Skip to comments.The Story of Barack Obama's Mother (pregnant & unwed)
Posted on 09/01/2008 10:28:31 AM PDT by joinedafterattack
On Feb. 2, 1961, several months after they met, Obama's parents got married in Maui, according to divorce records. It was a Thursday. At that point, Ann was three months pregnant with Barack Obama II. Friends did not learn of the wedding until afterward. "Nobody was invited," says Abercrombie. The motivations behind the marriage remain a mystery, even to Obama. "I never probed my mother about the details. Did they decide to get married because she was already pregnant? Or did he propose to her in the traditional, formal way?" Obama wonders. "I suppose, had she not passed away, I would have asked more." (from page 3 of the article)
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
Just wait until it hits the news about Obama using crack cocaine, buying cocaine for a gay man, and having relationships with gay men when he was State Senator of Illinois in 1999!
But not to worry, it will mean NOTHING to his supporters!
Does anyone know the story of Obama’s mother learning Russian in Kenya?
Maybe THAT will get him a ratings bump...
My understanding was that Obama’s mother met Obama’s father in a Russian class in Hawaii.
They most likely never married. There is NO record of their marriage — as I read in multiple places, and as you pointed out, even Obama claims to not be certain “about the details”.
Not to mention the “minor” detail, that Obama’s Father was already married, when he dated Obama’s Mother.
Obama is in no position to throw stones.
It will make some of them jealous.
So what was she doing studing Russian?
"[Ann] Dunham moved to Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied anthropology. There she met Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a graduate student from Kenya and the school's first African student, in a Russian class."
-Scott, Janny (2008-03-14). "A Free-Spirited Wanderer Who Set Obamas Path", New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-03-21.
From the Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2007:
"In a recent interview, Obama called his mother 'the dominant figure in my formative years... The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics.' "
Article: Barack Obama: Mother not just a girl from Kansas
From AsiaTimesOnline, Feb 26, 2008
Article: Obama's women reveal his secret
Excerpt from page 1...
"Naivete" is a euphemism for Ann Dunham's motivation. Friends describe her as a "fellow traveler", that is, a communist sympathizer, from her youth, according to a March 27, 2007, Chicago Tribune report. Many Americans harbor leftist views, but not many marry into them, twice. Ann Dunham met and married the Kenyan economics student Barack Obama, Sr, at the University of Hawaii in 1960, and in 1967 married the Indonesian student Lolo Soetero. It is unclear why Soetero's student visa was revoked in 1967 - the fact but not the cause are noted in press accounts. But it is probable that the change in government in Indonesia in 1967, in which the leftist leader Sukarno was deposed, was the motivation. ..."
From page 2 of 2...
Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. ...
Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.
There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world's biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis' cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power's portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech. ..."
Article: Obama's women reveal his secret
“So what was she doing studing Russian?”
I’d ask her but she’s dead.
He was very busy not paying attention to what Jeremiah Wright was saying at the time. You can only ignore so much stuff at any one time. Any more than the maximum would be above his pay grade.
I’ll buy the thought that radicalism was the raison de etre of his mother’s mental processes—but there is a contradiction in that and her marriages to TWO muslims, not the most liberal faith when it comes to politics or the place of women.
An inquisitive mind is often associated with intelligence. I don't think we have to worry here.
Barry needs to "man up" and tell the story of his own pregnant unwed mother.
Otherwise, we'll have to do it for him:-)
If Obama’s mother had aborted and not married the father than we wouldn't have the Messiah!
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