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'Barack and Michelle' tells story behind domestic tension...
New York Daily News ^ | September 21st 2009

Posted on 09/22/2009 7:31:17 AM PDT by kingattax

'Barack and Michelle' tells story behind domestic tension that nearly ruined the Obamas' marriage -- (Double Barf Alert)

There was something different about the screams this time. They were more piercing, more frantic and insistent. As usual, it was Michelle who climbed out of bed first and made her way to Sasha's room while Daddy stayed in bed, hoping his 3-month-old daughter would quickly be lulled back to sleep.

The baby would not be consoled. Barack finally threw back the covers and plodded down the hall. "Jeez, Michelle," he asked, "can't you get her to stop?" Michelle, who gently cradled Sasha, shot her husband a withering glance.

It was a look he had grown accustomed to since the birth of their first daughter, Malia, in 1998. Michelle, like so many other working mothers, was the one expected to bear most of the parenting burden that only intensified with the birth of Sasha.

A nagging concern she wasn't afraid to share with him directly - and repeatedly - was that he seemed willing to put politics ahead of the family.

"You only think about yourself," she would say to him again and again in a tone dripping with disdain. "I never thought I'd have to raise a family alone." Barack, convinced that whatever time he devoted to his career would ultimately benefit his wife and daughter, shrugged off the criticism.

"Barack just doesn't seem to care what I think," a frustrated Michelle complained to her mother, Marian Robinson. "He can be so selfish - and I just can't get through to him that we're supposed to be in this together."

At one point, she went so far as to question whether, after eight years of marriage, their days as a couple were numbered.

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Excerpt from "BARACK AND MICHELLE: Portrait of an American Marriage" by Christopher Andersen

playing the sympathy card seemed to work for the clintons. the mindless masses love drivel like this.

1 posted on 09/22/2009 7:31:18 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

What a troglodyte. I spent plenty of nights with my kids. Changed my share of diapers. Didn’t resent it either.


2 posted on 09/22/2009 7:33:49 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kingattax

Don’t tell me what happens. I’m dying to read it.

Not.


3 posted on 09/22/2009 7:35:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: kingattax
"Is there any doubt who's Da Boss in the Obamah house?


4 posted on 09/22/2009 7:35:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kingattax

This can’t be serious...


5 posted on 09/22/2009 7:36:20 AM PDT by two23 (czars are for commies)
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To: kingattax

Gee whiz. Babies yell. Who’d a thunk it.

Morons. If you don’t want to deal with screaming babies don’t have kids.

LQ, who gives new parents earplugs as a joke as part of their gift LOL


6 posted on 09/22/2009 7:36:57 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: taraytarah

Domestic Bliss Ping


7 posted on 09/22/2009 7:37:53 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

I know I’d get mad at my husband right before he became...the most powerful man in the world! ‘Cause he wouldn’t have time to tuck in the kids anymore (boo-hoo).


8 posted on 09/22/2009 7:38:27 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: kingattax

Michelle Obama described as a “working mother”?????

Didn’t she have a politically connected “make work” position at some local hospital that paid her $300K annually?


9 posted on 09/22/2009 7:38:37 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: kingattax

“Gee Michelle, we can’t let the Ayers babysit them anymore!”
“I think its Bernadine and Bill always running around and filling their house up with the smell of burning flags and copies of the Constitution.”


10 posted on 09/22/2009 7:39:13 AM PDT by redstateconfidential ("They augur misgovernment at a distance; and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.")
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To: kingattax

Two evil people live evil lives... what else does one want to know?

LLS


11 posted on 09/22/2009 7:39:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: BertWheeler

yep


12 posted on 09/22/2009 7:39:21 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

I’m sorry, I just don’t give a f**k. ... So what’s going on with ACORN ??


13 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:21 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: kingattax

‘Why are you bothering me with this crap while I’m busy changing the world?’”
- BO

Classic!!


14 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:55 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: kingattax

Crybabies! Babies cry, get over it.


15 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:55 AM PDT by purpleporter
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To: kingattax
Good God, what scripted nonsense.

I guess they hired Harold or Kumar to write this bad Lifetime Channel screenplay.

Let me guess, they hug and look lovingly at the girls at the end.

16 posted on 09/22/2009 7:40:58 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kingattax

Is this for real?


17 posted on 09/22/2009 7:42:09 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: kingattax

‘withering glance’ hahaha. I’ve seen her withering glance. It’s a wonder he has any manhood left. Wait, he doesn’t...


