She married two foreign born men and chose to live much of her life outside the US. She had no problem shipping her son back to Hawaii to live with her parents.
It was at the East-West Center that Dunham met Lolo Soetoro, a student from Indonesia. They married March 15, 1965 and moved with six-year-old Barack to Jakarta, Indonesia, just after the unrest surrounding the ascent of Suharto. In Indonesia, Soetoro worked as a government relations consultant with the American petroleum company Mobil.] On August 15, 1970, Soetoro and Dunham had a daughter, Maya Kassandra Soetoro. In Indonesia, Dunham enriched her son's education with correspondence courses in English, recordings of Mahalia Jackson, and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. She sent the young Obama back to Hawaii to attend Punahou School rather than having him stay in Asia with her. Madelyn Dunham's job as a vice-president at the Bank of Hawaii helped pay the steep tuition, with some assistance from a scholarship.
In the 1970s, Dunham wished to return to work, but Soetoro wanted more children. She once said that he became more American as she became more Javanese. Dunham left Soetoro in 1972, returning to Hawaii and reuniting with her son Barack for several years. Soetoro and Dunham saw each other periodically in the 1970s when Dunham returned to Indonesia for her field work but did not live together again. They divorced in 1980 and she began using the name Ann Dunham Sutoro, with a western spelling of her former husband's surname.
Dunham was not estranged from either ex-husband and encouraged her children to feel connected to their fathers. Dunham returned to graduate school in Honolulu in 1974, while raising Barack and Maya. When Dunham returned to Indonesia for field work in 1975 with Maya, after three years in Honolulu, Barack chose not to go, preferring to finish high school in Hawaii while living with his grandparents.
Even if everything you say is true, it still begs the question. How doe D'Souza get lumped in with all of these faux paus RINOS such as Kathleen Parker? You didn't hear D'Souza buying into the Obama garbage back in 2008. He never declared he was endorsing or supporting Obama. In fact, the opposite is true. Therefore he doesn't deserve to be used in this article the way Cashill has.
I agree. I think Cashill's point was that many of the elite MSM conservative elites still have this idea that Obama is a brilliant intellectual who has some flawed views due to various sociological reasons. Cashill says they are wrong. Obama is a poseur and con man who lacks the intellectual gifts they attribute to him. He is really an empty suit who has acquired an academic pedegree that has yet to be exposed since we have never seen any of his transcripts, SAT scores, etc.