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The Chosen One (Who is Obama Really?) - Must Read
Claremont Review of Books ^ | July 1, 2011 | Angello M. Codevilla

Posted on 07/13/2011 12:27:41 PM PDT by mojito

...But there was never anything silly, nor light-hearted, nor casual, about Barack Obama's efforts to keep the public's eyes from the basic facts of his life, from birth to his candidacy for president. On the contrary, this opacity is a deliberate policy. Why? The presumptive answer, absent testimony from those involved, is to ensure that real facts interfere as little as possible with the image and narrative that he and his associates have carefully crafted for him. Distinguishing between reality and that narrative would require above all a skeptical attitude, sure to be characterized by Democrats and the media in the most derogatory terms.

According to hagiography, Barack Obama was born to a hippy girl from an insignificant family and raised in poor circumstances, out of which he rose through brilliance. Yet his haughty demeanor, his stilted language when off the teleprompter, his cultural likes and dislikes, bespeak an upbringing in an environment at once so upscale and so leftist that it makes him almost a foreigner to ordinary Americans....

Consistent with the Barack Obama we know, however, are his real family, his real upbringing, and his real choices of profession and associates. His mother's parents, who raised him, seem to have been cogs in the U.S. government's well-heeled, well-connected machine for influencing the world, whether openly ("gray influence") or covertly ("black operations"). His mother spent her life and marriages, and birthed her children, working in that machine. For paradigms of young Barack's demeanor, proclivities, opinions, language, and attitudes one need look no further than the persons who ran the institutions that his mother and grandparents served—e.g., the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency—....It is here, with these people and institutions, that one should begin to unravel the unknowns surrounding him.

(Excerpt) Read more at claremont.org ...


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Groundbreaking.

Read the whole thing.

1 posted on 07/13/2011 12:27:44 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

His use of the phrase: ‘folks who.......’ tells me all I need to know.

We are ‘folks who fit into little boxes’ - in his world, we are not individuals but samples, specimens, categorized by income, race and usefulness.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 12:32:44 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: mojito

PFL


3 posted on 07/13/2011 12:34:08 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: mojito

ping


4 posted on 07/13/2011 12:34:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mojito

Wow! I am reading this now. BTTT!


5 posted on 07/13/2011 12:38:53 PM PDT by defconw
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To: mojito

It’s very good. Recently someone I thought I respected described Obama to me as a “disadvantaged black kid” from Hawaii. I could NOT believe the ignorance! I have forwarded the article, of course!


6 posted on 07/13/2011 12:41:20 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: mojito

thanks for the post


7 posted on 07/13/2011 12:44:15 PM PDT by all the best
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To: mojito

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8 posted on 07/13/2011 12:45:07 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: mojito

bttt


9 posted on 07/13/2011 12:47:36 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Billthedrill

Interesting to see what someone from an Intelligence background thinks.


10 posted on 07/13/2011 12:53:56 PM PDT by Publius
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To: mojito

very interesting reading


11 posted on 07/13/2011 12:54:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Nachum

armchair reading ping


12 posted on 07/13/2011 12:55:40 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: mojito

Seems we have a nasty habit of educating OUR Enemies.


13 posted on 07/13/2011 1:01:16 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: mojito

mark


14 posted on 07/13/2011 1:01:38 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: mojito

Outstanding article. Thanks for posting it.


15 posted on 07/13/2011 1:02:57 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: mojito

bttt


16 posted on 07/13/2011 1:09:32 PM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: Loud Mime

bump for a closer read this evening...


