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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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KEYWORDS: first; larrysinclair; maraniss; meet; obama; obamagirlfriend; obamahistory; obamaphotos; vanityfair; vettingobama
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To: cicero2k

So where is she now?


41 posted on 05/02/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: maggief

white meat ping


42 posted on 05/02/2012 12:49:48 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: Larry - Moe and Curly

My daughter works in Photoshop all the time.
She says the light source of BO’s head is different from the source on the girl’s face. Half his face is dark, meaning that the source is from slightly behind his right ear, yet the shadow on her face obscures her features to a much lesser degree on the same side, although they should have the same shadow.


43 posted on 05/02/2012 12:50:32 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Uncle Miltie

She will end up being like George Costanza's girlfriend Susan that he drove to lesbianism.

44 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:19 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: wayoverontheright

Dude...


45 posted on 05/02/2012 12:51:37 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Darren McCarty
I thought his first girlfriend was Larry Sinclair in a dress.

.............

And... you aren't too far off!

46 posted on 05/02/2012 12:54:46 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: AppyPappy

I’m not buying any of it. You’d think she would have come forward quite a while ago.


47 posted on 05/02/2012 12:55:44 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: kjo
The MSM knows more about Obama than they admit..They know he is a Communist like they are...
48 posted on 05/02/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Notice Obama’s white hand, oversized-head. THIS IS PHOTO-SHOPPED! Another complete fabrication from beginning to end.


49 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: kjo
The MSM knows more about Obama than they admit..They know he is a Communist like they are...
50 posted on 05/02/2012 12:56:05 PM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: wayoverontheright

That’d be Thomas Stearns Eliot, not George.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._S._Eliot


51 posted on 05/02/2012 12:57:17 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Nachum

That “literary criticism” is hilarious. I’ve read better stuff from my undergrads, and any professional critic would be ashamed to publish such twaddle.


52 posted on 05/02/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Nachum

It wouldn’t be the first photoshop job that the Obama people have tried to pass off to an unsuspecting public.


53 posted on 05/02/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Nachum

Was it his right hand or his left hand?


54 posted on 05/02/2012 1:03:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: wayoverontheright
T.S., not George.

The only partially true statement here is that this nitwit hasn't read "The Waste Land" lately -- but for "lately" read "never". Anybody who can think that Yeats and Eliot are singing from the same page is an idiot.

55 posted on 05/02/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Uncle Miltie; Fred Nerks; LucyT

His head is not that big. Looks totally wrong.


56 posted on 05/02/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“It’s the perspective.”

Normally, I would agree with you. Perspective in pictures and I don’t get along real well.

However, her head looks normal, why wouldn’t his? The picture looks like it was shot pretty much straight on by someone about the same height as 0 - if that is indeed him.

I also am not saying it’s real or faked, it just looks odd to me. Just like everything else that is associated with 0.


57 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: txhurl

It’s a man, baby.


58 posted on 05/02/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Nachum

just thinking out loud here...

would the youthful Socialist Hipster Barry ever wear a rustic plaid flannel pull-over?


59 posted on 05/02/2012 1:09:55 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

Seriously,
every photo from 0bama’s youth appears to be photoshopped.
Just something odd about every one of them - usually he or his head just appears too big.


60 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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