Mr. and Mrs. Obama Keep Up Pretense of Growing Up Poor

Let's get this straight. Barack Obama never knew a life of financial hardship. Ditto for Michelle. But the First Couple keeps bringing up their impoverished childhoods and student loan debts in stump speeches. In 2008 Obama reeled in the MTV crowd with an unproven spiel about how he and Michelle's first mortgage was less than their monthly loan payments.  I went to college having to take out student loans, went to law school having to take out student loans. Michelle took out student loans. When we got married, I think together our total loan payments every month was more than our mortgage when we bought a house, and that lasted for about 10 years. Here's Michelle selling the same old tripe 4 years later at Princeton University, her alma mater. "When it comes to giving our kids the education they deserve, Barack knows that like me and like so many of you, he never - never - could have attended college without financial aid.  Without...(Read Full Post)