Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why Barack Obama listed his birthplace as Kenya

The biography provided by Barack Obama to his literary agent specified his birthplace as "Kenya". And, over the course of 17 years, despite multiple revisions by Obama, the Kenyan birthplace remained a fundamental part of the bio on the agent's website.

Was Barack actually born in Kenya? I seriously doubt it, even though Michelle Obama has publicly stated that Kenya is her husband's "home country". Contemporary newspaper listings in Honolulu, for example, list the time and place of his birth. While this isn't ironclad proof, to be sure, it's good enough for me.

No, my suspicion is that Mr. Obama manipulated his birthplace intentionally (and cynically) to take advantage of certain benefits unavailable to those born in the United States.

Bookworm Room describes why that might have been. We need to set the Wayback Machine to 1978, when young Obama was seeking admission to college.

1978 isn’t just any year. It’s a very special year. It was the year that the Supreme Court decided Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 438 U.S. 265... [and] held that [the] race-based admission process was unconstitutional.

With that decision, Obama, who was a self-confessed slacker in high school, suddenly lost his e-ticket to a good college. He couldn’t know then (nor would it have mattered) that the various concurrences in this deeply divided opinion would eventually open the door to colleges and universities making race a “factor” in admission, so much so that this “factor-ness” eventually created a whole new quota system.

My best guess is that, denied an opportunity to use quota systems to parlay a lousy academic record into a quality college admission, Obama searched around for other means of bypassing his academic failings. It was this search that led him to announce that he was Kenyan. I’m sure that a certain amount of digging will reveal that, just when the Bakke decision came down, American universities were engaged in some sort of pro-active policy involving increasing the number of African nationals on America’s college campuses. Obama was happy to oblige the universities in this effort by co-opting his father’s nationality, and burying the fact that he was a garden-variety American black kid.

There’s the nexus — In 1978, Obama, who already then was willing to lie to achieve his goals, created a false identity to deal with the changes the Bakke decision wrought on college admissions.

This appears to be an extremely plausible explanation for Obama's refusal to release any of his college transcripts.

My guess is that this scenario -- or one similar to it -- helps explain why Obama enjoys the company of race-hustlers like Al Sharpton.

And where was the media for lo these many years? Busy investigating Sarah Palin's elementary school chums?


The_Bad said...

There was much media scrutiny into a rock on the property that Rick Perry used for hunting, the location of the Romney family dog for vacation purposes, and let's not forget a 50-year old haircut incident. Who in the media has time for such trivialities such as the birthplace of a president?

Anonymous said...

This potus is a fraud and if he gets re-elected it will be the end of our country as we adults have come to know it..

Anonymous said...

I'm not a birther, but the more evidence I see, instead of things becoming clearer they are more murky. Your theory makes a lot of sense, but I'm still scratching my head. Like Columbo says, its the little details that matter. If he was born in Hawaii, why was he using a Connecticut social security number? That is well established. There is also strong evidence that his selective service card was forged. Some claim the birth certificate also, but I'm not convinced either way on that. I wish Hawaii would make the microfilm available to scrutiny, that would settle it - much harder to forge than an electronic copy of a birth certificate. Why won't Hawaii do that? Maybe because they can't. Or maybe it is some other reason - something embarrassing, or dirty politics, who knows? Grandparents would sometimes submit false birth announcements to the newspapers for their grandchildren, to later claim they were U.S. born. Newspapers would print them without fact checking. It is very possible Barack was not born in the U.S., but also very possible that he was. Let's see the college transcripts! Let's see the microfilm. Stop hiding, lets have some transparency! Lets settle this.

Steve said...

Rush Limbaugh said pretty much the same thing. I think it's bunk and you and limbaugh are checking your manhood at the door on this. I mean instead of looking for a way to stradle the fence just get on one side or the other. Regardless of where he was born, all his stuff are beyond a doubt fake. Though that seems to get no attention from anyone. Even the pillars of the conservative movement won't touch it ... ah to have a conservative that has the balls of Nancy Pelosi ....

Anonymous said...

There is exactly ZERO evidence he was born in Hawaii, and a TON of evidence that he was born in Kenya. I don't know why so called "Conservatives" have an issue with the truth about this issue. Obama is a liar and a fraud. He is not Constitutionally Eligible to be President. The Clintons started this after they did their opposition research on him in 2008. The first lawsuit against Obama was on Hillary's by Phil Berg, a Democrat. This isn't going away, because it's the truth. I am ashamed that Conservatives are so terrified of being called meanies or racists that they urinate on the Constitution. Sorry, Doug, you're wrong. I am not a crackpot, I just know more than you do and I care more than you do about our country and Constitution. Maybe if you want to wade in and do some real research you will love your country enough to honor Article II.

Unknown said...

I'm very much inclined to follow your conclusion on when he decided to become 'The Kenyan black minority' student.
My guess you're right on the money with this one.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

Chimera Obamanation: the last word.

Anonymous said...

So we know that Obama is a liar or he is a liar. I can't decide which so I will watch him closely until I can pin it down.

Bruce Deitrick Price said...

The literary agent expects the world to believe it was a "fact-checking error." That's funny. And not believable.

Hawaii and Kenya sound so much alike. I guess. Or they're neighbors.

So then I see Media Matters quotes the agent, and says, well, that explains everything! Is Media Matters really that simple-minded?

Anonymous said...

Assuming your speculation is correct, and assuming he was born in Hawaii, obtaining student loans under this type of pretense raises issues of federal loan fraud, depending on what type of financing he obtained, if he based his financing applications on being a foreign national. But I think the statute of limitations for federal fraud is only 5 yrs. And it's likely he's already paid off his loans for law school (even assuming he wasn't subsidized by private benefactors). But, if he did have student loans, were any payments made within the past 5 years? Or did he obtain any other, currently-open financing for any other personal or business purpose while claiming foreign national status?

Anonymous said...

Link to analysis of Obama's selective service card:

K-Bob said...

Your other post (posts?) about this reminded of the fact that nearly every book I've read in the last few decades (I read a lot), includes a Bio, and that Bio is OBVIOUSLY written by the book's author.

Every time. In fact, it's one of the few places outside of the content where an Author enjoys the privilege of having his unedited words reproduced.

The_Bad said...

@Anon 2:14PM: Seriously? Questioning the level of the author’s love of country and Constitution? Do you read this site at all? Take your meds.

When it comes right down to it, our foremost goal should be to defeat Obama at the polls. If by some amazing set of circumstances Obama is thrown out of office before the election, liberals will be able to use it as a wedge to possibly win 2012. As it stands, Obama’s chances of winning are slimming every day. The issue of this bio is important, but not as some piece of proof of Obama’s ineligibility to hold his office. He’s already held it for the lion’s share of the term … unless we have access to Peabody’s Wayback Machine, the issue becomes moot.

The issue of this bio is important as yet another example of the media’s dereliction of duty. This, above all else, is what conservatives need to drive home to moderates and non-politicos. Americans need to know in the ramp-up of the 2012 general election that their usual sources of news are not to be trusted. Americans need to be proactive in their news consumption by turning their televisions off and reading a wide range of news and opinion available in the new media arena.

Leftists can continue to rot their brains on MSNBC.

Anonymous said...

In the absence of facts the author offers a rationale. Right.
And Bill Clinton just wanted someone to moisten his cigar while his wife took a walk in Ft. Marcey Park. Sandy still can't figure out how those papers got in his pants and how on earth did those FBI files get into the WH Library?
Please. The homosexual Kenyan has spent our money and for him its all part of pay back time.