Skip to comments.Flashback: Obama admitted to drunk driving, too
Posted on 05/17/2012 8:31:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
I was re-reading Dreams from my Father to prepare for an appearance on Hannity that will air tomorrow night, and I came across a passage I'd completely forgotten.
The scene is Chicago, in front of Obama's apartment. A group of unruly young black men pulls up outside after midnight, music blasting. He has a guest in his apartment, and his neighbors have just brought home their newborn. He gets upset and goes outside to tell them off.
Then he starts to think: They could be me from just a few years ago. And they might intend him harm. Then, finally, he considers how he -- a grown up with a job and a life -- is increasingly unlike these kids, and how they may never have the chance to mature the way he did:
Their unruly maleness will not be contained, as mine finally was, by a sense of sadness at an older man's injured pride. Their anger won't be checked by the intimation of danger that would come upon me whenever I split another boy's lip or raced down a highway with gin clouding my head.
I'm sure that if someone asked him, President Obama would say he never should have driven drunk, and that he regrets it today. But I'd also bet almost no one knows about this passage, even now.
Every single person I know, with the possible exception of my mother-in-law, has driven drunk. Just sayin’
And he was impersonating an adult with a job while driving drunk.
Gin clouding my head? How many young males drink of choice is gin? Sound like he (or his ghostwriter) was trying to sound hip for his martini swilling sycophants.
Gets up to tell them off?
Who does he think he is? George Zimmerman
I do not drink and I do not drive (eyesight)
People that can’t drink and drive are spoiling for those who can...
Who ever printed this must be racist!
“whenever I split another boy’s lip...”
Somehow I have a difficult time envisioning Barry punching somebody in the face. Slapping them silly, maybe. But punching—no.
Too funny! I actually drive like an old lady when I have a couple drinks in me. No way am I going to risk a cop pulling me over. When I'm totally sober however, I tend to be a bit heavy on the pedal.
IIRC, driving drunk finished off the alleged father, piece by piece, episode by episode.
After reading all of my Texas life about how draconian Germany was on drunk driving, I made sure that I was buzzed and holding a beer in my lap when I drove into Germany.
“After being educated at Harvard, Obama senior returned to Africa, abandoning Obama and his mother, to live the life of a chronic alcoholic who ultimately killed himself in his second drink-induced car accident, while driving drunk on the streets of Nairobi.”
Obama...splitting another boy’s lip...bwahahahaha...him and what mans army.
Maybe he split the boy’s lip in a moment of passion. No doubt not a macho thing.
I learned. Know my limit. Don't touch whiskey without a ride. Be smart.
Slapping their bu**s silly is more like it.
That sounded like complete BS to me too. Ayers threw that in to give Barry some spine and color. This part struck me too in a different way...
Their unruly maleness will not be contained, as mine finally was, by a sense of sadness at an older man's injured pride. Their anger won't be checked by the intimation of danger that would come upon me...
That does sound like 0bama and his arrogance. Only he could possibly have life experiences that changed and matured him. (as if he ever did mature)
He said, “Put some ice on it.”
Did Larry Sinclair say anything about getting a split lip?
“Their unruly maleness will not be contained...”
How many men say “maleness”? “Manhood”, maybe,—but “maleness”?
Prince Andrew will be the dem nominee.
Big deal. I’ve driven drunk, not proud of it but I did it. I turned 18 in 1970 when the drinking age was 18 and the BAL was 1.0. All my family and most people I know have driven drunk or at least intoxicated.
Not once in my 57 years. Neither said it nor heard it said.
Unruly maleness??? LOL!!! Obama???
Sure, but I am the president of the United States of America!
in the hood Gin and Juice is a very common drink......songs have been written about it.
Split his lips by receiving Fel...OK I can’t write it!
Slapping them silly, maybe. But punchingno.
Split lip? LOL, sure! Maybe biting it. What a fruit!
I dunno, but, then again, I didn't see it coming when I was in the Coast Guard in Cordova, Alaska having a shot of Everclear and then chased it with a shot of Ouzo after which we nursed a beer prior to repeating the cycle.
No driving though, just a lot of stumbling back to the ship.
Then there was Adak, where I became friends with about 7 Harvey Wallbangers, in about 3 hours, more stumbling.
Don't do this anymore...happy to say.
This was all prior to 19 years of age....I was legal in Alaska.
Gin is VERY British.
Back when I was 27 (I think) I took a girl (who was a good friend) to a wedding, got completely hammered, did things I shouldn’t have done, and drove her home in that condition. I think I scared the hell out of her.
I have never got behind the wheel like that again. I was lucky. Some people aren’t.
As for this POS, he is too arrogant to be granted the luxury of luck.
I heard he was a notorious drunk driver with wounds to show for it and impregnated yet another woman just before he plowed into a tree. But did he really drive drunk with two missing legs? That’s a dedicated alcoholic...
Wow. Obama writes like a lady romance-novelist.
That’s OK for a lady. But Obama is supposed to be a man. This is a tell.
If Obama wrote so much as a single word of that passage, then I'm the king of England.
Obama didn’t grow up anywhere near “the hood.”
When I was in Vietnam somebody gave me a fifth of gin. I didn’t drink, so I used it as aftershave until my hoochmates drank it.
let me rephrase my response to bramps so you can better understand what I meant to convey.......Obama is black....black folks....especially young black folks who are not rich drink of choice is gin and anything, which has become gin and juice....which is why at my link provided there are thousands of matches to the google search gin and juice.....
not a British as it might seem
From about 24 to 28 I thought I was cool drinking Tanquery and tonics.
Now 25 years later I get a splitting headache just thinking about it.
I didn’t grow up in a trailer park but I know what hooch is and have drunk it out of a garbage can with a garbage bag liner........every country boy has had it usually mixed with some fruit juice right....maybe even with fruit in it......was I from the south no, was I from the country.....no....but that is where I was when I drank it. Same with Gin and Juice....obama was exposed to it and therefore whoever wrote his bio inserted it to add street cred to it or....it was just the truth.....he drank gin and juice....but maybe that sounded too ethnic so it was shortened to just gin. Any black person reading knew what it meant......
He couldn't find the hood, or it's culture, with a map.
That's the fraud, Obama's whiter than I am.
Who cares what he claims his drink of choice was, i am certain he was drinking peach schnapps, wine coolers and apple tini’s like all the other women! Come on this guy isn’t man enough to write his name in the snow!
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