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Obama: ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth’
Yahoo! News ^ | April 18, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:49:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama took a hard-to-miss shot at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday, declaring "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth" as he defended his economic policies in Ohio.

Obama didn't name Romney. He didn't need to. The president and his campaign have worked to make the former Massachusetts governor and millionaire investor's personal finances an issue in the election even as they hammer his economic proposals as giveaways to the rich financed by cutting services to everyone else—like financial aid for college students.

"Somebody gave me an education. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn't. But somebody gave us a chance," Obama said in a speech at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. "Right now we have two competing visions of our future, and the choice could not be clearer," said the president. "Should we settle for an economy where a few people do really well and then a growing number are struggling to get by?"

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1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:49:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”

He didn’t need one. He knew how to work the system to get through college with aid for foreign students.

Besides, everyone knows you don’t eat dog with a spoon!


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:53:52 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But i bet he WAS the reason McDonalds had to change those old coffee stir sticks,, the ones that used to have a miniature coke spoon on the tip.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:06 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No Silver Spoon in his mouth, but a big Affirmative Action tatoo on his forhhead and back.

...about the same.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:07 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Going for the 1992 George H.W. Bush is out of touch template. Romney is self-made, so this isn’t going to fly with non-democrat base voters.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:42 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama: ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth’

"Actually," he went on to say, "it was a coke spoon up my nose."

6 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:53 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is no end to this chap’s narcissism.

It’s always about Mr. Obama. Always.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1. Genetic dad was an America-hating radical sent to Harvard on someone else’s dime, later became a Senior Economist in Kenya

2. In Indonesia his family had THREE servants

3. Indo daddy’s job was actually a cushy sinecure —Indonesia stipulates that foreign oil firms must hire all kinds of Indonesian folks, and as long as they have connections with the Suharto Regime, you don’t need any real skills. Indo Daddy had the MAJOR hook-up and his daily duties were simply to GOLF and to go to dinner with influential oil company folks

4. WHO paid for Obama’s education?


8 posted on 04/18/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Somebody gave me an education.”

Well, let’s see your records and who it was paid by for you, Obama.

I had to work for mine and pay it all by myself.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Somebody gave me an education...”
Hmmmmmmmmm?
People I know have a good idea who paid for their education.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Neither was I and what diferene does it make? Whining again!!


11 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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12 posted on 04/18/2012 12:56:32 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Somebody gave me an education... "
  1. Who paid?
  2. Don't forget that there is also the option to EARN it!,
If 0's education was funded by someone else, then we'd like to know who that was, and we'd also like to remind him that many people actually WORK for their educations. Some work hard in HS and get scholarships; others work hard waiting tables or laying bricks while they work their way thru school.

In the US, there are educational opportunities for those who are not born rich.

13 posted on 04/18/2012 12:57:17 PM PDT by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not surprised. I wouldn’t think there would be many silver spoons in Kenya ...


14 posted on 04/18/2012 12:57:17 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep and resentful about it

What a petulant man

The key to his tick is daddy.....as in why wasn’t I good enough for you to hang around Pa?


15 posted on 04/18/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One hates America with every fiber of his body and one doesn’t.

Pray for America


16 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

his silver spoon is the race card he plays 24/7....


17 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:32 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It doesn’t matter what the spoon was made of but what was ‘ON’ the spoon that you ate! EVIL!!

And it did ‘it’s’ work in you.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 12:58:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whoops! I forgot:

4. His mom CHOSE to work in Indonesia, in fact that was part of the reason his Indo Daddy wearied of his mom —she was SUPPOSED to often go out to dinner with him, but she refused to.

5. The sad stories of his sick mom bravely battling her insurance company are totally false.

WE DO NOT KNOW OBAMA.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BS


20 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Too bad he wasn't born in America either.

When in America did it become wrong to be successful. While I detest families like the Kennedy's who have never had to work a day in their lives, its the lack of character. that bothers me not the money. Do I have to starve my children and feed them dog, so they don't get accused of having had a silver spoon in their mouth? From Obama it's just hypocrisy anyhow - he never worked a honest days work in his life. And that's a lesson you can get no matter how you were born.

21 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Socialism: Just say no.)
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To: SMARTY

I’m guessing a hammer and sickle......


22 posted on 04/18/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I say prove it. Release your records Obama!


