Newsweek Magazine Speaks Out

The liberal  Newsweek Magazine is going out of business but not before it attacks  the President. Wonderful story!

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 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? 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  in history.

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. (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.

PS: Please send this  article to all family and friends throughout America and ask them to  read and distribute this article to  others, and to vote this November!



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