Obama’s narcissism a danger to America, and the world

Reblogged from Counter Jihad Report

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I must confess that, in 2008, I was impressed by Barack Obama. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared confident and was as smooth as a rock star. He commanded the stage and screen. I was really confident that this man, being black and having a possible semi-Muslim upbringing, was the perfect candidate to make lasting peace in the Middle East. I was sure that Israel was going to see a much-needed peace with the Palestinians, and my visits to eat great humus in Tulkarem — a small Palestinian town near Netanya — would one day soon be possible again.

But I was put off very soon after President Obama took office. The first time I began to look more closely at him was when I watched his speech in Cairo. I listened in awe and disbelief, but I thought that this may be a ploy to embrace the Muslim world and develop a mutual respect with the Arabs. Perhaps, I thought, this was a great tactic in showing friendship and commitment to the Muslim masses.

All too soon, my hopes started to fade. As I began watching President Obama’s body language and listened more closely to his tone of voice, I noticed a shallowness and an air of haughtiness that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his words. It stunned me to watch his speeches, which were filled with such “religious” inflection that it struck me in a why it no doubt did for so many others.

I watched and watched and saw how things in this volatile region of heated debate and steady but almost controlled violence started spiraling way out of control. What I thought were going to be U.S. accomplishments in this historic and religious global epicenter turned out to be deadly failures with long-term consequences.

I went back to watch the Cairo speech, watching over and over again, and I noticed that President Obama is really not an ordinary man. Hischaracter is indeed unique in that he has the ability to impress or frustrate. Even though I felt that at times he was quite ignorant to the most important subjects relating to Israel, like the 1967 borders, he never really spoke like a lawyer or politician but rather someone who was out to prove that he was the epicenter and not the problem.

Obama’s language, posture and demeanor seemed wrong to me. This was supposed to be a president who gave hope to so many, who was supposed to implement change in a positive way for all. It was as if President Obama was projecting a grandiose posture that was not his. He looked out of place and suddenly was not the presidential figure representing the free world.

It seemed that he created a sort of personality cult around himself, elevating his admirers blindly, presenting a somewhat false trust of enthusiasm that led followers to believe that no matter what he said in his speeches, he was free to do as he wished, unaccountable at all times. These admirers would follow at any cost, blindly as if in a daze or hypnotized. He promised the moon but delivered doom, and people were missing the real-life threats taking place, unfolding as an optical illusion of a beautiful spring dubbed “the Arab Spring.”

In searching for answers to find out what Obama’s real agenda on Israel was, I became swamped with irrelevant accusations, doctored pictures and cartoons. The mainstream media was promoting Obama, pushing him forward into the sphere that he sought to be. They, too, were blinded. I found an interesting observation by chance when I came across the behavioral patterns of narcissism. This disorder was common in the likes of other world leaders, but more so in dictators and power-seekers, those who wanted control as if it meant everything.

I am by no means a professional psychologist, nor have I ever had any training other than simple body language classes and perhaps a more in-depth profiling education based on the work I carried out as an Israeli police officer. Having said this, I started noticing alarming signs that perhaps indicate a slight narcissistic trend in President Obama. I base this assumption on the president’s speeches and statements, both on and off the record.

Obama’s imposing personality overwhelms those around him. He charms with his charisma. He shapes those around him and reduces others in his own inverted image (as we saw with his snubbing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu).

I drew from my readings that narcissists have no interest in things that do not help them reach their personal objectives. They are focused on one thing alone, and that is power and control.

All other issues are meaningless to them, and they do not like to waste their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is beneath them and does not deserve their attention (remember President Obama’s recent comments when he snubbed Netanyahu’s request for action on the Iranian nuclear weapons program?).

Take a look at his attitude while serving in the U.S. Senate. If an issue was raised in the Senate that did not help Obama in one way or another, he had no interest in it. “Present” was a safe vote. No one could criticize him if things went wrong. Those issues were unworthy by their very nature because they were not about him.

A study by a leading psychologist found that 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, the project evolved into his own autobiography. Instead of a scholarly paper focusing on race relations, for which he had been paid, Obama it seems could not resist writing about his most sublime self. He titled the book, “Dreams from My Father.”

Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is perhaps evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother, who lives in poverty. 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 in his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself.

