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Obama Overstates Kennedys' Role in Helping His Father
Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2008 | Michael Dobbs

Posted on 03/30/2008 10:26:28 AM PDT by Kleebo151

Addressing civil rights activists in Selma, Ala., a year ago, Sen. Barack Obama traced his "very existence" to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his Kansan mother.

The Camelot connection has become part of the mythology surrounding Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Caroline Kennedy endorsed his candidacy in January, Newsweek commentator Jonathan Alter reported that she had been struck by the extraordinary way in which "history replays itself" and by how "two generations of two families -- separated by distance, culture and wealth -- can intersect in strange and wonderful ways."

It is a touching story -- but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified.

Contrary to Obama's claims in speeches in January at American University and in Selma last year, the Kennedy family did not provide the funding for a September 1959 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the United States that included Obama's father. According to historical records and interviews with participants, the Kennedys were first approached for support for the program nearly a year later, in July 1960. The family responded with a $100,000 donation, most of which went to pay for a second airlift in September 1960.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; demlies; jfk; lyingliar; macacamoment; michaeldobbs; obama; revisionisthistory; stalinisttactics
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Looks like McCain will face one of two liars in November.
1 posted on 03/30/2008 10:26:28 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: Kleebo151

On page A01 of the Sunday paper!

Wow, that’s interesting.


2 posted on 03/30/2008 10:28:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
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To: Kleebo151

Juan McCain wants to run a “respectful” campaign, so he won’t use the ammunition Democrats hand him...


3 posted on 03/30/2008 10:32:14 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: FreedomPoster

I still don’t expect this lie to get much coverage. The media is in love with this guy. He gives them thrills up their legs.


4 posted on 03/30/2008 10:32:50 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: Kleebo151

John F. Kennedy’s Camelot.

BaracK H. Obama’s Buncha Rot


5 posted on 03/30/2008 10:34:38 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Kleebo151

The minimum prerequisite for being a politician, one must be a liar and a crook.

Other things like cheating on one’s spouse, being a sexual pervert, doing drugs, doing bodily harm to one’s opponent, etc. are added bonuses for the job.


6 posted on 03/30/2008 10:35:16 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kleebo151
Looks like McCain will face one of two pathological liars in November....there fixed it.
7 posted on 03/30/2008 10:39:42 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: Kleebo151

With all the thrills the dems are getting I sure hope Barry wears a condom.


8 posted on 03/30/2008 10:42:09 AM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Kleebo151

You mean “It’s not amnesty” McCain?


9 posted on 03/30/2008 10:42:10 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Kleebo151
Vice President Richard M. Nixon, determined not to be outdone by his Democratic rival for the White House, persuaded the State Department to drop its long-standing refusal to fund the program. The head of the Nixon campaign "truth squad," Sen. Hugh Scott, accused Kennedy of attempting to "outbid the U.S. government" in a "misuse of tax-exempt foundation money for blatant political purposes." Kennedy responded by accusing the Nixon campaign of "the most unfair, distorted and malignant attack that I have heard in 14 years in politics."

No bias in THAT paragraph!!! < /s

10 posted on 03/30/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151
Obama's Selma speech offers a very confused chronology of both the Kenya student program and the civil rights movement. Relating the story of how his parents met, Obama said: "There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Junior was born. So don't tell me I don't have a claim on Selma, Alabama."

After bloggers pointed out that the Selma bridge protest occurred four years after Obama's birth, a spokesman explained that the senator was referring to the civil rights movement in general, rather than any one event.

Barry Hussein O. is just as big a liar as Herself, the heinous and wicked.

11 posted on 03/30/2008 10:44:36 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151
Is it just me, or does Barry use the cue-word "folks" whenever he means "white people"?
12 posted on 03/30/2008 10:46:28 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: bannie

yes i think you are right.


13 posted on 03/30/2008 10:47:01 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Kleebo151

Oh yes. I almost forgot.

Being a drunk is also a resume booster.


14 posted on 03/30/2008 10:47:28 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kleebo151
Since as I understand it his daddy was already married to a woman in his home country how did he marry the Kansas girl?
15 posted on 03/30/2008 10:49:50 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: Kleebo151

Yes We Can lie to you


16 posted on 03/30/2008 10:50:26 AM PDT by montag813
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To: bannie

“Is it just me, or does Barry use the cue-word “folks” whenever he means “white people”?”

