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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.
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That's because he's trying to pass for black.
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.
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.
Why, this would be like Bill Clinton locking away his black grandmother...
"Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]! "
I see T-shirts and bumper stickers.
More from Hillary....
The MSN will get to the heart of this mater. No?
I strongly suspect that the folks here at FR or hitlerys campaign will uncover the ole girl.
According to Chicago Sun-Times.
I'd sure love to find out if it was a mistake, or if the paper was mislead.
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.
Obama's Pretending to be Black is Nauseating. The Democr*p Party is too Racist to Ever Give the Nomination to a Black Man.
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.
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.
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.
Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud. Would Dr. Freud please pick up the "white" courtesy phone.
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.
Newt is right he is the the "Therapy candidate" for white liberals hell bent for leather in their liberal fundamentalism.
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!
This is stupid. The woman can easily make herself available to the press if she so chooses.
She's apparently been found guilty of "Raising While White".
Doesn't the actress Halle Berry do much the same ?
Excuse me. The father chose to abandon his family to go to school? What a POS.
The beeb managed to figure it out.
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'.
Her black father left when she was 4 so no, I don't think she hits the red carpet with him very often.
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.
LOL...they probably identified the woman as his "grandmother," and the Sun-Times didn't bother to double-check before printing the erroneous name.
Newspaper fact checkers are terrible, news at 11.
SF Gate: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/03/25/INGM1OIRNG24.DTL&o=0&type=politics
They all managed to figure out her name.
She sure tans well when visiting Africa!
(See post #23.)
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.
When she won some award she ignored the white side of her family, it was pretty low class.
"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?
Im guessing there's a little sarcasm there. Looks like "beeb" is just as inaccurate as Sun-Times
All of the white relatives into the closet!"
Well, if THAT isn't racism, what it?
The downside is that he's a sneak and a liar.
That wasn't my question...my question was what is the downside for HIS CAMPAIGN for this information to become public.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.