Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Obama, Circa 1990

The vetting continues, this time from a news article posted in 1990 featuring an interview with president Obama when he was at Harvard.   Nothing earth-shattering; it confirms he's been a redistributionist for a long time, ie, hugging professor Bell and hobnobbing with Wright and Ayers wasn't some goofy college phase.  But the story is worth a few clips, so here goes..
Concern for Obama’s education led his mother to return him to Hawaii, where he attended public schools through high school. In 1983, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science.
Isn't Punahou a private school? Yes, yes it is. As we'll see, that little falsehood was perhaps convenient as to where he wanted to take the interview. Next,
“I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself,”
He met Joe the Plumber in a suburb.  More..
“It’s crucial that people don’t see my election as somehow a symbol of progress in the broader sense, that we don’t sort of point to a Barack Obama any more than you point to a Bill Cosby or a Michael Jordan and say ‘Well, things are hunky dory,’” Obama said.
Right, progress doesn't mean progress!  Just don't call it token progress--not when he's dropping his name alongside a couple of icons, one of which plays a sport that has been dominated by blacks since well before 1990.
“Professors may treat black students differently, sometimes by being, sort of, more dismissive, sometimes by being more, sort of, careful because they think, you know, they think that somehow we can’t cope in the classroom,” he said.
They may, and they may not.  Anecdotally speaking, of course.
..Obama was not trying to solve local problems, he said. Instead he sought to construct something more lasting — a forum for the community, “I’m interested in organizations, not movements, because movements dissipate and organizations don’t,” Obama said.
Was he talking about ACORN?  It would make sense. 
“Hopefully, more and more people will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous,” Obama said.
Hmm. First, who is 'we'?  Second, America has had organizations trying to 'shape' people into being more generous and less mean-spirited for a long time--they are called churches. Obama clearly believes that kind of work belongs in government, hence Obamacare, et al.   And finally..
“I mean, I really hope to be part of a transformation of this country. ”And the future of black people and of America generally? “It depends on how good I do my job,” he said.
Wow, hopefully there were some context issues because otherwise he must have felt pretty high about himself back then to think his appointment at Harvard meant he carried the fate of the entire black race on his shoulders.  But it appears he was talking about his future 'reshaping', which means he was fairly prescient seeing as how he became the first black president.  So where does he think we are on progress now?  Is the reshaping complete or just getting started? What does he plan to work towards if reelected?

Such questions are why vetting is important.  There's nothing wrong with him being a champion of the black poor in America, it's who he is.  The problem lies with the media and intelligensia so afraid of the truth they would try to keep such facts from the voters.  And they are still doing it.

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