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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  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Must be time for another autobiography.

  • Joe Blow

    I really despise this man.

  • tek

    Well, he’s just telling a composite life story.

  • Jim – PRS


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  • Ripped

    He’s a liberal we all know they re-write history every chance they get.

  • Ghost

    a boy, the boy, he’s a boy

    our Emperor Commodus, King Richard III, President PunkAss

    God will not be mocked
    Pride goeth before a fall
    you reap what you sow
    sow the wind reap the whirlwind

  • gastorgrab

    I’m still curious to learn how the gun grabbers are going to arrest and incarcerate 135 million people.

  • west1890

    Do you really think our acting president, whatever his real name is, is any less danngerous than the kid that killed 28 people at a Connecticut school? The only difference is that he has different weapons at his disposal that are even more effective because they affect hundreds of millions of people around the world.

    How do you know if someone is a sociopath?

    Glibness/superficial charm
    Manipulative and cunning
    Grandiose sense of self
    Pathological lying
    Lack of remorse, shame or guilt
    Shallow emotions
    Incapacity for love
    Need for stimulation
    Callousness/lack of empathy
    Poor behavioral controls/impulsive nature
    Early behavior problems/juvenile delinquency
    Promiscuous sexual behavior/infidelity
    Lack of realistic life plan/parasitic lifestyle
    Criminal or entrepreneurial versatility
    Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
    Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
    Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
    Conventional appearance
    Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
    Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim’s life
    Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim’s affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
    Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
    Incapable of real human attachment to another
    Unable to feel remorse or guilt
    Narcissism, grandiosity (self-importance not based on achievements)
    May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

  • Big Al

    Alas, nobody cares and I am sure someone like that a$$hole over at LGF will have some glib explication.

  • squeaky

    “How do you know if someone is a sociopath?” sounds a lot like the hollywood crowd.

  • Beto Ochoa

    Obama Lied
    Nobody Died (of surprise)

  • ar05075

    Phonious Bacrockious..

  • USMC Thomas

    Lying POS I-me-my SØBama.

  • Rick554

    I wonder if BHO even read his book?

  • sam

    It’s more likely that the truth is Obama probably never made that trip to the “mainland” anytime around Watergate. The idea of that “first trip” was established, and now he uses it freely at whatever time point he wants to highlight.

  • CynicalOptimist

    Barack Obama is a fictional character. He’s merely a marketable commodity who could be sold to enough dimwits so the people who are now running and destroying the country could take over.

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  • Patty
  • Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    When lying becomes a lifestyle. Know a man(?) by his habits. The first refuge of a scoundrel.
    Figures never lie and liars always figure. The tongue is the knife that slits the throat.
    Forked tongue, fork him. I could go on, but why bother…