How can Obama save face after his Uncle got arrested for being in this country i

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  1. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 7 years ago

    How can Obama save face after his Uncle got arrested for being in this country illegally?

    President Obama's uncle, Onyango Obama, just got arrested for suspicion of DWI and was found to be illegally residing in the U.S. Additionally, Obama's aunt lived here illegally for several years before finally being permitted to stay. Can he do anything so that this doesn't negatively impact his chances for re-election? How can this happen in America?

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  2. ThoughtSandwiches profile image81
    ThoughtSandwichesposted 7 years ago

    In the same way that I am going to save face following my nephew's arrest and incarceration following a drunken brawl in a public tavern.  His bad...not mine.

  3. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 7 years ago

    Good point. I understand that no one can control their family. I think we all have crazy uncles, nephews, etc. I'm just wondering if this is going to re-ignite the "Obama isn't a citizen" argument and if it will have any negative impact on his campaign.

  4. Sunny2o0o profile image71
    Sunny2o0oposted 7 years ago

    I doubt it will have any affect upon the "birthers," or people who don't believe that Obama is American enough.  It will simply serve to confirm their already existing beliefs.  For me, your family is something that you're stuck with--the screwups and successes of others really shouldn't have any bearing upon you are judged.  That said, there are some people who may be swayed to join the "birthers" or "Obama is anti-American" camps, but probably in far fewer numbers than you seem to believe.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Jonesy, those people will jump on everything and anything Obama or his family or his extended family or people he knew 30 years ago or the person he bought milk from in the past have done, will do, are doing to try and discredit him.

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    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    Voters just need to stop letting themselves get distracted by these issues that have nothing to do the president.

  7. ibbarkingmad profile image82
    ibbarkingmadposted 7 years ago

    If he knew about it, not really possible. If he didn't know about it there isn't anything for him to save face about. I am not an Obama fan, but I can't blame him for things he doesn't know. Still, as far as I know there is no really way for us to know if he knew about it for sure short of a lie detector test and even that is dubious for its results.

  8. regina s profile image60
    regina sposted 7 years ago

    yes!!!!  it was his uncle not him!!!! he can't control everyone in his family or who he knows!  and...what about good old george w and his substance abuse issues...and his daughters and their drinking and dui problems!

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    Rosemary Banksposted 7 years ago

    President Obama isn't responsible for his uncles behavior and you know that. The former Bill Clinton's brother use to get in a lot of trouble when President Clinton was in office.You are just trying to stir up some *hit..

  10. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 7 years ago

    President Obama does not need to save face for the activities of others. He manages his own actions and his children's actions and perhaps to a degree his wife's. Same with you and anyone else. Relatives are not always a reflection of the most accomplished within a family, nor are they always close to the most accomplished in the family. I certainly did not vote for him but I find it very strange that so many people want to slag this President down for things that have nothing to do with his policies or plans. Focus on the real issues and I must agree with Rosemary Banks. It sounds as if you are the one trying to re-ignite that old birther argument. The behavior of extended relatives is not an issue because it is not his behavior.

 
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