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Old Interview Sheds New Light
on Obama's Debate Flop

American Thinker, by Jack Cashill

Original Article

Posted By:DW626, 10/9/2012 3:33:51 AM

In February 2001, Julieanna Richardson, as part of an oral history on black Americans called "History Makers," interviewed Barack Obama at length. Although the 10,000-plus-word interview offers no Eureka moments, it does help demystify Obama's debate failure and deepens the doubt that he uniquely authored his own memoir, Dreams from My Father. Kudos to attorney Barron Sawyer for bringing this interview to light. Richardson seems to capture the 39-year-old state senator as he was -- cautious, ambitious, and more than a little vain.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 10/9/2012 3:44:11 AM     (No. 8919520)

"Vain"?

Stinky's got more "vain" than half the laser clinics in Miami put together.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 10/9/2012 3:46:03 AM     (No. 8919521)

Obama was not "off his game" in Denver. That was his game.

Well said.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pigop, 10/9/2012 3:47:11 AM     (No. 8919522)

The loud thud sound everybody heard last Wednesday in Denver was Obama's ego hitting the floor.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/9/2012 3:59:04 AM     (No. 8919525)

The left and media has had to manufacture narratives about Romney but they continue to have blinders on when looking at Obama's steaming pile of his historical social climbing and wrapping himself with communist memes.

Obama and his ilk believe in the common sharing of everything except what they have.Their benefit structure is roped off from the common working dog.They run around bragging about being a"public servant" while bilking the taxpayers for every dime they can bleed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DWIM, 10/9/2012 6:22:47 AM     (No. 8919572)

Must say: I loved the 'clunker' statement at the end of the article. Gave me a good laugh, quite sufficient to start the day nicely.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/9/2012 6:35:48 AM     (No. 8919581)

I plan to read the whole interview, but right off the bat he describes his Dunham grandparents as "fairly typical Midwestern white Americans." Cf., his "typical white woman" grandmother whom he described as fearful of blacks (after her daughter married one).

His arrogant, unfounded sense of superiority is downright pathological.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/9/2012 7:39:03 AM     (No. 8919657)

Yo...yo...Has BO been smoking again?? Newports or White Owls??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 10/9/2012 8:17:12 AM     (No. 8919732)

Obama is a coward. He is out on the campaign trail saying things about Romney he wouldn't say to his face during the debate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/9/2012 8:21:56 AM     (No. 8919743)

FTA: ''...racism in the United States is just one expression of sort of a broader set of injustices that you see around the world.''

It's all about reparations. It always has been. Obama had to ''become'' more black so he could take on the black causes. Hooking up with, and then marrying, Michelle was part of that process.

But also, it seems that not only did the real Obama NOT write his own books, he didn't read them either.

Gee, he's a fraud......

{8^| (this is my shocked face)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/9/2012 8:23:32 AM     (No. 8919747)

One thing Obama told us during the debate is that he loves the term Obama Care.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/9/2012 8:31:00 AM     (No. 8919774)

"Skin color aside, Ayers and Obama had much in common. Both grew up in comfortable white households; attended idyllic, largely white prep schools; and have struggled to find an identity as righteous black men ever since."

Brilliant. Ann Coulter could have wrote that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LZK, 10/9/2012 8:34:46 AM     (No. 8919785)

So -- what WE have here is a loser who the demorats took from nowhere and molded into a senator and president.....of course with the help of chicago demorats' strangle hold on Illinois....no coincidence he's from Chicago.

He says the "right" things when directed by a TelePrompTer that has been greased with contrived talking points for him to utter.....

Quite a show -- when you think about it. It's like a Greek tragedy (no disrespect to all Greek friends).

LZK

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/9/2012 8:44:14 AM     (No. 8919808)

The shock which awakened many during the Denver debate was the same sort of jolt felt when viewers watched the NYT interview Caroline Kennedy, after she proclaimed her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
.... Without a script and a teleprompter, she sounded like a hip-hop, you know, teenager whose use, you know, of the English language, um, was noticeably, you know, slangy and immature.



The 'real' Obama is not much to behold.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/9/2012 8:48:29 AM     (No. 8919819)

Nixon wandering the halls of the White House during the worse days of Wategate had nothing on the psychological screwiness of Obama.

Yeah, the unfairness of the world - except BO and Michelle seem to have done pretty good for themselves.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/9/2012 8:59:00 AM     (No. 8919841)

Perhaps Obama's disaster in Denver will cause some to read Cashill's book and many articles
where he documents his belief that Obama did not author DFMF.
It's obvious that Obama is now and always has been ,
an inarticulate and dumb fraud.
Lincoln and Reagan and both Bush presidents , in fact most presidents were able to speak extemporaneously.
Obama cannot.
Unless he's talking about basketball. Seriously.
That's apparently the only subject that interests him.
I reread the transcripts of the 2008 debates.
Obama was just as inarticulate and unfamiliar with important topics
as he was last week.
He says a lot of words that go nowhere or are completely contradictory.
His handlers are frantically spending the next 10 days trying to immerse him in world history, American history , economics,
geopolitics , etc and
in fact, his own administration policies.
Which is an impossible task.
For many reasons, chief among them is the empirical evidence
that Obama is just not that bright.
In addition , he's pathologically lazy ,
has never established a pattern of studying or shown any interest
in anything other than sports ,
socialism and Islam.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/9/2012 9:05:38 AM     (No. 8919861)

