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#1 Deborah Layne

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

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This is probably the best analysis of this empty suit ever.



Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the “protective wall” built around him by the liberal media.



I Too Have Become Disillusioned.

By Matt Patterson (columnist – opinion writer)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard - because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people – conservatives included - ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that's when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth - it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track.) But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

This almost sounds hateful...but it isn't...because it is the truth. I get so tired of hearing people (including Obama) blame all of our ills and woes on past leadership, yet forgetting Obama is the one who wanted the office of President back in 2008 and promised he'd get things done. I hope Americans have opened their eyes...and by the way, I'm not a member of either political party (Democrat or Republican)...I simply see huge deficits, mass unemployment, wage reductions, and exploding government bureaucracy. Things have gotten worse and POTUS won't own up to it...he and his believers simply blame, blame, blame. Drives me mad!
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:28 PM

November 2011 article by Matt Patterson circulating again but now with a 2012 statement injected. By the way, he's not a columnist.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

November 2011 article by Matt Patterson circulating again but now with a 2012 statement injected. By the way, he's not a columnist.



I don't think the point of the article has anything to do with the title of the author---columnist, opinion writer, whatever---nor does the date matter, although the Nov. 2011 date makes the point even stronger. Another year has passed on by since this was written and still all we have are excuses...blame...instead of solutions. POTUS may be a charmer, but he is not a leader and his record proves that. If people would simply focus on his record...not on his words...it is clear he is not cut out to be President of the United States.

That doesn't mean Romney is either...it means Obama isn't and time has proven that point.
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#5 Deborah Layne

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

I don't think the point of the article has anything to do with the title of the author---columnist, opinion writer, whatever---nor does the date matter, although the Nov. 2011 date makes the point even stronger. Another year has passed on by since this was written and still all we have are excuses...blame...instead of solutions. POTUS may be a charmer, but he is not a leader and his record proves that. If people would simply focus on his record...not on his words...it is clear he is not cut out to be President of the United States.

That doesn't mean Romney is either...it means Obama isn't and time has proven that point.


Good points, kliklok00

And thanks for pointing out that most of this was actually written in 2011, simple. Makes the Kenyan look even worse, which is only actually people seeing him clearly.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Good points, kliklok00

And thanks for pointing out that most of this was actually written in 2011, simple. Makes the Kenyan look even worse, which is only actually people seeing him clearly.

Can't agree with your views but I see where you're coming from Deborah.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

they used him

he doesnt even know hes not qualified to be president

.. they have no ledership in the democrat party ,, so they told him just pretend hes intelligent and read the teleprompter

good article .. they left out the liar part

someone had to be the fall guy for this mess .. obama will get all the blame .. hey i would of done it .. you can all call me stupid and blame it all on me .. and i get a presidential retirement package
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

November 2011 article by Matt Patterson circulating again but now with a 2012 statement injected. By the way, he's not a columnist.



I don't care who wrote it... I don't care what has been added or if it was a repeat because if it was a repeat, it needed to be said again and again. This is one of the most sound statements about Obama I have heard. He has wrapped it all up in a nut shell quite well. It is about time people start stating the truth with a proper perspective. He deserves a raise in what ever job he works, or at least a pat on the back!

Edited by stronglilly, 13 October 2012 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

I don't care who wrote it... I don't care what has been added or if it was a repeat because if it was a repeat, it needed to be said again and again. This is one of the most sound statements about Obama I have heard. He has wrapped it all up in a nut shell quite well. It is about time people start stating the truth with a proper perspective. He deserves a raise in what ever job he works, or at least a pat on the back!

Very well written, but personally I've never been into fiction and aborted the love for sci-fi mid college.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

I don't care who wrote it... I don't care what has been added or if it was a repeat because if it was a repeat, it needed to be said again and again. This is one of the most sound statements about Obama I have heard. He has wrapped it all up in a nut shell quite well. It is about time people start stating the truth with a proper perspective. He deserves a raise in what ever job he works, or at least a pat on the back!

Agreed.. thanks for posting Deb
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Good point!


Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin.

Now ask yourself: Is that the definition of racism or affirmative action?

The answer is:

Yes.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

Evidently, the Buck doesn't stop at the Oval Office anymore...

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for your insight and sane posts, Klik. Do you want a job in DC?
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

This is the best summation of Obama I have ever seen. This needs to be posted, bumped and forwarded as many times as possible. The fact that it comes from a liberal publication is a great testament to the failures and inadequacies of Obama. Only those with a brain disorder can't see what Obama is all about by now. I just don't get how some Libs can wake up and yet, others are still comatosed. It truly amuses amazes me.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

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