Obama's Make-Believe Life

SteveJM

Well-Known Member
I found this in my e-mail today, a forward from an uncle. In the e-mail it is wrongly attributed to a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, when in fact the author is Alan Caruba, and was posted in a blog. I'm not familiar with Mr. Caruba and can't endorse him, but based on this article, I'll be visiting his blog to see what else is on his mind. The article is two years old but still an interesting assessment of Obama.



SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2010

Obama's Make-Believe Life

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 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, nearly a full year into his first term, 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 has 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?
POSTED BY ALAN CARUBA AT 9:53 AM
 

micah719

an adopted son of The Most High God John 6:37-40
We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America?

Pray.

Then emigrate, while you can, if you can.

The next problem is finding a suitable place. I hear there are some remote coral atolls where you could comfortably live off fish and coconuts and breathe non-socialist air. The teeny snag is that someone tested atomic bombs there a while back, but at least you won't need a bedside lamp...you can read your bedtime story by your own eerie green glow, and wake up with more fingers and toes you fell asleep with. At least, as long as the two-headed landcrabs haven't nibbled them off in the night.

On second thoughts, send the socialists to the atoll, but be compassionate and relocate the poor landcrabs first.
 

Carl

Well-Known Member
Pray.

Then emigrate, while you can, if you can.

The next problem is finding a suitable place. I hear there are some remote coral atolls where you could comfortably live off fish and coconuts and breathe non-socialist air. The teeny snag is that someone tested atomic bombs there a while back, but at least you won't need a bedside lamp...you can read your bedtime story by your own eerie green glow, and wake up with more fingers and toes you fell asleep with. At least, as long as the two-headed landcrabs haven't nibbled them off in the night.

On second thoughts, send the socialists to the atoll, but be compassionate and relocate the poor landcrabs first.

Have you ever heard of the of the Canadian that decided couple that became concerned about the world situation? They decided to find some place way out in the sticks so that trouble couldn't possibly touch them. They looked at the globe and decided on this little island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. They moved to the Falkland Islands just prior to the Falkland war.
 

micah719

an adopted son of The Most High God John 6:37-40
Have you ever heard of the of the Canadian that decided couple that became concerned about the world situation? They decided to find some place way out in the sticks so that trouble couldn't possibly touch them. They looked at the globe and decided on this little island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. They moved to the Falkland Islands just prior to the Falkland war.

Ooops. Hope they made it through. Next time, check to see if prospective new home is the subject of any disputes. I never hear of people fighting over Rockall, for example.
 

NUmarcus

Well-Known Member
And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

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.

I remember watching that entire election process and it slowly dawned on me that Obama would win...I was swinging between anger and disbelief. As we close in on 4 years after that election I now believe that the 51% or so of the country that voted for him fall into 3 categories.

1. Radical/Hard-left: I think this group is larger than many conservative/Repub pundits think they are. I'm not saying they comprise the majority of the left, but they are NOT 1%ers

2. Dependent: entitlements and so on have made this group utterly attached to the government for day-to-day living OR they are attached to a system that allows them a standard of living that far exceeds what the market would normally allow for given their skills and abilities etc.

3. Care-free in an arrogance that begets utter foolishness = they flat out don't care and voted for a hipster, "first ever" black president because his packaging was tailor made for their lack of discernment. I realize this group probably could be spread through 1 and 2, but not so much in that the aforementioned groups do have a point to their madness whereas this group just doesn't care.
 

billym

Well-Known Member
Steve, thanks for posting I just went to his blog and read the latest post and watched the video, very interesting

Here's part of it
There’s a YouTube video of John Brennan, the President’s national security advisor, praising Islam and the Arab culture to an unidentified group of Arabs that is so revealing it should be probable cause for his removal from office. At one point, he addresses them in fluent Arabic, a language acquired in his studies and CIA posts over the years.

Warning Signs
 

DrummerBoyJB

New Member
Thanks, I will admit, I bought the Kool-Aid, but not only did I wake up, I hope the Republican party did too (note registered R my whole life).

Fool me once... etc etc
 

SteveJM

Well-Known Member
Steve, thanks for posting I just went to his blog and read the latest post and watched the video, very interesting

Here's part of it
There’s a YouTube video of John Brennan, the President’s national security advisor, praising Islam and the Arab culture to an unidentified group of Arabs that is so revealing it should be probable cause for his removal from office. At one point, he addresses them in fluent Arabic, a language acquired in his studies and CIA posts over the years.

