George W. Bush has been a singularly successful, amazingly adept and resourceful President – for his friends. America might be circling the drain but George W. Bush’s friends have done very well.
Likewise, Barack Obama has been singularly successful and amazingly adept in his career – for himself and his temporary “friends”.
William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Clinton have been singularly successful and amazingly adept in their careers too. The difference between Bill and Hill as opposed to W. Bush and Barack Obama is that Bill and Hill have not only helped themselves and their friends have better lives, Bill and Hill helped Americans, ordinary Americans have better lives.
We are reminded of the various “accomplishments” and histories of George and Barack and Bill and Hill by news of yet another Obama relative that his turned up – living in a Boston slum. When first we read the London Times article we chuckled as proof emerged yet again of how little, with less than a week before the presidential election, we know about Barack Obama. The article was also a sad reminder that the American Big Media continues to protect Barack Obama and that the article was published across the Atlantic Ocean.
Before Obama announced publicly his decision to run for president Obama campaign operatives investigated then scrubbed his history. One example of the scrubbed Obama history which did come to light was the parking ticket story.
Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26.
No investigation of the unpaid parking tickets was ever made. What was happening on a certain month that earned Obama 13 parking citations? If it was Hillary Clinton or John McCain unpaid parking tickets no doubt there would have been breathless stories written about the unpaid parking tickets. Unvetted, uninvestigated Obama was given a free pass. Did Obama get the parking tickets because he was on the way to meet his drug dealer and or was he simply an absent minded college student not concerned with parking tickets even if there were more than one a day? In this apparently small matter as in big matters Big Media has not only given Obama a free pass, Big Media has protected Obama.
We mention the parking tickets scrubbing, not to emulate Javert, but due to the latest Obama relative that has turned up, this time in the Boston slums. Clearly, as demonstrated by the parking ticket scrubbing, the Obama campaign early on knew and prepared for some of the unpleasant events in Obama’s history. It is hard to imagine that a scrubbing operation that uncovers unpaid parking tickets would therefore not detect Boston area Obama relatives.
The London Times (not the New York or L.A. Times) did some digging at this late date and lo and behold an Obama aunt appears. Not just any aunt, but an aunt Obama had met and written about in his “autobiography“.
Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.
A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.
As the London Times notes, Obama’s aunt and uncle live “just across town” from where Obama attended college. Obama (Barack) also knew that his “Uncle Omar” moved to Boston in the 1960s. After exploiting his aunt and uncle in his book, (Barack) Obama apparently no longer had any use for them.
We found out today that Joe – The Plumber, after asking Obama a not too difficult question which Obama still managed to bungle, was subjected to an “extensive” investigation by Ohio government officials. Obama supporting government officials authorized multiple intrusions into confidential databases in their pursuit of the presumptuous Ohio plumber who unlike Obama is not running for president.
We doubt that Obama’s aunt will be subjected to the same scrutiny that Joe – The Plumber has been subjected to even though it is very possible that Obama’s aunt is an illegal immigrant who has possibly made an illegal campaign contribution. The aunt is not talking:
Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew’s presidential bid from a work address in the city.
Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Ms Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the “Auntie Zeituni” in Mr Obama’s memoir. 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.”
Imagine that, an impoverished aunt, who makes a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew’s presidential bid from a work address in the city but does not bother to register to vote.
The Times could not determine their immigration status and an official at Boston City Hall said that Ms Onyango was a resident of Flaherty Way but not registered to vote on the electoral roll. However, that Ms Onyango made a contribution to the Obama campaign would indicate that she is a US citizen. Records at the Boston City Hall confirmed Zeituni Onyango’s birthdate as May 29, 1952.
Now we certainly do not wish the admirable Obama aunt to be hounded and persecuted the way Joe – The Plumber was. We certainly are not condemning an aunt who wishes to donate dollars she does not have to spare to a nephew that has been anything but decent. But is there any doubt that the story of the aunt and uncle, let alone the Obama (Barack) brother living in squalor and poverty in Kenya says a great deal about Obama and his family and societal values?
In his memoir Mr Obama describes the joy of meeting his father’s family during his first visit to Kenya in 1988. [snip] At one point in the book a half-sister tells Mr Obama that people “like our Uncle Omar, in Boston” move to the West.
“They promise to return after completing school. They say they’ll send for the family once they get settled. At first they write once a week. Then it’s just a month. Then they stop writing completely. No one sees them again.”
