The Real Barack Obama Is Finally Exposed To Everyone

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

There is no reason for the Democratic Party to exist.
– Jimmy Dore

I’ve been surprised by the number of people who lived in total denial about who Barack Obama actually was throughout his entire administration, suddenly pointing out the ethical and demoralizing implications of his recent decision to accept $400,000 for a speech to Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.

For myself and countless others, the writing was on the wall from virtually day one when he appointed Wall Street sycophants Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers to senior positions within his administration. Then came the policies, which were even more generous to Wall Street than any cynic could imagine. I posted countless pieces on Obama’s cronyism throughout his Presidency, constantly referring to him as an oligarch-coddling fraud, which his record unquestionably confirms.

It wasn’t just Wall Street either. Although his protection and empowerment of that industry was particularly shameless, he coddled and elevated corporatism and cronyism generally throughout his eight years. As I observed in the 2015 post, Cronyism Pays – Eric “Too Big to Jail” Holder Triumphantly Returns to His Prior Corporate Law Firm Job:

Trying to determine Barack Obama’s most corrupt, crony appointee presents a virtually impossible task. Every single person he’s appointed to a position of power over the course of his unfathomably shady, violent and unconstitutional presidency, has been little more than a gatekeeper for powerful vested interests. Obama’s job was to talk like a marxist, but act like a robber baron. In this regard, his reign has been an unprecedented success.

So why am I writing about Barack Obama? He’s no longer President, and we once again face many of the exact same issues under President Trump. I’m addressing it because I think the fact so many people are finally having this conversation is a very good thing. We can’t have an honest dialogue about such an existential issue without admitting to ourselves the sad truth about who Barack Obama is.

While I certainly understand it would’ve been far more beneficial had many of these people faced reality years ago, we don’t get to decide when people come around to admitting to themselves the truth about a person they worshipped (as my screaming into the wilderness for eight years can attest).

Denial is an extremely powerful thing, and tens of millions of Democrats were completely bamboozled by Obama due to their personal obsession with the man. This is precisely why cult of personality worship is so dangerous and counterproductive when it comes to politics. We need to grow up as a culture and start supporting policies over people, logic over emotion. If you become attached to a politician or a political party like a sports team, that individual or institution can very easily manipulate and betray you. We see this over and over again, and until we move to a higher level of understanding about the world around us, we will continue to be victimized by disingenuous, opportunistic shysters.

Today’s post will highlight two excellent exposes of the real Barack Obama by two individuals who were not fooled by Obama’s soaring rhetoric and false promises, Matt Stoller and Jimmy Dore.

Let’s start with excerpts from Matt’s recent Medium piece, Obama the Hamiltonian:

Obama, like Bush, is a Hamiltonian. He believed that those at the top of large concentrated financial institutions are experts, with top-tier credentials, and, therefore, rightful rulers. As Mr. Obama put it, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, and Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, were just “smart businessmen.”

 

Behind this is a deep moral debate that goes back hundreds of years, to the days of Hamilton and Nicholas Biddle. Since the Boston Tea Party revolt against the British East Indies Company’s attempted monopolization of the tea trade in 1773, Americans understood local commercial institutions as enabling key decisions to be made closer to the people who bore the costs of those decisions. Advocates of centralization, like Hamilton, believed that this was an unstable and weak model for how to craft a nation-state, and that a quasi-aristocratic class should rule.

 

The policy path of the Obama administration, like the Bush and Clinton administrations before it, and in some ways like Hamilton’s Treasury Department, was largely construed around aiding the big, and hurting the small. Local banks lost out during the crisis, as did community-oriented banks. Black-owned banks, for example, were ten times less likely to receive bailout money than non-black-owned banks. This hit at the individual level as well. People in foreclosure were treated with one set of rules, while large Wall Street firms with significant debt were treated with another.

As all of you must know by now, my personal convictions and philosophical leanings call for the exact opposite approach.