There is no doubt this election has been like no other in the history of America. The main issues are really insignificant compared to what is at stake in the form of lives being spared and countries disappearing and, yes, the global economy. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of conscience, one who cannot distinguish his fantasies from reality, as the leader of the free world?

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‘2016: Obama’s America’ and ‘The Hope and The Change’ – Must See Documentaries for ALL Voters!

Many voters are uninformed – either by choice or circumstance.  If it is by choice, I respectfully request they listen this time!!!  Most Americans never knew the real Barack Obama (Barry Sotero) and voted for a pig in a poke…..much to their dismay.  The following two documentaries explain who Obama really is and the reason for his ideology – and why some of those who voted for him finally see through the smoke and mirrors of his 2008 campaign.

I urge you to see 2016: Obama’s America – 2016 Obama’s America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the worlds most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man’s past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, “If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?”   Contrary to what the MSM is reporting, it is not an anti-Obama film. It is one of facts – from his birth in Hawaii, his life in Indonesia, and the people who helped shape his life.  It also helps to explain the reasons for his decisions and his vision of what he thinks America should be.

 

 

And The Hope And The Change – The surprising personal journeys of 40 Democrats and Independents from across America who supported Obama in 2008.  I was impressed with some of those interviewed by Sean Hannity.  Most are middle-class who were raised in predominately Democratic voting households and now wonder why they continue to do so.  One gentleman is Independent because his father was Republican and his mother was Democrat.  Another is an African-American minister who was raised to vote along strict party lines.  At least one is currently unemployed, one lost her home, and many others are struggling with day-to-day living.  They bought the ‘Hope and Change’ hype and are still waiting for it.

 

 

We only have one more shot to save our country and be able to once again say ‘God Bless America’!  Be informed and get involved – America needs you!

“The Vetting: Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection” – Chilling Videos and Transcripts

This will be the most important election of my lifetime and we need to get it right this time!  I truly believe that, as a nation, we failed to vet Barack Obama the first time around. Our friend, Andrew Breitbart, unsuccessfully tried to vet the man and was astonished that we failed to perceive the threat Obama posed to our country.

 A national conference sponsored by America’s Survival, Inc. was held on July 19, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The conference, titled ‘The Vetting: Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’,  introduced several experts who presented very thorough and compelling discussions on Obama and his Marxist-Communist-Islamist connections. Topics included: Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis; Obama’s Saudi connection; Muslim communism; the Marxist-Islamist nexus; communist exploitation of blacks; Soros funding of Marxist groups; the dangers of foreign propaganda channels like Al-Jazeera and Russia Today; and the War on Cops.

The following excerpts and videos are from the proceedings of that conference.  Each one is a lesson in itself and I hope you take the time to watch each and every one of them.  They are ominous and at times chilling – which makes you wonder how we, as a nation, failed to connect the dots.

There is a brief excerpt of the speaker’s speech following the video with a link to the full pdf file.  You can view the conference and donate to America’s Survival at www.LeninandSharia.com.

Conference organizer Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist, author, and media critic, serves as President of America’s Survival, Inc. and director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism. He released the 600-page FBI file on Barack Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, in 2008, and has called on Congress to re-establish committees examining internal security problems in the U.S. Cliff introduces the conference and concludes it.

Cliff Kinkcaid:

It is time for the shocking truth about America’s internal security crisis, which starts at the top, to be presented to the American people. Our conference today fulfills the late Andrew Breitbart’s promise to finally “vet” the president. Our featured speaker, Paul Kengor, has written a book, The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, which is a major contribution to understanding our president and his policies. Four years after we helped break this story, it is time to tell it.

CARL is how the FBI used to conduct background tests. CARL stands for character, associates, reputation, and loyalty — except the FBI was not required to investigate Obama’s background. We will. A conservative attorney who has been probing into the backgrounds of Obama and his associates tells the story of attending a speech by Republican Rudolph Giuliani in 2011 and asking the former New York City mayor if he had ever considered the possibility that Obama was a mole. “What? A mole? God, I hope not,” was the response.

 Such a suggestion may strike some as preposterous. But Frank Chapman, a communist activist who attended meetings of the Soviet front World Peace Council, used the term “mole” to describe Obama. He said Obama’s political success in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries was “a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle.” He went on, “Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.” The Communist Party USA backs Obama to the hilt.     Read more here.

