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Forum Post: The Obama You Don't Know

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 21, 2012, 2:04 a.m. EST by throaway (57)
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Excellent series in Wash Examiner.....

From the introduction:

"Beyond the spin and polls, a starkly different picture emerges. It is a portrait of a man quite unlike his image, not a visionary reformer, but a classic Chicago machine pol."

Chapter 1: A childhood of privilege, not hardship

Michelle Obama says "Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or possessions." In fact, for much of his life, Barack Obama has enjoyed privileges and opportunities denied to most Americans.

Chapter 2: Myth of the 'rock star' professor

Though initially popular as a University of Chicago Law School adjunct lecturer, he was not ranking among the top professors, according to student evaluations.

Chapter 3: The 1997 speech that launched Obama

His 2004 Democratic National Convention speech got the big headlines, but a previously unreported 1997 Obama speech did far more to launch him with big backers with big bucks. Chapter 4: For the slumlord's defense, Barack Obama, Esq.

It was a frigid January and the slumlord who put his tenants on the street without going through the required eviction process got off with a $50 fine. His lawyer went on to be elected president of the United States.

Chapter 5: Obama's toughest critics on the Left

Long before he ran for president, radical critics accused Obama of selling out Chicago's poor to the Daley political machine.

Chapter 6: The poor people Obama left behind

Altgeld Gardens housing advocate Hazel Johnson welcomed the young Obama into her kitchen. Then she never heard from him again after he won his first election.

Chapter 7: The myth of Obama as state senate reformer

When the real reformers asked for his help, State Sen. Barack Obama was nowhere to be found.

Chapter 8: Obama's state pension fund scheme

It worked for Rev. Jesse Jackson against the Fortune 500, so State Sen. Barack Obama used it to get millions for his friends from Illinois' biggest public employee pension funds.

Chapter 9: Obama's Arab-American network

Syrian emigrant Tony Rezko had lots of Arab-American friends in the Chicago business community who shared his enthusiasm for Barack Obama.

Chapter 10: Obama brings Chicago politics to Washington

Surprised by Solyndra? Don't be, it's just one of many examples that demonstrate Barack Obama is doing things in Washington the same way he did them in Chicago.




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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

Sounds like it was cribbed from FLAKESnews.

Does anyone bother to check sources anymore?

I'll do it for you.


[-] 0 points by throaway (57) 10 years ago

Tell me o great Oz...just what news services do YOU approve of? Can't find a breath of truth (that is, unfavorable REPORTING) about Obama unless you look at some non lieft wing lunatic writings, seems to me,

I read stuff on fox.com and msnbc and then find the truth somewhere in between the lines.

[-] 0 points by alva (-442) 10 years ago

left out ws that barry belonged to the down low club in chicago.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

You counter with more FLAKESnews style crap???

You know what they say about FLAKESnews, don't you?

It turns you into a flake.

Look into the mirror......See! It worked!

[-] -1 points by alva (-442) 10 years ago

barry is on the down low.so is emanuel. they both belonged to the gay mans bath house "Mans Country".

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

I'm not too worried.

With posts as full of bullshit as that one, I don't figure you'll be around too much longer, now that you've devolved into Michael Savage crap.

[-] -2 points by alva (-442) 10 years ago

i dont know who michael savage is.barry and emanuel, both members of mans country , gay bath house. the story has been around for years . michelle is barry's " beard".. do your own search for obama and the down low club.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

What would be the point?

PS It never ceases to amaze me how many never heard of the people they quote from.

[-] 1 points by alva (-442) 10 years ago

educate yourself .i didnt quote from anyone. do your own search on obama and the down low club.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

What would be the point? What difference would it make if I did that?

What is the upside? Why should I care about some trumped up soap opera?

[-] 1 points by alva (-442) 10 years ago

you assume its " trumped up" and for some reason its a "soap opera". if it were about romney your response would be different.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago




[-] -1 points by nobnot (529) from Kapaa, HI 10 years ago

You care so much about what hope a dope did or did not do perhaps you should find the correct venue for your sermons.No one hers gives a crap about Obama.Romney or you!

[-] -1 points by thoreau42 (595) 10 years ago

Who cares?

A vote for anyone is only a vote that you consent to being a slave.

[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

A vote from everyone lets the power trippers know that we aren't going to be slaves.

Take your sadsack attitude and hug it to death.

[-] 0 points by thoreau42 (595) 10 years ago

hahaha. yes, they're spending a billion dollars trying to rally everyone to vote, and if you do exactly that, you'll REALLLLLY be teaching them a lesson!

Since neither candidate, nor the system, is going to remove taxation, voting to put the same/different people in office only goes to show your consent of being a tax slave.

As an aside, I don't have a sadsack attitude, I cultivate as many voluntary interactions in my private life as possible. No government force is necessary!

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Just between you and me (shhhhhhhh, keep it quiet) I'm the same.

When I master the cycle of grain to combustibles, I'll be set.

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

Great article with nothing but bullshit talking points. Whats next, an article from the NAtional Inquirer?