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By David Vance On May 20th, 2012

Article Tab: File: This 1960's photo shows Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham. Dunham met Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr. from Kenya, when both were students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; they married in 1960.

Excellent commentary here…

“Turns out that the earliest recorded example of Birtherism is from the president’s own literary agent, way back in 1991, in the official bio of her exciting new author:

“Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

So the lunatic theory that Barack Obama doesn’t meet the minimum eligibility requirements to be president of the United States was first advanced by Barack Obama’s official representative. Where did she get that wacky idea from? “This was nothing more than a fact-checking error by me,” says Obama’s literary agent, Miriam Goderich, a “fact” that went so un-“checked” that it stayed up on her agency’s website in the official biography of her by-then-famous client up until 2007:

“He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister.”

And then in April 2007, someone belatedly decided to “check” the 16-year-old “fact” and revised the biography, a few weeks into the now non-Kenyan’s campaign for the presidency. Fancy that!”

I’m just wondering who gave Goderich the idea that Obama was Kenyan? Mmm….

35 Responses to “NOT KENYAN, NOT AMERICAN…”

  1. I’m wondering why this story is back? It’s a anything but his record story distract, the NYT is still going with the line that republicans have a war on woman.. campaign distractions and bull http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/opinion/sunday/the-attack-on-women-is-real.html?_r=1

  2. Are you a Birther, David?

  3. From today’s Instapundit:- http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

    MARK STEYN: The Eternally Shifting Sands of Obama’s Biography.

    “Gatsby claimed to have gone to Oxford, but nobody knew him there because he never went; Obama had a million bucks’ worth of elite education at Occidental, Columbia and Harvard Law, and still nobody knew him (“Fox News contacted some 400 of his classmates and found no one who remembered him”). In that sense, Obama out-Gatsbys Gatsby.

    What a man of mystery? – shame about the lack of brains…

  4. The bio would have come from the Kenyan. It’s not credible to suggest that his publisher did not ask him for it, that he would not have checked it and that the apparent mistake just happened to name Kenya of all countries.

    Does it prove he’s Kenyan? Nah. Pretending he’s from Kenya might add an exotic tinge to an unknown who wants to flog a few books, a bit like jazzing up the CV.

    However this is instructive in other ways. It reminds us that the Clinton campaign was the wellspring of birtherism, not some fringe Republicans in their pyjamas, and I’m sure the Clintons have impeccable contacts.

    The second is that this bio was online. It was available to anyone, online, yet the entirety of the world’s press managed to miss it.

    While they were emptying Palin’s bins and writing a load of crap about what Romney did in school decades ago, they were missing something freely available to them for years. Or was it buried, as the press has buried other things about The Kenyan?

    But there’s something else in that short bio, oh yes there is. It says he was a financial journalist and editor for “Business International Corporation”. Oh was he? I’d like to know more about that, particularly as Business International Corporation was a CIA front group and his mother worked for a CIA front group in Indonesia (the Ford Foundation) when she reported to Timothy Geithner’s father.

    It’s a small world.

  5. Petr

    Yes, I believe in birth, do you? 😉
    If, on the other hand, do I believe Obama was born in Kenya, nope, I don’t. Do I think he may have suggested he was to his literary agent, yes, I do, as Pete suggests. If not, WHO would have given her such a zany idea?

  6. What this story proves more than anything else, imo, is that Obama was not vetted last time around.

    The media ignored anything that didn’t fit the campaign narrative – never engaged in any investigative journalism or even simple google searches.

    Even the fact that the “birth certificate” – the one now presented as proof of Hawaiian birth — has problems and inconsistencies – the simplest questions are never asked of the Obama Administration.

    Is he a Muslim? Was he born in Hawaii? Who is his father? who knows…and the media doesn’t care.

    This is like the Fauxcahontis – Elizabeth Warren – the women who claimed to be an American Indian because some in her family have high cheekbones, thereby becoming a “minority” and enjoying favored “minority status” on the Harvard Faculty and now running for office in Massachusetts

    It’s like Elisabeth Warren in this way: Barrack Obama and his handlers pushed a narrative about him disregarding the truth and the Media enabled this, encouraged this and stifled any attempt to find the truth.

    Why? you might ask – because Obama and the Progressive Left believe in “any means necessary” to further their Socialist dream. That’s why.

    For the Socialist Progressive, the means justifies the ends – most in the MSM are Progressives and Socialists and that means not investigating the story but promoting the narrative that advances their cause.

  7. Why didn’t Obama correct his pamphlet write-up? – for 16 years!

    He changed his name from Barry to Barrack. Pronouced: BA-rak but Ba-RAK – more “authentic”

    Ba-RAK is an Affirmative action poser – a man who chose Reverend Wright’s Black Liberation Church for street cred.

    He’s also a fool and an egotist with socialist fantasies and an inability to see where they lead.

