David Garrow, Pulitzer-prize winning author of a book on Martin Luther King Jr., has written a book about Barack Obama–Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama–to be released May 9, 2017. Garrow began writing his book in 2008, working on it over the past 9 years. The book, 1460+ pages long, covers Obama’s history from the point where his father allegedly came to the U.S. in the late 1950s through 2016 (but with scant coverage after 2007). Garrow spoke recently on Jamie Weinstein’s radio show:
I think that people irrespective of their political views or partisan identification will be astonished—I cannot say that too strongly—will be profoundly astonished by how much important substance of Barack Obama’s life has not previously been known. … [emphasis added to quotes]
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Obama Family, Open Threads, Vetting Obama
Tagged Alex McNear, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bernie Sanders, Cassandra Butts, David Garrow, Genevieve Cook, Harvard Law, Jamie Weinstein, Ken Mack, Laurence H. Tribe, Michael C. Dorf, Michelle Robinson, open thread, Robert M. Fischer, Robert M. Fisher, SEC
In honor of the 21st wedding anniversary of the First Couple, we reprise this story (h/t Papoose):
A Chicago neighborhood has erected a granite boulder with a plaque as a monument to the Obamas’ first kiss. As Obama related: [emphasis added to quotes]
On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate.
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Obama Family, Open Threads, Remembrance, Satire, Vetting Obama
Tagged Alex McNear, Auma Obama, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Genevieve Cook, Kevin DuJan, Larry Sinclair, Man's Country Bathhouse, Megan Fox, Michelle Obama, Obama's first kiss, Spike Lee, The East Bank Club
Did Genevieve Appeal to Obama’s Black or White Side?
Was She Real or a Composite?
A “Composite” Gal, Genevieve Cook, and Big Headed Obama
What follows below is a transcription that I wrote of the video for those who prefer to read what was introduced by Kris in Obama File‘s YouTube presentation, “Exclusive: Obama’s Ex-Girlfriend Worked At Communist School.” Links and screenshots were added. Click to enlarge the photos. The source link is located at the end. It was very well done.
Commentary by the author preceding the You Tube:
Vanity Fair, May 2, published excerpts of a new Obama biography that makes the ‘stunning revelation’ that Obama’s New York girlfriend described in ‘Dreams From My Father’ was a composite of several different women. Politico then ran with a ‘Obama: New York girlfriend was a composite’ headline. Then David Graham of The Atlantic went in for the kill: ‘Politico has served as an unwitting pawn in a game conservative spin-meisters are playing to redefine Obama between now and November.’
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Uncategorized, Vetting Obama
Tagged Bank Street College, Barack Obama, Bernadine Dohrn, Brooklyn Friends School, composite girlfriend, David Maraniss, Emma Willad School, Genevieve Cook, Jane Fonda, Paul Booth, SDS, Secret diary, Swarthmore, The Life, Vanity Fair, Vernon Grizzard, William Ayers