This Hamiltonian process of concentrating power was most obvious in the banking sector, but it is also part of an overall trend towards the monopolization of our commercial society and increasing control over our lives, our liberties, and our democracy by private financiers. Some within the Obama administration noticed problems towards the end of the administration. His administration challenged the Comcast-Time Warner merger and issued an executive order on monopoly. Antitrust chief Renata Hesse made a speech explicitly rejecting the modern pro-concentration treatment of antitrust. But this was far too little, loo late.

 

The open markets in which entrepreneurs thrive, in which workers have bargaining power, in which business is conducted honestly and effectively for the benefit of society, was fundamentally weakened during the eight years of the Obama administration, just as they had been during the Bush administration before it. The result is a bipartisan corrosive cynicism towards democracy,

 

Americans have been saying no to this for ten years. In 2006 and 2008, Americans threw the governing Republican Party out of power. In 2010 and 2014, they did the same to the Democrats, installing Obama in power. Then, in 2016, Donald J. Trump beat both 16 Republican candidates, and then Hillary Clinton. It’s hard to see these electoral tremors as anything other than a rejection of the moral framework of both party establishments.

 

For virtually his whole Presidency, President Obama operated according to a Hamiltonian worldview in which social justice and concentrated capital went hand-in-hand, where technocracy was seen as superior to democracy. It is that same moral vision that animated Obama in accepting nearly half a million dollars in speaking fee money. Obama was the damn President?—?he’s a smart guy, and yeah, this is who he should be spending time with and naturally this transfer of wealth is a just reward for him to live the lifestyle to which the virtuous class is entitled.

 

Obama’s good society was one in which a few actors in this class organize our culture using their power over our lives and liberties, because their virtue has enabled them to have the capital or credentials to do so. It’s why his policy agenda on the challenges of today’s political economy was education, early childhood education, and a higher minimum wage, rather than any means to liberate us from the concentrated financiers that organize our markets and our communities. They are doing this for our own good, for one day, maybe not you or me, but perhaps our children might be able to scratch and claw into this rarefied class. If, of course, they have the virtue and intelligence to do so.

Many people believe in this system. Many don’t. But now we can actually have the argument in an honest way.

The entire post is excellent and you should read it in full and share. He makes the very critical point that we as a people cannot move forward until we admit to ourselves what this country has actually become. Perhaps a shattering of the Obama illusion for the millions of those who were until recently somehow still clinging on to the dishonest “hope and change” rhetoric can serve as a starting point for some real change.

Finally, I want to share Jimmy Dore’s latest rant on the topic. Readers know how much I love his show based me consistently highlighting it on these pages, but this might be his best one yet.

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Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Barry Soetoro from Indonesia is full exposure as Chicago Grifter.

eatthebanksters's picture

He's a shit stick...that's all you need to know.

Yuri Bezmenov's picture

Odongo likes them sheckels a lot..serving his masters.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Not that he author is incorrect about any of this, but none of it will come as a surprise to anyone who has frequented ZH for s while. Hell, I could have written something similar in 2010.

Another point is the complete absence of anti war protest from the left during the Obama regime's years. Bush was a nazi, but hardly a peep was heard from them during Obamas years. I guess as long as you say the correct things during speeches, you are free to kill people with impunity.

Mr. Kwikky's picture

Everybody who buys into the left/right paradigm doesn't get it. This dialectic is what America got divided..The constitution is already eradicated and their FED toy is destroying what´s left..

TeamDepends's picture

"The most transparent administration ever."

AVmaster's picture

Yep, and here comes trump and its more of the same, but now its the goos turn...

 

=(

 

We just can't catch a break now can we...

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Yup when all our necks snap at the end of a rope instead of living on our knees

HopefulCynical's picture

Obama’s job was to talk like a marxist, but act like a robber baron.

As if those two aren't intertwined...

Smufty's picture

Yawn... the author needs to get over it.  Move on to Trump - even more good material to write about there.

