Skip to comments.Old papers tell different tales on Obama's past
Posted on 11/22/2010 12:00:30 AM PST by RobinMasters
Contributing to the impression of shifting sands in his official biography, two newspaper articles from 1990 apparently based on interviews with Barack Obama reported that the future president left Hawaii for Indonesia when he was 2 years old, not 6 years old, as he relates in his autobiography.
On May 3, 1990, the Associated Press widely published a feature story on Obama highlighting him as the first African-American named as president of the Harvard Law review.
"Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian," the Associated Press reported. "Until the fifth grade, Obama attended Indonesian schools, where most of his friends were the sons of servants, street peddlers and farmers."
The Associated Press article was widely published throughout the United States in newspapers that typically picked up and reprinted AP stories.
Here is the screen capture of the AP report as published by the Chicago Daily Herald on May 3, 1990:
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Just curious, but does Obama have any ties to the Lippo Group or the Riyady family (of Clinton Era infamy)?
Articles from 1990 cast doubt on president's 'official' childhood story
Unfortunately, since Barack (Hussein) 0bama has blocked all release of his U.S. passport and travel records, there is no public documentation of when he first traveled to Indonesia, or under what passport.
[Thanks again, onyx.]
Interesting to read that article again. Thanks, onyx.
First Black Heads Harvard Journal (Article from 04/17/1990 - Barack Obama)
The Intelligencer/Record (From Access newspaper archives) ^ | 17 APRIL 1990 | AP
Posted on 10/01/2008 3:38:21 PM PDT
“I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself,” Obama said in a recent interview. “I feel good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in this society.”
His passion is rooted in his background. He was born in Hawaii, his father an Oxfordand Harvard-educated economist from the African nation of Kenya, his mother a white anthropologist from Kansas. Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian.
Until the fifth grade, Obama attended Indonesian schools, where most of his friends were the sons of servants, street peddlers and farmers. Concern for Obama’s education led his mother to return him to Hawaii, where he attended public schools through high school. In 1983, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science.
At a recent meeting in a Harvard cafeteria, his affinity with the underdog was readily apparent. “I lived in a country where I saw extreme poverty at a very early age,” Obama said. “Parts of my family in Kenya remain very poor. My grandmother still lives in a mud-walled house with no running water or electricity.
“That’s who I am, that’s where I come from, not always literally, but at least emotionally.” ...
LucyT = look... this is not new info at all!
Whatta bloody phony!!! I wonder if he even believes this himself. He's a Soviet Union-era communist who believes "It's all about the poor," yeah, controlling them from your elegant dacha. He is the Anointed One and deserves all the taxes from the workers, while HE "solves" their problems from above.
And his history is filled with so many inconsistencies that who knows what even approximates truth?
Thanks - ‘tis okay, there is so much to keep up with, a refresher course is welcome occasionally.
He obviously does not believe in helping his own. His success has not helped to lift his relatives circumstances. Charity begins at home.. he apparently does not wish to help his own blood.. why would anyone believe he would care about helping them?
Interesting... This certainly sheds a little light on Ubama’s reparations agenda.
a lady nevers tell her real age
Don’t have the facilities to do this but;During his ACORN days in Chicago I’m pretty sure there’s a film clip of him participating at a (housing redlining) protest at a Chicago bank. It’s either the ABC or NBC affiliate ch 7 or 5. The Trib or The Sun Times might have a report of in in their morgues
Yeah. He did a real good job of that in Chicago.
Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."
This is what I expected from someone who seals his records and the rat media, along with the rat press, continue to get on their hands and knees to lick his boots. A complete phony. I wish we would just get the truth for goodness sakes.
Simple fix....The AP reporter was mistaken.