Joel Gilbert is the president of Highway 61 Entertainment in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor for the national security and foreign policy website familysecuritymatters.org, and has appeared frequently as a foreign policy analyst on national radio shows. He speaks about his film, “Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception.”

Joel Gilbert:

Why does it matter who Barak Obama’s father really is?

It matters because Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, so he would bring people together, so the story went. As a result, the public perceived Barack Obama as a nice man with an inspiring family story.

However, as shown in Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama in fact has a deeply disturbing family background, which he intentionally hid, in order to obscure a Marxist political foundation. While voters will overlook some fudging by politicians, promoting a false family background to hide a Marxist agenda irreconcilable with American values is a totally unacceptable manipulation of the electorate.

At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. Based on Obama’s own accounts, there can be no doubt that Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA Propagandist, and former Soviet Agent, indoctrinated Obama with a Marxist world view during his formative years. This is a known phenomenon amongst the radical left, referred to as “Red Diaper Babies” or “hand-me-down Marxism.”  Much of the leadership of the SDS and Weather Underground were children of Communist Party USA members, including Katherine Boudin, Jeff Jones, and many more. David Axelrod is also a “Red Diaper Baby”, his mother was a Red journalist.

The Journalist’s Creed

Obama’s election was not a sudden political phenomenon. It was the culmination of an American socialist movement that Frank Marshall Davis nurtured in Chicago and Hawaii, and has been quietly infiltrating the US economy, universities, and media for decades.

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As I speak today, here at the National Press Club in Washington DC, what strikes me as most disturbing is that any one of the hundreds of American journalists in this building could win the Pulitzer Prize, just by writing about the evidence presented in Dreams from My Real Father.

So today, here at the National Press Club, a great American Institution, I would like to recall the Journalist’s Creed. The Journalist’s Creed is a code of ethics for the profession of Journalism. It is posted on the wall in the lobby of this building in bronze. It was written by Walter Williams in 1906, when he founded the Missouri School of Journalism. The Journalist’s Creed stipulates:

1)  That journalists must be public trustees with the full measure of responsibility to the public

2)  That accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism

3)  That a single standard of truth must prevail for all

4)  That suppression of the news is indefensible

5)  And that journalism must be independent, unbiased by personal opinion, and always unafraid.     To read more click here.

Trevor Loudon broke the story about Obama’s childhood mentor being Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. He was also the first to disclose the facts concerning Obama White House official Van Jones’s communist background. He presents his report, The Pro-Soviet Agent of Influence Who Gave Barack Obama His First Job in Politics.

Trevor Loudon:

“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” This is what President Barack Obama privately told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, on March 26, 2012. Medvedev replied, “I understand you. I transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin], and I stand with you.”

Vladimir Putin was not the only person Obama’s “private message” was transmitted to. Their conversation was recorded and broadcast live via an open microphone and camera.

Consider Obama’s policies – the New START Treaty, the acceptance of Russian surveillance flights over the U.S., Russian troops training in Colorado, and “flexibility” over missile defense. Over the last four years President Obama seems to be doing everything he can to make Moscow happy. Could all this be mere naïveté, or a genuine, if misguided, willingness to build bridges to America’s long-time adversary? Or could President Obama’s political outlook actually coincidence (sic) more with Russian interests than America’s?    

After Obama’s “hot mike” incident with Medvedev, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney rightly re-affirmed that Russia is the United States’ “number one geo-political foe.” Despite all this, the mainstream media treat President Obama’s apparent Russophilia as of no consequence.

President Obama has associated all his life with supporters of the international communist movement. One was his boyhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, an advocate of “Red Russia” and long-time member of the Communist Party USA. Likewise Obama’s political mentor and personal physician in Chicago, Quentin Young, was also involved with the Communist Party, and even tried to enter North Vietnam during the Vietnam War to give moral support to communist forces then killing his own countrymen.

Obama’s Chicago friends and colleagues, former Weather underground terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, have long supported international communism though their connections to the Marxist regimes in Cuba and Venezuela. As Larry Grathwohl reports and the evidence shows, the Soviet KGB and the Cuban DGI were also involved with the Weather Underground in a significant way. But the individual in Obama’s life most closely tied to the Soviet/Russian component of international communism was undoubtedly former Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer.