I had not thought about that. I use it all the time. You are correct.

Maybe I should qualify and clarify that next time by saying “folks of all skin tones/shades.”


17 posted on 03/30/2008 10:54:49 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kleebo151
Looks like McCain will face one of two liars in November.

It does not matter who wins the democrat primary. One democrat will face another democrat, and one liar will face another in November.
18 posted on 03/30/2008 10:55:20 AM PDT by John D
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To: television is just wrong


19 posted on 03/30/2008 10:55:59 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151

the dems are full of convenient lies.


20 posted on 03/30/2008 10:56:20 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Kleebo151

“I still don’t expect this lie to get much coverage. The media is in love with this guy.”

But you posted this from one of the leading Liberal MSM rags the WaPo. That’s major coverage by MSM.


21 posted on 03/30/2008 10:57:32 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
LOL! I say "folks" too. Maybe we're using code words without license!!!!


22 posted on 03/30/2008 10:57:40 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151

When the hell, are we as a country, going to be able to hold one election in this country WITHOUT having to drag the damn Kennedy name into it??? Crap, these dems bandy that name around like it’s the freakin’ golden ticket and they are at the gates of the Wonka Factory!!


23 posted on 03/30/2008 11:00:17 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: Kleebo151

Oh, you mean the polygamous, alcoholic, child deserting father that was obamas hero?


24 posted on 03/30/2008 11:02:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: bannie

“LOL! I say “folks” too. Maybe we’re using code words without license!!!!”

Man...It’s a wonder the Mods haven’t taken us behind woodshed.


25 posted on 03/30/2008 11:03:35 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kleebo151
I guess that the WA Post came to the realization that carrying water for Barack Obama wasn't exactly fair and balanced. This is very old news.

bama went on to tell his audience that the Kennedys -- Jack and Bobby -- decided to do an airlift. They would bring some young Africans over so that they could be educated and learn all about America. His grandfather heard that call and sent his son, Barack Obama, Sr., to America.

The problem with that scenario is that, having been born in August 1961, the future senator was not conceived until sometime in November 1960. So, if his African grandfather heard words that "sent a shout across oceans," inspiring him to send his goat-herder son to America, it was not Democrat Jack Kennedy he heard, or his brother Bobby, it was Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Actually, Senior was awarded an American sponsored scholarship in economics to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was selected by a former Kenyan cabinet minister, the late Tom Mboya, who was earmarked as the successor to Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first prime minister.

The presumption was that Senior would return to Africa and use his "Western-honed skills in a new Kenya."


26 posted on 03/30/2008 11:04:34 AM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: freeangel

You forgot “MUSLIM.”


27 posted on 03/30/2008 11:05:24 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151

I’m wondering when the press is going to report that Obama’s father had multiple wives. If Romney’s dad had been into polygamy, we’d have been reminded every day.


28 posted on 03/30/2008 11:05:51 AM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: bannie

lol, my nerd score is 85.


29 posted on 03/30/2008 11:06:21 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: rockinqsranch
But you posted this from one of the leading Liberal MSM rags the WaPo. That’s major coverage by MSM.

Yes, but it is only one MSM outlet. I predict it does not become a huge deal.

30 posted on 03/30/2008 11:06:25 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: Kleebo151
Oh, quibble, quibble by those pesky fact-checkers. Just when we thought it was the inspiration of Selma that caused his parents to copulate, a footnote says that he was four years old at the time. Now this mean-spirited attempt to spoil Caroline Kennedy's fantasies.
31 posted on 03/30/2008 11:07:19 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: television is just wrong

...and MY television is always WRONG!!


32 posted on 03/30/2008 11:08:27 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: Kleebo151
"Looks like McCain will face one of two liars in November."

As will his adversary....

All three are Liars, Corrupt, Liberal and unhealthy for the Republic...

Obama adds the "detractor" of also being a black racist with a suspicious Muslim background.

33 posted on 03/30/2008 11:14:38 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: freeangel
polygamous, alcoholic, child deserting father that was obamas hero?

Current description of the black American male. Hussein identifies with that....

34 posted on 03/30/2008 11:16:01 AM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: DTogo
Juan McCain wants to run a “respectful” campaign, so he won’t use the ammunition Democrats hand him...

