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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shapeshifter in Chief??

Breitbart brings more vetting to The One.  While explicitly not being a "birther" accusation, it hits home with the narrative of the non-vetting of Obama by the MSM in 2008.  Here is the introduction:
Note from Senior Management:

Andrew Breitbart was never a "Birther," and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of "Birtherism." In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.

Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama's ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.

It is for that reason that we launched "The Vetting," an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)--not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below--one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review

It is evidence--not of the President's foreign origin, but that Barack Obama's public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.
The story then continues:
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."

The booklet, which was distributed to "business colleagues" in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.

It also promotes Obama's anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White--which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.

Obama’s biography in the booklet is as follows (image and text below):
And then comes the image from the brochure.  In living color, we see:


So, just what is the story?  How many different ways will his background be presented?  Breitbart's article sums it up like this:
The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama--or the people representing and supporting him--manipulate his public persona.
If they ever remake the TV show Deep Space Nine, Obama might well be the natural casting for Odo, the Changling shapeshifter.

Read the complete article HERE.

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