Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Barack Obama's Troubles Linked to Baleful Influence of Wife?

Christopher Hitchens had a piece around three weeks ago, as the MSM has done literally zero journalism on Michelle Obama's influence on him. This might be the time to do it because his apparent loss of traction with the general voter is going to lead the Dems down to defeat [although they'll blame it on voters in FL, voting machines in Ohio, or the CIA infecting Obama with AIDS.] Here is Christopher's prescient take on this problem:
What can it be that has kept Obama in Wright's pews, and at Wright's mercy, for so long and at such a heavy cost to his aspirations? Even if he pulls off a mathematical nomination victory, he has completely lost the first, fine, careless rapture of a post-racial and post-resentment political movement and mired us again in all the old rubbish that predates Dr. King. What a sad thing to behold. And how come? I think we can exclude any covert sympathy on Obama's part for Wright's views or style—he has proved time and again that he is not like that, and even his own little nods to "Minister" Farrakhan can probably be excused as a silly form of Chicago South Side political etiquette. All right, then, how is it that the loathsome Wright married him, baptized his children, and received donations from him? Could it possibly have anything, I wonder, to do with Mrs. Obama?

This obvious question is now becoming inescapable, and there is an inexcusable unwillingness among reporters to be the one to ask it. (One can picture Obama looking pained and sensitive and saying, "Keep my wife out of it," or words to that effect, as Clinton tried to do in 1992 when Jerry Brown and Ralph Nader quite correctly inquired about his spouse's influence.) If there is a reason why the potential nominee has been keeping what he himself now admits to be very bad company—and if the rest of his character seems to make this improbable—then either he is hiding something and/or it is legitimate to ask him about his partner.

I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama's 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be "read" at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language. Anyway, at quite an early stage in the text, Michelle Obama announces that she's much influenced by the definition of black "separationism" offered by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their 1967 screed Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. I remember poor Stokely Carmichael quite well. After a hideous series of political and personal fiascos, he fled to Africa, renamed himself Kwame Toure after two of West Africa's most repellently failed dictators, and then came briefly back to the United States before electing to die in exile. I last saw him as the warm-up speaker for Louis Farrakhan in Madison Square Garden in 1985, on the evening when Farrakhan made himself famous by warning Jews, "You can't say 'Never Again' to God, because when he puts you in the ovens, you're there forever." I have the distinct feeling that the Obama campaign can't go on much longer without an answer to the question: "Are we getting two for one?" And don't be giving me any grief about asking this. Black Americans used to think that the Clinton twosome was their best friend, too. This time we should find out before it's too late to ask.

Is Michelle as much of a moonbat nutjob as she seems? Or more so? Or maybe her low SAT scores weren't the result of a conspiracy by whitey, but simply the result of her two-digit IQ at work?

And what about the internship Michelle had with Bernardine Dohrn in '87 at Sidley Austin in Chicago [the firm took up two floors in the Amoco Bldg where I worked in the '90s]. And did Michelle infect Barry with Dohrn's rat-poison radicalism?

Or, as Bill Kass thinks, is Obama just another Daley-machine apparatchik?

The Dems are going to lose another election if they nominate him and there will be hell to pay among the autistic narcissists in Hollyweird, Academentia, and "moral idiot[s] who think that the drugs and disease in the black community are imposed by an outside conspiracy?" [Christopher H's neat sum-up of Loonatic Wright, Omarosa-lite Michelle's mentor.]

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