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Michelle Obama on elitism asks, "am I in touch?" "Don't let fear guide you in this election."

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HAVERFORD, PA.—“Don’t let fear guide you in this election,” Michelle Obama is saying, speaking at the beautiful Haverford College campus near Philadelphia.


Fear. Not bitter. She has chosen to comment only indirectly on her husband’s remarks about Pennsylvania down-and-out blue collar voters being “bitter” and therefore clinging to God, guns and anti-immigrant and anti-trade sentiments.

Michelle Obama did say there was a lot of talk about elitism lately…then launched into Obama’s biography… “Maybe I’m out of touch,” she said in this posh Mainline suburb.

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Intellectually, culturally and spiritually Obama is out of touch with the Middle-class. Michelle Obama is no better. Why haven't the Princeton Library released he thesis, state they won't until after the general election. I fell both husband and wife are out of touch with the white American! They believe in the black liberation theology, which really doesn't know or what to know the white American!

Fear? Unlike the Obamas, most of us have been flying without the affirmative action safety net that's greased the skids before big daddy Rezko came along. Where are those 30 years of Michelle Robinson, Barry Soleto and Barack Obama tax returns like the Obamas SCREAMED for Hilary and Bill to produce?
My eyes are wide open.
Usually people cowering in the corner shouting 'cheater' at the other side are the ones with them closed.
Listen to the audio tape and make up your own mind about who Barack Obama really is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/obama-exclusive-
audio-on_b_96333.html
And before campaign HQ jumps all over Lynn for my post--take a look around at all the caucasian males in the mainstream media laughing about the Annie Oakley bit. Question--given Obama's secrecy about his basketball 'authenticity' (parallel to Hilary's gun rememberance with her dad)--what do you think would happen had Hilary cut a joke comparing Obama to say, Dennis Rodman?
Would anyone be laughing?
Gotta go spin in my grave, now.

JUST BECAUSE THE OBAMA'S ATTENDED IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES, DOESN'T
MAKE THEM ELITIST.
MICHELLE OBAMA IS CORRECT ABOUT FEAR IN THIS ELECTION, THAT'S THE
SAME FEAR SOME HAD ABOUT THE INTEGRATIONS OF SCHOOLS, LUNCH COUNTERS, WATER FOUNTAINS, ETC...
AMERICA STILL HAS A RACE PROBLEM, WE INTERPRET COMMENTS DIFFERENTLY, BARACK OBAMA SAYS ONE THING AND IT'S INTERPRETED
ANOTHER, BUT LIKE HE SAID IT'S POLITICS, AND WHEN YOUR OPPONENT
IS TRAILING THIS IS WHAT HAPPPENS.
KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA, AT LEAST I
UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
THE ENEMY HAS THROWN EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK AT YOU, AND
YOU ARE STANDING TALL, BOB JOHNSON SHAME ON YOU FOR DEFENDING
GERALDINE FERRARO, SHE STILL DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE DID WRONG, AND
YOU DEFEND HER, ACT LIKE A REAL MAN, WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE IN THE
CLINTON'S CAMP, WHAT HAVE THEY PROMISED YOU, THIS IS THE SECOND
TIME YOU HAVE DONE YOUR STEPPEN-FETCHET ROUTINE!
BARACK OBAMA IS THE MAN FOR THE JOB, AMERICA GET READY FOR AN
HONEST PRESIDENT, NOT ONE WHO MAKES UP STORIES ABOUT WEAPONS OF
MASS DESTRUCTION!
OBAMA BEFORE WE PAY 5 DOLLARS FOR A GALLON OF GAS!
HEY HILLARY HAVE A SHOT AND A BEER ON ME!

