Many in the mainstream media consider President Barack Obama’s speech Saturday in remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march to be among his best while in office.
That is in stark contrast, however, to the last time the Chicago Democrat spoke before the crowd in Selma, Alabama – when he either couldn’t remember the year he was born or when the march in Selma actually happened.
According to Twitchy, when the president spoke before an audience in Selma back in 2007, Obama credited the civil rights march as the inspiration for his conception. The only problem with that, as conservative pundit Michelle Malkin points out, is that the president was already three years old when the march occurred in 1965.
That time Obama lied & said 1965 Selma march inspired his parents to conceive him…even though he was born in 1961. http://t.co/RTgqRfwN9Z
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 7, 2015
Per the text of Obama’s 2007 speech:
“This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets [to study in the U.S.], and he met this woman who’s great-great-great-great grandfather had owned slaves,” he said.
“But she had a different idea. There’s some good craziness going on, because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that in the world that it has been it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. But something’s stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together… Barack Obama, Jr. was born.
“So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home when I come to Selma, Alabama. I’m here because somebody marched for our freedom. I’m here because somebody marched for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants,” he continued.