Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Fact" Checking: Vacations!!

Here is Breitbarter Joel B. Pollak checking the facts on Mrs. Obama's speech. Fact-checking is very popular of late, as we're sure Mr. Pollak has noticed, but he hasn't yet grasped the entire concept. To him, it's a fact that if you got a job, bought a house or took a vacation, ever, you have not struggled & all prior wants, needs & shortages just don't matter. Even worse fact: Negroes w/ expensive tastes. How dare they?
They had expensive tastes, reflected in the $277,500 two-bedroom condo they bought in 1993--a high price even by today’s standards. Several years later, they moved into their $1.65 million mansion in Hyde Park--with the help of fraudster Tony Rezko. Barack often told a story of hardship on the campaign trail in 2008 about having his credit card declined--once. The fact that he thought this counted as real hardship speaks volumes.

As her husband moved onto the national political stage, Michelle Obama began to enjoy a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, directly and indirectly. When Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he obtained a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Hospital--and his wife’s salary as Vice President for Community Affairs jumped from $121,910 to $316,962. Her job: pushing poor, uninsured patients to other hospitals.

As First Lady, Michelle Obama has lived high on the hog while the rest of the country has suffered through an extraordinary recession. In 2010, she and her entourage decamped to Spain for a lavish vacation. That summer, the Obamas encouraged Americans to visit the Gulf coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which threatened tourism in the region. They promptly jetted off to Maine for their own summer holiday.

This summer, the Obamas skipped their usual summer trip to the wealthy playground of Martha’s Vineyard--months after Michelle and her daughters had enjoyed an expensive winter skiing trip in Aspen. And, of course, there are the frequent pilgrimages to Hawaii, Some of their family’s comfort, of course, comes from private income, principally Barack Obama’s book sales--yet even that wealth is a spin-off of Obama’s political career.
Yup, precisely like being the spawn of millionaire businessmen living on the stock their millionaire parents gave them. No doubt Michelle Robinson got through Harvard Law on her father's U.S. Post Office pension.
If, as the Democrats eagerly [sic] pointing out, Mitt Romney enjoyed the privilege of private wealth, the Obamas have enjoyed privilege funded by public money and public life. And until entering the national spotlight, they gave little to charity, contributing instead to a church that preached racial grievance. “[T]ruth matters,” Michelle Obama told the nation last night. That, too, is a lie--because so far, she has evaded it without consequence.
"Racial grievance." Projection, thy name is Pollak. The Romneys, of course, give their charitable donations to a cult that was openly racist until 1978.

Christ, what a whiny little asshole.

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