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The New York Times has discovered yet another way to cheerlead the “authenticity” of the paper’s favorite presidential candidate – not just in this election, but perhaps in any election.

The “newspaper of record” managed to develop a comprehensive story that speculates Barack Obama, who claims, without substantiation, to be the son of a white mother and a Kenyan visiting student, has roots in slavery – like so many other African-Americans.

The irony of this claim is that the slave genealogy comes not from his alleged father, but his alleged mother.

But the real irony of the story is that the public still really has no proof of who Obama’s biological parents were – since they are both dead and the only documentation put forward has been disputed by anyone and everyone who has examined it, including the only law-enforcement investigation to do so.

The findings were reported by Ancestry.com, which concedes there is no “definitive proof” that Stanley Ann Dunham had at least one African forebear who happened to be one of the first documented African slaves in America.

What’s the point?

It can only be to boost Obama’s standing with African-American voters, demonstrating that he really is authentically “black” in the American tradition, rather than a privileged mixed race child raised largely by white grandparents.

Isn’t that pathetic?

Since when do Americans care about bloodlines like this? What difference could it possibly make that Obama may or may not have had an ancestor in the 17th century who was a slave?

It’s important to the Times because the paper will do anything – and I mean anything – to get Americans’ minds off the fact that Obama has presided over one of the most repressive and depressive four years in American history.

The Times even hired two “independent” genealogists to verify the research done by Ancestry.com.

But, even if one cares about this study, there’s a big problem with all this research – a problem so big you could sail a slave ship through it. That is simply the fact that Obama’s immediate family history is highly questionable, to say the least.

Obama is celebrating his 51st birthday this weekend, yet there is no proof he was actually born Aug. 4, 1961, as he claims.

There is serious doubt his father was actually Barack Obama, the Kenyan foreign student. There is even some question about whether his mother was truly Stanley Ann Dunham – and certainly no documented proof.

But the Times has never spent a single dime investigating the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate. It has shown no interest in the fact that Obama represented himself as Kenyan-born for 17 years of his life before he became a presidential wannabe. It has shown no interest in his draft records, his Social Security number, his travel records, his health records, his student records and his personal unpublished writings. It has shown no interest in how he became an Indonesian citizen through his adoptive father, Lolo Soetoro, and then managed to regain his “natural born citizen” status – or even normal citizen status. It has shown no interest in the mentor role played in Obama’s life by Communist Frank Marshall Davis.

No, the Times is more interested in – and more certain about, apparently – an alleged ancestor from the 17th century.

No doubt the story’s copy was approved by the White House, as the New York Times revealed recently, in one of the more important and substantive stories it has published in years, that it routinely submits its copy to presidential subordinates before publishing.

As for me, it makes no difference to me whether Obama has slave roots from the 17th century.

What’s important to me is that he is making slaves out of too many Americans in the 21st century.

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily 16 Comments [8/12/2012 4:59:38 AM]
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Raised by Horses

Here are some vague, ominous sounding perambulations about Obama, for which I will provide no actual evidence. I DEFY YOU TO REFUTE THEM!

8/12/2012 5:50:03 AM

Leighton Buzzard

There's no proof, apart from the proof. (Having said that, the NYT story, if true, does sound a mite ridiculous).

8/12/2012 6:23:58 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Eat a bag of dicks, Joe!


8/12/2012 6:54:01 AM

fishtank

Possibly the dumbest conspiracy in recent years.

The rest of the world, though these folks really don't care, laughs at you, dear USA.

8/12/2012 8:01:10 AM

Filin De Blanc

These people are never going to come to terms with the fact that black people are allowed to be President, are they?

8/12/2012 9:30:28 AM

J. James

Ah, the famous King of the Birthers. You can see how he got that way; unlike his subjects, he can actually use proper spelling and paragraphs.

For all this talk about investigations and proof, I can't help but notice the sum total of proof in this little rant was... Zero.

8/12/2012 9:44:34 AM

Doubting Thomas

You know, I've long ago stopped caring about Obama's lineage and care more about what he's going to do to improve the economy.

8/12/2012 9:54:06 AM



There's been speculation about 5 or 6 American Presidents having had a Black ancestor. Until recently, these allegations would have been attempts to slander the presidents, just like today's birther claims.

However, this is more interesting:
"At 23andMe, researchers have looked at the genetic ancestry of about 78,000 customers likely to consider themselves as entirely of European ancestry and found that somewhere between three to four percent of those people have “hidden” African ancestry ranging from 0.5 to 0.75 percent. These findings suggest that this group of customers have an African ancestor who lived about six generations, or about 200 years, ago."
http://spittoon.23andme.com/genetics-101/did-you-know-ancestry-is-not-so-black-and-white/

8/12/2012 10:51:04 AM

Mech610

These people are seriously disputing now that Barack Obama's parents are actually his parents? This is just sad now. Where the hell do they think he came from exactly, that he just sprouted from the ground?

8/12/2012 12:19:07 PM

Pie Man

For once, I wish birthers would just be honest and admit that they don't like Obama because he's black.

8/12/2012 1:21:21 PM

Phloom

A lot of mental gymnastics to simply say, "You hate President Obama because he is a fucking nigger."

8/12/2012 2:37:10 PM



Why is it ironic that a white person would have black slave ancestors? I'm white and i have black slave ancestors.

8/12/2012 2:49:02 PM

Ebon

We all know that your real problem with Obama is because he's black.

8/12/2012 4:19:23 PM

michael3ov

@Doubting Thomas

I certainly have my issues with Obama but he has greatly improved the economy. At least turned it around from losing 800,000 jobs a month to gaining jobs every month. We definitely could be in a better position but Obama derangement syndrome and the most obstructionist republican congress in history is keeping any jobs legislation from being voted on.

They were supposed to be "focused like a laser on jobs jobs jobs" but it has been all about abortion, voting 37 times to take health care away from people, and getting the presidency back. I can't imagine a more despicable congress.

8/13/2012 4:10:24 AM

Zagen30

I thought I was going ridiculously over-the-top with this mocking comment a month ago:

"But are we really sure that Obama Sr. was who he says he was? I think we need to dig up Obama's paternal grandfather and grandmother and do DNA tests on them, as well. Maybe they were lying about being Kenyan. In fact, while we're at it, we should verify his ancestry at least 4 generations back on both sides, just to be absolutely sure. Exhumations all around!"

I see I failed to go far enough, as I foolishly assumed everyone would at least accept that Obama's mother and father were his parents. I shall strive to be even more insane in the future. To start, I say we need to make sure Obama isn't an alien zombie robot. I'm sure the Times hasn't spent a single dime investigating it, so of course his very (in?)humanity is in question.

8/13/2012 10:39:25 AM

Oi! Nutter!

Oh noes! De prezidint be a darkie!

You sir are an embarrassment to logic and honesty.

8/23/2012 7:58:04 PM
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