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Ben Stein on Barack Obama : We've Figured Him Out
American Spectator ^ | 2009 | Ben Stein

Posted on 10/28/2009 12:37:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: benstein; liberalism; obama; socialism
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1 posted on 10/28/2009 12:37:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Brought to you by the teacher who taught Ferris Bueller's economics class :


2 posted on 10/28/2009 12:39:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (wH)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee. I figured him out from the get go. I still don’t have much empathy for those who allowed themselves to be snickered.


3 posted on 10/28/2009 12:40:12 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted......

....That Kodak Moment of a black man in The White House.

4 posted on 10/28/2009 12:42:42 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: GOP Poet

Amen.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 12:43:01 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: GOP Poet

Rush always says it right...”IGNORANCE IS AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE COMMODITY...”


6 posted on 10/28/2009 12:43:12 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind
Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.

There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America.

Thank you for posting this. It is well-written, sobering, and so very true.

7 posted on 10/28/2009 12:43:15 PM PDT by dmd25 (Thank you President Bush!)
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To: GOP Poet

Ben finally woke up! Didn’t he back Zero?


8 posted on 10/28/2009 12:44:25 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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Ben Stein on Barack Obama: We've Figured Him Out

Correction: Ben Stein on Barack Obama: Ben Has Finally Figured Him Out

You can shove the "we've" s***, Ben. 59,000,000+ of us had this POS figured out a long time ago. Too bad the rest of you didn't listen.

9 posted on 10/28/2009 12:44:59 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ben has earned back his FOX credentials.

Way to go Ben.


10 posted on 10/28/2009 12:45:16 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008.

Most of the people on FR were well aware of what Obama stood for, long before the election.

11 posted on 10/28/2009 12:49:37 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Right from the beginning, BO creeped me out with the way he hissssssses his sssssssssses.
Very Slitherin.


12 posted on 10/28/2009 12:50:19 PM PDT by RazzPutin ("You have told us more than you can possibly know." -- Niels Bohr)
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To: Fred Hayek

Didn’t he back Zero?

I doubt it very much. He’s a smart guy and a fiscal conservative.


13 posted on 10/28/2009 12:51:41 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And just think... you can’t even buy CAR insurance at the DMV.


14 posted on 10/28/2009 12:52:33 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Breaking the law, breaking the law; Breaking the law, breaking the law. Judas Priest)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Anyone?”


15 posted on 10/28/2009 12:53:16 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SeekAndFind

Great column...how come it wasn’t posted three months ago? The column was originally posted on 7/24/09. Still timely, though.


16 posted on 10/28/2009 12:54:18 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Fred Hayek; ncfool

Maybe I missed something while getting the background out... anyone have links to when he backed him?

I had no clue.


17 posted on 10/28/2009 12:55:13 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Breaking the law, breaking the law; Breaking the law, breaking the law. Judas Priest)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, good Ben.

Maybe now you can put your intellect to work figuring out your “good friend”, the angry runtish punk, Al Franken, who you supported in the Minnesota Senate race with the maximum individual contribution allowed.


18 posted on 10/28/2009 12:55:22 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: GOP Poet

or snookered either. LOL. Whatever that dang word is. I get that people in America are basically a bunch of lazy, take our country and rights for granted type people sadly. Hope many wake up.


19 posted on 10/28/2009 12:55:36 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Fred Hayek

He was on TV stating “he could not stop smiling” when Obama was elected.


20 posted on 10/28/2009 12:57:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Call the NFL and welcome their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.)
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To: Fred Hayek

He backed Franken.


21 posted on 10/28/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: SeekAndFind; LucyT; Liz

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a “community organizer,” Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth.—————————————————————————————————————

Ping


22 posted on 10/28/2009 1:00:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama is the Milli Vanilli of authors. Freeper: Natural Law)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thank you, I stand corrected. Still, how could he?!


23 posted on 10/28/2009 1:00:40 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: roses of sharon

He was on TV stating “he could not stop smiling” when Obama was elected.

I did not see that, so what was the context?

Maybe “did you all know what you voted for?”.


24 posted on 10/28/2009 1:01:58 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: SeekAndFind
Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

And the best doctors will retire - we'll all be treated with the "respect" the average medicaid gets...

