Skip to comments.How much time have Obama's children spent with his grandmother?
Posted on 08/13/2008 7:20:15 PM PDT by airedale
On the news today I heard that Obama spent an hour alone with his grandmother at her place while the family was elsewhere. I know how much time my child spent with her grandparents who lived half way across the country when she was growing up (a lot. She spent summers with them for many years so she'd know them). The story got me wondering just how much time his kids have spent with his grandmother over the past years and of course by the end of this vacation. If they haven't spent much time with her you have to wonder why and her living in Hawaii at their income level isn't a good answer.
Perhaps Michelle does not get along with Mee Maw
Maybe Michelle’s family don’t want them getting to know a “whitey”, even if she is their grandmother.
Don’t try to inject traditional family values on a democrap.
Having children spend time with their grandparents is one of the most important gifts you can give to them (and to the grandparents.)
Hussein would not want his children to have to endure being in the same house with a white woman any more than the absolute minimum.
She lived to be a very elderly lady. Her father was a Civil War veteran - a Confederate captain of artillery. My great-grandfather died very young, but his father was also a Civil War veteran - a private in the Partisan Rangers. So I heard Civil War stories at only second-hand - how cool is THAT?
“how cool is that”
That is awesome.
Obama had to meet with his grandmother alone — he couldn’t risk having witnesses listening while he and Grandma got their birth certificate stories straight.
He hasn’t seen her in 18 months and he spends an hour with her? Wow, that was very munificent of him.
You're absolutely right. I was born in 1947, the last of four children. I never got to know any of my grandparents because they were all dead by the time I was born. Growing up on a street where many of our friends had their grandparents either living in the same house or next door, I always felt as if I had missed out on a very important part of life because I didn't have any grandparents like the other kids. I'm glad that at least my two sons had the benefit of knowing their grandparents before they passed.
That is very cool! Do you have the stories written down someplace?
It would be very weird (but not surprising) if the Obamas vacation in Hawaii and great-granny does not get to spend time with the kids every day!! If this story that “Obama spent an hour alone with his granny”) suggests that this is close to the extent of contact this week between white granny and her grandson’s family, well that would just be weird and disturbing. Might suggest that there is no relationship with the kids or Michelle, and that the main reason he is there is to go over or straighten out some of the cover stories about his identity and upbringing.
I never knew my great-grandparents (alas, even two of my grand-parents died before I was born) but it would be appalling to have the opportunity to know such a member of the family and the kids don’t get the chance or take the chance......
Of course! Wrote my thesis on their letters (and included a lot of the word of mouth stuff too because my great-aunt wrote Nannie’s stories down), and the letters themselves have been donated to a local university library.
Why would Obama’s kids want to spend time with their great grandmother? She is, after all, just a “typical white person.” And the kids were taught to hate such people by Mommy and Rev. Wright.
His grandmother is 85 and reportedly ill. She lives with his sister.
In all fairness, she may have dementia or something.
There’s plenty more to beat Obama up on besides this.
Ahhh, my mother in law...
Similar here being the youngest child.
I only knew one of my grandmothers, and she was pretty old and feeble before I became old enough to have a good conversation with her.
But with my grandkids, I make a strong point of being there for them and passing that intergenerational knowledge (and love) on.
Grandparents are (or should be) very important people for kids. One of the big problems with todays mobile society is far too often, kids and grandparents are hundreds of miles apart. They really don't have the opportunity to get to know each other. I am blessed in that mine are only a few miles away and I get to see them most every day.