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Michelle Obama: ’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’
Front Porch Politics ^ | 9/24/12 | FPP

Posted on 09/24/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by Libloather

Michelle Obama:’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’
Written on September 24, 2012 at 9:12 am by FPP

**SNIP**

Now, back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad, back when John Lewis was marching across that bridge in Selma, and Jim Clyburn was sitting in an Orangeburg jail, the injustices we faced were written in big, bold letters on the face of our laws. And while we may have had our differences over strategy, the battles we needed to fight were very clear.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackvote; dixie; flotusmichelle; michelle; obama; obamafamily; railroad; underground
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It went through all 57 states. She can probably still take it on her next vacation
1 posted on 09/24/2012 1:45:40 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

‘Riding’ the underground railroad...really?

I shur wish I wuz as smart as the edumacated elites.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 1:47:35 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Libloather
High speed rail?

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3 posted on 09/24/2012 1:48:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather

so is she saying they were the good old days and she wants them back ?


4 posted on 09/24/2012 1:48:31 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Libloather

Sounds like a campaign leaving the rails. Must be getting material from the V.P.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 1:48:39 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: lacrew

She must think the “underground railroad” was some sort of subway or something.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 1:49:05 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cripplecreek
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7 posted on 09/24/2012 1:50:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Libloather

8 posted on 09/24/2012 1:51:19 PM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Would this be a high speed, zero emissions, green job producing underground railroad?


9 posted on 09/24/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Libloather

If Obama had the election won he wouldn’t be resorting to this, this tells me they are scared to death that they are going to lose. They must have those internal polls which show many blacks will stay home


10 posted on 09/24/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Libloather

’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’

Obama’s great-grandparents were the slave owners chasing Michele’s great-grandparents.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Libloather

Funny, underground railroad taking slaves to freedom, while Obama’s great gran pappy was selling slaves!


12 posted on 09/24/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: MrB

Well, that’s what I thought. When I was about six years old, that is.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Libloather

FORWARD!?!????


14 posted on 09/24/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Libloather

obama’s great grandparents weren’t “riding” an under ground railroad. There wasn’t one in Kenya.

And neither were most of the people she’s talking to. At 25 years per generation their great-great-great grandparents may have been riding it. Her great grandparents were probably born in the early 1900s.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: lacrew

Guess her Grandparents were from NY and rode the subway.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Libloather

Hey, Mochelle—get over it! Time to move on. You are now the wife of the president of the US of A. Ain’t that enough for you?


17 posted on 09/24/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Libloather

And mine were provby iding shelter, and food for those travelling the Undereground Railroad.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: Libloather
Stanley Ann and Senior rode the Underground Railroad from Hawaii, Asia to some march in Selma, Alabama (one of the 57 states in the USA) where little Barry was conceived.
19 posted on 09/24/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT by bgill
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To: proudpapa

She is the dumbest box of rocks, they must have made jokes about her back in the early 2000’s when she showed up for meetings at her hospital admin patronage gig. She is “Chicken of the Sea” Jessica Simpson stupid.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 2:00:15 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: MrB

Seriously, why doesn’t some enterprising reporter ask her some questions about the underground railroad...track spacing, type of locomotive, etc.

She is supposedly a smart woman...and she thinks there were cho cho trains to ‘ride’.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 2:01:31 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Libloather

Chooooo....Chooooooooo...

Or in Mooch’s case:

Cheeeewww...Cheeewwwwwwww...


22 posted on 09/24/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Libloather
... when John Lewis was marching across that bridge in Selma, and Jim Clyburn was sitting in an Orangeburg jail, ...We knew that to end slavery, we needed a proclamation from our President, an amendment to our Constitution. To end segregation, we needed the Supreme Court to overturn the lie of “separate but equal.” To reach the ballot box, ...

Dogs and firehoses at the bridge in Selma - provided by Democrats.

Orangeburg jail - probably operated by Democrats.

Presidential proclamation ending slavery - provided by a Republican.

"separate but equal" - implemented by Democrats.

Restricted access to ballot box - implemented by Democrats.

Revisionist history - propagated by the Ministry of Truth.

23 posted on 09/24/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Libloather

Lots of white folks took great risks to make that Underground Railroad a possibility.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Libloather

And our grandparents were playing conductor!


