38 of Obama’s NOT EXACTLY statements

I found these facts to be quite revealing about the presumptive democratic nominee for President. Especially interesting is the revelation that Obama is only 7% black, but 45% Arab. Enjoy. Hat tip to Douglas Branham for the list:

1.) Selma Got Me Born – NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe
enough to have you in 1961 – Selma had no effect on your birth, as
Selma was in 1965. (Google’Obama Selma’ for his full March 4,
2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – NOT EXACTLY, he was a
privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he
was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has
ever had.

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – NOT
EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting
to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first
widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American
but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your
half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your
New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out
the following link for verification of that….and for more.

Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and
tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the
elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and then burned
men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took
shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here
started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to
the truth.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – NOT
EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own
interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been
one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is
Arabic and ‘Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means
‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he
would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black
President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side
and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While
Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya, his father’s family
was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African
Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states
he’s Arab, not African Negro). From….and for more….go to…..

7.) I Never Practiced Islam – NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it
daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that
faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run
for office. 4-3-08 Article “Obama was ‘quite religious in

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you
were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic
Studies for making faces (check your own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a
year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to
prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed
delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks),
Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest
sounds on Earth at sunset.” This is just one example of what Pamela
is talking about when she says “Obama’s narrative is being altered,
enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.”

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – NOT EXACTLY, not one
teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign
Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and
couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the
Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except
for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have
never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience
with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – NOT
EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no
mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify – your
classmates said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – NOT
EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It
doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life –
NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your
book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT
EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not
have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting “Present” is Common In Illinois
Senate – NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have

17.) Oops, I Misvoted – NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by
church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – NOT EXACTLY, you were a
senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – NOT EXACTLY, you were
a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – NOT
EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it
took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – NOT EXACTLY, your bill
was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all
regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which
David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of
March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be
released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – NOT
EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld
Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY,
your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which
lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY,
even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY,
they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their
creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA –
NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the
conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – NOT EXACTLY, you missed the
Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali
Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.

30.) I Want All Votes To Count – NOT EXACTLY, you said let
the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide – NOT EXACTLY, you prefer
caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote,
and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY,
you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you
used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money – NOT EXACTLY, you take
loads of it.

35.) I don’t Have Lobbyists – NOT EXACTLY, you have
over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – NOT
EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – NOT EXACTLY, you
weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it
every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – NOT
EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don’t
have to buy it



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8 responses to “38 of Obama’s NOT EXACTLY statements

  1. speculator

    I’m not really understanding the issue with Obama’s ethnicity. Does it really matter that he’s less than 10% black? Does it REALLY matter that he’s almost half arab? Any percentage of black or arab is going to make him a multiracial president which makes him stand out among all other presidents. If anyone is to be chastised for labeling him as more than such, it’s his supporters and critics alike who are looking for a reason other than his policies to support or naysay a ‘brand new’ candidate.

  2. Corey

    Ever heard of checking sources? This one’s running rampant. Here’s the snopes article regarding the items menioned above, with ACTUAL SOURCES!


  3. Hank Clarke


    The issue is that B. Hussein Obama has been packaged by his campaign and the media as “the first african-american nominee for President of the United States” when this is a blatant misrepresenation. He has been paraded in front of the black community as the great black hope merely because he looks black, when in fact he is more white and arab ethnically than anything else.

    Let me ask you this question: My full ethnicity is Irish, German, and Native American. My paternal grandmother’s side of the family is 100% Irish. My fpaternal grandfather’s side is over 90% Irish. My maternal grandmother’s side is a mix of German and Irish and my maternal grandfather’s side is 100% German. The only Native American ancestor I have is my paternal grandfather’s grandfather. If I run for President, will I be the first Native American candidate for President of the United States?

  4. Hank Clarke


    Do you actually read or are you just an automated blog responder?

    The snopes article critiques a list of 50, I listed 38.
    Of my 38 things about Obama, snopes criticized only 19. Of those 19 criticisms, 6 are outright debunkings. The rest are opinions recharacterizing his statements and hair splitting.

    So congratulations, Corey. You have successfully brought to my readers attentions that 6 things on my list were wrong. . . . . but what about the other 32 that are right?

    Or are you just that intellectually dishonest to think that if you find one fact wrong in an article, everything else MUST be wrong, too?

  5. Great work Hank! Any of the 32 should be enough to raise more concern.

  6. Dan

    Hank, it is debatable whether or not 19 of the items on the list were re-characterizations as you say. But you yourself admit that 6 things on the list are outright debunked by the Snopes article, and I have to agree with Corey that I am skeptical. This list has critical problems with authority. It has many claims, but lacks citation, whereas the Snopes article provides citation in most (but not all) cases. The Snopes article is far from perfect, but the Not Exactly article and it’s lack of citation on several debunked items directly challenges all of the other claims of the author. How often do you let someone lie to you once, but then trust them without question on all other statements? The Snopes article points out more than minor factual errors, it indicates outright fabrications. Worse than that, no author is directly attributed to the list, and from my research, the author is not actually known. The intellectually honest thing to do would be to point out where you agree that the article was off base, and then to research the unsupported claims to find better documentation. Do less than that and you are simply reporting rumor and innuendo.

    I can’t speak for Corey, but I am not an automated blog responder. I was given a copy of the 50 lies version of the list and began doing some research. Your blog sparked my interest because you used the phrase intellectual honesty in a response, and frankly I like that phrase. But intellectual honesty cuts both ways, and you as the publisher of a laundry list of accusations bear the burden of responsibility for the claims within. So I challenge you, in the spirit of intellectual honesty, can you prove the claims on the list?

  7. Thanks Dan for responding to this in such a well thought out way. I myself? Well, any of the six admitted issues are, and would be enough.

    I am thinking that this is going to be the most pandering, and dirty election that I have seen in my fifty-six years.

    I still want Tom Tancredo for President. I myself, just don’t have the time for it …

    🙂 LMAO!

  8. GerryL

    Just forget about this article. Why don’t you just read about this new book about Obama find out more truths about him. The claims surely will not like “citation”.


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