Skip to comments.George W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was A Slave Trader
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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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.
I bet this really hurts his chance at reelection. Wait, whut???
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.
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.
Bush’s fault. Everything is Bush’s fault.
And Obama is CURRENTLY a muslim communist traitor .
But at least his great great grampa (whoever he was) didnt trade slaves...
....and Obama’s great-great-great-great grandfather sold him slaves..................
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.
Now about the Pretender in Chief and his ancestors’ role in the African Slave trade.................in the 19th and 20th century!
Somewhere in my lineage I am related to Abraham (of the Old Testament).
What does that say about me?
And guess what? I bet Obama’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather was one too.
*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.
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!
Meanwhile, his grandfather's and father's ample involvement in founding and expanding the United Negro College Fund must count for nothing.
OH geesh... here we go...
Slate fiddles while America burns.
“His” means GWB’s.
so Obama’s ancestors could have been Bush’s ancestors inventory?
Man. the left is really getting upset that Obama’s approval rating is lower than W’s. LOL.
The roots of slavery lie in Islam.
A happy ending.
Jeb, poor jeb. “stay out the bushes”
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.
So was John Newton, who authored the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace” after he was converted to Christianity.
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.
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.
W is probably only gonna live at most 30 more years. Gotta have a way to keep vilifying him long beyond that.
... 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.
I have a big nose and am pretty thrifty... just like Abraham, Isaac and eventually Moses... lol
So they are saying that Thomas Walker was a Muslim?
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).
So they are saying that Thomas Walker was a Muslim?
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
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.
Sorry about the double post.
The media totally blew that out of proportion.
You know what’s a real kicker for this smear? Obastard’s Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather was a slave trader in Kenya.
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.
Don’t think you have to go back as far with Obama.
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.
It’s hard to tell these things with Clinton: His family tree is a straight stick.
“This is only to go after Jeb and his potential run.”
Run, Jeb, run (away)!
NO MORE BUSHES!
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.
Those captured slaves should have heeded the old folks’ advice: “Stay out da Bushes!”
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.
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