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Mrs. Obama: Husband knows what struggle means
AP ^ | 09/05/2012 | JULIE PACE and CALVIN WOODWARD

Posted on 09/05/2012 4:42:17 AM PDT by Phlap

Democrats are using one of Barack Obama's strong suits, that voters believe he understands the problems of ordinary people, to trump his weakest suit, the economy.

Michelle Obama played those cards with force in a speech declaring that after four years as president, her husband is still the man who drove a rust-bucket on early dates, rescued a coffee table from the trash and knows the struggles of everyday Americans because he lived them in full.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncconvention; hiddenrecords; obamalies
Plaeeese! Private schools from K to 12. Colombia and Harvard.

Michelle on the other hand knows what it is to be black in America. Barry not so much.

1 posted on 09/05/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT by Phlap
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But he was NEVER short of cash to buy choom and a little blow, when he could get it. People who have enough money to waste it on drugs can’t complain about being broke.
Don’t forget him attending the Punahou School in Hawaii — very elite and extremely hard to get into from what I understand.
The reason he was broke growing up was his mother had a worthless degree (almost as bad as “wimmin’s studies”), was obviously shiftless, got knocked up in her teens, and chose worthless men to marry. But lil Barry got a ton of money from his well-to-do Commie grandparents.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 4:48:46 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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3 posted on 09/05/2012 4:49:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Phlap

He knows the struggle of Americans how?
From his life of coming back to the USA at age 10 after being raised by servants in Indonesia? Being enrolled by his grandmother into Hawaii’s most plush private school where he diddled away his time hanging out in Honolulu’s red light district with “Pops” and riding around stoned in a choom wagon?

Spending at least 14 years of his life in plush private schools living off borrowed money?

Then on to Chicago, living off Ayers’ money, and into a tough job as a part time law lecturer and community organizer?

I am not seeing Nancy Hanks and young Abe here.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 4:49:52 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Phlap
He had servants in Kenya...And how did daddy #2 make his money....OIL !!!!!!

Grandma obviously had money. Momma was an atheist and.....

I believe she was PAID and we do not know who his father really is. We do know that Obama IS NOT BLACK (He's a mulatto)) AND THAT HE IS A MUSLIM (He sure isn't a Christian).

5 posted on 09/05/2012 4:51:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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the boy never worked for anything in his whole damn life!!! feh...
6 posted on 09/05/2012 4:51:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Michelle on the other hand knows what it is to be black in America.

In a way. Her dad had a city job with the municipal water system, was a union rep and a minor ward boss.

She grew up in a two-story house right by the South Shore Country Club.

Her mother worked as an administrative assistant in a bank and was married to her father for 31 years, until his death.

Her family was a very comfortable, politically-connected middle class family with both parents married to one another and living under one roof - a roof located in a safe, prosperous bedroom community.

So her experience was atypical for the classic "real" South Side Chicago experience.

7 posted on 09/05/2012 4:51:56 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Phlap

Finding ARUGALA in Hawaii is HARD!!!!


8 posted on 09/05/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Phlap

the communist struggles with his 9 iron, 7 iron, driver, short game, long game, and with totally hiding his past.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 4:54:57 AM PDT by biggredd1
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What a joke! He never went to a regular public elementary school, never attended a Christian Sunday School, never played little league baseball, never played football in high school, never had a lemonade stand or fast food job to make spending money, never had to worry about getting into college, never worked his way through college waiting tables, never had to worry about money to buy a home because he was friends with a crook who gave him the money, and never had to work hard for election to public office because he slandered his competition and drove them from the race. Everything has come so easy for this unAmerican American. He has absolutely nothing in common with us, no matter what his drama queen wife says.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 4:55:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Phlap

But,he did carry his own golf bag once!


11 posted on 09/05/2012 4:55:57 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: silverleaf
He knows the struggle of Americans how?

Obviously you have never had a group play through while you are trying to sink a putt!

12 posted on 09/05/2012 4:57:45 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wideawake

“So her experience was atypical for the classic “real” South Side Chicago experience.”

Yes.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 4:59:20 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Phlap

If we accept the word that he was once poor, How did he get a mansion in Chicago?

Where did that money come from?
How did she get her $300,000 dollar job at the hospital

Who paid for his first campaign?

If we accept the knowledge of his being poor can Michelle explain how they got rich? Aren’t we entitled to know?


14 posted on 09/05/2012 5:00:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Phlap

I’ll bet he does, that right dogleg on the 3rd hole is murder..