And while he is at it, name one former President to NOT receive big speaking fees after leaving office. Even Ronnie with Alzheimer's collected 7 figures for a single visit to Japan.

landauer's picture

That's easy, because Gerald Ford was the FIRST president to receive speaking fees. It was considered unethical to do so.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Until it got muddy on January 21,2008

Phil Free's picture

The Bill of Rights: Void where prohibited by law.

ArthurDaley-OldieTimeTrader's picture

Kwikky

 

We ZHers get it.  Yet when will the Sheeple know they've been shorn and left outside at night for the Wall Street Wolves to slaughter them?

Arthur

Mr. Kwikky's picture

That will happen when the dust settles and they look into the mirror.

ClickNLook's picture

Bush and Obama played for the same team.

Once Trump learns the rules, CNN would start praising him as well.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Jimmy Dore sucks BTW.  Unwatchable.

Bush got around the 22nd amendment.  Obama was the 3rd and 4th term of Bush.

 

Normalcy Bias's picture

Wait, Bush likes it in the @$$ too?!

Oh, nevermind. Now I understand what you meant.

booboo's picture

Barry is a made man, like the Clinton Arkansas grifters he will have assets in the Billions within 5 years, this of course is dependent upon him being able to keep the wool pulled over his salivating psychophants.

waspwench's picture

The man who sold his soul.

Right-on Left-off's picture

Here's something new.  During the election in 08 I was a broker and I told all my broker buddies back then ... He's just a street-wise nigger from Southside Chicago.  It was true then and obviously borne out as true now.  I can finally say it out loud!

benb's picture

For Fuck Sakes... All Trump has to do is sign an executive order unsealing Dirt-Bag Barry's records. 

The piece of garbare will choke on it.

 

ClickNLook's picture

The reason Trump would not do this...

Because it would hurt US presidency in general.

It would expose what the real role of POTUS is.

Which would hurt Trump's status and style as well.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

That would set the precedent, and then someone else could do it to Trump.

Never happen.

benb's picture

Precedent for fucking what?

Trump's records aren't sealed. He is not a citizen of Indonesia. His father wasn't a foundation created communist organizer. He is not operating under an alias. He didn't attend college as a foreign student... You getting the idea?

Barry Boy signed an E.O. sealing his own records. Undoing this is the right move.

Yog Soggoth's picture

His Social Security number is 042-68-4425 and was issued by Connecticut, though he never lived in the state. In fact, that number was actually issued to one Harry Bounel, who was born in 1890! That would be a crime of Identity fraud. We need a procecuter.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

I don't disagree.

All I mean is that if one president rats out another, then the next one might do the same.

Trump has secrets, and even if he doesn't, by the time he leaves office, he will.

He should, I agree, but I don't think he will is all.

Right-on Left-off's picture

That would set the precedent, and then someone else could do it to Trump.

That idea is the 'Problem'.  Only the truth is the foundation by which things can be set 'Right'.  Anything else is more lies, more toil and trouble.

BabaLooey's picture

Best retort to any liberal snowflake fuck;

WHAT ABOUT SOETERO SEALING HIS COLLEGE RECORDS?

Talk about people getting pissed off - OVER THEIR OWN FUCKING GULLIBILITY.

 

knukles's picture

That many are tools of the large monied interests is no surprise. 
The surprise and tragedy is the blind belief of his followers, those yet asleep.
Those yet asleep make for fine seditious zombie armies

nmewn's picture

I dunno, all people are complex but I say again, the Fed itself is crony-socialist in nature.

