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Who Was Barack Obama’s Father?
NEWSWEEK ^ | July 11, 2011 | by Andrew Romano

Posted on 07/11/2011 6:41:08 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

To read Sally H. Jacobs’s new biography of Barack Hussein Obama Sr. is to realize that his son, the president, spent much of his life reaching for a shadow he was lucky never to catch. Early in The Other Barack, a childhood playmate recalls how Obama Sr. would frequently snap at him and shout, “You don’t know what you are talking about.” A few chapters later, the editor of the University of Hawaii literary magazine describes Obama Sr. barreling into his office, unprovoked, to declare that a particular poem wasn’t “worth a damn.” Back in Nairobi, says one government official, Obama Sr. would “slam his fist on the table” and claim that a rival “knows nothing about math or economics”; he would go on to describe other colleagues as “intellectual dwarfs.” As college friend and current Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie tells Jacobs, Obama Sr. could never “contain his irritation with people who were not as facile as he, and he did not hesitate to say so.”

The president, of course, has a healthy ego. But this is something else. Every shred of available evidence—which Jacobs, a veteran reporter, spent two years and 75,000 miles of intercontinental travel ably assembling—suggests that the senior Obama was an unmitigated jerk: a coxcombish souse who forced friends to cover his abundant bar tabs and repeatedly broke his legs in boozy car crashes; an uncooperative contrarian who was promptly fired from, or sidelined at, every job he ever had; a compulsive philanderer who ditched his first wife, Kezia Nyandega, when he moved to America, abandoned the president’s mother, Ann Dunham, when he left Hawaii for Harvard, and lured his third wife, Ruth Baker, to Kenya only to beat, berate, and cheat on her.

And yet, if Obama Sr. were only a jerk, there wouldn’t be...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


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A new book reveals him, warts and all, as a man his son would not become.(barf)
1 posted on 07/11/2011 6:41:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: LucyT

pingaling for you


2 posted on 07/11/2011 6:43:03 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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To: Fred Nerks

bfl


3 posted on 07/11/2011 6:44:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Fred Nerks

Janet Reno?


4 posted on 07/11/2011 6:44:49 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Fred Nerks
Who Was Barack Obama’s Father?

"Oh, I don't know. Could it be, maybe . . . SATAN?"

5 posted on 07/11/2011 6:49:15 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Fred Nerks

commie paul robeson is dunham’s father, obama sr was a stand in..
http://www.google.com/search?q=paul+robeson&hl=en&biw=792&bih=339&prmd=ivnsob&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=X6QbTpOXNYfw0gHC3LzQBw&sqi=2&ved=0CEAQsAQ


6 posted on 07/11/2011 6:49:53 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Fred Nerks
Like the president, Obama Sr. was also a brilliant, ambitious idealist who overcame the limited circumstances of his background to attend the best schools in the world, then set out to participate in a moment of vast political promise. That he failed so spectacularly, and that his son succeeded, says a lot about the qualities of character that can distinguish a leader from a lout.

They only thing Zero is succeeding at is dismantling America and turning it into a Third World country.

7 posted on 07/11/2011 6:51:18 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Why did the word “acorn” just pop into my mind?


8 posted on 07/11/2011 6:57:44 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support the troops. Every Friday night at Walter Reed.)
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To: Fred Nerks

9 posted on 07/11/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fred Nerks

A sob story should work for one desperate re-election? Don’tcha think? /s


10 posted on 07/11/2011 7:02:17 PM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: AGreatPer
Why did the word “acorn” just pop into my mind?

Because it was appropriate and it applies.

11 posted on 07/11/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: RitaOK
A sob story should work for one desperate re-election?

The only thing missing were the violins.

12 posted on 07/11/2011 7:06:09 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: Fred Nerks

13 posted on 07/11/2011 7:14:50 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: Charles Henrickson

Who Was Barack Obama’s Father?

“Oh, I don’t know. Could it be, maybe . . . SATAN?”


BINGO!


14 posted on 07/11/2011 7:18:52 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Fred Nerks

Who, in the hell knows who Stanley Ann’s “Baby Daddy” Was, as she was not real picky it would seem!


