Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

posted at 12:31 pm on July 21, 2012 by Howard Portnoy

President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech now stands poised to become a defining issue of the 2012 campaign. At the very least, it has moved the conversation away from accusations regarding Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital and trained the spotlight on the president, whose supporters now ruefully acknowledge that the week-old issue is not going away on its own. This leaves them in the unenviable position of playing defense, mostly by parsing the president’s words: never a good place for a candidate or his backers to be.

One article of this ilk goes partly on the offensive (in both senses of the word) by attempting to impugn the integrity of Obama’s opponents. Its author is Paul Waldman, who is also the author of the holier-than-thou-titled Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

His latest piece, which appears in The American Prospect, is noteworthy not because of his efforts to explain away what Obama actually meant to say, which are feeble and miss the forest for the trees, but because of his snooty and gratuitously mean-spirited introduction:

By now, we can all agree that a large portion of the Republican party [and by extension, one presumes, conservatives as a whole] has created in their [sic] minds an imaginary Barack Obama, one who is either a literal or philosophical foreigner (Romney has begun dropping the word ‘foreign’ in as often as he can when discussing Obama), who hates America (here’s Rush Limbaugh on Monday: ‘I think it can now be said, without equivocation—without equivocation—that this man hates this country’), and one who hates success, hates rich people, and hates capitalism itself. [Emphasis added]

The notion of an imaginary Barack Obama is an intriguing one, largely because Obama, whether by accident or design, has been so elusive a public figure. There are still whole chapters of his past, including his childhood and his years at Columbia University, that remain shrouded in mystery. Factor in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, substantial portions of which have been shown to be fictitious, and the crisis of identity deepens.

It becomes apparent that an imaginary Barack Obama is all there is, or put differently that Obama is whatever you imagine him to be. There are some who imagine Obama to be  one of the greatest presidents of all time. (Paul Waldman is not likely one of them: He is far too cerebral for that.) Others share the opinion of historian Michael Beschloss, who told radio talk show host Don Imus in November of 2008 that Obama is the smartest man with the highest IQ ever to be elected to the presidency. (Obama has since committed numerous lapses in logic, fact, grammar, and judgment, which betray this assessment).

Some, including Waldman, see the president as the man who stepped in “right at the moment when the economy was reeling from the worst downturn since the Great Depression” and rescued the auto industry, a claim that Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto calls “fraudulent,” adding:

What he did was use political muscle to intervene in a bankruptcy process in order to ensure a settlement on terms favorable to his supporters, the United Auto Workers union, at the expense of taxpayers (or ‘freeloaders,’ in the president’s parlance) and bondholders. It would be more accurately characterized as an act of larceny than salvation.

And then of course there are people, including this writer, who regard the Obama presidency as a failed experiment in which a man with no leadership experience or executive credentials was handed the most powerful job in this nation mainly on the strength of what turned out to be his largely imagined oratory skills, plus the color of his skin. The Paul Waldmans of the world will accuse those subscribing to this view of racism, but they should back off. Absent any concrete evidence that establishes  who Barack Obama is or what he stands for, everyone is entitled to his own imagined version of the man.

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Without even looking up from his sandwich the foreman said
“No. We hired you because you were black. We’re firing you because you’re useless.”

Great slogan for the 2012 election

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM

That’s awesome! Too bad hardly anyone has any guts in today’s PC culture.

Not nearly as a good as example that you provided, but the wife and I were watching some stupid standup on comedy central last night. It was amazing how accepted racial humor is… and then chris rock was on next who’s made his whole career off of race (then we finally turned it off).

LevinFan on July 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Sorry, but that is not Stanley Ann Dunham.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Yes, it is. I know it is highly offensive. There are more photos. It is her.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

My parents were neither Communists, nor Socialists.

My parents did not study Russian.

I did not hang around with Marxist professors in college.

I did not do a little blow.

I was never a ‘community organizer’ (radical) or a teacher of Alinsky.

This man is a far left radical.

faraway on July 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Sorry, but that is not Stanley Ann Dunham.

