

In fact, most such folks complain about others' overuse of commas!

I suspect Obama understands the commas in the speeches Axelrod writes for him. At the same time I'm pretty sure he has no idea where to put them.

I've developed a little litany of Obama-isms ~ "unh, mmmm, nghnm, nork, dork" ~ that he goes into when asked to say something for which he does not have an already prepared text ready to go. Add in elbows flopping up and down, tongue pushing lips in front of teeth ~ you've seen someone do this before.

Then there's the perfect diction that he draws from Axelrod's word processor.

What Obama and Axelrod forgot to do is work the "unh, mmm,...." stuff into his regular litany as delivered with the assistance of a teleprompter. That way something he says would appear natural.

Now, comment on the Democrats ~ they are too uneducated and erudite to even begin to comprehend how inartful Obama's speach appears to someone who can use commas.

5 posted on 01/15/2009 3:19:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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What is worse, IMO, is that the passage from the Dreams book presented as an example of how “great” a writer B.O. might be, is also atrocious (just in a different way). It reads like a 19 year old in their first creative writing class presenting an unintentional parody of “great writing”.

To be fair, I have not read his book, only passages here and there. Maybe the chosen passage is a bad example.


6 posted on 01/15/2009 3:23:05 PM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Sioux-san
One of the things that tells me that Obama didn't write the book is an incident described when Obama visits Africa as a young adult. He is in some remote area with members of his family and talks about looking up at the sky and seeing a diffuse white band stretching across the sky. He wondered if this were smoke or clouds (Neither of which emit light. Duh.) and was told that it was the Milky Way. The author quotes the Obama response as, "Really?"

Now Obama supposedly grew up in Kansas, Hawaii, and Indonesia. The probability that he never saw a dark night sky, and the Milky Way is virtually nil. But maybe someone who spent his whole life in or near Chicago might never have seen it and thought of it as an exotic thing.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 01/15/2009 3:25:37 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Sioux-san
Obama and the case of the missing 'thesis'
July 24, 2008
By Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer

excerpt:

The hunt for Obama’s senior “thesis” began with a throwaway line in a newspaper article last October. The New York Times story, on Obama’s early New York years, mentioned in passing that the presidential contender had majored in political science at Columbia and had spent his time “writing his thesis on Soviet nuclear disarmament.”

Journalists began hounding Columbia University for copies of the musty document. Conservative bloggers began wondering if the young Obama had written a no-nukes screed that he might come to regret. And David Bossie, the former congressional investigator and “right-wing hit man,” as one newspaper described him, took out classified newspaper ads in Columbia University’s newspaper and the Chicago Tribune in March searching for the term paper.

Bossie came up dry, but said the effort was well worth it:

“A thesis entitled Soviet Nuclear Disarmament, written at the height of The Cold War in 1983, might shed some light upon what Barack Obama thought about our most pressing foreign policy issue for 40-plus years (U.S.-Soviet Relations),” he wrote in an e-mail to NBC News.

http://deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/24/1219454.aspx

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Here is the passage from the New York Times that the above article refers to:

"He barely mentions Columbia, training ground for the elite, where he transferred in his junior year, majoring in political science and international relations and writing his thesis on Soviet nuclear disarmament. He dismisses in one sentence his first community organizing job — work he went on to do in Chicago — though a former supervisor remembers him as 'a star performer.'"

Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say
By JANNY SCOTT, October 30, 2007:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/30/us/politics/30obama.html?ex=1351396800&en=631bf83f428647f9&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss

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From "45 Communist Goals":
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

'Goals' 4-45 can be found here or at many other sites through a web search for "45 goals":
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

8 posted on 01/15/2009 3:26:29 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Sioux-san
Barack Obama, from Dreams from My Father, Three Rivers Press, New York, Revised Edition, 2004, ISBN 1-4000-8277-3, p. 76-7:
"But by the time I met Frank [Frank Marshall Davis] he must have been pushing eighty, with a big, dewlapped face and an ill-kempt gray Afro that made him look like an old, shaggy-maned lion. He would read us his poetry whenever we stopped by his house, sharing whiskey with Gramps out of an emptied jelly jar."

