Saturday, August 23, 2008

Meet George Obama...the Video.

In the Behind the Scenes series, CNN correspondents share their experiences in covering news and analyze the stories behind the events.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have forced me to have “sympathy for the devil” in this case. This isn’t an appropriate line of attack.

Obama’s deadbeat dad left Obama when he was only two. Didn’t have much contact with him afterwards.

So, why should he feel any family loyalty to any of his father’s offspring after his father left him. Yeah, his father went around having child after child but if I was Barack, I would have no feeling once so ever for those offspring. If I had any feeling it would be one of antipathy.

I hear this commonly happens, although in this case yeah, there were some unique factors. But I have heard that it is often the case where a father (sometimes a mother) abandons his “Starter family” and indeed becomes a very good father to his new family, but for the children of his first marriage he just for the most part cuts off relations with them.

No wonder that the “starter children” would have so much resentment towards the “new children”. The new children have the father that he should have been for for the starter children but wasn’t.

By making fun of this situation in the case of Barak you are alienating all the “starter children” out there who have found themselves in a similar situation.

One thing I do find interesting about the whole “George Obama” thing is that his father named him Barack (an Arab name) and this guy George (an American name). Or is this just a nickname, like say Barry?

But again, don’t blame Barack for not not helping a guy who really isn’t his brother except genetically. First we don’t even know if he knew about George, and even if he did why should he care? I honestly wouldn’t care if some offspring of my deadbeat dad who left my mother and I as a child lived or died. He would be like a stranger.

Although, I am am just speculating on how I would feel as my dad never left my mother and I.

RTS said...

First of all.....if you listen to the audio, you'll learn that George and Barack had met on at least 2 different occasions.
You're missing an important point.
Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and has said his favorite line of scripture comes from the 25th Chapter of Mark;
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
He claims to be the defender of the weak but turns his back on his half brother.
Oh, yeah, he supports abortion and infanticide too.