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Monday, February 25, 2008

Obama is just a LIAR as are most politicians.

The article below without question reveals obama is a liar.
The official biography of Barack Obama, candidate for the US Senate in Illinois, taken from his own website is named: "The Background and Commitment to Make a Difference". Anyone who watched his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston was certainly captured by this stunning and charismatic man and there would be little doubt the biography carried a proper title.

The biography says: "Barack Obama has spent a lifetime fighting effectively to empower working families and the poor - as community organizer, civil rights attorney and a leader in the Illinois Senate. He has brought new ideas and approaches in pursuit of traditional Democratic ideals to make a real difference for people -- from better schools to affordable health care to criminal justice reform."

Obama represents Illinois' 13th Senate District on Chicago's South Side African American neighborhood. He is recognized as a leader of his own people and is held up as a substantial role model.

The Chicago Tribune has called him "one of the General Assembly's most impressive members."

His list of legislative accomplishments are many and equally impressive. They include the areas of Education, Health Care, Jobs and Opportunity, Earned Income Tax Credits, Criminal Justice, Civil Rights and Liberties, and Ethics Reform. {Yet when asked about his state senate record he says he hasn't got any.

"I don't have — I don't maintain — a file of eight years of work in the state Senate because I didn't have the resources available to maintain those kinds of records," he said at a recent campaign stop in Iowa. He said he wasn't sure where any cache of records might have gone, adding, "It could have been thrown out. I haven't been in the state Senate now for quite some time."}

Obama graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and a specialty in international relations.

He worked as a community organizer in some of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods, helping church groups create job-training programs, reform area schools, and improve city services.

He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review.

After law school, Obama organized one of the largest voter registration drives in Chicago history to help Bill Clinton's election, and worked as a civil rights lawyer on cutting edge voting rights and employment discrimination cases in federal and state courts.

He was a senior lecturer specializing in constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, Obama has served on the boards of some of Chicago's leading foundations and chaired the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a $50 million philanthropic effort to reform the public schools.

But there was more to his story. He told it to us as he spoke at the convention.

"Tonight is a particular honor for me because � let�s face it � my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father � my grandfather � was a cook, a domestic servant to the British.

"But my grandfather had larger dreams for his son. Through hard work and perseverance my father got a scholarship to study in a magical place, America, that shone as a beacon of freedom and opportunity to so many who had come before.

"While studying here, my father met my mother. She was born in a town on the other side of the world, in Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs and farms through most of the Depression. The day after Pearl Harbor my grandfather signed up for duty; joined Patton�s army, marched across Europe. Back home, my grandmother raised their baby and went to work on a bomber assembly line. After the war, they studied on the G.I. Bill, bought a house through F.H.A., and later moved west all the way to Hawaii in search of opportunity.

"And they, too, had big dreams for their daughter. A common dream, born of two continents.

"My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or �blessed,� believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success. They imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren�t rich, because in a generous America you don�t have to be rich to achieve your potential.

"They are both passed away now. And yet, I know that, on this night, they look down on me with great pride."

It was an inspiring story. Mesmerized by this 44 year old man whose roots, we were told, were in Kenya with his grandfather working as a domestic servant for the British and his own father a goat herder.

Two days later Teresa Heinz Kerry speak to the National Organization of Women as she said: "Someday, Barack Obama will be President of the United States."

Her words were received with a standing ovation.

A columnist for Political Gateway, Andy Martin, has a different take on Barack Obama. He says Barack Obama has not only invented large parts of his political resume, he also says the story about his father being a "goat herder" is not true. He claims Obama has become the "man behind the mask," hiding his real family history and his father's religion.

The picture Mr. Obama painted for us as he spoke to the convention and the world was an American immigration success story, one that could be emulated by anyone. It was one that showed the lowest of the low, even from Africa itself, could aspire for a greater life and succeed.

"My father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father � my grandfather � was a cook, a domestic servant to the British."

Andy Martin calls this a "fictitious family history" and he calls it a lie.

He says he has conducted an investigation which has gathered information from three continents, and Obama�s father was in fact never a lowly �goat herder�. He claims his father was a child of privilege and affluence. His research indicates the Obama family was a prominent Muslim family in Kenya.

Barack Obama�s father, it turns out, was never a lowly �immigrant�. Instead, like other children of privilege, he was a person with access to the highest levels of government in Kenya and as a result of those connections, was able to come to America to study. Keep in mind it was 1958. African or even Arab students in America were a rarity, not the rule as they are today. How likely would it have been for a "goat herder" to be able to get to America to go to, of all places, Harvard?

Andy Martin paints a picture of the Obama family as being part of a corrupt and violent regime that terrorized Kenya for decades. There is no proof of the Obama family having a direct or participating role in that chapter in Kenyan history. It was a British possession and Britain has a long history of abuse and subjugation of local populations.

However, Obama's grandfather was not a domestic servant as we were told. He was in fact a prominent and wealthy farmer and part of the British colonial system. To that extent Hussein Onyango Obama might have been complicit. Still, Obama in his speech, made the claim "my grandfather � was a cook, a domestic servant to the British." Why?

