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Michelle Obama reflects on the appeal of a young black family in the White House
NBC News' The Grio ^ | March 1, 2013 | Joy-Ann Reid |

Posted on 03/01/2013 7:09:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Chicago, Ill. - On her swing through her hometown of Chicago to kick off a new school program related to her “Let’s Move” fitness campaign, Michelle Obama spoke frankly about her role as the first black first lady, and her value as a role model to kids from struggling communities.

Asked by reporters during a small round table, that included theGrio, how she responds to the instant sensation created by everything from her wardrobe choices to her hair, Mrs. Obama said anyone in her position would face that spotlight. But she said she also recognized that she and President Obama are different.

“I think we’re first and we’re new in this modern-day culture because we’re a young couple. We have young kids. We grew up with limited means,” Mrs. Obama said. “Our stories are the stories of so many kind of voiceless, faceless people — families just like mine whose parents went to work and told them to do well in school. And they went to college, and they’re making a good life for themselves. And they’re black...

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TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blacks; michellefeelsourpain; michelleobama; obama; obamagrifters; racialism
"We grew up with limited means..."

I thought Mr. Obama went to private boarding school and a Muslim parochial school, or did I hear wrong? Then on to Occidental and Harvard. And didn't Mrs. Obama attend Princeton? And it sure seems to be working, huh? Crime is so far down in Chicago and other Democratic-run cities that there's talk of disbanding the police departments...

1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:10:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who are the bigger Grifters, the Clintons? Or the Obamas?


2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:14:04 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4

Obama’s are one up ... they had affirmative action on their side.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 7:18:53 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, they did not grow up with limited means. Both are from upper middle or upper class backgrounds. But the MSM will never point this out, or question what Michelle Obama is saying about this.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 7:27:19 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cardinal4

It’s hard to tell and can you imagine what those girls are going to turn out like? The Clinton daughter didn’t do so well.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:28:10 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought Mr. Obama went to private boarding school and a Muslim parochial school, or did I hear wrong? Then on to Occidental and Harvard.

Yeah? Prove it.

6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:34:15 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i don’ t care about race or color. i care about the ideas and agendas of whoever’s president.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:38:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: eartrumpet
I could prove the existence of Santa Claus, Hercules or Mother Goose easier than I could our current chief magistrate.
8 posted on 03/01/2013 7:40:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race obsessed hypocrites. There is no appeal for this family of marxist loons


9 posted on 03/01/2013 7:45:45 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They aren’t really that young. They just waited to have the political accessories (children) until they were well into midlife.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 7:47:14 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is right.

Their being black is the only reason they are there.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 7:49:26 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. I predict FR will hate GOP Candidate for 2016 , because of his shoes.)
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To: riri
I also care less what color she or Hussein are...but this bull of growing up with limited means is totally false..

the way they both spend taxpayers money is an insult to poor working American who know what it really is to live on limited means...

her two daughter are totally spoiled brats and will never know what it is to struggle to get by...I bet they both put in their meal orders daily like they are fine dining daily...

both obama’s are liars...they lie so much they believe their lies...they both make me physically ill...

if I survive another year, I'm going to begin a count down on the days we have to tolerate them..

12 posted on 03/01/2013 7:56:00 PM PST by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go to the link and read the comments if you want to barf your guts out.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:23 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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Go to the link and read the comments if you want to barf your guts out.

I think I just lost my dinner. B-P I don't care what color they are personally, but I do believe that had a huge effect on why they are there, I cannot deny what I see. Some people like Bob Woodward and others are starting to see through it but the hero worship to almost a ghodlike status is still there and quite disturbing. I'll even say that Clinton was of limited means growing up until he caught the eye of the machine that backed him up all the way to the Presidency.

Well, they got their golden boy in the White Hut for a second round and many still fawn over him. It remind me of the old episode from "Lost in Space" where the Robinson family fawned over a beautiful, handsome golden alien who convinced Dr, Smith to give him their arms and most of the family were attracted to him although I do give credit where the mother was a bit cautious. Penny made friends with the alien's adversary who was short and looked like a humanoid frog. Like Penny, I did not see him as ugly either and in fact, he was the good guy. The golden alien was really uber ugly underneath, he used his power of illusion to foll the gullible. Bronco Bama is like the golden alien, IMHO, he dupes the stupid and then screws them and/or uses them as his minions.
14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:37:12 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She talks as if she had it so bad growing up because money was tight but her parents were married and working and she seems to have lived in a fairly safe neighborhood. If you’ve got that and your health your life isn’t hard - you’ve got a good life.

Her parents were married and she and Obama have stayed married and her brother has been married, divorced and remarried, but all his children were born within marriage.

That’s what matters - not the money.


15 posted on 03/01/2013 9:20:56 PM PST by heartwood
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To: bimboeruption
Go to the link and read the comments if you want to barf your guts out.

OK, I had to just click and look. Whew, what disgusting adoration of the cultist in chief.

Then I noticed something very peculiar about the photos of all the people on that web site. After a while, it dawned on me...there's not a white person to be seen. The "About" section explains why: "TheGrio.com is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets."

Kind of like FR, in a way..."providing Freedom-Loving Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets."

16 posted on 03/01/2013 9:44:35 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Biggest historical mistakes and worst national tragedies in America’s History. The national and financial damage will take generations, if ever, to undo and fix. How could this unending horror show happen, twice?


17 posted on 03/01/2013 10:03:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First Family.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 10:46:18 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: heartwood

“Her parents were married and she and Obama have stayed married and her brother has been married, divorced and remarried, but all his children were born within marriage.

That’s what matters - not the money.”

She and Barack do not share your middle class values. They are not grateful for what they had growing up, instead they hate those who had more and now that they have power are determined to punish those who have more. They conspicuously live a life of luxury yet still want more. They manifest a twisted entitlement mindset that affects millions in our society from the fourth generation welfare parasites, to the pampered tenured academics at elite institutions, to the traders on Wall Street who make billions churning the retirement savings of the middle class.

Ironically they love money and power, not people. They have no love for their nation, no love for God, no love for their fellow man, and given their separate vacations seem to have no love for each other. These are two people who accomplished nothing constructive in their lives prior to moving into the White House. Their lives are about taking, not giving. These are empty souls who demand to be adored and showered with gifts for just being alive.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 4:11:57 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i don’ t care about race or color. i care about the ideas and agendas of whoever’s president.

Liberals would call you a racist for that statement. Those who are indifferent to skin color and judge candidates by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin are racists. Those who voted for Obama because he's black are not racist in the liberal mindset. The sad thing is they don't see any irony or contradiction in their views.

20 posted on 03/02/2013 4:11:57 AM PST by Pollster1
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