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Obama's Anscestors owned Slaves

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    This is getting ridulous. Politics is becoming so stupid in this country. Two words to this article: Who Cares! Thomas Jefferson & George Washington owned slaves, and if Obama were anything like those two leaders, I think we'd be pretty happy, don't you? This is so dumb. Honestly, how, or why, would this even be news? These days, not only do retards call it news, they call it a "Sun Exclusive". This is really comical.

    Sun exclusive

    A new twist to an intriguing family history

    Census records, genealogical research show forebears of Obama's mother had slaves

    By David Nitkin and Harry Merritt
    Sun Reporters
    Originally published March 2, 2007

    WASHINGTON // Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas.

    But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records.

    The records - which had never been addressed publicly by the Illinois senator or his relatives - were first noted in an ancestry report compiled by William Addams Reitwiesner, who works at the Library of Congress and practices genealogy in his spare time. The report, on Reitwiesner's Web site, carries a disclaimer that it is a "first draft" - one likely to be examined more closely if Obama is nominated.

    According to the research, one of Obama's great-great-great-great grandfathers, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves who were recorded in the 1850 census in Nelson County, Ky. The same records show that one of Obama's great-great-great-great-great-grandmothers, Mary Duvall, also owned two slaves.


    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/politics/bal-te.obama02mar02,0,3453027.story

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