Classic Massachusetts: Uncle Obama Walks

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“They’ll let me stay in the US, no jail—and they’re giving me my illegal driver’s license back? You’re kiddin’ me—right?”

A judge today ordered the OUI (Operating Under the Influence) charge against President Obama’s uncle “continued without a finding for one year.”

What does that mean? It means that a criminal immigrant with illegally-obtained documents who ignored a federal order to leave the country will get away with almost plowing into a police car while driving drunk.

In the town were I live (and drive) every day.

But, Obama, 67, must surrender his license for 45 days, effective today, the judge ruled.

Oh, goody! The driver’s license he can’t legally have, he has to give it up….for 45 days. Now that’s what I call “throwin’ the book at him!”

Meanwhile, by issuing the CWOF, the court has done President Obama’s second-favorite illegal immigrant relative a favor:

If your case is continued without a finding, it can help you in cases where a finding of guilty would cause you problems in your career or educational opportunities. Some job applications ask you if you’ve ever been found guilty of a crime, and you can honestly answer "no". A guilty plea vs. a cwof may make a difference for certain law enforcement careers, security clearances, the right to own certain firearms, eligibility for certain scholarships or financial aid, or many other reasons.

Yes, life is good for a guy who’s openly living in the US illegally and committing felony fraud/tax crimes in order to do so. By Memorial Day, Onyango will be back behind the wheel—not in Kenya, his only legal residence—but illegally, right on the streets where I live.

Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

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