Michael Bresciani
Forget Romney's tax returns -- go find Barack Obama's honesty and compassion
By Michael Bresciani
August 21, 2012

Few stories have managed to jump off the page and grip the heart and the better sensibilities of this writer as much as the recently released news item about George Obama, the President's brother. It flashed across a few of the better conservative internet sites, but was conspicuously missing anywhere in the main stream media. We have learned to expect less from the MSM, but this one may turn out to be the crown jewel of their collective dishonesty and indifference.

It is the kind of story that helps us to understand why Barack Obama must divert everyone's attention to Mitt's tax return and Ryan's budget and anything else he can conjure up in the next 16 weeks before the general election.

Comparing Obama's lack of honesty and compassion to Mitt's tax returns is purely a case of comparing apples to oranges and yet, it is an assessment that says more about Barack than any speech, pitch, promise or proposal he will make between now and November 6, 2012.

It is an enigma, a non-sequitur and an absurdity that begs to be examined. It should produce shame in the media for not telling it, and shame in the president for living it, but my best advice is that you don't hold your breath waiting for either one.

We are used to the Obama administration's absurdities although not by choice. Examples abound starting with Fast and Furious. The entire sordid affair now quieted under the secrecy of executive privilege leaves the lives of Agent Brian Terry and three hundred Mexican citizens unanswered and unaccounted for. Anyone with only a speck of conscience may in a moment of deep and contemplative silence hear the faint but impassioned cry of their souls calling from the grave for justice.

Next we see black panthers intimidating voters at a polling booth in 2008. After declining to prosecute them the Attorney General proceeds to sue states for enforcing or adopting voter ID laws. Now, figuratively speaking, we can see Lady Justice's blindfold pulled down from her eyes and tied tightly across her mouth to gag and silence her.

Yet, one more inequity that screams from the daily news, but sounds more like something extracted from the twisted visions of Sartre, Dali or Hitchcock. The next great Obama/Holder effort is the instructions given to border agents not to enforce our laws and release many of those that would otherwise be detained. Soon after those instructions were given 15 murders and rapes were done to American citizens by illegal Mexicans that were set free.

The border story is bad enough by itself, but then along comes a $300,000 fine levied against Gibson Guitar Corp. Gibson was raided by an army of gun toting and geared up agents from several law enforcement agencies. Their crime, allegedly breaking a 1907 law called the "Lacey Act." Gibson was charged with pulling cuts of rare wood from Madagascar that were exactly 4mm too thick.

Americans murdered and raped because our laws were not enforced — Gibson humiliated, fined and harassed for an infraction against a conservation law. No, this is not a story pulled from the files of "Ripley's Believe it or Not," but is a product of an administration detached from anything that remotely resembles American law and prudence. Along with the rape and murders of our citizens, equity, fairness and common sense it seems, have been murdered and raped as well.

Finally along comes George's story courtesy of Fox News and Dinesh D'Souza the narrator and co-director of the film "2016 Obama's America." It starts when Dinesh received a phone call from the president's brother who is living in a slum in Nairobi the largest city in Obama's native Kenya.

No one would depict George as the cream of the crop, but his needs reach down to levels that no one in America can imagine. There is no food stamp program or welfare to bolster him and his family until he can get on his feet. It is a day to day existence that is always scraping the bottom of human dignity.

George called Dinesh to ask for help, but not for him. His son had a chest condition that was life threatening and needed immediate attention. He asked Dinesh for $1,000 to pay for the hospital treatment. After verifying the facts Dinesh helped him and in a phone call from Kenya, George was asked why he had to call Dinesh for help, He said, "I have no one else to ask." Then he said something that astounded me, "Dinesh, you are like a brother to me."

Yes, accordingly George the brother of the president of the United States, a multi-millionaire. But more than that he is a president who claims to be a Christian and has been often heard quoting from Genesis 4: 9, and claiming that it is one of the most basic guides of his life.

"Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen 4: 9)

We know from Barack Obama's proclivity to eclectically pick and choose which verses of the bible he holds to be authoritative and others he labels as "obscure,' such as the entirety of Romans 1: 22–32, that using Gen 4: 9 may be for him, just a matter of convenience. If that is not true then there is no way to explain why he missed the obvious meaning of the following three verses.

"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6: 46)

"Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me." (Mt 25: 44, 45)

"But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?" (1Jn 3: 17)

Let's keep it short and sweet. While our attention has been diverted in the vain and politically motivated call to find Mitt Romney's unseen tax returns, can anyone find a speck of compassion or basic humanity in that millionaire brother of George Obama, whom we now refer to as the president of the United States?

© Michael Bresciani


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