Warning Signs

Thanks, billym, for the heads up on the video. Here's a link directly to the video-Obama advisor John Brennan speaks about the beauty of Islam - YouTube
 

mattfivefour

Well-Known Member
Hmmm, wonder where the honorable Mrl Brennan developed the idea that Islam is a religion of tolerance??? Maybe he associated only with those who were Kufrul-I'raadh? (What we would call lukewarm, believers in name only.)
 

SteveJM

Well-Known Member
Hmmm, wonder where the honorable Mrl Brennan developed the idea that Islam is a religion of tolerance??? Maybe he associated only with those who were Kufrul-I'raadh? (What we would call lukewarm, believers in name only.)
:thumbup

I had to check that label out. Definition-Disbelief due to avoidance. This applies to those who turn away and avoid the truth.


That was my impression when I viewed the video. I thought what planet does this guy live on? La la Land or is it Liar's Land?

P.S. I suppose that if you're a muslim in denial, a lukewarm muslim, you can be tolerant of those who don't follow Islam. I just wonder what kind of reception you would receive if you came into a city that was dominated with muslim's and were carrying your Bible and sharing the Gospel? How much tolerance would you receive. Perhaps Mr. Brennan posed no threat to the muslims as Pastor Youcef in Iran has.
 

mattfivefour

Well-Known Member
The problem, bro, is that "if you're a muslim in denial, a lukewarm muslim" and therefore one who may "be tolerant of those who don't follow Islam", true Muslim clerics will tell you you are not a true Muslim. In fact you are an infidel ... or worse than an infidel. So when push comes to shove, the Muslims in name only ...the so-called moderates ... will fall right into line behind the fundamentalists. They will do so, first, because they are afraid of the fundamentalists and what they can do to them in the name of Allah; second, they are afraid of the punishment of Allah when they die. The religion of Islam is a religion of works and holds its followers in a visegrip of terror of displeasing this god. The punishments for angering their god are gruesome in the afterlife and with no hope of remission.
 

Sean Osborne

Well-Known Member
I found this in my e-mail today, a forward from an uncle. In the e-mail it is wrongly attributed to a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, when in fact the author is Alan Caruba, and was posted in a blog. I'm not familiar with Mr. Caruba and can't endorse him, but based on this article, I'll be visiting his blog to see what else is on his mind. The article is two years old but still an interesting assessment of Obama.

Steve,

Alan Caruba is a prolific and most excellent Conservative American writer. He is a true American Patriot.

This item is from his daily Warning Signs blog. Visit that site for a plethora of top-notch items such as this. In the comments section following this blog piece you will find an Obama Time-Line from 1975 to the present. I copy it here below for future reference.

You might also want to see a comment made on February 12, 2010 in which the false attribution of this blog item to the Wall Street Journal comes up. Direct reference to that item at Snopes.com HERE.

The fact-of-the matter is that this Alan Caruba blog item was also published on that same day, 2 JAN 2010, by Judy McLeod at Canada Free Press. Just about everything Alan Caruba writes appears the same day at CFP.

Obama Timeline

1975-1979 Attended Highschool - Hawaii Mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist Meet Barack Obama Communist Mentor, Frank Marshall Davis
1979-1981 Attended Occidental College-Calif.
1981-1983 attended Columbia Univ.-NYC Graduated 1983
1983-1985 Worked in NYC part of time for Group founded by Ralph Nader
1985-1988 Director of DCP- Group sponsored 1st by Woods Fund where he most likely met William Ayers
1988 Entered Harvard Law School
1989 Summer interned at Chicago Law firm(Sidley & Austin) where Michelle, his future wife, and Bernedine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers, worked. Firm had close ties to Tom Ayers, CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and William's Father.
1990 President Harvard Law Review
1991 Graduated Harvard Law
1992 Directed Illinois Project Vote & co founded PUBLIC ALLIES
1993-1996 Worked as assoc. atty Davis, Miner (Worked summers 1996-2002) Judson Miner an associate of Tom Ayers
1993-2002 Board of Directors -Woods Fund (William Ayers also on board) Woods Fund made $40,000 grant to Arab American Action Network(AAAN) headed by Rashid Khalid in 2001, $35,000 in 2002
1994-2002 Board of Directors -The Joyce Foundation (anti gun grants)(William Ayers wrote two grants)
1995-2002 Board of Directors -The Chicago Annenberg Challenge with William Ayers who appointed Obama.
1996-2004 Illinois State Senate
2004-2008 US senate
2009-Present POTUS
 

SteveJM

Well-Known Member
Steve,

Alan Caruba is a prolific and most excellent Conservative American writer. He is a true American Patriot.

