Saturday, January 2, 2010

Obama's Make-Believe Life

By Alan Caruba

I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams From My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’” was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed “cool” in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984’s Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.

Now, nearly a full year into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to “wish away” some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain.

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign “world tour” were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party’s hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Cambridge, Massachusetts police officer who arrested an “obstreperous” Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against “jumping to conclusions” about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America. He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual’s life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America?


TexasFred said...

They say that there's a fool born every minute... Those that support Barack Hussein Obama lend serious credence to that observation...

But Alan, I have to challenge you on one point in this story.

"some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name"

GOOD LOOKING? When was the last time you had your eyes checked? LOL

Alan Caruba said...

The cartoonists are having a field day with his big ears.

But he is much better looking than Harry Reid! :-)

Anonymous said...

You go, Alan. Your column is a must read for every American concerned about the future of our nation.

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Anonymous said...

" [Obama] has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber “an isolated extremist” only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot."

Not only that, but the "spiritual adviser" of both was the same evil Imam.

As with any Islamic terror attack, there is ultimately nothing "isolated" about it, except in the minds of the self-delusional.

Anonymous said...

"When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review."

For a short list of the other documents, and why some are important, see "Wild Thing's comment........." at bottom of this post.

"He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden."

But the reality is under our noses, as, since his father was a British citizen at his birth, he is not a "natural born" citizen. (See also, here)

We shouldn't even need his birth certificate at all. But I would very much like to see what some of those other documents reveal.

I do believe we can see one of his puppet masters in the photo shown here.

Dave's Daily Day Dream said...

YTBA is correct. Soros is running a huge part of the show. What a great photo! It looks like O is on American Idol, strutting down the runway, about to sing mother Russia's anthem.

Unknown said...

How can the media still cover up his inexperience with a straight face, after he has proven that he is not fit for the job. "Hope and change" perhaps might be more appropriate now than before.

Larche said...

Sigh -- Yet another apparently sensible blogger has dipped deeply into Orly-tainted font of Obama-conspiracy poison. The only cure for this madness is a health dose of common sense and some reading grounded in the truth of open sunlight accompanied by complete isolation from Fox News and Rush.

James Christie said...

Passing your blog on to my patriotic friends. Outstanding analysis. I also do political commentary but pretty new at it.
You can view at
Thanks so much.

Alan Caruba said...

Thank you, James, and welcome to Warning Signs!

Brad Reid said...

What nonsense, that Obama was somehow spotted and groomed for the presidency from an early age.

It does seem peculiar that the electorate could select a man with a Muslim name, I grant you that, just a few short years after 9-11, but the world is a strange place.

The reason we have Obama as our president today? An over-reaction and repulsion of Bush and Cheney would be my best guess, that, and the Republican Party failed to provide a viable candidate instead using a throw-away.

I'd sure like to see the fiscally conservative Republicans join with the blue dog Democrats and leave the extreme right (Bush) and the extreme left (Obama) swinging in the breeze. Maybe 2012?


Uzi Silber said...

The NYTimes or the New Yorker ran a piece some time ago about how he was spotted by the grand old daddies of of the dem party. They watched him speak, and followed him around to several venues, and finally approached him asking if he'd like to run for president one day. In any case, the guy beat Hillary fair and square, and the main reason the GOP lost (aside the lame Sarah Palin VP selection) was the financial meltdown which happened to occur on the watch of a GOP administration, and right before an election. Alas, those are the breaks.

Joaquin said...

Obama is far from a fool and don't believe the notion that he's not re-electable.
38% will vote for him regardless of what happens. All he has to do is move to the center a wee bit and capture the other 17%

Larry K said...

Sad day in the United States when people start believing this sort of commentary. And the one creating this article even tried to make it legitimate by saying it came from the Wall Street Journal. It did not come from the Wall Street Journal. Do your own researching. But what is sad this sort of article even though it is chocked full of false information is effective. Because people just want to believe what they want to believe, whether it is true or not. Especially if it supports their viewpoint. If you want to do what's right and just. Search out truths whether good or bad. And base your opinion of that information. Not garbage such as this

Alan Caruba said...

Larry K, your comment is posted here only to rebut it. Every fact cited in my commentary has been documented. I was a journalist before you were born. Your claim is false, false, false.

Alan Caruba said...

Larry K, your comment is posted here only to rebut it. Every fact cited in my commentary has been documented. I was a journalist before you were born. Your claim is false, false, false.

nicknak said...

You have so eloquently written what I have so long believed, that Obama is merely a puppet whose strings are pulled by others such as the likes of George Soros. It was a real treat reading your blog, If I could I would like to reprint this in my website, giving you full credit of course and not the WSJ.

