The Obama Hustle

The Rediscovered Truth About Barack H Obama


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“I too have become disillusioned.”


By Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

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 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 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 clichés, 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.

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.


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  1. Not quite sure why the article is entitled “Washington Post Hits Obama.” It’s not as if this was posted in the Washington Post…

    Cean Worcestor

    September 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  2. I have been wondering for four lonnnnng years when America would wake up. The facts just didn’t speak of anyone who loved our America. He belittled us by taking the law into his own hands, and as a result, we have a mess to dig ourselves out of. Thank you for speaking up and telling the truth. What this Country needs is a real leader, a new kind of leader, and yes, she’s still my choice for President … FINALLY!

    Karen Phillips

    September 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  3. The article is well written, and I agree with everything in it. I do hope America wakes up, before there is no America to wake up to. And on point with some of the article, America may also want to wake up to the fact that The highest levels of “racism”, and “hate speach”, are now directed at white Americans. But for some reason, that’s OK. Even acts of violence against any ethnic, or social, group carry a heavier charge as a “hate crime”, unless (for example), a gang of blacks attack a white person for being white. Then its just “assualt”. Why is no one offended by that?? I certainly am.
    In response to previous comments: I, like Cean, am also confused by the “Washington Post” in the title. I can’t even find anything here that shows the Washington Post may have been a resource???
    I am also confused by the end of Karen’s comment, since no woman has even run for presidient. So I have no idea who “she” is. But I do agree with the rest of that comment.

    Laurie McSparron

    September 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  4. Great, great well written article. I have exactly the same confusion as Laurie McSparron about the other comment by Karen and the Washington Post reference.

    My supporting counter point to this excellent article is this:

    Since Obama was elected; and reviewing what his henchman have done to kill American productivity; and what the so-called Secretary of State is doing to inflict a UN small arms treaty on the USA that will ultimately result in Gun Confiscation and annulment of the Second Amendment; Judge Head’s concerns as an Emergency Management Director in Lubbock that we need to prepare for an apocalypse of riots from the welfare recipients in this country are not that far off. If we could shake the Nation from its 2008 liberal progressive mind set and see Obama 2016 or read Denesh Souza’s book “understanding Obama’s Rage” I would hope that the country would wake up from the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe induced state of unawareness and induced stupor.

    Another 4 years of Obama will send this country into an enhanced Greece-like state of rapid decline coupled with severe upheaval of the inner cities when the EBT cards quit working. .I am sure Austin, TX and the surrounding Travis County is not ready for this eventuality. Tom Head’s Lubbock district may however be prepared.

    Consider that it is better to be made a laughing stock by Liberal Progressive apparatchiks and be prepared then to be overwhelmed in a sea of homeless, hungry, ethnically divided gangs ready to even up the score on the former productive members of society than sit there unprepared thinking the police will protect you. In Austin that could be very interesting as well for the East Austin denizens moving to the west, North and South.

    We are edging ever closer to the dissolution of civilization and law and order in the US precipitously brought on by dedicated Manchurian Candidate President Obama who was tutored personally by:

    1) Frank Marshall Davis – a devoted card carrying communist party member and childhood to manhood adviser to Obama (

    2) William (Bill) Ayers – Ayers record speaks for its self. Obama has been involved with Ayers since 1995.

    3) At Occidental College Obama in his own autobiography “Faith from my Father’s” says he preferred hanging out with Marxist Professors, Student Radicals, and Middle Eastern Students

    4) At Columbia Obama was under the influence of:
    — Edward Said a supporter of Palestinian Rebellion and author of the “New Orientalism”
    — Richard Cloward and Francis Piven – Socialist/Leftist Political Science Professors at Columbia who coined the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”; a leftist strategy to bring down the American economy by manufacturing a budget crisis in America by over loading the Poverty Entitlement System. Sound Familiar given the EBT card, food stamp fiasco. (

    Given this evidence, preparations for mass disorder are well in order. President Obama a.k.a. Barry, is devoted to spending the USA into a monetary crisis that will unseat our position in the World and usher in at best chaos in the existing world order or a new world order where the US and Europe have little sway over the barbaric initiatives of Iran, the PRC, Russia, and any other tin pot communist or Islamic mad man that can exert power. Meanwhile we will be fighting for social order and survival of civilization and the Federal Republic while the American Cities burn from the riots caused by the former benefactors of Obama’s ever increasing handouts. Keep in mind Obama is doing this with a will and determination not ineptness. He means to drive America into bankruptcy and lawlessness as a pay back for our Neo-Colonial activities and Obama’s devotion to Marxists, Islamic domination of the real politic on a world wide basis. The American Dollar as a world currency standard will be replaced by the barbaric currencies of Guns, Gold, Whiskey, and Captive Women. What agony will we be forced to endure in the future due to the incredible hubris and misplaced angst of this narcissistic coddled fool. Already the four innocents in the American Libyan Embassy have suffered a lynching death and sodomy due to the lies and unpreparedness of this incompetent man ceding dominance to Islam. Worse this was his intention all along and he is succeeding.


    October 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

  5. Wow!!!! to article and reply by ronm0817…..this is scarier than I thought!

    Mary Smith

    October 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm

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