Skip to comments.The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth
Posted on 05/18/2012 6:03:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
May 18, 2012
Reading the extraordinary revelation about Barack Obamas youthful literary career on Breitbart.com  — that his agents published a promotional book in 1991 with a bio of Obama saying he was born in Kenya — set my old mystery writer mind ablaze.
How could that be? Why would they think such a thing?
There are only two forks in this road — either he was born in Kenya or he wasnt.
I have never been a conspiracy theorist and will assume the latter, although I have to confess that for the first time, given this revelation, I have the tiniest soupçon of doubt.
Nevertheless, the more interesting, and actually frightening and depressing, conclusion is the former. So what if he was born in Kenya? At least we know why he lied about it. He wanted to be president.
But why did Obamas agents think he was born in Kenya? Thats a more interesting question. (Obama, of course, is a liar either way.)
I will leave aside for the moment the question of whether he vetted the agents material himself. As the author of eleven published books and seven produced feature films, I have had plenty of dealings with agents and publicity people and always looked over the bios they had written about me. Every author I ever talked to about it always did too. Were those kind of egotists. But I have no way of proving that Obama did — although I would faint if he hadnt.
But whatever he did, the question remains. Why did they put Born in Kenya in his bio and leave it there until 2007? The latter part of that question can of course be ascribed to normal human sloth, but the first part — theres the rub.
Here are the explanations I can think of:
There is one other possibility. The agents simply made up the place of Obamas birth, but I have never in all my life heard of a literary agent doing such a thing. Its possible I suppose, but hardly likely. And why?
Anyway, per Occams Razor, I am going with the obvious — the agents source for Obamas birthplace was Barack Obama.
But again why? Why would he lie about where he was born?
Well, he might have wanted to glamorize his past, but if thats so, its pathetic. I suspected there was a more substantive reason, one that would cause him to leave his African birth place in place in the bio. But to take the risk of being found out, it would have to be strong.
My wife Sheryl and I, like Nick and Nora Charles, discussed it over gimlets this evening. We both agreed the mystery lay somewhere in Obamas college and university years at Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard. We knew, as you do, there must be an explanation for why the court eunuchs of the mainstream media have never bothered even to investigate the scholastic career of the most powerful person in the world.
Because Obama got bad grades? Yawn — so did Bush, Kerry, Biden, Ted Kennedy, and dozens of others who later found themselves making life or death decisions over our lives.
No, it had to be something more significant, more potentially dangerous. What if, we thought, as others have suggested, the reason Obamas school records have not surfaced is that he enrolled, at one of those institutions at least, as a foreign student — a Kenyan?
But why would he choose to do that? Well, maybe for a grant, a subvention, a scholarship that was available uniquely to students from Africa or similar locales.
Yes, I know thats not fair, in the lexicon of the Lord of Fairness, to have adopted a phony identity and deprived others of an opportunity they may have more richly deserved. But it would certainly fit with Obamas early need to be recognized as a Kenyan by his agent and, presumably, his publisher. As we all know, its not the crime, but the cover-up. (In this case, actually, its both.)
As time went on, of course, college drifted away and politics reared its head. The Kenyan identity became less necessary, even a liability, so it was dropped.
I dont know about you — but this makes sense to me. It also fits with the tomb-like silence around his college years.
But I could be wrong. After all, I am only a mystery writer and, worse yet, a screenwriter. The professional investigative journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times will no doubt dig deep and give us the true explanation.
But if they dont, and I know youre skeptical, we have to keep pushing, every one of us. We must learn the truth of this. We owe it to Andrew B. — and to our country.
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Or it could be both...he could have been born in Kenya AND he used that info to get scholarships.
I stayed out of the birther thing because I figured people smarter than me would figure it out.
I’m leaning towards this scenario now because Obama is using the social security number of a dead connecticut man.
If he were born in Hawaii....then what is UP with the social security number?