Obama exploited his family by writing about them and making himself appear grand in his book, only to abandon his family as soon as they became a burden. Even today, the Obama campaign was repeatedly approached by the London Times for a comment about his long lost aunt and uncle but neither Obama nor the Obama campaign “responded”. Obama did visit his granny the other day, not when she was in the hospital, and certainly not when he labeled her a racist, but the other day, when it was a convenient memory to exploit in his quest for the presidency.
“What is family?” he reflects. “Is it just a genetic chain, parents and offspring, people like me?”
For Obama, family is just a temporary thing. For Obama, friends are just a temporary thing. For Obama, constituents are just a temporary thing. Then, Obama never sees them again.
Last night, as Obama’s aunt read about herself in the London Times, Obama was on television boring the nation with a massive half hour ad buy. Obama made a great many promises he can’t be trusted to keep. John McCain responded to the Obama huckster infomercial:
“When you’re watching this gauzy, feel-good commercial, just remember that it was paid for with broken promises. Senator Obama signed a piece of paper committing to public financing of his campaign. Twice he looked the American people in the eye and said he would sit down with me before he abandoned public financing. He didn’t mean a word of it. When it was in his interest to break his promise, he tossed it aside like it didn’t mean a thing. He is the first candidate since Watergate to abandon the public financing system, and his campaign is now being flooded with hundreds of millions of dollars in undisclosed and questionable donations. His campaign has directly profited from his broken promise and because of that, the American people have to ask: what does the broken promise behind tonight’s infomercial say about the value of his other commitments?
As we have written repeatedly, Obama cannot be trusted. Obama’s word and his many flowery words mean nothing. Obama’s family knows that Obama is not there when you need him. Obama will take their money and run.
Obama’s constituents had the same experience as the Obama aunt and uncle. While Obama’s constituents froze in Rezko tenements, Obama raked in the cash. Obama’s constituents froze but Obama obtained a lovely Rezko-assisted financing mansion with lovely mahogony fireplaces to warm Michelle’s toes.
Today, finally, an ethics complaint was filed in the Senate calling for an investigation of the Rezko-assisted financing mansion Obama calls home. The ethics complaint invokes Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ own dishonest personal disclosure forms which convicted Stevens earlier this week.
The complaint, submitted by the American Conservative Union, alleges that Obama received and failed to report gifts from Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a Chicago developer and onetime Obama political benefactor who has since been convicted of federal fraud and money-laundering, crimes in a pair of land deals involving adjacent properties purchased by Obama and Rezko’s wife, Rita Rezko. [snip]
The ACU complaint charges that Obama was the recipient of an “impermissible gift” when Rita Rezko’s purchase of the vacant lot facilitated Obama’s purchase of his home and claimed Obama returned the favor by overpaying her for the strip of land. A civil suit filed in Illinois earlier this month against Mutual Bank Corporation alleges that a bank appraiser, who found an initial appraisal of the Rezko property was overstated by at least $125,000, was later improperly fired.
We have been urging the filing of a Senate Ethics Complaint for a long time. This past July we wrote:
When will the Senate Ethics Committee investigate convicted corrupt slumlord Antoin “Tony” Rezko’s good friend and house strolling buddy – Barack Obama?
While many blogs and news reports document the seemingly endless Obama policy flip-flop-flim-flams, Big Pink continues to probe the Chicago Culture of Corruption surrounding Barack Obama.
Many do not understand that the central issue today is “Who is Barack Obama?” Corrupt slumlord and friend of Barack Obama for more than 20 years, Tony Rezko, is the key to answering that question.
Obama emits flowery words about change. The only change that Obama cares about is the jangling coins of real big change going into his grasping pockets.
The complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee unfortunately is late in the day. Ordinarly, the last week before the election is not the time we find out much about a candidate. The memorable exception was in the 2000 election when Americans found out that George W. Bush had once been detained for drunk driving. For eight years Americans have been subjected to more Bush drunk driving.
This last week before the election we continue to uncover unpleasant portions of the Obama true history. Videotapes are being withheld by Big Media although the tapes would help explain Obama. Obama family members sprout like mushrooms after a rain proving how little we know about Obama.
We do know that all the promises in all the infomercials in the world don’t mean as much as what a person has actually done. With the latest discovery of Obama’s aunt and uncle we are learning a bit more about Obama’s family values – they are Halloween Family Values.