This is not my opinion. This is a fact from Barack Obama. From 1991 thru most of 2007, he told the public that he was “born in Kenya.” His PR flacks want you to believe that they made a simple mistake, like me typing “Hawaii” when I meant to type “Kenya.” But that is complete, utter bullshit. When I learned I made a mistake I corrected it immediately. Barack Obama deliberately and purposefully promoted the myth that he was born in Kenya. We don’t have a single instance of him prior to 2007 insisting that he was born in Hawaii rather than Kenya. NOT ONE TIME!!
The “why” is quite simple–he wanted to persuade the lefties in Chicago politics that they had a genuine, black African ready to run for office. You can’t get more authentic than that. It’s like a white person trying to convince others that she is a Cheerokee Injun. Frankly, I’m stunned that most of this did not come out in 2008. It is outrageous. Barack Obama lied his half-white ass off. Black like him? Fuck him and his lies.
As I noted in this morning’s post, the lie started in earnest in 1991 when he allowed his publicist to put out the claim:
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.
Do you really understand how stunning this is?
If you have ever appeared as a pundit on television, written an op-ed for the New York Times or written a book (or thought about writing a book), you are keenly interested in what people saying and writing about you. When someone like Acton & Dystel put out a book with your bio prominently displayed you can bet your half-white ass that you get copies of that book and spread it around to family and friends.
Barack Obama and his team think you are a fucking moron. They think they can tell you, “OOPS, it was a simple editorial error.” Well, that steaming turd might float in a bowl of sand, but not here. That mistake was not a one time thing. It was not a one week or one month event. It lasted 16 years.
In 1998, seven years later (and with an updated blurb no less) Obama was still “born in Kenya.”
Once again, you are asked to believe that a professional publicist does not verify facts with his or her client. Really? They are that incompetent? Don’t buy that crap sandwich for a second.
Back to archive.org. They did it again in 2005:
And also in 2007:
Each time, “OBAMA BORN IN KENYA.”
Since 1998 the internet has been available. Barack Obama was a man on the make and positioning himself for great things. He had a story to tell and damn well ensured that folks in Chicago knew that he was international guy, who was BORN IN KENYA.
Even the AP got into the act. In 2004 they headlined Obama’s Kenyan roots with this opening salvo:
Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.
Once is a mistake. Five times is a goddamned pattern of behavior. The question needs to be asked over and over, “WHY DID BARACK OBAMA CLAIM FOR SIXTEEN YEARS THAT HE WAS BORN IN KENYA?”
Why? I’m waiting till hell freezes over.