Stop at 0:57 and freeze.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

the Obama presidency as a failed experiment in which a man with no leadership experience or executive credentials was handed the most powerful job in this nation mainly on the strength of what turned out to be his largely imagined oratory skills, plus the color of his skin. The Paul Waldmans of the world will accuse those subscribing to this view of racism,

Make Believe turns us to road kill.

He is a mediocre academic lefty who got there without a real plan. He really believed the faculty lounge crap about Pres. Bush being the problem and the magic kingdom waiting to be built with ease.

Then he became a Hillary Clinton administration sans pragmatism and savvy while working in a very difficult venue. The massive challenges ahead will knock him to the ground.

The true believers and Hollywood dreamers miss my first paragraph and are now seeing the second as a large truck coming at them with the crash ahead in the election or when he can’t dodge the challenges.

We all all playing Frogger.

IlikedAUH2O on July 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Without even looking up from his sandwich the foreman said
“No. We hired you because you were black. We’re firing you because you’re useless.”

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM

In a nuthsell :)

jimver on July 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Even if Romney is elected it is unlikely that he will disassemble this monstrosity even if he wants to.
clippermiami on July 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The Miami Clipper doesn’t know Romney

Basilsbest on July 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Sorry, but that is not Stanley Ann Dunham.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Yes, it is. I know it is highly offensive. There are more photos. It is her.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Look, I do not like Obama or his mother, but that is not Stanley Ann Dunham. It isn’t just highly offensive, it’s dishonest and libel.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

He’s the affirmative action President. His success is due to little of his own doing. We know his college record is mediocre overall at best and he was awarded inflated grades. He was given a Nobel for doing NOTHING. No wonder he does not value the work of others.He has not a clue.

CW on July 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Those pics were found in Davis’s residence. They were compared to other pics of his residence, furniture, etc. They were taken in his home. Knowing what we know about Davis and barky, you really expect me to believe it’s someone else?

Dude, it’s her. I’ve seen side by side photos. We know her dating propensities. Black communist.

It’s her. Very little doubt.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Good news for America……..

Bad news for Obama………..

When it comes to what Americans think of themselves and how others in the world view their own countries/cultures…..

Americans score the highest among all cultural groups on the individualism (versus collectivism) scale.

http://geert-hofstede.com/united-states.html

Individualism
The fundamental issue addressed by this dimension is the degree of interdependence a society maintains among its members. It has to do with whether people´s self-image is defined in terms of “I” or “We”.

In Individualist societies people are supposed to look after themselves and their direct family only. In Collectivist societies people belong to ‘in groups’ that take care of them in exchange for loyalty.

The United States, with a score of 91 on this dimension, is a highly individualistic culture. This translates into a loosely-knit society in which the expectation is that people look after themselves and their immediate families.

There is also a high degree of geographical mobility in the United States and most Americans are accustomed to doing business with, or interacting, with strangers. Consequently, Americans are not shy about approaching their prospective counterparts in order to obtain or seek information.

In the business world, employees are expected to be self-reliant and display initiative. Also, within the exchange-based world of work, hiring and promotion decisions are based on merit or evidence of what one has done or can do.

No matter how you slice it, this shows (from a long view) that Collectivism and the dreams of Progressivism run COUNTER and are FOREIGN to the American view of themselves.

November 6th, we’ll find out.

PappyD61 on July 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Those pics were found in Davis’s residence. They were compared to other pics of his residence, furniture, etc. They were taken in his home. Knowing what we know about Davis and barky, you really expect me to believe it’s someone else?

Dude, it’s her. I’ve seen side by side photos. We know her dating propensities. Black communist.

It’s her. Very little doubt.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

No they were not, they came from Australia and have been proven to be fraudulent. Damn what is wrong with you people?

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

With all due respect, your rebuttal is weak sauce. The burden of proof is yours, not mine.

Best regards,
KWR

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The real Obama without teleprompter is what we need. Let everybody be see his Marxism, unmasked.

Decoski on July 21, 2012 at 2:39 PM

0 is little more than a stain.

