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"OBAMA IN BIG MID-TERM TROUBLE; RESORTS TO MICHELLE TO SAVE HIM" (Japanese Report/My Translation)
Mainichi Daily News (in Japan) My Translation ^ | 15 October 2010 | Yousou Furumoto (Japanese Reporter)

Posted on 10/15/2010 12:38:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Original title of story running on wide-circulation daily Mainichi Shimbun today here in Tokyo is: "米中間選挙:大統領支持率低迷で民主苦戦 ミシェル夫人「好感度」頼み"

My summary translation follows (of the main points):


TOPICS: Front Page News; Japan; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; armageddon; bho44; democrat; democrats; desperate; desperationtime; elections; fail; failure; feingold; firstlady; hailmary; impeachobama; japan; lastditch; michelle; midterms; obama; obamafail; theydeservethis; wisconsin
(Begin Japanese to English translation synopsis)

--As reports of the Democrats going down to a crashing defeat in the American 2010 midterms, the White House is pulling out all the stops by sending First Lady Michelle Obama out onto the campaign trail in an effort to save matters.

--She has generally stayed out of the direct political light for two years, focusing on families and obesity, but because Obama's popularity is heading downward, and hers is still somewhat intact, she is being sent out on this mission.

--She said in Wisconsin coming to the defense of Senator Russ Feingold that "things don't just change with one election, one single election for President, but (we) have to keep (it) moving forward."

--Nearly every American poll out shows that Mr. Obama's popularity is plummeting below 40%, but the AP reports from a poll that Michelle has a 69% favorable rating. She is not going on the direct attack against the Republicans as fervently as her husband is doing.

--She will be making the rounds in places like Colorado and California, before the November 2nd elections, to help Democrats there. / End Translation

Bonus point! A streaming video from tonight's Japanese NNN TV network with Japanese reporters covering Michelle Obama in Wisconsin. Random sounds and images: Sparse Demoncrat audience crowd turnout/unenthusiastic or tired speech delivery/crowd full of pathetic-looking, ugly, lesbian-type liberal Democrat women whose faces seem to bear personal *issues* admiring Michelle/finally, bonus still pic of hubby having a shoe tossed at him with the voice over that the Republicans in America are steadily gaining in power.

Hit White Arrow At Link Here To Stream

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1 posted on 10/15/2010 12:38:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You are awesome! Thank you for this!


2 posted on 10/15/2010 12:41:21 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
The American People are "awesome".

And man, are they ever going to show these D.C. and global elitists a thing or two in just a few weeks' time. :-) Can't happen soon enough for me and MILLIONS.

Thanks....


3 posted on 10/15/2010 12:44:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You are a real gem! Thank you for the translation!

“She has generally stayed out of the direct political light for two years, focusing on families and obesity...”

Okie dokie...if you say so! lol

Speaking of obesity...


4 posted on 10/15/2010 12:44:42 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

and michelle breaks the law in the process


5 posted on 10/15/2010 12:44:42 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thread bump.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 12:46:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: 4rcane
Yes, believe me, we have been searching the Japanese press today for (pure) Japanese press reporting on any aspect of M.O. breaking Illinois state election laws by talking to another voter and essentially campaigning/electioneering within the confines of a voting booth area--an illegality as far as I can see from Illinois state election law.
7 posted on 10/15/2010 12:48:06 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That’s pretty funny. Boy those DEM women looked just THRILLED to be there.... not!


8 posted on 10/15/2010 12:49:40 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: All; Cindy
correction

"shoe" = "book"

(It was in TEL AVIV where they were tossing "shoes" at images of the Maximum Leader, just the other day.) Oops.

9 posted on 10/15/2010 12:50:57 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Lol. That was the BEST part of the video clip!

I imagine the US Media would have self-censored and cut that part out, but Japanese media is generally not under those US MSM self-censorship protocols, and therefore the footage made it to airtime here in Japan. LOL!

Glad I could provide the link to it.

Here is is AGAIN (the white triangle over the photo of Michelle Yelena Obama)

10 posted on 10/15/2010 12:54:39 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Come on babe! Follow me!
I’m the Pied Piper
and I’ll show you where it at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JsBU8o-ok


11 posted on 10/15/2010 1:22:57 AM PDT by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini

Thanks!


12 posted on 10/15/2010 1:29:55 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Do the Japanese and Asian media refer to how big and nasty looking Michelle is? How un-feminine she is? Do they call her Manchelle or Moochelle like we do over here? Yeah might get lost in translation


13 posted on 10/15/2010 1:33:42 AM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: dennisw; AmericanInTokyo

I watched the video. MO had a puffy face (why?) and she seemed genuinely reluctant to say “God Bless America” at the end of her little spiel. She appeared to be choking on the words.


14 posted on 10/15/2010 1:36:43 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: AmericanInTokyo
According to Drudge this morning, Michelle Obama, a trained lawyer, was campaigning in a Chicago polling place yesterday.

Dems dismissed the behavior by saying, "She probably didn't know the law."

15 posted on 10/15/2010 1:39:56 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: thecodont

Can you imagine Manchelle in a kimono? They’d have to steal one from a sumo wrestler


16 posted on 10/15/2010 1:43:42 AM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“…the Wookie is now proud to invoke their demigod”…frack Satan’s representatives of Islam.

