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If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

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If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:23 pm

Obama "forgot" that he lived with his illegal uncle....

As it turns out, Obama has met his Uncle Omar

WASHINGTON – After saying there was no evidence the two had ever met, the White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama once lived for a few weeks with his uncle, Onyango Obama, a Kenyan who was in the United States illegally and faced possible deportation.

The president met his father’s half-brother when he moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard Law School and stayed with him until his apartment was ready, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. After moving out, Obama saw his uncle, known as Omar, once every few months until he graduated.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... z2miyKUNfB
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:25 pm

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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:28 pm

One of the signs of pathological liars is that they lie about things that nobody cares about....
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby O.J. » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:29 pm

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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby cloudy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:One of the signs of pathological liars is that they lie about things that nobody cares about....

Good point. Nowhere does that article, or anything else I've seen on this irrelevant topic, suggest that Obama lied. Now that you've confessed, please go away.
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby penquin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:13 pm

Carney said no one at the White House had actually asked the president if he’d come face to face with his uncle before making that statement to the press.

“Back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president’s book, and there was no evidence that they had met,” Carney said. “Nobody spoke to the president.”

When the issue came up again this week, Carney said, he personally took the question to the president.

“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 apartment was ready,” Carney said.

After that, aides say, uncle and nephew saw each other once every few months while the president was in Cambridge, and then gradually fell out of touch after the president graduated from law school.


I ain't no fan of the President, but it doesn't look like he lied about this...nor did he even claim he forgot about it.
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:17 pm

"The Boston Globe reported last year that the White House said the president had never met his uncle. White House aides say they actually told the Globe that there was no record of the two having met."


http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... z2mjR3bNIC
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby O.J. » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:29 pm

There's only one name for this scandal...wait for it...

Uncle BenGHAZI!!!
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:29 pm

Haters gotta hate.
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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:39 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Haters gotta hate.

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Re: If You Like Your Uncle, You Can Keep Your Uncle

Postby pjbogart » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:32 pm

I think voters have scandal fatigue. If Republicans were more selective in their outrage perhaps they could stretch these yawn-fests out a bit longer. Then again, it plays well with the base, so if they're just looking for energy heading into 2014, I suppose even a mysterious smell in the Oval Office would be worth their while.
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