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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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  • Uranos7 cut and... 2012/04/21 11:48:30
    Uranos7
    Very well put together video and I am sure if George Bush were running this year he would lose some votes over it from the internet crowd. maybe 5 years from now you will be able to put one together against Romney.

    But Obama is running now so here is Obama's failing in his pledges made in 2008:
  • cut and... Uranos7 2012/04/21 12:01:48
  • cut and... Uranos7 2012/04/21 11:16:36
  • diane RN cut and... 2012/04/21 23:03:04
    diane RN
    +1
    I think hes going to try to pass that if he gets a second term
  • Red_Horse 2012/04/20 20:58:14 (edited)
  • cut and... Red_Horse 2012/04/21 10:57:20
  • Red_Horse cut and... 2012/04/22 17:56:59
  • jr 2012/04/20 20:49:52
    jr
    +5
    It is going to take more of this kind of reporting to get Obama's communist a$$ out of our government
  • Max 2012/04/20 20:32:15
    Max
    +4
    I hope everyone that is considering voting for this man gets a chance to read this.
  • snafu2 Max 2012/04/21 04:15:15
    snafu2
    +2
    Are you kidding.. most of them can't read..let alone comprehend anything.
  • Biki snafu2 2012/04/21 08:03:01
    Biki
    +1
    This article just blew my mind!
    http://politicalvelcraft.org/...
  • cut and... snafu2 2012/04/21 10:57:53
    cut and paste king
    the guy is a die hard republican a paid consultant of fox news and hates liberals
    Matt Patterson is a columnist and commentator whose work has 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. His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in Forbes, POLITICO and The Week magazine, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others
  • msellvee snafu2 2012/05/30 03:09:47
    msellvee
    +3
    Haha. so true.
  • Pat 2012/04/20 20:29:33 (edited)
    Pat
    +1
    I believe the author has been closely affiliated with several hard right leaning groups and businesses so I wouldn't start popping the champagne right away. Maybe the article was published in this left leaning publication under the guise of freedom of speech and presenting both sides of an issue. I know that's not familiar to a lot of right winger so maybe that's why you didn't recognize it.

    CORRECTION: I meant he's been associated with RIGHT leaning groups not left. Sorry.
  • Red_Horse Pat 2012/04/20 21:00:14
  • Pat Red_Horse 2012/04/20 22:22:49
    Pat
    +2
    IDK. I think I'm just tired from all the B.S. on SH. May need to take a break.
  • Red_Horse Pat 2012/04/20 22:42:58
  • cut and... Pat 2012/04/21 10:58:09
    cut and paste king
    the guy is a die hard republican a paid consultant of fox news and hates liberals
    Matt Patterson is a columnist and commentator whose work has 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. His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in Forbes, POLITICO and The Week magazine, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others
  • Brat 2012/04/20 20:26:49
    Brat
    +5
    That was one of the most articulate articles I've read, plain, simple and factual. Any liberal can look up any one of those facts and find no argument. But I'm sure they will.
  • cut and... Brat 2012/04/21 10:58:37
    cut and paste king
    the guy is a die hard republican a paid consultant of fox news and hates liberals
    Matt Patterson is a columnist and commentator whose work has 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. His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in Forbes, POLITICO and The Week magazine, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others
  • Brat cut and... 2012/04/21 14:53:36
    Brat
    And....?
  • Victori... cut and... 2012/07/26 05:45:51
    Victoriasvision
    +2
    I don't care who wrote it, what he is, or where it was posted/published. The man is right on!!! Glad to see a bit of truth sneak through now and then with the now biased media.
  • RogerCoppock 2012/04/20 20:23:58 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    This article is not written by the Washington Post. Is an op-ed piece written by Matt Patterson. The Washington Post, a liberal newspaper, lets conservative Matt Patterson write for their op-ed page.
  • Dave**G... RogerCo... 2012/04/20 20:26:47 (edited)
  • Brat RogerCo... 2012/04/20 20:28:19
    Brat
    +1
    However, is there a fact in it that you could refute?
  • cut and... Brat 2012/04/21 10:58:55
    cut and paste king
    the guy is a die hard republican a paid consultant of fox news and hates liberals
    Matt Patterson is a columnist and commentator whose work has 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. His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in Forbes, POLITICO and The Week magazine, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2012/04/20 20:09:10
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +3
    "he served as research assistant to Charles Krauthammer".

