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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Saturday he didn't know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed. (Video by the Associated Press.)

Updated 4:31 p.m.
By Matthew Mosk
The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama will refund a small number of contributions made by Obama's aunt, who has been living in the United States illegally, according to a published report.

The woman, Zeituni Onyango, lives in state-subsidized public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father.

The Associated Press reported today that Obama's aunt had been instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.

Obama campaign reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Onyango gave $265 to the campaign. Foreign nationals who do not hold Green Cards are not permitted to donate to American presidential campaigns, though legal permanent residents are allowed to do so.

"Given the information that has been brought to our attention, the contributions are being refunded," Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman, told The Washington Post this morning.

The campaign told the AP that Obama was not aware that questions had been raised about his aunt's legal status.

"Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed," the statement said, according to the AP.

Onyango's residence in public housing was reportedly approved by the Boston Housing Authority, which accepted her as an "eligible noncitizen." Unlike federally-subsidized public housing, noncitizens are allowed to reside in state public housing.

The McCain campaign declined to comment on the story. "It's a family matter," McCain advisor Mark Salter told reporters, according to an afternoon pool report.

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The lunatic fringe dailykos attack chihuahuas excuse Obama for not knowing about his auntie's plight yet expect YOU to "share the wealth" with the dregs of society who have no intention of working or trying to improve their lifestyle and YOU NEVER MET them! Typical left-wing elitists, always “generous” with OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY.

Posted by: Skeptic_tom | November 3, 2008 10:42 AM


McCain supporters talk about "Obama doesn't 'Add Up'"...

What doesn't "ADD UP" is that someone would vote for the same political party that has DEMONSTRATED that they are IRRESPONSIBLE LEADERS.

Our economy is in the hole, respect for the US dollar has fallen, our military is transparent to our enemies, our beloved Constitution has been assaulted, and now the same party is picking on little old ladies and whining about their tax bill.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the PROVEN FAILURE of the Republican Party

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 2, 2008 2:46 PM

I find it hard to believe that Obama's aunt did not contact him asking for advise and/or help regarding her immigration status. If I was facing deportation and Obama was my nephew, I certainly would have contacted him. I wonder if she had any legal representation at her deportation hearing. I can not imagine the aunt of a Senator appearing at a deportation hearing without legal representation. If she had legal representation then I would like to know who it was and if they have any connections to Obama.
As usuual, Obama is commanding us to dismiss
this because "he was unaware."
For those of you who blindly follow Obama because the Media says you should and because Oprah shouted
"He is the one!", all I can say is "wake up!"

Posted by: ThoughtfulGirl | November 2, 2008 2:01 PM

Hurt2008 sposted: "The fact that matters is not how much it have cost to host that little lady, but the principle"..."[Obama] doesn't add up...

Conservatives ran the last eight years 'On Principle' and thats all Republicans have left. The Republican Party is a "Failed State" and we have the economy and sullied world reputaction and transparent military to prove it.

WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD WE CONTINUE TO GIVE CONTROL TO A PARTY WHO HOLDS AS PART OF THEIR "PRINCIPAL" TO PICK ON LITTLE OLD LADIES JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THEIR TAX BILL

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY CANNOT RUN THE COUNTRY RESPONSIBLY.

And you talk about Obama "not adding up". Please. What DOES ADD UP?...Republicans BLEW IT! and then voting for them AGAIN!...THAT's what "doesn't add up".

Save OUR Country and Constitution from demonstrated irresponsable leadership

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 2, 2008 1:47 PM

Hurt2008 sposted: "The fact that matters is not how much it have cost to host that little lady, but the principle"..."[Obama] doesn't add up...

Conservatives ran the last eight years 'On Principle' and thats all Republicans have left. The Republican Party is a "Failed State" and we have the economy and sullied world reputaction and transparent military to prove it.

WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD WE CONTINUE TO GIVE CONTROL TO A PARTY WHO HOLDS AS PART OF THEIR "PRINCIPAL" TO PICK ON LITTLE OLD LADIES JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THEIR TAX BILL

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY CANNOT RUN THE COUNTRY RESPONSIBLY.

And you talk about Obama "not adding up". Please. What DOES ADD UP?...Republicans BLEW IT! and then voting for them AGAIN!...THAT's what "doesn't add up".

Save OUR Country and Constitution from demonstrated irresponsable leadership

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 2, 2008 1:46 PM

McCain Endorsed by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 11/2/08


(Do you think Obama will get angry again and throw their reporter off the plane too?)


"Welcome to the 2008 presidential race. This nation's liberal elite and its predominantly liberal media have anointed as the next president Democrat Barack Obama, 47, the junior senator of Illinois.

The liberal tutorial is that Sen. Obama is a visionary, a man of hope, if not the political equivalent of the Second Coming. And a plurality of the student body appears to accept this at face value. But Obama has sparse political experience, no executive experience, no leadership experience, really, and woefully little experience at much of anything.

That is, other than rationalizing quite leftist and collectivist views that include everything from the worst of command economics -- sure to turn recession into depression -- to perverting the U.S. Constitution by making it and the Supreme Court some kind of rule-of-law relative social re-engineering tool.

Talk about manifest danger.

The only truly experienced leader in this race -- the gentleman whose resume actually is worthy of the phrase -- is John McCain, 72, war hero, former congressman and longtime U.S. senator of Arizona.

John McCain is fiercely independent. And he makes no apologies for the principles he holds dear, even if they be at odds with the traditional party base. But he has never wavered in his core belief of what Republicanism (with a capital "R") and republicanism (with a lower-case "r") are all about:

Small government. Fiscal discipline. Low taxes. A strong defense. And a judiciary that does not legislate from the bench.

Compared with Barack Obama's long and dangerous statist laundry list of the ever more expansive role government should play in our lives, John McCain sums it up quite succinctly, quite effectively and quite nicely, thank you.

Indeed, we have differences that are more than quibbles with some of Sen. McCain's positions. We stridently disagree with his campaign finance and immigration "reform" efforts. And we've told him so face to face.

But it being, as once was written, a golden rule that one should never judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them, it would be imprudent of us to allow our respectful differences to preclude our support.

Thus, we again today wholeheartedly endorse John McCain for president of the United States. For it really is time to stand up and fight."

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 10:09 AM

When you read headlines such as, "Disclosure About Obama's Aunt May Have Violated Privacy Policy" then you know the government isn't following the rules, either.

Posted by: josephbbl | November 2, 2008 8:33 AM

Despite what some have said before, even BHO has admitted to meeting his aunt at least four times.

And, she was an illegal alien when she attended his swearing-in ceremony to become a U.S. Senator.

It's also odd that he's expressed more sympathy for illegal aliens he's never met than his own aunt.

In fact, there are a lot of things odd about this, please go to one of his appearances and try to ask him a good question (just make sure it's a question that will make him look bad first):

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008275.html

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM

Despite what some have said before, even BHO has admitted to meeting his aunt at least four times.

And, she was an illegal alien when she attended his swearing-in ceremony to become a U.S. Senator.

It's also odd that he's expressed more sympathy for illegal aliens he's never met than his own aunt.

In fact, there are a lot of things odd about this, please go to one of his appearances and try to ask him a good question (just make sure it's a question that will make him look bad first):

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008275.html

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 2, 2008 1:30 AM

Hussein's pressure succeeded!

He got Wapo to eliminate this article from the cover online.

Everything else is there, except this article.

HUSSEIN IS A THREAT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

HE HAS THE STATE POLICE AT HIS FINGERTIP AND HE'S NOT PRESIDENT YET.


DON'T VOTE FOR HUSSEIN

NOBAMA

Posted by: coqui44

------------------
Yet you still publish?
I guess Obama 's not that omnipotent.

Posted by: edlharris | November 2, 2008 12:17 AM

McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzDEbVFcg8
.


McCain - Founding Member of the Keating 5:


McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.


Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)


McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


McCain was not convicted of any crimes, though the Senate concluded that he exercised "poor judgment." (Furthermore, he got off on some charges by a technicality -- that he was still in the House when he took those vacation trips, and so the Senate couldn't prosecute him. The House concluded that THEY couldn't prosecute him because he had moved to the Senate.)


Here's some mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
.
http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 11:38 PM

[Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM]:

...
>I say it's the first case of an illegal
>alien watching her relative sworn into the
>Senate in US HISTORY!
>Now, let's find out how she successfully
>stayed here IN GOVERNMENT HOUSING ON A
>GOVERNMENT STIPEND without getting caught
>for four years.

The fact that matters is not how much it have cost for this little lady, but I feel as an American that I have been violated.
Now I am even wondering if ACRON has got her into the voting list!

Do we Americans do this kind of things?

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 11:32 PM

[Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM]:

...
>I say it's the first case of an illegal
>alien watching her relative sworn into the
>Senate in US HISTORY!
>Now, let's find out how she successfully
>stayed here IN GOVERNMENT HOUSING ON A
>GOVERNMENT STIPEND without getting caught
>for four years.

Now I am even wondering if ACRON has got her into the voting list!

Do we Americans do this kind of things?

Did her Senator Nephew help out a little bit?

|

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 11:25 PM

5 Greatest Lies of 2007-8:

1. I could no more disavow Rev Wright than I could an Uncle: I never in 20 years heard him say anything controversial

2. Allowing Mrs Rezko to buy me a sideyard was a Bonehead Move

3. Bill Ayres was a guy in my neighborhood:our kids knew each
other: I didn't know about the Weatherman

4. Khalidi was a guy in my neighborhood: I didn't about know his PLO background

5. I didn't know my Aunt was in America

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 11:23 PM

[Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 10:51 PM ]

...

Is Palin a Whack Job?

No, she can do a wonderful blow job to the sagging economy and Washington establishment! I truely believe in her and that is why I voted McCain/Palin this morning.

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM

Its even worse that McCain is exploiting this human tragedy.

Jaysit-get up and check- HE NEVER MENTIONED IT AND HIS SPEECHWRITER (Salter)SAID IT WAS A FAMILY MATTER!

I say it's the first case of an illegal alien watching her relative sworn into the Senate in US HISTORY!
Now, let's find out how she successfully stayed here IN GOVERNMENT HOUSING ON A GOVERNMENT STIPEND without getting caught for four years.

Did her Senator Nephew help out a little bit?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 11:15 PM

Hussein's pressure succeeded!

He got Wapo to eliminate this article from the cover online.

Everything else is there, except this article.

HUSSEIN IS A THREAT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

HE HAS THE STATE POLICE AT HIS FINGERTIP AND HE'S NOT PRESIDENT YET.


DON'T VOTE FOR HUSSEIN

NOBAMA

Posted by: coqui44 | November 1, 2008 11:12 PM

[Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 10:30 PM ]:

>CONSERVADRONES LOVE TO PICK ON LITTLE OLD
>LADIES!

The fact that matters is not how much it have cost to host that little lady, but the principle. Besides, Mr. Obama as a future leader should set higher standards by coming clean with many issues like association with the so-called underground groups, hatred minister, ACRON, his financing, etc. for the American people.

>Our country is in a deep economic hole and
>militarily tranparent because YOU PICKED
>BUSH.

I agree we should not have picked Bush 8 yrs ago. By the same token, we should pick Obama because he even has much less experience than Bush! Are you going to put a teenager in charge of your house?

...


Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 11:05 PM

Palin is like Darth Cheney Jr.


Is Palin a Whack Job?


YOU BETCHA!


Whack Job: noun - A crazy, possibly dangerous, person.
.
http://www.allwords.com/word-whackjob.html
.


Politico brings word that McCain advisors are upping the verbal leak campaign against Sarah Palin, who must long for the days when members of her campaign were calling her a hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack.

A top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless "diva" description, calling Palin "a whack job."
.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/palin-a-whack-job-top-mcc_n_138523.html
.


Whack job. It's a good charge, cause it's true! This is one of my favorite leaks from the anti-Palin forces working for McCain, right up with the claim that she's "going rogue." Like Iran?


I've never seen a breakdown in discipline like this on a presidential campaign. It testifies to McCain's lack of leadership and to the state of his campaign. Knowing they're going to lose, Mittens' kittens are angling for advantage against Palin going into the 2012 primary.


Ah, yes, the coming GOP primary. Fantasize, my friends, with me. It's 2011, Obama and the Democrats in Congress have passed good progressive legislation to help bring us out of recession, institute universal health care, and end our dependence on foreign oil. Our troops are home from Iraq. Then we will all get to sit back and watch Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and whoever else fight for the right to lose to Obama.
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 10:51 PM

[thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 10:05 PM]:

>Not to brag, but I probably made more last
>year than you (as well as Joe the
> Pseudo-Plumber's) will in your entire life.

Then you must be one of those greedy mortgage moguls!

.....

>I TRULY believe in a Balanced Market
>system that includes Regulation of Greed
>and NOT corporate welfare.

So why socialism or socialize wealth?

>I do believe that Universal Healthcare
>will enable people to move out jobs that
>they are tied down to so they can be more
>productive.

I believe UH too, but I also believe UH is a responsibility, not a right. Besides those weak and disabled, we as an Americans need to help those able bodies too who have tried or are trying by going to school or working on a job IN ORDER to get the benefits, NOT a free hand out. Have we seen enough from the existing handout programs?

>I believe in the second amendment but that
>doesn't mean we shouldn't try to get guns
>off our streets.

So we don't cling to it because we are "mad"!!

>The list goes on.

I am a Dem and I expect Mr. Obama as a leader to set higher standards and come clean with a lot of those troubling issues as demanded by Hillary, McCain, and all Americans. Things just do not add up, especially here in America!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 10:46 PM

>Not to brag, but I probably made more last
>year than you (as well as Joe the
> Pseudo-Plumber's) will in your entire life.

Then you must be one of those greedy mortgage moguls!

>The thing is that I TRULY hold my "Country
>First" not my TAX BILL,

>I'm not a coward so I'm not afraid of
> terrorists,

>I TRULY believe in a Balanced Market
>system that includes Regulation of Greed
>and NOT corporate welfare.

>I do believe that Universal Healthcare
>will enable people to move out jobs that
>they are tied down to so they can be more
>productive.

I believe UH too, but I also believe UH is a responsibility, not a right. Besides those weak and disabled, we as an Americans need to help those able bodies too who have tried or are trying by going to school or working on a job IN ORDER to get the benefits, NOT a free hand out. Have we seen enough from the existing handout programs?

>I believe in the second amendment but that
>doesn't mean we shouldn't try to get guns
>off our streets.

So we don't cling to it because we are "mad"!!

>The list goes on.

I am a Dem and I expect Mr. Obama as a leader to set a higher standard as demanded by Hillary, McCain, and all Americans. Things just do not add up.

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 10:38 PM

THIS ONE IS BETTER THAN THE WHITEY TAPE.

Posted by: cintronlourdes | November 1, 2008 10:37 PM

1) Obama claiming he didn't know her legal status is hard to believe. As a US Senator and her nephew, he is the first person she would have asked for help after receiving deportation orders.

2) This is political dynamite! How did Hillary not know?

3) Auntie lives in "subsidized housing". Tell me dear readers, who does the subsidizing? ==>> another example of what happens when we allow poor immigrants into the country

A vote for Obama is a vote to destroy America. He is trying to buy the Presidency just like he stole the primary from Hillary. He is a scheming, worthless, socialist who pals around with terrorists.

Posted by: Lavrat2000 | November 1, 2008 10:31 PM

Typical of Hussein's tactics...

"House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers of Michigan questioned both the timing and the source of the news Saturday, sending a public letter to Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff requesting an investigation."

Hussein has being consistent in using state force, police force to silence dissent. What does Homeland Security has to do with 'smear'?

YOU CAN KISS YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH GOOD BYE IF HUSSEIN WINS.

NOBAMA NO OBAMA/WALL STREET '08

Posted by: cintronlourdes | November 1, 2008 10:31 PM

CONSERVADRONES LOVE TO PICK ON LITTLE OLD LADIES!

The fact is the damage this little old lady does to your TAX BILL is NOTHING compared to the damage you've done with your two votes for George W. Bush.

Our country is in a deep economic hole and militarily tranparent because YOU PICKED BUSH.

Now you lemmings want to put Hohn "BOMB BOMB" McCain in office?!?! He'll try to bomb Iran but hit our economy.


Save OUR Country and Constitution from lemmings

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 10:30 PM

Independant62(as if!) spewed : " She's [Obama's Auntie] a leach on this society."

You ARE a prick.

You LIKE picking on little old ladies.

When you say "I'd rather have my income go toward worthy causes" let me suggest stem-cell research. It's the only hope you have of growing your own brain (and a heart). Now go watch you FOX SPEWS...off you trot!


Save OUR Country and Constitution from the heartless (and brainless)

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 10:19 PM

jhpbriton spewed: ...you are a looser...

I guess you missed my response to you previous idiocy. Here it is...

jhpbriton spewed : "Do you have a job? Did you get your GED??? Do you even make 1x FPL?"

Not to brag, but I probably made more last year than you (as well as Joe the Pseudo-Plumber's) will in your entire life.

The thing is that I TRULY hold my "Country First" not my TAX BILL,

I'm not a coward so I'm not afraid of terrorists,

I TRULY believe in a Balanced Market system that includes Regulation of Greed and NOT corporate welfare.

I do believe that Universal Healthcare will enable people to move out jobs that they are tied down to so they can be more productive.

I believe in the second amendment but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to get guns off our streets.

The list goes on.

In all...I think for myself. Unlike you and your conservadrone buddies that have nearly destroyed this country.


Save our Country and Constitution from the ignorant like jhpbriton

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 10:05 PM

Now that McCain squeezed every last drop of blood out of Sam (I mean Joe) the Not-Plumber who hasn't paid his taxes, he moves on to attacking little old ladies in Obama's family. John McCain, you are a disgrace.

Posted by: chiefnugt | November 1, 2008 9:38 PM

Since his aunt has a drive license, I am wondering if ACRON was able to give her the votes registration card to vote this year. This is very unsettling. We Americans are terrorized by this. Enough is enough!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 9:34 PM

half aunt on his deceased fathers side.
immigration cases are confidential.
thats why the info was provided by an undisclosed source it was illegal to do so.
that said SO WHAT!
btw public housing isnt free she would be paying rent.
its just crappy old apartments no wants to live in any how.

personally i keep track of ALL of my distant reletives.
just to be sure of their constantly changing legal statuses
in case i have to report them to any various government agency like a good republican snitch.
NOT!

Posted by: JudgeAlan | November 1, 2008 9:28 PM

As thenotoriousblavio stated ....a bunch of conservatives pick on little old lady..

You are so typical. I never said one bad thing about Obama's aunt. I actually feel sorry for her that Obama has not done more to help her. Since she was asking for asylum, there needs to be some kind of immigration policy that would help people like her and all immigrants that apply. It's a shame he ignored her plight.

Posted by: traciek | November 1, 2008 9:16 PM

Now that we know this leach is here illegally, ship her out!

Posted by: jhpbriton | November 1, 2008 9:03 PM

Why in the world should Obama have any knowledge of her legal status??? He has only ever seen her twice in his life. Does anyone believe she would go around talking about her legal status? Anyone who decides not to vote for Obama because of this little zinger, probably wouldn't have voted for him anyway, this just gives them an excuse. This is a joke, except for the fact that it isn't.

Posted by: jackwendy | November 1, 2008 9:00 PM

The never ending odorous flavors...(AKA Thenotoriousflavio)...

I am so done with...people who floated through school, college, life and expect someone else to take care of them.

You are on your own. Get your children to study 20+ hours week (minimum) and excel in school. They need to become life-long learners. If not, they will LOSE to the BRIC, Pacific Rim and EU contingents that are 'cleaning our clock' in math, science, etc. The GM job bank will be gone post-bankruptcy - no more getting paid $80K a year for sitting on your rear. Unless you get a check from the US Govt to 'spread the wealth'. You are a LOSER if you continue to live your life this way!!!

Posted by: jhpbriton | November 1, 2008 8:56 PM

thenotoriousflavio wrote:

"Funny thing is, illegal aliens work their arses off in this country and get paid way less then minimum wage. They are the highest effectivness/cost laborers in the country.
...
Save OUR Country and Constitution from Tax Whiners who pick on little old ladies"

thenotoriousflavio...pull your head out of YOUR arse!

1) She's not old...I'll be working to a much older age in order to pay for freeloaders like her
2) She's not productive...she's on welfare, and when she was "working" she was putting in six hours a WEEK as a "community health advocate"
3) She's a leach on this society.

You and Obama can give all of your income (assuming you work) to these types if you wish. I'd rather have my income go toward worthy causes...not lost causes.

Posted by: Independent62 | November 1, 2008 8:52 PM

Why in the world should Obama have any knowledge of her legal status??? He has only ever seen her twice in his life. Does anyone believe she would go around talking about her legal status? Anyone who decides not to vote for Obama because of this little zinger, probably wouldn't have voted for him anyway, this just gives them an excuse. This is a joke, except for the fact that it isn't.

Posted by: jackwendy | November 1, 2008 8:49 PM

traciek spewed "However, after this story about his aunt, I can no longer vote for [Obama]"

I love it! A bunch of conservadrones pick on a little old lady (probably the most benign person) and you change your vote for that. That makes you one of the following:

a. Insenstive
b. Agist
c. Stupid
d. Mean
e. Maybe you're just lying in the first place.

I pick "e"


Save OUR Country and Constitution from Liars

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:41 PM

First of all, is this true. There have been so many falsehoods told about Obama and his family that we don't know how valid this is. If true, how is this Obama's responsibility? He barely knew the woman. I had aunts that I didn't know and they lived in the U.S. This becomes an "issue" AFTER ALL the illegals in ARIZONA leave the country.

Posted by: lynettema | November 1, 2008 8:39 PM

Independent62 (as if!) spewed "[whining about taxes]"

Funny thing is, illegal aliens work their arses off in this country and get paid way less then minimum wage. They are the highest effectivness/cost laborers in the country. That's why they are here and that's how MANY small business stay in the black.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from Tax Whiners who pick on little old ladies

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:34 PM

I was willing to overlook a lot of things about Obama because I was just thrilled to be able to make history with my vote. However, after this story about his aunt, I can no longer vote for him. This just tied things together for me. He stated he didn't know about Wright, Ayres, didn't know, didn't know, didn't know. Obama chooses to hear only what he wants to hear.

This also gives a great insight as to how he will treat the immigration issue. Since he is already in favor of giving illegals drivers licenses, I guess total amnesty is his answer. I am destroyed this man was not what I thought he was.

Posted by: traciek | November 1, 2008 8:27 PM

The disgusting aspect of this is the fact that it is so easy for illegal aliens to receive benefits from tax payers like myself...without ever having contributed in any way to our society! In addition to receiving housing, welfare, and food stamps, according to the New York Times she also recently had back surgery.

"Ms. Onyango lives in a disabled-access apartment and worked as a volunteer resident health advocate for the Boston Housing Authority before stopping recently for physical therapy following back surgery, said William McGonagle, deputy director of the authority."

I thought Obama says poor people can't get medical care? Apparently you can fly here from Kenya, refuse to leave, get free housing, food, AND medical care...all at my expense!

This is one screwed up country...and it looks like it is going to go over the edge on Tuesday. I look forward to watching the decline.

Posted by: Independent62 | November 1, 2008 8:25 PM

Really, as with Bush, the smarter people move on, they won't stay with the stupid, and the dull.

You can already see it on the blogs, I guess it's the way of the world, evolution, and such.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 8:24 PM

TO thenotoriousflavio: Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: pion54eer | November 1, 2008 8:22 PM

"Hey, Bubba! Let's go pick on some little old ladies and then go shoot some trick-or-treaters with our AK-47's then we'll go vote for Palin and the old guy!"


Save OUR Country and Constitution from the Republican Reich

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:21 PM

So Auntie goes under the bus now. Why didn't Barack help his Aunt stay in the US? Isn't that what elected official are supposed to do - intervene for the common man, make the governmental bureaucracy work for us? Nope. Elected officials are about gaining and holding on to power. Obama is a POLITICIAN. When he opens his mouth, he is lying. Like Spike Lee had Dap say in School Daze - WAKE UP!!!

Posted by: daavina | November 1, 2008 8:20 PM

Americans are too smart to be distracted from these Rovian generated attacks. Americans care about real issues like whether Joe The Plumber is actually named Joe and if he actually has a Harvard Law Degree (he does not by the way).

Posted by: BGuardian | November 1, 2008 8:20 PM

pion54eer posted "....Carl Rove..."

That's "Karl" as in Karl Marx.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the Karl Rove's of the world

VOTE Obama Nov 4

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Ah, though I agree with the sentiment, that whole 60's, Ayers throwback thing is dull, really, really dull.

Artless, even.

Got anything else?

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 8:19 PM

Liar, liar pants on fire!

Posted by: Wiel | November 1, 2008 8:18 PM

pion54eer posted "....Carl Rove..."

That's "Karl" as in Karl Marx.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the Karl Rove's of the world

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 8:17 PM

Our nation is in a recession. It's no accident. You can thank Republican party, and the billionaires in corporate America. You help fuel the economy in this direction by making it easy for them to be greedy. Just support John McCain. Some CEO will be smiling. And laughing at you when he lays you off work.

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 8:16 PM

AMERICANS DO NOT GET DISTRACTED BY THE CARL ROVE MACHINE!
We have come to the end of 8 years of the most disastrous administration in US history.
Our American economy has been driven to the ground,
We are fighting two wars, one of which we should never have waged,
Americans have already lost, or are in the process of losing their homes,
Thousands have lost their jobs,
People have lost their retirements,
Thousands of kids have been "left behind" with
No Child Left Behind"
AMERICANS STAY FOCUSED

Posted by: pion54eer | November 1, 2008 8:13 PM

Shouldn't the investigation be about how and why this ILLEGAL alien is still in the U.S.?

How and why this ILLEGAL alien is living in taxpayer subsidised housing?

How and why this ILLEGAL alien has a job with the housing athority?

Posted by: Lavrat2000 | November 1, 2008 8:07 PM

yep, the loons are out- and Halloween is over. Why don't you all just get back to playing Halo and Guitar hero and leave political commentary to the thinking people?

Posted by: silverspring25 | November 1, 2008 7:58 PM

Oh my gosh, is she a terrorist too? A Muslim? That one? It's desperation time for the Republicans and there are no limits to their depths. It's ok, just keep avoiding the issues and shovel dirt. Look how well it's been working for you. In about 72 hours it won't matter anyway.

Posted by: bretb | November 1, 2008 7:58 PM

Posted by: 1SuzyQ1 | November 1, 2008 7:49 PM

Is this kind of things we Americans do? Can we Americans expect anything better than this? Should Mr. Obama set a higher standard for America? From everything we have heard about Obama such as the "underground terrorist groups" to his association with Wright hatred to America to his religion background to Cash card contributions to this episode, he just keeps a blind eye on all those until caught. This is really unsettling!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 7:44 PM

Carla Claws "Oh For Heavens Sake"-

This is why the polls confuse some of us-

Zogby is a 3 Day Poll-

On 10/31/08 McCain PULLED AHEAD of Obama 48-47, a 1 point McCain lead for the day...

The 3 Day Poll ending on 10/31/08 also includes thaose post INFOMERCIAL days of 10/29 and 10/30- resulting in a 6.8% Obama lead for the 3 days....GET IT?

Pollster John Zogby: "Is McCain making a move? The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama today, 48% to 47%. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all. "Obama's lead among women declined, and it looks like it is occurring because McCain is solidifying the support of conservative women, which is something we saw last time McCain picked up in the polls. If McCain has a good day tomorrow, we will eliminate Obama's good day three days ago, and we could really see some tightening in this rolling average. But for now, hold on."

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 7:44 PM

At a time of war and terrorism in our world, this presidental candidate who is being protected by various branches of the military & law enforcement at the tax payers expense, refuses to acknowledge, be seen with, have in his photographed background, any type of Military or Law Enforcement in uniform.

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And you should hear what he says about white chicks...

(Sorry --I'm kidding.)

He gave plenty of clues as to the type of campaign he would run, certainly, I remember reading on one of the blogs early on he would use "rap" appeal to draw the kids in -- it's a rap world, (or it was, superficially, but we aren't speaking of cutting edge, hip, intelligent folks, here).

He's obtuse, Bush's people were too, Cheney, the king of obtuse, no one was expecting anything to be different.

How did he get the nomination, let's look into the money, Rezko plundering the IL pension funds, setting up the hospital board, the pay to play in IL, let's examine the electoral process, Bush's election in Florida should be reinvestigated, too.

This has to do with the integrity of the US electoral system, not some flavor of the month kook.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 7:42 PM

Our economy is structurally sound for the long term"
*George W Bush - Feb 11, 2008


"The American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system"
*Henry Paulson - Sept 15, 2008


"The economy is fundamentally sound"
*Herbert Hoover - October, 1931


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
*John McCain - Sept 15, 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcdLO3jKkPo
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McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 7:29 PM

Wow! Is this an example of the Feds snooping in government records and releasing information to the public

-bfjam
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The Ohio Senate President is Already investigating Ms Jones-Kelly, an Obama supporter in the Jobs dept- donated the maximium allowed (as a state employee!) to Obama's campaign and used state computers to investigate Joe the Plumber!

I think the LA Times Reporter who won't release the Khalidi tape should be questioned for this leak to AP- It sure took the heat off of him!

(In any case, it does look like Obama's in a bfjam...)

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 7:27 PM

cintronlourdes,

You are wrong their my friend, if he screws up or doesnt do what he says i wont vote for him again. I dont get star struck on politicians, they are all liars both parties. I believe in who can do best for our country, at this point i believe Obama is that person, i may be wrong and if i am i will vote someone else in 2012......

Posted by: rharring | November 1, 2008 7:27 PM

The republicans have been sinking all during the election season. Starting at bitter and divisive, they have arrived at pathetic.

Why would we want these children to be running our country's government at this time in history?

They can't even see how pathetic they are, trying to score points like children yelling at each other on the playground: oh yeah! well so's your mother!

children. brats.

Posted by: khote14 | November 1, 2008 7:24 PM

Its even worse that McCain is exploiting this human tragedy.