Bmore on July 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

And for the record, allow me this: She was exploited as a young woman by her radical parents. Recall the 1960′s when interracial dating was absolute taboo. Barack Hussein Obama I is not Obama’s father. Stanley Ann Dunham is his mother.

We can agree.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I’m willing to listen. Shoes? That’s it? You have a link that doesn’t state this:

“Ann Dunham was a respected and renowned anthropologist who studied Indonesian culture as it related to poor women in that country. She established a Micro-Credit program for these women to enhance and economically profit through their ‘cottage industries’ in the backward villages of Indonesia. ”

A credible debunking.

She was a slut trolling for black communist, and apparently was quite good at it. Who barkys dad is ? Who really knows?

You have a more credible link?

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

President Barack Obama: American Idle

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/07/president-barack-obama-american-idle.html

M2RB: KISS, Quilmes Rock Festival, River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Resist We Much on July 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

With all due respect, your rebuttal is weak sauce. The burden of proof is yours, not mine.

Best regards,
KWR

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Wrong, have you no ethics at all? You are as bad as any liberal. You want those pictures to be real so that you can smear Barack Obama with them, which if you were even remotely rational or ethical you would not do since at best it is disparagement by association. You don’t actually give a damn whether they are real or not or we would not be having this conversation.

Your actions are no different that Brian Ross or George Stephanopoulos who smeared an innocent TEA Party member who just happened to have the same name as the Aurora Colorado killer.

Genuine ethics, something you clearly and obviously lack, absolutely demand that you prove absolutely positively that, when making assertions of the nature you are making, you are 100 percent verifiable correct. You haven’t done that. Those photo’s have been documented as being fraudulent.

Period.END of STORY you are disgusting.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Those pics were found in Davis’s residence. They were compared to other pics of his residence, furniture, etc. They were taken in his home. Knowing what we know about Davis and barky, you really expect me to believe it’s someone else?

Dude, it’s her. I’ve seen side by side photos. We know her dating propensities. Black communist.

It’s her. Very little doubt.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Today is the first I’ve heard of this but even Jim Hoft believes it.

This is a funny photo.

cynccook on July 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Those photo’s have been documented as being fraudulent.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I don’t follow this topic, but do you have a link?

faraway on July 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Ebert: Gun-Free Theater Proves Concealed Carry Doesn’t Work

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/07/20/Ebert-Gun-Free-Theater-Proves-Concealed-Carry-Doesnt-Work

Boy, those Progs sure are smart!

Resist We Much on July 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I believe she was exploited by her father, by and through his relationship with FMD.

We will never know who BHO is. And Frankly (pardon my pun) I don’t give a damn.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

After all the analysis of Obama’s own memoirs… you know the stuff that is supposed to be about his life and character… we find that not only are stories fabricated and that some composite people are not composite at all but made up, completely… it is now legitimate to put Barack Obama, himself, as the one putting up a fictional version of himself.

If he is unwilling to come forward about his own life in his own words in books that he supposedly wrote about himself, then why should anyone else be held to a higher standard?

How about holding the President to this lofty standard of not putting up an imagined version of himself, first? Isn’t that something that is wholly legitimate to ask of anyone running for public office at any level? Not to make up your life’s story, not to make up people you didn’t interact with but to actually just present who you are, who you have known, what you think and believe, plus what you have done in your life? Is that so very little to ask, that a person running for public office actually NOT make up their own life as they present it to the public?

You can’t really criticize everyone else doing it if the man, himself, is doing it, now, can you?

ajacksonian on July 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

BRAVO, Howard Portnoy.

A chimera composite is all there is to Barack Obama.

locomotivebreath1901 on July 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

You can’t really criticize everyone else doing it if the man, himself, is doing it, now, can you?

ajacksonian on July 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM

He’s the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers.

At this point in time, if he’s ‘outed’ so to speak it would only reek of fail for the voters of the US.

Let Obama continue to reek of fail, and let’s allow the 2012 election to redeem American voters. I think we all know that obama will not be re-elected.

