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Obama: The Affirmative Action President. WASHINGTON POST. Written by : Matt Patterson

Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/04/26 12:09:25

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Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, 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 liberaldom 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 notqualified, 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 nextstep, 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 teleprompter 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.


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. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. 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 and 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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    Obama: The Affirmative Action President
    by Matt Patterson (columnist - Washington Post, New York Post, San
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  • irish 2012/04/26 13:04:09
    irish
    +15
    yep,thats obama exactly. mediocre covered up by racism. thats why the corporations backed him,and why he was presented to the public as "black " never mind that he isn't . so he could be excused away for everything he has done to destroy this country.

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  • kaZappoo cut and... 2012/04/27 17:35:50
    kaZappoo
    yeah ,yeah ,yeah & BLA,BLA ,,,

    out dated fictitious, falsified charts ..............
  • cut and... kaZappoo 2012/04/27 21:08:50
    cut and paste king
    go look at the predictions gerald celente "TRENDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    lies lies lies and u believe this mickey mouse of gerard . not a single word he writes is true
  • kaZappoo 4570GOVT 2012/04/27 02:54:34
    kaZappoo
    +1
    and of course "jimbo ,susan ,info search are here dissing ....as if on que ...!

    but agreed 150% on the accuracy of the post ......problem is the libbers here just cant handle the truth ....hillarious ...
  • Defend ... kaZappoo 2012/04/27 10:50:48
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    they are told what to say by the obama regime
  • kaZappoo Defend ... 2012/04/27 17:36:57
    kaZappoo
    +1
    absolutely .........!

    and these folks actually believe this stuff ,,,LMAO
  • 4570GOVT kaZappoo 2012/04/27 14:32:54
    4570GOVT
    +1
    They are called SHEEPLE for a reason . They Can't Think For Themselves -and- don't have one brain cell between them .
  • kaZappoo 4570GOVT 2012/04/27 17:37:44
    kaZappoo
    +3
    omebas ,,,,,, one celled spineless creatures ,,,,
  • 4570GOVT kaZappoo 2012/04/27 21:05:36
    4570GOVT
    +2
    Good Point !
  • MBSVirginia BN-2 2012/04/26 18:56:46
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    +4
    Excellent post.
  • 4570GOVT MBSVirg... 2012/04/26 19:23:30
    4570GOVT
    +3
    Yes It Is !
  • Yo'Adri... MBSVirg... 2012/04/26 20:53:03
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    thanks MBS......It opened my eyes...!
  • ConLibFraud 2012/04/26 18:48:38
    ConLibFraud
    +6
    I am sorry! Even with all the truth that this post brings forth ... it is a distraction from the real truth!!!! Why is there not one mention of the facts regarding his criminal history!!!! He has used several social security IDs and when forced to finally produce his long form birth certificate ... he gave us a fraud laced forged document!!!!

    All of congress should be in prison for allowing this criminal impostor to ever get 1 foot in the White House!!!!!
  • 4570GOVT ConLibF... 2012/04/26 19:28:27
    4570GOVT
    +2
    ............... sorry to break it to you , friend ................ but THEY DON'T CARE ! He is the most corrupt & crooked POS ever to occupy the Oval Office , and yet NOBODY CARES ! How can this be ? We have already lost the war . We have been taken over without a shot being fired . They can't make it too obvious but " They Are In Charge Now " .
  • ConLibF... 4570GOVT 2012/04/26 19:32:38
    ConLibFraud
    +3
    They think they are in charge. There are over 80 million armed citizens.
  • 4570GOVT ConLibF... 2012/04/26 19:52:00
    4570GOVT
    +5
    CORRECTION : " They Think " they are in charge . Our Bill Of Rights ( and the First Two Amendments ) are the ONLY reason thay have not fully taken control .
  • kaZappoo 4570GOVT 2012/04/27 03:03:13
    kaZappoo
    +1
    lib fraud ;; 4570 ;; you both are on target friends .....

