White House: On second thought, Obama did live with his drunk-driving illegal-immigrant uncle for a few weeks in the 80s

posted at 3:31 pm on December 5, 2013 by Allahpundit

Nearly two years ago the White House claimed they’d never met. Two days ago, Uncle Onyango claimed — on the witness stand at his deportation hearing — that not only had they met, O stayed with him for a few weeks in Boston before he started at Harvard Law. Who are you going to believe? A man who cheated to stay in the U.S. illegally, or the president of the United States?

Right. Believe the illegal.

Best line here: “This time, the press office asked the president directly.”

Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.

On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe that they had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office asked the president directly, which they had not done in 2011.

“The President first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The President did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The President has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”

The funniest part is that the White House felt nervous enough about it to lie in the first place. What would have happened if they’d come clean a year ago? Without proof that Obama knew at the time that his uncle was here illegally, there’s nothing to show complicity in or tacit endorsement of his behavior. Birthers would have had some fun with the theory of one Obama born in Kenya rooming for a few weeks with another, but Obama wasn’t winning their votes to begin with. If anything, you would think the WH press shop would have wanted to spin it into some sort of human-interest pander to the pro-amnesty crowd: I.e. “the president didn’t know Uncle Onyango as an ‘illegal,’ he knew him as a human being — a kind one, who offered him a place to sleep when he needed one,” etc etc. If O was willing to risk a major political backlash from reversing himself on gay marriage, he could have risked a minor day-long kerfuffle over his friendship with his illegal-immigrant uncle 30 years ago, especially given that immigration officials were proceeding with his deportation case. It tells you a lot about his press team, and about Obama himself, that they preferred to reflexively lie about even the smallest potential liability in the run-up to the election than to say, “Yeah, they knew each other in the early 80s but lost touch.”

Makes me wonder what other politically problematic details they decided to sit on until after he was safely reelected. We’ll have to wait until the White House is ready to disclose; the media, whether due to laziness, incuriosity, or partisan aversion to what they might find, has little interest in O’s younger years. Over/under on when Jay Carney breaks the news that Obama’s an atheist: June 2015. Oh, and by the way, Uncle Onyango won his deportation hearing. There’s a rule that says if you made it here before 1972, maintained continuous residency, and are of good moral character — drunk-driving is “moral” enough, apparently — then you qualify for permanent residency. He outlasted the feds, essentially. Obama should invite him to the Rose Garden for the big atheism announcement.

Update: Good point.


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Pants on fire…

Drained Brain on December 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

The worst part is that Obama’s lies are the most transparent thing about him. Many of them are simply non-credible and they all fall apart with any kind of scrutiny.

myiq2xu on December 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

“I was not informed website wasn’t working that I once lived with my uncle.”

NotCoach on December 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I can hardly wait for the screaming headlines in the MSM.

Hahahahahaha – just kidding.

Drained Brain on December 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Don’t ask the President and take away his plausible deniability; just make something up and then blame yourself. It’s not like you’ll be fired.

kcewa on December 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

HOLY COW!!!!

You mean the Preezy LIED?!?!?

Maddie on December 5, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Just wait until he finds out that he did this.

rogerb on December 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

We found out more about Sarah Palin’s life in six weeks than we have learned about Obama in six years.

myiq2xu on December 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Helloooo, nonpartisan!

Come out, come out, wherever you are, and tell us how King Putt is The Most Transparent Preezy Evah!

Maddie on December 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The “White House” had no record of Drunk Uncle because Obama was going by “Clark Rockefeller” at the time.

forest on December 5, 2013 at 3:39 PM

The man is a lie cut from whole cloth.

BoxHead1 on December 5, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Any explanation as to why they had a fallout? Why he hasn’t spoken to his uncle during his political career, I mean the last ten years?

Flange on December 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

“Let me sum up.”

Lying liar’s liars lied … but only till the lying liar’s liars asked lying liar about lying.