15 posted on 07/11/2011 7:24:41 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Dogbert41

16 posted on 07/11/2011 7:29:02 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: biggredd1
Robeson, LEFT, Class of 1919

WIKI EXCERPT:

Health breakdown (1961–1965)In spring of 1961, Robeson again traveled to the Soviet Union, his last visit there. During an uncharacteristically wild party in his Moscow hotel room, he locked himself in his bedroom and attempted suicide by cutting his wrists.[189] Three days later, while under Soviet medical care, he told his son that he felt extreme paranoia, thought that the walls of the room were moving and, overcome by a powerful sense of emptiness and depression, tried to take his own life.[190]

Robeson stayed at the Barvikha Sanatorium until September 1961, when he left Moscow for London. There his depression re-emerged, and after another period of recuperation in Moscow, he returned to London. Three days after arriving back he became suicidal and suffered a panic attack while passing the Soviet Embassy.[191] He was admitted to The Priory hospital, where he underwent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and was given heavy doses of drugs for nearly two years, with no accompanying psychotherapy.[192]

17 posted on 07/11/2011 7:29:02 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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To: Fred Nerks

“The president, of course, has a healthy ego.”

Healthy? Oh really.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 7:34:59 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Fred Nerks
The only thing I'll say in defense of our POTUS is he doesn't seem to share his dad's philandering drunkenness and seems to be a devoted father.

Reagan's dad was no prize either, but he overcame a crummy childhood and became the greatest President of the 20th century. But Reagan LOVED this country and wanted it to succeed no matter what.

19 posted on 07/11/2011 7:35:39 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Fred Nerks

Wow, we now know more about Obama’s father than we know about Obama himself.

I find this comment by John at the article source interesting:

“I love this, but two questions come to mind:

1) isn’t it amazing that the Left worships “Dreams From My Father”, yet this is the first time - in over 3 years - that we’ve even learned a little about who his father was, never mind what his dreams were.

2) This sentence: “Unlike his father, the president is a committed family man who rarely drinks, who never loses his cool, who values pragmatism over idealism, who prefers consensus to conflict, and who has mastered the art of working within the system.”

Wow, that contradicts almost every bit of actual evidence we have. Especially the drunken part. Not only can you read Dreams From My Father and he talks quite a bit about drug and alcohol usage... apparently, there’s been some issues with the Wednesday Night After Work Cocktail Parties. In at least two occasions, Da Prez has gotten so incredibly drunk and violent, he’s actually had to be removed from by the Secret Service. Wow, that must’ve been awkward. Just wait until the books come out - after 2012, that is.”


20 posted on 07/11/2011 7:43:42 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: biggredd1

Paul Robeson was old enough to be Obama’s great grandfather! Do you mean Frank Marshall Davis (a little younger than Robeson) who did spend time with O?


21 posted on 07/11/2011 7:59:01 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Fred Nerks; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Plummz; Bikkuri; Fantasywriter; ColdOne; ...
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Who Was Barack 0bumma’s Father?

. . . . Check out article, then read # 1 through # 20. Interesting comments.

Thanks, Fred Nerks. Just yesterday I was reading about Paul Robeson.

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22 posted on 07/11/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT by LucyT
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. . . . . . Paul Robeson, 1942:


23 posted on 07/11/2011 8:04:08 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
. . . . . Paul Robeson:


24 posted on 07/11/2011 8:07:13 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Fred Nerks

Stanley Armour Dunham

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TahXQ2WiF0s/SRCK27UwDlI/AAAAAAAAHQY/ATtVOY36wug/s400/06+Barack+Obama+Family+Photos.jpg


25 posted on 07/11/2011 8:10:33 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Fred Nerks


26 posted on 07/11/2011 8:13:21 PM PDT by hamboy (For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?)
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To: hamboy

It wasn’t either of the two guys on the bottom.


27 posted on 07/11/2011 8:15:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: hamboy

"Frank Marshall Davis . . . Barack Obama, Sr. . . . Malcolm X . . .
Will the REAL father of 'Barack Obama' please stand up?"

