Wanna be FREAKED? Watch this Charlie Rose interview form Wednesday (11/5) with Newsweek bigshots Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas. Rush Limbaugh played excerpts on his show…he thought he detected fear. When I watched, Meacham seemed a bit “pained.” I’ll say one thing: These suckers re-delivered all the Obama-myth in this interview, but went to other places…places they SHOULD HAVE BEEN before the election.
And one more thing! The pre-election posts here at IA about Obama’s “techniques” (see GG’s post “I Demand More Than Your Vote–I Want Your Mind!!”–A Call to Boycott Obama’s Media Buy (10/29) (UPDATE 1X–Verdict: Infomercial a Flop) and my post on Obama’s handwriting (Obama–A Look at the Personality Behind the Handwriting) are right on the money!!!
Listen to them discuss Alinksy right at the beginning (“no militancy involved,” “you can’t threaten the whites…they really didn’t want race in there at all…they were very sensitive about this.” WHAT PLANET ARE THEY ON?????
Minute 4:30– “It’s hard to get at Obama, he’s very self-contained…inclusive yet self-contained…can be unnerving if you’re in the cross-hairs…wouldn’t really telegraph where he’s going…he’s a very self-contained guy.”
Minute 6:11– Meacham starts: “…he’s very elusive, Obama…he is the chief custodian of the story of Obama, he is a stand-alone brand, I was very struck watching the stagecraft, and this comes out again and again in the project. at Grant Park, He walks out with the family…then they go away. Biden’s back locked in the bar or something, they won’t let him out. Have you ever seen a vitrory speech with where there was no one else on stage, no adoring the wife, no cute kid?”
Thomas says: “There’s a slightly creepy cult of personality about this….It just makes me a little uneasy uneasy that he’s so singular….he’s clearly managing his own spectacle…he knows how to do it, he’s a deeply manipulative guy, ..,.this can be a useful thing in a leader..I think he’s always in control, he controls events, events don’t control him. He’s a pretty calm guy, he seems to be able to get people to do pretty much what he wants”…At Harvard, “He manages to persuade all of them that he’s on their side. and..He realizes that people want to help him, it makes people feel good to help and this is an important insight for him…He knows he has this gift, that people want to help him,”…I’ll let them help me…”
Minute 8:30–”He understands the character of Obama in this drama he’s constructed..I’m a screen on which people project project their visions, their hopes…he could be a redemptive figure as long as race was implicit, not explicit….he could be the center of attention, the star of this…”
He’s “like Reagan, like great charismatic leaders, who project brilliantly but who are very much in control behind the scenes”…Rose says “he ascends to look at the circumstance,…he watches us watching him.”
Minute 10:26–”He has the self-awareness to know that this CREATURE he’s designed isn’t necessarily a real person” … He has constructed something he believes America is looking for. He gets beyond the ’60′s, people are so SICK of the 60′s and the cultural wars… He doesn’t have a grievance, he not part of a group, doesn’t have a chip on his shoulder, he doesn’t do “identity politics” or victim politics, and he he makes that very clear…”
HOLY SHIT!! These are REPORTERS, are they seeing what we saw and heard????????
Minute 12:35–”He seems not only like the smartest kid in the class…he seems like the responsible one”… “Prudence,” “knows the culture well” (refers to street talk, etc.)
Minute 13:25–Rose says: He knew that the “stars were in alignment for a candidate like him, and therefore, he merged what he was with that.”
REALITY THEN SETS IN FOR A MOMENT (OR IS MEACHAM TRYING TO CONVINCE HIMSELF??)…Meacham says progressive should be very careful in thinking that the “millenium” will come…things move slowly…”he’s very practical…a lot like Ronald Reagan…his core followers may forgive him….he may be able to govern CENTER-RIGHT.”
Minute 15:35– “His whole life is the narrative, he wants the story to end well.” 1
Minute 6:10– Talks about himself “as if he’s a character, not quite like Nixon, 3rd person, but damn close.”
Minute 18:00– Rose…”Where is he courageous, not Machavellian?”–THE TWO NEWSWEEK churnalists come up pretty empty here….”he’s RISK-AVERSE.”
