Skip to comments.Misreading Obama
Posted on 05/06/2011 1:08:07 AM PDT by Scanian
From the moment Barack Obama took center stage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the world has been busily trying to decipher the man. No one has been more busy reading Obama in the years since than the chair of the Harvard History Department, the esteemed Dr. James Kloppenberg. At numerous symposia, on both sides of the Atlantic, he has shared his distinctive insights on our 44th president.
In his new book, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition, Kloppenberg has assembled his insights into a misreading of Obama so sincere and so profound that it causes one to doubt the entire academic enterprise. In the heat of the 2008 campaign, a book like this would have been understandable. No one seemed to know much about Obama. Two years into the presidency, one marvels at how much information the author, his readers and editors had to ignore to allow this book to go to press.
Working from Obama's early articles, his later columns in the Hyde Park Herald, his key speeches, and his two books, the 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father and the 2006 policy brief Audacity of Hope, Kloppenberg finds in Obama a philosophical pragmatist with a "firmer grip on America's past" than any president since Woodrow Wilson.
To arrive at this understanding, Kloppenberg had first to convince himself that Obama actually wrote his own material. This was not difficult, at least not for the good professor. "But since I began investigating Obama's ideas," he observes, "no one who knows him has expressed any doubt to me that both books are his work." For Kloppenberg, this was proof enough. Immured in his academic keep, he apparently sheltered himself from the 20,000 or so words I had already put into cyberspace establishing that Obama had substantial help
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Obama could have simply shown his bc back when Lakin first questioned it and allowed a doctor to go serve in Afghanistan. Especially since Obama later showed a digital copy for his own political gain. And it would have been the Christian thing to do, instead of allowing an Army Doctor and his family to be ruined.
Obama goes out on a limb, travels the extra mile and takes it on the chin, when dealing with a dead Muslim terrorist. But not so when it comes to a living American serviceman.
You want to understand Obama - then explain that!
Obama’s stooges, cronies, yes men, minions, cabal and terrorist buddy vouched for him. OK then.
All bets are off when Obama is unemployed after 2012.
We see you Barack Hussein Obama.
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