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The Washington Post on Obama...Finally!

Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/04/20 18:10:15

As I’m sure you know, the Washington
Post Newspaper has always had a reputation for being extremely liberal, so the
fact that their Editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama in
their newspaper makes this a truly amazing event and a news story in and of
itself. Finally, the truth about our radical President’s agenda is
starting to trickle through the ‘protective walls’ built by our liberal media.






Matt Patterson (columnist for the Washington Post, New York
Post, San Francisco Examiner)





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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 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 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 cliches, 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.

Here's Matt's website.
http://mattpattersononline.co...

Part of it is a rehash of a Post article by Norman Podhoretz. But... This is what my research has turned up'
Matt Patterson is editor of Labor Watch and Green Watch at CRC, and the 2011-2012 Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Matt's columns and commentary have appeared in some of the nation's top newspapers and political sites, including the Washington Post, New York Post, Washington Examiner, American Thinker, and FOXNews.com. From 2009 to 2010, he was a Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute. Previously he served as research assistant to Charles Krauthammer and political coordinator for the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/20 18:20:47
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +26
    Well, hey, Washington Post Editorial Staff. You endorsed that man. You and your buddies in the media put him in there. Are you not indulging in the same thing for which you now criticize your fellow liberals? You saw to it that such an unqualified man got into office, and take no responsibility for the revelations that now follow.

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  • Cy Bassin 2013/06/21 20:53:14
    Cy Bassin
    +2
    Matt, thanks for your article on Obama. No truer words could be spoken!
  • Grandpa 2013/03/06 14:36:10
    Grandpa
    +1
    An Honest assetmment of obama by the media >> Maybe theres hope for America after all if we the people wake up in time
  • dbrocksneed 2013/03/06 14:28:59
    dbrocksneed
    +2
    Your article is crap and written for people that don't read the full truth, only your lame opinion...can't believe someone would post this to FB as truth...
  • genevieve Douma 2012/09/04 07:13:08
    genevieve Douma
    +3
    I remember when Bill Mayer said " voters were stupid",I resented it at first since I did not vote for Obama and felt I was not stupid for doing so . I finally realized he was saying the truth because the people that did vote for him were stupid and gullable.
  • AntiWacko 2012/09/03 23:25:01
    AntiWacko
    +2
    Nothing worse than the rantings of a Far-Right Hack who gets totally unhinged over even the thought of a President Obama.
  • sandra ... AntiWacko 2012/09/04 01:23:16
    sandra smith
    +3
    Well, with the probable exception of a far left ideologue who refuses to see the truth in front of his face! That is a VERY GOOD assessment of the Usurper in our White House, in fact, albeit not quite complete. You really should look more closely at his Muslim past and the parallels between his and Hitler's psychological histories; it might be enlightening, if you could open your mind enough to SEE and HEAR truth!
  • emoney sandra ... 2012/10/30 00:27:12
    emoney
    +1
    Sadly enough, Sandra, you can't get these folks to even see the truth that's slapped them in the face. It's not even about "truth" anymore, it's all about "being right". This particular editorial makes some very valid points and for someone to log in and call them "rantings" and use terms like "hack" prove my very point. Might as well talk to the empty chair beside you.
  • Grandpa AntiWacko 2013/03/06 14:41:08
    Grandpa
    You need to take the anti off your handle as you sir ARE WACKO
  • John 2012/09/03 21:53:51
    John
    +3
    nd his entire background of close ties with known communist, terrorists and radical; hate America Muslims, one of which was invited to the DNC convention to say prayers. FBI records confirm it all.
  • onecreativegenius 2012/08/17 06:34:50
    onecreativegenius
    +1
    Ya know, after reading this....I think you're right. oops.....we did it again. So where's Hilary???!!!
  • genevie... onecrea... 2012/09/04 07:18:28
    genevieve Douma
    +2
    She is playing footsey with the muslim brotherhood over in Egypt,don't be fooled she is no better then Obama.
  • foy49 2012/07/18 20:26:26
    foy49
    +1
    The Washington Post never published this piece.
    It orginaly appeared on the conservative web site American Thinker on Aug. 18, 2011 under the title "The Affirmative Action Preident" by Matt Patterson.
    It has been resurrected and is making the rounds in an e mail claming (falsly) that it was published in the "liberal news paper" The Washington Post.
    The inaccurate attribution makes this (SH) post pointless B/S
  • ebi510 foy49 2012/07/19 03:39:33
  • foy49 ebi510 2012/07/19 05:02:33 (edited)
    foy49
    I did, it wasn't.
    The, now two, (thanks to ebi below) debunking pieces I've seen on this are dated Dec.20 2011. this has made the rounds before.
  • ebi510 foy49 2012/07/19 04:07:49
  • foy49 ebi510 2012/07/19 05:35:12 (edited)
    foy49
    Hi ebi, Caps Lock stuck ?
    Good link, thanks for the effort.
    I'd rather know the truth and lose the debate any time.
    The SNOPS article on this subject supports your position 100% - until you get past the big blue licence plate that takes up the entire middle of the page, (I can see how you missed it).
    Below the plate the article contenues; I'll just quote the rest of your link, " despite the mention of the Washington Post We found no evidence that this item was ever published in either the print or the on line version of that news paper"
    The author goes on to say it may have been an honest mistake.
    I really do appreciate that you made the effort to really check it out, seems like most people won't.
  • emoney foy49 2012/10/30 00:28:37
    emoney
    +2
    We are all very aware that the Post wouldn't have had the intestinal fortitude to post this piece. However, the author makes some very good points nonetheless. Oddly, I noticed you didn't speak to that however.....why?
  • foy49 emoney 2012/10/30 08:30:01
    foy49
    "the author makes some very good points nonetheless"

