October 15, 2008

Michelle Obama Blasts African News for Supporting the "Racists" That Oppose Barack Obama, Calls Opposition Evil People (Obama Camp Calls Claims a Complete Fabrication)

She's not happy with those who aren't marching in lock-step with the demands of blind racial loyalty:

Accusing API of colluding with American internet bloggers in an effort to bring down her husband, Mrs Obama said she decided to call API because of what she termed, API's help to spread rumours created by American bloggers and other racist media outlets in their efforts to damage a black man's name, saying she hopes African Media was mature enough to be in the front to give unwavering support to her husband, a man Africans should identify themselves with.

When API told her that our online news media was only relaying what the American Bloggers and other media outlets had discovered through their investigations, Mrs Obama was angered and she came out loud with the following: "African press International is supposed to support Africans and African-American view," and she went to state that, "it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband's face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband's adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband's heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon[sic] to API."

This is a shocking rant, even for someone as extreme as Michelle Obama.

She honestly believes that the African Press should offer "unwavering support to her husband" simply because he has African roots?

Those that criticize her husband, or are concerned about his background are all "racists"?

And it gets worse.

Michelle Obama's caricature in the New Yorker as a black nationalist suddenly isn't so funny.

The Obama Camp is pushing back hard, but for now API—whoever they are—is standing behind their story.

Take it for what it's worth.

Update: I'll let this play out as it will, but will point out one thing that should be self-evident that some anti-Obama sites can't seem to grasp as they look at this API post. Some are claiming that it adds credibility to the claim that Obama doesn't have U.S. citizenship because he was adopted.

This is easily the dumbest claim on the internet today involving Obama. A child cannot lose the birthright of his citizenship merely because he is adopted by a foreigner. It's moronic, logically inconsistent, and most importantly, not legally supportable. If Obama was an adult and refuted his citizenship that would be another matter entirely, but as he hasn't done so, this claim is entirely bogus.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 15, 2008 11:02 AM

Gets me to thinkin' that the claims that he's forfeited his citizenship when taken to Indonesia might have some legitimacy after all. She's clearly concerned.

Posted by: douglas at October 15, 2008 11:15 AM

The only way this would seem to be an eligibility problem is the question of his name. For years he was Barry Soetero. How did it become Obama or did it ever, really become Soetero? The candidates are obliged to run under their own legal name. It would be an amusing irony if the sort of ballot chicanery that has benefited Barry so roundly in the past but whatever. This contest will not be decided thus if only because McCain would never push it.
But more importantly, African-Americans (and apparently Africans) of good will should notice that there is a special place in Obamerica for those people of color who have the temerity to, say, stray from the plantation. Us whiteys can probably hope for a bit of patience given our disabilities but brothers and sisters have NO excuse. If you are not on the Obama train fully totally and enthusiastically you are in for a world of hurt. Thuggery, thy name is Obama.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 15, 2008 11:43 AM

Isn't it funny how suddenly Michelle Obama speaks like one of those spam emails purporting to be from the son of Moboutu Sese Seko? I'm gobsmacked that anyone has to even question whether this is fake.

Posted by: Julian Sanchez at October 15, 2008 11:48 AM

I think Amanda Carpenter blogged this at TownHall - and has a notice up that it's a complete fabrication.
Ah yes:

Posted by: Jeff at October 15, 2008 11:56 AM

Wow! Don't you guys get it? In the "PC Rule Book", it's OK for blacks to play the "Race Card" and not OK for whitey to "call". That is immediate grounds for REPLAYING the "Race Card" and a "shut the fuck up" penalty on whitey. Jeez, you guys should read more, or visit California for a retraining seminar.

Posted by: Tonto (USA) at October 15, 2008 11:58 AM

Fake but accurate......

Posted by: Jack at October 15, 2008 12:15 PM

Except that the source is standing by its story:

Posted by: ECM at October 15, 2008 01:01 PM

Actually, CY, a parent can renounce citizenship for their children. I am NOT saying that was done for "Barry Sotero" (sp?) by his "adoptive father" and/or mother. My two oldest brothers were born in Japan when my father was stationed there. At that time, the Japanese recognized birthright citizenship. Shortly after their births, my parents formally renounced my brothers' Japanese citizenship. IF the adoption included a formal renunciation of citizenship there MUST be a record of it in the US...somewhere. Since that document hasn't come out yet, I believe we can presume it was never done...and (unfortunately, in my view) B(H)O is a natively born American citizen.

Posted by: Mark at October 15, 2008 01:12 PM

I still think that more proof is needed that Michelle actually made the call. Did they record it? If so, can a third party actually offer any assessment that the caller was likely to be Michelle.

I know Michelle feels entitled because of her race--I heard her say "it is out turn" (referring to the Presidency) on a talk radio show in LA last spring. The context of the discussion was on the fact that it was African-American's turn for the Presidency. Not that Obama had earned it--that it somehow was owed to him because of his racial identiy.

But she did not sound so barking insane as the person in this transcript. Not to say that proves it wasn't her, but there is a (maybe tiny) fraction of doubt in my mind that she would be so stupid as to say these things to a media operation.

Good call on the citizenship issue, btw. While Barry isn't much of an American (57 states?), I am convinced he is a legal one....

Posted by: iconoclast at October 15, 2008 01:22 PM

"The candidates are obliged to run under their own legal name."
- I wouldn't be so sure. Normally, you can use an alias provided that it is not being used for criminal purposes.

I think that "Indonesian Citizenship" is only an issue if it turns out that the rumors that he traveled as an adult using an Indonesian passport turn out to be true. And by that, I mean that a copy of an actual passport turns up. The hit there being that this is something his campaign concealed/lied about and not whether he is an American or not. (Regardless of the legal standing/arguments that it does effect his citizenship.)

One more thing about Citizenship. You can go and renounce it and the IRS still has a right to come after you for taxes for ten years or so. So if it is not that easy to throw it away, it is probably not that easy to lose it either.

One more thing about the media. When O loses due to all these rumors that they were sitting on for over a year will the left give them yet another free pass for they will be very responsible if the Democrats don't win the White House.

Posted by: Fred Fry at October 15, 2008 01:28 PM

LOL! "This is not the wife I knew."

Posted by: Paul Atreides at October 15, 2008 01:32 PM

When he went to school in Indonesia, he had to be a citizen of the country and a Muslem. Indonesia did not accept dual citizenship with the US during this time period. If he was adopted by Seotoro, he was no longer a citizen of the US. His Kenyan grandmother satated that he was born in Kenya, she stated that she was there. She's so proud of him, why would she lie?
I need to see a documented with state seal birth certificate.

Posted by: EMC at October 15, 2008 01:42 PM

EMC, it is irrelevant that Indonesia refuses to recognize a dual citizenship; the United States does.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 15, 2008 01:44 PM

The 'adoption by O's Indonesian step-daddy' is just a secondary allegation in the Berg v. Obama lawsuit (currently pending a ruling by the U.S. District Court Judge in Philly) - the primary allegation is that O was really born in Kenya and has, to date, refused to provide a genuine, certified "vault copy" of an Hawaiian birth certificate and that the "birth certificate" shown on O's website and to are, in fact, forgeries. Thus, if O was not born in HI as he says, O is not a "natural born citizen" as required by the U.S. Constitution.

Posted by: Lee at October 15, 2008 03:09 PM