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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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  • 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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  • Yo'Adri... tom C 2012/04/26 20:05:50
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    FABULOUS video.....I caught it a few days ago...The best video I have seen......in weeks.!
    Everyone needs....yes, needs to watch.....It's less than 5 min....and well worth it.! Thanks
    for the link. :-)
  • MichaelJ 2012/04/26 13:12:43
    MichaelJ
    +13
    I can attribute some of his supporters to G.Bush haters who didn't care about the President's complete lack of experience or accomplishments. I suppose you could understand that to some extent.

    What is disturbing is how many continue to support him with ample evidence of how unprepared and incapable the President has turned out to be.

    I remember when J. Carter was elected. I was shocked at some of the people who voted for him but compared to our current President, that seems like a well considered decision.

    Of course Americans corrected that mistake at the next election. Hopefully enough Americans are ready to acknowledge the huge mistake we made with President Obama and correct it in November.
  • Thisism... MichaelJ 2012/04/26 16:48:22
  • MichaelJ Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:01:40
    MichaelJ
    +7
    This, I want you to read my response carefully. You may not agree with it but perhaps you will notice that it's civil and polite.

    Yes the President did serve in the state Senate and one term as US senator. He never in either position ever put forward even ONE piece of legislation and had one of the highest percentage of voting 'present' in the state Senate and spent the majority of his term in the US senate running for president. Again, in NO WAY a record that could lead anyone to believe he had the experience or ability to be an effective President which has turned out to be the case.

    See? No need to denigrate you for your opinion just giving you mine. Try it. It isn't hard at all.
  • Yo'Adri... MichaelJ 2012/04/26 20:14:36
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    Thanks Michael......for your reply to 'this-ism"....you are right ON SPOT. and please
    let it be noted ( so that this-ism can know) that I didn't WRITE the article.....It was brilliantly written by Matthew
    Patterson, columnist, WASHINGTON POST. I merely passed it along.
  • MichaelJ Yo'Adri... 2012/04/26 20:24:50
    MichaelJ
    +2
    Not a problem. I enjoyed the article very much!

    Thanks!
  • CODE 11 Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:12:18
    CODE 11
    +7
    Get a clue....he was "PRESENT" , but didn't do anything in the state or national Senates !
  • Yo'Adri... MichaelJ 2012/04/26 20:10:37
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    BOOM! So true.....even tho I grew irritated, and disillusioned with GW...and voiced that opinion....
    I have to say....I didn't vote for him for a second go-round.....but that was my decision...and it is theirs....Just can't understand how you can support someone that you don't LIKE!
  • Annette 2012/04/26 13:05:22
    Annette
    +13
    There were so many of us who knew this before the 2008 election, and still the idiots voted for him; much to their regret now! Great find and a great article, thanks.
  • Yo'Adri... Annette 2012/04/26 20:16:52
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    That's why we MUST go viral, and keep it out there...in the hope that there will be people who will finally "get it.....Note: I said hopefully.! We were a minority back then Annette...we must become the majority this time around.
  • Annette Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 04:18:15
    Annette
    You are quite right! Thanks.
  • 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.
  • Thisism... irish 2012/04/26 16:50:02
  • irish Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:46:45
    irish
    +7
    excuse you there is NOTHING race baiting about my comment. you don't seem to understand the comment,refrain from criticizing what you don't get.
  • Yo'Adri... irish 2012/04/26 20:19:53
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +3
    Seems as tho we have struck a chord with this one, Irish.......Must be alot of truth to what we think.....for him to get these "hissy fits".!
  • Kat ♪.B... Yo'Adri... 2012/04/26 20:46:01
  • irish Yo'Adri... 2012/04/27 14:55:25
  • DeeB Thisism... 2012/04/26 17:59:02
    DeeB
    +4
    He's 50% white, 7% black and the rest is arab! That does not make him a true black man! He has some black in him.
  • MBSVirg... DeeB 2012/04/26 18:51:58
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    He isn't Arab in the least. Just saying, his dad was African.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/26 19:00:16
    holly go lightly
    +2
    WTFU! You people make me sick.

