Skip to comments.Who Is Barack Obama?
Posted on 04/03/2012 4:53:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
Barack Obamas handlers continually seem to look for opportunities to create analogous comparisons between Obama and other iconic American figures, in the hopes that some patina of their greatness will burnish Obamas flawed image.
During a recent trip to Mount Rushmore, First Lady Michelle Obama must have looked longingly, and hopefully at the images of Americas greatest presidents, and hoped to inspire some sort of connectivity in the mind of voters linking Obama to the great men whos images are carved in stone at Mount Rushmore.
In order for any comparison to work, voters must answer the questionwho is Barack Obama? What does he stand for? What are his core values? These are, typically, the questions that most presidential candidates answer when they run for re-election. Or they run on their record. But, after three and a half years of failed policies, with an almost $16 Trillion deficit, with unemployment at 8.3% and gas prices at over $4 per gallon, Obama certainly cant run on his record.
But who is Barack Obama?
One things for certain: Barack Obama is no George Washington. George Washington was an incredible leader for our nation, a man who was capable of facing his mistakes and learning from them. During the French Indian War, Colonel Washington suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of the Monongahela and, at one point, had more colonial soldiers running away from the conflict than staying and fighting. But, George Washington demonstrated superhuman endurance, perseverance, courage and grit. He sent no spin-meisters out to Sunday news shows, to whitewash the record and stretch the English language, twisting words into pretzel-like distortions, in an attempt to mask responsibility and focus blame on others. Instead, Washington made sure that when the opportunity came againand it didhe led brilliantly, both strategically and tactically, during the Revolutionary War. Forget any comparison between George Washington and Barack Obama, none exist.
Obama is no Thomas Jefferson, either. Apparently, words do not come easily to Barack Obama unless he has an ever-ready teleprompter, replete with the language and ideas of his handlers. Of Barack Obamas writings, we have almost nothingno signature legislation (save that crafted by Sen. Coburn to which Obama appended his name as a joint sponsor), nor are there any signature writings from his time in college, law school or, oddly, as the editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Barack Obamas public relations machines try to promote Obamas brilliance, but his transcripts have never been released to the publicso who knows? Jefferson, on the other hand, repeatedly exhibited his brilliance in writing our nations founding documents, in Jeffersons statesmanship in acquiring the Louisiana Purchase, or Jeffersons prescience when he said: To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Clearly Obama is no Jefferson.
Obama is no James Madison. The Father of the Constitution, James Madison helped draft the constitution, was the author of the Bill of Rights, in particular, the first ten amendments. In comparison, Barack Obama has spent the past three and a half years attacking those amendments. Whether its Obamas decision to compel birth control insurance payments from Catholic-run institution, or other areas of governmental overreach, Obama has shown a marked disregard for the rights of Americans. Clearly Obama is no Madison.
Obama is not Andrew Jackson, either. At no time has it been more apparent than in the recent Trayvon Martin debacle. During the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson showed daring, innovation and courageous leadership when he rallied all the inhabitants of the city to fight together to defeat the BritishWhite, Black, Indian, slave and freed man, soldiers and piratesurging them to put aside their differences and to work together, side-by-side, to defeat a common foe. Old Hickory, tough as nails, understood that divisiveness destroys and incendiary language that inflames hostilities is not the way to create a unified nation. Obama could learn a lot from Andrew Jackson.
Obama is no John F. Kennedy. Whereas Kennedy said: Ask not what your country can do for youask what you can do for your country, Obama is all about selfish indulgence. Team Obamas policies have at their core a belief that the government needs to do more for individuals, and always, that there is some other millionaire or billionaire who can be taxed to pay for it. Mr Obama appeals to his supporters by promising something for nothing.
Any costs for the promised largess (healthcare, housing, food, education, etc) are to be the responsibility of someone else. Kennedy by contrast, wanted Americans to remain an aspirational people. Kennedy believed passionately in American exceptionalismand championed some of the most dramatic plans to put a man on the moon. Obama, after shutting down space travel, with no belief in American exceptionalism, praises a NASA leader who has diverged dramatically from NASAs core mission to claim that NASAs new mission priority is Muslim outreach. Many are still alive who knew Jack Kennedy, and it goes without saying that Barack Obama is no Jack Kennedy.