    Which author, the fraud that falsely claimed the original "Patterson" piece was from the Post, and some how news worthy because of that (non) fact, and who remains anonymous ?
    Or Patterson himself ? Or the neoconservative, Podhoretz who is also quoted ?

    Anonymous ?, Patterson ?, or Podhoretz ? And what good points ?

    I "didn't speak to that" because the source is fraudulent and not worthy of the dignify cation; and finally, "Oddly" I didn't notice any "very good points" , perhaps you could point out one or two ?

    You don't know what happened to ebi510, do you ?
  • Jobs for Americans 2012/07/17 21:55:22
    Jobs for Americans
    +1
    welll which is it the Washington POST or the Washington JOURNAL...there's at least one erro in there...makes me think this is a hoax type email.

    If you want truth look up what Thomas Sowell says about obama
  • Jobs fo... Jobs fo... 2012/07/17 21:56:17
    Jobs for Americans
    +1
    The serious, and sometimes chilling, provisions of the medical-care legislation that President Obama has been trying to rush through Congress are important enough for all of us to stop and think, even though his political strategy from the outset has been to prevent us from having time to stop and think about it.

    What we also should stop to think about is the mindset behind this legislation, which is very consistent with the mindset behind other policies of this administration, whether the particular issue is bailing out General Motors, telling banks whom to lend to, or appointing “czars” to tell all sorts of people in many walks of life what they can and cannot do.

    The idea that government officials can play God from Washington is not a new idea, but it is an idea that is being pushed with new audacity.

    What they are trying to do is to create an America very unlike the America that has existed for centuries — the America that people have been attracted to by the millions from every part of the world, the America that many generations of Americans have fought and died for.

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    This is the America about which Michelle Obama expressed her resentment before it became politically expedient to keep quiet.

    It is the America that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright denounced in his sermons ...
















    The serious, and sometimes chilling, provisions of the medical-care legislation that President Obama has been trying to rush through Congress are important enough for all of us to stop and think, even though his political strategy from the outset has been to prevent us from having time to stop and think about it.

    What we also should stop to think about is the mindset behind this legislation, which is very consistent with the mindset behind other policies of this administration, whether the particular issue is bailing out General Motors, telling banks whom to lend to, or appointing “czars” to tell all sorts of people in many walks of life what they can and cannot do.

    The idea that government officials can play God from Washington is not a new idea, but it is an idea that is being pushed with new audacity.

    What they are trying to do is to create an America very unlike the America that has existed for centuries — the America that people have been attracted to by the millions from every part of the world, the America that many generations of Americans have fought and died for.

