Whoda Thunk it? The first birthers were NOT the VRWC, certainly not Rush Limbaugh or the RNC, or even Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama who said Kenya was Obama’s home country publically on two separate occasions. It wasn’t even Sheriff Arpaio or Donald Trump or even Orly Taitz !!! It was BHO ummm umm ummm HIS GLORIOUS SELF!!!!
When did Obama manifest his birtherism? Why to his very own self selected literary agent at the Chicago based literary agency of Acton & Dystel way back in 1991 before any hatural born citizen controversy was even a glimmer in any birther’s eye.
Obama’s former literary agency said that she misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the then-Harvard Law grad as an author in 1991.
According to a promotional booklet produced by the agency, Acton & Dystel, to showcase its roster of writers, Obama was “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”
Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio; she is now a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Obama as one of its current clients.
She said “This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich wrote in an emailed statement to Yahoo News. “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. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”
A copy of the booklet was published on Breitbart.com, under the headline: ” Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’ It was part of the “vetting” of the president the site’s late founder, Andrew Breitbart, had promised.
In 1998 they described him thusly: “Barack Obama was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan Finance Minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book is Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance.”
And in 2007 they had this on their website:
“BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinoisand was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised inIndonesia,Hawaii, andChicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.”
According to archive.org, a website that caches websites on a regular basis, the Dystel.com website – the official website for Dystel & Goderich, Obama’s literary agents – was using the Barack Obama “born in Kenya” language until April 2007, just two months after then-Senator Obama declared his campaign for the presidency.
Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007.
By April 21, 2007, the Obama bio had been changed to state that Obama was born in Hawaii:
“BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Hawaii to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.”
Obama had already been a national figure for three years, since the Democratic National Convention in 2004, by the time the biography was changed; he had been a sitting Senator for over two years.
Now we all know that its too much too expect of a former President of the Harvard Law Review to be troubled with fact checking this sort of noisome minutiae because he was too busy imbibing and absorbing important stuff like Dr Derrick Bell’s critical race theory, James Cone’s black liberation theology and Saul Allinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
Aren’t we fortunate to have as a fail safe backstop a fearless media who will assiduously investigate and resolve this issue of Obama’s birthplace and get us back to the big issues of homosexual marriage, free rubbers for female law students, cars that run on pond scum, and fake stories about Romney bullying classmates 50 years ago.
Your humble correspondent is actually a published man of letters. I provided all my biographical info to my publishers, unchallenged by them.
Publishing companies almost ALWAYS obtain their biographical information for liner notes and such entirely from the author. Therefore “born in kenya” undoubtedly came directly from Obama.
My question to you is, was he lying then or is he lying now?
Fact checking error? Yeah, right. I might have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night. And if Obama didn’t give them the information, where did they get it from? Pull it out of a hat?
So who are you going to believe: a fake (according to Arpaio’s cold case posse) birth certificate or a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel?
Since the promo booklet is older than his fake birth certificate, then is it more valid or is it like software and the fake BC is the latest revision, so it’s more valid?
Well, maybe since this was way back in 1997 and computers were so much less sophisticated then. Spell checkers thought that ‘Kenya’ was a misspelling of ‘Hawaii’ and thus did not autocorrect it….Yeah THAT’S THE TICKET!!!
In 2004 the AP reported the following concerning the Illinois Senate race:
Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.
Obama also uses the social security of a dead man born in the Alsace-Lorraine region in 1897 who died in 1981 in Hawaii.
“I wasn’t born in Kenya, honest.
I just pretended to be, to get into Columbia and Harvard.”
(That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, until I evolve some more.)
When will Jay Carney come out at a presser and claim that it was all just a marketing gimmick?
Havn’t the Obamunists always said that he was born in a manger?
But to me he acts like he was born in a barn. He just can’t seem to learn to wipe his feet before he walks across the water of somebody’s swimming pool.
I predict that this whole controversy will eventually be determined by how we apply the definition of “Kenya”
As in – “Ken ya believe this guy was born in Hawaii?”
He’s an Natural Born Citizen all right. Just not of the USA.
So in conclusion let me just say Barack Hussein Obama: Umm Ummm Ummmm!!!1