Skip to comments.Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite
Posted on 05/08/2012 9:35:31 AM PDT by tobyhill
Editors Note: The original version of this post inaccurately stated that Barack Obama had not revealed creating composite characters in his book, Dreams from My Father. An update to the post was added that Obama had acknowledged using composite characters in a reissue of the book.
One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail.
But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago.
"During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir was a compression of girlfriends, including one who followed Genevieve [Cook] when he lived in Chicago," Maraniss writes in his new biography, an excerpt of which was published online today by Vanity Fair.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Barry Soetoro has serious emotional problems. He writes about someone in his book and it’s actually a representation of many women he knew in the life? This is the guy w/the nuclear football.
I see two likely scenarios:
#1 - Obama just lied because thats what he does. #2 - Cause the "girlfriend" was a dude. While I see either as a possibility, I figure it is probably #1.
The idea that he ever had a girlfriend is composte.
Somebody needs to post a pic of a “Blow up Sex Doll”.
Obviously her name was Julia.
Her name was JULIA.
I wanted to revisit last week because I don’t know that having a make-believe “composite” girlfriend negates my belief that he is gay.
His social security number and academic record and autobiography manuscript are also “composites”.
Rest easy, Toby! A well-respected "author" like David Maraniss would certainly never have published anything but the facts. You can take this to the bank:
And while you're down at the bank, say a great big "Hi," to Mr. Maraniss who will undoubtedly also be there cashing a big Soros check!
Stud Bull ... I'm tellin ya. It is in the book!
My exact quote,
“I dont know that having a make-believe composite girlfriend negates my belief that he is gay.”
Obama is no less artificial than these things.
BOTH of Barack Obama’s parents abandoned him and he never once went to public schools. He was raised abroad with a transvestite nanny and then by a wealthy grandma.
He eventually grew to turn his back on the cultures in which he grew up, he says he didn’t want to be called a “sell-out”, and later presented himself as a non-American outsider.
This is the WRONG man to be our President because he just doesn’t get it what is great about America and is psychologically f*(*^ed up.
“This is the WRONG man to be our President because he just doesnt get it what is great about America and is psychologically f*(*^ed up.”
So true...and demonstrated in everything he says and does. No one with any common sense could see him for anything else.
I can see where one would attribute the wrong story to the wrong girlfriend when remembering things, such concatenation is one thing, but the intentional composting is creepy.
“She” was actually a 42 year old homosexual male professor from Iran.
Somebody needs to post a pic of a Blow up Sex Doll.
Why he needs to lie about old girlfriends is subject to conjecture, but it's clear he lied:
-- Either he lied when he represented his book as an autobiography (i.e., a factual account that does not allow for "composite" characters); or,
-- He lied about having a girlfriend -- at least this girlfriend.
The guy is unbelievable. You literally cannot believe anything he says. (What a way to go through life!)
Narcissists are usually emotionally stuck in their teen years, around the age of 13-15 or so, and spend the rest of their lives seeing things from that high school sophomore perspective. Most often it is because of rejection that they felt at some time, and as we all know, Obama had a very dysfunctional family and a mother who left him with grandparents who didn't seem to be particularly happy with the arrangement. (Ever wonder why Stanley Anne kept his sister and not him? I bet Obama does.)
In the early teen years kids are going through all sorts of emotional changes, including sexual fantasies, and surging feelings of fluctuating high self-confidence and low self-doubt. It is a process that we all go through, but narcissists, particularly, seem to never outgrow it. Something stops them from growing up and dealing with realities, feeling comfortable with themselves, and advancing to having a more mature ability to develop adult relationships and set goals. So, like Obama, they continue to live in the lies they have told that they feel protects them...like a "fog" of their own imagination.
Even if Obama later admitted that the "New York girlfriend" was not real, it probably wasn't until someone (probably Michelle, LOL) challenged him about the tale.
Yes, from the beginning, it was obvious that Obama was/is like that teen aged smiling, sharp-tongued, ridiculing, and quick-witted street kid, or class clown who boasted too much and could be alternately charming and disturbing. But who also who made us laugh (sometimes with him, often at him).
Unfortunately, as he became accomplished at selling the artificial persona he created, so many people who have never encountered the cleverness of a narcissist found Obama's behavior "charming" and "refreshing." Narcissists are, at first (before being discovered for their lies), very appealing. However, when people remain duped and they have willingly turned control (or, in Obama's case, our country) over to an emotionally immature, lost, and overly sensitive fraud, it is often hard for those "normal" people to accept they have been fooled. They cannot admit that they let themselves believe a man who has spent his life creating a false image of himself and who has lived in fear of not being "liked" or appreciated.
I would imagine that his family, also, has often struggled with the conflicting stories and personalities that Obama has created for and about himself. For children, as they grow up, living with a narcissistic parent is like living with an alcoholic. They keep silent about things that are disturbing or perplexing, afraid to ask questions, afraid to tell anyone what their life behind closed doors is really like. For example...when Obama was campaigning for Senator, it was widely advertised that he was born in Kenya. Michelle even admitted it in speeches. Now, the story is that he was born in Hawaii. Wouldn't that make a child wonder about their own heritage? Wouldn't a child wonder why Daddy's records for school, health, etc. have to be kept hidden? Wouldn't a child think...if Daddy was such a great student, why not tell the world? No wonder no one in that family smiles very often and they all seem so aloof.
As with all narcissists, if Obama is accomplished at anything it is that he works hard to control everyone in his environment and has perfected the practice of being a proficient and convincing liar. Being able to jump from one lie to another, and do so without any hesitation, is a characteristic that all Narcissists work to develop for their own self-preservation and to maintain power over others. Obama clings to anything or anyone who continually feeds his 15-year old ego, believes his lies, and helps him protect himself from the emotional doubts he harbors and the fear of being exposed. An adult who operates from the stunted emotional development and deep seeded fear like Obama has is, indeed, both dangerous and pitiful.
I wonder what % of his composite Girlfriend was Men....
THAT was very well said.
Y'mean sorta like Julia?