Who will be the principal opposition, queries Rose. “Gov. Palin will have a very large platform” Repeat of all the crap about the clothes, running up bills, etc. and how “frustrated” aides were… (If these assholes in conjunction with the Obama crowd don’t destroy her, the GOP insiders will.)
I have nothing else to say…it speaks for itself!!
Via AMERICAN LASSIE
I got a couple of early emails from AL on Thursday morning:
“Just a short note to alert you to a seminar to be held at 10am at the Treasury building. The title of the seminar is “Islamic Finance 101.” This is a seminar for the policy community, and I think it will be conducted by Neel Kashkari, Asst. Treas. Secy.
A warning about this at “Center for Security Policy” and at “Human Events.com”.
This is one of Bush’s final gifts to us women. Introducing Sharia Law to the US and doing it with our own money. The $700 billion troubled asset relief money that Paulson & Co. has in its clutches. Scary, and it should be disseminated to all. They creeped into Britain with this and the women have had to suffer.
…updated 2nd email
The time of the seminar has been changed to 1pm to 5pm. They have a website now “Islamic Finance 101.”
I call it “Brainwashing 101.” Welcome to the New World Order control of the whole world’s finances…
Shariah law, indeed. This is still America. isn’t it? If women, any women, in America have to be subjugated to the whims of men under the guise of religion, let the Saudi’s keep their oil and their outdated beliefs in their own country. This is one of the things that worries me about foreign debt.
Islamic financing by Sharia law has been in operation around the globe for quite awhile and is not necessarily a first step toward full Sharia Law being included in our legal code. As far back as 2006, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL was running sessions by the “Islamic Finance Group” under name “Islamic Finance 101: Introduction and Career Opportunities” under the auspices of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
So, we’ve got HARVARD UNIVERSITY/LAW SCHOOL, BUSHCO, and OBAMACO….all doing their thing on SHARIA INVESTING .Coincidence????? (UPDATE: See Al-Mansour connection below)
Michelle Malkin (I can’t believe I’m citing her, but facts are facts!) put up a post on this Treasury event later yesterday/Thursday.)
I couldn’t find the story at Human Events when I tried yesterday, but I did track down it down at the Center for Security Policy. They may sound over the top, but…They were holding a press conference on all this…did you hear about this subject in the MSM? Think not…
I’m going to add “DO MORE RESEARCH” to my already long “to-do” list….
More on Sharia in this earlier IA post….
HILL THE SHILL
I can’t believe Hillary is still shilling for Obama…and money! I got an email from HillPac with this ridiculous message. I’m sorry, I’m SO OVER THIS:
We did it! In this incredible year, we have changed our politics, our country and our nation! And I could not be more proud or more grateful to you for sharing this journey with me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for everything you have done, for me, for Barack Obama, and for all our Democratic candidates, to make these successes possible.
I know that President-Elect Barack Obama will lead our country in the new direction we need. And with the great success of our House and Senate candidates, we can make our agenda a reality.
God Forbid that this “agenda” is made into reality…nightmare time!
The al-Mansour connection from GG’s post on Obama’s Connections…from October 2, 2008
Percy Sutton: This 87-year-old icon of the Civil Rights Movement recently recounted a story where he claimed he was asked to write a recommendation for Barack Obama to enter Harvard. Sutton’s quote follows:
“I was introduced to him by a friend who was raising money for him and the friend’s name was Dr Khalid al Mansour from Texas. He is the principle adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama. He wrote to me about him and his introduction was ‘there is a young man that has applied to Harvard and I know that you have a few friends left there because you used to go up there to speak, would you please write a letter in support of him?’ That’s before Obama decided to run. And he interjected the advice that Obama had passed the requirements, had taken, and passed, the requirements necessary to get into Harvard and become President of the Law Review. That’s before he ever ran for anything. I wrote a letter in support of him to my friends at Harvard saying to them I thought there was a genius that was going to be available and I surely hoped they would treat him kindly.”
Khalid al Mansour/Donald Warden: The mysterious man Percy Sutton referred to in his interview is somewhat difficult to identify (a very common name in several countries). The al Mansour that is also known as Donald Warden has ties to both the radical Black Panthers and has served on the board of a bank in Nigeria that may have connections to money raised for Barack Obama. For more detail, I recommend the following 2 articles, and bear in mind again the caveat “follow the money”: (photo not readily available)
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