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Michelle Notes Presidency’s Toll On Obama

From a tear-soaked Boston Globe:

First lady describes toll of job on husband

By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff
June 30, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama today spoke in very frank and personal terms to a Massachusetts audience as she described her conversion to a political wife, as well as the toll President Obama’s job takes on him each day.

What about the toll he has taken on us and the nation? Isn’t that much more important?

Still, we have heard that people are often overwhelmed by their first real job. On the other hand, perhaps Mr. Obama shouldn’t have sought the job it if he wasn’t up to the challenge.

However, to be fair, being one of the worst Presidents in history of the country has got to be stressful.

“I see the worry creasing his face. I hear the passion and determination in his voice. ‘You won’t believe what these folks are going through;’ he told me that last night. ‘Michelle, it is not right. We’ve got to fix this. We have to do more,’” she said during a visit to Boston for a fund-raiser on behalf of the Democratic National Committee.

Does anybody really talk like that in real life? Somehow we doubt it. (By the way, Michelle used a teleprompter for her remarks.)

Besides, even this manufactured quote betrays a narcissistic ‘Messiah’ complex. And, if he is truly concerned, an amazing ignorance of economics. Since every one of his policies is only making matters worse.

Barack always reminds me that we are playing a long game,” she added, replicating her husband’s call for patience amid the country’s slow emergence from a recession. “He reminds me, as I said to you, too, that change is slow. He reminds me that change doesn’t happen all at once, but that if we keep showing up, if we keep fighting the good fight, doing what we know is right, then eventually we will get there, because the truth is we always have in this country. We always have.” …

Apparently, the US economy has not been sufficiently destroyed. They want to press the boot down even harder on the throat of American capitalism.

“But I think that the last four years have shown us the truth of what Barack has always said: That if any child in this country is left behind, then that matters to all of us, even if she’s not our daughter, and even if he’s not our son. If any family in this country struggles, then we cannot be fully content with our own family’s good fortune, because that is not what we do in this country,” she said

Mind you, in one of his first acts as President, Obama did away with school vouchers for the poor in DC, to pay back the teachers unions. The Obama children can afford to go to Sidwell Friends. But not those who have now been left behind.

After leaving Boston, Mrs. Obama flew to Burlington, Vt., for two more fund-raisers.

The Boston event was expected to raise over $600,000 for the DNC, which her husband controls and is tasked with helping him win re-election. The Vermont events were expected to raise a similar sum for the committee

Note that Michelle attended three fundraisers yesterday. By this point in his second term President Bush had only had attended three fundraisers. Mr. Obama has already held close to forty. Perhaps that is what is taking such a toll on him.

But of course, it’s all for the children.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 1st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

25 Responses to “Michelle Notes Presidency’s Toll On Obama”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Moochelle: “…and… all this stress… makes him….such a d**k.”

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    I wish they could play their games together behind bars.
    Both are out right liars but she is in a dead heat with Frau Hilda for the #1 Liars slot.
    She got back stateside just in time for a vacation. Isn’t she lucky?

  3. TerryAnne says:

    Steve – once again, you took the words out of my head. While reading this, I was thinking, “who talks like this?!?”. Once past all of that crap, I then thought…”who believes a person who talks like that?!?”

    I’m not sure which one scares me more: that we have a president and staff (including the wife, 2 kids and one dog) who is almost like watching a Roman Emperor legend in process*, or a group of people who willingly fall for the smoke and mirrors and glitter, and who will be voting too soon.

    * – the earliest Roman Emperors usually had history about their rule rewritten into fantabulous terms after their death (this practice changed later…think Nero). Since most people couldn’t read or write back then, it is very hard to state (and believe) that these early leaders were as wonderful as their secretaries made them out to be. Some of them border on Emperor Such and Such pooped gold today and then, after traversing a mile of glass on his knees, gave that gold to the downtrodden, and then returned to his lice infested mudhut to dine on mullet. Thankfully, there are plenty of things that point how false some of the claims are; however, what I’m trying to point out is how easily history may being manipulated before our very eyes, so that, 100 years from now, people reading Zero’s history (such as this article) will actually believe it…moreso than those who believe it now.