Alan Caruba said...

You are free to post this and any other commentary on this blog you want to share.

Please provide attribution and, if possible, a link to this blog.

My work is available to any website or blog that wish to share it.

nofreelunch said...

It is my belief that Tom Ayers, then CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and his son, William Ayers, are the ones responsible for community organizer, Barack Obama, going to Harvard to get his law degree. Read the following for a well researched timeline.

Alan Caruba said...

This blog offers interesting conjecture. It fits the pattern of Obama's life and rise to power.

nofreelunch said...

Alan, here is a timeline I prepared last summer before the election. The only conjecture is about when Obama met Ayers.

Obama Timeline

1975-1979 Attended Highschool - Hawaii Mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist
1979-1981 Attended Occidental College-Calif.
1981-1983 attended Columbia Univ.-NYC Graduated 1983
1983-1985 Worked in NYC part of time for Group founded by Ralph Nader
1985-1988 Director of DCP- Group sponsored 1st by Woods Fund where he most likely met William Ayers
1988 Entered Harvard Law School
1989 Summer interned at Chicago Law firm(Sidley & Austin) where Michelle, his future wife, and Bernedine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers, worked. Firm had close ties to Tom Ayers, CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and William's Father.
1990 President Harvard Law Review
1991 Graduated Harvard Law
1992 Directed Illinois Project Vote & co founded PUBLIC ALLIES
1993-1996 Worked as assoc. atty Davis, Miner (Worked summers 1996-2002) Judson Miner an associate of Tom Ayers
1993-2002 Board of Directors -Woods Fund (William Ayers also on board) Woods Fund made $40,000 grant to Arab American Action Network(AAAN) headed by Rashid Khalid in 2001, $35,000 in 2002
1994-2002 Board of Directors -The Joyce Foundation (anti gun grants)(William Ayers wrote two grants)
1995-2002 Board of Directors -The Chicago Annenberg Challenge with William Ayers who appointed Obama.
1996-2004 Illinois State Senate
2004-2008 US senate
2009-Present POTUS

Unknown said...

Alan - are you aware that your blog piece is making the rounds as an internet hoax attributed as a "Wall Street Journal" article written by a fictitious "Eddie Sessions?"

Alan Caruba said...

Yes, has already clarified the misattribution and identified me as the author.

Anonymous said...

I just read your article. I swear we must be connected by telepathy because your article contains many of my own thoughts and comments albeit stated more eloquently in your words. Thank you.

Alan Caruba said...

Thanks, Blondie, that is a lovely compliment.

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LWhitley said...

Alan, thanks for your insight. Empirical evidence only supports a commonsense assessment of BHO's political origins...your descriptive of 'sock puppet of his masters' is exactly on point. His statement to the effect that he would 'rather be a good one term President than a mediocre two-term President' in the recent interview with Diane Sawyer was a perhaps inadvertent acknowledgement that he was sent to Washington to accomplish an internationalist agenda by forces which can only be guessed at. How else could an individual with a name like his, with no recognizable record of accomplishment, ashcan the Clinton machine? LWhitley

Frances said...

Mr. Caruba, Thank you for a wonderful summary. Thanks to you commentors for their intelligent additions.

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Alan Caruba said...

Thank you, Frances.

The rest of the nation is now waking up to the fact that this president is not who he said he was.

Unknown said...

You frikin people are nuts. Lyin nuts at that!

Unknown said...

Should Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Mark Levin and other Tea Party Propagandists be charged as co-conspirators in the terrorist attack by Tax Protesting Terrorist Joe Stack who crashed a plane into a IRS Building?

by Bob™ the Union Ironworker Posted 3 days ago

Why not? Are they any different than the Emirs and Clerics who whip up low functioning believers into such a frenzy that they blow themselves up. If you read the sick b@stards manifesto/suicide note it sounds like a tea party speech. I say these people need to take responsibility. For months they have been working up the lowest common denominator with blatant and incessant fear mongering. The government is out to get you, the government is going to kill grandma, Obama is a Marxist communist socialist dictator from Kenya who used ACORN and the Unions to usurp the presidency. This propaganda is usually taken with a grain of salt by normal people but obviously the low functioning and the sick are taking there calls for revolution and action to heart and are beginning to follow through on there threats. Yes we do have free speech in this country and yes protest is good but inciting people with careless rhetoric to the point that the crash planes into a governmental building is just wrong. Are they that ignorant or that naive that they thought that no one would follow through? I don't think so. We saw it with O'Reilly working up the crazy who killed the abortion doctor. I say tell them to tone down these call for revolution or get charged as co-conspirator just like we would charge the intellectual leaders of the Muslim Extremist movement. This man is no different than the Fort Hood shooter and Palin, Beck and the like no different than the blind Sheik whose rhetoric pushed him to action. You should be ashamed, very ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Remarks from people who have difficulty with reading and comprehension are taken lightly and dismissed. Evidence of intelligence and common sense is apparent in comments whether they are pro or con.