23 posted on 04/18/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You weren’t born in the US either.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 1:03:28 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’ll settle for a Red Hammer and Sickle in your arse, you POS.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 1:03:28 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No silver spoon...just some poor dog processed by Gerber...


26 posted on 04/18/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course not ... why every child in Hawaii goes to a highly prestigous High School, then goes on to Harvard Law School.

It’s not like those schools are elite, expensive and out of reach for the common man .... < /s>


27 posted on 04/18/2012 1:04:11 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hogblog

GMTA!


28 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:28 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Moltke

I don’t know about what was in Barry’s mouth when he was born, but he has had his foot in his mouth a lot lately.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: SMARTY

ABSOLUTELY, I didn’t qualify for a Foreign Aid, Fullbright Scholarship to go to college at the expense of American Taxpayers, and being a FOREIGNER at that. Some of us had to PAY back our National Defense Student Loans


30 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:50 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, but that little silver spoon up his nose has helped him do w-o-n-d-e-r-s for the country.

What a putz!


31 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:50 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So...he would’ve run up MORE than 5 trillion dollars worth of debt if he WAS born with a silver spoon in his mouth?

God save us from this utterly worthless America-hating grifter.


32 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: gaijin

I think we paid for his education as a foreign aid student.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: oyez

The spoon in his mouth wasn’t silver,

but the diaper on his butt was red.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SMARTY
“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”

He didn’t need one. He knew how to work the system to get through college with aid for foreign students.

Besides, everyone knows you don’t eat dog with a spoon!

*******

This is the first honest statement that Obama has made about his background in the past 4 years.

I wonder if Obama was misquoted above?

What I heard him say was this: "I was born with a forked-tongue in my mouth."

35 posted on 04/18/2012 1:07:32 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was born with a hammer and sickle shoved up his butt!


36 posted on 04/18/2012 1:08:03 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: OpusatFR

‘Gave’??

Wow!!

I have an education but it wasn’t GIVEN to me. That’s not how it works and any one WITH an eduation KNOWS it!

However it’s paid for, an education only comes with hard work. “O” really is a regular half wit!!

I don’t know what bothers me most about this clown... that he is so plum dumb or that he thinks everyone else is!


37 posted on 04/18/2012 1:08:53 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth"

True. Yet you grew to be a very powerful man.

So what does that say about the country you appear to hate?

38 posted on 04/18/2012 1:09:34 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The One just cracked open the door, Romney or Gingrich need kick it open. WHO gave you and Michelle an education? Somebody? Really? Who? We’ve never heard the story. Tell us won’t you? Was the somebody that GAVE you an education born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth? Maybe a royal spoon? We don’t know of whom you speak. Sounds like a wonderful story. PLEASE tell us the details. Was it a man or woman? An individual or family? He talked about someone should insist to hear about that person.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:06 PM PDT by TheDude33
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe not, but he was born with his head up his arse and it is still firmly in place.

Don’t know how he ate dogs like that. Can’t even do that with a fork and a knife. Hmmmmm.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Barack Obama Pictures, Images and Photos

Except for that going to Punahou, one of the most exclusive and expensive schools in Hawaii...

41 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:15 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth”

No, he was born with a red diaper on his azz.


42 posted on 04/18/2012 1:10:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s got us there. He was probably born in Kenya and was fed off of leaves.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe not, but from your memories, it didn’t take long to begin stickin’ jit up your ass and others.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Snickering Hound

It’s really strange how all the photos of his past look like he was pasted in somehow.

He just looks out of place among other humans.


45 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No silver spoon, but he did have a red diaper!


46 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: ilgipper
Romney is self-made

Romney was born into Mormon Royalty, a 170 year family of being part of the Mormon secretive and secret, ruling class, and of the original 12 disciples of Joseph Smith, a family of wealth and prestige, and power,k s true silver spoon guy, who's sole path to becoming head of the Republican party was to purchase it, which succeeded.

47 posted on 04/18/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: Snickering Hound

Currently, tuition at the Punahou school is $18,450/year for all grade levels K-12.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Snickering Hound

He looks like Trayvon


49 posted on 04/18/2012 1:14:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: who knows what evil?

Shame on you! Coffee all over the screen. I hope you are happy now!


50 posted on 04/18/2012 1:14:30 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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