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Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write
American Thinker ^ | 8/29/11 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 08/28/2011 11:10:18 PM PDT by Nachum

On November 16, 1990, Barack Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, published a letter in the Harvard Law Record, an independent Harvard Law School newspaper, championing affirmative action.

Although a paragraph from this letter was excerpted in David Remnick's biography of Obama, The Bridge, I had not seen the letter in its entirety before this week. Not surprisingly, it confirms everything I know about Barack Obama, the writer and thinker.

Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review's affirmative action policies. Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.

The response is classic Obama: patronizing, dishonest, syntactically muddled, and grammatically challenged. In the very first sentence Obama leads with his signature failing, one on full display in his earlier published work: his inability to make subject and predicate agree.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


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1 posted on 08/28/2011 11:10:21 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/28/2011 11:11:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

My high school English teacher would never tolerate such writing.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 11:17:50 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Nachum
We know more about the White House Chef than we do about the SDS Puppet he cooks for.

435 more days...

4 posted on 08/28/2011 11:22:06 PM PDT by txroadkill (I hated 0bama before it was cool)
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To: Nachum

Well done, Jack. Keep investigating. The truth is out there and you are getting closer.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 11:26:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

If that is representative of his overall writing, I can see why he locked up almost all the evidence. That is the writing style of a man using words he does not fully comprehend...AKA using big or ‘smart’ words to sound impressive and hide a lack of knowledge.

Or he wrote it in the third grade.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 11:26:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Social promotion

Hollow man

Fraud


8 posted on 08/28/2011 11:30:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Nachum

Looks like there is very good reason why the powers that be have hidden and made unavailable all of Obummers work prior to being President. He is an incompetent and a very stupid man.


9 posted on 08/28/2011 11:31:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

This is the reason they use the teleprompter. They are more afraid of mistakes than they are of the ridicule he gets here and abroad for TOTUS.


10 posted on 08/28/2011 11:31:18 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: max americana

I wonder if she’s proud of herself for the first time.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 11:31:51 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Nachum
There's a lot about Obama I've read and must say I tend to believe.

Barry still could not get a real job, because he was still a fraud, even with his Harvard degree in hand he could lie and take the Bar exam, but he could not work as a lawyer for a major law firm without a back ground investigation and he would never pass one. So, Michelle got Barry a job at her law firm. Barry never filed a case alone and never filed a motion. He wrote lots of memos according to the law firm where Barry worked. (I think they know Barry is a fraud and don't want to be sued by previous clients) Barry rescinded his law licenses, so as not to be disbarred for fraud. The Bar knows Barry lied on his application. Michelle also had to turn over her law license for her involvement in corruption with the Chicago mayors office.

12 posted on 08/28/2011 11:38:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: volunbeer

Reminds me of Matt Damon and a bunch f other Hollywierd types. Outstanding actos and do great when you put words there for them to read. Drooling moonbats when speaking on their own/with their own thoughts and words.

And since so few of us think critically anymore thanks to that skill no longer being part of a basic education, here we are in America 2011. Gee...almost like it was planned that way.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 11:39:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum
"...syntactically muddled..."

I like that. Me steal.

14 posted on 08/28/2011 11:39:45 PM PDT by csense
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To: csense
"...syntactically muddled..."

As opposed to being "synaptically befuddled"?

15 posted on 08/28/2011 11:41:42 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
I like that one too.

It's a veritable paradise of prose tonight.

16 posted on 08/28/2011 11:45:49 PM PDT by csense
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To: txroadkill

My countdown clock shows 512 days until Jan 21, 2013.

What date are you using or is my clock whacked?


