“Ireland is in a truly dreadful state and we desperately need some form of inspiration. Where better than from Barak Obama via his forthcoming visit? Here is someone who, because of his race, has faced – and through his genius overcome - insuperable odds to record incredible accomplishments: Entry to Harvard Law School and appointment as first black President of the Harvard Law Review, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and election to the most powerful position in the world, President of the USA. “Yes we can” indeed.”
As usual with the MSM, they’ve got things 180 degree wrong. Far from his race providing ‘insuperable obstacles’, it in fact opened the door for him at every stage of his career. Consider:
Getting into Harvard
Were he white he’s not have got into Harvard at all. His biographer, make that hagiographer, David Remnick, conceded that Obama’s grades were ‘unspectacular’ all through college, quoting a Northwestern University professor who says of Obama, "I don't think he did too well in college." With that kind of encomium we can expect grades in the range of 60% to 70%. Yet he got into a law school where applicants' LSAT scores are typically in the 98 to 99 percentile.
President of the Harvard Law Review
Making President of the HLR is a serious accomplishment, achieved only by the most outstanding brains and those who contribut a wide range of signed legal scholarship. Yet Obama’s grades at Harvard are literally a state secret – they’re in permanent lockdown by both himself and the university, and he never contributed a single signed word of legal scholarship ever, anywhere, even after leaving Harvard. Laura Ingram a while back said she was on the HLR at the same time he was the editor and she doesn't remember him at all. That says something. Although not directly cited, this lead to such an uproar that Harvard changed their appointment and grading procedures.
“There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.''
"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go"
''The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.''
"In case you missed it this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed" - not understanding the difference between 1o and 10,000
Add in exam grades probably lower than those of GW Bush (who was forced to reveal his) and you get a sense of this man’s genius.
The Nobel Prize
Possibly the biggest farce of all. What did he get it for, other than being black and not being GW Bush? He did absolutely nothing to merit it. There were about four billion people on the planet who had as much claim to the prize as had he.
Had Obama been white and pursued a law career, with his grades and lack of publications he’d now be, and remain, a small town lawyer. Had he pursued his career in politics he wouldn’t have got beyond the Iowa caucuses as his record would have been subjected to merciless scrutiny.
No, his achievements are not despite his being black, rather because he’s black. Which, in terms of solving Ireland’s problems makes him a rather poor inspiration, despite the MSM’s wittering. After all, Ireland isn't a black country. Well, not yet.