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Sep062009

An Overview of "We've Been Had"

Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency was a seminal event in American history.  Yet, it unfolded with a suddenness that begs for deeper examination.  Prior to 2004, he was an Illinois politician with little national notoriety.  When he delivered the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his aura and oratory ignited national curiosity. 

 

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama’s fresh political cachet stood out against widespread disaffection with George Bush, the economy, and the War in Iraq.  Adroit handlers like David Axelrod nurtured a public image of unusual political purity.  Fawning media eagerly embraced a blossoming messiah with left-leaning credentials.  Obama was marketed as the almost sinless agent of “Change” and “Hope”.  Even though his policies were vague and his executive experience was thin, his articulate, ebullient personality suggested that he could rise above the fray and lead the country out of gridlocked partisan politics.  His lofty speeches and “community organizer” empathy struck positive chords with the electorate.  Video screens were filled with montages of swooning groupies, adoring throngs, and sycophantic commentators.  

 

However, this almost cult-like “immaculate conception” of Barack Obama obscures a surprising and disturbing back story.  His biography prior to 2004 isn’t the saintly chronicle that most voters imagine.  Despite two memoirs that were long on rhetoric but short on details, his life story prior to the 2008 campaign remains remarkably unknown, misunderstood, and hidden.  Most presidents ascend to the Oval Office after decades of hard-earned national service, exposure, and vetting.  In contrast, Obama’s rapid rise to political stardom and the dearth of details about his background render his ephemeral biography almost mythological.  This is partly because the media has successfully marginalized and suffocated critical investigations, and partly because Obama and his attorneys have maneuvered to block public release of many of his personal documents.

 

So, who was Barack Obama prior to his explosion onto the political scene in 2004?  What were his accomplishments?  What were his failures?  Who influenced him?  What were his professed and demonstrated political philosophies?  How much of his public image is based on fact versus myth?  What elements of his background have not had sufficient public exposure?  What do his decisions, actions, and associations reveal about his character and integrity?  What can we learn about him, and about our future, by exploring these questions?  We’ve Been Had provides the answers. 

 

The premise of We’ve Been Had is that the middle class of America has been conned.  Prior to 2004, Barack Obama was just another radical leftist from Chicago who embraced government control of the economy and transferring wealth from the “haves” to the “have-nots”.  His entire life story is intertwined with subversives of the established order eager to collapse our capitalist system into chaos and to move America toward socialism. 

 

We’ve Been Had examines in detail the people and forces that forged Obama’s personality and philosophy.  The book introduces the reader to the original “change” master Saul Alinsky, to a coterie of socialists and militant Black Nationalists, to an array of anti-capitalists and domestic terrorists from the Students for a Democratic Society, to unscrupulous campaign financiers, to the Cloward and Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Chaos, to a community disorganizing group called ACORN, to the rogue financier George Soros, and to a host of other influential provocateurs who indelibly etched their radical perspectives on our current President.  This thorough examination of Obama’s enigmatic back story will yield an accurate and complete understanding of what his “crisis” and “change” mantras really mean.

 

The con that concealed Obama’s back story is starting to dawn on America as his administration, supported by a complicit Congress, nationalizes the banking, automotive, energy, and health care industries.  This dramatic lurch toward Big Government is amassing enormous generational debt, extinguishing personal and economic freedom, and siphoning wealth from those who produce to those who do not.   Scores of unaccountable czars are being appointed to co-opt the machinery of the American government.  They are shadowy puppet masters unseen by voters and empowered to implement a radical agenda.

 

This fundamental transformation of America is not a partisan issue.  Every citizen in the middle class, whether Democrat, Republican, or Independent, will be impacted in life-altering ways.   In just four years, the Obama administration will add eight trillion dollars to the public debt.  This equates to $100,000 for every family in America.  The poor won’t pay this debt, because they can’t.  Neither will the rich, because they can buy rule makers, lawyers, and accountants, and they can move their assets to the Cayman Islands if all else fails.  That leaves the middle class holding the proverbial bag for this impending disaster. 

 

Fortunately, buyers’ remorse is slowly seeping into the voting public.  We’ve Been Had will compound this trickle of remorse into a tidal wave of doubt and regret.  This book gives middle class citizens an opportunity to understand the roots of this drastic makeover of America, and to be aware of what is yet to come.  The book explains what many nervous voters are now beginning to comprehend.  We elected the most radical president in the history of our country, without even properly checking his background. 

 

We’ve Been Had provides that background check, which should have been done by the media prior to the 2008 election.  It connects the dots between his radical history, his extremist relationships, and the revolutionary changes occurring today.  It explains in detail how the connected dots will lead inexorably to middle class obsolescence.  Socialist countries do not have middle classes.   

 

We’ve Been Had has been thoroughly researched using credible sources, including Obama’s own word s and writings.  It documents his life and career from beginning to end, leaving no opportunity to surmise that the disturbing influences and incidents that this book reveals are just isolated vignettes that can be marginalized and thereby dismissed.  We’ve Been Had is the only book that paints the entire tapestry of Obama’s life as a cohesive and consistent radical portrait.  Additionally, it offers relevant historical context for each critical relationship and event in his biography.   It digs into substance and detail far deeper than the “sound bite” superficiality of Fox News and conservative talk radio.   Current and future generations of readers will experience this book as a powerful resource to help understand what happened to America and to the middle class during these watershed years.

 

The results of this background check will surprise readers, and perhaps disillusion them.  One of Obama’s common refrains was “that’s not the person I used to know”, when controversies arose about former associates.  Now, it’s our turn.  We’ve Been Had leads the reader to the factual and hard-hitting conclusion that Barack Obama is not the politician we thought we knew. 

 

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