Skip to comments.In New Biography, Obama Asks: Am I an American?
Posted on 05/07/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by kristinn
...the Maraniss book published last week in Vanity Fair reveals a portrait of Obama that might have enriched the voters' understanding of him in the 2008...
The excerpt focuses on Obama's brief time in New York after his graduation from Columbia University. The son of a Kenyan father and an American expatriate mother, Obama emerges as a man questioning whether he viewed himself, or wanted to be viewed by others, as an American. Not in a citizenship sense -- Obama was born in the United States and that was that -- but in the sense of how he saw the world and wanted to be seen by it.
Obama had a lot of Pakistani friends; Maraniss writes that if Obama and his girlfriend socialized as a couple, "it was almost always with the Pakistanis." Obama appeared to identify with his friends as fellow non-Americans. "For years when Barack was around them, he seemed to share their attitudes as sophisticated outsiders who looked at politics from an international perspective," Maraniss writes. "He was one of them, in that sense."
But Obama was ambitious. Appalled by the "dirty deeds" of "Reagan and his minions" (as he wrote in "Dreams from My Father"), Obama became increasingly interested in, as Maraniss writes, "gaining power in order to change things." He couldn't do that as an international guy hanging around with his Pakistani friends; he needed to become an American.
So he did. One of those Pakistani friends, Beenu Mahmood, saw a major change in Obama. Mahmood calls Obama "the most deliberate person I ever met in terms of constructing his own identity," according to Maraniss. The time after college, Mahmood says, "was an important period for him, first the shift from not international but American, number one, and then not white, but black."
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The answer is - no.
Obama wouldn’t be an American even if he had been born in America. His politics are as African as the failed African National Congress.
Why was he housed with the international students? Why did Bill Ayers’ mother say he was a foreign student? What do his admissions/financial aid records say about his citizenship - or is that why nobody is allowed to see them?
Why has he put forward 2 birth certificate forgeries, if he could just cough up a legally-valid Hawaii birth certificate showing him born in Hawaii as he claims?
Why did his passport records have to be sanitized (according to Newsmax sources close to the investigation of the 3 breaches to his passport file)?
Why does the Passport Office claim that his mother’s first passport application was destroyed, when other applications from the same time period were not destroyed? Why does the federal government refuse to simply look in the microfilms of the alphabetized index cards showing all passports issued to Stanley Ann Dunham - as required by FOIA?
There’s way too much smoke - too many crimes committed and laws violated - for Obama’s claims (which the author of this book is just repeating on Obama’s behalf) to be true.
Hey, if this moron Byron York proclaims that Ubama was born in the United States, then that settles it.
No need for proof.
i can answer that quesion....no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i can answer that quesion....no!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This guy is a complete and total fraud.
This started at Occidental, where his circle was Pakistanis and Indians, and it continued to Columbia as his circle expanded through friends-of-friends (and I believe there was at least one Pakistani who transferred to Columbia from Occidental with Obama).
The most obvious and likely explanation for how this came to be is that the Occidental admissions office was under the impression that Obama was Indonesian.
For a guy who was a slack student and spent a lot of time getting high, merely graduating from Punahou and being black may not have been enough to get into Occidental.
Obama may have pulled out his old passport and played the Indonesian card in order to appeal to universities seeking diversity through foreign student enrollments, and when he matriculated Occidental may have placed him in housing with other South Asians, which would explain how he became a part of the South Asian circle at Occidental.
Doesn't this statement seem deferentially selfserving, as if to desire to be recognized by obama as someone who is on his side in this silly tug-of-war of opinions from the unwashed who simply are so hateful as to refuse to acknowledge Obamas birthplace...never mind his grandmothers statement,...nevermind Obama spending over 3 million dollars to obfuscate the birthcirtificate issue rather than paying $19.00 to the office of the Hawaiian secretary of state to provide a valid copy.....never mind the fact that in order to prove his citizenship he has put forth no fewer than 3 different birth cirtificate documents...never mind the issue of his Connecticut SS number....never mind the denial of the American peoples request to see his application forms and college reports...(denied!!!)....never mind the statement from his wife that he was Kenyan.....never mind that Odinga said he was a Kenyan and it was reported the Kenyan paper extant with the time of his visiting just after he won a state senate seat....never mind....oh hell, never mind!!!!
...........Not in a citizenship sense — Obama was born in the United States and that was that — ...................
Gee, am I allowed to enter a “BS” right here in the middle of this pablum??
Does this make Obama a racist for asking this question? I mean, if anyone else asked...
This sounds like a man laying the ground work for a problem he fears will arise. Like maybe Sherrif Joe knows something about his foreign background.
Maybe this is laying the story that although he wished he was a foreigner and pretended to be a foreigner, he was really an American. So the records that may show he was a foreigner were not true. Just him creating a personna to fit with a stage of growth he went through as a young white man...I mean black man.
This guy is insane.
...............where his circle was Pakistanis and Indians, and it continued to Columbia as his circle expanded through friends-of-friends (and I believe there was at least one Pakistani who transferred to Columbia from Occidental with Obama). ..................
ah, give Zer0 a break! His Indian and Paki friends went to NYC to help Zer0 to learn the city street layout, as Zer0’s greatest ambition was to be a NYC taxi driver, eventually buying his own medallion.
But, like everything else Zer0 tried, being a NYC taxi driver was above his “pay grade”, so he went on to Chicago to become a street pimp, doling out other folks money as aa “Community Organizer”.
