OBAMA - AMERICAN FRAUD
WE'VE BEEN HAD
By: Roderick T. Beaman
Bernard Goldberg has written a book entitled "A Slobbering Love Affair"
about the medias love affair with Barack Obama. There is no question that it is an
accurate portrayal of what has happened and is happening with regard to this excuse for a
president we now have. The various media, and not just the liberal media, fell down in
their jobs on this guy. His entire background should been turned inside out.
Never before was a candidate with such a history presented to us for national office.
Whether for vice-president or president we were never given sufficient information about
him and for this the media have disgraced themselves.
I am not a birther and agree with Bill OReilly it would have taken an improbable
conspiracy involving Hawaiian newspapers that noted his birth in a Hawaiian hospital,
anticipating that hed be running for president 46 years later. It strains my
I am a product of Catholic grammar school education and can still recite certain
passages from my Baltimore Catechisms Nos. 1 & 2 by heart. I am sure there are many
people like me. I doubt whether there is a Catholic school graduate from as late well into
the 1960s who doesnt remember "Et cum spirito tuo" as the reply to
"Dominus vobiscum." This is a token of the prime importance of our first
Barack Obama attended a public grammar school, Besuki, in Indonesia for his first two
years. Then he attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and was home schooled in
English through the American Calvert program.
I see no problem with the last two, but we dont know what he learned in that
Indonesian public school! Had the media been doing their job, we would know. His was the
first case of a candidate aspiring to the highest office in the land, whose two first
years of education, the most formative, were in an alien culture. Did it not occur to the
media that this was an important item for our people? Indonesia is the largest Muslim
nation in the world. Was Muslim doctrine taught there? Did it affect his political views?
The media should have been all over that entire issue.
Speaking of which, what are his political views? Is there a general summing up term
that describes them?
I saw Dinesh DSouzas 2016 - Obamas America on the second
weekend of its release and found it wanting in answering that question. It did result in a
round of applause which would be expected given its appeal of its vaunted anti-Obama
message but I thought that the thread linking his fathers likely anti-colonialism to
his world view, tenuous, at best, as much as I dislike his politics.
So, what is his philosophy? Are there hints from his background as to what they are? We
dont know and what we do know is not encouraging.
He started his higher education at Occidental College, a small but respected liberal
arts college in Los Angeles. He then transferred to Columbia University where he completed
his undergraduate education before entering Harvard Law School.
And here again, the media didnt do their job. When I went to college in the
1960s, transfers were very difficult affairs. Transfers to Ivy League institutions were
One student I knew at New York University tried at least once and I think twice to
transfer from our mere elite school to a far more prestigious Ivy League college and
perhaps several of them. He was rejected for all and here was a student who was on a path
to be selected for Phi Beta Kappa, the national college honor fraternity.
That gives you an idea of how difficult it was to transfer to an Ivy
school yet Barack Obama was accepted as a transfer to Columbia, a college often rated
fourth in the country in US News & World Reports annual ranking. Did Columbia
relax its standards over a course of just two decades or was something else at work that
permitted him to do it?
We dont know and we should. If the media werent all over that story, then
the Republicans should have been all over it either in 2008 or in the years since.
Theyve had all this time to ferret out the information. If Obamas forces had
blocked access to those records, as rumored, that should have been made news. They all
fell down on their jobs.
Columbia University is a case study in and of itself. It has been a hotbed of
radicalism since the 1920s. Franklin D. Roosevelt drew much of his brain trust
from Columbia. Rexford Tugwell, one of his chief advisors had been a professor there. He
despised the free market, expressing open admiration for Josip Stalin and Benito Mussolini
and their suppression of political liberty. There were others. Some of the worst campus
riots in the 1960s occurred at Columbia. Its traditions are as chicly radical as any
Barack Obama also came under the influence of Frank Marshall Davis. A poet and author
of a pornographic novel, Davis was a long time newspaper columnist. He was also a full
bore communist for much of his adult life and remained an unrepentant one until his death.
He wrote flattering poetry about Stalin and Mao. This has been well known by the news
media yet it remains unpublicized by everyone!
Has that exposure affected Barack Obama? His rhetoric and record bespeak a philosophy
rooted in Marxism.
Barack Obama came up through the Chicago Democratic political machine, notorious for
being among the most corrupt in the country, a reputation earned decades ago. Tom Brokaw
once joked that Chicago was called such a political city that in every election the dead
voted once and the living voted twice. It was under the original Mayor Richard Daley that
the saying, "Vote early and often" developed.
In every other state, in national elections, the urban vote came in first and the rural
vote later. Not so in Illinois. Daley would withhold the Cook Country results to see if
the results could be adjusted to swing the state into the Democratic column
which bring him added influence in Washington for pork.
Obama came up through that. His rise was meteoric. Who did he owe?
Then there was the Bill Ayers-Bernadine Dohrn connection the media never investigated.
Obama began his first political campaign in Ayers living room. Dohrn and Ayers were
New Left terrorists in the 1960s.
There has been a tendency in American politics to lionize and develop personality cults
around liberal Democrats with Ivy League backgrounds and the mainstream media overlook any
unpleasantries in their backgrounds. Never was this truer than with Barack H. Obama.
History has been very kind to FDR despite his disastrous economic management that
prolonged the Depression by years but at least he had been governor of the nations
largest state at the time, New York, and Undersecretary of The Navy. John Kennedy had a
decent legislative record and William Clinton had extensive executive background as
governor of Arkansas.
Barack Obamas portfolio was as thin a strand of linguine and his background more
suspect than any president in history. He unhesitatingly associated with terrorists,
communists and others of a sordid nature, yet he got away with all of it. The Left got him
a pass. But you have to give him credit, he got away with the most successful political
con job in American history.
Face it, everyone. Weve been had.
Dr. Roderick T. Beaman is an osteopathic
family physician practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in New York City, he attended
New York University as an undergraduate. A recipient of a 2003 Ron Paul Liberty in Media
Award, he has had dreams (delusions?) of becoming a writer. He has written a novel that he
has given up hope of ever getting published and so has made it available for the asking
He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.
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Published in the November 4, 2012 issue of Ether Zone.
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