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Obama Has to Fib Even at a Funeral

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American Thinker

Yes, everything is about Barack Obama.  From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was.  In his 1,600-word oration, Obama even managed to work in the fact, as though someone in the universe might not have heard, that he had “a white mom [and] a black father” “and was raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word “my” 21 times, “me” 12 times, and “I” 30 times in the course of telling his story, but rather that even at a funeral, he could not keep the story straight.

Obama’s oration dealt to a large degree with how he came to understand what a U.S. senator is.  “Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him,” said Barack Obama of Inouye, “I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six.  It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least.  It was during my summer vacation with my family — my first trip to what those of us in Hawaii call the Mainland.”

The story of the trip set up the punch line.  He told Inouye’s mourners that “my mother that summer would turn on the TV every night during this vacation and watch the Watergate hearings,” and he was forced to watch, too.  Of course, the senator who “fascinated” him most was “this man of Japanese descent with one arm, speaking in this courtly baritone, full of dignity and grace.”

This story would work only if Obama had toured the United States during the summer of the Watergate hearings, 1973, when he was eleven years old going on twelve, but in his memoir Dreams from My Father, he tells another story — a much more specific one.  Yes, he made the same trip, but he did so “during the summer after my father’s visit to Hawaii, before my eleventh birthday.”  This would have been 1972, when Watergate was still a third-rate burglary that had gotten little media traction.

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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 23rd, 2012

    Wrong. Children fib. Like the sign says, Obumfuk LIES.

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  2. Reiuxcat

    December 23rd, 2012

    I’m shocked, shocked I say to find Obama talking about himself.

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  3. Reiuxcat

    December 23rd, 2012

    Didn’t learn about the Senate until you were 11?

    what, they don’t teach American Government in
    Indonesia? (rolls eyes)

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  4. Ten Megaton

    December 23rd, 2012

    From the beginning, he has been a fraud and a fake. I have swore off cursing for the holiday so I will stop at that.

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  5. Nutjob

    December 23rd, 2012

    Holy mother of mary, can the left be any more ignorant of this liar then they already are?

    Wait and see, when it all collapses in the end, the libs will be just like the german nazis, and claim stupidity and ignorance……of which they won’t be lieing.

    and then these same asswipes have the nerve to call christians naive for believing in an invisible boogeyman, but yet a known liar, proven almost daily they somehow are oblivious too.

    at least with christ the evidence can’t be proven or misproven via video, tv, radio, newspaper, the internet or recordings, with this asshole all the evidence is there.

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  6. Troy

    December 23rd, 2012

    Even if the year was correct, what fuckin 11 year old would watch senate hearings?
    Was he already stoned at that age?

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  7. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 23rd, 2012

    That boy wouldn’t know the Truth if it was a malignant mole on his nose. :evil:

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  8. Eleanor in Hell

    December 23rd, 2012

    Franklin, if you’re referring to that bump, it’s probably the only thing about him that’s NOT malignant.
    :roll:

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  9. Rick

    December 23rd, 2012

    All you raciss haters stop pickin’ on Barry ’cause he don’t remember numbers good.

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  10. Moe tom

    December 23rd, 2012

    It dosent really matter anymore. Whatever he says is ok with me as long as it’s ok with the media. If the media ever call him on this shit I will perk up.
    Merry Christmas all. Good night.

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  11. Noelegy

    December 24th, 2012

    He claims he corrected his mother’s overuse of butter on peas when he was just 5 or 6. So I’m not suprised he claims to have been watching Senate hearings at 11.

    But it was when he was 13, that he was found in the temple talking to the priests, that things really got interesting.

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  12. kirbyfrancis

    December 24th, 2012

    Obama: “I envy Daniel Inouye. He got to meet me….”

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  13. AbigailAdams

    December 24th, 2012

    What a jerk. There’s something seriously wrong with him. It makes perfect sense that he is the leader of the left.

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2012

    I can’t believe these so-called “smart” lefties
    -can’t- won’t do the math on this guy. He’s so disgusting. Way to make it about YOU again, BarBar.

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  15. Dadof3

    December 24th, 2012

    MJA, to do so would defeat their illusion of him and they know that.

    As they say: Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

    The best I have gotten out of one extreme one is an insistance on stopping the conversation imediately when un-deniable facts were brought up.

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  16. Justice on the Left

    December 24th, 2012

    Yadda, yadda, yadda… You Rightards still can’t accept that your boy Mitt and his idiot sidekick Ryan, lost. Four more years of Obama! Yes! Why don’t you GOP and Teabag idiots crawl in a hole for four years? It’ll be better for the country. In two years the economy will have turned around and then what will be your excuse?

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