Skip to comments.Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago
Posted on 02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago
President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved.
In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are held up in respect by their sons, grandsons and nephews.
There's no more important ingredient for success, nothing that would be more important for us reducing violence than strong, stable families, which means we should do more to promote marriage and encourage fatherhood, said Mr Obama.
Hailing his heroic late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who gave everything she had to raise me, Mr Obama said in one of the most candid statements of his presidency: At the same time, I wish I had had a father who was around and involved.
Barack Obama senior, a Kenyan economist, divorced Ms Dunham in 1964, three years after the birth of their son. A heavy drinker, he died in a 1982 car accident, 11 years after he last saw Barack junior.
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We wish he had had a father, too...
he had a stepfather, for one thing. more than lots of others did.
not surprising he grew up and is an angry black man destroying the country he blames, not one damn difference between him and the black rob-mobs and feral urban killers we have in this country. only difference’is he grew up with a lot more than they did.
I wish he’d had a mother so he wouldn’t have had to endure being raised by his typical white grandmother.
I wish he never had a mother either.
Or his transvestite Indonesian nanny...
No we don't
If he did not have a father (biologically speaking) he wouldn't be here.
You know, hereditary is a strange thing. If your parents did not have kids, it's likely you won't have any either.....
I don't think it would have mattered if he had a father around all the time.
He would not have appreciated a good dad.
Thanks for the belly laugh.
Although a 75% rate of birth into a home without a father is a shame for any culture.
And that is after surviving a 70% rate of abortion.
Yeah, keep voting for them Democrats.
I wish his mother had made a different “choice”....
He was raised by his GRANDMOTHER!
He was raised by a boy-raper.
I thought barky said he was a goat herder?
BTW, I wish you daddy had pulled out.
“...as he addresses guns in Chicago.”
I wish he would address GANGS in Chicago.
I thought he wrote a book about his father.
Oh that’s right, that was Bill Ayers.
So his excuse for all these street thugs is that they didn’t have a father.P>I still can’t get over that he used coke and thinks nothing of it. Not a damn moral bone in his body.
He talked about himself in a speech? How unusual ...(rolling eyes)
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To misquote Norton (Ed!): "Hello, guns!"
He was raised by white grandparents. Neither parent wanted him.
He had two fathers. One was that super-dark round headed guy who looks nothing like him and never lived with him and then there was the Indonesian step-father.
What a liar AND whiner. I only had one father. Blacks being unfair to whites.
Well, there’s your sign.
The Dreams of Bill’s Father
Obama is complete filth, rebellious against all that is good...and his father is so proud.
Obama, like his father, does not attract followers...he possesses them (we call it Kool Aid).
Just ask Chris Matthews. Why the irrational devotion to evil?
I thought that Webb Hubbell was his real father?! What’s up with that?
Funny... Obamas father and his family back home in Kenya were wishing little Barry got a good dose of coathanger
Yes it is really sad his mother was punished with a baby.
My brother was an only child.
He does. He’s buried in Kenya where Barry was born.
Oh good god.
What your grandfather who raised you giving you time and the best of everything was chopped liver?
Your mother gave you nothing but stuff until she tired of you and dropped you off with grandma and grandpa.
Not for long.
What a punk *** wigger!
He wishes he had a father and then heads off on a Florida golfing trip while his wife and kids go skiing in Colorado. Nace way to show the love and attention to the kiddies Obozo.
L O L
and I bet his two girls wish they had a Father who stayed home and spent some time with them also...
this guy is such a looser...
the point was, he had more than lots of others and he still turned out just as angry and feral. he had a lot of breaks others didn’t.
If the bum should have anything it should be a warden.
i wish he had a working conscience.
I would think that the Muslim Indonesians would be really PO’s by now over how Barry has deleted his step-dad from his and his mom’s life. That would be the oil company manager who enrolled him in school and made sure he learned about Islam and put a roof over his head and his mom’s head for at least three of his formative years in Indonesia.
Lolo was also the doting father of Barry’s half-sister who is also missing in Barry’s “single mom” narrative. His mom was legally single for just one year from 1964 to 1965 before Barry left for college, IIRC!
Later in the speech Barry goes out of his way to praise non-traditional families (single moms, adoptive dads) but pointedly omits step-dads.
i think this is the winner on the thread.
and thanks to his mom being punished with him, now we’re all punished with him, too.
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