Thursday, March 17, 2011

More Obama Relatives Identified: 'I Don't Appreciate What He's Done By Any Means'

Even Obama's relatives are embarrassed to identify with the guy.
President Barack Obama found out years ago he had an Irish ancestor who fled the potato famine in Ireland in 1850. He can now claim 28 living relatives who also descended from that Irishman, including a Vietnam veteran, a school nurse and a displeased Arizona Republican.

The president's newly identified relatives are revealed in a study released to The Associated Press by, a family history website whose genealogists also traced descendants of 23 other Irish passengers on the ship that brought Falmouth Kearney to the United States when he was 19.

The survey allowed genealogists to further trace branches in Obama's family tree and others who arrived on the ship, known as the Marmion, on March 20, 1850.

According to the survey, the passengers' descendants live in Canada, Syria and throughout the United States. Among Obama's newly identified relatives is 83-year-old Dorma Lee Reese, of Tucson, Ariz.

"I'm not a Democrat, so I can't say I clapped," said Reese, a retired brain-imaging technologist. "I don't appreciate what he's done by any means, but I do appreciate that he holds that office."

Kearney arrived with his brother-in-law William and his wife, Margaret Cleary. They were destined for Ohio, where Kearney's relative had left property in his name. Kearney married, had 10 children and later settled in Indiana, where he worked as a farmer.

Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, was a descendant of one of Kearney's daughters, Mary Ann Kearney, and Jacob William Dunham. The White House didn't immediately return a message Wednesday seeking comment on the president's Irish heritage.
Others are also reticent to know they're related to this miserable failure.
Another distant relative of Mr Obama, Roma Joy Palmer, 66, of Mulvane, Kansas, a Republican, said: ‘I really don't like to claim a relationship to Obama.’

The retired insurer added: ‘He is not my favourite president. I don't have anything against him personally. But I don't think we have the same agenda.’

They fail to mention one of Obama's more famous relatives, our friend Dr. Milton Wolf.


Anonymous said...

I am glad that Michael Savage Recognized your efforts and acknowleged you on his show of 3/16/11. You deserve the plug and we fellow travelers all appreciate it.

The Reaganite Republican said...

Milton Wolf is a great blogger, too- fun site over there

Happy St Pat's JWF-

Ronald Reagan: PROUD to Be Irish!

The Reaganite Republican said...

Dr Wolf's got a great blog, too... no fan of Obummer there lol

Happy St Pat's, JWF...

rich b said...

Has it come out yet that Omama is second cousin to Jimmah Cahter? Come now - we all know it's true.

Now I have a confession to make about Hussein. We're also related. He's a long past distant cousin. We don't tell anyone we're are related to Hussein either. We just tell all the folks he's adopted. That usually suffices. Otherwise they'll assume he's the black sheep of the family.

rich b said...

Has anyone heard from Omama's Aunt Jemimah or Uncle Ben? They're two of the last members of the family who still work for a living as opposed to doing Union dirty work and leg breaking.

Jesus - does anyone in Omama's family want to claim him as a relative anymore? WTF!