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Ben Stein - We've Figured Him Out

Did Ben Stein write an article about 'figuring out' Barack Obama?

Published July 28, 2009


Claim:   Ben Stein penned an editorial about 'figuring out' Barack Obama.


Example:   [Stein, 2009]

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

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Origins:   Ben Stein, a lawyer by training, has also served as a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon, has to date authored sixteen books (both novels and non-fiction efforts), and continues to write editorials and columns for a

number of prominent publications. He is perhaps best known to the world at large, however, for his in front of the camera work as the dreadfully dull economics
teacher in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (and his similar role as the monotonic science teacher Mr. Cantwell on the TV series The Wonder Years) and as the keenly competitive host of the Comedy Central game show Win Ben Stein's Money.

Since 2002, Ben Stein has contributed occasional opinion pieces to the American Spectator. The item referenced above, entitled "We've Figured Him Out," is a column of his which appeared on the web site of that publication on 24 July 2009.

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Last updated:   28 July 2009

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