Obama Aunt in US Illegally

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  1. emw macrumors G4

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    The AP is reporting that Obama's aunt - his father's half-sister - is in the country illegally after being refused asylum in 2004. Obama claims to know nothing about her status.

    I'd post a link but I don't know how to from my iPod. But I am interested in thoughts on this.

    Should he have known?

    Should this matter to us?

    Do you see an impact on the election?
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    No, no and no.

    Does anyone here seriously keep tabs on all of their relatives? Especially ones who aren't close to us? This is the half sister of his father who abandoned him as a child. I highly doubt Obama is close with, or even knows, this aunt.
     
  3. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    oh for crying out...

    no, no and no.


    the man is kinda busy no?
     
  4. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Should they be deported?
    If that is the law, then yes.

    Do I care?
    No
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Here's a link

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    I think he should have known. Surprised it took this long to come out.

    I don't really care.

    I'm sure the Republicans will be all over this. I would imagine only the Lou Dobbs crowd will really care.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: Obama's 2nd cousin twice removed did a fart that smelled like eggs.

    I was going to vote for Obama, now I'm going for Hitler.
     
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    Who cares? I don't.

    If I was rated on the activities of my relatives, I'd be effed.
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    If anyone really thinks this should impact the election, they're an idiot.

    He met his father for one month when he was eight, how on earth is he supposed to keep track of his father's (many many) relatives when neither his father nor those relatives could even be bothered with him?

    Puhlease.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea i dont care.

    i cant control the actions of my relatives so why should it reflect on me at all?
     
  11. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you didn't smell it. It was a humdinger.

    Oh, right. We're talking about the other thing.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    JESUS CHRIST!

    if crap like this somehow loses obama the election, i OFFICIALLY have no respect for my country anymore. NONE.

    that is all.
     
  13. Sky Blue Guest

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    Obama could eat a cat live on TV and still win.
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not going to happen. Everyone knows black men don't like eating pus**. :D
     
  15. Beric macrumors 68020

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    EDIT: whoops, wrong thread.

    As for my opinion, I don't really see how this incident affects anything. If I learning a relative was doing something similar, I would feel sad, but also only allow the law to pass its course.
     
  16. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I completely agree. It's amazing the things people consider "news"

    I think they just make this sh*t up for fun.
     
  17. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    haha touche
     
  18. Peace macrumors P6

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    This will be Republican fodder. It will go something like this.

    Palin : Ya know. Gosh darn it. That Socialist Obama palls around with terrest ( wink ) and now we find out his relatives are illegal immigrants hiding from the law. Well we gotcha now ( wink ) .
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is a non issue. However, the law should run its course with her.
     
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    Expect Republican embellishments. Obama's aunt is in the country illegally to spread weaponized anthrax. And Obama knew! Obama knew!!!

    :rolleyes:
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    oh great, its about to be on MSNBC, damn that liberal bias:rolleyes:
     
  23. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Not even Fox News considers it a big story. It won't fly, and they wont attempt to get it airborne either. The reason is that there's a huge risk of backlash, just like with the Rev. Wright connection which the McCain camp isn't touching with a 40 foot pole, because it may turn off certain minority demographics. Ranting about illegal aliens at a time when you're trying to lure hispanic voters over to your side may not be a good idea for McCain right now.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's a non-issue. The really are trying everything, aren't they? Nah- I don't think this will matter one bit.
     
  25. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Somehow I dont think hannity will see it that way.....
     

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