Jaysit-get up and check- HE NEVER MENTIONED IT AND HIS SPEECHWRITER (Salter)SAID IT WAS A FAMILY MATTER!

I say it's the first case of an illegal alien watching her relative sworn into the Senate in US HISTORY!
Now, let's find out how she successfully stayed here IN GOVERNMENT HOUSING ON A GOVERNMENT STIPEND without getting caught for four years.

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 7:21 PM

Wow! Is this an example of the Feds snooping in government records and releasing information to the public? I would think this would be private information and would only be known if someone was digging into government files. I predict this will backfire on Bush-Cheney-McCain-Palin.
Joe the 'Plumber', vs. Obama's aged aunt. The GOP really knows how to package an image. Drudge, Fox all broke this news first. Wonder where they got the tip?

Posted by: bfjam | November 1, 2008 7:19 PM

surlypants wrote: "Oh my god!!! This is the story of the century!! Forget 9/11, this amazing tale will surly be at the collective consciousness of the American public for century's. The election surly is now hinged on this one issue."
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I have a bigger story. My third cousin (once removed) was an embezzler. SHAME ON ME!!!

Posted by: carlaclaws | November 1, 2008 7:16 PM

cintronlourdes,

Oh i see when you get stumped you want to move on. Typical Republican. I see Obama's associations are much more important than the laws of our nation. And last i checked loser Bush was still in the White House so bringing that up is relevant, not to the GOP kool aid drinkers but to us law abiding Americans...
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So you are going to be a peasant of Hussein. You will cheer him as any republican who cheers Bush and Cheney.

Hussein gives homeowners 90 days to pay the mortgage or he will throw them to the streets. He is against re-financing mortgages for the middle class. But he can buy a mansion from Rezko at artificially reduced price and illegally get an apartment to his aunt.

He can flip flop and take money from corporations vs from the people, he flip flopped on Fisa to protect the interests of big corporations. But you are drunk wiht the Kool aid and can only see flowers surrounding your Messiah.

You are sooo bound to be disappointed by him.

Posted by: cintronlourdes | November 1, 2008 7:13 PM

So this is their October surprise? An aunty living in the country illegally? Its sad. Its even worse that McCain is exploiting this human tragedy.

If Obama and the Democrats actually knew about this why would they not have had her sent back as soon as they realized it would be a liability? Its clear that this comes from left field, and as a shock to everyone.

It would be the decent thing to give this woman and Sen. Obama the same amount of respect he accorded to the Bristol Palin teen pregnancy story. To quote Peggy Noonan from the WSJ:

"A great moment: When the press was hitting hard on the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter, he did not respond with a politically shrewd "I have no comment," or "We shouldn't judge." Instead he said, "My mother had me when she was 18," which shamed the press and others into silence. He showed grace when he didn't have to."

It would be nice if some of you on here showed grace. Even when you don't have to.

Posted by: jaysit | November 1, 2008 7:11 PM

Palin is a Freeloader


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
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$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state of Alaska.
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
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All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
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A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the f^ck, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff and goodluck to you in your newly minted 4th party gadfly status starting in 2009.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 7:02 PM

cintronlourdes,

Oh i see when you get stumped you want to move on. Typical Republican. I see Obama's associations are much more important than the laws of our nation. And last i checked loser Bush was still in the White House so bringing that up is relevant, not to the GOP kool aid drinkers but to us law abiding Americans...

Posted by: rharring | November 1, 2008 7:02 PM

Obama's is responsible for everything his relatives do... Especially grown women who are able to travel the world on there own.

But, no Obama should have known to ask his long lost Auntie for her Green Card when she arrived at family gatherings.

But this is coming from the same people who said Sarah Palin shouldn't be held responsible for her pregnant 17 year old daughter.

Posted by: case3 | November 1, 2008 6:55 PM

Oh, for heaven's sake. He didn't "pull ahead" at all! Read the poll results at the Zogby site.

http://zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1623

Posted by: carlaclaws | November 1, 2008 6:54 PM

cintronlourdes,

So where is your rage about Bush's crimes against our country and the constitution? If you are enraged by his actions dont bring up Obama. He has done nothing nearly as illegal as Bush has the last 8 years....

Posted by: rharring | November 1, 2008 6:26 PM
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Don't change the topic, you are a troll.

Bush is history. Now we have to focus on the new president. Why would you want to quash investigations about Hussein's connections in the past and how or when or if he has broken any laws is beyond me.

You want to initiate a new president who can't be questioned. Where is the 'change'? Isn't that the way we dealt with Bush? Hussein has a list of actions that speak about his corruption. This one is just another one. Rezko, birth certificate, hiding everything about his past...the man is hiding something that would make anyone vote against him if he were to let it rip.

You may have gotten drunk and sick to the stomach with your obama kool aid. You may have lost your political senses, your ability to question politicians, you may have become an obamabot easily manipulated.

But thank god many of us are still alive. It will be the minority that always enact the real changes in society that will keep an eye on Hussein if he wins. We will not let him rule like a dictator.

We will see you in the battle ground.

Posted by: cintronlourdes | November 1, 2008 6:47 PM

If Obama had done something illegal to keep his aunt in the country then this would be news. Our economy is tanking. We're in two wars. This is not the time for inane conspiracy theories. And if we are to hold Obama responsible for a distant relative - it is extremely obvious that he is not that close to the Kenyan side of his family
HAWKIEBAWKIE


THE STORY BROKE 24 HRS AGO- HE INVITED HER TO HIS SENATE SWEARING IN CEREMONY IN 2005 WHILE SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY-

I'M NOT SAYING THIS IS WATERGATE, BUT IT MIGHT BE AND I'M SURE NIXON SAID THE SAME THINGS YOU JUST WROTE ON THE FIRST DAY AFTER THE WASHINGTON POST BROKE THE STORY!

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 6:44 PM

Obama avoids association with military or police
Jason Kern, Michigan State Police

I have read all of the emails from not only some of the MTOA board members, but from other Law Enforcement & Military personnel about Barack Obama’s rudeness and what seems to be disgust for basically anyone in uniform. Well, it’s my turn to add to the list of emailers and here it is:

So members of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, (me included) and other local agencies inside Calhoun County are working with Secret Service in the security of Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama’s bus arrives in Battle Creek and pulls into the stadium area. Before Mr. Obama exits the bus, he has the Secret Service get off and tell all Law Enforcement personnel in uniform that they now have to stand behind the bus so Mr. Obama is not seen with anyone in a Law Enforcement uniform before he gets off or while in the public view. So, everyone from Michigan State Police, Sheriff’s Deptments and other agencies look at each other for a brief second, go and stand behind the bus out of sight so Mr. Obama does not have to see, or been seen with, what to him is ‘undesirables’ since he refuses to been seen or even acknowledge Military or Law Enforcement personnel in uniform. And he wants to be our commander-in-chief!

At a time of war and terrorism in our world, this presidental candidate who is being protected by various branches of the military & law enforcement at the tax payers expense, refuses to acknowledge, be seen with, have in his photographed background, any type of Military or Law Enforcement in uniform.

But this is not in the headlines or in the news or on TV. The TV news doesn’t show us marching around behind the bus. In the future, look and see if you can see a single soldier or police officer in uniform when you see Obama. Why? I wonder what the story or media frenzy would be if it was Muslims, blacks, whites, Jews, or any other race, gender, religon, and/or occupation, that Mr. Obama refused to be seen with or have around him.

Why would I make this up? Everyone in Law Enforcement knows we have traditionally had more funding under Democrats.

Just food for thought leading up to November 4th.

Jason Kern
Michigan Tactical Officer’s Association
Michigan State Police
Executive Board Member

Posted by: ontheblvd | November 1, 2008 6:43 PM

84 hours left and the trash throwers have shifted in to "ANY TRASH" mode!
Just trash it baby, TRASH IT!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 1, 2008 6:43 PM

pgr88 wrote: "His half brother lives in a cardboard box in Kenya, and also hasn't heard from Barry."
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Not according to the nonpartisan factcheck.org (http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_obamas_brother_really_dirt_poor_in.html). They say they contacted Obama's brother, and he says he's doing just fine.

Posted by: carlaclaws | November 1, 2008 6:43 PM

pgr88 wrote: "His half brother lives in a cardboard box in Kenya, and also hasn't heard from Barry."

Not according to the nonpartison factcheck.org (http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_obamas_brother_really_dirt_poor_in.html). They say they contacted Obama's brother, and he says he's doing just fine.

Posted by: carlaclaws | November 1, 2008 6:42 PM

Oh come off it. Get Real do you know how many relatives any person has in a lifetime, it quickly becomes a statistically exponential. After you move out of the town where you grew up through the most of the rest of ones life you just don’t keep up with stuff like this.
Sometimes one hears about an aunt or uncles death years after it happens, but probably not at all.
When you hit your 40's and 50s and you parents are dead, there are many relatives you just never hear of again. God almighty this even gets to be true with siblings, and is totally so with many cousins and aunts and such that you may have seen nearly ever day when you were 10 years old.
The myth of the close-knit family, if it were ever so, belongs to some rural Norman Rockwell past- like the family doctor.
If you don't live in a small town or ethnic neighborhood all you life this notion is ludicrous.
You racist, right wing bastards in your terrified fear and loathing will try to throw anything at the wall to tar and feather this guy. What sick pathetic meaningless lives you must live.
Lux lL

Posted by: LuxLumina | November 1, 2008 6:36 PM

Politico Today-

HENDERSON, Nev. —" Barack Obama did not know a relative was living in the United States illegally for the past nearly four years prior to today's Associated Press report, "but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed," the campaign said Saturday in a statement.

The Democratic nominee last heard from Zeituni Onyango, who attended his swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Senate in 2005 and is a half-sister of Obama's late father, two years ago, when she called to say she was in Boston, the campaign said. Campaign officials said they did not assist her in getting a tourist visa and had not known that she was living in America."

DIDN'T THE HARVARD (CAMBRIDGE, MASS)
ATTORNEY KNOW THAT BOSTON, FROM WHENCE HIS DEAR AUNT CALLED, WAS IN AMERICA????????

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 6:35 PM

If Obama had done something illegal to keep his aunt in the country then this would be news. Our economy is tanking. We're in two wars. This is not the time for inane conspiracy theories. And if we are to hold Obama responsible for a distant relative - it is extremely obvious that he is not that close to the Kenyan side of his family (which should comfort some of you) - we should hold Palin responsible for not focusing on her teenage pregnant daughter in her conservative, family valued home.

Posted by: hawkiebawkie | November 1, 2008 6:35 PM

I guess STUPIDITY is unbounded. This article shows that JOE DA PLUBMMER is a moron that can vote!

Posted by: mudbone | November 1, 2008 6:34 PM

BHO knew she was here on a tourist visa in 1999.

She attended his swearing-in in 2005, and he says he didn't know her status.

Then, in 2006 she called him and said she was in the U.S.

And, we're supposed to believe he didn't even wonder what her status might be? There's certainly the possibility that she decided not to tell him about her asylum application, but isn't that less than likely? Could she have asked him to help expedite that at some time?

And, when she called in 2006, why didn't his staff immediately "vet" her? Something's wrong here.

Go to an Obama appearance and ask him some questions:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008275.html

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 1, 2008 6:31 PM

Politico Today-

HENDERSON, Nev. — "Barack Obama did not know a relative was living in the United States illegally for the past nearly four years prior to today's Associated Press report, "but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed," the campaign said Saturday in a statement.

The Democratic nominee last heard from Zeituni Onyango, who attended his swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Senate in 2005 and is a half-sister of Obama's late father, two years ago, when she called to say she was in Boston, the campaign said. Campaign officials said they did not assist her in getting a tourist visa and had not known that she was living in America."

DIDN'T THE HARVARD (CAMBRIDGE, MASS) LAWYER KNOW THAT BOSTON, FROM WHENCE SHE CALLED, WAS IN AMERICA?????

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 6:28 PM

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES!
McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FD_M2BEl64

The $100 Million Man
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.

The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3jAkx9m10
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 6:28 PM

HUH?

Posted by: mudbone | November 1, 2008 6:26 PM

cintronlourdes,

So where is your rage about Bush's crimes against our country and the constitution? If you are enraged by his actions dont bring up Obama. He has done nothing nearly as illegal as Bush has the last 8 years....

Posted by: rharring | November 1, 2008 6:26 PM

"a person familiar with the matter told the AP. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango's case"..."the information was released from two separate sources"

Clearly a setup by McCain and Bush.

Buddies forever I guess.


"Save OUR Country and Constitution from more sneaky, underhanded tricks

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 6:21 PM

This is the reason Obama shouldn't be President. He has known all along about her status.(London Times 081103)
West European countries have been under Socialist or Socialo-centrist rulers for most of the second half of the 20C. To increase the number of voters that reelected them they had 2 ways. First to increase the number of civil servants. Illimited. Second to close eyes on illegal immigrants. Thanks to generous social aids, immigrant families grew, including polygamous families from Third world countries. Result: up to 20% of the local West European population is of immigrant origin. That demographics is exponential. And this is the new name of Internationale Socialiste but you must call it International Redistribution. That ideology is as promising as the Soviet Communism has been for the entire 20th century.
What is sad is that those immigrants, who most of them work as garbage collectors or in menial works deserted by Europeans, were to be the elite of their native country. They "did not take it at the sole of shoes." Those doomed countries have names: Rwanda, Congo, ..., Algeria in internal war since 50 years and which lost 10 million of its best people, who will never return - That's is Redistribution of misery, supported by an ideology whose damaging efffects are now forgotten by new generations of voters. They will have to re-experience it at their own expenses.

Posted by: rivenq | November 1, 2008 6:20 PM

The obamabots want us to believe that their teflon god, Hussein, should not be accountable for anything.

Rezko? Hussein didn't know.
Black aunt? Hussein didn't know nor cared.

Black grandma living in dirt poverty in Africa? He doesn't care.

You are electing for president someone who is a crook and doesn't care about anyone but himself. He's a heartless sob is what he is.

Good luck, America, if your blind citizens elect him.

America, your citizens seem to hate you. First they elect and re-elect Bush, now they want to elect another crook sold out to Wall Street and the war industry.

With friends like these, who needs enemies.

Posted by: cintronlourdes | November 1, 2008 6:16 PM

1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15161.htm) Did you wonder why she didn't celebrate with you her legal immigration to the US? Did you ask your Dear Aunt when she called you 2 years later from Boston?

Are you telling us you're stupid or is this simply a preview of a new "don't ask, don't tell" immigration policy?

Most illegal immigrants hide from the government- your aunt lived in taxpayer funded housing and received a taxpayer funded stipend- WOW, EXPLAIN THAT TO ME AGAIN...

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:42 PM


He did NOT Know ,he did NOT Know ,THATS IT!OK.
If YOU are talking about TAXPAYER money that Obama aunt did get,you need to talk about that with Bush not with Obama.
For EXPLAIN,you need tooo ask Busk.


IF OBAMA AUNT IS HERE 4 YEARS IN YOUR COUNTRY ILEGALLY THAT SAYS MORE ABOUT BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.
McCAIN AGREE WITH BUSH 90% OF THE TIME ,HE MAY HAVE AGREE WITH THIS TOOOOO.
WHO IS THE PRESIDENT NOW(Bush)?AND WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT 4 YEARS AGO(Bush)?WHO IS RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY NOW AND FOR YEARS AGO AND 8 YEARS AGO ?YES BUSH AND THE REP....PARTY.AFTER 2001 IS MORE ILEGALLY PEOPLE NOW IM AMERICA THAN BEFORE 2001,WHO IS TOOOO BLAME FOR THIS?YES BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.

It is just like drinking for McCain and Palin and Bush and the rep....party and suppoters
to put their garbage in another person clean home

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 6:11 PM

1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15161.htm) Did you wonder why she didn't celebrate with you her legal immigration to the US? Did you ask your Dear Aunt when she called you 2 years later from Boston?

Are you telling us you're stupid or is this simply a preview of a new "don't ask, don't tell" immigration policy?

Most illegal immigrants hide from the government- your aunt lived in taxpayer funded housing and received a taxpayer funded stipend- WOW, EXPLAIN THAT TO ME AGAIN...

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:42 PM


He did NOT Know ,he did NOT Know ,THATS IT!OK.
If are talking about TAXPAYER money that Obama aunt did get,you need to talk about that with Bush not with Obama.
For EXPLAIN,you need tooo ask Busk.


IF OBAMA AUNT IS HERE 4 YEARS IN YOUR COUNTRY ILEGALLY THAT SAYS MORE ABOUT BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.
McCAIN AGREE WITH BUSH 90% OF THE TIME ,HE MAY HAVE AGREE WITH THIS TOOOOO.
WHO IS THE PRESIDENT NOW(Bush)?AND WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT 4 YEARS AGO(Bush)?WHO IS RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY NOW AND FOR YEARS AGO AND 8 YEARS AGO ?YES BUSH AND THE REP....PARTY.AFTER 2001 IS MORE ILEGALLY PEOPLE NOW IM AMERICA THAN BEFORE 2001,WHO IS TOOOO BLAME FOR THIS?YES BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.

It is just like drinking for McCain and Palin and Bush and the rep....party and suppoters
to put their garbage in another person clean home

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 6:08 PM

Enough of us should have distant relatives...
Variant

Distant?
1. He wrote about her in his memoirs
2. He visited her in Africa
3. He invited her to his Senate swearing in ceremony in 2005, WHILE SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY!

I WONDER IF OBAMA MADE HISTORY BY INVITING THE COUNTRY'S FIRST ILLEGAL ALIEN RELATIVE TO A SENATE SWEARING IN CEREMONY?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 6:08 PM

WAIT OBAMA EXPLAIN THIS TO ME AGAIN-
1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15161.htm) Did you wonder why she didn't celebrate with you her legal immigration to the US? Did you ask your Dear Aunt when she called you 2 years later from Boston?

Are you telling us you're stupid or is this simply a preview of a new "don't ask, don't tell" immigration policy?

Most illegal immigrants hide from the government- your aunt lived in taxpayer funded housing and received a taxpayer funded stipend- WOW, EXPLAIN THAT TO ME AGAIN...

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:42 PM


He did Know ,he did Know ,THAT IT!OK.
If are talking about TAXPAYER money that Obama aunt did get,you need to talk about that with Bush not with Obama.
For EXPLAIN,you need tooo ask Busk.


IF OBAMA AUNT IS HERE 4 YEARS IN YOUR COUNTRY ILEGALLY THAT SAYS MORE ABOUT BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.
McCAIN AGREE WITH BUSH 90% OF THE TIME ,HE MAY HAVE AGREE WITH THIS TOOOOO.
WHO IS THE PRESIDENT NOW(Bush)?AND WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT 4 YEARS AGO(Bush)?WHO IS RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY NOW AND FOR YEARS AGO AND 8 YEARS AGO ?YES BUSH AND THE REP....PARTY.AFTER 2001 IS MORE ILEGALLY PEOPLE NOW IM AMERICA THAN BEFORE 2001,WHO IS TOOOO BLAME FOR THIS?YES BUSH AND THE REP...PARTY.

It is just like drinking for McCain and Palin and Bush and the rep....party and suppoters
to put their garbage in another person clean home.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 6:01 PM

"OBAMA EXPLAIN THIS TO ME AGAIN-
1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!"


...but not to worry, if he is Prez, she is pardoned.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 6:01 PM

Meanwhile Gallup shows Obama with a 52% to 42% lead over old man
NewEra

Hey New- Rasmusson's at 5% today
IBD- closest poll in 2004- at 5%
Reuters/CSPAN/ZOGBY- also @ 5%

BUT, as Zogby reported both 3 and 1 day

results yesterday, it revealed a 48-47

McCain lead for 10/31! Stay Tuned for 11/1

results late tonight....

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:57 PM

- Never held a real job

- Never run a business

- Never served in uniform


But has the AUDACITY to demand your vote

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 5:55 PM

BREAKING: Palin is "pranked"--extensively--by false "President Sarkozy". Listen: http://tinyurl.com/6fhhzk

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 5:55 PM

Enough of us should have distant relatives (which one of your father's half-sisters should qualify as) to understand that Obama can't be blamed for this. He had nothing to do with getting her a tourist visa (anybody who has ever been though the U.S. tourist visa process should know that he couldn't have influenced this if he had wanted to).

And he's in a damned-if-you-do/don't situation: if he had helped her, then he would have been abetting her illegal stay. Doesn't help her, and he's a heartless cad who expects U.S. taxpayers to do so. We're not responsible for our adult relatives.

Posted by: Variant | November 1, 2008 5:54 PM

deport her now and don't vote for obama...
too many omissions, too many lies...

Posted by: DwightHCollins | November 1, 2008 5:47 PM

WAIT OBAMA EXPLAIN THIS TO ME AGAIN-
1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15161.htm) Did you wonder why she didn't celebrate with you her legal immigration to the US? Did you ask your Dear Aunt when she called you 2 years later from Boston?

Are you telling us you're stupid or is this simply a preview of a new "don't ask, don't tell" immigration policy?

Most illegal immigrants hide from the government- your aunt lived in taxpayer funded housing and received a taxpayer funded stipend- WOW, EXPLAIN THAT TO ME AGAIN...

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:42 PM

WAIT OBAMA EXPLAIN THIS TO ME AGAIN-
1. You wrote about your Dear Aunt in your memoirs
2. You visited her in Africa
3. She ATTENDED your Senate Swearing In Ceremony in 2005(!)
4. She illegally ignored an immigartion judge's deportation order and has been living here illegally for four years- 2004-2008...

5. SO SHE WAS HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN SHE HELPED YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ELECTION TO THE SENATE in 2005!
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15161.htm) Did you wonder why she didn't celebrate with you her legal immigration to the US? Did you ask your Dear Aunt when she called you 2 years later from Boston?

Are you telling us you're stupid or is this simply anpreview of a new "don't ask, don't tell" immigration policy?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 5:35 PM

* He didn't know about Rev. Wright.

* He didn't know about Bill Ayers.

* He didn't know about Rezko,

* He didn't know about ACORN.

* Now, he didn't know about his Aunt.


I would say be dosen't know anything about anything, but bhat do you expect from a guy who:

- Never held a real job

- Never run a business

- Never served in uniform


But has the AUDACITY to demand your vote to be:


- Head of America's largest employer

- Leader of the world's largest ecomony

- Commander of our Military

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 4:53 PM

*What rev Wright says with his BLAH BLAH is his problem,it is not Obama who says those things,show me a video where Obama says what rev Wright says.

*Bill Ayers Obama was 8 years,Obama did says he heard about it what Ayers did later.He learn about Ayers past when Ayers was a schoolt..... .What do you try to tell us>that when someone you kil somebody 40 years ago and you get to know that person 40 years later that you are also a killer?

* Acorn thats is a lie,a lie from McCain and camp.
The Rep.....party are trying to stop people vote.Becouse they heard that acorn register more than 1 milj voters.
The Rep party are trying tooo steel the election.
THE ACORN STORY IS A LIE.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT M.MOUSE CAN NOT VOTE.

*Renzo ?what Renzo did have nothing tooo do with Obama and that what the cop/fbi are saying.Obama have othing to do with what Renzo did.And everybody knows that even McCain ,you do no hear the McCain camp steel talking about Renzo.

Obama aunt is his half aunt half siter of Obama father a man that Obama only met one
time.Obama is not that close with this aunt at this moment he saw her last time 2 years ago.
And is you try to blame someone for the 4 years of Ilegally status of Obama aunt blame Bush,that Obama aunt is 4 years ilegally in US says more about Bush and the rest of the rep.....party.

Obama never held a job???Are you for real?
what have they put in your drink??
Obama is a man who have always studie and
work.Obama is not the man that stay at home.
He is a man who have always work ALWAYS.
He have never ran a Bussines?THERE YOU GO AGAIN,NOW IM GONNA ASK YOU AGAIN ARE YOU FOR REAL?

McCain have serve in a uniform behind bars/jail.
McCain says I BEEN TESTED,how can you been tested if you are behind bars in vietnam.
McCain broke down and tollt the truth about His country US.
And Knowing al this i can tell you that it is not a UNIFORM that makes a man MAN(in McCain case than).McCain never serve his UNIFORM as a man but more as a destroi... who did let his behind get cap... in war,than cry and broke down so that they lett can lett him go BACK HOME TO DADDY.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 5:34 PM

Just read some of these responses. This is insane. I'm amazed to how many hate filled, bigoted comments there are?

Is there no sense of decency left in our politics? When we drag a 52 year old african woman into the limelight, who has nothing to do with our national politics.

Posted by: Variant | November 1, 2008 5:29 PM

HAHAHA!!!


YOU CAN'T ASK FOR WORSE PRE-ELECTION KARMA THAN THIS!


Dick The VP Throws McCain Under The Bush:


The least popular vice president in history endorses McCain, his personal choice to succeed the least popular President (Bush) in history.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Y8n9FWz4E
.


In Barack Obama's prepared remarks for Pueblo, CO, he congratulated McCain on getting on Dick the VP's endorsement:


President Bush is sitting out the last few days before the election. But earlier today, Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location and hit the campaign trail. He said that he is, and I quote, "delighted to support John McCain."


I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.


But here’s my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain’s going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?
.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Obama_knocks_Cheney_vote.html?showall
.


DON'T GET DICKED BY CHENEY, PEOPLE!!!


OBAMA/BIDEN 08!
GOTV TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4th, 2008!
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 5:29 PM

"The McCain campaign declined to comment on the story. 'It's a family matter,' McCain advisor Mark Salter told reporters, according to an afternoon pool report."

Not much more for me to add to this.

Posted by: sketchpada | November 1, 2008 5:27 PM

**************************

ONLY IN AMERICA IS THIS POSSIBLE
----------------------------------

All of a sudden people are concerned about "illegal immigrants" in the interest of the elections.

1. How about the millions of people brought from Africa as slaves? Were those "illegal immigrants"?

2. Weren't George Washington, Ben Franklin, all of the May Flower's passengers, and millions of ancestors of current people in the USA also "illegal immigrants"?

3. The original Citizens of the US now live in 'reservations', encouraged to booze and become extinct.

4. Sarah Palin's government in Alaska had to be SUED by the native Eskimos to force her to put the election materials in their native language because they can not read English. Now, ask if they have "papers" proving that they are USA citizens.

*********************************

Posted by: ElMugroso | November 1, 2008 5:19 PM

Remember the Smith Act, Yates versus the United States and Watkins versus the United States.

Of course at that time America wasn't under the rule of a Kenyan Communist illegitimately & unconstitutionally installed by Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow and their dutiful accomplices in the "MSM".

Have you noticed how his image is everywhere you look , just like Kim Jung Il, Chairman Mao and Castro ?

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081026/NEWS09/810260368


Have you noticed how his operatives swiftly move to destroy you ?

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 5:16 PM


*************************************

MCCAIN CAMPAIGN LEADER RICK DAVIS SEES 'ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEBACKS'IN HISTORY

i see it too!

it's the bottom of the ninth.. obama is leading and the score is 17 to 0. last up for the republican team is palin, mccain, and joe the unlicensed plumber!

palin; "what's this?"

mccain; "that's a bat."

palin; "what's it for?"

mccain; "you swing it.."

palin; "like this?" *S*W*I*N*G*

mccain; "not at me, you idiot!"

palin; "sorry"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "can i sing a song? i'm a rock star now!"

mccain; "no you moron. you need to bat."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i'll hit a homerun. i'm awesome."

mccain; "then why didn't you show up at my rally thursday?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "because the flintstones were on."

mccain; "you dufus. and why didn't you show up on CNN that night?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "uhhh... i forgot?"

mccain; "you seem to forget to pull up your pants too. i can see your butt crack. that's disgusting."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "sorry."

palin; "i'll be right back."

mccain; "where you going?"

palin; "i'm hungry. i'm going to go get a moose burger."

mccain; "but it's your turn to hit."

palin; "look you senile old fart. this is MY SHOW now.. you do what I say..."

mccain; "sorry."

palin; "so, did you want a moose burger?"

mccain; "sure. extra onion."

palin; "joe?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i better not. i'm a rock star now. any minute now groupies are going to be ripping off my clothes."

palin; "fat chance cue ball. mamma moose burger? or pappa moose burger."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "pappa moose burger. and a large moose fry."

mccain; "make that two moose fries."

mccain; "well, it looks like we just forfeited the game."

joe the unlicensed plumber; " it's okay john. i'll make you feel better with a top 10 tune i wrote the other day..."

mccain; "would you shut up?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "john the man.. he had a plan.. but then with palin.. he started a failin.. and then a plumber.. who was ten times dumber..." oh wait!!! that's me!!! i better change that last line in my top 10 tune!!! how about..... "and then a cow wearing a plow... stopped to watch the dow.. and wiped his brow... then and now...."

mccain; "joe? you suck."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "YOU suck."

mccain; "do not!"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "do too!"

mccain; "do not!"

*************************************

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 5:14 PM

Something like a fifth of all homeowners owe more on their home than it's worth. 45 million + people are without healthcare and that number is likely to increase. In fact, McCain wants to do away with the tax deduction that businesses get when they provide health insurance to their employees.

It doesn't take a genius to see that the immigration problems of a 56 year old auntie, don't amount to a hill of beans.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 5:14 PM

Keep ranting about the aunt.

Meanwhile Gallup shows Obama with a 52% to 42% lead over old man McCain among likely voters. Change ia a coming and some of you will just have to get used to it and learn to live with it.

There is always Canada or Mexico or Cuba or Alaska for the unhappy ones!

Posted by: NewEra | November 1, 2008 5:11 PM

The auntie story is one more example of the Bush Administration's abuse of power.

Less than 72 hours before the election, it's - "Oops, we leaked confidential information, in order to hurt Obama." - And they did it on the back of an impoverished 56-year old woman. Real heroic.

This country is so ready for a change.
--------------------
Ha. Check with the Clinton campaign .... they have this and so much more.

