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Originally posted by spinalremain
reply to post by ventian
He isn't saying that Kenya is his home though. That's the thing. It is his "home country" ie where his family is from. That is a big difference. And it doesn't matter if his father bailed on him. Having a bad father doesn't mean one should throw away their lineage. He is what he is regardless of what his father did. It's irrelevant.
If Stalin's father molested him, would he cease to be Russian?
[edit on 4-4-2010 by spinalremain]
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
The problem is that his Wife said this, not him. Michelle Obama is the one who said "his home country" not Obama. Is her family from Kenya?
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by truthquest
First, English and Swahili are both the official language of kenya. Swahili is more of a "trade language" and so English gets preference most of the time - Kenya's official documents are printed in English, rather than kiswahili
Second, it's a colloquial turn of phrase.
Third, I've known a fair number of African-Americans who point to a particular African country, or Africa as a whole, and call it their "home country" -even the ones I know for a damn fact were born and grew up next door.
Along the same lines, I know lots of whites who still call Ireland their "home country" - I think people need to stop grasping those straws so hard.
Originally posted by hawkiye
LOL at the lengths people will go to try and justify this imposter. He spent millions to hide his birth certificate and records, he got a scholarship for foreign students, his grand mother said he was born in Kenya, and Michelle is culturally an American, home country means where you were born and she spit it out clear as day. People have been convicted of murder on less evidence.
Now the OP is trying to tell us he is politically unbiased, yeah right LOL!