Here’s Part Two of a series on Mr. Obama, written originally on January 11, 2016
Another Conundrum: Part Two
It’s the most commonly asked question in a person’s biography. We want to know when a person was born, but it is also significant to know WHERE that person was born. The location of a person’s birthplace may or may not tell us much about that person, but it’s still something we always want to know.
For example, I used to tell people that I was born in Brooklyn. That’s because my family lived in Brooklyn, so that’s where I assumed I was born. I was told later that I actually was born in a hospital in Queens – so, technically, I would have to say my actual birthplace was Queens, New York, not Brooklyn.
OK – so what difference does it make? To tell the truth, it makes no difference to me – I don’t remember either place. The first thing I remember from my life is a memory of living in Garden City, New York, before we moved to Kittery, Maine, and then Stonington, Connecticut. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania since I was 7 years old. The only remaining remnant of New York in me is my somewhat odd non-Pennsylvania, not quite New York accent. That’s because my parents tried to speak without their New York accents while we were growing up – proper American English, if such a thing exists.
Back to the point – for most people, where they were born has a profound effect on who they are: the way they speak, the things they value, their reactions to life’s challenges (like someone born and raised in Syracuse, NY, has a completely different response to driving in snow and ice than someone born in Atlanta, GA).
Besides – it’s the most fundamental fact about everybody. When we don’t know it, we feel as if we really don’t know the person. Did you know that we don’t know where Attila the Hun was born? There seems to be an aspect of him that we will never fully understand. Did you know that we don’t quite know where Charlemagne was born? Archeologists think it’s important enough to speculate – there is evidence that he was born near Aachen, Germany. But – we want too know, even if it doesn’t really matter in relation to what he did in his life. It’s just – something basic.
Which brings us to Mr. Obama.
Let’s establish some time-line. Barack Obama was elected as a Senator from Illinois in 2004. He became a Senator in January, 2005. Sometime in late 2006, Oprah Winfrey announced her intention to vote for Barack Obama – who was not a major character in American politics at the time (which always struck me as a kind of racist thing to do: why him? Because he’s black? Oh – I know – he’s a “favorite son” because he was from her hometown of Chicago, right?)
Then, Barack Hussein Obama (does anyone refer to him as BHO? I thought not) announced for the Presidency on February 10, 2007 (well before any Republican candidates announced in 2015). So, it would have been logical, at that point – not just logical, but expected as standard operating procedure, to put out a complete biography on the candidate.
That’s what’s so strange – at the time, nobody in the mainstream press bothered to find out where he was born AND TELL US PLAINLY. Yes – we knew he was from Chicago, but that wasn’t where he was born. Yes – we knew he went to Harvard Law School and was the editor of The Harvard Law Review. He had even written not one, but TWO AUTOBIOGRAPHIES – and nobody thought it strange that nobody was saying: “He was born in Hawaii.”? They (the lapdog media and every Democrat) just avoided saying anything at all – just huffed and puffed about “birthers” and, to remind us again – “Did you know Mitt Romney is a MORMON?”
As previously stated, the President himself was in on the scheme – he just couldn’t say the words – ever – “I was born in Hawaii.” He had a chance at the 2009 All Star Game, when Shane Victorino of the Phillies was batting (and stung a single to right) when he said:
Joe Buck: (Shane Victorino batting – rips a single to right) And right on cue – a Phillie, Shane Victorino, gets a base hit to right and it’s two on with two out for the National League who are down two to nothing – you know, I –
Mr. Obama (Interrupting) By the way, this is a Hawaiian kid, since I grew up in Hawaii. This kid, while we were down in, uh, clubhouse, he had gave me some macadamia nuts from back home.
He said “I grew up in Hawaii,” not, “I was born in Hawaii,” or “I was born and raised in Hawaii.” No – instead of clearing up the question as to his birthplace, he deliberately phrased it in a way that didn’t let on whether he was actually born there or not. And, despite the lapdog media’s apparent lack of interest, he was never called on it.
Let’s cut to the chase: Mr. Obama was prepared to say it the way he did (knowing Shane Victorino was in the NL’s starting line-up). He knew EXACTLY what he was saying – this was no innocent slip of the tongue or off-the-cuff comment.
