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Unexamined Premises

The Enigma of Barack Obama

December 31st, 2013 - 3:44 pm
What's my line?

What’s my line?

Put me down in the Roger Simon camp on this one: without wandering into Birther territory or the inconclusive musings of Jerome Corsi… who the heck is this guy, really?

To put it bluntly: nobody knows nothin’ about the president of the United States, aka the leader of the free world. And what little we do know is highly uninformative and often contradictory.

In a world where every phone call, email, text message, Tweet, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook post, YouTube, Vimeo, LinkedIn link, Google + post, blog post, semaphore, morse code, Braille, and probably burp has been recorded digitally for posterity and beyond, nobody knows what Barack Obama even got in freshman English. (Well, maybe the NSA does, but they’re not telling.)

Does this matter? I don’t know – and that’s the point. In an administration that once proclaimed that it would be transparent like no other, but now has lied like no other, one can only guess.

Obama’s unseen college and graduate school records (Occidental, Columbia, Harvard Law) are only one part of the Mystery of the Shrouded POTUS – another is the Khalidi tape, its possibly anti-Israel contents locked in a vault at the L.A. Times – but those academic records are certainly a significant part.

Has there been a modern presidential candidate about whom we know less than the former Barry Soetoro? Other than what he’s told us about himself in Dreams from My Father — a book proven even by sympathetic biographers to be filled with fabrications (“a man one step removed from his own life,” according to David Maraniss)? Has anyone ever had the audacity to run for national office without a thorough vetting by the national media, replete with quotes from those who knew him then, interviews with his high-school classmates, examples of his writing, anecdotes, etc.? Would a dope-smoking member of the Choom Gang ever have even made it into the Senate were that aspect of his background widely known? What about his alcoholic, bigamist father?

One way to look at Obama is as a man of remarkable political skills who has overcome a “compelling personal story” that would have sunk anybody else. The problem, of course, is that the media fell for the other “compelling personal story” — its own. “When the legend becomes fact,” goes the famous line from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “print the legend.” And, boy, did they ever…

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Repeat after me: Sarah Palin was right

The one that the left constantly depicts as the most ignorant American since Forrest Gump nailed President Chauncey Gardner to a tee - and she didn't need six years to do it.

Stanley Kurtz nailed Obama, yet too few read his works.

You could have even read the truth as reported by Ryan Lizza, writing in the New Yorker... Remember the cover depicting BHO as a Muslim and Michelle as Angela Davis? Remember the outcry? Do you remember the accompanying story in the magazine itself? It was damning.

It was all out there to see. You just needed to look. And it was not stuck to the bottom of a dumpster in Wasilla, Alaska, either.
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Obama is the same as the dude dealing Three-Card-Monty down at the train/bus station.

Except at a bigger venue.

The end.
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I don't care about his grades, there is no evidence of any honors or test score mastery, so I assume he was a marginal student who did not merit entry into Columbia or Harvard...even under relaxed standards set aside for deserving minorities or foreign students.

So, for me...the least interesting factor would be his grades. Bush, Gore, Kerry, McCain were all subpar students.

The course selection, the professors, the extra-curricular activities, the travel on the passport to restricted countries, the application information on documents for admission, license, government programs, social security, jobs, and conventions.

The lack of inquiry is a conspiracy, no less. The coverup is worse. As each brick in the wall seals our fate each additional time, it becomes less and less likely that the active co-conspirators can ever undo their purchase to the gates of hell.

Obama wrote two...two...autobiographies....as a nobody. Men of great achievement and honor have written none...he wrote two....as if it was preordained that he would be elevated to some status based not on achievement, but rather, on the orchestrated design of long range planning.

Part of that planning involved the fitting of the mask. Obama had to scrub his radical and seditionist past. His shady, murky and clearly lawless history.

The Marxists had decoder rings, but the masses had to be deluded. Obama the radical Marxist...had to have his treason whitewashed. And the conspirators know it. They will never be able to admit they were part of the overthrow attempt. They would be afraid to hang for it.

And, they should be.
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I doubt that we will ever get to all of the truth. Some of the evidence, i.e., college applications, grades, etc., has undoubtedly been either modified, like a birth certificate, or destroyed.

Think of all the people, like the law school dean who now sits on the Supreme Court, who were either involved or snookered. All who got paybacks or pay offs, and now hold real power. They will fight to the death to keep the truth buried- their own reputations and even their futures will depend on it.
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The truth will come out someday but Barack, himself, will never come out.

Jack Cashill's expose of Bill Ayres' ghosting of Dreams opened my eyes. Too bad so many have blinders on.
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Damned if I can figure it out. I've given up but no on has had more laughs at his expense making fun of him on You Tube than Granny Jan aka me. My latest:
Barack Obama Sucks...at Being a Macho Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMpHYcQvi3s
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No one can remember him at Columbia.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/06/obama_the_ghost_of_columbia_university.html
I knew about the 150 games of golf and the many vacations but missed the tv watching. The mastery of new electronic social media that helped get Obama into the white house to redistribute income is similar to the technological mastery that allows "teenagers" to assemble to riot at malls and rob conveinience stores.
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You have to take everything BHO says with a grain of salt. Remember he couldn't name one White Sox player or the correct name of the park where they played even though he said they were his favorite team.

