Aunt Zeituni`s Immigrant Entitlement Complex
September 22, 2010, 09:58 PM
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A Boston CBS affiliate has done a surprisingly tough interview with President Obama’s Aunt Zeituni Onyango. [Aunt Zeituni: `Country Is Owned By Almighty God`, WBZ-TV, September 21, 2010]

Aunt Zeituni’s brash sense of entitlement is on full display.

This country is owned by almighty God. You people who preach Jesus Christ, almighty God and the rest of it, you are here to help people, help the poor, help other countries and help women. That`s what the United States is supposed to do. And you have to give me my right light, every person`s right.

That pretty much sums up how Second and Third World immigrants and refugees view the United States.

“If I come as an immigrant, then you have the obligation to make me a citizen,” she demands.

One has to wonder how much her nephew, “my child” she calls him, agrees. Certainly, Obama hasn’t helped her out financially. But then compassion is America’s obligation, not his own.

WBZ`s John Elias even asked Aunt Zeituni how she could afford to hire Ohio-based immigration attorney, Margaret Wong, who also accompanied Zeituni to Obama’s presidential inauguration.

"When you believe in Jesus Christ and almighty God, my help comes from heaven."  Heaven, in this case, takes the form of the US taxpayer and a politically-connected attorney.

So why not go back to Kenya where her nephew is a national celebrity, especially if heaven is paying the way?

Apparently, the immigration judge granted her asylum on the grounds that being Obama’s aunt made her a target in her own country.  Does this then mean that all of Obama`s African relatives now qualify for asylum in the United States?

And how will the Aunt Zeituni Factor impact Deval Patrick’s attempt to win reelection?  Will the GOP have the guts to campaign on this?

Congratulate WBZ’s Jonathan Elias for doing such a great interview (jelias@cbs.com).