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.
The first one reads...Next: Chapter I: A childhood of privelege, not hardship
It’s a book advertisement.
Please keep trying...you won’t be disappointed.
That's what he's running on; what he's counting on to be re-elected. He's got nothing else. Could explain all the appearances with the likes of Pimp with a Limp, Dave Letterman, The View, etc.
Curtain Time For Barack Obama By Evelyn Pringle, 15 May, 2008
Kudos Washington Examiner. Doing the job that the MSM won't do.
Hopefully these scholarly researched 10 Chapters exposing the myth of 0 gets traction and broad coverage.
Introduction: The Obama you don't know
Chapter I: A childhood of privilege, not hardship
Chapter II: The myth of the 'rock-star professor'
Chapter III: The 1997 speech that launched Obama
Chapter IV: For the slumlord's defense, Barack Obama, Esq.
Chapter V: Obama's toughest critics on the Left
Chapter VI: The poor people Obama left behind
Chapter VII: The myth of Obama as state Senate reformer
Chapter VIII: Obama's state pension scheme
Chapter IX: The Arab-American network behind Obama
Chapter X: Obama brings Chicago politics to Washington
America deserves to know who its leaders really are, not just who they say they are.
Unfortunately, the ones who should be trying to find out are his most mind-numbed supporters.
An awesome piece. I just finished the whole thing - excellent work. Thanks very much for posting it.
ALL THE elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd's chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people. The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style.L. DAVID ALINSKY
Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.
I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.
I also thought it was excellent.
Is there a print link at the article source that lets you print the whole thing out for later reading rather than having to read it online and having to click on each chapter to read it? I didn’t see a print link when i looked.
I could find a print command either. Looks like a cut and paste to MSWord will be required.
I am reading the entire thing right now, and if one doesn’t, one won’t know the whole chilling truth about this cunning, evil man.
....and we’ll be stuck with four more years of the dismantling of our beloved country!
We are left with *hope* and *change.* Pure rhetoric. Unicorns and rainbows. A Middle East on fire with hatred toward us,
Even the Left's beloved icon Noam Chomsky observed: I dont usually admire Sarah Palin, Chomsky said, but when she was making fun of this hopey changey stuff, she was right, there was nothing there.
That is why the empty chair is such a brilliant metaphor. Hussein Obama operating under the illusion of a Republic in an empty suit.
We are in such deep sh!t. I fear the collapse to come. I pray/urge everyone to convert just one person to vote against the tyranny. On to Victory!
“...ut by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75. Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama.
Some former faculty colleagues today describe Obama as disengaged, doing only what was minimally required and almost never participating in faculty activities.”
Vaguely familiar ring.
Past can be prologue...
When reading the article one is left with the impression that Barack is a 1/2 ass conscious under performer.
“In turn, the residents would campaign and vote for the officials advocating the partnerships, adding significantly to their political power.”
Free for me, Fee to thee....
The undeniable truth about free loaders.
I should make a bumper sticker....
BTTT and to read later. Thanks, STARWISE.
Hey Obama voters. according to Chapter IV, your leader only thinks you are worth $50 bucks and no housing and the basics; especially in below freezing weather.
I’ve saved this one.
Just like FDR.
How much emphasis will you place on the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates in deciding your vote for the White House in November?
They will have a big impact on my decision 581 (12%)
They will have a small impact on my decision 936 (19%)
They will have no impact on my decision. I've already made up my mind. 2,968 (61%)
I'm not planning to vote so it doesn't matter 373 (8%)
day late, TRILLION dollars short
Fixed it for ya.