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Posted on 08/01/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
33 minutes ago Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded
Posted by CNN's Kevin Liptak
(CNN) Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre, and chef.
But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is.
"We are constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they're in, and that that's not the norm and they shouldn't expect to be the norm," President Barack Obama said in an interview for the Amazon Kindle store.
Having relatives who don't live like the commander-in-chief and even struggle to get by has kept his children grounded, Obama said.
"One of the advantages we have is that we still have family members who are not only middle class, but we've got some family members who are poor," he told Amazon editor David Blum. "Malia and Sasha have cousins who know what it's like to struggle and know what it's like to have to scrape by. They know that those kids are just as worthy as they are, they just haven't had as much luck."
Obama, who spoke at an Amazon.com distribution plant in Tennessee Tuesday, said that even kids who don't grow up in the White House have a distorted sense of wealth a cultural shift, he said, from when he was young.
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Pontificating Pharisee Dooshbag.
Obama is keeping his kids grounded by creating millions more poor folks.
As hollow as the closet racist who says, hey I have some black friends.
Most people would be ashamed to live like a king and point out that their poor, struggling kin are used as examples so their children know how fortunate they are. The more he talks, the lower he sinks.
my poor relatives embarrass my kids, they embarrass me too. They are poor because they are sloppy, messy, smoke cigarettes, sleep all the time and won’t work their butts off
So, these relatives who are poor ...he can’t help them out?
Even by loaning say $50K or so to one of them, he could pull them up out of poverty. This man has the means to do this many times over.
Geez, shut up already. Put your money where you mouth is, fool, and stop trying to stick everyone else for the bill.
Let’s remember they lived in a Mansion with servants before they came to the Whitehouse. Not exactly Chicago ghetto territory.
Moochelle’s brother is a rich college basketball coach, so it is not those cousins. Must be talking about the cousins in Kenya.
It is my own theory, that Sarah Palin stood down from her candidacy for the presidency last time, because of having young kids.
If that is in fact the case, then in 2016 we may just have a chance to compare a Republican family’s children, a majority of whom grew up in a normal family - to a Democrat family’s children, who grew up in the WH.
Says the guy who is moving to a $14M estate in Hawaii when he leaves office and the rest of America is living paycheck to paycheck (for the 70% that still get a paycheck from a full time job). FUBO!
What kind of A-hole makes millions every year (from his stupid books) and allows close relatives to live in squalor?
This does not “ground” his children, it allows them to live a life without a sense of charity or familial honor.
“...they just haven’t had as much luck.”
So Obama admits his ascent to the presidency was a matter of luck?
From his statement, nobama attributes much of his position to “luck”. Definitely, he has been one “lucky” sob. I haven’t seen indications of hard work or talent.
Geez, what a douche bag.
(At least a douche bag is useful, though)
This sounds like a way of managing expectations down in time for the upcoming economic crash which he’s trying to bring about.