25 posted on 10/28/2009 1:03:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama is the Milli Vanilli of authors. Freeper: Natural Law)
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To: GOPJ; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; ...
Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

Check out the article... now, I will be off-line for a while; ... carry on, anyway.

[You can do it. Yes, you can!]

26 posted on 10/28/2009 1:08:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: GOP Poet

Right, the author is being kind to a lot of criminally ill-informed voters who themselves could care less about America and care most about their own immediate, concrete and temporary gains.


27 posted on 10/28/2009 1:10:55 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: GOPJ

And the best doctors will retire - we’ll all be treated with the “respect” the average medicaid gets...””

I suspect that we will hen have a large influx of “affirmative action doctors”.

Glad I have a great Veterinarian.


28 posted on 10/28/2009 1:12:44 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Barb4Bush
He’s a smart guy and a fiscal conservative.

Not that smart and not that conservative. Stein gave money and his support to Franken.

29 posted on 10/28/2009 1:12:48 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Fred Hayek
Iirc he and Kelley Ann Conaway (who was supposedly a conservative) both said they were happy....as did Charles Krauthammer...the context was a historic one, but they all believed he was going to be calm, smart, and bipartisan.

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Another time they did not listen to us.

30 posted on 10/28/2009 1:18:03 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Call the NFL and welcome their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great Ben. Love it...

Obamaramacare, promised new services:

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Obamaramacare, the promised costs:

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Obamaramecare, actual new services:

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Obamaramacare, actual costs:

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31 posted on 10/28/2009 1:18:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He also dissed Sarah!


32 posted on 10/28/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's Ben's hidden message:

"total zero"

Right on the money!

33 posted on 10/28/2009 1:19:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tallguy

From the other thread...

I know it’s a long way off, but can you imagine Obama as an ex-president. We’re talking quantum leap over Jimmy Carter on the embarrassment scale.

I have had the same thought. It’s worth coming up with legislation now to set limits as much as we can.

With free speech being what it is, about all we can hope for is to so discredit this joker, that his statements will be seen as the mindless rantings of a mental deranged uncle that nobody talks about or listens to.


34 posted on 10/28/2009 1:22:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: GOP Poet

I figured him out from the beginning too. That means we are special in this re-educated society. We can say our abc’s and count to fifty.


35 posted on 10/28/2009 1:31:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind
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The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to act of graft committed for the benefit of Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

There. Fixed it. Ben doesn't usually slip up.

36 posted on 10/28/2009 1:35:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeekAndFind

bttt


37 posted on 10/28/2009 1:35:28 PM PDT by The Wizard
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, all of this was perfectly obvious last year. Too bad everyone was asleep, and the RNC chose McCain to help elect Obama.


38 posted on 10/28/2009 1:37:37 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DoughtyOne
Unfortunately, he is modeling himself after Lincoln and Kennedy (or more accurately, an image of what he thinks we think are Lincoln and Kennedy)

I fear we won't have to worry about him as an ex-president.

Worse, we will have a martyr to liberalism, and the left and islamist will use his bloody corpse to ram home every foul idea he's ever voiced.

How long would it have taken us to get to the moon had Kennedy lived? By the end of the decade? I rather doubt it...

(Note to DOJy trolls, I am VERY MUCH AGAINST any physical violence directed at the current occupant of the White House)

39 posted on 10/28/2009 1:42:22 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 279 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Still, how could he?!

The same way people get married multiple times.

The triumph of hope over experience...

40 posted on 10/28/2009 1:45:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 279 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Brought to you by the teacher who taught Ferris Bueller's economics class

Ben Stein is one smart, industrious guy. I wish I had half his intelligence, half his knowledge of capital markets and capitalism, and half his industriousness. This guy really gets around.

Stein's had a TV/acting career: he hosted Win Ben Stein's Money for years on TV, and he has a big-screen filmography to go with Ferris Bueller, which wasn't a one-shot deal. He has also done a ton of advertisements, e.g. for eye drops that "get the red out". A copy of his 1992 book about the Michael Milken scandal, A License to Steal, which is later and more compendious than James Stewart's Den of Thieves which I'd read years ago, rests about two feet from my hand as I type. He covered Milken and the Predators' Ball for Barron's in the 80's and decried the trumpery and thievery that Milken and Drexel Burnham Lambert were up to, while writing two other books about finance. I should imagine his bibliography is longer now, 17 years later.

