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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Richard Wolffe's new book Renegades appears to confirm that Barack Obama put his career ahead of caring for his family, some things never change.

I brought this point up last year, while Barack Obama's mother was dying from cancer in Hawaii in the mid 90's, it appears that Barack Obama went to Bali to finish tribute writing his first book about his deadbeat dad. When I factor in that it appears Barack Obama returned to Chicago to schmooze the financial elite for his political aspirations, it just makes it so galling to me that Barack Obama even mentioned his dying mother and health insurance reform for political gain.

Is it ethical to complain about the health care system if one doesn't make a worthwhile attempt to be there for their infirm loved one?

Yet Barack Obama mentioned his dying mother and healthcare reform in ads in Texas, and then again in the second debate against John McCain. It is one thing to not visit your last living birth parent in their final year of life, but it is quite worse to then use their situation for political gain.

Michelle Obama "hated the failed race for Congress in 2000, and their marriage was strained by the time their youngest daughter, Sasha, was born a year later.""There was little conversation and even less romance," Wolfe writes.

"She was angry at his selfishness and careerism; he thought she was cold and ungrateful."When Obama ran for the Senate in 2004, his wife still had mixed feelings about her husband's love of politics, and played no part in the campaign, the book says.
...I then wonder if this pattern of behavior as described above was also going on in the mid 90's! Food for thought to consider, what if....
... Barack Obama eschewed being in Hawaii by his terminally ill mother's side so he could instead go to Bali to write a book about his deadbeat dad? Is that not the kind of vetting the media should have been doing last year?
Here are a couple of pro Michelle and Barack Obama links and their reaction to the book.


Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

In light of the BIG hairy deal that the MSM made of Sarah Palin and her supposed "neglect" of her family... I find Mr. Obama's family neglct, and then their use for politican gain triply disgusting.

Talk about a double standard for male and female pols!

Alessandro Machi said...

When Michelle and Barack were jetsetting while Barack Obama's mother was terminally ill, was Michelle complaining?

Will the media ever ask them? The longer they take to answer this question, the less I will believe the answer.

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