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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:24 PM

Does Anyone Know - Did This Really Come From The WSJ - "WSJ Calls Obama A Dummy"......

I have a good friend. He is very educated and holds a high position in healthcare in his community. He keeps sending me this anti-Obama stuff. Actually he copies everyone in his e-mail box. Every time I get a piece from him - I lose more respect for him. I can't believe he believes this pap. I ignore and never send a response back to him to refute any of this. Today - I just want to know if this piece really was printed in the WSJ. I can't even believe that the WSJ would print anything like this. Does anybody know if this really appeared there?

Here is the piece in its entirety - it's really laughable:

Wall Street Journal Sizes Up Obama

A "deadly" article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America.

Article from the Wall Street Journal - by Alan Caruba:

"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros anybody?) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.

He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?

He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.

And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska. It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.

Now, 3 full years into his presidency, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.

Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain.

The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions.

Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.

Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.

He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America. He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.

The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.

Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual's life.

When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.

We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States.

We the people are coming! Only 86% will send this on. Should be a 100%. What will you do?

Please send it on if only to one person. "

Well there it is folks. I told you it was laughable. Again - did this really appear in the WSJ?

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rfranklin Aug 2012 #1
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Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #6
liberallibral Aug 2012 #7

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:28 PM

2. It's absolute bullshit. Give your "friend" this link to SNOPES


Never happened. It was from some stupid right wing blog...

Snopes is your friend... I just googled " wsj alan caruba dummy, and found out that it's totally bullshit. As usual.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:30 PM

3. I say....................FAKE


when looking at stuff here, highlight an entire paragraph & rite click & seach google.

99% of the time the original source will show up.

I did this & checked 3 pages, I did not see one from WSJ.

It is just propaganda & not even a printed lie.

No WSJ pages seen.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:35 PM

4. It is fake

It was posted on some RX blog then copied and pasted in the comments section on the WSJ.

They had nothing to do with it.

Zillions of RWers reposted it, though. The absense of a link didn't trouble any of them.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:45 PM

5. I think you're hanging with terrorists.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:48 PM

6. I would get better and smarter friends

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. I'm in the same boat...


I have several rightie friends (who are actually decent people - just very misguided in my opinion), that are always sending me anti-Obama, anti-Democrat emails, etc.....

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