17 posted on 07/13/2011 1:10:47 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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18 posted on 07/13/2011 1:11:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: STARWISE; Las Vegas Ron; LucyT; Windflier; little jeremiah

ping


19 posted on 07/13/2011 1:16:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: mojito
"Obama is as close as one could imagine to a made-to-order front man for contemporary, upscale, shy-about-itself, nouveau socialism. From his earliest age, he shaped his dreams about himself to act out a character wholly fictitious, namely a black American from a humble background who rose up out of brilliance and merit, and who yearns to draw all of America's low-born (plus the rest of mankind) up through the same paths. But he is none of that. Equally imaginary is his vaunted understanding of and sympathy for foreign cultures. A typical multiculturalist, Obama speaks no language other than a peculiar version of English. His native language, loves, and hates are common to some of the most leftist elements of the current American ruling class."

"That class knows about America only that it must be changed, and looks at the vast majority of Americans the way carpenters look at warped pieces of lumber. Barack Obama is neither more nor less than its product and agent."

Add to that the fact that Obama is a classic, text book example of a malignant narcissist. He is a man with no real self-assurance hence always afraid of criticism, a pathological liar with no conscience, and possessing absolutely no empathy for anyone. He is a hollow, pliable imitation of a man who is without courage and unable to function without applause and adoration. This makes him susceptible to and easily manipulated by those who use him for their own goals while pretending to adore him...as long as they keep pretending.

20 posted on 07/13/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: mojito
Definitely a must read for all FReepers - and all Americans. So bttt! ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
21 posted on 07/13/2011 1:18:19 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (******************* Provide for the common defense)
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To: mojito; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

Who is this "Chosen One"?

22 posted on 07/13/2011 1:21:54 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: mojito

“Obama is as close as one could imagine to a made-to-order front man for contemporary, upscale, shy-about-itself, nouveau socialism. From his earliest age, he shaped his dreams about himself to act out a character wholly fictitious, namely a black American from a humble background who rose up out of brilliance and merit...”

THIS is what I never understood. IF in fact “O” has such a ‘salt of the earth’ background… it is a very potent political advantage and nearly insurmountable challenge to opponents. Nothing on earth could or should interfere with his popularizing and capitalizing on this kind of ‘pedigree’ as much and as often as possible. What better way to embarrass the ‘Conservative’ boogey men that Liberals so love to demonize?

In fact… “O” CANNOT exploit this kind of VERY wholesome and very American ‘rags to riches’ yarn ... not with nostalgia (real or trumped up), not with school photos, not with family photos, not with testimonials of friends and colleagues, not with school records, etc.... these things DO NOT EXIST. This has all been scrubbed from the record of his ‘journey’ to the WH. “O” has a personal backgrould which is hermetically sealed and sanitized. The only peak we got into the sewer from which he launched himself was the video of his ‘Rev.’ Wright: Mr. ‘Goddam America!’

Mr. Nobody from Nowhere! That is our ‘President’


23 posted on 07/13/2011 1:23:50 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: mojito

I downloaded the PDF. This is great reading.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 1:26:16 PM PDT by Excellence
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To: mojito; All

There is a link at right where this essay can be downloaded in Adobe.PDF format, in case anyone is interested.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: mojito

I’ve only read a portion of it, but the article seems to argue that Obama has a CIA connection. We know that Bush-42 had a CIA connection and therefore Bush-44 had one. It has been speculated that Clinton had a CIA connection.

I am getting tired of the CIA selecting our presidents. Is Hillary next in line?


26 posted on 07/13/2011 1:36:55 PM PDT by bagman
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To: mojito

Like everything I’va read by Proffesor Codevilla, this is concise, magisterial, and also full of felicitous, almost off-handedly brilliant phraseology.
I happened to pick up The American Spectator one day about 6 months ago at B&N, and started reading his great 18-page essay, which has since been published as a small paperback,
with additions of key Founding Father documents in the appendix. I was so thrilled by that essay, I told everyone I knew to read it. THen I found it reprinted in its entirety (I hope it’s till there)
on the TAS website. I will post a link later in this thread if I can find it.
A few days after I read it I turned on Rush’s program on the radio, and he was reading large chunks of it aloud to his listeners.
I must say, Codevilla is my new intellectual hero: he seems to have a relentlessly objective, eagle-eye view of our current crisis
better than anyone’s and delivers it with absolute authority.