I picture myself in a rocking chair telling my grandchildren about the Greatest Fraud Ever … BHO.

Therein lies (pardon my pun) BHO’s “Legacy”

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Yes indeed, KWR. She was exploited. Bigtime.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Obama of Roanoke: We Saw You Coming
….Obama let slip in a momentous way what many of us knew all along about him.

Obama of Roanoke, understand, is not merely a specific person named Barack Hussein Obama. He is Van Jones. He is Elizabeth Warren. He is Valerie Jarrett. He is Steven Chu and Cass Sunstein. He is Jeremiah Wright and Frank Marshall Davis and Karl Marx and many others. Obama of Roanoke is not some benign elegant speaker. Obama of Roanoke is a malignant mindset. His fingerprints are all over the biggest disasters in world history. For this reason, he was and is utterly predictable long before Friday last.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/obama_of_roanoke_we_saw_you_coming.html#ixzz21HjXwgUO

Green eyed Lady on July 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

In everything he says and does, radical alinsky nihilist OBOZO is simply following alinsky’s Rules for Radicals plan to destroy ALL existing societal, governmental and economic structures under the phony guise of “social justice.” Machiavellian OBOZO is a cutthroat, immoral, unprincipled, unconscionable, unethical, unscrupulous power-seeker for whom the end always justifies the means.

Understand that and you understand the evil that is OBOZO.

TeaPartyNation on July 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM

What’s obvious is that BO got bright but bad atoms from both sides. I like what Dee said early on in this thread: imagine him unemployed. What a sweet dream if it comes true.

gracie on July 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM

“President Barack Obama: American Idle” is an itemised list of what Obama has done between 01.19.12 and 07.19.12. I went through his calendar and itemised it.

For example, the man ate more hamburgers and hotdogs in public than the number of times he met with Timothy Geithner, the bloody Secretary of the Treasury!!!

NOT. KIDDING.

Resist We Much on July 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Yeah

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Did anyone else see Noonan’s whoring of Obama’s words today?!?
http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html

So…Olympic uniforms and Obama’s collectivism are both just “miscommunication.” Uh huh. Noonan’s Marxist Relativism belongs on the ashheap of history as well.

Peggy’s salary needs to be reduced, step by step, until she protests. Then, tell her, “Dearie, for all your apologias for and paeans to this President, you didn’t earn that.” Watch the lessons unlearned to date suddenly come alight before her very eyes.

Some will learn about an authoritarian state only the hard way, and usually too late.

Czar of Defenestration on July 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Those photo’s have been documented as being fraudulent.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Really ? Why not ask Hussein when was the first time he saw those pictures and who showed them to him?
Just ask LeDolt, these were the pictures that FMD used to get access to lil Barry when he was left to be raised by the typical white woman .

burrata on July 21, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/obama_of_roanoke_we_saw_you_coming.html#ixzz21HjXwgUO

Green eyed Lady on July 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Phewwwww, red hot. That’s a killer. Obama of Roanoke.

petefrt on July 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

NOT. KIDDING.

Resist We Much on July 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Can I email you at your blog?

cynccook on July 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM

SWalker, do you have a link to where those photos have been ‘de-bunked’? Because I can’t find anything.

cynccook on July 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yes indeed, KWR. She was exploited. Bigtime.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM

And so was her son.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Those photo’s have been documented as being fraudulent.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I don’t follow this topic, but do you have a link?

faraway on July 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Several. Those are pictures of a Model named Marcy Moore, they were put on the internet by a Neo-Nazi named John Jay Ray.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6a8_1336925461

http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/ann-dunham-nude-pics/

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Yeah

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

No doubt.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:15 PM

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

f

Okay, you win.

Go to the head of the line of Fail and stand in front of BHO.

/Dude, really?

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

His whole life is a lie. It’s amazing how successfully they have hidden it. If you put all the pieces together it’s scary as hell. Manchurian candidate comes to mind. A lot of us knew, and we were scoffed at. We’ll, here it is. In 2008 I called it a socialist putsch. Got kicked off of chatsites for saying so.