Though it eventually turned sour, the Palmer/Obama relationship was crucial to the aspiring politician’s career. It would be fair to say that Alice Palmer gave Barack Obama his first job in politics – she provided the first rung in the ladder to Obama’s eventual rise to the Oval Office. Barack Obama and Alice Palmer were both involved, circa 1993, in Progressive Chicago, an affiliate of the New Party, which in turn was formed by members of ACORN, SEIU, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Soviet and Cuban-affiliated Institute for Policy Studies, as a vehicle to move the Democratic Party to the left.

In 1995, South Side Chicago politics was upset by scandal. Local Congressman Mel Reynolds was facing charges of sexual assault of a sixteen-year-old campaign volunteer, eventually resigning his seat. The vacancy interested several politicians, including State Senator Alice Palmer, who prepared to enter the Congressional race. Shortly after this she employed Barack Obama as her chief of Staff. An organization, Friends of Alice Palmer, was formed to run her campaign and included in its leadership (since jailed) property developer Tony Rezko and Barack Obama. It also included three activists who were later proved to be members of the Democratic Socialists of America – Timuel Black, future Congressman Danny Davis and Betty Willhoite. Black and Davis are close personal friends of Barack Obama to this day, while Willhoite endorsed Progressives for Obama in 2008.

In exchange for his help on her congressional campaign, Alice Palmer promised Obama support in winning her Illinois State Senate seat. In 1995, State Senator Palmer introduced Obama at a gathering in the Hyde Park home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. ”I can remember being one of a small group of people who came to Bill Ayers’ house to learn that Alice Palmer was stepping down from the senate and running for Congress,” said Obama’s friend and physician Dr. Quentin Young, of the informal gathering at the home of Ayers and Dohrn. “Palmer identified [Obama] as her successor.”

However when Palmer was badly beaten in the Democratic primaries, she decided to stick with her State Senate seat. Obama refused to step down, to make way for Palmer’s return. Despite mediation attempts by Timuel Black and others, Obama dug his heels in, causing a relationship rift that has not healed to this day. Obama went on to win the seat unopposed, after he knocked Palmer and his other rivals off the ballot, by successfully challenging the legitimacy of their nominating signatures.

Obama’s political ascendancy had begun.  In 2008, Alice Palmer supported Hillary Clinton in her bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination.  Alice Palmer’s Background – Who is the woman who gave the President his start in politics?   To read more click here.

Larry Grathwohl is the former FBI informant who infiltrated the Weather Underground. He testified before several federal Grand Juries, the U.S. Senate, and at the Mark Felt/Ed Miller FBI trail. He wrote the 1976 book, Bringing Down America, and now works with America’s Survival, Inc. to re-establish Congressional committees to investigate internal security problems. He presents his report, White Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Weather Underground, Barack Obama, and the Fundamental Transformation of the United States.

Larry Grathwohl:

I am in a unique position to know Barack Obama’s associates. I worked with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in the Weather Underground as an informant for the FBI. I never heard of Obama during my time in the movement, although I understand Joel Gilbert has developed information that Obama was active with a Weather Underground support group, the May 19th Communist Organization, in New York. That does not surprise me. Obama has associated with communists all of his life, from Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii to Alice Palmer, Bill Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn in Chicago. This is a pattern of associations that should have disqualified him from the presidency.

After I left the Weather Underground and testified against Ayers and Dohrn for their involvement in a murder plot that killed Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, they surfaced in Chicago helping Obama launch his political career. Like true communists, who have been manipulating black Americans since shortly after the Russian revolution, Ayers and Dohrn would have seen revolutionary potential in Obama. He was, in the words of communist operative Frank Chapman, a “revolutionary mole.” Perhaps that term was meant to be more than a figure of speech.

You see, Obama was a different kind of Democrat – one that would work with the communists. He and Danny K. Davis, his old friend and current Congressman from Chicago, were “New Party” Democrats, working to take over the Democratic Party from within. That is how Frank Marshall Davis worked in Hawaii to take over the NAACP and the Democratic Party.  These are the tactics of infiltration now being practiced in a different way by the Muslim Brotherhood and its front organizations.   To read more click here.

Konstantin Preobrazhensky is a former KGB officer and intelligence expert who fled to the U.S. in 2003 and received political asylum in March 2006. His activities have made him an enemy of the KGB and Russian President Vladimir Putin. His books, KGB Amidst Russian Emigration, and KGB/FSB’s New Trojan Horse, published in the U.S. in 2007 and 2008, have opened the eyes of Russian émigré on current KGB activities among them. He presents his paper, Communists and Muslims: The Hidden Hand of the KGB.

