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Obama: We’re “Not That Far Removed From What Most Americans Are Going Through”
Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-26-10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/26/2010 12:09:59 PM PDT by Justaham

The president told ABC that his family is not that far removed from what most Americans are going through right now. Really?

President Obama says he can relate to the plight of Americans striving in the struggling economy to pay bills while saving for their kids’ education.

He says he and first lady Michelle Obama took a hit like everybody else when the economy nearly collapsed, telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone “up and down” with the stock market.

Obama says the first couple is “not that far removed from what most Americans are going through.” He tells the network “it was just a few years ago that we had high credit card balances, we had two kids, thinking about college. We had our own retirement accounts, wondering if we were going to be able to get enough assets in there.”

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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Yeah, just the other night, me and the wife talked about vacationing in Spain after we vacationed in Florida.

You guys didn't consider the Gulf? For just a day or so?

51 posted on 07/26/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“Yeah, just the other night, me and the wife talked about vacationing in Spain after we vacationed in Florida.”

After we vacationed in Maine, before we vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard, etc. etc. etc.

And of course we all send our kids to private schools, earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, see our net worth jump by millions in 24 months, have hundreds of folks providing personal security, .....

This guy is either in another universe, or a complete idiot, or both!!!


52 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:07 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: cripplecreek

Nope, while he was telling us to turn our heat down, he turns the heat up in the Oval Orifice hot enough to grow orchids.

It is because he is from Hawaii don’t ya know.


53 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Justaham; John Semmens
First thing I looked for was a John Semmens' byline ... but nope, it wasn't satire.

Bambi is absolutely clueless

54 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: All
Spotted the problem ...

Let's see how we measure up, little guy

It seems to be accelerating

55 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:52 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Fantasywriter
JDW made a brilliant point—but you, invisible hand, made me laugh a lot harder. A LOT harder. ;)

Humbled, I'm sure.

56 posted on 07/26/2010 12:32:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lying, socialist thieves. Any questions?)
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To: Fantasywriter; the invisib1e hand

You guys both made me laugh too. It’s the little things.

But seriously when (in the Article) it said Obama stated that his girl’s school savings funds had their “Downs and ups,” no joke my first thought was, “So that’s where those missing stimulus funds have gone. It is a sad state we find ourselves in, isn’t it. But at least we have each other, till Obama orders the kill switch and shuts down the site. (Sadly, that’s not a joke either!)

Then we’ll still have each other in spirit. God bless. :)


57 posted on 07/26/2010 12:32:34 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Interestingly enough, the FR thread just prior to this one details Michelle and the Kids' upcoming trip to Spain.

"Just like you guys".....my foot.

58 posted on 07/26/2010 12:33:59 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Justaham

One lying and delusional idiotPOTUS.....and they talked *hit about Bush. =.=


59 posted on 07/26/2010 12:34:08 PM PDT by cranked
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To: WOBBLY BOB

two peas in a pod.


60 posted on 07/26/2010 12:34:59 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Humal
What a liar and hypocrite, and yet people will believe him.

ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION, those that believe liars and hypocrites, are themselves liars and hypocrites.

They 'believe' in order to protect themselves.

61 posted on 07/26/2010 12:35:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham

I’ll bet O would be surprised they use scanners at the grocery store.


62 posted on 07/26/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Justaham
Obama says the first couple is “not that far removed from what most Americans are going through.” He tells the network “it was just a few years ago that we had high credit card balances, we had two kids, thinking about college. We had our own retirement accounts, wondering if we were going to be able to get enough assets in there.

Can you imagine what a critical press would do with that? A "few years ago" he was still in the top 5 % of wage earners.

Numbnutz is protected by a colony of political hacks paid for by corporate sponsors who in turn are funded by all of us. Shameful.

63 posted on 07/26/2010 12:37:59 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Pollster1
True. Like many lazy and under-qualified Americans, Obama is at risk of losing his job in the next 2 1/2 years.

Not true at all. The salary is FOR LIFE!

64 posted on 07/26/2010 12:39:02 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Justaham

Whatsa matter, Bambi? Did it rain on your golf game?

What a lying sack of potatoes - he’s not experiencing ANYTHING like the people out here in the real world are experiencing. He’s been on a constant vacation, except when he’s golfing. He flew the dog to Maine ON A SEPARATE PLANE, and yet has the nerve to say that he’s experiencing what most Americans are going through.


