Flashback: Obama Claimed March in Selma Led to His Birth in 1961. There’s Just One Problem with That…

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by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

The media is absolutely gushing over Barack Obama’s speech Saturday in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the  ‘Bloody Sunday’ march in Selma, Alabama – calling it his best as president.

That is in dramatic contrast, however, to the last time the Chicago Democrat spoke before a crowd in Selma – when he either couldn’t remember the year he was born, couldn’t remember when the march in Selma actually happened — or was just flat-out lying for political gain.

When candidate Obama spoke before an audience in Selma back in 2007, Obama credited the civil rights march as the inspiration for his conception. The only problem with that, is that Obama was already three years old when the march occurred in 1965.

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Here’s the text of Obama’s 2007 speech:

“This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets [to study in the U.S.], and he met this woman who’s great-great-great-great grandfather had owned slaves,” he said.

“But she had a different idea. There’s some good craziness going on, because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that in the world that it has been it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. But something’s stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together… Barack Obama, Jr. was born.

“So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home when I come to Selma, Alabama. I’m here because somebody marched for our freedom. I’m here because somebody marched for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.”

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  • Cranios

    I think he meant that because Barack was born, Selma occurred. 🙂

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