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    This is the America about which Michelle Obama expressed her resentment before it became politically expedient to keep quiet.

    It is the America that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright denounced in his sermons during the 20 years when Barack Obama was his parishioner, before political expediency required Obama to withdraw and distance himself.

    The thing most associated with America — freedom — is precisely what must be destroyed if this is to be turned into a fundamentally different country to suit Obama’s vision of the country and of himself. But do not expect a savvy politician like Barack Obama to express what he is doing in terms of limiting our freedom.

    He may not even think of it in those terms. He may think of it in terms of promoting “social justice” or making better decisions than ordinary people are capable of making for themselves, whether about medical care or housing or many other things. Throughout history, egalitarians have been among the most arrogant people.

    Obama has surrounded himself with people who also think it is their job to make other people’s decisions for them. Not just Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, his health-care advisor who complains of Americans’ “over-utilization” of medical care, but also Prof. Cass Sunstein, who has written a whole book on how third parties should use government power to “nudge” people into making better decisions in general.

    Then there are a whole array of Obama administration officials who take it as their job to pick winners and losers in the economy and tell companies how much they can and cannot pay their executives.

    Just as magicians know that the secret of some of their tricks is to distract the audience, so politicians know that the secret of many political tricks is to distract the public with scapegoats.

    No one is more of a political magician than Barack Obama. At the beginning of 2008, no one expected a shrewd and experienced politician like Hillary Clinton to be beaten for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States by someone completely new to the national political scene. But Obama worked his political magic, with the help of the media, which he still has.

    Barack Obama’s escapes from his own past words, deeds, and associations have been escapes worthy of Houdini.

    Like other magicians, Obama has chosen his distractions well. The insurance industry is currently his favorite distraction as scapegoat, after he tried to demonize doctors without much success. Saints are no more common in the insurance industry than in politics or even among paragons of virtue like economists. So there will always be horror stories, even if these are less numerous or less horrible than what is likely to happen if Obamacare gets passed into law.
    Obama even gets away with saying things such as that we need a system to “keep insurance companies honest” — and many people may not see the painful irony in politicians trying to keep other people honest. Certainly most of the media are unlikely to point out this irony.
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  • ebi510 Jobs fo... 2012/07/19 03:51:04
  • foy49 Jobs fo... 2012/07/18 20:32:45
    foy49
    You nailed it, it's a phony e mail, this guy never even worked for the Post.
    Makes me wonder who would work so hard to misslead us and why ?
  • ebi510 Jobs fo... 2012/07/19 04:08:17
  • MLaperle 2012/06/14 14:06:52
    MLaperle
    +5
    " How, 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?"---- More to the point, why in the world didn't the media do its job and ask this question back in 2008?
  • Grandpa MLaperle 2012/06/14 21:03:34
    Grandpa
    +1
    They didn't want to seem racists so they did NOTHING >> Remember he would not be there if it weren't for the MEDIA >> Now they are afraid to tell we the people about the waste and fraud >> The MEDIA would rather destory our country than grow a BACK BONE >> Vote wise in 2012
  • JC MLaperle 2012/09/21 02:05:07
    JC
    +3
    The media didn't do its job back in 2008 and is still not doing its job because they are still drinking the juice (the Obama juice). The regular media is too liberal to report the truth, they will never call out Obama on anything. Those who want fair and balance reporting should watch FoxNews.
  • Asp Halt 2012/06/12 00:32:05
    Asp Halt
    +3
    Matt Patterson,
    Who wrote this piece of Sh** story? You or Norman Podhoretz? You are both liberal political flunckies. You probably couldn't find your way out of a phone booth with a compus even if you helped each other read it.

    Not one mentiion of his handlers, no mention of the fact he is now and allways has been not eligible to even run for President, let alone act like one.

    I could write a better story than the fiction you dreamed up out of failed policies like "Affirmative Action" and, "It made White people feel good?" If that's true for you, speak for yourself.

    I write Science Fiction and Political Science fiction. In my story, he'd be "President for Life, and Ruler of the world, by now.

