Street Journal Sizes Up Obama
A “deadly” article
regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely
circulated newspaper in America.
Article from the Wall Street Journal –
by Alan Caruba:
“I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s
led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were
opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros
anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black,
young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided
toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him
in the White House.
In a very real way, he has been a young man in a
very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of
45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old.
The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them
himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a
man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c'” was the real
His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything
that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois
legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of
having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.
was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either
an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that
had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many
must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat
convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard
of him before?
He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took
Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small
black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the
antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers
drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.
And then he had the
great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept
candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did
something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the
very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984’s
Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.
mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush
with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the
man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was
Now, 3 full years into his presidency, all of those
gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be
President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong
thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver
even the briefest of statements without the ever-present
Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish
away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist
intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history
knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe,
having gained a foothold in Spain.
The great crowds that greeted him at
home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the
slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad
people with really bad intentions.
Oddly and perhaps even inevitably,
his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the
Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never
about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an
early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist
friends and colleagues.
Obama is a man who could deliver a snap
judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard
professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions”
about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity
of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the
Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two
later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.
He is a man who could
strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those
released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America. He
could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a
civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And
he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the
perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to
elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so
The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the
Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.
knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet
of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this
pathetic individual’s life.
When anyone else would quickly and easily
produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny
access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake,
have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true
facts remain hidden.