AMAZING!!! The Cover of Liberal Newsweek Magazine

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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….

‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall [he fell down & broke his crown…
All the kings horses and all the kings men, couldn’t put Humpty together again….’


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 clichés, and that’s when he has his Teleprompters in front of him; 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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    • If there is a Re-Call RUBIO petittion ….that would be great !! There are Petitions in Arizona to Re-call McCain ( you the thr silly Dolt) and Senator Flake (All 3 a part of the Gang of 8)…… I wonder how many Young Folks know that the term “Gang of 8” is actually a Commnunist reference to the Gang of 4 ( one of which was Mao’s wife ).

      I really hope Lforidians and Arizonies get behind these efforts !!

  1. We should be alarmed by this cover — but for different reasons than many will think. Study history and you will find that — most the time — assassinations happen when the Left thinks its leaders have betrayed the cause. Don’t believe me? Look it up.

    Now, think about what would happen to this nation if ANYTHING happens to this President. This is why I actually pray for his safety — and I do so regularly. I’d urge you to do the same.

    • I used to be even more afraid of this IITWH (Idiot In The White House) getting assassinated when the next in line was Biden and Pelosi. Actually, I’m not sure Boehner is really any better.

    • Maybe it is time for things to happen. The way things are going lets get it over with, the American people are getting tired of the charades foisted on us by the mainstream news

      • At least biden would have the balls to be a president, at least for a couple months, until we elect a real American for president, for a change.

    • Seriously? We should let him stay in office because we are afraid of the consequences? Are you an American? Because that’s not how a real American would behave. If we arrest Obama for his multiple acts of treason and impeach him, everything he has done, all the appointments he has made and all the legislation and executive orders, go away. Biden is complicit in his tyranny and could suffer the same fate. We go down the list of eligibility until we find somebody that has NOT been appointed by Obama or aided his treason in any way. A real American does not fear overthrowing the government.

  2. Well, there you have it. For years libs have been telling blacks there are special rules for them because they couldn’t possibly get ahead if they had to compete with whites. So now many young blacks feel that no rules apply to them.

    Jeez Joe, no you’ve really got me worried. Think ill start praying for his safety too.

  3. I’m really not that worried about Biden being president, because I doubt very much that Obama makes a whole lot of decisions in the White House. He has “folks” for that. Those folks aren’t going away if he’s assassinated — unless someone blows up the West Wing anyways. And, NO, I am NOT suggesting that.

    The fact is that getting Obama out of office wouldn’t fix anything. The problems are so deeply rooted in Congressional inaction and ineptitude and the infestation of the Executive branch by the administrative state that changing presidents won’t fix it. This problem has been growing since Woodrow Wilson (and maybe before). We can’t lay it all at the feet of one immature, incompetent bi-racial man.

    This is a good sign. We’re starting to actually have a conversation about “How exactly did this bozo get into office?” There’s hope, maybe for the first time, that in 2016, people will have actually figured it out and will elect somebody with integrity ….

    I didn’t say it was a huge hope.

    • Great thoughtful comment aas always Aurora.

      Let take this space to challange the “notion”…( NOT you or your comment ) that the O-man is BI-racial. He is Black…. the Blacks and especially HE demamnded that….He eschewed his white heratage in his “books” and his subsequent comments about Gates in Mass and the “If I had a Son he would look like Trayvon” comment ……..Put simply Black-America OWNS him…..he’s theirs….by their and his own demands.

      Secondly and more importantly….I have contributed to Joe Miller’s campaign up there… think he’s Good ??

      • I have heard the man call himself a mongrel, so he is not completely wedded to the black experience. And I am sick and tired of you guys using one phrase from a very personal statement. You don’t eveen pretend to be open to other opinions, your prejudices show through like a bat-signal.

        “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping at a department store, and that includes me,” he said. He spoke about hearing the locks click on car doors while crossing the street — something Mr. Obama said he experienced before he was senator — or seeing a woman nervously clutch her purse while in an elevator with an African-American man.

        “I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. It’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.”

        • Can’t buy it I grew up with and around many strong black men who just did not used the analogies or in some cases excuses and I am 52 so those men grew up in the civil rights era not many of these phonies today who speak as if they are still in chains……

          • Ruth: And I’ll keep my hand on my wallet! Actually, a fallacy that has been maintained throughout the Martin trial and the continuing discussions that have followed is that African Americans are today scrutinized more closely than other groups in potential purse-snatching or similar situations. My observation is that any young person’s self-presentation determines how others react to him or her, and color plays little if any role in the immediate assessment made by a potential victim of street crime. A White male teenager dressed like a gangsta wannabe (rapper Eminem comes to mind) will elicit as much of a defensive response as an African American kid dressed in the same manner. But it also doesn’t help that African Americans, who comprise less than 14% of the US population, commit over 65% of all crime in America. Obama’s often voiced complaints about perceptions of Black males in our nation represent a bizarre attempt to convince our citizens to ignore the obvious risks that common sense tells us are there. As Justice Jackson stated, our Constitution is not a suicide pact, nor does it require citizens to ignore uncomfortable realities.