Anonymous said...

Remarks from people who seem to have difficulty with reading and comprehension are taken lightly or just dismissed. Anyone with intelligence and common sense should be able to express a meaningful pro or con opinion without resorting to name calling.

Anonymous said...

Reread the misguided pilot's paper. He spoke of both far left and far remarks. The difference between propaganda and information are the facts that support the remarks and neither reaches a closed mind.

ebeneeza said...


Unknown said...

To Andrea, who wrote, "...taking there calls for revolution...".

You have it a bit backwards, dear. We're not the ones who respond to signals from motherships with moans of delight. We are the ones capable of original and abstract thought who are the descendents of those who created the Constitution. We still consider the Constitution the Living Document that guides our nation. Perhaps it is that a public figure now and again more ably articulates what our greater mass is thinking. But, make no mistake, we are the dog. In your camp, the tail wags you.

Here's a little parting gift for you. I wish you a speedy recovery.

east2009 said...

If one believes that Beck and the others should be charged as co-conspirators, then I can only imagine what that person must think of our Founders. They revolted against the Crown for far less than what our own government is doing to us.

east2009 said...

Another old saying is that "The road to ruin is paved with good intentions." I believe this pretty well sums up the willingness of those on the Left to want to re-distribute the property of others to save everyone from having any consequences for bad decisions or circumstances beyond their control. They believe they can create a utopian society if they can only force the "wealthy" to pay enough in taxes. Those who stand to benefit from that attitude (mainly those in power)are more than willing to accept your support. It's one thing to be willing to surrender your personal freedoms for security, but don't force me to surrender mine. There is no compassion in that and nothing good ever comes from it.

Tim Kern said...

It's simple, really. The Democrats fear and hate Hillary Clinton as much as Republicans do (but probably not as much as independents do), and Obama, who was not on the radar screen when she gathered her blackmail on everyone else (Remember those 900 FBI files?) and so was the only one who could keep her from her self-proclaimed destiny.

Unknown said...

Just happened to run across this article because I checked Snopes about an email which is circulating. In any event, I have felt all along that Obama is a puppet on a string. It is urgent that we find out exactly who is pulling the strings (Soros money no doubt) so the whole mechanism can be disassembled before they do more harm to the country. Valerie J. is probably the main White House laison. It is a total catastrophe. Ann deAvila

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind that nearly 50% of Americans do NOT pay federal income taxes and therefore are either dependent on the fed government and/or are not financially motivated by "limited" govt platforms. Someone like Obama is exactly what these people want. The Dems/liberals know this and use the unwashed masses via entitlements to gain power for personal gains. It is shame what politics has become.

Robb said...

“And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole.”

I said something similar back in my blogpost “Goodnight, America” in June, 2009:

“…you might wonder if John McCain’s own candidacy and gullibility was a part of the Obama plan. Could there have been a more perfect candidate to “oppose” Obama? McCain was not just an intellectual bumbler and an incoherent fool, but an older, less charismatic and more watered-down version of Obama himself. One has to wonder how much added support McCain was given to achieve his nomination and thereby provide Obama the maximum elective advantage. Not that McCain hadn’t worked for years to be nominated, and in a field of mostly contemptable candidates he had a good shot without any help — but one does have to wonder why he scored the nomination so handily.”

nannasc said...

Very well said!

east2009 said...

I just posted a picture on my Facebook page. It's a guy holding up a sign theat says "It doesn't matter what's on the sign. You'll call it racism anyway!"

Unknown said...

You don't think having an "exotic Muslim name" would be a bit more of a liability than a help, particularly since 9/11. If I were a puppetmaster trying to get my guy elected, I think I would have vetoed Barack Hussein Obama and gone for somebody named Fred Smith. Just shows how clever those real puppetmasters are, I guess. They were so clever that they planted a notice in both Honolulu newspapers on the day he was born back in 1961--knowing that they would someday make him president. Diabolical bastards. Keep the faith, Alan. Where were you when we were trying to sort out Shrub Bush's relationship with Osama bin Laden's brother?

Alan Caruba said...

It's always about Bush, isn't it, Jerry?

