As a teenager back in Hawaii, Obama hung out with a neighborhood friend he calls "Frank" in "Dreams From My Father." "Frank" was Frank Marshall Davis, a highly vocal member of the Communist Party, a rancid racist, a pornographer and child rapist. During college, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a college friend. In those years, the country was ruled by General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, a radical Islamist who actually established Shariah rule in the country.
What do these seemingly disconnected events tell us about President Obama?
First, they tell us that he always had -- and still has -- a tremendous love for Islam and radical Muslims. Obama famously described the Islamic call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." Traveling to an Islamist country would scare most people -- for Obama, it was like traveling back to his childhood. It's no wonder that Obama took the opportunity to bash Israel while in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week -- that, too, must have brought back nostalgic memories.
Second, Obama's childhood shows us that he was comfortable with militant homosexuals, black racists and communists/socialists, along with radical Islamists. That's an odd combination for a child, but Obama had an odd childhood. And that conglomeration of interests -- gay rights militants, black racists, socialists and radical Muslims -- now form the core of Obama's idealistic base.
Third, Obama's childhood shows us that he was always a narcissist concerned with his own power. Not only did he want to be president, he thought the presidency was all about him. Soldiers were there for defending him; businessmen were there for supporting him. Presidents were kings. That's why he wanted to be president.
Obama's perspective on the presidency hasn't changed. Soldiers are "photo ops." The media is there to praise him. Businessmen are there to be taxed, so he can name bridges and schools after himself and take credit for a phantom recovery.
People don't change. Obama hasn't since childhood. And the more we learn about President Obama's childhood, the scarier he becomes.