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Free Obama's White Grandmother
Newsmax ^ | 3/28/07 | Andy Martin

Posted on 03/29/2007 6:50:58 AM PDT by meg88

Free Obama's White Grandmother Andy Martin Wednesday, March 28, 2007

CHICAGO -- If anyone else running for president locked his granny away and refused to allow her to be seen, would the media complain? You betcha.

But America's media have supinely allowed Barry Obama to pretend he has no white relatives. He has paraded his step-grandmother in Kenya, who never saw him until the 1980s, as his "granny," and locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet.

Now, the Chicago Tribune reports "the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available."

Is she sick? Not apparently. Bedridden? Hospitalized? Not apparently. She is the "Prisoner of Obama," and of Obama's racist myth that he is "Black" and not "Black and White."

What a disgrace.

And like whimpering puppies the media do not protest, complain or demand access.

Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]!

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Barack Obama is one of the most racist politicians in America today. And we let him get away with it. We are afraid to confront Obama's reality, so we pretend that reality is not there, even though it is staring us in the face. Anyone remember "Miss Lillian?" Or Barbara Bush? Or Bill Clinton's mom, drinking, gambling card-playing gal that she was?

Noone else but Obama could get away with pretending that his paternal grandfather's second or third or fourth wife was his "granny" when she wasn't.

Maybe that's the core of the antipathy between grandson and grandmother. Maybe that's why Obama's white grandmother is locked in purdah. She is offended that Obambi shamelessly highlights his black relatives in Kenya and, equally shamelessly, pretends his white relatives in Hawaii who actually raised him do not exist. It would hurt me.

No one could get away with pretending his white grandmother didn't exist except a media witch doctor such as Obama.

I have been attacking Obama for months because of his racist exclusion of his white relatives from the campaign trail.

We finally smoked out a picture of Obama's sister in the Chicago Tribune. She had said she was his "adviser" but refused to be photographed. Did she plan to enter the White house with a paper sack over her head?

But the "segregation" of Madelyn Dunham, Obama's white grandmother, and only real grandmother, has to be one of the cruelest and most mendacious political kidnappings this nation has ever seen.

Mrs. Dunham lives alone in the same apartment where she has lived for many years. Thus, it is reasonable to assume she is not incapacitated or an invalid.

Granny Dunham told the New York Times she was not well enough to speak, but in reality the Obama campaign maintains Stalinist "control" over potential interviewees. Obama's minions tried to control access to Obama's friend who was recently released from prison. Since he became a candidate for U.S. Senator, Obama has locked his white relative away in his racist closet.

Madelyn Dunham raised Barry Obama. It was probably her money that got him admitted to the prestigious Punahou School in Hawaii and paid his fees. Her efforts were formative, perhaps even more so than those of Obama's mother Ann, Madelyn's daughter. And yet Madelyn is being hidden away.

All because she is white and Barry Obama is a "black" candidate for president.

What a lie. What hypocrisy. What cowardice. And this man wants to sit in the Oval Office?

Ironically, locking Madelyn away is going to hurt Obama more with African-Americans than with whites. Whites delight in drinking Obama's Kool-Aid. Reason and reality will only gradually descend on them.

But blacks are a lot smarter than whites when it comes to slights, because they have experienced racial slights all their lives. Blacks know who Obama is, and they know how he is trying to "pass" and ignore his past.

During the decade when crack devastated the African-American community it was the "Black Grannies" who were and are the backbone of the community. These grandmothers helped stabilize disintegrating families ravaged by drugs. Black grannies will not like the fact that their white counterpart is being treated badly by Obama.

Black and white grandmothers? My guess is they will stick together on this one. They will be offended by the way Obama is treating the woman who really raised him and was the stabilizing factor in his life, Madelyn Dunham.

I repeat: Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]!

Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.

© Copyright, Andy Martin 2007


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: barakobama; dunham; election; nobama; obama; obamaiswhite; obamashame
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1 posted on 03/29/2007 6:50:59 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88

That's because he's trying to pass for black.


2 posted on 03/29/2007 6:55:40 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: meg88

I'm going to have to get the Tribune article to send to my Obama-loving Dem friends. They'll never believe a story from Newsmax.