18 posted on 09/22/2009 7:42:40 AM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: DManA
“Jeez, Michelle,” he asked, “can't you get her to stop?” Michelle, who gently cradled Sasha, shot her husband a withering glance.

Oh my.

19 posted on 09/22/2009 7:42:47 AM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: kingattax

what relationship?


20 posted on 09/22/2009 7:43:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: LizardQueen

If this is for real than it’s not that surprising. That must be the reason they want it to be legal to kill infants. “They just won’t shut up!”


21 posted on 09/22/2009 7:43:25 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: BertWheeler
"Barack and Michelle"

I'd rather watch Harry and Louise pro-bamacare ads than read about Barack and Michelle starring in daily episodes of "As the Stomach Churns".

Leni

22 posted on 09/22/2009 7:43:38 AM PDT by MinuteGal ( Americans ! FLIP THIS HOUSE ! (( Congress in 2010 ! ))
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To: redstateconfidential

Time to wake up granny!


23 posted on 09/22/2009 7:44:53 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: dead

This is the closest anyone can get to flattering when describing these selfish fiends.


24 posted on 09/22/2009 7:45:11 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: kingattax

So the Obama’s lost some sleep, had bills and life generally was getting in the way of “changing the world.” Get over yourselves!


25 posted on 09/22/2009 7:45:56 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: kingattax
This will shut down the Cosby-ites ... those black men/families that are trying to break chains and stereotypes.

Look, zero don't give a $h!t neither .. where's my supper, woman?

26 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:11 AM PDT by knarf
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To: kingattax

I have a sister-in-law in Chicago that had a mutual friend that knew my-BELL and there is FIRE behind those eyes.


27 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:15 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: LizardQueen
LQ, who gives new parents earplugs as a joke as part of their gift LOL

I give the same gift to ex-wife's husband.

I feel his pain.

28 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:19 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: bboop
‘withering glance’ hahaha. I’ve seen her withering glance. It’s a wonder he has any manhood left. Wait, he doesn’t...

If he'd had any in the first place, he wouldn't have married that witch.

29 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:22 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: McGruff

How does the author know that Michelle “shot her husband a withering glance” anyway? I know she is capable of such an expression. I wouldn’t be surprised. Wow.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:39 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: kingattax

I know this is just a puff piece in disguise, meant to tug at America to make us think: "Aww, they're just like the rest of us."

But it's really a clear picture of his personality.

he thought they were petty. You know, it was ‘Why are you bothering me with this crap while I'm busy changing the world?'"

That's just what he's saying to General McCrystal, who tried to submit his report on the war and crucial need RIGHT NOW for more troops. McCrystal tried to submit his report weeks ago. Pres. Bobble Head, too busy 'changing {taking over] the world,' ordered the general NOT TO EVEN SUBMIT THE REPORT - to hold it back!

WTF? How can we fight a war if the generals can't even SUBMIT a report? Instead they get a "can't you shut up."

31 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:45 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: kingattax

“I love Michelle, but she’s killing me with this constant criticism,” Barack confided to Madelyn (Toot) Dunham, the white grandmother who raised him. “She just seems so bitter, so angry all the time.”

HA!


32 posted on 09/22/2009 7:46:50 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: kingattax
Another chapter in the endless "Racist Fables" being lived out on TV day after endless day by these two.

Michelle & Barack - The Grifters


33 posted on 09/22/2009 7:47:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: kingattax

BHO: “Well look, Michelle. This...uh....kid thing just isn’t, you know, ummm...the most important item on my agenda right now. Hand me my smokes”.


34 posted on 09/22/2009 7:48:33 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: kingattax
Oh my, they've had to overcome such adversity. What, with dealing with crying babies, dirty diapers, finances, cleaning up after oneself. Does their greatness know no bounds?
35 posted on 09/22/2009 7:48:42 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: wilco200

Can someone blow the meningitis story out of the water. It was bacterial meningitis according to his autobiography. This is treated with IV antibiotics. She was 3 or 4 months old.

WHAT DOCTOR RELEASES A 3 MONTH OLD CHILD IN 3 days under these circumstances?


36 posted on 09/22/2009 7:52:08 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: DManA
yep. I work days. More often than not, the 12am (and 2am, and sometimes 4am) diaper change and feeding were the only time I had with the kids.

I don't miss those days, but I didn't resent them either.

37 posted on 09/22/2009 7:57:42 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kingattax

These people learned everything they know from the Clinton’s!


38 posted on 09/22/2009 8:00:10 AM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: kingattax

Remember boys & girls - only Sarah Palin would have been distracted by her childre.


39 posted on 09/22/2009 8:06:11 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: kingattax

Poor Barry. Punished with TWO babies.