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From Accuracy In Media | AIM.ORG

Obama’s Red Mentor Praised Red Army
AIM Report | By Cliff Kincaid | April 30, 2008

Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. “Smash on, victory-eating Red Army,” he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of Christian missionaries.

The “Red Army” poem goes beyond hoping for the communists to beat the Nazis in World War II and hails the Soviet revolution. It says:

Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!

http://www.aim.org/aim-report/obamas-red-mentor-praised-red-army/

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Frank Marshall Davis

Obama’s Communist Mentor
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | February 18, 2008

excerpt...

"through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his 'poetry' and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just 'Frank.'

The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations."

Frank Chapman, a CPUSA supporter, has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the Illinois senator's victory in the Iowa caucuses:

"Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary 'mole,' not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
-People's Weekly World (PWW), official newspaper of the Communist Party, USA
http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/12302/1/405

AIM article: Obama’s Communist Mentor
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/

Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis, Vernon Jarrett - One Degree of Seperation
New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
"Why did Barack Obama move to Chicago? Why did he choose a city famous for its corruption and distrust of outsiders as a launching pad for his political career? Did Obama's boyhood mentor, life long communist Frank Marshall Davis influence that choice?"
http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-file-38-barack-obama-frank.html

9 posted on 01/15/2009 3:30:48 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Sioux-san

When it, comes to grammar, and punctuation obama am an master.


10 posted on 01/15/2009 3:36:10 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: ETL

The scary thing is most of those goals have been achieved


11 posted on 01/15/2009 3:43:35 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.)
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To: ml/nj
He wondered if this were smoke or clouds (Neither of which emit light. Duh.)

But it's quite common in urban sprawl for clouds and smoke to reflect the street lights.

I suppose if you were Obama's ghostwriter, and you thought of him as purely a city kid, you might write about his surprise at seeing the milky way. But it would be a strange and poorly educated and extremely incurious young adult who could have lived in Hawaii and Indonesia and Kansas and never looked up on a dark night.

(Did I get the comma's right?)

12 posted on 01/15/2009 3:45:11 PM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard work to be cynical enough in this age)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
Yup. We've become a nation of 'useful idiots'.


13 posted on 01/15/2009 3:58:02 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

Did you notice that Vernon Jarrett is the father of Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s chief advisor, and fiercely loyal friend?


14 posted on 01/15/2009 4:07:41 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: slowhandluke

For the record, there’s no evidence Obama ever set foot in Kansas until he began his run for President.

His mother couldn’t get out of there fast enough as a teenager, and there’s no evidence she ever went back; it is extremely unlikely she regaled her son with tales of the majestic amber waves of grain to make him want to visit.


15 posted on 01/15/2009 4:19:31 PM PST by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: Sioux-san

This would have been written back when he was inhaling, correct?


16 posted on 01/15/2009 4:20:32 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

bHo deception ping


17 posted on 01/15/2009 4:49:39 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead (3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87))
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To: Sioux-san
Of what? this is my choice for the most incompressible post of the day.
18 posted on 01/15/2009 4:51:30 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: Jaidyn
Did you notice that Vernon Jarrett is the father of Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s chief advisor, and fiercely loyal friend?

No, I didn't. Thanks.

According to Wikipedia, he was her ex-father-in-law. Interesting. I'll have to read the New Zealand article again with this in mind.

Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis, Vernon Jarrett - One Degree of Seperation
New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
"Why did Barack Obama move to Chicago? Why did he choose a city famous for its corruption and distrust of outsiders as a launching pad for his political career? Did Obama's boyhood mentor, life long communist Frank Marshall Davis influence that choice?"
http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-file-38-barack-obama-frank.html

19 posted on 01/15/2009 5:23:47 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Sioux-san

Jack Cashill is very good and was kind enough to exchange a few e-mails with me on 0’s Columbia years


20 posted on 01/15/2009 5:26:22 PM PST by dennisw (On the thirty first floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: ETL

21 posted on 01/15/2009 5:31:19 PM PST by dennisw (On the thirty first floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: ml/nj
Definitely. Folks in Kansas, Hawaii and Indonesia almost certainly have plenty of opportunities to watch the Milky Way.