The first page of A License to Steal quotes Adam Smith, in The Theory of Moral Sentiments:

Justice .... is the main pillar that upholds the whole society. If it is removed, the great, immense fabric of human society .... must in a moment crumble into atoms.

Flouting justice and evading the just judgments of a fair, free market was what Milken and his predatory associates were all about.

41 posted on 10/28/2009 1:50:22 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: null and void

I agree with you. Poor sap doesn’t understand that Kennedy would bitch slap him back to the last century for his beliefs.

The last thing we need is this guy to be harmed. I don’t like his politics, but I just want him out of power.

Rush said something today that really struck a cord with me.

Kennedy was killed by a man that agreed with Obama on almost everything. He was a communist, sided with the enemies of our nation, and fixated on people like Fidel Castro.

That really should give today’s Communists(D) something to think about, but then what percentage of them actually know who Oswald was, let alone that he and Obama probably agree on over 95% of what they believe(d) in.


42 posted on 10/28/2009 1:51:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: SeekAndFind

>>The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008.<<

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Unimaginable kindness and trust equals gullibility in politics. It is most likely that the kindness and trust will be repeated in the future.

The same sentiments have caused the American people to have forgotten about 9/11 and who perpetrated it.


43 posted on 10/28/2009 1:54:56 PM PDT by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Erase Socialism)
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To: EagleUSA

”IGNORANCE IS AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE COMMODITY...”

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Wrong — it’s America’s CHEAPEST commodity. That’s why the majority is buying it.


44 posted on 10/28/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Erase Socialism)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; roses of sharon
Not that smart and not that conservative. Stein gave money and his support to Franken.

I figure Ben Stein for a pre-New Deal Democrat, what they used to call a "lunch-bucket Democrat" of the urban-ethnic but non-Socialist variety.

The old Dems in the 20's were a bunch of Old Jacksonians, tied up in the Grange movement, the Progressive movement, and, if they were in the small towns, the Klan. My grandfather was Irish Catholic and a William Jennings Bryan man, but he was leaned on by small-town Klansmen who were probably just as much Democrats as he was. He voted for FDR just once -- until he figured out what FDR was. He never voted for him again.

The ethnic Democrats took over the Dem Party in 1928 from the rural Jacksonians and the Klan, and four years later the Socialists snookered them all. They didn't recognized FDR's "frontal politics" coalition for what it was (I've never seen his "grand coalition" described as a Soviet-style "frontal politics", which it was), and kept dismissing Stalinists like Harry Hopkins, Harry Dexter White, and Henry Wallace as just exponents of a "variety" of opinion within the "big tent" of Democratic politics. They couldn't have been more wrong, and they have never awakened to reality since.

Today, the lunch-bucket Dems and non-Socialist ethnics are largely asleep in the belly of the Red beast of "progressive" Democratic politics. They don't know they're being digested and that their energies and support are being siphoned off to nourish real evil, and that their own vision of America is being destroyed.

45 posted on 10/28/2009 2:06:38 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Well, at least I never gave $ to Weird Al Franken.


46 posted on 10/28/2009 2:10:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: AliVeritas

**you can’t even buy CAR insurance at the DMV.**

what ... the lines at the DMV aren’t LONG ENOUGH????


47 posted on 10/28/2009 2:11:55 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: 353FMG

**Wrong — it’s America’s CHEAPEST commodity. That’s why the majority is buying it.**

but it’s too damn EXPENSIVE for the REST of US


48 posted on 10/28/2009 2:15:15 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I will DIE with Israel BY MY SIDE, rather than LIVE with the CHAINS of ISLAM on my Back!)
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To: DoughtyOne
That really should give today’s Communists(D) something to think about, but then what percentage of them actually know who Oswald was, let alone that he and Obama probably agree on over 95% of what they believe(d) in.

Today's liberal Dems are more like the Dawn of the Dead zombies the ACLU lawyers were parodied as being, in last year's lampoon of Michael Moore. The lawyers kept trying to rush the bench with writs and the judge (Dennis Hopper) kept mowing them down with a pump shotgun.

The lampoon is correct in this: that there is a real thinking deficit in true-believing Progressive 'Rats, who are Stalinists and don't even know it.

49 posted on 10/28/2009 2:29:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad many people didn’t figure him out until after the election.


50 posted on 10/28/2009 2:42:24 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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