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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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.