    Hope that made sense. Hard to explain without getting into a dissertation. ;)

    • tranquil.night says:

      I’ll be waiting for the “WH Proposes to Pay Off Debt with Obama’s Golden Feces” article from the Associated Propogandists :)

    • TerryAnne says:

      Hahaha! That would be the…s*it! :D

    • platypus says:

      Wait a minute. Wasn’t there an Aesop’s fable about Golden Feces? What’s that you say? It was Golden Fleece?

      Well then, never mind.

  4. proreason says:

    “Barack always reminds me that we are playing a long game,”

    hmmm. nicely spun, Thuderbutt’s Teleprompter.

    Long game sounds so much more American than “Long march”.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    Mrs Obama: If you don’t mind, when it comes to helping “The Children” if you don’t mind please get out of the way & take your husband with you.

    America, if you’re really serious about helping “The Children”, here are just a few of charities that outperforms anything the liberal elite can do through government intervention:




    And In Case You Were Wondering What Americans Give to Charities….


    “The overwhelming majority of this money was donated by individuals, not corporations or foundations, according to the chairman of Giving USA, Richard Jolly. Donations from individuals, including bequests, accounted for 83.3 percent of total giving last year, or $245.8 billion, he told USINFO.

    Read more: http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2007/June/200706261522251CJsamohT0.8012354.html#ixzz1QsODhK8t

  6. P. Aaron says:

    Us sloping forehead types ain’t very sympathetic to the pathetic.

  7. beautyofreason says:

    Worry creasing his face?

    I’m sure he can hire someone to fan him with palm leaves if he gets too stressed out — unlike the rest of the country.

    After all he is one of the those obscenely rich people who makes less than $500,000 a year and can afford a private jet with trips to Martha’s Vineyard. Ok, so he’s the only one.

    It must be nice to have so many public dollars at one’s disposal.

  8. BigOil says:

    “Still, we have heard that people are often overwhelmed by their first real job.”

    I remember my first job at age 12 – getting up at 5 AM to deliver newspapers several miles on my bicycle. It also seemed overwhelming at times. Based on a quick count, there were 8 more jobs I worked before age 21, most of which are jobs Americans supposedly will no longer do. I imagine this is typical for most of us, but not Barry.

    I guess if you waited until you are 46 to actually try to develop a work ethic, I’m sure it would take a toll.

    But how overwhelming could it actually be when you have an army of aides and servants taking care of your every need? It seems to be one big party for this guy. He strikes me as the quintessential slacker.

  9. Papa Louie says:

    “First lady Michelle Obama today … described … the toll President Obama’s job takes on him each day.”

    I agree Michelle. Obama should take a vacation – a very, very long vacation. He can begin by ending his bid for re-election. Then, instead of spending all day golfing and all evening fundraising, he can just golf and rest. His Czars are fully capable of destroying the economy without him.

  10. Chuckk says:

    “Still, we have heard that people are often overwhelmed by their first real job.”

    Yes, golf outings, attending fund raisers, taking vacations, going on date nights, and meeting with prominent black athletes can be overwhelming. Poor guy.

  11. P. Aaron says:

    If the arugula is not prepared well, oh! The Horror!

  12. LarryG says:

    Oh, the heartache! Ohhhh! Jesus, i’m beat. I know, a vacation or maybe some golf – what a quandry! All this campaining, skullduggery, subterfuge, lying, f*cking up and organizing. I tell ya , it’s enough to wear a body out. Trying to destroy the Constitution is particularly taxing. Ohhh, me.

  13. Anonymoose says:

    The 2008 campaign was one of the most well oiled machines in history. I remember shortly after “I Won” got the vote he started touting himself as the “Office of the President Elect” and I saw a news article saying he had a few hundred staffers looking at Bush regulations and laws to find all the things they could undo. Who were these guys? Did they even exist? I also wondered why some left wingers weren’t a little concerned that the political machine could some day be used against things they value.

    Then came the inauguration, and thousands of liberals across the country swooned as their moment had at last come at hand.

    And……we get the early repeat of Clinton, running wild doing all the left wing things, but then it just starts falling apart. That’s what I don’t get. The machine was scripted almost too perfectly for the election, but didn’t seem to have a clue what to do after that. I could put my tinfoil hat on and say it was all incidental, the only point was to keep McCain out of office or keep something else from happening, and it didn’t matter what Obama did.

