Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has promised “tons” of additional “shocking” information on President Barack Obama. Ben Shapiro at Breitbart has come up with statements from Obama, shedding light on the president’s devotion to redistribution of our money. In my ongoing study of our president, I came across a passage I’d read before in his memoir The Audacity of Hope, and I saw that passage in a different light.
Most media aren’t vetting the president, but a few of us are—not because he’s a Democrat. I think any U.S. president should be vetted; that should be a principle of political reportage. After all, Republican candidates don’t just get vetted, they get shredded.
Obama has maintained a grip on his past, with most Right and Left media rolling over like possums. Leftist journalists don’t want to blow a possible job opportunity. Those on the Right fear the race card. That’s a perfect convergence of fear benefiting Obama or any other political candidate with a mysterious, gap-laden past.
Thus far, even if you dismiss the birther claims, there’s still the matter of that very strange Selective Service card Obama carries. Media on both sides of the aisle didn’t touch that one with a ten-foot pole
Obama’s world view is based on victimology. I think he first formed that view as a child awakening to the disparity among the people of Indonesia. In The Audacity of Hope, Obama wrote about a “massive influx” of aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank. He noted the influence of the U.S. military and economists as well as “American development consultants.” Indonesia, like numerous other countries, operated on the greasy palm principle. Obama said (boldface added):
“[A]lthough corruption permeated every level of government—even the smallest interaction with a policeman or bureaucrat involved a bribe, and just about every commodity or product coming in and out of the country, from oil to wheat to automobiles, went through companies controlled by the president, his family, or members of the ruling junta—enough of the oil wealth and foreign aid was plowed back into schools, roads, and other infrastructure that Indonesia’s general population saw its living standards rise dramatically…” [pg. 275]
In other words, corruption is perfectly acceptable as long as the political goal can be measured in gains in the victim stratum of the population and members of the “ruling junta” get their cut.
That’s a principle the current administration and many members of Congress operate on at present in the U.S.
That can only be accomplished if those in charge of the federal government have total control of the populace.
Obama’s past is key to his political philosophy. Few actual records have made it into the public debate—to this day, he has still not released any of his records from Occidental College or from numerous other endeavors and travels in his young adult years.
The Left managed to marginalize anyone curious about the man who took the helm of the most influential country on Earth. That is precisely why no one is talking much about Arpaio, about a very strange Selective Service card, about historic levels of corruption, and about the looting of our wealth in the name of the 5 percent in general.
The only option is social media. If enough voters care about the issue, share the information and demand accountability, some truths will ultimately surface. Few viable media are willing to tackle this vetting.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/March 22, 2012)
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