Relative and veteran to join Obama at...

Relative and veteran to join Obama at D-Day event

There are 48 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 2, 2009, titled Relative and veteran to join Obama at D-Day event. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

President Barack Obama's great uncle, a Chicagoan who helped liberate a German concentration camp in 1945, plans to travel to France late this week to take part in a weekend event to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, the Tribune has learned.

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Mark Fuller

United States

#1 Jun 2, 2009
There's Normandy and then there's Abilene Kansas, home of the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum--and home of the five star general that lead the allies to victory. This federal presidential library is hosting the largest and best commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landing. Go to www.eisenhower.archives.gov and click on D-Day.
David K

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2009
I am no Obama fan, but I hope that he allows his aunt and uncle to fly back with him on Air Force One, that is the least that can be done for this World War II hero - all of our soldiers are heroes and should be treated as such.
Chicago Contrarian

Oak Lawn, IL

#5 Jun 2, 2009
What's it costing the American taxpayers for Obama to force his reluctant great uncle and his wife to fly over to France just so O'Bammy can claim some personal connection to D-Day? The narcissism of Obama knows no bounds. Obama couldn't even get the facts correct on his great uncle's involvement, and lied about then during the campaign. Now, he's using his old uncle as a photo-op prop!
Disgusted

Calumet City, IL

#6 Jun 2, 2009
Chicago Contrarian wrote:
What's it costing the American taxpayers for Obama to force his reluctant great uncle and his wife to fly over to France just so O'Bammy can claim some personal connection to D-Day? The narcissism of Obama knows no bounds. Obama couldn't even get the facts correct on his great uncle's involvement, and lied about then during the campaign. Now, he's using his old uncle as a photo-op prop!
Forced his uncle to go? You must be brain-impaired!
Joe

Westmont, IL

#7 Jun 2, 2009
What about the illegal aunt from Africa? Is she still living on taxpayers' dime in Boston? Is she flying to France for the celebration too? How about his brothers from Kenya, maybe they'll be on the planes too. By the way, thanks for bankcrupting America with your 10 trillion dollars deficit, Obama.
Joe

Westmont, IL

#8 Jun 2, 2009
Obama is on foreign soil again. So who will Obama apology to this time? The Obama World Tour of Apology continues, at taxpayers' expense.
Taxpayer

Park Ridge, IL

#9 Jun 3, 2009
Maybe if Obama actually talked to the man, he might have gotten more of the story correct.

When you spend your life making up accomplishments it's sometimes hard to do it for others that have actually done things in their life.
Please

United States

#10 Jun 3, 2009
Obama owes the USA an apology.:-)

Robin Hood Obama - He robs the poor and gives to the rich!
Bob in Chicago

Alsip, IL

#11 Jun 3, 2009
Didn't you guys run this almost exact story a couple of months ago?

Great that obama's great-uncle fought in WWII !!!

That has nothing to bear on obama and what he's doing to this country.

Or is it just the media's way of trying to like (no matter how weak) obama to something great that America did?

Were there any taxi drivers that have driven by obama's Chicago home that maybe had something to do the A-bombs dropped on Japan? Is there any linkage there?
cliff zeider

Le Claire, IA

#12 Jun 3, 2009
Hey, It would be nice if Obama would get his brother out of his mud hut in Kenya and his Aunt out of the slums in Cleveland and take them on a ride in Air Force One. cz
NoConservativePr opaganda

Chicago, IL

#13 Jun 3, 2009
These lame swiftboating attempts are so last presidential election's news.
moreofthesame

Blue Island, IL

#16 Jun 3, 2009
I'm suprised barry is apologizing to the germans.
What an embarrassment, maybe he'll send them some taxpayer money!
Mike Z in Chicago

Alsip, IL

#18 Jun 3, 2009
NoConservativePropaganda wrote:
These lame swiftboating attempts are so last presidential election's news.
So anything obama is (to steal a phrase from one of his Illinois homies) freakin golden!

And any thing else is swiftboating?

Ah...nope !
mom1

Springfield, IL

#19 Jun 3, 2009
Hey are there any more of Obama's relatives we can fly around for free??? This guy is a real JOKE. How long will it take before the people that voted for this IDIOT will wake up???
Joe

Bolingbrook, IL

#21 Jun 3, 2009
How in the heck is his uncle white? From what I understand, Obama is the first 'black' president with deep roots to the poor African Americans south side of Chicago experience. He understands 'that' life.

On better news, it was announced yesterday of Fox New Chicago that Obama himself has caused a great leap in home sales due to the 'stimulus'.
Kyle

Joliet, IL

#22 Jun 3, 2009
Karen wrote:
thought obama was black and did not acknowledge his white half that raised this monkey!
Oh my god,what is wrong with you!?! It's interesting that the idiot bigots come out to attack the second Obama gets ANY press,even when it includes sidebar fare like Obama's great-uncle. That being said,he acknowledges his "white" side as much as his black,especially when he reminisces about him mother and grandmother. Take your white hood and go f@#K yourself,you backwater racist troll!
Patti Blago

United States

#23 Jun 3, 2009
The trib is not reporting the story based on the facts that his great uncle states that this is all political and wants nothing to do about the trip.Further states he never told Obama the story about the war and its use in his political campaign
myself

Virginia, IL

#24 Jun 3, 2009
cliff zeider wrote:
Hey, It would be nice if Obama would get his brother out of his mud hut in Kenya and his Aunt out of the slums in Cleveland and take them on a ride in Air Force One. cz
Yeah, if you don't mind paying for it, Cliff. I sure don't want to.
Kyle

Joliet, IL

#25 Jun 3, 2009
Joe wrote:
How in the heck is his uncle white? From what I understand, Obama is the first 'black' president with deep roots to the poor African Americans south side of Chicago experience. He understands 'that' life.
On better news, it was announced yesterday of Fox New Chicago that Obama himself has caused a great leap in home sales due to the 'stimulus'.
Jesus christ,you REALLY believe anything Fox News has to say!?! Obama never grew up here in Chicago but in Hawaii. He never stepped foot into Chicago until around 1985. And he's never been poor just middle-class like,y'know,the majority of the country...

Wouldn't kill you to Wikipedia your facts now and again.
What a joke

North Chicago, IL

#26 Jun 3, 2009
Kyle wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh my god,what is wrong with you!?! It's interesting that the idiot bigots come out to attack the second Obama gets ANY press,even when it includes sidebar fare like Obama's great-uncle. That being said,he acknowledges his "white" side as much as his black,especially when he reminisces about him mother and grandmother. Take your white hood and go f@#K yourself,you backwater racist troll!
Really? Reminiscence as in throwing his white grandmother under the bus by practically calling her a racist?

Obama does whatever convenient for him. Relatives or relationship has nothing to do with it.

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