    Pretty good reccommendation............. great training for journalistic integrity.
  • cut and... No nons... 2012/04/21 10:59:07
    cut and paste king
    the guy is a die hard republican a paid consultant of fox news and hates liberals
    Matt Patterson is a columnist and commentator whose work has 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. His work has been cited on air by Sean Hannity, quoted in Forbes, POLITICO and The Week magazine, and featured on the Drudge Report, Real Clear Politics, and RushLimbaugh.com, among many others
  • Mark P. cut and... 2012/04/21 12:58:58
    Mark P.
    +1
    You must be real ill by now regurgitating the same crap over and over.
  • No nons... cut and... 2012/04/21 15:17:18
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +2
    What Does it matter if he is a Republican if he has intellectual and journalistic
    integrity? You know when I was working for Hillary, and many of my friends were
    swooning over 0bama and his inspiring rhetoric, I did the research into his
    record. (Or maybe I should say lack of a record). What Matt Patterson said in this
    article, I was aware of way back in 2008. If anyone was interested, it was there.
    The problem was the media did not vet him, and if anyone did print what was there
    that was not positive for 0mama, they were labeled a "racist".

    I only wish more people woud do the research I did 4 yrars ago, and evaluate
    this article based upon what they discover. This article is excellent when read
    knowing 0bama's back background history.

    So Matt Patterson is "a die hard republican" you say, but more than that he is a
    credible writer with journalistic integrity. I don't ask anyone to take my word
    or even Matt Paterson's about 0bama, but I do challenge people to do the research
    for themselves. Why? Because the 2012 election is the most important election in
    my adult life, and it will permanently effect this country and its standing in the world.
    Whether or not you believe America has always been a shining light for other
    countries, the so called "transformation of America" will destroy what has always
    made America great.
  • cut and... No nons... 2012/04/21 15:26:57
    cut and paste king
    the moment you need a president to follow in order for you to better yourself u re in trouble . this is a free country were you can be wherever u wanna be and the example is obama . look where he landed.. i have done very well under obama and did very well under carter and sure as hell i dont need to rely on a president for that .
  • No nons... cut and... 2012/04/21 15:41:55
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +1
    Good for you, and by your answer I assume that you will remain an unquestioning
    0-bot. Hopefully, you are in the minority. You represent a section of the
    population who will vote for a Democrat no matter what, but that justmakes the rest of us more determoined to educate our peers about who 0bama really is...

    Thank you for reminding us that nothing can be taken for granted.
  • cut and... No nons... 2012/04/21 15:46:20
    cut and paste king
    i m a registered republican voted for nixon ford reagan and bush sr . after that clinton kerry and obama . i m just waiting for a real republican to vote for
    not this nutt kissers mickey mouse republicans that are popping up lately
  • No nons... cut and... 2012/04/21 16:28:37
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    +1
    I was a card carrying Democrat, who actually worked for Hillary's
    campaign. When I saw the DNC and DRC manipulate the primaries
    to make sure 0bama was the nominee, I didn't recognize my party anymore.
    And after I researched 0bama's lack of qualifications and experience
    I left the party. When I saw 0bama's campaign use the race card
    to call Bill and Hillary racists, I said I can't support this party and
    their chosen candidate. Having done research on 0bana, it didn't
    surprise me that their golden boy now has an Albatrose around his
    neck. which not only effects the presidency, it places the Democrats in
    congress in jeopardy.

