For the last five months I’ve been addicted to reading almost weekly interviews given by a mysterious man who calls himself the “White House Insider”. He says he used to work on Obama’s 2008 campaign and admits he thought then that Barack walked on water: “(During the campaign) he was remarkable to watch. He took the script, elevated it with his oration, left the crowds screaming for more, and then would do it all over again, time after time after time.”
But once Obama took office and revealed himself as a lazy Marxist more interested in putting a golf ball than working, the Insider got a real wake-up call. He must have been pretty disillusioned because after he left the White House, he started giving email and face-to-face interviews to an online reporter called ‘Ulsterman’ about the Obama administration. The dirt the Insider spills is pretty shocking: things like how Obama is doped up on medication for severe depression; how he’s alienating his Party by refusing to campaign for Democrats who voted for his bills; him being so scared of Hillary running against him in 2012 that he offered her the VP slot; and, finally, being so lazy and unfocused that Valerie Jarrett was forced to take over his duties and thus is now the de facto ‘President’. But the tales that shot my eyebrows up were the ones about the media and Michelle.
According to the Insider, he was stunned at how deeply the media was in the tank for Obama (“they elected him”). When the ‘God D*MN America!’ tapes first exploded out in the open, the Insider was positive it was “over right there” for the entire campaign. He literally couldn’t believe his eyes when he watched the media “provide cover through the whole thing. In the end, (they) said it was not a story, and pushed Obama to the finish line.” The Insider says no other candidate in history has ever been as protected by the media as Obama was.
The dirt the Insider spills on Michelle is pretty ugly too; she screams the “F” word at the top of her lungs inside the White House and bullies her husband so badly it was a red letter day when he finally stood up to her. But the worst story he tells is about what happened during a 2008 fundraiser in Virginia when he escorted an elderly white man backstage to meet her. When she saw the 80 year old sticking out his hand to shake hers, Michelle made a face “like she just caught a whiff of something that smells real bad” and shoved her hands behind her to avoid touching him. She spat out ‘thanks’ to the guy and than turned her back on him. After the Insider escorted the humiliated old man out of the room, he returned in time to hear Michelle laughing “Oh my God, I don’t think redneck is contagious but I wasn’t about to find out!”
Look, I’ll be honest – I’m like Fox Mulder in that I want to believe the Insider is real (especially when he tells me awful things about people I don’t like). But, for all that, these interviews still strike me as completely genuine. They’ve got a detail to them that smacks of the speaker having seen it happen with his own eyes, rather than hearing it second or third hand. His anger against Obama definitely seems real. Of course, I realize some of his predictions have been off (like when he insisted Pelosi wouldn’t be re-elected Minority Leader and instead she won in a cake walk); but despite all that, I still believe him. One of the main reasons I think he’s real is because I strongly suspect the Insider is Rahm Emanuel. It seems to fit – Rahm campaigned for Barack, served in the White House (and swears nonstop like the Insider) but most importantly Rahm has an ax to grind with the Obamas; which means he’d do a thing like this. But then again, that’s just my personal belief.
So, HillBuzz – what do you believe?
Abraxas in California
No. I don’t believe the “White House Insider” is real. It’s a narrative device the author, Ulsterman, uses to relate things that are mostly published here and there in other forms. There’s an 80/20 rule in play here…where 80% of what’s in those reports the author’s probably heard from various people in DC, who more likely than not read the stuff in columns like Lynn Sweet’s here in Chicago. The other 20% is educated guessing and embellishment.
There is no valid, real source I can imagine who would allow Ulsterman to do these write-ups of their conversations. For one thing, they are silly and stilted, and the “White House Insider” would not want to reveal information only to have it come to light in bad dialogue like this. The first time this was published like that, the source would dry up. If someone is going to risk being alienated from the Democrat Party, or worse, because he/she is spilling the beans like this, that person is going to want to be presented better than this.
That person would be doing this with a longstanding, professional, writer…not someone who crafts these little creative writing plays.
So, no, I don’t believe they are real, and I also no longer think they are all that interesting as their format is irritating to read. I do give the writer credit for captivating people. I know there are many people who enjoy reading them. There are also lots of people who enjoy tuning in to General Hospital every day. There’s nothing wrong with that, but that show’s neither “real” nor well-written either. It is just entertainment for people who like those particular stories.
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