She talked about Barack Obama in incredibly glowing terms.
And yes, you have to admire and respect the First Lady for her attitude and wanting to stand by her husband.
It is admirable. Too bad it was not the truth. It was in fact a great attempt to rewrite his factual biography.
In her speech she said things like: "when Barack was a Senator and presidential candidate, to me, he was still the guy who picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door. He was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he'd found in a dumpster. And whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small."
I was really taken by this, I didn't realize he was so poor. But then I thought, "Wow, he is really more screwed up than I first thought!"
You see, Barack Obama had a lot of money to do a lot of pot and heavier drugs in those days.
Michelle Obama conveniently failed to mention that her husband has admitted to using all sorts of drugs in his books. Friends, doing drugs takes money - lots and lots of money.
He admitted using a lot of drugs in his autobiography, but he never did say if or when he ever stopped.
It sounds like his priorities were drugs and not shoes that fit or a new car. His priorities was severely screwed up!
Since he didn't hold a job in any way until he became a Community Organizer in his mid-twenties, he had to be getting money to live on from somewhere. But where?
We know his education was always paid for by others. We know his grandmother who was a Bank Vice President funded most of his education.
As anyone who has been to college knows, yes there is the cost of tuition - but that's only a part of the costs. There are also the many other costs involved, including books and supplies and such. And let's not forget money needed to pay for an apartment, gas, food, and so on.
I can't help but wonder if got an allowance, or if he used it only on drugs?
In his book, Obama wrote that he stopped short of shooting heroin when it was offered to him by a "friend."
After looking at his friends, it's obvious that he didn't know how to pick his friends. It seems he had a lot of very seedy friends.
One writer, Jerome Corsi, in his new book “The Obama Nation,” points out that Obama has yet to explain whether he ever sold drugs or when he stopped using them.
Corsi goes on to say, Obama linked drug use in his college years with his struggle for identity - and specifically with issues of race.
Obama wrote, "Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final fatal role of the young would-be black man."
Corsi continues: “He denies the ‘highs’ had been about "me trying to prove what a down brother I was. … I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory.”
To me, Michelle Obama's description of her husband just doesn't match what we all already know about him through his own words in his books.
She said, "when Barack started telling me about his family, see now that's when I knew I'd found in him a kindred spirit. Someone whose values and upbringing were so much like mine."
She went on to make an incredible statement, "Barack and I were both raised by families that did
not have much in the way of money or material possessions ..."
That was true for her family, they indeed had it tough - but that's not true for Barack Obama.
If it were true, than how did he attend the most expensive private schools in the state of Hawaii, Punahou School, from the 5th grade to the 12th?
After high school, Barack Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York, and graduated in 1983 with a degree in political science. Then go to Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was only after Harvard that Obama moved to Chicago in 1985 and found a job as a Community Organizer.
True or not, the question remains, if he didn't work to pay for it himself then who paid for the costly tuitions of those extremely expensive schools?
And honestly, that really is a good question. If he was in fact really poor, then who paid for all of his education and also gave him enough money while going to school so that he didn't have to work? So much so, that he didn't have to hold a job?
When I attended a Community College - a few years after getting out of the Marine Corps - I had to work full time to do that.
People like me didn't have a lot growing up, so we worked! If Barack Obama was so poor when he was young, why didn't he do what everyone does - go get a job?!
Michele Obama stated, "And when my brother and I finally made it to college, nearly all of our tuition came from student loans and grants, but my dad still had to pay a tiny portion of that tuition himself, and every semester, he was determined to pay that bill right on time, even taking out loans when he fell short. He was so proud to be sending his kids to college and he made sure we never missed a registration deadline because his check was late."
Why does Michelle Obama think Barack can relate to this? He had everything paid for - and more. And there's another thing, Michele Obama's family was close and stable - Barack's wasn't.
Michele Obama said, "And as I got to know Barack, I realize that even though he had grown up all the way across the country, he had been brought up just like me."
She went on to say, "Barack was raised by a single mom who struggled to pay bills and by grandparents who stepped in when she needed help."
That my friends is called a rewrite!
Michelle was raised on Chicago's South Side in a one-bedroom apartment. She had both parents around her. Her father, Frasier Robinson, was a city pump operator and in politics as a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a Spiegel's secretary who later became a stay-at-home mom to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig.
Michelle and Craig, shared close quarters. They slept in the living room with a makeshift sheet serving as their room divider. Both children were raised with an emphasis on education. The brother and sister learned to read at home by the age of four, and both skipped second grade.
Their family has been described as being very close-knit, one that shared family meals, read and played games together. A very close knit stable family.
In contrast to Michelle's close knit family, let's take a look at Barack Obama.
So at the age of 23, Obama Sr. arrived in Hawaii to pursue his education, leaving behind a pregnant wife and infant son in his home town of Nyang’oma Kogelo in Kenya.
