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Author: Barack and Michelle Almost Split
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Posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Author: Barack and Michelle Almost Split Book Adds They Had Trouble Having Kids, She Was Down on Hillary as Possible Veep, and She Pushed Him to Go With "Yes We Can!"

(CBS) Michelle and Barack Obama's marriage was so shaky at one point that they almost separated, according to a new book that gives what it says is a behind-the-scenes look at the Obamas' life together.

In "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of An American Marriage," author Christopher Andersen also says the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving when they wanted to start a family, Michelle gave a thumbs-down on Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate for Barack, and persuaded him to go with the campaign slogan "Yes we can!" which he considered corny.

Andersen writes that Barack's overriding political ambition caused a wedge between the two so serious that they almost split up. "I think she could have walked at one point. She felt abandoned."

"The strains in their marriage, they've been very open about," Andersen told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith. "During the period when he was in the senate, the State Senate, in Illinois, he said it was a dark time in their marriage. It was angry all the time."

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1 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:06 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
***YAWN***
2 posted on 09/22/2009 8:11:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...seeking relevancy
3 posted on 09/22/2009 8:12:31 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Sad, Both failed at being a man.


4 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:18 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Comon, it wins points for a pretentious title doesn’t it?


5 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:20 AM PDT by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess I figure there’s enough important stuff going on with this dude that I don’t really care about his personal soap opera...


6 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:28 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Sub-Driver

Imagine how hard it is to live with the Chosen One if you are an angry bitter woman who hates herself etc etc etc

I don’t even care if it is true.They deserve each other. Too bad she didn’t bean him with her briefcase ( no skillet for Manchelle)


7 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:51 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Sub-Driver
the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving

Maybe the wrong person kept taking the pregnancy test...

Just sayin'.

8 posted on 09/22/2009 8:13:57 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Is it too soon for real conservatives to launch a "We Tried to Warn You Tour"?)
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To: Sub-Driver
marriage was so shaky at one point that they almost separated

I guess it bothered her when Barack yelled "LARRY!" during sex

9 posted on 09/22/2009 8:14:08 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The strains in their marriage, they've been very open about," Andersen told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith. "During the period when he was in the senate, the State Senate, in Illinois, he said it was a dark time in their marriage. It was angry all the time."

I wonder how many tears were streaming down ol' Harry's face?
10 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:18 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: Sub-Driver
he said it was a dark time in their marriage.

RACIST!

11 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:47 AM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Barry’s gay lover demand that the beeotch get the boot?


12 posted on 09/22/2009 8:16:54 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - You Lie!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Awwww, I fweeel willy willy sooorrry for them. And glad that they made it through.


13 posted on 09/22/2009 8:17:58 AM PDT by Tarpon (The Obama's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: Sub-Driver
The strains in their marriage, they've been very open about," Andersen told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith. "During the period when he was in the senate, the State Senate, in Illinois, he said it was a dark time in their marriage. It was angry all the time."

WoW anger, not like I do not see that every time he speaks.

They are a angry couple with white chip on their collective shoulders.

Electing him was a damn dumb mistake by Americans.

14 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:03 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Sub-Driver

ELVIS didn’t get this kind of attention!!!!


15 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:10 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin/Malkin 2012...the 'Cuda and the Asian Fox!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

This guy’s a selfish Prick - not surprised at all and how much do you want to bet that he’s already having affairs on the side while in the White House?


16 posted on 09/22/2009 8:18:56 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Sub-Driver

That is one angry woman. I wouldn’t want to see what happened if she got loose in public. Maybe that’s why the Chicago political machine decided to send her to DC.


17 posted on 09/22/2009 8:19:32 AM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the hell out of the way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michelle looks like she can handle a knife pretty well. I don’t believe I want to mess with her.


18 posted on 09/22/2009 8:19:38 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Sally's Beauty Supply closes at 6 on Sundays. What's up with that?")
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To: montag813
I guess it bothered her when Barack yelled "LARRY!" during sex

I would too,if I were bedding Aunt Esther.
19 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:05 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin/Malkin 2012...the 'Cuda and the Asian Fox!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

The only problems they have had have to be from her. She’s from a political family and her connections got him started not that dopey agitator stuff. She calls the shots it looks to me. If they had trouble it was either that she talked and he wasn’t listening good enough or that he wasn’t having any trouble hooking up while they were trying to conceive, or both.


20 posted on 09/22/2009 8:20:23 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama really did believe that stuff he was saying during the campaign)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“I wonder how many tears were streaming down ol’ Harry’s face?”

Harry, did question whether it was over-the-top, unfair. The author replied “the 200 people I spoke to that actually know the couple didn’t think so”


21 posted on 09/22/2009 8:21:32 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m shocked! I thought being married to either one of them would be a day at the beach.


22 posted on 09/22/2009 8:22:04 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sigh. Who do they think they are, Bruce and Demi? Booooore-dom.


