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CLAIMED TO AP THAT HIS FATHER ATTENDED OXFORD AND THAT HE HIMSELF WAS RAISED IN KANSAS!
by John Charlton
(Feb. 19, 2010) — The Post & Email has received from a private citizen-researcher PDF copies of Associated Press (AP) News Stories which paint a picture of Obama which we know today is false.
These additional AP reports corroborate the allegations that the AP in 2004 claimed Obama was born in Kenya. (See our past coverage of this aspect of the story). They do this because they confirm that the AP was willing to say anything about Obama so that readers would feel connected to him.
The First Fibs
In an unsigned AP report entitled “Harvard Student Tackles Racism at its Core,” which appeared on page 2, section 3, of the Chicago Herald, May 3, 1990 edition, we learn that Obama moved to Indonesia when he was two years old, contrary to the established facts that he did so in 1965, after his alleged mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian national, who had been a student at the University of Hawaii.
That article reads in part:
His passion is rooted in his background. He was born in Hawaii, his father an Oxford- and Harvard-educated economist from the African nation of Kenya, his mother a white anthropologist from Kansas. Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2 when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian.
You can view the PDF of that article through this link.
For the record, it must be noted that Stanley Ann Dunham did not receive a degree in Anthropology until after Obama Junior stopped living with her, and long after meeting Obama Sr. And Obama Sr. never attended Oxford University.
Further inconsistencies are contained in the report:
Until the fifth grade, Obama attended Indonesian schools, where most of his friends were the sons of servants, street peddlers and farmers. Concern for Obama’s education led his mother to return him to Hawaii, where he attended public schools through high school. In 1983, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science.
In reality, it is now known that Obama attended elementary school, for a short time, before leaving Hawaii in 1964-5; and that he attended Occidental College in California before transferring to Columbia College at Columbia University.
As the reporter quotes Obama’s grandiose view of himself regarding his election as President of the Harvard Law Review:
“It’s crucial that people don’t see my election as somehow a symbol of progress in the broader sense, that we don’t sort of point to a Barack Obama any more than you point to a Bill Cosby or a Michael Jordan and say ‘Well, things are hunky dory,'” Obama said.
It is clear that the AP reporter’s source of information is Obama. And that proves that Obama has been loose with the facts of his life story for more than three decades.
The Second Fibs
In another unsigned AP report entitled “A Major Chance to Star,” which appeared on p. A-6 of the July 15, 2004 edition of Syracuse’s The Post-Standard, we learn that Obama was raised “mostly” in Kansas after returning from Indonesia:
His father was from Kenya. He met Obama’s mother, who was white, when both were students at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was 2, his father left the family and returned to Kenya, where he eventually became a senior economist in the Ministry of Finance.
Obama was raised mostly in Kansas by his late mother and grandparents. He graduated from Columbia University in New York and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.
You can view the PDF of this article, by clicking here.
We now know that Obama Senior did not leave the family; Stanley Ann Dunham left him. And he did not return to Kenya in 1963, but in 1965, when he graduated from Harvard. We also know that after he returned from Indonesia, his mother did not raise him at all; his grandparents did. And no one previously has claimed they did so in Kansas! Note that this report does not say Obama was born in Hawaii, since just two weeks prior another AP report named him “Kenyan-born” (see link to previous coverage at top of this article).
Perhaps the reason why these journalistic inconsistencies were hidden from the public was to prevent exposure of Obama as an inveterate liar during the 2008 campaign.
The Chicago Herald article, cited above, also contains this revealing statement, which would have doomed him with middle class voters if it were made public during the election, in which Obama is quoted as saying:
“I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself,” Obama said in a recent interview. “I feel good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in this society.”
It is now known, however, that after getting his law degree from Harvard, he returned to Chicago to work with slum landlords and other organizations which used Alinsky’s rules to radicalize and exploit the black poor.
It has also been discovered that for nearly six years in the 1990’s, the Daily Herald of Chicago spelled Obama’s first name as “Barak” and “Barack,” in evident admission that he was playing games with his names during that period.