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Is Barack the Change his Brothers are Waiting For?

I’m thinking the change-agent in chief would have found a few bucks to throw his brother’s way after all these years. Why’s he living in a shack???

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate’s half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

“No-one knows who I am,” he told the magazine, before claiming: “I live here on less than a dollar a month.”

According to Italy’s Vanity Fair his two metre by three metre shack is decorated with football posters of the Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world.

Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front page newspaper picture of his famous brother - born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael.

He told the magazine: “I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist.”

Embarrassed by his penury, he said that he does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation.

“If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed,” he said.

For ten years George Obama lived rough. However he now hopes to try to sort his life out by starting a course at a local technical college.

Just as food for thought, don’t forget Obama’s scold that America’s greatest moral failure was:

"we still don’t abide by that basic precept of Matthew: that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.

Irony.

link to the article?

The politics that Obama stands for are all about obtaining, centralizing and expanding power for people like himself. That is done with other people’s money. It is wrapped in the phony garb of compassion, fairness and social justice so it can be spoon fed to the bleeding heart masses in the hopes of creating resentment toward anybody who has more than they do.

Doing anything to help his brother would do little toward accomplishing that end.

Honestly, Obama’s father, step mothers, long lost squalored half brothers etc. should not be what defines him as a candidate, seriously.

His marxist, socialist flatly anti American policies should have kept him and people like him from ever rising above some dirt floor radical clubhouse somewhere, but not any more.

The idea of helping those less fortunate, I guess can be something to strive for but, why does Barack have to help this guy? Simply because he is his half brother? Didn’t his father leave Barack to be raised by his mother? Why should he or feel obligated to help this guy?

[quote]xXSeraphimXx wrote:
The idea of helping those less fortunate, I guess can be something to strive for but, why does Barack have to help this guy? Simply because he is his half brother? Didn’t his fater leave Barack to be raised by his mother? Why should he be or feel obligated to help this guy?[/quote]

I agree. If Obama had my politics he wouldn’t have a problem with this.

The trouble is you have a guy who is licking his chops at the notion of giving other people’s money away when he has his own flesh n blood, likely a victim of the same father’s irresponsibility, living in 3rd world impoverishment and he doesn’t even offer to help him get an education, a job?

I wouldn’t hand it to him, but if I had Obama’s money and a brother like that I would at least attempt to help that person come to this country and make a go of it.

This guy is a big government nanny state socialist. HE"S not going to do this. It’s some government’s job to take care of this guy in every way possible as long as it punishes achievement and rewards dependence.

It is the government’s job to help, not Barry’s.

[quote]zephead4747 wrote:
link to the article?[/quote]

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:
The politics that Obama stands for are all about obtaining, centralizing and expanding power for people like himself. That is done with other people’s money. It is wrapped in the phony garb of compassion, fairness and social justice so it can be spoon fed to the bleeding heart masses in the hopes of creating resentment toward anybody who has more than they do.

Doing anything to help his brother would do little toward accomplishing that end.

Honestly, Obama’s father, step mothers, long lost squalored half brothers etc. should not be what defines him as a candidate, seriously.

His marxist, socialist flatly anti American policies should have kept him and people like him from ever rising above some dirt floor radical clubhouse somewhere, but not any more.[/quote]

And if Obama gets elected he will send his brother a bunch of your tax dollars and call you evil, selfish, and uncaring in that condescending tone he uses. Why should he share any of his millions?

[quote]GreenMountains wrote:
Tiribulus wrote:
The politics that Obama stands for are all about obtaining, centralizing and expanding power for people like himself. That is done with other people’s money. It is wrapped in the phony garb of compassion, fairness and social justice so it can be spoon fed to the bleeding heart masses in the hopes of creating resentment toward anybody who has more than they do.

Doing anything to help his brother would do little toward accomplishing that end.

Honestly, Obama’s father, step mothers, long lost squalored half brothers etc. should not be what defines him as a candidate, seriously.

His marxist, socialist flatly anti American policies should have kept him and people like him from ever rising above some dirt floor radical clubhouse somewhere, but not any more.

And if Obama gets elected he will send his brother a bunch of your tax dollars and call you evil, selfish, and uncaring in that condescending tone he uses. Why should he share any of his millions?[/quote]

How many “millions” is he worth?

[quote]lixy wrote:
GreenMountains wrote:
Tiribulus wrote:
The politics that Obama stands for are all about obtaining, centralizing and expanding power for people like himself. That is done with other people’s money. It is wrapped in the phony garb of compassion, fairness and social justice so it can be spoon fed to the bleeding heart masses in the hopes of creating resentment toward anybody who has more than they do.

Doing anything to help his brother would do little toward accomplishing that end.

Honestly, Obama’s father, step mothers, long lost squalored half brothers etc. should not be what defines him as a candidate, seriously.

His marxist, socialist flatly anti American policies should have kept him and people like him from ever rising above some dirt floor radical clubhouse somewhere, but not any more.

