Skip to comments.Who Was Barack Obama’s Father?
Posted on 07/11/2011 6:41:08 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
To read Sally H. Jacobss new biography of Barack Hussein Obama Sr. is to realize that his son, the president, spent much of his life reaching for a shadow he was lucky never to catch. Early in The Other Barack, a childhood playmate recalls how Obama Sr. would frequently snap at him and shout, You dont know what you are talking about. A few chapters later, the editor of the University of Hawaii literary magazine describes Obama Sr. barreling into his office, unprovoked, to declare that a particular poem wasnt worth a damn. Back in Nairobi, says one government official, Obama Sr. would slam his fist on the table and claim that a rival knows nothing about math or economics; he would go on to describe other colleagues as intellectual dwarfs. As college friend and current Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie tells Jacobs, Obama Sr. could never contain his irritation with people who were not as facile as he, and he did not hesitate to say so.
The president, of course, has a healthy ego. But this is something else. Every shred of available evidencewhich Jacobs, a veteran reporter, spent two years and 75,000 miles of intercontinental travel ably assemblingsuggests that the senior Obama was an unmitigated jerk: a coxcombish souse who forced friends to cover his abundant bar tabs and repeatedly broke his legs in boozy car crashes; an uncooperative contrarian who was promptly fired from, or sidelined at, every job he ever had; a compulsive philanderer who ditched his first wife, Kezia Nyandega, when he moved to America, abandoned the presidents mother, Ann Dunham, when he left Hawaii for Harvard, and lured his third wife, Ruth Baker, to Kenya only to beat, berate, and cheat on her.
And yet, if Obama Sr. were only a jerk, there wouldnt be...
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pingaling for you
"Oh, I don't know. Could it be, maybe . . . SATAN?"
commie paul robeson is dunham’s father, obama sr was a stand in..
They only thing Zero is succeeding at is dismantling America and turning it into a Third World country.
Why did the word “acorn” just pop into my mind?
A sob story should work for one desperate re-election? Don’tcha think? /s
Because it was appropriate and it applies.
The only thing missing were the violins.
Who Was Barack Obamas Father?
“Oh, I don’t know. Could it be, maybe . . . SATAN?”
Who, in the hell knows who Stanley Ann’s “Baby Daddy” Was, as she was not real picky it would seem!
Health breakdown (19611965)In spring of 1961, Robeson again traveled to the Soviet Union, his last visit there. During an uncharacteristically wild party in his Moscow hotel room, he locked himself in his bedroom and attempted suicide by cutting his wrists. Three days later, while under Soviet medical care, he told his son that he felt extreme paranoia, thought that the walls of the room were moving and, overcome by a powerful sense of emptiness and depression, tried to take his own life.
Robeson stayed at the Barvikha Sanatorium until September 1961, when he left Moscow for London. There his depression re-emerged, and after another period of recuperation in Moscow, he returned to London. Three days after arriving back he became suicidal and suffered a panic attack while passing the Soviet Embassy. He was admitted to The Priory hospital, where he underwent electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and was given heavy doses of drugs for nearly two years, with no accompanying psychotherapy.
“The president, of course, has a healthy ego.”
Healthy? Oh really.
Reagan's dad was no prize either, but he overcame a crummy childhood and became the greatest President of the 20th century. But Reagan LOVED this country and wanted it to succeed no matter what.
Wow, we now know more about Obama’s father than we know about Obama himself.
I find this comment by John at the article source interesting:
“I love this, but two questions come to mind:
1) isn’t it amazing that the Left worships “Dreams From My Father”, yet this is the first time - in over 3 years - that we’ve even learned a little about who his father was, never mind what his dreams were.
2) This sentence: “Unlike his father, the president is a committed family man who rarely drinks, who never loses his cool, who values pragmatism over idealism, who prefers consensus to conflict, and who has mastered the art of working within the system.”
Wow, that contradicts almost every bit of actual evidence we have. Especially the drunken part. Not only can you read Dreams From My Father and he talks quite a bit about drug and alcohol usage... apparently, there’s been some issues with the Wednesday Night After Work Cocktail Parties. In at least two occasions, Da Prez has gotten so incredibly drunk and violent, he’s actually had to be removed from by the Secret Service. Wow, that must’ve been awkward. Just wait until the books come out - after 2012, that is.”
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