BOTH one's parents have to be American citizens for someone to be considered a natural born American. It doesn't matter where O was born because he dad was a Kenyan.

JPhenow said...

Section 1, Article 2 of the United States Constitution:
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

No where do I see a requirement for having American-born parents - I'm curious as to what has been diluting your mind. Also, I don't agree with Obama on a lot but I sure as hell can spell out our Presidents entire last name,when talking about my disagreements

PRH said...

Passed this story along to my "gang" that "gets it" Alan...and will add your blog to my Favorites list on mine in the morning...keep up the good work;


east2009 said...

Alan, I recently did a some research (only a little) on the whole Natural Born issue. I didn't find anything that supports the two citizen parent requirement. However, if you can provide it, I'm open minded on the subject. Just doesn't even make sense to me. I have known a lot of people who only had one parent that was a US citizen and nobody ever questioned their natural born status.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the way that the original meaning of the contents of the Constitution have been so twisted through the years, the common interpretation of "natural born citizen" means anyone born within the United States boundaries. This needs to be corrected soon. No child born within the US should automatically be a citizen unless one parent is an American citizen at the time of birth. Illegal immigrant parents of children born in the United States should not be granted legal status because of the child's birth and the child should be deported with the parents until the age of majority until the law is changed to reject their claim to citizenship.

east2009 said...

This was taken from:

It mentions a Supreme Court case where even a child born of two foreigners who were legally residing here was a U.S. Citizen. Read on.

Birthright citizenship
Main article: Birthright citizenship in the United States of America
The provisions in Section 1 have been interpreted to the effect that children born on United States soil, with very few exceptions, are U.S. citizens. This type of guarantee—legally termed jus soli, or "right of the territory"— does not exist in most of Western Europe, Asia or the Middle East, although it is part of English common law and is common in the Americas. The phrase "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" indicates that there are some exceptions to the universal rule that birth on U.S. soil automatically grants citizenship.

Two Supreme Court precedents were set by the cases of Elk v. Wilkins[7] and United States v. Wong Kim Ark.[8] Elk v. Wilkins established that Native American tribes represented independent political powers with no allegiance to the United States, and that their peoples were under a special jurisdiction of the United States. Children born to these Native American tribes therefore did not qualify for automatic citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment. Indian tribes that paid taxes were exempt from this ruling; their peoples were already citizens by an earlier act of Congress, and all non-citizen Native Americans (called "Indians") were subsequently made citizens by the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.

In Wong Kim Ark the Supreme Court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a man born within the United States to foreigners (in that case, Chinese citizens) who were lawfully residing in the United States and who were not employed in a diplomatic or other official capacity by a foreign power, was a citizen of the United States.

Under these two rulings, the following persons born in the United States are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States, and thus do not qualify for automatic citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment:

Children born to foreign diplomats
Children born to enemy forces in hostile occupation of the United States
Children born to Native Americans who are members of tribes not taxed (These were later given full citizenship by the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924.)
All other persons born in the United States were citizens.

Twig said...

I am assuming the Mr. BHO has a passport, since he certainly has an attachment to AirForceOne. To even apply for a passport, one has to present a 'Certified' birth certificate. If that was done according to the letter of the law, then it should be a document easily obtained. Funny how nothing has shown up, isnt it?

Unknown said...

Excellent article Mr. Caruba - I have shared it with my friends and like minded conservatives.

Unknown said...

Alan, your article was sent to me via email and it struck such a note with me that I eventually tracked it down to your blog.

Thank you for articulating the thoughts I have whenever Obama was on TV or making a public appearance. The man seems like an empty shell (with a golden tongue).

Your clarity on the subject is outstanding.

One item I'd like to add is that it could well be that Obama was 'pushed' through college and grad school through affirmative action.

I say this for two reasons: firstly, his academic record was sealed shortly after he became POTUS. A fairly unusual act not done for other presidents.

Secondly, on a personal note I have witnessed this type of affirmative action in practice. In graduate school one of my fellow students, who was clearly out of his depth, received his advanced degree to the amazement of the other students.

When asked we were told he was from a challenging background and therefore deserved to to be 'let through'.

I should add the rest of us, including very competent students of color, were not amused.

So the question is for Obama. Why is his apparently stellar academic record not available for all to see?

Thank you once again for your excellent article.

btw said...

About Natural Born CItizens according to the Constitution:

msbren06 said...

It was my suspicion from the beginning of the presidential election that Obama was being promoted by someone or some group that wants to see America decline in power. There is just too much in his past to think otherwise. After all, anyone who can sleep through 20-years worth of church can't be too smart. And just who paid for that high dollar Harvard education (if there was one) and for that million dollar house of his??

msbren06 said...