65 posted on 07/26/2010 12:39:33 PM PDT by meyer (Big government is the enemy of freedom.)
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To: Justaham
“it was just a few years ago that we had high credit card balances, we had two kids, thinking about college..."

"...and then, like most Americans, my wife got a cushy, overpaid job and then a big raise at a hospital because I was a politician who could throw some taxpayer swag their way."

"And, like most Americans, a slumlord benefitting from government programs made a sleazy real estate deal for me which significantly enriched me at the time."

"Also, like most Americans, an unrepentant '60s neocommunist terrorist ghost-wrote a book for me that made me millions of dollars."

66 posted on 07/26/2010 12:40:44 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Laserman
This guy is either in another universe, or a complete idiot, or both!!!

He is living in a parallel universe.

He visits here by emerging from a black hole.

He is the 12th such visitor to do so.

Oh... my mistake. Got him mixed up with that guy emerging from a dark well (same thing), over in the Middle East.

Never mind.

67 posted on 07/26/2010 12:41:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Yep, while flying your dog in his own jet. Happens to me all the time as well.

I am noticing that EVERY time Obama opens his mouth, he’s lying. Even when the truth would be easier.


68 posted on 07/26/2010 12:42:02 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Justaham

That should make for a juicy soundbite during the November campaigns of GOP candidates. That is much worse than the Bush 41’s grocery store scanner incident.


69 posted on 07/26/2010 12:42:45 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Hey, did you hear what the 12th IMAM did right after he emerged from the bottomless well?

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He went on vacation.


70 posted on 07/26/2010 12:44:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham

He’s nothing like me. When he lives in a little cracker box, drives twenty year old vehicles, wearing used clothing, and is trying to create a business on a shoestring, then we can talk. College fund? I told my kids if they expect me to pay for their college, then I will be moving in with them, because I cannot afford to send five children to college and afford to live.


71 posted on 07/26/2010 12:44:41 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Justaham
He has no idea....

No clue at all.

72 posted on 07/26/2010 12:45:01 PM PDT by Allegra (I am not humblegunner...and Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Justaham

College fund? Seriously? As if a former Left Wing President of the United States doesn’t have the clout to get his kids into any college he wants for free outside of Hillsdale just by asking!


73 posted on 07/26/2010 12:45:08 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The problem isn't that 1% of muslims are terrorists. The problem is 99% of terrorists are muslim)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

“I am noticing that EVERY time Obama opens his mouth, he’s lying. Even when the truth would be easier.”

I blame the teleprompter. Everyone knows Mr. Skittles is above reproach. Just ask Gibbs if you don’t believe me.


74 posted on 07/26/2010 12:46:03 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: JDW11235; the invisib1e hand

That was a beautiful post, JDW-blessings to you also.

And as far as the Whiner in Chief kvetching about his kids’ college funds—get this, Obama: we’re sick and tired of listening to you, and on top of everything else, you’re just not black enough. lol

(That is my new postscript, to be included whenever I post anything about The Won. I love it, and I can’t repeat it often enough. ;)


75 posted on 07/26/2010 12:47:32 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Truth is a Weapon

I really think the Baraqqis feel they can do anything and the MSM/SCM will provide cover.

November will show if this is true or not.


76 posted on 07/26/2010 12:48:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

Oh... my... Lord...!

He not only built the cloud city,
but he lives there too!


77 posted on 07/26/2010 12:49:13 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: UCANSEE2

“those that believe liars and hypocrites, are themselves liars and hypocrites.”

Good point. You are correct.


78 posted on 07/26/2010 12:49:17 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Justaham

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2559312/posts


79 posted on 07/26/2010 12:52:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: tx_eggman; Justaham; John Semmens

It is very difficult to write GOOD satire these days.

Just when you come up with the most ridiculous, outrageous, far-fletched IDEA for a story, you are beaten to the draw by a WHITE HOUSE press release.


80 posted on 07/26/2010 12:52:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I’ll bet O would be surprised they use scanners at the grocery store.

No, he's not.

But he is 'surprised' when they ask him to actually 'pay' for something.

81 posted on 07/26/2010 12:54:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham
I guess this is why the girls have to take baby-sitting jobs.

-PJ

82 posted on 07/26/2010 12:55:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Do it! I’m so sick of hearing his voice. Two years ago,I started turning off the sound of all audio/video when he reared his ugly head. I simply can’t stand to listen to his lying tongue, and that’s the nicest way I can put it.

Yikes.


83 posted on 07/26/2010 12:56:45 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: meyer
He flew the dog to Maine ON A SEPARATE PLANE,

Leaving out a few facts, aren't we?