28 posted on 07/11/2011 8:22:36 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (To Tell the Truth to Power.)
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To: Auntie Mame
Wow, we now know more about Obama’s father than we know about Obama himself.

IF, in fact, that is his father.

29 posted on 07/11/2011 8:25:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Cheetahcat

30 posted on 07/11/2011 8:27:18 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Fred Nerks

As they say the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 8:27:47 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Auntie Mame

Source on the Wednesday night drunkenness rumors?


32 posted on 07/11/2011 8:29:19 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: aruanan


33 posted on 07/11/2011 8:32:28 PM PDT by hamboy (For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?)
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To: Fred Nerks

It’s starting to feel like masochism to expose myself to any more of this Obama “lore.”


34 posted on 07/11/2011 8:36:25 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Charles Henrickson

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 07/11/2011 8:37:25 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Wow, a veritable pr-ck off the old c-ck.


36 posted on 07/11/2011 8:37:42 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: hamboy
Is that his father? I doubt it but it sure looks like his wife beard.
37 posted on 07/11/2011 8:37:55 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: aruanan

Why do you think it wasn’t Malcom X?

Next question:

Who’s his mother.


38 posted on 07/11/2011 8:47:47 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: mojitojoe

I was wardriving and forgot to put “whoa!” Definitely not the father, bottom right corner has exclamation point...


39 posted on 07/11/2011 8:59:07 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: LucyT

The author of the book isn’t REALLY asking WHO his father WAS, the title is misleading...she assumes his father was the son-of-a-kenyan-goat-herder - the review makes it clear what the author is trying to tell us; his background, his history, his behaviour.

In contrast to his ‘brilliant son’ - therefor the barf alert.


40 posted on 07/11/2011 9:04:00 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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I don't know if someone photoshopped malcolm-style glasses onto Barry or if Barry was just clowning around one day with glasses... but it sure looks like Malcolm could be the daddy!


41 posted on 07/11/2011 9:14:10 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Fred Nerks

42 posted on 07/11/2011 9:18:28 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Fred Nerks

In the Barack’s Papa Sweepstakes, my vote is for William Blythe Klintoon Senior


43 posted on 07/11/2011 9:21:57 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Auntie Mame
...Just wait until the books come out - after 2012, that is.”

I often wonder if zero can afford to let that happen?

44 posted on 07/11/2011 9:22:08 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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To: Future Useless Eater

The glasses are a clever photoshop, look at the reflection on the lenses...But MX has my vote!


45 posted on 07/11/2011 9:25:18 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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To: little jeremiah
Who is his mother?

Well, Oprah is too young,

Whoopi is not really female,

I'm guessing the sow was ...

Nanzi Pelosi.

Her eyes look like his ears.

46 posted on 07/11/2011 9:30:19 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Cheetahcat
Who, in the hell knows who Stanley Ann’s “Baby Daddy” Was, as she was not real picky it would seem!

Well, she wasn't too keen on white Christians. But anybody else. . . .

47 posted on 07/11/2011 9:30:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Future Useless Eater

Zero even talks like MX and has similar mannerisms. People have said that maybe he studied up on MX. But blood relatives, even ones who have not lived together, often have similar mannerisms and speech patterns.

I am sure MX is the bio-dad.

Now the question should be, who’s the mother.


48 posted on 07/11/2011 9:44:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Future Useless Eater
I copy and paste the whole page...

http://3rdeyedrops.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/untitled/

Untitled

JULY 6, 2010 BY 3RDEYEDROPS LEAVE A COMMENT






who looks more alike to you



Malcolm 6’3

Obama 6’2

Barack senior 5’8

Someone betta Call Maury


49 posted on 07/11/2011 9:51:56 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: little jeremiah
"Zero even talks like MX and has similar mannerisms. People have said that maybe he studied up on MX. But blood relatives, even ones who have not lived together, often have similar mannerisms and speech patterns.

How right you are. My brothers wife divorced him when his son was like 3 yrs old. My brother never saw him until he was in his 30's or older. Neither did I, but when I saw him he had exactly the same mannerisms as his father, my brother.

I vote for Malcolm X as Obama's father also.

50 posted on 07/11/2011 10:50:21 PM PDT by Spunky ( “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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