The Many Lies Of Michelle Obama
Does this look like a tenement to you?
I'm sick to death of this woman standing up in front of hopeful crowds or never quite looking Stephen Colbert directly in the eye and lying about how few spoons her family owned.
Michelle must think we're too stupid to understand how many damned spoons $42,686 a year could buy in the late 1960's, even in Chicago.
Of course, we have to read the British press to learn the truth about Mrs. O:
When The Mail on Sunday went back to the gritty district of Chicago where Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was raised, we found a rather different picture from the one so single-mindedly promoted by Camp Obama.
Instead of the one-room tenement that now appears in most accounts of her upbringing, we found a well-kept neighbourhood of red-brick Arts and Craft-style houses which have long been home to respectable black families.
But... but, hasn't she claimed that her father was a poor Water Dept. worker?
No one could pretend they were rich and it is true that her father, Frasier Robinson, spent some time as a maintenance worker for Chicago's Department of Water Management.
However, he was a good deal more than the labourer that many seem to imagine.
Indeed, according to family friends, Michelle's father was a volunteer organiser for the city's Democratic Party, a by-word for machine politics in America, and his loyalty was rewarded with a well-paid engineering job at Chicago's water plant. Even before overtime, he earned $42,686 - 25 per cent more than High School teachers at the time.
Yes, Michelle overcame a lot to get where she is, but don't be seduced by her "Whoopi Goldberg in The Color Purple" act.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with, and actually a lot to admire about, the truth behind Michelle Obama's upbringing.
In fact, it could inspire future generations of children.
So, why lie about it?
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