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Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama's aunt is an illegal alien living on welfare

Heh.  McCain probably can't talk about this, but someone sure should.

Obama's aunt - who he wrote about in his book - is apparently an illegal alien (one ordered deported) living on welfare in Boston.  Though, it should be noted, she did seemingly find the money to donate to his campaign.

I wish there was a reporter this weekend with the guts to ask him if he would allow his aunt to be deported, if elected.

Is this a legitimate story?  I believe it is.  After all, Obama's the one who wants to compel everyone else to be less "selfish."  He's the one filled with lofty pronouncements about his family.  He's the one who traded on his exotic African relatives to get to where he is today (after all, what is "Dreams From My Father", other than one of those soft-focus paeans to imagined African wisdom?).

How can a man talk about sharing, love, compassion, and so forth while he lets his aunt live in a run-down slum on welfare - indeed, accepting her money?  For that matter, given that she is committing a crime, and that it's illegal for his campaign to have taken her money, "what did he know and when did he know it?" seems like an appropriate question.  Particularly in light of this:

She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”

So, is there a reporter out there with the guts to ask Obama, "Senator, when did you find out that your aunt was living illegally in the United States, indeed under a deportation order and why did you accept an illegal campaign contribution from her?"

Posted by Adam T. Yoshida on October 31, 2008 in U.S. politics | Permalink

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if Obama could be another Trudeau, then the American people must be warned.
Posted by: Zebulon Punk | 2-Nov-08 10:39:00 AM

Warned by you? Bwahahahahahaha He's your dream candidate. Obama and you are two peas in a pod. You're both socialists and believe whites are the problem of everything.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-02 1:27:26 PM


Really, why in this 21st century are we still talking about race and skin color? How will we ever get past race as a benefit or a problem for any given reason?
Obama is a mixed race, so what? Why are we even considering it for any reason?

The important stuff goes missing when people start concentrating on the lowest common denominator which in this case is race. It has nothing to do with the substance of the candidate.

Obama may be using it to his advantage because of the shameless media hype. that's politics at it's lowest ebb. Democrats know well how to proliferate hyped up rhetoric as do the Liberals in this country.

Posted by: Liz J | 2008-11-02 2:26:51 PM


LizJ: Ontario tried to think beyond race but they can't get over it. If you're white in Toronto, you're privileged; if not, you're crippled. It's as simple as that.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-02 2:46:18 PM


Zeb is a coloured person. No doubt about it. His unwavering vilifiction of all things white in Ontario belies his radical racist bent.

Posted by: atric | 2008-11-02 4:05:39 PM


"coloured"? What is this, Mississippi in 1962, or Ontario 2008?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-02 4:06:53 PM


ZP, appreciate that fact but what's the reason for it? Toronto is as Left as it can get and still stay standing, so we can only assume they're part of the problem.

It's Leftist policies which keep people dependent and many who come to places like Toronto are Black and placed in or choose to live in ghetto-like areas of the city. Many of the children are "fatherless" so who is to BLAME there?

Posted by: Liz J | 2008-11-02 4:17:59 PM


It's Leftist policies which keep people dependent...
Posted by: Liz J | 2-Nov-08 4:17:59 PM

Absolutely Right! This whole "Multiculturalism" thing has divided us along racial, ethnic and religious lines for a long time now...all in the name os "bringing us together". Bulls*it!
All it has served to do is make A resentful of B and C feels left out and on and on...
We were a lot better off before government stepped in to divide us up more than would have happened without their help.
But, it has s3erved its purpose nicely hasn't it?
A people "divided" are much easier to control than a people united.

Posted by: JC | 2008-11-02 4:30:41 PM


"Coloured" is a bit dated alright. My kids have a Cambodian friend, and Indian friend, and a couple of African friends. I believe the new terms involve actual shades. The Cambodian is brown, the Indian is brown, the Africans are whatever doesn't get you killed on a given day.

Oh, and I forgot the Mexican. He's brown too. Of course, I don't get to use any of these descriptions, because I'm not part of the group.

My girlfriend is Chinese, and she's actually yellow. It's true, we laugh about it. One day she left some stirfry out, and the Hindu and a Jewish kid were over. I told them it was chicken. I hope I was right.

Posted by: dp | 2008-11-02 4:36:19 PM


Just remembered another funny story. At the gym the other night, I asked the Cambodian kid where he was born. It turns out he was the only one in the place who was born in this town.

Posted by: dp | 2008-11-02 4:40:14 PM


Whoever said leftwingers could not be racist?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-02 4:53:14 PM


"coloured"? What is this, Mississippi in 1962, or Ontario 2008?
Posted by: Zebulon Punk | 2-Nov-08 4:06:53 PM

What does the NAACP acronym stand for Punk? Or the NCNW? Anybody ever heard of the National Council of White Women?

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-02 4:53:30 PM


Whoever said leftwingers could not be racist?
Posted by: Zebulon Punk | 2-Nov-08 4:53:14 PM

You're proof of that.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-02 4:56:31 PM


Palin is not releasing her medical records because releasing them will show:

a. she had a Hysterectomy and could not be Trig's mother

b. she has had an abortion

c. Bristol is the mother of Trig

d. Republicans don't want to know te TRUTH about the she-dog, oops, sorry, pit-bull from Alaska.

e. fill in your own reason....

Posted by: green cottonham | 2008-11-02 7:23:04 PM


Palin is not releasing her medical records because releasing them will show:
Posted by: green cottonham | 2-Nov-08 7:23:04 PM

Why don't you get the doctors at Bellevue Hospital to release yours.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-11-02 7:57:38 PM


I've heard of rampant speculation, but that is the most ridiculous thing I've read in a while. It's even more insipid than the Green Party policy handbook or the Kyoto Report (same thing really).

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-02 8:03:41 PM


Aside from being on Public Housing, was she on Welfare as well? How was she supporting herself? She said she only volunteered part-time, and did not work for any income (I am sure they made sure she gave that statement so it was clear she was not taking an American's job). However, it produces a quandry...was she getting $$ from Kenya? If so, did she need Public Housing? Was she on Welfare...somehow...I am beginning to suspect she was...Boston is a Sanctuary City and you know how bright the lights who work at our Government-run Programs are. She probably got approved.

Posted by: Patricia | 2008-11-03 12:22:11 AM



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