Whatever the truth is will eventually come out regardless of what I think. What will remain is that he is an utterly contemptible fraud and liar. That won’t change.
He is bigoted towards blacks as well.
That’s right. Jesse Jackson doesn’t like how he talks down to black people.
My hunch is that he was first truthful about his birth place in Kenya and he then he lied about Hawaii. How else would you explain the massive amount of money he paid lawyers in recent years to prevent release of the long form birth certificate and then when forced, disclosure the poorly forged Hawaii birth certificate?
Baby Barack at Waikiki
The answer is pretty simple.
Obama was born in Kenya when that served him.
Obama was not born in Kenya when that served him.
Even the most trivially left leaning liberal can understand this.
Don’t you know it’s a test of true intellect to be able to accept that two contradictory facts are both true?
So who wrote the bio blurb? Are they still alive? It’d sure be interesting to hear from them on this.
Media newsroom floors must look like the aftermath of a ticker tape parade today as they scramble for something else to report. Avoiding this story and the suicide of Robert Kennedy Jr’s wife over his affair must be giving them fits.
“I think Barry-O had a problem with being a “run of the mill American negro” and thought the Kenyan angle made him more special.
He is bigoted towards blacks as well.”
Ah, then he’s really an OK guy, just troubled and trying to succeed, and has a few faults like the rest of us?
No culture of cover-up and fraud, huh?
That Connecticutt SSN, just right wing propaganda?
His grandma said he was born in Kenya just to give him a chance for success?
And his refusal to produce valid documents is just trying to save face and not his job?
So let’s give him his “space” and another term?
I’ll go with his grandmother and family who said he was born there and is so documented with a monument. How else does he get a passport to Pakistan and why carry this charade until 2007?
Well, he certainly governs like he’s from the Third World.
Since that is fraud, NOW can we toss the crook in jail?
I keep forgetting that I learned that lesson in movie and a book from long ago.
What’s the difference between former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson and Barack Hussein 0bama?
Thompson was forced to resign after it was discovered he had padded his resume’ and lied about his credentials.
0bama is still in the White House as of this morning, usurping that which is not lawfully his.
I am amazed at the number of people who want to justify or at least provide an easy out for the Kenyan fraud, since 20 January 2009, that effin douchebag has conducted himself as someone who has no respect whatsoever for our Constitution, nor for the law.
Is it beginning to dawn on some of the naive and deluded souls WHY he has behaved in such a fashion?
THINK people, THINK.
“Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked”
~ the late Johnny Cash in ‘The Farmers Almanac’
O’bummer may use recent CEO busts of their padded resumes to justify his lies...
They do it on Wall Street so why can’t I?
I think he probably went to Occidental College on an Indonesian foreign student scholarship that was procured for him by his stepfather Lolo Soetoro. Barry had Indonesian citizenship as a child and that alone would have kept him out of the Whitehouse even if he was born in Hawaii.
Felt the same when I saw this on Drudge this AM.
Anything to put doubt in the public’s mind and keep this poseur on the ropes...
Kenya...the gift that keeps on giving....
Oh, wait. Different liberal liar.
Correct....Biden will be “Walpin’d”.
“I am amazed at the number of people who want to justify or at least provide an easy out for the Kenyan fraud, since 20 January 2009, that effin douchebag has conducted himself as someone who has no respect whatsoever for our Constitution, nor for the law.”
Hard to believe how many are HERE.
I had not heard that. Do you have a source link?
And...it nails down the “African” in his claim to be African-American (since he isn’t of slave descent...you know...down with the struggle).
There is no doubt in my mind that this issue attracts both individual and organized hard left posters that try multiple tactics to bury, discredit, and take this issue off-track.
There is at least one site dedicated to organizing opposition to seeking the truth about Obama’s birth, documentation, and the definition of a natural born citizen.
:: I do believe he is a natural born citizen. ::
He’s not. That said, I’ve come to the conclusion that the courts see his winning the POTUS as having “automatically” conferred NBC on him.
A couple hours old....
