Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama

Finally, the Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough.

 

As many of you know, the Washington Post and Newsweek have a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editors 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.

 

Newsweek

 

I Too Have Become Disillusioned.

By Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San

Francisco Examiner)

 

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, so 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?

 

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.

 

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 powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. 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 a man in the Oval Office.

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12 Responses to “Washington Post and Newsweek speak out about Obama”
  1. I can’t believe you are just waking up out of your long sleep…anybody with a brain recognized his shortcomings from the start. Don’t start jumping ship now to sell your rag of a news product. You, yes, you in the media, are culpable and at fault for the way you covered Obama. I am pleased that you will be the ones the populace turns on next. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34539367/RATM%20HAND%20OUT-final-NoLAInfo.pdf

    And you will deserve every dressing down for your lack of free thought and your coverup of the truth…we will not have to wait for too long for history to look backward to acquire that wisdom.

    If others agree, leave a post.

    • JoanneBest says:

      Mary Ann, you took the words right out of my mouth….the media knew all of this four years ago and intentionally covered up any and every thing that would paint BHO in a bad light and have been doing so all along. They (the MSM) have destroyed any confidence I ever had in the media and they did it to themselves with their blatant bias. I’ve cancelled every subscription to every newspaper I used to have delivered and never waste my money on magazines full of lies. The MSM has looked down their collective nose at all of us “regular” citizens for so long they began to believe they were untouchable, well now they are untouchable but in a different way than they hoped for. RIP Journalism, you did yourself in.

  2. Could not be more factual and right-on, good job Newsweek.

  3. Mark Cormican says:

    What an article! I couldn’t agree more and I don’t think it could have been said better. As a wise man once said, “the truth hurts, but the lies will kill you”. Very good Mr. Podhoretz.

  4. We’re glad that some Liberal media are after all fair and balanced too. Thanks for having awakened for so long. The American people needs this and we deserve it.

  5. Thanks for an insightful article — he is simply not qualified and it’s time the whole country saw him for what he is: an embarrassment.

  6. Carol Staggers says:

    About time they tell the truth. Wonder what made them do it??? Maybe their conscience was really taking over their thinking for a change. Hmmmmmmmmmm??????

  7. Linda Carroll says:

    Excellent article–very well said. It’s about time this despicable president is exposed for the traitor that he is.

  8. R. T. DAN HANCHEY says:

    Thank you, and God bless you! Finally, respected mass media outlets are telling the truth, and “We the People” very much appreciate it. I WILL Subscribe again now.

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  10. Roger E Sharp says:

    I said this four years ago, but many did not listen to me. Why should they for who am I? Just a midwesterner that saw the real truth and said watch out for all of obama’s lies. It is all about him(obama) and no one else.

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