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Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing on campaign swing
CNN ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin Liptak

Posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:20 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First lady Michelle Obama, making campaign stops in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, boosted her husband's credentials while appearing to make small contrasts with his likely rival Mitt Romney, lauding President Barack Obama's core set of values and relaying stories of his modest upbringing.

Appearing alongside Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska, Michelle Obama touted the White House-backed provision named for the billionaire investor, which would place a minimum 30% tax on Americans making more than $1 million a year. The "Buffett Rule" was blocked in the Senate last week.

In explaining the president's commitment to helping Americans who are struggling, the first lady harkened back to Barack Obama's upbringing.

"See, believe me, what you have to know is your president, Barack, he knows this," Michelle Obama said. "He knows this all too well. He understands these issues because he's lived them. He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills."(continued)

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TOPICS: Iowa; Nebraska; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: iowa; michelleobama; nebraska; obama; romney; taxes
Didn't he go to private schools when he wasn't in an Indonesian madrassa memorizing the koran? And didn't his grandmother (a bank executive) actually raise him?
1 posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Did she cover the dog eating part of his "modest" upbringing?

2 posted on 04/25/2012 1:06:26 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There you go, bringing facts into a perfectly good fantasy.
3 posted on 04/25/2012 1:17:01 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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4 posted on 04/25/2012 1:22:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream:
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5 posted on 04/25/2012 1:32:00 AM PDT by devolve (---- --------what's in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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“My husband ate dog growing up and when we’ve finished collapsing the system so will you.”

6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:12:33 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing"

Barack Obama's Marxist Mentor [Frank Marshall Davis]
By Trevor Loudon,, March 29, 2007


Barack Obama, from Dreams from My Father, Three Rivers Press, New York, Revised Edition, 2004, ISBN 1-4000-8277-3, p. 76-7:
"But by the time I met Frank [Frank Marshall Davis] he must have been pushing eighty, with a big, dewlapped face and an ill-kempt gray Afro that made him look like an old, shaggy-maned lion. He would read us his poetry whenever we stopped by his house, sharing whiskey with Gramps out of an emptied jelly jar."


Frank Marshall Davis

From Accuracy In Media | AIM.ORG

Obama’s Red Mentor Praised Red Army
AIM Report | By Cliff Kincaid | April 30, 2008

Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA), wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. “Smash on, victory-eating Red Army,” he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of Christian missionaries.

The “Red Army” poem goes beyond hoping for the communists to beat the Nazis in World War II and hails the Soviet revolution. It says:

Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!


Obama’s Communist Mentor
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | February 18, 2008


"through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his 'poetry' and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just 'Frank.'

The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations."

Frank Chapman, a CPUSA supporter, has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the Illinois senator's victory in the Iowa caucuses:

"Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary 'mole,' not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
-People's Weekly World (PWW), official newspaper of the Communist Party, USA
(Note: article has since been pulled from the Communist Party USA/Peoples Weekly World/PWW website)

AIM article: Obama’s Communist Mentor


Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis, Vernon Jarrett - One Degree of Seperation
New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
"Why did Barack Obama move to Chicago? Why did he choose a city famous for its corruption and distrust of outsiders as a launching pad for his political career? Did Obama's boyhood mentor, life long communist Frank Marshall Davis influence that choice?"


From the Traditional Values Coalition, March 13, 2008:

"At some point in the 1970s when Barack was attending school in Hawaii, he became acquainted with Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party, USA. Davis had moved to Hawaii in 1948 from Chicago where he had been involved in Marxist-related activities.

In Hawaii, he became a mentor to Barack Obama, the man who seeks the Presidency of the United States.

Kathryn Waddell Takara, Ph.D., a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawaii, has written at least two lengthy analysis of Frank M. Davis’s political activities both in Hawaii and while he was living in Chicago. Takara created the first Black Studies department at the U of H in 1971 and is an associate of such notable leftists as Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael.

