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George W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader
Slate ^ | 20 June 2013 | Simon Akam

Posted on 06/20/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by zeestephen

Thomas Walker, a direct ancestor of George W. and George H.W. Bush, was a notorious slave trader active in the late 18th century along the coast of West Africa.

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KEYWORDS: americanhistory; bushfamily; presidentbush; slavery
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Can someone help me out with some history?

As I recall, the actual import of slaves from Africa to the USA completely stopped around 1800.

As I recall, the total number of slaves brought to the USA from Africa was about 500,000.

As I recall, about 95% of African slaves were purchased in Latin America and the Caribbean.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I bet this really hurts his chance at reelection. Wait, whut???


2 posted on 06/20/2013 11:10:54 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: zeestephen

Does this mean that obama’s great, great, great, great grandfather was NOT a slave trader? It seems to me that most slaves were sold by black africans to start with.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: zeestephen

Many of the slave traders out of west Africa were Muslims, and the slave boats that carried people from west Africa over the Atlantic stopped in the Caribbean. That many of the slaves came from the Caribbean is no surprise, but I can’t give you exact percentages.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: zeestephen

Bush’s fault. Everything is Bush’s fault.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 11:11:54 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: zeestephen

And Obama is CURRENTLY a muslim communist traitor .

But at least his great great grampa (whoever he was) didnt trade slaves...


7 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: zeestephen

....and Obama’s great-great-great-great grandfather sold him slaves..................


8 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: zeestephen

You truly don’t think they are going to let facts stop them from writing a story to disparage the Bush’s. This is only to go after Jeb and his potential run.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:45 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Now about the Pretender in Chief and his ancestors’ role in the African Slave trade.................in the 19th and 20th century!


10 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:48 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: zeestephen

Somewhere in my lineage I am related to Abraham (of the Old Testament).

What does that say about me?


11 posted on 06/20/2013 11:13:00 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: VanDeKoik

And guess what? I bet Obama’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather was one too.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 11:13:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: zeestephen

Heh.

*ALL* of 0bama’s paternal ancestors were slave traders.

The Mohammedan Africans established and ran the African slave trade, and, in fact, they are still running it today.

0bamao’s father was a Mohammedan Arab/African.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 11:14:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Tenacious 1
Funny, you don't look Jewish.....
14 posted on 06/20/2013 11:15:14 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: zeestephen
If true. ...who'd he buy 'em from?

Not Whitey!

15 posted on 06/20/2013 11:15:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mr. K
But at least his great great grampa (whoever he was) didnt trade slaves...

Do not be so sure. If his father really was the Luo tribesman claimed, it is not unlikely that he would have. Don't the Luo speak the language developed by the Arab slave-traders, to communicate with their native allies in East Africa?

Check it out!

William Flax

16 posted on 06/20/2013 11:16:16 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: zeestephen
One does not need to go back so far to find slave traders in Obama's family tree or slave owners in the genealogy of many other Democrats.

Meanwhile, his grandfather's and father's ample involvement in founding and expanding the United Negro College Fund must count for nothing.

17 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:10 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: zeestephen

OH geesh... here we go...


18 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: zeestephen

Slate fiddles while America burns.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: katana

“His” means GWB’s.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:53 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: zeestephen

so Obama’s ancestors could have been Bush’s ancestors inventory?


21 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: zeestephen
George W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader

And this matters today, why?
22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: zeestephen

Man. the left is really getting upset that Obama’s approval rating is lower than W’s. LOL.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:49 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: zeestephen

The roots of slavery lie in Islam.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 11:19:12 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: zeestephen
Walker was thrown overboard to die.

A happy ending.

25 posted on 06/20/2013 11:19:38 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Jeb, poor jeb. “stay out the bushes”


26 posted on 06/20/2013 11:20:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Tenacious 1

Re: “I am related to Abraham - What does that say about me?”

It says that when you have a sharp knife in your hand, children named Isaac should maintain a safe distance.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 11:21:12 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

So was John Newton, who authored the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace” after he was converted to Christianity.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 11:21:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: zeestephen

The Bush’s will do business with anyone. Slave traders, nazis, assorted despots, banking crooks, etc. No one can accuse them of being prejudiced in who they’ll transact with.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 11:21:37 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: zeestephen
George W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader

So what's that got to do with the price of cotton?