Mr. Martin claims Obama is a Muslim and is concealing it. Is he?
Be that as it may, his father and his grandfather were Moslem. And if being a Moslem in this nation is a sin, are we to believe he is because his father and grandfather were? How many Christians have Jewish grandparents and great grandparents? Does that make them Jewish? According to Mr. Martin it does.

He accuses Obama of being afraid to tell the truth. The truth is Obama didn't much know his biological father who was Moslem. And while that is no sin today, Obama never told us that as he painted the picture he did in his convention speech. In fact, the convention speech was very misleading. Andy Martin claims because of the misleading speech, Obama has lied to the American people, and he has sought to misrepresent his own heritage. This is obvious to me.

Obama�s life story, along with the stories about his father and his grandfather, are in fact different from the stories he portrayed to the nation in his speech.

Obama's father grew up around people herding goats and probably did herd goats at one time or another, however his family owned the ranch, a substantial one, on which the goats, among other animals, including a substantial number of cattle, were also "herded�.

Obama�s father, like his father before him, Obama's grandfather, were both children of privilege. Comparatively, for Kenya at the time, or even today for that matter, Obama's father was a wealthy, outstanding student, not a herdsman.

In his speech Obama says he was given an �African� name.

"My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or �blessed,� believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success."

Andy Martin accuses Obama of being "a Muslim who has concealed his religion." He says "he has treated his Muslim heritage as a dark secret." It would appear so especially in light of his claim about having an "African name", however we could also be splitting hairs here. And it does matter.

Nevertheless, Obama's grandfather was a Moslem named �Hussein� which is also an Arabic-Moslem name, not African. Hussein was a devout Moslem and he likewise named his son �Baraka.� Baraka is an Arabic word meaning �blessed� not African. Baraka is an Arabic name and comes directly from the Koran.

Baraka, or Barack, was raised as a devoted Moslem who chose a Moslem name for his son, Barack Obama.

Now, is Obama running from his family heritage and religious heritage?

The fact it doesn't jibe with what Andy Martin has uncovered leads the skeptical and the Republicans eager to discredit Obama into new directions asking questions, many of which Obama himself left open as a result of his speech.

Obama's father, according to Andy Martin was not a harmless student �immigrant� who came to the United States only to study. He claims Obama's father was "intimately associated with one of the most corrupt and violent organizations in Africa: the Kenyatta regime".

He goes on to say "Obama�s father ran back to Kenya soon after the British left."

He further claims: "It is likely Obama�s father had Mau Mau sympathies or connections, or he would not have been welcomed into the murderous inner circle of rapists, murderers, and arsonists."

Again we go back to the speech.

Obama's speech certainly gave us the illusion of his two parents struggling so their son, the man standing before us that evening in Boston, could make it to the pinnacle of success he had reached. That in fact was not the case.

Obama's own words in a New Yorker interview (Issue 05-31 of 2004) tell a different story regarding his parentage.

As it turns out Obama was actually born in Hawaii. His father, also named Barack (changed from Baraka) Obama, was a foreign student there, doing preparatory work in order to be accepted to a major university.

His mother, Ann, was white, and only eighteen when she married his father. She and her parents, originally from Kansas, had moved to Honolulu.

When her husband left for Harvard, she and their toddler stayed behind. Obama said: " - there was no money in his scholarship for them to go East." However, there are other facts regarding this time in Obama's life.

The senior Obama did not return to Hawaii to see his wife and son. For all practical purposes they were abandoned and lived with his mother's parents. And, after graduation, the father returned alone to Kenya. He did not run back after the British left. He returned to take his place in his father's family and his white Christian wife and mixed race son had no place.

He divorced his wife according to Moslem law, raised another family giving Obama Kenyan brothers and sisters. When the British did leave he worked for the government.

Obama claims he worked as a government economist, however, there is a question as to other and more brutal positions he might have held. The fact does exist that his father traveled around the world on official business for Kenya and was in the United States many times. However, he visited his American son only once, when Barack was ten.

The speech never touched on his mother�s second marriage, a marriage to an Indonesian oil manager. They moved to Jakarta when Barack was six. He lived there for four years, and in his book �Dreams from My Father,� he writes about his time in Indonesia as simultaneously lush and a harrowing exposure to tropical poverty�"more harrowing, perhaps, for his mother than for the little boy who barely remembered any other life."

Where did the step father come from? There was no mention or reference to him in the speech. We were certainly led to believe it was his mother and his father sacrificing for their son so he could become a success.

Obama�s father returned to Kenya at a time of great upheaval. Andy Martin claims Obama is attempting to hide his "secret shame at his family history of rape, murder and arson". No facts substantiate this in any way other than his father was a part of the old and the new governments.

Obama certainly opened himself up to this type of theorizing when he said: "My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation." The history of his father abandoning him and his mother and then going back to Kenya following graduation from Harvard does not epitomize anyone who believed in the "possibilities of this nation".

And taking this forward, Obama has most certainly opened himself up for not only scrutiny, but also charges of outright lying and misrepresentation as a result of his opening remarks about his heritage. Obama is a LIAR!

What was wrong with the truth, the real truth?

People will believe a lie quicker than the truth. Obama is and was a liar. This proves it by comparing his speech before the convention and the actual facts.

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