Barack Obama — not one of us (and it’s not because he’s black)

The Confederate Yankee launches a truly scathing attack on Obama’s fundamental lack of “American-ness” — and it has nothing to do with skin color, and everything to do with his profoundly un-American upbringing.  I think you should read it.

I will add only that some of the greatest patriots I’ve met are people who were raised in countries other than America, but who came here bursting with love for everything that it is unique and wonderful about America.  Obama’s lack of patriotism, his lack of love for the country, goes beyond his peculiarly “un-American” upbringing, and lodges deep within the psyche of a very angry, alienated man.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    I can relate to this, having spent many years in the expat community. Americans overseas tend to find it fashionable to bad-mouth their own country, perhaps because they feel that it helps them to blend in with the natives and expats from other countries, where America-bashing is de rigueur. It’s somewhat akin to a Stockholm Syndrome (

    However, as I came to find, many of these expats have either been out of their country for so long or hail from such very narrow parochial enclaves in the U.S. (e.g., NYC), that they really never got to know their country other than through the caricatures of the foreign press and their narrow circle of fellow travelers. One of my friends knew London better than he knew and understood his own country beyond the borders of his particular NYC borough.

    I recognize that same intellectual void in Obama when he bloviates about the our country and its people, outside of his immediate and very limited experiences (case in point, “bitter clingers”) in Chicago, Hawaii or the hellish halls of Liberal/Left academia, with one important twist – he was marinated in anti-Americanism for his entire upbringing. Let’s not forget his mentors, be they William Ayers, Rev. Wright, or his high school mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a raving anti-American, pro-Soviet communist agitator ( Frankly, I doubt that Barack Obama ever had to seriously confront an opposing point of view in regard to his country.

    I have a hard time believing that, come election day, a majority of Americans will vote for a person who likes neither them, nor their country, nor their history, nor their way of life and, in fact, finds more in common with our enemies than with his own people. Should that happen, our problems as a people and a nation run far deeper than the ego and id of a single man. Barack Obama should be the least of our worries.

    Most people here in the U.S. may never really know what blessing they enjoy until they lose it. And please don’t tell me it’s just white upper-middle class whites – I have seen how African Americans change their view on their country when confronted with how much of humanity lives overseas.

    For the record, having been born abroad, someone like me could never be President. There’s a very good reason for that and I approve this message.

  • 11B40


    “An angry, alienated man” isn’t the half of it. Senator Obama was abandoned by his black father and then, later on, sent away by his white mother. Yet the media expresses no interest in these two events, either of which could cause significant psychological damage. I have yet to hear or read anything about how he addressed these experiences to resolve them psychologically. Was it in Reverend Wright’s Church of Get Whitey or in those “tete-a-tetes” with William Ayers, Ph. D.?

    If you have a seatbelt on you computer chair, you may want to read this analysis:

    Oh, yeah, Today’s Media Question: What’s Black & White and Red all over?

  • Mike Devx

    So many people point out all the radical people Obama surrounded himself with once he arrived in the U.S.A.

    Certainly, when you’re a young adult in your late teens and early 20’s, your political sensibilities (and insanities) are molded into their first solid shape; and Obama’s influences, all of the close ones, are all radical leftist and extraordinarily hostile to traditional America.

    But aren’t most of us also molded by the environment in which we grew up? In the case of Book and others here (including me), we grew up in a liberal household and were, as usual, liberal youths. Most of us follow in our parents path and only a few discard it.

    Obama’s youth was utterly dominated by leftists and radicalism as well. His mother was ultra-liberal and his father a communist. I do not know about his grandmother in Hawaii. But Obama’s autobiography – grant him his honesty here – makes it clear the kinds of people he deliberately associated with, because he was so alienated from, yes, usual American culture and values.

    He gave a truly inspirational speech in 2004. I along with millions fell for it, hook line and sinker. It has been a depressing journey of years to discard what once seemed so hopeful. Now I cannot even stand to hear his voice, so outraged am I by his falseness and his deliberate deceptions.

  • Bookworm

    Perhaps I’ve never liked Barack because I never heard his 2004 speech. I was never inspired by it. I’ve seen his deeds, I’ve seen his friends, I’ve heard his lies, but I’ve never heard the 2004 speech.

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