Bill Ayers didn't. On the other hand, I bet Bill Ayers balks at correct use of commas, so if you want to see if it's Bill or some other terrorist writing Obama's autobiography, just check their other materials and look real hard at the commas.

I'm pretty sure Obama can't correctly use the comma in English nor the dot in Arabic ~ a man who is functionally illiterate in at least two languages, and maybe three.

22 posted on 01/15/2009 5:39:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Then there's the perfect diction that he draws from Axelrod's word processor.

I would wager there are no commas in the speeches that are written for Obama.

Instead, I bet they use ledes (...) to indicate a pause. And arbitrary line breaks (rather than paragraphs) to create the cadence.

It's a not uncommon way of writing speeches. And it is also exactly the way virtually all ad copy is written (voiceover or print ad copy). In other words, the material is written as the writer wants it delivered.

23 posted on 01/15/2009 5:42:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01
You'd probably win your bets.

Right now Obama has demonstrated fairly remarkably that he is, in fact, functionally illiterate when it comes to written material as well as tongue-tied.

We've never had a more inarticulate President. Amazingly his core constituency is even less adept ~ they think he's a master at speaking.

I think that somebody's been cheating at school Fur Shur.

24 posted on 01/15/2009 5:46:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dennisw

Thanks! So many radical left connections, so little time. :)


25 posted on 01/15/2009 5:49:44 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: okie01

I use the technique when a character in one of my stories is speaking. Establishing a cadence is useful to pull a reader into the story. Some famous writers used the technique of inserting narrator’s words smack in the middle of a character speaking. Isn’t that the old bugaboo, ‘style’?


26 posted on 01/15/2009 6:01:27 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the bHo deception ping


27 posted on 01/15/2009 8:24:19 PM PST by zot
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To: okie01
"... the material is written as the writer wants it delivered ..."

Bingo. In fact, academics were once fond of tut-tutting over Shakespeare's punctuation, till an actor showed them how the commas and semicolons, in particular, in the working scripts (which is what they were, as opposed to plays intended for publication) served as vocal stage directions.

And our new emperor, Milk-Chocolate Charlie McCarthy, apparently can't tell one from the other.

28 posted on 01/15/2009 8:35:27 PM PST by Tenniel2 ("When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one" -- Edmund Burke)
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To: muawiyah
"... his core constituency is even less adept -- they think he's a master ..."

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The Forty Years' War for the American mind is over, and we lost. In the country of the irreparably, irredeemably dumbed-down, the glib dunce is king.

29 posted on 01/15/2009 8:37:48 PM PST by Tenniel2 ("When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one" -- Edmund Burke)
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To: ETL

de nada!


30 posted on 01/15/2009 8:55:06 PM PST by dennisw (On the thirty first floor a gold plated door won't keep out the Lord's burning rage ---FBB)
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To: MilspecRob

Huh?


31 posted on 01/15/2009 9:07:17 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san; MilspecRob

I think he was referring to your “more evidence” comment right after the article. He was asking, “more evidence of what?” He apparently didn’t understand what this post was about (whether or not Obami actually wrote Dreams From My Father).


32 posted on 01/15/2009 9:26:15 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ml/nj

Obama didn’t live in Kansas, his mat. grandparents grew up there, and his mother was born there. As far as I have reaad, Obama lived in Honolulu and Jakarta, Indonesia, while growing up. He also lived with his mother in Seattle for a year or two as an infant, when she attended U. of Washington (1961-62). I have also read mom left him in Hawaii with her mother during this time, so this seems to be another of the uncertainties/mysteries of Obama’s life.


33 posted on 01/16/2009 2:53:09 AM PST by CalifGirlInMaine
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To: ETL

Thanks - I didn’t get the comment, but it is true that people do comment without reading anything first. I had to look up incomprssible (thought he meant incomprehensible).


34 posted on 01/16/2009 5:14:04 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: muawiyah
Amazingly his core constituency is even less adept ~ they think he's a master at speaking.

