Skip to comments.Michelle Obama on President’s Upbringing: He Knows Economic Struggles
Posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
First lady Michelle Obama says her husband deserves re-election not only for his first term accomplishments and vision for the future, but because of his genuine empathy for families dealing with tough economic times.
He understands these issues, not just because hes smart but because hes lived them, Obama told a group of 100 campaign donors at a $2,500-a-plate luncheon in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped in? His grandmother, waking up early every morning to take a bus to her job at the bank, she said.
Michelle Obama said a young Barack Obama learned to understand the sacrifices his grandmother made in raising him and the prejudices she endured as a woman.
Believe me, Barack knows what it means when a family struggles, she said. He knows what it means when someone doesnt have a chance to fulfill their potential.
The first lady said Obamas upbringing has allowed him to identify with the stories of thousands of Americans who write to the president about their situations and speak with him personally at events around the county. She said those stories motivate him and influence his decisions in office...
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Who paid for Columbia? Who paid for Harvard? Who paid for the other places he was educated? Who bought his house in Chicago? Who gave him the lecturer job in Illinois? Who gave her that $300K job to try and keep poor people away from the University Medical Hospital? Who paid for everything he’s gotten?
Buck the Ofamas and their horse sh%t stories.
Enough! when do we get this election on the road
Not to mention step dad had a nice position in an oil company who’s duty was to entertain American oilmen. Now, you can’t live in squalor while hosting these bigwigs. Then there’s all the jetting back and forth between Indonesia and the US and wherever SADO was off to. And granny was the Vice President of the bank. Yeah, if that’s poverty, then sign me up.
These people string words together that have no foundation in the truth. Obama might know what it means to SEE struggle, but only because he observed others struggling, not his family. And as far as someone fulfilling their potential...well, his mother did exactly as and what she wanted; moved where she wanted; held jobs she wanted, and no one stood in her way. His grandmother held a good job with a bank and lived very well in Hawaii. And, of course, he went to the best schools, became a senator and now is the invader in our White House. Hardly seems there was a problem in his family with people fulfilling their potentials. (Although it is obvious and most finally agree that BO's potential was excessively over rated). So whatever Obama "knows" it is not from personal experience.
Yes, after being raised by a tranny nanny in Indonesia and dumped by his “mother” at age 10, Barry was raised in the mean streets of Punahou, Occidental, Columbia and Harvard,
while never working a day in his life - until being installed as a community organizer by rich white liberals, paying him with rich guilty liberal Foundation money.
Believe us, he knows the struggle.
Just why doesn’t mooch-elle, the “worst” lady, just stfu? Does anyone care what this affirmative-action, equal-opportunity grifter has to say about anything? What a self-important boob.
But she's so well-endowed, she wouldn't feel it.
He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when she needed help, who stepped in? His grandmother, waking up early every morning to take a bus to her job at the bank
So not the Government?
I am already envisioning the Presidential debate with Herman Cain at the podium.
And while they’re at it, they can contrast the dreams of Herman Cain’s father to the current occupant’s.
Nobody knows the answers to your questions but thank you for axing.
My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi.
The misery of a top private school and two Ivy League programs he wasn’t qualified for.
Cut him some slack... in Dreams from My Father he admitted he couldn’t always afford cocaine.
“I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it.”
Far out, man. This is a dude that has a history. Nice.
We know he sure as hell isn’t making the money he flits away at the golf courses he shuts down to play at.
Apparently he's a flipping expert, because now he's created economic struggles for most Americans where there was none before!