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Michelle Obama on Presidentís Upbringing: He Knows Economic Struggles
ABC News ^ | September 30, 2011 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First lady Michelle Obama says her husband deserves re-election not only for his first term accomplishments and vision for the future, but because of his genuine empathy for families dealing with tough economic times.

“He understands these issues, not just because he’s smart but because he’s lived them,” Obama told a group of 100 campaign donors at a $2,500-a-plate luncheon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

“He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped in? His grandmother, waking up early every morning to take a bus to her job at the bank,” she said.

Michelle Obama said a young Barack Obama learned to understand the sacrifices his grandmother made in raising him and the prejudices she endured as a woman.

“Believe me, Barack knows what it means when a family struggles,” she said. “He knows what it means when someone doesn’t have a chance to fulfill their potential.”

The first lady said Obama’s upbringing has allowed him to identify with the stories of thousands of Americans who write to the president about their situations and speak with him personally at events around the county. She said those stories motivate him and influence his decisions in office...

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Is she actually serious?
1 posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, this is serious.
2 posted on 10/01/2011 11:30:38 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This explains everything now.
Because he lived in misery he now believes that the rest of us should


3 posted on 10/01/2011 11:31:02 PM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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4 posted on 10/01/2011 11:31:32 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet she wearing her boob belt during this speech-that’s the only thing that would make sense for ‘miss fly off to spain’ with entourage of family and friends to a 5 - star hotel and jetting off to Copenhagen w/friends groveling for the Olympics to make their friends richer - all on our shirtless back.


5 posted on 10/01/2011 11:36:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ari-freedom

Where’s that fly that usually hangs around him?


6 posted on 10/01/2011 11:38:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Yeah kinda creepy that fly on his lip. AND HE DOESNT EVEN SWAT AT IT. Then he grabs a fly mid air in an interview. Then a rat runs across the front of his podium. Demonic comes to mind.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 11:46:33 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. Times were tough back when he was born a poor child in Kenya.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 11:47:43 PM PDT by tdscpa
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“He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped in? His grandmother, waking up early every morning to take a bus to her job at the bank,” she said.

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Keeping the above statement in mind, could someone please explain to me again how Hawaiian teenager Obama---whose family seemed to be struggling financially, if we are to believe the statement above---was able to pay his expenses at private and selective Occidental College in California during the two years Obama was a student there.

For instance, did student loans pay for Obama's expenses for those two years? Thanks.

9 posted on 10/01/2011 11:53:08 PM PDT by john mirse
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Not to mention his high school Punahou which is an exclusive private school that only the very well connected and rich get into.


10 posted on 10/01/2011 11:58:11 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: ari-freedom

Looks more like demonic..


11 posted on 10/02/2011 12:05:50 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ari-freedom

Looks more like demonic..


12 posted on 10/02/2011 12:06:39 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For a second there I thought I was reading the opening lines from Steve Martin’s Movie The Jerk.

“I was born a poor Black child”...

That left me waiting for another famous line from the Movie, “Son, don’t never, ever trust Whitey”.

Seems like something that would come from the Dear Leader’s Wife. After all, she is proud of her Country, now...


13 posted on 10/02/2011 1:18:49 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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'Michelle Obama on President’s Upbringing: He Knows Economic Struggles'

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

14 posted on 10/02/2011 1:50:42 AM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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Hmmmm ..
15 posted on 10/02/2011 2:01:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Viking2002

The only “economic struggles” that Obama has ever faced were those of an economic text book written by Saul Alinsky : Reveille for Radicals (1945) and Rules for Radicals (1971).

This President has expended more money hiding his formative years and academic background than any other President. Inquireing minds ask .. “why “ ??


16 posted on 10/02/2011 2:03:48 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Move Along ,... Nothing to see here ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad he doesn’t know what it means to have a real job. The gay do nothing president needs to be defeated.


17 posted on 10/02/2011 2:07:56 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hustling on the streets a rough way of life that prepares you to hate your country pretty fast. Yet, he still likes Bath houses!


18 posted on 10/02/2011 2:18:40 AM PDT by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Yes and don’t forget the swarm of bees as he tried to enter the WH! I’d like to know what we didn’t hear about!


19 posted on 10/02/2011 2:44:02 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No way she said.
he deserves re-election not only for his first term accomplishments.
BS yes.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 2:44:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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