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The Impostor President Gets Caught
American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2013 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 09/16/2013 3:09:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

During the 2008 presidential campaign, the New York Times ran an article on what psychologists call the "impostor phenomenon." To measure it, they ask test subjects questions like, "At times, I feel my success has been due to some kind of luck" or "I can give the impression that I'm more competent than I really am."

Although the article had nothing to do with Barack Obama, he would surely have scored off the charts had he answered those questions honestly. He was a reasonably bright guy but not the "brilliant" author and savant white liberals thought him to be. His "luck" derived from the fact that he grew up almost exactly as those liberals had but in the body of a black man. Hearing him they heard themselves. Seeing him say what he said surprised them, validated them, delighted them with its very whiteness. Although they would be the last to admit it, they suffered conspicuously from what George Bush has called "the soft bigotry of low expectations."

In speaking of Obama in early 2007, Joe Biden framed those expectations with dunderheaded clarity. "I mean you got the first mainstream African-American presidential candidate who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." Not to be out-patronized, Senate majority Leader Harry Reid found comfort in Obama's having "no Negro dialect." The always-observant Shelby Steele summed up the phenomenon, "Blacks like Obama, who show merit where mediocrity is expected, enjoy a kind of reverse stigma, a slightly inflated reputation for 'freshness' and excellence because they defy expectations."

Throughout his ascendancy, Obama has had to fake something else besides competence, namely a belief in America. This trumpery was on full display during Tuesday night's Syria speech.....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; naturalborncitizen; obama; putin; syria
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1 posted on 09/16/2013 3:09:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cory Booker comes to mind. Black, ambiguously gay, thus immune from all criticism. The dim party won’t be able to resist.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 3:14:28 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Harry Reid found comfort in Obama's having "no Negro dialect."

You would think that some leftist on the left would make a big deal about that one.

3 posted on 09/16/2013 3:16:21 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 09/16/2013 3:24:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Straight Women Are Attracted to Gay Men

Also, 0bama's election victory in 2008 is attributable to the phenomena whereby females view gay men as having "come to their side" by sharing similar views towards men. Females see this as a victory of sorts.. Theft of a male from the male camp is a victory of sorts for a woman and empowered 0bama greatly among female voters.

All of this sick, twisted and perverse psychology landed 0bama in the White House, compliments of the female voter. It's the same perverse sickness that drove females to idolize THIS freak, too!:


5 posted on 09/16/2013 3:38:13 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: LyinLibs

Oh, to be rich enough to pay to put this in the New York Times, or maybe a billboard.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 3:39:13 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: LyinLibs

Oh...that’s good! LOLOL!


7 posted on 09/16/2013 3:39:14 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Although the article had nothing to do with Barack Obama, he would surely have scored off the charts had he answered those questions honestly. "

Why would he answer "honestly"? He has done nothing honest in his life. Why start now?

8 posted on 09/16/2013 3:39:33 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

In 2008 America elected a Celebrity, not a President.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 3:41:03 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Send People Like Michael Jackson To Lifetime Halfway Houses In Alaska
by Alan Srout:
http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/may/article120.html


10 posted on 09/16/2013 3:41:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s half white and a child of privilege. If he’d been born blue eyed and light skinned you’d never had heard of him. Somebody’s his pal.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 3:42:23 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s half white and a child of privilege. If he’d been born blue eyed and light skinned you’d never had heard of him. Somebody’s his pal.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 3:42:29 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first sign he is an imposter is his fake black accent. He didn’t grow up talking like that in Indonesia and Hawaii.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 3:49:46 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good Lord NO!, we don’t need them to dirty up our pristine
state. Put them on an island where they can do to one
another what they try and do in front of normal people.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 3:57:56 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference what Obama does .... he could do anything and get away with it.


15 posted on 09/16/2013 4:09:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: 1010RD
Obama’s half white and a child of privilege. If he’d been born blue eyed and light skinned you’d never had heard of him. Somebody’s his pal.

His "pals" are legion, but he mainly has three...


16 posted on 09/16/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kaehurowing

you know I have been wondering just that. Surely he had to see a speech pathologist to come up with hie weird accent


17 posted on 09/16/2013 4:54:49 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I only caught him drop his accent once, when he was being interviewed in Hawaii before he announced for running for president. He only let it drop for a second, you could see he was trying to figure out whether he should talk “pidgin” for the interviewer and he dropped the accent.

But basically, he sounds like any other kid that went to Punahou—basic West Coast haole accent. (Back in the days when he was a student, your accent revealed your social class and was a big deal, and no Punahou student would speak pidgin anywhere around campus or with Punahou friends.)


18 posted on 09/16/2013 5:07:51 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

Or speak with a black accent, for that matter.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 5:08:49 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


20 posted on 09/16/2013 5:13:23 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What obama does was called shuckin’ and jivin’ in my day. People of both races laughed at people like him. And nobody believed a word they said.


21 posted on 09/16/2013 5:56:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Menehune56

We have our own here in Massachusetts—Deval Patrick. Is there a Stepford candidate factory turning these guys out?


22 posted on 09/16/2013 6:13:40 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Such women seems to have a female superiority complex—mother always knows best. I am a woman and I am not afraid to say this. Some women are really full of themselves and refuse to admit to themselves that women too have their faults.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 6:17:16 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: yldstrk

He got if from listening to Rev. Jeremiah Wright for twenty years.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: yldstrk

He got if from listening to Rev. Jeremiah Wright for twenty years.


25 posted on 09/16/2013 6:23:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

the weird thing is I know someone that talks exactly like obama and it is creepy


26 posted on 09/16/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Did he start talking like Obama when he became famous or did he always talk that way?


27 posted on 09/16/2013 6:47:22 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: 1010RD

Ironically, facially he resembles his white grandfather, because of this he has a long “African” jaw.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 9:00:04 PM PDT by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: LyinLibs

Do you have one with Obama riding behind Putin?


29 posted on 09/17/2013 4:21:06 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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BM


30 posted on 09/17/2013 2:21:55 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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