Les Miserables II

It's Just Brutal on $450K Per Year

“Once I was in the state legislature, I was teaching, I was practicing law, I’d be traveling,” he said. “And we didn’t have the luxury for her not to work….”



OK. So Hillary Rosen inserts foot in mouth up to knee and requires immediate medical evacuation as far away from a live microphone as possible. That’s OK, we get it. She, like Huey “The Kingfish” Biden, is entitled to her rhetorical flourishes. But what I’m missing here is why Barack Obama would also be that dumb. It’s like raising with a poker hand full of 3’s, 7’s and 9’s.

The combined income of the Obama’s (when they felt compelled to have Michelle keep working) was $460K. Now granted his only chipped in about 1/3 of that total, but still….I can’t imagine being compelled to do anything if I were making $150K. I think I could handle the freaking utility bills.

That the Obamas were unable to scrimp by on $150K is pathetic. He should wipe the self-righteous smug off his mug and feel ashamed. The man has totally showed his butt in public and should no longer be considered a serious adult.

And the pathetic Les Miserables Act is nothing the Obamas haven’t trotted out before. While campaigning on behalf of her husband in 2008, Mrs. Obama uncorked the following soliloquy to lament all the terrible law school debt she and Barack had incurred from Harvard and Princeton.

“The salaries don’t keep up with the cost of paying off the debt, so you’re in your 40s, still paying off your debt at a time when you have to save for your kids,” she says. “Barack and I were in that position,” she continues. “The only reason we’re not in that position is that Barack wrote two best-selling books…”


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As Patterico so eloquently put it, “Don’t cry for me, Argentina.” If you just can’t get by on less than $400K/Year, you have no clue what it feels like to be an average American. You don’t. To hear the Obamas empathize with how tough it is makes me want to regurgitate my lunch.

The Romneys certainly live a similar lifestyle and enjoy its comforts, but I’ve never heard either one of them mope and whine about the unforgiving burdens of having gone to Harvard. And as for Barack complaining about the travel, the teaching and the hectic schedule that he got paid THREE TIMES THE MEDIAN US WAGE to maintain….It’s called a job, Mr. President – its spelled J-O-B. I’d suggest there are about 88 million members of the working age cohort who would be overjoyed to bear those burdens for you if you ever felt like hanging it up and just laying on a beach in Hawai’i.

For these pathetic, leech-like slugs of the American upper caste to send one of their K-Street hacks out to denigrate stay-at-home mothers is an obscenity. One that America needs to condignly punish at the voting booth this November.


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