Anti-Birther Socialist Hawaii Gov Is Lying Or Delusional

Hawaii’s newly elected Demonrat governor, Neil Abercrombie, has vowed he’d silence the so-called “birthers” with proof of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth. Abercrombie told the Los Angeles Times just before Christmas, “Maybe I’m the only one in the country that could look you right in the eye right now and tell you, ‘I was here when that baby was born.’”

Abercrombie is not just a registered Democrat, he’s a socialist. As Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily writes on December 29, 2010:

Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie has a radical history that ties him to a U.S.-based socialist organization with deep connections to President Obama and to a “Marxist-socialist” bloc in Congress.

Abercrombie is tied to the Marxist-oriented Democratic Socialists of America. WND previously reported that issues of the organization’s official magazine, the Democratic Left, list Abercrombie as a member of the socialist party…. The magazine states the group’s political-action committee endorsed two congressional candidates, “DSAer Democrat Neil Abercrombie seeking to regain the House seat representing Honolulu and Vermont independent candidate Bernie Sanders”…. Abercrombie’s wife, academic Nancie Caraway, was listed in 1985 as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America’s Feminist Commission….

In response, Abercrombie’s campaign website denied the politician was ever a member of a socialist party…[but] Abercrombie’s campaign site did not explain why the politician was listed as a Democratic Socialists of America member in the organization’s official literature, nor did the site respond to his close ties to the organization.

A few days after Abercrombie told the L. A. Times that he was present when the baby Obama was born, Abercrombie backtracked, telling the Associated Press that he didn’t exactly see Obama’s parents with their newborn son at the hospital, but that he “remembers seeing Obama as a child with his parents at social events.”

Alas, Abercrombie is either lying or is delusional. As Jack Cashill points out in Will Obama Silence Blundering Abercrombie?,” Townhall, January 3, 2011:

Although the major media have questioned why Abercrombie would raise an issue that, according to the Los Angeles Times, “most people see as resolved,” they take Abercrombie at his word as to what he knows about the young Obama family.

They shouldn’t…. Abercrombie is remembering a past that never happened.

A member of the House’s progressive caucus before his election as governor, Abercrombie has been talking excitedly about the relationship for years, playing John the Baptist to Obama’s Jesus. “Little Barry, that’s what we called him,” Abercrombie told the Chicago Tribune while “recalling his days with Obama Sr. and his future wife, Ann Dunham, at the University of Hawaii.” If Obama were born on August 4, 1961, however, there could not have been many such days. 

As is thoroughly documented, Ann and little Barry were in Seattle two weeks later [after the baby's birth], where she enrolled at the University of Washington. By the time she returned to Hawaii in late summer or fall 1962, Barack Sr. had left for Harvard for good….

According to divorce papers filed in 1964, Barack Sr. and Ann married in Wailuku, Maui on February 2, 1961. But one has to wonder whether it was a marriage in anything but name, or whether there was a marriage at all.  Obama himself writes in Dreams, “In fact, how and when the marriage occurred remains a bit murky, a bill of particulars that I’ve never quite had the courage to explore.”

No one attended the wedding — not Abercrombie, not Ann’s parents. In fact, no one in Barack Sr.’s clique seemed to know there was a relationship, let alone a wedding. Neil’s brother Hal never saw Ann and Barack Sr. together. Another clique member, Pake Zane, who had distinct memories of Barack Sr., could not recall Ann at all. When Neil Abercrombie and Zane visited their friend in Nairobi in 1968, Barack Sr. shocked them by never once inquiring about his putative wife and 6-year-old son.

The 17-year-old Ann had met the 24 year-old Barack Sr. in Russian class at the University of Hawaii. Why they were studying Russian (in 1960, people like Lee Harvey Oswald studied Russian) is a question for another day. In Dreams, Ann provides only the sketchiest detail of their first date — Barack Sr. came an hour late and with friends — and nothing more. A high school friend of Ann’s claims to have received a letter or two from Ann in which she spoke about Barack Sr., and there is no reason to doubt her. But beyond this, there is no evidence of a relationship, and the only evidence for the marriage are the divorce papers, which are real and have been posted online. 

One reason people marry in a county other than their own — Maui County, for instance — is to keep the announcement of the marriage license out of the local paper. By claiming a Maui wedding, and perhaps even attaining a Maui license, the Dunhams could have assured the baby an identity without drawing attention to the relationship.

If Obama had, in fact, been born out of wedlock, or if his father had been someone other than Barack Sr., that would not have affected Obama’s eligibility for higher office, but it would have surely de-glamorized him.  “Barry Dunham” does not exactly tease the imagination. 

Whatever his contribution, Obama Sr. lent young Barry a name, an identity, and a romantic storyline.  Obama’s mother and grandparents sustained this narrative throughout Obama’s childhood. Barack Obama repeated this story in his memoir Dreams from My Father, and to good effect.  When Obama hooked up with campaign guru David Axelrod in his 2004 race for the U.S. Senate, his story crystallized into a marketing strategy. In the retelling, little Barry is always two years old when Barack Sr. reluctantly leaves wife and son for Harvard. This is a lie.

Guided by Axelrod, Obama held off in his breakthrough keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic convention for all of 46 words — including “Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Thank you so much” — before sharing his story with the world. At the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Obama leaped into the story in the very first sentence. “Four years ago,” he began, “I stood before you and told you my story — of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.”

