Dreams from his Father: Obama as Petulant Anticolonialist

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    interesting read..links in article.

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    On the eve of the 2008 election, veteran newsman Tom Brokaw famously declared that we don’t know Barack Obama. The astonishing admission occurred during a discussion on the Charlie Rose Show, and fellow veteran newsman Charlie Rose agreed wholeheartedly with Brokaw’s admitted ignorance of the man they both wanted to see elected to the most powerful office on earth:

    Shortly after the election, CNN’s Jonathan Mann wrote that Americans “are putting a lot of faith in a man they barely know.” This was true and, perhaps unintentionally, quite a powerful indictment of his employer.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzMas1bVidw&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Brokaw and Rose Admit They Don't Know Much About Obama.[/ame]

    Shortly after the election, CNN’s Jonathan Mann wrote that Americans “are putting a lot of faith in a man they barely know.” This was true and, perhaps unintentionally, quite a powerful indictment of his employer.

    The idea of Tom Brokaw, former anchor of one of the Big Three nightly newscasts and one of America’s most prolific news anchors, a man steeped in American politics for decades on end, declaring that “we don’t understand the universe” of Obama’s thinking was incredible at the time. We had by then come to know of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his peculiar race-centric Chicago church. We had by then come to know of Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, the unrepentant 1960s radical terrorist who had openly lamented that he and his ilk hadn’t committed enough violence against America to end the Vietnam war. We had, by November 2008, already come to know of Obama’s past work with ACORN, the corrupt community organizing group, and we already knew that he planned to continue and elevate ACORN’s work as president. Those of us who paid close attention knew that in his books Obama himself had confessed to associating with the radicals and Marxists on campus during his college days. We already knew all of this, yet Brokaw, Rose, and Mann were to some extent right to say that we still didn’t really know the universe of Obama’s thinking.

    Nearly 20 months into the Obama presidency, it’s finally becoming clear just how little about Obama we and the media that covered him really understood about him. Fifty-two percent of America elected a dream, but they didn’t know whose dream they were putting in the White House or what sort of personality would drive that dream.

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    Pajamas Media Dreams from his Father: Obama as Petulant Anticolonialist
     
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    Only REPUBLICANS could envision any benefits to colonialism..... [​IMG]

    Yeah.....whatta great talking-point, Republicans.......Pro-Colonialism.

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    you are one priceless nut job.what the hell does this article have TO DO WITH Republicans?..:cuckoo:
     
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    Yeah, Brokaw, someone should have investigated Obama, talked with his friends and mentors and reported back to us, and I mean someone besides Sean Hannity who seemed to be the only person doing just that
     
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    What did we know about Bush before he was elected? I mean it's not like Obama appeared out of thin air. He was an Illinois state senator, then a U.S. senator. I still contend that the only way someone could keep saying "we don't know enough about this guy" is through willful ignorance.
     
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    Sean Hannity was going on a witch hunt. That's not proper investigation.:cuckoo:
     
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    Hannity was the first guy to report on the TUCC videos and let us know about Obama's Spiritual Mentor Rev Jeremiah Goddamn America Wright

    How is that a Witch Hunt?
     
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    Create doubt when you have no other arguement. That is the way of small minds.

    Our President has had some very real successes in his first two years in office. The Repukes want us to forget that, for they fought every single good thing done, including the New GI Bill.

    Next, Stephanie and Frank will be trotting out the Birth Certificate arguement.
     
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    BS, hardly ANYBODY had heard the name Obama until he became a Junior Senator of TWO YEARS and then started running for President.. Before that he was a lowly State Senator from one of the most corrupted state governments in this country, Illinois
     
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    Obama Successes:

    Our first Trillion dollar deficit

    Our AAA credit rating imperiled

    Nationalized our auto companies, health care and banks

    and we're still almost 10% unemployed after spending $850 Billion
     

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