Friday, March 02, 2007

Obama's Mama

Anyone remember the discussions about reparations for slavery?
During his 2004 senate race against Obama, Republican Alan Keyes endorsed the idea. "And for a generation, two generations you exempt them from taxation,” Keyes said in August 2004. Obama's responded, "The legacy of slavery is immeasurable, but the best strategies for moving forward would be vigorously enforcing our anti-discrimination laws in education and job training."

Will Reparations Stance Hurt Obama Campaign?
And then the fact that Obama and his Kenyan father never were a part of that terrible time in our history:
Michael Medved - Monday Feb 12, 2007: The emergence of Senator Barack Obama as a leading presidential contender should help to put an end to demands for reparations to African-Americans for the long-ago crime of slavery.

Obama Candidacy Could Kill Reparations Drive
But now there is A new twist to an intriguing family history
WASHINGTON // Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records.
And then there is his middle name...

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