And if Obama gets elected he will send his brother a bunch of your tax dollars and call you evil, selfish, and uncaring in that condescending tone he uses. Why should he share any of his millions?

How many “millions” is he worth?[/quote]

Why don�??t you look it up smartass?

  1. I don’t know if this story is real.

  2. anyone else here tried to help out a family member before?
    a) Do you know Obama hasn’t given him money?
    b) Do you know what he has/hasn’t done for him?

Sometimes “tough love” is needed. Anyone who has tried to help a family member with serious problems should know this.

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:

  1. I don’t know if this story is real.

  2. anyone else here tried to help out a family member before?
    a) Do you know Obama hasn’t given him money?
    b) Do you know what he has/hasn’t done for him?

Sometimes “tough love” is needed. Anyone who has tried to help a family member with serious problems should know this. [/quote]

The interview was very recent and he hadn’t helped him, but you make good points in addition to the fact what he has or hasn’t done for this guy has nothing whatever to do with his ideology beyond illustrating one corner of it’s hypocrisy.

This story is the least of my worries which aren’t about Obama at all. They’re about an AMERICAN citizenry that could even fathom a guy who’s views we spent 50 years defeating for it’s highest office. Laugh, scoff, ridicule all you want. I don’t give a shit. Tragically, history will prove me right

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

This story is the least of my worries which aren’t about Obama at all. They’re about an AMERICAN citizenry that could even fathom a guy who’s views we spent 50 years defeating for it’s highest office. Laugh, scoff, ridicule all you want. I don’t give a shit. Tragically, history will prove me right[/quote]

Why do you continue to repeat this nonsense? At least this time you didn’t say “since WWII”. Why would Americans try to defeat someone with views similar to FDR and Truman?

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:

  1. I don’t know if this story is real.

  2. anyone else here tried to help out a family member before?
    a) Do you know Obama hasn’t given him money?
    b) Do you know what he has/hasn’t done for him?

Sometimes “tough love” is needed. Anyone who has tried to help a family member with serious problems should know this. [/quote]

Even if all this is true, my question is why the fuck should he help him? It is not like they grew up together they probabaly met once in their life. Sharing a father/blood does not make them family. It takes a lot more then just blood for me to consider someone family.

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:

Why would Americans try to defeat someone with views similar to FDR and Truman? [/quote]

Who exactly are you talking about that has the above views?

I’m going to say this is not a big deal. Yes, he lives in squalor, yes he’s miserable, and yes if it is in reality the way it appears in the paper Obama should be ashamed of himself.

However, who’s to say Obama ever met or knew the guy was alive before this? Hell, if I have a half brother that I never even knew existed before Vanity Fair looked him up for an interview, and he was homeless, I wouldn’t feel bad for not helping him. I never even knew he existed beforehand.

I’m just sayin’.

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:
Gambit_Lost wrote:

Why would Americans try to defeat someone with views similar to FDR and Truman?

Who exactly are you talking about that has the above views?

[/quote]

I’m not a fan of FDR, but he would be appalled that someone would attempt to attribute any, but the very broadest of similarities between his views and Obama,s.

JFK for all his faults would weep… bitterly, at what has become of his party.

Obama is an undiluted abomination of what this nation was founded to be. I will not rescind or retreat. He is an enemy of the principles the founding fathers of the United States of America put in place and the fact of his candidacy is a million times more perilous for this county’s future than Osama Bin Laden could ever be. I know exactly what that means and don’t anybody waste your breath trying to tell me otherwise. Again, history,s cold pages will record the truth.

If not this guy then somebody else or rather a series of somebody else,s. The people of this country are losing their way and the college age generation now will be the end of anything like the country we’ve known unless there is a drastic awakening of which I am not very hopeful.

America is not a slab of land where anybody who lives there is an American. America is a set of principles. Principles set down over 200 years ago by some great, albeit very flawed men. Principles that work for anybody of any race if they will participate. Obama does not believe in those principles. He believes in the principles of our enemies who are praying that we continue to voluntarily do to ourselves what they have been unsuccessful at accomplishing.

One more time, history,s cold undeniable pages will record the truth.

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:
I know exactly what that means and don’t anybody waste your breath trying to tell me otherwise.
[/quote]

I very much doubt you really understand what that means, but at least your honest about your closed-minded-ness.

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:

  1. I don’t know if this story is real.

  2. anyone else here tried to help out a family member before?
    a) Do you know Obama hasn’t given him money?
    b) Do you know what he has/hasn’t done for him?

Sometimes “tough love” is needed. Anyone who has tried to help a family member with serious problems should know this. [/quote]

The guy lives in a shack in Kenya. How much tougher can it be?

Do you realize that sending the guy $20 would almost double his annual income?

Maybe Barry thinks that money is the root of all evil and wants to save his brother from experiencing evil. Pastor Wright explained it all to him. There, that explains it.