He’s never had a job where anyone’s ever reported to him, he’s never even worked at a lemonaid stand; he and the Mooch are the proverbial nowhere, no account, no talent, equal opportunity racists.
How far we’ve fallen....that this fraud and communist full of lies was even elected.
I watched the “anarchist” on Hannity - the 29 year old guy who has been occupying...and all I could think is - where are the real men? This isn’t a real man - this is a whiney baby. A real man would figure out what to do and do it. But Obama and the left have been very effective in de-manning our society and creating a nation of mama’s boys, not to mention women who demand the government take care of them since the men won’t. I can’t stand it when men, who have been beaten into submission, talk about their “feminine side” - how would they like it if I talked about my “masculine side”?
So I guess my point is that the people have been manipulated into submission to the point where the crowning blow is an invented inexperienced halfblack fraud who is applauded by the left because he isn’t even an American (oh those awful Americans) and “See how sophisticated I am - I hate myself”
How disgusting and twisted this all is.
Andrew Breitbart left us knowing more than he had time to disclose to us.
What did he know that we need to re-discover, document and publish?
Why are ALL of Obamas important early documents forged?
Where was Obama during his Lost Years?
Why are there so few known Obama childhood friends?
How many of Obamas childhood buddies are still alive?
Was Obama a FOREIGN student at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard?
Who wrote the checks for Obamas education?
Where these question that Andrew Beitbart knew some of the answers to?
To tie the above with some speculative food for thought, please indulge me, (but DO ponder the speculations), as I re-post one of my recently updated comments as follows:
A dictator, such as Obama, only has the power that the people give him.
Currently, at least 40 % of polled American voters are gladly willing to give Obama the necessary power to continue his arrogant dictatorship.
About 47 % of American voters pay NO Personal Federal Income Taxes. These voters are the fair share voter base for Dictator Obama. We, in the 53 %, then are paying this 47 % to vote for Obama by virtue of us paying taxes for ourselves AND them.
In this manner we are supporting the voters who vote for Obama, and they will vote to do so again in November.
Dictator Obama has designed Obamacare to become active only AFTER he is to be re-elected, thus enabling THE NINE SUPREMES to delay ruling on the Constitutionality of the dictate of the individual mandate until Obama is once again the Illegal Foreign White House Occupier, (IFWHO).
The purpose of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is simple: 1.) Regulate; 2.) Control; and 3.) Destroy. By his own count he has already achieved 60 % of his goals, according to the note he says he carries in his pocket.
Obamas obvious arrogant and deep hatred of America could have only come from what he was taught in his childhood.
Since there are no known networks of childhood friends from Obamas past, Obama was probably a member of a Marxist sleeper cell funded by wealthy men with a Marxist view of the World.
The lack of credible documents that has NOT been forged requires a long-term, highly skilled and well-funded support group.
Who the key members of Obamas probable support group and probable sleeper cell were and are is well known to the Interpol, CIA and the FBI.
Will Citizen Journalists such as Breitbart Editor Joel Pollack be able to out-spy the latter two US tax-funded spy entities?
BTW, forget about the LAM, (Liberal Agenda Media), as they are saving their notes to write their tell-all Obama books after Obama has SAFELY retired back home in Kenya.
BTW, BTW, to all the doubters of the above speculations: what does your gut tell you?
The questions we ask
Are simple to say,
One wonders why they
Were not asked,
Back in the Day?
Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator, (in his own mind), Obama grows louder:
regulate control destroy Regulate control destroy REgulate control destroy REGulate control destroy REGU
Now, I KNOW that Byron York is not ignorant. And yet, this statement screams ignorance, and it must be willful.
Obama could have been born in the Lincoln Bedroom and delivered by Betsy Ross - he still would not be a "Natural Born Citizen" of the United States, because his father was not a U.S. citizen. Doesn't matter whether Zero was born in Hawaii, or anywhere else in the U.S.
Of course, Obama has never really proven that he WAS born in Hawaii, so he's not a citizen on that score either, as far as we know.
No and he had a lot of Pakistani friends because he registered as a foreign student in college.
He seems to struggle to try to be perceived as an American, but he is very awkward about it. He obviously doesn’t think, talk, nor act like an American. Even leftist, liberals have a certain American way of being when they have been born and raised here. Not Obama. He is strange, in every sense of the word.
Obama is to American what east is to west.
“American” is a mindset.
A mindset that 0bama does not have.
How disgusting and twisted this all is.
A trademark of Satan.
obama held dual citizenship status until age 21.
Obamas own organization — the annanberg foundation byo factcheck.org admits he was a dual citizen until age 21
the story above coincides with obamas change of citizenship status.
This is why he called himself a “citizen of the world” in 2008. And he went to Chicago to build up his street cred so he could play the part of an African-American instead of just a British-Kenyan.
His natural citizenship was to Great Britain. His legal citizenship is most likely Indonesian after being adopted at age four. As president Obama has pushed Kenya to allow for dual citizenship. He has a vested interest in still being Kenyan on top of being Indonesian.
The nationality of little barry bastard commie is not relevent so long as the elected representatives in House and Seante will not honor their oath to OUR CONSTITUTION. The little bastard could be from Mars as far as the feckless enablers are concerned. They are too frightened of their own shadows to open their eyes, so they continue to violate their oath to OUR CONSTITUTION. Damn them all to Hell for their treachery.