Figures. Obama’s Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral Doesn’t Jibe With History

It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator.
Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye.

But it’s worse than that.
Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk.
Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:

Obama’s oration dealt to a large degree with how he came to understand what a U.S. senator is. “Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him,” said Barack Obama of Inouye, “I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six. It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least. It was during my summer vacation with my family — my first trip to what those of us in Hawaii call the Mainland.”

The story of the trip set up the punch line. He told Inouye’s mourners that “my mother that summer would turn on the TV every night during this vacation and watch the Watergate hearings,” and he was forced to watch, too. Of course, the senator who “fascinated” him most was “this man of Japanese descent with one arm, speaking in this courtly baritone, full of dignity and grace.”

This story would work only if Obama had toured the United States during the summer of the Watergate hearings, 1973, when he was eleven years old going on twelve, but in his memoir Dreams from My Father, he tells another story — a much more specific one. Yes, he made the same trip, but he did so “during the summer after my father’s visit to Hawaii, before my eleventh birthday.” This would have been 1972, when Watergate was still a third-rate burglary that had gotten little media traction.

In Dreams, Obama mentioned a Kansas City stop along the way, and Madelyn’s youngest brother in suburban KC would later provide photographic evidence of the same. He confirmed the year as 1972. This disparity did not stop Obama from relating in Dreams how in that elusive summer he “watched the Watergate hearings every night before going to bed.” There was no mention of Senator Inouye. He was apparently trying to make some other point.

Isn’t it amazing that not one media outlet discovered that his speech was a complete crap?
Not one.

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  • Economan

    It’s all about me! Me! Me!!!!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to…

    Doesn’t mean anything.

    If the media – aka the Democrat Party propaganda arm – doesn’t bring up or investigate the subject, then nothing happened as far as they and the low-information voters are concerned.

  • CV1

    What does it matter? We all know he’s a liar, yet our country re-elected him anyway. He can lie all he wants. His followers don’t know he lies because they simply do not pay attention, but there are too many of them…and their standards are low.

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  • Tom Smith

    47% dont care if he lies about the simplest things as long as the rich pay more in taxes

  • dunce

    Many people knew Inouye, obama, you are not one tenth the man he was.

  • Patty

    Obama’s oration dealt to a large degree with how he came to understand what a U.S. senator is.
    HUMMMMMM!? really now.


    Is this what he learned?

    Obama acknowledged voting “present” — a vote similar in its effect to “abstain” — 129 times during his eight-year state Senate tenure, according to a Boston Globe fact-check at the time. The Globe said that Obama cast about 4,000 votes as an Illinois legislator, meaning that he voted “present” in about one of every 31 votes he took. The New York Times reported that the records show at least 36 occasions in which Obama was either the only state senator to vote present or was part of a group of six or fewer to vote that way.

    Some of his “present” votes came on contentious issues — abortion, juvenile justice and gun laws among them — and critics have suggested that Obama’s decision to avoid a “yes” or a “no” vote in those cases stemmed from political expediency. Other analysts have cited a more benign reason, saying that voting “present” has long been used as a way of expressing protest about the way a bill was put together, or displeasure about a specific provision contained within a bill.

    Obama protesting? You darn tooting he does, like the Entire Republican Congress, Bush, Fox. Anything he doesn’t like is a big protest.

  • Sasja


  • nadadhimmi

    The more intelligent of the leftists recognize that Obama has mental problems, and yet they promoted him anyway. THEY are responsible for his leadership into oblivion. THEY would rather see America fall than admit their complicity and set it right. Obama is mentally ill, the rank and file leftists are stupid, but the LEADERS are the most guilty.

  • Bigkahuna

    Dummycrats voters voted for Clinton after he lied under oath, cheated etc. they voted for blarney frank after they ran a whorehouse in his basement. They voted for Kennedy after a drunk drive killed a woman. They voted for Jerry brown after he sucked. They voted for J jack off junior after he cheats, lies and hides for months. They vote for the scum after they cheat on taxes, cheat on getting scholarship money. They voted for Obama after so many lies, so much corruption and so many coverups this won’t even register.

  • gastorgrab

    No one died as a result of the Watergate break-in.

  • Pat

    Tom Smith – It’s up to 50.6% not caring he lies. Inflation!

  • Tom Smith

    Dang Pat yer proly right. Just wait til THEIR taxes go up in a month. Popcorn time

  • Objective Analysis

    Obama lies about everything. His life, his marriage, the country, etc…

    Why would this be any different? Liar in chief strikes again.

  • squeaky
  • SeniorD

    Doesn’t matter WHAT the Marxist Oval Office Occupier says. He is here to stay and will likely still live in the White House after Sasquatch takes the throne.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    I don’t know why you guys continue to even try. He is untouchable. He knows it and the Republicans know it. Most of the people in the union will indeed blame the Republicans for everything and blame Obama for NOTHING at all! Bottom line. You people are going to give yourselves a hernia trying to worry about him

  • proof

    Our Narcissist-in-Chief inserts himself into someone else’s history yet again! At least he’s got enough material for a third autobiography, and it’s all new!

  • Pat

    # 17 (I’m not going to type your “name”) You’ll notice the post’s first word was “Sad”. And sad it is that there is a bare majority of voters this time around who do not care that their SCOAMF president is a lying sack of excrement.

    So, keep on feeling good about yourself.

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