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Meet the First Obama Girlfriend
breitbart ^ | 5/2/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/02/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by Nachum

It only took nearly six years for the media to begin vetting President Obama’s past.

Today, Vanity Fair released an excerpt from a new biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss. The excerpt discusses Barack Obama's first love affair, with a white Australian woman named Genevieve Cook. It's a telling examination of who Obama was as a young man -- and it shows a self-absorbed "internationalist" with delusions of grandeur.

Photo credit Vanity Fair.

The book itself sounds like an ode to Obama. Maraniss writes, “At age 20, Obama was a man of the world … He could not be of one place, rooted and provincial.” No, says Maraniss, this was a broadminded young man who “knew the ways of different cultures better than he knew himself.”

When he first moved to New York, he was in the midst of an affair with Alexandra McNear, a girl from Occidental. They exchanged a series of purple letters with one another – turgid missives from overfevered young minds. Here, for example, is tendentious Obama explaining poetry to his young girlfriend:

I haven’t read “The Waste Land” for a year, and I never did bother to check all the footnotes. But I will hazard these statements—Eliot contains the same ecstatic vision which runs from Münzer to Yeats. However, he retains a grounding in the social reality/order of his time. Facing what he perceives as a choice between ecstatic chaos and lifeless mechanistic order, he accedes to maintaining a separation of asexual purity and brutal sexual reality. And he wears a stoical face before this. Read his essay on Tradition and the Individual Talent, as well as Four Quartets,

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To: Nachum
The article in VF closes with this:

In the end, what we find out about Obama is what we already suspected: he was deeply narcissistic, pretentious, and in his own mind, an outsider to America.

How come it took so long for stuff like this to come out?

21 posted on 05/02/2012 12:36:52 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Nachum; Seizethecarp

Ok, but who’s the first boyfriend? FMD?


22 posted on 05/02/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Nachum

One point his propagandist Maraniss is trying to convey in his piece is the idea that Obama is not really a far-left guy. The claim is that he “moved beyond” that.

The propagandist even has Obama asking Jerry Kellman in interviewing for his “community organizer” job in Chicago to assure him that it wasn’t a far left organization! LOL.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 12:39:25 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Nachum
You really think he had one


24 posted on 05/02/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Nachum

You are right. 0’s head looks like it was Photoshopped.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 12:40:11 PM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Nachum
She looks like Sandra Fluke. Bet she's a lesbian friend from his little group of anarchists. In any case we know one thing, we'll find out in a few days that she's not who they're presenting her to be.
26 posted on 05/02/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: mojito
I didn’t think it could be true, but if there is one thing that Zero is worse at than being president, it’s a literary critic.

Considering that Bill Ayers wrote his two "autobiographies" this is no surprise.

27 posted on 05/02/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Nachum
However, he retains a grounding in the social reality/order of his time....

Wasn't in a known fact at Columbia in those days that George Eliot was not a HE?

If this were George Bush such ignorance would be deemed evidence of complete imbecility.

Headline: GEORGE W. BUSH THINKS GEORGE ELIOT WAS A MAN!

28 posted on 05/02/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Nachum
Here, for example, is tendentious Obama explaining poetry to his young girlfriend:

I wonder if he "explained" this...

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/does-this-obama-poem-sound-man-boy-gay-to-you/

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/us/politics/18poems.html?_r=1

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29 posted on 05/02/2012 12:42:57 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Uncle Miltie

She’s doesn’t appear to guilty.

And to think all this time I thought Barry was probably a Lindsey Graham.


30 posted on 05/02/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Nachum

look for those multiple layers in the jpeg


31 posted on 05/02/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Nachum

Any body else seeing a pattern here:

Bill Clinton - Born to govern. His only vision of the future was centered around becoming president.

Barack Obama - Born to govern, or at least influence and mold others of lesser intelligence.

Republican Presidents (lately) - succeed in business, live the American dream as provided them then decide that they need a permanent legacy.


32 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:09 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Nachum

“The head looks too big for his body in the picture...”

It does, but it’s amazing how well it fits up his posterior relief hole.


33 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:12 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

Her body is nearly a carbon copy of his - just whiter.


34 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: liberalh8ter

She appears to be white white. And she married a Muslim.


35 posted on 05/02/2012 12:44:55 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Nachum

It is pseudoacademic onanistic bullcr@p like this that makes me glad I was a science major. He writes as if he had a bad case of constipation.

Reminds me of that line in “Bananas” when Louise Lasser asks Woody Allen if he had read the “I Ching”.

Trying to impress her, Allen replies, “I haven’t read the Ching itself, but I have dabbled in Kirkegaard.”

P.S.: from the photo, she appears to be a 2-bagger.


36 posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: cicero2k

So where is she now?


37 posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Nachum; Larry - Moe and Curly

It’s the perspective. The photo was shot from somewhere above — that foreshortens the body, and makes the head appear larger. (That’s not proof that the photo is genuine — but, if it’s a fake, it’s a good one.)


38 posted on 05/02/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Nachum

I thought his first girlfriend was Larry Sinclair in a dress.


39 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: cpdiii
I must admire him as a very gifted with prose

I prefer to believe he found those statements in Cliffs Notes on the book The Waste Land.........

40 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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