Konstantin Preobrazhensky:

The communists have considered Islam their ally from the very beginning, because in the early 20th century, Islam was the religion of the “oppressed people.” Support of Islam was considered a part of Russian-based anticolonialism. It is very significant that Vladimir Lenin in December 1917 addressed his second message, delivered just after coming to power, to the “Toiling Muslims of Russia and East.” So they considered Muslims a reservoir of people for the world communist revolution.

According to Ben Fowkes and Bulent Gokay,”Lenin was very concerned with Asia, and as hopes of revolution in the West faded after the war with Poland in October 1920 he turned his attention to the colonies of the Western powers. In them he saw a way of using bourgeois nationalist revolutions to deprive imperialist powers of the raw materials and markets that he believed to be necessary for their survival.” 

Interestingly, Stalin, who was then the People’s Commissar for Nationalities, also signed this public message delivered by Lenin to Russian Muslims. It said: All of you whose mosques and prayer houses used to be destroyed, and whose beliefs and customs were trodden underfoot by the Tsars and oppressors of Russia! From today, your beliefs, customs, your national and cultural institutions are free and inviolate. Organize your national life freely and without hindrance. You are entitled to this. Know that your rights, like the rights of all peoples of Russia, are protected by the whole might of the Revolution and itsagencies, the Soviets workers, soldiers’, and peasants’ deputies.

Support, then, this Revolution and its sovereign Government. Comrades! Brothers! Let us march towards an honest and democratic peace. On our banners is inscribed the freedom of all oppressed peoples.”  Muslims have heard Lenin’s call. Many of them in the Russian Empire took an active part in the Communist Revolution. In some cities they formed Muslim Military-Revolutionary Committees. These Committees were engaged in overthrowing so-called Muslim- exploiting classes, the bourgeoisie and landlords associated with the old imperial regime. For example, in 1918 the Bashkir’s Muslim Military Revolutionary Committee arrested the local bourgeoisie Bashkir government.   To read more click here.

Professor Paul Kengor of Grove City College is the executive director of its Center for Vision and Values. His latest book is THE COMMUNIST. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. Kengor examines the communist writings of Davis and his influence over Obama.

Ryan Mauro is the national security analyst for RadicalIslam.org, the website of the Clarion Fund, the organization that produced the films, “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” and “Iranium.” An adjunct online professor of terrorism and homeland security, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Science from American Military University. He is an expert on the dangers posed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jeremy Segal blogs at http://www.rebelpundit.com and is a disciple of the late Andrew
Breitbart. He produced the video of Rep. Danny K. Davis being honored by the
People’s World at the Communist Party U.S.A.’s headquarters in Chicago for a
lifetime of “inspiring leadership.” Rep. Davis is an old friend of Barack
Obama’s.

Cliff Kincaid concludes the conference:

An Obama College Classmate & Business Owner’s Angry Response To Obama

Wayne Allyn Root responds to President Barack Obama’s recent assertion
that government, not entrepreneurs, is responsible for business success in the
United States. Root, Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of
1983, notes that nearly all of his classmates at the college were openly
socialist or Marxist. He says that the President’s most recent remarks are
simply an act of the Marxist-in-Chief coming out of the closet.

Where are the rest of the voices?

Obama Campaign Gears Up For Massive Voter Fraud

By  Via The Western Center for Journalism

Charlie Rangel, flanked by high-level Democrats, recently strutted up to the microphone declaring himself the winner against Hispanic opponent Adrian Espaillat in the race for New York’s 15th Congressional District. At least until his opponent discovered that polling places were illegally asking voters for ID, were turning away pro-Espaillat voters, and even were reporting zero votes to suppress the counts.

 

What a shocker: Charlie Rangel was involved in massive voter fraud and intimidation.

No one is surprised, really. Far-Left “Progressive” (i.e., socialist) Democrats have been involved in these tactics for years. Like Obama, Rangel was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America in 1996. Like Obama, Rangel has deep ties to the unions and Alinsky (ACORN-style) groups that are the shock troops of voter fraud.

Imagine if the tactics used in the Rangel/Espaillat race were used on a national scale. Where the entire Democratic National Committee (DNC), all the major unions, and all the “Progressive” groups were engaged in a massive voter fraud and voter intimidation campaign.

