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There are 61 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Oct 1, 2007, titled Strange & Unusual - Genealogy Website Claims Barack Obama's Iri.... In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Presidential hopeful Barack Obama could have the luck of the Irish.

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Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#23 Nov 9, 2008
Tara wrote:
Does anyone actually think he cares if he has Irish blood anywhere in his body maybe his little toe its there wow
his grandfathers great great great grand father was.If he doesn't practice anything Irish he isn't Irish imo
What is practicing Irish====. Sorry for the puntuation...using a Spanish keyboard. He must have a leprechaun in his back pocket.
Singletary- GA

Midland, TX

#24 Dec 22, 2008
Well, he is family to someone. Why not be happy to acknowledge history. This is not the first great thing coming out of a Singletary or Dunham descendant, read the history in the Carolina's. I am proud and honored to have such esteem. I can't understand why people are such haters when there is someone that is for everyone, but who am I to judge-Christ was done the same way. Love is a powerful thing so claim it.
no name

Hollywood, FL

#25 Dec 24, 2008
These forums are interesting. I wonder why this is even a topic. Barak Obama is a "BLACK AMERICAN"; thats it, end of story. Hopefully he makes wise decisions while he's in office, come next year. My kids are biracial but I let them know that they are black; they understand that they are black; and that is their cultural identity as Black Americans. They respect all Americans and thats the way it should be.Barack Obama isn't Irish; not in the least bit! He will be Commander in Chief, he will be our 44th president, and he is 100% Black American! I wonder if all europeans think that Americans are stupid. Maybe you think it's ok to disrespect our elected officials. Whatever, makes me rethink traveling to other countries. We've got everthing here in the U.S. anyway.
Tara wrote:
Does anyone actually think he cares if he has Irish blood anywhere in his body maybe his little toe its there wow
his grandfathers great great great grand father was.If he doesn't practice anything Irish he isn't Irish imo

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#26 Dec 24, 2008
no name wrote:
These forums are interesting. I wonder why this is even a topic. Barak Obama is a "BLACK AMERICAN"; thats it, end of story. Hopefully he makes wise decisions while he's in office, come next year. My kids are biracial but I let them know that they are black; they understand that they are black; and that is their cultural identity as Black Americans. They respect all Americans and thats the way it should be.Barack Obama isn't Irish; not in the least bit! He will be Commander in Chief, he will be our 44th president, and he is 100% Black American! I wonder if all europeans think that Americans are stupid. Maybe you think it's ok to disrespect our elected officials. Whatever, makes me rethink traveling to other countries. We've got everthing here in the U.S. anyway.<quoted text>
I am pretty sure his white mother would have something to say about that if she were still with us. Why can't he just be an American? Why do you feel the need to add a hyphen?
Tara

Dublin, Ireland

#27 Dec 24, 2008
Where did u see me insult him? I could careless what colour he is just better a damn good president.
All i am saying he isnt irish except tiny piece of blood that it so why people need to try claim him at all is beyond me,
no name wrote:
These forums are interesting. I wonder why this is even a topic. Barak Obama is a "BLACK AMERICAN"; thats it, end of story. Hopefully he makes wise decisions while he's in office, come next year. My kids are biracial but I let them know that they are black; they understand that they are black; and that is their cultural identity as Black Americans. They respect all Americans and thats the way it should be.Barack Obama isn't Irish; not in the least bit! He will be Commander in Chief, he will be our 44th president, and he is 100% Black American! I wonder if all europeans think that Americans are stupid. Maybe you think it's ok to disrespect our elected officials. Whatever, makes me rethink traveling to other countries. We've got everthing here in the U.S. anyway.<quoted text>

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#28 Dec 24, 2008
Tara wrote:
Where did u see me insult him? I could careless what colour he is just better a damn good president.
All i am saying he isnt irish except tiny piece of blood that it so why people need to try claim him at all is beyond me, <quoted text>
Good grief, I thought they spoke english in Ireland. You obviously didn't stay in school long enough.
Martha Singletary

Draveil, France

#29 Jan 11, 2009
Tom Moffatt wrote:
To the comment below - a DNA sampling was done 2002 on descedants, and Jonathan Singletary and siblings were shown to all be family of both Susanna Cooke and Richard Singletary.
"Obama is alledgedly a descendant of Johnathan Dunham alias Singletary (questionable son of Richard).
I'd love to see the source for the information regarding DNA as well! Meanwhile, I have no problem claiming my ancestors, though I'm not too keen on being a cousin of our current vice-president. It's a little too convoluted for me... is Dick Cheney related to *all* of Richard Singletary's descendants?
Leslie MacKinnon

Torquay, UK

#30 Jan 11, 2009
Tara wrote:
Does anyone actually think he cares if he has Irish blood anywhere in his body maybe his little toe its there wow
his grandfathers great great great grand father was.If he doesn't practice anything Irish he isn't Irish imo
'Irish' love to 'practice' hip-hop,soul,reggae, jazz so they must be 'African'and Irish who practice 'English' must be English then. In this day and age we are ALL globally influenced,genetically as well as 'culturally'.
Proud American

United States

#32 Oct 29, 2009
I must be "Globally Challenged", I wonder if I can get a monthly check for that.
WhiteGirl

Colorado Springs, CO

#33 Jan 29, 2010
Firther evidence that there are a small group of elite people running the world through appointed political office. If any country thinks they are electing "free leaders" and that they are "free people" they are sadly mistaken.
The only "free" people in this world are those who are being killed because of their lineage. Stop thinking that Africa is being raped century after century because they are "uncivilized" and ask yourselves why.
There is much evil in the world.
WhiteGirl