OK, media hounds: why would he do that? Is it because you were all in collusion with our Commander in Chief?
The lapdog media never came out and said plainly, “Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.” They just were “shocked – shocked” like Captain Renault in Casablanca when he found “GAMBLING” going on at Rick’s Place, that anybody would have a question about the simple question they should have answered on February 11, 2007. They were “birthers”! How rude! How stupid! (But never coming out and giving us the simple answer.)
Oh – until April 27, 2011. I know you lapdogs in the media have a rough time with math, so let me add that up for you – or, no, it’s called a DIFFERENCE, so we’ll “minus” it. Ready? 2011 minus 2007 is 4 years. April minus February is 2 months. The 27th day minus the 10th day is 17 days. The grand total: it took the media FOUR YEARS, TWO MONTHS, AND 17 DAYS (or thereabouts) TO ANSWER THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD US AS SOON AS HE ENTERED THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
So, here’s a copy of his birth certificate, released April 27, 2011:
He was still answering questions about his birth place on April 28, 2011:
The lapdog mainstream media could have simply put these words together: “He. Was. Born. In. Hawaii.” We would have believed you – I really never thought to ask the question, anyway – I just assumed he was born in the United States because nobody in the mainstream media gave me any reason to think he WASN’T. It was only later that OTHERS, outside the lapdogs’ ranks, started raising questions about where Mr. Obama was born.
While I was researching some information about some baseball players, I went through Wikipedia and quickly cut and pasted some interesting biographies of a random group of people – finally ending with Mr. Obama:
Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian.
Leonardo da Vinci: (1452 – 1519) Born out of wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I.
Galileo Galilei: (1564 – 1642) Galileo was born in Pisa (then part of the Duchy of Florence), Italy, in 1564, the first of six children of Vincenzo Galilei, a famous lutenist, composer, and music theorist, and Giulia Ammannati. Galileo became an accomplished lutenist himself and would have learned early from his father a scepticism for established authority, the value of well-measured or quantified experimentation, an appreciation for a periodic or musical measure of time or rhythm, as well as the results expected from a combination of mathematics and experiment.
Johannes Kepler: (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, the feast day of St. John the Evangelist, 1571, at the Free Imperial City of Weil der Stadt (now part of the Stuttgart Region in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, 30 km west of Stuttgart’s center). His grandfather, Sebald Kepler, had been Lord Mayor of that town but, by the time Johannes was born, he had two brothers and one sister and the Kepler family fortune was in decline. His father, Heinrich Kepler, earned a precarious living as a mercenary, and he left the family when Johannes was five years old.
George Washington: (1732 – 1799) The first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), George Washington was born on their Pope’s Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. According to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years (then in use in the British Empire), Washington was born on February 11, 1731; the Gregorian calendar, adopted later within the British Empire in 1752, renders a birth date of February 22, 1732.
Abraham Lincoln: (1809 – 1865) Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, the second child of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky (now LaRue County). He was a descendant of Samuel Lincoln, who migrated from Norfolk, England to Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1638. Samuel’s grandson and great-grandson began the family’s western migration, which passed through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Lincoln’s paternal grandfather and namesake, Captain Abraham Lincoln, moved the family from Virginia to Jefferson County, Kentucky in the 1780s. Captain Lincoln was killed in an Indian raid in 1786. His children, including six-year-old Thomas, the future president’s father, witnessed the attack. After his father’s murder, Thomas was left to make his own way on the frontier, working at odd jobs in Kentucky and in Tennessee, before settling with members of his family in Hardin County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s.
Joe Quinn (manager of the worst MLB team ever, the 1899 Cleveland Spiders): Joseph “Joe” James Quinn (December 25, 1864 – November 12, 1940) was an Australian second baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. Born in Ipswich, Queensland, to Patrick Quinn and Catherine, née McAfee, both from Ireland, he was the only Australian-born player to reach the major leagues until 1986.
Ty Cobb: Tyrus Raymond Cobb was born in 1886 in Narrows, Georgia, a small rural community of farmers that was not an official city or village at the time. He was the first of three children born to William Herschel Cobb (1863–1905) and Amanda Chitwood Cobb (1871–1936). His parents moved to nearby Royston, where he was raised.
