Wednesday, June 27, 2012

           Wall Street  Journal Sizes Up Obama

A "deadly"  article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today  is the most widely circulated newspaper in America.

Article  from the Wall Street Journal - by Alan Caruba:

"I have this  theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe  life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at  some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?)  took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black,  young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he  could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile  speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a  very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who  else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45?  "Dreams of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34  years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he  did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor  and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with  a small 'c'" was the real author.

His political skills  consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed  controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois  legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good  fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at  his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his  bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing  self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been  determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many  must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the  Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no  one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered  Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming  young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black  population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the  antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of  volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real  substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having  the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the  presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something  crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the  very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent  of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down  to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with  him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like  Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom  directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was  extraordinary.

Now, 3 full years into his presidency, all  of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him  unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a  talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly  became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of  statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far  worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some  terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist  intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of  history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on  the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain.

The  great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world  tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of  history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people  with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even  inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned  him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress  because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always  about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family,  mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and  colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap  judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an  "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans  against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort  Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on  no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas  bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two  later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who  could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo  even though those released were known to have returned to the  battlefield against America. He could even instruct his Attorney  General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no  one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a  man who could wait three days before having anything to say about  the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and  then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because  his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats  itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or  he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock.  Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock  puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and  manufactured this pathetic individual's life.

When anyone else would quickly  and easily produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a  million dollars to deny access to his.?Most  other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have  been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life  whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the  ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is  President of the United States of America?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing my commentary, but it was posted Jan 2, 2010 on my blog and someone misappropriated it, saying it was published in The Wall Street Journal. It wasn't, but it has gone viral on the Internet.


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