Baldilocks asks Who Said This?
Americans’ greatest moral failure in my lifetime [hint: since the 1960s] has been that we still don’t abide by that basic precept in Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.
And of course the answer is Obama. She handily deconstructs his premise by showing that Americans are the most generous people on the planet. But it actually gets better than that, if the Telegraph report that La Shawn Barber links is accurate:
The Telegraph reports that George Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother, subsists on less than a dollar a month in a hut in Nairobi, Kenya.
The article notes that he’s ashamed of his poverty and doesn’t tell people he’s related to Obama, but that doesn’t explain why Obama himself didn’t know it.
MichaelW at QandO writes:
Okay, let’s see. Americans get lectured to about being stingy (which is false) by a man who hasn’t done a damned thing for his own flesh and blood. Is this what hopey-changitude is all about? Mind-boggling hypocrisy and selfishness?
JammieWearingFool says what a lot of us are thinking:
Geez, Barry, maybe you and your wealthy wife could throw the guy a few bucks. At least a little change.
Now, in fairness, there are sometimes good reasons for not giving relatives money. Just watch that TV show Intervention, for example. If that’s the case here, then they have my sympathy and my prayers. I feel your pain, Barack and Michelle. But lacking any evidence or even a suggestion that’s the case, I’m wondering how the man who wants to lift the child out of poverty in Bangladesh (a lot like the McCains actually did, only Obama wants to do it with our tax dollars) and whose family, according to his own wife, is “spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements and so on and so forth,” can’t see fit to give his brother even a hundred bucks a year. When Michelle Obama wants to talk about “downright mean” maybe she’d better look closer to home.
Dance and sports lessons: $10,000
Summer programs: “huge cost”
Having a brother in Kenya subsisting on $1 day: priceless