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Aug 30 2011

Barack Hussein Obama, Affirmative Action Incarnate

Although we don’t know for sure whether Dreams From My Father was actually written by Barack Hussein Obama’s mentor and friend, the unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, evidence accrues that it was not written by the Moonbat Messiah himself. Jack Cashill has gotten ahold of a letter Obama really did write to the Harvard Law Review extolling the virtues of Affirmative Action, to which he owes all of his supposed accomplishments. In it he proved himself incapable even of conjugating verbs:

Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review’s affirmative action policies. Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.

The response is classic Obama: patronizing, dishonest, syntactically muddled, and grammatically challenged. In the very first sentence Obama leads with his signature failing, one on full display in his earlier published work: his inability to make subject and predicate agree.

“Since the merits of the Law Review’s selection policy has been the subject of commentary for the last three issues,” wrote Obama, “I’d like to take the time to clarify exactly how our selection process works.”

Merits … has. Uncle Onyango speaks better English.

He had vindicated Chen in his first ten words.

Although the letter is fewer than a thousand words long, Obama repeats the subject-predicate error at least two more times. In one sentence, he seemingly cannot make up his mind as to which verb option is correct so he tries both: “Approximately half of this first batch is chosen — the other half are selected — ”

Another distinctive Obama flaw is to allow a string of words to float in space. Please note the unanchored phrase in italics at the end of this sentence:

“No editors on the Review will ever know whether any given editor was selected on the basis of grades, writing competition, or affirmative action, and no editors who were selected with affirmative action in mind.” Huh?

No wonder his college transcripts are a state secret.

Regarding Dreams,

Obama would finish his acclaimed memoir, Dreams from My Father, about four years later. Prior to Dreams, and for the nine years following, everything Obama wrote was … an uninspired assemblage of words with a nearly random application of commas and tenses.

Obama was later handed the title of Editor of that same Harvard Law Review through Affirmative Action — by his own admission. He went on to be granted the presidency in the same manner.

On tips from Fiberal, Manuel, Stop Arguing and Listen, and wingmann.

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  • wingmann

    Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.

    “The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii”.

  • Carmen

    Prezzie Pigment
    Prezzie Peabagger
    Prezzie Muzzie

    3 words: I LOATHE HIM

    addendum: a usurper can only RULE for so long b/4 something “bizarre” happens…….

  • TaterSalad

    There is a simple term for what Barack Obama went through while going through the growing years of his life: Autism

    This leads us to why he uses teleprompters continously at every event, including talking to 3rd. & 5th graders. He is challenged by this and needs assisstance. The left wing of his party covers this up which actually does a dis-service to this problem he still has. It should be open and straight-forward for him to advance away from being autistic.

  • Carmen

    Narcissistic and autistic? GREAT. That equals the terrible twos of toddlers.

  • TaterSalad

    Autistic and Narcissistic to say the least:

    Barack Obama – The Narcissist:
    Israeli Psychologist (Be sure to read all the way to the end.) Dr. Sam Vaknin is an Israeli psychologist. Interesting view on our president. Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism. Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Obama from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident — a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such “quasi religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with Zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius. In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes “Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin is a world authority on narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone listens. Vaknin says that Obama’s language, posture and demeanor, and the testimonies of his closest, dearest friends suggest that the man is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves. Jim Jones, the charismatic leader of People’s Temple, the man who led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even murder their own children was also a narcissist. David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time. All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope! They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to their doom. When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know it until it is too late. One determining factor in the development of NPD is childhood abuse “Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic and mentally bruising dislocations, “says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was an infant two years old. Obama saw his father only once again, before he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to relocate to Indonesia, a foreign land with a radically foreign culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off to live with his maternal (white) grandparents. He saw his mother only intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from his life in 1979. “She died of cancer in 1995.” One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service.. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention. If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or another, he has no interest in it. The “present” vote is a safe vote. No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by their very nature because they are not about him. Obama’s election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations. The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing about his most sublime self.. He entitled the book Dreams from My Father. Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when he was still a nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such an august being as himself? Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but themself. This election was like no other in the history of America . The issues were insignificant compared to what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world? I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are narcissists. They pose no threat to others. They are simply self serving and selfish. Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. This is a mental health issue, not just a character flaw.. Pathological narcissists are dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this disguise that makes them treacherous. Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks voted for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple. The downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he will cause widespread resentment among the whites. The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heads deeper in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a backlash among the whites. The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years, racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent 1960′s. Obama will set the clock back decades. America is the bastion of freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength ofAmerica , and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of rogue nations. It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists, and virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect of their man in the White House. America is on the verge of destruction. There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president.

  • Garpin

    TATER!! They’re called paragraphs and they are free!!


    I loved the following :

    In the case of Michelle Obama, affirmative action did all three. The partners at Sidley Austin learned this the hard way. In 1988, they hired her out of Harvard Law under the impression that the degree meant something. It did not. By 1991, Michelle was working in the public sector as an assistant to the mayor. By 1993, she had given up her law license.