Baraq Hussein 0bama doesn't know who his FATHER was, much less his 4 Great Grandfather. We all know what that makes him, and he lives up to it each and every day.

30 posted on 06/20/2013 11:22:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: zeestephen

Of course.

W is probably only gonna live at most 30 more years. Gotta have a way to keep vilifying him long beyond that.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 11:22:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: zeestephen

... and Obama’s grandfather was a Mau Mau.

So what the point?

Also, if Africans for the last six generations had a written language and could read and write, I am sure we would find more skeletons in BO’s closet than George Bush’s closet.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 11:22:57 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: clintonh8r
Funny, you don't look Jewish.....

I have a big nose and am pretty thrifty... just like Abraham, Isaac and eventually Moses... lol

33 posted on 06/20/2013 11:23:10 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: zeestephen
To quote Hillary-"What difference does it make?"
34 posted on 06/20/2013 11:27:31 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: zeestephen

So they are saying that Thomas Walker was a Muslim?


35 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:22 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dfwgator
Oh, hell no. He doesn't even have to go back that far. Maybe 1880 or so. The reason the Brits had to colonize Kenya was to end the slave trade.

And once the slave trade was suppressed, BO's ancestors went from bring rich slave traders on the coast of Kenya to being two-bit Mau-mau thugs much further inland.

Why do you think his Daddy hated the Brits with such a purple passion?

Why do you think BO was so anxious to get Churchill's bust out of the oval office.

Why do you think the matriarchal lines on his father's side is mostly untraceable? (Hint: One of the perks of slave trading was to cherry-pick women captives to add to your harem).

36 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: zeestephen

So they are saying that Thomas Walker was a Muslim?


37 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:01 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: zeestephen

SO who give rat a***\

Beside I hear George W Bush is related to Mistress of the Monarchy Katherine Swynford Duchess of Lanchester who descendants were bunch of English Kings


38 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: zeestephen

Obama had slave-owning ancestors on his mother’s side. Probably on his father’s side, too. So did McCain. So did Edwards. Most likely, John Kerry had ancestors who were slave traders and slave owners. No word on Bill Clinton. Guess nobody bothered to check.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:42 AM PDT by x
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To: Mastador1

Sorry about the double post.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:48 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: zeestephen
It says that when you have a sharp knife in your hand, children named Isaac should maintain a safe distance.

The media totally blew that out of proportion.

41 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: zeestephen

You know what’s a real kicker for this smear? Obastard’s Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather was a slave trader in Kenya.


42 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:47 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: zeestephen

Dear Slate,

Wow, that’s fascinating. Now do you think you can look into our CURRENT POTUS’ history? Not his father’s or his grandfather’s or his great-grandfathers. Just Obama’s.

Thanks. I’m looking forward to your in-depth report.


43 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t think you have to go back as far with Obama.


44 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:14 AM PDT by what's up
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Baraq Hussein 0bama doesn't know who his FATHER was, much less his 4 Great Grandfather.

Actually, he does. See my previous post.

Of course, some theorize that his biological father was Frank Marshall Davis. I do not dispute the possibility.

45 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: x

It’s hard to tell these things with Clinton: His family tree is a straight stick.


46 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: theDentist

“This is only to go after Jeb and his potential run.”

Run, Jeb, run (away)!

NO MORE BUSHES!


47 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:45 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: bigbob

No. Obama’s ancestors would have been Bush’s ancestors’ partners/suppliers. Bush should produce a clearly photoshopped letter from his distant ancestor attesting to his appreciation for the high quality of stock supplied by “Chief Obama of the Luo tribe.” When challenged, his answer is “I’m sure it’s authentic. It looks just like Barack’s birth certificate.”

GWB is just the guy to pull this off with a straight face.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 11:32:39 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: zeestephen; a fool in paradise

Those captured slaves should have heeded the old folks’ advice: “Stay out da Bushes!”


49 posted on 06/20/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

Unbelievable how people don’t know history. Do people have any idea how many Blacks sold other Blacks? Any idea how many Africans willingly sold their darker skinned brethren?

Call me cynical, but I think this is nothing more than an attempt by the Democrats at Slate to distract from a feckless Obama through the juxtaposition of the always handy evil George W. Bush.


50 posted on 06/20/2013 11:34:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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