In his book on Obama (Obama: From Promise to Power) Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell gives the following description of the elite prep school Obama attended:

"Barry was sent to live with his grandparents back in Hawaii, where he was enrolled in the private Punahou School. Founded in 1841 by missionaries, Punahou had evolved into a prestigious college preparatory academy that served Hawaii’s upper crust.... Obama’s grandparents maneuvered him into Punahou; his grandfather’s boss, an alumnus, intervened to have Obama accepted. And Madelyn’s job at the bank helped pay the steep tuition.[Madelyn Dunham was Vice-President at Bank of Hawaii] ... The campus itself was an island on an island, a fenced-in tract of several scenic acres largely hidden from public view. Under the silvery morning sunshine, Maya gave me a tour of her alma mater. A misty rain sprinkled on us from the lone cloud in an otherwise clear blue sky, giving the day a perfect tropical feel. On his first visit to Punahou, Obama’s grandfather described the school campus as 'heaven', and it would be hard to disagree with that assessment. The school featured elegant theaters and stately buildings set amid shady palm trees, verdant fields and neatly sculpted walking paths. High, tree-covered hills served as backdrop to the campus. The scene was so idyllic that it resembled a Hollywood set. That landscape, in conjunction with the surrounding fence, provided visitors and others with a feeling of safe insularity. And after a long day of hectic travel, it provided me with a sense of calm. ... As the tour concluded and we headed to our domestic rental cars, which were parked amid Saabs and Volvos and Lexuses, Obama’s introduction to his memoir flashed to my mind. I realized that the Manhattan publisher who turned down Obama’s book idea was correct on one account—Obama certainly had not come from an underprivileged background."

Michelle is a worthy advocate for her husband, authentic, truthful and devoid of Game Playing & Spin, brutally honest she is sometimes critizied for that! However, Americans do not want to be lied to by their leaders and politicians. We teach our children not to lie and steal so why would we want to elect a lying Politician into the Whitehouse, someone we cannot trust and something we have had enough of the last 8 years. Clinton's latest story of learning to shoot "ducks" behind the cottage her grandfather built, sounds and smells a lot like "Bosnian Sniper Fire". Then we have Bill stating "falsely" the following -- B. Clinton "[s]ays at campaign railly in Corydon, Indiana that throughout seven stops in North Carolina, 'Everywhere I go there are all these people with signs, saying I’m not bitter - I’m not bitter.' ABC’s Sarah Amos says his comments were well-received but 'not entirely accurate.' For instance, she says there were no signs at his rallies saying 'I’m not bitter,' as he claimed. " This Political couple has no Shame! America, we have to ask ourselves, which is more eggrecious, a politician telling us the hard truth, the things we may not want to hear but need to hear OR a politician telling us a Fantasy/Lie, like the Bosnia Sniper Fire fabrication and "duck" shooting PERFORMANCE, things we did not need to hear because not Truth, and which is a betrayal of the public trust and a deeply flawed Character Issue. America needs and will demand a President we can trust -- who is basically honest, forthright, and Authentic!

well, now with the springsteen endorsement i guess the junior senator from illinois becomes a working class hero!!
but with a significant amount of the campaign's coffers headed to mr. axelrod and his crew, can we say the same of them?

Angellight--the only way you could be 'in the know' enough to be parsing Bill Clinton that way is if you were traveling with the Obama campaign. Julie Mack writes a lot like you and revealed a 'with the candidate' kind of email handle once.
Fake posts from 'people' smell just as bad as the SPOILER stench now emanating from the junior senator.
Hope he wakes up and joins Hilary soon!

Good luck electing a Democrat or a Republican that's not a liar. I know unequivocably that the three remaining are all liars. We need to have a national lottery and just pull a name of a registered voter to be the next president. He or she would no doubt be inexperienced, but look at what we had the last sixteen years. The only difference is the honesty that comes with not being a sold-out politician. Everyone welcome Bill the bus driver as your new president!

The news journalists really surprised me with their questions of attacks on Sen. Obama. Here is Billary who lied repeatedly about Bosnia, her husband, Bill began the "race" division, and her daughter Chelsea snapped on a supporter of her mother and none of this is MAGNIFIED in the media. But, if Obama says 2 words it is beat to death for lack of anything but sheer triviality by people who should know better. Shame on the Media! Nothing important was discussed during the debate. The show was a complete waste! No more debates. I know where I stand.

President Obama 2008

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