Posted by: cooper100 | November 1, 2008 5:10 PM

I noticed that Drudge headlined this story in 10,000 point type. That means the GOP thinks they can use it to make hay. Truthfully, it is just another attempt to take people's eyes off the reality they face. Millions are out of work or about to be. Retirees have lost Two Trillion or more in Retirement Fund value. People have lost homes, health care, pensions, the ability to afford to send their children to higher education, and meanwhile, the rich have gotten super rich. CEOs like McCain adviser Fiorina got a 40 million dollar parachute for laying off thousands. Even after the bailout, corporations have scheduled 70 Billion Dollars in bonuses for their executives this year. McCain's advisers are former lobbyists and CEOs who got rich off the very companies that shafted the Middle Class. People understand that Bush-Cheney's, McCain-Gramm's "help the rich get super rich and the Middle Class get jobless" philosophy will just continue under John McCain. They understand McCain will extend Bush's tax cuts to the rich, give corporations (including oil companies) Billions in tax breaks, tax health care premiums and do away with employer-matched health care and a whole lot more. They understand that McCain's smears, no matter how he goes around the barn to make them, are just attempts to cause us to forget. We need a president who cares for the Middle Class. That is Barack Obama.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | November 1, 2008 5:03 PM

The auntie story is one more example of the Bush Administration's abuse of power.

Less than 72 hours before the election, it's - "Oops, we leaked confidential information, in order to hurt Obama." - And they did it on the back of an impoverished 56-year old woman. Real heroic.

This country is so ready for a change.


Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 5:03 PM

"a person familiar with the matter told the AP. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango's case"..."the information was released from two separate sources"

Clearly a setup by McCain and Bush.

Buddies forever I guess.


Save OUR Country and Constitution from more sneaky, underhanded tricks

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 5:02 PM

If you believe his campaign BS, there is a awful lot that hussein doesn't know:

1. hussein doesn't know that (now) convicted felon Tony Rezko is the sleaziest political manipulator in Illinois - so that is why he took hundreds of thousands of dollars from him, and used Rezko and his wife in a sleazy deal to buy his multi-million dollar Chicago mansion.
2. hussein doesn't know that for the twenty+ years he was a disciple and faithful church going member of Rev. "God D@#! America" Wright, that Wright was a vile, racist, hate-monger who preached against America and against whites in nearly EVERY sermon.
3. hussein doesn't know that his aunt is an ILLEGAL ALIEN living in the US, who has defied deportation orders, who is living in public housing at TAXPAYER EXPENSE, and who was registered to vote by hussein's voter-fraud group ACORN.
4. hussein doesn't know that his life-long pal and co-worker Bill Ayers is a founding member of the Weather Underground TERRORIST organization, who has stated his pride in the Weathermen setting off bombs against the US Government.

There is only one conclusion a rational person can make of this: hussein is a dangerously ignorant person---in addition to being a completely shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, Marxist, drug-addicted, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes.

And this is what the loony-left wants as your president!!!!!!!

Posted by: ImpeachNOW | November 1, 2008 5:02 PM

Just read some of these responses, This is insane. I'm amazed to how many hate filled, bigoted comments there are?

Is there no sense of decency left in our politics?

Posted by: Variant | November 1, 2008 5:01 PM

Dear uneducated racist Republican right wingers,

For the millionth time, it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born on the moon, his mother
was a U.S. citizen which makes him one.

P.S. Read a book so you stop coming off as ignorant fools.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 4:56 PM

this proves what a lying jerk obama is.

THIS IS THE SAME WOMAN HE WROTE SO LOVINGLY ABOUT IN HIS BOOK YET HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS LIVING IN SUCH DIRE CONDITIONS?

some of you democrats fall for anyting.
the smart among you are just walking away. CONGRATULATIONS
someone wrote
..........................................
Yes he was talking about her when he was young.And no you are the one who want that
some democrat fall for the lies of the McCain camp.
Yes>he did not know it,and if you had find out>than you would had know that Obama
and his aunt is not that close now that Obama is a grown man.The last time that Obama saw her was 2 years ago.

And if you want tooo blame someone for
the ilegally status of Obama aunt,blame
Bush.
That Obama aunt is 4 years ILEGALLY in America says more about BushsameMcCain and the rep...party than about Obama.
And do NOT FORGET McCain agree 90% of the
time with Bush.
Now is more ILEGALLY people in america than
in 2001,tell me who is to blame for this?
Who is now president?yes Bush.Who agree 90%
of the time with Bush?yes McCain.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 4:54 PM

auntiegate ?

The burden of proof is on Obama, no one else but Obama, can prove his citizenship.
If a Kenyan takes the White House ALL other laws are NULL and VOID.
The courts will be a joke.
All lawyers will be a joke.
All verdicts and judjements will be a joke.
All lawmakers will be a joke.
Law enforcement will be a joke.

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 4:54 PM

* He didn't know about Rev. Wright.

* He didn't know about Bill Ayers.

* He didn't know about Rezko,

* He didn't know about ACORN.

* Now, he didn't know about his Aunt.


I would say be dosen't know anything about anything, but bhat do you expect from a guy who:

- Never held a real job

- Never run a business

- Never served in uniform


But has the AUDACITY to demand your vote to be:


- Head of America's largest employer

- Leader of the world's largest ecomony

- Commander of our Military

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 4:53 PM

auntiegate ?
How many other foreigners and illegals sent $265 seeking favors?
The burden of proof is on Obama, no one else but Obama, can prove his citizenship.
If a Kenyan takes the White House ALL other laws are NULL and VOID.
The courts will be a joke.
All lawyers will be a joke.
All verdicts and judjements will be a joke.
All lawmakers will be a joke.
Law enforcement will be a joke.

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 4:50 PM

We are supposed to believe that McCain didn't know what his own wife was doing when she became addicted to painkillers and was caught stealing prescription meds from a charity she headed. But we are NOT supposed to believe that Obama didn't know what his late father's half-sister was doing. As usual, the Republican argument makes perfect sense -- if you're an idiot.

Posted by: continental46@aol.com | November 1, 2008 4:49 PM

I have to say this isn't a bad October surprise if this all they have got. Better a Republican in the Bush Administration leaking this news than a dropping a bomb on some innocent people to help John McCain.

The standards pf decency are so low for the Bush Administration than you have appreciate it when when they only walk through the mud and not swim.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 4:47 PM

From the AP story: The Democratic nominee last heard from Zeituni Onyango, who attended his swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Senate in 2004 and is a half-sister of Obama's late father, two years ago, when she called to say she was in Boston, the campaign said. Campaign officials said they did not assist her in getting a tourist visa and had not known that she was living in America.

She called him 2 years ago!!! AD NEVER MENTIONED SHE HAD BEEN DEPORTED AND YES? And, yes, classic liberal response to YET ANOTHER LIE: shoot the messenger!! WHo leaked it? SHoudl we have hearings? Why are papers reporting it? SHoot the papers! No, no, shoot the readers! Hilarious. I YOU GUYS LET THIS BOOB run your country, you deserve him

Posted by: gaelgirl | November 1, 2008 4:44 PM

* He didn't know about Rev. Wright.

* He didn't know about Bill Ayers.

* He didn't know about Rezko,

* He didn't know about ACORN.

* Now, he didn't know about his Aunt.

Obama is a liar of the first magnitude.


Posted by: cooper100 | November 1, 2008 4:44 PM

ditto for mccain being a u.s. citizen.. the question is of "natural born" citizen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural-born_citizen

"John McCain, who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and is the Republican nominee in 2008, was born at the Coco Solo U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone to U.S. parents. Although the Panama Canal Zone was not considered to be part of the United States,[7] federal law states: "Any person born in the Canal Zone on or after February 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this chapter, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States, is declared to be a citizen of the United States."[8] The law that conferred this status took effect on August 4, 1937, one year after John McCain was born — albeit with retroactive effect, resulting in McCain being declared a U.S. citizen.[9]"

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:43 PM

The only poll that counts is on Tuesday.

The liberal news have had their say for months, now it is our turn.

If you want America in good hands, vote for a man and a woman America can depend on.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 4:43 PM

"THIS IS THE SAME WOMAN HE WROTE SO LOVINGLY ABOUT IN HIS BOOK YET HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS LIVING IN SUCH DIRE CONDITIONS?

some of you democrats fall for anyting.
the smart among you are just walking away. CONGRATULATIONS!"

The party turned on Hillary with the phony caucus. Now it's OUR turn to turn the Democrat party out!

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 4:37 PM

SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT:

Unknowingly to him, Obama's father's half-sister has been living in the country illegally and she donated 267 dollars to his campaign which he has returned.

WELL, THAT'S SOLVED. WHAT'S THE NEXT
INCONSEQUENTIAL AND IRRELEVANT ATTACK?
BRING IT ON. YOU BETTER HURRY THOUGH BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VOTING EVEN NOW.
DON'T WORRY, OBAMA KNOWS PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE SLANDERING HIM AND YET HE ACKNOWLEDGES
YOUR LEGAL RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH.

That is why he will make a great president.

Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 4:35 PM

I thought CRACKERS took Saturdays off?

Posted by: knjincvc | November 1, 2008 4:34 PM

The McCain campaign's inane repetition about the "overhead projector in Chicago" - as if it some example of Obama corruption - is a self-disclosure of their ignorance of, and low regard for, science. Almost every Illinois school child knows that the custom-made Zeiss Mark VI is no ordinary "overhead projector;" in fact it re-creates the motion of the stellar constellations on the dome of one of the Nation's premier science education facilities. That same old projector was going strong when this 50-something scientist discovered her life's work as a small child at the Adler, so I suspect it could use replacement. The Illinois delegations' request was not granted, unfortunately, so instead of sparking a future American scientist, maybe the $3M went to pay for 10 seconds of John McCain's Iraq War - now there's a worthy investment.

Part of the Change We Need is the prudence to invest a little bit of our largess in our children so they can have the abundant life that our parents left us. Rock bottom taxes for folks like John and Cindy McCain aren't always the best answer, although they are of course the most selfish answer. If Senator McCain knew ANYTHING about science, he would stop his campaign from repeating this embarrassing "charge." See the Adler Planetarium's statement on Senator McCain's remarks at: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/pressroom/pr/2008_10_08_AdlerStatement_aboutdebate.pdf

Posted by: JulieMcNamara | November 1, 2008 4:34 PM


oops. i didn't post my source for the polling data;

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/

plus the below link is for a pretty cool chart that has been running for a year...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html#chart

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:33 PM

Welcome to the McCain camps 'November Surprise'.

Joe the Plumber, Meet 'Brad the Contractor'.

Here's Brad: http://www.vermontmeansbusiness.com/?p=191

Posted by: joemescher | November 1, 2008 4:33 PM

The Anti-Obama here Knows that they are lying they are BIG liars,but thats no suprise this is what they do BEST.
I will give The Rep...... and supporters
a 10+ for lying ,they are great liars.
David Letterman wil agree with me ,K5 will agree with me,the people who know McCain POW past will agree with,many people will agree wit me ,A 10+.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 4:30 PM

amym2

Well here you go:

By the time of their inauguration, the President and Vice President must be:

-natural born citizens (or citizens at the time of the Constitution's adoption)
-at least thirty-five years old
-inhabitants for at least fourteen years of the United States.

There you go. No one is questioning Obamas Mom being a US citizen or Obama being a US citizen.

The question is whether Obama is a natural born citizen. Check out article 2 of the US Constitution for further reference.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 4:30 PM

The Anti-Obama here Knows that hey are lying they are BIG liars,but thats no suprise this is what they do BEST.
I will give The Rep...... and supporters
a 10+ for lying ,they are great liars.
David Letterman wil agree with me ,K5 will agree with me,the people who know McCain POW past will agree with,many people will agree wit me ,A 10+.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 4:29 PM

>>>>>Average 10/25 - 10/31 Obama +6.6
Rasmussen Reports 10/29 - 10/31 Obama +5
Gallup (Traditional)* 10/29 - 10/31 Obama +10
Gallup (Expanded)* 10/29 - 10/31 Obama +10
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby 10/29 - 10/31 Obama +5
Diageo/Hotline 10/29 - 10/31 Obama +7
IBD/TIPP 10/27 - 10/31 Obama +5
GWU/Battleground 10/27 - 10/30 Obama +4
ABC News/Wash Post 10/27 - 10/30 Obama +9
Marist 10/29 - 10/29 Obama +7
FOX News 10/28 - 10/29 Obama +3
CBS News/NY Times 10/25 - 10/29 Obama +11

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:29 PM

According to Wikipedia:

"Ann Dunham (Obama's mother) was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas while her father was in the Army."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham

that makes her a US citizen and therefore, Barack Obama automatically is a US citizen, regardless of where he was born. You don't lose your citizenship if your parents happen to be abroad when you are born. The notion is absurd.

It's all so Nixonian!

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 4:17 PM


brewstercounty wrote, "DriveByPoster you are a moron. The do not call list does not apply to political canvassing. So there."

------------------------

okay. i can live with that. but like i also wrote, my mother has ASKED THEM TO REMOVE HER NAME FROM THEIR LIST and they refuse to do it, and CONTINUE TO HARASS HER with these disturbing calls.

i believe that is illegal, isn't it?

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:13 PM

grog29 wrote, "***I just donated $265 to McCain/Palin 08***!
In honor of Auntie Zeituni!

--------------------

cool. and the rnc will squander your $265 on a pair of panties from bloomingale's for the moose lady to wear at her next event. i hope you enjoy them...

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:08 PM


Why is this all about Obama ? Have we settle on McCain being born outside the states ? How do we know about previous presidents ?

The docs for Obama are there but 100 years ago not many people would have such a certificate. Are we sure all the previous presidents were actually born in the US ?

I wonder if we can trust are previous presidents are legitimate ?

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 4:08 PM

amym2

Good grief there is a difference between natural born and naturalized citizen.

Naturalized needs to take an Oath---is that true?

I think the confusion is citizenship vs natural born citizen.

Arnie of California is what---a naturalized US citizen, true? He took the Oath. No presidency for him though.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 4:07 PM

Re: "The burden of proof is on Obama, no one else but Obama, to prove citizenship."

The Republican trolls just keep doing their thing, regardless of the facts. And the fact is, since his mother was a US citizen, Obama is eligible to be President of the United States. The US Constitution, and the law, say so.

http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_citi.html

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 4:07 PM

DriveByPoster you are a moron. The do not call list does not apply to political canvassing. So there.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 4:06 PM

He also submitted his original birth certificate for review and it was cleared in during the 1999 pre election.
==================================
obama obtained identification from a phoney birth certificate.

but you need it in writing so you will get it soon enough.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 4:05 PM

The amount of misinformation being thrown around here by many anti-Obama folks is STUNNING.

Posted by: old_hippie | November 1, 2008 4:03 PM


you take a great many words to tell a simply story.
OBAMA IS A LYING FRAUD AND HE'S BEEN CAUGHT FOR THE 267TH TIME!

enough is enough and now he's outt a here.
there is a Ruckus in Florida and Californina and i wouldnt be surprised if california tells him where to go. i know florida will.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 4:02 PM

Obama only seems to care about his family members when he can use them as part of his bogus heart warming narrative. Otherwise he disowns them.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 4:02 PM

ElMugroso

Mr. McCain was born on a military installation in the Canal Zone, where his mother and father, a Navy officer, were stationed.

He also submitted his original birth certificate for review and it was cleared in during the 1999 pre election.

Slight difference concerning that yesterday the court of Hawaii confirmed the original Obama COLB birth certificate exists and it has not been seen by anyone contrary to Obamas website and national media outlets that have claimed to have shown the original certificate.

I still have many doubts to the story but time will tell.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 4:01 PM

If Obama had helped out his aunt, the Republican trolls would have accused him of aiding and abetting an illegal immigrant.

This is just one more example of the Republican Party, trying to win the election through smears, dirty tricks and guilt by association. their policies don't help the middle class and Richard Nixon-style politicking is the only avenue left open to them.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 4:01 PM

This is so typical... lets discuss (to death) 265 dollars donated by a HALF sister of a father who is now dead (but who, while he was alive, abandoned his family)... PULEASE!! Do we really want to make this a big freaking deal like we did Monica's skirt and then a few years later we stood by and watched 600 thousand people die in a war waged under false pretenses and lies? What is the matter with us? Let's stop fighting amongst ourselves and being led like sheep! Let's figure out what's important here and what matters!

Posted by: newhopes | November 1, 2008 4:00 PM


my mother has received no fewer than 4 robo calls from john mccain yesterday and today, and she is on the 'federal do not call list'.

she has told an rnc caller in the past to REMOVE her name from thsir lists.

isn't this ILLEGAL for the mccain camp to continue HARASSING my mother with these unsolicited calls????

and i'm not even addressing the LIES AND SMEARS the calls contain.. i'm just addressing the LEGALITY of the calls by this desperate person mccain.

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 4:00 PM

this obama character gets caught in a lie every single day!

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:59 PM

The burden of proof is on Obama, no one else but Obama, to prove citizenship.

If a Kenyan takes the White House ALL other laws are NULL and VOID.

The courts will be a joke.
All lawyers will be a joke.
All verdicts and judjements will be a joke.
All lawmakers will be a joke.
Law enforcement will be a joke.

Keep the "Change".

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 3:57 PM

In response to eco-delsol (at 2:26pm) who wrote:

"just one more little check mark on my list of reasons for not voting for Obama. he's too busy getting ready to rule the world to pay his Aunt a little notice. this guy is a real "family" man. Gads!"

Hmmm, how about that gigantic check mark next to McCain for supporting deregulation of the financial markets so that your neighbors are now loosing house and home and their retirement savings? Will his active involvement in it hit home when it actually affects you?

The disproportion in severity is so significant that your statement is nothing but a testament to how cemented to your nose the party-blinders are.

The matter of fact is that Obama had to rise so far above average personal achievements so he can even compete against a mediocre tail-coater (that McCain is) and yet, you still cannot admit to it; rather it makes you spiteful.

If Obama only got into school because his daddy made it possible, and he only got his career path based on daddy's lobbying rather than personal achievement, if he displayed the same level of recklessness that McCain has displayed (and no, he didn't learn from his pilot/POW years or Keating), and if his VP choice had a pregnant teen daughter, your trap would never stop for one minute spewing garbage. Your fingers would be bleeding writing to all the message boards deploring his inadequacy. On the same measure, if McCain were a Muslim, you would not be able to pull the lever in his favor, despite his POW status (but then again, his daddy would never have become an Admiral, which would then have kept him out of Annapolis, and out of the pilot cockpit and out of the POW camp. It would have kept him from having the opportunity from having an adulterine affair with a millionaire's daughter and it would have kept him from being elected to Congress and rub shoulders/bestow favor on Mr. Keating all the while helping Mr. Keating in defrauding the good customers of Mr. Keating's S&L.)

But that doesn't touch your moral compass, does it? You feel quite competent in supporting and lobbying for a millionaire who has never known anything other than tax dollars paying for his paycheck and healthcare, who sits on this mighty high horse of denying educational benefits to the poor who sign up for military service so they can man his right-wing wars? And you are just fine with the fact that this same millionaire gets to pass judgment on lower income Americans and sees to it that corporations can squeeze another drop of blood out of them.

You are a hypocrite with the same moral compass as Rove and Rumsfeld and Bush and McCain, a compass that only points in the direction of Me, Me, Me. Unfortunately, Me, Me, Me does not serve the nation as a whole, nor its citizenry, only the few.

Posted by: MKMinnesota | November 1, 2008 3:57 PM

To be President you need to be a natural born citizen. Traditionally tha meant born in the US ! Some say that could inclued embassies too.

If you are born of American parents but born in Cananda, not at an embassy, you could be DQ for the presidency !

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:56 PM

If Romney can be thrown under the bus because his LANDSCAPER hired an illegal alien, then why should the media darling Obama continue to be given a free ride?

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 3:56 PM

this proves what a lying jerk obama is.

THIS IS THE SAME WOMAN HE WROTE SO LOVINGLY ABOUT IN HIS BOOK YET HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS LIVING IN SUCH DIRE CONDITIONS?

some of you democrats fall for anyting.
the smart among you are just walking away. CONGRATULATIONS.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:52 PM


How healthy is Mac, we do not know ?

Which candidate do we know was born outside of the US, that would be Mac !

It is assumed Mac is eligilbe because he was born in the canal zone but that has never been settled.

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:51 PM

Re: "You have to be born on either in the US or on a US military base, embassy etc to be a natural born citizen. "

Not true.

....

The 14th Amendment defines citizenship this way: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." But even this does not get specific enough. As usual, the Constitution provides the framework for the law, but it is the law that fills in the gaps.

Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in those gaps. Section 1401 defines the following as people who are "citizens of the United States at birth:"

Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years.

...
http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_citi.html

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:51 PM

Cindy McCain's sister lives in poverty while just a few miles away she and her husband live in 7 houses. If McCain becomes president, he will treat us just like family. Voters always get the government they deserve.

Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 3:50 PM

Mommy, What's an "illegal alien 'absconder'?"

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 3:49 PM

McCain was NOT born in the USA. He was born in Panama, a sovereign country.

His legal right to run for President of the USA would be questionable for others, but not for him.

Posted by: ElMugroso | November 1, 2008 3:48 PM

annnort | November 1, 2008 3:17 PM - That is hilarious.

My parents were Republicans and in their day, this sort of slimy tactic was very much frowned upon. As hard as it may be to believe, the Republican Party was largely filled with honorable people who were good citizens and who treated their Democratic counterparts with respect.

Sadly, those days are long gone. Instead we have witnessed the Republicans go for the ugliest, most divisive campaign in living memory. This eleventh hour attempt to keep power in the hands of Bush Co won't work, because the American people are finally seeing through the BS.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:47 PM

"...they did not even alledge wrong doing." labear

WHAT PART OF THE WORD ILLEGAL DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 3:47 PM

amym2

Again the argument isnt whether Obama is a citizen, its whether he was born in a foreign country.

Obama was arrived in Hawaii the day after the lawsuit was announced. You know, just produce the original and move on.

You have to be born on either in the US or on a US military base, embassy etc to be a natural born citizen. I really hope he is a natural born citizen and not born in Kenya.

Children born to US citizens outside the US cannot run for a Federal office.


Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 3:43 PM

From The Right Mind-

"Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango
Multi-millionaire Barack Obama's aunt lives in a Boston slum.

Reminds me of the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Tim. 5:8

“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

This probably has a lot to do with the way that progressives view charity. For them, charity is the job of the civil government: confiscate wealth and redistribute it.

But, of course, charity isn’t charity if the money is taken and redistributed at the end of a gun.

From the U.K. Times Online:

Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.

Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America.

In his book Mr Obama writes that “Uncle Omar” had gone missing after moving to Boston in the 1960s – a quarter-century before Mr Obama first visited his family in Kenya. Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew's presidential bid from a work address in the city."

HT: Chris W.

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:18 PM by Right-Mind

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 3:43 PM

he needs to do more than return donations.
obama needs to find his paternal grandmother he ignored the last time he visited Kenya when he gave ODINGA OVER A MILLION DOLLARS and he needs to buy his grandmother a television set.

she has to walk from her house to a store in order to see a tv set... she lives in a tin currogated hut with solar power. she can get television but cant afford one.

OBAMA IS JERK.... HE CAN FIND TIME ON A PRIVATE PLATE TO CAMPAIGN FOR ODINGA BUT SNUBBED HIS OWN 87 YEAR OLD IMMEDIATE PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER!!!!

but lets not forget - he's the one that will be looking out for us, right? YEAH, RIGHT.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:43 PM


AP thought this was an important story but I am not sure why.

This story is a setup so they can make the election closer and have taken. By having it released this close to Tuesday, it will make it difficult to assess what if any impact it has. That is the point of doing it now.

The AP should be ashamed of itself because they did not even alledge wrong doing. The AP mentions something about the story's timing and sources but does not tell how it came to their attention and why they are writing it now.

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:42 PM

I believe Obama's latest trip to Hawaii was to make payoffs to people or to get and destroy his original birth certificate.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, Obama does not show pictures of his visit. Maybe he paid off his Granny. Or maybe he got rid of her. Bet we never hear of her again.

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 3:17 PM


And i believe that you are crazy.
I think that you need help from a dockter
you see things and believe thing that are
NOT truth.
Tell why are you doing this?
What did Obama ever did tooo you?
That you think thats OK tooo come here
and try toooo brainwash people with your lies?.
Who the f... are you that you think that Obama need to show pictures off his visit.
Those things are Privè.
Why are you not asking Palin to show her
medic...record?
Why do don`t ask McCain toooo show all his medica...records?
Why do you not ask McCain toooo show you pictures of drugs sniffing Cindy?
Why do you don`t ask McCain tooo show
you pictures of him and Cindy sleeping together when he was steel marry cheating on his first wife?
Why don`t you ask McCain tooo tell the truth about K5?
Why don `t you ask McCain the truth about his
POW past.
Why don`t you ask McCain why did he GIVE mr Khalidi and friends ,more than $ 500,000?
There are steel so many question toooo ask McCain

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 3:42 PM

If you don't think power corrupts take a good look at John McCain. He is physically addicted to it. Most men at his age of 72 would be satisfied with a 26 year career in the senate. But no, not "that one".
He wants power so badly that getting it justifies any and all means to that end.
McCain dodders around telling whatever lies they give him to mouth, no matter how ridiculous. He spouts fear, incites ethnic and racial hatred at every opportunity.
His sideshow with Palin the Ignorant and Joe the Plumber is calculated to once again entice workers to vote against their best interests.
No matter that people are really worried and fearful that they will be unable to pay their bills and feed their family.
McCain offers no real help to these people only carnival props.
His concern is for the people who have corrupted him, Oil company executives, Banking and Insurance company C.E.O.s and now Military Arms Manufacturers.
"power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"
Don't let "That One" get absolute power.

Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 3:42 PM

I hope some courageous immigration officials will deport her.

Posted by: ZZim | November 1, 2008 3:41 PM

I believe Obama's latest trip to Hawaii was to make payoffs to people or to get and destroy his original birth certificate.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, Obama does not show pictures of his visit. Maybe he paid off his Granny. Or maybe he got rid of her. Bet we never hear of her again.

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 3:17 PM


And i believe that you are crazy.
I think that you need help from a dockter
you see things and believe thing that are
NOT truth.
Tell why are you doing this?
What did Obama ever did tooo you?
That you think thats OK tooo come here
and try toooo brainwash people with your lies?.
Who the f... are you that you think that Obama need to show pictures off his visit.
Those things are Privè.
Why are you not asking Palin to show her
medic...record?
Why do don`t ask McCain toooo show all his medica...records?
Why do you not ask McCain toooo show you pictures of drugs sniffing Cindy?
Why do you don`t ask McCain tooo show
you pictures of him and Cindy sleeping together when he was steel marry cheating on his first wife?
Why don`t you ask McCain tooo tell the truth about K5?
Why don `t ask McCain the truth about his
POW past.
Why don`t ask McCain did he GIVE mr Khalidi and friends more than $ 500,000?
There are steel so many question toooo ask McCain.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 3:37 PM

No one seems to care that this woman has stolen a publicly subsidized housing unit from a needy American citizen. Are we now to be responsible for supporting not just our own poor, but for all other poor people who think they have a "human right" to enjoy the US welfare system?

Posted by: MaryJessel | November 1, 2008 3:37 PM

in 3 short days obama will be history.

LIED ABOUT BIRTH CERTIFICATE
LIED ABOUT KHALIDI
LIED, LIED, LIED, LIED, LIED, LIED. THE MAN LIES LIKE A FISH.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:36 PM

The fact that the immigration troubles of a 56 year old auntie have been sprung on the American public, a mere 72 hours before the election, smacks of abuse of power by the bush Administration.

Ask yourself, how long have they known about this situation? How was it that the information came out now? It's George Bush's attempt to throw the election to John McCain, pure and simple.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:35 PM

Most of the Republican party current leadership are fascist. They think they are entitled to power.

This story will have legs becuase it hightlight's Obama's "outsider" status and reminds people of his roots. This is ok if his father's family was from Europe but is unacceptable otherwise. Even though he has no real relationship with his large fathers family, this story is intended to remind you of those origins and imply something that they did not even suggest!

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:34 PM

When DEMS/LIBS start screaming "Why are they reporting on this story!!!"...you know they are in trouble.

This was the AP folks; hardly McCain/Palin partisans.
I think this finishes Barack:-(

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 3:34 PM

Obama only claims his relatives and friends as he get caught. If all else fails, he throws them under the bus. This man is such a joke and with the media's help is running for Commander in Chief of our country. Do you really want to see Ayers who tried to bomb our Pentagon having dinner in our White House? Or any of his other radical associates for that matter? There is only one man in this race that deserves to be saluted as he boards Air Force One and that man is John McCain.

Posted by: CayC | November 1, 2008 3:32 PM

Obama said that the last few days would be vicious attacks and he was right.

With so little time left, this will amount to nothing. If anything, it will gain a few more Hispanic votes via sympathy.

It is so admirable that Obama's campaign has been run with so few negative attacks.
He has taken a straight path discussing the issues important to the people that he will soon govern.

Contrast that with the dishonesty and bile that McCain has left in his path as he blundered along over the last few months.

What will it profit him if he gains the presidency but loses what little is left of his honor? John has lost something valuable by imitating Bush and Rove.

If Obama gains the presidency, and I think he will, he can hold his head high as he takes the oath of office.

McCain has long ago forfeited that right.


Posted by: seemstome | November 1, 2008 3:31 PM

ZOGBY: "McCain has pulled ahead in Friday's (Oct 31st)
polling...
http://www.drudgereport.com/

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 3:31 PM

Leave this woman alone. Do you folks (and I mean the news media primarily) have any measure of respect for an individual's privacy? Do you care at all about consequences and the pain you can cause?

Posted by: old_hippie | November 1, 2008 3:31 PM

Obama's mother was a U.S. citizen, from birth. That makes him eligible for the presidency, period.

http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_citi.html

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:29 PM

The burden of proof is on Obama, no one else but Obama to prove citizenship.

If a Kenyan takes the White House ALL other laws are NULL and VOID.

The courts will be a joke.
All lawyers will be a joke.
All verdicts and judjements will be a joke.
All lawmakers will be a joke.
Law enforcement will be a joke.

