Obama’s College Thesis From Columbia Surfaces (Update-Satire)

Time Reporter Joe Klein  was only allowed to see ten pages of the thesis, but you only need to see one paragraph to know why Obama wanted to keep his college papers under lock and key.

Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy to the United States constitution:

“… the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy.”

Obama’s Columbia years were from 1981-1983. Twenty years later, he still held essentially the same point of view, which we only know thanks to Pam Keys at Naked Emperor News. Although the scathing disrespect for our country’s founders, and the constitution didn’t come through in this audio from an Obama 2001 radio interview, he did label the Constitution as a “charter of negative liberties”, which he saw as a problem:

Michael Ledeen wonders where the media is:

Maybe instead of fuming about words that Rush Limbaugh never uttered, the paladins of the free press might ask the president about words that he did write.  Maybe he’d like to parse “the so-called Founders,” for example.  I’d like to know what he thinks of those words today.  And what about the rest of the thesis?

Good point, especially in light of another college thesis that was recently dug up, and jumped on by media “watch dogs”…..in time to actually do damage to his campaign, (imagine that):

In the Virginia Governor’s race, Republican candidate Robert McDonnell wrote a graduate thesis twenty years ago that could be politically damaging to his campaign. That decades old thesis has been covered by the Washington Post on August 30and again on September 1. It has been reported on in some depth across the spectrum of media outlets from NPR to US News to the CS Monitor to FOX and on and on!

Some folks may have been fitted “with the shackles of hypocrisy”, alright, but I wouldn’t go blaming the Constitution for it.

I heard Rush talking about this earlier, which is why I checked out the Michael Ledeen Column. I missed Rush reporting later on in his show:
RUSH: I’m also told that the blog containing the passage on Obama’s thesis is a satire blog. So it’s one of these sites like ScrappleFace or The Onion or some such thing. So I shout from the mountaintops: “It was satire!”  But we know he thinks it.  Good comedy, to be comedy, must contain an element of truth, and we know how he feels about distribution of wealth.  He’s mad at the courts for not going far enough on it. So we stand by the fabricated quote because we know Obama thinks it anyway.  That’s how it works in the media today.
Is Jumping in Pools a satire site?
Rush is right, in order for satire to be work, it has to have an element of truth. Key word- element. It’s not supposed to sound exactly like the truth.
Oh well, Rush and Ledeen were punked, too…I guess I’m in good company.

How Does Obama Like Being Compared To Nixon?


Here’s a sampling of comments made by political pundits in recent days:

Charles Krauthammer:

Factions should compete, but also recognize the legitimacy of other factions and, indeed, their necessity for a vigorous self-regulating democracy. Seeking to deliberately undermine, delegitimize, and destroy is not Madisonian. It is Nixonian.

Jennifer Rubin:

It’s a cringe-inducing moment, both for those who oppose the White House on policy grounds and those who cheer its every move. As surely as Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton allowed their personal flaws to erode the office of the presidency, Obama seems bent on allowing his own flaws (thin-skinnedness, hubris) to do potentially grave damage to the office as well. And over what? Not some grand policy matter or some key personnel matter, but over the desire to exclude a news network that has criticized him. For those who suggested that Obama’s main selling point was his “superior temperament,” we anxiously await an admission of grave error. It seems they were terribly mistaken.

Cassandra, Villainous Company:

First the comparisons were to The Great Emancipator and his team of rivals. Then it was The Great Communicator. I think JFK references were liberally sprinkled about for a short time, too.

But less than a year into his first term, Obama’s become … the Second Coming of Richard Millhouse Nixon??? Normally I’d say The Won had hit rock bottom. Could there possibly be anyone more heinous in the eyes of the media?

Vickie McClure Davidson, Frugal Cafe:

Is Barack Obama channeling his “inner Nixon” these days?

Pres. Richard Nixon was notorious for trying to play favorites and exclude those people in the press whom he considered “enemies.” He even created a lengthy, paranoid “Enemies List” that included Joe Namath, John Lennon, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The term “Nixonian” is no compliment by any stretch.

Senators Lamar Alexander and Judd Gregg:

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., took to the Senate floor to urge President Obama and his aides to dial back their attacks on White House critics. Alexander, who later was joined by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., cited a litany of instances where he said Obama was inappropriately targeting groups — from the Chamber of Commerce to Fox News — just as President Nixon did four decades ago.

“I have an uneasy feeling only 10 months into this new administration that we’re beginning to see the symptoms of this same kind of animus developing in the Obama administration,” Alexander said.

Gregg also expressed concerns and suggested Obama was “Nixifying” the White House.


“The White House has basically said that they don’t believe in the marketplace of ideas, they’re not willing to engage in debate, and they are going to be associated with John Adams and the Sedition Act and Richard Nixon and his ‘enemies’ list – is that the company they want to be in?” says Mike Farrell, director of the First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky.


Is President Obama doing the same thing with Fox News, as President Nixon did with the Washington Post?  hmmmm look what happened to President Nixon.

Anderson Cooper, CNN:

(As reported by Newsbusters):

How do you know that the White House’s anti-Fox News campaign has gone seriously wrong? When CNN, let alone Anderson Cooper, begins to compare the Obama and Nixon administrations (video embedded below the fold, h/t Mediaite’s Colby Hall).

On last night’s “360,” Cooper stated that “this White House is starting to look like another White House and the comparison is not flattering.”

Karl Rove:

Former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove has compared President Barack Obama to former President Richard Nixon, saying the Obama administration’s feud with Fox News is proof the White House is creating a Nixonian “enemies list” that “demeans” the office of the president.

How do you think Obama likes being compared to Nixon…and not only by people on the right?  Do you think he’s losing any sleep over it?