Well, we don’t have to imagine it as this is what occurred in 2008 with Obama supporters during the Democratic Primary, as countless poll workers, Hillary Clinton supporters, and simple bystanders extensively reported.

And the mainstream media did what they do best and ignored it.

Now imagine all the previous groups banded together with the power of the Obama presidency, the power of the DOJ, the power of all aligned city governments, etc., involved in a repeat of what we witnessed in 2008.

We will have an attack on our election process that makes the ballot stuffing and intimidation of 2008 look like child’s play.

Do we think Eric Holder is running around the country blathering about the evil of voter ID laws because he cares about minority voters? Holder is nowhere to be found when Espaillat, a Hispanic, is calling foul.

The Obama campaign and Eric Holder’s DOJ are gearing up for a tidal wave of voter fraud and intimidation that will drown this country with a corrupt election beyond resuscitation.

Both Obama and Eric Holder need to be impeached before this can occur.

The white girlfriends Obama erased from his past: The narcissist tries to elevate his credentials as a black leader!

By Tom Leonard via The UK Daily Mail

Romance: Genevieve Cook wasn't the first white girlfriend in Barack Obama's life, nor the lastRomance: Genevieve Cook wasn’t the first white girlfriend in Barack Obama’s life, nor the last

When Genevieve Cook first met Barack Obama in the kitchen of a mutual friend’s New York flat, he was wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a dark leather jacket.

It was 1983, and she was impressed when this cool, self-assured young man could tell immediately she was Australian.

In those days most Americans, even supposedly cosmopolitan New Yorkers, couldn’t tell a Cockney from a Kiwi.

But Obama had met many Aussies while living in Indonesia as a young boy with his mother and stepfather, and it turned out he and Cook — the daughter of a prominent diplomat — had lived in the country at the same time.

As the night wore on, they sat close together on an orange beanbag in the hall while Cook swigged Baileys Irish Cream straight from the bottle.

They were amazed at how much they had in common: both were children of divorced parents, both had lived all over the world and had never felt truly at home anywhere.

They exchanged phone numbers and the self-assured Obama didn’t waste time. Within days, he was cooking her dinner at his apartment.

‘Then we went and talked in his bedroom,’ Cook recalled. ‘And then I spent the night with him.

‘It all felt very inevitable.’

The U.S. president and his First Lady sometimes seem so well-suited to each other that it’s hard to imagine there ever having been any woman in his life other than the formidable Michelle, whom he met while working for a Chicago law firm in 1989.

Obama has reinforced this notion by making only fleeting mention of ex-girlfriends in his carefully calibrated memoirs, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

'Lithe and mysterious': Obama developed a serious crush on fellow student Alexandra McNear while at Occidental College in Los Angeles

‘Lithe and mysterious’: Obama developed a serious crush on fellow student Alexandra McNear while at Occidental College in Los Angeles

He gives the impression of a man in such a hurry to save the world that he had no time for such distractions as romance.

But now, in a blistering new biography, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist David Maraniss has pulled his exes out of the shadows.

In so doing, he has revealed an unflattering picture of a president so desperate to sell an image of himself as a pioneering race warrior that he has air-brushed many of the ‘white’ elements from his life — including that string of well-heeled, well-educated white girlfriends.

Obama’s version of events, in his autobiography, is a moving story of a mixed-race child struggling to find his black identity after being deserted as a young child by his Kenyan father.

It tells how his grandfather was imprisoned by the British for helping the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya — an assertion that Obama’s step-grandmother later embellished with claims he was also tortured — for which Maraniss found no evidence.

Delighted Republican opponents are picking over the inconsistencies (38 at the last count) between Obama’s own memoirs — published in 1995 as he prepared to launch his political career — and the facts uncovered by Maraniss.

Time and again, Obama, who has had to fight hard to convince other African Americans of his ‘black credibility’, appears to have burnished his radical credentials, not least by playing up the roles of black people in his life and playing down the roles of the white.

And nowhere is this more apparent than in his romantic life.

For Genevieve Cook — to whom admittedly the President alludes in his memoirs — wasn’t the first white girlfriend in his life, nor the last.