3 posted on 03/29/2007 6:56:43 AM PDT by kellynch ("Our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves." -- Bernard Baruch)
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To: meg88

Tell me where I'm wrong (Like you guys wouldn't be happy to!). But wouldn't that be kind of a good thing for Obama? Maybe when they get behind the curtain, people who might not feel entirely comfortable voting for a black man might do so if they knew he was half black/half white. Does his true status make him a pariah in the black community? I'm confused as to what the downside is here.


4 posted on 03/29/2007 6:57:50 AM PDT by Hildy (Too err is human, to moo...bovine.)
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To: meg88
Obama has a black father and a white mother. The black father abandoned him and he was raised by his white mother. This may explain why he is trying to all black, all the time and attending a black supremacist church...
5 posted on 03/29/2007 6:58:12 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: meg88

Why, this would be like Bill Clinton locking away his black grandmother...


6 posted on 03/29/2007 6:58:52 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: meg88

"Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]! "

I see T-shirts and bumper stickers.


7 posted on 03/29/2007 6:58:54 AM PDT by Kimmers (Coram Deo)
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To: meg88
I thought we were supposed to celebrate our diverse backgrounds.
8 posted on 03/29/2007 6:59:11 AM PDT by oyez
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To: meg88

More from Hillary....


9 posted on 03/29/2007 6:59:24 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: meg88

The MSN will get to the heart of this mater. No?


10 posted on 03/29/2007 7:01:08 AM PDT by oyez
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To: meg88

I strongly suspect that the folks here at FR or hitlerys campaign will uncover the ole girl.


11 posted on 03/29/2007 7:01:32 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Paleo Conservative

hmmmm.....

According to Chicago Sun-Times.

She's black!

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/obama/32634,CST-NWS-obama18.article

Im confused.


12 posted on 03/29/2007 7:04:01 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: meg88
Well lookee what I found. The Chicago Sun Times has a picture of the so-called black step-grandmother in Africa and identified her as Dunham who is white.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/32510,obama-main081706.fullimage

I'd sure love to find out if it was a mistake, or if the paper was mislead.

13 posted on 03/29/2007 7:05:09 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: meg88


Maybe Barry just wants to wait until he's 100 for the truth to come out...
14 posted on 03/29/2007 7:05:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kellynch

Tribune article:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-0703270151mar27,1,7525017.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

All it says is that the Obama campaign refused to make her available. The rest is probably all made up by Newsmax and impossible to verify, so it's not usable in any kind of real world argument.


15 posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:05 AM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: meg88

Obama's Pretending to be Black is Nauseating. The Democr*p Party is too Racist to Ever Give the Nomination to a Black Man.


16 posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:41 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens
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To: meg88
Here's his mother and his grandparents. Uh oh. He sure takes after the white grampa, doesn't he.


17 posted on 03/29/2007 7:10:00 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Good question, I think we need to race this off to newsbusters.org. Was this a media slip-up, or did the Chicago Sun-Times get purposely misled by the Obama campaign.


18 posted on 03/29/2007 7:12:39 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: meg88
Family portraits:
Strong personalities shaped a future senator, Barack Obama


The 1960 high school yearbook photo of Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama's mother. She attended Mercer Island High School in Washington.


THE DUNHAMS: precocious, self-assured Stanley Ann (left); her impetuous father, who named his only child after himself; her mother, Madelyn, the quiet, firm influence in the home. Old friends say they see flashes of them all in Stanley Ann's son, Sen. Barack Obama.


A young Barack Obama is shown with his mother, Ann, in Hawaii shortly after his father, Barack Obama Sr., left the two to pursue his studies at Harvard. Barack's mother was given the name Stanley Ann Dunham because of her father's strong desire to have a son.


At his high school graduation, Barack Obama gets a hug from his grandmother Madelyn as his grandfather Stanley beams. His maternal grandparents raised Obama in Hawaii while his mother was living in Indonesia.

19 posted on 03/29/2007 7:12:40 AM PDT by BufordP (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: meg88

Sound like someone wants to "educate" the whites and the blacks. I'm not voting for him but I can understand asking any relative to not talk to the media. Also living independently, and privately, in your own apartment is not locked in a closet.
It would have been an interesting article , without the agenda hits.