In a word: psycho.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 10/9/2012 9:12:27 AM     (No. 8919884)

#7 probably not a White Owl, maybe a Roi-Tan.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2012 9:28:12 AM     (No. 8919926)

Next debate, he's gotta be checked out for an implanted ear piece do he can hear Valerie Jaret's answers each second. See WAG THE DOG again, watch crazed Hollywood movie producer Dustin Hoffman dictate words form his California mansion, into the ear piece of a live TV newscaster in New York.
In a matter of seconds, the words he dictates come out of the robot stupid newscasters mouth. That's the Phony's next desparate move.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 10/9/2012 9:32:19 AM     (No. 8919943)

Neither Bob Woodward nor any other big name "investigative journalists" in this country are fit to shine Jack Cashill's shoes.

God willing, our four year national nightmare will end on November 6th. I shall always remember how I survived these trying times: prayer, a little more bourbon than usual, Lucianne, and reading Jack Cashill's work.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pontique, 10/9/2012 10:03:02 AM     (No. 8920039)

The reason Obambi struggles in his debate responses is because his brain has the true philosophy of socialism imbedded in his neurons. When he forms his dialog it is in conflict with the imbedded thought and the outpouring from his mouth stumbles. If he were allowed to articulate his true thought he would be an outstanding, clear and concise orator. Listen carefully as he answers questions and you can hear the dichotomy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Adam, 10/9/2012 10:08:33 AM     (No. 8920061)

He's the most overrated campaigner since the dawn of the electronic age of campaigning (the 1930's). Even his one strength, reading the prompter, is overrated. He's competent -- not great competent -- at one mood. The faux hesitant, faux spontaneous, glib presentation. Actually, he's not even competent at that anymore because it is so clear when he's doing it, he gives away the magician's trick. But that isn't the only mood one can have reading a prompter. Where is the heartfelt narrative Reagan did so well? Nowhere. Where is the damn the torpedoes full steam ahead driving of the rabble rouser that Teddy Kennedy or Jesse Jackson can do? Nowhere. Where is the "my dear fellow Americans" that almost any good American politician can do (Bill Clinton, even LBJ and George Bush)? Nowhere. And that's the telemprompter which is supposed to be his strength?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/9/2012 10:11:15 AM     (No. 8920070)

I'm not sure the fullest picture of a person can be determined by going back in time and analyzing past statements or words. Cahill relies heavily on this method, almost as if Obama were deceased and this is all he has to go on.
Not all conversation rises to the eloquence of teleprompter speech and surely as the years pass, and dealing with so many verbal landlines as president, Obama has improved.

It could be, the guy is really nervous and blanks out when called to explain.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FormerDem, 10/9/2012 10:29:39 AM     (No. 8920119)

Re article references to the writing style of Dreams from my Father, which I cannot bear to read but others say is gorgeously written albeit probably by Ayers, wouldn't it be fun if Romney once president held a dinner for great American writers and invited Ayers? Because from what I hear, he captured something about what America is and wants and did it beautifully. He deserves to be a laureate of some kind.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: readitfirst, 10/9/2012 11:05:37 AM     (No. 8920232)

I love the description of Obama being a "pilot fish". The definition is this:
"A small slender marine fish (Naucrates ductor) that often swims in company with larger fishes, especially sharks and mantas."
So so true...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/9/2012 11:21:54 AM     (No. 8920303)

For people who are pathological liars and also schooled in Marxist dogma, it is almost impossible for them to answer any question truthfully and without written preparation (think Tele-prompters). That was his main problem when Romney ran circles around him in Denver. Remember, Zero is used to lording it over a bunch of liberal yes men and women. He doesn't like to be questioned or opposed, especially by whites.

I wonder if mad scientists can implant Valerie Jarrett into his brain before the next debate. Probably not, but another poster is on to something when talking about an ear piece so someone can tell him what to say. They could put a microphone and speakers into one of those tin ears.

It's going to be a long month.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: redmom, 10/9/2012 12:00:15 PM     (No. 8920434)

From the interview cited in the article:
Obama: You know, I think--I'm
sure that part of it had to do with the sense that my mother [Ann Dunham] had inculcated in
me, which was being African American was a wonderful thing, you know, that it was special
in some way. That the project we were engaged in that was transforming the country was a
proud legacy to be a part of.

That admission alone explains his vanity and Royalty complex. He really believes he is something special, destined to transform the U.S.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lightmaker, 10/9/2012 12:02:56 PM     (No. 8920441)

he is a vacuous, empty, thud. a shell of a
man--or a shell of a man he pretended to be, he wanted to be. similar to a door knob.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: DebiAnn, 10/9/2012 1:42:25 PM     (No. 8920867)

Very interesing interview; FTA "You know, you'd see beggars on the streets with nothing and then generals in
homes with five or six or ten cars, and so I think it made me acutely aware of the degree to
which economic power and political power and social power can be skewed. And not
because the poor were less deserving or the wealthy were smarter or more able, you know, but
simply because they had been craftier, stronger or luckier, or more ruthless."