    And, he's full of "Empty Narcissism" ??? Where'd you get the, "Empty"?? His whole life has been Narcissistic. He will destroy anyone who gets in his way, or, I should say, He won't soil the lilly-white palms of his hands -- he'll have one of his Chicago "New" Black Panthers do it for him. Or, maybe some Islamic Jihadist...
  • ebi510 Asp Halt 2012/07/19 03:57:32
  • ebi510 ebi510 2012/07/19 03:58:27
  • FrederickL.Arbogast 2012/06/03 23:15:04
    FrederickL.Arbogast
    +2
    We really don't need any more details about the "Mistaken Presidency" of Barack Obama and should focus on passing the word to our friends, neighbors, and family that he must be defeated in November. If he wins this close election . . . America looses.

    THIS WOULD HELP . . . We know where he came from, who influenced him, what his agenda is, and how he intends to implement his plans. Somehow, someway, we need independent, expert forensic examinations of all Obama's birth records IF stored in the Hawaii Department of Health and in the hospitals where he was supposed to have been born. The absence of this information, I'm sure, would guarentee placing Romney in the White House.
  • Cat Frederi... 2012/09/03 17:42:03 (edited)
    Cat
    +3
    HEY FREDERICK L.
    MAYBE IF CONGRESS WOULD LET THE PRESIDENT DO HIS JOB? TO CLEAN UP THE MESS LEFTOVER FROM THE LAST REGIME''''' REPUBLICANS DRAGGING THEIR FEET , THATS RIGHT HOUSE OF CONGRESS''''' OBAMA SHOULD OVERRIDE
    THE CONGRESS. THE ECONOMY COULD TAKE A DECADE TO RECOVER. IF HOUSE REPUBLICANS WOULD STEP UP TO THE PLATE, AND WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT
    INSTEAD OF WASTING TAX DOLLARS, QUOTE: STATEMENT FROM MY 92 YEAR OLD FATHER (WWII) VETERAN.
  • John Cat 2012/11/26 16:29:41
    John
    You are a brainwash liberal fool. Naive as hell and shoudn't even be allowed to vote. Obama is a communist Muslim basterd that should be in Gito for life.
  • ruru 2012/06/02 01:57:07
    ruru
    +1
    Now it is time for more liberal newspapers and television networks to quit slanting their coverage of the candidates and upcomimg election.
  • Joyce 2012/05/20 18:37:38 (edited)
    Joyce
    +1
    Who are you all trying to frighten. The rumour mill is in full swing.
  • Estelle... Joyce 2012/07/06 19:48:59
    Estelle Chisholm
    +2
    Where have you been? When have you seen anything on tv, heard anything on the radio, or read anything in the newspapers that was not TOTALLY left in political content? The fact that Obama was not vetted by the media (can't be a racist, you know) is now coming out that the media will have to "eat crow" and like it. They will still promote this total incompetent usurper in OUR White House because they cannot say at this point that they made a huge mistake. Besides, if they did, the Chicago thugs would be out in force and liquidate all those who "blew the whistle".
  • Dave 2012/05/05 18:19:24
    Dave
    +1
    It's a great article, but it wasn't in the Washington Post. Google finds may copies on the web:

    http://www.google.com/search?...

    ...but none at washingtonpost.com:

    http://www.google.com/search?...

    Dave
  • ebi510 Dave 2012/07/19 04:09:16
  • Grandpa 2012/05/01 20:18:19 (edited)
    Grandpa
    It is so refreshing to hear the truth and written so well >>> Many KUDO'S to one smart man >> The MEDIA is responible for what we now have leading ( sorry I meant destorying this country by printing all those lies and hiding the truth from "WE the PEOPLE") our great nation >> He spends more time on Vacations(17) playing golf or trying to be a TV star than he does on the job of fixing this country >>> What will the coverage bring for the 2012 election from our biased MEDIA ???????? May we all vote wiser in 2012
  • msellvee Grandpa 2012/05/30 02:30:35
    msellvee
    +2
    AMEN to that!
  • lourdes farina 2012/05/01 17:51:27
    lourdes farina
    +3
    FINALLY!!! someone there has seen the light!!!
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