Take a good look at the woman in the pics below.
Does she look Native American, specifically, Cherokee Indian to you?
The photos above are of a young (l) and old (r) Madelyne Payne Dunham, Obama’s maternal grandmother.
Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is in political hot water for her questionable claim of having Cherokee blood. For years, the Harvard law professor has reaped career “diversity” benefits by claiming to be 1/32 Cherokee.
Other than two recipes she offered in a 1984 cookbook, Pow Wow Chow, which she claimed to have been passed down to her through the Five Tribes families, Warren stated that she didn’t need to provide documentation of her 1/32 Cherokee ancestry because family “lore” backed her up.
It turns out Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only politician claiming to be part Cherokee. Barack Hussein Obama, the dog eater, also claims to be part Cherokee! Unlike Warren, however, Obama does not say what fraction of him is Cherokee.
Michael Patrick Leahy writes for Breitbart.com, May 21, 2012, that in his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama claims to be part Cherokee (see pages 12 and 13 of the 2004 paperback edition):
If asked, Toot [Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyne Payne Dunham] would turn her head in profile to show off her beaked nose, which, along with a pair of jet-black eyes, was offered as proof of Cherokee blood.
But an old, sepia toned photograph on the bookshelf spoke most eloquently of their [maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyne Dunham’s] roots. It showed Toot’s grandparents, of Scottish and English stock, standing in front of a ramshackle homestead, unsmiling and dressed in coarse wool, their eyes squinting at the sun baked flinty life that stretched before them…in their eyes one could see truths that I would have to learn later as facts…that while one of my great-great grandfathers, Christopher Columbus Clark, had been a decorated Union soldier, his wife’s mother was rumored to have been a second cousin of Jefferson Davis…that although another distant ancestor had indeed been a full-blooded Cherokee, such lineage was a source of shame to Toot’s mother [Leona McCurry Payne] who blanched whenever someone mentioned the subject and hoped to carry the secret to her grave.
If Obama does have Cherokee ancestry, it is most likely to come from the ancestors of Christina Wilson McCurry who was born in 1795 in North Carolina. But most amateur genealogists who have looked into this are skeptical such proof exists. The McCurry line appears to be listed in all census records as white.
One amateur genealogist following this story noted that “other than a couple of people listed as born or living in North Carolina, I don’t see anyone [from among Obama’s ancestors] living anywhere the Cherokees were living. And not all people who lived in North Carolina were Cherokees. When families are from the Southeast and have a family story if it pans out there is Indian blood, it isn’t always Cherokee, even if that is what the family was told.”
Leahy writes that “Phone calls and emails to the White House for President Obama to provide evidence of his claim that one of his ancestors was ‘full-blooded Cherokee’ remain unreturned.”
If Obama had a son, it is getting more and more confusing just what he’d look like!
H/t FOTM reader Wade.