Skip to comments.'My failings as a father': Obama reveals how he regrets not spending enough time with his children
Posted on 06/08/2011 10:44:53 PM PDT by AZLiberty
Barack Obama has spoken about how he has failed to spend enough time with his daughters, despite pledging to learn from his father who left him when he was two years old.
The President revealed how he regrets how his work has stopped him spending more time with his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, as they grow up.
Mr Obama told how growing up without a dad made him want to be the best parent he could, but admitted that he had not been a perfect dad.
Father-in-chief: Barack Obama said he regretted not being able to spend more time with his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10. . . .
At times the burden of raising our two daughters has fallen too heavily on Michelle.
During the campaign, not a day went by that I didnt wish I could spend more time with the family I love more than anything else in the world.
Mr Obama said he regretted not being present because of his own experiences in his troubled childhood. I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old,' he wrote. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful mother, and caring grandparents, I always felt his absence and wondered what it would have been like if he had been a greater presence in my life. I still do. Mr Obama shared his thoughts on parenting with People magazine in an attempt to present himself as a family man as the 2012 presidential election campaign starts to gear up.
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Date nights, gala Motown celebrations, and, of course, the utterly important self-worship. . .
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 590 days as of June 9, 2011.
Don’t fret moslem.
After 2012 you’ll have plenty of time to read your kids bedtime stories. From the koran.
The ‘burden’ of raising their two daughters? Oh, that’s right. Babies are burdens.
There is a cure Obama,just one term.
I can remember my birthday party when I was 4 but nothing before that and I'm just a couple years older than Obama.
Let me guess: Is the solution MORE VACATION TIME at taxpayer expense?
and he is the biggest burden of all
Someone really did a number on him about what children are.
He is such a liar....his father left zero when he was zero....his mother went to wA or somewhere to go to school right after the birth..taking zero with her and letting some stranger watch him....He may not have even seen him at all when he was a baby (picture anyone??????) and now there is a question to the parents ever being married. What a complete fraud.
How can people listen to this joker.
A load of tripe.
I for one would love for him to spend more time with his daughters. All he has to do is resign and the time is there.
I hope he gets to spend all day and night with them in 18 months.
which Father would he blame, Soros Daddy, The Obama fake-o cover, Frank Marshall Davis......the list of possibilities is endless.
Exactly. He regrets the lack of time he spends with his daughters yet he is running for re-election to spend even less time with them.
This guy is un-believable.
with any luck, the voters will help him out with that on the next election
You have it right, (((fatima)))
Red Red Wine
How many hours does it take him to play 18 holes? Golf is a hard sport for young men with families, UNLESS they are playing WITH family members! He’s a selfish, narcissistic, and I can’t say what else.
We here at Free Republic pledge to help him have more free time with his girls in 2012.
Perhaps he should stay off the golf course and spend time with them. He is a selfish moron.
Yep. And Barack Sr. filed a change of address with the INS in Sept. '62 to Harvard U. so at best BHO Sr. left Hawaii when li'l BHO was 13 months.
How did this guy get elected President? It says more about our own stupidity as a nation than it says about this Obama nerd who would be lucky to be night manager at a Pizza Hut if not for his connections and skin color.
Thank you! Good night, Beautiful!!!
And I sincerely hope that Barack Hussein Obama lives a very long life (in spite of his chain-smoking, probable drug use and other habits frowned upon by actuarial tables). I want that American-hating, anti-Christian Muslim commie to live that long life in utter disgrace and complete humiliation. And, most of all, I want Barack Hussein Obama to live that long life in an orange prison jumpsuit where even his childlike mind will reflect each and every day on the unspeakable crimes he committed against our country during the one and only term he was in office.
And there will be great satisfaction for true American patriots when the usurper has to come to terms with this reality in the not-so-distant future.
Live long Barack Hussein Obama...and suffer every day of your miserable life!
It will be fine with me if he spends all his time with them, back in Chicago.
There are picture(s) of Obama I visiting Obama II when the latter was older than 2.
Considering he lives above the “family store,” there is NO reason he can’t spend a LOT of time with them. Instead, he goes golfing... There are other things he loves more than them, I guarantee it.
Never....never....have I heard a father say BURDEN...
The guy is a sicko....
By all means, he should resign. I certainly don’t want Oblahblah to feel bad. (sarc!)
You mean the picture of them together in the Honolulu airport when 0bummer was about 8? Sr. was only there for a few hours and that was the only time he saw his father since he was a baby and never after that.
He did say he supports abortion because he wouldn’t want his daughters to be burdened with children.
Yes, there is no evidence that I have seen that Stanley Ann and Obama Sr. ever lived together. And as others have stated here, there is credible evidence that she was living in Seattle when Jr. was a newborn. Jr’s childhood narrative is almost complete fiction... how the media can keep accepting his lies without question is beyond me.
I love how you mentioned golfing. Maybe if 0bama spent less time on the links, he could have more time with his children. Someone who seems to be on vacation every other weekend isn't suffering from a lack of time.
His “father” took him to a jazz concert when he was less than two years old? His father gave him a basketball for Christmas when he was no more than 17 months old? And he remembers these events?
Even when Sr. lived in Hawaii he didn't live with Stanley or 0bieWon.
all he has to do is give up golfing every week. that would be a start.
“Never... have I heard a father say BURDEN”.
That is an odd choice of word. Perhaps, “responsibility” is a word that I would hear but “burden?” Sometimes the word a person chooses gives you a glimpse into what they are really like.
Exactly! This is BS... 70 golf games at 5+ hours each is 350+ hours that he chose not to spend with his daughters. It is not his job that is stopping him from spending more time with them.
Maybe he should find something better to do?
We who actually pay attention can deconstruct this puffery for what it is. The question is, will his supporters see the disconnect between his words and his choices as to how he spends his time?
One can hope so.
Memorial Day was a perfect example of his priority - and the golf course trumped the girls.
Very few conservatives consider Time a credible publication. Might as well be the cover of Mother Jones or Soviet Life.
You gotta let go of those ‘70s assumptions.
He's too much of a narcissist to be a good parent.
My thought exactly...
He has (Muslim) daddy issues.
Which are part of the long list of things that make him wholly unfit for the office he holds.