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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-05-13 07:27 AM
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2. Thanks! We wuz conned.
Edited on Fri Jul-05-13 07:48 AM by No Elephants
You would think Obama would definitely be a liberal.

His granddad was a World War II vet. What he did after that is somewhat mysterious.

Supposedly, he was a furniture salesman, but he and his wife and daughter moved so often, ending up in Hawaii, which was not even a state at the time. Did he find openings in furniture stores all over the country wherever it struck his fancy to light?

Also, Grandmas apparently met him at a dance and secretly married him ASAP, I think while she was still in high school. (Her wiki now says the night of her senior prom, but I distinctly remember reading in some relevant wiki that it was a few months before graduation. And, her family was supposedly very strict, yet she went unescorted to dances in another town?)

His mother's high school classmates say that the President's mom was an adventurous, free spirit type, which in the 50s also seems liberal.

In any event, her parents watched their very young daughter (19) have a child out of wedlock* with a married man from Africa and remained loyal to her and her son.

Also, Grandma worked in a bank. I think people make too much of that because, at one point, almost every bank teller was given the title V.P. I am told that banks used to give out titles instead of salary, meaning they paid very low, but everyone was a "vice president." But, whatever, my only point is that Grandma had a career outside the home long after Rosie the Riveter had traded her blow torch for an electric vacuum cleaner.

All of the above seems very modern for a couple born in the Midwest in 1918 and 1922, respectively.

Mom then marries an Indonesian Muslim and goes to live in Indonesia. Also not very conservative-sounding.

Mom's career path in third world countries would also seem to indicate a liberal--but then, we also see her wheeling and dealing with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Geithners.

And, as we know, Hawaii is a blue state the whole time Obama is growing up there. For instance, most Democrats voted for DOMA in 1994, but Akaka and Inouye both voted against it.

Supposedly, the first place Obama worked after getting out of Columbia has CIA connections. (This bit, I am just repeating from other posters. I have no clue and I stink at conspiracy theories.)

Then he goes off to Chicago to work for and with liberals, like Ayers and Wright?

But he turns out to be center right? As I said, we wuz conned.

*AFAIK, the President's parents never married. If they did have a ceremony of some kind, any alleged marriage would have been invalid anyway because Obama Sr. already had a wife in Africa.
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