How the family connection came about is the quintessential story of America as a nation of immigrants and Ireland as a land that supplied them, including Obama’s greatgreatgreatgranddaddy on his mother’s side,

I know, I know, it is a stupid question cause nobody can claim no human being. But stay with me for a second here. What I’m askin is what state, what country wants a piece of the first African American to be President of the United States of America and the most powerful man on earth?

The man was born in Hawaii, so that state done laid down its claim as the birth place of this man who surely gon be in the history books standin taller than a whole lotta Black and White Americans, and it don’t matter whether he fails or succeeds as president.

But wait a minute, the man cut his political teeth in the Chicago school of politics, so those folks in Chicago and the state of Illinois got themselves a claim on him too.

And then there is Kenya, where some of his kinfolks still live. Hell, the whole of Africa wants a piece of the man. Shucks, the whole African diaspora wants some of him. Okay, okay, I looked up that word in the dictionary. But don’t get me started on this thing bout all peoples of color being united.

His grandparents ancestors were from Ireland. So now, some dude in Ireland done looked up the records and discovered that his great, great, great granddaddy on his mother’s side immigrated from Ireland. So now the Irish got a claim on the man.

Everybody wants a little piece of the man’s big toe. I tell you I sure in hell wouldn’t want to be president in his place.

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