Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why Obama's "Skeletons" Don't Count

Ezra Levant doesn't really care whether or not a young Barack Obama was a paid-up member of the pot-smoking "Choom Gang." What irks him is the stark contrast between how the media approaches Obama's past--call it laissez-faire--and how it deals with politicians on the right--i.e. gung ho all the way:
But basic facts about Obama remain willfully unreported. Do you even know how many brothers and sisters Obama has? Seven siblings by his polygamous father. Who already had a wife in Kenya when he married Obama’s mother.

In the months ahead, do you think you will hear more or less about Obama’s polygamous father, or some Mormon ancestor of Mitt Romney who was polygamous?

Do you think you will hear more or less about Romney’s religion than you have heard about Obama’s religion — under Sharia law, he is Muslim, just like his father and stepfather were.

Obama’s birth certificate says he was born in Hawaii. But a 1991 brochure published by a literary agency representing Obama claimed he was born in Kenya — a biography Obama surely approved, likely to give him more street cred as an African American, rather than a half-white rich kid from Hawaii.

Youthful pot smoking, or weird family trees isn’t the point here.

The point is the Media Party covered for their favourite candidate in 2008. And they’re about to again.
The point is that no matter how many skeletons Obama has rattling around in his closet--and, clearly, he has a lot; far more than we're ever likely to know about--the media don't and won't care because he's their kind of guy.

A Choom Gang-era Barry sparks up a doobie

Update: A Beatles' song for the Obama-besotted media:

When we find our guy in scads of trouble
Avert our eyes so we won't see.
Want to boost his fortunes.
Let it be.
And when we hear Rev. Wright
Defame "Amerikkka" with asperity.
We'll let our guy dismiss it.
Let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
It has no importance,
Let it be.

And when the latest revelation
Pops up with alacrity
We'll all but ignore it.
Let it be.
For though it's pretty shocking
It's a scandal--not--we all agree.
We have reached consensus:
Let it be.


We've blown smoke for four years now;
We will blow it for eternity.
Our guy is the bestest,
Let it be.
But did you know that Romney's people
Once practised polygamy?
Since he's on the right won't
Let it be...

Update: Michelle does damage control (not that it's needed)--and flogs her new cookbook--on The Daily Show.

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