Not only did Michelle Obama diss her former employer during her commencement speech at Merced University last weekend…
She also dissed her mother’s former employer.
Michelle Obama is back at it.
The disgruntled First Lady dissed her former employer during her commencement speech at Merced University on Saturday.
Lynn Sweet at the Chicago Sun-Times reported:
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First lady Michelle Obama for the second time has talked about how alienated she was from the University of Chicago when she was growing up on the South Side.
Mrs. Obama commented about her relationship with the U. of C. in a commencement address she delivered Saturday at the University of California, Merced — echoing remarks she made to children in March at a school here…
“I was once one of those kids. Most of you were once one of those kids,” and then told the students how she grew up just a few miles from the University of Chicago.
“Yet that university never played a meaningful role in my academic development. The institution made no effort to reach out to me — a bright and promising student in their midst — and I had no reason to believe there was a place for me there.
“Therefore, when it came time for me to apply to college, I never … considered the university in my own backyard as a viable option.”
…Ironically, the U. of C. would become a focal point of her life: She was a high-level administrator at the school and medical center; President Obama taught at the law school for many years; their daughters attended the Lab School; their close friends are on U of C boards and were major presidential campaign fund-raisers and many members of the Obama White House have ties to the institution anchoring Hyde Park.
The truth behind this story is that Michelle decided on Princeton because her brother played basketball there. In fact she entered Princeton despite the fact that her test scores were not high enough for her to be accepted into the school.
So, how did she do it? How did she get accepted to Princeton even though she did not have high enough test scores?
A campaign official answered that question for Michelle:
A campaign spokeswoman says she had an edge getting into Princeton not because of affirmative action, but because her older brother was there as a scholar athlete.
She forgot to mention that to the students at Merced.
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And, although she dissed the school in her talk, Michelle Obama was a high-level administrator at the school and medical center and President Obama taught at the law school for many years.
And, then there’s this…
Michelle Obama’s mother worked at the University of Chicago, too!
The Chicago Sun-Times reported:
Mrs. Obama retold how alienated she was from the University of Chicago while growing up a few miles from campus. We learn a few more details: that her mother, Marian Robinson, was a secretary to the “legal office” at the school for four years.
“But I never set foot on campus. We came through, we picked her up, we left. It was sort of like another world that didn’t belong to me,” Mrs. Obama said.
Does anyone else think the First Lady might have a Big Fat Chip on her shoulder?
Hat Tip Jimmy Jo
Previously on Disgruntled Michelle Obama:
** Michelle Obama Decides After 44 Years She Finally Can Stomach the US
** Michelle Obama’s “Proud of My Country” Twofer (Video)
** Michelle Obama: “We’re a Country That’s Downright Mean”
** Oops!… She Did It Again- Michelle Obama Bashes Ignorant America! (Video)
** “You’re alone in your failure.” (Get me more white people!)
** “We’re Guided By Fear… We’re a Nation of Cynics, Sloths and Complacents”
** ” We’re Taught to Keep It All In, Suffer, Just Hold It Down”
** Surprise!… Michelle Obama’s Old Boss Says She Was Non-Stop Complainer
** Tacky Michelle Obama & Liberal Media Diss Laura Bush
** Michelle Obama Surprised to Find Americans Were Not So “Downright Mean” As She Thought
** Surprise!… First Lady Michelle Obama Disses Former Employer