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He says he meant to say Indonesia. Mistakes happen. Remember when Obama claimed to have visited 57 states? Didn't make him cuckoo for cocoa puffs....LOL.
Obama spent 4 years in Indonesia, between the ages of 6 and 10. So he "grew up" in Indonesia in 4 years? lolI spent years 6 thru 10 in America, moved back to Iraq when I was 11. Had I stayed in Iraq and become Iraqi President, would it be fair to say I grew up in America?But how one can mistake Kenya for Indonesia is beyond explanation. Except maybe Rush Limbaugh can explain it, or Huckabee himself. One nation is in Africa, the other very far from Africa! It is clear the right-wing in America are gluing into the association between Obama and Africa. He's African American, grew up in Africa. lolIt is bizarre that half of Republicans believe Obama was not born in the USA.
If Barack Obama had spent time in Kenya, I'm sure his experience in Kenya would have contributed to Obama as a human being, as a great leader with unique perspectives. I'm sure his experience in Kenya, whatever it may have been, would have been a positive influence in Obama's life, just as his experience in Indonesia was, I'm sure.
"But how one can mistake Kenya for Indonesia is beyond explanation."There's a very simple explanation. His father is Kenyan. It's easy to assume he went overseas to live with his father for awhile. Huckabee isn't a birther btw. He personally likes Obama. He doesn't agree with his policies, but he's not out there to smear him.
Mike Huckabee, a potential GOP presidential candidate for 2012, has been making some pretty positive statements about President Barack Obama lately.In a recent speech at the National Press Club the former Arkansas governor said it is not right to continually question Obama’s faith, and to do so would be to dwell on things other than more important issues, CNN said.Huckabee said, “[Obama] has personally articulated, not once but numerous times, of his Christian faith. I take him at his word. I have no reason not to. For us to continue to dwell on that is missing the point,” CNN News reported.Huckabee also noted that since 2008 Obama was up front about his faith adding, “[F]rankly, it’s inappropriate, wrong-headed, and not helpful to the overall discussion when people try to say he doesn’t have a birth certificate or he’s a Muslim,” Politico reported.Huckabee also defended the pastor of Obama’s church of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright saying, “To me…what is he proposing and whether it’s good for the country—that ought to be the centerpiece for our entire conversation, not what did he hear when he sat in church. If people went back and heard every sermon I heard when I was a little kid and some of the more fundamentalist pastors were yelling from the pulpit at me, if they took every one of those sermons and lifted out of them certain phrases and things, it could be scandalous, but only out of the context of the bigger picture. That’s why I thought that a lot of the focus on Jeremiah Wright was misplaced,” Politico reported.
As a matter of fact, Huckabee noted, Obama is a role model as family man. “[He] has been an exemplary husband to his wife and an extraordinary father to his daughters…America needs a good role model like that. [H]ow can I…argue for the primacy of the American family and not recognize that [Obama] has his priorities straight in marking out time for his wife and raising his daughters in a disciplinary environment…I commend him and salute him for that,” CNN News reported.Huckabee also said he felt personally fortunate to be able witness the election of the first African American president in his lifetime. He said, “I could have wished it to be a republican and now that we have been there and done that we can elect a Republican next year. But I genuinely felt a sense of great satisfaction of seeing in my life that moment come,” according to CNN.http://tinyurl.com/6fqlcv5
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