Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza said he paid the hospital bill for President Barack Obama's half-brother after George Obama called him and said he couldn't pay the medical costs for his ill son.
D'Souza, whose new anti-Obama film "2016" features one of the world's first looks at the president's impoverished Kenyan sibling, detailed the situation that unfolded a few days ago in a piece posted Thursday on FoxNews.com:
He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”
George Obama, D'Souza writes, lives in a tiny shack in a Nairobi slum and gets by on just a few dollars a month. And yet when his son was sick he did not turn to his brother, one of the most famous men in the world.
One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.
So much for spreading the wealth around.
D'Souza writes that George Obama has previously run into roadblocks when it comes to the country his brother now leads: A book he teamed up to write with a British journalist in 2010 was never published, and George Obama's tourist visa to visit his mother living in Atlanta was refused.
So what’s the real story here? Where’s George Obama’s “fair share”? George’s tragic situation exposes President Obama as a hypocrite. Here is a man who demands that others pay higher taxes to help the poor—even poor people who are not related to them—while Obama himself refuses to help a close relative like George.
The answer, D'Souza posits, is because George Obama does not share Barack Obama or their father's "anti-colonial view that blames Western colonial exploitation for the poverty and suffering of the Third World." In fact, George Obama is, in his own societal context, a conservative:
He doesn’t worship at the shrine of Barack Obama Sr. and he espouses an ideology diametrically opposed to that of his father and his famous brother. George has experienced first-hand the empty rhetoric of the two Baracks, and he rejects it based on his actual experience of Third World poverty.
No wonder President Obama despises George, doesn’t want him around, doesn’t care to hear George’s views circulated in America, and won’t lift a finger to help him even when George’s son is in the hospital.