Living The Dream: Barack Obama’s American Dream
“Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love.” – Michelle Obama
Barack Obama has lived the American Dream. It’s hard to deny. A young African-American male from a broken family applies his God-given talents to the opportunities at hand; gets drafted into the Ivy league; graduates Columbia and Harvard Law; meets and marries his soul mate, has two beautiful children, works with the poor to organize their community, is elected to the Illinois Senate, is able to buy the house with the white picket fence, is vaulted to the U.S. Senate and then the ultimate achievement of all: The Presidency.
As the leader of the free world, he hunts down America’s chief adversary, shoots him in the head and then makes sure that he “sleeps with the fishes” – a nice Chicago touch, don’t you think? What could be more “baseball, apple-pie and Chevy Volt” than that? Capra couldn’t have scripted it better. And that’s where we first begin to realize that we must be dreaming – it’s not a Capra film after all; it’s a Frankenheimer.
“Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it “- Can you imagine the group guffaw that went up in the headquarters of the Communist Party USA when Michelle said that? They must have dropped their sickle. And this from a woman who wasn’t “proud of her country” until her husband received the nomination. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and Rashid Khalidi must have had to do a shot after that one.
Have you ever noticed that the Democrats have Yasser Arafat disease? The say one thing in front of the gullible Western reporters but when they get in front of their own groups, they speak in Arabic. If this was as great a country as Michelle said in her speech and her husband lauded in his at the 2004 convention; then why wasn’t she proud of it for her whole adult life and why has he been fundamentally transforming it? The only time Democrats speak about American Exceptionalism and their love of the greatest country on earth is at their convention through gritted teeth and spittle. When they speak untelevised to their own audiences – NARAL, SEIU, ACORN, and the sexual anarchists; it’s nothing but self-loathing!
Michelle Obama said, “He believes that when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” So let’s review those chances and opportunities shall we?
His miraculous birth: you know all myths pertaining to messiah-like characters have a mystery that surrounds them; there was Isaac, Moses, Samson, John the Baptizer, Jesus and Barack Obama. Hardly Ozzie and Harriet; Barack’s father was a committed Communist revolutionary, drunken deadbeat; and his mother, a left wing commie wannabe with a penchant for posing in various S&M themed photo-shoots. His surrogate father, Frank Marshall Davis made sure that young Barack took his vitamins and appreciated the finer points of the Communist Manifesto. A bit esoteric sure, but how many of us have the opportunity to be tutored by someone on the FBI “watch list”?
“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully: the more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.” – Barrack Obama on his shrouded college days.
Well, Opie shot a bird with his slingshot once and even Beaver hung around with the socially inept Lumpy; Barack was bound to have a few undesirables in his “choom gang.”
Of course, since Barack has spent millions on keeping his academic records sealed, we don’t know how he managed to get into Ivy League schools with no academic record of which to speak; how he managed to make it through those schools, what he wrote or said or even studied or how he even came to preside over the Harvard Law review without seemingly having reviewed even one law. This “kavorka” of Barack’s would come in handy when the Nobel committee was looking for a recipient of their Peace prize.
Who else can write two autobiographies before he’s 40 years old and before he’s accomplished anything? Queue the Dos Equis commercial.
On at least two different occasions Barack Obama’s campaign has “reached back to help others succeed” by having the sealed divorce records of a political opponent released to the media. I know; this was just Barack fulfilling his promise of transparency. And who could forget that memorable scene in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington when Jimmy Stewart votes “present” 129 times? I guess you can file that one under the American daydream.
Did I mention Fast and Furious? – That deep undercover attempt to fabricate a Gulf of Tonkin moment and strip away that pesky 2nd Amendment? Then there’s the closing of all those privately owned car dealerships; you know, the ones who donated to Republican candidates. Did I leave out the push to socialize American Healthcare and sodomize the American Military? Well, if that’s not the “American Dream” I don’t know what is.
And there are also many other things which Barack did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.
While I believe she threw up in a bit in her mouth when she uttered those words “American Dream,” I don’t think that she had a problem at all saying, “After so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are — it reveals who you are. As president, you can get all kinds of advice from all kinds of people. But at the end of the day, when it comes time to make that decision, as president, all you have to guide you are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are.”
I couldn’t agree with Mrs. Obama more; the Presidency has revealed her husband for what he is – a disciple of Gramsci/Alinsky Marxism, willing to do anything and say anything to “Cloward and Piven” our free enterprise system into the ground, so that his disciples can fundamentally transform a once proud Constitutional, Representative Republic into a European Oligarchy led by ACORN, SEIU and NEA sheepherders.
Michelle’s speech about her husband contained everything but the obligatory chorus of “Beasts of England.” So not only have the Obama’s redefined marriage and decency; they have revised the very idea of the American Dream; unless of course, the “American Dream” takes place on a street called Elm, with a guide named Freddy.
* This column was inspired by two of my favorite political philosophers: Michelle Obama and David Steiger (aka The Cleaner, co-host of Uncommon Show); not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most.
Image: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23, 2011; courtesy of White House Flickr; Pete Souza (Executive Office of the President of the United States)