            The NEWSWEEK article in this post highlights what can happen when politically correct wishful thinking is allowed to confect a false image for a Presidential candidate. The Liberal/Progressive media, including NEWSWEEK, wanted Barack Obama to be a brilliant, post-racial conciliator, knowledgeable in economics and international affairs, in effect the African American embodiment of the American Dream of a leader. What they concealed from the American public were Obama’s apparently Affirmative Action-based admissions to Occidental College (Occidental College?), Columbia University and Harvard Law, his accomplishment-free records at University of Chicago Law School, the Illinois State Senate and the US Senate, his involvement in numerous shady Chicago-style real estate deals, his relationships with unsavory characters like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Frank Marshall Davis and terrorist William Ayres and a host of other warning signs that the dream candidate would turn-out to be a nightmare. Obama has been viciously protected from his critics by ad hominem attacks featuring regular cries of “Racism,” which has become the sin against the Holy Ghost in Obama’s hyper-partisan America. Is it nice that some of the American Media is finally coming out of its pre-adolescent infatuation with America’s Narcissist-In-Chief? Of course. Is the awakening long overdue? By about six-years, but they’ll do it all again if they have the chance, whatever the cost to our nation. The average journalist is a herd animal (sheep come to mind) that is not materially brighter than Our Dear Leader. CDE

            • Charles, I have seen that you are no more open to reality than Utah or Joe, so why do I waste my time? Because some visitors might see the following, some might have fresh eyes and open minds….
              the article’s main points…
              Only about 1 percent of African Americans — and no more than 2 percent of black males — will commit a violent crime in a given year;
              No more than 0.7 percent (seven-tenths of one percent) of African Americans will commit a violent crime against a white person in a given year, and fewer than 0.3 (three-tenths of one percent) of whites will be victimized by a black person in a given year;
              * Whites are 6 times as likely to be murdered by another white person as by a black person; and overall, the percentage of white Americans who will be murdered by a black offender in a given year is only 2/10,000ths of 1 percent (0.0002).

              • Greg: “Lies, damned lies and statistics” is an interesting way of saying that while some things may be true, they actually tend to distort a more serious truth. While you are certainly not lying, your use of numbers obscures rather than elucidating my point in this area. Of course virtually all African Americans are solid, law-abiding citizens. We know that statistically, anecdotally and from personal experience. Most crime committed by Blacks is committed against other Blacks, since most criminals prey on others who live in areas they know well and most Americans still prefer to live among people that look like they do. The criminals in the Black community constitute a tiny percentage of African American citizens, but they commit a staggering percentage of crime in America today, over 65%, despite being a tiny percentage of the 14% of Americans that are ethnically identified as Black. By the way, the same pattern exists for White criminals…tiny percentage, but very active criminality.

                Two problems exist and persist on this issue today. First, the percentage of crimes committed by African Americans, primarily young adult males, is not dropping, despite the overall lowering of crimes brought about largely by more effective police tactics like “stop, question and frisk” in NYC. Second, a culture that glorifies crime and criminals, driven by the entertainment industry, has grown up within the broad American society, and it is reinforcing and transmitting values that hurt the prospects of young Black men to enter than mainstream of the American economy. Rather than confronting this second development, Our Dear Leader supports it by hanging out with rappers, and treating them as cool, rather than stigmatizing them for the leaches that they are. So yes, virtually all African Americans are far more likely to be victims than criminals, but criminals in America today are more likely to be Black than White, despite the relatively small percentage of the US population that are African American. I wish those facts were not true, but they are. Cheers, CDE

              • your stats are really off..still even with that said obama is the saddest excuse for a President since Carter..sic you people amaze me..When will people understand voting for color instead of ability will never work! He has failed. simple, own up to it and move on..

              • that is not true, blacks commit 75% of the crime in the USA see the FBI reports, don’t you think that is a little high for 13% of the population (census figure) correct figure 34% population that is!

        • Nope ain’t buying it anymore. I clutch my purse, lock my door, anytime a Man walks by. When you look at the percentage of women brutalized in this country I’m sorry but none of you (men) deserve my blind trust. That excludes color btw…white black red yellow brown… don’t give a damn I’m not going to “relax” just to make you feel good about yourself.

