Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama's Brother Arrested on Drug Charges

During his campaign last year, Barack Obama said we are all our brothers' keepers. He said it again in mid-December: "Now, more than ever, we must rededicate ourselves to the notion that we share a common destiny as Americans - that I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper." (Source) REALLY? What a hypocrite. Barack Obama has made millions of dollars from the sales of his books. Yet he has allowed some of his relatives to continue living in squalor. His half-brother George, for example, who gained worldwide attention during the campaign for living on less than $20 a year in a shanty town in Kenya. Now, poor George, half-brother of Barack Obama, is in legal trouble: Barack Obama's Kenyan half-brother, George, has been arrested by police in Nairobi on suspicion of possessing marijuana....President Obama's young half-sibling was in the headlines last year after it was revealed that he was living in a corrugated iron shack in a sprawling slum as his brother ran for the most powerful job in the world. (Source) So, is Barack Obama his brother's keeper? Perhaps he thinks not. Obama said, above, that we have a "common destiny as Americans." Hmmm. This is problematic, because Kenyan George is not an American. Furthermore, Obama did not say that he is "my half-brother's keeper," so that could be his loophole. Poor George, living in squalor and now in legal hot water, can expect no help from his wealthy and powerful brother Barack because he's not an American and shares only one parent. Perhaps, then, Barack Obama is only half sincere when he tells us that we're all the keepers of our brothers and sisters. RELATED: Behind the Scenes: Meet George Obama - THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: IS OBAMA HIS POTHEAD BROTHER'S KEEPER? CNB RSS Feed