17 posted on 08/28/2011 11:48:02 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Nachum

bump


18 posted on 08/28/2011 11:54:44 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Nachum
I never got beyond the eighth grade, but if the Obama standard was the norm, guess I never missed much.
19 posted on 08/28/2011 11:59:07 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: FrogMom

And he was said to be the smartest man in the room. He is the affirmative action president—the last thing MLK wanted to see. Thank you Liberal guilt ridden media, thank you Oprah, thank you Hillary for not tearing him apart in the debates. We were saddles with an incompetent and we may even get him for two terms—if his friends can fix the election and run a 3rd party.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 11:59:36 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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“They’re in one week. They’re out one week. And then they’re saying ‘Obama’s got to step in.’ You need to be here. I’ve been here. I’ve been doing Afghanistan and Bin Laden and the Greek crisis.”

Yep! He really said:

"I've been doing Afganistan..."

awesome

21 posted on 08/29/2011 12:06:26 AM PDT by Casie
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To: AngieGal

ping


22 posted on 08/29/2011 12:09:09 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: FrogMom
My first guess would be Election Day.

Hopefully the Republican can start governing when they setup the Obama inspired “Office of the President Elect”.

23 posted on 08/29/2011 12:13:54 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Kickass Conservative; FrogMom
Hopefully the Republican can start governing when they setup the Obama inspired “Office of the President Elect”.

Remember November 2008 (right after the election) when David Brooks of the New York Times said Bush should just step aside and let BO start governing NOW? Not even wait for the Bush term to end in January '09?

24 posted on 08/29/2011 12:23:42 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: FrogMom
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 509 days as of August 29, 2011.
25 posted on 08/29/2011 12:26:45 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: FrogMom
There are 435 days until election day.

Check it here: www.timeanddate.com

26 posted on 08/29/2011 12:30:38 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Nachum

“I’d like to take the time to clarify” instead of “I’d like to clarify”, just one example of badly needed editing.


27 posted on 08/29/2011 12:37:13 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: thecodont
Social promotion

Hollow man

Fraud

--------------------------

Historic.

He's inexperienced, he's racist, he's a liar, he's a stealth muslim, he's a Marxist, he's a narcissist, he's lazy, he's irresponsible, he's a baby killer, he's an agitator and he hates America. Feel free to add on here.

Everything this Jackwagon President does just grows the Tea Party more!

 He'll give you everything you need-o
 Even though it's all wee-weed-o
 He's planned this all along
 To keep the economy down
 Until we end the rule of Zer0
CLUELESS-IRENE_3
Leading from behind.
28 posted on 08/29/2011 12:39:00 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: thecodont

The first sentence out of the mouth of every Republican following Qbama’s defeat should be “As David Brooks said following Obama’s victory.....”

Tweak them from the get go and at every opportunity thereafter. The incoming Prez should appoint a person to specifically look for crap like that the libs said and shove it right back down their throats. And complain like hell that such complaints are racist, heterophobic and harm women, children and the elderly when they whine about it.

Lake Alynsky said...MAKE THEM live up to their own standards.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 12:41:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Bump for a second reading!


30 posted on 08/29/2011 12:54:18 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: Nachum

Bump for a second reading!


31 posted on 08/29/2011 12:54:28 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: Nachum

Good stuff to show people who believe he’s the smartest guy in the room.


32 posted on 08/29/2011 1:01:14 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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bookmark


33 posted on 08/29/2011 1:07:04 AM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: txroadkill

Bump.


34 posted on 08/29/2011 1:23:59 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: FrogMom

435 is the countdown to election day.


35 posted on 08/29/2011 1:31:03 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Nachum

This is the first thing I have ever seen on the writing of Barack Obama. I had heard that he contributed no law review articles and that everything else had been scrubbed or buried.

This pretty much confirms what I believed. Jeez...what a country.

When Obama and Perry (if he is the candidate) debate maybe they should have an essay question, ‘Write 1000 words on what the Constitution means to you.’ Then they should project it for the audience so we can read what they write. That would be entertaining and enlightening. I can see him peeking over Perry’s shoulder while Perry is hunching up trying to protect his answer.


36 posted on 08/29/2011 1:33:35 AM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: Nachum

Where can I download the entire Obama-written article?