You, on the other hand seem to be totally unencumbered by respect for anyone.

35 posted on 03/30/2008 11:16:31 AM PDT by ShowMeMom (America: The home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.)
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To: Kleebo151

The Soviets would add or omit politicians from group photos of Stalin based on whether they currently were in or fell out of favor with the Communist Party.

Obama has been caught employing a Stalinist tactic of historical revisionism.


36 posted on 03/30/2008 11:16:57 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: Kleebo151

I don’t know. They both were/are drunks.


37 posted on 03/30/2008 11:17:17 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ShowMeMom

As a presidential candidate, “show me” what McCain has done to earn a FReeper’s respect?


38 posted on 03/30/2008 11:20:55 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Kleebo151

the ABC News blog is now running the story.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/03/key-part-of-jfk.html


39 posted on 03/30/2008 11:24:44 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: Malesherbes

Tooooo bad the Kennedys didn’t provide money for MaryJo Kopechne and her family to be airlifted out of Teddy’s driving range.
Lew, in Ks.


40 posted on 03/30/2008 11:25:28 AM PDT by laterldf
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Also to razzle dazzle the public. I am just so disgusted at the whole thing. All show and no go is the key, and to be able to convince the public into beleiving everything they say. Quite Pathetic really. My God, what will be the future of all of us? In my opinion, it seems the body politic gets worse every cycle.


41 posted on 03/30/2008 11:30:12 AM PDT by waxer1
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To: television is just wrong

Obama didn’t mind throwing his grandmother under the bus. A quick trip around liberal blogs will show that they want to throw his father under the bus as well, blaming him for “passing on” an “inaccurate” account to his unsuspecting son.


42 posted on 03/30/2008 11:30:54 AM PDT by Kleebo151
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To: All

Anyone wanting to see the speech can look here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r-XG_VJZDw

He also says in the speech that his parents got together and had him because of the Selma march. Even though he was born in 1961 and the march happened in 1965.


43 posted on 03/30/2008 11:42:15 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: DTogo

McCain suffered under Communism while Barack and Hillary espouse it.


44 posted on 03/30/2008 11:44:46 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: waxer1

“My God, what will be the future of all of us? In my opinion, it seems the body politic gets worse every cycle.”

Yes. It seems to be that way, and I don’t know what we the people can do about it.

But our politicians have always been the garbage of the earth from early on. I wonder at some level if it isn’t the Internet that has finally exposed all of this political filth.

For example, without the Internet, a lot of us would not have known about all the filth that has been exposed in just the past couple of month not to mention the past 16 years.

Just my thoughts.


45 posted on 03/30/2008 11:55:07 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: pepperhead
Obama says what's convenient for the moment; what he believes the current crowd wants to hear.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993650/posts
Obama wants it both ways, has always wanted it both ways. Black and white, Indonesian and American, Muslim and Christian. He loves playing one off the other, using one to hide the other even as the traces of the truth may be assembled to reveal the whole cloth of deception and self-promotion he has been weaving so skillfully since his childhood. No wonder he is a man of change. He IS a changeling, a veritable chameleon, adapting and amending his life story to fit the circumstances.

46 posted on 03/30/2008 12:20:59 PM PDT by callisto (CONGRESS.SYS corrupted...Re-boot Washington DC (Y/N)?)
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To: bannie

cue-word “folks code word for crackers.


47 posted on 03/30/2008 12:36:27 PM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: Kleebo151

His lying knows no bounds. He & Clintoon are too peas in a pod. Both are ethically-challenged and morally corrupt.


48 posted on 03/30/2008 1:10:05 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Kleebo151

what a piece of work these dem candidates are.


49 posted on 03/30/2008 1:34:38 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Kleebo151
During his 1959 trip to the United States, the 29-year-old Mboya raised enough money for scholarships for 81 young Kenyans, including Obama Sr., with the help of the African-American Students Foundation. Records show that almost 8,000 individuals contributed. Early supporters included baseball star Jackie Robinson, who gave $4,000, and actors Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier.

You would think Obama would like to give credit to generous African-Americans (who were also ground-breakers here) in financing his dad's education, rather than the white elite.

50 posted on 03/30/2008 1:49:14 PM PDT by keepitreal
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