What say you now?

Still waiting for that link Swalker. Let’s discuss high heel fashion from the 60′s.

You should apologize to KWR. That post was uncalled for.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I do not want the Real Obama to stand up, because the only circumstance in which he will do that is if he wins reelection. If he does, we will see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the Real Obama, and none of it will be pleasant.

GaltBlvnAtty on July 21, 2012 at 3:21 PM

All I’m saying is,,, he eats dog and I’ve seen his mother naked. Not very pResidetial.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

For you… I know this is one of your faves

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/ann-dunham-nude-pics/

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

So according to communists,
it is not Obamamama’s nude pics because :
1. There is some kind of probable neo-nazi white person associated with it

2. A Soros funded website has said so

Oooookkkaaayyy :P

burrata on July 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Man, I want those college admission records. Indonesian student?

I think so. Afterall Swalkers link proclaims mommy as a reknowned scholar of skinnys.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The real Barack slips out whenever he stops reading the teleprompter and shifts into extemporaneous populist demagogue mode, speaking almost in the style of a righteous preacher man on a soap box.

Obama’s worldview is essentially Marxist. Obama likely understands and agrees with Marx’s analysis and criticism of capitalism, and with how some form of socialism must incrementally displace and ultimately replace capitalism. His vision for the future is in sync with Marx.

Obama understands and agrees with Marx far more than he understands and agrees with Adam Smith. In fact, he has zero understanding of Adam Smith’s work and how free enterprise, free markets, and capitalism really work.

He wants to promote Marx’s arguments and advance socialism in the US without being labelled a Marxist. Hence the populist class warfare demagoguery and the attacks on capitalism using Romney and Bain as proxies.

That’s the real Obama.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Still waiting for a credible link, and an apology to KWR.

Take your time.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

And then of course there are people, including this writer, who regard the Obama presidency as a failed experiment in which a man with no leadership experience or executive credentials was handed the most powerful job in this nation mainly on the strength of what turned out to be his largely imagined oratory skills, plus the color of his skin.

All true, except the “failed experiment” part.

The jury is still out on whether or not the American electorate will buy his brand of socialism.

Of course even if they do it will still fail, but Obama, the libs, the Lefty intelligentsia, the Dems, and the MSM will blame all economic failures on the inherent evils of capitalism and the greedy selfish rich, just as Marx would.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Several. Those are pictures of a Model named Marcy Moore, they were put on the internet by a Neo-Nazi named John Jay Ray.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6a8_1336925461

http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/ann-dunham-nude-pics/

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

1. I don’t know if John Jay Ray is a Neo-Nazi or not but that doesn’t make something untrue. I couldn’t find any information about him being a Neo-Nazi and he doesn’t say anything about it on his blog. He seems concerned about radical Islam, but who isn’t?

2. All this Liveleak post says is that some of the websites that originally posted the photos are no longer operating. Hmmm. I wonder why? It also implies that Ray’s site is not longer operating, but it obviously is.

3. All the Robert Lindsay post does is say that it’s false and apparently he’s the person who has decided that John Ray is a Neo-Nazi. He also says the photos are of Marcy Moore, a pinup model. His link to her photo doesn’t work, but this one does. Marcy is a lot heavier and has an obviously different bosom than the girl in the other photos.

cynccook on July 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Sure, it’s obvious that when Obama said “you didn’t build that” he was talking about roads and bridges.

No it is not obvious that is what he meant, and no that is not what he meant.

There is no way to parse those sentences that way. BTW, those sentences were strung together and spoken by a graduate of Columbia and the Harvard Law school, and the smartest and highest IQ President that ever was.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Man, I want those college admission records. Indonesian student?

I think so. Afterall Swalkers link proclaims mommy as a reknowned scholar of skinnys.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:33 PM

His passports.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

spoken by a graduate of Columbia and the Harvard Law school, and the smartest and highest IQ President that ever was.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Shirley, you jest.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Please explain Davis’s involvement in barkys life. Maybe he wasn’t boinking his mom. But I doubt it. He was 3rd in line. The only one that stuck.

