Of the many “stretched truths” told by Michelle Obama on the opening evening of the DNC convention, one line in particular jumped out as blatantly misleading, further emphasizing how easily the Obama’s paint a picture that rarely resembles reality…
The emphasis on women was rather heavy handed by desperate Dems fearful of a recent and strong Romney/Ryan surge that has the Obama campaign scrambling to play catch up. Michelle Obama came out and did her own predictable part in attempting to paint her husband as one who comes from a simple background – neglecting to indicate how he spent much of his youth raised in Hawaii, attending an elite private school, and being supervised by two adults who provided him all the opportunities afforded one living in upper middle class privilege. Michelle Obama’s telling of that story though painted a far different, and entirely misleading picture:
“When it comes to rebuilding our economy, Barack is thinking about folks like my dad — who worked at a municipal water plant — and his own grandmother, a bank secretary,” the first lady said.
Hmmmm…either Michelle Obama is unaware of the well known history of her husband’s grandmother – or she is purposely misleading the American public with her description of Barack Obama’s grandmother as “bank secretary”. Madelyn Dunham, the Obama matriarch whose home Barack Obama moved into full time by the time he was in 5th grade and where he would reside until graduating high school some eight years later, was far more than a mere “bank secretary” as described by Michelle Obama. Madelyn Dunham was in fact a bank vice president by the time young Barack moved into her home.
All of the economic benefits of two wage earners, including one who was a high powered bank executive, were given over to Barack Obama, who wanted for nothing, and spent his days in Hawaii smoking weed, playing basketball, and befriending the local drug dealer – who also happened to be a homosexual. (And who Obama also dedicated a passage in his senior yearbook to.)
So leave it to Michelle Obama to perfectly exemplify the lying platform upon which her husband’s re-election is based upon. Barack Obama was, for much of his youth, a child of privilege – one who was given much from the salary of a grandmother making good within the banking industry. And good for Madelyn Dunham for having done so – and shame on Michelle Obama for attempting to hide that fact out of fear it may lessen the Obama campaign’s phony populist image.
Just another empty chair in a room full of them at this week’s DNC convention.
P.S. - Vice President Joe Biden sat watching Michelle’s speech tonight in person and I swear he looked like he wanted to put her back in chains…