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Obama in 5th Grade: I am an Indonesian Prince and one day I will be King!

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Wow! I never heard about this PBS Frontline piece before. h/t The Blaze. Apparently they just put up the transcript from a show in June.

No, I’m not going birther.  But to presumably be spinning yourself up that way as late as fifth grade suggests some serious insecurity. It seems he did encounter some racism there, so that may have played a part in it, as well.

Still, all in all, it doesn’t paint an image of someone who was genuinely exceptional. It portrays him as smart enough, sure – but not as a genuine stand-out, even to friends. Hmm.

“When I first met Barry, when he showed up I think it was the summer before fifth grade, he was hanging out at the tennis courts. And at the time that was the very Wimbledon-like, where everyone had to wear white clothes and white tennis shoes. Very careful about the soles of the shoesbecause you didn’t want to scuff up the courts, mark them up.

So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly — “chubby” is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama. And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed him.

 

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  1. Anonymous

    October 11th, 2012

    the prince of thieves

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  2. Anonymous

    October 11th, 2012

    Yeah – a prince with a Raspberry Beret and king asking Tito for a tissue.

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  3. CrustyB

    October 11th, 2012

    Reagan grew up saving lives as a lifeguard, Palin grew up learning to hunt and live off the land, Obama grew up yelling “I AM KING GODDAMMIT!!”

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  4. demonrat dave

    October 11th, 2012

    Serial liar at the age of 10

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  5. Debbie

    October 11th, 2012

    http://obamarecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ObamaKing.jpg

    Remember this photo of what young Barry wrote in wet cement at his school in Hawaii?

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  6. BILL

    October 11th, 2012

    “he would be a ruler in Indonesia”

    Not only does he think the USA has 57 states but he doesn’t know the USA from indonesia !

    moron !

    the USA should send him back marked defective !

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  7. Toaster

    October 11th, 2012

    I’m really tired of all the folks that have “I’m not a birther, but…” disqualifier in their statements. Joe Arpaio used credible document examiners and investigators (no I haven’t forgotten that Pam Geller also hired a credible document expert) to investigate the gaping holes in his credentials and his ever-changing stories. The UK media covered it, but in the USA? Oh geeez don’t want to be called a Birther by a Marxist fraud and his greasy stooges.
    If people are afraid of being called names what the heck are they going to do if the stakes are higher ?

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    October 11th, 2012

    Kids all over this country grow saying they want to be president or a famous celeb or a wealthy person or a ball player that hits the grand slam in the bottom of the 9th during the World Series or a quarterback that throws the winning Superbowl TD as time runs out. When I was young, I used to believe that was me. Now, not so much. *chuckle*

    Some people just have that much of an imagination when they are kids. The problem is when they carry these dreams to adulthood, where they become fantasies, and look back on their childhood and think they were destined to be were they are today.

    No.

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  9. Anonymous

    October 11th, 2012

    @ his father was an Indonesian king

    Always the absent father thing. Pitiful really.

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  10. persecutor

    October 11th, 2012

    A King? No, but for sure, he’s a queen.

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  11. reddecaesari

    October 11th, 2012

    queen i would believe.

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  12. Muslim Hog Caller

    October 11th, 2012

    I think that should actually read:

    ” I am an Indonesian Prick and one day I will be Fuc-King Kenyan Eunuch!”

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  13. AbigailAdams

    October 11th, 2012

    @Toaster — It’s called a social trance. For whatever reason, people don’t think it’s important. I do. And because there’s been no credible evidence refuting Arpaio’s findings, I have to believe he wasn’t born in HI. Maybe he was, maybe he wasn’t, but why has his so-called birth certificate been messed with? Add to that the obvious fraud of his Selective Service card and multiple SSNs, it makes one wonder what else it would take to convince people.

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  14. chico

    October 11th, 2012

    Prince of Kenya? This guy is more suited to pulling a rickshaw in Singapore.

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  15. Carlos The Jackal

    October 11th, 2012

    He meant to say he’s an Indonesian Prance…

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  16. lulu5297

    October 11th, 2012

    That piece of crap was rebroadcast on PBS on Monday and Wednesday–televisions are too expensive or mine would have seen a brick thrown through it, I was so frustrated.

    Some of the commentators were just morons and many had to struggle to say nice things about Obama. Someone thought David Brooks’ opinion mattered and Brooks is convinced that Romney doesn’t talk about his Mormon faith because Romney’s ancestors moved to Mexico so that they could practice polgamy and it’s too painful and embarrassing for Romney to discuss. It contained a whole bunch of stupid, stupid crap like that. There were some really interesting facts about Romney’s upbringing, which really made me like him a whole lot more.

    It painted capitalism as very negative and went into great depth about Romney and Bain and Barry has a great community organizer who is just trying to make America a better place.

    I thought it was interesting that it tried to portray Obama’s parents as deeply in love and it was a relationship that just didn’t work out. Didn’t know both his grandparents were alcoholics.

    Worth a watch. Just don’t have any bricks around.

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  17. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    October 11th, 2012

    I bet money that he actually said, “Princess”.

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  18. finai

    October 11th, 2012

    His Royal Excretioncy

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  19. Stirrin the B.S.

    October 11th, 2012

    He will be King of somewhere HOT.

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  20. Tim

    October 11th, 2012

    Now, if he had said: “My father is the Prince of Darkness and I am come as destroyer of the World!”

    I might find it credible.

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  21. jmikeh

    October 11th, 2012

    the once and future…liar

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