This item is from his daily Warning Signs blog. Visit that site for a plethora of top-notch items such as this. In the comments section following this blog piece you will find an Obama Time-Line from 1975 to the present. I copy it here below for future reference.

You might also want to see a comment made on February 12, 2010 in which the false attribution of this blog item to the Wall Street Journal comes up. Direct reference to that item at Snopes.com HERE.

The fact-of-the matter is that this Alan Caruba blog item was also published on that same day, 2 JAN 2010, by Judy McLeod at Canada Free Press. Just about everything Alan Caruba writes appears the same day at CFP.

Thanks, Sean, for your opinion on Alan Caruba. The Snopes link that you share is same site that I first discovered Mr. Caruba was the writer.

The timeline you shared with a link to one of Obama's mentors is a good source of information on Obama's connections and influences.

Obama Timeline

1975-1979 Attended Highschool - Hawaii Mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist Meet Barack Obama Communist Mentor, Frank Marshall Davis
1979-1981 Attended Occidental College-Calif.
1981-1983 attended Columbia Univ.-NYC Graduated 1983
1983-1985 Worked in NYC part of time for Group founded by Ralph Nader
1985-1988 Director of DCP- Group sponsored 1st by Woods Fund where he most likely met William Ayers
1988 Entered Harvard Law School
1989 Summer interned at Chicago Law firm(Sidley & Austin) where Michelle, his future wife, and Bernedine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers, worked. Firm had close ties to Tom Ayers, CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and William's Father.
1990 President Harvard Law Review
1991 Graduated Harvard Law
1992 Directed Illinois Project Vote & co founded PUBLIC ALLIES
1993-1996 Worked as assoc. atty Davis, Miner (Worked summers 1996-2002) Judson Miner an associate of Tom Ayers
1993-2002 Board of Directors -Woods Fund (William Ayers also on board) Woods Fund made $40,000 grant to Arab American Action Network(AAAN) headed by Rashid Khalid in 2001, $35,000 in 2002
1994-2002 Board of Directors -The Joyce Foundation (anti gun grants)(William Ayers wrote two grants)
1995-2002 Board of Directors -The Chicago Annenberg Challenge with William Ayers who appointed Obama.
1996-2004 Illinois State Senate
2004-2008 US senate
2009-Present POTUS

Sean, besides Alan Caruba's blog, are there any others websites or blogs that are on your short list to follow?
 

Olga

Active Member
Most of my family voted for Obama, and they still support him. None of them are on welfare or any other programs, so I always wonder why they did it. Do they really want to support lazy people with their hard earned tax dollars? I don't oppose people who really need help getting some welfare money for a short time while they get back on their feet, but a majority of welfare users are just lazy and don't want to work!

What's scarier, I believe Obama may win again. My sister and brother-in-law believe Obama is a secret atheist who poses as a Christian because atheists wouldn't get enough votes in this country to get into office. I honestly don't know what's scarier, Obama being a Muslim or an atheist.
 

Forgiven

Well-Known Member
Most of my family voted for Obama, and they still support him. None of them are on welfare or any other programs, so I always wonder why they did it. Do they really want to support lazy people with their hard earned tax dollars? I don't oppose people who really need help getting some welfare money for a short time while they get back on their feet, but a majority of welfare users are just lazy and don't want to work!

What's scarier, I believe Obama may win again. My sister and brother-in-law believe Obama is a secret atheist who poses as a Christian because atheists wouldn't get enough votes in this country to get into office. I honestly don't know what's scarier, Obama being a Muslim or an atheist.


What I find scary is reading what a Christian posted on facebook today:

Stop calling Our President by his first name! He is President Barack Obama - Not Barack! Such disrespect is rampant among the newscasters and even notables. He holds the highest office in the United States. I dare you refer to him like you do the beggarly elements of the world.


I understand how the unsaved can believe the lies, but how can some 'professing Christians' basically idolize a man with a blatant antichrist spirit? :frust:
 
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