15 posted on 09/05/2012 5:00:57 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The Michelle Obama Temperance Union


16 posted on 09/05/2012 5:07:43 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Venturer

His early campaigns were won via legal maneuvering. He ran against his mentor. Had other candidates disqualified with legal challenged and kicked off the ballot. He won his Senste seat by exposing sealed divorce records from his strongest opponent.

Real money issue is Harvard. Or the globe traveling he did including the Pakistan trip when it was closed to Amercans.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 5:07:43 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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Oh yeah, like they both live like they know how it was to struggle. They are mooching off our dimes to go live their celebrity lifestyles. Gushing at the same time about how they love their children, and send them to an elite private school while denying vouchers to keep the “struggling folks” from sending their kids there.

This whole charade makes me want to puke.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: silverleaf

The Arabic word for struggle is jihad. I’m sure he does know it.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 5:12:03 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: TigerClaws

Too many Americans ignore or have dismissed facts of Obama’s past .

Much is known, much is unknown.

The known is dismissed by his followers and the unknown ignored by the Media.

His Presidency is kept alive by a conspiracy of the press.
Were it not for this conspiracy he would be a goner.
He could not survive if the truth was brought out in the press.

The Free Press we all have studied in our history books is no longer free. They are subjigated by rich Communists and left leaning liberal Journalists.We now have a DNC propaganda machine.Our courts are a farce.Our Congress is a joke.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 5:16:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Phlap

Noveau riche yuppies spending our money on lavish trips and parties.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 5:16:45 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Phlap
Mrs. Obama: Husband knows what struggle scam means
22 posted on 09/05/2012 5:20:47 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Phlap

They know what con means. Saw a picture of Mochella speech at the DNC. Did anyone notice the grey highlights in her hair to match the bottom of her dress?. Sorry Mochella a miss again. Makes you really look like Aunt Esther on Red Fox only she looks younger. It doesn’t make you look more wise.


23 posted on 09/05/2012 5:22:08 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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“Michelle! Jeeves is having difficulty getting this jar of Baluga Caviar open and it’s a struggle for me to watch.”


24 posted on 09/05/2012 5:24:26 AM PDT by albie
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To: silverleaf

The first and last struggle Barry had was out of the birth

canal, and not even then if the doctor used forceps.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 5:34:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (What Clint Said !!!)
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She's got to be kidding.

Does the First Lady understand the amazing amount of work Mitt Romney did to start up and run Bain Capital? Romney worked many, many long hours to make it an amazingly successful investment company--one that has major investors like a lot of union pension funds....

28 posted on 09/05/2012 5:34:47 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Was this her normal “My husband is a victim” speech?


29 posted on 09/05/2012 5:41:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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Mrs. Obama: Husband knows what struggle means

Yep!

It's something that other people do!

30 posted on 09/05/2012 5:41:17 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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He’s been watching workers do it for 4 years. But do the workers understand how hard it is to play a bad lie in the rough on a par 5?


31 posted on 09/05/2012 5:43:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: txrefugee
What a joke! He never went to a regular public elementary school, never attended a Christian Sunday School, never played little league baseball, never played football in high school, never had a lemonade stand or fast food job to make spending money, never had to worry about getting into college, never worked his way through college waiting tables, never had to worry about money to buy a home because he was friends with a crook who gave him the money, and never had to work hard for election to public office because he slandered his competition and drove them from the race. Everything has come so easy for this unAmerican American. He has absolutely nothing in common with us, no matter what his drama queen wife says.

I was going to post a similar comment, but you said it all! I'll just add that this guy wouldn't know what hard work was if it bit him in the ass.

32 posted on 09/05/2012 5:47:00 AM PDT by Marathoner (Vote Romney 2012 to get rid of Obama. Vote Palin/West 2016 to finish the job.)
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To: Phlap

I have no doubt that he knows the meaning of “struggle”. There is no more marxist/leninist/communist word than “struggle”.


33 posted on 09/05/2012 5:48:19 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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Exactly. This dope never worried about anything. He had everything handed to him and continued to have everything handed to him.

Even though Romney is rich, he seems to know the concerns of average people much better than Obama given the stories about how Romney constantly was helping his neighbors and members of his church and community.

34 posted on 09/05/2012 5:48:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Hopefully he’ll be struggling to walk in shackles when he’s led off to the Federal Penitentiary for all the crimes against this country. Most notably, treason.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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What a terrific story Michelle told last night. Michelle's Dad worked every day to provide for his family. Despite the family's financial struggles Michelle attended the best schools and succeeded in the American dream.

