Monday, November 3, 2008

Obama's Bank Executive Grandmother Passes Away

Simple question. Why does Obama never mention that his grandmother was in the banking industry for 31 years? You would think becoming a vice-president of a bank during the early 70s would be a pretty big accomplishment for a women back then. Instead, he paints her out as some stay-at-home granny that spent her days sweeping the dust off their porch in Kansas. Truth is, Barack's grandparents spent most of their adult life in California, Washington, and Hawaii. His mother barely spent any time in Kansas and Barack never stepped foot there. This whole thing about having midwestern roots is a joke. Barack grew up in the home of a well-paid banking executive, who undoubtedly spent part of her days foreclosing on people's homes. But I guess that story doesn't sell as well to Obama's socialist fans. Think about it. Granny spent 31 years working her butt off just to see her own grandson too embarrassed to mention her accomplishments. Shame on Barack!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it. He doesn't try to use her to his advantage and you imply there was a problem with that.

However, what he did say about her:

..."a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed her by on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."

Seems to me he was being pretty honest there, unlike McCainarthy/Putin

Fundy said...

I really wish you made a lick of sense.

whatsit toyou said...

And here, I thought republicans had a sense of moral superiority. This is disgusting and classless, yet typical.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ANONYMOUS LEFT OUT:

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/03/21/ferraro-offended-by-comparison-to-pastor-wright/

Obama Calls Grandmother 'Typical White Person' in Radio Interview

Barack Obama called his grandmother a "typical white person" in a radio interview on Thursday, raising eyebrows among some of his critics only days after he sought to bridge racial division in a major campaign speech.

FOXNews.com

Friday, March 21, 2008

Barack Obama called his grandmother a "typical white person" in a radio interview on Thursday, raising eyebrows among some of his critics only days after he sought to bridge racial division in a major campaign speech.

Obama had pointed to his mother's mother in his speech Tuesday as an example of someone who harbored fears of blacks based on racial prejudice. The Illinois senator revisited his relationship with his grandmother on Thursday in an interview on 610 WIP, Philadelphia Sports Radio.

He denied his grandmother held hatred toward blacks, but described her as a "typical white person."

"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity -- she doesn't," he said. "But she is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there is a reaction. That has been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way."

On Tuesday, Obama described his grandmother as a woman who was at times fearful of black men.


Geraldine Ferraro complained that Obama had lumped her in with his controversial pastor, whom she called a "racist bigot."

Obama mentioned the 1984 vice presidential candidate on Tuesday in his speech on race and his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., whose heated, anti-U.S. sermons raised questions about the company Obama keeps.

"To equate what I said with what this racist bigot has said from the pulpit is unbelievable," Ferraro told the Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, on Wednesday. "He gave a very good speech on race relations, but he did not address the fact that this man is up there spewing hatred."