The George Obama Compassion Fund

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  1. uniqueusername

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    Dinesh D'Souza :: Townhall.com :: Help Obama's Half-Brother Move Out of His Hut

    Dinesh D'Souza :: Townhall.com :: George Obama, Start Packing

    The biggest scandal of the election campaign is going unreported, for the most part, by the mainstream newspapers and TV shows. Imagine if John McCain or Sarah Palin had a half-brother who was living in a hut. Imagine if McCain, a multimillionaire, did nothing to help the guy. Imagine if McCain came to the convention and spoke incessantly about compassion and how he was inspired by the biblical mandate: we are our brothers' keepers! This would be the lead story on the evening news.

    So why aren't the networks covering the fact that Barack Obama's half-brother George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya? It took a reporter for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair to locate George Obama. Obama noted that when he met his famous half-brother in 2006 “we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.” George Obama also told the magazine that “I live here on less than a dollar month,” and “if anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.” Obama has done absolutely nothing to help his unfortunate half-brother.


    Apparently alarmed that this report could hurt Obama, CNN dispatched one of its reporters to do cover-up work for the Obama campaign. This is a hopeless enterprise; anyone who sees pictures of George Obama's dwelling place on the web knows that they reveal the worst images of African poverty. Moreover, for all its propagandistic intent, the CNN report is unintentionally damaging to Obama. The reporter cannot hide the fact that George Obama comes from a "ramshackled slum." A neighbor tells CNN that Barack Obama really should connect with his half-brother and "see how he's living" and do what he can to "improve our way of life."



    CNN attempts to portray George Obama as a self-reliant fellow who doesn't want any help. The network quotes him saying, "I was brought up well. I live well even now." George, however, speaks in a halting voice; he is trying to maintain his self-image. George also says, "I'm Kenyan...I would love to live in Kenya." Presumably George gave this answer to a question asking whether he'd like to move to the United States with Barack Obama's help. These answers, however, in no way suggest that George doesn't want Barack Obama's intervention to relieve his grinding poverty. A man's effort to maintain his dignity should not be exploited to pretend that he doesn't want a helping hand.


    When I posted on my AOL blog about George Obama last week, the Obama apologists could do no better than to say that Barack Obama doesn't owe his half-brother anything. But sibling assistance is not a matter of debt. Rather, it is a matter of family values and compassion. Obama has cited as his favorite Bible verse Jesus's statement: whatever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me. It seems that the Republican allegation that this man is full of pretense and empty words--in other words, a modern-day Pharisee--is more than justified.


    Obama may not want to help his 26 year old half-brother, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't. I'm starting the George Obama Compassion Fund which has the goal of raising some money to help George Obama move out of his one-room hut. George also wants to become a mechanic and surely he could use some funds to get the training he needs to fulfill his humble aspirations. Currently George lives on a few dollars a month. Even a few thousand dollars would completely transform this man's life.


    I'm putting up $1000 to get this fund started. I invite people to send me small contributions--$5, $10, $25, whatever you can spare. Send them to P.O. Box 3384, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Make your checks to "George Obama." I will then contact the Obama campaign and offer them the money on the condition that they forward it to George Obama in Kenya. The advantage of this approach is that not only does George Obama benefit from our generosity, but also Barack Obama can use the opportunity to improve his relationship with his half-brother. Let's foster Obama family values, and give a break to a guy who really needs it.

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    Who knew that when Obama said that "not taking care of the least of our brothers is our greatest moral failure," he was literally talking about the least of his brothers.
     
  2. SpeedoGuy

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    Imagine if Cindy McCain refused to acknowledge she had a lower-middle-class half sister.

    Cindy McCain's Half Sister 'Angry' She's Hidden : NPR
     
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    Why isn't he helping him? Because they grew up separately with separate mothers on separate continents. Obama, as you may know, barely knew his father who would have been the common link to any half-siblings. Since you obviously have an anti-Obama bias, what do you make of Cindy McCain shutting out her half sister from her family? It's well documented that Cindy McCain was Daddy's favorite and inherited over $100 million. Her half sister only received $10,000. Should Cindy be expected to share?
     