His childish view has never changed. He still confuses who the "rich and powerful" really are, and wants to set up the exact type of system he supposedly despises.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 10/9/2012 2:04:26 PM     (No. 8920913)

#10, I stopped using that term. He knows obamacare is a perjorative used to describe his socialist policy but he now twists it in his head and uses the term in his favor.

Obama mandate is also another perjorative, but will be twisted as well, meaning, he is forceful and deliberate. As a true narcissist, he is trying to neutralize the term and use it in his favor, specially if he wins re-election.

obama healthcare rations sounds better
obama death panels (a la Sarah)

And whatever other obama + the negative descriptive is more appropiate.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/9/2012 3:07:45 PM     (No. 8921062)

Re the flop, he seemed so ill at ease, deflated, even sick maybe? he certainly looks unhealthy - so scrawny - no wonder he tucks into junk food whenever he gets the opportunity - arugula isn't much of a diet for any man.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 10/9/2012 3:35:38 PM     (No. 8921132)

It almost appears that the lil jugeared fella is throwing this fight, so he can retire to the islands and look for the real killers...uh, I mean the birth certificate

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/9/2012 10:45:27 PM     (No. 8921843)

Cashill's take on Obama--and Ayers--is one I agree with. I especially admire his work which theorizes that Ayers is the writer of DFMF.

I still think what I thought in 2008--the emperor's got no clothes on, and why doesn't everyone realize it?

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Secretary of State John Kerry today warned Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay clear of the political turmoil in Ukraine, adding that the U.S. doesn´t view the international tussle over the democratic movement in Kiev as a continuation of the Cold War. “We do not believe this should be an East-West, Russia-United States. This is not ‘Rocky IV´, believe me. We don´t see it that way,” Kerry said in a reference to the popular film in which Sylvester Stallone’s character is pitted against a Soviet bully. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Kerry urged Putin to be “very careful” as he plots

Toobin Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Disgraceful,’
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Hails ‘Excellent Article’

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NewsBusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/25/2014 9:45:35 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer brought Jeffrey Toobin aboard Monday’s The Situation Room to expound on his New Yorker magazine blog, “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” posted on Friday. After quoting how Toobin derided Thomas as an “embarrassing” justice, Blitzer ended the segment by endorsing Toobin’s screed denigrating Thomas, trumpeting: “It’s an excellent article in the new issue of The New Yorker.” Blitzer set up the February 24 interview on the 5 PM EST show: “It’s now been eight years since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked a question during the Supreme Court’s oral arguments.

Republicans Recall Lois Lerner
to Testify on targeting IRS

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/26/2014 7:06:59 AM     Post Reply
Republicans on Capitol Hill are not giving up on getting testimony out of Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official at the center of last year’s scandal over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for special review.In a letter to Lerner’s attorney on Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa said he is recalling her to testify on March 5 on her role in the scandal.Last May, Lerner — the director of the tax exempt and government entities division of the IRS — appeared before the committee for its hearing, “The IRS: Targeting Americans for Their Political Beliefs.” But she gave

Russia with plans for military bases
in Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela

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MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/27/2014 1:26:42 PM     Post Reply
Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases or seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. The list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries. Shoigu in remarks carried by Russian news agencies also revealed that the military was also conducting talks with Algeria and Cyprus. He said that it was essential for the Russian navy to be able to call at their ports to service its ships. Shoigu said Russia was also talking

Hired to Fight Pirates,
but Doomed by Boredom

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New York Times, by NICHOLAS KULISH, IAN URBINA    Original Article
Posted By: Write2Right- 2/26/2014 6:41:33 AM     Post Reply
PORT OF VICTORIA, Seychelles — The night before their lifeless bodies were found inside a cabin on a cargo ship, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy enjoyed the night life here, at tourist haunts called Le Rendez Vous and the Pirates Arms.The two, both former members of the Navy SEALs working as ship guards, later visited two casinos, playing blackjack and drinking vodka and tequila with sailors from New Zealand. When the second casino shut its doors at 3 a.m., surveillance images show that the pair bumped into two women and departed with them down a dark corridor.It was in Mr.

Lois Lerner´s lawyer slams Issa, GOP
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Bernie Becker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2014 12:42:04 PM     Post Reply
The attorney for Lois Lerner blasted the House GOP for recalling the former IRS official to testify next week, saying it would only serve to embarrass her and could increase threats against Lerner and her family. Bill Taylor, Lerner’s attorney, told House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that he told committee staff in January that Lerner would continue to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if recalled, and that she would "happily testify" if given immunity. Taylor, of Zuckerman Spaeder, said he heard nothing further from the committee until Issa wrote to him on Tuesday, saying he was hauling Lerner


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