    pathetically these sheeples just follow and post these ridiculous comments ...
  • 4570GOVT kaZappoo 2012/04/27 14:34:17
    4570GOVT
    They have each other on Speed Dial ! ; )
  • kaZappoo 4570GOVT 2012/04/27 17:39:27
    kaZappoo
    +1
    yeah thats for sure .......cant remember phone numbers ,,,and have the responces pre written for them "copy & paste " like the teleprompter ..!
  • 4570GOVT kaZappoo 2012/04/27 21:06:50
    4570GOVT
    Copy and Paste is " All They Got " being unable to think for themselves .
  • Yo'Adri... 4570GOVT 2012/04/26 20:57:02
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +4
    Please don't give up.....and don't say no one cares.....We were all taken for this ride.....
    but we have to have hope that we will get thru this in the end.!
  • 4570GOVT Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 00:24:33
    4570GOVT
    +1
    I didn't mean that " nobody " cares , just that our Justice Dept. and our House and Senate DON'T CARE . You & I care as well as millions of other Americans " care " .
    It is like the people who we elect to office get there , and say Screw You ! They do what they want ( and hope we forget by the next election cycle ).

    Thank You , for the kind words : )
  • Yo'Adri... ConLibF... 2012/04/26 20:55:15
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    I suupose it's better than nothing, but I agree with you... However it would take three hours to read on SH if everything was included.....his past isn't a simple paragraph.....and gets longer the more we POKE AROUND :-)
  • ConLibF... Yo'Adri... 2012/04/26 21:36:59
    ConLibFraud
    +6
    His past is nothing but a rap sheet.
  • Yo'Adri... ConLibF... 2012/04/26 23:55:37
  • kaZappoo Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 03:04:39
    kaZappoo
    really well see what happens if & when they try to overpower the greates armed country in the world ...the citizens army !
  • kaZappoo ConLibF... 2012/04/27 03:01:13
    kaZappoo
    +1
    and an invalad selective service # ..a fed offence in it's self ...

    but right on about the rest lib fraud ,,,,,
  • ConLibF... kaZappoo 2012/04/27 21:41:28
    ConLibFraud
    Good catch!!! Thanks
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/26 17:21:59
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +5
    Fantastic article. Couldn't have said it better myself; I especially love that last paragraph. Props to Mr. Patterson!
  • Yo'Adri... Aqua Su... 2012/04/26 20:58:08
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    It's inspiring.....and so real.....It might wake up a few people.....
    thanks for reading it. :-)
  • casdallas Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 03:33:53
    casdallas
    Yes..glad you put for us to read,..
  • CODE 11 2012/04/26 17:02:29
    CODE 11
    +7
    Sums it up pretty well. Obama is a failure. He's one of those " don't worry you passed anyway people ." ANYBODY BUT OBAMA 2012
  • 4570GOVT CODE 11 2012/04/26 19:33:29
    4570GOVT
    +4
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOBAMA 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Yo'Adri... CODE 11 2012/04/26 20:58:35
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    BOOM!
  • Thisismyname 2012/04/26 16:55:26
  • CODE 11 Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:03:59
    CODE 11
    +7
    The fact that you don't understand that he should have never been elected..brothers me !
  • 4570GOVT CODE 11 2012/04/26 19:34:19
    4570GOVT
    +4
    It Worries Me Too ............................
  • Yo'Adri... 4570GOVT 2012/04/26 20:59:48
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +3
    Past is the past.....We have to concentrate on NOT allowing it to happen again.....with our every and last breath.!
  • 4570GOVT Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 00:25:40
    4570GOVT
    I Agree ! I keep spreading the word ..............
  • Aqua Su... Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:17:39
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +9
    We know how he got elected, I just hope none of my dead relatives cast one of THOSE votes.
  • 4570GOVT Aqua Su... 2012/04/26 19:35:28
    4570GOVT
    +3
    He " CLEANED-UP " on the Dead Vote !

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