Of course, Obamas no Lyndon Baines Johnson either. LBJ was, arguably, one of the most skilled legislators our nation has known. His ability to craft a compromise between Republicans and Democrats and to waltz even the most controversial legislation (such as the Civil Right Act) through congress is legendary. The recent Supreme Court case on Obamacare illustrated that Obamas ham-fisted, cobbled-together effort to forge consensus was little more than congressional bribery, and that the legislation had little hope of passing without the many ear-marks and riders promising goodies.
The lack of a severability clause proves that the pay-for-play agreements, euphemistically known as the Corn Huskers Kickback and the New Louisiana Purchase, were the only way Obama was able to garner sufficient votes to get the monstrosity passed. And, considering Obamas recent Budget failed to pass congress with even one vote shows neither political party has any confidence in Obamas stewardship of the economy. Consider: a budget vote that fails 416-0. LBJ, surely, would have been ashamed of Obamas colossally ineffective powers of persuasion.
It goes without saying that Obama is not, and never will be, Ronald Reagan. Obamas recent open mike comments, to Russian President Medvedev, reveal Obamas nefarious intentions to further weaken Americas missile defense and pander to Putins thuggish regime. Reagans poignant, persuasive and tough speech at the Brandenburg Gate, exhorting Mr. Gorbachev: Open this gate. Mr. Gorbvachev, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL! boldly reverberated across continents and changed forever the history of this world. Obamas obsequious groveling to Medvedev is behavior unimaginable and would never be tolerated by Reagan.
After three and a half years, Americans still know little about Barack Obama. What they have seen of Obama, so far, has been bad--a litany of gaffes, policy missteps, race-baiting, class warfare mongering, blame-gaming, tin-cupping, whining and betrayal of American values. One thing is certain: Barack Obama has little in common with any president our country has ever had. Hopefully, this Obama hiccup in history will be of short duration, nothing more than a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.
Short answer: No one really knows.
> Who Is Barack Obama?
Obama is the Soviet plant who lives in the White House.
Obama is a salesman with a rabid hatred of America.
It's really sad that Americans didn't press this question from the beginning.
Actually, “O” is Billy Boy on steroids... a moral vacuum. “O” (like Billy Boy) is nothing and no one except the pawn of people who bought and paid for him lock stock and anus....and still program him and his ‘administration’.
“O” is (and will always be), defined by the last crisis, the last statement, the last most dramatic faux ‘success’ ... etc. As far as actual substance and character are concerned, do not look for THAT in him.
Without character .... what remains is a venal and unprincipled tool...a tool abetted in this whole increasingly absurd farce by a media so compromised themselves as to be all but worthless for the purposes of informing the public or watch-dogging our interests.
“...try to promote Obamas brilliance, but his transcripts have never been released to the publicso who knows? “
Anyone with a partially functioning brain knows that his guy is NOT *brilliant.*
As per the interview.
Charlie Rose, “Who is Barack Obama?”
Brokaw, “We don’t really know.”
You've just explained why 0bama's followers support him - they lack a "partially functioning brain".
You want to know WHO Obama IS?
DemocratsNational Socialists, and FASCIST Obama are DOING IT ON PURPOSE!!!!
Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.
Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western ideology, Marxism. I call such frustrated and angry modern Africans who embrace various foreign "isms", instead of looking homeward for repair of societies that are broken, African Colonials. They are Africans who serve foreign ideas.
The tropes of America's racial history as a way of understanding all things black are useless in understanding the man who got his dreams from his father, a Kenyan exemplar of the African Colonial. Before I continue, I need to say this: I am a first generation born West African-American woman whose parents emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970's from the country now called Nigeria. I travel to Nigeria frequently. I see myself as both a proud American and as a proud Igbo (the tribe that we come from -- also sometimes spelled Ibo). Politically, I have always been conservative (though it took this past election for me to commit to this once and for all!); my conservative values come from my Igbo heritage and my place of birth. Of course, none of this qualifies me to say what I am about to -- but at the same time it does.