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 3:27 PM


We will now start holding all you responsible for all your relatives no matter what your relationship or knowledge of them is. Let's not stop with estranged partial aunts, how about cousins. Not even just first cousins but 2nd and 3rd ones. If your distant relatives have done something than you will be held accountable too.

Why is this a story unless their is proof of some abuse ?

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:26 PM

WHY DO THEY THINK ITS A STORY AT THIS JUNCTURE?

are you for real?
THIS ONLY CONFIRMS JUST HOW MSM HAS BEEN IGNORING TIHS STORY... HAVE YOU SEEN THE DATES ON THE LAW SUITS AND HOW LONG THIS STORY HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS? ITS JUST WASHINGTON POST, ETC., WHO WONT PICK UP ON IT.

OBAMA WAS CHALLENGED ABOUT HIS B.CERTIFICATE SINCE LATTER PART OF LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:26 PM

My, my. Such language from the right-wing tr0lls! What's the matter folks, getting angry that the 1000-year Reich (a.k.a. Rove's "permanent Republican majority") is going down the tubes after 8 short years? You have only yourselves to thank, with your failed policies and vicious attitudes towards any news you don't like or anyone that doesn't agree with you. The American people may be nervous about change and going with someone so new to them, but they have every reason to be far more nervous about another four years of having you folks in power.

For the sane people in this thread...

The pundits keep asking, "Why hasn't Obama put away this election yet?" I think they have it backwards. The real question is, "How is it that someone who is so new to the national scene and is not white and even has an foreign-sounding name gotten so far as to have a real chance of winning?"

The answer to THIS question is that people have had more than enough of what the "Reagan Revolution" has turned into and are ready to try something different. They still reject the extreme liberal solutions (embodied in someone like Dennis Kucinich, for example), and find Obama's positions -- which are mainly center-liberal (despite what the right wing thinks) to be very attractive.

Posted by: wkorn | November 1, 2008 3:26 PM

These eleventh hour attacks on Obama are cowardly attempts to throw a wrench into the election.

If these issues were really true, really important, the Republicans would have brought them up ages ago.

The Bush Administration is abusing it's power, trying to skew the outcome of an election in which real change for the American people is on the horizon.

The immigration troubles of a 56 year old auntie, pales in comparison to affordable health care, the economy, jobs and education. Don't be fooled by this eleventh hour dirty trick. Vote Obama.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:25 PM

When Niel Bush was giving out loans to his friends through a savings and where he was a big wig, I did not see how it affected the two president Bush. This is far worse than what Obama's distant relative did. The FSLIC lost a lot of money and the S&L went down.

Posted by: truth1 | November 1, 2008 3:25 PM

Hypatia3

Look this is no email scam. It is the courts of Hawaii that have just made a ruling yesterday.

And stop the citizenship stuff. As earlier stated:

For the case in State of Hawaii, I think the lawsuit was not to see if Obama is a US citizen but rather how he acquired his citizenship and if he was born in a foreign country.

At least thats what I think this Andy Martin is alluding to but should clear it up when he does the news conference in Chicago this afternoon. Seems pretty thin.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 3:24 PM

First he was too black, then he wasn't black enough. Then he was the Messiah, then he was the anti-Christ. Then he was the Chosen One, an elitist, a Marxist, a socialist, an illegal, "that one". The list goes on and on. When the book is written the republicans will say how they totally botched this campaign from the selection of their candidate to the negative smear campaign they've run and to the choice of Palin as a running mate. It was like they purposely wanted to lose, and think that is probably the case. They know their era is over. People are tired of lies and corruption, losing their homes, their retirement and their humility to the world. BYE BYE REPUBLICANS! DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YA WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YA!!

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 3:23 PM

Martin, who has advanced the theory that the candidate has suppressed the original certificate because it would show that his father is not in fact Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., claims that Frank Marshall Davis -- a high profile Communist and journalist that Obama II referred to in his memoirs only as "Frank" -- is in fact Obama's father.

Martin has a court date in Hawaii on his demand to release the original birth certificate in the public interest scheduled for November 18, 2008. He has scheduled a press conference for today (Saturday, November 1).

source: israelinsider.com

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:23 PM

Oh, so NOW he finally returns the campaign donation. She's been living illegally in the US for four years, sends little Barack some money to help with his quest for the Oval Office, she's living in public housing even though she's not eligible for it. Gosh, I wonder what else Obama will be doing once he's president...or should we trust him at all?

Posted by: heatherczerniak | November 1, 2008 3:21 PM


It is obvious the Rethug part of the party is behind this. Why did the AP pursue this story and who gave them a tip ?

Why do they think it is a story at this juncture ?
Ethics are usually pretty high at this point but they seem to want to impact the election over a non-story.

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:21 PM

blarson -- I can't believe people are still putting stock at that email scam about Obama being a U.S. citizen. Even if his Hawaiian birth certificate is faked -- which it isn't, since numerous people have examined it -- the U.S. constitution clearly stipulates that a child born of ONE U.S. Citizen may be a U.S. Citizen. Are you trying to argue that Obama's incredibly white mother is Kenyan, even though she never visited Kenya, or what?
Also, is McCain's word that Obama is a citizen not good enough for you?

Posted by: Hypatia3 | November 1, 2008 3:20 PM

Is Puma an acronym for sore loser? Thought so.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:19 PM

Martin's victory in Honolulu will roil the final weekend of the presidential campaign. Internet chatter is expected to explode as the issue moves to the front page over Saturday and Sunday. Swing voters may be swayed by the exposure that Obama has brazenly been lying to the American people. "We just lobbed a grenade into the final weekend of the presidential campaign," says Andy.

"I am ecstatic. I called Obama a liar. I called Factcheck.org 'ObamaLies.org.' I said CNN was sloppy and lazy and wrong. And I was right. The State of Hawai'i has now backed me up. Whew. I knew I was right, but I feel a lot more comfortable knowing that I have started to get the machinery moving in state government. The original document is now obviously protected and safe from any tampering by Obama.

"My lawsuit started a firestorm in Hawai'i. The circuit judge has set a hearing for November 18th (a report in the Honolulu Advertiser for November 1st for an earlier hearing date of November 7th is inaccurate; that date was cancelled).

"CNN also has egg on its face, because, once again, Hawai'i backs my contention that the original document has never surfaced in public. CNN tried to demean me by contradicting my accurate claim.

SOURCE: ISRAELINSIDER.COM

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:19 PM

think is very low,low,low.
Im not a Obama or McCain fan.But i think this is very low.
First Obama aunt is half aunt,she is the half sister of Obama father,a men that Obama only met 1 time in his live.
Obama`s familie is Toot ,that is the familie that he know.
I believe that Obama did not know about the ilegally status of his aunt.
I really do believe that this is taking a low way.
I hope that Obama winns.
He is the best choise for now,look around the world they all hopes that Obama winns.
And if this is the way the Rep... is running their campaine,than is this story more reason NOT to vote for McCain.
If Obama aunt is still ilegally in US that
say more about Bush(and McCain 90%)than about Obama.
The Rep...party can not rule america becouse the ilegally people are steel in it.4 years ilegally ?where was bush administration in that time.
Just like i say this is low .

People this is more reason to vote for Obama.
Do not vote for 4 years of the same

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 3:18 PM

I believe Obama's latest trip to Hawaii was to make payoffs to people or to get and destroy his original birth certificate.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, Obama does not show pictures of his visit. Maybe he paid off his Granny. Or maybe he got rid of her. Bet we never hear of her again.

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 3:17 PM

"Remember when Democrats represented Americans?"

Yes I do. I was one, so was Ronald Reagan, that was before the party left working Americans, in favor of some leftist utopia.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 3:16 PM

Re: "Obama's birth certificate says he's not a citizen."

How can that be? His mother was born and spent nearly her entire life in the US. That automatically makes Obama a citizen.

This smear is so Republican. Not one ounce of truth, and still they persist, zombie-like.


Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:16 PM

Obama barely knows his aunt. He met his father once, when he was ten years old.

What people really should be focusing on is the Bush administration's abuse of power. Far more of a threat to the Republic, than a 56 year old auntie who has a tenuous connection with him, at best.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:12 PM

I don't know, this makes me crazy, I cannot understand how Obama is supposed to be responsible for his aunt he has only met twice and yet Sarah Palin gets a big "Atta Girl" for her pregnant teenage daughter, and she gets to scream and yell, leave my family alone. This is a terribly racist, slimy sleazy dirty trick that just may pull a few undecideds the direction of McCain. I can only imagine that Karl Rove is sitting up at night,in his back room, getting no sleep, thinking of last minute digs, and lies to throw out against Obama. Hurry up, Tuesday.

Posted by: jackwendy | November 1, 2008 3:11 PM


This is his father's half sister of a large family that he has had little contact with due to his father's abandoning them.

He has had little contact with them. I would say my family is a little tighter than that. Guess what if you tried to make me responsible for all the aunts in my large family, I would be in trouble.

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 3:11 PM

Remeber when Democrats represented Americans?

***I can't either!***

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 3:10 PM

hardly a surprise from the Mcdirt sifters.

it is a non-issue, other than the fact that this was leaked by a GOP insider, which is par.


and for the Post to carry it prominently seems they are trying to soften the crushing defeat Obama will deliver to a merely semi-crushing defeat.


more smear and insinuation from this paper and mccorporate sponsor.

Posted by: forestbloggod | November 1, 2008 3:10 PM

Too bad. Obama's birth certificate says he's not a citizen. I guess that means on Tuesday we'll be voting for Hillary Clinton who will still kick John SIDNEY McCain's ass.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 3:10 PM

***I just donated $265 to McCain/Palin 08***!
In honor of Auntie Zeituni!

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 3:09 PM

A previous poster wrote:
"Well, she's just his Billy Carter, or Roger Clinton. Right?"

Well... you might want to add Joe McCain and Neil Bush to this list, just to get started... and the final list would be long...

--------

Joe McCain I hadn't noticed, and any Bush (brother) is a vile pox upon America.

Roger, and Billy?

Eh, not so bad, relatively harmless, and really, good for a few laughs.

(But the greater issue of illegal donations still needs to be addressed, certainly).

An American president without a scofflaw "redneck relative" is really NOT an American president...

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 3:09 PM

John McCain got a Tax payer funded free ride to the US Naval Academy even though he did not earn it.

What did McCain do with our tax payer money? Graduated 894th out of his class of 897 thus wasting 4 years of Tax payer money.


He went on from the Academy to crash a few jets and cost the tax payer even more

Posted by: A-Contrario | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

John McCain got a Tax payer funded free ride to the US Naval Academy even though he did not earn it.

What did McCain do with our tax payer money? Graduated 894th out of his class of 897 thus wasting 4 years of Tax payer money.


He went on from the Academy to crash a few jets and cost the tax payer even more

Posted by: A-Contrario | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

More to the point, it shows how far the socialists/marxists have take over what was once a great Democratic Party.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM |
=============================================
More to the point, it shows what a sorry bunch of pathetic losers you delusional reich-tards have become.
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

"Funny how Obama doesn't know anything about anything when it comes to embarassing events involving people that he knows."

Obama dosen't know ANYTHING when it is expedient or convenient.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

amym2

For the case in State of Hawaii, I think the lawsuit was not to see if Obama is a US citizen but rather how he acquired his citizenship and if he was born in a foreign country.

At least thats what I think this Andy Martin is alluding to but should clear it up when he does the news conference in Chicago this afternoon. Seems pretty thin.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

It just goes to show how far the republican party has fallen when they're getting beaten by a Marxist. Poor Bush and McCain.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

pay attention to the small print.
State of Hawaii said they are in possession of obama's birth certificate.

they never said if it was a U.S. birth certificate or not.

lets remember if he was adopted by an indonesian dad - - then even IF( AND THAT'S A BIG "IF") even if he was born in Hawaii, his u.s. citizenship automatically became sealed or what is known as VOID until or IF he should be granted naturalization at a later date.

you see during the time obama was adopted INDONESIA DID RECOGNIZE DUAL CITIZENSHIP. YOU WERE INDONESIAN AND NOTHING ELSE.

IT WASNT UNTIL REAGAN TOOK OFFICE THAT INDONESIA RECOGNIZED DUAL CITIZENSHIP.

STILL, my bet is i believe his paternal grandmother who says she was in the hospital room in Mombasso, Kenya when obaa was born.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 3:08 PM

Gee, you'd think Obama could have spread some of his wealth around to this aunt living in public housing. How many other foreign nationals have contributed to his campaign I wonder?

Posted by: huladanny | November 1, 2008 3:06 PM

Ohhh Noooo! :-o

Say it ain't So B.O.! :-(

O'Bomba-Nation for Illegals...

You Betcha!

Especially Kenyans, Somalians, Ethiopians, Sudanese...

Got Mosques?

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 3:06 PM


More distractions courtesy of the neocons.

We should be paying more attention to why Palin and the Republican National Committee are campaigning in Florida without mentioning McCain's name at all.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/01/mccains-name-nowhere-to-be-seen-at-palin-rally/

Is it to avoid reminding Floridians that McCain heads the ticket? Is it because McCain has such a poor voting record on senior legislation? The Association of Retired Americans gave him a 29% rating, compared with Obama's 100% rating.

Or is it that Palin is already campaigning for 2012? Palin's interview yesterday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/31/palin-criticism-threatens_n_139729.html

with WMAL-AM gives a hint of how she would run the country. She suggests that the press should not be allowed to criticize politicians since such criticism violates the politicians' First Amendment rights. In fact, the First Amendment guarantees a Free Press, but it seems that Palin would declare such a concept unconstitutional.

She sounds more like Dick Cheney every time she opens her mouth.

Posted by: bamccampbell | November 1, 2008 3:05 PM

The republicans have official run out of mud.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 3:05 PM

IT TIME THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..... BEGIN THE FIGHT DIRTY.BECOUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN FIGHT DIRT(McCain/Palin)IS WITH DIRT.
McCAIN IS A OLD DIRTY PIG.
PALIN IS A DIRTY PIG WITH LIPSTICK.
AND WHAT DOES A PIG DO,ALWAYS WHEN IT SEE A CLEAN PLACE ,YES HE/SHE NEED TO MAKE IT DIRTY.
A PIG ONLY KNOW HOW TO BE DIRTY,ABOUT CLEAN,THEY DONT KNOW NOTHING(ABOUT).

ITS TIME ``NOW`` THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..
TAKE THEIR GLOVES OFFFF AND FIGHT DIRT WITH
DIRT.

SO OBAMA AND FRIENDS TAKE YOUR CLEAN PANDS OFF AND PUT A DIRTY ONE ON AND FIGHT DIRTY PALIN AND McCAIN THE REP...PARTY AFTER THAT TAKE A CLEAN SHOWER BECOUSE YOU DO NOT WANNA KEEP SMELT DIRTY PALIN AND McCain AND THE REP...PARTY.

And do not understand me wrong i do not mean figt with hands and feet i mean fight back with dirty things just like McCain and Palin does ALWAYS

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

On the birth certificate issue you might as well forget it, it is like trying to talk to a savant that has only one thing on their mind. Haters will stop at nothing to see their mindless dogma spread.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

I AM NEVER GOING TO BLAME OBAMA FOR NOT KNOWING WHAT HIS RELATIVE DID NOT TELL HIM!! IT IS STUPID TO THINK THAT OBAMA OR ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD INTERROGATE THEIR FAMILY MEMBER WHO THEY SPOKE TO LAST, TWO YEARS AGO, TO FIND OUT WHAT THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS WAS. MOST PEOPLE WOULD ASSUME THAT IF THEIR RELATIVE IS IN THE COUNTRY, THAT THEY ARE LEGAL CITIZENS. ------------------------------- I AM NOT GOING TO BLAME OBAMA FOR WHAT HIS AUNT DID -------- PLUS OBAMA HAS ALREADY SAID THAT ALL LAW MUST BE FOLLOWED, ALL OF THEM!!! ---------- I HAVE A QUESTION FOR McCAIN SUPPORTERS, SHOULD JOHN McCAIN BE BLAMED FOR THE FACT THAT HIS WIFE WAS A DRUG ADDICT WHO STOLE DRUGS FROM A CHARITY, AND ILLEGALLY USED THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE SHE WAS WORKING WITH TO GET ILLEGAL PRESCRITIONS FROM HER DOCTOR? SHOULD JOHN McCAIN BE BLAMED FOR WHAT HIS OWN WIFE WHO HE LIVED WITH IN THE SAME HOUSE, WHO HE SAW EVERY SINGLE DAY, FOR WHAT SHE DID? IF YOU SAY NO, THEN YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!!! THE CRIME THAT CINDY McCAIN COMMITTED IS THE WORST CRIME EVER COMMITTED BY ANY CANDIDATE'S RELATIVE, AND JOHN McCAIN WAS LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSE AS THIS WOMEN, HE HAD CONTACT WITH HER EVERYDAY!!!! -------------- OBAMA ON THE OTHER HAND SPOKE ON THE PHONE TO A DISTANT AUNT, A WOMAN HE NEVER VISITED IN BOSTON.

Posted by: listenhere | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

"To all you
Doesn't it hurt to see your beloved war hero candidate getting his butt kicked by a socialist?"


More to the point, it shows how far the socialists/marxists have take over what was once a great Democratic Party.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

What truly concerns me isn't Senator Obama's disavowal of knowing what's on the tape that's in the possession of the L.A. Times (I don't blame him for not addressing that subject right now, even though he was present at that taped Israel bashing session. However, didn't take part in that particular activity), or his denial of any of the other actions of his mere 20 year "acquaintances" ranging from the America basher Wright to the ultra-crooked Rezko, among several others. But I am concerned about his rapidly changing numbers on his redistribution of wealth scheme, that he has in store for each and everyone of us. That tax increase plan, per family, started at $300,000, then was changed to $250,000 before the additional tax burden would be added, then the ceiling went to $200,000, then it went to $150,000 (per Joe Biden three days ago) and now it's dropped to $120,000 (per Governor Richardson of New Mexico, one of his campaign spokespersons). By the time of the election on Tuesday, the number should be down to $42,000. But, it will be too late for the electorate to do anything about it, because our crazy election laws, allowing at least one-third of registered Americans to vote early, in combination with ACORN's illegal registrants, puts the election in his corner, without fail. How sad for our nation. Yes, America, there will be change, but there will be a lack of improvement.

Posted by: secondbanana | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

What truly concerns me isn't Senator Obama's disavowal of knowing what's on the tape that's in the possession of the L.A. Times (I don't blame him for not addressing that subject right now, even though he was present at that taped Israel bashing session. However, didn't take part in that particular activity), or his denial of any of the other actions of his mere 20 year "acquaintances" ranging from the America basher Wright to the ultra-crooked Rezko, among several others. But I am concerned about his rapidly changing numbers on his redistribution of wealth scheme, that he has in store for each and everyone of us. That tax increase plan, per family, started at $300,000, then was changed to $250,000 before the additional tax burden would be added, then the ceiling went to $200,000, then it went to $150,000 (per Joe Biden three days ago) and now it's dropped to $120,000 (per Governor Richardson of New Mexico, one of his campaign spokespersons). By the time of the election on Tuesday, the number should be down to $42,000. But, it will be too late for the electorate to do anything about it, because our crazy election laws, allowing at least one-third of registered Americans to vote early, in combination with ACORN's illegal registrants, puts the election in his corner, without fail. How sad for our nation. Yes, America, there will be change, but there will be a lack of improvement.

Posted by: secondbanana | November 1, 2008 3:04 PM

labear | November 1, 2008 2:54 PM - It was the Rupert Murdoch, Times of London who broke the story, from there it went to Fox News and Drudge. Surprise, surprise.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/11/the_anatomy_of_a_smear.php

What people really should be focusing on is the Bush administration's abuse of power. Far more of a threat to the republic, than a 56 year old auntie.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 3:03 PM

And maybe we should add Bristol Palin and her wonderful boyfriend Levi Johnston to the list -- they're a real roadside attraction...


"A previous poster wrote:
"Well, she's just his Billy Carter, or Roger Clinton. Right?"

Well... you might want to add Joe McCain and Neil Bush to this list, just to get started... and the final list would be long..."

Posted by: bob00004 | November 1, 2008 3:03 PM

Here's the deal. Obama can LOSE every swing state including Florida and Ohio, but if McCain loses Florida and wins every other swing state, he still loses the election.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 3:03 PM

IT TIME THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..... BEGIN THE FIGHT DIRTY.BECOUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN FIGHT DIRT(McCain/Palin)IS WITH DIRT.
McCAIN IS A OLD DIRTY PIG.
PALIN IS A DIRTY PIG WITH LIPSTICK.
AND WHAT DOES A PIG DO,ALWAYS WHEN IT SEE A CLEAN PLACE ,YES HE/SHE NEED TO MAKE IT DIRTY.
A PIG ONLY KNOW HOW TO BE DIRTY,ABOUT CLEAN,THEY DONT KNOW NOTHING(ABOUT).

ITS TIME ``NOW`` THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..
TAKE THEIR GLOVES OFFFF AND FIGHT DIRT WITH
DIRT.

SO OBAMA AND FRIENDS TAKE YOUR CLEAN PANDS OF AND PUT A DIRTY ONE AND FIGHT DIRTY PALIN AND McCAIN AFTER THAT TAKE A CLEAN SHOWER BECOUSE YOU DO NOT WANNA KEEP SMELT DIRTY PALIN AND McCain.

And do not understand me wrong i do not mean figt with hands and feet i mean fight back with dirty things just like McCain and Palin does.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 3:02 PM

WOW, before long all the mud the Republicans sling will be as high a mountain.

Who would have thought they could pull this one out of their bag of dirty tricks. What lowly bushco official has had this one in the slimey dark alley waiting to spring it on the public at the right time to infuse a little of the base's favorite drug into the mix, HATE!

Posted by: hmmmmmer | November 1, 2008 3:02 PM

Is Obama a citizen and will he {or a court order} produce an original birth certificate ?

The law has been used to destroy its own objective: It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.

How has this perversion of the law been accomplished? And what have been the results?

The law has been perverted by the influence of two entirely different causes: stupid greed and false philanthropy.

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 2:59 PM

Again, this citizenship thing is nonsense, and 11th hour attempt to keep the Republicans in power.

According to Title 8 of the U.S. Code, section 1401:

Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years, is eligible to run for President.


Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 2:58 PM

Can you imagine four more years of hearing:

My Friends

My Friends

My Friends

over and over and over again?
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdBsv0uCT0c
.


OBAMA/BIDEN 08 - GOTV TUESDAY NOV 4th, 2008!
.

Posted by: DrainYou | November 1, 2008 2:58 PM

Obama's illegal-alien aunt is living off taxpayer dollars, registered to vote, and donating money to Obama - when she shouldn't even be in the USA in the first place.

Obama writes fondly of his dear Aunt in his memoirs, but has no idea she is in the USA. His supporters cry that Obama has no personal responsibility, and the Gov't should force us all to take responsibility.

This story, is a perfect summary of the hypocracy of leftist policies, and of Obama himself.

Posted by: pgr88 | November 1, 2008 2:58 PM

Looks like the ILLEGAL ALIEN issue will decide this election afterall! The leftists media tried to keep it from being an issue but now can't ignore it. They knew it was THE issue that makes American's blood boil and they can't suppress it. They tried by keeping Mitt Romney off the ticket...my how things can change in 24 hours.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:57 PM

In three more days, the stain that is the Cheney-puppet administration will be removed from America.

And that is GOOD NEWS, people!
~

Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | November 1, 2008 2:57 PM

Low pathetic reporting, with economic disaster etc this is the focus, typical desperate measure; and do you right now know where all your relatives are physically residing, visiting vacationing traveling etc. and as she "comes and goes" who's job was it to babysit a grown adult last? now dumbviciouspalin:
- clueless on pledge of allegiance
- says no real Americans except in a few states
- doesn't want to be part of U.S.,loves Alaska Independ. Party
IS in fact responsible for babysitting her - didn't know for 5 months pregnant h.s. dropout daughter
- corrupt let's fire people with my elected power that we don't like troopergate
- let's spend $25000 taxpayer money on plane/hotel bills for kids brought i.e. 5 nights to a 4 hour business event
- let's cut funding 60% for special needs children until she has one or is it her daughter's
next to McNastyalmostInsane grad 894 of 899 crashed 5 warplanes gave info on his POW mates for better treatment disliked by Vietnam Vets and votes against improving Veterans benefits cheats on wife 1 after her traumatic disfiguring car crash and 3 kids heartbroken slimy snob elitist with 9 houses 13 cars doesn't have common decency can't shake hands or look people in the eye mad outbursts 4 times cancer 1 heartbeat away from trailertrashpalin pres GET A GRIP ON YOUR SANITY

Posted by: changenow08 | November 1, 2008 2:57 PM

A previous poster wrote:
"Well, she's just his Billy Carter, or Roger Clinton. Right?"

Well... you might want to add Joe McCain and Neil Bush to this list, just to get started... and the final list would be long...

Posted by: bob00004 | November 1, 2008 2:57 PM

case3:

Thank God you aren't running for President.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 2:55 PM


This is a dirty trick ! I want to know why and when the AP stared to pursue this story and who provided them the information. Most of this information is not supposed to be public. I am note even sure why it is a story !

For all saying that Obama gets breaks, why is he always responsible for everyone's action' if they have ever had anything to do with him ? McCain has not been given such as exam. McCain choses a VP with ties to separatist, and it get no real play.

I have not seen, nor should he be, McCain be responsible for his adopted daughters family's action or his wife's disowning her sister.

I am not even sure why this is a story unless they have direct evidence of Obama's interference or some other abuse.

Usually the press would not do a story like this so close to the election unless their was serious evidence of wrong doing or serious evidnce pointed that way. Nothing in the article suggests that.

Is AP out to help McCain because this story has nothing but shock value with no substance ?
The story's consequences are clear ! AP knows what they are doing.

Posted by: labear | November 1, 2008 2:54 PM

IT TIME THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..... BEGIN THE FIGHT DIRTY.BECOUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN FIGHT DIRT(McCain/Palin)IS WITH DIRT.
McCAIN IS A OLD DIRTY PIG.
PALIN IS A DIRTY PIG WITH LIPSTICK.
AND WHAT DOES A PIG DO,ALWAYS WHEN IT SEE A CLEAN PLACE ,YES HE/SHE NEED TO MAKE IT DIRTY.
A PIG ONLY KNOW HOW TO BE DIRTY,ABOUT CLEAN,THEY DONT KNOW NOTHING(ABOUT).

ITS TIME ``NOW`` THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..
TAKE THEIR GLOVES OFFFF AND FIGHT DIRT WITH
DIRT

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:54 PM

I would like to take a moment to thank John McCain for picking Sarah Palin. Had he picked Romney, Lieberman or Pawlenty this race would be a lot tougher.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:54 PM

We all know this will give the border line racist inbred a greater opportunity to get off their fat asses and actually vote Republican, the proven party of intelligence and change, just look at the past 8 years of bushco.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | November 1, 2008 2:54 PM

It's the timing. How is it that this came out just four days before the election? How long has the Bush administration been sitting on this morsel of information? Isn't this an example of abuse of power by George W. Bush?

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 2:53 PM

If a Kenyan Commie is installed into power without proof of citizenship in defiance of "the law" then all others are null and void.
No ?


http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G1791

Have you noticed how his image is everywhere you look , just like Kim Jung Il, Chairman Mao and Castro ?

Posted by: rtfanning | November 1, 2008 2:53 PM

IT TIME THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..... BEGIN THE FIGHT DIRTY.BECOUSE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN FIGHT DIRT(McCain/Palin)IS WITH DIRT.
McCAIN IS A OLD DIRTY PIG.
PALIN IS A DIRTY PIG WITH LIPSTICK.
AND WHAT DOES A PIG DO,ALWAYS WHEN IT SEE A CLEAN PLACE ,YES HE/SHE NEED TO MAKE IT DIRT.
A PIG ONLY KNOW HOW TO BE DIRTY,ABOUT CLEAN,THEY DONT KNOW NOTHING(ABOUT).

ITS TIME ``NOW`` THAT OBAMA AND THE DEMOCR..
TAKE THEIR GLOVES OFFFF AND FIGHT DIRT WITH
DIRT.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:52 PM

John McCain was endorsed by Al Quieda and the Taliban - I wonder why?
I am a South African and I can tell you one simple fact every black person is related to the other if they choose to be and are looking to take time off for a funeral or to borrow money for a sick relation! Our gardener is from Zim yet he will quite blithely recognise a member of another tribe even when it is impossible for the relationship to exist it is all a scam and only to believed by people who do not know Africa and its people at all. Who says this women is a half aunt anyway? Show me the proof and I'll show you the Republican party paying out even more cash for any bad news they can against Obama. I hope with all my heart that Obama is victorious on Tuesday and gets rid of all the liars, cheats and perverts in the Republican Party. - America might yet be saved and gain back the respect of the international community. Go, Go, Go, Obama :>)

Posted by: Argylle | November 1, 2008 2:52 PM

This woman is the half sister of Obamas's father. Obama did not bring her here. Unlike Niel Bush, the brother of President Bush had responsibility in bringing down a savings and loan during the 1980s with bad loans he made to his friends who could not repay. Niel's action did not affect the two Bush presidency. So what is this last minute republican trick all about?

Posted by: truth1 | November 1, 2008 2:52 PM

This is only the latest of many events, US papers are censoring to anoint Obama. You should add LA Times withholding tape on Obama supporting a Palestinian terrorist supporter making anti-Israeli comments. Also, another event not reported is his visit to Pakistan. We don't know whether he visited Abdullah Azzam, Osama bin Laden's mentor in Pakistan's North Western Frontiers in 1980s. Where did the $200 million to the Obama's campaign fund in foreign currencies as anonymous donations originate? Is it from Arab oil sheikhs? Is that why Obama against drilling for Oil in USA? I am a coloured British citizen and would prefer a black person over white person if the black person has only a few small blemishes. But, how much do you know about Obama? You must be absolutely crazy to back Obama, like the Germans were smitten over Hitler in 1930s!