And we know who he was.

Give me a break, Swalker. Come on, it’s right in front of your face. Quit trying so hard to debunk the right. Maybe we are correct this time.

Dude, I wish I was wrong. But I’m not.

It really doesn’t matter, the pics. His name was mentioned 22 times in barkys book. You can’t not put it all together without being intellectually dishonest.

It just is what it is.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Dude, you are over the top. Really, over. the. top.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

spoken by a graduate of Columbia and the Harvard Law school, and the smartest and highest IQ President that ever was.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Shirley, you jest.

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Of course.

However, someone with those credentials should be assumed to know how to construct grammatically correct sentences and taken at their word.

Someone with those credentials knows “that” cannot be used to refer “roads and bridges”, especially when the “roads and bridges” are two sentences away. “Roads and bridges” would be “those”. A business would be “that”. And the business was mentioned in the sentence immediately preceding the “that”.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I agree with SWalker regarding this. I have never heard about this until reading this thread today.
It is obvious that these are two different women. I am surprised this was ever considered credible.

With everything that has gone wrong in the last 3.5 years, with all the powerful and decent arguments to make against this President, why would any conservative want to be associated with this?

LazyHips on July 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Like others, this is the first I’ve seen of this. So, I looked up Marcy Moore’s pics.

Dude…while the two women’s facial features resemble each other, there is no way the pics purported to be of SAD are of Marcy Moore. That gal was stacked, and there’s no hiding that fact with nude pics.

No link…I’ll let y’all look it for for yourselves. ;o)

kakypat on July 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Because it is what it is. You better figure out the story. I don’t make it up. For God sake, the whole premise of the thread is excatly such.

You can laugh and scoff all you wish. I’m no scholar. I’m not that smart. But God, I see this plain as day.
If you don’t get who frank is, as expressd 22 times, you are missing the point.

Who is barack obama? That was the question. pretty sure I know.

Now will the rest of you finally be brave enough to call it like it us.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I think we should stick to talking about how Franklin Marshall Davis is mentioned 22 times in barky’s book. Show the direct influences such as FMD hating Churchill/ Barky sending Churchill’s bust back to England…. Barky’s war on the rich, his Marxist tendencies, etc.

Stick to that. No need to latch onto conspiracy theories about barky’s mom or his birth certificate. THat kind of stuff only makes us look bad and hurts our cause.

LevinFan on July 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

But the speech would mean exactly the same thing as it would mean if it were (c).

Axe on July 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The libs can’t win this no matter how they try to spin it and/or parse it and/or contextualize it, unless they want to say Obama is a complete moron who cannot communicate coherently.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

And then of course there are people, including this writer, who regard the Obama presidency as a failed experiment in which a man with no leadership experience or executive credentials was handed the most powerful job in this nation mainly on the strength of what turned out to be his largely imagined oratory skills, plus the color of his skin.

If Obama had been white and had the same lack of experience and qualifications, he would have been laughed out of the 2008 campaign. More than anything, the color of his skin gave him a huge advantage. Obama is our first affirmative action president.

So much was made of Barack Obama’s skin color and how “historic” and “wonderful” it was to have someone who wasn’t white. White was portrayed as the old, the tired, the past. It is in this kind of obsession with skin color where you most of the true racism.

Skin color or race should be seen an inconsequential, but in Obama’s case it was one of the main things which gave his campaign a tremendous boost. How pathetic.

bluegill on July 21, 2012 at 4:58 PM

The left never constrains themselves to the moral highground. Maybe it makes us feel better right now, but it will be of little import later.

Mark my words,, there isn’t any second chance. You think this is ugly? It’s nothing. We will look back and laugh(cry) at naivety. It strikes me as odd no one knows how conflagurations start. We should know by now.

I don’t care who obamamama boinked. But let’s face it, he was surrounded by commies. Father roles that were. He was jilted as a child.

Be politically correct. You don’t think they use that against you? Like calling you rascist? It works.