PolAgnostic on December 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

His composite girlfriends really bit on the “Rockefeller” thing. Plus it made it easier to score drugs.

forest on December 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Now can we ask how well he ACTUALLY knew Bill Ayers?

UnderstandingisPower on December 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM

What we get when they don’t vet

cmsinaz on December 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

We found out more about Sarah Palin’s life in six weeks than we have learned about Obama in six years.

myiq2xu on December 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

We learned more about Levi Johnson than we did obozo.

Flange on December 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Who stayed with who? 21 years ago Druncle Omar would have been about 25 and fresh off the boat (I think I read he was 46 now). Obama is probably a little older.

Did Obama harbor an illegal alien? We already suspect he accepted foreign aid bennies. What’s another hustle to him?

DanMan on December 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Dog Eater won’t announce he’s an atheist, he’ll announce he’s something else.

Bishop on December 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Well let’s face it gang…we’re talking the 80′s here….

..at that point in his Life, the future Prez was probably
face down in some swarthy Middle Eastern man’s groin, after
being on a three day long bender….so his Uncle paid
no attention…..

ToddPA on December 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Roger Simon: “What It It’s All True?”

aquaviva on December 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I mean he would have been a little older that Druncle Omar at the time.

DanMan on December 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Liars always lie first.

portlandon on December 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I mean his credibility is already in the toilet, so he can start actually telling the truth about stuff from his past and it won’t hurt him.

Johnnyreb on December 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

“Oh, that uncle?”

- Baracky

fogw on December 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

While the WH press shop is on this little truth trip with Barky, about those college transcripts……..

D-fusit on December 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Makes me wonder what other politically problematic details they decided to sit on until after he was safely reelected. We’ll have to wait until the White House is ready to disclose

Coming soon: Obama admits that Billy Ayers wrote Dreams from My Father, and that Obama was admitted to Columbia University as a foreign student.

AZCoyote on December 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Dog Eater doesn’t like that part of his family, they don’t fit in well with cool black people such as Beyonce and Jay Z, so adios Uncle, maybe the half-brother in Kenya can make up the spare bedroom in his mud hut for you.

Bishop on December 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Any explanation as to why they had a fallout? Why he hasn’t spoken to his uncle during his political career, I mean the last ten years?

Uncle Preezy wouldn’t share his stash with the Choom King…

Wyznowski on December 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I just read Druncle Omar is 69 yrs old.

D-fusit on December 5, 2013 at 3:51 PM

At least they have another place to stay if they don’t remain in DC after 2017.

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I wonder what effect this would have on his security clearance. [rhetorical comment] Didn’t he have to answer questions about contact with foreigners/foreign nationals?

This guy lies as a rule.

Then someone squeaky clean like me, has to endure being challenged on some stupid polygraph for generating “responses” to certain questions. I’d like to watch him go through a lifestyle poly! I would pay a lot of money to see that.

Then again, the guy is a sociopath and would probably glide right through such an encounter.

freedomfirst on December 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Don’t care about this.We all have crazy uncles we don’t want to talk about.

gerrym51 on December 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Why do they reflexively lie when they don’t have to?

They simply can’t help themselves.

Midas on December 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Over/under on when Jay Carney breaks the news that Obama’s an atheist: June 2015.

Not possible. Obama believes in himself.

Bitter Clinger on December 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I would surmise his store inventory showed a few bottles of MD-2020 missing that year…

hillsoftx on December 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

For that matter, does he even go through a clearance process? If so, and he lied, isn’t it 10 years or $10,000 fine?

freedomfirst on December 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

While we are on the subject of illegal immigration I wanted to let everyone know that DHS just finished a hiring spree of far left immigration activist lawyers.

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/12/04/amnesty-incorporated-dhs-hires-immigration-activist-lawyers/

Wigglesworth on December 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

From the Patriot Post:

“[H]e who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.”

