Skip to comments.Obama's related to WHO? You betcha!
Posted on 10/14/2010 5:03:51 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
NEW YORK And you thought it was strange to hear that Barack Obama was related to Dick Cheney. Well, betcha can't guess who he's related to now!
Yup the president has family ties to none other than Sarah Palin, according to the genealogists at Ancestry.com, a discovery the family history site made when looking for connections between political foes.
And that's not all Obama also is apparently related to radio host and relentless critic Rush Limbaugh. Might you want to reconsider some of your recent comments, Mr. Limbaugh, now that you're apparently family?
A genealogist at the Utah-based Ancestry.com, Anastasia Tyler, said Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor named John Smith, a pastor and early settler in 17th-century Massachusetts. Obama is related to Smith through his mother, as is Palin, Tyler said.
"Smith was against the persecution of the Quakers," Tyler said in an interview. "He was a very socially conscious man."
As for Limbaugh, he's also a 10th cousin of the president one time removed through a common ancestor named Richmond Terrell, who Tyler said was a large landowner in Virginia, also in the 17th century. "His history is a little more nebulous," Tyler said.
How do the genealogists come up with this stuff? Tyler said they start by picking the people they're interested in, then examine their family trees, going back further and further into history, looking for common surnames and locations.
In the recent project, genealogists looked at the trees of Obama, Palin, and Limbaugh but also a few others, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Fox pundits Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. They didn't find anything much with the latter three.
But former President George W. Bush? He's related to BOTH Obama and Palin, the site
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Well, look at it this way. You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, etc. By the time you go back 10 generations, there are more than 1000 people. At the same time, the population then was much smaller. The first census in 1790 found fewer than 4 million living in the US.
I take all this stuff with a grain of salt. They can come up with anything these days! Seeing how most of the Democrats are liars, I would not put it past anyone to “see” connections between people!
That is why obama is hiding his BC. His father was Palin’s uncle :)
We all have a common ancestry.
[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth.
Even I am related to 0bama.
I’m even related to the author of this dopey article.
I guess which one is the “black sheep of the family” depends on your point of view.......
The big news isn’t that Palin can trace her roots to Obama—it’s that Obama can trace his roots to Palin. Guess who’s the bigger story!
Who'd have thought it was through Obami's mammy?
Ancestry.com reminds me of the phony cote of arms scams that were popular some years back
The air is swarming with flying pigs.....
Live witnesses are in short supply.
The world is full of wood piles.
The ancestry traces are mostly BS. My wife claims to be related to a bunch of Kings and Queens of England. I, on the other hand, can’t trace anyone before 1920.
Perhaps I am unlucky, but some of the ancestry claims seem to be a big stretch.
What’s more important is Obama’s Marxist/Communist lineage and his Marxist/Communist upbringing. Both nature and nurture has produced the Dear Leader that we have today.
This exercise is to genealogy what "Dragon Riders of Pern" is to paleontology.
Dear Leader! There was a show on N. Korea that should be mandatory for all schools. It showed the end result of totalitarian Communism.
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