I've wondered all along who is backing Obama and his million dollar house and Harvard education.
People keep saying that the things he is doing is not on purpose, but I've believed since he got into office that the whole purpose of him and his backers is to overthrow our government and to destroy America as we know it. He and his communist/marxist allies are doing a bang-up job as fast as they can.

Unknown said...

You are not alone in your opinion of Obama and his cronies and their agenda! It has been a long time in planning. And we the people need to realize the power we have, and that government doesn't want to recognize in the 5th Ammendment and the power of the Grand Jury.....May 14 in New York there is a case pending that involves Obama and Columbia Univ.... Leo C. Donofrio, J.D. tells us the Federal Grand Jury is the 4th Branch of Government.

Floridagal said...

Excellent commentary! When someone can take us through the history and focus the million pixels, they should be congratulated - way to go, Alan!
I think Americans have been far too long suffering with BHO. He's not a public servant. He doesn't give a fig about what Americans think about him. I don't care what his birth certificate says, this man is not an American! His paycheck should be stopped and his desk cleaned out. I do think he has served a larger purpose, however. He has jarred awake even the deepest sleepers among us. We love America! We hate what he and his kind are doing to our country. We have lost so much with such vicious speed, that I believe there will be huge turnouts and a very healthy response at the polls in November.
God bless America!

Unknown said...

Are you kidding me!!! This is an absolute joke. George Bush was in office for 8 loooonnnng years and you guys thought he was the best thing since sliced bread, until he brought this country down and you can no longer deny it. I wish you guys would just have the balls to say don't like PRESIDENT Obama for no other reason than because he is black. It does not matter what he does or says, your minds are already made up. Very sad...but predictable.

Alan Caruba said...

Claiming we don't like Obama because he is black is racist because many whites obviously voted for the man.

No, we don't like Obama because he is a Marxist and a liar who has tripled the national debt.

Anonymous said...

If I didn't know the age, race, sex, religion or political party affiliation of Mr. Obama and his administration and only had access to his words and actions plus my knowledge of the effect his administration has had on our country during his brief tenure, I still would have the same impression. He is destroying the very basis of my beloved nation.

P. Zander said...

Barack Obama is a "pawn" for the Trilateral Commission. In 1813, when Congress allowed the Federal Reserve, a non-government agency, to take over the Treasurey; past presidents were worried about factions taking over our economy. The Trilateral, of whom Obama,his Czars, as well as, President Carter, President Clinton, Sr. Bush, and others who belong,are some of the base members. The Trilateral Commission is made up of the Bildebergers, the Banking Institutions, and the Council of
Foreign Affairs. Billionairs of this organization, began with the
Rockefeller family when they first came to America. Key players are the banking institutions from all over the world, who are head strong in monopolizing monoey to bring countries into the one-world banking order. They have caused more businesses to fail, caused the 1920 market crash (ie) Depression, and unemployment throughout the history of the United States. The Trilateral is responsible for taking down the 1920 Bank of America, by selling assets for more than property worth. Sound familiar??? George Soros is also apart of this movement. This commission is responsible for trying to take down the Catholic Church and causing dissidents within the U.S. Their use of agencies such as Acorn, SEIU, ACLU among others is a guise for willful desention for policital gain within our country. The Council of Foreign Affairs believes we ae no longer a Christian Nation. WHY? Because they are Muslim. Need I say more. Why,is the OBAMA Regime trying to subvert the Constitution??? Because, inherent to our moral laws, the Constitution contains more than 135 Scriptures from the Bible. Glenn Beck is close, but not hot.

Floridagal said...

Paige - I'm glad you're reading things that run counter to what you apparently believe. Please keep your mind open - Bush didn't triple our deficit. He also kept our country from bowing to Jihadist terrorism, and very likely protected our citizens from increased assaults, which happens when terrorism proceeds unchecked. Obama's color is not at issue. His motivations and policies ARE. I object to his tactics - they are unconstitutional. He promised open doors and slammed them in Republican's faces, leaving them completely out of negotiations for Obamacare. As I write this, it strikes me again how arrogant that is! We're going to be taxed for that, without representation. He is dangerous to America.

AmethystKat Carney said...

I admit I did not read every comment, so many of them dashed off on tangents of their own design that I was a bit confused as to why they were posting at all. I just wanted to applaud a well written commentary when I read one. Well done, Mr. Caruba. As I noted your willingness to be linked to other blogs, I will, most definitely be linking you to mine.

Alan Caruba said...

No single commentary I have written within the past year or so has evoked this many comments. I assume because it mirrors what many others believe.