Walter Johnson: The greatest pitcher in MLB history was the second of six children born to Frank Edwin Johnson (1861–1921) and Minnie Olive Perry (1867–1967) on a rural farm four miles west of Humboldt, Kansas. Although he was sometimes said to be of Swedish ancestry and referred to by sportwriters as the “The Big Swede”, Johnson’s ancestors came from the British Isles.
Babe Ruth: George Herman Ruth, Jr., was born in 1895 at 216 Emory Street in Pigtown, a working class section of Baltimore, Maryland, named for its meat-packing plants. Its population included recent immigrants from Ireland, Germany and Italy, and African Americans. Ruth’s parents, George Herman Ruth, Sr. (1871–1918), and Katherine Schamberger, were both of German American ancestry. According to the 1880 census, his parents John and Mary were born in Maryland. The paternal grandparents of Ruth, Sr. were from Prussia and Hanover, respectively.
Ronald Reagan: (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, the son of Nelle Clyde (Wilson) and John Edward “Jack” Reagan. Reagan’s father was a salesman and a storyteller, the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants from County Tipperary, while his mother was of half Scots and half English descent (Reagan’s maternal grandmother was born in Surrey, England). .
Jackie Robinson: He was born on January 31, 1919, into a family of sharecroppers in Cairo, Georgia. He was the youngest of five children born to Mallie (McGriff) and Jerry Robinson… His middle name was in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt, who died 25 days before Robinson was born. After Robinson’s father left the family in 1920, they moved to Pasadena, California. The extended Robinson family established itself on a residential plot containing two small houses at 121 Pepper Street in Pasadena. Robinson’s mother worked various odd jobs to support the family. Growing up in relative poverty in an otherwise affluent community, Robinson and his minority friends were excluded from many recreational opportunities. As a result, Robinson joined a neighborhood gang, but his friend Carl Anderson persuaded him to abandon it.
Mike Lum: Mike Lum was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Japanese woman and American soldier, and was adopted as a baby by a Chinese couple, Mun Luke and Winnifred Lum. He was one of the few Major League Baseball players from Hawaii.
Pedro Martinez: He grew up in the Dominican Republic in the Santo Domingo suburb of Manoguayabo. He was the fifth of six siblings living in a palm wood house with a tin roof and dirt floors. His father, Pablo Jaime Abreu, worked odd jobs. His mother, Leopoldina Martínez, worked for richer families, washing their clothes. When Pedro was old enough to work, he held a job as a mechanic. He did not have enough money to afford baseballs, so he improvised with oranges. His older brother, Ramón Martínez, was pitching at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball camp in the Dominican Republic. As a young teenager, Martínez carried his brother’s bags at the camp. One day at the camp, Ramón Martínez clocked his 14-year-old brother’s pitches at between 78 and 80 miles per hour.
George H. W. Bush: George Herbert Walker Bush was born at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924 to Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy (Walker) Bush. The Bush family moved from Milton to Greenwich, Connecticut, shortly after his birth… As the team captain, Bush met Babe Ruth before a game during his senior year. He was also, like his father, a member of the Yale cheerleading squad. Late in his junior year he was, like his father Prescott Bush (1917), initiated into the SKULL AND BONES SECRET SOCIETY.
Jim Gilmore: James Stuart “Jim” Gilmore III (born October 6, 1949) was born in Richmond, Virginia to Margaret Evelyn (née Kandle), a church secretary, and James Stuart Gilmore, Jr., a grocery store meat cutter. He graduated from John Randolph Tucker High School and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1971.
Mike Huckabee: Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) was born on August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas, son of Dorsey Wiles Huckabee and his wife Mae (Elder) Huckabee, conservative Southern Democrats. Huckabee is of English ancestry, with roots in America dating to the colonial era He has cited his working-class upbringing as the reason for his political views; his father worked as a fireman and mechanic, and his mother worked as a clerk at a gas company.
John Kasich: John Richard Kasich (born May 13, 1952) was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, an industrial town near Pittsburgh. He is the son of Anne (Vukovich) and John Kasich, who worked as a mail carrier. Kasich’s father was of Czech descent, while his mother was of Croatian ancestry. Both his father and mother were children of immigrants. Kasich described himself as “a Croatian and a Czech”.
