First off, if anyone reads my posts on Obama, the republicans, democrats or whatever they will know that I am neither for nor against this guy.
However, I have tried to defend him when I feel he is being wrongfully attacked.
Here is an email I received from a co-worker that has worked on a few election campaigns in his life. Carter was one of his first (I know, not a
great starting point) but he has since quit as president of the democratic party in the particular state he was in. I don't want to give names or
states just because our people here are just too good at what they do.
Anyway, this 'quitting' happened quite a while ago so he is definitely
fixed in a republican position now. He says he received this email from a friend (a democrat from Illinois, not saying if he is in office or not,
sorry, just trying to keep names out of it. I know it will probably destroy credibility but what I am after is verfications of what he states).
Well, here is his email. Please help me confirm or dispute these claims.
Obama's Not Exactly's:
1.) Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents
felt safe enough to have you in 1961 -
Selma had no effect on your birth, as
Selma was in 1965. (Google 'Obama Selma'
for his full March 4, 2007 speech and
articles about its various untruths.)
2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a
privileged, well educated youth, who went
on to work with the Kenyan Government.
3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT
EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt
and violent governments Kenya has ever had.
4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom -
NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has
created mass violence in attempting
to overturn a legitimate election in 2007,
in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence
in decades. The current government is
pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it
and establish Muslim Sharia law.
Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga's
follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire
campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone.
Check out the following link for
verification of that....and for more.
Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president
and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there.
When Odinga lost the elections,
his followers have burned
Christians' homes and then burned men, women and
children alive in a Christian
church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his
cousin before the election
process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and
see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.
5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT
EXACTLY, she does her daily
Salat prayers at 5am according to her own
interviews. Not to mention,
Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of
14 wives to 1 man.
6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your
name is Arabic and 'Baraka'
(from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that
language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected,
he would be the first Arab-American President,
not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is
50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75%
Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side.
While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya ,
his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein
Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and
87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's
Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to.....
7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you
practiced it daily at school,
where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that
faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change,
so you could run for office.
4-3-08 Article "Obama was 'quite religious in islam'"
8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT
EXACTLY, you were registered as
Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies
for making faces (check your own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times
a year ago: Mr. Obama
recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to
prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent.
In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated
(it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks),
Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as "one of
the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." This is
just one example of what Pamela is talking about
when she says "Obama's narrative is being altered,
enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling
9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not
one teacher says you could speak the language.
10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More
Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY,
you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and
couldn't even speak the language.
What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch
11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY,
except for Africa (surprise) and the
Middle East (bigger surprise),
you have never been anywhere
else on the planet and thus have NO experience with
our closest allies.
12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion -
NOT EXACTLY, you were quite
content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention
of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your
classmates said you were just fine.
13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office -
NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to
find the article you mention in your book. It
doesn't, and never did, exist.
14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On
Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article
you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did,
15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT
EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV,
that you would not have enough experience by then,
and you are all about having experience first.
16.) Voting "Present" is Common In Illinois Senate -
NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but
not many others have 130 NO VOTES.
17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when
caught by church groups and Democrats, did you
beg to change your misvote.
18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you
were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY,
you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.
20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT
EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it,
or create it.
21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY,
it took just 14 days from start to finish.
22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY,
your bill was rejected by your own party for its
pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly
because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon,
from which David Axelrod came.
23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY,
as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored
or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the
special interests pork hidden within.
24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess -
NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group
of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed
to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.
25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT
EXACTLY, your 111 economic
policies were just combined into a proposal which
lost 99-0, and even YOU voted
against your own bill.
26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT
EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to
have not seen BOLD action on your part.
27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT
EXACTLY, they were not YOUR
bills, but rather handed to you, after their
creation by a fellow Senator, to
assist you in a future bid for higher office.
28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about
NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Candian Government
issued the names and a memo of the conversation
your campaign had with them.
29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you
missed the Iran Resolution vote
on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah
supports the destruction off Israel .
30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you
said let the delegates decide.
31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY,
You prefer caucuses that limit the vote,
confuse the voters, force a public vote,
and only operate during small windows of time.
32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT
EXACTLY, you passed 26, most
of which you didn't write yourself.
33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT
EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate
Alice Palmer from running against you.
34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY,
you take loads of it.
35.) I don't Have Lobbysists - NOT EXACTLY,
you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad
- NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made
the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.
37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY,
you weren't in office to vote against it AND
you have voted to fund it every single time.
38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care -
NOT EXACTL Y, your plan leaves us all to
pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it.