          • I believe one can be cautious without being fearful. And your racial neutrality is admirable, but even Jesse Jackson has said that he relaxes once he sees that the footsteps he heard behind him on a dark street were made by a white man.

            • Yes, but your a man and most likely haven’t been verbally or physically assaulted in the way that a woman (1 in 4) has been. So maybe, just maybe, fear may save a life.

      • Hillary? She will be the Democratic candidate and to be historically significant the first woman president is their goal. True liberal thinking, their candidates ability doesn’t matter only skin color and sex matter.

    • I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since this article. So much for “hope & change”. And so much for hope in an adequate and appropriate Presidential candidate. I seriously think our only real hope in fixing this corrupt government is by complete insurrection by the masses. Boot every single politician, cut ALL financial streams to them and then start fresh.

      • That is what needs to happen, but I increasingly doubt that it will happen at the ballot box. Too many state governments made it too easy to register to vote with your food stamps application, so the electorate actually appears to think Bernie or the Donald are the answer to what ails the country. Super Tuesday might change my mind, but I doubt it.

        So, you believe we now need to resort to the ammunition box?

        I’m not sure it’s time for that. If we start shooting now, we won’t have an American Revolution, but a French Revolution. Instead of seeking liberty, this uneducated unthoughtful citizenry will fall into a blood bath followed by a dictatorship to stop the chaos.

        I don’t see a way for liberty to win in that situation. The chaos is coming anyway – $22 trillion in debt. We need to be preparing ourselves for that time and educating ourselves for what comes after.Let those who believe the current government’s promises do the damage and then let those of us who believe in liberty pick up the pieces — first for ourselves and our local communities and then … maybe … for the rest of the nation — although I personally don’t think the US as we know it will exist in 20 years. Maybe the Constitution will be adopted by one of the 5-6 regional associations that arise from the mess any of these frontrunners are going to create.

      • Agree Royce. I don’t fall into the … ” Just let it all collapse into caos first” crowd. I think that is just more excuse for doing nothins….or being afraid to do anything but … “Vote”.

  4. Reblogged this on aurorawatcherak and commented:
    Is that a light at the end of the tunnel? Is it possible that our nation may start self-analyzing why 51% couldn’t see how really, really bad this president is? Is it possible that we’re going to start a conversation about what is wrong with a country that could elect him in the first place and how we back away from that huge pile of stupidity?

    It’s a tiny little glimmer of hope in a enormous arena of bad. If the liberal press is starting to wake up about Obama, it is possible they will wake up about other things — maybe — I pray.

    • James, it may come as a surprise to you, but it is summer in Alaska and I don’t spend all my time hanging out here. Your comment on my blog has been cleared. I don’t censor anyone, except spammers, ever. All opinions are welcome, just be prepared to defend them.

      • Not to high-jack your commnet Aurora….but virtually everything “comes as a Surprise” to St James……a specious intelligence will do do that … :- ).

      • Really Jimmy…..why do you take statement of fact for insult … interesting.

        To paraphrase Walt Whtman wrt my generosity of spirit, and acceptance od lie-style difference ” I am large, I contain multitudes”…… In otherwords I really don’t care that you’re Fat and Gay.

  5. Oh my!!! Never thought I would see the day.

    Do you think someone will inadvertently leave the magazine out for Obama and Michelle to read?

    If they read it, they should hang their head in shame, but they are too brazen.

    It will be Bush’s fault that someone wrote the article.

    • A British dude who supports McCain is conservative?! Zoiks! I read the actual Newsweek article ~ pretty scathing. S’pose I should thank you ~ I gotta 2-fer-1.

      I take it the confusion to the actual author of the piece came from the fact that they both worked for Newsweek. The title of this piece actually seems to infer that he is agreeing with one of his co-workers. They’re both great pieces, so I’m happy.

    • FACT: Too bad, but this article by Matt Patterson NEVER appeared in Newsweek or the Washington Post. Check your ACTUAL sources before asserting false information. Matt Patterson’s was posted on the American Thinker website in August, 2011.

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    • Yes I agree. 1st lets start with Bush. Putting someone like Al Gore and then Kerry against him assured a Republican victory regardless of false claims of voter fraud etc. 0-bama 2004 election not properly vetted nor honestly reported by the media ran a campaign of delusions and lies. 2008 Very few Republicans wanted Romney he was forced upon us. To assure Romneys loss massive widespread voter fraud, blocking military votes and selective reporting by a sympathetic media.

  7. I may be wrong, but wasn’t it just recently reported that the long time Editor of Newsweek Magazine was just promoted as the 15th or 19th journalist hired for the personal use to the Obama Administration. Not sure how that’s considered a promotion but I did read this somewhere. Maybe not Newsweek but one of the equivelents.

