Skip to comments.Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle
Posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:26 AM PDT by Justaham
First Lady Michelle Obamas pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was rusted out" and found his furniture in a dumpster, how they both came from families that had to scrape by. Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie.
Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to Whitney Young, the public magnet school for Chicagos upper class, while Barack attended Punahou, the private prep school for the top stratum of Hawaiian society. They were accepted to Ivy League schools despite undistinguished credentials, and both attended Harvard Law School.
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He's about to find a chair or two in a dumpster come November.
Ain’t exactly Porgy and Bess!
a young Barack Obama drove a car that was rusted out” and found his furniture in a dumpster”...
Not unlike many Americans today who can’t find a job...right Moose?
Stupid She Stoops to conquer
Well, we see how our affirmative action president and first lady live today, don’t we? Oh, yeah, they are really living like they appreciate how much they “struggled.”
How many ridiculously expensive vacations have you taken on our dime, Moochele?
How’s the golf game, Brak? (Brak, by the way, is Russian slang for “junk.”)
How about the elite private school your children attend? You know, the one “struggling” parents once received vouchers to send their kids? They don’t do that now, because Brak doesn’t want his precious daughters hanging out with “struggling folks.”
It’s SHTRUGGLE, don’t ya know?!!!!
Romney stuggle to succeed in the free market on his own.
Obama stuggle to succed by mooching off the public in a government job.
must the the chicago corruption way.
10 million on non-stop vacations, a 32 million dollar estate in Kailua waiting, golf and more golf, lavish weekly parties at the White House...
If this is payback for just scraping by, just where can I sign up?
“It was never easy for me, I was born a poor, black child....”
It’s been my understanding that people who TRULY come from humble backgrounds, keep a modest lifestyle the remainder of their life. Sam Walton, one of the richest men in the USA (Walmart) - drove a beat up truck, and lived in a nice, but modest home. It’s a fundamental part of who they are, they know their roots - and feel uncomfortable in lavish homes and servants.
Obama doesn’t think twice about taking his private 747 on a vacation, so he can meet up with his wife who took her private jet out a few hours previously. They flew separately out to gather his Nobel Peace Prize (for doing nothing, on the pretext he would do ‘something’). And that is just typical behavior for the Obama’s.
They seem to enjoy lavish living, flaunting designer wardrobes to do menial tasks, like shopping at Target, working in a “Garden”, or other things like the “little people”. There is nothing humble about them, that would suggest that any portion of her story has a shred of truth.
Proof she lied....
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Butterflies, blue skies, green leaves on the trees, soft breeze, rosebud petals under your feet.....ladeeda-da.
All feel good talk - no understanding of reality and how prosperity is created. It’s gimme gimme gimme I’m so wonderful, he’s wonderful....barf.
I love it that the DNC held their convention in a Right To Work State. Is that why they told their busloads of Obama’s army/union workers to stay home? I hope Clinton gives them a slap down with his unvetted speech.
The thing is, the rusted out car and rescued furniture probably are not lies. The impression they give is false, but the bare assertions are probably true. All they reflect is that the Obamas were once students and that their families were not so wealthy as to lavish them with sizable allowances while in college and law school. Except for the scions of actual wealth, students at top schools generally don’t have much disposable income and will drive clunkers (unless they got a car as a HS or college graduation present as is the custom in some parts of the American middle class) and scrounge used furniture.
I went to a good private liberal arts college and still have a cast iron frying pan I reclaimed from a trash-heap while a student there (the town where the college was located had a one-day-a-year clean up day when the municipal trash service would haul away anything, and the nanny-state had not yet decided that trash has an owner, so under the Lockean theory of appropriation from common, the students would trawl the trash-heaps looking for finds — students living off campus often reclaimed furniture from common as the Obamas did). I was a grad student at an Ivy League school (Penn) and would have been driving a rusted out car had not the bizarre nanny-state inspection regime in PA made me perpetually fix the holes with screen and body-putty. So?
The notion that this is indicative of hardship is a lie. These were just the normal experience of students, who generally have it pretty good but can’t afford to buy new cars or furniture.
Get these lying bastards out of my country..and take their private airplanes away from them,they have used enough of our money taking vacations..also take the dogs little plane away..Disgusting liars...
Wait a minute.
Mooch-el neglected mentioning 0hbummer’s generous trust fund from all those oil wells.
White Granny was the Vice President of the largest bank on Hawaii.
This is an odd picture. Most wedding pictures have the bride and groom in the middle surrounded by family members.
reminds me of that old Monty Python skit “Four Yorkshire Men” with 3 or 4 guys sitting around trying to outdo each other and how hard their early lives were:
“Luxury? Well when I say our “house” it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.
GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!
TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road...”
the skit went on and on as was the case with MP for many minutes..
Dear American Taxpayer,
For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I love being America’s First Lady.