My friends, despite what CNN and the rest are telling you, Barack Obama is nothing more than an old school African Colonial who is on his way to turning this country into one of the developing nations that you learn about on the National Geographic Channel. Many conservative (East, West, South, North) African-Americans like myself -- those of us who know our history -- have seen this movie before. Here are two main reasons why many Americans allowed Obama to slip through the cracks despite all of his glaring inconsistencies:
First, Obama has been living on American soil for most of his adult life. Therefore, he has been able to masquerade as one who understands and believes in American democratic ideals. But he does not. Barack Obama is intrinsically undemocratic and as his presidency plays out, this will become more obvious. Second, and most importantly, too many Americans know very little about Africa. The one-size-fits-all understanding that many Americans (both black and white) continue to have of Africa might end up bringing dire consequences for this country.
Contrary to the way it continues to be portrayed in mainstream Western culture, Africa is not a continent that can be solely defined by AIDS, ethnic rivalries, poverty and safaris. Africa, like any other continent, has an immense history defined by much diversity and complexity. Africa's long-standing relationship with Europe speaks especially to some of these complexities -- particularly the relationship that has existed between the two continents over the past two centuries. Europe's complete colonization of Africa during the nineteenth century, also known as the Scramble for Africa, produced many unfortunate consequences, the African colonial being one of them.
The African colonial (AC) is a person who by means of their birth or lineage has a direct connection with Africa. However, unlike Africans like me, their worldviews have been largely shaped not by the indigenous beliefs of a specific African tribe but by the ideals of the European imperialism that overwhelmed and dominated Africa during the colonial period. AC's have no real regard for their specific African traditions or histories. AC's use aspects of their African culture as one would use pieces of costume jewelry: things of little or no value that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become a negative distraction, or used on a whim to decorate oneself in order to seem exotic. (Hint: Obama's Muslim heritage).
On the other hand, AC's strive to be the best at the culture that they inherited from Europe. Throughout the West, they are tops in their professions as lawyers, doctors, engineers, Ivy League professors and business moguls; this is all well and good. It's when they decide to engage us as politicians that things become messy and convoluted.
The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization. But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture. The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world. He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. However, as opposed to really being a hard-core African Leftist who actually believes in something, the ACP uses socialist themes as a way to disguise his true ambitions: a complete power grab whereby the "will of the people" becomes completely irrelevant.
Barack Obama is all of the above. The only difference is that he is here playing (colonial) African politics as usual.
In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father -- an eloquent piece of political propaganda -- Obama styles himself as a misunderstood intellectual who is deeply affected by the sufferings of black people, especially in America and Africa. In the book, Obama clearly sees himself as an African, not as a black American. And to prove this, he goes on a quest to understand his Kenyan roots. He is extremely thoughtful of his deceased father's legacy; this provides the main clue for understanding Barack Obama.
Barack Obama Sr. was an African colonial to the core; in his case, the apple did not fall far from the tree. All of the telltale signs of Obama's African colonialist attitudes are on full display in the book -- from his feigned antipathy towards Europeans to his view of African tribal associations as distracting elements that get in the way of "progress". (On p. 308 of Dreams From My Father, Obama says that African tribes should be viewed as an "ancient loyalties".)
Like imperialists of Old World Europe, the ACP sees their constituents not as free thinking individuals who best know how to go about achieving and creating their own means for success. Instead, the ACP sees his constituents as a flock of ignorant sheep that need to be led -- oftentimes to their own slaughter.
Like the European imperialist who spawned him, the ACP is a destroyer of all forms of democracy.
Here are a few examples of what the British did in order to create (in 1914) what is now called Nigeria and what Obama is doing to you:
America, don't be fooled. The Igbos were once made up of a confederacy of clans that ascribed to various forms of democratic government. They took their eyes off the ball and before they knew it, the British were upon them. Also, understand this: the African colonial who is given too much political power can only become one thing: a despot.
Our conversation is with Yuri Alexandrovic Bezmenov. Mr. Bezmenov was born in 1939 in a suburb of Moscow. He was the son of a high ranking Soviet Army officer. He was educated in the elite schools inside the Soviet Union; and became an expert in Indian culture and Indian languages.
He had an outstanding career with Novosti, which was, and still is I should say, the press arm or press agency of the Soviet Union; it turns out this is also a front, for the KGB.
