Jack Cashill, WND.com
Following the lead of the New Yorker‘s David Remnick and the New York Times‘ Janny Scott, the Boston Globe‘s Sally Jacobs chooses to duck the truth about President Obama’s origins in her new biography, The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father.
Like her fellow biographers, Jacobs labors to protect the foundational myth of President Obama’s political ascendancy, in Remnick’s words, “his own life as a reflection of a kind of multicultural ideal.”
As the president tells the story, he was the product of an “improbable love” between a girl from Kansas and a goatherd from Kenya who shared a “faith in the possibilities of this nation.”
Last month on the eve of Father’s Day, Obama buttressed the myth once more by claiming that Obama Sr. “left when I was 2 years old.” This implies, of course, that there was a home and family to leave.
There was not, but like Scott in her new biography of Obama’s mother, “A Singular Woman,” Jacobs helps sustain the fraud by both omission and commission.
About the courtship of Ann Dunham and Obama Sr., Jacobs rehashes old information. As she relates, Obama “said nothing of his new girlfriend to most of his friends on campus.” Jacobs attributes this to Obama Sr.’s discretion on personal matters.
Obama Sr., however, was less discreet about other women. Jacobs tells of his courtship of a blonde co-ed, whom he often took out in public, including a night of dancing at a tourist hot spot in Honolulu.
Later Jacobs relates the tale of future Obama Sr. spouse Ruth Baker. Writes Jacobs of the couple, “They went dancing at the hottest clubs around Cambridge.” No such luck for Ann Dunham. No one even knew they were an item.