Obama Was Born in Kenya & Wait Until You See the 'Proof'

obamaMan, some people just don't know when to quit.

Like the "birther" conspiracy theorists who'll jump on any and every piece of misinformation they can find and broadcast it as proof that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.

Nothing, not even the release of his long-form birth certificate, seems to put them off. And even though their arguments are as pointless and nonsensical as Newt Gingrich's ridiculous "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior" remarks, those squeaky wheels still get lubed up with attention.

So I'm not surprised that they're all hopping up and down again, waving an author's bio of Obama from 1991 around in the air like a victory flag. Oh boy, we've really got him this time!!

I can just see them salivating when they first read these words...

"Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya, and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."

Not so fast. Of course, there's more fool than proof going on here.

Because the blurb comes from a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by literary agency Acton & Dysel (Obama was a client at that time), and the booklet's editor admits it was a mistake, calling it "nothing more than a fact-checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time."

"There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii."

Well, okay then. That's a pretty clear explanation, wouldn't you say? Nope, no, still counts as evidence, apparently. Unbelievable.

Do you think the "birther" conspiracy theories will ever end?


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nonmember avatar Shannon

I do believe our President was born in this country. That said, I do not believe the bio was a mistake, but rather a carefully crafted piece of publicity intended to enhance his image. Isn't that what he's done all along? Not any different than any other politician, though he promised "hope and change" and "transparency".

howcrazy howcrazy

They will never end because people are so damn ignorant. They wrap their mind around something and won't give up. Many people are fed by extremists who are only trying to get them to tune in to their program. Please stop being dumb!

nonmember avatar Wftjet

So how did the book publicist get into her head that Obama was "born in Kenya" and why didn't Obama correct it until 2007?

Cecelia Smith

idiots ALL of ya,  in his book he states "if the winds of war blow, he'll stand on the side of his  MUSLIM BROTHERS",   Not the USA,  not americans but his muslim brothers.  will you go like willing sheep when his agenda comes to fruition??

MomIWant MomIWant

It will never end because you, the blogger, most of the responders on here, and mainstream media will continue to defend this President no matter what.  I believe the frustration over the fact that Rev. Wright, Ayers, Jones, Holder,  etc.etc. etc. are brushed over by mainstream media as being "inconsequential and of no importance" continually and constantly makes the opposition jump at anything that can prove the President is not who he says he is.  You defend him. No. Matter. What.  Open mic issue - no big deal, he really just wants peace in the world. Rev Wright - he never heard him say anything like that before during his 20 years at his church - introducing Ayers as a close friend - no big deal, it was a figure of speech.  Huge division in America between Races, Genders, Political parties - it's Bush's fault.  Start defending and calling me names in 1....2....3

texas... texasmamma777

JaquelineBurt: "and the booklet's editor admits it was a mistake, calling it "nothing more than a fact-checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time."

And the mistake went uncorrected for 16 years, from 1991 until April 2007, after Obama had launched his presidential campaign

I don't care where the guy was born.  The damage he has caused our country is a fait accompli. I  hope he doesn't get re-elected.

The issue isn't  where he was born; it's:  why all the different stories?  Who told whom what, & when?  To me it's more a credibility issue.

He won't release his college transcripts.  Personally, I don't think it's because of what his grades were;  I think it's probably an issue related to what nationality he claimed when he applied and if he may possibly have used the issue of his nationality to better his chances at admission, and/or to obtain financial aid funds.

The editor's story is flimsy, uncredible and doesn't hold up when you read what other writers handled by the same company have to say about how their biographies were submitted.


Cecelia Smith

either way he's a damn liar because he came to college here as a FOREING EXCHANGE STUDENT.

here, there doesn't matter what matters is this narcissistic liar intends to destroy our country

whats the difference between Obama and God?  God doesn't think he's obama 

Jim Treacher

If Obama, who was born in Hawaii, didn't falsely claim to be born in Kenya, then who wrote that? And why?

nonmember avatar NavyWife

Cecelia, you sound like a nut job. You are probably like the others who think that Muslim = terrorist. If I was Hindu and I stated that I would stand beside my Hindu sisters, does that make me an evil horrible person? A person supporting their religion doesn't make them a horrible person. Besides, when did religion ever factor into whether a person is eligible to be president? Way to read into things way too much.

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