    Obama's Suprising Genealogy
    « on: July 19, 2008, 02:29:33 PM »

    It was reported over Baltimore news radio several days ago that a researcher investigated Barack Obama's genealogy in detail, examining official government birth records in both the United States and Kenya. From this primary source documentation, the researcher came to a shocking conclusion -- Obama IS NOT BLACK. To be precise, the researcher determined that Barack Obama is:

    1) 50% Caucasian

    2) 43.75% Arab, and

    3) 6.25% African Negro

    This corresponds to a demographic breakdown of his 16 Great-Great-Grandparents as follows: 8 Caucasians, 7 Arabs, and one Negro.

    Though Obama's racial/ethnic background is in and of itself irrelevant, it says a great deal about the man when viewed in the context of what he wants people to believe about him. Since entering politics, Obama has strenuously worked to identify himself as an "African American," i.e. as a black man. On what basis, though, does he establish this identity? Genetically, he is infinitesimally black. Culturally, he is white, having been raised in a white family and having known neither his father nor his father's cultural traditions. Socio-economically, he is among the wealthiest and most privileged 0.1% of the U.S. population. E...














    WTFU! You people make me sick.

    Obama's Suprising Genealogy
    « on: July 19, 2008, 02:29:33 PM »

    It was reported over Baltimore news radio several days ago that a researcher investigated Barack Obama's genealogy in detail, examining official government birth records in both the United States and Kenya. From this primary source documentation, the researcher came to a shocking conclusion -- Obama IS NOT BLACK. To be precise, the researcher determined that Barack Obama is:

    1) 50% Caucasian

    2) 43.75% Arab, and

    3) 6.25% African Negro

    This corresponds to a demographic breakdown of his 16 Great-Great-Grandparents as follows: 8 Caucasians, 7 Arabs, and one Negro.

    Though Obama's racial/ethnic background is in and of itself irrelevant, it says a great deal about the man when viewed in the context of what he wants people to believe about him. Since entering politics, Obama has strenuously worked to identify himself as an "African American," i.e. as a black man. On what basis, though, does he establish this identity? Genetically, he is infinitesimally black. Culturally, he is white, having been raised in a white family and having known neither his father nor his father's cultural traditions. Socio-economically, he is among the wealthiest and most privileged 0.1% of the U.S. population. Educationally, he's attended -- courtesy of affirmative action -- the finest institutions of higher learning in the country. Obama doesn't even share with the vast majority of American blacks the "legacy of racism." He was born in the post civil rights era and his father was a foreigner, so neither he nor any of his ancestors suffered any racial discrimination. Moreover, there were no slaves among Obama's ancestors, but there were SLAVEHOLDERS and SLAVE TRADERS. Obama, then, has shared not at all in any aspect of the "black experience" as it has come to be defined in America, yet all accounts he's poised to be the "first black President of the United States." How has this come to pass?

