Thursday, August 21, 2008

Has Obama helped his brother in Kenya?

As National Review’s Jonah Goldberg noted:

When asked what America’s greatest moral failing was, theological Obama said it was our collective failure to “abide by that basic precept in (the Book of) Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.”
And in today’s Daily Telegraph:
The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

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. …

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.

He has only met his famous older brother twice - once when he was just five and the last time in 2006 when Senator Obama was on a tour of East Africa and visited Nairobi.

The Illinois senator mentions his brother in his autobiography, describing him in just one passing paragraph as a "beautiful boy with a rounded head".

Of their second meeting, George Obama said: "It was very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger." …
The entire Telegraph story’s here. It contains no mention of Sen. Obama ever helping his brother.

If that’s the case, it’s downright mean spirited, particularly when you consider that last year the Obamas contributed over $20, 000.00 to the raving racist, virulently anti-American Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church, which they regularly attended for almost 20 years.

I hope Sen. Obama speaks up about his brother and what, if anything, he has done or plans to do to help him.

Hat tip: Danvers


Anonymous said...

For more insight on this issue, read "Who Really Cares?" by Arthur Brooks. Brooks offers mountains of hard empirical evidence that those who talk the most about charity and do-gooding in the US might not be practicing what they preach (or at least don't practice it as much as those horrible, selfish conservatives).

Anonymous said...

What help would you like Obama to give to his brother George? It sounds like George can take care of himself.

BillyB said...

What zonga says is true.

The help that the government is giving all the "Georges" in this country, has done nothing to help them.

No justice, no peace said...

Inre: Zonga, "What help would you like Obama to give..."

It seems to me a tire gauge to ensure his tires are properly inflated would be in order.