Posted by: HyderAli | November 1, 2008 2:51 PM

Let's see then... Obama hardly spent any time with his father, and barely knew him -- and this woman is a HALF sister of that man... hmmm... How seriously am I to take the vitriolic republican glee and fear-mongering over this situation???

Reading McCain's biographical details, I'm hard pressed to believe he's the man I want in office -- and then add Palin to the picture, and many of us run screaming from the room... and straight to the polls.

For those of you who somehow see this as representative of the downfall of the U.S., you need to get out more... and you need to start getting used to the fact the world has been changing around us and within us for some time now... time to adapt and be part of this new world or to step aside...

Posted by: bob00004 | November 1, 2008 2:51 PM

Palin should go back to Alaska with her Alaskan Independence Party husband and her witch doctor preacher

Posted by: arright | November 1, 2008 2:51 PM

(Sorry for the multiple posts. I tried to practice browser interruptus to make some edits. Transmissions seemed to be aborted, but I see they all went thru anyway.)

Posted by: DarkHorse666 | November 1, 2008 2:48 PM

I always knew republicans were pretty stupid, but when I read the posts here, many of them must be inbred mongoloids because they make NO sense, whatsoever.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:48 PM

Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in those gaps. Section 1401 defines the following as people who are "citizens of the United States at birth:"

Anyone born inside the United States
Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.
Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national
Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year
Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not provided by age 21
Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)
A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 2:47 PM

Grog29, Dude your logic makes absolutely no sense...large numbers of voters are now going to switch their votes to McCain over this issue??? People will overlook all the real issues that matter to them? Please! What planet are you on??

Posted by: Europa58 | November 1, 2008 2:45 PM

The Associated Press reported today that Obama's aunt had been instructed to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya
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Well, she's just his Billy Carter, or Roger Clinton.

Right?

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 2:45 PM

Onyango living in "Public Housing" (MEANS WE TAXPAYERS ARE SUPPORTING HER) for 4 years and contributed $265 to Obama's campaign (that should go for rent so taxpayers do not have to support her illegal status in America, she broke the law) and OBAMA DID NOT KNOW SHE WAS IN THE UNITED STATES?? Why should I be surprised with another lie from Obama as that is what he has done for two years, lie his way to the top of the Democratic ticket. People, if you believe this man, you are dumber than s===.

Posted by: love234america | November 1, 2008 2:45 PM

The Obama campaign has said that attacks on family are off limits. It has also said that they won't throw the first (underhanded) punch, but they -will- throw the last.

If this Auntiegate nonsense keeps up, look for release of ads now held in polite abeyance about:
- The fact that Levi refuses to marry the pregnant Bristol
- Cindy McCain's drug theft and abuse
- John McCain's latest biopsy reports. (As a physician, I want to see the reports on his lymph node dissections and recent liver function tests.)
- Todd Palin's involvement in the Alaska Independence Party
- Other skeletons in McCain/Palin closets (whatever room is left over in them beside the $150K wardrobe--which the Obama campaign never mentioned: it was the press and the bloggers who made a big deal of it.)

Auntiegate is a tiny cloud of dust. But if the dust doesn't settle in 24 hrs, remember: O is a basketball player. You can bet he knows how to pull whoever and whatever off the bench to seal his victory in the last 3 minutes of the game.

OBAMA/BIDEN TUESDAY!

Posted by: DarkHorse666 | November 1, 2008 2:44 PM

To all you republicans:

Doesn't it hurt to see your beloved republican war hero candidate getting his butt kicked by a socialist?

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That's how you see this election?

Wow, and I thought republicans had a unique POV....

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 2:43 PM

Then you will know me
I am Joe Puma

You Will Hear Me Roar!!!

===

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it JOSEPHINE the puma?

..

Posted by: bracken1 | November 1, 2008 2:43 PM

Let me get this straight - the half sister of a the man who ABANDONED Barack is somehow Barack's personal responsibility? Wow. Just how did she manage to stay in this country illegally? Who was in charge when this happened? This is just another desperate ploy by the Reps to grab this one from the edge. Face it, your wrinkled old has-been of a candidate and his plastic Caribou Barbie are going to lose. I will be there Wednesday to hand you the crying towel.

Posted by: pulliamp | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

The Obama campaign has said that attacks on family are off limits. It has also said that they won't throw the first (underhanded) punch, but they -will- throw the last.

If this Auntiegate nonsense keeps up, look for release of ads now held in polite abeyance about:
- The fact that Levi refuses to marry the pregnant Bristol
- Cindy McCain's drug theft and abuse
- John McCain's latest biopsy reports. (As a physician, I want to see the reports on his lymph node dissections and recent liver function tests.)
- Todd Palin's involvement in the Alaska Independence Party
- Other skeletons in McCain/Palin closets (whatever room is left over in them beside the $150K wardrobe--which the Obama campaign never mentioned: it was the press and the bloggers who made a big deal of it.)

Auntiegate is a tiny cloud of dust. But if the dust doesn't settle in 24 hrs, remember: O is a basketball player. You can bet he knows how to pull whoever and whatever off the bench to seal his victory in the last 60 seconds of the game.

OBAMA/BIDEN TUESDAY!

Posted by: DarkHorse666 | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

The Obama campaign has said that attacks on family are off limits. It has also said that they won't throw the first (underhanded) punch, but they -will- throw the last.

If this Auntiegate nonsense keeps up, look for release of ads now held in polite abeyance about:
- The fact that Levi refuses to marry the pregnant Bristol
- Cindy McCain's drug theft and abuse
- John McCain's latest biopsy reports. (As a physician, I want to see the reports on his lymph node dissections and recent liver function tests.)
- Todd Palin's involvement in the Alaska Independence Party
- Other skeletons in McCain/Palin closets (whatever room is left over in them beside the $150K wardrobe--which the Obama campaign never mentioned: it was the press and the bloggers who made a big deal of it.)

Auntiegate is a tiny cloud of dust. But if the dust doesn't settle in 24 hrs, remember: O is a basketball player. You can bet he knows how to pull whoever and whatever off the bench to seal his victory in the last 60 seconds of the game.

Posted by: DarkHorse666 | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

Let's lower our voices. Let's be civil.

Now..where was Mr. McCain born?

Let's focus on what matters - jobs, economic revitalization, healthcare, eduction and diplomacy

Posted by: pmw3 | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

Let's lower our voices. Let's be civil.

Now..where was Mr. McCain born?

Let's focus on what matters - jobs, economic revitalization, healthcare, eduction and diplomacy

Posted by: pmw3 | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

I guess the question for me is if they are just now realizing that an illegal citizen donated money then how much other money is also donated my foreigners? ?? his record breaking fundraising

Posted by: STASCHPMS | November 1, 2008 2:31 PM

You can also say the same about McCain,how much money doneted to his party is ilegally.Becouse they are also acepting donation.
And you can not read by someone name that he or she is ilegally when they donate(d).


AND OBAMA FUNRAISING RECORD SAYS MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE FUNDING OBAMA THAN ABOUT OBAMA,
THATS MEAN THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE READY FOR CHANGE.
THEY WANT CHANGE.
THEY NEED CHANGE.
CHANGE IN 2008 FROM ``THAT ONE``.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

Obama's mother was a US citizen, which automatically makes him a US citizen, no matter where he was born. End of story.


Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

If Obama is “responsible” for a distant Aunt, knowing all her business, then Palin is surely responsible for her husband’s membership in the Alaskan Independence Party and McCain is responsible for his brother cussing out the 911 operator because he was stuck in traffic and for his calling northern Virginia “communist country.”

Posted by: arright | November 1, 2008 2:42 PM

The mistake Obama made was not to pull a Palin . . . Michelle should have gone to Obama's senate office and made numerous calls to get the judge removed from the bench so the Obama's could PROTECT his family member.

Posted by: dauphins | November 1, 2008 2:41 PM

To all you republicans:

Doesn't it hurt to see your beloved republican war hero candidate getting his butt kicked by a socialist?

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:41 PM

Boston Election Board is checking into whether Obama's illegal Aunt has voted illegally and whether she is illegally on the voting list...
****Developing****

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:40 PM

Give it up you hate-filled racist bigots. Obama will be the 44th president because your candidate picked an uneducated moron as a running mate. McCain is a senile racist who will die in shame for running a divisive mean spirited campaign. Good luck in 2012 with Bible Spice.

Posted by: Obama--08 | November 1, 2008 2:39 PM

Why can't the Obama campaign do as the McCain campaign did, and release the original, typewritten document that the State of Hawaii, finally and in the last days before the election, admits exists in its "vaults"? What could be so damaging or contradictory that Obama has felt the need to keep hidden all these years and has created elaborate cover-ups to put forward computer-abstracted certification of live certificate instead of the original birth certificate? http://www.israelinsider.com
===========================

YOU KNOW THERE OUGHTTA BE A LAW TO CHARGE OBAMA FOR PUTTING UP A FAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON HIS WEB SITE AND CLAIMING IT TO BE AUTHENTIC.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 2:39 PM

What's amazing to me is that all those folks who are thinking this is great news b/c it might undermine Obama's candidacy (it won't) have no care in the world that their government potentially broke the law, released personal info about a private individual to the right-wing press, all to win an election. Country first, indeed.

Posted by: Chiefee | November 1, 2008 2:39 PM

bracken1

Um, well it seems that the day after Andy Martin filed his case in Hawaii concerning Obama's birth certificate, Obama announced he needed to fly to Hawaii to see a sick grandmother.

On top of that it seems yesterday the State of Hawaii confirmed that Obama website and various national news outlets and other websites did not post his original birth certificate as they all previously stated. Meaning they posted...what?

Like I said earlier it seems very strange and crazy. What/who to believe.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 2:39 PM

Uh oh, smells like Rove-ish Republican dirty tricks to me.
I'll be making my decision based on the REAL issues, which means a vote for Obama-Biden.

Posted by: sherrig1 | November 1, 2008 2:38 PM

Memo to all kids with deadbeat dads:
If you dare to run for U.S. President, we will hold you accountable for the actions and well-being of your father's relatives. Even if he abandoned you as an infant, and particularly if he left you with the middle name of Hussein.
Sincerely, Real Americans with Family Values

Posted by: jimestw | November 1, 2008 2:38 PM

I think Cindy McCain's drug addiction and stealing from her charity is bigger news than this. But that's just me.

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:38 PM

One would hope that blogs like this contained meaningful discussion of issues. Unfortunately, it is about 90% expressions of hate based on half a truths and half a story.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

She might be illegal now, but CHANGE is coming and soon all the third world people will be given the comfort of everything the first world created.

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Karl Rove?

Clay Aiken?

Dick Morris?

David Axlerod?

RUN THIRD WORLD PEOPLES! RUN! RUN!

SAVE YOURSELVES WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME!

RUN!

RUN!

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

The aunt is sure going to bring out the haters again, what a surprise. McCain has his own family problems, I guess he is also responsible for every gene hanging from his family tree, you betcha.

What Obama knew or didn't know I could care less, it is impossible for a relative to control what an adult relative does. Oh I forget McCain followers can control everything, sorry.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

Golly, y'mean Little Red Barry is not our messiah after all, but just one more liberal hypocrite???

Posted by: zjr78xva | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

From
Head of State:
headofstate dot blogspot dot com

Saturday, November 01, 2008
Pay No Attention To The Mudslingers Behind The Curtain

If you look at the comments sections of many major newspapers today, it looks as if the dark specters of every conspiracy theory have burst forth, like dying souls from the rapidly firming ground, in a last eruption of wild desperation.

At each moment, wild minds are frantically shooting mud at a wall to see if anything, anything can stick. This is what we call "conservative political thinking" at the end of a campaign in 2008.

These so-called principled leaders, so willing to stand--shocked, shocked!-- on hollow notions of principled behavior when they are questioned, are now engaged in a rapid-fire, panic-and-rage fueled mudfest, that only matches in hysteria the willingness to propel any notion, no matter how far-fetched or borderline delusional, into the torrent of mire that they hope, in their primary tactic of democratic process, clouds the eyes.

Let them scream. Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain.

Let's end this vicious distortion of and distraction from our nation's needs.

Let's put this kind of politics to rest--with their final wail a reminder of what has preceded us.

And let's get to work on building and rebuilding tomorrow.

Cite:
Head of State:
headofstate dot blogspot dot com

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

Vektor - So, let's say you personally find out your father has a half-sister in a far-away land living in poverty. You were the rising political figure and paternal role model in your family. You mean to tell me that you would TAKE OUT YOUR OWN WALLET and PAY for these people you barely know? Be honest, boy. You know you wouldn't feel a single-bit obligated. You would take care of your immediate family.

Please....

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 2:37 PM

Ah, the November surprise, timed to occur just before the election.

According to the NY Times:

Onyango, 56, is part of Obama's large paternal family, with many related to him by blood whom he never knew growing up.

Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., left the future presidential nominee when the boy was 2, and they reunited only once -- for a monthlong visit when Obama was 10.

For the media trail, check out The Anatomy of a Smear. It starts (where else?) with Rupert Murdoch.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/11/the_anatomy_of_a_smear.php

Posted by: amym2 | November 1, 2008 2:36 PM

While Obama and Biden accuse you of being selfish for not wanting your taxes raised, just remember:

Selfish? Obama and Biden have contributed virtually NOTHING to charity, based on their tax returns.

Obama pays his female senate staff less than his male staff. McCain’s female staffers actually make more than his male staffers.

Obama’s brother in Kenya lives on a dollar a month. His auntie, who he talks about in one of his books, lives on public housing (and we just found out is here illegally). The Barack Obama School in Kenya is still waiting for the financial help Obama promised them in 2006, as the place falls down around them.

Michelle Obama tells us that we have to share OUR pie so others can have a piece - just don’t touch the Obama pie. Cindy McCain, meanwhile, throws herself into charitable efforts around the world, and even brings home an orphan from Bangladesh who is in need of intensive medical treatment, and adopts her as their daughter.

WHO YOU CALLIN’ SELFISH, BOJO?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by: brigittepj | November 1, 2008 2:35 PM

Oddly enough, Obama's illegal aunt is married to McCain's illegitimate son and they have a daughter together who is a Belgium princess. Who knew??

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:35 PM

Wow Obama is responsible for this half aunt but Sarah Palin isn't responsible for her Pregnant Daughters actions... explain that.

She over stayed her visa, as millions have. Once again the Repubs are pushing the nonsensical notion that Obama is responsible for all of his relatives actions.. His father left him when he was 2 YEARS OLD. He traveled and found them... they never came for him... now he is paying the price for that.

I barely knew my Father or my half siblings I would be livid if someone confronted me for one there actions.

Posted by: case3 | November 1, 2008 2:34 PM

She might be illegal now, but CHANGE is coming and soon all the third world people will be given the comfort of everything the first world created.

Posted by: thoughts | November 1, 2008 2:32 PM

Another "I don't know" from Obama. He knew her status. She told the press she was not allowed to talk to them until after the election. Another lie for Obama. Who is this man. What counrty is on HIS birth certificate that HE will not release to the voting public.

Posted by: MITCHS52 | November 1, 2008 2:32 PM

What has happened to this country that allows an illegal alien to live in public housing? She should be arrested and dropped on the other side of the nearest border, not allowed to live off our dollar. Another fine example of our tax dollars being put to good use. Kind of like the college kids who pay 30% lower rent in my luxury apartment community, while still driving BMWs to and from school. A GROSS revamping of our government is in need.

Posted by: Frustrated589 | November 1, 2008 2:32 PM

mdemformccain, it it sad but the Obama people will not look at the other side. They can only see color or his party. Obviously they can not SEE inside because they are only equating his color and his party. That is what those whites lurking behind Obana want them to do. Ibama is 1/2 WHITE and 1/2 AFRICAN. He is ZERO per cent AFRICAN-AMERICAN. He has rail roaded them on the Stupidity vote and has made them SLAVES AGAIN. I bet he laughs every night that the African-Americans are in lock-step with him. They and the Latinos will be the very ones he goes after. He can not survive without whitey's money. See WARRAN BUFFETT!! Not all blacks are stupid and many have seen that Obama is an empty suit. The suits behind him SCARE ME TO DEATH.

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 2:31 PM

I THINK THAT IT IS VERY STUPID TOOOO BLAME
OBAMA BECOUSE HIS HALF AUNT IS ILEGALLY IN AMERICA/US.
THE PEOPLE THAT YOU NEED TOOO BLAME FOR THE 4 YEARS OF ILEGALLY STATUS OF OBAMA AUNT IS THE REP.....PARTY.
.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:31 PM

I guess the question for me is if they are just now realizing that an illegal citizen donated money then how much other money is also donated my foreigners? ?? his record breaking fundraising

Posted by: STASCHPMS | November 1, 2008 2:31 PM

Don't you just love all the vile, paranoid rantings of the ultra-right wing wackos? Almost humorous....almost. Of course, Mr. McCain is just perfect, he has the "right" vision for America, he would NEVER have any questionable associations, his closet is clean. Yeah, whatever. No one mentions that since the start of the Iraq War, (Mission Accomplished!), anyone who even questioned a single aspect was attacked and labeled as unpatriotic by the Repubs and their right-wing friends. Where was your "support for free speech" then?

You folks can enjoy your delusional world, while the rest of us are concerned about real issues...the economy, keeping our jobs, and making this a better place. That is what matters to most Americans. Wait a minute...that means you have to talk about issues. A discussion that most of extreme right-wingers, (on this board, at least) are incapable of.

Either way...GET OUT AND VOTE!
The sun will still come up on Wednesday.

PEACE

Posted by: Europa58 | November 1, 2008 2:30 PM

"Does this mean if I run for office, I'm responsible for keeping track of what my uncles, aunts, and cousins do?"

It means that if you're going to run for public office and quote Matthew to chide people for not showing charity, you'd better make sure that you've done the right thing in that respect in your own life... or be exposed as a rank hypocrite (and Matthew has some things to say about that, as well).

He's KNOWN that a variety of people in his life are in extremely dire financial circumstances, and even use Auntie as a prop in his book. He and his wife are multi-millionaires, but they haven't done squat to help these people in their own extended family who are in extreme poverty.

They visited a school in Kenya two years ago and PROMISED those children they would help. Two years later, they haven't sent a dime. That's stone-cold WRONG.

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 2:18 PM

Posted by: VekTor | November 1, 2008 2:30 PM

"This illegal Auntie has just lost the states that Barak was fighting for that Bush won by a small marging in 2004. They will now be in McCain's column. This is BIG folks."
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Grog29:

Can you please explain why you believe that? What is your reasoning in thinking that this issue is going to have any more impact than any other issue brought up during this campaign?

Posted by: TheRealJaneDoe | November 1, 2008 2:22 PM


==========

REALJANE:

Don't you understand that Grog 29 needs to have hope . . . See the latest Gallup Tracking Poll


Barack Obama leads John McCain in Gallup Poll Daily tracking interviewing conducted Wednesday through Friday by an identical 52% to 42% margin among both traditional likely voters and expanded likely voters. Obama leads by a similar 52% to 41% margin among all registered voters.


Gallup's interviewing conducted Wednesday through Friday shows that 27% of registered voters who plan to vote have already voted. The trend in early voting has trended consistently upward on a day to day basis, moving from 7% of registered voters, who had already voted during the period of Oct. 17-19, to the current estimate of 27%. Another 8% of registered voters still indicate that they plan on voting before Election Day itself. The vote choices of these early voters -- all of whom are included in the likely voter pool since they are definite voters -- skew more toward Barack Obama than the sample average. Thus, more and more of these Obama-oriented voters' choices are being "locked in" to the likely voter pool through early voting, benefiting Obama.

Posted by: dauphins | November 1, 2008 2:30 PM

-I didn't know my Aunt was here illegally.
-Buying a house with Rezko was boneheaded.
-I thought Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were reformed.
-I never worked for ACORN.
-I never heard Rev Wright say racist or bad things about America.

And to think some Americans actually want this guy to be president? Pathetic!

Posted by: brigittepj | November 1, 2008 2:29 PM

So typical of the slimy liberal mindset. Spread their wealth? You have got to be kidding. This pathetic wretch even gave 260 dollars - which she obviously could not afford to give - and the anointed one cannot have even a few of his own dollars pried away from his clutches to help his own family.

This is the America for which the clueless left is clamoring. This is the role model that is sending the quivers up and down the legs of the spit bubble blowing left.

This is really pathetic. But this is the true face of Obama. This is the ugly, selfish, mean face that the media is trying so hard to hide.

One thing is for sure, if Palin or McCain had left a family member to eat out of dumpsters - the "responsible" and "objective MSM would have it blaring on all of their outlets.

But they will fall all over themselves to minimize this - and even find a way to blame the right.

Pretty disgusting.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | November 1, 2008 2:29 PM

Actually, I don't think this is front-page news, rather intentionally placed fodder for the masses to keep them agitated.

I would be much more impressed by reporting that addresses the last minute policy changes being implemented by the current President, such as signing away clean water and air requirements, allowing coal plants to emit more mercury so that the surrounding populace can be poisoned even faster. Who needs clean water and air? How about chemical plants having their regulations eased? Pharmaceutical plants? How about a front-page headline along the lines of "Bush signs away clean air, water and soil to satisfy industry lobbyists". That is front-page news.

You all just keep on getting your undies in a bunch (including the irresponsible press) about Obama's aunt (or any other illegal at the moment) - just know next year the water that you cook with won't be as clean, the grass your kids play on will have higher mercury (and that's just so healthy for all of us), and frogs and fish will grow more appendages. But hey, as long as you have had an opportunity to vent your hate and anger on anything but something of substance your world's rosy.

Go GOP, the party of Mr. Doom and the Doom Squad spreading their Doomsday message of how bad those illegals are (that afford you all that cheap produce you buy and eat every day)!!! If national security really mattered to them, those borders would be protected and the flow of illegals significantly reduced. However, they WANT them, because it keeps wage costs down, it keeps produce cheap and corporate profit margin up, up, up. Like I told my very liberal friend, when she is willing to pay $6 to $8 for that pound of strawberries or see the price of bacon double (or forgo them all together), that's when something will happen. But consumers don't want to pay more (including Lou Dobbs and his crowd), and companies don't want to see their profit margins reduced.

Posted by: MKMinnesota | November 1, 2008 2:28 PM

George Bush PARDONED Scott Libby (who worked for him in the White House) from a JAIL SENTENCE, a CONVICTED CRIMINAL, SECONDS after being sentenced. Furthermore, the crimes of Libby were made ON BEHALF of Bush.

In order to accuse Obama of anything as remote as this, the LAW needs to be used correctly, including finding out why she was denied assylum, and what her legal options currently are, and WHY she was allowed to stay. If she was allowed to stay, then she LEGALLY is here.

We are a nation based on Law, not on whishful, biased, targeted thinking.

We are not a Nation base on IGNORANCE either, even though, as individuals, there are a few.

Posted by: ElMugroso | November 1, 2008 2:28 PM

This headline should be:

Federal Government illegally leaks information to help GOP candidate win election.

Bush certainly wants that "THIRD TERM," doesn't he?

If Obama is elected, all the rocks will be looked under -- and who knows what we will find! Let's see what else Bush and the Feds will do to keep the GOP in power...

Posted by: rebeccajm | November 1, 2008 2:28 PM

And Obama's aunt has been living on welfare.

So her donations are welfare money illegally obtained from working people's taxes.

Posted by: drWalter | November 1, 2008 2:27 PM

just one more little check mark on my list of reasons for not voting for Obama. he's too busy getting ready to rule the world to pay his Aunt a little notice. this guy is a real "family" man. Gads!

Posted by: eco_delsol | November 1, 2008 2:26 PM

Conspicuously, Hawaiian officials refuse to confirm that the information on the "original" certificate conforms to what has appeared on the "Certification of Live Birth" produced in 2007 that has so far been passed off as original by the Obama "Fight the Smears" site (here) and the Annenberg-backed site FactCheck.org (here). The latter dedicated a photoshoot to examining in pornographic detail a computer-generated facsimile that may bear no relation to the original document that the State of Hawaii now admits holding.

Can anyone smell "red herring"?
SOURCE: http://www.israelinsider.com

(the so-called "candidate" just might be an illegal alien himself.)

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse


This has been debunked so many times it only confirms that you're a complete moron.

And don't be insulted. You really are a moron. Just accept it.

Posted by: bracken1 | November 1, 2008 2:26 PM

Who is the poster who keeps saying McCain is ahead in the latest Zogby poll? I just checked the Zogby website and his daily tracking poll as of Nov 1 has Obama up by 5 points. Zogby's Electoral College map shows Obama with 286 electoral votes. Isn't it a little early in the day for even McCain supporters to be drinking?


Posted by: continental46@aol.com | November 1, 2008 2:26 PM

stevepj wrote: A US senator does not intervene on behalf of a distant relative with immigration officials, that is news. Or perhaps he really didn't know, either way this story is a crock.
WRONG ! Your half truth is the problem - This is a US SENATOR running for President with a team of political support specialists and he Accepts money from her for his campaign - Then when caught (once again not until caught does he act) he returns the contribution.
HE and his team are aware of contribution laws and they knownly accepted those contributions. Had it been just some other person who was an illegal resident living in the US contributing that would bad enough but when it is a not doo distant relative, an aunt, That IS a story.

NICE try and like your man - you put out half-truths and expect folks to accept that as fact. WRONG !

Posted by: AmzgGrce | November 1, 2008 2:25 PM

I thought we are trying to find ANYTHING that OBAMA HAS DONE. Directly. Not his aunt, uncle, cousins, nephews, nieces, etc. I mean, abuse of power as a government official that McCain, the most visible and powerful Republican, has brought out in the debates.

Please, say something McCain--ANYTHING--that OBAMA has done.

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 2:25 PM

Man people are desperate. Now Obama is suppose to be responsible for a woman who is the half-brother of Obama's father who he met a grand total of two times. Half of Kenya is probably related to Obama someway or another since the men have multiple wives.

Although I do think this woman should be evicted from public housing immediately. Not only is she an illegal but is milking the system she can do that in Kenya.

Posted by: cleancut77 | November 1, 2008 2:25 PM

BUSHCHENEYMcCAIN is the ONE who is gonna return the ILEGALLY tax money that Obama aunt did get
from taxes becouse it is BUSHCHENEYMcCAIN fault.She is 4 years Ilegally in America,who is NOW the President?yes Bush,and who are running now(your) counry,yes the REP.....party(and Bush).

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:25 PM

Folks,

I'm Canadian. Earlier this year I tried making a donation to the Obama campaign. I wasn't allowed to donate online because I'm not a U.S. citizen. So instead I mailed a cheque.

They never cashed it.

I could have easily printed the donation form where I "affirm" my U.S. citizenship. But I didn't.

Fact is, the campaign would have no way of knowing. Responsibility falls on the person making the donation -- not the campaign.

Moreover, when the campaign is receiving hundreds of thousands of donations for $5, how can they possibly track down every individual?

In my case, it was easy to spot a non-U.S. donation, but if someone legally swears to be a citizen (as happened here) how can you possible know?

It's hilarious that some people are making corruption charges on this basis.

Then again, after reading some of the unbelievably ignorant comments on this article, you people almost deserve McCain and Palin in office.

Posted by: mark63 | November 1, 2008 2:24 PM

I have a grandmother who has been waiting on the 100,000 lists to get a slot in the Boston Housing Authority's for over 3 years. I was a Barak supporter.
Now I am PISSED! He's lost my vote...I am going to vote for Nader.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:24 PM

"It is that fundamental belief - I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper - that makes this country work."

---Barack Obama, from his infomercial.

Jell-O Spinmeister at his best....


Posted by: HalifaxCB | November 1, 2008 2:24 PM

Because Obama's aunt is in this country illegally, I won't be voting for John SIDNEY McCain. Sorry SIDNEY. You should have been on top of this. You just lost my vote!

Posted by: blarsen1 | November 1, 2008 2:24 PM

The story about Obama's aunt is kind of funny in a way. For 7 years the Republicans have been telling Americans how much better they are at national security. They've dumped hundreds of millions of dollars into homeland security, etc, etc. Yet, here we have a little granny from Kenya able to easily penetrate all their layers of security. She doesn't even try to hide, but lives out her life in plain view of everyone ... including the Dept of Homeland Security. It seems the Republicans have been asleep at the wheel all these years!

Posted by: FellowTraveler | November 1, 2008 2:23 PM

I have several 'shirt-tail' relatives. I'm NOT responsible for them as Obama isn't responsible for this woman he barely knew, a HALF sister of a father he didn't know either.

Her legal/illegal immigration status was unknown to him as is the amount on my parent's social security checks.

Just because he has a faint blood relation to someone who seemingly has done wrong, isn't indicative of Obama being in any way at fault nor responsible. Nor is it a factor in this campaign except yet another lame attempt to use it as a smear.

YAWN! Republicans, we are SO over you and your National Enquirer mentality.

Posted by: smsbks | November 1, 2008 2:22 PM

Did you know that the Obama Campaign has deliberately disabled security measures on their website in order to allow the free flow of cash from foreign countries into his campaign? Illegal cash that can’t be traced? Read this — it’s really shocking. www.cannonfire.blogspot.com

Posted by: brigittepj | November 1, 2008 2:22 PM

"This illegal Auntie has just lost the states that Barak was fighting for that Bush won by a small marging in 2004. They will now be in McCain's column. This is BIG folks."
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Grog29:

Can you please explain why you believe that? What is your reasoning in thinking that this issue is going to have any more impact than any other issue brought up during this campaign?

Posted by: TheRealJaneDoe | November 1, 2008 2:22 PM

Wrt the Zogby Poll: "On the Internet no one knows you're a dog"...or a liar.

Yesterday's Zogby poll has Obama ahead by 5
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/
In the National Average of Polls, he is ahead 6.5

The Rasmussen Poll, which was the most accurate in the Primaries, is also +5 for Obama.

