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Does Barack need to go to summer school?
Pundit Review ^ | May 10, 2008

Posted on 05/10/2008 1:09:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama has spoken frequently on the campaign trail about the amount of student loans she and Barack had to take out to get through Harvard and Princeton. Worse yet, she had to pay them back!

As she has many times in the past, Mrs. Obama complains about the lasting burden of student loans dating from her days at Princeton and Harvard Law School. She talks about people who end up taking years and years, until middle age, to pay off their debts. “The salaries don’t keep up with the cost of paying off the debt, so you’re in your 40s, still paying off your debt at a time when you have to save for your kids,” she says.

“Barack and I were in that position,” she continues. “The only reason we’re not in that position is that Barack wrote two best-selling books… It was like Jack and his magic beans. But up until a few years ago, we were struggling to figure out how we would save for our kids.”

Good thing for that Rev. Wright sermon that inspired The Audacity of Hope! Perhaps Michelle should be asking for a refund? It appears her husband, no doubt an exceedingly smart and capable man, is having some trouble with the basics, like American history and math.

Jack Kelly, a Marine, a Green Beret, a high ranking pentagon official (deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration) and now a journalist focusing on national security issues, offered up a remedial history lesson for Barack earlier this week,

In his victory speech after the North Carolina primary, Sen. Barack Obama said something that is all the more remarkable for how little it has been remarked upon.

In defending his stated intent to meet with America’s enemies without preconditions, Sen. Obama said: “I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did.”

That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit.

I assume the Roosevelt to whom Sen. Obama referred is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Our enemies in World War II were Nazi Germany, headed by Adolf Hitler; fascist Italy, headed by Benito Mussolini, and militarist Japan, headed by Hideki Tojo. FDR talked directly with none of them before the outbreak of hostilities, and his policy once war began was unconditional surrender.

FDR died before victory was achieved, and was succeeded by Harry Truman. Truman did not modify the policy of unconditional surrender. He ended that war not with negotiation, but with the atomic bomb.

Harry Truman also was president when North Korea invaded South Korea in June, 1950. President Truman’s response was not to call up North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung for a chat. It was to send troops.

We learned yesterday that during this long campaign, Barack has “visited 57 states with one to go”

The far more important issue here is the one noted above by Jack Kelley. The Atlantic’s Mark Ambinder summed up the video nicely by writing,

Obama is tired, nothing more. But if John McCain did this — if he mistakenly said he’d visited 57 states — the media would be all up in his grill, accusing him of a senior moment.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 57states; barackobama; election; elections; fdr; hussein; jackkelley; mccain; mediabias; michelleobama; muslim; notanamerican; obama; wright
Exactly! The drive-by media gives Obama a pass, once again. This is what Harvard turns out these days?
1 posted on 05/10/2008 1:09:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The only reason we’re not in that position is that Barack wrote two best-selling books...

...all the while living in a country and a culture controlled by rich white people."

2 posted on 05/10/2008 1:16:25 PM PDT by rickmichaels (God Bless America, Land That I Love)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama graduated from Columbia, then attended Harvard Law School.

Obama is an activist lawyer and neoMarxist. He has no knowledge of history, no knowledge of economics, and no sense of morality - except when it comes to criticizing others.


3 posted on 05/10/2008 1:20:03 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: SatinDoll
Obama is an activist lawyer and neoMarxist. He has no knowledge of history, no knowledge of economics, and no sense of morality - except when it comes to criticizing others.

And the sheeple love him. We are sooooo hosed.

4 posted on 05/10/2008 1:23:35 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: rickmichaels

yes, how come the “man” didn’t keep him down? Further more, why were his wife and he even allowed to go to Harvard and Yale?? Bastions of the rich whites. Its puzzling.


5 posted on 05/10/2008 1:23:50 PM PDT by righting-wrongs
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To: righting-wrongs

correction:Princeton


6 posted on 05/10/2008 1:24:38 PM PDT by righting-wrongs
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To: tsmith130

<...we are soooo hosed...>

I can understand your despair, but we MUST get out the truth of who Barack Hussein Obama really is.

His past actions as an activist in Chicago, his associations with radical Marxists/Communists throughout his life up until now, all need futher research and then publication.

The American people are not stupid. Unfortunately they are not served well at all by the MSM. And they don’t like George Bush.

Our difficulty will be in getting out the information. We shouldn’t expect any help from the MSM - they are in deep for Obama. This forum, conservative blogs, and becoming conservative activists ourselves in communities around this nation is the path we’ll have to travel to get the truth about Obama out in the open.


7 posted on 05/10/2008 1:39:05 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: righting-wrongs

Yes. I believe Michelle earned her bacclaureate from Princeton and Barack earned his from Columbia (started at Occidental College, California). Neither attended Yale University.


8 posted on 05/10/2008 1:41:28 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama sat in Wright's church 20 years and never heard a thing, obviously he sat in class and did likewise.
9 posted on 05/10/2008 1:47:14 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: SatinDoll

From your keyboard to the sheeple’s ears. I hope you’re right...but I know a lot of people who are so uninformed it’s scary.


10 posted on 05/10/2008 1:53:33 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Probably Boreo and the missus received affirmative action grants and skated thro with little or no tuition.


