Skip to comments.President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs but skipped funeral to go golfing
Posted on 04/23/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
President Barack Obama's paternal aunt Zeituni Onyango died earlier this month from respiratory issues and breast cancer Her funeral was held on Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts, but the President did not attend Instead, he went golfing with White House aides
In 2001 when then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama's first child was born, it was Obama's aunt Kenyan aunt Zeituni Onyango who stepped in to help new parents Barack and Michelle. Onyango, who had moved to the United States the year before on a visa, took care of baby Sasha and kept the Obama's Chicago home in tidy order.
After Onyango, 61, died at a Boston, Massachusetts nursing home after battling breast cancer and respiratory issues earlier this month, President Barack Obama returned the favor by helping to pay for her funeral expenses.
But the President did not attend the funeral. He hit the links and sent a condolence note, instead, a New York Times profile on Obama's relationship with his relatives released on Tuesday declares. ......clip Family arranged for Onyango's body to be shipped back to Kenya earlier this week. The White House did not immediately return a request for clarification on how much the President contributed to his aunt's funeral fund.
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I mean, the woman was here illegally, but couldn’t he have a little more compassion for her than THAT?
That’s just unbelievably cold.
I mean I cannot imagine passing up the funeral of someone that came and cared for my home and family after a new child arrived.
This really does pass my understanding of what is progressive decency.
In all fairness, it would probably cost 1.5 mil for him and the entourage to attend... and we would all criticize him for that.
Obama’s interest in his black family goes as far as what it takes to serve his self interests. He is a white homosexual partying in a black closet.
The article makes it sound like she was here on a worker visa.
The truth is that she came here on a two week tourist visa and never went back to Kenya. Imagine how many millions of freeloaders like her are in this country.
Well, that's mighty white of him...
I’ll bet he didn’t chip in more than $20.
it’s hard to get a good tee time...
His tee time was way more important of course.
I hate Obama for a thousand reasons, but this isn’t one of them.
When my grandfather died, there was a *ton* of family drama that came out with the emotionalism of the moment. A LOT of anger and hurt and everyone was lashing out at everyone for a variety of reasons.
So I paid for my mom’s ticket to see her father buried and I spent the evening in my room praying for his soul. Heck, I prayed for the whole week for him and for my entire family to survive the loss of our bedrock.
There are a lot of reasons to skip a funeral - and the living are a big part of that.
I’d also like to point out that his presence at the first Ft Hood memorial overshadowed the dead and the families of the deceased. It would’ve been better had he not gone and his little speech hurt more than it helped.
Had he gone to his aunt’s funeral, the funeral would’ve been all about him because the press would’ve made it that way.
No. I don’t begrudge him stepping aside for this one and wish he’d do it more often.
Exactly right. And it would disrupt the funeral. Of course, that's how a normal person would think. This idiot will tie up whole cities to make a political speech.
I wonder if he chipped in anything to her while alive.
That’s cold-blooded, man...
She was his nanny and housekeeper. That is new information.
Probably sent flowers from his table at the last state dinner.
A pathetic PING.
That statement (Aunt Tetootie was his child’s babysitter long ago) will be countered by tomorrow, with Obama saying ( with a slight air of annoyance)he ‘barely even knew her’ before she got evicted a few years back. By next week, that counter statement will be walked way back by Jay Carney, saying “As the President has repeatedly stated, he had a decades long, close relationship to his beloved Aunt Tetootie, a confidant and irreplacable matriarch, and anyone who continues to refute that statement is expressing disrespect for the President and indifference to his family’s state of grief.”
I’m too ‘portant for my aunt too ‘portant for my aunt
Aunt’s has done left me
I’m too ‘portant for her funeral too ‘portant for her funeral
So ‘portant it hurts
And I’m too ‘portant for Congress too ‘portant for Congress
Scotus and laws
I really do not believe he chipped in a flat dime. Truth is, Obama’s alleged family embarrasses him.
Wow! Class is like a woody. If you have it it shows. He doesn't have either.
I’ve heard golfing helps alleviate grief. :-)
That shows the depth of character our side brings.
You made some great points. I, too, must step aside with no criticism of Obama for this particular incident.
Remember the comment uttered about his father: “my dad fought in WW2” Since both his alleged natural dad and his adopted dad were too young to have served in WW2, IMO, his failure to attend the funeral is an admission his alleged father was not true and hence his aunt was not his aunt.
He did not spend a dime. He must have asked for donations then siphoned off most of the money then reluctantly gave the rest for the burial.
“a pathetic ping”...
She wasn’t his aunt. Barry’s father is Frank Marshall Davis.
She must of died of natural causes, she’s not being cremated...
Of course that 1.5 M$ would be “somebody else pays” money.
It’s all about campaign funds.
‘First born Sasha’ details might conflict with Michelle gender discussions.
I don’t believe they are related.
FMD is his father, and he went to that funeral. The kenyans are props, nothing more. Hes done using them.
Frank Marshall Davis was born in Arkansas City, Kansas. That would mean both parents were US citizens?