    Obama, it must be understood, specifically chose to style himself an "African American" as a matter of calculation, as his fastest, surest path to political advancement. That's why he went to Chicago. That's why he joined that racist church. That's why he chose to represent poor black constituencies. Being accepted into the urban black community, he became a big (political) fish in a small pond, a formidable candidate for elective offices far beyond his meager experience. Years later, this man who has accomplished and who has been denied absolutely nothing in life has perfected this phony image, having mastered the rhetoric of personal victimhood. Obama would never wear the American flag on his lapel, but he wears his adopted black identity on his sleeve every day. It serves as his ticket to entitlement as well as his shield against all criticism. Whether Obama can ride this one-trick-pony all the way to the White House only time will tell.
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  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 15:59:57
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Perhaps you should do your own investigating. If you would read BO's own books, you would probably learn something about the man.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 22:52:28
    holly go lightly
    Nothing will change these facts.Do you think his books make this untrue?
    "Grandparents as follows: 8 Caucasians, 7 Arabs, and one Negro."
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/26 19:06:46
    holly go lightly
    Do you know how many Arabs could be living on the African continent?no matter what color they are? probably not.
  • Yo'Adri... holly g... 2012/04/26 20:25:26
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    thanks again Holly.
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 15:58:10
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Many, however, BO's father wasn't an Arab. I would recommend you so some reading. Perhaps, if you are an Obama supporter, you would enjoy his own book, "Of my Father's Dreams". If you are not an Obama supporter, perhaps you would enjoy Dinesh D'Souza's, "Roots of Obama's Rage".
    These books go into Obama's heritage at length and neither make any suggestion that BO's father, or any of his lineage for that matter, were Arabs.
  • DeeB MBSVirg... 2012/04/26 19:08:11
    DeeB
    +2
    Look it up. It is fact. His father is actually arab.
  • MBSVirg... DeeB 2012/04/30 16:03:04
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Barack Hussein OBAMA Sr. was born in 1936 in Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya and died in a car crash in Nairobi, Kenya in 1982, leaving three wives, six sons and a daughter. All but one of his children live in Britain or the United States. One of the brothers died in 1984. He is buried in the village of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 16:23:19
    holly go lightly
    +1
    So how does that deny that he is an Arab?
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 16:43:31
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Are you serious???
    Please, if you are born in America are you an American? If you are born in Africa, are you an African? If you are born in Saudi Arabia, are you an Arab?
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 16:54:58
    holly go lightly
    if that is the logic you are using on 0bummer you are one lost soul.africa is not a country,it is a continent.Europe is a continent,saying you are european does not say what your lineage is.
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 17:10:12
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    You' re the one who said he was Arab. So, let's use your logic.
    Kenya, a country on the African continent was the birthplace of BO's father. Saudi Arabia, another country on the African continent, was not his birthplace. In addition, there is NO evidence what-so-ever in the Obama family tree that supports your claim. SO, from this lost soul to your pathetic soul......prove your claim.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 21:21:11
    holly go lightly
    +1
    if his blood lines are Arab [...] then he is an Arab
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 21:41:46
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    BUT his bloodlines are not Arab.
    http://genealogy.about.com/od...

    You still haven't put up one shred of evidence to support your claim!
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 21:52:11
    holly go lightly
    +1
    Blood lines do not change no matter where a person is born.grow up and quit acting like a flibertygibbit.Why are you so desperate for him to not be Arab?
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 21:56:53
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Like I said before, I don't give a rat's ass where he's from, I just can't stand people who post bull crap and expect everyone to accept it as the truth.
    This conversation is so redundant, kind of like you.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 22:00:16
    holly go lightly
    +1
    The truth is aparently redundant to you.You are nearly in a panic that he could be an Arab.I think you got bigger problems than me.
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/04/30 22:03:29
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    HAHAHAHAHA...no panic about him being an Arab, just think you're full of SH*t.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 22:34:44 (edited)
    holly go lightly
    +1
    Why because I sent you information you would never have seen on your own?
    you know if you believe anything he wrote ,especially the books he wrote before the election you are the one who is full of Sh-t.He couldn't even stand anyone to mention that his name is hussein.Almost made him cry.
    Wonder why he wanted to hide the fact that he is arab.
  • holly g... MBSVirg... 2012/04/30 22:55:58
    holly go lightly
    +1
    Ha ha The truth hurts don't it?You'll have to go through the rest of your life knowing that Bill Clinton was the first black POTUS.
  • MBSVirg... holly g... 2012/05/03 16:21:58
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Don't it????
    Your grammar is as pathetic as you!
    Plus, I don't care about anyone's color, religion, or sexual orientation. I care about the truth.

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