Obama's boyfriend, Reggi Love, was on the plane with the dog.

So, you can cut that cost/passenger thing in half.

After all, facts are facts.

: )

84 posted on 07/26/2010 12:57:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham

If the GOP can’t make some decent ads out of this material, that’s proof enough to me that they’re complicit in this disaster of an administration.


85 posted on 07/26/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Justaham

Like Obama is going to have to pay even one penny for either of his kids to go to College. Colleges will be paying him to send his kids there. If Bush had said this he’d be villified as out of touch. Remember how they got on his dad over that whole scanner business?


86 posted on 07/26/2010 1:00:21 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Fantasywriter

I’m just curious, are you Jewish? I was wondering because you said “Blessing.” I think I’ve seen Jewish friends omit the name of the L-rd (I wrote it like that just in case), and I was wondering if you are Jewish, because if so, maybe you can help me know how to bless someone in a way that doesn’t make our Jewish Freepers uncomfortable. If so, please help. Maybe just saying what you did is acceptable?

If you’re not Jewish, this e-mail, while verbose, might be kinda pointless.

Thanks so much,
David


87 posted on 07/26/2010 1:00:52 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Oops, that was supposed to be a PM. Well everyone, there it is!


88 posted on 07/26/2010 1:01:48 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: AggieSteph

You’ll have to read this yourself.


89 posted on 07/26/2010 1:04:10 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

oh, yes, why I’ve had to cut back on flying around the country on my private jet - it has to be really good BBQ to make it worth the flight; and I can only have star studded parties once a month instead of every weekend....and only one round of golf a week. So I know what poor oboingo is going through....Oh the humanity!


90 posted on 07/26/2010 1:08:45 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Justaham

took a hit like everybody else when the economy nearly collapsed, telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone “up and down” with the stock market.


Uh, huh. His kids will go to Harvard on full scholarships provided by mysterious donors.


91 posted on 07/26/2010 1:11:28 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: rbg81
telling ABC that a college fund for daughters Malia and Sasha has gone “up and down” with the stock market.

Pharmaceutical stocks will do that, you know...

92 posted on 07/26/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Political Junkie Too; Justaham
I guess this is why the girls have to take baby-sitting jobs.

AND they get paid $1000/hour.

Considering who they have to babysit, I would too.

I remember back when BILL CLINTON showed us what REAL WHITE HOUSE BABYSITTING was like.


93 posted on 07/26/2010 1:14:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Justaham

When do I get my twice monthly, free vacations?


94 posted on 07/26/2010 1:16:07 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: JDW11235; Nachum; Zionist Conspirator

“I’m just curious, are you Jewish? I was wondering because you said “Blessing.” I think I’ve seen Jewish friends omit the name of the L-rd (I wrote it like that just in case), and I was wondering if you are Jewish, because if so, maybe you can help me know how to bless someone in a way that doesn’t make our Jewish Freepers uncomfortable. If so, please help. Maybe just saying what you did is acceptable?”

I am a Christian, but I have run into some truly wonderful, remarkable Jewish Freepers. I will ping a couple of them, and see if either of them has the time and inclination to comment.

My personal experience/observation is that our Jewish Freeper brothers and sisters are very accepting of us and our manner of speaking and of blessing. But it would be better to get it from a more firsthand source, if possible.


95 posted on 07/26/2010 1:16:26 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: JDW11235

One thing for sure. You could never be a member of JOURNOLIST.

You didn’t say anything in private that you wouldn’t in public.

They do.


96 posted on 07/26/2010 1:17:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Fantasywriter; JDW11235

Jewish FReepers, if observant, would be mostly comfortable with your blessing. As long as you are not blessing them to convert to your religion, or invoking a god they wouldn’t pray to. If you left it as a ‘generic’ blessing for some positive thing like health, success, wealth, good furtune (etc.) it would be fine.

N


97 posted on 07/26/2010 1:20:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Justaham
Bovine scat.

Let his Board of Directors decide to eliminate his position due to budgetary constraints in a failing economy... Then he will know what it feels like to be me.

98 posted on 07/26/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Justaham

What ever.... I have no retirement, no savings and about 400K in debt cause the value of my house tanked.

Besides that: WHERE THE HELL IS MY VACATION TO MAINE AND SPAIN??

Yea.. FUBO.


99 posted on 07/26/2010 1:22:49 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: roaddog727

Lieutenant Norman Dyke.


100 posted on 07/26/2010 1:22:51 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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