I want to thank the hard working American people for paying for my many trips and vacations. I have been so busy with my food policing that I was only able to take one big trip a month. My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff of 75 and various guests had a wonderful time in Spain.
Honestly, you just haven’t lived ‘til you’ve stayed in a private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel, the Villa Padierna.
It only cost $95,000, and I was able to hold the total bill under $500,000.for the week. What a bargain!
Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times.
Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2.
That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.
But hey, Baracks Air Force One costs about $200,000. per hour to operate and with his many trips, he spent almost half a billion dollars on flights alone last year. Yeah, thats with a B
By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol,
I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster with rice and oysters!
I’m ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha’s Vineyard were not quite as tasty,
but what can you do if you’re not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it.
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet.
So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.
I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago.
I just had to get away for a few days.
P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned! P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard - It was fabulous!
And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha’s Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas.
That 7,000 square foot house was great and we could use the front door this time!
All this while Barack plays golf and campaigns to keep my trips coming for the next 4 years!
But you owe it to me!
Remember, we all have to share the pain of these hard economic times equally!
We love to redistribute and share the wealth.
and that b*tch had some crazy hair going on too . . .
Both of them have lived a life of ease and privileged. They have no idea what it means to struggle. That the media allows them to spin this fable is sickening
READ the article, they did come from wealth. The claims of poverty are a campaign manufactured lie.
Be Shtrong for the Shtruggle!
I heard very little of her “speech” but what I heard was so obviously a fairy tale. Like everything about the obamas, her bs must just need more clarification. Now to read the article...
First thing I thought of, too!
Clarence Thomas brought himself up from dirt-poor rural poverty, and even he had an advantage that was worth more than money, namely, a set of grandparents who cared about him and his future.
Newspaper...they had newspaper? We drank out of our dirty hands...and the water was from the sewer.
Is that his mom next to him? She certainly gained weight in later years.
I will admit, that looks like a nice wedding gown. Michelle’s taste is usually so awful, I’m surprised.
***and still have a cast iron frying pan I reclaimed from a trash-heap***
WAGNER or GRISWOLD?
hands, you had hands? why we should have been so lucky. We drank water from my mothers dirty armpit, and we thought we were very lucky to get it..
All I could think of as I watched that were some quotes from Mamie Eisenhower about the time she and Ike visited Argentina, and observed that Evita Peron was just about the biggest phony to ever walk the planet.
Move over, Evita...
It’s because they’re “gas wells” IOW 0 is full of gas!
The Obamas keep bringing up that Barrys grandmother kept getting past up for promotions because she was a woman. But didn’t she become VP of the bank of Hawaii?
Your body work comment caused me to reflect upon the personal
responsibility aspect of maintenance. We drive our vehicles into the ground and try to keep up with all the beginning rust outs by sanding, Bondo-ing, priming and painting. Up here in the Northern Tier, where they use salt on the roads, this is vital and worth at least 1-2 more years per vehicle. Without rust, even a car w/200k miles or more will get $1000 from a personal sale.
Didn’t any of the common middle class relatives of zer0 and Mooch ever teach them the basics?
BTW, what jobs did Michelle hold while in HS and college? I worked at something or other from the age of 15. Had both a meal job and an off campus cashier gig while in school. Did my own linen laundry to avoid paying extra for it. Everyone in my dorm except the richest kids had some sort of job or self-employment gig going for spending money. Everyone worked in the summer.
“They attended elite schools: Michelle went to Whitney Young, the public magnet school for Chicagos upper class”
Aw crap, I never knew she went there, now I have something in
common with that cow. I wouldn’t really say it’s for the “upper class”, since the upper class send their kids to private schools. Whitney Young is for kids who get good grades and test well, it’s got nothing to do with class, since there is no tuition.
It’s not strictly merit based though, since when I went there, there were plenty of dunces who apparently got in because their sister or cousin had attended.
Well... it was an odd wedding, of an odd couple.
I can’t figure out who it is. Maybe mom, maybe grandma.
More to the wtory then that...Waiting for after the convention to post the material.
And how many “admission points” is “enhanced skin melanin content” worth?
I got the letter through email from a friend..As for B.O.the liar will be around to give his lies some time this week.tonight will be the rapist Bill Clinton to tell is lies..
She was actually head of the trust/escrow department. She not only managed the banks money but probably became 0 legal guardian as the result of her own father’s estate (He was no more a bookkeeper then the other ancestor was a goat herder)
“Barack and Michelle dated for three years before they were married. They met in 1989 at a downtown Chicago law firm where Michelle was working as an attorney.”
I still think that is a lie, since Michelle and Barry attended Harvard at the same time he did, and they both moved in the same relatively small circle of black radicals, being mentored by the same black radical law professors, who helped them both get a job at the same law firm. To think that they never met before Obama came to Sidley & Austin, while he was giving speeches supporting the same professors that Michelle was holding sit ins to support, is just too much of a stretch.