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Barack Obama’s Marxist Ghosts of Christmas Past (San Franciso 1980)
PJ Media ^ | 7/26/2012 | John Drew

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 parent’s home in northern California over Christmas break in 1980....I am writing this article, in part, because I’m surprised that David Maraniss’s new book Barack Obama: The Story failed to include my account of young Obama’s ideological extremism.

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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 Obama’s roommate at Columbia University. In Maraniss’s 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 Hasan’s and Wahid’s who lived in New York, came out to visit.”

In Maraniss’s book, Siddiqi is the recipient of some minor good fortune since he is able to sleep in young Obama’s 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 Year’s Eve party, and it was there that Siddiqi encountered Chandoo’s roommate for the first time.” (See, Maraniss, 2012, p. 367.)

What is historically inaccurate about Maraniss’s account is that young Obama and his roommate Chandoo were travelling together when I first met them at Caroline Boss’s parent’s 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chandoo; obamahistory; obamatruthfile; siddiqi; vettingobama
Comrade Barry travels with his Pakistani friends on a trip to San Francisco in 1980 to attend a New Year's Eve party.

There's nothing here. Please move along.

1 posted on 07/26/2012 2:22:20 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

..sounds like a Michael Jackson, sleep in my tent, camp out.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 2:28:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

As they used to sing on the Flintstones, “We’ll have a gay old time!”


3 posted on 07/26/2012 2:38:34 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Barry, Hasan, Wahid and Sohale’s Excellent Adventure.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 2:52:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nachum

For the list.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 3:28:01 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: mojito

David Mariness is a HACK writer!!!!


6 posted on 07/26/2012 4:07:21 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


7 posted on 07/26/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mass55th

The American version of “The Motorcycle Diaries”/s


8 posted on 07/26/2012 4:39:30 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: mojito

Vindication for Larry Sinclair ?

” Given Siddiqi’s 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 Obama’s reputation by separating Obama and Chandoo as travelling companions. “


9 posted on 07/26/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: mojito; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...


Comrade Barry travels with his Pakistani friends on a trip to San Francisco in 1980 to attend a New Year's Eve party.
10 posted on 07/27/2012 6:09:23 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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Given Siddiqi’s 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.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Doogle

Or Obama’s Chicago Bathhouse membership with his mail squeeze


12 posted on 07/27/2012 7:39:50 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

sorry...main squeeze


13 posted on 07/27/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

...male squeeze


14 posted on 07/27/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1284 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: mojito

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/meeting_young_obama.html


15 posted on 07/27/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Thanks for that link. Well worth reading.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

17 posted on 07/27/2012 1:30:38 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: mojito

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?


18 posted on 07/27/2012 4:55:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Brown Deer

interesting read


19 posted on 07/27/2012 5:32:42 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

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.


20 posted on 07/28/2012 9:35:27 AM PDT by mojito
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