Barack Obama's legacy
is coming sharply into focus,
four years early.
He's out to transform "a nation of laws,"
once the pride of the Anglo-Saxon heritage
and exemplar to the world,
into "a nation of feelings."
We won't need judges,
just social workers damp with empathy.
This is in line with the president's larger vision,
to cut America down to a size
a community organizer could manage,
making it merely one of the nice nations of the world,
like Belgium or Brazil.
The home of the brave and the land of the free
would become what our English cousins call
"wet," weak, ineffectual, fragile, fearful, and inconsequential.
is one of the building blocks
of the president's envisioned Mediocre Society.
She's a perfect first nominee to the Supreme Court,
"untouchable" for anyone tempted to look at who she really is,
a lawyer of good grades - she graduated summa cum laude from her university and even won the class spelling bee in elementary school -
but a judge with a modest record, confident of entitlement, and determined to help the president render America harmless, armed with good intentions but at the mercy of ravenous rivals.
We may one day look back at her as the best of the worst.
The president is the master of demographic politics,
playing the race card in a way that no one else could.
Miss Sotomayor was presented not first as a jurist distinguished by learning and accomplishment, but as a Latina,
a woman of empathy and delicate sensibility.
He's counting on male gallantry, if not male timidity, to carry the day.
Robert Gibbs, the president's press agent, was an unapologetic intimidator,
warning everyone to be "exceedingly careful" in talking about her.
Criticism of Miss Sotomayor is to be regarded as proof
of racism, sexism and maybe even fascism.
Criticize the little lady at your own risk.
Miss Sotomayor herself has played the game skillfully.
When, interviewing for a job during her final year at law school,
she was asked whether she thought she would have been admitted
to the prestigious school had she not been of Puerto Rican extraction.
It was a recruiter's legitimately provocative question,
but she cried "racism!" and demanded an apology.
Her credentials were impressive enough to suggest that she could stand up to tough and even impertinent questions.
Her professors could have used the incident as a teaching moment:
learn to answer the tough questions because being a lawyer means dealing with tough questions.
Instead the professors, as if eager to protect a delicate feminine psyche,
demanded that the law firm send her a craven letter of apology.
Miss Sotomayor's much remarked assertion of her own racial superiority -
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience
would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male
who hasn't lived that life"
requires no apology to white males.
It's reward enough for "white males" to see her friends,
beginning with her friends at the White House,
wriggle and squirm as if they were sitting in wet skivvies.
Such a bald lapse into racism - there's nothing "reverse" about it -
can't be defended and her defenders can only say she didn't say what she said.
The president's press agent tried to rewrite her, substituting "different" for "better,"
but even the docile White House reporters scoffed:
"She said 'better.' "
The prospect is not that Republicans will be too tough,
but not tough enough.
Miss Sotomayor has a damning paper trail,
and the Republicans have a responsibility to ask vigorous, even robust, questions.
Mr. Obama has the votes to prevail
no matter how she answers the questions,
but the nation is entitled to know who the president puts on the nation's highest court.
President Obama himself
leaves no one under any misunderstanding
about how he intends to remake America.
"It is experience that can give a person a common touch of compassion,"
he said on introducing Sonia Sotomayor,
"an understanding of how the world works and how ordinary people live.
And that is why it is a necessary ingredient
in the kind of justice we need on the Supreme Court."
Not much there about the law and the Constitution.
This is scary enough,
but he told a Hollywood audience this week that
"you ain't seen nothin' yet."
The twinklies suddenly felt limp, wet and warm.
Senators should rise above that,
but a prudent man bets the other way.
LIMP LEGACY OF THE WET AND WEAK
by Wesley Pruden
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
29 May 09
Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times.
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.
- Leo Rugiens
WASHINGTON D.C., April 1, 2009: In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the report stating that this was obviously another attempt by a right-wing conservative group to discredit the president and undermine the administration's efforts to move the country in a new direction.
Britain's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned", leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
According to Associated Press story shown below, Obama's tramscripts from Occidential College show that he was an undergradraduate at the school under the name Barry Soetoro, and received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. I did a search using "Smoking gun finally found."
Here are a few of the websites that came up. None said it was false.