Now my confusion starts what is it that the Obama team wants to change? Does Michelle feel her Dad should not have needed to work?

36 posted on 09/05/2012 5:59:14 AM PDT by JIM O
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Yes, Barry often could not pay for his own drug use.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 6:19:17 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: silverleaf

Yeh not to mention when Barry met Sally she was already working at a law firm pulling in probably six figures. How poor could they have been?


38 posted on 09/05/2012 6:21:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Interesting, they backed off the --goat herder-- Kenyan father story. Every thing was about Obama's grandmother.

Maybe influence from the movie Obamas America 2016

39 posted on 09/05/2012 6:30:08 AM PDT by opentalk
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Here’s othugo’s struggle Apparently runs in the family Mau Mau Blood Oath: Barack Obama and Maurice Strong in Kenya with Cousin Odinga http://abeldangerglobal.adamite.com/2012/03/17/mcconnell-links-obama-family-office-dla-piper-bishopsgate-bomb darn, can't get that link to work and i have to run.
40 posted on 09/05/2012 6:32:11 AM PDT by sunny48
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Obamas Mother, VP. Of a bank..left him $500,000 in bank stock (2008 tax return)

Obama's step dad, VP of oil company, had live in help.

His Hawaii elite school is on par with school Romney attended.

41 posted on 09/05/2012 6:34:49 AM PDT by opentalk
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Neither of the Obammie Commies has ever been ‘down with the struggle’ that blacks who live in the inner city experience. Their reaction to making a wrong turn and ending up in the ghetto would be no different than that of any ‘typical’ white person.
42 posted on 09/05/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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One would think that the FLOTUS could take some diction lessons to speak the language correctly. Any time she says a word with the “str” string in it she pronounces it as “shtr” - as in “shtruggle” or “shtrength”. Or perhaps that just goes along with “boof” (booth) and “earff” (earth). For being the second smartest woman on earff (behind Hildabeast of course) I would expect better from her.
43 posted on 09/05/2012 6:39:08 AM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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I said I would watch the entire DNC but I turned iy off around 8 or so becaUSE I just couldn't stand the same lies over and over.

And Michelle?

THAT POS threw more shit than the proverbial fan.

I walked out on her, too, and went to bed.


I know SunTzu instructs us to know our enemy but ... HE had interesting barbaric killers for enemies, not walking shitbirds.

44 posted on 09/05/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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I said I would watch the entire DNC but I turned it off around 8 or so because I just couldn't stand the same lies over and over.

And Michelle?

THAT POS threw more shit than the proverbial fan.

I walked out on her, too, and went to bed.


I know SunTzu instructs us to know our enemy but ... HE had interesting barbaric killers for enemies, not walking shitbirds.

45 posted on 09/05/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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I scanned her speech in the WSJ this morning. The thing that struck me is that she says her husband knows people are struggling because he gets letters from them. Letters???!!! Have they no unemployed relatives or friends? I see people - hardworking, honest people - whom I've known for years, using EBT cards to pay for their groceries. I (and many others I know) have helped struggling family member pay their monthly bills. I'm old and I live in a very comfortable neighborhood - upper middle class by most standards. I was an adult in the seventies. Things are as bad now as they ever were. This is a Depression and President needs letters to understand that?

I didn't watch her speech, but that line about receiving letters about hardship strikes me as very out of touch.

46 posted on 09/05/2012 6:53:30 AM PDT by old and tired
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Strange, Barry did not even show up to work, he stayed home with the kids and sent his wife to make a speech for him at his election campaign. Reminds me of the wife calling in sick for the husband, cause he is hung over too bad for the third time this week.
47 posted on 09/05/2012 7:10:39 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Phlap

Well then he should write a book about them. He could title it “My Struggle”.


48 posted on 09/05/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: sunny48

Here is what I was trying to post
Mau Mau Blood Oath: Barack Obama and Maurice Strong in Kenya with Cousin Odinga

http://youtu.be/jo5c9eJY5wA

I came upon it at abledangerglobal.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 10:05:56 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Phlap
My brother recently had a gall bladder attack. I know what that means...I've had one too. But I can say with 100% certainty that he wouldn't want me wielding the scalpel to fix his problem.

Barky can tell us from here to eternity how much he knows what struggle means. What he can't do is demonstrate that he has the qualifications to do anything about it.

50 posted on 09/05/2012 3:24:19 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (DNC: "Govt is the only thing we all belong to" MGM: I thought slavery was abolished long ago.)
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