A few months ago, I was curious about Obama's vaunted academic record so I typed the words "Obama affirmative action" into my favourite search engine, here's the third hit I got, it literally took less than 5 seconds of research from this here barely sensate Canuck to uncover what the combined forces of over 300,000,000 Americans and media conglomerates with market cap in excess of over 9,000 dollars apparently could not:
"“I’d also like to add one personal note, in response to the letter from Mr. Jim Chen which was published in the October 26 issue of the RECORD, and which articulated broad objections to the Review’s general affirmative action policy. I respect Mr. Chen’s personal concern over the possible stigmatizing effects of affirmative action, and do not question the depth or sincerity of his feelings. I must say, however, that as someone who has undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career, and as someone who may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy when I was selected to join the Review last year, I have not personally felt stigmatized either within the broader law school community or as a staff member of the Review.”"
Barack Obama, Harvard Law Record, 1990.
There you have it in Obama's own words, that he " undoubtedly benefited from affirmative action programs during my academic career". Why the expletive doesn't anyone report this?
Further "research" totalling well over 4 minutes uncovered that in Obama's time as editor of the review he published nada, highly anonmolous and even unprecedented for an editor of the most prestigious law school publication in the world. While most HLR editors go on to clerk for supreme court justices, Obama obtained a fairly junior position publishing an investment newsletter on Wall Street, where he famously observed that he felt like a "spy" behind corporate "enemy" lines.
Many have made fun of Bush's intellect, some have even been banned from certain sites for it , but at least Bush released his grades and, I believe, military testing records, and they indicated an average to slightly above average intellect (and I never bought W's Forrest Gump schtick in its entirety; whoever said "never attribute to malice that which can adequately been explained by incompetence" was probably in on the scam). Anyhoo, the same can't be said for the current Affirmative Action Scrub In Chief of the US of A; he hasn't released his grades or test scores, he's written few if any legal briefs, he needed affirmative action to advance his career, and his off the cuff remarks (clinging to guns and religion? w the f?) make me wonder if he is a few community organizers short of a mau-mau.