Barack Hussein Obama, Affirmative Action Incarnate

Although we don’t know for sure whether Dreams From My Father was actually written by Barack Hussein Obama’s mentor and friend, the unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, evidence accrues that it was not written by the Moonbat Messiah himself. Jack Cashill has gotten ahold of a letter Obama really did write to the Harvard Law Review extolling the virtues of Affirmative Action, to which he owes all of his supposed accomplishments. In it he proved himself incapable even of conjugating verbs:

Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review’s affirmative action policies. Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.

The response is classic Obama: patronizing, dishonest, syntactically muddled, and grammatically challenged. In the very first sentence Obama leads with his signature failing, one on full display in his earlier published work: his inability to make subject and predicate agree.

“Since the merits of the Law Review’s selection policy has been the subject of commentary for the last three issues,” wrote Obama, “I’d like to take the time to clarify exactly how our selection process works.”

Merits … has. Uncle Onyango speaks better English.

He had vindicated Chen in his first ten words.

Although the letter is fewer than a thousand words long, Obama repeats the subject-predicate error at least two more times. In one sentence, he seemingly cannot make up his mind as to which verb option is correct so he tries both: “Approximately half of this first batch is chosen — the other half are selected — ”

Another distinctive Obama flaw is to allow a string of words to float in space. Please note the unanchored phrase in italics at the end of this sentence:

“No editors on the Review will ever know whether any given editor was selected on the basis of grades, writing competition, or affirmative action, and no editors who were selected with affirmative action in mind.” Huh?

No wonder his college transcripts are a state secret.

Regarding Dreams,

Obama would finish his acclaimed memoir, Dreams from My Father, about four years later. Prior to Dreams, and for the nine years following, everything Obama wrote was … an uninspired assemblage of words with a nearly random application of commas and tenses.

Obama was later handed the title of Editor of that same Harvard Law Review through Affirmative Action — by his own admission. He went on to be granted the presidency in the same manner.

On tips from Fiberal, Manuel, Stop Arguing and Listen, and wingmann. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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