It appears President Obama is more anti-social then we first thought. The President lived with his Uncle Onyango “Omar” Obama for three weeks when he moved to Boston to attend college. But in 2011, the White House said they two never met.
Back in 2011, the White House stated that President Obama never met his illegal immigrant Uncle Onyango Obama. Today, following Onyango Obama deportation hearing, the White House stated that the President did live with his Uncle back in the 80s while he was waiting on his apartment. They further stated that the President kept in touch with his Uncle for many years but lost touch with him some ten years ago.
So how did the White House spin it? Jay Carney says that when Onyango Obama was arrested for drunk driving, the White House was asked about the President and Obama’s relationship, Carney said that they looked at the record and could find no information that the two ever met. Carney said that no one asked the President directly.
When information surfaced during Uncle Onyango Obama immigration hearing that Obama did indeed live with him for some three weeks, White House staff went to the President directly and the President admitted that he did live with his Uncle for some weeks.
Now that is a fantastic story, but we wonder a couple of things.
1. How is it that in 2011 when the White House stated that their was no record that the President and Uncle Obama ever met, why didn’t Obama correct the record then?
2. If President Obama did meet his uncle in the 1980s, he would have knew that his uncle was under a deportation order. If he cares so much about illegal immigrants, why didn’t he help his uncle from being deported?
Both of these questions are very telling about the current occupation of the White House. The Obama administration is quick to correct the record when it falls in their favor, but it appears that lying is par for the course when the issue could be damaging to the President and his agenda.
Oh, and for the record, the White House says Obama had nothing to do with Uncle Obama’s Immigration case or legal problems. Even though Uncle Obama said he would arrange bail with the White House following his Drunk Driving charge.
Why is the President so detached regarding those with immigration problems and substance abuse issues?
White House Press Briefing
Q A different subject. The Boston Globe has some news today saying that the White House has changed its story about the President’s relationship with his uncle who lives in the Boston area. You know he was under threat of deportation this week.
MR. CARNEY: His father’s half-brother.
Q His father’s half-brother?
MR. CARNEY: Yes.
MR. CARNEY: — his uncle, but, yes.
Q His uncle, correct. The White House said in 2011, I believe, that there was no record of them ever meeting. And now the Boston Globe is being told by the White House — and I assume you can elaborate here — that in fact they not only met, but they lived together briefly when the President was in law school. So how could you make that kind of mistake?
MR. CARNEY: Well, what I can tell you, Ed — and thank you for the question — is that back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the President’s book, and there was no evidence that they had met and that was what was conveyed. Nobody spoke to the President.
When Omar Obama said the other day — and there were reports that he had said the other day that President Obama, back when he was a law school student, had stayed with him in Cambridge, I thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him. Nobody had asked him in the past, and the President said that he, in fact, had met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school, and that he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his — the President’s apartment — was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months while the President was in Cambridge. And then after law school, they gradually fell out of touch.
The President has not seen Omar Obama in 20 years, and has not spoken with him in roughly 10 years. And as I said the other day, obviously this was an issue — his legal issue was one that was handled appropriately by —
Q So you can say there was no interference at the White House?
MR. CARNEY: Absolutely not.