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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.
© Copyright, Andy Martin 2007
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?