A new book is on shelves by pro Barack Obama author David Maraniss titled, "Barack Obama: The Story." Maraniss claims that the tale of his history, told by Obama during his 2008 candidacy, is not what really happened. According to Maraniss it is "received myth, not the truth."
Obama declared at the 2008 Democrat National Convention, speaking of Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr., “Four years ago. I stood before you and told you my story – of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.”
However, Maraniss says that the couple shared barely anything. In fact, it seems so apparent that they shared next to nothing that Maraniss notes, "In the college life of Barack Obama in 1961 and 1962, as recounted by his friends and acquaintances in Honolulu, there was no Ann; there was no baby.”
Maraniss also writes of one of the senior Obama's friends, Kiri Tith, a Cambodian, who knew him "very well." Tith had also met Ann, but it was not through a relationship with Obama. Maraniss writes, “But he had no idea that Ann knew Obama, let alone got hapai (pregnant) by him, married him, and had a son with him.”
This is just a tidbit of information from Maraniss' book. Jack Cashill has even more information over at WND on the subject.
But the question arises time and again, why does Barack Obama lie about his past? This has happened over and over and over. When he is caught, there is no shame, no repentance and no coming forth or a word better used by Obama, transparency. There is not a shred of transparency with Barack Obama. In fact, he is unwilling to release any documents pertaining to much of his life.
While we can speculate as to the reasons, and we have for a long time, we cannot know for sure unless the documents were made available to the public. This does not mean that we should just be quiet about it though. As the old saying goes, "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Hopefully, someone is listening closely enough that those who have the ability to do something about it will.