posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 09:15 AM
Obama's Camelot Connection Never Happened
Ever ask yourself how the Obama's landed in America? Well according to Barry O, there is a connection between his family and the renowned Kennedy
One of the first students airlifted to America was Barack Obama Sr, who married a white Kansas native named Ann Dunham during his US studies.
Their son, born in 1961 and named for his father, has only once mentioned his Kennedy connection on the campaign trail.
"[T]he Kennedys decided: 'We're going to do an airlift,'" senator Obama said during a March speech in Selma, Alabama. "We're going to go to
Africa and start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so they can learn what a wonderful country America
is. This young man named Barack Obama [Sr] got one of those tickets and came over to this country."
Problem is, it never happened.
It is a touching story — but the key details are either untrue or grossly oversimplified.
Contrary to Obama’s claims in speeches in January at American University and in Selma last year, the Kennedy family did not provide the funding for
a September 1959 airlift of 81 Kenyan students to the United States that included Obama’s father. According to historical records and interviews
with participants, the Kennedys were first approached for support for the program nearly a year later, in July 1960. The family responded with a
$100,000 donation, most of which went to pay for a second airlift in September 1960.
Why would Obama try to glorify his past? Why try to make it more romantic, more beautiful than it really was?
Simple: he wants people to associate him with JFK.
The sad fact is, his father made it to America (not the way BO says he made it, btw), impregnated BO's mother, and then left for good less than 2
years later, leaving the family to fend for themselves. BO's mother then married another muslim named Lolo Soetoro, and the family ended up in
But Obama wants you to think his past was somehow tied in with the Kennedys. A matter of destiny.
I am reminded of the words of Lloyd Bentsen:
"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy: I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
[edit on 5-8-2008 by jsobecky]