Skip to comments.Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruití
Posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Once Needed 'to Take a Subway or a Bus Just to Find a Fresh Piece of Fruit By Penny Starr April 18, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Barack Obama's vision as president is shaped by the fact that he knows what "it's like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said last week.
Donovan seemed to be suggesting that the president had once lived in what First Lady Michelle Obama now refers to as a "food desert"--a place without a nearby supermarket. The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places.
Why has all this work been such a priority for the president and every one of us in the administration? Donovan said. Because he knows what you know: He knows what its like to walk the halls of public housing because hes worked there.
He knows what its like to walk the streets of some of our cities poorest neighborhoods because hes lived there, Donovan said. What its like to take a subway or a bus just to find a fresh piece of fruit in a grocery store.
Donovan also said the president had to wonder about whether he could afford a college education or decent health care or be judged unfairly.
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"Fresh piece of fruit" is slang for what?
This is becoming pathological.
Both of them are on some kind of power trip.
A better question is, when will they leave?
As usual, the jokes just write themselves...
How far to get some dog meat?
The government needs to fix this pronto. Does the First Lady know about this?
From the title I thought this might be another Larry Sinclair article.
“The First Lady has launched an initiative to eliminate these places”
What, she’s gonna be a retail grocer? Good. About time someone in their family started producing something.
Larry Sinclair to the white courtesy phone, please.. Mr. Sinclair please pick up the white courtesy phone.
The term “food desert” drives me crazy! I grew up 20 miles from the nearest Kroger store and NO there wasn’t public transportation to tke us there!
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The more “ate dog as a child” and “lived in squalor” stories, the more people will see that he’s a foreigner.
Shocking just shocking. Could you imagine in this modern age, people have to travel to the grocery store. Why that’s terribel why I want to make sure my grandkids don’t live in a food desert that would be terrible. We should make the evil capitalist bring us food whenever we want it. Food desert my foot...
You’re right, they’re deluded.There are produce stores and bodegas on nearly every corner in upper Manhattan, even in Harlem. You can see it in Obama’s autobiographies - he’s ashamed of his origins, and tries to imagine an alternative life story that better suits his own vanity and sense of self-importance.
My heart just bleeds when I read about poor poverty stricken Obama.
Now lets get past the fruit and let’s hear him tell us who paid for his education,How did he get money enough to go to 3 colleges—high priced colleges—who paid for his trip to pakistan and where did he get his passport.
Grocery stores usually LIKE to locate where there is a lot of people and a shortage of competition
Maybe there is some other reason they don’t want to locate in those neighborhoods?
(hint- it’s not racism, everyone’s money is the same color)
How about because they don’t like getting shoplifted out of business?
I had a family member who owned a store- although it was in an upscale mall that was 90% white customers, 90% of the shoplifters were minority. She had to stop taking checks from everyone so as to not have to ‘discriminate’ against certain groups. She had to plaster the place with mirrors and video cams, to discourage theft- rather than catch them and spend all her time in court trying to prosecute, which usually failed.
They don’t have a cafeteria at Columbia University? He took the subway in Honolulu? Next the story will be that he was so poor he had to steal skittles and ice tea to survive.
I live 11 miles from town. Cry me a river, liberal.
Ah wuz born a po black child.