–Thomas Jefferson (1785)

INC on December 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Can you be an atheist if you believe you ARE a god?

Marcola on December 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

“I was not informed website wasn’t working that I once lived with my uncle.”

NotCoach on December 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

He’ll learn about it on the news tonight.

Bitter Clinger on December 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

So the lying has been going on for quite some time…

The State Run Media will never admit they made a terrible mistake……in their selection as POTUS.

d1carter on December 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Now don’t tell anybody what I wanna do
If they find out you know that they’ll never let me through

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

They never vetted this guy because he was so cool…..and he represented their views. All Hail!

d1carter on December 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

“I was not informed website wasn’t working that I once lived with my uncle.”

NotCoach on December 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

He’ll learn about it on the news tonight.

Bitter Clinger on December 5, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Tomorrow morning, the Miami Heat play the Chicago Bulls tonight.

D-fusit on December 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

It’s memory loss, from smoking the chronic.

Ward Cleaver on December 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

I don’t remember living with my uncle until I read it in the newspapers. For such a brilliant man, it seems that he has a very short memory. People with short memories should never tell lies.

savage24 on December 5, 2013 at 4:01 PM

BREAKING: Obama responds “It’s no fun being an illegal alien.”

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Just wait until he finds out that he did this.

Yeah. Nobody will be angrier than him… right? And let him make this clear — he’ll get to the bottom of it.

Dirty Creature on December 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Who stayed with who? 21 years ago Druncle Omar would have been about 25 and fresh off the boat (I think I read he was 46 now). Obama is probably a little older.

Did Obama harbor an illegal alien? We already suspect he accepted foreign aid bennies. What’s another hustle to him?

DanMan on December 5, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Supposedly Omar O was born in 1944

Foxhound on December 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Obama personally knows at least 3 uncles named uncle omar.

– Jay Carney

HumpBot Salvation on December 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

What’s all the fuss about? One little fib and everyone gets all out of shape.

Syd B. on December 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Man, they’ll lie about anything and everything as if lying were an autonomic reflex.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

A pink one, a red one, the colors you choose…

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

If you don’t like you uncle you don’t have to keep your uncle.

Bishop on December 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

So, this is the pathway to citizenship?

Christien on December 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Hilarious. They try to make it sound like the press office just initially denied that Obama ever knew his uncle without asking Obama so it’s not Obama’s fault. First, who would do that? Deny he knew his uncle without even asking him? That’s just stupid. Second, like Obama never heard about his uncle on the news? We already know he gets most of his information from the news, and this story was pretty widely reported 2 years ago. You would think he would have heard about his uncle, and the fact that Obama supposedly never knew him, and maybe wanted to correct the record.

mbs on December 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Man, they’ll lie about anything and everything as if lying were an autonomic reflex.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

It is, and why not? The MSM never calls him on it.

NotCoach on December 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM

maybe the birthers are right.

dmacleo on December 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Reverses course” is now the “You lie”, but you are the “racists”, rubes.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

If you don’t like you uncle you don’t have to keep your uncle. can pass him off on the taxpayers.
Bishop on December 5, 2013 at 4:15 PM

FIFY

HumpBot Salvation on December 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Who are you going to believe? A man who cheated to stay in the U.S. illegally, or the president of the United States?

I’m sorry, but I thought you were talking about one and the same person…

PatriotRider on December 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Don’t care about this.We all have crazy uncles we don’t want to talk about.

gerrym51 on December 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

True, and had he told the truth about it, no one else would have cared. The reason it matters is that one of the many problems with the Leader of the Free World is that he even lies about things that don’t really matter. He’s dishonest to his core.

Mr. D on December 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

The president has not seen Omar Obama in 20 years and has not spoken with him in roughly 10 years.”

obama doesn’t give a damn about his brother, who lives in a carton shack in Kenya, and this uncle, family in general…

Why would you believe he cares about YOU, or the middle, lower classes?

