Skip to comments.The Obama you don't know (story of the day)
Posted on 09/20/2012 4:29:05 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
In an effort to get a clearer picture of Obama -- his shaping influences, his core beliefs, his political ambitions and his accomplishments -- The Washington Examiner conducted a four-month inquiry, interviewing dozens of his supporters and detractors in Chicago and elsewhere, and studying countless court transcripts, government reports and other official documents.
Over the years and in two autobiographies, Obama has presented himself to the world as many things, including radical community organizer, idealistic civil rights lawyer, dynamic reformer in the Illinois and U.S. senates, and, finally, the cool presidential voice of postpartisan hope and change.
With his air of reasonableness and moderation, he has projected a remarkably likable persona. Even in the midst of a historically dirty campaign for re-election, his likability numbers remain impressive, as seen in a recent AP-GFK Poll that found 53 percent of adults have a favorable view of him.
But beyond the spin and the polls, a starkly different picture emerges. It is a portrait of a man quite unlike his image, not a visionary reformer but rather a classic Chicago machine pol who thrives on rewarding himself and his friends with the spoils of public office, and who uses his position to punish his enemies.
Peter Schweizer captures this other Obama with a bracing statistic in his book "Throw Them All Out," published last year. In the Obama economic stimulus program's Department of Energy loans, companies owned and run by Obama contributors and friends, like Solyndra's George Kaiser, received $16.4 billion. Those not linked to the president got only $4.1 billion. The Energy Department is far from the only federal program in which favoritism has heavily influenced federal grants.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
It took them 4 months to figure this out! Most of us realized this on day one.
And all of a sudden, the emperor has no clothes. I’ve only read the opening snip and I will read the entire article but I agree with your parenthetical title comment. The paragraph describing him as a “Chicago machine pol” is telling because it sums up the details in the only way that recognizes reality: he could not have succeeded in any other way, despite how Obama would like to style himself.
Read the article and you will learn many things we did not previously know.
The empty chair was quite awhile in the making..
Attention alphabet soup media...this is what investigative reporting looks like.
Conclusion: he's a communist POS. But we knew that back in '07.
Where was the Washington Examiner 4 years ago?
All the information on baraq the first was available to anyone who wanted to dig hard enough.
day late, billion dollars short.
And when these new revelations come to light, they can be used by Romney-Ryan and others to damage Obama...perhaps to destroy the lie he has created.
I encourage you to read the article...it is something big.
Even foreign born, up till 2007!
I am amazed that supposedly intelligent voters could see it any other way.
If you wanted to give the US an enema, you'd put it in Chicago... so the saying goes.
I’ll give it a try anyway. Thanks for posting.
Wasn’t Larry Sinclair supposed to have a new book out with the working title of “One Man Standing” (which assumes another might be kneeling)?
If America only knew the half of it....
Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?
The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)
The Obama File
The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
Just a few of the pages:
Obama: A Harvard Thought Experiment gone awry....like an evil robot.
they were out of money after they spent it all researching where Sarah Palin got her hair done
Apparently, something is wrong with the “loading” of the article. Not much more there than i the teaser here.