I’ve opined for some time that there were two possible reasons for Obama’s refusal to release his long form birth certificate. One of my possible theories was that his religion was listed as Muslim which could have lost him the election. The other theory (shared by many) was that there was absolutely nothing damaging on the long form, but the Obama camp decided early on that instead of releasing it, they would keep it embargoed to shoot down those who questioned his citizenship and label them racists and kooks. But then came along The Donald. Obama and his staff quickly lost control of the narrative and Americans who are already unhappy with his handling of everything from gas prices to Lybia had a daily dose of Trump on the airwaives raising the question of his citizenship over and over again. With his poll numbers tanking, Obama could not afford this heading into the 2012 election cycle.
Of course Obama couldn’t resist scolding us for daring to raise the question while he has hard work to do. Like playing golf and taking vacations.
From her taxpayer-funded digs, Auntie Z. railed against Donald Trump for questioning her nephew’s place of birth.
From her home in South Boston, filled with pictures of her Mother and President Obama, his 58-year-old aunt says Trump’s accusations are bringing ridicule to her family back in Kenya. She described the billionaire’s words as degrading and hurtful.
“When you are doing politics you should leave the family aside,” said Onyango.
The President’s aunt says when she was a girl in Kenya in 1961, the President’s father, her brother, sent the family a letter announcing the birth of his son, the future President. She says the letter came from Hawaii.
“My brother was telling my mother how happy he was he had another baby boy on the other side,” said Onyango.
She now has strong words for Trump.
“I respect his wealth, but I only demand him to respect us,” said Onyango.
Onyango says she hopes her message gets to Trump.
“And I challenge him. Let him call me and we’ll talk,” said Onyango. “Let him come and ask me.”
I’m sure he’ll get right on that.