The Shadow Man

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.”
(Samuel Adams)

Why do the people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and who continue to support him for President now, care nothing about who he REALLY is?

I find it disturbing. Our country — our liberty — has been entrusted to a secretive man who has a shadowy past.

Here is a man who has barely even left a paper trail that could prove whether or not he is qualified for the job that was handed to him on a silver platter in 2008. That is strange on its own, but even more strange and appalling is the fact that his background means so very little to so many Americans.

Background checks have long been a part of the hiring process in the employment world. Sometimes they can be too intrusive BUT…not too many folks get a high-profile, well-paying job without presenting a detailed resume, proof of a college degree, a valid Social Security number, references by real people, a background check for felonies.

Some job applicants have to submit to drug testing and prove that they are US citizens.

Barack Obama has not had to do any of that. WHY??

There has been no evidence provided of what kind of grades he received in school (or for that matter, proof that he even attended school). He is using, with no explanation whatsoever, a Social Security number that was issued in Connecticut, a state he has never lived in.

The book that he takes credit for writing, “Dreams Of My Father,” is filled with half-truths. And he writes of a father who he never knew or had any personal relationship with.

He has never shown his passport to his employers (that’s you and me, by the way). He apparently travelled around in Pakistan when he was younger, but there is very little evidence, including photos, of what he did there.

He went by the name of Barry Soetoro for many years, but there is nothing on record to show when he legally changed his name back to Barack Hussein Obama.

He “says” that he is a Christian but he rarely goes to church. The church that he did go to for 20 years by no means espoused traditional Christian teachings, but rather, its pastor preached about black liberation theology.

When he lived in Indonesia, he was schooled in Islam. Islam is NOT Christian.

He barely has the patience to address the nation about Christmas or Easter, but when it comes to Ramadan time, he is right on it.

Supposedly he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review, but there is no evidence of anything that he personally ever wrote.

When he was in the Senate, he never introduced any major legislation and he voted “Present” 130 times.

Personally, I find all these mysterious gaps of a life to be very creepy.

Think about it. Most of us have cherished photo albums filled with pictures of our families celebrating Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. Where are Obama’s cherished family photos? Where is a photo of him graduating from high school or college or ANY school?

Where are all his old buddies from school? Where are his ex-girlfriends (or boyfriends)?


Here’s this guy who suddenly came out of nowhere (literally), grabbed the Presidential nomination away from the frontrunner, moved into the White House with his mother-in-law in tow and immediately stopped giving those “amazing” speeches the minute after he was sworn in.

What kind of “smart” guy has to have teleprompters for every single dadgum boring speech he gives? His head goes back and forth like a ping pong ball and his words are just as shallow as one.

Take a look at Ronald Reagan making a speech. Compare. Reagan knew how to connect with his listeners. Note how Obama doesn’t.

Who is this guy???

I can find nothing in his background that would ever persuade me to vote for him in 2012. That is because there is nothing to find! Zip…Nada…Zilch.

It is a privilege to be able to vote in the United States. It is one of the great gifts we have here.

But with that privilege comes the RESPONSIBILTY to learn about the people and the issues that are being voted on.

Ask Questions. Or at least TRY to truthfully answer this question: “Who is Barack Hussein Obama?”

©August 2011 by Phyllis J. Hanniver


About pjh95811

I am a writer and poet living in California. I love cats, dogs, nature, poetry, spirituality and the Pacific Ocean.
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