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Michelle Obama: First Time I’m Proud Of US

From YouTube:

Obama: “For The First Time In My Life I’m Proud of My Country”

“What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something — for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.”

Poor thing.

From Wikipedia:

Michelle Obama

Michelle Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois to Frasier Robinson (who died in 1990), a city pump operator and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian Robinson, a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store; she grew up in the South Shore community area of Chicago. Unlike her husband, she was raised in a conventional two-parent home where the family convened around the dinner table nightly. She and her brother, Craig (who is 16 months older), skipped the second grade. Michelle, who is 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall, graduated from Whitney Young High School in 1981 and went on to major in sociology and minor in African American studies at Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude with an Artium Baccalaureus in 1985. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988…

Following law school, she was an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley Austin where she first met her husband. At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property. Subsequently, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor and Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.

In 1996, Obama served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University’s Community Service Center. In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May, 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs

According to the couple’s 2006 income tax return, Michelle’s salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while he had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The total Obama income, however, was $991,296 including $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, plus investments and royalties from his books.

She has struggled so hard all of her life.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

59 Responses to “Michelle Obama: First Time I’m Proud Of US”

  1. wilsonst24 says:

    There is a reason why Michelle has disappeared into the backdrop once that comment was made. Are we, as American citizens, truly going to vote for a family to hold a place as representatives of our country and all it stands for, if they are not proud of our country? Sounds to me like they are desperate for power, willing to make promises lack of experience among other things will prevent them from keeping merely to say they now countol the United States of America. For a person (Barack) with such little experience making the promises he is making to every public interest group that presents itself to his front door, I think that we will find, should we vote him into office, that his actions to keep the promises he has made will quickly vanish as acts of greed and socialism replace any motion to help get our economy back on track. His demeanor is calm and collected, yes, but it’s easy to train yourself to present as such. It gives me an uneasy feeling of untrustworthiness and deceipt that I just don’t feel comfortable with. His wife foolishly opened those doors straight to the media. Emails circling through cyberspace claiming he’s affiliated with terrorists….. and we don’t wonder? if he will do anything to win, including sending his brainwashed supports out to register the homeless just to collect one more vote, how un-American is that? He has no pride – it’s all greed. And his wife doesn’t dress well…. she’s dressed by someone else. And still needs help!

  2. wilsonst24 says:

    There is a reason why Michelle has disappeared into the backdrop once that comment was made. Are we, as American citizens, truly going to vote for a family to hold a place as representatives of our country and all it stands for, if they are not proud of our country? Sounds to me like they are desperate for power, willing to make promises lack of experience among other things will prevent them from keeping merely to say they now countol the United States of America. For a person (Barack) with such little experience making the promises he is making to every public interest group that presents itself to his front door, I think that we will find, should we vote him into office, that his actions to keep the promises he has made will quickly vanish as acts of greed and socialism replace any motion to help get our economy back on track. His demeanor is calm and collected, yes, but it’s easy to train yourself to present as such. It gives me an uneasy feeling of untrustworthiness and deceipt that I just don’t feel comfortable with. His wife foolishly opened those doors straight to the media. Emails circling through cyberspace claiming he’s affiliated with terrorists….. and we don’t wonder? if he will do anything to win, including sending his brainwashed supports out to register the homeless just to collect one more vote, how un-American is that? He has no pride – it’s all greed. And his wife doesn’t dress well…. she’s dressed by someone else.


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