Rick Santorum: Richard John “Rick” Santorum (born May 10, 1958) was born in Winchester, Virginia. He is the middle of the three children of Aldo Santorum (1923–2011), a clinical psychologist who immigrated to the United States at age seven from Riva del Garda, Italy, and Catherine (Dughi) Santorum (b. 1918), an administrative nurse who is of Italian and Irish ancestry.
Donald Trump: Donald John Trump, Sr. was born June 14, 1946 in the borough of Queens in New York City. He is the fourth of five children to Mary Anne (née MacLeod; 1912–2000), a homemaker and philanthropist and Fred Trump (1905–1999), who worked as a real estate developer. His mother was born at Tong, Stornoway on Lewis, one of the Scottish islands. In 1930, aged 18, she visited the United States and met Fred Trump. They were married in 1936. Trump has one brother, Robert (born 1948), and two sisters: Maryanne (born 1937) and Elizabeth (born 1942). Maryanne is a United States federal judge on senior status for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Another brother, Fred Jr. (1938–1981), died of complications from alcoholism. Trump’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants. His grandfather Frederick Trump worked as a successful Klondike Gold Rush restaurateur from Kallstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate. He emigrated to the United States in 1885. His family surname was originally Drumpf, but this was changed to Trump in the 17th century. In Trump’s 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, he incorrectly states that Frederick Trump was of Swedish origin, an assertion that Fred Trump had made for many years. Trump later acknowledged his German ancestry and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.
Sarah Palin: Sarah Louise Palin (née Heath; born February 11, 1964) was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, the third of four children (three daughters, one son) of Sarah “Sally” (née Sheeran), a school secretary, and Charles R. “Chuck” Heath, a science teacher and track and field coach. Palin’s siblings are Chuck Jr., Heather, and Molly. Palin is of English, Irish, and German ancestry. When Palin was a few months old, the family moved to Skagway, Alaska, where her father received his teaching job. They relocated to Eagle River in 1969, and finally settled to Wasilla in 1972.
Mitt Romney: Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, at Harper University Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest of four children born to an automobile executive George W. Romney (1907–1995) and homemaker Lenore Romney (née LaFount; 1908–1998). His mother was a native of Logan, Utah, and his father was born to American parents in a MORMON colony in Chihuahua, Mexico. Of primarily English descent, he also has Scottish and German ancestry. A fifth-generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he is the great grandson of Miles Park Romney, the great-great-grandson of Miles Romney, who converted to the faith in its first decade; another great-great-grandfather, Parley P. Pratt, helped lead the early Church.
Rand Paul: Randal Howard Paul was born on January 7, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Carol (née Wells) and Ron Paul, who is also a politician and physician. The elder Paul was a U.S. Representative from Texas and ran for President three times. The middle child of five, his siblings are Ronald “Ronnie” Paul Jr., Lori Paul Pyeatt, Robert Paul, and Joy Paul-LeBlanc. Paul was baptized in the Episcopal Church and identified as a practicing Christian as a teenager.
Carly Fiorina: Fiorina was born on September 6, 1954, in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Madelon Montross (née Juergens) and Joseph Tyree Sneed, III. The name “Carleton”, from which “Carly” is derived, has been used in every generation of the Sneed family since the Civil War. At the time of her birth, Fiorina’s father was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He would later become dean of Duke University School of Law, Deputy U.S. Attorney General, and judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her mother was an abstract painter. She is mainly of English and German ancestry, and was raised Episcopalian.
Marco Rubio: Rubio was born in Miami, Florida, the second son and third child of Mario Rubio Reina and Oriales (née Garcia) Rubio. His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the United States in 1956, prior to the rise of Fidel Castro in January 1959. His mother made at least four trips back after Castro’s victory, including for a month in 1961. Neither of his parents was a U.S. citizen at the time of Rubio’s birth, but ultimately his parents applied for U.S. citizenship and were naturalized in 1975.
Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970, in CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA to parents Eleanor Elizabeth (Darragh) Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. At the time of his birth, Cruz’ parents were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic-data processing firm for oil drilling. Cruz has said, “I’m the son of two mathematicians/computer programmers.” The family moved to Texas in 1974.
Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba, and his father was from the Canary Islands in Spain. Ted Cruz’s mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and is of three quarters Irish and one quarter Italian ancestry. His father left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin, obtained political asylum in the United States after his four-year student visa expired, and became a Canadian citizen during his eight-year stay in that country. Rafael Cruz ultimately became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005. His mother earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s. Eleanor and Rafael Cruz divorced in 1997.
Ben Carson: Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Sonya (née Copeland) and Robert Solomon Carson, a minister and later Cadillac factory worker. Both parents came from large families in rural Georgia and were living in rural Tennessee when they met and married. Carson’s mother was only 13 when she married Carson’s father, who was 28. Carson’s mother subsequently discovered her husband had another family, for which Carson’s father eventually abandoned her. Following his parents’ divorce, when Carson was eight years old, both he and his older brother, Curtis, were raised by their mother, who worked two or three jobs at a time, usually as a domestic servant. They were poor, and his mother occasionally relied on food stamps and other government assistance.
Chris Christie: Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Sondra A. (née Grasso) and Wilbur James “Bill” Christie, a certified public accountant. His father is of German, Scottish, and Irish descent, and his mother was of Sicilian ancestry. Christie’s family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, after the 1967 Newark riots, and Christie lived in Livingston until he graduated from Livingston High School in 1980. At Livingston High School, Christie served as class president, and played catcher for the baseball team. Christie’s father and mother were Republican and Democratic, respectively.
Hillary Clinton: Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947, at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in a United Methodist family, first in Chicago and then, from the age of three, in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois. Her father, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham (1911–1993), was of Welsh and English descent; he managed a successful small business in the textile industry.Her mother, Dorothy Emma Howell (1919–2011), was a homemaker of English, Scottish, French, and Welsh descent.
Rick Perry: James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is a fifth-generation Texan, Perry grew up in Haskell County in West Texas, to cotton farmers Joseph Ray Perry and the former Amelia June Holt. Perry’s ancestry is almost entirely English, dating as far back as the original Thirteen Colonies. His family has been in Texas since before the Texas Revolution.
Bobby Jindal: Piyush “Bobby” Jindal was born on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the first of two sons of Raj (née Gupta) and Amar Jindal, immigrants from Punjab, India. His father is a civil engineer and graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Punjab University. His mother is a graduate of Rajasthan University and worked in nuclear physics at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Prior to immigrating to the United States, both his parents were lecturers at an Indian engineering college. At the time of their move to the US, Raj Jindal was to be a doctoral candidate in physics. They left Malerkotla, Punjab, India in January 1971, six months before their son was born. Jindal’s paternal grandfather was a Khanpur merchant, and his maternal grandfather was a Ferozepur banker. The family settled near Louisiana State University. Jindal attended Baton Rouge Magnet High School, graduating in 1988 at the top of his class. While in high school, he competed in tennis tournaments, started various enterprises such as a computer newsletter, retail candy business, and a mail-order software company. He spent free time working in the stands at LSU football games.
Lindsey Graham: Lindsey Olin Graham was born on July 9, 1955 in Central, South Carolina, where his parents, Millie and Florence James “F.J.” Graham, ran a restaurant-bar-pool hall-liquor store, the “Sanitary Cafe”. After graduating from D. W. Daniel High School, Graham became the first member of his family to attend college, and joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. When he was 21, his mother died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma aged 52, and his father died 15 months later of a heart attack aged 69. Because his then-13-year-old sister was left orphaned, the service allowed Graham to attend University of South Carolina in Columbia so he could be near home and care for his sister, whom he adopted. During his studies, he became a member of the Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity.
George Pataki: George Elmer Pataki was born on June 24, 1945 in Peekskill, New York. His paternal grandfather was János (later John) Pataki (1883–1971) of Aranyos-Apáti, Austria-Hungary, who came to the United States in 1908 and worked in a hat factory. János had married Erzsébet (later Elizabeth; 1887–1975), also Hungarian-born, around 1904. Their son, Pataki’s father, was Louis P. Pataki (1912–1996), a mailman and volunteer fire chief, who ran the Pataki Farm. Pataki’s maternal grandfather was Matteo Laganà (born in Calabria, Italy in 1889), who married Agnes Lynch of County Louth, Ireland around 1914. Their daughter, Margaret Lagana, is Pataki’s mother. He has an older brother, Louis. George Pataki can still speak a little Hungarian today, as well as Spanish, French, and German. After graduating fom Peekskill High School, he entered Yale University with George W. Bush in 1964 on an academic scholarship and graduated in three years. While there he served as chairman of the Conservative Party of the Yale Political Union. He participated in debates. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1970.
