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  •  Very true (4+ / 0-)

    I just highlighted this because it dismantles one of the pillars of the "Obama is really a moron" myth, namely the one that Obama is an affirmative action case, and that previously hidden revelations about the young Obama would prove this somehow.  Clearly as the letters Obama wrote that are cited in the Maraniss book show, the young Obama already possessed extraordinary intelligence, writing and analytic ability.  One can see that Obama was fully capable of making it big on his merit and talent alone.  It just hammers one more nail into this pernicious meme of Obama as affirmative action moron that right wingers have tried to perpetuate, with some success I must admit among our esteemed political media.

    "Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in the spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by puakev on Thu May 03, 2012 at 01:11:03 PM PDT

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