Skip to comments.Throw grandma under the bus ( Barack Obama )
Posted on 03/18/2008 10:24:50 PM PDT by george76
When seeking to extricate himself from the tight spot in which he has been placed by his long association with the spiritual leadership of Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama hauled in his (living) maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. Obama has previously characterized Mrs. Dunham as a "trailblazer of sorts, the first woman vice-president of a local bank." She had a direct hand in his upbringing when Obama chose to live with his maternal grandparents rather than his mother, who was then in Indonesia.
Today Obama brought Mrs. Dunham into his speech for a cameo appearance as a white counterpart to the fulsome Reverend Wright:
" I can no more disown [Jeremiah Wright] than I can my white grandmother a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe. "
Even amid the false equivalencies and obvious evasions of his speech today, Obama's misuse of his grandmother seems to me a striking sign of poor character.
Thanks for putting this up in its own post.
But in his first book, he describes this incident differently - and we need to get this to HANNITY and all, this is another glaring example of his forked tongue.-
In the book, he describes this incident as his grandmother coming home one day upset.
His grandfather asks what's wrong and she say while she was waiting for the bus, a large man, a panhandler, accosted her asked for "a dollar" - she said he kept getting more insistent and she was frightened - but the bus came just in time - she said she was afraid if the bus hadn't come, the man might have hit her.
Upon asking for a description of the man, she related that he was black.
That makes her a racist on a par with Rev. Bullfrog?
What woman wouldn't be frightened, no matter the color?
Obama is a shameless Marixst. If his white relatives were so racist then why are they the only members of his family who raised him? I am sure it was their ambition to spend their 50s and 60s raising and supporting a young child.
How dare he do this to his grandmother! I didn’t think I had any more respect to lose for this man.
The Dunhams (Barack's mother as a child):
How nice how the subject of his white grandmother who raised him is barely brought up until now, when it’s to call her a racist.
B Hussein Obama will not wear a flag lapel pin or salute
the American flag during the National Anthem but today this lying sack
of excrement was standing in from of four American Flags.
He had NO reason to grab grandma into the story, he was grasping for straws to divert attention from the real issue.
YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR GRANDMA, BUT YOU CAN PICK YOUR PASTOR OF 20 YEARS.
Obama is a closet radical and racist.
Reverend Wright is a non-closeted black separatist and racist.
Oh Obama! What a phony, shallow, empty suited soulless ^$#^%#$.
Drawing a parallel between the white woman who raised him and saw that he got a fine education — and the racist rabble rousers of the “Black Liberation Theology” mob....AFTER his drunken, black, Muslim, bigamist father abandoned him - as they routinely do....
I wonder how many times Obama and his wife have uttered racist slurs that would cause his white grandmother to cringe???
Any idea if his grandmother is still alive?
What a good grandson!!
his white grandmother is still alive in Hawaii
Yes she is.
My heart breaks for this woman :(
Madelyn Dunham, Obama's Grandmother
Would Obama say that she's holding her purse a little to tight?
Obama has no class.
You can't pick your grandma, but you can pick your nose. Can you pick your Pastor's nose?
Otherwise he might have been raised in a Muslim orphanage ?
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