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Why do the taxpayers have to care for the uncle of the president of the USA, the 1%r extraordinaire?

May the entire clan go directly to Hell.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

MeanWhile, ……………….FREE CITIZENSHIP:

Kenya
1d
President Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle, once ordered deported, granted permission to stay in US – @AP
read more on newsobserver.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barack-obama/

canopfor on December 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Who are you going to believe? A man who cheated to stay in the U.S. illegally, or the president of the United States?

God, this is sooo funny :)

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Hilarious. They try to make it sound like the press office just initially denied that Obama ever knew his uncle without asking Obama so it’s not Obama’s fault. First, who would do that? Deny he knew his uncle without even asking him? That’s just stupid. mbs

Exactly.

They are so ridiculous – buffoons.

He has always been a serial liar. Lies when he doesn’t need to. He can not stand anyone knowing anything about him.

He ain’t right.

ChicagoBlue on December 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

the media, whether due to laziness, incuriosity, or partisan aversion to what they might find, has little interest in O’s younger years.

You left out intoxication from consuming obama’s chit. It ain’t Beluga caviar.

Over/under on when Jay Carney breaks the news that Obama’s an atheist: June 2015.

I posted here, repeatedly, that he’s an Atheist, but claims to be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Polish, whatever audience is in front of him. He is the ultimate charlatanic thug in the US history.

Fools in the media, you NO longer deserve to live/work as free as the constitution granted you to.

p.s. obama is not legitimate after 2012 and he’s very ill, physically and mentally. Media…meh, in his azz. Die there, most all of you.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

So I wonder what the line is in Vegas for the over/under on how many lies O has stated heretofore and how many until he is impeached or leaves office.

DDay on December 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

One more candidate for welfare, free housing and especially obama’care’ and an i-phone.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I still want to see obama’s grades, all of them. That s/b the ultimate laugh.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM

He read it in the paper today just like the rest of the country.

txdoc on December 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Best line here: “This time, the press office asked the president directly.”
==========================================================================

Well,…the QuestionScrutenizers are probably on there way to
Journolister Re-Question Re-Education Camps!!

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Never expect the Obama administration (Obama in particular) to tell the truth.

sadatoni on December 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

White house is a verified liar. Trust factor, -10

jake49 on December 5, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Right. Believe the illegal.

Well, we are told after all that illegals are ‘noble.’

Of course, he could have been lying on the stand. Dishonesty and untrustworthiness appear to be Obama family traits.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

sad, our president has an aunt and an uncle here illegally. ones a drunk and the other a welfare queen who says the US owes her free stuff.
and yet its the birthers who are made fun of and its the GOP whos afraid to raise these issues.

dmacleo on December 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

AZCoyote on December 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

THIS right here

cmsinaz on December 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

I still want to see obama’s grades, all of them. That s/b the ultimate laugh.

Schadenfreude on December 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Schadenfreude:How about his Lecture Questions:)
===============================================

Barack Obama Lectures on Constituonal Law

To:
Students in Con. Law IIIFrom: Barack Obama
Re:
The Exam
========

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13516100/Barack-Obama-Lectures-on-Constituonal-Law

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Anyone heard how Auntie Zucchini is faring with all of her American taxpayer-funded bennies?

Freeloading appears to be another Obama family trait.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

When Obama makes his presidential library, it will not be a museum touting the accomplishments of his presidency. It’ll be a warehouse in Joliet with 12 foot high razor wire fence surrounding it, and guarded by SEIU union thugs and the New Black Panther Party. Public will not be invited.

simkeith on December 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM

AZCoyote on December 5, 2013 at 3:48 PM

THIS right here

cmsinaz on December 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

cmsinaz: Yups:0

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Time to ask questions about Aunt Zetuni who despite being an illegal alien lived in Boston public housing and received welfare payments for years before a judge decided that she too could stay here. The press is SO incurious about Obama as opposed to seeking out Romney’s frat brothers for dirt.

