African Kin Seek obama’s Help

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    African Kin Seek obama’s Help



    But soetoro offers no special aid or access.


    KOGELO, Kenya - After Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate in 2004, a delegation from the remote African village where his father was raised journeyed to Washington, seeking financial help. But Obama offered them advice, not money.

    Now that Obama has moved to the White House, expectations of financial benefit have grown even greater in this tiny hamlet where water is still delivered to thatched huts on the backs of donkeys.

    “There are still those who are waiting for him to send millions,’’ said Nicholas Rajula, a Kogelo businessman.

    Dreams alone seem to be sustaining those counting on an economic boom in this rural corner of western Kenya, near Lake Victoria, where the American president’s father - also named Barack Obama - grew up and where many of his relatives remain.

    In Kogelo, the village where Barack Sr. was raised, there is no restaurant or post office to speak of. Two hours from the nearest city, it is not on most maps.

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    Rajula, the Kogelo businessman who funded the delegation’s trip to Washington in 2005, said Obama encouraged the group - which included his own uncle - to form self-help organizations and apply for funding through official channels, such as USAID.

    “There is no money that comes from his pocket,’’ Rajula said.

    African kin seek Obama’s help - The Boston Globe
     
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    And?

    What would you be braying about if he WERE to do so?
     
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    Why not comment on the story... afraid it paints your messiah in a bad light?
     
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    Ditto.

    If he did give money, PR would be bitchin' about that.
     
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    He doesn't have his own funds to help them with? Why are you assuming he'd use tax payer dollars to do it? Guess it's a knee-jerk reaction, huh, considering the Obama administration is spending other people's money at an ever alarming rate.
     
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    My long lost brother xo... where have you been all these years man?
     
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    Yo, wassup, bro! Word to our mother!
     
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    Maw say's she thought you were dead... :eusa_eh:

    She also wonders why obama can't spare a little money out of the millions he has on his native land... you know... like he spends on keeping his personal life hidden, as in...

    ... kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and adoption records and real birth certificate.
     
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    He's too busy with redistributing wealth in the US.


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    Why would PR bitch if Obama reached into his pocket and gave these poor folks a little money?

    Now if he were to reach into PR's pocket, that would be a different story.

    Again you assume without any evidence.
     
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