11 posted on 05/10/2008 2:01:35 PM PDT by yorkie01
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To: rickmichaels; george76; porter_knorr
Political Picture - Barack Obama
12 posted on 05/10/2008 2:11:20 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT
What the heck is wrong with those people?

Do they not listen to the RACIST words of Jeremiah Wright or Michelle Obama?

Sheesh. Talk about stuck on stupid.

13 posted on 05/10/2008 2:13:29 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Michelle should have WORKED her way through college. She might have a different take on things.


14 posted on 05/10/2008 2:17:02 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: LucyT
CORRECT THE PHOTO CAPTION. He doesn't say "white people." Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. says "WHITE FOLKS."

And every time he says it, I want to "toss my cookies." Hillary Rodham Clinton's voice isn't nearly as grating as Barack Hussein Obama's is. Photobucket

15 posted on 05/10/2008 3:05:32 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com -- read, learn, blog, or get out of my way.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
obama
16 posted on 05/10/2008 3:07:04 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com -- read, learn, blog, or get out of my way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Republicans had a real candidate beating this liberal jerk would be like shooting fish in a barrel. But noooooo! We get McLame. Dole light. Hell, Dole was a better candidate. I am sick to my stomach. McCain? Not even a real Republican much less a conservative. How do you like your democrats? Mild, medium or hot? Comes with celery sticks and blue cheese.


17 posted on 05/10/2008 3:16:28 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Going to Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard was a huge risk even in their day. (There was a huge risk of the eventual salary not being able to pay for the student loans) They do not realize how lucky they are.

But rather than tell young people, “think twice before you enroll in an Ivy league school,” she says “write a blank check, taxpayers.”

Well, guess what? Their salaries aren’t keeping up with the cost of the student loans either.


18 posted on 05/10/2008 3:20:51 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: LucyT

19 posted on 05/10/2008 3:44:48 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: scrabblehack

The schools and their endowment funds should be the ones to guarantee their students’ loans.


20 posted on 05/10/2008 3:45:52 PM PDT by kenavi ("My mudder thanks you, my fodder thanks you, and Obama thanks you!")
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To: LucyT

Obama Claims He’s Visited 57 States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws


21 posted on 05/10/2008 3:48:13 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whenever people complain about the cost of student loans, I always wonder who held a gun to their heads and forced them to go to private colleges instead of to cheap state universities. There really aren’t a heck of a lot of kids who are so brilliant or uniquely gifted that they actually need to go to Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, etc. And no matter what branch of science you want to go into, somewhere in these great United States there is a relatively inexpensive state university with a program in that particular discipline that is competitive with the same program at Ivy schools.

Don’t get me started about liberal arts education. There is nothing, absolutely nothing one is going to learn in the liberal arts division of a private college or university that’s worth $150,000.


22 posted on 05/10/2008 4:20:35 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: HighlyOpinionated; george76; porter_knorr
Three weeks of Rev. Wright flak, 43% still think I�m Muslim�.
23 posted on 05/10/2008 4:44:42 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: george76
Obama Claims He’s Visited 57 States

It appears he lives in a perpetual State of Confusion.

24 posted on 05/10/2008 4:50:00 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: mc5cents
How do you like your democrats? Mild, medium or hot?

We love 'em sick, stupid, and Socialist.

Comes with celery sticks and blue cheese.

And a bad case of diarrhea and vomiting the next day. But that's what happens when your waitress is named Helen Thomas.

25 posted on 05/10/2008 5:06:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: righting-wrongs
yes, how come the “man” didn’t keep him down? Further more, why were his wife and he even allowed to go to Harvard and Yale?? Bastions of the rich whites. Its puzzling.

Just like W.E.B. DuBois did way back then.


26 posted on 05/10/2008 8:35:10 PM PDT by rdb3 (Upward, onward, beyond...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mrs. Obama complains about the lasting burden of student loans dating from her days at Princeton and Harvard Law School.

She makes over $300,000 a year oh Boo Freakin Whoo.

27 posted on 05/10/2008 10:32:38 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama: America is the greatest country on the earth, Help me bring change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is tired, nothing more.

Obama has used fatigue as an excuse for several gaffs.

This guy hasn't got the stamina for the job.
28 posted on 05/11/2008 3:47:26 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is what Harvard [Law] turns out these days?

Psst, it is well known that graduates of Suffolk (close cover before striking) Law pass the Massachusetts bar exam on the first try at a higher rate than graduates of a certain institution in Cambridge.

Ok, so Harvard Law graduates aren't, like, totally clear on stuff like torts, contracts, usufruct and all that kinda stuff, but they sure can spout off about all the latest trends and fads in legal "scholarship".

Kids who attend Harvard Law have to go to after market cram courses to pass the bar.

29 posted on 05/11/2008 4:42:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The women got the vote and the Nation got Harding.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was in the hospital over the weekend and nothing to do but watch the news on tv. I heard a report of “57 states” ONLY once. When I asked others about it, no one had heard the report. I was beginning to doubt that I had heard it at all. It wasn’t until tody that I had a chance to look online for it. WHAT A COVER UP! He wasn’t tired. He honestly doesn’t know these things.


30 posted on 05/12/2008 7:39:45 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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