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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Who is Barack Obama?

The folks at Breitbart have made vetting of Obama a priority for this year.  But they aren't alone. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has a story about a 2007 piece in the New York Times.  In it, he quotes from The Times which wrote:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 23 — The peers who elected Barack Obama as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review say he was a natural leader, an impressive student, a nice guy. But in the 1990 Revue — the graduating editors’ gleeful parody of their elite publication — they said quite a bit more.

“I was born in Oslo, Norway, the son of a Volvo factory worker and part-time ice fisherman,” a mock self-tribute begins. “My mother was a backup singer for Abba. They were good folks.” In Chicago, “I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since.”

After his election, the Faux-bama says, he united warring students into “a happy, cohesive folk,” while “empowering all the folks out there in America who didn’t know about me by giving a series of articulate and startlingly mature interviews to all the folks in the media.”
He was a phony then, a phony now.  Read both the Poweline and NYT stories at the links above.

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