We don’t have to lie. But don’t be afraid to tell the truth just because it’s an uncmfortable subject.

There’s too much to lose to act otherwise.

wolly4321 on July 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM

LevinFan on July 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

yes, exactly! we have plenty of legimate unassailable reasons to convince voters obama doesnt deserve re-election taht we dont need to climb into the gutter. people need to stop personalizing this and worry more about winning this than humiliating obama and his supporters.

chasdal on July 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I want to talk to ColdWarrior

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up stand down?

de rigueur on July 21, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

…he needs a wheel chair!

KOOLAID2 on July 21, 2012 at 5:28 PM

marinetbryant on July 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

That link may well be utter BS, but reading it sent chills down my spine.

Kataklysmic on July 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Obama needs Biden, to appear like one of them is “standing up”.

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Key West Reader on July 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Sorry, but that is not Stanley Ann Dunham.

SWalker on July 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Madam, I knew Stanley Ann Dunham. I slept with Stanly Ann Dunham. And that is no Stanley Ann Dunham!

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BIG/
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(just in case it’s necessary)

Benedict Nelson on July 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Is the real barack hussein obama actually barry soetoro, or vice versa ?

TeaPartyNation on July 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Benedict Nelson on July 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

BJ: I did not have sex with that woman, Stanley Ann Dunham.

petefrt on July 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM

OT, later-to-the-dance, whatevs. On Drudge:

Obama effort spends more in June than it takes in.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a heavy barrage of advertising by opposing “super” political groups, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign spent more than it collected in June. While outraised again by Republican Mitt Romney, Obama ended the month with a hefty $97.5 million in the bank.

June was the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama, finance reports filed Friday show. Romney’s money advantage prompted Obama’s campaign advisers to warn earlier this month that the president could lose the election if the financial disparity continued.

Obama tried to answer the super PACs supporting Romney by spending $38.2 million on television advertising. Romney spent less than a third of that – $10.4 million – on TV time.

Romney’s campaign nearly doubled its spending in June compared with the previous month, underscoring the close proximity of the November general election in which Republicans hope to unseat Obama and, in part, dismantle the president’s signature health care overhaul.

Much of Romney’s financial advantage – he raised $106 million last month with the help of the Republican Party – came from larger donations in a handful of battleground states. Those included Florida, where the Romney Victory Fund pulled in about $4.4 million in individual contributions, records show.

..whoever Obama is, he’s a consistent over-spender.

The War Planner on July 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The real Obama is a collectivist who views his role to be benevolent dictator “righting” what he perceives as “wrongs” in America…fundamentally. As an ideologue, groomed from childhood in Marxist philosophy by questionable mentors, he has no sense of American (or world) history, economics, idiomatic American English, or our founding documents. He is a fraud, eased through life without ever having to demonstrate measurable competence.

onlineanalyst on July 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

PappyD61 on July 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM

One half? Or twice as much?

onlineanalyst on July 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

Can an empty suit stand up by itself? Well, I suppose it can, if it’s accumulated enough dirt.

Benedict Nelson on July 21, 2012 at 6:38 PM

the economy was reeling from the worst downturn since the Great Depression”

By what measure was that recession the “worst downturn since the Great Depression”?

Inflation? nope. Interest rates? no. Unemployment? Try again. Workforce participation? bzzt.

Can we please stop with this BS line now? Please.

Lost in Jersey on July 21, 2012 at 1:06 PM

You are absolutely right. It’s about time someone called bull on this lazy locution and demanded evidence for this claim.

onlineanalyst on July 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

he has no sense of… idiomatic American English…

onlineanalyst on July 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

That’s when he is trying to sound like a ghetto/gangsta rapper — that is, non-white.

farsighted on July 21, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I’m thinking of the scene in “The Matrix” where the little boy says “There is no spoon”.

