The new book about Barack Obama by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Garrow, Rising Star, has dropped some interesting tidbits about Obama’s life.
Among them was the report that he threw over a girlfriend who he had twice asked to marry him because her not being black might hurt his political chances. There was also the claim that Obama ‘considered gayness’ while he was in college.
Today’s revelation is fascinating and likely not to make those on the left very happy.
From Daily Caller:
Penned while the former president was a graduate student at Harvard Law — with the help of fellow classmate Robert Fisher — “Race and Rights Rhetoric” summed up the American mindset as “a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind.”
“The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American—I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”
Here’s Trump pledging to renew the American Dream, saying it is back and how it suffered previously, including under Obama.
Obama painting Trump as the desirable quintessential symbol of the American Dream is not something that the left would ever like you to see.
It tends to shoot down their constant effort to portray him as a racist amoral businessman.
Obviously if Obama was looking at him with admiration, he couldn’t honestly fit that portrayal.
It also may reveal Obama’s own desire on some level to be Trump, to have that kind of achievement.
The paper, interestingly, argued that black Americans should “shift away from rights rhetoric and towards the language of opportunity.”
If Obama had only taken his own advice, to make that shift and argue the opportunity of Donald Trump, he might have had more success in helping the black community.
Yet, he didn’t, he argued the race card at every turn and thus, his legacy is failure to deliver on any promises to black America.