25 posted on 09/24/2012 2:04:24 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Libloather

Girl, lemme just tell you how I struggled!

26 posted on 09/24/2012 2:06:01 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: basil

You are now the wife of the president of the US of A. Ain’t that enough for you?

Not if she hates America and whitey. BTW, I was listening to a program on local history and free men of color owned a lot of plantations along the Mississippi River and owned slaves as well. So, the slave thing is not necessarily a black on white thing it is also a black on black thing. And, who do you think brought those slaves to America from their beloved Africa and sold them to the slave owners?


27 posted on 09/24/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Libloather

Michelle’s oldest grandparent was born in 1909. The civil war ended in 1865.

Unlikely that any of her great-grandparents were ever slaves. Great-great-grandparents, probably. Great-grandparents, probably not.

Her great-great-grandparents and great-grandparents were probably Republicans and huge fans of Abraham Lincoln.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 2:08:50 PM PDT by kidd
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To: exit82

No kidding...


29 posted on 09/24/2012 2:10:19 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: DuncanWaring
Let's not forget that Democrap Society for JUST US!


30 posted on 09/24/2012 2:10:22 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
polls which show many blacks will stay home

Everything the dear leader says is from the Ministry of Truth!

And they approved this message.

31 posted on 09/24/2012 2:11:17 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Libloather

What does Michelle know about the underground railroad. The only train she knows is the gravy train with that $300,000 patronage job in Chicago before she left for the White House.


32 posted on 09/24/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: lacrew

33 posted on 09/24/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Libloather

My father and I used to ride the underground railroad to Yankee stadium.


34 posted on 09/24/2012 2:15:03 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Libloather

Underground Railroad, chains, lynching, discrimination, racists, ......blah, blah, blah. I don’t know how others feel, but I have had this crap shoved down my throat for four years and am over it. If one wasn’t a racist before Obama, they are close to being one now.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 2:18:19 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: running_dog_lackey

Michelle’s great grandfather was a slave owner.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 2:18:21 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Libloather

The final stage of defeat is the race card. If I recall it didn’t work out for Al Gore.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 2:24:05 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Libloather

Umm, walking? Barefooted? K, Michelle?


38 posted on 09/24/2012 2:26:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: workerbee

Harriet Tub-O-Lard


39 posted on 09/24/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Libloather
Michelle Obama: ’Back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad’

My great-grandparents were riding Ford Model A's. Just how old is she?

40 posted on 09/24/2012 2:30:39 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Libloather

She’s had everything in the world handed to her and never knew one day of deprivation and still she’s spouting off.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: Libloather

She thinks blacks had a secret subway system and who is “our”? Because Barack’s great grand parents did not live this in country


42 posted on 09/24/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Libloather

First, as we all know, the Underground Railroad has NOTHING to do with Barak H. Obama, as his ‘Black’ half is Kenyan. About Michelle, I don’t know, but she is not the one running for office, is she!? Second, most all of the ‘Conductors’ on the Underground Railroad were WHITE as were almost all of the Union Soldiers who won the US Civil War.

These people smell bad things and they are pulling out all stops to get their base voters fired-up to go out and vote. I don’t mind so long as it is only once, but of course that makes me a racist!


43 posted on 09/24/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Toespi

Hillary was at the end of the line to greet the escaping black folk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGDm4jkDbGQ


44 posted on 09/24/2012 2:36:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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Perpetuating the nightmares of slavery to promote the chains of Communism.


45 posted on 09/24/2012 2:38:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Libloather

AND IT WAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT BUILT THAT RAILROAD AND FOUGHT OFF THE DEMOCRAT KKK FOR 100 YEARS UNTIL THEY COULD FINALLY GET ENOUGH NORTHERN DEMS TO VOTE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS.


46 posted on 09/24/2012 2:38:20 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
You are so bad......... ☺
47 posted on 09/24/2012 2:40:06 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Libloather

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Most of the slaves walked...

Now was that fair when they could have been Hitchin a Ride with Michelle’s family ???


48 posted on 09/24/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Libloather

I wonder who was pushing?


49 posted on 09/24/2012 2:49:54 PM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: workerbee

I believe she struggled in the past. Or she wouldn’t be struggling now.


50 posted on 09/24/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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