Obama Was NOT Born In Kenya
Okay? Let’s repeat that a few times: Obama was NOT born in Kenya. He was born in Hawaii. Not Kenya. Hawaii. And for good measure: Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya. Got it? Good.
Breitbart.com just landed a blockbuster story. Read it here.
Despite the numerous times the article states that the booklet does not change the fact that Obama was born in Hawaii, the moron Left and their smear merchants are running with the “Breitbart.com has gone birther” narrative. This is their way of trying to kill the story before it makes it to the mainstream media, or at the very least, poison the story and change what the mainstream media says about the new information.
The story is actually about an obviously incorrect biography of Obama finding its way into marketing material for Obama’s literary agency. Someone somewhere used the idea that Obama was born in Kenya as a selling point for him and his literary agent. The story is not about where Obama was born – which was in Hawaii, not Kenya.
The errant Obama biography in the Acton & Dystel booklet does not contradict the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate. Moreover, several contemporaneous accounts of Obama’s background describe Obama as having been born in Hawaii.
The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama–or the people representing and supporting him–manipulate his public persona.
THAT is the story.
There are two possible scenarios here:
1) Obama told his literary agent he was born in Kenya.
2) His literary agent wrote his biography without consulting Obama and somewhere along the line the idea that Obama was born in Kenya magically occurred to the person who wrote the biography.
In either scenario, an obvious error was made. Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya.
At issue here, again, is that this will now be yet another instance where Obama’s past seems to have been manufactured by someone for some reason. His books contain “composite” characters. Obama himself once claimed he was born because of the Selma March when it occurred four years after his birth. There are other instances where liberties have been taken in crafting this persona who just happens to have been elected President of the United States.
This should concern all of us. We still, after almost four years of Obama being President, don’t really know who this man is. We can’t trust anything about him – except for his birth certificate which was clearly issued by the State of Hawaii in 1961. Everything after that is literally a mystery.
There’s a simple solution to all this. Someone with access to the President – aka the Media – can get to the bottom of this. Who told Obama’s literary agent that Obama was born in Kenya when he wasn’t born in Kenya? How on earth did this biography appear on marketing material without Obama knowing about it? Was it ever corrected by anyone, including Obama?
That’s the story: No one really knows who this guy is, he’s had a disastrous presidency, and maybe it’s time the media did its job for once.
Vet this guy before giving him another four years to ruin us.
UPDATE: Political Wire, who is a client of the same literary agent, got a statement from the person who wrote the bio.
Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:
“You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”
Not good enough. Who gave her the “fact” she failed to check? There was no google or wikipedia back in 1991. This is not the end of the story.