Americans knew very little about Barack Obama’s past when he ran for President.
The media fell in love with him and refused to vet his candidacy.
A new revelation about Obama’s past just upended everything.
For many Americans, all they know about Barack Obama is he met Michelle Obama while working in a Chicago law firm.
The two fell in love, got married and then he began his political career.
But that isn’t the real story.
A new book by an award winning journalist reveals that Michelle wasn’t Obama’s first “First Lady.”
He proposed to his then-girlfriend Sheila Miyoshi Jager in 1986.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
According to a new biography of Barack Obama, the future president once proposed to his white live-in girlfriend, but broke off their relationship when he decided her race would hamper his political career.
In his autobiographies, Obama only alludes to his previous relationships before meeting his eventual wife Michelle, and at times even used a “composite girlfriend.” But Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow managed to track down one of his exes for his new book, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager, now an Oberlin professor, was Obama’s live-in girlfriend in his early Chicago years before he met Michelle. Jager told Garrow that Obama asked her to marry him twice, once at her parents’ house in 1986 and a year later before he went to Harvard Law School. Both times she refused him.
But Obama eventually dumped Jager.
The reason will astound you.
Garrow’s book reports Obama ditched her because she was white.
Obama was already plotting a political career in Chicago, and her white heritage could have been a political liability in Chicago’s black politics.
The Washington Free Beacon also reports:
But eventually Obama began to see Jager as a potential liability to his political career in Chicago, where African-American politicians were often looked down upon for marrying outside the race. Illinois state Senator Richard H. Newhouse, Jr., the Washington Post notes in its review of Garrow’s book, was often mocked behind his back for “talking black but sleeping white” because of his white wife.
A mutual family friend also confirmed that Obama tied his decision to dump Jager to her race.
“The lines are very clearly drawn … If I am going out with a white woman, I have no standing here,” the friend recalled Obama saying.
Things supposedly came to a head at a summer getaway when Obama and Jager spent an entire afternoon loudly arguing about the issue within earshot of their friends.
“That’s wrong! That’s wrong! That’s not a reason,” they heard Sheila yell from their guest room, their arguments punctuated by bouts of makeup sex, the Post reports.
Had Americans known Obama was such a cold and calculating figure that he dumped his girlfriend because of her race, it may have torpedoed the central theme of his “post racial” appeal in 2008.
That Americans are only learning about Obama’s past after he left the White House speaks to the media cover-up that surrounded his candidacy for President.
When conservatives see current media slogans that “Democracy dies in the darkness” and how now the truth is more important than ever, they believe the media is admitting they took a vacation during the Obama years.
The reporting done on his life after he left the Oval Office is proof the media’s loyalty was to Obama and not the truth.