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Newsweek Cover Story: WOW!

Newsweek Cover Story: WOW!

Cover of Newsweek: This Week

The last paragraph contains a statement in red that I have often said. Although I may have said it differently, it is how I have felt and have always thought, even before either Presidential Election.


An interesting read, particularly when you consider the magazine's usual perspective.The best article written about the dismal reign of the president. It illustrates the finest example of the "Peter principle" of management ever seen.
He is finally getting the attention he so deserves and earned...

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?

Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer;" a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions. 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 for 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 terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom 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.

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 responsibility 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.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people conservatives included ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of cliches, and that's when he has his Teleprompters in front ofhim; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could have done anything to get our economy and country back on track). But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: Our president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor in the Oval Office.

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Too sad

to read.

They must be really mad at Barack.

It amazes me how the MSM still think they can write the script for reality people are supposed to believe.

Just bomb Iran already BO.

Sound like Peater Keating to you?

Sure does to me.

and Don't Forget...

His NAME. Barrack Hussein Obama. I mean really, I didn't need to know anymore and of course there really wasn't more to know. And don't tell me a name means nothing. It does. Your parents name you and your legacy comes hence forth. Period. The end.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

So Be It...

then consider this: Bush turned the WORLD upside down because of (at least) two guys NAMED, Saddam HUSSEIN & OSAMA BL. Let me tell you... as my father once said, "everything means something". Now all that being said, the other option was McCain (omfg!). So, I wrote in Congressman Dr. Ron Paul. Fin.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

Oh One More Thing...

as the article indicates as we all well know, HE has no credentials and nobody even knows where he REALLY came from. Enuf said. Really, the Fin End... and lighten up.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.


I thought before that maybe the name is made up and they picked the name Obama so it's simple and sounds very similar to 'mama' or 'papa' so it helps the population see the government as their authority and parents.

I remember reading that part of the reason google became so popular is because even as adults many of us are attracted to simplistic baby like language, makes it easier for it to become a 'household' word.

do you even know where the name "google" came from?

It has nothing to do with baby sounds.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus


it has to do with something.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

That's stupid

Period. The end.

But it makes sense.

Period. the very end.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell



SteveMT's picture

The Week versus Newseek are different publications.

No such write works there.
No such headline either.


my thoughts, too

And the Patterson piece seems to have never appeared in the Washington Post.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison