By Jim Kouri
After pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated, President Barack Obama’s illegal-alien “Uncle Omar” was handed a Massachusetts driver’s license by the Motor Vehicles Registry, making it legal for him to drive again in that state in spite of protests by law enforcement officials. In addition, federal officials continue to say Uncle Obama doesn’t belong in the United States in the first place.
“Onyango Obama, 67, who lost his regular license for 45 days last week, gained his driver’s license yesterday from the Registry’s Wilmington branch, after telling a hearing officer that life without wheels would have posed an undue hardship on his livelihood as a liquor-store manager. Obama bolstered his case with a letter from his employer, Conti Liquors, as well as proof that he’d enrolled in an alcohol-treatment program,” said John Zaremba and O’Ryan Johnson of the Boston Herald.
There are many who have become highly suspicious of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s complicity in the decision to give a license to a man just convicted of drunk driving. Patrick is a staunch Democrat and was appointed the co-campaign manager for President Obama’s re-election run the same week Uncle Obama got his driver’s license.
“How is it possible that a previously deported illegal immigrant stripped of his driving privileges after getting busted for drunken-driving gets his license reinstated? Hint; his beloved nephew lives in the White House,” stated the Judicial Watch blog.
“It’s the kind of story you won’t see in the mainstream media. Thankfully, Boston’s conservative-leaning newspaper reported it this week. The president’s uncle, Onyango Obama, got his driver’s license back after losing it for driving drunk last summer. It turns out that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles issues special “hardship licenses” that allow offenders to drive during certain times,” said the JW blogger.
“Uncle Omar” is said to be qualified even though he’s not even supposed to be in the United States. Not only has he previously been deported to his native Kenya, Uncle Omar now has a criminal record. In the police report, the arresting officer says the president’s uncle was moderately unsteady on his feet, smelled like alcohol and slurred his words.
For nearly two decades Onyango Obama, who is actually mentioned in the president’s infamous memoir “Dreams from My Father,” has lived in a New England town called Framingham. Not only does he have a driver’s license (post DUI), he also has a valid Social Security, according to investigators at Judicial Watch.
A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts agency— Registry of Motor Vehicles—that reinstated Obama’s license this week said “he met all of the criteria,” but refused to elaborate on what exactly that means. When a reporter questioned an illegal immigrant getting a driver’s license, the state agency spokeswoman snapped back saying “registry business is based on registry records.”
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The license award drew fire from one advocate of tough enforcement on illegal aliens. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson expressed outrage, pointing out that democracy is predicated on law.
“When we start to interpret these laws differently and manipulate them the way we want them to work for certain people, we start to send a mixed message to people that the law doesn’t really matter,” he said.
Uncle Obama has an immigration hearing next month, according to his attorney. Expect him to get the same special treatment afforded to Aunt Zeituni Onyango, the president’s illegal immigrant aunt. In 2010 Aunt Zeituni was granted political asylum, in a rare secret hearing, by the same judge who had previously deported her, states the Judicial Watch blogger.
“The judge’s abrupt reversal remains a mystery because it all took place behind closed doors even though the Justice Department’s immigration court manual — as well as a federal appellate court — says such proceedings should be open,” said the blog.