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President's Refusal to Help Brother with Medical Bill “a Matter of Principle”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:25 AM PDT by John Semmens

President Barack Obama's youngest Kenyan half-brother George had to beg for help from conservative author Dinesh D’Souza because his famous brother refused him aid. Moved by the man's plight, D’Souza paid $1,000 to cover the medical bills for the man's son.

The President's seeming callousness toward his own relative was defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney as “a matter of principle. Anyone who knows the President knows him as a man of infinite sympathy for the downtrodden of the world. Yes, he could easily have afforded the $1,000. But paying out of his own pocket would've undermined his belief that the health of every individual is really the government's responsibility.”

“Under a properly working health care system the needs of impoverished people like the President's half-brother would be provided for by the government,” Carney maintained. “Were the President to undertake individual action to provide for his own relatives he could be accused of favoritism. So, much as it saddens him to see anyone suffer he feels it is a necessary sacrifice that helps build the case for universal health care.”

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/116971-2012-08-17-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-august-19-2012.htm


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: collectivism; obama; satire; socialism

1 posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

LOL!


2 posted on 08/18/2012 8:46:36 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: John Semmens
"... undermined his belief that the health of every individual is really the government's responsibility.”

And we all know, obama is a man of his principles.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 8:50:05 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: John Semmens

Great!


4 posted on 08/18/2012 8:50:42 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: John Semmens

funny stuff


5 posted on 08/18/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: John Semmens
I know that this satire, but I also believe that Obama knows that George isn't really his brother.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: commonguymd

Maybe there’s something on the business form that releases some dearly held info....


7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:53:53 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Oops, gotta read these more closely. ;)


8 posted on 08/18/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: John Semmens
My training, and the time from my life it took to gain it is not Obama’s or the government's to give away. This guy is truly a two bit idiotic communist.
9 posted on 08/18/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: John Semmens

Yes, he could easily have afforded the $1,000. But paying out of his own pocket would’ve undermined his belief that the health of every individual is really the government’s responsibility.”

This is so twisted and sick that I can’t believe it. Wow.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: John Semmens

A TYPICAL LIBERAL!He’s “Scrooge”with his own money,but GENEROUS(to a fault)with EVERYONE else’s money!!


11 posted on 08/18/2012 9:00:38 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: John Semmens

So Barry is a christian who does not believe that “Charity begins at home”? Nor is he his brother’s keeper?


12 posted on 08/18/2012 9:00:52 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: John Semmens

“”But paying out of his own pocket would’ve undermined his belief that the health of every individual is really the government’s responsibility.”

“Under a properly working health care system the needs of impoverished people like the President’s half-brother would be provided for by the government,” Carney maintained. “Were the President to undertake individual action to provide for his own relatives he could be accused of favoritism. So, much as it saddens him to see anyone suffer he feels it is a necessary sacrifice that helps build the case for universal health care.””” - article

This is amazing - Romney should make a commercial out of this event. It shows how disconnected Obama is to the American concept of family and personal responsibility. It also shows his callousness - He would let his brother suffer to prove a point that government needs to play a larger role.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: John Semmens
Are you sure this is satire?

It sounds very factual.

14 posted on 08/18/2012 9:08:44 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the chuckle John. Good one. LOL!


15 posted on 08/18/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks John - once again enough truth that one has to look for the semi-satire lead-in....


16 posted on 08/18/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: DuncanWaring

bkmk.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 9:14:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: John Semmens

probably truer than any of us would like to think


18 posted on 08/18/2012 9:15:45 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: John Semmens
Pssst: It's satire. Nevertheless, it does illuminate one abiding principle:

OBAMA. IS. A. JERK.

The real life Obama snubbed his own brother. There is only one word for this kind of person in the English language.
19 posted on 08/18/2012 9:21:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
There is only one word for this kind of person in the English language.

A$$hole, $hithead, are actually two that come to mind.

20 posted on 08/18/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Thanks for the clarification.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: John Semmens

The true measure of satire is its believability. Judging by some of the comments, you have succeeded. But were their comments also satire ?


22 posted on 08/18/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by quimby
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To: John Semmens

Saw “2016” last night. I did this to financially help the effort to undo the lamestream medias image of 0bummer.

This was a rehash as I expected of material every freeper already knows and it covers over his connections to Islam and the liberation theologies connections to Islam.

Here is a good primer on that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

But I will say that his brother (I am not sure if it is the same one in this story) comes off as extremely articulate and highly intelligent.

In fact that was the main take away from this movie for me.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 10:21:06 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Vigilanteman
...Are you sure this is satire? It sounds very factual....

From what I've read at other sites, this is factual. The guy did give the cash to the brother living in the hut. This came out last week some time.

24 posted on 08/18/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: John Semmens

Absolutely funny. And, would not surprise me if true


25 posted on 08/18/2012 11:18:27 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Hmm. I dunno. Perhaps the real test is this— if Frank Marshal Davis had a grandson, would he look like Trayvon?

/sarc


26 posted on 08/18/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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