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Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

Commented Feb 13, 2009 at 16:38:41 in Politics

“In 1960, Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, became pregnant by Barack Sr. On February 2, 1961, 3 months pregnant with the future president and at the age of 18, she married Barack Sr. Because he was Muslim, he had already been married in Kenya to another woman, Kezia, who apparently gave him permission to marry Ann Dunham (not uncommon because Islam permits up to 4 wives legally but in Obama's father custom, a second wife is permitted).

Just six months later, on August 4, 1961, Barack Obama Jr. was born.

The marriage was initially opposed to by both the president's parents and the parents of Barack Sr.

I post this to let everyone know that of all the demonization of Sarah and her family, the president himself was born out of even more "controversial" circumstances.

Wikipedia documents this in full and you can read it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham
CPAC: Sarah Palin Pulls Out

CPAC: Sarah Palin Pulls Out

Commented Feb 13, 2009 at 16:24:51 in Media

“In 1960, Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, became pregnant by Barack Sr. On February 2, 1961, 3 months pregnant with the future president and at the age of 18, she married Barack Sr. Because he was Muslim, he had already been married in Kenya to another woman, Kezia, who apparently gave him permission to marry Ann Dunham (not uncommon because Islam permits up to 4 wives legally but in Obama's father custom, a second wife is permitted).

Just six months later, on August 4, 1961, Barack Obama Jr. was born.

The marriage was initially opposed to by both the president's parents and the parents of Barack Sr.

I post this to let everyone know that of all the demonization of Sarah and her family, the president himself was born out of even more "controversial" circumstances.

Wikipedia documents this in full and you can read it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham

WildBeanSidhe on Feb 13, 2009 at 16:42:07

“The President had zero control over the circumstances of his birth. On the other hand, Sarah Palin raised her children and taught them her values - namely, that it is ok to get pregnant out of wedlock, considering she did it herself.

Which part of the difference between these two different situations do you just not understand?”
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Commented Feb 13, 2009 at 16:22:35 in Politics

“In 1960, Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, became pregnant by Barack Sr. On February 2, 1961, 3 months pregnant with the future president and at the age of 18, she married Barack Sr. Because he was Muslim, he had already been married in Kenya to another woman, Kezia, who apparently gave him permission to marry Ann Dunham (not uncommon because Islam permits up to 4 wives legally but in Obama's father custom, a second wife is permitted).

Just six months later, on August 4, 1961, Barack Obama Jr. was born.

The marriage was initially opposed to by both the president's parents and the parents of Barack Sr.

I post this to let everyone know that of all the demonization of Sarah and her family, the president himself was born out of even more "controversial" circumstances.

Wikipedia documents this in full and you can read it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham

metivo on Feb 13, 2009 at 18:01:40

“Yes, we know this. Recall that when the media was bating the Obama camp to chime in and condemn Bristol Palin being pregnant, Obama famously reminded everyone that his mother was only 18 when she had him. I think that classy stand got him a lot of respect. Of course, Sarah Palin never acknowledged it or thanked him for being above the fray.”