Skip to comments.The Potemkin President Disintegrates
Posted on 05/21/2012 1:27:22 AM PDT by Kukai
After nearly four years in office, the tinsel and cardboard persona of Barack Obama is starting to fall apart. The political unifier who claimed, There is not a liberal America and a conservative Americathere is the United States of America, has been exposed as one of the most divisive and partisan presidents of modern times. The post-racial candidate who supposedly transcended our racial divisions has intensified them, whether by crudely racializing incidents like the Trayvon Martin shooting, or by allowing the Justice Department to facilitate race-industry attacks on state voter-identification laws, or by calling his own grandmother a typical white person for fearing black criminals. The decrier of how money has corrupted our politics has spent more time at the campaign contribution trough than he has governing. The centrist who set aside partisan politics for the greater national good has been exposed as a doctrinaire progressive adept at bare-knuckled class warfare. And the smartest guy ever to become President, as one historically challenged historian put it, has turned out to be remarkably ignorant about a multitude of issues from the economy to foreign policy.
Yet we didnt need the past three years to learn the truth about Obama. The evidence was all there from the start. What allowed the fantasy Obama to gain the White House was the collusion of a corrupt mainstream media that failed to ask the hard questions or follow through on stories that had managed to get the nations attention. The recent revelation from the Breitbart outfit that a publishers promotional booklet in 1991 bragged that Obama had been born in Kenya is just the latest evidence of how stubbornly and willfully indifferent the media have been to asking the penetrating questions of the sort that have dogged every president, especially those since Lyndon Johnson. The medias dereliction of duty has allowed Obama to construct ad hoc identities that suit his political agenda and obscure his unsavory past and ideology.
For example, the continuing questions about Obamas birth-country renewed by the Breitbart discovery are significant for exposing his long history of fabricating an identity to suit his careerist needs. The Hawaii prep-schooled, white-raised Barry Dunham discovered on getting to college that the exotic name Barack Hussein Obama, like the Indonesian childhood, was more useful for sending a diversity thrill down the leg of liberal white professors and admissions committees. So too with publishers, eager to display their multi-culti bona fides by promoting a Third-World author born in Kenya, who would chronicle his struggles against neo-colonial racism. Like many other hustlers of color, Obama was no doubt happy to oblige and collude in the deceptionuntil national political ambitions required that he tone down the other vibe, at least until after the election.
So too with the unasked questions about Obamas radical past. The media saw nothing to report about Obama starting his political career in the living room of ex-terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. You remember Ayers, the ex-Weatherman who bragged in his memoirs about getting away with his terrorist violence and being free as a bird. Obama assured us that Ayers was just a guy who lives in my neighborhood, despite serving on two foundation boards and appearing at conferences with him. As is the medias wont, perfunctory investigations revealed that there was nothing to the stories, taking on faith Obamas incredible assertion that there was no significance to the fact that one of Americas most notorious terrorists was a part of his life and political development. The same media that ran with a hit-piece on George Bush supported only by an obviously fabricated letter, and that currently is intensely picking over the past history of Bain Capital, Romneys treatment of the family dog, and his alleged high-school bullyingthat same media four years ago didnt think there was anything newsworthy in the Democratic candidate for president having ties with an unrepentant left-wing terrorist. Instead, they helped construct Obamas new identity as a pragmatic centrist beyond partisan politics.
Then theres the Reverend Jeremiah God-damn America Wright, whom Obama credits with leading him to Christianity, who officiated at his wedding, who gave him the title of his second book, and whose church he attended for 20 years. When the videos of Wrights sermons surfaced, Obama claimed that he was shocked, shocked by the rancid anti-Americanism and racism weekly preached by Wright, and the media accepted that preposterous rationalization. Even John McCain dutifully refused to demand an explanation, declaring Wright off limits. Indeed, any mention of Wright even today calls forth shrill charges of race-baiting and racial politics from the Democrats and MSNBC. The same media that in 2006 hyperventilated over Republican Senate candidate George Allen saying something that sort of sounded like what maybe was an obscure ethnic slur apparently didnt see a story in the fact that Obamas spiritual mentor hates white people and had glorified the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as chickens coming home to roost. Obama needed to be a mainstream post-racialist Christian for the election, so the media were happy to help him throw his one-time spiritual mentor under the bus.
