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O’Bama’s Irish Roots on Viral Video

By Barbara Sowell     Nov 13, 2008 in Politics
This catchy video by Hardy Drew and Nancy Boys went viral last week. Obama does have Irish roots through his great, great grandfather. The Irish are very proud of Obama’s way with words, which naturally confirms Obama’s Irish ancestry.
Back in June Obama’s Irish ancestry had been traced back to a shoemaker in a small Irish village. Then a Church of Ireland rector found files dating to the 1700s that confirmed that Obama descended via his great, great grandfather from Moneygall, County Offaly.
There are many chorus's to this little song and the writers have given permission to the public to add their own chorus via their web site. You can also view the video at YouTube.
Here’s the first chorus:
O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama
From the old blarney stone to the great hill of Tara
There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama
You don't believe me, I hear you say
But Barack's as Irish, as was JFK
His granddaddy's daddy came from Moneygall
A small Irish village, well known to you all
The Chicago Sun-Times published a brief, if somewhat incomplete, family tree of the Obama family. Obama’s roots include: American Indian, Irish, Kenyan, English/Pilgrim and Scottish.
Fox News also reported on the Irish part of Obama’s heritage.
It was initially believed the would-be president's great-great-great-grandfather Fulmuth Kearney was the only one of his family to have sailed from Ireland to New York at age 19 in 1850. But the newly uncovered records show other family members had in fact emigrated to America since the 1790s. They also reveal that Fulmuth's father, Joseph, was a shoemaker — a wealthy skilled trade at the time, the newspaper reported.
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