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Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 09/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT by justlittleoleme

First Lady Michelle Obama’s 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 Chicago’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: check; fact; lies; michelle; obama; wookie


1 posted on 09/05/2012 1:25:44 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
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To: justlittleoleme

FB and youtube the pictures...they are not ghetto.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 1:27:50 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: justlittleoleme

It’s “SHTRUGGLE”. Sorry but I’m a SHTICKLER for proper grammar!


3 posted on 09/05/2012 1:29:26 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dalebert

There is nothing about mac addy and moooooochele that is truthful, nothing.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Shtop Mocking Moochele!


5 posted on 09/05/2012 1:30:58 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: justlittleoleme
Charles Krauthammer:

Her whole task was to say why. And her answer was,

“Why? Because essentially he's a saint.”

Because of his upbringing and because of his emotions and because of his humanity. He does of this because he cares. And the brilliance of it is this: It drained Obama of any, either, ideological motivation, or any having to do with self interest or ambition, which I think is sort of a more plausible explanation.

He's a man highly who is liked and highly ideological. A man of the left who sees the role of the government as ordering, the reorderering, of society in a way to make it more just, as he understands it . And also, extremely ambitious. A self made man who makes himself out of nothing, rises out of nowhere. But all of that, in her telling, doesn’t even exist. The only reason he does what he does, he cares about women, he cares about immigrants, he cares about the poor. He cares about the unemployed. He cares, he cares, he cares.

She told the story of a Gandhi. And, you know, looking at the scene, looking at how he's conducted himself in the presidency and particularly in the campaign, with ruthlessness and determination and drive, it’s not quite a plausible story. I’m sure in the arena, it was a plausible story. I saw the tears, but I’m afraid, I thought it was a great speech, but I didn't buy a line of it.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 1:32:59 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: justlittleoleme

How much did 0bammy inherit from his typical white grammar?


7 posted on 09/05/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: justlittleoleme

They are just making up for the poor years.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The comments under the article are better than the article. Love it!


9 posted on 09/05/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dalebert; All

. . . and both had to surrender their law licenses.

Yep, not just your ordinary attorneys either.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Iron Munro

This is the same strategy Mr. and Mrs. Great Leader used to woo the international Olympic committee. If this is all they have, they have fumes.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: mazda77

hahahha..true.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 1:37:06 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: justlittleoleme

First Lady’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,
____________________________________________

Oh come on its no worse than Ann Romney’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,

In fact it’s not as far fetched...

Ann wins this fakery...


13 posted on 09/05/2012 1:40:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: justlittleoleme

I didn’t know Barry as senator got Mooch’s hospital a million dollar grant, that her salary then tripled to 300K, and that her job was to shunt uninsured patients off on neighborhood clinics.
I really want to see these two grifting hypocrites evicted this November.
They’re in it for themselves. They lie about everything. They’re as bad as the Clintons.
These last four years have been a nightmare.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 1:42:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: justlittleoleme
...a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out"

Moochelle claimed that she could see through the door. Anyone living in the rust belt knows that an old Chevy will rust through the bottom WAY before it rusts through the side of the car.

15 posted on 09/05/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: justlittleoleme
Obama en Punahou Pictures, Images and Photos

Hawaii has the #1 by far consumption of Spam in the US. That alone would make lunch at Punahou a struggle...

16 posted on 09/05/2012 1:43:52 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: justlittleoleme

I see she’s back to telling tall tales about their “crushing” student loan debts - wonder if anyone in the media will get curious this time around?

1) If you and Bambi were really as middle class as you claim, you would have gotten tons of aid at Ivy League schools such as Columbia and Princeton. Besides, college tuition was nowhere near as high in the early 1980s, so where did you get such high bills?

2) Did you have any scholarships and if so, from where? Were they academic?

3) Why, if you had so much debt, was there never any student loan interest deductions on your tax returns?

4) If you did go into thousands of dollars of debt to get your law degree at Harvard, why did you suddenly give up you license only four years later?


17 posted on 09/05/2012 1:47:23 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: justlittleoleme

Gasp! Are they suggesting Barack and Mooshelle lie for street cred with the useful idiots?

Say it ain’t so!!!


18 posted on 09/05/2012 1:47:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: justlittleoleme
When you have never truly faced race struggle, you have to prove to those who have faced it that you are one of them.

He got him some "cred in da hood."

19 posted on 09/05/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: justlittleoleme
Again: the Dems do not care what the truth is. They know the "news" media will cover for them. I wanted to see what Chrissy Matthews and Rachel Madcow would say after the Wookie's speech - just to compare what they said after Ann Romney's speech.

Sure enough, they were all light and love about it, no snarky fault-finding with Moo-chelle's speech. That's the state of our media today.

20 posted on 09/05/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Oh come on its no worse than Ann Romney’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,

Sources?

Multiple Scerosis, Breast Cancer, raising 5 boys - WITHOUT a nanny, housekeeper or domestic helper.

21 posted on 09/05/2012 1:52:39 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Hodar

>>Multiple Scerosis, Breast Cancer, raising 5 boys - WITHOUT a nanny, housekeeper or domestic helper.<<

Wait. Give it a few minutes for the rest of the gang to arrive before you start giving facts. Otherwise you’ll ruin their fun.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Slyfox
Moochelle claimed that she could see through the door.