JPhenow said...

Or because it was placed in a chain email...

Alan Caruba said...


rebecca.darlene said...

I very much believe that if Obama is not removed/voted from office asap, that our country will become well on it's way to becoming socialist. And that scares the crap out of me, for my children will have to live in the country we leave behind.

I'm in Illinois and was shocked & scared to see a poster for a Socialist rally! Did everyone forget what socialism is?? When did everyone start believing that the USA is a bad place & needs THAT kind of change? People pour into our country by the boatloads to live in the US because of our freedoms & opportunities. Freedoms in which Obama doesn't believe we should be allowed. Opportunities in which he doesn't think we should have.

Americans, all races & religions, democrats & republicans alike, should bust their humps when elections happen to vote Obama out.

I seen a great bumper sticker while I've been here:
I love my Country but Fear my government.

Alan Caruba said...

Amen, Rebecca, amen!

PS. My Mother's name was Rebecca!

SergeStormsII said...

On a related topic, why is it that there is absolutely no access to the Obama undergraduate years at Columbia? It seems to be a journalistic black hole. Even same year classmates with identical political science majors report never seeing him or ever having heard his name on campus. No years book presence either. Where are all the investigative journalists? Oh, I forgot. They're preoccupied with that tingling sensation up their legs.

Alan Caruba said...

Serge, there's a theory that young Obama was working for the CIA that created Columbia as a cover story to hide what he was really doing during those years.

SergeStormsII said...

Surely breaking the true story of Obama's background would be worthy of serious investigation and possible Pulitzer material. Where are the new Bob Woodward's when you need them?

Unknown said...

Alan ,

Excellent article. I've been using the term "sock puppet" about Obama for a long time. The man couldn't hold his own in a 1960s student lounge. Even the SDS would have laughed him off his stool.

I also believe that one of the prime demographics that got him elected (aside for the racist 90% Black population) were the stupid white ("educated") females with sexual fantasies and the the white wimp eunuchs who went limp at his tone of "masculine" delivery.

Given your analysis, I would NOT be surprised at a staged event that would "require" martial law. (NASA "cooperating" with Muslim countries thus giving them missile data they could have achieved otherwise may be an initiator.)

ONE Islamic nuclear event in this country would hand the Obama/Soros crowd a de facto excuse for a coup de''etat and permanent martial law.

On the other hand, I believe Soros's backup plan in the likely event Obamba won't be reelected is simply another JFK event - and THEN martial law. For the good of the country of course.

But as an old Marine Gunnery sargent once told me after my first fire fight in Viet Nam and I made the mistake of crowing that we were "too bad" for these MFers. The Gunny grabbed me by the collar and hissed into my ear, "Today was our day Marine, That don't mean tomorrow will be. And it's all personal. Don't you forget that."

One thing you learn after this kind of life experiences is how to size up a man. Is he gonna hang in there with you when the shit comes down. It took me 30 seconds of listening to Obama to know who he was. That Tribal Chief tone of voice he copied from his thug father that so impressed him that he spoke of it in his book, Dream Of My Father, says it all. He fancies himself a tribal chief with all power, all privilege and no responsibility for his actions. I.E. a ball-less piece of crap.

So let no man hide behind his politics. If you did it, you're responsible for it - No matter who you are.

Clean your weapons and count your ammo. A lot of people are NOT going down without a fight.


Unknown said...

Top notch! I just came across this very well written article. And I cannot agree more.

People commented that if indeed someone or some group was behind Obamas' Presidency why pick a Muslim and a Black man?

The answer is in the pudding. Racist is what you are called if you say anything bad about him.

As you can see on this comment post It works! Puppet master won.

Unknown said...

This is becoming surreal. How did we get here? They have apparently created enough drones who are willing to take the glass of water they will hand you even though you know it will cost everyone an economic desert in the long run.

Roslyn Sliwa said...

First President NOT to recognize the National Day of prayer. Is there enough evidence to convict him of being a Muslim?

Mug said...

Thank you for writing everything I think and feel.

docboyer said...

Obama was elected by the unions, naive college students, liberals,socialists and many fools who live among us. In just several months he has proven he is an inept socialist who really hates America. I believe it will eventually emerge that he was a "plant" from the Islamic world and that he is a "closet" Muslim.
He must be impeached!

California Mama Bear said...

Dinesh D'Souza has provoked a firestorm of controversy with his bestselling book, "The Roots of Obama’s Rage" - it fits perfectly in the puzzle ( as does this article ) of what shapes Obama's behavior.

Joanna said...