Michele Bachmann: Michele Marie Bachmann (née Amble) was born on April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa, “into a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats”; her family moved from Iowa to Minnesota when she was 13 years old. After her parents divorced, Bachmann’s father, David John Amble, moved to California, and Bachmann was raised by her mother, Arlene Jean (née Johnson), who worked at the First National Bank in Anoka, Minnesota. Her mother remarried when Bachmann was a teenager; the new marriage resulted in a family with nine children. She graduated from Anoka High School in 1974 and, after graduation, spent one summer working on kibbutz Be’eri in Israel. In 1978, she graduated from Winona State University with a B.A.
Ken Cucchinelli: Kenneth Thomas “Ken” Cuccinelli II was born on July 30, 1968 in Edison, New Jersey, the son of Maribeth (née Reilly) and Kenneth Thomas Cuccinelli. His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of Irish ancestry. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1986, and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law, and an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Scott Walker: Scott Kevin Walker was born on November 2, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the elder of two sons of Patricia Ann “Pat” (née Fitch; born December 30, 1938), a bookkeeper, and Llewellyn Scott “Llew” Walker (born May 19, 1939), a Baptist minister. The family moved to Plainfield, Iowa, in 1970, where Llew worked as pastor in the local Baptist Church and served on the municipal council. When Walker was ten years old, the family moved to Delavan, Wisconsin, where his father continued to work as a preacher. In high school, he attended two weeks of American Legion-sponsored training in leadership and government at Badger Boys State in Wisconsin and the selective Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. Walker has credited the experience with solidifying his interest in public service and giving him the “political bug”. He attained the highest rank, Eagle Scout, in the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1986.
Bernie Sanders: Sanders was born in Brooklyn, to Dorothy (née Glassberg) and Eli Sanders. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland whose family was killed in the Holocaust, while his mother was born in New York City, to Jewish immigrant parents. Sanders has said that he became interested in politics at an early age: “A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932 … and 50 million people died as a result … what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very important.”
Jeb Bush: Jeb Bush was born on February 11, 1953 in Midland, Texas. When he was six years old, the family relocated to the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston, Texas. The nickname “Jeb” is composed of his initials J.E.B. (John Ellis Bush). Bush, who had largely avoided criticizing or supporting the Vietnam War, registered for the draft after his graduation from high school in 1971. In the fourth and final draft lottery drawing, on February 2, 1972, for men born in 1953 and to be inducted during 1973, Bush received a draft number of 26 on a calendar-based scale that went to 365. But no new draft orders were issued after 1972…
George Walker Bush: W. was born on July 6, 1946, at Grace-New Haven Hospital (now Yale–New Haven Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut, as the first child of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce. He was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, with four siblings, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy. Another younger sister, Robin, died from leukemia at the age of three in 1953. His grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut. His father George H. W. Bush was Ronald Reagan’s Vice President from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st U.S. President from 1989 to 1993. Bush has English and some German ancestry, along with more distant Dutch, Welsh, Irish, French, and Scottish roots. … Bush became a member of the SKULL AND BONES SOCIETY as a senior.
John Kerry: John Forbes Kerry was born on December 11, 1943 in Aurora, Colorado, at Fitzsimons Army Hospital. He was the second oldest out of four children born to Richard John Kerry, a Foreign Service officer and lawyer, and Rosemary Isabel Forbes, a nurse and social activist. His father was raised Catholic (John’s paternal grandparents were Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants who converted to Catholicism) and his mother was Episcopalian. He was raised with an elder sister named Margaret (born 1941), a younger sister named Diana (born 1947) and a younger brother named Cameron (born 1950). The children were raised in their father’s faith; John Kerry served as an altar boy…. HE ALSO BECAME A MEMBER OF THE SECRETIVE SKULL AND BONES SOCIETY, and traveled to Switzerland through AIESEC Yale.
