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Michelle Obama: ‘Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it’
Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 09/04/2012 8:32:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CHARLOTTE—First Lady Michelle Obama never once mentioned Mitt Romney's name. But in her speech before the Democratic National Convention speech Monday night, she offered a dramatic contrast between her husband, Barack Obama, and his Republican opponent, insisting he understands the struggles of average Americans because he's lived through those tough times, too.

"Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love," Michelle Obama said. "He believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."

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1 posted on 09/04/2012 8:32:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To be a C student and get into Harvard Law?


2 posted on 09/04/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No Moochelle, he's lived Affirmative Action!
3 posted on 09/04/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey thunder butt, ya you... Tell Jug ears to allow the american dream to live in would ya? He might have “lived it” but my kids have just started to understand it while Jug ears is KILLING it.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 8:38:01 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do all of these speakers say they want the American dream no matter who you love? What are they saying? That unless we have homosexual marriage, that homosexuals won’t achieve the American dream??? What the heck????


5 posted on 09/04/2012 8:38:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please tell me when he’s worked hard OR done well!


7 posted on 09/04/2012 8:38:57 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("I'm all for helping the helpless, but I don't give a rat's a** about the clueless." - Dennis Miller)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thte latest hooey sloganeering from the Liar-in-Chief’s propaganda machine.

Hussein has always substituted talk for action; the problem for him is that now everyone knows it.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He might be “living the dream” but I’m living the nightmare.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He sure has. He’s our affirmative action president.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by texas_mrs (We need ideas, not ideology.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What hard times has Obama had compared to many of us?

He was raised in an upper class household. He was raised largely by his grandparents. His grandmother was a vice president of the Bank of Hawaii. He attended the most exclusive private high school in Hawaii. He attended Ivy League universities. Exactly what major struggles has he had in life?????????


11 posted on 09/04/2012 8:41:19 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
she offered a dramatic contrast between her husband, Barack Obama, and his Republican opponent, insisting he understands the struggles of average Americans because he's lived through those tough times, too.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 8:41:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love,"

....Affirmative Action for Everyone.
like the saying
You are Special~Just like Everyone else

When will it be changed to: 'Life, Liberty and Affirmative Action...?

13 posted on 09/04/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it,...”

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His idea of the American Dream has been to freeload off others. For four years, he has been plundering and pillaging the American taxpayer to finance his lavish lifestyle.

Sorry, but for most hardworking citizens, this is not the American dream.

14 posted on 09/04/2012 8:43:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One man’s dream is another man’s nightmare. We’ll see how the vast majority of Americans define it in 62 days, 1 hour, 18 minutes, 53 seconds. I predict the verdict will be nightmare by a landslide!


15 posted on 09/04/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think its the Kenyan dream really.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 8:44:41 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t stomach hussein’s “dreams” and America cannot afford them. The “dreams from his father” as 2016 points out are not American dreams.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry’s “american dream”, our nightmare.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 8:45:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

......‘Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it’....

Oh really, Michelle?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRbqMGtvQD0


19 posted on 09/04/2012 8:46:34 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s lived a very privileged life.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: TigerClaws

We can’t even get his college transcripts, admission records, and thesis..probably an F student, and got in on foreign Aid


21 posted on 09/04/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cableguymn
Hey thunder butt, ya you...

it is below the intellectual level of a conservative to besmirch the physical attributes of our opponents....nEVER stoop to their level.

22 posted on 09/04/2012 8:47:16 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He’s “living the American dream”, that is why we must use confiscatory taxes to punish the successful because Old Money resents New Money.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 8:47:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: GBT1945
He’s never had a job, where did his money come from?

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!my question for 4 years....no answers.

24 posted on 09/04/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: a fool in paradise
Ahh yes...The Fabulous Furry Freak Bros.

I used to love reading those comics back in the 70's

Thanks for the hazy memories.
25 posted on 09/04/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pretty sad that for one to live an American dream requires a whole nation to live a nightmare.
26 posted on 09/04/2012 8:51:03 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
- Tonight, Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to deliver an impassioned defense of her incompetent husband. It didn’t focus on his record. It focused on his feelings.
27 posted on 09/04/2012 8:51:24 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The American Dream is not just for public sector union jobs.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 8:54:53 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For her ignorant target audience..it was a good speech.

I spent a lot of time thowing my house shoes at the tv.

I heard part of Harry Reid’s speech on the radio on the way home. That man lies so much I couldn’t take it.

I really think it is important to listen to the opposing side. But I won’t make it thru this whole convention.

I want to...but... I... just... can’t


29 posted on 09/04/2012 9:03:10 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obamas’ idea of the American dream is the Bizarro version, unrecognizable to regular, hard working, patriotic Americans:

Everything is handed to them by the government and paid for by real taxpayers.