Assume everything he says is a lie until proven otherwise. I'd like to know how many around him are participating in this hoax/conspiracy or whatever it is.
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"Maybe some day an honest journalist or writer will give us the complete story about Barack Hussein Obama and his (charitably) improbable rise to political power..."

I like to think I have already done that. Read "The Obama Timeline" at theobamatimeline.com

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Can you use that E-word here on PJMedia? What kind of raysis are you?
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Pro-Obamacare Oregon Mom Shocked To Learn She Can’t Afford Health Care For Herself And Her 18-Month-Old Son Because of The Law… Her first mistake, believing what Barack Obama told her.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/01/02/oregon-mother-i-cant-afford-obamacare-for-myself-1-year-old-son/
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I think there are a number of unresolved mysteries about Obama (items which the American press refuses to investigate -- not just his hidden school records, but his traveling to Pakistan, etc). I also think that (perhaps this fuels conspiracy theories?) Obama doesn't talk/sound/act like an American. To me he sounds like a typical Socialist/Communist political leader as found in Europe and other non-western countries (the condemnation of capitalism; the "fat cat bankers" rhetoric; the "you didn't build that"; the class warfare opposing the "one-percenters"; the demonization of political opponents, calling them "terrorists", etc.) He's not just un-American but anti-American (as Michael Leeden posits).
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Definitely a conspiracy... he was chosen by the leftist elites for their destructive agenda. It seems like half the country is seething with hatred of true American principles. To understand Obama, just think of him as the world's greatest chameleon to half the nation which is blind.
This is just a calculated program designed to create strife and revolution, just as it's written in the large body of communist literature written over the last century or so.
To understand Obama, just synthesize his key sound bites:
"You bitter clingers didn't build that"... then add his real intent: "So now I'm going to take it away from you."
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maybe you should at least listen to Corsi?
maybe hes right here.
people blindly tossing aside stuff cashill and corsi ask about is why we are here.
if obama represented himself, with an id stating such, as a foreign student to get federal financial aid hes guilty of a few crimes.
add to that the fact he probably really does not know who his father is and he we are.
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That -- the "foreign student" bit -- may well be true. But when you write a book called "Where's the Birth Certificate?" (which I read) and then they produce the birth certificate, your position is, shall we say, weakened...
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The birth certificate has been proven to be an obvious forgery.
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Whether the forgery was intended to cover up a birth somewhere other than Hawaii or a father other than the drunken Kenyan bigamist remains to be proven... but it is most definitely a forgery.
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I think the Kenya-born thing is just a diversion. Maybe he lied to a publicist trying to shill for his first book or something. I think the Kenyan Obama is really just a legend for him and the Dunhams to cover for the open communist and pedophile Frank Marshall Davis being his biological father. He all but admits it with the stuff about his being such and important mentor. The Soros Junta was happy to have people focused on the Kenya birth; it kept them from looking further into the Dunham families communist ties or speculating how many intelligence agencies Ann Dunham Obama Soetero worked for in her anthropological sojourn to Indonesia, a place that happened to be rife with communist sponsored revolutionary groups at the time.
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Ann Dunham always looked more like a useful idiot than a spy to me... I seriously doubt any "agency" really needed (another) a loopy left floozy with dilusions of grandure, happily sponging off mom and dad while playing the Radical Chic thing.

Dump off the love child of ??? (like SHE even knew who fathered him!) and run off for another course in her Career of perpetual "Leftist Student-ism-ness".

Dime a dozen, garden variety Lefty nut-bar.
Nothing sinister, just "embarassing" so they never brought it up.

No, the real "hole" in the story is Obamas most likely repetitive in-and-out citizenship claims (due to his messy, hurry-up birth and abandonment) to milk which ever program or status could be exploited as they came along. The usual "welfare fraud" kinda thing.

Unimpressive crimes from an unimpressive man, but, like his mother, none of this "common to unscomplished lefites" stuff could get out because it would burst the bubble of him being "so exceptional"

Not a huge smoking Gun.... but lets face it, he's really not that impressive...

Like the Clintons...Loan Fraud for a taste of the action, firing the Travel Office to hire cronies for a standard kick-back, snagging some White House furniture and silverware on their way out...real low-level "white trash" stuff, but embarassing (and character revailing) enough to need some sympathetic "cover" from the media.

Obamas grades/status are probably the same thing...
The real threat is the "littleness", the pathetic pettiness of it all, rather than the Magnitude....

Which is why the press keeps whistling with their fingers in their ears singing "la la la I cant hear you"

Its just too embarasssing
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One important reason The Won's handlers keep his past, particularly his REAL birth certificate, sealed is that Obama, Sr. in NOT his father. His real father is Franklin Marshall Davis [http://www.wnd.com/files/2012/04/obamadavis.jpg].
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