Andy Martin: Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona, usually known as Andy Martin (born 1945), was born in 1945 in Middletown, Connecticut. His father, Ralph Beneducci Martin-Trigona, was of Italian, Maltese, and English descent, and his mother, Helen Anthony (née Vasiliou), was Greek American. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1966, and a J.D. from that institution in 1969. On October 17, 2008, Martin filed a lawsuit against the state of Hawaii calling for the public release of Barack Obama’s birth certificate and other vital records. To counter rumors that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States, the Obama campaign previously posted an image of his short-form birth certificate online. Martin’s lawsuit sought a copy of Sen. Obama’s long-form birth certificate. The Hawaii Supreme Court later denied Martin’s request.
Just a random list of people – most Americans, some (LIKE TED CRUZ) NOT AMERICAN.
And – oh, NOW it’s there!
Barack Obama: Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961 at Kapiʻolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital (now Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children) in Honolulu, Hawaii, and would become the first President to have been born in Hawaii. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, born in Wichita, Kansas, was of mostly English ancestry. His father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya. Obama’s parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where his father was a foreign student on scholarship. The couple married in Wailuku on Maui on February 2, 1961, and separated when, in late August 1961, Obama’s mother moved with their newborn son to attend the University of Washington in Seattle for a year. During that time, Obama, Sr. completed his undergraduate economics degree in Hawaii in June 1962, then left to attend graduate school at Harvard University on a scholarship. Obama’s parents divorced in March 1964. Obama Sr. returned to Kenya in 1964 where he remarried; he visited Barack in Hawaii only once, in 1971. He died in an automobile accident in 1982, his son being 21 years old at that time.
Well, isn’t that the strangest thing: Hawaii doesn’t seem to want to claim their favorite son. I wonder why? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hawaii-cant-seem-to-name-anything-after-native-son-obama/2015/12/25/01f09e22-a40d-11e5-b53d-972e2751f433_story.html
Hmmm… for a president who never – NEVER – gets attacked by the mainstream media, you would think they’d be puttin’ up monuments to the guy everywhere. And what a cheap excuse – because of the Hawaiian culture, indeed!
Donald Trump asks a Reno audience to weigh in on Ted Cruz’s eligibility
The Democrat’s Deadly Decoy – the Donald – is doing his work, too, I see.
Let’s finish this: You know what? Despite what the Constitution says about the President being “native born,” I don’t have a problem with declaring a child of an American to be an American, as long as at least one of the parents is an American citizen in good standing when the child is born. (On the other hand, just declaring a child to be an American just by being on American soil when the child is born – the anchor baby phenomenon – is ludicrous!) So – Ted Cruz should never even be questioned – his mother was an American citizen simply temporarily out of the country when he was born. Despite Trump’s ridiculous rhetoric, Ted Cruz should have absolutely no problem running for President because he was born on Canadian soil.
And, you know what? It really doesn’t MATTER to me if Obama was born in Honolulu or a grassy hut in Kenya. I wouldn’t disqualify him for that – since his mother was an American citizen when he was born, I don’t care if he was born on the MOON. As far as I’m concerned, he would be – and is – an American. There are a dozen reasons why I didn’t (and would never) vote for Mr. Obama, but it begins and ends with party affiliation: he did not (and will not) ever get my vote because he’s a modern Democrat. That’s first and foremost – I won’t vote for ANY politician with that (D) after their name. I don’t care one bit about what his ancestry or ethnicity might be – I won’t vote for him because I disagree with his policies.
So why am I so upset about all this? It’s because I don’t want to be LIED to, that’s why. It matters because the lapdog mainstream media refused to do their jobs – which is an incredibly important and necessary job – of keeping us informed. They just went right along with the obfuscations – and continue to not criticize him – EVER – no matter what he says or does. Our Freedom is at stake! No – let’s tell the truth: Our Freedom has been lost, because the lapdog media won’t do their job.
And did I mention HY-POCRISY? That will be especially true if there’s one more thing said about Ted Cruz and his alleged “ineligibility”.
One more thing….
I’m still praying for revival in this nation. If the President really understood the times, he would put on sackcloth and ashes and publically repent as the leader of our nation. Even the most wicked king of the nation of Israel, the husband of Jezebel, King Ahab, was given credit by Yahweh because he publically repented. May ALL of our leaders lead us in humble confession of sin and repentance!