27 posted on 07/13/2011 1:37:47 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: bagman

“Is Hillary next in line?”
Not if Leon Panetta has anytbing to say about it.
I don’t think they know each other or have even met.
(SARC)


28 posted on 07/13/2011 1:41:26 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: SMARTY
The guy can't even begin to claim...he was held down because his forefathers were slaves here in America.

The guy is a joke.

But the MSM will always love him..........

29 posted on 07/13/2011 1:45:21 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: mojito; Nachum; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; thouworm; little jeremiah; Liz

Great read!

PING!


30 posted on 07/13/2011 1:48:46 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: mojito

Here’s the link to The Ruling Class. Looking it up I was shocked to see it wss from TAS exactly a YEAR ago,not 6 months ago.
Hope the link works; if not just google
Angelo Codevilla Ruling Class
and the TAS essay is all right there:

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print#


31 posted on 07/13/2011 1:50:54 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; ..

It is worth reading. Long, detailed, convoluted .. but what ISN’T about these secretive, scheming cretins and their radical paths and affiliations? They are responsible .. they created and executed all the lies, smokescreens and treachery for which we suffer today and for decades going foward. Damn them !!!


32 posted on 07/13/2011 1:55:23 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: mojito

Thaa aank YOO !


33 posted on 07/13/2011 2:05:38 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: mojito
Years later, as a presidential candidate, he shielded his extensive involvement with Marxist ideas and organizations by saying: "By the end of the week [my opponent] will be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich."

McCain should have jumped all over the arrogant crypto-commie with a comeback like: "I spent six years in a communist prison. Communism has nothing to do with sharing. It has everything to do with taking, by force. And killing."

A big reason Zero sits in the White House on the verge of collapsing the US economy is because McCain never took the gloves off, except to attack those on his right.

34 posted on 07/13/2011 2:05:38 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: mojito

Will read later


35 posted on 07/13/2011 2:06:07 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: mojito

Outstanding, I never knew.


36 posted on 07/13/2011 2:08:05 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: mojito

bflr


37 posted on 07/13/2011 2:10:42 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Purdue Pete

Good read.


38 posted on 07/13/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT by lucyblue
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To: DJ MacWoW; GGMac; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Plummz; Fantasywriter; ColdOne; Fred Nerks; ..
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The Chosen One (Who is 0bama Really?) - Must Read

Thanks, DJ MacWoW.

39 posted on 07/13/2011 2:26:03 PM PDT by LucyT
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You're welcome.

None of what is there will be a surprise to the Constitutionalists. :-)

40 posted on 07/13/2011 2:28:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: STARWISE

I just finished reading it. Some of it is convoluted for sure but Kurtz’s book sounds like a must read. Not sure what to make of the CIA stuff, but part of the CIA IS a festering fountain of leftwing ideology. I never thought that I would ever live in an America that thought communism was a viable alternative to freedom! Yes....damn them all!


41 posted on 07/13/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: mojito

ping for later...


42 posted on 07/13/2011 2:34:49 PM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks for the ping. A most amazing article.


43 posted on 07/13/2011 2:37:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mojito

save to read


44 posted on 07/13/2011 2:38:19 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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I do believe that .. I think the CIA has been operating for decades at cross purposes, for whatever reason the brainiacs thought they could manipulate. They can be very, very dangerous, and the oldtime civil servants seem to be able to just be arbitrary and clandestine in their manipulations.

I pray Petraeus is for US all the way, and can work some small wedge into that bureaucracy and to unveil and end the skullduggery that hurts us so insidiously.

God knows, he’s aware of their despicable leaks of military intel and operations and the harm they’ve done. Pray for our troops.


45 posted on 07/13/2011 2:41:32 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker downa)
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To: browniexyz
"Barack Obama's African-ness is, as we shall see, strictly the product of his imagination".

