Did Michelle’s story about their marital beginnings go too far?
Let’s skip the petty picking of MO copying Ann Romney’s hairstyle to a T (you noticed it too?) and move on to something more substantial. Like using contrast in a story that can sometimes be considered outright lying- Where much depends on the venue where the story is being spoken; casual dining room conversation with friends or a televised political event spoken as the wife of the president asking for your vote relating a delusional memory to tens of millions of people. Shall we?
First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters Thursday night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years–about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out” and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale–however well-delivered–was one great, big, colorful LIE.
NOW HERE’S THE STORY:
“Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to Whitney Young, the public magnet school for Chicago’s upper class, while Barack attended Punahou, the private prep school for the top stratum of Hawaiian society. They were accepted to Ivy League schools despite undistinguished credentials, and both attended Harvard Law School.”
“[B]elieve it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage,” Michelle said. That sounds like a raw deal–but in fact reflects their fortunate circumstances. They had both just graduated from a very expensive law school, and their combined income from cushy law firm jobs dwarfed the repayments. Barack also soon enjoyed a second salary from the University of Chicago.
“They had expensive tastes, reflected in the $277,500 two-bedroom condo they bought in 1993–a high price even by today’s standards. Several years later, they moved into their $1.65 million mansion in Hyde Park–with the help of fraudster Tony Rezko. Barack often told a story of hardship on the campaign trail in 2008 about having his credit card declined–once. The fact that he thought this counted as real hardship speaks volumes.
>>Now settle down- let’s not get all teary eyed reaching for a hanky thinking about Obama having his credit card declined ONCE- Oh the horror! He didn’t say the waiter or the clerk used a pr of scissors cutting the card in half in front of him in a restaurant or is a store while people were watching did he?
No- for that matter, we don’t even know IF the story is true?
“As her husband moved onto the national political stage, Michelle Obama began to enjoy a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, directly and indirectly. When Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he obtained a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Hospital–and his wife’s salary as Vice President for Community Affairs jumped from $121,910 to $316,962. Her job: pushing poor, uninsured patients to other hospitals.”
>>>How brilliant is that? Barack’s addiction to Tax payer money was learned at the gound floor level beginning with his first year as a Chicago State Senator finding ways of using tax payer money to line his own pockets benefiting their overall joint income..
“As First Lady, Michelle Obama has lived high on the hog while the rest of the country has suffered through an extraordinary recession. In 2010, she and her entourage decamped to Spain for a lavish vacation. That summer, the Obamas encouraged Americans to visit the Gulf coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which threatened tourism in the region. They promptly jetted off to Maine for their own summer holiday.”
>>>Do we really understand the meaning of the word “lavish”? To some it could mean going on a spending spree to WalMart and spending $200.00 on flowers and yard art-
To others it could mean a NO holds barred family vacation for a week in DisneyLand, pretty pricy at $8 to $10K on the credit card and paying it off in 30 days. I think we need to see what the Obama’s consider necessary to their sensibilities for a “lavish” vacation in S- ‘pain’.
I Love my Golden watchdog- although, he is better suited as a Target greeter. Forget that for a moment… back to the point- Grab a chair, yes an ’empty” one and sit yourself down!
If you have a cocktail handy, yes it is appropriate-
Here it is:
Michelle spent… remembering this is OUR money.. $470K on her vacation with friends to Spain.
>>>Thankfully, Michelle and Barack have come to their senses and:
>>>Which demonstrated to the American people they are feeling our pain.. their thrift, spending a less hefty sum costing the Tax Payers only $83K for Michelle and her daughters Aspen trip playing in the Colorado snow. Does it not snow at Camp David? What a photo op it would have been- while Daddy was busy working hard on issues of State and International Affairs; Mommy and the girls were skiing and tobogganing in the snow in the back yard at Camp David at Z-RO cost to the Tax payers… a golden opportunity fumbled.
“This summer, the Obamas skipped their usual summer trip to the wealthy playground of Martha’s Vineyard–months after Michelle and her daughters had enjoyed an expensive winter skiing trip in Aspen. And, of course, there are the frequent pilgrimages to Hawaii, Some of their family’s comfort, of course, comes from private income, principally Barack Obama’s book sales–yet even that wealth is a spin-off of Obama’s political career.”
“If, as the Democrats eagerly pointing out, Mitt Romney enjoyed the privilege of private wealth, the Obamas have enjoyed privilege funded by public money and public life. And until entering the national spotlight, they gave little to charity, contributing instead to a church that preached racial grievance.
“[T]ruth matters,” Michelle Obama told the nation last night. That, too, is a LIE–because so far, she has evaded it without consequence.
>>> OR REMORSE!