Colorado Springs, CO

#34 Jan 29, 2010
For those of you who believe that this is nothing but mere coincidence and that this sort of thing is commonplace in the genealogical world, please take the time to do some research and you will find that removed cousins even so far back as the 9th and 10 generation is not commonplace. Consider that Cheney is Obama's 9th cousin, Bush his 10th,(directly linking him to both former Pres.) not to mention the other ten presidents in America's past of which Obama is also a direct descendent. If this is so common, ask youself why YOU have no Presidents in your lineage? You could take 100random people and do genealogical background research and find that not one has any presidential lineage, much less 10 former presidents going back to Madison. The odds of this are outstanding, truly astronomical.

Stop accepting what you've been told. To live free is to question EVERYTHING being presented to you. Anyone who tells you not to, is deceived or looking to deceive.

“Picking Apart the Facts”

Since: Sep 09

Richlands

#35 Jan 29, 2010
You don't think me and Mr. O are cousins do you? One of me forefathers is James Windon of Dublin. I hope me cousins in Edinburgh and Skye don't find out about this. I forgot, my people in Virginia are closer than the Isles. I wonder if I could stay a night or two in the blue bedroom?

“Reagan Conservative”

Since: Jan 08

Orange Park, FL

#36 Jan 29, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>
What is practicing Irish====. Sorry for the puntuation...using a Spanish keyboard. He must have a leprechaun in his back pocket.
No LIBERAL,,He HAS the COUNTRY and the ECONOMY in his back pocket
like it was his wallet!!!!
Janie

Petersburg, VA

#37 Oct 31, 2010
His is mother is white.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#38 Nov 1, 2010
Janie wrote:
His is mother is white.
...YES....yada u...eh.
an American

United States

#39 Nov 21, 2010
no name wrote:
These forums are interesting. I wonder why this is even a topic. Barak Obama is a "BLACK AMERICAN"; thats it, end of story. Hopefully he makes wise decisions while he's in office, come next year. My kids are biracial but I let them know that they are black; they understand that they are black; and that is their cultural identity as Black Americans. They respect all Americans and thats the way it should be.Barack Obama isn't Irish; not in the least bit! He will be Commander in Chief, he will be our 44th president, and he is 100% Black American! I wonder if all europeans think that Americans are stupid. Maybe you think it's ok to disrespect our elected officials. Whatever, makes me rethink traveling to other countries. We've got everthing here in the U.S. anyway.<quoted text>
He is neither black nor white. A true, "black" man could have done a better job in the presidency. He has made a mockery of the presidency. For instance, to appear on a "talk show" for heavens sake; how very undignified...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#40 Nov 21, 2010
an American wrote:
<quoted text> He is neither black nor white. A true, "black" man could have done a better job in the presidency. He has made a mockery of the presidency. For instance, to appear on a "talk show" for heavens sake; how very undignified...
Hi "an American" - question:

You seem to corelate Obama's being "black" and his appearance on a talk show. Would you explain that connection?

I will agree - Obama is neither black nor white...he is some sort of cafe au lait color. Actually, I don't know that I've ever met a truly black or white person.

Beyond all that, what does it matter? How does his skin color have anything at all to do with his presidency?

(Go Jags!)
jones alert

Bradenton, FL

#41 Nov 22, 2010
AudreyInJax wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi "an American" - question:
You seem to corelate Obama's being "black" and his appearance on a talk show. Would you explain that connection?
I will agree - Obama is neither black nor white...he is some sort of cafe au lait color. Actually, I don't know that I've ever met a truly black or white person.
Beyond all that, what does it matter? How does his skin color have anything at all to do with his presidency?
(Go Jags!)
is your ferret 1/2 black?
an American

Morocco, IN

#42 Nov 26, 2010
AudreyInJax wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi "an American" - question:
You seem to corelate Obama's being "black" and his appearance on a talk show. Would you explain that connection?
I will agree - Obama is neither black nor white...he is some sort of cafe au lait color. Actually, I don't know that I've ever met a truly black or white person.
Beyond all that, what does it matter? How does his skin color have anything at all to do with his presidency?
(Go Jags!)
There isn't any connection between his being on a talk show and his presidency. I suppose that was confusing. I am conservative, so I disagree with a lot of his policies. A persons skin color has absolutely nothing to do with a person's ability to govern. I would have voted for Colin Powell had he run for office...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#43 Nov 26, 2010
an American wrote:
<quoted text> There isn't any connection between his being on a talk show and his presidency. I suppose that was confusing. I am conservative, so I disagree with a lot of his policies. A persons skin color has absolutely nothing to do with a person's ability to govern. I would have voted for Colin Powell had he run for office...
Thanks for clearing that up.

If you truly believe that a person's skin color has absolutely nothing to do his ability to govern, then why did you make the statement about how another real "black" person would have done a much better job in office?(Paraphrasing here...can't get back to your original post...using my phone right now)

Its perfectly OK to disagree with Obama's policies. I probably would've voted for Powell too. But I get very troubled when anyone points to Obama's ethnicity as some sort of red flag, or really as any sort of important fact about him as a leader. Our responsibilty as Americans is to question our leaders, and to push public policy at the ballot box - so keep disagreeing and making your voice heard...but don't use race as a factor.

(And....cue the ferret comments...because they are so clever and pertinent to every topic.)

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