There's a joke going around the corridors of power in Washington on both sides of the political spectrum that is quite illuminating.
QUESTION: What do Vanilla Ice, Eminem, and Barack Obama have in common?
ANSWER: They have all made careers pretending to be a black man!
How phony is Barack Obama? PBS Washington Week host Gwen Ifill reviewed New Yorker editor David Remnick's new book about Obama, "The Bridge" and she says she found Obama is a Slick Barry; a "shape shifter." She's found that even Obama's fans notice he's a phony in how he writes, talks and even walks.
When questioned about this Obama admitted to rhetoric that's obvious - how he changes "dialects" depending on the audience he's talking to: "The fact that I conjugate my verbs and speak in a typical Midwesterner's voice--there's no doubt that this helps ease communication between myself and white audiences. And when I'm with a black audience I slip into a different dialect which allows them to be comfortable hearing me".
Obama, the offspring of a fruitcake Marxist, white mother and an alcoholic, womanizing, socialist African father, learned what Remnick calls "shape-shifting" when he arrived in Chicago. Reared in Hawaii by Commie grandparents and in Indonesia by his mother's second fling, a Muslim husband, he had never encountered a place where race was so determinative.
Bobby Rush, former Black Panther, is still disdainful of this Harvard Law School transplant to his city. He says, "Obama lost the election to Congress to me because black voters were suspicious of his racial bona fides." In one of book's most remarkable passages, Rush mocks the President by getting out of his chair to make fun of Obama's distinctive, rolling stride. The smooth strut, Rush suggests, was something Obama appropriated from the street to appear more at home around black people. "He pretended to be a "homey", he added.
The book noted the Republicans take on the Obama-intoxicated media with Mark Salter, McCain's campaign adviser, stating bluntly that "Obama won because his race played into reporters romantic notions about the arc of civil rights history, yet nobody really knows who the real man is."
The Way I See It....the alleged guardians of factual accuracy in our media took a complete holiday when it came to Obama's corrupt shenanigens in Chicago and especially with his first memoir; he is one who has largely been allowed to romanticize his own story and make suckers of the voters who believe such touching bullshit. His 1995 memoir, "Dreams from my Father", is a mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention and artful shaping.
Obama, Remnick, points out, ended each section with a climactic, somewhat overwrought descriptions of himself in tears -- as he sees his father in a dream, discovers his spiritual roots in a church (that condemns America), and visits his father's grave. The author says, "I almost bought into it when I first read it but not now, being a professional skeptic, I find it difficult to conceive of a cool cucumber like Obama being that overcome by emotion." Unfortunately, people blindly flocked to him and the press fawned over him and look what we got...BAD Change and NO Hope!
For anyone silly enough to think of voting for him again I highly recommend doing your homework this time and read the book The Case Against Obama, by David Freddoso (Regnery Publishing Inc.) and more importantly The Roots of Obama's Rage, by Dinesh D'Souza (Regnery Publishing Inc.). By becoming enlightened of the true caliber and motivation of this man you can maybe make the smart decision not to be sucked in a second time.