  8. Are you a Birther, David?

    The intention behind that query is to label anyone who puts a straight-forward, simple question which cuts to the heart of the matter which, in this case, isn’t so much where Obama was born, but the obvious inconsistencies with the narrative.

    As for me, I have no idea where Obama was born and neither does Obama’s wife. But there are serious inconsistencies with his place of birth and they are becoming obvious whether the corpoorate media report report them or not.

    On the labels, the weak-minded have them ready to attempt to close down any debate on any matter which challenges the Establishment – birther, truther, kook – they’re always there, just in case somebody asks the wrong type of question.

  9. There is currently a HUGE complex and ongoing cover-up. And it has been going on for 20+ years.

    Unfortunately, the Obama crew will stare down anyone who insinuates, asserts or even has proof of the “Kenyan” birth.

    Andrew Breitbart did a lot of research on this topic.

    I wonder if Mr. Breitbart was on to something too big for the current regime to ignore or smear.

    And, I wonder if his sudden death was more than just “natural causes”.

    Maybe time will tell. And in time before Obama destroys America.

    Then again we might have yet another “Kennedy assination” scenario.

  10. //The second is that this bio was online. It was available to anyone, online, yet the entirety of the world’s press managed to miss it.

    And the entirety of the world’s blogosphere, apparently, including people who, let’s face it, are prepared to lie, bluff and distort anything and everything if they think they can portray Obama in a bad light.

    This is all a load of baloney. Whether or not Obama was born in the US or elsewhere is totally irrelevant.

  11. “Whether or not Obama was born in the US or elsewhere is totally irrelevant.”

    Technically it isn’t irrelevant. If Obama wasn’t born in the United States then it becomes very technical as to whether he was a born citizen of the United States. His mother would have had to have resided in the US for five years after her 14th birthday for her son to be a born US citizen and Obama’s mother was on 18 when he was born so she couldn’t have lived in the US for 5 years after her 14th birthday.

  12. “Whether or not Obama was born in the US or elsewhere is totally irrelevant.”

    The point is that Obama and the MSM created a narrative about Obama that suited their propaganda purposes – when it was hip and wonderful to be “Kenyan” and a Black Liberationists, Obama was Kenyan and a Black Liberationist.

    When this narrative became a liability- as Obama ran in a general election – Obama and the MSM regrouped and suddenly he was an “American Christian.”

    The MSM is a propaganda machine – that’s the moral.

    Look at the Trayvon Martin situation – Trayvon was a young black boy with candy Skittles in his pocket when he was killed in cold blood by Zimmerman, a “white Hispanic” with racism on his mind – except Zimmerman was apparently beaten up by Trayvon prior to the shot; he had a broken nose. Zimmerman’s grandfather is black and there is no such thing as a “white Hispanic” and ABC doctored the 911 call…….

  13. Noel Cunningham –

    “Whether or not Obama was born in the US or elsewhere is totally irrelevant.”

    If you disregard the law, then yes. Practically, it’s irrelevent because nothing will come of it. In the coming election there are trillions of dollars at stake. The Powers That Be have made their plans, decided on the outcome, and no disruption will be allowed.

  14. //His mother would have had to have resided in the US for five years after her 14th birthday for her son to be a born US citizen and Obama’s mother was on 18 when he was born so she couldn’t have lived in the US for 5 years after her 14th birthday.//

    So that’s what it’s all about, whether his mother had lived in the US for four or five yearts after she became 14.

    Has anyone got a link to this Solomon-like statute?

  15. Its contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Here’s the State Department’s guidance on the issue:


  16. Hello Pete Moore.

    Blue is the colour 🙂

  17. This reminds me of a guy who ran for President and all these right wing crazies and conspiracy types foamed at the mouth trying to make him seem even more of an outsider by claiming he was not born where he said he was and they kept banging that drum right up until the day he was elected President. His name was Obama something.

  18. Thanks, Seamus,

    I also see that for children born to unmarried American mothers, the required period of mother’s residence in the US is only one year.

    Just as well Obama was born in the States that he doesn’t have to worry about this stuff.

  19. Maybe time will tell. And in time before Obama destroys America.

    Eddie – Obama isn’t destroying America, but he is being used to destroy what remains of American liberty. There has been absolutely no resistance by what is termed ‘the left’ in the false left/right paradigm of mainstream politics to what has been done during Obama’s Presidency. Just imagine the blood on the streets if the Establsihment had used Bush to attempt to pass the totalitarian measures now en route through Congress. If a heavily-pregnant woman had been tazered by 3 police officers during Bush’s tenure, there would have been demos but, with Obama in power, a court rules that it’s OK:


    – and so it’s OK with ‘the left’. The whole left/right nonsense suckers the great mass of Americans who walk like zombies by left and right to their end. If you don’t believe me, just look at the witlessness of the comment at 6.21pm – and this is from a lawyer.

