This sure hits it on the head! The Newsweek Magazine is going out of
business, but not before it critiques the President. Wonderful story!
Newsweek COVER Story!!! It is their last cover before they fold. Also
read the article at the end. AMAZING!!!
Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is
timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for
being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print
the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the
latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in
and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda
are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him
by the liberal media…
By Matt Patterson (Newsweek Columnist – Opinion Writer)
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, less often
did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in
the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his
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 be elected president?
There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked for any
university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no
documentation for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax
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 liberal Dom 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
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
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 Teleprompters 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. (An example is his 2012
campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches.)
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. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the
task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise
his own powerless-ness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The
other day, he actually came out and said no one could have done
anything to get our economy and country back on track). 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-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 an impostor in the Oval Office.
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