Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mark Steyn on The Great "Gatsby" Barry Obama

Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama
show how it is fun to re-invent yourself!  
Mark Steyn nails it with this great article at the Corner:  
When it comes to conspiracies, I’m an Occam’s Razor man. The more obvious explanation of the variable first line in the eternally shifting sands of Obama’s biography is that, rather than pretending to have been born in Hawaii, he’s spent much of his life pretending to have been born in Kenya. After all, if your first book is an exploration of racial identity and has the working title “Journeys in Black and White,” being born in Hawaii doesn’t really help. It’s entirely irrelevant to the twin pillars of contemporary black grievance — American slavery and European imperialism. To 99.99 percent of people, Hawaii is a luxury-vacation destination and nothing else. Whereas Kenya puts you at the heart of what, in an otherwise notably orderly decolonization process by the British, was a bitter and violent struggle against the white man’s rule. Cool! The composite chicks dig it, and the literary agents. 
And where’s the harm in it? Everybody does it — at least in the circles in which Obama hangs. At Harvard Law School, where young Barack was “the first African-American president of The Harvard Law Review,” there’s no end of famous firsts: AsThe Fordham Law Review reported, “Harvard Law School hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995.” There is no evidence that Mrs. Warren, now the Democrats’ Senate candidate, is anything other than 100 percent white. She walks like a white, quacks like a white, looks whiter than white. She’s the whitest white since Frosty the Snowman fell in a vat of Wite-Out. But she “self-identified” as Cherokee, so that makes her a “woman of color.” Why, back in 1984 she submitted some of her favorite dishes to the Pow Wow Chow cookbook, a “compilation of recipes passed down through the Five Tribes families.”
Read the whole thing!

And there was no "fact checker error" about Obama's bio. That publisher asked the authors to submit their own bios! 
Obama used Wright and Farrakhan for "street cred" early in his career...
Rush:  Obama and Warren made their past more "exotic."
Professor Jacobson on being more careful with the facts than Liz Warren is about her bio.
Liz Warren plagiarizing recipes for Pow Wow Chow.
Breaking (More Mark Steyn):  The House of Windsor is one of the Five Tribes!
Daily Caller:  Why was Obama a birther before he decided to run for President?
Roger Kimball:  Who is Barack Obama?  The question that will not go away...
Faking fakers and the fakery they fake...

Prior EBL posts:
Elizabeth Warren becomes an Indian! (with plagiarized recipes to boot)
The real message of the Obama born in Kenya bio!  
Obama Kenya Birther Story:  From his own literary agent!

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