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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Farah: Grandmother May Be Obama's Real Mother
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Right Wing Watch reports that on some obscure right-wing talk show called "Crosstalk," WorldNetDaily's Joseph Farah suggested that Barack Obama's maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was really his mother:

Well, Madelyn Dunham is a very interesting person.  As you know, Barack ... the ... and I want to be careful when he identify people as "mother," "father," "grandmother," and so forth because honestly I don't think we know with any certainty whatsoever who those players are in Barack Obama's life. And perhaps he doesn't either. I suspect he does, but it's possible he doesn't know. And it is entirely within the realm of possibility that Madelyn Dunham was his mother and there's a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that."

Right Wing Watch adds: "if this were in fact true, wouldn't it demolish the Birther movement's foundational claim that Obama in ineligible to be president because was born in Kenya?"

This particular claim has not been mentioned at WND, but they seem to be building up to it with things like an Aug. 4 article by Jerome Corsi raising questions about Obama's parentage because Stanley Ann Dunham, "was registered for college classes in Seattle only 15 days after reportedly delivering her first-born child in Honolulu."

Does Farah have the guts to tout this conspiracy at his own website instead of the dog-whistle frequency of right-wing radio? We shall see.

The "Crosstalk" radio show, by the way, is operated by a ministry called VCY America, which (like Farah) despises Rick Warren and his "Purpose Driven Life" model.

UPDATE: Richard Bartholomew has more.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:38 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009 8:46 AM EDT

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