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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  May 7, 2008
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A Bitter Black Firster as First Lady?

No comment would have been ladylike, but, after a few seconds of gesturing with her fingernails, Michelle Obama, long-time member of Trinity United Church of Christ, said, "I want to rip his eyes out!"

1984 Democrat vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro was correct (but not politically correct, of course) when she publicly stated that race and gender were helping Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. in his race against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination.

The North Carolina Democrat presidential primary results illustrate that very well: Obama won, 56% to 42%, due to hugely disproportionately high black support, but Hillary won by an even bigger margin among non-black voters than Obama won the primary.

In North Carolina black Democrats made up 35% to 40% of the Democrat presidential primary vote.

Obama won more than 90% of that vote, doing significantly better among North Carolina blacks than he did with South Carolina blacks (who gave him about 80% of their vote).

Conservatively assuming that the black vote was 35% of the total and split 90%-10% in favor of Obama, then Obama won 31.5% and Hillary won 3.5% and Obama's net black voter advantage constituted 28% of the total vote, or twice Obama's margin of victory.

Obama is hardly a post-race candidate, or a candidate who transcends race, although he has been vigorously marketed as such.

Reality: Obama's a candidate who (1) ran to the left of Hillary, (2) was the only black competing for the Democrat presidential nomination, (3) basked in positive media attention, (4) escaped significant scrutiny until he became the Democrat frontrunner and (5) benefited big time from being half-white as well as half-black and striking many non-black voters as a welcome change from previous black Democrat presidential hopefuls Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

As the results of the much earlier Louisiana Democrat presidential primary were being reported, Fox's Geraldo Rivera expressed disgustt with what he deemed racist voting. Exit polls showed Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. winning about 90% of the black vote and 30% of the white vote in that primary. Geraldo did not criticize any black voters for race-based voting, but fumed that Obama would be doing better but for WHITE racism!

On the latest Super Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton edged Obama in Indiana, the state Obama had called "the tiebreaker," 51% to 49%. Since Indiana borders Obama's Illinois and Obama had a solid lead in earlier polls and a black bloc vote, Hillary's victory is a signal that Obama's "chickens"--Trinity United Church of Christ's Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr., University of Chicago's William "I bombed the Pentagon and stood on top of the American flag" Ayers and "Bittergate" (Obama thinks Americans cling to "religion" and "guns" out bitterness induced by economic circumstances)--are "coming home to roost."

Obama became a serious contender for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination by winning the Iowa caucuses last January and doing so by winning whites who did not know much about him and assumed the best.

That showed that those whites were good-hearted, not racist, and the media was promoting the Obama candidacy instead of probing Obama.

Rev. Wright's incendiary statements and Obama's Ayers connection then were available for the media to report, but the media wasn't calling public attention to them, and the closed-door fundraiser at which Obama told San Franciscans what he really thought about religion, guns and small town America was in the future.

Would Obama have won the Iowa caucuses if caucusers had appreciated his relationships with Rev. Wright and Ayers?

No.

Obama would not have become a top contender for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination.

But the media loved the story of a rookie United States Senator with a black father from Kenya, a white mother from Kansas and an elite education at a private school in Hawaii, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School, a black wife who had graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and two young daughters running for President of the United States, even though he had no military service, no executive experience and little legislative accomplishment.

MSNBC's Chris Matthew told Obama's wife, Michelle, that she's a black "Jackie O."

That fits the Obama-bringing-black-Camelot "fairy tale" promoted by the pro-Obama media.

But Michelle Obama is no Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Michelle recently proved it again while being interviewed for a profile in The London Guardian.

Asked about her feelings about Bill Clinton's use of the phrase "fairytale" to describe her husband's characterization of his position on the Iraq war, Michelle initially responded: "No."

No comment would have been ladylike, but, after a few seconds of gesturing with her fingernails, Michelle Obama, long-time member of Trinity United Church of Christ, said, "I want to rip his eyes out!"

Only after seeing an aide giving her a nervous look did the foolish First Lady wannabe futilely try to back pedal, adding: "Kidding! See, this is what gets me into trouble."

Jackie was NOT known for gaffes, like Michelle Obama.

Last February, Mrs. Obama told a Milwaukee rally: "What we have learned over the past year is that hope is making a comeback. And let me tell you something for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment."

Jackie's daughter, Caroline, endorsed and campaigned for Obama, but she would not confuse Michelle with her mother.

Michelle Obama really meant what she said the first time, of course.

Michelle Obama candidly admitted in her college senior thesis, titled "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community," that she "would utilize all of [her] present and future resources to benefit [the Black] community first and foremost."

Jackie was not known for discriminating on the basis of race.

Apparently Michelle paid attention to Rev. Wright's sermons, because in her stump speech for the South Carolina Democrat presidential primary she characterized America as "just downright mean" and divided and the American people as "guided by fear" and cynicism.

"We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day," Michelle told churchgoers in that primary state. "Folks are just jammed up, and it's gotten worse over my lifetime."

Rev. Wright and Ayers are not Obama's only problematic associations.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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