Once again, none of those intrepid watchdog reporters from the legacy media were interested in digging for the true Obama, and in stripping away the carefully constructed façade to find out what, if anything, Obama sincerely believed in. All they needed to know was that he was going to fundamentally transform America into the progressive paradise. Like Lincoln Steffens on the train heading for the Soviet Union, the facts could be damned: the media had already seen the future, and it worked.
And this is just the beginning of the Obama mysteries left unexamined by the media. Why has the guy whose I.Q. is off the charts, as that same historian claimed, refused to release his college transcripts? Is there something in his course-work and grades that could explain the numerous historical gaffes, such as his assertion in the 2009 Cairo speech that Muslims were practicing tolerance in Cordoba centuries after they had been driven out by the Spaniards, or his repetition of internet apocryphal history, as when he claimed President Rutherford B. Hayes had dismissed the telephones future, when in fact he installed the first telephone in the White House? Is there some transcript evidence that illuminates the source of howlers such as 57 states or the Austrian language? Why have a media that reveled in documenting daily George Bushs alleged stupidity maintained a studied indifference to this geniuss academic record?
Or why, in this age of meticulous intrusion into every last detail of a politicians life and health, has Obamas complete medical records been kept secret? What doesnt he want us to see? Why cant we read the Columbia thesis of this universally acknowledged brilliant writer? Why did he receive foreign student aid? Why, as Roger Kimball asks, are his Illinois state senate schedule and records, Selective Service registration, and law practice client list all sealed? Perhaps there are innocuous reasons for all this secrecy, but no other candidate for the most powerful political job in the world would ever be allowed to keep this information from the public.
The traitors in the mainstream media deserve to be deported with him.
I hope Obama goes down in flames and drags the Democratic Party and the MSM with him!
Why? Because Obama is an empty suit. The man has all the weight of a helium filled party balloon.
If the Presidents records were released it would become painfully obvious that he is the text book example of the Peter Principle writ large.
“The traitors in the mainstream media deserve to be deported with him.”
No, they are traitors and need to be hung in the public square to serve as a warning to their successors.
He is a malignant narcissist.
Now that we've seen some of these liberal 'intellectuals' on Jeopardy might be time to draw a different conclusion. Maybe they're NOT corrupt - maybe they're stupid...
Chris Matthews and New York Time's Friedman - "idiots" ???
Liberalism itself has always been a house of cards, underpinned by revisionist history and pretzel logic.
Since liberal policies have been put into practice under Obama, the people are seeing and feeling how wrong for America these policies are. They’re seeing first hand how right we were.
Are we witnessing the whole edifice begin its inevitable tumble to the ground?
Paul Ryan’s takedown of Austan Goolsby on yesterday’s Fox and Friends is a case in point-they have no way now to make their case.
It is clear that the Democratic party and the main stream media are oblivious to their pending demise, and I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing. They’re like Monty Python’s armless and legless black knight.
Note the words they can no longer use-they have to call themselves “progressives” now. The word “stimulus” is a non-starter. “Investment” is being revealed as the feint it always was. I can’t think of a better poster boy for the failure of liberalism than Obama.
It’s a good article and asks a good question.
Why wasn’t he vetted before he was elected by the media.
Yes: It was the Media that elected him.
Now let’s ask the next question.
WHY ISN”T HE BEING VETTED NOW?
Has anyone asked him why he doesn’t release his College records?
Has anyone asked him Why he listed himself as Kenyan?
Has anyone asked him how he paid foe his trip to Pakistan as a student?
Has anyone asked him anything pertinent to his past. Why is he still being allowed to keep these secrets and tell us lies?
I just pretended to be, to get into Columbia and Harvard."
I’d say hanging would be more apporpriate.
Only because it was too low to register ON the charts.
It’s because Congress is full of geldings, every damn one of them. They too, took and oath, and have a DUTY to investigate this fraud.
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