Where I grew up, those were called "windows".

23 posted on 09/05/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You’re the biggest fake of all “Nana”.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 2:01:57 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: justlittleoleme
You have no standing in questioning Michelle's claims. If you question any of it, you are obviously rassiss.

Do I have the MSNBC/Chris Matthews narrative down right?

25 posted on 09/05/2012 2:02:38 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: justlittleoleme

The neighborhood in which she grew up was quite nice, quite comfortable. I have friends who grew up in the same neighborhood. Full of prosperous middle-income families. It was safe and leafy. The fact that it’s on Chicago’s South Side doesn’t mean it was dangerous or in the ghetto.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 2:04:07 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: justlittleoleme

One thing Beitbart missed was that by marrying Michele, Obama married into one of the “first families” of the Democratic party and the Daley political machine in Chicago, where her father had been among the Black Chicago political elite for years, with all the social perks and connections that went with it.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 2:05:37 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Tennessee Nana

“First Lady’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,
____________________________________________

Oh come on its no worse than Ann Romney’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,

In fact it’s not as far fetched...

Ann wins this fakery...”

Nanna..nanna where have you been? Have you gone to Charlotte to lead the cheers at BO’s coronation party?

Nanna is the most devout Christian, and some might say a self righteous Freeper, but she would modestly demur from that appellation, who would prefer the Muslim-in-hiding-in-plain sight to a patriotic American who just happens to be a mormon.

i’m sure that Nanna feels that she is God’s judge on earth, to call out the righteous from the unGodly.

Heaven Save America from 4 more years of BO.


28 posted on 09/05/2012 2:18:56 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: justlittleoleme

If there was no left wing bias in the LameStreamMedia... SEVERAL people would have already shouted on TV: “WHAT A LYING POS!”


29 posted on 09/05/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by MS_Steve
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To: justlittleoleme

When I started off I drove some pretty raggedy cars, and lived in some pretty modest digs.

I’ve never thought of it as a “struggle” any different than what 99% of people go through as they get out on their own and start adult life.

There is a kind of “transitional poverty” that is a normal part of life. You go through it on your way up. Sometimes if you have some hard luck, you’ll go through it again later on. Some people go through it several times as their businesses fail, and they have to start over and sometimes start over again.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT by marron
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To: Iron Munro
What I find fascinating is that, last week Juan Williams called Ann Romney a "corporate wife" after the first night's coverage of the Republican convention, and was booted from the rest of the week's coverage.

“Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, on the other hand looked to me like a corporate wife,” Williams said, speaking on a panel after the Republican National Convention’s speeches wrapped for the night. “And you know the stories she told about struggle, eh, it’s hard for me to believe. She’s a very rich woman and I know that and America knows that.”

Now, Krauthammer is saying very similar things about Michelle Obama after the first night of the Democrat convention.

What will the reaction be?

-PJ

31 posted on 09/05/2012 2:30:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Hodar

Oh come on its no worse than Ann Romney’s False Fairy Tale of Struggle,
Sources?

Multiple Scerosis, Breast Cancer, raising 5 boys - WITHOUT a nanny, housekeeper or domestic helper.
_______________________________________________

Source ???

Well we dont really need one do we...

What normal working women have to endure and just keep on going, Ann Romney cant and gets to complain about as virtue...

Poor Ann, she and Willard nearly had to sell some stock when they were in college...

Gosh that was some suffering...


32 posted on 09/05/2012 2:38:40 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: VikingMom
Why, if you had so much debt, was there never any student loan interest deductions on your tax returns?

I imagine any expenses they had for school were paid by someone else. I bet they didn't even have college loans.

They can prove me wrong by showing us the bills.

33 posted on 09/05/2012 2:42:39 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hodar

WITHOUT a nanny, housekeeper or domestic helper.
_____________________________________________

BTW at least one of the people hired to boast about the wonderfulness walk-on-water of Willard also said she was the BABYSITTER and help for the Romneys

so that gives the lie to that little “struggling virtue”

Oh noez...

BTW again you never mentioned “servants”

Ann Romney had servants my grandmother with her SEVEN sons and EIGHT daughters never dreamt of...

Clothes washer, dish washer, fridge, vacuum cleaner, electric stove, car...

My other grandmother only had 8 children but her husband died when my father the oldest was 13...

My father dropped out of school to work fulltime to support his mother and younger siblings,,

Until she died at 80 she still made all her own clothes..

Both of these women thought their lives were normal...

They wouldnt have said they suffered...

Ann didnt know suffering...

It just seems to be a case of 2 miserable aquabbling females Michelle and Ann trying to one up each other by seeing who can grizzle and moan the loudest...

Neither of them show the attributes of a leader...

I wonder when theyre going to talk about their operations..


34 posted on 09/05/2012 3:43:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: VikingMom

A normal young couple with “crushing” student loan debts doesn’t have the income to qualify for a mortgage on a $277,000 condo one year after the wedding date. Real struggling couples rent for years to scrape up the down payment and closing costs for a much more modest first home.

Struggling college students work during summers between school years, they don’t have the funds to travel internationally. They also lack the funds for recreational drugs. Most middle class kids go to state universities, not elite and expensive private schools. The truth is, both Michelle and Barack are children of privilege. Real struggle has not been part of their life experience.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 3:47:31 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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