Their way is paved by Affirmative Action.

They are accustomed to receiving favored treatment because of their black skin.

They are held to lower standards than the norm because they are black skinned.

They are given “credit” for meaningless “life experience” in order to pad their records.

Their heads are pumped full of politically correct mush to build false self esteem.

They are protected from criticism and the rigors of a normal life by their black skin.

Anyone who criticizes them or expects them to actually earn their way in life is brutally attacked as a racist.

And as they stand there looking down on the people and the country who gave them everything they could ask for, they don’t even have the class and grace to hide their hate and disdain for America and the Americans who made their fantastic success possible.

They are both nothing more than arrogant, incompetent, parasitic grifters.


30 posted on 09/04/2012 9:03:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: bronxville
Tonight, Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to deliver an impassioned defense of her incompetent husband. It didn’t focus on his record. It focused on his feelings.

In the 1960s, NASA's in-house motto was that "Apollo will be judged on its accomplishments, not its intentions". This same standard should be brought to bear on the White House this election year.

31 posted on 09/04/2012 9:06:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: jonrick46
This couple is doomed....God does NOT lie and when he says by His spoken word he means it. “I will bless thee who bless you, but curse those who curse you” in reference to Israel. Obozo and his muscle wife will stand in judgment for his orders against Israel...GOD IS NOT amused by this radical jew hater black muslim. I know he is hearing the prayers of his people for Grace and Mercy in behalf of this nation. GOD WILL REMOVE them from the WH...MARK IT!
32 posted on 09/04/2012 9:07:40 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No, Barack has not lived the American dream, he's lived the immigrant dream.
33 posted on 09/04/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: lightman

He might be “living the dream” but I’m living the nightmare.

WELL SAID.


34 posted on 09/04/2012 9:11:47 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bull Squeeze! He hasn’t worked a day in his useless life!


35 posted on 09/04/2012 9:13:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DefeatCorruption
I might tweak that into a tag line, something like:

Ø might be living the dream but we're enduring the nightmare.

36 posted on 09/04/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Arcy
Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it

Actually he hasn't. He's just a hideous parasite sucking the life-blood out of others who are living the American dream.

37 posted on 09/04/2012 9:18:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He believes that when you've worked hard, and done well

WHAT??

I thought he said he didn't build that!!!!

38 posted on 09/04/2012 9:18:16 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Michelle Obummer: ‘Barack knows the American Wet Dream because he’s lived it’


39 posted on 09/04/2012 9:18:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

I've read scores of stories about Mr. Romney and his family PERSONALLY helping many people in dire need. I have not read ONE SINGLE story of Obastard giving the gift of himself to anybody in need.

40 posted on 09/04/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: terycarl

I did’t call her what I really thought of her.

Deal with it.


41 posted on 09/04/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He knows the muslim dream of moving in and seizing the land. Very traditional thing.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 9:25:50 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.

Poorly veiled code-speak for more Welfare and hand-outs for Holders people


43 posted on 09/04/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT by Gasshog (Myth the Magic RINO for President! Because the lesser of two evils is still evil?)
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To: cableguymn

Yeah...what he said.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 11:09:56 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: RoseofTexas

Watch Charles Krauthammer’s evaluation of Michelle’s speech. Even though he did not go into Zer0’s anti-Christian bias, he did take to task the speech. God used Krauthammer:

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/04/instant-analysis-charles-krauthammer-doesnt-want-to-hear-one-more-story-about-people-walking-8-miles-in-the-snow-without-shoes-uphill-both-ways/


45 posted on 09/04/2012 11:13:18 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: jonrick46

If Michelle wanted to fire up the base and stoke the fires of Obama’s Cult of Personality, she succeeded.....but frankly most of the centrists and undecideds are thinking, “How the #*%$ are they just like us?”


46 posted on 09/04/2012 11:17:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I keep thinking.... if they are a middle class family, then why the hard sell?

Methinks Michelle doth protest too much!


47 posted on 09/04/2012 11:32:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

HAHAHAHAHAHAH Yea right, every one in America aims to be get a job as a low paying community organizer, and an affirmative action recipient that never worked a day in his life. The Obama’s are hysterical with their BS


48 posted on 09/04/2012 11:49:36 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: terycarl
"He’s never had a job, where did his money come from? BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!"


I can't imagine having that much luck playing Bingo, much less achieving the 'American Dream'. Most people have to work at least one real job in their lives, but I guess Bingo has been berry berry good to Barry .?
49 posted on 09/05/2012 12:50:54 AM PDT by goron (The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society)
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To: All

Mitt Romney says, send this woman on a prolonged national speaking tour. I need all the help I can get.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 3:54:10 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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