As a young student in the early Eighties at Occidental College, a small arts university in Los Angeles, Obama developed a serious crush on another student Alexandra McNear, who was co-editor of a college literary magazine which published two of Obama’s poems.

McNear, described by Maraniss as ‘lithe and mysterious, with the face of a young Meryl Streep and a literary bohemian air’, had just the sort of rarefied upbringing that might impress an amibitious young man.

Both her parents were established writers and her father, Erskine McNear, was the scion of a property empire. In the summer of 1981, Obama and McNear moved to New York, she to do a theatre course, he to finish his degree at Columbia University, so he could explore his black identity in a more African American city.

Far away from family and friends, Obama’s first summer in the Big Apple in 1981 might have been lonely but, suggests Maraniss, for the presence of McNear.

She recalls admiring his intellect, his sense of humour and his good looks.

After a first date at a dimly lit Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, they embarked on a two-month affair.

She remembers it as a ‘summer of walking miles in the city, lingering over meals at restaurants, hanging out at the apartments, visiting art museums and talking about life’.

When she went back to Los Angeles, their relationship continued, largely through an exchange of passionate if pompously intellectual letters.

They discussed everything from T.S. Eliot to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche — but mainly they discussed Barack Obama.

Supremely self-absorbed, Obama forever harped on about his search for meaning and identity.

He seemed oblivious to her feelings, once remarking that, tempting as it would be to run off with her when he finished his degree in New York, it would mean living ‘in some sense of compromise and retreat’.

Obama’s self-obsession would have left many women cold, if not bored to death, but McNear persevered.

Perhaps she appreciated his toe-curlingly pretentious notes on literature, like his observation that T.S. Elliot’s poem The Waste Land ‘contains the same ecstatic vision which runs from Munzer [a somewhat obscure Reformation theologian] to Yeats’.

She told her diary that he was ‘the closest friend I had, and that I really loved him but didn’t know if we could sustain a relationship.’

Her instincts were correct.

A few months later, while Obama was visiting his mother in Honolulu, he wrote to inform McNear with cold detachment that he felt their relationship was changing from romantic love to ‘the more quotidian, but finer bonds of friendship’.

McNear went on to scandalise her family by marrying a former Serbian boxer and convicted bank robber called Bob Bozic.

Next for Obama was Genevieve Cook, whom he met at that mutual friend’s flat at a Christmas Party in 1983.

Obama had graduated and was in a dull office job as he worked out what he wanted to do with his life.

She was three years older than him, and an assistant teacher at a private school in Brooklyn.

As Maraniss observes, ‘there had been girlfriends before her but none quite like Genevieve,’ who ‘engaged him in the deepest romantic relationship of his young life’.

Cook is mentioned in Obama’s memoirs as a mystery woman.

While never naming her, he wrote: ‘There was a woman in New York that I loved. She was white. She had dark hair with specks of green in her eyes.

‘Her voice sounded like a wind chime. We saw each other for almost a year.’

She shared many of Obama’s obsessions. The daughter of a former Australian ambassador to the U.S., and a moneyed art historian who later remarried into a prominent American family, Genevieve, too, religiously kept a diary.

And, like Obama, she had a burning passion to save the world.

Within two months of meeting, they were seeing each other every Thursday night and at weekends.

On Sundays, he would lounge around in his cheap, cockroach-infested flat in the less salubrious end of the Upper West Side, bare-chested in a blue and white sarong as he drank coffee and did the New York Times crossword.

His bedroom, she recalls, smelt of ‘running sweat, Brut spray deodorant and smoking’.

He loved to cook and they would read together and discuss writers into the night.

Like McNear, Cook was attracted by the ‘mental exhilaration’ of his intellect, marvelling at how mature he was at 22, but dismayed by his remoteness and wariness about commitment.

Needless to say, he was as self-obsessed as ever.

When she told him that she loved him, his response was not ‘I love you, too,’ but ‘thank you’.

Cook described him as ‘an uncommon, earnest young man’ and confided to her diary: ‘He is very beautiful — more than he thinks himself to be.’

But there was another side to him she found unsettling.

‘The sexual warmth is definitely there — but the rest of it has sharp edges and I’m finding it all unsettling,’ she wrote.

‘His warmth can be deceptive. Though he speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting, there is also that coolness.’

They often talked about race and Obama would confide that he felt like an ‘imposter’ as there was ‘hardly a black bone in his body’.

