While speechmaking at the recent Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte, First Lady Michelle Obama painted a grim picture of the early life of her husband.
As she stated to the adoring crowd;
“Barack and I were both raised by families who didn’t have much in the way of money or material possessions.”
As The Washington Examiner published in regards to Obama’s oft-told tale of woe;
“It is a claim the president has repeated in his books, on the speech-making circuit and in countless media interviews.
By his account, he grew up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an impoverished Third World country and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances.”
In a ten-part report by The Washington Examiner (no connection to Examiner.com), they claim to have uncovered evidence that Barack Obama actually grew-up in a life of privilege and anything but the poverty-stricken home that has become his supporters Homeric Epic that is the near mythic-proportions saga of the life of Barack Obama.
The Jakarta suburb where Obama was raised by his mother and step-father is locally known as Menteng, the most exclusive neighborhood in the city “where bureaucrats, diplomats and economic elites reside.”
When Mrs. Dunham-Obama-Soetoro sent young Barry back to Hawaii (for unknown reasons), he lived with his grandparents in the “Punahou Circle Apartments, a sleek new 10-story apartment building just five blocks from the private Punahou School, which Obama would attend from 1971 to 1979.”
His grandmother, Madelyn, better known as Toots, was one of the first female bank vice-presidents even in the state of Hawaii.
The DC paper states “Obama has said he didn’t fit in at the school.”
Yet “Associated Press writer Sudhin Thanawala reported from Honolulu in 2008 that ‘classmates and teachers say Obama blended in well. He served on the editorial board of the school’s literary magazine, played varsity basketball and sang in the choir. He went on the occasional date.'”
Author and Washington Post reporter David Maraniss wrote in his book “Barack Obama: The Story“;
“When leftist activist Jerry Kellman interviewed Obama for a community organizing job in Chicago, he asked Obama how he felt about living and working in the black community for the first time in his life.
Obama accepted the job but chose not to live among those he would be organizing.
Instead, he commuted 90 minutes each way daily from his apartment in Chicago’s famous Hyde Park to the Altgeld Gardens housing project where he worked.”
Democratic Party Like A Rock Star…
In 2008, Time magazine reported that while lecturing at the University of Chicago Law School;
“Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students.”
During the first two years of Obama’s 12-year tenure, the adulation Time bestowed rang true with Obama ranking 1st of the 40 law school professors with a 9.7 rating out of a perfect 10.
But the rock star eventually became a falling star;
“In 1999, only 23 percent of the students said they would repeat Obama’s racism class.
He was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer at the law school that year.
And in 2003, only a third of the student evaluators recommended his classes.
A spring 1994 class attracted 14 out of a student body of 600; a spring 1996 class drew 13.
In 1997, he had the largest class of his tenure with 49 students.
But by then, his student rating had fallen to 7.75.
Twenty-two of 40 faculty members ranked higher than Obama.”