President Obama in recent weeks has come to be seen as the “I didn’t know about it president,” claiming a lack of foreknowledge about a variety of controversial administration practices, ranging from the problems with the Obamacare website to the IRS targeting of the Tea Party.
But there were early warning signs this could be a problem! Exactly four years ago today, on November 1, 2008, just before his election as president, then-Sen. Obama claimed he didn’t know his “Auntie Zeituni” was living in the United States illegally.
“Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed,” the Obama campaign stated.
Zeituni Onyango was living in public housing in Boston. She is the half-sister of Obama’s father.
Obama met Onyango when he travelled to Kenya as a young man, referring to her in his memoir as “Auntie Zeituni.” She attended his Senate swearing in in 2004, but the 2008 Obama campaign indicated the last time he had been in touch with her was in 2006.
Onyango was granted political asylum in 2010.
H/T to one of our readers, Sadie.
25 thoughts on “Did it Start With Aunt Zeituni?”
Wasn’t this the same year that Obama was not in church on the Sundays that Jeremiah Wright gave his rants on social justice?
He claimed to not be aware of these sermons.
Good catch Sadie. Historically, Obama always seems to treat his family members poorly, I thought it started with throwing his “racist white” grandma under the bus too. If you dig into his political history, he lost his first run for Congress, but started winning by exposing personal information on his opponents.
Seems Michelle’s mom won the family lottery though :)
He neglects his African relatives.
OT: But I just found this……OMG, is that the White House or Disney World? Video from the UK … so over-the-top the US media won’t cover it ;)
By the cheap ‘treats’ they gave out you’d think they paid.
Hmmph! Poor things had to sacrifice the Halloween blast last year due to the election. Didn’t want anyone to criticize their lifestyle, doncha know?
What the Telegrpaph didn’t get to report was the opulent
‘adult’ bash they most likely held after words. Remember the Alice in Wonderland Halloween party in 2009??? Muchos dineros!
What a coincidence that Senator-elect Cory Booker showed up yesterday at the WH in the late afternoon for a mtg with the Prez. I figured he was there for a party – probably slept over the Lincoln Bedroom. No more visitor logs – no more questions allowed. It’s Animal House – Obama-style.
Our yard looked way cooler–severed foot, tons of caution tape, a half-buried skeleton, a shrieking ghoul with strobe-light eyes, and my daughter had bolts through her cheeks and KISS makeup. Cookies, indeed! We gave out the good stuff. Since kids get bused in from someplace–we have never figured this out–we had a brisk trade! Fun fun, I love H’ween.
Definitely the ‘funnest’ night of the year! Even for the adults, lol.
You have to love the mooche’s Chewbacca outfit.
Chew-booty-bacca, that is.
Didn’t Hillary misplace some silly papers about a remote piece of real estate? That is some kind of communicable amnesia! Auntie Z on the dole for years and illegal to boot. He conveniently forgot about her and the drunk uncle so as to maintain his “status”
If his lips are moving, he’s lying!
Not only did Auntie Z attend the 2008 Inauguration and Inaugural Ball, but so did his Grandma Sara and step-mother from Kenya who is living in the UK. Auntie Z received a special dispensation reserved for VIPS from ICE several days before the events.
Obama only operates under the radar – the stealth President.
Let us not forget Uncle Onyango. (Uncle Omar)
Big Brother to Auntie Zeituni, he was arrested for drunk driving in Framingham, MA. He drove through a stop sign and almost into a police cruiser He was ordered for deportation in 1986, 1989, and 1992. When arrested he threatened “to call the White House”
Obama says he “didn’t know” Uncle Onyango was here illegally even though Omar has been here in the USA since he was a teenager!
Good catch, Sadie. Once we start recalling all the lies the “First Hustler” (ht/Pat Buchanan) has told, the floodgates open. There was also the lie about his relationship with the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Rather than just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis”, Preezy launched his political career in the traitor’s Chicago living room. There are many other lies and obfuscations on this fraud’s rap sheet, but he will never be held to account for them. State-run media won’t allow it.
November 1, 2008 – five years, not four. Seems like a lifetime ago.
American Thinker has an archive of Jack Cashill columns that pretty much deconstructs the BO Bio. (I think he even put them into a book, Deconstructing Obama).
I know he took select phrases from Obama’s books and ran them through some software that compared sentence structure, syntax and other “tests”. Voila, BO writes just like Bill Ayers!
For someone who is supposed to be the “smartest man in the room,” he sure is clueless.
Obama’s “peeps” have run amok since he sleazed in. Don’t forget about his half-brother and his totally conicidental luck with the IRS…
“Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.
According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.
Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting retroactive tax-exempt status to Malik Obama’s organization.”
It’s GOOD to be the King! Or related to him, anyway. Gotta love the third-world Prezzy bringing us the third-world corruption. No one should be surprised, though…
Also, Obama was by stander, when his staff started explored replacing Biden with Clinton.
Auntie Zetuni is now a permanent resident of the U.S. Taxpayers will be supporting her for the rest of her life. When I saw the interview with her, I knew she was now “family,” because she appeared to be so nuts that she was bound to get into trouble in Kenya and then there’d be an international incident.
Illegal aliens and immigrants are two entirely different groups of people. The discussions about them should be separate, the decisions made should be separate, and their fates should be separate.
It would take a more moral person than The One to have Auntie kicked out the country the moment she was found.
Why are WE paying for her (and the uncle)? This is what really frosts me. Is her nephew having financial problems? If he won’t deport her – then support her! The President and his tribe are parasites!
The word is grifters.
Obama is a compulsive liar, so are the rest of his Administration. Perhaps someone rich enough to pay for a complete page in several newspapers can display the series of lies Mr. Obama and his Administration have thrown on our face.
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