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Andy Martin debunks Barack Obama’s new TV commercial

June 20, 2008

Andy Martin calls Barack Obama’s TV claims “Fantasyland.” Andy says that Barack Obama’s claim the senator is the product of a “strong family” and “strong values” is complete nonsense. While mainstream media bow down at the altar of Obama’s fabrications and prestidigitation, continues to publish the truth about Obama, and the danger Obama poses to the American people.
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Obama’s first TV commercial invites viewers to join him in “Fantasyland”

Is Obama the product of “strong families and strong values?” “Give me a break, says Andy

(NEW YORK)(June 20) Obama has released his first TV commercial of the general election campaign. It is an excursion into Obama’s own Fantasyland.

Obama says “America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life has been blessed by both.” Unfortunately, the claims about himself are fantasies. Obama’s family life was not “blessed” (nice Christian term, that) by either a strong family or strong values.

In the next line of the ad he goes on to claim “I was raised by a single mother…” Obama’s mother was anything but an exemplary parent. And she appears to have been the first source of his anti-American values.

As an 18 year-old, Mrs. Obama became pregnant by a married foreign student. Such behavior hardly reflected a strong family or strong values in 1960. Indeed, Obama himself admits his parents may never have married, which is why no marriage license/certificate has ever surfaced (we are looking for one). Any marriage would have been a crime in Hawaii, because his father was already married and would have become a bigamist.

In other words, Obama has been living a lie about his parents his entire life, and he knows it.

Strong values? Mrs. Obama appears to have hated America as much as she disdained American boys as social contacts.

Mrs. Obama dragged her son to Indonesia, to live with yet another foreign father, and then dumped him back on her parents when Barry became a 10 tear-old and obviously more difficult to manage. After returning to Hawaii to complete a post-graduate degree, Mrs. Obama-Soetero-Dunham then spent much of the rest of her life in Indonesia.

Obama has made a point of the fact that his mother collected food stamps, at a time while he was attending an expensive private academy. “Ripping off the man” sounds more like it. Obama’s mama was some drama.

Obama’s grandparents, whom he loved and disdained at the same time, were solid people. But only so far. Did Obama receive religious values from his grandparents? Sadly, no. They were atheists or agnostics or something in between. But what they were not is church-going people. Hardly representative of “Kansas values.” Obama was left to wander through adolescence with the confused and incomplete faith tradition of Islam, until he finally accepted Jesus Christ at some unspecified point later in his life.

David Brooks in the New York Times today has an essay on “The Two Obamas.”

One of the “Two Obamas,” the coldly calculating opportunist who is on the brink of capturing the White House, did not come from either a solid family or solid values. Rather, in his disoriented and disorganized young life, “Barry” Obama learned to take what he wanted, and to put himself first, last and always. Obama is the product of a seriously dysfunctional family and a grossly confused and conflicting set of values. The values he spouts in his new TV ad are those written by his TV image makers, not the ones he learned in his early years.

In “Dreams From My Father,” Obama’s marvelous novel (not “autobiography”) of his early years, Obama admitted that he was forced to create fairy tales and live in a dream world about his father and his life. He also says his mother encouraged those imaginary excursions. She herself also had a hard time living in the real world (America) or making normal social contacts with American men.

Obama is still living in his fairy tale bubble today. Moreover, children who are abandoned by one parent, or both parents as in Obama’s case, develop fantasies and coping mechanisms to deal with the misery of their reality. Their frustration and alienation is overwhelming. And permanent.

Obama developed a very powerful fantasy world to deal first with a father who abandoned him, and then a mother who abandoned him; he is still living with and in those childhood delusions. Later he had to confront the reality of a father who was a drunken rake and bigamist, and who fathered eight children by numerous women. “Strong family and strong values?” Give me a break.

Obama is asking the American people to join him in a “Fantasyland” constructed of his own childhood imagination and images. We should decline the invitation. The consequences of accepting Obama at face value will not be a fantasy. It will be a “long national nightmare.”

Legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet journalist, radio talk show host and broadcaster, and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, being published in June, 2008, see He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at; MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 E-MAIL: [NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]


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One Comment
  1. uohaa permalink

    Let’s talk more about what Obama has or has not accomplished as an adult. His parent’s choices were not his own. He had to deal with them some how. I am not a declared Obama supporter, but I would like more concrete debates and information on more than just his childhood family life.

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