Those crazy birthers are still out there.

Somehow, way back in 1991, Barack Obama’s literary agent slipped something into his bio about him being born in Kenya.

Either Barack didn’t notice it or he figured it made him sound a little more interesting.

My guess is that the agent knew that Obama had aspirations to be President of the United States and he slipped it in there because he’s a racist.

Or maybe this document was doctored by Dan Rather and/or The New York Times.

What does this mean? Who knows. But it’s one more reason why it’s ridiculous for anyone to suggest that Obama is the only president who’s native birth has been questioned because he’s black.

It has always been because of his foreign born father, and the  fact that he lived as a child in Indonesia under a different name.

Now this.

I’m sure there is a perfectly logical explanation.

And I’m even more sure that the media will get to the bottom of this.

  • Gary M

    I’m flipping through the channels today and I see an MTV episode about women who are supporting their men. In one of the scenarios, the ‘man’ couldn’t work because he didn’t have his green card. The woman declares before the camera that she will pay for the green card processing by getting a student loan
    This is the same student loan program that Obama wants to use more of our money. The one he is stumping for lowering of interest rates, that will cost millions. The same one that is facing a huge bubble of defaults. The same one that is currently close to a trillion (that trillion) in debt.
    It makes no sense to blindly pour good money after programs that have no controls in place to stop ‘student’ from taking out loans for green cards.

    • Dan

      What’s the difference between using it for that and food? Student loan money can be used for anything the student needs and otherwise can’t afford in college. I used to have my loan money funneled directly to my school to pay my tuition, but I’d take out more than I needed for just tuition so that I’d get a refund check. I’d use the refund check to pay rent for my off-campus apartment. It’s my money signed over to me based on pre-conditions, who are you to tell me how to use it?

      Is it an irresponsible choice by that girl, yea, but it’s America, we have the freedom to make all kinds of dumb choices. What are you watching MTV for anyways? Everything’s digital now by the way, there is no flipping through channels, there’s point and click.

      • Gary M

        thanks for proving my point Dan, albeit unintentionally.
        Without a clue, and not many suspects.

    • franji1

      Remember the days when the loan check used to be made out to the university AND the student? I guess those days are long gone (probably was racist or unconstitutional to actually REQUIRE a STUDENT LOAN go for PAYING for TUITION or DORM FEEs or a MEAL PLAN).

      I know people (or their kids) today who used their “student loans” to eat out all the time, buy new cars, pay for vacations. These are the same people who cash in their 401(k) when they get laid off to pay for a vacations or a new car or ….

      • Gary M

        Who are you to tell Danny how to use that money…..Oh I remember, a TAXPAYER

        • Dan

          My loans came from Citibank, smartass. No taxpayer money here. Further proof you never know what you’re talking about.

  • Mike V

    Birthers are cospiracy theorists. The logic behind a conspiracy theorist is the more evidence to disprove the conspiracy that is brough up makes the conspiracy bigger than originally thought. The governor of Hawaii said the documentation showing Obama was born in Hawaii is enough for me and any reasonable person. For birthers, it adds to the conspiracy. There will never be enough evidence until a video of Obama being born in a delivery room draped in American flags with hot hula dancers placing a lei over his infant neck and saying “Welcome to America” will be enough…and then, probably not.

    Secondly, there is a difference between vetting someone and dragging them through the mud. The “conservative theology” has become they are always the victim. So, they sit around and obsess about the how the media is always being mean to them and want the same for the other candidate. They want the other person with mud all over them because they believe it is happening to them. I confident conservative doesn’t worry about what the media or anyone else does…they take their arguments to the people like Ronald Reagan did. It’s how you win elections. Childishness is not the way to win.

    People who obsess over the vetting process from the last election need to get over it. They have been bubbling for four years about this and believe now is the time when people won’t see them as crazy….Obama always wins this debate and they shouldn’t give him an inch. We’ve had 3.5 years of vetting Obama as president and personally, I’ve seen enough. The Rev. Wright nonsense is just that, nonsense and crazy talk. We know Obama is a liberal (not as bad of a big government liberal as George W. Bush, but nearly as bad). We know he is a bad manager who put incompetents around him. We know he isn’t even good enough at governing to get his own party to pass a budget. We know he escalated a useless war in Afghanistan. We know he supported a health care policy that will bankrupt the country in 30 years if not sooner. We know he is an empty suit. I could go on all day. Rev. Wright, the birther issue, his preschool transcripts, his baptism records, etc. have nothing to do with him being a horrble president and not deserving to be reelected. That’s the issue that needs discussed.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      I agree, except that the media don’t cover it that way. They obsess about Romney being rich and out of touch. It was never an issue for them when John Kerry (just this side of a gigolo) ran in 2004. The Washington Post does a front page story on something he did in high school. Conservatives would love to have it be about nothing but Obama’s incompetence, but the media are so in love with him that they think it’s their job to demonize his opponent. My first choice would be to have it be about the issues. Me second choice would be, if it’s going to be about actions and associations from the past, then cover both of them equally. Look how much was made of George W Bush’s cocaine use. I couldn’t have cared less about that and I don’t care that Obama said that he did drugs “enthusiastically.” But let’s have a fair playing field. I saw a piece on TV last night showing the focus on Bush’s possible cocaine use, with Republicans being grilled on the subject. Obama is running for the second time and the media has ignored his drug use. They should be embarrassed but they’re not.

