Subj: Newsweek COVER!!!
At least some of the media is finally waking up.
Newsweek COVER!!! It is their last cover before they fold. Also read the article at the end.
AMAZING!!! The Cover of Liberal Newsweek Magazine:
Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama. This is timely and tough. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself. At last, the truth about our President and his agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall built around him by the liberal media....
I Too Have Become Disillusioned
By Matt Patterson (Newsweek Columnist - Opinion Writer)
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who ffor decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor;" a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terro
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I failed to locate this article but hoax or not, it does reverberate disdain of the average forsaken American. Niall Ferguson wrote an article "Hit The Road Barack" (Newsweek Cover Aug 2012), just prior to Obama's reelection. Ferguson, a professor of history at Harvard, has written numerous books ie, "The ascent of money", "Empire", " Civilization", "The American Colossus (The Triumph of Capitalism)" and others, and offers compelling fortitude with reality and the way things are. Agree or not with all assertions, Having read all of his books, I am always mesmerized by his intellect. Heartily encourage the read. Here are some excerpts from his article above, supporting his thesis that Obama needs to go :
" In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful."
"Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit. We are becoming the 50–50 nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits."
"Today a mere 10 too-big-to-fail financial institutions are responsible for three quarters of total financial assets under management in the United States. Yet the country’s largest banks are at least $50 billion short of meeting new capital requirements under the new “Basel III” accords governing bank capital adequacy."
You can't fool all of the people all of the time.
I give Obama a "B+" on the economy and a "C" on world affairs, but an "A" for getting the ACA through even though it was watered down to get the support needed to get it passed. That said, he should be slapped around for the ACA web site fiasco. He obviously was asleep at the wheel there, His biggest problem is that he doesn't communicate well and doesn't sit down and negotiate deals behind closed doors. Frankly, I'm not sure anyone could with the POS Republicans we have these days, and in fairness to him, he did reach out to the GOP early on only to have his hand slapped. One can hardly blame him for giving the GOP the middle finger and pushing everything he can through by executive order.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
risking severe criticism: Most of the people I know who voted for him stated first he will be the first black president and/or that "he is soooo coool". Any discussion of qualification or of his political stance was always off limits and immediately drew direct accusations of bigotry. IMO the elections have been the most racist group activities imaginable, justified under the guise of anti-prejudice. Those disillusioned racists who made the election a racial issue now state things like "I hate all politicians" All of them fit under the category of having voted their entire lives as a statement without ever examining if those issues they claim to care about would actually under the influence of the candidate they have voted for if elected. Universally the news media has clouded campaign debates and coverage with issues not actually sequitur to the election at hand which assists the clouded thinking of the voter base.
terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of the liberals to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were 'a bit' extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard because of the color of his skin.
Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?
Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.
Ayers was sponsored for a post prison academic career by the Annenberg Foundation. Annenberg was also a big contributor to Nixon, enough to be appointed Amassador to Britain. Let that sink in.
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsi bility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.
And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.