  20. it’s a non-issue only used to bolster Obama, if you side with the birthers your automatically a kook, as we know first hand by the person on this site that has gone down this line and any other lunatic fringe rant he can latch onto.

    Obama was born in Hawaii he is an American, only an american communist could have fucked things up as bad as he has.

    Also the reasonable members of the right will not go down this rout for a very important reason. If it was declared he is not eligible to have served, every law he signed, every order, ever legal document is automatically void.

    The resulting chaos would tie the courts, the bureaucrats, the entire system up for longer than he has been president. Now as much fun as a crises of that proportion would be, we don’t have time for it.

    The damage he and the democrats have caused can’t be waited on for the time all that would take to fix. Certain things need to be dealt with in the first 100 days after Jan 18th. Others can be done slowly in the following 3 years.

    He’s an American, He’s a Marxist, and he’s a one termer

  21. //only an american communist could have fucked things up as bad as he has.//


  22. He might be a communist, but The Kenyan’s in charge of nothing. He’s just a pretty front man for forces that are mercilessly raping the taxpayer of everything.

  23. He’s not a communist, trust me on this one.

  24. Surely the important truth is that Obama was not actually born at all. He just appeared from heaven one day, a political messiah come to save America and the world. He just needs time to carry out his wondrous duties. Four more years, that’s all he needs 😉

  25. Right, Colm. Come to think of it, that photo above does remind me of the Virgin and Child by some Old Master.

  26. If one actually looks at the countries which were (Soviet Union, formerly-communist China) communist and still are (Cuba), they have a great mass of poor people and a tiny clique of extraordinarily rich people which is what corporatist states such as the US and UK are now. In the end game, there is no discernable difference between communism and the corporate state, but then why should there be as it is known that Wall Street funded the Soviet Union and that Marx was funded by wealthy bankers?

  27. What wealthy bankers was Marx funded by?

  28. allan you really need to seek help

  29. Allsn’s nuts, but he’s not tbe only ine with bats in his belfry.

  30. Allan’s like a street preacher: spray-gunning us all with questions, acting as though everybody apart from him is so dumb and off-base, posting long and boring diatribes etc.

    I wonder what his motivation is but I couldn’t be bothered reading his tripe. He’s like the boy who cried wolf. If he says something interesting now nobody will pay it any mind because he’s been posting tripe for years.

  31. Allan is lost in the caverns of madness

    He can’t getout now even if hw wants to

  32. He’s not trying to find the truth either. I believe he has a malign and hateful agenda.

    At least his utter nuttiness give us ‘bovine masses’ a good laugh !

  33. Pretending he’s from Kenya might add an exotic tinge to an unknown who wants to flog a few books, a bit like jazzing up the CV.

    There is only one flaw with this “pretending he was Kenyan” nonsense. His first book, Dreams from my Father states that he was born in Hawaii.

  34. If he saw the truth walking down the street, he’d run in the opposite direction.

    The architecture of endless conspiracy and Trutherism is meant to obscure the truth so that it is lost in a universe of nonsense.

  35. I’ll reply to the morons above by citing a German philosopher:

    “Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    I’m very happy to cite truth, to be a ‘Truther’, a ‘Birther’, a ‘kook’ because Phantom, Petr, Troll, Fews, mahons et al are simply wrong – and I’m right.

    As for Wolfie Smith’s question – “What wealthy bankers was Marx funded by?” the answer is found simply by looking for it. After all, a marxist doesn’t want to know that Marx himself was funded by the controllers of money because it would reveal marxism and monopolist finance to be one and the same, as the cartoon linked below shows:


    – “Dee-Lighted!”

    Cartoon by Robert Minor in St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1911). Karl Marx surrounded by an appreciative audience of Wall Street financiers: John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, John D. Ryan of National City Bank, and Morgan partner George W. Perkins. Immediately behind Karl Marx is Teddy Roosevelt, leader of the Progressive Party. –

    One of the founders of anarchism, Mikhail Bakunin, was a contemporary of Karl Marx and was, for a while, a close collaborator. However, he saw with his own eyes the money-power with which Marx worked closely. Bakunin wrote:

    “Now this entire Jewish world, which constitutes an exploiting sect, a people of leeches, a voracious parasite, Marx feels an instinctive inclination and a great respect for the Rothschilds. This may seem strange. What could there be in common between communism and high finance? Ho ho! The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists there must inevitably exist a state central bank, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation, which speculates upon the labor of the people, will always find the means for its existence.”

    —Mikhail Bakunin, Etude sur les juifs allemands, 1869

    Bakunin broke away from Marx and his companions, because “they had one foot in the bank and the other foot in the socialist movement”. Marx was financed by Nathan Rothschild.

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