BILLINGSGATE POST: In his new book, A Promised Land, Barack Obama dedicates a whole chapter to his mother-in-law.
He describes the relationship he had with Michelle’s mother:
“Mrs. Robinson, my mother-in-law, lived her entire life in Chicago. So when she was invited to move into the White House with the family, she was somewhat apprehensive. Try it for a few months,” I suggested.
According to Barry, as she referred to him, it seems that Mrs. Robinson wasn’t entirely happy about moving into the White House. On different occasions, she made it clear that that she wasn't sold on the idea and that she did so reluctantly.
After a few months, it appeared that Marian Robinson had adjusted and was happy to spend her time practicing a form of witchcraft, walking the dog and caring after her two granddaughters, Malia and Sasha.
As Barry relates it, he was quite shocked when he heard rumors of her practicing witchcraft, and that White House staffers were a-buzz with stories of hearing diabolical chants and seeing smoke coming up from the basement.
When a close friend of Michelle Obama disclosed that the President was furious at his mother-in-law after learning that she was practicing Santeria, an African spirit cult, in the Situation Room in the White House, Michelle put her foot down. She was taken aback when she heard that her mother was doing spells and trances, even sacrificing the chickens and goats being raised as part of the First Lady's experiment to become self-sustaining, in case the White House was picketed and food delivery trucks were not allowed in.
Obama said he told Michelle that if her mother didn't stop this witchcraft mumbo-jumbo, she would have to pay rent. Well, it seems that Mrs. Robinson's only source of income was her social security check that pays her $844.00 per month. Not willing to give this up, she told her son-in-law that she worked all her life for this stipend, and that since he wasn't paying any f..king rent, she'd be damned if she would.
Being he be president, he merely called his friend and appointee, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and told him to deposit Mrs. Robinson's check into his personal account.
Apparently, Mrs. Robinson didn’t take this well, and had a showdown with the President. Afterwards, she told her daughter: “He be stealin my sosha shurtee check."
Slim: “Can’t believe he couldn’t get along with his mother-in-law.”
Dirty: “Yo, Dude. Elections have consequences.”