OBAMA/BIDEN '08

Posted by: DarkHorse666 | November 1, 2008 2:22 PM

Obama lost my vote. So sad that his dear aunt is living in a slum... and he doesn't know that she is donating to his campaign, or that she is here illegally? And he and his wife are attorneys? Shame on them!
___________________________________________
Neil Bush- S&L scandal, sleazy sex for hire payoffs in another country.
GWB- draft dodging coke head.
Cindy McCain- stealing drugs from her charity.
John McCain- "songbird" for the NVA. "I won't politicize my service record".
"I won't take the low road to the White House"

Republican neocon dittohead zombies- you guys need to get into the migrant farming business. You hate immigrants, and you cherry pick so very well, whether that be polling data or unsavory facts dredged up about a candidate.

Posted by: md83 | November 1, 2008 2:20 PM

BUSHCHENEYMcCAIN is the ONE who is gonna return the ILEGALLY tax money that Obama aunt did get
from taxes becouse it is BUSHCHENEYMcCAIN fault

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:20 PM

Amigos Hispanos,

Barracks Hussiem Obama nunca ha visitado el sur de la frontera, pero llevo su campanna a Alemania, porque se cree superior. Dentro de este senador Obama hay algo obscuro. Poca gente lo conoce y sus mejores amigos piensan diferente. Obama no es la persona que creen, es un filosofo excelente porque la media se enamoro de el. Piensen antes de votar. El Senador McCain is un hombre de palabra que ha ayudo a los hispanos.

Piensen: Es mejor algo malo conocido que bueno por conocer.

Posted by: chablerd | November 1, 2008 2:20 PM

Why is it that Obama never does the right thing until he is caught?
-------------------------
Excellent question.

Posted by: cooper100 | November 1, 2008 2:19 PM

Does this mean if I run for office, I'm responsible for keeping track of what my uncles, aunts, and cousins do?

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 2:18 PM

I've never trusted this guy. I voted for Hilary and I will vote for McCain. His background is so mixed up and hard to define who and what he is.
He's not honest in the first place.

Posted by: davidhtinkyaw | November 1, 2008 2:18 PM

TheSaint, or Hosta La Vista, Obama wants to CHANGE AMERICA BY CHANGING OUR CONSTITUTION!! He will make changes via a rigged Supreme Court and Congress to get his own birth elegibility rules fixed as well as those of the 12,000,000 illegal aliens.

This has a plus side. Arnold Schwarzanegger(sp) can then run and he will get the Latino vote. You see, they see themselves as white, not black!! And most of them are Catholic!! They are not Obama material! I would definetly support a Schwarzanegger/Palin ticket in 2012!

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 2:17 PM

"Rush Limbaugh has had way too much "freedom of speech" during these last 8 years,.................."
Then said: "It is my hope that the Obama administration will rein in the poison conservative talk show faction.......That neighbor whose views differ from yours is not a terrorist or a socialist or a communist, he's just the fellow American next door."

Too much freedom of speech? Shut up people who disagree with you? Then go on to say accept those whose views are different. I see, we should only accept the different views of people that you agree with! Brilliant. Typical blind Democrat.


---------------

He's right to the extent Rush propagated hate speech.

And now is being called on it.

If, historically, it is seen Rush was a cheerleader, deliberately, for a war and a political movement seeimingly modeled after the German program, inciting hate, (which, btw, is a DISGRACE to every INTELLIGENT American), history will wonder why he wasn't stopped, and how to best prevent hate speech in the future, inciting a nation to it's own suicide.

( A little too complex for the likes of Rush, it must be SO frustrating...)

This is a democracy, and hence, the people have the right to speak up, challenging those who incite others to hate, or cheat, or whatever.

But the left side kooks are equal to the right, it's SO OBVIOUS, I just can't believe they're so stupid as to not understand how democracy functions, and WHY it succeeds.

ROTFLMAO

(They're ALL so dumb, how can anyone not laugh?)

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 2:17 PM

For those who think Obama can help you...


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/the_inconvenient_obama.html

Michelle Obama is on leave from her $317,000-a-year job at the University of Chicago Medical Center,
which is now under scrutiny - along with Obama campaign chief David Axelrod and two other staffers - for
a scheme that, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, "steers patients who don't have private insurance - primarily
poor, black people - to other health care facilities.".

Senator Obama has a half brother who lives in Africa on three cents a day. Now we found his aunt lives in rundown
neighborhood in Boston.

Obama seriously need to do some WALK THE TALK.

Posted by: mdem4mccain | November 1, 2008 2:17 PM

I guess Obama's responsible for his aunt, cousins, nephews, and nieces. He is the paternal leader in his extended family, and must accept responsibility for their actions, albeit illegal immigration status.

Posted by: josephbbl | November 1, 2008 2:16 PM

I am SICK AND TIRED of unethical Republicans using PRIVATE government information as the tools for their political dirty tricks. This is another attack more than likely cooked up by the same folks who leaked the Plame information.

This was information subject to FEDERAL PRIVACY LAWS. Whoever leaked it should be fired at the very least.

This is just one more example of why Republicans should be thrown out of power in mass. Their lack of ethics is simply astounding!

Posted by: mb56 | November 1, 2008 2:15 PM

AND IF OBAMA IS RETURNING HIS AUNT MONEY THAT MEAN THAT HE REALLY DID NOT KNOW THAT HIS AUNT HIS ILEGALLY IN AMERICA.
But Bush did KNOW so how come that Obama aunt(4 years) is steel(today)Ilegally in America?.
Obama returning his aunt money is the right thing to do,he did not know that she was ilegally.
This story is gonna turn UGLY back on Bush and Mcain/Palin,becouse this story says more about Bush(and 90% McCain)than about Obama.
There are Many people now out their that are saying the same as I (that this strory says more about bush)

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:15 PM

This illegal Auntie has just lost the states that Barak was fighting for that Bush won by a small marging in 2004. They will now be in McCain's column. This is BIG folks.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:15 PM

If she is illegal, she goes! That is Obama's position and the right one.

Let's move on.

Posted by: OscarMayer2 | November 1, 2008 2:15 PM

Shouldn't the story be, is Obama going to return the $126k he took from Freddie and Fannie - you know, the collapse of which began the financial crisis we are in today...

Posted by: jimegan1 | November 1, 2008 2:14 PM

Good Lord. He had to return $265 from a distant relative. When will the right wing nuts discover that new ideas is what Americans want. Not just retreated attacks on those of us who are "unamerican" because we won't vote for Repugs.

Posted by: kromerm | November 1, 2008 2:14 PM

Obama probably didn't know about this stuff either?

In 1996 Obama was a registered member of the New Party in Chicago, which was established by the Democratic Socialists of America.

Kahlid Al-Monsour, a Black Muslim and Black Nationalist, raised money for Obama’s Harvard education.

Obama was inspired by Saul Alinsky and his book Rules for Radicals.

Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn hosted an Obama campaign kickoff party in their home.

Louis Farrakahn, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a friend.

Tony Rezko, convicted of illegal fund raising, raised money for Obama’s campaign.

Rashid Kahlidil, who worked on behalf of the PLO, held a fund raiser for Obama.

Frank Marshall Davis was Obama’s mentor in high school and a member of the Communist Party USA.

Obama helped Raila Odinga, Kenya’s Prime Minister thug, raise money in the United States for his Presidential campaign in Kenya.

Marilyn Katz, head of security for the SDS from where Bill Ayers also originated, serves on Obama’s national finance committee.

The Obama campaign gave ACORN $838,000 in 2008.

Kenny Gamble, who is buying large parcels of land in Philadelphia for a Muslim only community, cut the ribbon on Obama’s campaign headquarters in Philadelphia, which Kenny also owns.

Mazen Asbahi and Minha Husaini, Obama Muslim outreach coordinators, have ties to CAIR, Muslim Alliance in North America, North American Islamic Trust, HAMAS, and others.

Franklin Raines, ex-CEO of Fannie Mae who walked away with a $90 million parachute, is an Obama advisor.

The Obama campaign has received $700,000 from Fannie Mae.

http://ewebsmith.com/Finance/notlistening.html

Posted by: websmith1 | November 1, 2008 2:14 PM

Public Housing is limited and is intended for the use of American Citizens and Legal Aliens.
SO, who is going to return the tax dollars Obama's aunt stole from us?
McCain and Palin both ignored this story at this morning's rallies, but I Want to know how Obama's aunt got away with living here Illegally (that means she broke immigration law, not one's sensibilities about teen pregnancy or party affiliation)for Five Years on a Tax Payer Funded Stipend IN Taxpayer Funded Housing!

Don't Most Illegal aliens HIDE from the Government?

This Illegal Alien has a nephew who's a Senator- Did you supply a little help for your aunt Obama?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 2:14 PM

This really is sickening? That some unknown entity would try to sabotage Obama's campaign, by fingering his aunt for an immigration violation. I'm an Independent and will be voting for Obama. Some of my family are in dire need of health care. My step daughter who died with cancer, found insurance companies implying she had a pre-existing condition so that they could deny her coverage. She passed away this year. We don't need McCain's platform of a $5.000 dollar credit, when we can sweep to one side greedy health insurance companies. Outside of Obama's contribution for America's future,

I resent his insistence in giving 37 million illegal aliens, NOT 13 MILLION, according to the Tucson sector Border Patrol union local 2544 (with an additional half-million coming every year) a blanket amnesty. A massive financial impact on our economy by importing the worlds poor. However, I respect Obama's foreign policy, his rebuilding our interior infrastructure, neglected by the Bush mob. No more outsourcing without financial consequences or selling America to some countries that hate us. As to the illegal immigration conflagration? Once it comes up for a vote, they will have withstand the angry voice of millions of Americans. Enough is enough from the open border zealots. www.numbersusa The truth!

Posted by: infinity555 | November 1, 2008 2:13 PM

Latest tracking poll for the last 24 hours has McCain
ahead 48%-47%. McCain is making his move...
http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1623

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:13 PM

Conspicuously, Hawaiian officials refuse to confirm that the information on the "original" certificate conforms to what has appeared on the "Certification of Live Birth" produced in 2007 that has so far been passed off as original by the Obama "Fight the Smears" site (here) and the Annenberg-backed site FactCheck.org (here). The latter dedicated a photoshoot to examining in pornographic detail a computer-generated facsimile that may bear no relation to the original document that the State of Hawaii now admits holding.

Can anyone smell "red herring"?
SOURCE: http://www.israelinsider.com

(the so-called "candidate" just might be an illegal alien himself.)

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 2:13 PM

Just mud and desperation.

Posted by: caraprado1 | November 1, 2008 2:13 PM

This is hilarious. If you want a firmly loyal, unconditionally faithful, unequivocating American in the White House I suggest you go to www.warl.org and write in one of those fine mutts. McCain and Obama are politicians and as such will sometimes act in ways that we wouldn't want them to if they were our family members, friends or neighbors. Can't wait for this election to end so we can get on with getting this country going in the right direction. Enough!

Posted by: mab5 | November 1, 2008 2:12 PM

Further to the prohibition of foreign contributions, I've received an Obama donation e-mail aimed at Africa (and, probably, elsewhere). Most likely, all such contributions will be under $200 and untraceable. Of coure, one can imagine many individuals contributing but imagine George Soros staying up late to funnel 100 million or so through these small amounts!

Posted by: filoporquequilo | November 1, 2008 2:12 PM

How do you just wander in from Africa, attend senate swearing-ins, and 4 years later find yourself working for the Boston Housing Authority and living in public housing while there is a standing deportation order against you?

Now that we know that Obama's illegal alien aunt --his father's sister---had enough money left over from living in public housing for 4 YEARS to donate to his campaign five times, by her own admission, maybe the WP will be able to able to to us how housing reserved for the neediest American citizens was given to an undocumented political relative who is not one.

Maybe the WP can also do an article on the families on that waiting list and how they have to live so that we can accommodate relatives in the know.

And maybe since she listed her employer as the Boston Housing Authority, -again a position that most have required documentation- we can be told how much other financial help she he's been getting since attending his swearing in ceremonies in the US Senate.

How do get to being a politician that barely know a relative under a standing deportation order and then have her attend a swearing-in ? How distant a relative is your paternal aunt who attends your swearing in . how many other Obama relatives were ther at that ceremony?

How do you not question it back then, in 2004, when you know she is in public housing and she is not an American citizen? How do you not be a community organizer and not know that one of the qualifications for being eligible for public housing is citizenship? And how do you not wonder how an African relative is here after a such a very long time and not find out about how they are here.

This is not a distant cousin. the only way you could be a closer relative is to be a mother or a sister. This is someone in Obama's life important enough to be included in his family ceremonies.

The bottom line question here is how did this happen and how much of it is due to Obama?

The other question is why this particular woman, and not any of the other relatives and could it be that she knows something questionable.

And by the way I am not a McCain supporter or a republican. And Obama most certainly does not have my vote.

Let me remind you all that our patriotic and moral responsibility when we vote is not to select the better of two bad ideas, but the person we truly believe best to be our President. And there is a place to write that in on your ballot. Which I have already done.

And before you start writing in on how I am "demonizing" Obama, please include in your post how asking logical questions is demonizing anyone? What If I had swapped out every Obama reference here and put in Clinton or Palin instead?

-gala1

Posted by: gala1 | November 1, 2008 2:12 PM

Sooooo... HOW is this NEWS?

For Christ's sake, we're in a recession,
the stock market is horrendous,
we're fighting 2 wars,
we have a health care crisis,
we have a social security crisis,
we have an energy crisis...

and we're talking about one of Obama's Aunts immigrant status?

MOVE ON!

Posted by: jgarrisn | November 1, 2008 2:12 PM

Public Housing is limited and is intended for the use of American Citizens and Legal Aliens.
SO, who is going to return the tax dollars Obama's aunt stole from us?
McCain ans Palin both ignored this story at this morning's rallies, but I Want to know how Obama's aunt got away with living here Illegally (that means she broke immigration law, not one's sensibilities about teen pregnancy or party affiliation)for Five Years on a Tax Payer Funded Stipend IN Taxpayer Funded Housing!

Don't Most Illegal aliens HIDE from the Government?

This Illegal Alien has a nephew who's a Senator- Did you supply a little help for your aunt Obama?

Posted by: thecannula | November 1, 2008 2:12 PM

US senator does not intervene on behalf of distant relative with US agency. Isn't that the headline? McCain intervened on behalf of a criminal and a guy who lent him his jet and gave him $20k. If Obama knew then he behaved with great temperance, not flouting his power. If he didn't know, then that makes this a complete non-factor. Either way what is the story here, someone please tell me.

Posted by: stevepj | November 1, 2008 2:11 PM

Its now become easier to list, anything that's right about Obama,
than whats wrong about Obama.

My god this guy has more dirty ties, than a laundry mat.

Posted by: dashriprock | November 1, 2008 2:10 PM

filoporquequilo: How do you KNOW Obama didn't offer to help her out? You have no proof of anything you say, you are only speculating. It says in his book that she is a PROUD WOMAN. Maybe she REFUSED any help? Did that ever occur to you?

You people are grasping at straws.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 2:10 PM

Another "I don't know" from Obama. He knew her status. She told the press she was not allowed to talk to them until after the election. Another lie for Obama. Who is this man. What counrty is on HIS birth certificate that HE will not release to the voting public.

Posted by: MITCHS52 | November 1, 2008 2:10 PM

Obama, on many occasions, has said 'we are our brothers keeper'. Hmmm...his brother lives in squalor outside of Nairobi, Kenya, subsisting on about $1 a month. Now we find out his dear 'aunti', the one he speaks so fondly of in his book, also lives an impoverished life. It seems that every day we hear of another Obama relationship that lends an unfavorable light to the shiny facade his campaign and the media have painted.

Posted by: OldCop007 | November 1, 2008 2:10 PM

Whether Obama wins or loses, it will be interesting to see the explanation of the difference in the number of people who say they will vote for him and the number of votes he recieves. For this story, his Aunt being in the US illegally may be relevant to the discussion of why both parties have not taken on immigration reform during the campaign.

Posted by: Curious9 | November 1, 2008 2:09 PM

LIAR……..LIAR………..LIAR…………..LIAR……….LIAR……….LIAR……..LIAR!!!!!

Now it’s pretty apparent why Barack Obama made his sudden, last minute visit to Honolulu. It wasn’t Granny’s health problems that interested him but Hawaii’s Health Department.

The strategy may have backfired. A statement by Hawaiian officials Friday that they have seen but won’t release an “original” birth certificate that has never been released raises more questions than it answers. It undercuts the indignant claims of Obama spokesmen and supporters that the “birth certificate” has been published for months, and the ridicule and claims of “smear” that the Obama camp has made against anyone claiming otherwise.

Posted by: ChooseBestCandidate | November 1, 2008 2:09 PM

McCain is now AHEAD in the latest ZOGBY POLL.
Democrats are scared.

Posted by: Grog29
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Grog, this is what happens when you stop taking your meds. You get delusional.

Let's make a bet. If McCain wins, I'll supply you with a lifetime of tinfoil to put in your hat.

If Obama wins, you promise to get help for your problem of not being able reconize reality.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 2:08 PM

I bet those who voted early for Obama are feeling a little foolish right about now.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 2:08 PM

McCain is in big trouble, Obama Supporters are Using Huckabee in an online ad see video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Posted by: pastor123 | November 1, 2008 2:07 PM

Good grief this is getting ridiculous.

What kind of silliness is this a few days before the election.

And also there is this crazy guy Andy Martin winning a court victory in Hawaii concerning Obama's original birth certificate was never posted on the internet as previously claimed.

Crazy......When will we ever learn.

Posted by: bikerider1 | November 1, 2008 2:07 PM

I wonder how much of that $100M in untraceable pre-paid plastic donated to Obama came from Hamas? After all, they did endorse him.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 2:06 PM

How about Obama's lack of interest in Aunt Zeituni, even after he spoke well of her in one of his books? And what of his half-brother George living outside Nairobi on a dollar a month? Obama wants to "redistribute" our tax money but he wouldn't put up a dime of his own to help these two (and, probably, other African relatives). I say let's let Aunt Zeituni stay and deport Obama.

Posted by: filoporquequilo | November 1, 2008 2:06 PM

I wonder why Obama is pushing the vote early scenario. Has to get those votes in before even more dirt comes out on him?

Posted by: thebink | November 1, 2008 2:05 PM

If Obama let's his AUNTIE stay...what will the other 30 million illegal aliens demand??? Think about it.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:05 PM

The Rep...party is pocket money party.
How do you people think that it come that are now more ilegally people in America than in 2001?YES MONEY,ILEGALLY MONEY.
In America money is 42% ilagally tax money.
Ilagally people paid for the life of the riches.
Just like i say ,If Obama aunt is 4 years ILEGALLY in America that says more about
the Rep...party/Bush/McCain than about Obama.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:05 PM

Barack Obama will invite to the White House a man who dedicated his book to Sirhan Sirhan, the murderer of Robert F. Kennedy. Is that the kind of person you want in the White House? Check out pumapac.org

Posted by: brigittepj | November 1, 2008 2:05 PM

Good man, Mosk.
Nice to know you're doing your bit to keep the country pure.
Is THIS why we are supposed to vote for McCain?
I had almost forgotten.

Posted by: wardropper | November 1, 2008 2:05 PM

WAIT!!! first I read this article in the BBC this am:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7704052.stm

and now he is returning her Money??
Like most of the foks who whine about "social responsibility", it is awful to use these folks to make your point (in his book, eg) and then stroll back to your comfortable socially unencumbered life...oh wait again! that is whhat Government is for-RIGHT? I would have rather read he had her living in his lovely mansion..at least then I would have a sense of his belief in the socailistic rhetoric which he spouts

as a related aside, how much do you think this person, illegally in this country, and millions of others like her, add to our UNAFFORDABLE AND BROKEN health care system??
The bills need to be paid by someone...oh right, i forgot, that's what the working (MIDDLE) class is for! Why expect an educated, wealthy senator and his educated, wealthy wife to care for their own??
silly me...

Posted by: annig | November 1, 2008 2:04 PM

IT IS NOT OBAMA FAULT THAT HIS AUNT IS 4 YEARS ILEGALLY IN AMERICA,BUT THE FAULT OF BUSHSAMEMcCAIN REP.....PARTY .

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:04 PM

At least McCain's family is not in the country illegally.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 2:03 PM

Geez......another unflattering incident this guy knew nothing about.

Knows nothing about those " millions of little people " who are on-line donors either.

Forgot about his broken pledge to accept public campaign financing.

Forgot he ever heard a discouraging word out of Rev. Wright in 20 years.

Forgot the date of his wedding anniversary.


Well, it'll only take a short time for America to forget about him, I pray.

Obamanuts better wake up fast !! Cause he'll forget about YOU on November 5th. That's a change you can believe in for sure !!!

Posted by: bandcyuk | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

MCCAIN WAS BORN IN PANAMA. Do you really want a president who was born in foreign soil?

Posted by: angelou | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

McCain was born on a US Military base - US sovereignty applies.
Do you really want to remain ignorant??

This is small potatoes - how do you think the $100M in untraceable pre-paid plastic arcs will be adjudicated???

Posted by: thornegp | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

The Rep...party is pocket money party.
How do you people think that it come that are now more ilegally people in America than in 2001?YES MONEY,ILEGALLY MONEY.
In America money is 42% ilagally tax money.
Ilagally people paid for the life of the riches.
Just like i say ,If Obama aunt is 4 years ILEGALLY in America that says more about
the Rep...party/Bush/McCain than about Obama.

IT IS NOT OBAMA FAULT THAT HIS AUNT IS 4 YEARS ILEGALLY IN AMERICA,BUT THE FAULT OF BUSHSAMEMcCAIN REP.....PARTY .

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

It seems to me that with this election, it marks the end of the GOP as we know it. Immdiately, the party will remain fractured. In years to come, it will eventually become slightly more than an inconsequential party. This has been coming for years now. "Republicans" will be marginalized as an ultra-right neo-con, bigoted, religious-fanatic party.

Case in point: When the talk becomes of how Sarah Palin is the future of the party, well then it's time to cue the chirping crickets. Last one out, please turn off the lights. This party is over (pun intended).

However, from their ashes will rise another party (perhaps with the same name) that is more middle of the road with a mantra of fiscal conservatism and Libertarian values.

The good news is the neo-cons and religious fanatics that had major influence in the GOP will be pushed further to the fringe and will wield no real power.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

Did you know that the Obama Campaign has deliberatley disabled security measures on their website in order to allow the free flow of cash from foreign countries into his campaign? Illegal cash that can’t be traced? Read this — it’s really shocking. www.cannonfire.blogspot.com

Posted by: brigittepj | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

The last thing McCain wants to do is start a discussion on immigration. He has been avoiding it like the plague because his stance on is at odds with the Rep base. He's not gonna touch this story, it'll blow up in his face.

Posted by: trishpdx | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

Wait a minute—A previous commenter states the woman "had plenty of cash"? You must be joking. Her last donation was $5 in September. She donated $265 over the entire year, and you call that "plenty of cash"? What planet do you live on?

Posted by: mitchellowens | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

McCain is now AHEAD in the latest ZOGBY POLL.
Democrats are scared.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

Here is another secret relative of Obama with no visible means of income...living in the US illegally.

Just how many other mysterious $265.00 donations are there to Obama?

Many are made via untraceable Prepaid Visa and Mastercard...This apopears to be a gigantic money laundering and vote buying operation the more it is investigated.

Nerxt thing we know, Bro George will be donating his 12 buck a year income to his destitute bro Obama!

This whole thing stinks like Al Capone.

Posted by: dnfsmth | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

* He didn't know about Rev. Wright.

* He didn't know about Bill Ayers.

* He didn't know about ACORN.

* Now, he didn't know about his Aunt.

This guy is a liar of the first magnitude.

Posted by: cooper100 | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

Murdoch's London Times, Fox and than Drudge released this along with the illegal release of immigration information from a government official. This is the Bush/Rove technique on this illegal immigrant's situation. If you want more of the same, vote McCain. If you want a change, talk with your undecided family and friends and get out the vote. Good voting to all!

Posted by: IndependentCO | November 1, 2008 2:02 PM

It's not about the aunt. It's the fact that he was happy to take her illegal donation, until someone else found out about it. Are we supposed to inspect his donations for him? He's supposed to ask certain questions when accepting donations, but does not. McCain's website does, Obama's does not. He is a dishonest jerk that can't even take care of his very poor Aunt and Brother who lives in a box. But he wants your money to do it!

Posted by: northerngrl | November 1, 2008 2:01 PM

And people with racist comments can not spell nor can they get the grammar correct. Where do you live? Public Housing?

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 2:01 PM

I have seven uncles and aunts, and I have absolutely no idea what any of them are doing and only where one of them lives. This is a big deal? Obama's not know that one of his father's numerous half-sisters is in the country illegally? Jeez, guys, come up with something better than that.

Posted by: mitchellowens | November 1, 2008 2:00 PM

I suppose if Obama is elected he can pardon his aunt for breaking the law. How many more members of his family have broken the law that he doesn't know about? He will need to pardon them too.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 1:59 PM

McSame crashed 3 planes was captured and spent 5 years in a prison without trying to escape. He finished 4th from the bottom of his class, dated strppers, paid for hookers, kissed George Bush, and voted with him 90% of the time. But repubs love him because he has a parrot for VP. They are way to uneducated. LimpBUTT is their God and they are definitely racist inclined. BUT, Wednesday is a shiny new day, and they'll be the minority party, way minority party, for evermore. They are yesterday's newspaper.... the Reagan Revolution is ancient history.

Posted by: tuttlegroup | November 1, 2008 1:59 PM

EXACTLY!..
Maybe his aunt can come live with Obama in the White House. She was on PUBLIC ASSISTANCE but somehow had plenty of cash to send Obama a campaign donation? Maybe Obama should return the money to the AMERICAN TAXPAYER and eliminate the "middle man"

Posted by: RCruzS | November 1, 2008 1:58 PM

[Corrected]

RWR1911:

Agreed.

To that point, It seems to me that the "loudest" fringe elements are from the right.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 1:58 PM

angelou wrote: "MCCAIN WAS BORN IN PANAMA. Do you really want a president who was born in foreign soil?"
///////////////////////////////////////////

angelou: you bring forth an argument that (1) is incorrect in the facts,(2) has been already proved to hold no water on the Senator's eligibility for higher office, and (3) has little relevance to the intent of the clause in the Constitution based on the facts.

John McCain is absolutely eligible for the presidency. His eligibility is based on the fact that (1) McCain was born on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone at a time when the Zone was effectively under U.S. sovereignty, and (2) both of his parents were U.S. citizens.

Arguments against McCain's eligibility hold as much water as arguments painting Obama as a closet Muslim.

Posted by: RWR1911 | November 1, 2008 1:58 PM

Remember Mitt Romney being torn apart by the leftist
media for not knowing that his lawn care company had some illegal aliens on it's payroll? This story is delightful! So Barak Hussein has illegal aien relatives in the U.S. and if he lets her stay...all illegals will DEMAND that they be allowed to stay! Think about it.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 1:58 PM

The White House is big, big enough and having plentiful room for Obama illegal immigrant aunt to secure a place in the USA, regardless of the Immigration deportation rule 4 years ago. Welcome to the USA. We, taxpayers paid for her illegal housing project years ago, and it won't make a difference if we pay for her stay in the White House.

Posted by: kp1943 | November 1, 2008 1:56 PM

If that's the case, (he'll follow the law), he'll concede the nomination directly right?

ROTFLMAO

I mean, right there, there goes three quarters of his IL base, taking away all the illegal donations, those who are here criminally, or who ARE criminal, violating finance statutes...

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

I love that POWWOW,BABY,POWOW!!! You all deserve every POWWOW you can get. Please remember that my family was not here at the time. I will give up DAR, DFPA, etc. memberships in order to attend a POWWOW. I have got to find the correct ancestor soon!! I live on a trail that connected the Cherokees, Choctaws, and Catabas so they could trade. That makes me an Indian, right?

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

"$265 "donation"???" By a woman with no visible means of support??

Does she have hot water and heat in her slum apartment? Does she eat cat food? Where is the NY al-Times, the Washinton Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Comical? Why aren't they throwing her and Obama under the "journalistic microscope"?

Where are the "investigative journalists" digging into every lead on this story? Were the Mass. state employess being ORDERED to open and provide EVERY file on this woman?

How many other "invisible" Obama supporters have given $265? How many of the millions he's collected have showed up this way and WHERE did the money REALLY come from?

Obviously the in-the-tank media and the government dependent Obama constituency could care less as long as income redistribution and other perverted agenda issues are advanced under an Obama presidency.

Posted by: Skeptic_tom | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

Yeah, this isn't looking good for the Republicans. There is NO verification of this story. It was LEAKED illegally, no matter if it's true or not. And it could quite possibly be FALSE. The authorities are NOT allowed to comment on it or provide information about it, so either way, somebody in the Bush Administration has broken the law.

The aunt has doesn't anything criminal, but whoever LEAKED the information HAS!! That should tell you a lot. REPUBLICANS are unethical, no matter how you look at it!

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

The ``HYPOCRITES``Rep... here or the McCains here.Blame BushsameMcCain.
And ask Bush where he was?Ask Bush how it come that are in America NOW more illegally than in 2001?This story says more about the Rep...party than Obama.
Noway McCain(is bush Mccain agree 90% of the time with bush).McCain and Bush the same,if McCain winn than is before 2012 more than 17 mil ilegally in America.
McCAIN BUSH MORE OF THE SAME.
This story make me more angry to the Bush administration than angry tooo to Obama aunt.If Obama aunt is Ilegally in America is thanks tooooo BUSH/McCAIN not Obama.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

Okay, so the Bush government is not enforcing immigration laws and that is Senator Obama's fault because? This is front page news because? Oh, I know because McCain is down 10 points in the polls, he has no money left to smear Senator Obama and the last attemp (Khalidi) blew up in his face to the tune of a $448,000 gift from John McCain to Dr. Khalidi. Now I get it. Way to go Washington Post!