I kinda look at it him like he came into the WH with high socialist expectations for the meal with the complete intention of stiffing the "typical white" imperialist-colonialist proprietor for the tab confusing us with the Brits just like his daddy had done...his pal Bill Ayers and his real male mentor Frank Marshall Davis were the appetizers for this affair, followed by a delightful Beer Summit salad of class envy/race division with finely shredded "you didn't build that" on top which he thoroughly enjoyed over accolades given to him on his Arab Springy Cairo speech. For the main course, he chose the Failed State filet, which is well done Libyan goat meat smothered in a wine sauce infused with TSA pat downs, NSA spying & ObamaCare spices. The side of Chicago-style Tony Rezko baked potato topped with chives & cheese doesn't seem to be settling well, perhaps a bit too much for one sitting, considering who the fucker really was.

The long and short of this dining "experience" with Obama is...EVERYTHING HE DID...was to drag America down as he skipped out on the check. And I believe that was his REAL INTENT all along, if he can pick up some tips other patrons left on other tables as he's heading for the door, thats exactly what he's going to do.

He hasn't "changed".

911bodysnatchers322's picture

He's CIA. They vetted him. No way the CIA would let some common con artist into the white house. They have to have to place from their own inhouse con artist bank of war orphans that have been mkultra'ed and raped by schumer, podesta and both clintons at least 50 hrs burn time so that the programming 'sticks'

911bodysnatchers322's picture

You think I'm kidding / trolling

I'm not

bugoutbagzyklonB's picture

They have him on videotape engaging in oral sex with Larry Sinclar and Donald Young.

He had Donald Young assasinated due to his prominent role in Trinty Church in Chicago.

The CIA owned him through extortion and blackmail due to his gy escapades. They allowed him to continue while President.

Michelle and the children are simply a staged family and a PsyOp commited against the American people.

J J Pettigrew's picture

Bathhouse Barry was "thinking" about being gay..... that kinda decides the question.

Now, is Barry a "catcher" or a "pitcher"?  Kinda doubt he was a pitcher after seeing him try to throw a baseball....

Socialists LOVE concentrations and monopolies...... they then have an excuse to have government "intervene"......and ultimately control.

qdone's picture

give him a bunch of bananas.

doomchild's picture

The Clintons did it and set the trend. Barack Obama asks himself - hey, why should I not get me some of that moolah ? 

This is a trend of corruption in Democratic leadership. 

knukles's picture

Oh, and don't get me going with the Clintons. 
Repeal Glass Stegal, enact stuff like the Telecom Act, whatever .
They sold America to the Highest Bidders.
Criminal Enterprise Deluxe.

Uncle Sugar's picture

Chelsea must have down voted you.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

They sold America to the Highest Bidders

Sure did and knew them by name---it was from the same people that issued their checks

peopledontwanttruth's picture

It's not just in the Democratic Party

rpm77's picture

BATH HOUSE BARRY IS HE ULTIMATE SCUM AND WILL ROT IN HELL FOR HIS MANY SINS AND I HOPE THE MOOCH IS RIGHT THERE BESIDE HIM!

Seasmoke's picture

Obama should end up like Hamilton. If he is lucky. What he did to the homeowners of this country is Treason. 

WTFUD's picture

Agreed!

Question - Why did Trump put the very same SCUM at the heart of his Administration?

south40_dreams's picture

bh obama did everything he possibly could to harm America and Americans during his eight years in office.  Why?  Ask him.....

 

Don't be fooled, he still wants to inflict damage on this once great country

rpm77's picture

I WONDER HOW MANY PATRIOTIC CITIZENS WOULD AGREE TO NEVER BEING BORN IN EXCHANGE FOR OBAMA NEVER BEING BORN? MY GUESS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS!

adr's picture

Considering we don't know exactly where Obama was born, be pretty hard to stop it. 

Besides Obama was just a script reading fool doing the job he was paid for. He wasn't President any more than a golf ball. 

Khan Bucklin's picture

Yawn. So called libertarians complaining about a private citizen being payed what the market will bear. That's the least offensive way to spin this...

Interesting how this comes out on the same day our public servant in chief publicly scratches the back of his biggest contributor. Fucking hypocrites.

J J Pettigrew's picture

Paybacks is all it is.....

Like "pre sales" of books ....no one reads...

slush funds..