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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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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

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 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


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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To: Paleo Conservative; kellynch

The article doesn't do a very good job of proving its premise.

I see no facts to prove that Grandma is anything but complacent. Maybe she doesn't want to have anything to do with politics?

I call them as I see them and this article is garbage with an unproven premise as laughable as an equivalent left-wing hit job.

Show me at least a smidgeon of proof.

51 posted on 03/29/2007 7:43:45 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (I don't care what side of the debate you are on: Weather is not Climate)
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To: Sols
How is calling her his grandmother inaccurate? ....Is a step father not a real father?

Most people understand the use of the word "real" to mean "actual" or "factual" when used in this manner.

Semantics will not change the fact that this woman was a wife of his grandfather rather than his grandmother.
52 posted on 03/29/2007 7:43:51 AM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: Sols; PBRSTREETGANG; pabianice; meg88

In know way do I agree with his politics but at one time I would have at least given him the benefit of a doubt for being a nice guy. Now, I just think he's a bastard, provided this article remains true and Madelyn Dunham is kept in the shadows.

53 posted on 03/29/2007 7:44:11 AM PDT by BufordP (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: Sols

"Why would a "step grandmother" not be a "real grandmother?""

Please tell me you're kidding me. In Obama's case, the "step grandmother" becomes the "real grandmother" when he's followed across the planet with a gaggle of photographers. This may not shock or offend you, but this is a pretty sad statement on his character.


Not the way this (or other articles) was written, not for the casual news reader. Everyone would assume that she (the Kenyan one) is the real grandmother.

54 posted on 03/29/2007 7:48:28 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: ElkGroveDan

I never saw John Edwards' mom.

How would you even know if the newsmedia was trying to contact her? Maybe every newspaper on earth has called her and she politely declines 99% of them? She did speak to a local newspaper in Hawaii, its not as if no one ever contacted her for an interview.

55 posted on 03/29/2007 7:48:38 AM PDT by Sols
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To: Sols

I find that an alarming article. It reminds me of why our founding fathers wrote the requirement to be born in this country for presidents. Yes, Obama was born here, but his relatives certainly want him to use his political positions to help their country.

56 posted on 03/29/2007 7:48:57 AM PDT by twigs
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To: meg88
Free Granny Madelyn Dunham [Obama]!

Now I ask you: Would that be a great t-shirt or what? :o)

57 posted on 03/29/2007 7:51:20 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame

Dont give Hillary2008 any ideas!

58 posted on 03/29/2007 7:56:40 AM PDT by trappedinnj
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To: msnimje

This is silly. A grandmother is a grandmother, they don't have to be your biological grandmother. They could be married to your grandfather or they could be the mother of your stepfather or they could have adopted your father but the maternal figure of one of your parents is your grandmother.

I'd hate to think what title we'd be trying to insist she be called by if she had adopted his father. "The adoptive mother of Sen. Obama's biological father.." is quite a mouthful.

59 posted on 03/29/2007 7:57:13 AM PDT by Sols
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To: Sols
I never saw John Edwards' mom.

Amazingly...she's black.

60 posted on 03/29/2007 7:57:37 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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