- Roger L. Simon/PJMedia
...Maybe it’s the temper of the times, however, the incessant presidential lying recently unmasked, but a brief Washington Post article linked on the Drudge Report Tuesday caught me up short. The headline told much of the story — ◼ “Obama’s uncle contradicts White House, says Obama stayed with him in 1980s.”
...Now, as a devotee of the aforementioned William of Ockham (“the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions should be selected”), I tend to believe, in fact I almost certainly believe, Obama’s father’s brother and his landlord, not the president. It makes little sense that Obama as a young Harvard grad student would not at least have looked up his father’s brother, when they were living in the same town for three years. Indeed, it makes good sense that he might have crashed on Omar’s couch for a few days or weeks while looking for an apartment. Many, if not most, of us have done something similar....
Around Obama there is an unprecedented silence, almost a media omertà. So much remains unknown about this man...
To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me.
Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal he received financial preferences, scholarships and/or loans, as a foreign student. They probably also reveal academic mediocrity, but that’s par for the course for many of our politicians (except it becomes embarrassing in Obama’s case where he has the reputation of being brilliant).
But that’s only one area of accusation. What if they were all true... What if this were actually demonstrated while he was still in office to the degree that the standard spin that all politician lie no longer applied? What if we could prove that it had gone well beyond that, beyond Nixon and Clinton far into the realm of an invented man? What it would that mean, exactly?
UDATE: ◼ NOW, the truth comes out: President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle - Boston Globe
President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than a year ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.
◼ White House admits fabricating story about Obama meeting his uncle - Vince Coglianese/Daily Caller
◼ After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle - Aaron Blake & Juliet Eilperin/Washington Post
Obama found out he lived with his uncle when he read about it in the paper. http://t.co/kjeTVb78oL— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 5, 2013