Posted by: Prosperity2008 | November 1, 2008 1:55 PM

RWR1911:

Agreed.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 1:53 PM

The ``HYPOCRITES``Rep... here or the McCains here.Please go and f... yourself.
And ask Bush where he was?Ask Bush how it come that are in America NOW more illegally than in 2001?This story says more about the Rep...party than Obama.
Noway McCain(is bush Mccain agree 90% of the time with bush).McCain and Bush the same,if McCain winn than is before 2012 more than 17 mil ilegally in America.
McCAIN BUSH MORE OF THE SAME.
This story make me more angry to the Bush administration than angry tooo to Obama aunt.If Obama aunt is Ilegally in America is thanks tooooo BUSH/McCAIN not Obama.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:52 PM

Looks like these paper men are upset they were put on the zoo plane.

This retribution comes at the hands of McCain. Proving to me that he's a petty tyrant.

As for me, I voted, BABY!

BARACK HUSSAIN OBAMA (YEAH THAT'S RIGHT, RHYMES WITH OSAMA NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH SADAM)

Posted by: femalesmallbuisnessowner | November 1, 2008 1:51 PM

I'm surprised that the lefty media is reporting this news. It's refreshing finally that the lefties feel they HAVE TO report the truth now. Obama just lost this election.
The media was hoping that illegal alien issues would be kicked to the curb in this election. It just exploded in their faces.

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 1:51 PM

And this is the October surprise? That's the best you can do? A distant aunt for whom Obama HASN'T pulled strings?

Posted by: boscobobb | November 1, 2008 1:51 PM

joanne600"
"Seems the world's smartest man doesn't know a lot about a lot of things."

Sure, Obama didn't know she was here illegaly. He didn't hear Wright's racism. He didn't go to a party at Ayer's house. He wasn't against wearing the flag pin. He accepted no favors from Rezko. He didn't call McCain 'John' in the debates. He was respectful in calling a reporter 'Sweetie'. What he does know is how to impress the minor natives in the style of a preacher man.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | November 1, 2008 1:51 PM

It is not Obama's job to keep track of the legal status of all his extended relatives. There is a huge govt organization called ICE (Immigration and Customes Enforecement). Furhermore, immigration statuses are intensely private affair just liek your health care.You just don't go around talking about it with everybody... sick of repugs trying to pull off guilt by association constatantly. Pathetic....why is Sarah Palin even on ticket if his hubby was on a party that wants to separate from the U.S.??? That is more relavent.

Posted by: caringmale69 | November 1, 2008 1:50 PM

The ``HYPOCRITES``Rep... here or the McCains here.Please go and f... yourself.
And ask Bush where he was?Ask Bush how it come that are in America NOW more illegally than in 2001?This story says more about the Rep...party than Obama.
Noway McCain(is bush Mccain agree 90% of the time with bush).McCain and Bush the same,if McCain winn than is before 2012 more than 17 mil ilegally in America.
McCAIN BUSH MORE OF THE SAME.
This story make me more angry to the Bush administration than angry tooo to Obama aunt.If Obama aunt is steel Ilegally in America is thanks tooooo BUSH/McCAIN not Obama.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:50 PM

His campaign should return ALL illegal contributions!

Posted by: RCruzS | November 1, 2008 1:48 PM

American Media is once again playing role it played in 2004, Don't try to be blind to facts it wont help you can satisfy yourself. Bush was voted in same spirit as savior in 2004 everthing else was blinded. AMERICA VOTED BUSH TWICE, EVERY OTHER FACT WAS BLINDED SAME IS HAPPENING WITH OBAMA.WAKE UP ...

Posted by: mrn744 | November 1, 2008 1:48 PM

Ahem!

What if we tried THIS:

IF, you ever want US Citizenship, you cannot get it if CONVICTED of a Crime in this Country-EVER!

BEING in this Country ILLEGALLY is a CRIME!

We WILL begin DENYING Citizenship to EVERY SINGLE PERSON LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY FOR DOING JUST SUCH THING,

Beginning January 1, 2009!

Hasta la Vista!

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 1:48 PM

independent_1, thejaner:

Delusion is a human coping mechanism that helps an individual ignore completely or at the very least, warp reality so it makes sense to them. You my friends, are delusional.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 1:48 PM

The ``HYPOCRITES``Rep... here or the McCains here.Please go and f... yourself.
And ask Bush where he was?Ask Bush how it come that are in America NOW more illegally than in 2001?This story says more about the Rep...party than Obama.
Noway McCain(is bush Mccain agree 90% of the time with bush).McCain and Bush the same,if McCain winn than is before 2012 more than 17 mil ilegally in America.
McCAIN BUSH MORE OF THE SAME.
This story make me more angry to the Bush administration than angry tooo to Obama aunt.If Obama aunt is steel Ilegally in America is thans tooooo BUSH/McCAIN not Obama.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:47 PM

Corporatemediawatcher said:

"Rush Limbaugh has had way too much "freedom of speech" during these last 8 years,.................."
Then said: "It is my hope that the Obama administration will rein in the poison conservative talk show faction.......That neighbor whose views differ from yours is not a terrorist or a socialist or a communist, he's just the fellow American next door."

Too much freedom of speech? Shut up people who disagree with you? Then go on to say accept those whose views are different. I see, we should only accept the different views of people that you agree with! Brilliant. Typical blind Democrat.

Posted by: northerngrl | November 1, 2008 1:47 PM

The desperation in the republican sectors of America is so profound. Mean, menial, unsubstantiated, blind, self-righteous, immoral and unsophisticated behavior and attitude do not progress make.

Posted by: dagnola | November 1, 2008 1:47 PM

I love it how you people seem to know exactly where all Obama's contributions came from.

If Obama had so many contributions coming in from the Middle East, then why isn't THAT the top story on the news today?

This is SO obviously a SLEAZY REPUBLICAN SMEAR. It's what the Republicans do best because they can't stand on their OWN virtues. It WILL backfire. BIG TIME. Americans are sick of this petty, nasty stuff.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:47 PM

The White House is big, big enough and having plentiful room for Obama illegal immigrant aunt to secure a place in the USA, regardless of the Immigration deportation rule 4 years ago. Welcome to the USA. We, taxpayers paid for her illegal housing project years ago, and it won't make a difference if we pay for her stay in the White House.

Posted by: kp1943 | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

The desperation in the republican sectors of America is so profound. Mean, menial, unsubstantiated, blind, self-righteous, immoral and unsophisticated behavior and attitude do not progress make.

Posted by: dagnola | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Obama lost my vote. So sad that his dear aunt is living in a slum... and he doesn't know that she is donating to his campaign, or that she is here illegally? And he and his wife are attorneys? Shame on them! And we are to trust him? How can you support this? He is supposedly all about helping those who can't help themselves... what a hypocrit who just can't talk his way out of this one. Ms.California

Posted by: chodgesmith | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

*LOL*

The Bush/McSame hate-mongering Repugs are so desperate...

Three days from now, they'll all be totally irrelevant!!!

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Godhimself1:

To be fair, I would include multiple names from the left next to those of the right-wing commentators you listed. The extremists on one side can be and are as obnoxious, self-serving, full of self, and often are as wrong as those on the other.

That said, I believe that we are in agreement in that their being marginalized in any future should be the result of people opting to tune them out rather than the result of any government policy.

Posted by: RWR1911 | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Barack Obama's mother was a U.S. citizen which makes him a U.S. citizen no matter in which country he was born. Of course, you would know this if you had a tiny bit of education, but of course, education is baaaaaad and elitist.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Barack Obama's mother was a U.S. citizen which makes him a U.S. citizen no matter in which country he was born. Of course, if you had a tiny bit of education you would know this, but of course, education is baaaaaad and elitist.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 1:44 PM

What is wrong with Obama? Why does he not help his poor relatives? He has made millions writing his books, with sentimental accounts of aunts and uncles. Why use them for fictional and self-promotional needs, when he is unwilling to give them assistance. A brother of his lives on one dollar a day in Kenya. Charity should begin at home. A blood-relative who is a U.S. citizen can help another relative get immigrant status. It may be that Obama just uses people, and has no empathy for his poor relatives.

Posted by: thecandypoem | November 1, 2008 1:44 PM

Maybe his aunt can come live with Obama in the White House. She was on PUBLIC ASSISTANCE but somehow had plenty of cash to send Obama a campaign donation? Maybe Obama should return the money to the AMERICAN TAXPAYER and eliminate the "middle man".... 8-)

Posted by: lt1z28 | November 1, 2008 1:43 PM

I just have some questions for all you McClown backers.
How many of you are multi miljonairs with multiple homes?
How many of you have a higher than 250K taxable income?
How many of you were privileged kids going to high-end expensive schools, regardless of how bad you performed?
How many of you really are racists but would not admit it?
Which one of you believes the US is still a superpower even we are laughed at by the entire world and sold all our jobs to India, China etc?
Vote Mccain you morons, seriously, please do because we don't need you and don't want you.

Posted by: Notasdumbasyoulook | November 1, 2008 1:43 PM

For you Democrats who think this is NOT an issue...
LOL! It's a HUGE issue. There are over 100,000 LEGAL residents (citizens and LEGAL immigrants) on the Boston Housing Authority list waiting to get into public housing. Citizens have relatives who have been waiting 5 years or more on that list. Now we have this illegal alien ABSCONDER who was told by an Immigration Court to LEAVE the country by a certain date and she THUMBED HER NOSE to the court. She LIED when she said she was employed by the BHA. She LIED on her campaign contribution forms. ILLEGAL ALIENS are BACK as a major issue for this election. Obama has now LOST every purple state that was competitive just because of his having illegal alien family members in our country. People here in Mass are now looking to see if she is on voting lists and if she has voted illegallly in any elections. This is getting BIGGER and BIGGER folks!

Posted by: Grog29 | November 1, 2008 1:42 PM

This information was all over the Rush Limbaugh show this week..he was having a hayday with it..and we all know what HE IS!!!
I voted for Obama today and consider this information just more pitiful propaganda from a desperate, losing McBush campaign.

Posted by: connielovesmusic | November 1, 2008 1:42 PM

What about the contributions from the Middle East? Is he going to return those too?

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 1:41 PM

Concerning McSame "closing the gap":

GALLUP HAS OBAMA UP BY TEN

in both likely voter models,

and OBAMA UP BY ELEVEN

among registered voters!!!

Obviously, the majority of American voters aren't buing into that hate-mongering, racist crap of the Republicans any more.

AND IN THREE DAYS, THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE CELEBRATING THE VICTORY OF SOCIAL PROGRESS AND PEACE!!!


Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | November 1, 2008 1:41 PM

"WE NEED CHANGE"(ah...the kind...you put in your..ah pocket)

"AND HOPE" (and I ah...hope there's lots more)

Posted by: allinthegame | November 1, 2008 1:40 PM

Obama isn't a sleazeball. Sorry. Not going to work. What this SMEAR will do is make Republicans look even MORE EVIL because they are picking on this poor black lady who is just trying to escape the violence in her own country.

THAT is what our country is built upon: offering a haven to people to escape strife and violence and religious persecution in their native lands.

So Obama is returning the contributions. SO what? He is abiding by election contribution laws in returning the money. McCain has taken illegal contributions as well, I promise you.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:40 PM

And here I thought immigration status was supposed to be a sealed record. Wonder who leaked it. No, I don't.

So glad I early voted for Obama.

And while the Repugs push this story, Bush and his clones are deregulating every industry they can find.

Posted by: MM08 | November 1, 2008 1:40 PM

Another B carved in the face story from McCain sources. Timing suspicious, anyone? Journalists are just a conduit for the operatives. As shameful a "story" as I have ever seen in print by a major Newspaper.

Posted by: The5thW | November 1, 2008 1:40 PM

Nobody will care about his aunt. What does matter is that he's taken in huge numbers of illegal campaign donations and hasn't properly screened them. There are plenty of articles on this. Look it up. McCain's website will not let you give a donation in many circumstances, Obama's will let anyone give. Even foreign terrorists. Just another immoral side of the sleazeball Obama.

Posted by: northerngrl | November 1, 2008 1:40 PM

Superpimp(tm) knew she was here, she had already been coached when they found her, because she said she couldn't talk about Superpimp until after the election.

Posted by: fraccle | November 1, 2008 1:39 PM

How can we be sure that Obama himself is in the country legally?

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 1:38 PM

mavisdarling wrote: "The aunt probably didn't even know!"
//////////////////////////////////////////
Without quibbling over how the information was obtained -- for we don't know for sure --, I can tell you, as a person who has gone through the immigration process to become a resident and a citizen of this nation, that as an immigrant you always know, can find out, and, at minimum have an inkling as to whether or not you are in this country legally. Whether you are working for a government entity or not bares no relevance to your quest to know your status.

Posted by: RWR1911 | November 1, 2008 1:37 PM

OBAMA'S ORIGINAL BOOK HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM US SHELVES AND AN EDITED COPY REPLACES IT. Perhaps only in Britain could an original copy have been found! Thus the wait for the tid-bit. You see OBAMA THOUGHT HE HAD REMOVED ALL THE OLD BOOKS! Thankfully, he had not. He thinks he has an excuse for every bad thing that has come up about him. I AM NOT BUYING. Those excuses are for SUCKERS. IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA YOU SEE A SUCKER EVERY TIME YOU LOOK INTO A MIRROR OR LOOK AT ONE PAINTED LIKE YOU! SKIN COLOR DOES NOT COUNT! YOU DID NOT WANT RACISM, DID YOU?!? WELL YOU GOT IT!!

The post above is correct. You should have waited for one of Martin Luther King's family to prepare for the Presidency. At least then you would know his background. HALF RADICAL WHITE IT WOULD NOT BE!!

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 1:37 PM

Concerning McSame "closing the gap":

GALLUP HAS OBAMA UP BY TEN

in both likely voter models,

and OBAMA UP BY ELEVEN

among registered voters!!!


Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | November 1, 2008 1:37 PM

OMG! There's naked pictures of Obama's mom on the internet, his favorite aunt is living in a slum in Boston illegally, his half brother lives in an 8 x 6 hut in Kenya, he didn't know his preacher of 20 years was a hate-mongering racist. The smartest man in America who wants to take your $ and spread it around to those he deems fit won't even take care of his own family members. Gross! P.S.: what if his coke dealer from his school days wants to blackmail him? Disclose info he'd rather not be public in exchange for some public policy/foreign policy stance? It could happen!

Posted by: MIMI13 | November 1, 2008 1:37 PM

i think this is very low.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:37 PM

There are more than 10 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. Rest assured that they have made contributions to both campaigns.

Posted by: mkdoyle | November 1, 2008 1:36 PM

Another privacy violation under the Bush administration. And we want George III (aka McCain) and Dick II (aka Palin)???

Reminds me of some tactics in the past when some officials at State released passport info on democrats. This should be investigated. If she is here illegally, then the proper process should be in play. AND, whoever released this should be fired!

Posted by: tarheeler | November 1, 2008 1:36 PM

When did the "Whack Job" conference let out?

Posted by: NotBubba | November 1, 2008 1:36 PM

I'm more concerned with the 63 million in donations from outside the United States then I am in donations from Obama's aunt. I'm sure that anyone with a nephew running for President is going to make a donation legal or not to thier family. He can keep the $265.00 that auntie donated and come clean on the millions of dollars worth of donations that he can't seem to remember where they came from. They were able to find the one donation made by his aunt, shouldn;t they be able to figure out who sent in the 63 million?

Posted by: Slingo | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

I think is very low,low,low.
Im not a Obama or McCain fan.But i think this is very low.
First Obama aunt is half aunt,she is the half sister of Obama father,a men that Obama only met 1 time in his live.
Obama`s familie is Toot ,that is the familie that he know.
I believe that Obama did not know about the ilegally status of his aunt.
I really do believe that this is taking a low way.
I hope that Obama winns.
He is the best choise for now,look around the world they all hopes that Obama winns.
And if this is the way the Rep... is running their campaine,than is this story more reason NOT to vote for McCain.
If Obama aunt is still ilegally in US that
say more about Bush(and McCain 90%)than about Obama.
The Rep...party can not rule america becouse the ilegally people are steel in it.4 years ilegally ?where was bush administration in that time.
Just like i say this is low .

People this is more reason to vote for Obama.
Do not vote for 4 years of the same.

Posted by: imalwaysstrong | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

That's a start, super-pimp, now return all of the other illegal donations. 640 million already (after the most repugnant flip flop in American campaign history), and asking for $25 more from everyone 3 days before the election is through. People, don't you see the shape of things to come? If you folks don't realized you're being pimped yet, then God bless ya!

Posted by: fraccle | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

Concerning McSame "closing the gap":

GALLUP HAS OBAMA UP BY TEN

in both likely voter models,

and OBAMA UP BY ELEVEN

among registered voters!!!


So, I'm pretty sure that, in three days, the whole world will be celebrating!!!

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

I have to laugh at the twittering nits who are trying to blame these revelations about their phony Messiah on the doorstep of the Bush administration.

The truth about 0bama's aunt was revealed by the British press, which actually dared to investigate 0bama.

Now, if our in-the-tank media would dare do the same, this race will be over for Barry.

Posted by: NeverLeft | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

An article about a non-story about Obama's half-aunt. Good grief. Have we reached the bottom of the barrel yet or there more Rovian mischief out there?

Posted by: maxfli68 | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

I come from a large extended family. I had about 30 aunts and uncles and I can can assure you if any of them were in the country illegally we would all have know about it.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 1:35 PM

Obama's dear beloved aunt broke the law. Twice. The only fair remedy is to make her go back to Kenya (where her Barack's favorite cousin rules) or send her to jail.

Barry loves illegal immigrants, eh? This news should be played in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia!

Posted by: fjstratford | November 1, 2008 1:34 PM

Enough is enough. There are so many Hispanics in the United States that are illegal and they are taking jobs from us everyday for low wages and no one is saying anything about that. The Arabs are buying up the hotels, motels and stores. I know all of the Arabs are not legal to be in the United States. They do not pay any taxes, but we are taxed on everything we buy including items from them.

Posted by: doris_glnn | November 1, 2008 1:34 PM

Its so surprising, Some followers of Obama are so avert to democratic criticism, People of America have Right to free press they need know people who are running for president, and not dismissal of everything just because you like him this is serious piece of information for me , This is the guy who would take up Job of safe gaurdign constitutional rights.

"Ignorance of law is not an excuse"

Posted by: mrn744 | November 1, 2008 1:34 PM


It took the British press to break the story of Aunt Zeituni. You don't think the American press would uncover anything potentially harmful to Prince Obama?

The nasty Republicans are such devious scoundrels. They went all the way to England and bribed The Times of London to uncover this dreadful story about our savior.

Posted by: alance | November 1, 2008 1:34 PM

RWR1911:

I have to agree with you.

While I find O'Rielly, Limbaugh, Coulter and the rest vile people who spew nothing but hate, I defend their right to do so. We cannot pick and choose tenets of free speech.

With that said, I hope for the day when they so marginalized that their voices are just faint mouse-like squeals from the lunatic fringe.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | November 1, 2008 1:34 PM

Hey Obama-Biden supporters, Since you all seem to favor taxing hard working people and not enforcing the borders ,Why not impose an ILLEGAL ALIEN TAX. This tax would help to pay for the services that these leeches are stealing from the USA. Charge them a fee for using hospitals,schools and prisons since you don't want to deport them.

Posted by: btthree | November 1, 2008 1:32 PM

Attacking Senator Obama for having the middle name Hussein is sort of like going after Senator Joseph "Stalin" Biden or Senator John "Gotti" McCain. Senator Obama did not commit genocide against the Kurds, Senator Biden did not murder millions of Russians and Senator McCain is not a crime boss. The associations are childish and rooted in racism and ignorance. If you support Senator McCain then vote for him. I find the childish name calling and inspiring of hatred embarrassing. If that is how "Real Americans" engage in choosing a leader then "Real America" is headed into the 1800s and Asia will soon leave us in their wake.

Posted by: UMCane95 | November 1, 2008 1:32 PM

Nobody will care about his aunt. What does matter is that he's taken in huge numbers of illegal campaign donations and hasn't properly screened them. There are plenty of articles on this. Look it up. McCain's website will not let you give a donation in many circumstances, Obama's will let anyone give. Even foreign terrorists. Just another immoral side of the sleazeball Obama.

Posted by: northerngrl | November 1, 2008 1:31 PM

So now Obama is responsible for everything his relatives do? give me a break!

This leak is a last ditch attempt by some officials in the Bush administration to help John McCain. It won't help.

Posted by: sandnsmith | November 1, 2008 1:31 PM

McCain is being funded and supported by a group responsible for attacks on American citizens, as well as illegal assaults on people worldwide.

These same people are relentless in pursuit of their goals which have nearly destroyed our economy, have imperiled our military, and have done unprecedented harm to the United States of America.

It is time to say NO to John McCain and the Republicans who support his dangerous policies.

Posted by: ldvisavis | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM

Yep, like I said: This is going to backfire on the Republicans who ILLEGALLY leaked this. The lady was living in public housing and WORKING for the Housing Authority. There is a paperwork SNAFU somewhere, so typical of our government.

We are so accustomed to the Bush Administration pulling this type of stunt!! Funny how all this surfaced NOW, and not months ago! If the Republicans think this is going to make a difference to anybody but REPUBLICANS, they are sadly mistaken.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM

This story will be buried as quickly as possible by the mass media. After all, the media LOVES Obama! They have been fawning over him for about two years now.

Posted by: brewstercounty | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM

MCCAIN WAS BORN IN PANAMA. Do you really want a president who was born in foreign soil?

Posted by: angelou | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM

This is their October surprise. Nice.

Someone that Obama hasnt' talked to in two years and he's supposed to know that she's in the country illegally.

My late father had eight brothers and sisters. I have very limited relationships with most of them. Two years ago, my aunt was arrested for some kind of con artist crime. I hadn't talked to her in three years.

I think it's highly unfair to expect me to know there whereabouts and legal standing of these extended relatives. And I think it's awfully tenuous to expect it of obama, too.

Whatever.

Posted by: Kathleen4 | November 1, 2008 1:30 PM

This lady is the HALF-sister of Obama's late, father, a father he met only ONCE, when he was 10. This relationship is weaker than water. Obama has absolutely no responsibility for her or for her actions. I am sure he has dozens of half-relatives all over the world. Is he responsible for all of them? Obama's family is his wife and kids and the grandmother who raised him.

It sickens me that the Washington Post is making a big story out of this very weak connection to this poor lady. It disgusts me that all those right-wingnuts are out here in force spewing their hateful venom. Shame on you.

Posted by: RasKente | November 1, 2008 1:29 PM

I just made a contribution to McCain's camp using my employee credit card (which kind of baring the company's name also) on the web, the contribution has been turned down repeatedly. I am about to call the local representative in a few minutes to fix this.

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 1:29 PM

The media ploys just keep coming. Is Obama going to ask his aunt to send the money to his brother in kenya? I wish the media would realize how serious what their doing is. They are trying to control this election. THEY ARE THE 4TH BROKEN ARM OF GOVERNMENT. They are desperate for their jobs. So many people will be fuming at them for so long. In fact there is a website wetoldyouso.org being set up in the event of an Obama win. The website will track every $450 lobster lunch, it will watch events as they unfold in Wright's church. It will be good if Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis F. and Bill Ayers are in the white house because it's better to have your enemies right there where you can see them. These types of people have made their entire living exploiting racial issues. I would like to say that racial issues will now be less, but now we have groups like myself, American Indians, who want affirmative action laws to see that we get a president soon. What do ya think? powowbabypowow

Posted by: allinthegame | November 1, 2008 1:29 PM

It is unbelievable we are focusing on trivialities like this.We are in a serious economic crisis.But if you watch how many still would rather talk about who won in "dancing with the stars"or "survivor",upo would think there is no crisis at all.We are a pampered lot,blessed with years of prosperity.Most of us assume that we have the right to live as we have been and judge the rest of the world from only our point of view.The main stream media have not been of any help,touting all "American sensationalism" as long as it works to boost sales!They never asked the right questions in the lead up to the war,never were critical of our till now majority vision for the world or discuss courageously the factors that led to the downturn of the economy.They have not come up with ideas which may have started a dialogue and stimulated discussion to solve the problems confronting us.The MSM and cable TV have one and only agenda,that is to do anything which can drive sales up.These are mercenaries and we all know what becomes of the mercenaries!

Posted by: v_gajen | November 1, 2008 1:28 PM

It's fascinating how easy it is to take comments such as those by changewhat and revise them to fit the other candidate.

Maybe the most amazing thing about McCain's advance is that he has managed to get this far with a year's experience repeated more than 20 times, a reputation as a war hero, accomplishments aided by a media which until recently was in his pocket touting him as a heroic maverick. Only recently he has portrayed himself as some sort of agent for Change, Hope and mantra blather -- including a series of flip flops, ineptitudes, and flailing around with no substance that has inculcated his easy pitiful cult members.

He has created a false image of himself as a maverick and war hero with compliant media support, until recently. He has been deceitful in his right-wing policies with slick marketing, avoiding the press and attacking critics with tactics which are drawn directly from the Lee Atwater Karl Rove thug-like right wing gutter politics.

Anyway, such propaganda is easy to create. It took me about five minutes and needs some polishing. But I think the point is clear enough.

Posted by: mesite | November 1, 2008 1:27 PM

Repubs are the most ignorant of educated people in the history of mankind....which for them only goes back about 5,500 years. They think there was an ark, the whole world was flooded, dinasours were on the ark, John McCain is going to win, and Sarah Palin is smart. They gave us George Bush, theDick Cheney, and the drug addict liar, rush the Nazi limp...well you know. This party is the worst thing to happen to our great country in it's history. We need to keep them down forever. If we don't they'll create Armmegedon just to fufill an ignorant book written by uneducated killers 5 to 20 centuries ago.

Posted by: tuttlegroup | November 1, 2008 1:27 PM

He didn't know Bill Ayers was an unrepentant domestic terrorist, he didn't know Reverend Wright was an unapologetic anti-Semetic Black nationalist, he didn't know Auntie was an illegal alien. Seems the world's smartest man doesn't know a lot about a lot of things. One thing he does know is that he wants your money so he can determine how it should be best spread around.

Posted by: joanne600 | November 1, 2008 1:27 PM

Oh, and I apologize for my sloppy proofreading.

Posted by: AlaskaMelts | November 1, 2008 1:26 PM

Some of you are right -- you can't make this stuff up.... Cindy McCain claims to be an only child, yet she a half sister completely left of their father's will. Sis isn't living in one of the McCain's 8 houses now is she...

You are right you can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: AlaskaMelts | November 1, 2008 1:24 PM

Ca we Americans can expect anything better than this. Should Obama himself have set a higher standard for America. I am glad I did not vote for him this morning, otherwise, you Obama fans will be watching me kicking myself right now. Thank God for his guidance!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 1:24 PM

It's been four years since the judge's decision and Obama's aunt is still in the US, so why hasn't she been deported? It's unlikely that Obama has done anything to influence the situation (someone would have leaked news like that long before this), so the most likely explanations are that she has an unresolved appeal staying deportation or that the inability to deport someone who doesn't seem to be making much of an effort to conceal her continuing presence in the US is just another example of the effectiveness of the current administration's Homeland Security.

Posted by: genek1953 | November 1, 2008 1:23 PM

corporatemediawatcher wrote: "Rush Limbaugh has had way too much "freedom of speech" during these last 8 years, ... It is my hope that the Obama administration will rein in the poison conservative talk show faction, and the people who follow it and live by it can be healed of their unwarranted hate and bigotry."
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Sir, you probably think of yourself as only "fair" and "balanced", as well as full of good intentions when you make thise pronouncements. I disagree with many points some radio and TV personalities (on either side of the political spectrum)make, and I despise how intolerant most of them sound when addressing opposing points of view. Nevertheless, I find your views of "too much free speech" and desire for censorship (for I can't describe your views any other way) more troubling than I find the venom spewed by Messrs. Limbaugh, Hannitty, or Olbermann.

The old adage reminds us that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. There is no way any administration can "rein in" the talk show hosts wothout severely damaging future freedom of speech. Any yardstick used to "limit", "rein in," or otherwise bring forth "fairness" would be too arbitrary to be fair and a weapon in the hands of unprincipled politicians seeking to "get even" or to silence the oppossition.

I urge you to re-consider your position.

Posted by: RWR1911 | November 1, 2008 1:23 PM

Interesting that they are returning Aunties contributions. After hearing that Obama had turned off the Credit Card Verification System I decided to find out for myself. I made a contribution in the name of Adolfe Hitler, #1 Reichstag Building, Berlin, Germany about a week ago. Not only did they accept my contribution they have sent me daily emails addressed to Adolfe asking him to join them on election night in Chicago and to walk the precincts and make calls on behalf of Obama.

Posted by: sendyouremailtobob | November 1, 2008 1:23 PM

I believe that there will be many upset voters come Wednesday morning. McCain will win!

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:23 PM

Obama is not so in control of his own campaign,He might also be funded by groups which dont like America hah what will happen if he gets caught, He will say he never knew that

Posted by: mrn744 | November 1, 2008 1:21 PM

Nope, this is a SMEAR by the Rovian Bushies. This information was deliberately and ILLEGALLY leaked by government officials, meaning Obama had no access to it. No wonder he didn't know. The aunt probably didn't even know!

There is some glitch somewhere, otherwise the aunt would have been deported already. She is WORKING for the Public Housing Administration in Boston!! If she was so illegal, why didn't they catch that? There is an obvious paperwork problem SOMEWHERE. I'd say she's innocent.

This is going to backfire on the Republicans. It just goes to show how HEARTLESS and EVIL Republicans really are.

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:21 PM

I'm disturbed that this foreign woman is receiving taxpayer benefits without having ever paid anything into the welfare system. Why are homeless American citizens living on the street while a foreigner here illegally is sucking up taxpayer benefits? Sorry, Obama, but it doesn't make me feel "patriotic" to pay taxes to support this lady who never paid into our system and apparently just landed here to suck taxpayer teat. We are constantly told by the open borders crowd that illegals don't get public benefits and yet, here you go, clearly they do. And yes $260 is a lot of money for someone living in subsidized housing to cough up. If she's got that kind of money to donate to a political campaign then she should be politely asked to pay her own rent also.

Posted by: MaryJessel | November 1, 2008 1:21 PM

What else is Obama hiding?

