Here’s part of Barack Obama’s speech from August 18, 2009:
Let’s begin with this. Obama claimed that the Kennedy’s were responsible for bringing Barack Obama Sr. to the US:
What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation. It worried folks in the White House who said, “You know, we’re battling Communism. How are we going to win hearts and minds all across the world? If right here in our own country, John, we’re not observing the ideals set forth in our Constitution, we might be accused of being hypocrites.” So the Kennedy’s decided we’re going to do an air lift. 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 would indeed be an anachronism, since JFK did not assume that office until 1961 and therefore could not have been, as President, instrumental in funding a program that brought students such as Barack Obama’s father from Kenya to the University of Hawaii in 1959.
So as I watch the video of the President walking across the Edmund Pettus bridge I recall that it was 50 years ago yesterday that the march across that bridge on that day was the inspiration for the conception of Barack Obama Jr.:
“What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation…This young man named Barack Obama…came over to this country. He met this woman…(who) had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided…it might…be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama… So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama. I’m here because somebody marched.”
There is, of course, a fly in the ointment.
The march took place on March 7, 1965. Barack Obama Jr. was born on August 4, 1961.
Obama lied about this event, cheapening it for his own political benefit. He was, is, and always will be a stinking liar. Nothing he ever says can be accepted at face value.