    Anyone who kew me way back in 2008-09
    knows I predicted this would happen to the Democrats with
    0bama as their leader. I don't even take any pleasure in it, but
    I regret his audacity to run for POTUS denied us our first women
    POTUS and the experience of both WJC and Hillary to get
    this country back on the right path economically. Whatever the naysayers say aboit the Clintons........both of them are brilliant and they love this country. And WJC had already demonstrated an ability to work
    across party lines to get positive things done for this country.
  • cut and... No nons... 2012/04/21 16:38:07
    cut and paste king
    let me ask u do you think that hillary threw in the towel when she started seeing how the economy was deteriorating?
  • No nons... cut and... 2012/04/21 17:18:23
    No nonsense NanC...don't BS me!
    No. She didn't throw in the towel until the last primary was over and 0bama had bribed enough Special delegates to get the nomination.
    Meanwhile the RNC, with that phony Donna Brazille a member, met and
    gave obama delegates from Michigan, where 0bama wasn't even on the primary ballot because he withdrew his name because he wanted to curry favor from NH, (who has a vested financial interest in being the 1st primary). Much to 0bama's surprisr, Hillary won in NH anyway,
    Jessie Jackson Jr. 0bama's campaign co-chairman, then played the race card in an attempt to discredit Hillary's win.



    And the DRC went on to also give 0bama more Florida then he earned,
    even though he broke the rules by running a campaign ad in Florida,
    His excuse was it was a national buy; so it would automatically run in Florida,,,, (and why a National ad at that time?)

    But the worse thing they did, I think, was blackmailing John Lewis,
    a civil rights icon, who supported Hillary, into supporting him.
    First they threatened to support a candidate to run against J.Lewis,
    which they did, but Lewis won. And then it was an all out effort for him to switch his support to 0bama. One can only guess at what kind of pressure they they used to get Lewis's support, but they finally turned him to support 0bama.

    You can ...
    No. She didn't throw in the towel until the last primary was over and 0bama had bribed enough Special delegates to get the nomination.
    Meanwhile the RNC, with that phony Donna Brazille a member, met and
    gave obama delegates from Michigan, where 0bama wasn't even on the primary ballot because he withdrew his name because he wanted to curry favor from NH, (who has a vested financial interest in being the 1st primary). Much to 0bama's surprisr, Hillary won in NH anyway,
    Jessie Jackson Jr. 0bama's campaign co-chairman, then played the race card in an attempt to discredit Hillary's win.



    And the DRC went on to also give 0bama more Florida then he earned,
    even though he broke the rules by running a campaign ad in Florida,
    His excuse was it was a national buy; so it would automatically run in Florida,,,, (and why a National ad at that time?)

    But the worse thing they did, I think, was blackmailing John Lewis,
    a civil rights icon, who supported Hillary, into supporting him.
    First they threatened to support a candidate to run against J.Lewis,
    which they did, but Lewis won. And then it was an all out effort for him to switch his support to 0bama. One can only guess at what kind of pressure they they used to get Lewis's support, but they finally turned him to support 0bama.

    You can believe what you want, but I was acutely aware of what was happening in the primaries. I supported Hillary and paid attention to what was happening.
    (more)
  • cut and... No nons... 2012/04/21 17:23:45
    cut and paste king
    interesting that he had enough clout to beat the clinton well oiled grease machine . now i wonder hows romney gonna beat this street smart savy guy of obama!
  • No nons... cut and... 2012/04/21 17:32:27
  • msellvee cut and... 2012/05/30 03:19:26
    msellvee
    +3
    Maybe by the simple fact that the idiots that voted for him will wake up and see the "chosen one" for what and who he really is, one bad ass mistake America!
  • cut and... msellvee 2012/06/12 13:13:23
    cut and paste king
    u watch too many cartoons or u re a loser . under jimmy carter and under obama i have done very well , i dont need a president to guide my life there are a lot of people doing very well under obama and as always plenty of losers that pissed all away when the good times were here and forgot to save for a rainy day .

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