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#1 Y'all are probably aware by now that I am not overly fond of the current resident of the White House. That said, President Obama did not refuse to help -- he was not informed about the problem. And to be fair, what did his father's family do for Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. when he and his mother were poor and struggling? Certainly the only thing his father did was once spend a few days with the lad when he happened to be in town -- he and they otherwise contributed neither time, aid, nor money toward the welfare of the child Papa Obama abandoned, not even so much as the occasional birthday card, by all accounts. He owes them nothing. And while it would be kind of the president to take care of his brother's problems, what demands would then be made by the rest of the large, extended family littered by his father's and grandfather's multiple acknowledged wives, backed by the threat of going to the world press if not satisfied?
Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-17 07:12||
#2 TW, you and I agree on a great many things. It's good to know the whole story, so thank you for that.
However, I should think a caring, religious man would care more for his brother than what people might say.
After all, did the second-worst President shun his brother Billy? Did Hillary disown her brother, Hugh?
Episodes such as these led Hillary Clinton's White House staff to refer to Hugh and Tony as "the Brothers Rodham", extending the American tradition of troublesome presidential siblings to the brother-in-law category; one senior White House official would be quoted as saying, "You never wanted to hear their name come up in any context other than playing golf."
Posted by Bobby 2012-08-17 07:31||
#3 I just use the standards they set. In this case the story of Romney and Bain Capital, trying to stick someone's death years later and many action separated with the event. The clear implication of that piece of work is that Romney should have known even if he didn't. Therefore, he's despicable.
This is the standard and tone they set. Of course it's the SOP of 'one set of rules for me and another set of rules for thee'. It's well past the time of playing by anything but the standards they set. Use their play book. Shove it back into their faces. Make them whine.
When the man preaches class warfare, shove this back in his face while he has fund raising dinners with the 1 Percenters.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-17 08:59||
#4 surprised Obama didn't naturalize him and put him on the taxpayer-paid dole like Aunt Zeituni, Uncle "DWI" Oyango, ....
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-17 09:56||
#5 I have nothing to say other than there should be an Obamacare joke somewhere in this situation...
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-17 10:59||
#6 someone else paying the medical bills...that's Obamacare for ya!
I knew I'd find it...Leno can thank me later.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-17 11:01||
#7 Well worth the time to read this article. The following makes one think a bit. BTW, George Obama is apparently a conservative.
FTA: A couple of years ago, George teamed up with a British journalist Damien Lewis and the two of them published George's story in a book called "Homeland." Yet according to Lewis, shortly before the book's publication in America, the publisher Simon & Schuster decided to shred the entire print run, more than 20,000 copies. Lewis tried unsuccessfully to get an explanation from Simon & Schuster but to no avail. He now suspects that the White House convinced Simon & Schuster that George's story might prove embarrassing to the president.
Posted by tipover 2012-08-17 12:02||