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FLOTUS invokes dad's MS to attack Romney
Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/12 | Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:11:28 PM PDT by Nachum

First Lady Michelle Obama recalled her father's battle with multiple sclerosis (MS) as she explained "what's at stake" in this election between President Obama and Mitt Romney -- whose wife has MS.

Mrs. Obama recalled her father's MS during a campaign fundraiser, saying he "had MS, was a blue-collar city worker all his life . . . [and her parents] saved for us, they sacrificed everything for us, why? Because they wanted something more for me and my brother." The First Lady summarized the anecdote by saying "that's what's at stake" -- by which she referred to the idea that "if you work hard, you can build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids . . . So believe me, your President knows what it means whan a family struggles," she added after talking about his life raised by a single mom.

The implication seemed to be that the president better understands the trials of people with MS, and of working class people like Mrs. Obama's father. But the First Lady might have forgotten that Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife, also has MS. (Michelle Obama did not mention Romney, but he is the alternative to President Obama in this general election.)

Ann Romney addressed the issue of her struggles in an interview with The Washington Examiner's Byron York. "The hardest time in my life was when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis," she told York, who wrote:

"Her husband was infinitely understanding, she said, telling her she would be alright and that he wouldn't mind even if she were disabled. "He said, 'Look, I'll be fine if you're in a wheelchair,'" she said. "And he said, 'And I really don't care that you can't cook dinner anymore -- I really could eat toast

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dads; flotus; invokes; michelleobama; ms
"And he said, 'And I really don't care that you can't cook dinner anymore -- I really could eat toast and cereal for the rest of my life.'"

After her cooking, we believe it.

1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I'm confused.

Did someone attack Moochelle’s Dad for being a Stay at Home Father?

2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:15:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Wait!

Is Moochelle on another taxpayer-paid vacation again?

4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:19:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

Who keeps pulling Chatty Moochy’s string?


6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:22:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Nachum

The ol’ family as props thing


7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:23:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

FFFUUUUMMMOOOO!!!!”


8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:23:00 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GeronL

Bagpipes were playing Amazing Grace in the background


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:27:22 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

lolol!!!


10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

More flatus from the FLOTUS


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Nachum

The Mooch wins the ironic statment of the day award with her weepy story about the value of work and building a better life whilst her hubby looks for new ways to screw the living crap out of anyone who wants to work hard and build a better life.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RightGeek

I’d think it would be COOL if MIchelle ran for President,, at least I bet she has a Birth Certificate and people knew her when she was growing up in the USA.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:39:10 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: GeronL
So Michelle's dad was a "city worker" with MS?

Not to be insensitive, but I bet he got a very nice retirement courtesy of the taxpayers.

14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:57 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Nachum

Huh???? And when did you eat Ann Romney’s cooking????


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:49:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nachum
More flatulence from flotus. Must be a vacay in the planning...
16 posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT by hope
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To: boop

probably


17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Then Michelle should understand what Ann faces. Instead she is using it to one better as usual.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:10:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:34:16 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Nachum

Well, hussein wants family members left out of it in the campaign... But if wookie is going to attack Mitt.. Well then I say it is game on with wookie, she just became fair game by stepping into the fray.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:52:32 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

I keep wondering about how protective of Michelle zero likes to act when he’s the one who put her in the arena and has no problem using her for his purposes...(not that she doesn’t love the limelight and the perks also - probably more than he does).

And is this a woman who needs protecting? She could most likely beat the crap out of zero - which maybe is the answer to the question about why he likes to look protective - she told him to do this.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 9:00:44 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Army Air Corps

ms has different forms and affect people differently, mostly women get MS, and it can be ungodlt dibilitating. 75% of men wont stay with a wife who has ms. some people live all their lives with no issues, while other are totally disabled.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: mriguy67

I wasn’t saying anything about MS, just the Mooch’s story about hard work and enjoying the fruits of one’ labour whilst her co-schmuck seeks to screw people who do work hard and try to enjouy the fruits of their labour.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I quite agree. If you want to step into the ring, expect to receive some hits.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 9:40:34 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Michelle certainly would not spend any of her own time or money taking care of her own father. If it couldn’t be done with the taxpayers money then he could rot in hell for all she cared.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 5:14:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum

“…[and her parents] saved for us, they sacrificed everything for us, why? Because they wanted something more for me and my brother.”

Just think…They saved and sacrificed sooo much they were even able to send her to Princeton and Harvard.


26 posted on 04/18/2012 7:14:43 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Nachum
The First Lady summarized the anecdote by saying "that's what's at stake" -- by which she referred to the idea that "if you work hard, you can build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids . . .

No sh*t, Sherlock.

David Axelrod already spilled the beans on that.

27 posted on 04/18/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum
So believe me, your President knows what it means whan a family struggles," she added after talking about his life raised by a single mom.

Isn't it fascinating how RATS always point to their ability to overcome life's obstacles but then turn around and try to convince others that they'll never be able to overcome theirs? As someone in the most recent issue of National Review put it:

A successful Conservative who overcame a hardscrabble life says, "I can do it, and so can you."

A successful Liberal who overcame life's struggles says, "I can do it, but you don't have a prayer."

28 posted on 04/18/2012 7:21:57 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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