Obama Born out of Wedlock?-Unproven!
Barack Obama was Born Out of Wedlock-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:The eRumor claims that Barack Obama has been concealing the fact that he was born out of wedlock.
The Truth:The text of this forwarded email is from a news release about Andy Martin, an Illinois man who is releasing a book titled Obama: The Man Behind The Mask.
The news release claims that Senator Obama's father, Barack Obama Senior, and his mother, Anne Dunham, never married and that the senator has been lying about it for decades.
Andy Martin variously describes himself as a "Legendary Chicago muckraker", "Legendary Chicago Internet columnist", "internationally recognized expert on the Middle East", ""talk show host","America’s most respected independent foreign policy and intelligence analyst","a leading corruption fighter in Illinois", and a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Illinois.
Whether Obama was born out of wedlock does not affect his eligibility for the presidency but it could bring up a credibility issue if his parents were not married. Obama has believed them to have been married and has said so on several occasions.
There is no good documentation that we know of that they were married or divorced.
Most notable among Obama's comments about his parents' marriage are quotes from his book, Dreams From My Father.
Here are excerpts:
Speaking of the appearance of his father in his mother's life, Obama says, "At the point where my own memories begin, my mother had already begun a courtship with the man who would become her second husband."
Again, speaking of his mother and father, "The girl’s parents, wary at first, were won over by his charm and intellect; the young couple married, and she bore them a son, to whom he bequeathed his name."
"...self-knowledge, even if accessible, would have made my mother’s engagement any easier for him to swallow. 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. There’s no record of a real wedding, a cake, a ring, a giving away of the bride. No families were in attendance; it’s not even clear that people back in Kansas were fully informed. Just a small civil ceremony, a justice of the peace. The whole thing seems so fragile... "
Obama's mother told him that she and her father were married and also divorced, “It wasn’t your father’s fault that he left, you know. I divorced him. When the two of us got married, your grandparents weren’t happy with the idea. But they said okay..."
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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
2008-07-14 07:18:58 – In a blockbuster New York news conference Monday, July 14th, Andy Martin asks: “Why has Barack Obama been lying for decades about the ‘marriage’ of his parents when he knew full well he was lying? There was no marriage. How can anyone vote for Obama for president when Obama is so cowardly he can’t tell the truth to the American people?” Andy Martin’s book and writing begin to impact the presidential campaign.
NEW YORK News Conference:
Obama Panics: Andy Martin’s book forces Obama to admit he is illegitimate
‘Factually Correct, Not
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE JULY 14, 2008
OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN FORCES OBAMA TO ADMIT HE’S ILLEGITIMATE
MARTIN SAYS RELEASE OF HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK PROMPTS OBAMA TO PANIC, MAKE ADMISSION OF ILLEGITIMACY
MARTIN ACCUSES OBAMA OF KNOWINGLY AND PERSISTENTLY LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR DECADES OVER HIS PARENTS’ “NON-MARRIAGE”
MARTIN’S CONTROVERSIAL BEST SELLER STARTS TO IMPACT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
MARTIN CALLS OBAMA A “GIRLY MAN” FOR USING HIS WIFE TO ADMIT HE’S ILLEGITIMATE; OBAMA’S NO COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ANDY SAYS
(NEW YORK)(July 14, 2008) Legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference Monday, July 14th to drop the first of several bombs on the Obama campaign: Obama is illegitimate and his parents were never married.
For the past four years one man has made Obama miserable: Chicago writer Andy Martin. Martin’s accurate original article is cited as the source of later rumors concerning Obama’s Islamic family roots. Martin has relentlessly and accurately investigated Barack Obama’s lies.
“Obama knew we were working the ‘illegitimate’ story, and we were preparing a series of news conferences in conjunction with my book Obama: The Man Behind The Mask,” Martin will state. “The Obama campaign also knew we were planning a lawsuit over his illegitimate birth. So they tried to use Obama’s wife to do damage control. It was one of the most cowardly gestures in American political history.
“Jesse Jackson does not have to perform surgery. Obama is a ‘girly man’ who used his wife to ooze out the truth about his lies and his parents’ lies. What kind of a commander-in-chief would the cowardly Obama be? Who would follow a leader into battle that was afraid to admit his parents were not married?
“Barack Obama, Senior, and Anne Dunham never married. Obama knows this fact. This is also why he keeps his white grandmother a virtual prisoner; she knows too, and she won’t lie.
“Through the past several decades Obama has pretended he ‘didn’t know’ the facts about his illegitimate birth. He thought he could get away with the big lie. And he almost did get away with it. But we kept digging. And we are still digging. We have more to come.
“We plan two weeks of news conferences and other Obama-related disclosures, all timed to coincide with release of my book. The book was mailed to some Washington media last Friday, and Monday afternoon it will be delivered in Midtown to Fox News, MSNBC and others. Demand for review copies has been so heavy we have already had to reorder. We expect the first truckload of Obama books to reach the warehouse early next week, depending on production schedules at the printer.
“The release of my book and attendant publicity has prompted Obama to panic. My book is the literary equivalent of a bone-jarring tackle in football, causing the ball carrier to fumble. Obama has been forced to drop the pretense his parents were married. It is time he told us the truth. His parents were never married, he knew his parents were never married; he repeatedly lied about his lack of knowledge concerning his parents’ non-marriage. He should admit that is why he keeps his white grandmother virtually imprisoned and away from any media contact. He should beg the American people for forgiveness. Otherwise, his campaign is bakacht.
“If Obama had simply told the truth, the matter would probably be forgiven. But he repeatedly lies and pretends he ‘doesn’t know.’ The cover-up is always worse than the crime. Jesse knows the truth. That is why Jackson has contempt for Obama.
“I criticized Obama for running a bogus campaign ad saying he grew up with a ‘strong family and strong values.’ The whole commercial was a lie. His father was a rake who never married his mother, and his mother showed abysmally poor judgment in being impregnated by a married man. Hardly a ‘strong family’ and certainly not ‘strong values.’ Quite the contrary. Shameful values is more like it.
“His mother was promiscuous and had a child out of wedlock, in 1961, when that was still scandalous behavior. Is this Obama’s idea of ‘family values?’ Obviously, he has been deceiving the American people and hoping his advertising lies could overcome the truth. He has failed. My book is only the first step in our organized effort to deconstruct the mirage Obama created for the Democratic Party, and is now trying to re-create for the American people. Ironically, we’re running a better and more focused campaign against Obama than John McCain is.
“We will have more to say about Obama later in the week,” Martin will state.
REVIEW COPIES: A second printing of review copies has been ordered. Media requesting a copy can do so by e-mail to: [email protected]
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Internet Columnist-Author/Editor/Andy Martin
Andy Martin discloses Barack Obama’s parents were never married and Obama has concealed his illegitimate birth for decades
909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station, New York
WHEN: Monday, July 14, 1:00 P. M.
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639
TO PURCHASE BOOK: http://www.orangestatepress.com/
ANDY E-MAIL: [email protected]
Legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.contrariancommentary.com/. Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man behind the Mask, being published in July 2008, see http://www.orangestatepress.com/. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions
/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]