  8. This loser of a President cryed about Bush and put down others to make his dismal accomplishments a non issue all the while bragging on how he can fix Bushe’s mistakes. Once in office he does more harm by his Marxist policies and never once addressed the real issues which caused the financial crisis, “Liberal Democrat Policies on Housing”.
    George Bush’s only fault is not standing up and defending himself to this onslaught of PROPAGANDA and policies on housing finance that he opposed but did nothing about due to POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and didnt want to be labled a RACIST for denying minorities the right to own a home they would soon be evected from, not having the means to pay for it.
    Those mean REPUBLICANS are always telling people to be self sufficiant and stand on your own two feet. That’s not the COMMUNIST way.

  9. You know, it’s really quite disturbing to read an article like this, not for the comments about Barack Hussein Obama, for they are long overdue, but because it’s almost as though the writer feigns earlier ignorance of these matters. Millions were trying to get the attention of the leftist media, to explain the real problems with putting such a man in the seat of arguably the highest political office on the planet. What was the response? Insults, cries of racism, indifference, and an apathetic eff you attitude that still exudes from the pores of many Obama supporters, regardless of what the past 5 years have revealed to us about his character, his abilities (or screaming lack thereof), his indifference to the concerns of the American people, the disrespect for the constitution, almost treating it like a piece of toilet paper, and his gross ineptness on the world stage. He has been little more than a joke to the rest of the world, and an embarrassment to the American people. He will certainly be looked upon by those with any sense of discernment, as the worst American president to date. The next 3 years cannot move quickly enough, and I suggest that everyone keeps a close eye on him, as I don’t think he is finished in his attempts at destroying America. Mark my words. More is yet to come from this human blight.

  10. The problem is he’s done his almost illreverseable deeds and it will take only God to fix it. First rid the Sodomites, abortion rights and execute all known murders from our land. That’s not going to happen. The Antichrist is on the scene ask we speak. As Noah warned the people so I warn thee, judgement lies at the door, USA.

  11. My son sent this to me. As I read the article and all the remarks, I began to cry. You see I am much older than all of you and I can remember that baseball was grand, we took our hats off when “The Song” was played. I can remember my mom waiting in a long line to use her coupon for sugar because my birthday was coming up and she wanted to bake me a cake. I can remember that words to songs really meant no harm to anyone, didn’t downgrade, or belittle. I remember my father going off to war and my mom crying as she loaded us up to go stay with grandmaw while she went to work. I remember the neighbors scared to open the door when they knew it was the war department. I remember FDR and how he brought us through the war (even telling us what we wanted to hear before he was elected and doing just the opposite after he was elected) and I remember my world falling apart when my brother died in a war I knew nothing about. I remember so much but I don’t remember anyone before telling me I am a racist. I don’t remember anyone claiming that the Constitution means nothing because it is so old and doesn’t give young black people a chance. The President is not what I wanted. He came to power because of votes. I don’t remember anyone saying that we needed to count the votes again. Everyone had him elected before and after the election (especially the news media). I pray. I pray that my God will hear the cries and help us in this hour. But wait, I seem to remember there is a God; something I am afraid that our President and many others have long forgotten.

  12. Seems it can snow in hell after all. Never expected a liberal publication, even in it’s current state, to ever drop the Democratic party’s dogma in order to be honest with the American people. Amazing honestly.


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  20. It was ALL ABOUT having perks, a good time, and travel and parties, movie stars. The whole family is trash, sorry but that’s the truth!

  21. I had this guy pegged from the beginning when he said he wanted to have an internal army bigger than our regular army starting in the ninth grade. Immediatlely images of Hitler Youth sprang up.Then when he started talking about Transforming America at his inauguration I said “Why what;’s wrong with it?” The rest is history.They said you had to vote for him because he was the first black president,Never mind that he had no experience.His transformation is to destroy America and make us like Europe,.He said it’s not right that we are No. 1 in the world and blames the world;’s problems on white people and America since its ‘founders…
    Actually he;s not black,he;’s 50% white, 45% Arab and 5% black.

  22. Blindness to the accountability of inner city populations for their off the charts violent crime rates, and their failures to shoulder the responsibilities of parenthood is as characteristic of the progressive attitude as is its blindness to the betrayal of inner city communities by Democrats and progressives. The disgraceful conditions of America’s large inner cities is almost entirely the responsibility of these two political actors. Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis and numerous other sites of out-of-control black poverty, failed public school systems and black on black violence are 100% controlled by the Democratic Party and have been for 50 to 100 years. Yet 95% of the black vote and 100% of the progressive vote continues to go to Democrats who oppress African Americans.

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