40 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:50 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Liberals are terrible at math.)
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To: kingattax
"You only think about yourself," she would say to him again and again in a tone dripping with disdain. "I never thought I'd have to raise a family alone."

Of COURSE he only thinks of himself, and why would he want to be a daddy ...... he didn't have no daddy.

41 posted on 09/22/2009 8:23:51 AM PDT by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: Nonstatist

I believe Rush correctly predicted that these personal stories would start coming out as BO’s poll numbers began to drop. Trying to make him look like a regular joe communist instead of an evil communist.


42 posted on 09/22/2009 8:25:36 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: kingattax

And he was SMOKING. In the House! Where children were present!! /s

“Michelle, a meticulous person, set a high standard, one that Barack, who left ashtrays filled with butts and didn’t pick up after himself, was either unable or simply unwilling to live up to.”


43 posted on 09/22/2009 8:33:22 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: kingattax
What does race have to do with it, consults his White Grandmother who raised him. Give me a break, grandma is grandma. Just like President being our first Black President well since they like giving labels, well breaking news he is not, he is our first Bi-racial president, seems he doesn't like to acknowledge his white side even though his “WHITE GRANDMOTHER” raised him. Talk about being ungrateful, thank God she is not around to see how he is acting.

Ma~Bear

44 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:39 AM PDT by MA~Bear
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To: kingattax
Check this out Freepers. (IT will take some time to watch/read these links - it's little enough we can do in light of what our troops have been/are going through. To be informed is one small way we can support our troops = ?against ‘domestic’ enemies? = Look at these and cache them.)

A very valuable friend, who knows more’n most about what's really going on, sent me this link.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32962120/ns/world_news-washington_post//

pull out of areas like: “ particularly in the Hindu Kush mountains that range through the northeast, “ - That would be the Kunar District and the infamous Korengal Valley.
Do y ou have ANY idea what our troops have suffered, sacrificed and fought for in that area? The 173rd, in 2007-8, lost a lot of their buddies fighting the Taliban to the mat in that hell hole - and fought some of the worst mountanous terrain and weather - summers 120-130, and the most dangerous winters - minus 40 - in the world, with no running water, no real shelter - just what they could cobble together - etc...often low on food...cut off. But they got the upper hand. Since pres. bobble head took over, all that has been lost. Criminal.

How would YOUR moral be now, were you over there?

A second Frontline documentary on the Korengal

This was Oct 2008 - when, at least, they were still allowed to use artillery and get air cover. With the new CIC, they don't get that.
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/01/afghanistan200801

Here's a link to one of the front page stories of the 173rd

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/24/magazine/24afghanistan-t.html?_r=1

Vanity Fair also did 2 stories on them and ABC's Front line did a documentary - which followed them through ONE of their more than 1,000 firefights. A stark glimpse into what our troops have given in the Hindu Kush. Now our stinking admin. wants to spit on that. And what kind of victory and encouragement does that give to the Taliban.

At the same time, due to the new ROE that are getting out troops there killed at the highest rate since 2001 - because the new admin. REFUSES them air cover - I'd rather see them pulled out. Either let them fight and defend THEM - not the Taliban - or get them out. (lily-livered CIC - I don't think that description has yet been put on the restricted words list.)

link to Vanity Fair article on the 173rd

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/01/afghanistan200801

NY Stimes Mag front page article

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/01/afghanistan200801

I can no longer find the ABC Frontline documentary on Battle Co,, aired 11/12/07...written by Sebastian Junger, photographed by Tim Hetherington, who embedded with them for the first 3-4 months.
However, I just got a heads up that their separate documentary they did when they went back to the Korengal, will be featured in Jan at the Sundance Film Festival. This will be an eye opener, as the content is not filtered/controlled by anyone else but Junger/Hetherington.

Watch for it.

45 posted on 09/22/2009 8:49:56 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7

Undermining US efforts? He is backing out of Afghanistan too.


46 posted on 09/22/2009 9:02:51 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: Achilles Heel

yes - that’s in the first link in my post

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32962120/ns/world_news-washington_post//


47 posted on 09/22/2009 9:07:46 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: kingattax
As close to an actual human family as can be fabricated in print...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

48 posted on 09/22/2009 9:12:53 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Overtaxed Patriot

and he’s stuck with her for life...!


49 posted on 09/22/2009 9:16:16 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: wilco200

Since no one was able to interview Toots, how in the world would any one know what he confided to her?


50 posted on 09/22/2009 9:19:37 AM PDT by Albertafriend
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