    So now three years later the chickens are coming home to roost. The liberals, seeing their dream so close, had shed all pretensions of cooperation and betterment and decided now was the time to create their utopia and end the wars and have us all come home and smoke weed and live in reed huts. That wasn’t going to happen regardless of who was in office, but now Obama is their big disappointment because he didn’t “fix” the world. The right never liked him, and all the moderate sycophants who voted Obama because of fear of being called racist or to look progressive are now unemployed and under water on their mortgages.

    Things aren’t looking good for Obama, and all the right needs now is someone brave enough to stand up to the media and be willing to fix the economy.

    • Petronius says:

      “but then it just starts falling apart.”

      Anonymoose you have sketched a wonderful description of Liberalism in and out of power. It is a pattern that we have seen emerge over and over again, both in the US and in other countries.

      This failure of Liberalism is the result of ideological thinking, which goes to the very root of Liberalism.

      Liberals are always better out of office than in office, better at criticizing and complaining than at governing, better at attacking than at doing, better at destroying than at building. This is because Liberalism is an ideology and (as you note) a utopian ideology to boot. And in an ideology there is little room for facts, experience, know-how, and taking care of business.

      Liberals live in an ideological fantasy world — they are long on social and economic theories, on beliefs about the nature of man and all kinds of other stuff, on abstract doctrines, on ideological clichés and slogans, on the belief that everything is a “problem” and that all of the world’s “problems” can be solved. But they are very short on practical experience and completely out of touch with the real world of space and time.

      All of the traditional institutions of Western Civilization they regard as superstitious, reactionary, or oppressive. But after the Liberals “undo” (as you say) these things, after they have destroyed or dismantled them, we always find that they have nothing to replace the structures they have torn down. Thus after two and a half years in power Nerobama still can’t make a budget. He still hasn’t closed GITMO because he has nothing to replace it with. He has wrecked the economy but has nothing to replace it with. He has alienated all of America’s former allies and has nothing good to show for it. And he still hasn’t lowered the seas and healed the planet (or done any of the other foolish stuff he promised to do).

      The vacuum that Liberals create with their destruction is at first filled with a lot of social churning and economic chaos, by military defeats, by all sorts of things “falling apart,” and then, if they are not promptly ejected from office, perhaps by a dictator or by communism or by something very much like it. Add to this the fact that Nerobama is angry at America, and wants to take it down. For this and other reasons, the 2012 election will be an absolute turning point for America and for the world.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      To politely add: When Hambone is de-elected, a few critics will come out of the woodwork; The notable bleacher pukes who have better ideas than anyone else and who will critique “The one who is no longer needed”. They will spend hours doing “would’a, could’a, should’a” and then start pining for the day when a new shiny thing shows up that promises the same crapola that Hambone just did. Or, maybe it will take another thirty years but we’ll still have to deal with the Clinton “legacy” and all that.

      As always, the socialists will just say that “Hambone was good, but he could’a been great. We just need the right guy to lead us to the promised land and get everyone in line”. Such ideology is not only foolish, it’s dangerous. “Liberals” seem to cast their lot with one person to be the “everything” package; A person who has that charisma to get others to go along. It is perhaps why I feel that liberals lack any cynicism at all and have cut off that part of their brain that has bad experiences in it; The kind of experiences where most people learn from. Like, “I tried that once and it cost me a lot of money” kind of experiences.

      So they forever hope and wish for the sum of all their dreams. What an empty endeavor. When you spend your life hoping and wishing instead of doing things for yourself and making your life the best it can be, then you have already lost. When you sit and hope that “someday the government will give me what I want…because, dammit, I’m entitled” then it’s going to be a long wait indeed. Sure, some people have gotten significant entitlements from the government. But if anyone thinks that’s really any great way to live, and many do, then they are the de facto losers.

      I have said it from the first time I was aware of it: Welfare is too easy to get, to easy to keep and too hard to get rid of. I would also venture that those on welfare are not likely voters. Their own laziness is testimony to how much effort they would make to get to the polls if “something good was on TV”. That could be an ignorant argument on my part, but I don’t think so.