37 posted on 08/29/2011 1:36:00 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Nachum

But his book was popular in 57 states


38 posted on 08/29/2011 1:51:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Bon mots

http://www.hlrecord.org/2.4475/record-retrospective-obama-on-affirmative-action-1.577511?pagereq=1


39 posted on 08/29/2011 1:54:54 AM PDT by clockwise
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To: Nachum

A president who can’t write an intelligent sentence and a VP who can’t speak a sentence without putting his foot in his mouth - what have we devolved into. The line of Roman emperors comes close to this pair of doofusses.


40 posted on 08/29/2011 1:55:50 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Nachum
Obama's letter and Michelle's thesis are written in that pseudo-intellectual academic mumbo-jumbo which they teach to students. It's just plain bad writing designed to confuse people and to give the impression of the author's superior knowledge and intelligence.
41 posted on 08/29/2011 2:06:10 AM PDT by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: newzjunkey

He’ll do the most damage between election and leaving. MUST count until Jan 21.


42 posted on 08/29/2011 2:17:28 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Nachum
The quality of oratory these days certainly seems to be on a downward slope. Check this masterly putdown by one of history's great Conservative speakers:

"A sophistical rhetorician inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can, at all times, command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself."

-- Benjamin Disraeli (about his parliamentary opponent, and Liberal, Gladstone; from a speech at Knightsbridge, July 27, 1878)--[Bartlett's]

43 posted on 08/29/2011 2:17:53 AM PDT by CanaGuy (P.M. Steven Harper: We gave you a majority, now get busy!)
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To: Nachum
Carol Platt Liebau was first female managing editor of the Harvard Law Review:

It reminds me a little bit of my experience with him when he was president of the Harvard Law Review. You know, I hesitated to say a lot about this during the campaign because I really thought maybe it wasn't fair. That maybe, finally, when he got to be President, this would be a job big enough to engage and hold Barack Obama's sustained interest, because really, is there a bigger job out here?

[...]

[W]hen he was at the HLR you did get a very distinct sense that he was the kind of guy who much more interested in being the president of the Review, than he was in doing anything as president of the Review.

A lot of the time he quote/unquote "worked from home", which was sort of a shorthand - and people would say it sort of wryly - shorthand for not really doing much. He just wasn't around. Most of the day to day work was carried out by the managing editor of the Review, my predecessor, a great guy called Tom Pirelli whose actually going to be one of the assistant attorney generals now.

He's the one who did most of the day to day work. Barack Obama was nowhere to be seen. Occasionally he would drop in he would talk to people, and then he'd leave again as though his very arrival had been a benediction in and of itself, but not very much got done.

So, you know, you see that and you think, gosh, maybe that's the way the guy operates, hut then you figure ok, obviously he always had his eye on bigger and better things.

But now he's President...there really isn't a bigger or better thing.

Obama and Harvard Law Review

44 posted on 08/29/2011 2:22:13 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum

“A neophyte race-hustler after his three years in Chicago, Obama is keen to browbeat those who would “even insinuate” that affirmative action rewards the undeserving, results in inappropriate job placements, or stigmatizes its presumed beneficiaries.”

~snicker~


45 posted on 08/29/2011 2:37:35 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal theory!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Lake Alynsky said...MAKE THEM live up to their own standards.

Kinda tough, when they have repeatedly demonstrated they have NO STANDARDS!

46 posted on 08/29/2011 2:52:29 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Nachum

Smartest President ever. It was like taking a demotion for The One to become President. Instantly the most brilliant man in any room he enters.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 2:56:29 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Madame Dufarge
...a great guy called Tom Pirelli whose actually going to be...

This appears to be an error by a person who transcribed her spoken words. I hope Carol knows better.

48 posted on 08/29/2011 2:56:32 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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bookmark for later


49 posted on 08/29/2011 2:58:38 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: txroadkill
435 more days...

Seriously? That many? Far, far too long.

50 posted on 08/29/2011 3:04:26 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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