Okay, so this guy (A+ nom de plume: Spengler) is getting some attention because of the following  paragraph, most specifically the way he casually adopts the Ayers/Dreams hypothesis as well established.

It now seems well established that his autobiography Dreams of My Father was ghost-written by the former Weatherman Bill Ayers, now a professor of education in Chicago. Long rumored, this allegation is confirmed by celebrity journalist Christopher Anderson in his new book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage. Jack Cashill at the American Thinker has been on this trail for a year, comparing Ayers’ attributed writing to Dreams, and in my view made a strong case even before Anderson’s book appeared.

(And by-the-by and parenthetically and all that, doesn’t it seem that Barack Obama is able to get away, time and again, with the political equivalent of the Balloon Boy story. And nobody in the MSM thinks to hit him with any –let alone a steady stream of– pointed questions.)

Back to this Spengler guy. In the piece quoted above, he also throws off more than a few other provocative ideas. For instance:

The difference between this administration and every other administration I have observed is that there appears to be no staff work, no departmental effort, no National Security Council – nothing but President Barack Obama. Obama’s penchant for policy czars has become the source of continuing controversy, with his opponents at Fox News and elsewhere complaining he has bypassed cabinet departments (whose senior staff require senate confirmation) in favor of 29 “policy czars” who report directly to him…

The reason for Obama’s peculiar mode of governance, though, may have less to do with his apparent narcissism than with his objectives. It is a credible hypothesis that this president holds views that he cannot easily share, even with his own staff. As he told the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, he truly wants a world without superpowers: “In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed.”

Say again? It is a credible hypothesis that this president holds views that he cannot easily share, even with his own staff.


What it’s worth, I’d recommend the whole piece.


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