There is no doubt Obama is a “US citizen” — that’s not at issue. What remains open to serious discussion is whether, as the Constitution requires, he is a natural-born citizen ... a profound difference.
Marko413 is pretty sure. . . Well that settles it then. Being a US citizen isn’t good enough, as you say,
When will some of these folks read Article 2 Sect 1?
“Obama seems to have an alliance with Kenya, involved in their elections and sending millions in US tax dollars”
And SOLDIERS fighting on “my behalf”.
Does Obama owe an apology to all those formally “misinformed” people what somehow got the crazy idea in their heads that Obama was foreign born?
I believe they have been laughed at
“Barry had Indonesian citizenship as a child and......”
Sorry to burst your bubble but the subsequent actions of parents after a child’s birth cannot alter the citizenship status of a child. Only the child’s actions upon reaching his/her majority can change that citizenship status.
That said, realize that Obama does not meet Article II Constitutional eligibility requirements because he is not a natural born citizen due to his father’s foreign citizenship. That, and that only, is the operating disqualification. All other speculation concerning Obama is moot and being promoted by Obama apologists as a red herring in order to make any serious discussion of his eligibility look like a kook convention.
That would be the “question of the day” now wouldn’t it?
Michelle bragged during a speech about obama’s birthplace was Kenya. Fit the need at the time.
baraq probably got into all those colleges on a scholorship for foreigner/minorities.
He told Alan Keyes that his Kenyan birth didn’t matter because he wasn’t going to run for president. He knew about the NBC/citizenship requirement.
The Chicago media crowed about the new kenyan born senator.
Then the democrat birthers come along and POOF, a majical COLB appears.
Add to that, the birthplaces/homes of Presidents like to brag about the fact that the President is from there.
Even Arkansas claimed Bill Clinton.
Kenya has been enthusiatically claiming obama, but obama claims Hawaii.
Wow. That’s pretty big news. The HDoH hasn’t responded to his confirmation request for eight weeks.
A couple days old...
Under current law, all male U.S. citizens are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. In addition, foreign males between the ages of 18 and 25 living in the United States must register. This includes permanent residents (holders of Green Cards), refugees, asylees, dual citizens, and illegal immigrants. Foreign males in the United States as lawful non-immigrants (international students, visitors, diplomats, etc.) are not required to register.
I believe at that time he claimed exemption to Columbia U. as an Indonesian citizen because of his adoption by Soetoro, without dual citizenship. Possibly he even claimed Kenyan birth at that time. Hence the dubious-looking selective service registration form that has been released.
The social security number would never have been a problem - there seems always to have been a sufficient paper trail of a Hawaiian birth for him (or his grandmother on his behalf) to apply for one.
My take is that he was born in Hawaii, lied about it sometimes to glamorize himself, and denied being a US citizen when it was convenient.
Actually, the “baby daddy” was Frank Marshall Davis, the militant communist with the FBI rap sheet that mentored him. The one that took naked pictures of his mom AT HIS HOUSE!. Probably the REAL reason we aren’t allowed to see real birth certificates or school records. B.O.Sr was a marriage of convenience so he could study at Harvard. Also note the resemblance of Obama to Davis, and the lack of resemblance to Sr.
What are the odds he drops out “Jim McGreavy” style?
Obama is correct when he states that the Armed Forces of the United States are fighting and dying in “my behalf” -
He is NOT legally the Commander in Chief - therefore US Armed Forces, including US Nuclear forces are under the operational control of a madman.
Let’s just ponder these implications for a moment, shall we?
His grandma has always maintained that she was at his Kenyan birth.
When you are doing a bio on anyone, the place where you start is at birth, its not an after thought. It sets the stage for the entire project.
Stanley Ann and her father look like Obama, and Obama looks like them ~ and given the strong tendency in human beings for the young to resemble the father, odds are that Grandpa is the baby daddy, and one of Obama Sr's sisters the mother ~ with Stanley Ann simply raising him.