By half time of last Thursday’s Rockets-Lakers game on TNT, Charles Barkley got word that a black man, actor Jussie Smollett, had hired two black men to masquerade as MAGA muggers, and had paid them with a check. For the NBA great it was too much and he told the nation “do not commit crimes with checks.” Late-night comics signaled support, but Democrats and their media allies weren’t laughing.
As the fakery unfolded, presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Kamala Harris charged that the attack on Smollett was “a modern-day lynching.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi called it a “racist, homophobic attack.”
On CNN, Van Jones was hailing Smollett as a “Jackie Robinson” type, ironic in that Smollett was hardly the first African American gay actor, entering the field long after Roscoe Lee Browne, Paul Winfield and others. After baseball, Robinson was also a highly successful businessman, and never involved in any scandal.
CNN’s Keith Boykin explained that Nazis march in Charlottesville, people send pipe bombs and white nationalists plot terror attacks. “When a story comes up however implausible it seems on its face, unfortunately,” he said, “we live in a world now where these things are even possible.” So as Boykin implies, the actual facts of Smollett’s case are of little or no concern. This dynamic is on display among prominent democrats.
Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren knows Native Americans exist, therefore she can claim to be Cherokee. As the Washington Post recently discovered, on her 1986 Texas bar registration card, Warren listed herself as “American Indian.” Yet, even after that, Elizabeth Warren is running for president of the United States, and no prominent Democrat charges that her fakery renders her ineligible.
In similar style, Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal knows that military combat veterans exist, therefore he can claim to be one. Blumenthal claimed he served in Vietnam but he didn’t In fact, as the New York Times, noted, Blumenthal obtained at least five military deferments, took repeated steps to avoid going to war, and took a job in the Nixon White House. For his part, POTUS 44, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, has been rather quiet about the fakery of his fellow Democrats, with good reason.
According to official biographer, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Garrow, “Dreams from My Father was not a memoir or an autobiography; it was instead, in multitudinous ways, without any question a work of historical fiction (Garrow’s italics).” The book “employed the techniques and literary license of a novel, and its most important composite character was the narrator himself.”
Garrow easily identify the Dreams character “Frank” as Frank Marshall Davis, because the former Barry Soetoro did so himself. Garrow includes the “Pop” poem but explains that “Davis’ Communist background plus his kinky exploits made him politically radioactive.” That is why Barry needed the “historical fiction” of Dreams from My Father, the back story about the Kenyan foreign student who supposedly “bequeathed his name” to the American.
A year after Garrow’s massive Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Iran deal promoter Ben Rhodes came out with The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House. The White House insider claims he read Dreams from My Father multiple times but fails to note that Garrow pronounced it “a work of historical fiction.”
Months later, in Becoming, Michelle Obama explained that the future president “sold his idea for a nonfiction book about race and identity.” No word that David Garrow proclaimed Dreams from My Father a fiction and the author a composite character. Dreams included more than 2,000 words about Frank, but the Communist goes missing in Becoming. And like Garrow, Rhodes, David Axelrod and POTUS 44, Michelle fails to note that, in all his writings from 1958 to 1964, the Kenyan Barack Obama mentions nothing about an American wife and Hawaiian-born son.
Despite Joel Gilbert’s Dreams from My Real Father, and Paul Kengor’s The Communist, also about Davis, few if any in the establishment media were willing to tackle the fakery. As the 2018 midterms approached, the “composite character” of the fictional Dreams from My Father was claiming “the character of our country is on the ballot” and the Republicans are “making stuff up.”
As Sharyl Attkisson showed in her 2014 Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, POTUS 44 referred to people who spoke “Austrian,” and placed Savannah on the Gulf Coast. Despite these and other gaffes, and his many lies, American comedians failed to kindle, intimidated by politically correct prudery. None of that squeamishness for Charles Barkley.
As a player in the NBA, Barkley didn’t care who he dunked on. As a television commentator, he’ll ridicule a “black guy” who pays with a check to have two black guys beat him up and. That same fearless spirit needs to target the fakers of our time, regardless of status.
Journalists, presidential historians and comedians of the world, arise. You have nothing to lose but your chains.
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