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President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs but skipped funeral to go golfing
Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Francesca Chambers

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: auntzeituni; naturalborncitizen; obamaaunt; zeitunionyango Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: COUNTrecount

wow...just....WOW!

I mean, the woman was here illegally, but couldn’t he have a little more compassion for her than THAT?


2 posted on 04/23/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 12:04:35 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


6 posted on 04/23/2014 12:06:07 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: COUNTrecount
President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs

Well, that's mighty white of him...

7 posted on 04/23/2014 12:07:52 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: COUNTrecount

I’ll bet he didn’t chip in more than $20.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 12:09:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: COUNTrecount

it’s hard to get a good tee time...


9 posted on 04/23/2014 12:13:12 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: COUNTrecount

His tee time was way more important of course.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 12:15:41 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 12:19:15 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
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.

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.

12 posted on 04/23/2014 12:23:31 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I’ll bet he didn’t chip in more than $20.

I wonder if he chipped in anything to her while alive.

13 posted on 04/23/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: COUNTrecount

That’s cold-blooded, man...


14 posted on 04/23/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

She was his nanny and housekeeper. That is new information.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Probably sent flowers from his table at the last state dinner.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT by AU72
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To: COUNTrecount; butterdezillion; LucyT; bitt; All

A pathetic PING.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 12:37:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: COUNTrecount

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.”


18 posted on 04/23/2014 12:44:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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


19 posted on 04/23/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I really do not believe he chipped in a flat dime. Truth is, Obama’s alleged family embarrasses him.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 12:47:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Buckeye McFrog
But the President did not attend the funeral. He hit the links

Wow! Class is like a woody. If you have it it shows. He doesn't have either.

21 posted on 04/23/2014 12:48:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: COUNTrecount
She babysat and kept the house tidy in Chicago! She was an illegal and no social security taxes paid. Who knew? When did they know it? Where is the outrage?
22 posted on 04/23/2014 12:49:52 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn ( #rememberbenghazi #extortion17 #impeachobama)
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To: DannyTN

I’ve heard golfing helps alleviate grief. :-)


23 posted on 04/23/2014 12:54:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Marie
That was amazing.

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.

24 posted on 04/23/2014 12:55:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: dforest

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.


25 posted on 04/23/2014 1:04:27 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


26 posted on 04/23/2014 2:28:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Graewoulf

“a pathetic ping”...

Quite.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 7:53:09 PM PDT by bitt (If Obama is really worried about “the children”, he should be bombing planned parenthood.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

She wasn’t his aunt. Barry’s father is Frank Marshall Davis.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 12:25:52 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Plummz

She must of died of natural causes, she’s not being cremated...


29 posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:58 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Of course that 1.5 M$ would be “somebody else pays” money.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 9:19:27 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: minnesota_bound

It’s all about campaign funds.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: COUNTrecount

‘First born Sasha’ details might conflict with Michelle gender discussions.


32 posted on 04/24/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 3:43:46 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: COUNTrecount
A little misdirection goes a long way. But the truth will always come out.
34 posted on 04/27/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: PA-RIVER

Frank Marshall Davis was born in Arkansas City, Kansas. That would mean both parents were US citizens?


35 posted on 04/27/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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