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The Obama you don't know (story of the day)
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/9/2012 | Mark Tapscott

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 ...


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1 posted on 09/20/2012 4:29:09 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
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.

It took them 4 months to figure this out! Most of us realized this on day one.

2 posted on 09/20/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by grb
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: grb

Read the article and you will learn many things we did not previously know.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

ping


5 posted on 09/20/2012 4:48:16 AM PDT by ImNotLying (Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason!)
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To: RoosterRedux

The empty chair was quite awhile in the making..

Good article.

Attention alphabet soup media...this is what investigative reporting looks like.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 4:48:39 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: 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...blah, blah, blah"

Conclusion: he's a communist POS. But we knew that back in '07.

7 posted on 09/20/2012 4:48:55 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 4:55:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (No tagline)
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To: ETL
The point of this article is not about telling us what we knew but it is about providing details about Obama that his followers didn't know.

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.

9 posted on 09/20/2012 4:57:35 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux
>"Over the years and in two autobiographies, Obama has presented himself to the world as many things,"

Even foreign born, up till 2007!


10 posted on 09/20/2012 4:57:50 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: grb
NO ONE was going to crawl out of that stinking sewer with an intact and pristine character...”O” least of all!

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.

11 posted on 09/20/2012 5:07:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: RoosterRedux
Here's a video that need's to go viral:

The Chicago Way

12 posted on 09/20/2012 5:08:47 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bookmark


13 posted on 09/20/2012 5:09:08 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ll give it a try anyway. Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 5:09:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RoosterRedux

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)?


15 posted on 09/20/2012 5:10:06 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: RoosterRedux; All

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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
http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.

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16 posted on 09/20/2012 5:13:41 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama: A Harvard Thought Experiment gone awry....like an evil robot.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 5:17:32 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Texas resident

they were out of money after they spent it all researching where Sarah Palin got her hair done


18 posted on 09/20/2012 5:23:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RoosterRedux

Apparently, something is wrong with the “loading” of the article. Not much more there than i the teaser here.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 5:35:11 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: IncPen

bflr


20 posted on 09/20/2012 5:36:39 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: freeangel
There's a link at the bottom of each page (but before comments) for the next chapter.

The first one reads...Next: Chapter I: A childhood of privelege, not hardship

21 posted on 09/20/2012 5:49:26 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: freeangel

It’s a book advertisement.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 5:49:43 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: freeangel

Please keep trying...you won’t be disappointed.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:53 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: SueRae
FOX covered part of chapter one last night on Bret Bair. They showed Michelle Obama's speech from DNC, she was painting Obama as poor growing up. The news segment showed opposite.
24 posted on 09/20/2012 6:03:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: RoosterRedux
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.

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.

25 posted on 09/20/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: patriot08

Curtain Time For Barack Obama By Evelyn Pringle, 15 May, 2008


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: RoosterRedux
STORY OF THE DAY indeed!

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.

27 posted on 09/20/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RoosterRedux

bookmark


28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama forward communist
29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: RoosterRedux; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...
At least one publication is doing what the abyssmal 'journalists' scandalously chose to avoid in 2008:

Click for link

Chapters

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

30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:10:53 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Excellence

srbfl


31 posted on 09/20/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Now we have yet another glimpse into why so much effort has been put into hiding his past.

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.

32 posted on 09/20/2012 7:55:43 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: RoosterRedux

An awesome piece. I just finished the whole thing - excellent work. Thanks very much for posting it.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 8:52:33 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Thanks to one of the comments on the article, I found this gem, which deserves to be posted here on FR:

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.

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.

L. DAVID ALINSKY
Medfield

Link to source

34 posted on 09/20/2012 9:04:42 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Yur welcome.;-)

I also thought it was excellent.

35 posted on 09/20/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 9:25:38 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: OB1kNOb

I could find a print command either. Looks like a cut and paste to MSWord will be required.


37 posted on 09/20/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: STARWISE

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!


38 posted on 09/20/2012 9:32:44 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: RoosterRedux
The corrupt media *created* Hussein Obama. They won't/can't let their *brand* die, keeping their uninformed consumers to make irrational choices, lest they be exposed for their wrongheadedness.

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 don’t 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.

DICTATORSHIP PLAN For America 2012!!

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!

39 posted on 09/20/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


40 posted on 09/20/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: RoosterRedux

OK, thanks.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 9:47:59 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“...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...


42 posted on 09/20/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RoosterRedux

When reading the article one is left with the impression that Barack is a 1/2 ass conscious under performer.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 10:03:59 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RoosterRedux

“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....


44 posted on 09/20/2012 10:10:47 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT and to read later. Thanks, STARWISE.


45 posted on 09/20/2012 10:12:19 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: STARWISE

I’ve saved this one.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 11:00:20 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RoosterRedux

Just like FDR.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RoosterRedux
At the third chapter, there's a sidebar with a survey. If I click on "See how you compare" there are more questions. The most interesting result, to me, was this one:

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%)

49 posted on 09/20/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Texas resident

day late, TRILLION dollars short

Fixed it for ya.


50 posted on 09/20/2012 11:47:46 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Oppose Senate Amendment S.A. 2575! I need more than 10 rounds in my magazine.)
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