Obama was a reasonably bright guy but not the “brilliant” author and savant white liberals thought him to be. Obama’s “luck” derived from the fact that he grew up almost exactly as those liberals had but in the body of a black man. Seeing Obama say what he said surprised them, validated the liberals, delighted the liberals with its very whiteness. Although those liberals would be the last to admit it, they suffered conspicuously from what George Bush has called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
In speaking of Obama in early 2007, Joe Biden explained those expectations with dunderheaded clarity when he said, “I mean you got the first mainstream African-American presidential candidate who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Not to be out done, Senate majority Leader Harry Reid and CROOK found comfort in Obama’s having “no Negro dialect.” The liberals finally found a black, although half black, that uttered the same lies as them!
Throughout his ascendancy, Obama has had to fake something else besides competence, namely a belief in America. Remember, Obama’s wife who was at a veterans parade and said, “all this for a stupid flag!” and Barrack Obama agreed with her! And let us not forget that Obama decided all alone to cut the military pay from 1.8% to 1%. This trumpery was on full display during Obama’s Syria speech. “When, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act,” said Obama at the conclusion of his disjointed speech on September 10. “That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional.” Of course, Obama forgot to mention that he was killing innocent people along with children when he used drones!
Exceptional? As Russia’s Vladimir Putin promptly made clear in a taunting New York Times op-ed, Obama did not believe in American exceptionalism any more than he did. Indeed, the LIAR and CROOK had gone around telling other countries that America was NOT EXCEPTIONAL – remember Obama’s apology tour!
From his childhood on, Obama had been learning that just about the only thing exceptional about America was Barack Hussein Obama. In Hawaii, his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, reinforced his mother’s casual anti-Americanism. “You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained,” Davis reportedly told Obama. “They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit.”
Obama believed Davis’s anti Americanism! In Obama’s 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father”, Obama described the Americanization of Hawaii in Marxist terms as an “ugly conquest.” In addition, Obama said that the missionaries brought “crippling diseases” and that American companies carved up “the rich volcanic soil” and worked their indentured laborers of color “from sunup to sunset.”
After hitting the mainland Obama surrounded himself with Davis’s spiritual heirs. “I chose my friends carefully,” he wrote in Dreams. “The more politically active black students. The foreign students, Obama even got a Fulbright scholarship which is reserved for foreign students (Remember he had been adopted by his Indonesian father), The Chicanos. The Marxist professors (why do you think Obama wants to keep his school grades a secret) and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.” With his new friends, Obama discussed “neocolonialism, Franz (sic) Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy” and flaunted his alienation. Dr. John Drew has said that the Obama he met at Occidental College was a “Marxist planning for a Communist style revolution.” How did Obama get into Columbia when his grades were not that great?
The literary influences Obama cited include radical anti-imperialists like Fanon and Malcolm X, communists like Langston Hughes and Richard Wright, and tyrant-loving fellow travelers like W.E.B. DuBois. “Joseph Stalin was a great man,” DuBois wrote upon Stalin’s death in 1953. And Obama gave no suggestion that this reading was in any way problematic. In fact, he agreed with it!
In April 2009 while in France, in response to a question about America’s role in the world, Obama let that worldview slip through. “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism,” he said. In other words, Obama like Putin, did not believe in American exceptionalism at all.
In these last few months, the world has seen what happens when an intellectual lightweight with no fixed principles beyond the Marxism of his youth and no experienced in governing faces off against an unscrupulous post-Marxist survivor like Putin. For those paying attention, it was not hard to predict.
Obama in his own words said, “someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career” secured an unearned berth in the Ivy League at Columbia University,
In 1995, Obama started his political career in the home terrorist Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers, recognizing Obama’s puppet potential, finished writing Obama’s memoir, got Obama appointed chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge grant, and had held a fundraiser for his state senate run in his Chicago home.
When Putin shot Obama’s down over Syria no one should have been surprised, especially the media that supported this empty politician. As America people first learned you can lie your way through BENGHAZI, you can fake your way through college, fake your way through the Senate, start uprisings in the Middle East, even fake your way through the presidency, but you can not fake your way through a civil war in the Middle East.