He escaped to the West in 1970 after becoming totally disgusted with the Soviet system; and he did this at great risk to his life. He certainly is one of the worlds outstanding experts on the subject of Soviet propaganda; and disinformation and active measures.
Well, you spoke before about "ideological subversion" and that's a phrase that I'm afraid some Americans don't understand. When the Soviets use the phrase "ideological subversion" what do they mean by it?
1. Ideological subversion is the process which is [a] legitimate, old word, and open. You can see it with your own eyes. All American mass media has to do is to "unplug bananas" from their ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it. There is no mystery.It has nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence gathering looks more romantic. It sells more deodorants through the advertising. That's probably why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond types of films. But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is NOT in the area of intelligence at all.According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization". It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.Most of the activity of the department [KGB] was to compile huge amount / volume of information, on individuals who were instrumental in creating public opinion. Publisher, editors, journalists, uh actors, educationalists, professors of political science. Members of parliament, representatives of business circles.Most of these people were divided roughly into two groups: those who would tow the Soviet foreign policy, they would be promoted to positions of power through media and public manipulation; [and] those who refuse the Soviet influence in their own country would be character assassinated OR executed physically, come Revolution.Same way as in a small town of Hua in South Vietnam; several thousands of Vietnamese were executed in one night when the city was captured by [the] Viet Cong for only two days; and American CIA could never figure out - how could [the communists] possibly know each Individual, where he lives, where to get him; and [in order that they] would be arrested in one night basically in four hours before dawn, put on a van, driven out of the city limits and shot.The answer is very simple. Long before communists occupy the city, there was extensive network of informers; local Vietnamese citizens who knew absolutely everything about people who are instrumental in public opinion - including Barbers and Taxi Drivers. Everyone who was sympathetic to United States was executed. Same thing was done under the guidance of the Soviet Embassy in Hanoi, and same thing I was doing in New Delhi. To my horror, I discovered that in the files were people who were doomed to execution. There were names of pro-Soviet Journalists, with whom I was personally friendly.
Yes, absolutely. They were idealistically minded leftist communists who had made several visits to the USSR; and yet the KGB decided, that come Revolution, or drastic changes in political structure of India - they will have to go.
Why is that?
Because they know too much. Simply, because, you see the useful idiots; the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of Soviet or Communist or Socialist or whatever system; when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That's why my KGB instructors specifically made the point, "never bother with leftists, forget about these political prostitutes - aim higher" this was my instruction. Try to get into, uh, large circulation, established conservative media. Reach filthy rich movie makers, intellectuals in so-called academic circles. Cynical, ego-centric people who can look into your eyes with angelic expression and tell you a lie. This are the most recruitable people; people who lack moral principals - who are either too greedy or too, uh, suffer from self-importance, uh, they feel that they matter a lot. Uh, these are the people who KGB wanted very much to recruit.
But to eliminate the others; to execute the others, don't they serve some purpose - wouldn't they be the one's to rely on?
No they serve purpose only [up] to the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in [the] United States; all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion; only to destabilize a nation. When the job is completed, they are not needed anymore. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned - when they see that Marxist-Leninist come to power. Obviously they get offended; they think that THEY will come to power. That will never happen, of course; they will be lined up against the wall and shot. But they may turn into the most bitter enemies of Marxist-Leninists when they come to power; and that's what happened in Nicaragua. You remember most of these former Marxist-Leninists were either put to prison or one of them split and now he's working against the SandinistasIt happened in Grenada when Maurice Bishop, he was already a Marxist - he was executed by the new Marxists who was more Marxist than this Marxist.Same happened in Afghanistan, when, uh, first there was Taraki he was killed by Amin, then Amin was killed by Karmal with the help of KGB.Same happened in Bangladesh where Mujibur Rahman, very pro-soviet leftist; was assassinated by his own Marxist-Leninist military comrades.It's the same pattern everywhere. The moment they serve their purpose, all the useful idiots are either executed entirely; all the idealistically minded Marxists. Or exiled, or put in prisons like in Cuba many former Marxists are in Cuba, and in prison.So basically America is Stuck, with demoralization; and unless, even if you start right now this minute; you start educating new generation of Americans - it will still take you 15 to 20 years to turn the tide of uh, ideological perception of reality; uh back to normalcy and patriotism.The result? The result you can see -- most of the people who graduated in the 60's, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, and educational systems. You are stuck with them. You can't get rid of to them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You can not change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words [for] these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.