In between the two convention speeches, the story of Obama’s birth was told more often than that of anyone’s since Jesus….

Obama and his operatives would invest enormous political capital in what sympathetic biographer David Remnick calls his “signature appeal: the use of the details of his own life as a reflection of a kind of multicultural ideal.”  From the beginning, they worked hard to protect the investment and did what they had to do to keep the storytellers in line….

The truth is that the storied little family never lived together. Any fact that blew the storyline could have derailed Obama’s candidacy before it got going. Expect the Abercrombie fuss to just sort of fade away.

H/t beloved fellow Tina!

~Eowyn

6 responses to “Anti-Birther Socialist Hawaii Gov Is Lying Or Delusional

  1. You’re so right, Steve — about the Left’s successful brainwashing of Americans about Sen. McCarthy. The demonization of McCarthy is now so ingrained that it’s part of popular culture. Groan….

    I still remember the first class in a journalism course I took as an undergrad at Berkeley. It was about McCarthy and how utterly dastardly he was! I never did find out what McCarthy had to do with journalism ’cause I dropped the course and changed my major to political science. LOL

  2. It is not acceptable to me Steve. There should be ZERO tolerance for them in our Government. We have a pretty good idea who they are after these last two years.

  3. You said: “As is thoroughly documented, Ann and little Barry were in Seattle two weeks later [after the baby's birth], where she enrolled at the University of Washington. ”

    Documented by whom? What sources were quoted? It is possible to register at a university without actually attending courses. So, who actually saw Obama’s mother at the University of Washington? IF there is such a person, which I doubt, what makes her or his recollection any better than that of the governor of Hawaii.

    A total of four officials in Hawaii would have to be lying if Obama were born anywhere else than Hawaii: The original clerk who filled in the form for the official Certification of Live Birth from the facts on the original birth certificate, the two heads of departments who confirmed the facts, and the former governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, a Republican. And there is this witness, who recalled being told of Obama’s birth in Hawaii and writing home to her father, named Stanley, about the unusual event of a child being born to a woman named Stanley http://www.buffalonews.com/incoming/article137495.ece

    I am told that the former attorney general of Hawaii for the last four years was a conservative Republican. If he had thought that there was anything wrong with Obama’s birth certificate, he could have subpoenaed the original and taken action. But he didn’t.

    • Lulu,

      You Obamabots really should try to be more informed so you don’t look like the fool you are. There is a percipient witness to baby Obama and mom’s time in Seattle.

      Mary Toutnoghi was a neigbor of Stanley Ann Dunham (O’s mom) and baby Obama, in a Seattle apartment building near the U of Washington campus. Dunham hired Toutnoghi to babysit Obama when she went to her classes at UW.

      “Mary Toutonghi, who now lives in Soldatna, Alaska, recalls Barack as ‘a really alert baby, very happy and a good size.’ She does not remember him ever crying (although she adds she is sure he likely did but does not remember any undue fussing). She recalls as best she can the dates she babysat Barack as her daughter was 18 months old and was born in July of 1959 and that would have placed the months of babysitting Barack in January and February of 1962.”

      Source: The unassailable Seattle Gay News, http://www.sgn.org/sgnnews37_06/page3.cfm

  4. Lulu,
    May I also add that the Dept of Health has been acting in defiance of the Freedom of Information Act. They are refusing submission of even redacted material. There is quite substantial argumentation on the validity anad accuracy of both the Certification of Live Birth on Fact check.org and in the seal used on both the photoshopped version of his certification and the letter to the hospital citing his birth there. Don’t forget the election verification employee who swore that it ws public knowledge that BO was not born there. he said there ws NO record of his birth in either hospital. And of course we do have sworn statements from Lucas Smith on the Kenyan birth certificate which he obtained by bribing officials , his grandmother’s statement declaring her presence at his birth, and the Kenyan Parliament declaring his birth there. In addition we have Stanly Dunham’s pasport records crossing out Barack’s name and substituting Soebarkah, indicating an Indonesian adoption. Lulu, we have evidence and concrete statements and you have a photoshopped document on the internet. Which one do you believe? He is hiding something. I haven’t even listed the charges of election fraud with the caucuses, the foreign donations, the Black Panther intimidation, Rezko, the hospital Bd., his drug use, and of course the flagrant abuse of taxpayer funds. :(

  5. http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2011/01/definition-of-birther-and-definition-of.html

    If we take BHO Jr. at his word then there is no doubt that he is not a Natural Born Citizen of the United States as required by the Presidential Qualifications Clause of Article II Section 1 Paragraph 5 of the United States Constitution. The Constitution requires that to be the President of the United States, a person must be born in the United States of two parents who are citizens of the United States. By BHO Junior’s own admission his father was a British/Kenyan subject (citizen) at the time of his birth. Thus BHO Jr. is disqualified for the Presidency.

    There is a clear, concise definition of the term “Natural Born Citizen” in Vattel’s Law of Nations which was the principal legal reference book used by the Founding Fathers in writing the Constitution.

    “The natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens…it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

    There have been innumerable United States Supreme Court Decisions that have referenced Vattel’s Law of Nations as a resource in interpreting the original intent of the Founding Fathers when writing the Constitution.

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