With Øbama there is likewise no “there” there. He’s an lying, insecure narcissist promoted far beyond his level of competency due to his good looks, public demeanor and skin color. In the corporate world, he’s the manager that everyone hates to work for but companies love to show off, the ultimate affirmative action hire. Everyone beneath him knows he’s an incompetent dolt and they know exactly why he was promoted above them, but everyone above him thinks he’s a great member of the team.

I think of the Øbama presidency as God’s judgment on America. We have made our bed and now we’re lying in it. We’re reaping what we have sown. I hope that the free-Americans still outnumber the plantation-Americans this November.

Mojave Mark on July 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Obama is a hogwash wrapped in a lie inside a fabrication and his whole life is a phantasm wrapped in an illusion inside a delusion.

VorDaj on July 21, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Nail head, meet hammer:

Sununu: ‘I wish this president would learn how to be an American’

petefrt on July 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Obama should have tried to transform himself into America’s image. It would have been better for America, for the world, and probably even for him, and it wouldn’t have taken any more effort. Of course, such action would be impossible for a narcissist who thinks the world should be transformed to revolve around him.

VorDaj on July 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I hope that the free-Americans still outnumber the plantation-Americans this November.

Mojave Mark on July 21, 2012 at 7:52 PM

my hope lies in continued grace. It isn’t too late to turn back.

tom daschle concerned on July 21, 2012 at 8:30 PM

With lies he does brew, with hate he does bake
And then the liberty of all he will take
If not enough catch on in time to his evil little game
That Hussein Vissarionovich Obama is his real name!

Cheshire Cat on July 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

Not gonna happen. Not now, not ever.

minnesoter on July 21, 2012 at 8:39 PM

With lies he does brew, with hate he does bake
And then the liberty of all he will take
If not enough catch on in time to his evil little game
That Hussein Vissarionovich Obama is his real name!

Cheshire Cat on July 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Yeah, he’s one nasty little bugger. It’ll take quite some effort to pry him out.

minnesoter on July 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

..whoever Obama is, he’s a consistent over-spender.

The War Planner on July 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Team Super Mitt had better reel off some speeches that highlight Ocommies natural instinct of the deficit and the irresponsibility of the Occupier in Chief as it concerns spending other people’s money- in his own campaign that touts reducing deficits as a President.

The dishonest liberals can pretend that Kerry’s wealth was somehow different than Romney’s when anyone references the 2004 G.E. – but making them eat monthly campaign deficits in real time is gonna be tough for anyone to ignore.

FlaMurph on July 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The notion of an imaginary Barack Obama is an intriguing one, largely because Obama, whether by accident or design, has been so elusive a public figure. There are still whole chapters of his past, including his childhood and his years at Columbia University, that remain shrouded in mystery. Factor in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, substantial portions of which have been shown to be fictitious
, and the crisis of identity deepens.

Like his autobiography, Obama’s Birth Certificate is a composite. A scanned, optimized PDF would contain only ONE 1-bit layer, but Obama’s BC contains a composite of EIGHT 1- bit layers, including separate layers for the stamp and seal. It is undoubtedly a forgery. Now, why would Obama want a forgery on the White House web site?

BPinNC on July 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Of course, such action would be impossible for a narcissist who thinks the world should be transformed to revolve around him.

VorDaj on July 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Yep.

petefrt on July 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Wow, HP, this piece was Doc Zero good.

mintycrys on July 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I imagine Barack Hussein Obama doing the Perp Walk.

SpiderMike on July 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM

“I think it can now be said, without equivocation—without equivocation—that this man hates this country, and one who hates success, hates rich people, and hates capitalism itself.” – Rush

Because that’s what Leftists DO.
Why did the scorpion sting, mid-stream, the reptile that gave him a free ride across the river?
Because that’s what they DO.
America’s Manchurian Candidate isn’t about substance. He, like his “fellow travelers”, are all about form. There are too many stupid people in America who can’t see the Pacific for a solitary, rogue wave.
Unfortunately, we all pay for their ignorance.
Semper Paratus!
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on July 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Obama is becoming more and more reminiscent of the “Wizard of Oz” . . . an inept, noisy oaf disguised by a formidable and impressive facade.

rplat on July 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

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