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Frankly I have been in a state of depression since November 4, 2008.  And it's a good bet more are like me than not.   We all still love America but we are ashamed of what 53% of Americans did on that day in 2008.  To any person who is involved in real political discourse or even those who simply follow the issues with any kind of frame of reference, the election of Barack Obama was more akin to a Twilight Zone episode than it was to the election of The president of The United states.   (See Rod Serling's President)

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.  How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? – Matt Patterson

Since too many people today refuse to confront the reality that is Barack Obama, Matt Patterson in this article from last year addresses it from another perspective; one of the future historians.  Interesting, revealing and an awakening look at the disgraceful actions of fifty three percent of American voters in the 2008 election.

Obama: The Affirmative Action President

Posted by Matt Patterson August 2011

…  Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.  He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator. 

And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor.  It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president? …

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