  4. mindseye

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    Dinesh D'Souza? You've gotta be kidding.

    This is the guy who wrote:

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    (source for the above quotes; all but one come from a book ironically titled The End Of Racism)

    D'Souza is an unapologetic racist; and to quote his views of George Obama's condition without further examination is intellectually bankrupt.

    In George's own words (source), "It seems there are people who want to destroy me and my family,” he said. “They say I live on a dollar a month, but this is all lies by people who don’t want my brother to win."

    The article adds that George Obama is "furious" about the negative report you've cited.
     
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    Cindy McCain's half-sister isn't living off a few dollars a month in a slum in Kenya.
     
  6. mindseye

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    Turns out, neither is George.
     
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    Well, I'm just going to say it. Barry's old man knocked up Barry's moms while he was married to another woman (possibly two wives) in Kenya -- and took off. Barry's moms was 17 when pops Obama empregnated her with young Hussein.

    NPR is a wonderful news source; in fact, I'm eager to cite quotes for SpeedoGuy from Rush Limbaugh.

    The wealthy 'community organizer,' who walks his kids to private school - is the champion of the 'working man' and is fighting for the 'working man,' however, he may not pass "the working man" in the morning because they may be in pursuit of different schools.

    Its not Obama's fault that he doesn't know who his brothers/siblings are; but if helping the underpriviliged is so high on his agenda - can he throw a brotha a bone???
     
  8. mindseye

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    One wife, true. Two wives, not true.

    Ah, the ritual mention of the name "Hussein" by right-wingers who think it's okay to slander someone else's name while remaining anonymous themselves. You think it's fair to judge someone else's name while hiding behind a pseudonym?
     
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    Right. The usual "Rush simply provides an equal and opposite balance to NPR" fantasy so many righties maintain.

    Gonna dispute any of the facts in the NPR story?
     
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    how is someone's name being slandered when that's his name? If I called George W Bush -- W -- am i slandering him?
     
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    Nah. Just noting your source. Nice work.
     
  12. mindseye

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    You're not that stupid, asshole.
     
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    You're right, it would be more like calling him Walker. I'm sure he's very insulted when people do that.
     
  14. mindseye

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    No, it's more like calling him "grandson and heir of Nazi sympathizer Prescott Bush". It's true, but the intent is obvious.

    You're not that stupid either.
     
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    Out of context soundbytes Mindseye. Classy. Particularly the last one. Is that his view? No. A rhetorical embodiement of a perceived racist attitude of white America. What in THAT statement is an indictment against D'Souza? I assume you haven't read the book. Neither have I but based on one of his others I assume his premise is a BIT more subtle that those quotes would have you think.

    What's so Great About Christianity is an interesting read. Not enough for me to abandon my hedonistic lifestyle, and filled with such trite "Evil" sayings about the religious nature of secular science, but it's a large textured argument, not something summed up in those volatile statements. I'd have thought you'd know better.

    However, on the actual topic, I agree....George Obama an even less relevent a campaign issue than Sarah Palin's grandchild
     
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    Here's what:

    The quotation again is, "For many whites the criminal and irresponsible black underclass represents a revival of barbarism in the midst of Western civilization." You say it's a "rhetorical embodiment"; but so is a statement like (the absurd) "Some people say that the baby-eating Palin family represents a return to cannibalism in Alaskan politics."

    For D'Souza to make the rhetorical association between race and criminality without comment or critical examination as if it were an unremarkable fact, is racist. Hiding behind the rhetorical device of "I'm not saying that myself; I'm saying that 'many whites' believe this" doesn't excuse the racism any more than the tired "Some people say" device excuses the intentional assertion that the Palin family eats babies.

    Suggesting that the statement doesn't reflect D'Souza's own views is a pretense.
     
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    We can't know that unless you give us the context. I assume you did find that in one of his books, and not on a website that lists out-of-context quotes from conservative authors.
     
  18. mindseye

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    And did you read the Vanity Fair article yourself in the original Italian, or did you lift the interpretation from a website that gives biased, cherry-picked interpretations from conservative authors?

    Citing townhall.com as a source gives you no right to throw stones here.
     
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