Slumdog Obama: Failed President’s Hut-Living Brother to Make Film Debut

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

You know, Bammy, maybe you should have been generous enough to throw your bro a couple of bucks. Then he might not be reduced to appearing in an anti-Obama flick.

Barack Obama’s half-brother, George Obama, is about to make his film debut, and in a feature-length documentary that is critical of the president, no less.

In the movie, 2016: Obama’s America, based on Dinesh D’Souza’s best-selling book The Roots of Obama’s Rage, D’Souza refers to a news report four years ago about George Obama living in a hut in Nairobi, Kenya, “like something out of Slumdog Millionaire.” He’s intrigued, so he tracks him down.

In the film clip embedded above, D’Souza and George Obama are seen chatting on what appears to be a park bench, and D’Souza seems most curious to know why the half-brother of the most powerful man on the planet lives in poverty and without any financial help from President Obama.

“I think he has a family of his own,” George Obama says. “I’m a member of his family, but I’m over-age, so I help myself.”

D’Souza presses him by using the Biblical admonition – one that the president has also cited — that Americans ought to be “our brother’s keeper,” and George Obama shrugs off that insinuation, as well.

“He’s got other issues to deal with,” he says. “He’s taking care of the world, so he’s taking care of me.”

He’s taking care of the world about as well as he’s taken care of his family. In other words, everyone’s worse off.

Here’s the clip.

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One Response to “Slumdog Obama: Failed President’s Hut-Living Brother to Make Film Debut”

  1. Michael Walters on 10/10/12 at 6:43 pm

    It’s ridiculous to imply that George Obama knew that the film would be anti-Obama. Journalists usually state a different purpose to those they interview. For example, Bashir didn’t reveal to Michael Jackson that his documentary would paint him in a negative light. Rather, he interviewed him under the guise that he was going to help his reputation.