20 posted on 03/29/2007 7:15:39 AM PDT by CindyDawg (Thank you, Lord.)
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To: 2banana

Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud. Would Dr. Freud please pick up the "white" courtesy phone.


21 posted on 03/29/2007 7:15:46 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: trappedinnj

His step grandmother is black. His biological grandmother is white. His step grandmother lives in Africa.

His biological grandmother lives in Hawaii and has said she is "overwhelmed" by national attention to her son. She has been interviewed in articles from her home in Hawaii.

If you were an elderly woman, would you be thrilled to leave a gorgeous tropical island to hit the campaign trail? Doubtful.


22 posted on 03/29/2007 7:17:17 AM PDT by Sols
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To: BufordP

Barack Obama poses at Columbia University in New York City during a visit by his grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham.
23 posted on 03/29/2007 7:17:20 AM PDT by BufordP (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: meg88

Newt is right he is the the "Therapy candidate" for white liberals hell bent for leather in their liberal fundamentalism.


24 posted on 03/29/2007 7:17:32 AM PDT by junta (It's Jihad stupid! It's the borders stupid! It's Political Correctness stupid!)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

She isn't in hiding. She lives in Hawaii and she has given interviews. She is not often seen with Obama because.. he's not in Hawaii!


25 posted on 03/29/2007 7:18:20 AM PDT by Sols
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To: meg88

This is stupid. The woman can easily make herself available to the press if she so chooses.


26 posted on 03/29/2007 7:18:50 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: meg88

She's apparently been found guilty of "Raising While White".


27 posted on 03/29/2007 7:19:40 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: meg88

Doesn't the actress Halle Berry do much the same ?


28 posted on 03/29/2007 7:20:10 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: BufordP
A young Barack Obama is shown with his mother, Ann, in Hawaii shortly after his father, Barack Obama Sr., left the two to pursue his studies at Harvard. Barack's mother was given the name Stanley Ann Dunham because of her father's strong desire to have a son.

Excuse me. The father chose to abandon his family to go to school? What a POS.

29 posted on 03/29/2007 7:20:42 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: ElkGroveDan

The beeb managed to figure it out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3977739.stm


30 posted on 03/29/2007 7:22:16 AM PDT by Sols
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To: Hildy
I'm confused as to what the downside is here.

Me too.

I recall some hedging in the Black Community over Colin Powell's status as "authentically Black" due to his Caribbean ancestry. Evidently that is being glossed over this time. But of course this is all about ideology: Powell was too conservative for most Democrats; Obama is 'perfectly liberal'.

31 posted on 03/29/2007 7:22:26 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: 1066AD

Her black father left when she was 4 so no, I don't think she hits the red carpet with him very often.


32 posted on 03/29/2007 7:24:07 AM PDT by Sols
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To: meg88
Check out this Chicago Sun-Times article where they try to pawn a bogus pic giving you the impression he's posing with his real Grandmother.


Barack Obama with his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Africa in 2004. Courtesy of the Obama family

33 posted on 03/29/2007 7:24:18 AM PDT by BufordP (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: Sols

Thanks sols,
Im picking up the pieces now. But it is interesting how the Sun-Times either really screwed up or got duped by the Obama campaign.


34 posted on 03/29/2007 7:27:30 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL...they probably identified the woman as his "grandmother," and the Sun-Times didn't bother to double-check before printing the erroneous name.


35 posted on 03/29/2007 7:27:42 AM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08! FReepmail me to get on the Newt '08 Ping List)
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To: BufordP

Newspaper fact checkers are terrible, news at 11.

BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3977739.stm
SF Gate: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/03/25/INGM1OIRNG24.DTL&o=0&type=politics
NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5718887

They all managed to figure out her name.


36 posted on 03/29/2007 7:27:53 AM PDT by Sols
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To: BufordP

She sure tans well when visiting Africa!

(See post #23.)


