Skip to comments.Barack Obama’s Marxist Ghosts of Christmas Past (San Franciso 1980)
Posted on 07/26/2012 2:22:07 PM PDT by mojito
I met the young Barack Obama while visiting Caroline Boss, my Marxist socialist girlfriend, at her parents home in northern California over Christmas break in 1980....I am writing this article, in part, because Im surprised that David Maranisss new book Barack Obama: The Story failed to include my account of young Obamas ideological extremism.
Significantly, Maraniss relates that Obama was in the San Francisco area only to tell a larger story of how he first met Sohale Siddiqi, the Pakistani who later became Obamas roommate at Columbia University. In Maranisss account, Siddiqi first meets up with Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, two wealthy Pakistani students who were also studying at Occidental. During the Christmas break that year, writes Maraniss, Sohale Siddiqi, a friend of Hasans and Wahids who lived in New York, came out to visit.
In Maranisss book, Siddiqi is the recipient of some minor good fortune since he is able to sleep in young Obamas empty bed. There was a room available at the apartment in Pasadena, Maraniss writes. Obama had left on a road trip and ended up in San Francisco. On the night of December 31, Hasan and Sohale and some buddies drove up to San Francisco for a New Years Eve party, and it was there that Siddiqi encountered Chandoos roommate for the first time. (See, Maraniss, 2012, p. 367.)
What is historically inaccurate about Maranisss account is that young Obama and his roommate Chandoo were travelling together when I first met them at Caroline Bosss parents home in northern California. This, after all, is what I first reported as early as February 2010. I am happy to stand by that story.
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
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..sounds like a Michael Jackson, sleep in my tent, camp out.
As they used to sing on the Flintstones, “We’ll have a gay old time!”
Barry, Hasan, Wahid and Sohale’s Excellent Adventure.
For the list.
David Mariness is a HACK writer!!!!
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The American version of “The Motorcycle Diaries”/s
Vindication for Larry Sinclair ?
” Given Siddiqis comments, however, there was no way Maraniss could pretend Obama was in Pasadena over Christmas break without having Siddiqi and Obama sharing the same bed. Maraniss, a life-long pragmatic centrist, thus sought to lessen the damage to Obamas reputation by separating Obama and Chandoo as travelling companions. “
Or Obama’s Chicago Bathhouse membership with his mail squeeze
Thanks for that link. Well worth reading.
did all this take place when Obama was a foreign exchange student milking grants or when he was a US student milking grants? Or when he worked for Acorn organizing the gangs of Chicago?
It was during his first year at Occidental College in Pasadena. He hadn’t yet come to the attention of those who would arrange for him to go on to Columbia University in NYC.