philw1776 on December 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

‘Professor’ Obama’s Radical Syllabus

Obama’s only submission as President of the HLR, which is an unsigned note – a very unusual situation for a person in such a position:

TORT LAW – PRENATAL INJURIES – SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE CAUSE OF ACTION BROUGHT BY FETUS AGAINST ITS MOTHER FOR UNINTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF PRENATAL INJURIES

103 Harv. L. Rev. 823 (1989 – 1990)

In 2008, the Obama campaign swiftly confirmed Obama’s authorship of the fetal rights note in the HLR and also provided a statement on Harvard Law Review letterhead confirming that the unsigned piece was Obama’s – the only record of the anonymous authors is kept in the office of the Review president – and that records showed it was the only piece he’d written for the Review.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

because everyone’s supposed to remember everything they did in their early days right?

*rolls eyes*

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

BREAKING:

Nelson Mandela dies
16s
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announces – broadcast

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Nelson Mandela died…

I’m starting to begin to maybe believe, just a little, that this president can tell a lie easier than he can tell the truth.

Fallon on December 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

because everyone’s supposed to remember everything they did in their early days right?

*rolls eyes*

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Riiight, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, an ordinary person usually doesn’t remember both meeting and living with the brother of his dead father.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Yeah, I totally could have beat you, canopfor, if I hadn’t been wavering on the president’s truthiness…

Fallon on December 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Makes me wonder what other politically problematic details they decided to sit on until after he was safely reelected.

“I never actually graduated from Harvard.”

Barack Obama, January 21, 2017.

Dusty on December 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Riiight, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, an ordinary person usually doesn’t remember both meeting and living with the brother of his dead father.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

everyone’s memories work a little differently

some people remember the stuff they did at age 2, and others don’t remember things before age 6

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

because everyone’s supposed to remember everything they did in their early days right?

*rolls eyes*

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

You may be correct. Typically people with lessor I.Q.’s have a tendency to forget: people, places and occurrences much easier than their intellectual superiors.

DDay on December 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

because everyone’s supposed to remember everything they did in their early days right?

*rolls eyes*

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

He didn’t claim to not remember, he claims that he DID.

Well, NOW he does. Before they claim to have claimed on his behalf that the opposite happened.

So what exactly are you saying, that he didn’t remember 1980 a few years ago, but now he does, and that it’s all good, everyone is like that?

Wow. You just can’t make this sh** up… well, maybe YOU can… I suppose Zero and his people also could… but most people couldn’t.

And that is the point.

Dirty Creature on December 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

everyone’s memories work a little differently

some people remember the stuff they did at age 2, and others don’t remember things before age 6

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

And still others pretty much Lie about everything they did,
or engaged in their Adult lives to fool people such as yourself.

ToddPA on December 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Riiight, ‘cuz, like, um, ya know, an ordinary person usually doesn’t remember both meeting and living with the brother of his dead father.

Resist We Much on December 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

everyone’s memories work a little differently

some people remember the stuff they did at age 2, and others don’t remember things before age 6

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

He was in his 20′s then. He was about to enter college.

Try harder.

Bitter Clinger on December 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

And still others pretty much Lie about everything they did,
or engaged in their Adult lives to fool people such as yourself.

ToddPA on December 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

why is whether Obama lived with his uncle even an issue in the first place? it’s none of my business and so whether he lied or not about it is frankly quite irrelevant imho

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM

What about Auntie Zeituni? Us Massachusetts tax payers are footing her bill. One would think that President Cares A lot could spring for a few bucks for a blood relative, no?

birdwatcher on December 5, 2013 at 5:08 PM

because everyone’s supposed to remember everything they did in their early days right?

*rolls eyes*

nonpartisan on December 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

nonpartisan:YES, and if you have a conscience.

canopfor on December 5, 2013 at 5:19 PM

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