While at the University of Hawaii, though Barack Sr. was already married and had a family in in Nairobi Kenya, he and 18 year old Stanley Ann Dunham started a relationship.
And yes, even though Obama Sr was already married in Kenya, he and Stanley Ann Dunham got married on February 2, 1961 in Hawaii - right after she told him that she was already three months pregnant with Barack Jr
Fidelity was not a long suit for Barack Obama Sr, but then again, as you'll see, it doesn't sound like it was Stanley Ann Dunham's either.
On August 4, 1961, at the age of 18, Stanley Ann Dunham-Obama gave birth to her first child, Barack Obama Jr. She then left Hawaii a month after getting married to take classes in Washington state from September 1961 to June 1962.
And yes, though she was married, she lived as a single mother in Seattle with her son. Her estranged husband graduated in Hawaii and immediately left for Harvard in the fall of 1962.
Stanley Ann Dunham-Obama left Seattle and returned to Honolulu in January 1963. During this time, her parents helped her raise the young Obama.
Upon her return in January of 1963, though she was still married to Barack Obama Sr. - she met and started a relationship with Lolo Soetoro who was another Foreign Exchange student at the University of Hawaii.
A year later, in 1964, Stanley Ann Dunham-Obama filed for divorce from Obama Sr. Not long after that, in early 1965, Soetoro and Dunham were married in Hawaii.
In 1966, Soetoro returned to Indonesia. For the next year or so, though she was married, Stanley Ann Dunham-Soetoro again lived as a single mother. Once she graduated in 1967, she moved with her six-year-old son to Jakarta, Indonesia to rejoin her husband Lolo Soetoro. On August 15, 1970, Soetoro and Dunham had a daughter, Maya Kassandra Soetoro.
Since Punahou School is known to be the most expensive private school in the state of Hawaii, it is believed that his grandmother who was in fact a Bank Vice President paid for most of the extremely steep tuition to Punahou.
Just as a side note, since I'm from Hawaii, I can tell you without hesitation that while growing up there - Punahou School was known as "the school the rich kids went to."
Most blue-collar middle-class families in Hawaii can't afford to send their kids to Punahou Schoool. That's just a fact.
In 1971, at the age of 10, Barack Jr, then known as Barry Soetoro, was sent back to Hawaii to live with his mother's parents. Obama Sr. returned to Hawaii in 1971, where among other things, he found the time to visit his son Barack. It was the last time he would see his son.
A year later, in August 1972, Dunham and her daughter moved back to Hawaii to rejoin her son. She was estranged from husband number two, Lolo Soetoro, from 1972 to their divorce late in 1980.
In 1982, Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident. Some say he was possibly murdered for being a Communist rebel.
So OK, where does Michelle Obama find any resemblance between her growing up in a close stable environment and that of the completely upside down transient world of Barack Obama?
Reading the transcript of her speech reads like that of a lousy fiction novel - lousy because we already know the real story - and Michelle's tale doesn't match it!
Of course, I can't finish this article without taking a look at the Michelle Obama statement that made me want to flip the middle finger at the television screen.
It was that whole Fairy Tale that she told about President Obama working with Republicans.
She said, "I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as us and them. He doesn't care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above. He knows that we all love our country, and he is always ready to listen to good ideas, he is always looking for the very best in everyone he meets."
That was the biggest bald faced lie of the night. She should really be ashamed of herself for looking right at the camera and saying such a thing.
Anyone and everyone who follows politics these last four years has seen him attack and demonize White-Americans, Conservatives, Christians, the Tea Party, Republicans, and the United States of America as a whole.
He has attacked Americans at our core beliefs, just look at some of his statements.
As for 84% of Americans who are Christians, Obama says, "Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation.”
And how about his attacks on Christians and Catholics?
It is our right as Americans to exercise our religion freely. And yes, it is listed in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights before "abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble..."
Even when these are things that go directly against the Catholic religious doctrine.
Fluke's premise is one that boggles the imagination. Sounding like a working prostitute enrolled in some college, she argued that she absolutely needed Taxpayer Assistance to afford contraceptives so that she could afford her education.
Fluke got up in front of the Democrat National Convention and said that women were not represented at hearings on birth control, that's a lie. They were not hearing on birth control. They were hearing on religious institutions having to go against their doctrine and provide contraceptives and abortion counseling.
It's a fact! It was a House Committee hearing on the ramifications of a ObamaCare Mandate that was to force Catholics to do something in complete opposition to their religious doctrine.
It was about religious persecution of Christians and Catholics and other religions because they were being forced by Obama to follow a mandate that goes against their religious teachings - and violates the U.S. Constitution.
Fluke is so screwed up, she doesn't even realize that she was used by Obama as a pawn to get media attention on an issue that was never the issue. Diverting attention from the real issue which was the issue of our religious freedoms.
It was not about taxpayer paid contraceptives - which I don't think taxpayers should really be paying for anyways. If people was rubbers and the like, then go buy them yourselves!