EXACTLY!

The greeting photo suggests that Dunham may well have been one of these, and hence that the Kenyan did not meet Dunham's daughter, Ann, in a classroom. This would fit the chronology: Classes started on September 26. Ann was pregnant by early November. Obama was housed at the University of Hawaii's East-West Center facility funded by the Asia Foundation, itself funded by CIA.

Interesting! Valid? Anybody on here have any knowledge of this sort of thing?

I am confused about the CIA. What were they trying to do? Lefties are OK as long as they are not Russians? I would like someone to explain this.

"black" American is artificial. Neither genes nor experience equips him for the role. Yet he practiced the speech cadence, the walk, and the aggrieved-but-proudly-restrained attitude well enough to pass for one if you don't look too closely.

46 posted on 07/13/2011 2:42:31 PM PDT by defconw
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To: browniexyz
"Barack Obama's African-ness is, as we shall see, strictly the product of his imagination".

EXACTLY!

The greeting photo suggests that Dunham may well have been one of these, and hence that the Kenyan did not meet Dunham's daughter, Ann, in a classroom. This would fit the chronology: Classes started on September 26. Ann was pregnant by early November. Obama was housed at the University of Hawaii's East-West Center facility funded by the Asia Foundation, itself funded by CIA.

Interesting! Valid? Anybody on here have any knowledge of this sort of thing?

I am confused about the CIA. What were they trying to do? Lefties are OK as long as they are not Russians? I would like someone to explain this.

"black" American is artificial. Neither genes nor experience equips him for the role. Yet he practiced the speech cadence, the walk, and the aggrieved-but-proudly-restrained attitude well enough to pass for one if you don't look too closely.

47 posted on 07/13/2011 2:42:50 PM PDT by defconw
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To: Windflier
A most amazing article.

Yup. But FReepers have been talking the CIA angle for awhile. We knew. I know you've seen that research too.

48 posted on 07/13/2011 2:43:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: mojito
While many at FR have read our framers, and the relevant cases before Justia edited out Minor v Happersett, Clairmont Institute is a 501c3, and must be careful to avoid scrutiny which could crush them at the will of the party in power. They can have no doubt, as every one of our Senators attested in April 2008, that a president must have been born to citizen parents. Codevilla doesn’t quite connect Jay, Washington and Marshall's caution that our president must have inherited allegiance from his parents, but he explains from whom Obama boasted of having received his moral and political guidance, almost touching the third rail of Obmaa's patent illegitimacy to the office of the presidency.

The weapons available to Obama, The Justice Department, CIA, government run media, must be diminishing as his tenure fades and America's international stature weakens. No one should forget what a criminal justice department was permitted, even by the president for whom it worked, to do to Scooter Libby, prosecuting him with the full public assistance of a compliant press, after a confession had been proffered by Dick Armitage working for Colin Powell.

Almost all current and former intelligence agents know about these connections. Codevilla didn't mention John Brennan, Deputy CIA Director, who has been at Obama’s elbow for five or more years, or old Communist sympathizer Leon Panetta, first at CIA and now Sec Def. Codevilla he has compiled a rationale for Obama’s motivations about a class of society with which Codevilla was connected, but with few of us have any direct experience.

I had not thought about Cord Meyer for several decades, and would never have made the connection. He retired from the CIA in 1977, but Codevilla's mention caused bells to ring. I hope Codevilla expands his analysis into a book, or collection of articles, because it will connect many others, not necessarily attempting to foment revolution, but whose behavior has been certainly constrained by what and who they know, and what roles they have performed in the past.

What seems to be taking shape is that Obama’s is a presidency shaped by a powerful faction with strong connections, if not its origin, in our CIA.

49 posted on 07/13/2011 2:45:16 PM PDT by Spaulding
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To: STARWISE; penelopesire

FReepers have been investigating, as much as they can, the CIA angle for a long time.


50 posted on 07/13/2011 2:45:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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