Obama’s claim on Selma

Obama told a Selma audience how he had been conceived by his parents because they had been inspired by the fervor following the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama.  “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama,” he said.  “Because some folks are willing to march across a bridge.  So they got together and 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 to Selma, Alabama.”  Small detail — Obama was born in 1961 — the Selma march occurred in 1965 — four years later — oops!

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