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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: 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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To: freedomson

It’s the SAME man, baby.

Look at the chin. And the apple cheeks.


61 posted on 05/02/2012 1:12:58 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: freedomson
But hey, if that's what zero's heart wants, then the heart wants what it wants.


62 posted on 05/02/2012 1:16:34 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: txhurl

Holy cow! That’s one of the more effeminate photos of O that I’ve seen. And there are plenty.


63 posted on 05/02/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: wayoverontheright

He’s referring to the 20th century American poet T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot.


64 posted on 05/02/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: sport
Hmmm...the hands do look like the hands of a white man, don't they.
65 posted on 05/02/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Nachum

If Obomba wrote that crap, then I’m the King of England.


66 posted on 05/02/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Resettozero
Yeah, there are:


67 posted on 05/02/2012 1:27:28 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: Nachum

Seriesly Øbama? bow wow
F U


68 posted on 05/02/2012 1:28:15 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: ├čudda├čudd; Lazamataz; dead; null and void; Chode; RandallFlagg

Who’s the guy with the ‘this faggotry must end AT ONCE!’ pic?


69 posted on 05/02/2012 1:40:04 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: JoeDetweiler
It reads like something Ignatius Reilly would write to Myrna.....

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

FTW

70 posted on 05/02/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: WashingtonSource

Also, if you look, his watch is on his left hand. Since he is a lefty, shouldn’t it be on his right hand?


71 posted on 05/02/2012 1:47:49 PM PDT by mknj (Western Civilization is worth defending)
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To: txhurl

Yeah; but I really didn’t want to SEE them again. Thanks anyway.


72 posted on 05/02/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: JoeDetweiler

white chicks loved Barry for his big.... brain?

At least now we may know how he wooed and won the tender heart of Moochelle Lavaughn


73 posted on 05/02/2012 1:50:02 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Amazingly today on the radio, I heard for the first time EVER, how Bush and Kerry’s college records were discussed but barry’s are sealed. And someone’s asking for his college records.

I couldn’t believe my ears.


74 posted on 05/02/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That’s a MAN, baby!


75 posted on 05/02/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: silverleaf
white chicks loved Barry for his big.... brain?

"It's twue....It's twue!"

76 posted on 05/02/2012 1:52:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: WellyP

I gotta say women with those chins really freak me out.


77 posted on 05/02/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: wayoverontheright

Good Catch

I hereby nominate you for editor of the Harvard Law Review


78 posted on 05/02/2012 1:54:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Nachum

Was there anything that was true from his 2 books? I think they were written or coauthored by Bill Ayers and/or Marshall Davis.


79 posted on 05/02/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Nachum

Was there anything that was true from his 2 books? I think they were written or coauthored by Bill Ayers and/or Marshall Davis.


80 posted on 05/02/2012 1:56:01 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Nachum
I wonder how much of this is contrived. How can it be verified? Will these women come forward to be interviewed? It is not coincidental that this comes out before the election. Maraniss is helping to create a more fleshed out Obama persona, manufactured for the campaign. So where are his college transcripts? Who paid his way thru college? Why were seemingly most of his friends foreign students?

Maraniss is the new Bill Ayers adding more fiction to the man called Obama.

81 posted on 05/02/2012 1:57:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: netmilsmom

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.

* * *\

Disagree. Look at it again. The reason the shadow is different is because her head is at a different angle. His face is directly toward the camera, so the shadow line runs down the center of his face. Her face is angled both down and toward him, resulting in a different-looking shadow . . . but if you compare the lines of the actual shadow, not where it falls on their faces, it seems to be the same.

Not saying this couldn’t be a Photoshop. I don’t know enough to say for certain. But take a look again and you’ll see that the shadows on their faces are *not* actually different.


82 posted on 05/02/2012 1:59:22 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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To: JoeDetweiler

It reads like something Ignatius Reilly would write to Myrna.....

* * *

OMG, yes!!! Ding ding ding! On the nose!


83 posted on 05/02/2012 2:01:29 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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To: dfwgator

This girl’s diary on

Saturday, February 25 The sexual warmth is definitely there—but the rest of it has sharp edges and I’m finding it all unsettling and finding myself wanting to withdraw from it all. I have to admit that I am feeling anger at him for some reason, multi-stranded reasons.

His warmth can be deceptive. Tho he speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting, there is also that coolness—and I begin to have an inkling of some things about him that could get to me.

And this is 25 years ago!


84 posted on 05/02/2012 2:03:52 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: wayoverontheright

Good catch. I wonder why Harvard-educated Shapiro did not pick up on that.


85 posted on 05/02/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum
All of Obama’s friends were Pakistani

I've read that Obama's mother spent 5 years in Pakistan working for the Ford Foundation. May be true...but I haven't yet found convincing proof.

86 posted on 05/02/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Uncle Miltie

She looks like Sandra Fluke


87 posted on 05/02/2012 2:13:10 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: what's up

In the 80s she worked with tax Cheat Geithner’s father in Indonesia with the FORD Foundation’s microfinance program.


88 posted on 05/02/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: Nachum
he accedes to maintaining a separation of asexual purity and brutal sexual reality

What does that mean?

89 posted on 05/02/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

I’m not a photo shop expert. . .but it does look like his chin is in his chest.


90 posted on 05/02/2012 2:14:51 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: AnAmericanMother
"Cast a cold eye on life, on death... Horseman, pass by!"


91 posted on 05/02/2012 2:15:58 PM PDT by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
What does that mean?

It is the alpha and the omega, it is the potato and the knish, it is the woop and and the hoop. It just is... uh... so....... gay.

92 posted on 05/02/2012 2:21:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I don’t see that.
Why can you see her right ear?

No matter where you move the light source, he should not be in that much shadow.


93 posted on 05/02/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: mknj

Exactly what I thought. I’ll have to look up pics of him and see which arm he wears a watch on


94 posted on 05/02/2012 2:41:43 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: kabumpo

oops


95 posted on 05/02/2012 2:49:14 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: PLD
Who else here thinks it is strange this person is found before the election..She looks like she could be a Dyke friend.

Most likely just a friend or a dyke friend. NO horny young male would even consider writing likw that with the expectation of getting laid! It is just too lame!

If, in fact he wrote this crap, which I doubt, it was definitely not to a girlfriend. Maybe some fool he was trying to impress, but not a girlfriend!

96 posted on 05/02/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: Nachum
Here is the entire article from Vanity Fair
97 posted on 05/02/2012 3:02:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: little jeremiah; LucyT
he's wearing the same jacket he wore during his first trip to Kenya, which they want us to believe was in 1987:

Once again, it's the mistakes they make that are most revealing. He was also shown wearing the same jacket in the Central Park fake:


98 posted on 05/02/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: ColdOne

Some in the UN are already and have been calling for Obama to be President there......this is out now for the benifit of the International Love Feast they’re pushing for Obama.
Good grief I wish he and his wife would just go back to Chicago and play house there.....but his apserations are for an International position....you can bet on it.


99 posted on 05/02/2012 3:07:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

They need to do it again and include a neck this time.


100 posted on 05/02/2012 3:07:57 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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