And yet these people who have been programmed and as you say [are] in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept - these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?
Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in [the] future what the beautiful society of EQUALITY and social justice means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy [and] frustrated people, and Marxist Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the [ranks] of dissenters; dissidents.
Unlike the present  United States there will be no place for dissent in future [2008, "Hate Speech" Colorado SB200] Marxist-Leninist America.
[Now] you can get popular like Daniel Ellsberg and filthy rich like Jane Fonda for being a dissident [and] for criticizing your Pentagon. In [the] future these people will simply be [he makes a squishy noise] squashed like cockroaches for criticizing the government. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful [and] noble ideas of EQUALITY. This they don't understand and it will be the greatest shock for them, of course.
The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years. Actually, it's over fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him the concentration camps...he will refuse to believe it.... until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom.When the military boot crashes - then he will understand. But not before that. That's the tragedy of the situation o f demoralization.
2. The next stage is destabilization....this time, subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption. Whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn't matter any more.
It only takes 2 to 5 years to destabilize a nation. This time what matters is essentials; economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some... sensitive areas such as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it 14 years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process will go that fast.
3. The next stage of course is crisis, which may take only up to 6 weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. You can see it in Central America now; and after crisis, with the violent change of power structure and economy, you have the period of so called "normalization" [which] it may last indefinitely. Normalization is a cynical expression, borrower from Soviet Propaganda. When the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 1968, comrade Brezhnev said "Now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalized". This is what will happen in [the] United States if you allow all the shmucks to bring the country to crisis.
To promise people all kinds of goodies, and the paradise on Earth. Uh to destabilize your economy to eliminate the principal of free market competition; and to put a big brother government in Washington D.C.; with benevolent dictators like  Walter Mondale [2008 Obama] who will promise lots of things - Never mind whether the promises are fulfilled or not. He [the dictator] will go to Moscow to kiss the bottoms of a new generation of Soviet Assassins. Never mind [nothing to see here, move along], he will create false illusions that the situation is under control.Situation is NOT under control. Situation is disgustingly out of control.
Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system train another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of war; undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov of course - it's the system. However, ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system, or the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not, I don't give a hoot. If you're not scared by now, nothing can scare you. You don't have to be paranoid about it. What actually happens now; that unlike myself, you have literally several years to live on unless United States wake up. The time bomb is ticking. With every second the disaster is coming closer. Unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect to, unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins.This is it, this is the last country with freedom and possibility.
Okay, so what do we do? What is your recommendation to the American people?
Well, the immediate thing that comes to mind is, of course, there must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of REAL patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain [to] them the real danger of socialist, communist, welfare state, Big Brother government. If people fail to grasp the impending danger; nothing ever will help the United States. You may kiss goodbye your freedoms, including [sending] homosexuals to prison inmate. All this freedom will vanish in 5 seconds - including your precious lives.
The moment at least part of [the] United States population is convinced that the danger is real, they have to FORCE their government, and I'm not talking about sending letters, signing petitions, and all this beautiful, noble activity, I'm talking about FORCING [the] United States government to stop aiding Communism....
Don't you see it?
Wasn't it Thomas Jefferson who wrote
And then again when he wrote
Truth must have killed him, to say that.
“Obama is the Soviet plant who lives in the White House.”
You might want to reword that.
While their may be fringe Soviet wannabe groups,
they are little or nothing.
The Soviet Union ended during Reagan.
Obama is a Marxist/Leninist thug, but no connection
with “soviet”, other then in the past.
His goal is to make the USA into the USSA.
(United Socialist States of America)
What does Townhall care who he is? They are a part of the censorship that helps the fraud Obama keep power. Townhall scrubbed an article of a regular columnist that mentioned the Arpaio case without mockery.
In the book Left Behind, a snake-oil salesman named Carpathian brings the World to ruin.
Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is our Carpathian as he tries to bring America to ruin.
DING....DING.....DING....we have a WINNER!
Never heard of her.