In a world where Liberalism seeks inequality through ethnicity, Obama has figured out how to play his cards. Perhaps part of the reason why Obama took so long to find his birth certificate is because he was making millions of dollars on book sales. The books were advertised as being written by Barack Obama, the “first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review” and “…born in Kenya…”.
Obama’s literary agent kept this bio until two months after Obama declared that he was running for President. Then the bio suddenly changed to “…born in Hawaii…”.
As a story teller, Obama is a master. He told a made up story many times on the campaign trail about his Grandmother dying of cancer and fighting with the insurance companies. His girlfriend from his book turned out to be a “composite”. In other words, he had a lot of girlfriends and turned them all into one nice love story for his biography. In all honesty, it’s no surprise the media doesn’t know who Obama is. He doesn’t seem to either.
What does it say about a President that lies about his heritage in order to sell his books? In this case it is simply more proof of a pattern. Whether it is paying his pastor to shut up or asking the Russian to play ball until after the election, Obama is beginning to resemble a Machiavellian liar who will say whatever it takes to advance his agenda.
However, even beyond that is what appears meaningful to the liberal. Just as Elisabeth Warren decided to assume the label of Cherokee in order to advance her career, Obama went from a half-white American born in Hawaii to a half-black African born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. That’s a diversity product that will sell. In fact many rich white liberals might buy his book just to assuage their guilt over their own perceived racism. Obama knew his audience.
This is not representative of America. In most of America, people who lie on resumes or pay money to cover up their associations get fired. People who lie about their ethnicity to get a job or sell books generally aren’t very well respected. Most Americans though don’t have a complicit media all to happy to turn a blind eye.