Skip to comments.Meet the FIRST MUSLIM PRESIDENT
Posted on 01/21/2013 10:56:30 AM PST by Perseverando
Why an adoring press crowns Obama with every honorary title except this one
The craze started when Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison, writing in the New Yorker in 1998, described Bill Clinton as the first black president.
Everybody got it: White skin notwithstanding, explained Morrison, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our childrens lifetime. After all, Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonalds-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.
Thus was born an enduring cultural idiom Atlantic Wire recently called the first something president by which a president is labeled as part of a group with which, though not actually a member, he strongly identifies in terms of his experiences, loyalties and policies.
Once Barack Obama emerged onto the presidential scene remember, hes the guy who boasted in The Audacity of Hope that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their views he became the first everything president.
In 2008, Newsweek called Obama The first woman president,arguing that he is pushing against conventional
wisdom in five important ways, with approaches that are usually thought of as qualities and values that women bring to organizational life
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is taking a more traditional (and male?) authoritarian approach. In 2009, Geraldo Rivera dubbed Obama the first Hispanic president for his support for comprehensive immigration reform, while an Agence France-Presse story cast Obama as the first Asian-American presidentfor appointing three Asian-American Cabinet members. In 2010, the Washington Posts Kathleen Parker reprised Newsweeks earlier title, with Obama: Our first female president.
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Why so few replies/comments?
WND boldly says what no one at Fox dares whisper.
He wrote about his Muslim sympathies in his book. Why is it so hard for people to believe??
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