      • Mike V

        A team has to play their own game…. The Republicans are never going to be treated fairly by the msm. Play another game. That’s what Reagan did.

        • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

          It’s a lot easier for President to go directly to the people than it is for a candidate.

  • Chuck

    Nothing I hear about this guy surprises me anymore. A couple of days ago, the Jerimiah Wright tape, and now this. Where the hell is the outcry from the media? I think if they actually had video of Obama killing somebody with a machete, we still wouldn’t see, hear, or read about it from the networks or papers. What a damn joke……

  • GeeWhiz

    You sure you aren’t really Alex Jones in disguise?

  • Matt C.

    Its amazing what is coming out now. Because Obama was and still is a media darling that nothing will ever be put in the news about him. He is the worst president in the history of this country and makes Jimmy Carter look like a decent one. His policies are slowly killing this country. The people on welfare are increasing and expecting more and more handouts and the slowly dwindling numbers of those who are paying for all of the handouts are getting fed up with this. Its like this has been all one big scam pulled on the people of this country. I have a feeling in what ever level of Hell Stalin, Kruchev, and the rest of the communist leaders are, are all sitting back and smiling saying that their plans are finally working. Meanwhile, the Founding Fathers are gently weeping over the slow demise of this country.
    I have said it before on here and I say it again, I hope the people of this country wake up come November and as John likes to say, “TOAST”.

  • Ned Twyman

    Nobody except Teabaggers care about Reverend Wright, Kenya, and old college professors. The guilt by association farce failed miserably in 2008, and it will again. What is that definition of insanity or stupidity about doing the same thing over but expecting a different result?

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      Nobody except tea naggers know the details about Rev Wright because the media ignored him. If Wright’s not toxic, why did Obama drop him and offer to pay him to shut up. Romney is being trashed everywhere for his response to the stupid story about him in highschoolish and the same people bought Obama’s “I can’t believe Referend Wright said those things ” bullshit. Black Liberation Theology is steeped in Marxism and racism. Obama sought that church out and considered Wright a father figure. To pass it off as just guilt by association is the equivalent of giving someone a pass for being in thenKU KLUX KLAN.

  • Arnie

    My god if these questions surrounded a republican the media would be in a tizzy talking about it.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      Compare how much attention was given to Kerry’s wealth in 2004 to the obsession with Romney’s now.

  • George Washington

    Frankly, I don’t know if he said that trying to sound more interesting or what, but it’s definitely stupid.

    Here’s a similar story from that far right leaning AP:


    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      Why would Obama not correct those references to him being born in Kenya? And how can people be accused of being racist for believing it? Critics like to imply that racism is fueling any speculation about his place of birth because no other candidate hasn been questioned. Has any other candidate been referred to as “Kenya born” in a legitimate news story or an author bio?

  • Niblick

    I don’t understand why Obama’s past has been so secretive. In most cases, people dive into a President’s past to see what kind of person he is. But, in Obama’s case, most things that should be made public are not. The following is a short list of items that have not been released:

    (1)The original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate (Still questionable)
    2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) — not found, not released
    3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
    4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
    5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s repatriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
    6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
    7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) — not released
    8)Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
    9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released. (These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
    10) Columbia College records — not released
    11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
    12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
    13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
    14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
    15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
    16) Obama’s medical records — not released
    17) Obama’s passport records — not released

    Doesn’t this seem odd to people? No President in the past has had such a secretive life as Obama. I just think something is really wrong about all of this.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      And the media are mostly ignoring legitimate uncorrected references to him being born in Kenya. Now we’re being told that you are a racist if you believe a bio that was left uncorrected for 13 years.

  • Mike V

    He noticed it and thought it made him more interesting. The guy is a complete phony.

  • Heisenberg

    Hopefully we’ll end this sad chapter in American history in January and say farewell to this amateur. He was promoted as a different kind of politician. He worse than the others. If Obama held a press conference during which he said he was born in Kenya, I wouldn’t believe him. He’s incapable of telling the truth. It’s really sad, but at least 45% of the voters will vote for this clown again.

  • Mike from Monroeville

    Its means you’ll believe any bogus story about Barack Obama no matter what.

    • http://justwatchthegame.com John Steigerwald

      How is a bio put out by the publisher of his book….one that Obama would have had to approve…that says he was born in Kenya a bogus story? Do you think anyone will have the guts to ask him?

      • Forbes St. Clair

        Check and mate

  • metalslam

    I don`t know too many blue collar Americans who could afford Harvard & Yale

  • Dr. Phibes

    i wonder how did the NY Times missed this back in 2008?

  • DormontDirtBag

    This guy seems to embellish facts and events to get what he wants. I’d love to find out his path to the presidency of Harvard Law Review. Did he claim he was 1/32d Cherokee? Or that he was born in Kenya?

  • Gary M

    Obama came and spoke at a high school right down the street from where I live. You may have heard about it. He said that all of the student should start using twitter to notify their congressional representatives to not raise the interest rate on student loans (a program that’s going broke). Where have the democrats gone from the days Kennedy asked them to ask what they could do for their country?
    I hope you’ve see the ‘Life of Julia’ Obama site that details just about every social program a person can take advantage of and says with Romney, the programs will be cut. What he doesn’t say is that under Obama, they will go broke.
    It’s Greece, bankruptcy before austerity. We know how they voted, let’s see if America is different.