Dec
06
2013

The obligatory “Yeah, @barackobama remembers that politically awkward uncle after all” post.

OK, this is what I don’t get about this story:

The White House confirmed on Thursday that President Obama had met his uncle, Onyango Obama, who was granted legal residency to the country this week — reversing a previous statement.

The White House had previously told The Boston Globe that the president had never met his uncle, after Onyango — referred to as Omar — was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving.

But White House press secretary Jay Carney revised that statement on Thursday, saying the press office had not actually asked the president about his relationship with his uncle before talking to the Globe in 2011.

…no, not the bit about why the press office is only asking the President about this now.  No, that’s perfectly explicable as just being a flat-out lie.  What I don’t get is why the White House decided to lie about his relationship with his uncle from the start.  It was easily provable, the truth wasn’t going to cost Obama the election, and was eventually going to blow up in the administration’s hand… so why didn’t they take the hit at the time?

Amateurs.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

10 Comments

  • Physics Geek says:

    so why didn’t they take the hit at the time?

    Because lying is this administration’s default position. On everything.

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    RE: … the press office had not actually asked the president about his relationship with his uncle before talking to the Globe in 2011…

    It would not have done any good asking Obama since he only knows what he reads in the press.

  • acat says:

    Just how choom’d up do you have to be to forget family members?
    .
    Mew

  • jbird says:

    Why would the press office give an answer to that without checking with someone? Only checked “auto”biography? As if that was a comprehensive moment-by-moment of the president’s life? I don’t understand…

  • Catseyes says:

    They didn’t read the autobiography Jbird that’s how they missed the whole “ate a dog” thing during the election. It just sits on the shelf to show they have it. Along with all the other politically correct books they are supposed to have.
    I agree with Physics Geek lying is this administrations default position on everything.

    • jbird says:

      No, Carney actually said the press office checked Obama’s book to see if he’d ever met his uncle. As if an biography would have a lit of every person the subject had ever met.

      • acat says:

        Well .. the notes Obama gave Ayres .. or maybe the tape recorded interviews Ayres worked off of .. should.
        .
        Mew

  • Catseyes says:

    Yes I caught that too. Probably says something about the O’bamacare website that no body actually bothered to ask O’bama about it. That’s why the website’s such a disaster nobody bothers to even talk to the man.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Old Chicago proverb: “Never waste the truth when a lie will serve as well.”

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