Everyone must realize the dems are sooooo desperate using every tactic possible to reach for the estrogen or is it the c#nt vote; really not sure what political corruption speak is the correct version at the moment.

Too funny I’ll take the average Asian female over any version of untested and supposedly America female; at least they know what is important or how to improve their husband’s and families life.

Plus, Frack the two bit genetic or melanin racist bitches of America even more; especially those which believe Feminism is equality; ... convinced rule 24 is not real.


17 posted on 10/15/2010 1:52:48 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about their misdirection!)
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To: thecodont
The video is priceless.

I do NOT think the Democratic Party want this viewed in the US and viewed widely.

The First Lady had a pout on her face. Even the Japanese anchorettes and staff used this stressed out photo of her to lead into the story.

Then came the video in Wisconsin. She had almost no fight.

She looked totally stressed out, or tired perhaps, almost bunker-like battle fatigue.

The crowd looked the same, hopeless and staged.

I think it spoke volumes. The body language alone and the voice/tenor that it came acros in.

One thing is so sure, this gave us a peek. They are so desperate, they must KNOW that they know that they know the American People are fed up with them, and that the Tea Party Movement, which they ignored at first, then ridiculed and then tried to destroy, is going to prevail very shortly.

This is why they are freaking out, on blogs and in chat rooms, in opinion pieces and letters to the editor, tempermental celebrity libs walking off live American TV studio sets, etc. etc. It really is driving them absolutely psychotic, that they could gain power, two years could speed by, and they could lose it in a drubbing.

18 posted on 10/15/2010 2:23:41 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; onyx; STARWISE; maggief; penelopesire; Liz; MinuteGal

Japan has BOs number.

I think he didn’t even bother to call the Chilean President, so that is two countries with whom he does not hold favor.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 2:24:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: thecodont
Yes, I forget to add. In that Japanese news video of Michelle, the "God Bless America" at the end was so phony, so contrived, so weak and feckless, so "going throught the motions". I think the words were "God Bless America" allright, but I am sure the thoughts in her mind are, and definitely 3 November, will be "God ______ America!", just like her pastor's.

I swear, these people are liable to flee overseas with suitcases of cash, just like Ferdinand Marcos' family, after this is all over.

20 posted on 10/15/2010 2:26:21 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: hoosiermama
Japanese popular books, bashing Obama, UNTHINKEABLE exactly two years ago, have made it to bookshelves here in Japan. Never thought I would see it, but yes, it is happening.

Him abandoning them to North Korea, for starters, was their big wakeup call.

(Not to mention, the insincere, oafish, insulting bowing to the Emperor last November here in Tokyo). Japanese have long memories. They also can detect "weakness" in a man from 1,000 meters.

They have in Barack Obama.

21 posted on 10/15/2010 2:31:12 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks for providing these great translations for us.


22 posted on 10/15/2010 2:33:27 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

So BO decided to go ugly on the opposition.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 2:37:57 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: BunnySlippers

your welcome


24 posted on 10/15/2010 2:47:29 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If they left for good, I could live with them each taking a suitcase of cash. I would like that cash to be like marked so some kind of tabs could be kept on them so it could be retrieved later and them powerless to do anything about it.


25 posted on 10/15/2010 4:17:21 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thank you for posting and translating this!!


26 posted on 10/15/2010 4:49:51 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I wonder if there is something to this:

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2010/10/white-house-in-crisis/


27 posted on 10/15/2010 6:44:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
This anti American Michelle Obama is no better than her husband..She grew up with Farrakhan commies she is no better than the idiot that lives on Air Force one..Both are there to tare our country down..With luck Obama and this woman will go back to his home land..
28 posted on 10/15/2010 7:41:09 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: PLD

It’s no coincidence that Farakhan’s wife looks like a man.

Commies and America haters all.


29 posted on 10/15/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: rbmillerjr

I think she is his wife in name only he has some young chicks that cater to his needs..


30 posted on 10/15/2010 8:28:19 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Attaboy, AIT

Thanks.


31 posted on 10/15/2010 8:29:21 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
White House interns (yes, there are friendly operative moles within their ranks) report much the same from the inside. These people, usually poly sci majors fresh out of Ivy League schools whose true loyalty-in this sucking of an economy, is not to the Obama Dream but to their next employer on Capitol Hill or on K Street with lobbyist outfit, in one of the thank tanks in Washington's Northwest, or even maybe back in academia. After only two short years, it is meltdown mode over there, every man for himselves. Resumes are being dusted off, upgraded, and printed like crazy on Executive Office Building printers. These interns are like flies on the wall. Great sources for all the intrigue that marks this most incompetent Presidency which, in my opinion, will not see a full second half of the first time. People just plain want out and are jumping ship before their own careers are tainted by this imbecile with the teleprompter "idiot boards."
32 posted on 10/15/2010 8:38:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
She has generally stayed out of the direct political light for two years, focusing on families and obesity...


33 posted on 10/15/2010 8:40:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Fresh Wind
The battle cry of the Elitist:

"Do as I say, not as I (nor my friends) do."

34 posted on 10/15/2010 8:50:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks for going to the trouble of translating.

We'd NEVER know this through the LIBERAL media here.

Best regards!!!

BTW, encourage Japan to keep buying our debt as China slacks off. I'd like to postpone the U.S. sinking into debt oblivion.

35 posted on 10/15/2010 10:39:31 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh

OK.Will Do.


36 posted on 10/15/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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