Big Media belatedly catching on to Obama’s phoniness


New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd stirred up something of a tweet storm in leftist quarters last weekend with a hit piece on Barack Obama’s super-spreader birthday bash, titled, without subtlety, “Behold Barack Antoinette.” The reference is to Marie Antionette, the soon-to-be-beheaded French queen who reportedly dissed the revolutionary masses with her classic brush-off, “Let them eat cake.” In reading the column, I found myself amused at Dowd’s discovery that Obama is “a diffident debutante with a distaste for politics.” Given the access to power provided by her lofty perch at the Times, I had to ask myself, “How had it taken her so long to grasp the obvious?” In comparing Obama to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s party-giving Jay Gatsby, Dowd writes, “Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him. One difference is that Gatsby opened his house to the uninvited.” Had Ms. Dowd simply looked at the cover of my new book, Barack Obama’s Promised Land: Deplorables Need Not Apply, she would have known that her thesis is not original.

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