We need to start asking him some tough questions. The WaPo is never going to ask him tough questions, so *we* need to do it. Here's more on this, including some things to talk to him about:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/008275.html

Please go to one of his appearances, ask him about this on video, and upload it to Youtube.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | November 1, 2008 1:21 PM

My Grandmother came to America illegally and lived here many years before finally getting her citizenship. She was born in Spain and was refused a resident visa as most people from the southern part of Europe were in the early part of the twentieth century.

She traveled to Mexico and crossed the border at Laredo to get a needed eye operation. She never left.

Grandmother settled in Los Angeles, taught music lessons, and raised five wonderful and talented children. She finally got her citizenship in 1936.

We are allowing thouands of Iraqis into the United States because we feel guilty about destroying their country.

We can afford to let this poor woman stay- and leave her alone

Posted by: Luke2 | November 1, 2008 1:21 PM

The discussion on these boards is, well, disgusting. With so many people around the world--and particularly in the United States--suffering.... I'm sad to see so many "Americans" spitting such vile and distasteful hate onto the internet.

Conservative Bill Krystal said it best on The Daily Show: "If you're liberal, you're for Obama. If you're conservative, you're for McCain. It's not psycho-drama, it's just an election."

We can agree to disagree nicely. Instead, some people (and, unfortunately, it seem mainly McCain supporters, but no one is immune)... well, some people just want to express fear, hate, and ugliness.

I'm proud to be an American. We have choices to make this election between two Great Americans, who both love this country and happen to have different ideas for how to move us forward together.

I'll be glad when the election is over and we can move on to less hate-filled rhetoric, although I doubt that the Americans who are posting on these blogs will be able to move beyond the hate.

Posted by: radiocboy | November 1, 2008 1:20 PM

I'm disturbed that this foreign woman is receiving taxpayer benefits without having ever paid anything into the welfare system. Why are homeless American citizens living on the street while a foreigner here illegally is sucking up taxpayer benefits? Sorry, Obama, but it doesn't make me feel "patriotic" to pay taxes to support this lady who never paid into our system and apparently just landed here to suck taxpayer teat. We are constantly told by the open borders crowd that illegals don't get public benefits and yet, here you go, clearly they do. And yes $260 is a lot of money for someone living in subsidized housing to cough up. If she's got that kind of money to donate to a political campaign then she should be politely asked to pay her own rent also.

Posted by: MaryJessel | November 1, 2008 1:20 PM

Is this kind of things we Americans do? We Americans surely can expect anything better than that and he himself should have set a higher standard for America as a leader. I am glad I did not vote for him this morning, otherwise, you Obama fans will be watching me kicking myself right now. Thank God!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 1:20 PM

corporatemediawatcher,

I stopped reading your entry after you said Rush Limbaugh has had "too much freedom of speech". YOU are the problem we may face, not Rush. What part of 'freedom of speech' do you not understand????

Will freedom of speech only apply to ideas shared by liberals under an Obamanation?

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

corporatemediawatcher,

I stopped reading your entry after you said Rush Limbaugh has had "too much freedom of speech". YOU are the problem we may face, not Rush. What part of 'freedom of speech' do you not understand????

Will freedom of speech only apply to ideas shared by liberals under an Obamanation?

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

corporatemediawatcher,

I stopped reading your entry after you said Rush Limbaugh has had "too much freedom of speech". YOU are the problem we may face, not Rush. What part of 'freedom of speech' do you not understand????

Will freedom of speech only apply to ideas shared by liberals under an Obamanation?

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

corporatemediawatcher,

I stopped reading your entry after you said Rush Limbaugh has had "too much freedom of speech". YOU are the problem we may face, not Rush. What part of 'freedom of speech' do you not understand????

Will freedom of speech only apply to ideas shared by liberals under an Obamanation?

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

corporatemediawatcher,

I stopped reading your entry after you said Rush Limbaugh has had "too much freedom of speech". YOU are the problem we may face, not Rush. What part of 'freedom of speech' do you not understand????

Will freedom of speech only apply to ideas shared by liberals under an Obamanation?

Posted by: independent_1 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

Oh my poor republicans!

I can see your frustration in losing an election from your hatred spewed on Obama. You were just looking for reasons. I just can't understand how your pea brains don't realize that this great country has gone to dumps in the 8 years of republican administration. That old man and the moose lady for 4 more years. Jeez people, save this nation.

Posted by: sampath29 | November 1, 2008 1:19 PM

.
corporatemediawatcher:
"It is my hope that the Obama administration will rein in the poison conservative talk show faction"

Sure, silence those who expose Obama's questionable background and his unaccountability. Anything else that would please you?

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Posted by: Billw3 | November 1, 2008 1:18 PM

I thought stories about family were "off-limits."

Posted by: kdallas999 | November 1, 2008 1:17 PM

Oh my god!!! This is the story of the century!! Forget 9/11, this amazing tale will surly be at the collective consciousness of the American public for century's. The election surly is now hinged on this one issue.

Posted by: SuperPants | November 1, 2008 1:17 PM

From election campain reforms to Illegal contributions where has Persidential race fallen, Its like one Wrong note spoiling the whole music, started with Bush and going towards Obama, looks like moving from bad to Worse.I will pray and cast my vote sensibly

Save America Vote Mccain

Posted by: mrn744 | November 1, 2008 1:17 PM

Why is Barack Obama responsible for any of the actions of the half-sister of a father who abandoned Barack Obama as a child?

Was John McCain responsible for actions of his mobster father-in-law? For the recent stupidities of his brother, Joe (who called 9/11 for when he got stuck in traffic). For his wife's drug addiction? For his wife's denial that she has a sister?

The Republican rubes need to get a grip. Their fear and desperation are palpable.

Posted by: pali2500 | November 1, 2008 1:17 PM

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Posted by: braneyboo | November 1, 2008 1:17 PM

If people want to make a big deal out of this story, fine. But let's not cherry-pick the information. (Are you listening, Sarah?)

For example, who disclosed the story and for what reason? Her situation was not public record, and the government is regarding the disclosure as a "leak". Secondly, what are the details of the denial for asylum from a country that has been experiencing a tremendous amount of violent political upheaval?

Get those facts, and then you can have a fair, honest debate about its merits and relevance to the election.

Posted by: labman57 | November 1, 2008 1:15 PM

When a shoplifter gets caught, he just returns the goods that he has stolen and everything is cool, right? When some of us can stand above the law, the next thing coming is no law. Yeah, let's vote for change...and lose the hope in this country.

Posted by: petersuares | November 1, 2008 1:14 PM

Here we go again with the "guilty by association" by the anti-Obama haters. Let's see: John McCain had an adulterous affair with his current wife while he was still married. Under Arizona laws, adultery, is a crime, at least on the books; Fornication and cohabitation is also against the laws in Alaska....Sarah Palin's daughter got pregnant while unmarried. If people are willing to throw the first stone at Obama, please look at your own personal lives. As to having relatives illegally in this country by federal officials, let's do some vetting on all U.S. Department of Homeland Security's agencies' employees dealing with enforcing our U.S. immigration laws to see how many of these employees have relatives residing illegally in the USA?

Posted by: doctormiguel | November 1, 2008 1:14 PM

For any of you who still believes that John McCain is in his right mind, please watch this short video of him exposing his true madness- on the David Letterman show shortly after 9/11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlAUj4s6sT0

He is a warmonger and a liar.

Vietnam Veteran
Khe Sanh 1968

Posted by: Luke2 | November 1, 2008 1:14 PM

Palin's daughter, McCain's brother, Obama's aunt. All embarrassing, all off limits, all not relevant to the matter at hand.

Posted by: chiefnugt | November 1, 2008 1:13 PM

Everyone should realize - it was a BRITISH newspaper which had to raise this. I WISH McCain was competent enough to have found this info, but they aren't.

Of course, the Obama @ss-kissing media here in the US won't touch this either.

Posted by: pgr88 | November 1, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

It was British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch who owns Fox News.

Posted by: Chrisle | November 1, 2008 1:13 PM

Obama has been on top of contributions. I gave my first donations while I was living in Japan. They contacted me to make sure I was a citizen. I was pretty impressed. But then, he has the organization to be able to do this. He will run the White House well.

Posted by: Togeika | November 1, 2008 1:13 PM

Some of my relatives are probably here illegally in this country. It has no reflection on me. The McCaniacs are desperate.

Posted by: enamorate | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

Do all of you know exactly what each and every one of your family members and friends do? Should you be held accountable for all relationships no matter how slight? Give me a break...this is just garbage. Obama takes responsibility for his immediate family and his day to day interactions. That's more than can be said most. Focus on his plan and what he will do to uplift this country, provide opportunities, and believe that each of us has a part in making things work better. So grow up.

Posted by: ole1b2b | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

This is the problem with Obama he is so Unknown, From his assoications to way he operates he goes for anything to achieve his means legal or illegal when things surface he acts innocent he doesnt know, how truthful it is he doesnt know his Aunt is illegal, this is 100% not accepting the truth after getting caught,God Save his followers its like one problem of economy is creating a bigger problem Obama and his blind followers.

Posted by: mrn744 | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

He probably has ALL KINDS OF ILLEGAL FAMILY WAITING TO VOTE TUESDAY!! Wonder how many times they have registered!! In the next few hours we may be hearing that OBAMA IS ILLEGA!! I HOPE SO!! He is the bottom of the barrel!!

Posted by: annnort | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

This information was ILLEGALLY leaked by the government.... the government that Bush is still in charge of. No wonder Obama didn't know her status, it's not public information! He's not responsible for his relatives and if he returns the donations, what's the problem?

Looks like a swift-boat style smear and not much else. I am sure McCain has plenty of questionable contributions as well.

I doubt this is going to make ONE SHRED of difference in the outcome of this election. All it's doing is making the *racist losers* come out to comment about it, as we are witnessing here.

I hope she gets to stay here!! Her country is in turmoil and the USA has always been a haven for people JUST LIKE HER. "Give us your huddled masses yearning to be FREE!"

I already voted for Obama and wouldn't change a thing!

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

From the "underground terrorist groups" to his association with Wright hatred to America to his religion background to his long friendship with PLA to untraceable Cash card contributions to this hosting illegal alien episode, he just keeps a blind eye on all those things until caught. Is this kind of things we Americans do? We Americans surely can expect anything better than that and he himself should have set a higher standard for America as a leader. I am glad I did not vote for him this morning, otherwise, you Obama fans will be watching me kicking myself right now. Thank God!

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 1:11 PM

You can't make this stuff up. Obama says he didn't know his aunt was here illegally.
Just like "that's not the Jeremiah Wright I knew" and "Bill Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood." Illegal immingrants, racist preachers and unrepentant terrorists. Not to forget convicted slumlords like Tony Rezco that gave Obama that great real estate deal for his home. As Biden would say "Judgement"

Posted by: godiva2 | November 1, 2008 1:11 PM

I'm a McCain/Palin supporter but I can't stand to see something like this splashed across the national news. I don't know the story behind it and I don't care. It breaks my heart to think a lady living in public housing, who must be very proud of Obama and who donated $260 dollars to his campaign, is being harassed like this. Leave it.

Posted by: newton11 | November 1, 2008 1:11 PM

A US senator does not intervene on behalf of a distant relative with immigration officials, that is news. Or perhaps he really didn't know, either way this story is a crock. McCain interceded with fedreal agencies on the behalf of a future criminal and a guy who let him fly on his jet. Which is more pernicious? Palin interjected herself to an agency head on behalf of her sister, story there for sure.No interjection, no story.

Posted by: stevepj | November 1, 2008 1:10 PM

You can't make this stuff up. Obama says he didn't know his aunt was here illegally.
Just like "that's not the Jeremiah Wright I knew" and "Bill Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood." Illegal immingrants, racist preachers and unrepentant terrorists. Not to forget convicted slumlords like Tony Rezco that gave Obama that great real estate deal for his home. As Biden would say "Judgement"

Posted by: godiva2 | November 1, 2008 1:10 PM

You can't make this stuff up. Obama says he didn't know his aunt was here illegally.
Just like "that's not the Jeremiah Wright I knew" and "Bill Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood." Illegal immingrants, racist preachers and unrepentant terrorists. Not to forget convicted slumlords like Tony Rezco that gave Obama that great real estate deal for his home.

Posted by: godiva2 | November 1, 2008 1:10 PM

Hyperventillating wing nuts making a mountain out of a mole hill and getting their panties all twisted and tied into knots. Hysterical.

Posted by: Liberty77 | November 1, 2008 1:10 PM

Mongolovesheriff-Uhhh, Whatever YOU Said!

I think I see some sand over there you can go bury your Ostrich Head in!

Truth does hurt don't it!

But remember, with your Head buried;

You leave yourself bent over for "Barry's" "Changes"! :-o

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 1:10 PM

As far as I can tell, the only person connected to any campaign, who actually broke any law in this one, was someone from either the RNC or McCain's organization, because nobody was authorized to discuss this case.

Posted by: daweeni | November 1, 2008 1:09 PM

For months now I have been reading the political comments posted by readers online and I have noticed that the extreme conservative Republicans are especially hateful, and most of them fill their comments with Rush Limbaugh sound bites. Rush Limbaugh has had way too much "freedom of speech" during these last 8 years, encouraged and allowed to do so by the Republican administration. Limbaugh has poisoned a large bloc of Republican citizens, keeping them trapped in an attitude 25 years out of date. He stokes their fears and amplifies their worst characteristics, driving them to see an enemy in everything out of the conservative box. This prevents these people from accepting the changes and advances of 21st century America, isolating them and making it harder and harder for them to live productive and happy lives. It is my hope that the Obama administration will rein in the poison conservative talk show faction, and the people who follow it and live by it can be healed of their unwarranted hate and bigotry.

To these people I say: there is no reason to be so hateful and fearful! Rush has it all wrong! This is a great country, full of good people, patriots all, and great possibilites for a happy and prosperous life. That neighbor whose views differ from yours is not a terrorist or a socialist or a communist, he's just the fellow American next door. Learn to feel love and hope and generousity. Stop fearing and hating. God bless America!

Posted by: corporatemediawatcher | November 1, 2008 1:06 PM

Obama is willing to refund the money his aunt couldn't afford in the first Place? How very big of him.

Posted by: thebink | November 1, 2008 1:04 PM

NOW all you Hispanic Invaders will learn to FEAR!

Barack Hussein knows how to deal with YOU!

Open the African Flood-Gates!

Soooo, you think you can work for less huh Amigos?

Meet Ethiopians, Kenyans, Somalians, Sudanese...

Ohhh, BTW;

Got Mosques?

Hola PERU! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 1:04 PM

Maybe the most amazing thing about Obama's advance is that he has managed to get this far with absolutely no experience, no accomplishments all aided with a very biased media. He has portrayed himself as some sort of agent for Change, Hope and mantra blather with no substance that has inculcated his easy pitiful cult members.

He has created a false image of himself with compliant media support. He has been deceitful in his Socialist policies with slick marketing, avoiding the press and attacking critics with thug-like South Chicago style gutter politics.

To aid Obama, the media has demeaned Gov. Palin, tried to diminish her accomplishments, her real executive experience, her strong independent character, her values, all the while Obama has nothing that compares. Nothing. Not a thing on a very shady flimsy resume with any credible references. He is given a pass yet his lack of credible experience is obvious.

Obama is no more than an empty suit shady street punk radical with lofty speech when using a very cleverly carefully scripted teleprompter. He is a Socialist, big government control, and redistribution of income, weak on military and national defense, infanticide, anti Capitalist hack.

He has deceived, deflected issues about his incomplete past and his associations with terrorists, radicals, communists, political thugs and racists. His Muslim racist beliefs and affinities are all described in his books. He is married to an angry racist bitter wife. These associations are not casual. They do represent who he is. He was in the racist church when the wacky reverend spewed yet actually says he didn't know that side of him. But in his own words in his book he places himself in the church when the spewing took place. He lies. He deceives.

The current video cover up by the LA Times of his partying with know terrorists is just one of many examples of a corrupt media that is floating his boat.

Should he become President and what continues to become evident about him may well be grounds for Impeachment based on his dealings with know terrorists that at the time of his associations where on the government's terrorist list. His corrupt means of accepting donations and his cash support of ACORN will all add up to criminal behaviors. There will be more evidence of his shady past as time goes by. Of course with an equally inept compliant Socialist led Congress and liberal media Impeachment would not, but conceivably should, occur.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | November 1, 2008 1:04 PM

Funny how obama doesn't know anything about anything when it comes to embarassing events involving people that he knows!

Yeah, I'm sure that no one in his family ever mentioned that dear "auntie," whom he lovelynly mentioned in his autobiography, just happened to have a little legal problem with the federal system.

Well, I guess you can't blame obama for this one after all, he was only 42 when his aunt illegally entered this country!

Posted by: familynet | November 1, 2008 1:04 PM

"though I'm sure this saddens him."

The only thing that'll sadden this opportunist is anything that'll stand between him and his takeover of our nation.

Posted by: JohnSmith7 | November 1, 2008 1:04 PM

Can't believe you right wing rightous hypocrits, you, whom supposidly believe in God, may he help you with passion, humility,self absorbency, always right, hypocritical beliefs. Pray you will receive your just rewards Tuesday. Be right for a change, vote Obama and Biden. May peace go with you! Will you blame it on the corrupt system if the right candidate wins, or a tie and let the court decide like in 2000, why bother to vote, if you win corruption abounds,or let the judge declare another crime

Posted by: rhodaposa | November 1, 2008 1:03 PM

Some of the comments are so embarrassing. Are you people really Americans? I can't believe that you live in the same country with us decent, tolerant, Christian people.

Go out of America! Go start your own country where you can get rid of all the people who don't agree with you and who aren't from the same background or ethnicity. You would be much happier.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 1:02 PM

For Shame!!!! Families are *off-limits*. Correct? Sarah Palin's family was given the respect of privacy when news of Bristol Palin's pregnancy came out, and the irrelevence of having an unwed, teenaged pregnant daughter to her candidacy was touted in the press. Why is this even being brought up at this point? Doesn't Obama's family deserve the same privacy and respect? Isn't this even MORE irrelevent to his campaign?

Posted by: paze1 | November 1, 2008 1:02 PM

That's a start, now return the 10s of millions of other bad donations you've taken, pimp.

Posted by: fraccle | November 1, 2008 1:02 PM

It sounds like Obama and the campaign are handling this maturely. It is a sad circumstance - and it would be more interesting to know why her request for asylum was rejected. This implies no guilt to Obama, though I'm sure this saddens him. If you want to look for ethics violations, though, you need look no further than McCain & Palin where *real* charges have been made and confirmed, but I'm sure the discombobulated right will look at this issue as having some bearing on Obama. Good grief.

Posted by: Flotsam | November 1, 2008 1:01 PM

"Just how many aunts? half-brothers? sisters? fathers? does this guy have?"


You will find out soon, because you are going to be supporting them.

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 12:59 PM

Now besides being a Communist, Moslem Terrorist-Lover, Traitor, Ineligible Foreigner, Black Liberationist, Radical Black Church Member, Terrorist Pal, Palestine-Lover and Redistributor in Chief, he's now an ILLEGAL ALIEN SPONSOR!
Right Republic Party?

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | November 1, 2008 12:59 PM

OK, is this as low as McCain can go? Probably not, he is pretty low. Where is his X?

Posted by: linda_521 | November 1, 2008 12:59 PM

I don't see what this has to do with anything. More mountains out of molehills from the Wing-Nut Wing of the GOP.... Nah, make that the whole GOP!

Posted by: Roofelstoon | November 1, 2008 12:58 PM

From everything we have heard about Obama such as the "underground terrorist groups" to his association with Wright hatred to America to his religion background to Cash card contributions to this episode, he just keeps a blind eye on all those until caught. We Americans can expect anything better than that and he himself should have set a higher standard for America as a leader. I am glad I did not vote for him this morning, otherwise, I will be kicking myself right now.

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 12:58 PM

Why is it that Obama never does the right thing until he is caught.

Posted by: tdl62 | November 1, 2008 12:51 PM


Couldn't have said it better myself!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | November 1, 2008 12:57 PM

Just how many aunts? half-brothers? sisters? fathers? does this guy have? We know his mother slept with whatever guy came around ... apparently the rest of his family did too.

Posted by: JohnSmith7 | November 1, 2008 12:57 PM

What do you really expect with Obama. He is Black and he believes that he can do anything he wants. His family is the same way and I believe that in the long run Obama will be exposed as a non citizen.

Posted by: Scruffy1970 | November 1, 2008 12:57 PM

And this is "news" because?
And Obama is responsible because?
Is the WaPo holding McCain responsible for everything his relatives have done?
The country is going to hell in a hand basket, losing two wars, the economy tanking, one side has spent 50 million dollars accusing the other side of being terrorists and "socialists", and the WaPo is going to spend the next three days discussing this because?
Sheesh...
Really, with only a few hours left it would be helpful if the WaPo could avoid being played by the Republicans AGAIN between now and election day...

Posted by: abbatrey | November 1, 2008 12:53 PM


Lordy! Lordy! Thank God for family values. Here we have Aunt Zeituni, living in public housing, not far from the Harvard Yard, where her sainted nephew got his law degree.

Lordy! Lordy! Here we have an illegal immigrant, barely making it, donating $260 to get her nephew elected to the highest office of the land. No matter how great her sacrifice, she makes a contribution to BarackObama.Com. Isn't that just precious!

Posted by: alance | November 1, 2008 12:53 PM

This is how Obama wants as a right to any social programs like the socialized health care he is proposing. You know what? Next time, his anunt will be complaining about not giving her an annual vacation for living in the US just as those in New Orleans who have complained about not being evacuated in cruise ships during the last hurricane evacuation.

Posted by: Hurt2008 | November 1, 2008 12:52 PM

Why is it that Obama never does the right thing until he is caught.

Posted by: tdl62 | November 1, 2008 12:51 PM

Turn back the untraceful gifts as well,
you should have said NO to this as well, you went over your head for more insurance for you what you desperately desire.

Posted by: suttons77hotmailcom | November 1, 2008 12:51 PM

The only that I would hold this against Obama is if his aunt asked him for help and he turned her down. If they are indeed blood relatives, Obama could have sponsored her and she would be here legally.

The typical ignorant anti-immigrant anti-immigrant Republican comments about this woman's situation is exactly why Hispanics have turned against your party and you will find it difficult to win the Presidency for a long time to come.

Posted by: Simon2 | November 1, 2008 12:50 PM

Interesting that the federal government released this information, in violation of regulations, on the eve of the election.

Reminds one of the whines of "gotcha" politcs Bush and the GOP decried when his DUI was released.

If the aunt is here in violation of law, then use legal procedures to remove her, just as for any other perosn in a similar situation.

Don't violate the law to get a political advantage through guilt by association.

As the GOP liked to say, we are a nation of laws (except when breaking them is to their advantage!).

Posted by: ponderer | November 1, 2008 12:50 PM

Well, its a little late for the October surprise, but maybe they figured it is timed well enough to hurt Obama and not give him enough time to respond. It seems like weak tea. It will confirm the prejudices of those who don't want to vote for him and be drowned out by all the other noise for the rest.

Buh-bye, Republicans.

Posted by: johnsonc2 | November 1, 2008 12:47 PM

Look, I feel for the lady and we have a very generous immigration policy, much more lenient than any other country.

However, it seems many people think following U.S. immigration law is a drag and too much to ask so they game the system and American taxpayers.

No doubt, Obama will find a loophole that will cover his aunt and all other foreign family members who want to be on the dole at the taxpayers expense.

That is just another reason we have to raise YOUR taxes, Chumps!

Posted by: chicago77 | November 1, 2008 12:46 PM

Nobama respsonse to this is so cold & even if he didn't know..
But he likes to live in a closed book & his needs to live in open book..
If these type of issure from his birth doc on to other issues, he dosen't take an open stance... doesn't stand right.
Even if he does have weaknesses & mistakes like the Joe the plumber, even how he addressed him, using the work punish to a possible voter. And not revealing plan, when McCain & other figured it out..& now biden wants to modify..
These type of behaviors, reactions, responses.. are the keys.. that don't show intergrity via trust..
And thats what poeple are feeling.
and the same time people feeling success due his success,, to much to fast.. its not about the office.. when you believe in someone so much with behaviors & certain lifestyles.. they are too putting themselves on the line.. for someone they don't really know..
I would save for someone like the King family or in that calibar at least you know thier history.. because Obama parents was experienced or even closed what the traditional black person endure & fought for thier civil rights. I hope he appreciates what is being given to him & not hurt thier hearts..
Again his reaction/responses to his Auntie is not acceptable... cold..

Posted by: suttons77hotmailcom | November 1, 2008 12:46 PM

IT'S FUNNY HOW WE HEAR NOTHING ABOUT THE FACT THAT SARAH PALIN IS UNDER A SECOND ETHICS VIOLATION INVESTIGATION --- WHERE IS THE NEWS REPORT ABOUT THAT??
(Should we not know about the status of the second ethics investigation going on right now? Why is the press not covering that?)

THE FACT IS THE TWO CANDIDATES WHO HAVE COME UNDER ETHICS INVESTIGATIONS THEMSELVES, FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS ARE: SARAH PALIN, AND JOHN McCAIN (THE KEATING 5 INVESTIGATION) -- The only two corrupt politicians are on the republican presidential ticket

AND WHERE ARE SARAH PALIN'S MEDICAL RECORDS?

(Every other candiadte has submitted their records, ALL EXCEPT, Sarah Palin, and we all know that John McCain is 72 YEARS OLD, and is NOT in great health, some say his cancer has returned, and so very scarily Sarah Palin could be president within a few months if the republicans win --- So where are Sarah Palin''s medical records, does she has any medical issues we should know of, whether physical or mental, has she ever seen a therapist for mental issues? Where are the medical records?

Posted by: listenhere | November 1, 2008 12:45 PM

Who would;

Hugo Chavez,

Evo Morales,

Vladimir Putin,

Kim Jung Il,

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,

and the Castro Bros.,

VOTE For?

Supporters of such a Guy might want to CONSIDER that! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 12:42 PM

hussein aunt Zeituni Onyango is an illegal immigrant! She is living in public housing at TAXPAYER EXPENSE.

Watch the loony-left liberal media pile-on the excuses for this latest outrage from the Marxist candidate.

Are you a "friend of hussein" or are you a "Real American"?

"friends of hussein": "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists." ...From his self-glorifying memoir, "Dreams From My Father".

"Real Americans": hard-working, tax-paying, American citizen who would NEVER, unlike michelle, give America a one-finger salute by saying: "For the FIRST TIME in my life I am proud of my country."

Every Real American should be afraid, very afraid of hussein's plans to socialize America by RE-DISTRUBUTING YOUR WEALTH to his "friends".

Reject this shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, Marxist, drug-addicted, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes.

Instead, vote for somebody who will reform the Washington mess - instead of making it an even more horrific monster.

Posted by: ImpeachNOW | November 1, 2008 12:42 PM

The definition of middle class has again degraded to 45K...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUomLMA3vVQ

Mickey Mouse and the dead: you will be taxed next. Stop voting for Obama multiple times.

Posted by: mdem4mccain | November 1, 2008 12:41 PM

Everyone should realize - it was a BRITISH newspaper which had to raise this. I WISH McCain was competent enough to have found this info, but they aren't.

Of course, the Obama @ss-kissing media here in the US won't touch this either.

Posted by: pgr88 | November 1, 2008 12:41 PM

New Racist McCain supporter video from Obama rally in NC:

http://liesliesmorelies.blogspot.com/2008/11/racist-mccain-rally-goers-pt-9-obama.html

Posted by: absolutkt1 | November 1, 2008 12:39 PM

Obama's dear Auntie, who he wrote about so lovingly, is here illegally and hasn't seen Barry for 5 years. His half brother lives in a cardboard box in Kenya, and also hasn't heard from Barry.

Typical of Obama's viewpoint, isn't it? No personal responsibility, but rather have the Gov't force people to take care of it.

Posted by: pgr88 | November 1, 2008 12:38 PM

This is sad. I can't believe McCain has gone this low. Obama announced a long time ago that candidates families were off limits and he has kept HIS promise. Oh well, Cindy's drug smuggling and Palin's AIP association and her pregnant daughter are ALL on the table now. Obama will not throw the first punch, but he will throw the last. Republicans, be careful what you wish for.

Posted by: quacksgirl21 | November 1, 2008 12:37 PM

"Sen. Obama has made a lot of promises," McCain said. "First he said people making less than $250,000 would benefit from his plan, then this weekend he announced in an ad that if you're a family making less than $200,000 you'll benefit – but yesterday, right here in Pennsylvania, Sen. Biden said tax relief should only go to 'middle class people – people making under 150,000 dollars a year.' You getting an idea of what's on their mind?"

Posted by: daddy_axe | November 1, 2008 12:36 PM

I Am Puma

I am Puma,
I stand beside you in the grocery store
I am the one with no campaign button on my shirt
I am waiting

I am Puma,
I am the one beside you at the traffic light
I am in the car with no bumper sticker
I am waiting

I am Puma,
When you call me at my home
I say to you �of course I will vote for �The One�
and I smile as I hang up the phone
I am waiting

I am Puma
On November 4th
I will wait no more
I will go to the polls with millions and millions
of other Pumas and put my �Country First�

Then you will know me
I am Joe Puma

You Will Hear Me Roar!!!

Posted by: thejaner | November 1, 2008 12:29 PM

Democrats courting Republican and Independent voters.


The Chantay's - Pipeline (Lawrence Welk Show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j09C8clJaXo


Dean Martin & John Wayne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5xBDdG9UI


The Mom Vote

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1197846/4274384


Change we need


Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: cooday | November 1, 2008 12:25 PM

FUNNY! :-D

No wonder "Barry" Hussein is soooo easy on Illegals

OH NO! Auntie joins "Tutu"(And Ayers, Rezco, God D' the KKK of A Reverend Wright, along with the whole Church!);

UNDER Bus of Obasama!

Till AFTER the Election!

THEN, some things will "Change"! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 1, 2008 12:25 PM

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