Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle

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    Well, it seems that it is not only the Republicans, that can put their own spin on a story not matter what the facts are.

    Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle
    by Joel B. Pollak

    First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last 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.

    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.

    “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.

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    Breitbart? That is fucking hilarious. Thanks for sharing...
     
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    The only thing she struggles to do is get her yeti ass thru the doorway.
     
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    Sorry cons.

    You people took factchecking out and shot it. You don't get to ressurrect it when it's convenient.
     
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    That is the kind of comment that makes us so happy that you are here as one of the best representatives of the true heart and mind of modern American conservatism.
     
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    translation: i'm as big a hack as teapartysamurai and about as smart
     
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    Amen!

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    My candidate had to struggle more than your candidate.:lol: When did that become a prerequisite to being a good leader?? Would you choose your doctor based on which one has endured more personal illness??:D
     
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