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Michelle Obama Says America is 'A Nation of Cynics'

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Fresh from the "for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country" statements that Michelle Obama made in Wisconsin last month, we now have more opinions from her concerning  life in America.  America is a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents."  Courtesy of Newsbusters. 


These quotes are taken from an interview The New Yorker conducted with Michelle Obama which will come out in the March 10th edition, but is already posted online.  Here are some more gems from this interview:  Used to be, she will say, that you could count on a decent education in the neighborhood. But now there are all these charter schools and magnet schools that you have to “finagle” to get into. (Obama herself attended a magnet school, but never mind.) Health care is out of reach (“Let me tell you, don’t get sick in America”), pensions are disappearing, college is too expensive, and even if you can figure out a way to go to college you won’t be able to recoup the cost of the degree in many of the professions for which you needed it in the first place. “You’re looking at a young couple that’s just a few years out of debt,” Obama said. “See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!” 


You would think from these quotes that the Obamas are struggling to make it in the U.S. today, but that is hardly the case.  Michelle received a handy pay raise when Barack was elected to the Senate, going from  $121,910 to $316,962 in one year.  In fact, the Obamas had a combined income of $1.67 million in 2005.  And she thinks the U.S. is downright mean?  Her disdain for America seems manufactured - who is she kidding?   This nation of 'cynics and sloths' has been pretty good to the Obamas, if you ask me.

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