She eventually told him he ‘needed to go black’ (to date a black woman), whereas he countered that he would never find a black woman ‘he would feel truly comfortable with’.

They moved into a flat together but their intellectual discussions eventually turned into fights over issues like the washing-up.

In the end, Cook tired of his emotional ‘withheld-ness, his lack of spontaneity’, and broke up with him in 1985.

Cook insists she couldn’t have been more sympathetic about his confusion over his racial identity but that’s not how Obama portrayed it in his memoirs.

He recounts taking his New York girlfriend to see a black play after which she ‘started talking about why black people are so angry all the time’.

They had a ‘big fight’ in front of the theatre and she burst into tears and said she couldn’t be black.

All very dramatic but Cook insisted to Maraniss that it never happened.

The only play she saw with Obama was entirely different — British actress Billie Whitelaw performing a monologue written by Samuel Beckett, And there had been no row over race, she said.

Obama had to admit to Maraniss the incident happened not with Cook in New York but with someone else, though he wouldn’t elaborate.

Did it really happen? He mixed dates and places to protect former girlfriends’ identities, he said.

Soon after that period, he made strides in his career, moving to Chicago to work as a community organiser.

In a moment of acute foresight, Cook had told her diary that while she was not the woman for Obama, ‘that lithe, bubbly, strong black lady is waiting somewhere’.

She may or may not be ‘bubbly’, but ‘strong’ certainly sums up Michelle Obama.

However, before Obama met Michelle, he went on to have a relationship with another white woman in Chicago.

The woman, who like Cook was an anthropology graduate, was barely mentioned in Obama’s memoirs, but by then he was trying to establish his African-American credentials by toiling in an impoverished and predominantly black area of Chicago.

Maraniss does not identify this new woman either, but says the relationship was ‘serious’ and ‘ended much like the one with Genevieve, when Obama was ready to make his next career move’.

Within four years, he had met Michelle in Chicago and the rest we know. Obama finally had the partnership he wanted history to record — with a strong black woman, a descendant of slaves who had pushed her way up from humble roots.

But she, at least, is not a ‘dream’, unlike some of the other fantasies in his own autobiography.

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Another Obama Lie? New documents reveal Obama a member of far-left New Party!

Kasey’s Note:  Could Allen West be right afterall – Communists and Socialists in Congress and the White House?

By  via The Examiner


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On Thursday, the National Review’s Stanley Kurtzreported that “recently obtained” documents reveal that Barack Obama was a member of the far-left wing New Party in the 1990’s, something Obama’s campaign denied in 2008.

According to Kurtz, Obama “signed a ‘contract’ promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.”

 

Not only was the President a member of the group, the document revealed that he asked the party for an endorsement.

Minutes taken at a January 1996 meeting of the Chicago chapter of the New Party read, in part:

Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.

“Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined,” Kurtz wrote.

In October 2008, Kurtz made the same claim at the National Review, but the Obama campaign called the claim a “crackpot smear.”

“Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party,” said “Fight the Smears,” a website set up by the Obama campaign to counter conservative criticisms of then-Senator Obama.

Billy Hallowell of The Blaze wrote that “a picture of Obama was published on the cover of the New Party News pamphlet back in 1996, serving as a small sliver of evidence that he had potential ties with the political party.”

That same year, Obama headlined an event held by the Democratic Socialists of America.

A post at Catholic Online characterized the New Party as “a socialist party with a platform described as ‘substantially to the left of the Democratic party.'”

Kurtz noted that in 2008, Politico’s Ben Smith was the only reporter in the so-called mainstream media to cover the potential scandal.  Kurtz wrote that apparently, Smith’s “evident purpose was to dismiss it out of hand.”

“He contacted Obama’s official spokesman Ben LaBolt, who claimed that his candidate ‘was never a member’ of the New Party. And New Party co-founder and leader Joel Rogers told Smith, ‘We didn’t really have members,’” Kurtz added.

“But a line in the New Party’s official newsletter explicitly identified Obama as a party member. Rogers dismissed that as mere reference to ‘the fact that the party had endorsed him,’” the article says.

Kurtz concluded by asking if the same media machine – known here as the Democrat-media complex – that let Obama off the hook in 2008 will “refuse to report that President Obama once joined a leftist third party, and that he hid that truth from the American people in order to win the presidency.”

He also hinted that there is more to come on this story.

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