Thank you for your have expressed what many people feel including myself.
I was born, raised and educated in communist Poland and reside for the last 30 years in USA.
Every time I came back from visits I felt like kissing American soil...
and I must say what I see is what I have left behind 30 years ago..
It scares the daylights out of me...I hardly can think straight and getting stomach ache thinking about the GRAND FINALE!!...since the brainwashing and social conditioning has taken its toll after many years I am affraid what we see next in the near future.
I also want to point out that in my humble opinion the election in 2008 was rigged...I am is my personal opinion based on the fact that I have worked with people all day every day in 4 different States (democratic Ohio being one of them), and peoples sentiments were not as the election outcome...
also as far as Obama's citizenship issue..
Poland was and still is not a dual-citizenship country (now they basically don't care as we bring $$$)....
I realize that Indonessia might have differed in their laws...
but...even as the information goes that his mother took Obama off of her passport for his safety, and later enrolled him in school...what kind of paperwork did she present? if that was his BC from Hawaii, they would most likely assume he is an American citizen and insist on revoking American citizenship in order to obtain Indonessians..but than again the right amount of money would be capable of "fixing" such small problems..

What really blows my mind are our courts refusing to investigate and/or proceed with a law suits in order to prove his eligibility!!! I mean one can drive without DL not getting a ticket and going to see a judge to explain how absent minded one can be at times!!!
If I made grammar and spelling mistakes I do apologize.
God Bless America
and pray for Obama (Psalm 109:8)

The Munz said...

GREAT article and spot on for anyone who has been following what has happened prior to the election.

What is sad is that so many people refuse to spit out the kool-aid and admit that Obama is a big mistake for this country and the world.

The few that really don't understand the concept of being a Natural Born Citizen can be understood (considering we have an all time low in people understanding our own history and laws) But now is the time to brush up - because after this there is no excuse.

A good easy to understand definition of a Natural Born Citizen VS. A Citizen VS a Native Born Citizen can be found here.

Funny, that even on Obama's own "fight the smears" web site the man never claimed to be a "Natural Born Citizen" only a "Native Born" one. That alone should send off alarm bells to people.
A "constitutional scholar" not knowing the difference between "Natural Born" and "Native Born" - when it is one of the only three requirements for the position he seeks?

Unknown said...

Is it possible, as I've read on other blogs, that BHO is not really BHO? He definitely is someone's puppet, just wish we could cut the strings.

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Alan Caruba said...

@CriticPapa: Yes, you may link to this commentary and any other of mine you wish. Thank you!
Alan C.

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littlemike said...

Ohh, I would LOVE to post this on facebook, please (with correct attribution, of course!)

Alan Caruba said...

@Littlemike: Like anything else on my blog, you are free to post it on Facebook if you wish.


Unknown said...

Hi Mr. Caruba,

I received an email the other day attributing your Blog to David W. Purnell at the Wall Street Journal.

Some of my friends now impune the 'article' because it was not in the WSJ. However, I still totally agree with your assumptions and don't see an issue with the believability.

Was looking on your blogsite for more information about your background to add credability and couldn't find any info. Do you have a bio?

Thanks for your great article and responses from your subscribers.

Alan Caruba said...

@Unknown. You can visit to secure facts about my professional career, affiliations, etc.

My life is an open book.

Anonymous said...


With your permission, I'd like to reproduce your "Make-Belive Life" commentary re: Obama on my web site:


Alan Caruba said...

Permission is granted to share this commentary. Please provide a link to this blog and attribution to the author.

Round 'Em Up! said...

My sentiments, too, Alan (only more eloquently put). I only just now saw this blog article because I rec'd an email saying it was authored by you but ran in the Wall St. Journal. I checked and found it here.

What I do not understand is WHY we have let this man get away with murder? Why have WE not rallied and got him out of office because it's pretty obvious that he's there illegally. Why not another "Boston Tea Party"? Why are WE silent allowing this man to rape and pillage our country and what it stands for?

We are in deep trouble if we don't get up and make a change this Nov. God help US.

Thx for this excellent and thought-provoking treatise on the very unqualified and unlawful man in the White House.

Sparky said...

This is an excellent article! I can't wait to share it with others. I must add too that I believe that there are spiritual activities involved with BHO's meteoric rise to fame. He became famous a little too easily.
Keep up the good work. America needs folks like you sounding the alarm, not matter where the danger originates.
Sparky @ My Thoughts Exactly

Str8Nar0 said...

No truer words have ever been spoken in Washington DC than those two simple words in the runup to the 'crats shoving Obamacare up our arses in 2009! When Rep. Joe Wilson shouted, "You LIE!", he was admonsished even by his own party and it may have been an inappropriate reaction, but it was the freaking truth and everybody knows it now. All politicians lie, but Obama is a professional at it!