As for apologizing for America when visiting other countries, Obama has said, "The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history.”
But he hasn't stopped there, he has falsely said, "Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors;" and "The United States will be willing to acknowledge past errors where those errors have been made;" and "We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent."
He's even gone on to say, "Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans."
Of course Barack Obama is supposedly smarter than everyone, although he completely forgot about America's sacrifices during World War One and Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, or the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, when he said, "While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms.”
I laughed when he said, "The danger I think is when the United States or any country thinks that we can simply impose these values on another country with a different history and a different culture."
And of course there this great Obama quote regarding the Muslim's faith idea of humanity, he said, "America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."
I don't know how he got that out without choking on his tongue.
I guess he forgot that America wants freedom to spread throughout the world, even at the price of stopping Muslim countries from stoning their women - or tortuously cutting off the noses of their own daughters.
Talking to Muslims, Obama again apologized to them be saying, "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We [Americans] have not been perfect."
He assumed the role of Muslim Cleric when he said, "The Holy Koran tells us, 'O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."
As for how Barack Obama looks at "white people," I believe he is a racist.
“So I read the book to help me understand what it is that makes white people so afraid, their demons, the way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate.”
“It’s not surprising, then, they [white people] get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
As for showing his support and solidarity after 9/11, in regards to his decision not wear an American Flag lapel pin, he said, ''You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest."
Not surprising really, but I have to ask, does Michelle Obama really see America the same way as Barack does? I sure hope not.
Maybe these statements from Barack Obama will jar Michelle's memory and make her rethink her statement that "He doesn't care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above?"
Barack Obama has said many things attacking Republicans throughout his term.
Last year when pushing his Jobs Bill, which would have put Americans even deeper in debt because again his solution is to expand the number of government workers instead of revitalizing private companies and business in general - he asked in his weekly address, are Republicans against hiring more police, and teacher and construction workers?
He ask as if Republicans are against these things, knowing damn well that simply isn't true.
You want more Obama lies? Just last July, President Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno that under his administration, "for the first time ever military families and returning vets are a priority."
When he said that, he completely omitting the fact that George W. Bush rebuilt and revamped and re-energized our military after 9/11 to make up for the years when Bill Clinton made huge cuts to both our military and Veterans.
And yes, don't let time and memory make you forget that Bill Clinton closed more VA Hospitals than any other president - just so he could balance the budget.
These sorts of attacks on Republicans are lies. He knows it, and the Congressional record proves it.
And don't think this is only happening during an election year. Last year, he kept up his routine of blaming former President Bush and the Republican half of Congress for everything from his lousy economy to his lousy golf swing.
And yes, I don't give a rip what Bill Clinton said last night - Barack Obama owns this horrible economy. It is his because his policies have not helped - but in fact have hurt us all.
Like it or not, Obama spent money like a kid with a pocket full of other people's money who's never worked a day for it.
His first two years in office, when he had both houses of Congress controlled by fellow Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, Obama spent Trillions of Taxpayer dollars on a political left/green agenda that produced zero jobs.
And by the way, they claim to have created 4 million jobs - by saving them from layoffs. That is fuzzy math at its best!
This horrible economy belongs to Obama because its been his anti-business policies and actions that have killed any sort of recovery. This economy is his fault, and no one else's.
Almost every president in the 20th century to present day has "inherited" an economy in one shape or another. Whether its recessions, depressions, bad, poor and what some call sluggish economies, the next president is elected to take care of things in the time he has to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower "inherited" a horrible recession for Harry Truman.
Richard Nixon "inherited" a recession from Lyndon Johnson.
And yes, Barack Hussein Obama "inherited" a bad economy from George W. Bush - which included a 5.4% unemployment rate, gas at $1.83 a gallon, interest rates at 5%, and an inflated Housing Market brought on by a refusal by a completely Democrat controlled Congress to act.
It is a fact, not conjecture, that George W. Bush saw the approach of the Housing Crisis back in 2003 when he first went to the Democrats in control of Congress to ask for help to fix the problem.
President Bush made 17 attempt to get the Democrats off their ass and help Americans - and they refused.
In fact, Harry Reid at one point said, "We, this Congress, will do nothing to make this administration a success."
Its about time he take responsibility for what he and his policies have created.
But hey, what do I know, I'm just someone who looks at what Barack Obama has said and done over the last almost 4 years now - and disagrees with his policies.
To Barack Obama, I'm a racist because I don't agree with his policies and actions.
But then again, that's nothing new!
President Obama said that Republican opposition to the economic stimulus package "helped create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans."
He called those of us in the Tea Party "Tea-baggers" and said we were "Tea Bagging."
It was supposed to be a derogatory term for the Tea Party movement. But no, that wasn't the worse that Obama called us who went to the Tea Party rallies.
At a White House dinner in May of 2010, President Obama explained to his guests that (quote), "race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from Conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent Tea Party Movement."