      Obviously, a reversal is necessary…but it took us a long time to get knee-deep in the muck where we are. It will take twice as long to get out. Not because it’s all that hard, but because it will be made hard by the stonewalling liberals who argue to an emotional base and have the media helping them. It can be done sooner if 1) the mainstream media was shut down and 2) if people could really understand how the system works *

      *Our school system has largely seen to it that kids don’t learn how our government works anymore.

      Poor inner-city blacks consider school the social club and spend little, if any time, doing schoolwork and if they are one who does, they are chided and goaded and ridiculed for it. A kid shouldn’t feel threatened if they want to learn.

      Being as education is largely “free”, that is, especially the poor do not see any cost associated with it, it is therefore treated the way anything that is “free” is treated. If they had to pay something for it, you can bet that after the whining, they would take more interest in their kids’ academics. Well, there are always those who never will, but you know what I mean.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Makers versus takers. Empathy versus misplaced sympathies.

      Conservatives teach a man to fish, so that he can eat, then teach the man how to trade his fish for other things he wants, like a large flatscreen where the two can watch Deadliest Catch together and have a friendship not based in any sort of dependency that’s destined to fail but common interest.

      Liberals tell the man he shouldn’t be fishing because the environment is already overpoached, tells him its the Conservatives fault he’s starving, gives him the Conservative’s fish, then encourages him to go play with his wiener and vote Demoncrap until the Conservative gets fed up and migrate for brighter waters, leaving the parasites and their dependents to wither.

    • platypus says:

      Brave enough to stand up to the media? Why I do believe you’re talking about Sarah.

      Palin 2012. Powder is dry.

  14. canary says:

    “I see the worry creasing his face. I hear the passion and determination in his voice.
    ‘You won’t believe what these folks are going through;’ he told me that last night…”

    Is Michelle was talking about Obama’s poor relatives left behind in Africa or the poor muslim brotherhood.

    “Barack always reminds me that we are playing a long game,” she added

    Obama calls destroying America a long “game”. Monopoly? His golf? Basketball?

    ” If any family in this country struggles, then we cannot be fully content with
    our own family’s good fortune, because that is not what we do in this country,” she said…

    Michelle and Obama look at his presidency as their “fortune”.
    Does the FDA, DOA, & EPA inspect Michelle’s White House plantation crops? . Does she have to label how many calories each contains. We need one sticker. Not distributed, but “grown in the USA”

  15. LarryG says:

    Screwing 280 million people on a daily basis is bound to be tiring.

    • platypus says:

      Well, what is it when the 280 million decide it’s time to do the screwing?

      That sounds pretty painful.

  16. Tater Salad says:

    Barack & Michele Obama hate white people and here is proof. Rev. Wright and 20 years of his church preachings have also provided this hate. His ideology has also played into this hate it would seem.

    When you’ve read to the end, come back and read this first paragraph again.

    A Coil of Rage!

    The character of any man is defined by how he treats his mother as the years pass …. need I say more about this person below other than there is no character, no integrity but there is a ton of attitude and arrogance that defines his shallow past and hollow future ….. I rest my case..
    I bought and read Obama’s book, Audacity of Hope. It was difficult to read considering his attitude toward us and everything American. Let me add a phrase he use to describe his attitude toward whites. He harbors a “COIL OF RAGE”. His words not mine.
    THIS IS OUR PRESIDENT — HE’S RUNNING AGAIN, YOU KNOW! Is anyone out there awake?Everyone of voting age should read these two books by him: Don’t buy them, just get them from the library.
    From Dreams From My Father:
    “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

    From Dreams From My Father :
    “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”
    From Dreams From My Father:
    “There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white.”
    From Dreams From My Father:
    “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
    From Dreams From My Father:
    “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”
    And FINALLY ……….. and most scary:
    From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
    If you have never forwarded an e-mail, now is the time to do so!!! We have someone with this mentality running our GREAT nation! Keep your eye on him and don’t blink.
    I don’t care whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative or a liberal, be aware of the attitude and character of this sitting President.

    The leopard Doesn’t Change His Spots

  17. bill says:

    Trying to keep straight who you told the last lie to, and about what.

    It can get you down. Obama, try the truth for a while, take a load off that tiny brian of yours.

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