37 posted on 03/29/2007 7:28:51 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: CindyDawg

Presidential candidates in recent times have tried, with varying levels of success, to 'handle' their relatives. Jimmy Carter & Bill Clinton both suffered significant embarrasment at the hands of their immediate family members.

My guess is that the Obama campaign will engineer a 'coming-out party' for his family members. That way he will be able to spin the story a la Clinton's "Man from Hope" mythology.


38 posted on 03/29/2007 7:30:25 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Sols

When she won some award she ignored the white side of her family, it was pretty low class.


39 posted on 03/29/2007 7:31:28 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: meg88

"And like whimpering puppies the media do not protest, complain or demand access."

I completely missed this line the first time around. This is absolutely disgusting. DEMAND access to an old woman living a quiet life in Hawaii just because her son is a presidential candidate? That's so gross and self-righteous I don't know what to say.

What's next, hunting down and harassing his white cousins? Second cousins? Great third aunt 12 times removed?


40 posted on 03/29/2007 7:31:31 AM PDT by Sols
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To: Sols

Im guessing there's a little sarcasm there. Looks like "beeb" is just as inaccurate as Sun-Times


41 posted on 03/29/2007 7:32:31 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: meg88

"Quick!
All of the white relatives into the closet!"

Well, if THAT isn't racism, what it?


42 posted on 03/29/2007 7:32:34 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Hildy

The downside is that he's a sneak and a liar.


43 posted on 03/29/2007 7:33:16 AM PDT by bannie
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To: meg88
Most respectable Grandmothers I know, would kick his a$$ for ignoring his own family. Shame on him.


44 posted on 03/29/2007 7:35:01 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: bannie

That wasn't my question...my question was what is the downside for HIS CAMPAIGN for this information to become public.


45 posted on 03/29/2007 7:36:02 AM PDT by Hildy (Too err is human, to moo...bovine.)
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To: Sols

hmmmm..

So the mother abandons Barry for some stint in Indonesia and the father takes off for Harvard.

I can say I'm not going to vote for him, but for him not to be 100% really screwed up, getting a decent education, becoming a US Senator, you can give him some credit.
But it does explain the cocaine thing.


46 posted on 03/29/2007 7:37:57 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: Hildy; Tallguy
Does his true status make him a pariah in the black community?

Believe it or not, it really does. I read a very long article about this not long ago (I wish I'd saved the link, but I didn't), and how it's indicative of the complete 180 in the black community from the 1960s when they were ecstatic to have anyone even a "little bit black" (remember the old "one drop" rule?) involved in mainstream politics.

Apparently it's not so much a physical issue of "not enough black blood" as it is an issue of Obama not acting "black enough". A lot of black people seem to think he's some sort of "sellout to the white man" ... not quite an Uncle Tom, but just Too Damn White in his speech, mannerisms, dress, etc. And on top of that, a lot of black people, particularly in urban areas, despise that he's worked his way up in the political scene the "white way" (that is, starting out at the bottom and then seeking higher office the way everyone does in politics) instead of the "activist" way like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.

It's bizarre to think about, but it's very real. And I can't figure out how this stance can possibly help the black community whether Obama eventually wins or not.

47 posted on 03/29/2007 7:40:28 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War (My voting record: Rudy '89, Rudy '93, Rudy '97, Rudy '08. (Why not piss off BOTH sides?))
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To: trappedinnj

How is calling her his grandmother inaccurate? I thought you were talking about the name. Why would a "step grandmother" not be a "real grandmother?" Is a step father not a real father?


48 posted on 03/29/2007 7:40:34 AM PDT by Sols
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To: Hildy

I think it's because he's "playing black."

Maybe his thinking is this: Racists (and there are plenty of those--and they vote!) on either side of any perceived "color line" would not like him for any "impurities."

It's all just silly to thinking folks--but not all voters are thinking folks.

OR maybe he's just racist and hates his white ancestry.


49 posted on 03/29/2007 7:40:51 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Sols
This is absolutely disgusting. DEMAND access to an old woman living a quiet life in Hawaii just because her son is a presidential candidate?

You have never followed Presidential campaigns before have you? or the press in general? That's how they act. His point was that they are remarkably subdued in this case.

50 posted on 03/29/2007 7:43:26 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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