Unknown said...

My bigger problem with Obama is that I had to show (1) my driver's license, (2) my birth certificate, (3) my Social Security card, and (4) my high school diploma to just be allowed to fill in the forms to join OUR Nation's U.S. Air Force. When it became obvious that this mulatto young man had been in politics to the high degree, yet had NO credentials of his past, I got very angry. He has NO military experience or training, and isn't in the least qualified for making military decisions.
Near as I can tell, he's a fake, a crook and a faker! Whomever is pulling his puppet strings failed to brew up an acceptable past, so now he's a national fraud of incredible stature, has not a shred of responsibility or any idea of what he's doing.
I pray that we make him into a former big wig, then get busy with legal attacks on him!
Nothing like a bad liar to challenge us, from the military to anyone who has a profession and is out of work,

Jack W. said...

Please include a share link so that I can direct my FB friends to your writings, particularly this one.

Alan Caruba said...

The blog URL is

Sam said...

I don't believe he actually attended Columbia.
Noone saw him there--not in class, on campus, at work/sport/play/dining etc...
The Columbia alumni magazine (I'm embarassed to be an alum) featured him on the cover in '09, & never said another word about him--because there's nothing connecting him to Columbia.
Who paid his Columbia tuition?
Also, how does someone become chief of Harvard Law Review without ever writing an actual note for the Review?
How does one "teach" constitutional law while never writing anything, except 2 autobiographies?
Why did he give up his law license?
Why is his Soc Sec # from Connecticut if he never lived there?

With far fewer questions in one's history, it would be hard to get a job doing maintenance or security at a mall ....

arlen said...

I have often called Mr. Obama a pathological liar. He is not a dummy though but a very cunning and devious man. He knows exactly what he has been doing, trying to turn us into a marxist nation.

He isn't smart enough, however, to keep track of all the lies he has told us and that is why he keeps contradicting himself.

I wish to thank Alan Caruba for his nerve and bravery in publishing this article.

G Elliott, CO

sylvia moss said...

wow! this started in 2010 and now two years later it is alive again! I sure am glad to have received this from a friend and will surely forward to most on my email list. I can't believe that my countrymen and women will allow our "land of the free and home of the brave" down again. Problem is this egotistical fraud (the one messing up the desks and tables in the white house - the crass unclassy fraud)is slick, dishonest and underhanded and I worry that he will pull another few of his "tricks". I sincerely hope the Republicans, conservatives, tea party-ers etc. will be ever so careful in monitoring their every move.
Too bad we can't hold the media responsible for aiding in the attempted Murder of this wonderful country. The Media is very much to blame and I sure hope to see every single one of them get their just desert!!!!!

Joe Griese, San Diego said...

Great article, Alan!! It will be great to watch Romney and Ryan embarrass BHO on the economy and his failed presidency but we need you and other journalists to help teach the complacent Americans about this inept, unprepared, unqualified,phoney and failed "prez." My congratulations for your gutsy writing. Keep it up! America needs you Alan.
Joe Griese, San Diego

Round 'Em Up! said...

I do believe we're waking up! We must or we're going to see an American tragedy. This weekend I saw the big screen movie, Obama2016. DON'T MISS IT, folks.

Unknown said...

After watching the DVD by the Islamic Scholar, Joel Gilbert, I believe Mr. Gilbert is correct that the question is not, "Where is the birth certificate?", but rather "Who is the real father?". All evidence points to Frank Marshall Davis, a leading black communist activist. And how Obama received the Ayers and Daley machine support, which still continues including that vitriolic Rahm Emanuel

Alan Caruba said...

@Vaughn: This is highly unlikely and purely speculative. Davis would have been decades older than Obama's mother and it is well documented that she and the Kenyan met in a Russian language class at the Univ of Hawaii. Davis did not come into Obama's life until he was a teenager. Read "The Communist" by Paul Kengor or either of Jerome Corsi's books about Obama.

Unknown said...

I've just read Alan Caruba's article tonight for the first time... and it's plain to see that even though it was written two years ago, it's message is just as relevant today! Only a couple of weeks until the election - vote BHO out of office for the sake of our children, families and nation!

Unknown said...

Thank you Alan. I have been so frustrated about the lack of Obama early family history. I wondered why the news media was not informing the people of the United States.

"When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden. "

RickkciR said...

Sadly , the vast majority in this country are blind to the obvious, and 5 or 10 years from now, everyone will wonder how they fell for it all