This article pretty much sums up the Obama 'magic'...

From AsiaTimesOnline
Feb 26, 2008

Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. ...

Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world's biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis' cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power's portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech. ..."

Article: Obama's women reveal his secret
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html

35 posted on 01/16/2009 5:29:59 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: muawiyah
This one is good too...

Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."

Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
http://latter-rain.com/ltrain/alinski.htm

36 posted on 01/16/2009 5:32:12 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

I intend to spend the duration of his presidency pointing out what a dumbass he is, and what dupes those who think he’s brilliant are.

Now, how’s MY grammar?


37 posted on 01/16/2009 5:34:36 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB
I agree he's a dumb ass. You'd have to be to believe in socialism. However, he is 'clever' enough to pull the wool over 10s of millions of dumber asses than he.

Now, how’s MY grammar?

I didn't say anything about grammar.

38 posted on 01/16/2009 5:48:56 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

Since this article is about the dumbass-elect’s grammar, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t mess something up. That would be embarassing.


39 posted on 01/16/2009 5:52:13 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB

yes it wood


40 posted on 01/16/2009 6:05:59 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: muawiyah
"I've developed a little litany of Obama-isms ~ "unh, mmmm, nghnm, nork, dork" ~ that he goes into when asked to say something for which he does not have an already prepared text ready to go"

I've been puzzling about the best way to render his deeply nasal and truncated contraction of "you know".

"Yon", "yo'n", "yo'wn", yyo'wn", or maybe "eyo'wn" would work.

41 posted on 01/16/2009 6:07:38 AM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: cookcounty

“eyo’wn”


42 posted on 01/16/2009 10:06:07 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sioux-san

But what good does it do, to turn a good phrase if not to plant a fertile seed?


43 posted on 01/16/2009 10:25:44 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Like watching a dark and stormy day in reverse.


44 posted on 01/16/2009 10:29:13 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: muawiyah
I'm pretty sure that Obama's "umms" and "urrs" are a result of him overthinking his response to something that he's not prepared for.

Obama has this need to be perfect, so he thinks out the implications and expected replies to his response, adjusts what he's going to say, rethinks that, too, and while he's doing all this in his mind, all that comes out of his mouth is "uhh... umm... urr..."

-PJ

45 posted on 01/16/2009 10:47:55 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Tublecane
By the way, when I saw the acronym SAM, I thought he was talking about surface to air missles. Then I wished I was reading about missles.

Mmmmm... missiles...

This guy is perpetually stuck on arrogant college sophomore --and now he's the president. Yeah, I think I'll go back to daydreaming about missiles too.

46 posted on 01/16/2009 10:53:02 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: ETL
[quote from Alinsky:]"...They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."

But what is in it for the media? Do they think they will retain THEIR power under a radical socialist change?

47 posted on 01/16/2009 11:02:09 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Are you kidding? They’ll be stronger than ever.


48 posted on 01/16/2009 11:06:44 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“I’m pretty sure that Obama’s ‘umms’ and ‘urrs’ are a result of him overthinking his response to something that he’s not prepared for.
Obama has this need to be perfect, so he thinks out the implications and expected replies to his response, adjusts what he’s going to say, rethinks that, too, and while he’s doing all this in his mind, all that comes out of his mouth is ‘uhh... umm... urr...’”

This is exaclty how the MSM defends him. He’s too darn thoughtful for modern politicking, where rote and easy answers are expected in a matter of mere seconds. He’s like Hamlet, you see, too full of ideas to be able to choose just one.

Of course, when Bush paused for an answer, it was because he’s stupid.


49 posted on 01/16/2009 2:11:10 PM PST by Tublecane
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He’s like Hamlet, you see, too full of ideas to be able to choose just one. Of course, when Bush paused for an answer, it was because he’s stupid.

Yeah, except that with Obama, it's not that he's too full of ideas, it's that he's thinking out which answer will serve his purpose the most, and what might come back to haunt him later.

He's not struggling with what's best for me, he's struggling with what's best for him.

-PJ

50 posted on 01/16/2009 2:29:59 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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