    Had the partners investigated Michelle’s background, they would have foreseen the disaster to come.

    Sympathetic biographer Liza Mundy writes, “Michelle frequently deplores the modern reliance on test scores, describing herself as a person who did not test well.”

    She did not write well, either. Mundy charitably describes her senior thesis at Princeton as “dense and turgid.” The less charitable Christopher Hitchens observes, “To describe [the thesis] as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.”

    She’s not dumb, she just doesn’t test well.

    That’s like Eric Cartman saying he isn’t fat, he has big bones.

  • David Shumaker

    I have often called him the “Affirmative Action Hire-in-Chief” and I don’t back away from it; in fact, his whole candidacy reminds me of the Jayson Blair scandal — my guess is flaws were seen but ‘not noticed’, asking for qualification was ‘bad manners’ and the obvious fraud was covered up until it was no longer sustainable (and now Obama is becoming a liability to the Left too). The sick part is… there are qualified black men, but they don’t get the time of day because they are *gasp* REPUBLICANS!

  • Fiberal

    Affirmative Action grants opportunities that others more accomplished are denied.

    It should not be missed that not only was Moose the recipient of affirmative action, but she was then not even remotely up to the task of academics – even when focusing on one of the softest disciplines in academics, sociology.

    Moose majored in sociology and minored in the personally-important, subjective phony “discipline” of “African-American Studies.”

    Moose herself has revealed that she got into Princeton … not on the strength of her grades, which she admits were unexceptional, but thanks to her brother Craig, a star athlete and gifted student who preceded her to the school.

    Then as a ‘legacy’ candidate and a beneficiary of affirmative action, Moose whined and bitched her way through Princeton.

    As Christopher Hitchens states of Moose’s thesis:

    “To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be “read” at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.”

    Here it is:

    (“Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community; for cryin’ out loud. But interestingly, it wasn’t sealed along with BO’s academic records.)

    I’m not a sociologist but I can tell you that from any standard of science, this thing is one bucketload of crap.

    Not only should Moose have never been allowed to graduate with a degree on the strength of this smeared feces on paper, but her adviser should have been immediately castrated and fired.

    There has been different academic standards along with attendant lack of ethical standards for Moose and BO throughout their sordid careers.

    That being the case, they are not the exceptions among black recipients of affirmative action.

    Americans have been forced to accept affirmative action and the unqualified beneficiaries it produces.

    The larger question that now needs to be answered in light of the generous albeit involuntary investment in Moose and her stunted husband, is how long should these two fools should continue to rule the American people.

  • Carmen

    Is it true that Bill Ayers dad worked for the corp over Sidley Austin? Soetoro’s white mama worked for Geithner’s dad at Ford Foundation. Incestuous. All of it. Like a master plan. WTF??

  • Kevin R.

    This may sound nutty but I’ll say it anyway. There’s only one conspiracy theory that I take seriously and it is the idea that the Soviet Union probably helped and groomed young, promising youth in America to go into politics in order to influence US policy to Soviet liking.

    Affirmative Action would be a useful tool. It would be just the tool to use to get politically reliable but intellectually negligible young cretins like Obama impressive looking credentials.

    Call me crazy.

  • Beef

    Cashill has done a very convincing and underappreciated job of exposing Ayer’s authorship of “Dreams”.

    Many celebrities use ghost writers, but in this case, Obama built his pre-election reputation largely around the brilliance of “Dreams”.

    In truth, there is nothing real about the public image Obama and his handlers have constructed. The vast army of his media enablers still labor to maintain the fiction of his genius today. Kudos to Cashill for being a lonely voice pointing out the Emperor’s lack of clothes.

  • Carmen

    Kevin – both his kids have Russian names? hmmmmm

  • Noelegy

    Defend this doofus without invoking Bush. I dare you.

  • Wynne

    The case against affirmative action is won by Obama himself. He personifies the reductio ad absurdum argument.

  • Spurwing Plover

    Abolish AFERMATIVE ACTION and the EEOC and get the PC wackos out of the schools

  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    We can fix the Marxist Mistake November 2012. What we cannot fix are the minds and hearts of millions of Marxists, blithering idiots, white-guiltists, statists and anti-white racists infesting the United States.

    Find the root of that, dig it out of the ground and burn it.

  • Jeff

    I do fear for this country and the future. There is a coming disaster with no way to avoid it. It Obama proves he is the narcissist he is feared to be, then we are in very, deep you know what. This guy lacks a moral compass. He will do anything to get re-elected. He will use the force of government and his willing lap dogs in the media to stay in power. Should he, by some miracle get voted out of office, the results will be ugly. A nothing like him will not take losing well. He will retaliate against his enemies. I think it is entirely possible that we could have another civil war in this country. A narcissist and marxist like Obama will not care at all of how many people are killed due to his actions. Mercy on thy people, Lord!

  • Jennifer

    Regarding affirmative action, race and I.Q. and also immigration (legal and otherwise)…here are two chilling books that should be a must-read for all Patriotic Americans:

    Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa

    The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature

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