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Leading Republican claims Barack Obama grew up in Kenya (uh oh, Huck)
The Telegraph ^ | 3-2-11

Posted on 03/01/2011 6:54:59 PM PST by STARWISE

A possible Republican presidential candidate suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama's childhood in Kenya shaped his world-view – even though Mr Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a New York radio station on Monday that Mr Obama's youth led him to resent the West, which he said explains why Mr Obama's foreign policy differs so greatly from that of his predecessors.

"One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, (is) very different than the average American," Mr Huckabee said, pointing to Mr Obama's decision in 2009 to return a bust of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buhbye; certifigate; huckabee; kenya; obama
Spokesman says Huckabee 'simply misspoke' about Obama's childhood

In a radio interview, potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Barack Obama grew up in Kenya with his father and grandfather. A spokesman for the former Arkansas governor says he made a simple mistake

1 posted on 03/01/2011 6:55:05 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...

Stepped in it ....Ping!


2 posted on 03/01/2011 6:56:17 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

When was Huck a “leading Republican”?


3 posted on 03/01/2011 6:56:33 PM PST by mnehring
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To: STARWISE

Easy for him to claim that even though Obummer grew up there doesn’t mean that he was ‘born’ there!


4 posted on 03/01/2011 7:00:00 PM PST by freejohn
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To: STARWISE
I am so torn... I can't figure out which one is better... help me FReepers:

Face palm

Or

Ingenuity or

Walken Bitch Slap

Is it #1, 2 or 3? All the above?
5 posted on 03/01/2011 7:01:15 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: STARWISE
It will be interesting to watch the media reaction. What would happen if Gov. Palin had made such a mistake?
6 posted on 03/01/2011 7:04:37 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Danae

And, from the other side of his mouth:

Mike Huckabee full of love for President Barack Obama
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 2/28/11

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Excerpt:

Mike Huckabee is going against the grain of conservative pundits and potential 2012 rivals who are merciless in attacking the Obamas, taking a softer tack as he defends the first couple on issues like healthy eating and the president’s citizenship.

While conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh trashed First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating initiative — one of her few forays into public policy — as an effort to have a government-run food program, Huckabee went the other way.

“I do not think she’s out there advocating that the government take over our dinner plates,” Huckabee, who’s been open about his own battles with weight and diabetes, said last week. “In fact, she’s not. She’s been criticized unfairly by a lot of my fellow conservatives.”

On the so-called birther issue, Huckabee described doubts over the president’s citizenship as an “obsession” and a “waste of time.”

And he yoked debate over the president’s religion at conservative fringes to the attacks Obama faced in 2008 regarding his flame-throwing former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

“If people went back and heard every sermon I heard when I was a little kid and some of the more fundamentalist pastors were yelling from the pulpit at me, if they took every one of those sermons and lifted out of them certain phrases and things, it could be scandalous, but only out of the context of the bigger picture,” he told Christianity Today.

Huckabee has also said the Obamas provide a model of a good family, and has lauded the president as a loving father and husband.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50305.html#ixzz1FPXOE9tg

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50305.html#ixzz1FPWx1vlr


7 posted on 03/01/2011 7:06:15 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

In what sense is Huck a “leading Republican” (except in polls for possible GOP presidential candidates). This looks almost like an attempt to tar the whole GOP as stupid, when it’s more like a herd of independent cats that don’t regiment themselves about what to think.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 7:07:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Rational Thought

It’s funny to watch this because Huck is one of the ‘Media’s picks’.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 7:09:43 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Exactly. Bet it won’t get much play at all.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 7:10:51 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: STARWISE
“If people went back and heard every sermon I heard when I was a little kid and some of the more fundamentalist pastors were yelling from the pulpit at me, if they took every one of those sermons and lifted out of them certain phrases and things, it could be scandalous, but only out of the context of the bigger picture,” he told Christianity Today.

It's kind of hard to factor out 20 years of "God damn America" (for sins forsaken way in the past, if reason is given at all). This can't be compared to some of the fierier Baptists hollering about how lipstick can send women to hell.

11 posted on 03/01/2011 7:11:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: STARWISE

Yhe problem with Huck is that he is not being honest.

He runs an unnatural interference for Obama when he should be slamming him.

You know, like a real leader would do—Sarah Palin.

One President from Arkansas was one too many.


12 posted on 03/01/2011 7:13:52 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: STARWISE

Of course he didn’t grow up in Kenya. He grew up in States #51 to #57 because his dad was naturally nomadic after serving in Europe in WW II right up until Japan dropped the bomb on Pearl Harbor. A little “misspeaking” never hurt anybody, especially if you have the suck-up press in our corner.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 7:15:43 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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i’ve never seen anyone protected by the media as much as Obama is.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 7:16:02 PM PST by BobSimons
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To: STARWISE

Ah well, Huck wasn’t really on my short list anyway.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 7:26:43 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Danae

I’m shocked .... LOL


16 posted on 03/01/2011 7:28:03 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Danae

All of the above...


17 posted on 03/01/2011 7:36:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don’t take life so seriously... You’ll never live through it.)
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To: STARWISE

18 posted on 03/01/2011 7:41:55 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

By golly, I think you’re right!


19 posted on 03/01/2011 7:42:53 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

0bama, in his 20’s, was a Child; and continues to be a Child to this day


20 posted on 03/01/2011 7:52:03 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: STARWISE

0bama grew up a Keynesian


21 posted on 03/01/2011 7:54:22 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: STARWISE

You know The Huckster doesn’t belong in the campaign when he knows less about Obama’s history than the average Freeper.


22 posted on 03/01/2011 8:26:28 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Iron Munro

Ain’t that the truth.

The opportunist has just been opportuning for himself,
bereft of any real knowledge ‘cept how much he likes
the sound of his own opinions and voice.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 8:31:21 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

This story repeats the same error that the AP story made by claiming Obama spent the first five years of his life in Hawaii. Ummmm, no, about two of those years were in Washington state.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 10:11:07 PM PST by edge919
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To: edge919

Yep .. ya know: if you keep repeating a lie enough ....etc.


25 posted on 03/01/2011 10:13:11 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Who knows where he grew up. He seems fabricated.


26 posted on 03/02/2011 12:01:13 AM PST by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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To: STARWISE
He is the kind of Republican that reinforces the stereotype of the dumb conservative.
27 posted on 03/02/2011 1:10:04 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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