23 posted on 09/22/2009 8:22:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("USAF fighters are the sound of freedom; children are the sound of the future of the Church.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“It was angry all the time”

The Kenyan is going to have a sex scandal.

This is going to be fun.


24 posted on 09/22/2009 8:24:32 AM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Andersen also says the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving when they wanted to start a family,”

A witch and a Eunuch, what could go wrong?

25 posted on 09/22/2009 8:28:01 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: princess leah
,,,,,he’s already having affairs on the side while in the White House......

Shh! Quiet! Keep the shades down! Or we cannot guarantee your safety at the Michelle Obama Political Attitude Re-Adjustment Camp, coming to a town near you soon. Perhaps a visit to an ACORN Counselor is in order, young lady?

26 posted on 09/22/2009 8:33:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Congratulations Obama Voters! You are not prejudiced. Unpatriotic, maybe. Dumb definitely.)
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To: indylindy

Hey, michelle is doing a good job of being a man


27 posted on 09/22/2009 8:35:53 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Sub-Driver

Good grief, this is news?

There isn’t a single marriage out there that hasn’t gone through some sort of crisis.

Heck, our last president was told to “shape up or ship out” by his wife.

Like President Obama or not, when someone is struggling to reach a goal, that focus tends to put a marriage on the back burner.

Of course there would be marriage problems. I’d be more surprised if there weren’t.


28 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:07 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Drug use can contribute to problems conceiving—for both parties.


29 posted on 09/22/2009 8:36:14 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

Every marriage I know has “almost split”.
Everyone has their moments.


30 posted on 09/22/2009 8:37:22 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: CholeraJoe

One of my friends moved into her mom’s house during a fight with her husband.

He came to see her and as he walked up to the front porch, she appeared on the balcony of the second floor with a pot of boiling water. He knew to step back.

That’s how black ladies handle things. I’m sure Michelle is no different.


31 posted on 09/22/2009 8:40:30 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rumor Barack’s Girlfriend Banished To Martinique By Michelle


32 posted on 09/22/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: reagan_fanatic

It was angry all the time.”

Is there no other TIME in the life of a liberal extremist?


33 posted on 09/22/2009 8:42:58 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

Too personal.

Besides, Michelle would have busted up his skinny ass.


34 posted on 09/22/2009 8:43:18 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Sub-Driver
the Obamas had lots of trouble conceiving

For what reason? If they truly had trouble conceiving, I am sympathetic. It didn't happen right away for my wife and I either. Actually, in retrospect that turned out to be a good thing. I was happy to try as often as my wife thought was necessary. Hey, that's the kinda guy she married...

If, for example, their troubles procreating were due to lack of interest that's another story. I understand Barry in this situation as well, however. Who can blame him for not wanting to service Chewbacca? If, in some post-apocalyptic nightmare M O and I were the only remaining humans, then I assure you we are doomed.
35 posted on 09/22/2009 8:44:25 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur - "While We Have Breath, We Will Defend")
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To: princess leah

I know if my husband was having gay sex in the back of a limo and snorting cocaine, I might consider it a rupture in our relationship.


36 posted on 09/22/2009 8:45:05 AM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“..... She felt abandoned.”

Probably because she found out that Obama was half whitie.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 8:48:37 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Iron Munro

Obama would have been trading up.


38 posted on 09/22/2009 8:49:59 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Thebaddog

Yeah...wasn’t Michelle’s Dad a “bag carrier” for one of the Daleys?


39 posted on 09/22/2009 8:50:17 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Larry Sinclair’s late night calls could have angered Mrs. Obama.


40 posted on 09/22/2009 8:51:25 AM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: Sub-Driver; a fool in paradise

Yes, it’s true, it happened just before the gravy train pulled into the station.


41 posted on 09/22/2009 8:52:51 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s gonna get worse as stupid gorgeous women throw themselves at his feet(remember when he called a female reporter “sweetie”). Sorry, but Michelle can’t compete...HEY, I say it like I see it!


42 posted on 09/22/2009 8:53:56 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama is the “anti-Condi Rice”.


43 posted on 09/22/2009 8:56:47 AM PDT by AU72
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To: goodnesswins

Sure is or was. There are no virgins in Obama’s story except maybe for Brack himself.


44 posted on 09/22/2009 8:57:17 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama really did believe that stuff he was saying during the campaign)
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To: Gator113
Obama would have been trading up.

"The Rookie Keeps the Wookie, Not The Cookie."

More at 11:00
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45 posted on 09/22/2009 9:01:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Sub-Driver

BFD


46 posted on 09/22/2009 9:03:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Sub-Driver
so....you’re saying that a relationship between a self-worshipping arrogant ambitious narcissist and and a rage-filled, race baiting grievance monger has some issues? Go figure!
47 posted on 09/22/2009 9:05:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RWGinger
But their hate for America has kept them together!

48 posted on 09/22/2009 9:05:35 AM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BFD


49 posted on 09/22/2009 9:11:17 AM PDT by fujimoh
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To: Iron Munro

LOL


50 posted on 09/22/2009 9:12:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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