When We Practice To Deceive

A 1994 Newspaper article on obama.  Where oh where would this reporter have gotten the background info for obama from?  Did the guy just make it up because he somehow knew that obama would one day be president and this reporter set a trap for him, to embarrass him and cause the United States Citizens to be confused about the early years of the president named obama?  Why that’s a conspiracy!


The Post Standard July 15, 2004

picked for
big speech
The Associated Press
Springfield, I I I . — Eager to showcase new faces at the
party’s national convention, Democrats have picked just
about the newest face around to deliver the keynote address:
Illinois Senate candidate Barack Obama.
Obama could become only the fifth black senator in U.S.
history. Tapping him to deliver the keynote address suggests
the party sees a bright future for the 42-year-old law
professor and state senator. “What an extraordinary
expression of confidence by the national party in his ability
to command that stage,” said David Wilhelm, the former
head of the Democratic National Committee.
Past Democratic keynote speakers include New York
Gov. Mario Cuomo and New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley.
More recently, the speech has been delivered by promising
younger officials, such as Rep. Harold Ford of Tennessee
in 2000 and Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh in 1996.
Obama, whose father was black, has made a splash on
the national scene since his March victory in the Illinois Senate primary, partly because
he was able to win the support of many white voters
as well as an overwhelming number of blacks.
“At a time when so much of our politics seems divided,
the fact that, at least within the Democratic Party, we
were able to pull together a broad-based coalition is encouraging
to Democrats,” he said Wednesday.
Obama often says he is part of the black community
but not limited by it. His father was from Kenya. He met Obama’s
mother, who was white, when both were students at the
University of Hawaii. When Obama was 2, his father left
the family and returned to Kenya, where he eventually
became a senior economist in the Ministry of Finance.
Obama was raised, mostly in Kansas, by his late mother
and grandparents. He graduated from Columbia University
in New York and receivedhis law degree from Harvard Law School.
He became the first black president of the prestigious
Harvard Law Review and later worked as a civil-rights
lawyer and as a community organizer in New York and Chicago.
Obama teaches law at the University of Chicago and
has served in the state Senate since 1997.
Although his address is billed as the “keynote,”
other speeches, such as one delivered by former President
Clinton, will be more highprofile. Obama speaks Tuesday,
July 27, a night when the broadcast networks are not
planning to air convention coverage.

Here be another:

Daily Herald   May 3, 1990

Harvard student tackles racism at core
Associated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – His boyhood friends in Indonesia were street
peddlers, and his grandmother still lives in a mud-walled house in
Kenya But Barack Obama is another world away, presiding over the
Harvard Law Review as the first black president in the prestigious
journal’s 103-year history. The charismatic 28-year-old, ensconced
in the halls where tradition reigns, is taking aim at another custom:
Obama’s sights are set on the South Side of Chicago, not on a U.S.
Supreme Court clerkship or a fasttrack career with a cushy firm.
“I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not
interested in isolating myself,” Obama said in a recent interview. “I feel
good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society,
and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in
this society.” His passion is rooted in his background.
He was born in Hawaii, his father an Oxford- and Harvard-educated
economist from the African nation of Kenya, his mother a white
anthropologist from Kansas. Obama moved to Southeast Asia at age 2
when his parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian.
Until the fifth grade, Obama attended Indonesian schools, where
most of his friends were the sons of servants, street peddlers and farmers.
Concern for Obama’s education led his mother to return him to Hawaii,
where he attended public schools through high school. In 1983,
he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science
At a recent meeting in a Harvard cafeteria, his affinity with the underdog
was readily apparent, “I lived in a country where I saw
extreme poverty at a very early age,” Obama said. “Parts of my
family in Kenya remain very poor. My grandmother still lives in a mud-
Barack Obama walled house with no running water
or electricity. “That’s who I am, that’s where I
come from, not always literally, but at least emotionally.”
Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988, and through a combination
of grades and a writing competition, was elected to head the law
review this February. He succeeded Peter Yu, a first-generation Chinese-
American. Obama cautions against reading too much into his election.
“It’s crucial that people don’t see my election as somehow a symbol of
progress in the broader sense, that we don’t sort of point to a Barack
Obama any more than you point to a Bill Cosby or a Michael Jordan and
say ‘Well, things are hunky dory,'” Obama said. “There’s certainly racism here.
There are certain burdens that are placed, more emotionally at this
point than concretely,” Obama said. “Professors may treat black students
differently, sometimes by being, sort of, more dismissive,
sometimes by being more, sort of, careful because they think, you
know, they think that somehow we can’t cope in the classroom,” he said.
Obama sees the inner cities as the front lines of racism. “It’s critical at this stage for people
who want to see genuine change to focus locally. And it is crucial that
we figure out how to rebuild the core of leadership and institutions in
these communities,” he said. For five years before law school,
Obama took on that task in Chicago. As the director of a program that
tried to bring South Side churches, unions and block associations together
on projects, Obama was not trying to solve local problems, he said. Instead
he sought to construct something more lasting — a forum for the
community to speak with one voice. “I’m interested in organizations,
not movements, because movements dissipate and organizations don’t,”
Obama said.  America suffered when the movements
of the 1960s dissipated, he said. Those movements succeeded in
raising doubts about harmful traditions of sexism and racism, but
failed to offer a viable alternative. “Hopefully, more and more people
will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how
we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and
more generous,” Obama said. “I mean, I really hope to be part
of a transformation of this country.”And the future of black people and of
America generally?
, “It depends on how good I do my job,” he said.

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Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

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Barrack Obama

~ by ladysforest on February 18, 2010.

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