Obamas own aunt an illegal immigrant in US getting public housing

@mscott (1925)
United States
November 1, 2008 9:54am CST
Funny how this stuff just now comes out and how he never mentioned any of this. His own aunt is an illegal immigrant and has been for over two years here in the US and she is getting public housing. Better yet is she has given the campaign money and that is illegal. Non citizens can not contribute. So not only is she illegal but his campaign has broken the law by taking the money. I guess this will be part of his sharing he wealth program, taking money from working US citizens and getting public housing for illegal immigrants. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081101/ap_on_el_pr/obama_aunt
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@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
1 Nov 08
well knowing that he knew all of this, and he even accepted campaign donations from her, kind-of makes me wonder what else Obama is hiding from everyone. His aunt should be deported immediately. The fact that her nephew is a presidential candidate should not earn her any special privileges. Another question I have is why aren't candidates disqualified from campaigns if it is discovered that they accept illegal campaign contributions? Better yet, Obama HAD to have known that his aunt was in this country illegally, yet he CONCEALED this information. Wouldn't it be his JOB as a civil leader and elected public official to do the right thing and make this fact known to the proper authorities? Doesn't the fact that he did NOT make it known make him an ACCOMPLICE to the crime. Is he or is he not guilty of aiding an illegal alien? Shouldn't he be taken out of the running for president (and from political office completely) and possibly even investigated for illegal activity? Do we really want a man who knowingly hid this information elected as our president? Is anyone even going to take this into consideration when deciding whether or not to vote for Obama? OR will this be over-looked or excused away the way that other things about Obama have been thus far. Things like his muslim background, and his racist preacher. I guess my real question here is whether or not there are things that would disqualify a candidate from the election? Could or SHOULD Obama be taken out of the campaign for president now that all this is known?
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• United States
2 Nov 08
It certainly should disqualify him. Accepting illegal campaign contributions is a Federal offense. This even even more proof of what a dishonest person he really is. I think it is disgusting that people keep overlooking the red flags that have come out so far and keep voting for him anyway. The country is already heading or disaster, we don't need him escalating the disaster. Wake up people! Obama's change will be BAD for America.
• United States
2 Nov 08
That is exactly what I was saying. If he accepted campaign contributions from her, then he has committed a crime by doing so, and should be charged and prosecuted. He also had to be aware that she was in the country illegally to begin with, he broke the law by not turning her in as well. At the very least, he should be kicked out of the running for president, and be kicked out of his job as senator. He certainly should not be allowed to hold public office again. Criminal charges would also probably be warranted in this situation. Any candidate found to have broken the law in any such form should be removed from the campaign immediately, should lose their job as governor, senator, or whatever position of public service they may hold, and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If the candidate happens to be voted into office before their illegal deeds come to light, they should be removed from the elected position and prosecuted, no matter how small the offense. The fact that too much stuff is swept under the rug for politicians is one of the major things that is wrong with our country. The first requirement to be a politician to begin with is that you have to be able to look people in the eyes and lie to them. Apparently, most of them have a get out of jail free card as well. How Obama has made it this far in the campaign is beyond me. The ONLY reason he has made it this far is because he is black. Most people who claim to be supporting them have no idea where he stands on issues. I have even heard some people being interviewed who didn't even know who his running mate is. Some of them even thought that Obama is Pro-life, that he is a REPUBLICAN, and that SARAH PALIN was his running mate for God's sake. They have no clue who Obama really is. The ONLY reason they are planning to vote for him is because he is BLACK. Wake up people...Obama is a fake, and he is a threat to our way of life, and our national security. The first thing he is going to do is to attack our second-amendment right to bear arms. He wants to virtually disarm the American public. The first step in a move towards communism or socialism is to disarm the citizens so that it will be harder for them to resist, which is exactly what I believe Obama wants to do... The only thing that is going to get Obama elected if in fact he does win is voter ignorance, because most of the people supporting him have no clue what he stands for, nor do they really care. The votes of the blacks are going to be Obama's only chance of getting elected, and most of them are either not educated enough about the facts or they don't care that he is deceiving everyone who is supporting him...they just want to see a black president, no matter what the cost may be to our country.
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@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Well, this is evidence of the pass that the media and the liberals have given Senator Obama this election. I think that we will find out much more and most likely disturbing things if he is actually elected. I can believe that he may not have known that whe was here, but then again this is something that the media should have dug out if they had done their job.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I believe this is why Obama has been encouraging so many people to vote early - he fears what will come out about him in the next few days that might change their minds.
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@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
I am not sure why Americans do this. This is really petty stuff. If Jesus Christ hisself in his second coming decided to run for President someone would dig up some sort of dirt on him and start a whisper campaign.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
This doesn't surprise me at all. The man is sneaky and underhanded. It saddens me that people haven't figured this out sooner. Of course he is telling people he didn't know she was here illegally. The man is a pathological liar. He most certainly knew she was here illegally. She's a member of his family- how could he not know? He is quick with the tongue to cover his tracks but he's super slow when it comes to the truth. He can take his share the wealth program elsewhere. People need to get off their lazy rearends and learn what hard work is and earn their own.
• United States
2 Nov 08
Real Change would be voting for an Independent Candidate NOT Republican or Democrat. Insanity = Repeatedly voting Democrat OR Republican and expecting things to change.
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• United States
2 Nov 08
Now that's a great idea! Let's fire them all- they are supposed to be working for us anyhow aren't they? Imagine the money saved by making these non-paying positions? Although it might be really hard these days to find honest hardworking people that want anything to do with politics. I will just be glad when all this election nonsense is over-I've had enough.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
His campaign accepted money from her but now he's saying that he didn't know she was living here illegally: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/01/barack-obamas-kenyan-aunt-living-illegally-boston/