Takara’s paper, 'Frank Marshall Davis: Black Labor Activist and Outsider Journalist: Social Movements In Hawaii,' describes Davis’ radical activities in Hawaii as both a writer and labor organizer.

How this committed Communist became a mentor to Barack Obama remains a mystery, but it is likely that his mother was somehow involved in far left activities in Hawaii and met Davis through her left-wing network on the University of Hawaii campus. Perhaps an enterprising reporter could ask Senator Obama how he met Davis and what sort of influence he may have had on him. Likewise, one can only speculate on the influence his rebellious, left-wing mother had on his political beliefs and aspirations.

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s Mother Profiled By 'Chicago Tribune' In 2007:

7 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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From AsiaTimesOnline
Feb 26, 2008

"Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. ...

Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother's milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world's biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis' cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power's portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech. ..."

Article: Obama's women reveal his secret

8 posted on 04/25/2012 3:29:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: devolve

Oh.....So whacked out !!!

9 posted on 04/25/2012 3:37:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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We may not have two Presidents , but we do have two people out fying in our planes, and living the life of millionaires off our tax money.

Is Obama’s campaign fund paying for these flights?

If not—why not—and why is no one investigating it?

10 posted on 04/25/2012 3:42:42 AM PDT by Venturer
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The “Worst Lady” should shut her commie, white-hating, anti-Free-America pie hole. We all have the puppy-esater’s number.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 4:40:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And we all know who my husband is."

another muteable moment from an Obama.

12 posted on 04/25/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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Didn’t moochelle once refer to Kenya as baraq’s homeland?

Didn’t baraq go on and on about his muslim faith? With a near perfect arabic accent?

Wasn’t he an outstanding scholor in school based on all his college transcrips?

Keep on talking there mooch.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 4:59:06 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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Short attention span biography of Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama

1. Born in a hut in kenya
2. Raised in Indonesia
3. Became an Indonesian citizen
4. Attended marxist terrorist camp in Pakistan
5. Slipped into the US
6. Joined the chi-town mob
7. Set up shop in the white hut
8. destroyed the Constitution.
9. Became dictator

14 posted on 04/25/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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His sainted mother had a household staff to wait on her family in Indonesia, including his tranny nanny -

Ever wonder why the press has failed to accompany Barry Sutoro back to LoLo’s former home?

Prolly Doesn’t quite match the image of lil Barry studying the Bible and the Koran and the uS Constitution at his mother’s knee beside the fireplace and writing on a shovel with a piece of charcoal

then at age 10 he was shipped back to Hawaii and his grandmother raised him.

Everyone talks like Granny was some rich bank VP but she lived - and died, sadly and extremely conveniently - in a pretty ordinary small apartment down Waikiki blue collar area.

My guess is Barry’s granny and granpa were expert at manipulating white guilt to get barry “the son of a rising Kenyan politician” an affirmative action admission into Punahou, with some help (or presure) from from radical contacts

15 posted on 04/25/2012 5:22:00 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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Good history thanks

16 posted on 04/25/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT by STJPII
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Core values??? If the average American only knew.

The best Obama exposure site on the net:

The Obama File

The United States Library of Congress has selected for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials

17 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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It goes along with what I posted before:

“Obama runs as the guy who is too nice to kick out. The sooner we realize that his campaign is actually based upon his likability factor, the sooner we can put out the right fire. He is constantly being pushed as the wonderful family man, the man with such a genuine smile (barf), the man who is so soooo nice. He is put forth as humble and nearly, if not, sinless. They want people to so like him that they just cannot pull themselves to the task of not voting for him. He is being run as the man who must be doing things right or he wouldn’t be so confident, happy and nice, the man we must trust, even if we don’t understand why things don’t seem to be going well. He must know something that we don’t. A god, we should trust him no matter what (barf).

If we can show his not so nice side, somehow, which we well know he has, to the Nation than we will beat him easily. This is where we should concentrate some effort. It is not so much about politics, as far as they are concerned, but about a created cult of personality.”

18 posted on 04/25/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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