Public Trust: The Beltway elite mock critics who say the president's hiding his radical past from voters. They say there's nothing there, move along. But if there's nothing to hide, why is so much hidden?
And if the White House isn't worried about the public seeing another
side of President Obama, why is it trying to reinforce the image of him
as a post-racial, pro-American moderate with a slick new
Hollywood-produced 17-minute documentary?
The answer, of course, is that it is very much concerned.
The Obama campaign knows its carefully manicured narrative is wearing
thin against the drip-drip-drip of revelations about his extremism. And
it can't risk the incumbent being reintroduced to voters this election
as an untrustworthy imposter who's hiding things about himself and his
Indeed, these are things that must be hidden from the average voter.
They are unpatriotic and unelectable things. Things that would concern
any red-blooded American, if not the parlor Bolsheviks inside the
Beltway media and the Ivory Tower.
The videotape of Obama praising and hugging his America-bashing,
Constitution-trashing law professor Derrick Bell isn't the only evidence
that's been hidden from the public. A 1998 video of Obama praising the
late Marxist agitator Saul "The Red" Alinsky alongside a panel of
hard-core Chicago communists also exists. Yet it, too, has been
So has a 2003 video of Obama speaking at a Chicago dinner held in
honor of former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi. Anger at Israel and U.S.
foreign policy were expressed during the private banquet. (Continues here)